Christmas is a desperately hectic time for many of us. If you’ve left things to the last minute and are still seeking to buy the ideal Christmas gift for that special someone who already has almost everything, then perhaps you’ll find the perfect item from our last minute luxury travel gift ideas. Here’s a round-up of 10 items that we think will make the big day extra special for your nearest and dearest!
Farini Cabin Bag from Maxwell Scott
The Farini Cabin Bag – as its name suggests – is the ideal companion for use on a flight. Whether you are on an overnight trip or travelling for a little longer, this stunning bag will get you there in style. With such a beautiful and durable luggage item, you’re sure to be the envy of your friends, family and colleagues alike! It is handmade in Italy from the finest hides, so will withstand everyday use and last a lifetime. The interior is made of a stunning faux boar skin (made from polyamide) which is just as durable as the leather itself. Comes in tan, dark chocolate (pictured) or black and retails for £379.99 at Maxwell Scott Bags.
Travelwrap from The Travelwrap Company
Made from scrumptiously soft Scottish cashmere, the Travelwrap is a simple knitted, yet beautifully designed, cashmere wrap whether you are home or away. It’s ideal for cool evenings and a past winner of Luxury Gift of the Year. The Travelwrap is available from The Travelwrap Company, retailing at £229. And now the company’s range has extended to include everything from men’s travel scarves to luxurious cashmere dressing gowns!
The BagPod is an ingenious leather handbag organiser and makes the perfect travel companion! Put your crucial items such as your keys, smartphone, purse, glasses, etc. in your BagPod which you place inside your handbag and, when you want to change to another handbag, simply transfer your BagPod across and you will know you already have your important items to hand! It makes moving from bag to bag effortless, and ensures you never leave anything behind. Plus, it can also double up as beautiful clutch! Scandi chic. British design. Leather BagPods start from £62.95 and are available from RedDog Design Ltd.
‘The Dorchester’ created by Teatum Jones
A silk scarf is the perfect companion to a luxury traveller, especially those who travel in style and ‘The Dorchester’, created by new British fashion talent, Teatum Jones, is a perfect gift for Christmas. ‘The Dorchester is a printed silk scarf inspired by the iconic luxury London hotel, which is now sold exclusively at the city’s great style emporium, Liberty. The scarf was revealed at The Dorchester during London Fashion Week at Teatum Jones LFW presentation of their Spring Summer 2013 collection. It is now available to purchase exclusively from Liberty on Regent Street and The Dorchester online shop, priced at £245.
Frescobol bats from the FB Collection
Do you know someone who loves the beach but likes to be doing something rather than just sunbathing? Then welcome to frescobol, a Brazilian beach sport that dates back to the 1940s. These wooden frescobol bats are made from reclaimed Brazilian species, and each one is unique. Two of these beautiful bats and a ball in a bespoke beach sack can be purchased for £120 from the FB Collection.
Tieks by Gavrieli
Beautifully presented in a lovely gift box, these ballet flats are the ideal companion for anyone wanting to be able to change from heels to something more comfortable. Tieks by Gavrieli roll up to next to nothing and yet will be one of the most comfortable pairs of shoes you ever wear. They come in a range of colours (pictured here in Azure Snake) and retail from $165.
Louis XIII Rémy Martin
Regarded as one of the world’s finest cognacs, the Louis XIII Remy Martin cognac is blended from no less than 1,200 eaux-de-vie (fruit brandies), all from Grande Champagne, and aged in century-old Limousin oak casks. A 70cl decanter of the cognac will set you back around €1,500. And last year Rémy Martin launched a highly exclusive Jeroboam bottle (3 litres, so more than 4 times the regular bottle) of Louis XIII, the decanter handedcrafted by skilled craftsmen at Cristallerie de Sèvres, making it a must-have for any serious collector, but with an accompanying price tag of €16,000.
Johnnie Walker The Spice Road
If a decanter of Louis XIII Rémy Martin cognac is out of your budget, then how about an affordable whisky instead? Johnnie Walker The Spice Road is exclusive to travellers (only available in duty free stores). It is the ideal present that can be picked up by those travelling home for Christmas. Johnnie Walker The Spice Road is the first of a portfolio of whiskies that take their inspiration from the travelling heritage of John Walker & Sons. It is an exceptionally smooth whisky with a rich flavour, matured in old oak casks – an evocative expression of the vibrancy, aromas and spices that the Johnnie Walker agents would have discovered in the thriving markets around Asia. With a recommended retail price of $43 / €36.90 / £26, it is already available in duty free stores in Europe, the Middle East and Australia in December, and will be available in duty free stores globally from January 2013.
Arnauld Work Bag from Property Of…
The Arnald Work bag is the ideal companion for anyone travelling on business with its padded 15″ laptop sleeve, cable pockets and ample room for large document folders. Its made from waxed cotton cloth and features chunky metal zippers as well as raw edge leather piping, handles and trim. There’s also a front pocket with plenty of space for any additional items, making it the ideal last minute Christmas gift for the frequent business traveller. It is available in coal, sand, fern, lagoon (as pictured) or indigo, and retails for $339 from Property Of…
Camilla Long Lace-up Kaftan from Salt Resort Wear
If you’re jetting somewhere hot and luxurious this winter, then this Camilla kaftan dress is all you need to look effortlessly cool and stylish en route to the beach. With a glamorous peacock print and feminine lace up front in tropical hues, it’s sure to get you noticed for all the right reasons. Made from 100% silk chiffon this kaftan can also be worn at night with heels or your favourite gladiator flats. Luxury Australian beachwear line Camilla is stocked at Salt Resort Wear - the only UK stockist!