Whether you’ve been watching Christmas films since October or are steadfastly refusing to put the tree up yet, there is no denying that Christmas is upon us. Christmas shopping is in full swing; shelves are ‘jam-packed’ with the usual gift-wrapped smellies and Dad’s everywhere are bracing themselves for an influx of socks and slippers.
We love Christmas almost as much as we love holidays, so we thought we would combine the two with our Christmas wish list, packed full of perfect presents for travellers.
Aspinal Plain Travel Collection – £165
Few do luxury leather goods quite like Aspinal and the handmade Plain Travel Collection is the ultimate gift for travellers. Comprising 2 luggage tags, a deluxe silk-lined passport cover and a silk-lined classic travel wallet, the stunning set will last a lifetime of adventures. Choose from four leathers and opt for complimentary personalisation to earn some serious brownie points on Christmas morning.
Old Suitcase Travel Journal – £34.50 (Notonthehighstreet.com)
Handmade in buttery soft leather, emblazoned with a stack of suitcases and stamped with the traveller’s favourite quote ‘not all who wander are lost’, the Old Suitcase Travel Journal is the perfect place for travellers to collect their adventures. While Facebook is good and photographs are better, nothing beats your very own journal overflowing with thoughts, mementos and postcards.
Smythson Mara Collection Jewellery Roll – £170
Put an end to tangled necklaces in beautiful style with the Smythson Mara Collection Jewellery Roll. Perfect for the luxury traveller, this deep berry, printed calf leather wrap is almost as beautiful as the jewels you place within it.
Ted Baker Large Floral Suitcase – £295
Forget everything you think you know about suitcases and take a look at this one. The perfect gift from the style conscious traveller, Ted Baker’s Large Floral Suitcase is available in Pale Green (Sammie) or Black (Ola), each decorated with rose gold accents and a beautiful oil-painting style floral panel.
Work Like a Captain, Play Like a Pirate Print – £16.50 (Notonthehighstreet.com)
A trusty mantra for any avid-cruiser, this handcrafted silk-screen print will take pride of place on any bookshelf.
Personalised Location Map Cufflinks – £52.00 (Notonthehighstreet.com)
A keepsake of their favourite place in the world or a place they’ve always dreamt of visiting, these Personalised Location Map Cufflinks are a charming gift that will see them through many formal nights and evening soirees; cruise ship or otherwise.
Personalised Camera Strap – £47.50 (Magpie Accessories)
With travel comes photography and no matter how innovative or basic it may be, a camera is a must for any traveller. This tan leather camera strap is a simple and timeless gift that will see them through travels the world over. Emboss the handcrafted strap with their initials, name or a message, for a gift to treasure.
And not forgetting the tiny travellers…
My 1st Passport and Luggage Tag Set – £12.00 (John Lewis)
Baby’s first passport is a big deal and this adorable set from John Lewis makes a gorgeous gift for new additions. Luxurious silver text and a charming teddy bear design make a sweet gift for even the tiniest of traveller.
Trunki Ride-On Suitcase – £39.99
Tiny travellers can embark in style on their Trunki Ride-On Suitcase. We love the bright and colourful designs of these hand-luggage sized cases, with Moshi Monsters, Hello Kitty and the Gruffalo all making an appearance. Kids can even design their own case from hundreds of colour combinations!