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

Can’t think want to buy him this Christmas? Don’t despair… help is at hand! With our gift guide for the festive season, you’ll find all manner of ideas of the man in your life who loves to travel – from a stylish watch inspired by one of the America’s most iconic landmarks to the ultimate in noise cancelling headphones that do an amazing job of cutting out aircraft or other background noises, making your journey that little bit more enjoyable. The Statue of Liberty watch from Shinola It’s a Runwell unlike any other inspired by a statue with deep meaning. As a longstanding symbol of freedom and hope, the Statue of Liberty was a natural choice for the latest release in Shinola‘s Great Americans Series. Shinola is honored to partner with The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc. to present a limited-edition 47mm chronograph that pays homage to this iconic monument by drawing inspiration from the materials used in its construction. While no detail is forgotten, the true treasure of the watch is the caseback which celebrates Lady Liberty with a raised depiction of her torch. Fitted with a premium quick- release leather strap in bourbon, this unique collectible is as remarkable and durable as the gatekeeper of this great country. Mavic 2 Pro drone from DJI Get ready to see the bigger picture this Christmas with the Mavic 2, DJI‘s flagship consumer drone built for pros and enthusiasts. The Mavic 2 Pro is equipped with the all-new Hasselblad L1D-20c camera, which sports a 1-inch CMOS sensor, allowing you to explore more of the world smoothly and safely. LoopRope LoopRope is truly a reinvention of the age-old and very dangerous bungee cord. From lashing down the gear for a trip to using as a clothesline at camp to quick docking sports boats and jet skis to even using as a pet leash. There’s “KNOT” a bungee system on the planet as versatile as LoopRope. Best said by a LoopRoper is: “It’s the duck tape of bungee cords as the uses are absolutely endless!” LoopRope is fully adjustable, never tangles, safer than traditional bungee cords and linkable so you can create custom cargo nets when and where you need them. I promise once you use a LoopRope it will be the only bungee system you will ever use again. Use it once, use it everywhere! Horizon Quilted Vest from Bluffworks Bluffworks is an innovative brand specializing in stylish yet durable clothing for men – all of their materials are quick-drying, wrinkle-free, breathable, and machine-washable. The products feature several pockets, many hidden and zippered for travel security. Their brand new Horizon Vest is a quilted, machine washable, lightweight travel vest with 7 hidden pockets that’s sporty and refined. It is water-repellant and features PrimaLoft® synthetic insulation made with 60% post-consumer recycled material, so it is lightweight and cozy, providing just enough warmth without any of the bulk. This versatile piece was designed to be layered over other clothes, meaning it goes with almost everything in your closet and is always up for any adventure. It makes for a great, elegant gift for any guy on your list. 612GW dash cam from Nextbase Heading off on a road trip next year? Following its remarkable success overseas, Nextbase, the European-based dash cam giant and the world’s bestselling manufacturer has announced the launch of a range of cutting-edge dash cams in the United States. Among them is the Nextbase 612GW 4K Dash Cam – the first dash cam in the world to film in True (30fps) Ultra HD (4K), producing stunning results with unbeatable video quality. Additional features include: 150° ultra-wide-angle view, innovative polarizing filter, Sony EXMOR R Sensor, GPS logging, smartphone app for Wi-Fi connectivity, Click&Go powered mount for simple/instant connection, ultra-clear 3” LCD touch panel, Intelligent Parking Mode, improved touch screen points, Nextbase Replay 3™ video editing software and high dynamic range. Online photography course from Photography Concentrate For the person who wants to take their photography skills to the next level, an online course with Photography Concentrate is a great way to learn and makes the perfect gift for that difficult-to-buy-for person who already has everything they might want or need. With this course, you can download materials that you can read (and watch – there are some videos, too) at your leisure, regardless of whether you have an internet connection. Tips are presented in a really clear and straight forward way, and beautiful packaged for photographers of all abilities. International carry-on from TUMI The farther you go, the more stamps on your passport, the better your story. Your 19 Degree luggage is part of that story. Exceptionally striking up close or from a distance, this super durable carry-on boasts a modern silhouette with fluid looking, strategically contoured angles. Ideally designed for short, overnight trips and travel within Europe and other international destinations. Note that hanger shown is not included with this item; it may be purchased separately (#100233). As with all metals, wear and tear, including nicks, dings and slight denting, is to be anticipated and carried with pride for a journey well-traveled. To further add to the unique characteristics of your travel case, we’ve packed a variety of vintage-inspired decorative stickers inside your case. QuietComfort 35 wireless headphones II from Bose QuietComfort 35 wireless headphones II are the best from Bose. They’re engineered with world-class noise cancellation and direct access to Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant for simple voice control on the go. Your music. Your voice. You’re in control. Proprietary technology continuously monitors and measures outside noise and then cancels it with the opposite signal. But Bose didn’t stop there. You can also adjust the level of noise cancelling between three levels to better fit your environment. So you can focus — really focus — on what matters. Torch Electrek Torch Electrek is a team of outdoor enthusiasts based in Denver Colorado working hard create the best heated apparel and perfecting it with rugged testing in the Rockies, which holds true with their patented, flagship product- The Torch Coat Heater. The Torch 2.0 Coat Heater is the second generation, portable, battery-operated heater designed to fit in the jacket of your choosing. Heat is activated with the touch of a button and 3 heat settings give you the control to take your comfort to the next level. Torch installs in your jacket in seconds and can be transferred from coat to coat, giving you the best bang for your buck and unlimited possibilities. The Torch Coat Heater is the ultimate travel accessory, weighing only 4oz and takes up about as much room as a pair of underwear. Put Torch in a light travel jacket or puffy down jacket and be prepared for when the weather takes a turn by simply turning it on. Transform any jacket into a heated jacket powered by our ultra-slim, 6,000 mah power bank that can be used to charge your cell phone too. Stay warm and keep your cell or other devices charged up on your next adventure with the Torch 2.0 Coat Heater! TR Stretch snow jacket from Quiksilver Developed and designed with the help of Travis Rice, the TR Stretch is made to destroy all limits on the mountain. Simply put, it’ll go as far as you want to push it. From tearing down the steep Alaskan spines to ripping up booters, Travis’s style is all about versatility. The TR Stretch men’s shell snowboarding jacket ensures that nothing will hold you back, maximising your mobility on the mountain with the exceptional stretch technology in TORAY® Dermizax’s innovative lightweight laminate material. Highly waterproof with optimum moisture-permeability, it offers lasting protection in the most adverse weather conditions. Want to feature in one of our gift round-ups? If you have a luxury travel related product that you’d like to see featured, please contact us. Please also sign up to the channel for luxury retailers on our mailing list in order to receive an alert when we are compiling similar articles.

