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20 luxury travel gifts for her this Christmas – UK & Europe edition

Finding her the perfect Christmas gift can be a little daunting sometimes. Our round-up of luxury gift ideas will hopefully give you some much-needed inspiration with some great suggestions that any lady who is regularly on the move will be sure to love. We have everything from fashion accessories to gadgets, and a lot more besides! For our other Christmas gift guides, please visit the following links: 20 luxury travel gifts for him this Christmas – US & Canada edition 20 luxury travel gifts for her this Christmas – US & Canada edition 20 luxury food and drink treats to enjoy this Christmas – US & Canada edition 20 luxury travel gifts for him this Christmas – UK & Europe edition 20 luxury food and drink treats to enjoy this Christmas – UK & Europe edition Thank you, and happy shopping! Golden Pear from Fullard Fine Jewellery This 18ct yellow gold and diamond wrap around ring is one of Fullards‘ bespoke designs using two pear shaped diamonds connected to a micro-set band, hand crafted in our marlow workshop this ring is as exclusive as it is beautiful. All of our designs are one-for-one, so you can rest assured that your piece is as unique as you are. With a full workshop & expert goldsmithing team operating onsite they are fully equipped to craft anything you desire to a standard that has come to be recognised at Fullards. Hasselblad X1D-50c from MPB The allure of portable medium-format cameras started in the days when film ruled the roost. The aim was to achieve the perfect balance between image quality and portability. Later, in the early days of the digital age, creating the equivalent of a medium-format film negative would have yielded a cumbersome and heavy camera. But when the Hasselblad X1D-50c was released, in 2016, it was revolutionary. Before then, no manufacturer had ever got even close to creating something as small with as much imaging prowess. The beauty of the Hasselblad X1D-50c is how little compromise is involved with its beautiful design, relatively lightweight portability and top-tier image quality. There was really nothing quite like the Hasselblad X1D, and it still holds up well today. Available from MPB. Paola Triangle Bikini from In Capri Swim Sustainable swimwear brand, In Capri, brings the must-have piece for your destination wardrobe. The Paola triangle bikini is extremely versatile and can be worn in many different ways, making it the perfect gift for a bikini lover and travel enthusiast. This style guarantees minimal tan lines and the perfect fit, with adjustable ties and removable padding. Gold rings at the bust and tie-ends add a luxurious finish for a swimwear look that’s equally chic whether you’re lounging by the pool or bathing on the beach. Paola comes in sustainable super-soft fabrics from the White Sands collection, available in sizzling pimento red and radiant white texture. W Verbier Infinity Jacket from Helly Hansen This is a chic women’s ski jacket constructed with Helly Hansen‘s trademarked waterproof/breathable technology. Performance, style and planet-friendly technology unite in this fitted women’s ski jacket. Helly Hansen built it with LIFA INFINITY™ – their unique responsible waterproof/breathable fabric technology – so it can stand up to snow dump. It also has an H2FLOW™ Air Force Vent System to help you maintain an optimal temperature when you’re skiing hard. They included all the smart ski-features, too; Life Pocket+™ will preserve your phone battery longer on those extra chilly days. Dark grey wool & angora scarf from BASMA BASMA luxury scarves are work of art translated onto textiles creating bold and yet sensitive designs capturing the current mood for artisan craftsmanship and cherished for a life time. The Zu scarf is a deep charcoal hue crafted in Scotland from an irresistibly soft lambswool and angora blend. The design is inspired by the organic lines found in nature. It is a homage to the sphere. Enchanting in its simplicity, denotes harmony and unity where the beginning and the end exist as one. The Zu scarf is warm, comfortable and perfect in easy to wear luxury fashion. Murmali Circle Crossbody Beta Burgundy Bag from Shop Like You Give A Damn This elegant crossbody bag from luxury brand Murmali is one of Shop Like You Give a Damn’s many vegan, ethically crafted and sustainable bags. With its minimalist construction, bright burgundy appearance and almost velvety feel, this chic shoulder and crossbody bag is a true eye-catcher. Beta is a ladylike companion for your weekend trips, with handy outer and internal slide cork pockets to store your passport, wallet and keys. The structured style can be carried by the top handle or optional shoulder strap. Ethically handcrafted in Portugal from the finest Mediterranean cork, lined with a linen and cotton blend, and finished with gold plated metal hardware – this water, dust and abrasion resistance Murmali bag will be with you for many years and many travels to come. Black leather handbag from Olianto The black leather handbag from Olianto‘s Olivia collection is handcrafted in Italy and can be used effortlessly from a busy day in the office, at a conference, or while traveling, and comes in handy on a good night out. It features a top-class genuine long leather strap carefully designed that makes it stand out. This handbag is versatile and can also be worn as a tote for a perfect transition from a busy day to a chilled night out. If you are looking for a modern stunning look, then the Olianto black leather handbag has you covered. If you are planning an escape soon, the crossbody bag is perfect for hands-free traveling in style and comes with zippered pockets and compartments for safekeeping of your important documents, phone and wallet while traveling. If you are looking for a gift for her this Christmas, then look no further, the black leather handbag will be the perfect gift. It’s not just the look but the feel and beautiful silhouette of the black leather handbag that makes it stand out. Champagne afternoon tea for 2 at Harrods Tea Rooms from Travelzoo Harrods Tea Rooms, at the iconic London department store, is offering afternoon tea with Champagne for two for less than £50 per person, through Travelzoo. The deal consists of afternoon tea for two people, including a sandwich and patisserie selection, and freshly baked scones with clotted cream and Harrods jam, as well as your choice of a wide variety of teas, which are carefully selected by the in-house Tea