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Top 10 luxury travel gifts for him this Christmas (US & Canada edition)

Finding unique travel gifts is never easy, especially when you’re buying for someone who already seemingly has everything they need.  Whether you’re looking for something to put a smile on his face, or a gift that pulls out all the stops, we hope you’ll find inspiration from our round-up of 10 luxury travel gift ideas to make this year an extra-special Christmas. The Patravi TravelTec watch from Carl F. Bucherer The Carl F. Bucherer TravelTec chronograph watch in black DLC makes a great travel companion, as the wearer can read three time zones simultaneously (and legibly) from its classically styled, 46.6mm black dial. The stylish black dial coordinates effortlessly with a matching black rubber strap. The Swiss made Patravi TravelTec in understated and sleek black grants maximum versatility on the road; whether paired with a business suit or worn casually on the weekend, it also offers sport performance with water resistance to 100m. Lovers of complex timepieces will appreciate the unique sapphire crystal viewing window on the side of the case, which allows the wearer to view the movement’s complications from a different angle. On the back of the timepiece, the watch case is engraved with city names and timezones for quick reference. A black rubber strap completes the minimalist look, while adding another waterproof element for active outings – or opt for a black DLC bracelet. RRP $13,600 USD w/ black rubber strap, $15,400 USD w/black DLC bracelet. Small Military Messenger Bag from LOEWE Military Messenger Small Bag crafted from Cotton-canvas in a green multi-tone winding Acanthus leaves pattern recreating a camouflage-like print. Black Calfskin trims and flashy orange details. Reinterpretation of the classic messenger style, offering functionality in a minimalist and sophisticated shape. Key features: t-bar construction, double buckle closure reinforced with magnets, zippered back pocket, adjustable strap. Shawl collar jacket from John Varvatos Cut and stitched by Artisans in Italy, the heavy texture combined with the hook & bar closure defines this jacket’s individuality. Soft with an easy drape and movement, the stand-up shawl collar continues to push the edge. Master Craftsmen oversee every aspect of production, down to hand-sewing signature finishing touches, leaving no two pieces exactly the same. Limited-edition with only a handful in the world, it’s a jacket exclusively for the bold. $1,398.00. COOLPIX P900 compact camera from Nikon The zoom power of the COOLPIX P900 is nothing short of spectacular. This is 83x (2000mm equivalent) optical zoom—more than any Nikon COOLPIX yet. Advanced shooters will appreciate the outstanding image quality and DSLR styling—a sure grip, a swiveling Vari-angle display, a high-resolution Electronic Viewfinder that turns on automatically when lifted to your eye, even a PSAM mode control dial. Those who simply want great photos and Full HD videos without any fuss will appreciate the point-and-shoot ease and long battery life—up to 360 shots per charge! And everyone will appreciate the built-in Wi-Fi® and Near Field Communication technology (NFC)** connectivity which wirelessly connects the COOLPIX P900 to a compatible smartphone or tablet for instant photo sharing and remote camera control. Change the way you see, capture and share the world. Pixel buds from Google Big sound meets real-time translation with these pixel buds from Google which are designed for high-quality audio and fit comfortably in your ear. Talk to more people in more places with Google Translate  by getting real-time translation. Just touch and hold the right earbud to activate the Google Assistant, available on Android, on your pixel buds. Drop them into the pocketable case to charge and get up to 5 hours of listening time, or use multiple charges to get up to 24 hours. Quickly access music, messages and more. Simply touch and hold the right earbud to again access the Google Assistant. Concierge service from Velocity Black Velocity Black, the concierge for the digital age, inspires and facilitates its members to access unparalleled experiences around the world. Members can browse a curated and tailored list of events, experiences and perks, both locally and internationally, and book them instantly through its smartphone app. After paying the standard $2,400 membership fee, the Founding Members Boxes takes eight weeks to produce; personalized with the member’s name etched into the hand-made, black ceramic and maple wood with painstaking care. Each box contains a myriad of beautiful items, including the limited-edition Mont Blanc Invisible Ink notepad and pen. In keeping with Velocity Black’s philosophy of luxury-meets-tech, the notepad automatically detects what you are writing with the ink pen and syncs it with your smartphone. Delivering tailored inspiration and a cutting edge, 24/7 365 service, Velocity Black ensures everything members need is at the palm of their hands. From visiting the wreckage of Titanic to swimming with Orca whales, Velocity Black continues to harness technology to present extraordinary experiences in the most accessible and convenient way possible. Filson medium duffel bag from Nordstrom For more than 100 years, Filson has created high-quality outdoor recreation products that set the bar for rugged durability. Founder C. C. Filson got his start outfitting working men during the Gold Rush era, developing the standards for comfort and craftsmanship maintained by the brand to this day. The wide range of iconic clothing, home goods, sportswear and accessories continue to weather the elements with timeless style. This tough, vegetable-tanned bridle-leather trim marks a rugged, American-made duffel bag fashioned from Filson’s signature water-repellent Rugged Twill is fitted with handsome, rust-proof brass hardware for timeless style. Eaton III Tripod Globe from National Geographic National Geographic‘s Eaton III Tripod globe features the most up-to-date National Geographic cartography in colors reminiscent of parchment globes from centuries past. More than 4,000 place-names give an accurate view of contemporary political boundaries. Raised relief helps distinguish topographic features around the world. The globe is formed from precision-cut paper maps that are transformed, using heat and pressure, into rounded hemispheres. The hemispheres are joined by hand, and die-cast meridian and brass knobs are added for a classic look. Some assembly required. Made in the U.S. by Replogle, a globe manufacturer for more than 80 years. EL 50 10×50 W B binoculars from Swarovski Optik EL 50 binoculars offer a strong magnification and excellent sharpness of detail – just perfect when observing over long distances or at twilight. The most compact 50-mm binoculars that are second-to-none. They impress with their perfect weight balance and allow you to hold them steadily in your hand. Larger exit pupils also provide brighter images at twilight. EL 10×50 binoculars have a large field of view and a 5-mm exit pupil, enabling you to see bright images that are sharp in every detail, even in difficult light conditions. Leather charging wallet from Nomad A modern update to the classic bi-fold. It discreetly holds a full iPhone 7 charge for an emergency or minimalist travelers. Made from minimally treated, vegetable-tanned leather from one of America’s oldest tanneries. This wallet is designed to beautifully patina with time, creating a handsome, rich leather wallet with a look that is uniquely yours. It is made from Horween leather from the USA that develops a rugged patina. 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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  1. I’m always looking for a good globe that isn’t cheap-looking, and I think I might’ve just fallen in love. That thing is gorgeous! It sounds so classy, too, being made in the US. I want it!

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