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 already have some loopropes and have to say they are really handy for ensuring things are fastened down when you travel. I use it for securing surfboards and for stopping mountain bikes rattling about it in transit.

  2. I have that exact TUMI carry-on and I can definitely recommend it. It is light and indeed very durable, something you need when traveling all over. I packed it close to bursting once and it did fine. No zipper damage or whatsoever. Plus it has the TSA lock system, a big plus.

  3. I think an online photography course is a great Xmas gift. You’rd almost giving someone a new hobby. It’s a gift that will keep on giving as they go through the New Year. Unlike most gifts it’s not going to break, fade or wear away. If the photographer goes about it conscientiously their photography ought to be a skill that keeps developing and growing for many years to go. Something that will give them a great deal of pleasure.

  4. Bourbon. One of my favourite colours. And favourite drinks too.

    I’d actually given up wearing a watch. Let’s face it the time is all around us. On our phone. On our screens. Everywhere. I’d been in hospital and when I came out my watch had stopped. I just couldn’t be bothered to get a new battery.

    The uber-stylish Statue of Liberty watch might just make me think again.

    I always find Ellis Island such an emotional visit. It brings tears to my eyes to think of those immigrants who dreamed of a new life in America then struggled to walk up the stairs to the Immugration Hall and were refused entry to the USA because they weren’t fit enough.

    1. These are tough times for America.

      It’s a good time to wear our patriotism proudly on our wrists.

  5. Imagine having a Mavic 2 Pro Drone after the recent record snowfall. You could get some amazing pictures. The drone could get to places where even my snow boots can’t take me. This year’s must have high-tech accessory.

  6. I got the DJI Mavic when it came out and it’s still great but, learning about these other features on the Mavic 2, makes me sorely tempted to upgrade. Problem is, as soon as you do, they bring out something else. It can get a little expensive if you’re always trying to buy the latest drone!

  7. I’ll be honest I’m not a fashion afficiando. My friends often joke that they’d set the Far Five from Queer Eye on to me but it would take more than programme to sort me out.

    Trouble is that once I find something that I like and that is comfortable I just keep wearing it. Why would I want anything other than the quilted Horizon Vest?

    It does the job 24/7.

  8. I’m a bit of Tech-addict so I clicked through to give the Mavic 2 Pro drone from DJI a good looking over. It sure has an impressive spec. One of those could be joining my Boy’s Toys collection real soon.

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