Tailor, not to mention a 125ml glass of Harrods, Premier Cru Brut, France NV Champagne. Arlington Premium Suede Chelsea Boots from Chatham A sleek and sophisticated country boot, the Arlington Chelsea boots from Chatham are a chic new style in their women’s collection. Beautifully-crafted in Portugal from premium oiled suede in navy, these stylish women’s Chelsea boots have elastic side panels in contrasting dark red, stitch detail and a pull-on back tab. They have their sole spring poron performance cushioning, which is anti-bacterial and offers maximum comfort and shock absorption, and they sit on a wearable leather and rubber sole. Elegantly walking the line between style and substance, they work for dressier moments in your diary as well as for everyday walks and wear. Luxury Christmas Selection Box from Little Miss Twiggie Twinkles Little Miss Twiggie Twinkles‘ luxury Christmas selection box contains the perfect variety of festive scents all in one box. 48 highly scented soy wax melts in 24 magical Christmas fragrances. An ideal gift to any wax melt lover or little treat to yourself. Malle Haute 110 from Louis Vuitton The Maison’s DNA of artisanal craftsmanship and expert trunk-making embody the Malle Haute 110. A resilient structure conceals soft, elegant interiors to protect belongings. The trunk measures 110 x 69 x 61 cm / 43.3 x 21.7 x 18.9 inches (length x height x width) is made from gaboon wood, poplar wood and beech wood trunk, comes with a quilted cotton lining, Lozine leather trimmings, natural cowhide leather handle and of course the distinctive Louis Vuitton Monogram canvas. £36,000. Travel Journal from Twisted Velvet (Etsy) Twisted Velvet are dedicated to housing all your precious memories in their luxury memory books. Each book is 100% handmade to order and only the best quality, premium materials are used. Their books have a number of different uses whether it be as a scrapbook, guest book, photo album, sketch book or precious keepsake. Personalise your memory book by adding a short message or quote to the cover tag and choose any message of your choice to be printed on the first page of the book. This book also has the option to add on a personalised scrapbooking kit including 8 postcards and 8 travel tags. Stackers Cable Tidy Travel Bag from John Lewis Keep all of your electronic cables organised whilst travelling with this simple but effective Stackers cable tidy that could also be used as a chic clutch bag. Available from John Lewis in Blush Pink or Taupe. Mineral Mask Self Care Kit from The Dead Sea Co. A Dead Sea Mineral Mask self care kit with everything you need for a self care masking session, beautifully presented in eco-friendly packaging. The 3-in-1 mask purifies, hydrates and brightens your skin in 10 minutes bringing a touch of the Dead Sea to wherever you are in the world! The mask works to smooth uneven texture, reduce the appearance of redness, and clear congestion whilst helping to hydrate your skin. The angled face mask brush makes application a breeze and removing the mask with the Konjac sponge further exfoliates the skin and takes the masking session to the next level. The Revitalizing Smoothing Collection from La Mer La Mer’s sumptuous limited-edition collection offers a rejuvenating complexion reset. These four harmonious treatments smooth, brighten, plump and deeply hydrate. The set contains: The Regenerating Serum 13ml; The Eye Concentrate 5ml; The Neck and Décolleté Concentrate 15ml and Crème de la Mer 30ml. Sisley Sunleÿa G.E. Age Minimising Global Sun Care SPF 50+ from Sisley Paris This supreme anti-aging sun care from Sisley Paris is ideal for initial exposure to the sun and for very fair or highly sun-sensitive skin. It acts like a veritable anti-aging shield for the skin in the sun, preventing wrinkles, dark spots, dehydration and loss of firmness, and leaving the skin with a luminous and durable tan. It has a fresh and silky texture, is rapidly absorbed and does not leave white traces on the skin. It is also non-comedogenic and water-resistant. Special Edition Corrale Straightener (Prussian Blue/Rich Copper) from Dyson Get the look you want. The Dyson Corrale™ straightener can create a variety of different styles – from curls and waves, to smooth and sleek. See how it can help you get the look you want by visiting the Dyson website. And get helpful hints and tips on how to make the most of the Dyson Corrale™ straightener. This is a new special edition in Prussian blue and rich copper, with Dyson-designed presentation case. Moonlight in Heaven Eau de Parfum Travel Set 4 x 7.5ml from Kilian Kilian‘s Moonlight in Heaven eau de parfum is from the brand’s Fresh family, composed with citrus, aldehydes and aquatic notes – enjoy it on-the-go with this set of four travel-sized fragrances. Created by perfumer Calice Becker, Moonlight in Heaven is inspired by two lovers on a balcony, caressed by a warm breeze as they watch the moonlight dance on the ocean’s waves. The citrusy scent opens with notes of lemon, grapefruit and spicy pink pepper berry, descends into a heart of coconut milk, creamy mango and powdery jasmine sambac and finishes with a lingering base of tonka bean and delicate vetiver. Complete with an embossed blue lacquer-coated atomiser, the travel set allows you to spritz this fresh citrus scent anytime, anywhere. Donkey 3 Mono travel system from Bugaboo Be ready for any adventure life brings you, from day one. Everything in this complete Bugaboo travel system was designed with your convenience and your baby’s safety in mind, to ensure a secure ride for your baby all the way. Smart design makes it easy, safe, and intuitive to use—just a few clicks to install, and you’re ready to go. The travel system comes complete with the Bugaboo Turtle Air by Nuna ultralight car seat solution for safely transporting your newborn from day one, and the Bugaboo Donkey 3 Mono convertible pushchair which can be turned into a double pushchair in only three clicks. Blue Diamond Supercream from Omorovicza The Blue Diamond Supercream from Omorovicza uses a trio of innovative ingredients – diamond peptides, arabinogalactans and a compound of essential amino-acids and copper that work to prolong the healthy life and protect the DNA of skin cells for greater elasticity and firmness. Deeply hydrating, skin feels dramatically firmer and more youthful in appearance. Retailers and PR agencies interested in being included in similar articles and round-ups to this one on A Luxury Travel Blog should join our mailing list and complete this form. Thank you!

