Perfect Christmas gifts for the luxury traveler
IT’S nearly that time of year again when Christmas jumpers escape from the wardrobe and all drinks have a nutmeg twist.
While this holiday happens every year, giving those participating 365 days to prepare for it, it can sometimes sneak up quicker than you realize, meaning tasks like Christmas present shopping are left to the last minute.
If you’re buying for someone who travels a lot, whether for pleasure or work, we’ve got you covered on the gift front.
These luxury items will suit both him and her, as well as catering to beach bums and adventurers.
We’ve tossed out the presents that say, “I haven’t given this much thought” and replaced them with beautiful gifts that might even score you a kiss under the milestone.
Get your credit card ready because you might be able to get all your Christmas present shopping done by the end of this article.
Airport lounge membership
Priority Pass has teamed up with over 1,000 airport lounges across 400 cities around the world to ensure their members can access private spaces in airports.
Most lounges included in the membership provide a quiet place for travelers to recuperate, work, and fuel up on complimentary food and drinks.
Priority Pass has three tiers of membership:
- Standard (US$99) – members are charged US$27 each time they access an airport lounge. Guest access is US$27 per person.
- Standard Plus (US$249) – members receive 10 free visits, after which they are charged US$27 per entry. Guest access is US$27 per person.
- Prestige (US$399) – members receive unlimited free airport lounge access for the entire year. Guest access is US$27 per person.
It’s the perfect gift for any traveler who spends a lot of time in airports.
Classy wash bag
The clothes and shoes you pack may vary but a wash bag always features in a suitcase.
For him, this Ted Baker crocodile skin-effect leather wash bag is classic in design and conventional.
It has two separate compartments, with easily enough room for all toiletries, a shaving kit, and aftershave.
Also comes in black at the price of US$84.
For her, the Smythson Greenwich wash bag with strap is chic and practical. It features a main pouch and a smaller pouch at the front, and is completely waterproof.
Wash bag goodies
And what would a wash bag be without any toiletries in it?
Many big brand beauty and cosmetic companies have ventured into the travel-size toiletries market, meaning you’ll never have to go a day without your favorite moisturizer.
The five-piece kit includes micellar cleaning water, moisturizing serum, radiance serum, day cream, and night cream.
A beautiful journal
Smartphones enable us to quickly record and send every waking thought at the touch of a button. But there remains something beautiful and pure about recording your thoughts, stories, and ideas in a written journal.
And traveling provides plenty of these.
The traveler will need something light, robust, and durable so no better perhaps then a classic Moleskin Voyager Travel Notebook.
And they’ll be needing a pen to write in the notebook.
While fountain pens are seen as the most lavish, the ink cartridges would be a nuisance when traveling.
Instead, opt for something sleek and cap-less like the Lamy Unisex Swift Palladium Rollerball.
A Leica Q camera really says, “Merry Christmas to my favorite person on the planet!”
Leica has a reputation as the best compact camera makers in the world, but also one of the most expensive.
You’ll have to reach deep in your pockets for this exceptionally high-quality camera, but it’ll be worth it when you see the stunning images it produces.
Airbnb gift card
Airbnb features some of the most stunning properties on the planet, open for the paying public to stay in.
From Turkish cave houses and bamboo bungalows in Bali and plush French ski chalets to historic castles in Ireland, there’s no telling where an Airbnb gift card could end being spent.
Price: Starting at US$25.
If the person you’re buying for already somehow has all the gifts on the list or you just can’t decide what to get, why not take them on a vacation?
It’s a pretty awesome present, one you’ll get to enjoy too!