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Top 10 luxury travel gifts for her this Christmas (UK & Europe edition)

Buying her the perfect Christmas gift isn’t always easy. But, if she has a love for travel, it can be a little bit easier. Here we’ve collated some top ideas from retailers throughout the UK and Europe. We hope this gives you all the inspiration you need to find that elusive, perfect gift. Personalised suitcase from Bags of Love Since they started, Bags of Love have always stood by their values to provide lovingly made items in-house, on-demand, using locally sourced materials and a specialist printing process that helps to protect the environment. From product development through to production, they start and finish everything here in their west London facility. Their promise to you is that they’ll always stand by this ethos. Bags of Love was born in London and will forever call it home, whilst still making friends all over the world. They have a range of 450+ products (bedding & cushions, kitchen & dining, home gifts & furnishing, book & card printing, boxes & tins, clothing, and bags and accessorise). Among them this personalised suitcase is a travel essential, perfect for globe trotters and weekend trips away. Featuring TSA approved lock technology, 4 wheels for easy manoeuvre and printed with your gorgeous photos or designs, your cabin sized luggage suitcase will stand out on the baggage claim carousel and turn heads on the ‘runway’. W Premium Jacket from Helly Hansen This insulated ski jacket features the highly innovative H²Flow™ system which is developed with leading engineers and doctors to keep you dry, warm or cool depending on the conditions. This system channels cold air along your core and is released through air ports on the inside of the jacket. Some of the key features are HH’s Life Pocket integrated in the chest pocket which will preserve your mobile battery longer then a regular pocket in cold environment allowing you to stay connected with family and friends. Featuring a new brim execution with hi-vis fabric to unfold when the slopes are crowded to keep you visible and avoid collisions with fellow skiers. Constructed with a Helly Tech® Professional 2L fabric and Primaloft® insulation for maximum protection, breathability and comfort during mild conditions and high activity. The jacket has a lightweight 4-way stretch fabric and cosy stretch lining with slick shoulder fabric for optimized movement. All these technologies are packed in a superior athletic ski jacket with a marvellous fit. Travel Countdown Calendar from Cowshed With 11 flight-friendly versions of their best-loved products, Cowshed‘s new travel calendar has everything you need to prep for your holiday as well as when you reach your destination. The calendar includes: Cowlick Gentle Shampoo 30ml, Saucy Cow Conditioner 30ml, Gorgeous Cow Body Lotion 100ml, Cow Slip Soothing Hand Cream 50ml, Lavender Gentle Cleanser 30ml, Chamomile Refreshing Toner, Apricot Nourishing Cuticle Oil 11ml, Cow Slip Natural Antibacterial Hand Gel 50ml, Wild Cow Bath & Body Oil 30ml, Cow Pit Spray Deo 10ml, Gorgeous Cow Bath & Shower Gel 100ml. Portofino travel bag from Valextra Echoing the alluring atmosphere of one of the most beloved destinations of the Italian Riviera, the Portofino Travel Bag boasts an understated yet sophisticated design. Its generous and organized interior makes it the ideal travel accessory for business trips or long weekend breaks, ensuring enough space for clothes, electric devices and everyday essentials. Crafted from sleek textured calfskin, this exclusive holdall is externally equipped with double tubular top handles, a snapped down security zip and protective metallic square feet. Inside, the durable cotton lining is complemented by two additional pockets. Its precious silver tone details combine with Valextra’s distinctive raw-cut edges, meticulously hand painted and polished with traditional black Costa lacquered piping. Inside, a monogrammed serial number identifies the Artisan who has overseen the creation process rendering each Valextra piece unique. RRP £2,925. ‘BB’ from Manolo Blahnik Get into the festive spirit with these shoes from Manolo Blahnik. Every season he explores and aims to achieve the perfect shape and cut for his court shoe. He first designed the ‘BB’, which is named after Brigitte Bardot, one of his greatest inspirations, in 2008 and it became a classic. It’s a good shoe for every occasion. These black calf hair pumps feature white polka-dots, pointed toe and spin high heel. The upper is 100% calf hair, the sole 100% cow leather and the lining 100% kid leather. The heel measures 90 mm. Made in Italy. Pelle di Bufalo travel bag from Acqua Di Parma An ideal travel companion that combines elegance and functionality. A spacious and strong bag both tasteful and sophisticated with linear,clean and minimalist design in line with the Acqua di Parma ethos. Its soft buffalo leather goes through an exclusive vegetable tanning process for superior resistance. Allude luxury cashmere travel set from Selfridges Based in Munich’s chic Lehel quarter, Allude is lauded for its luxury cashmere goods. Perfect for the well-versed traveller, this essential kit features an eye mask, ankle socks, a small pillow and blanket – helping you to make all of your journeys in the utmost comfort. In a matching hue, they’ll be sure to become you hand luggage companions. This beautiful travel set includes 100% cashmere eye mask, ankle socks, small pillow and blanket, to ensure every journey affords you maximum comfort. Hand wash. RRP £550. Venyx white gold star earrings from Auverture When London-based Eugenie Niarchos dreamed up her fine jewellery line Venyx, she didn’t just imagine adorning the body. Instead, she conceived of an entire planet that she named ‘Venyx World’. These dazzling ‘star earrings’ take inspiration from the North Star, one of the brightest stars in the galaxy that’s seen as a guiding light to travellers. The bold design is made from 18ct white gold and set with twinkling diamonds and colourless sapphires. A gift to remember at £3,096.35. Fragrance Travel Collection For Her from Floris The Travel Collection for Her from Floris is the perfect way to sample our finest eau de toilettes from the women’s Signature Collection. The set includes 4 x 14ml fragrances from the Floris signature collection, including the latest launch, Chypress. Contents: Night Scented Jasmine (Floral), a persuasive cocktail of Mediterranean blooms; Soulle Ámbar (Oriental / Citrus), opulent sparks of pineapple and zesty citrus combine with sensual amber; White Rose (Floral), a bouquet of velvet roses, sparkling with an unexpected splash of cool iris; and Chypress (Floral / Chypre), sparkling bergamot zest wrapped in creamy orange flower and warm enveloping musk. Kevyn Aucoin Travel Brush Set from SPACE NK Look stunning, even on-the-go, with the Kevyn Aucoin Travel Brush Set, a curated selection of must-have professional-grade brushes. The brushes feature a combination of natural and synthetic hairs, delivering the tools for impeccable makeup application. This set contains a foundation brush & large powder brush, buff brush & blush brush, sculpting brush & base shadow brush, small round tips shadow brush & small shadow brush, as well as concealer brush and lip brushes. Smartly packed away in a stylish and convenient case, this brush set provides every tool for flawless makeup artistry. The set is slight enough to fit into a small bag, yet contains every brush one may require while travelling. If you have a luxury travel product that you’d like to see feature in a future gift round-up, make sure you sign up on this mailing list in order to receive an alert when we are compiling the next one.

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Daily Telegraph.

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