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. My wife would love the Harrods afternoon tea, especially as there is a glass of bubbly involved. Not that I’d get to go with her. She often meets old friends in London.

    1. Hi Brian – you need to make it a condition that she takes you! That’s a great offer from Travelzoo, by the way… cost of afternoon tea booked directly with Harrods is £59 (that’s without Champagne – a glass of Champers is £19 extra). Similarly, a Champagne afternoon tea at the Ritz or Claridges currently starts from £81 or £85 respectively.

  2. I’ve never really got why my wife needs quite as many handbags as she has. She’s the Imelda Marcos of handbags but I’m sure she could find room for that Olianto bag in her collection.

  3. My partner’s either complaining that she’s too hot or too cold when’ she’s. skiing.

    I don’t think that phrase “optimal temperature” has ever been applied to her yet.

    Maybe that Helly Hensen jacket could sort it?

  4. Not sure that I’ve quite the figure yet for the triangular bikini. After lockdown there are a few pounds in places they shouldn’t be. I would be very flattered and surprised if my boyfriend bought me one.

    1. Hi Zoe – you need to drop hints. Maybe “accidentally” email him this page. You can do this by clicking on the green button (top and bottom of the article) with a white envelope on it…

  5. My wife sees herself as something of a travel writer. I don’t know whether she’ll get anywhere with it but it gives her a great deal of pleasure. A travel journal would be ideal for her as she likes to jot down her record of every day that we are on the road. A journal as stylish as the one shown is something really nice to keep. She’s got scruffy diaries dating back to her gap year travels around the world.

    1. It’s always nice to document your trips in something that you’ll treasure for years to come, that’s for sure. And something handmade and bespoke like that one from Etsy makes for a lovely gift.

  6. As a Mum and proud owner of a bugaboo, I can heartily recommend them. They are expensive compared with other buggy systems that are out there, but easily the best.

  7. Time is running out. Only 21 sleeps until Santa’s sleigh departs. And I still haven’t got my wife’s present. Thank you for the inspirational ideas.

    1. Don’t panic, Tim… still plenty of time!! Most (if not all) of these retailers will be easily able to get items to you in time for Christmas if ordering now. I think the bigger issue will be whether there’s still stock rather than whether’s there’s enough time…

  8. Although I hate breaking Christmas traditions by giving presents early I think giving the Little Miss Twiggie Twinkles Christmas box needs to be an exception. As they are festive scents she ought to be using them very soon as the Christmas season is already underway.

    1. Hi Andy – yes, they have a lovely range, and some non-festive ones too if you wanted to save something to open on Christmas Day itself. If you read their reviews (there are a number on Trustpilot, for instance), you’ll see they go down very well with recipients. What I didn’t realise until I came to publish this article is that they’re based within a mile of where I live (small world!) so it’s nice to be supporting a local business.

  9. Suddenly it’s got a lot colder and even the pavements are quite mucky. I need a pair of those Arlington Chelsea boots.

    1. They look too good to be traipsing through mud with them to me, Elaine, but I know Chatham’s boots do have a tendency to be quite resilient and hard-wearing in a variety of conditions.

  10. I’m a journal enthusiast and love to chronicle my travels in a book I can look back on. Twisted Velvet’s travel journal certainly fits the bill and especially made for sticking things on. Wonder if this is fountain pen friendly as well.

  11. Most of us have travelled very little lately and many have not had much exposure to the sun. I think the Sisley Paris skin care could be a very wise present.

    1. That’s a good point, Diana… with various lockdowns, etc. we’ve not been getting the vitamin D we’re usually accustomed to, and our skin is probably not as used to the sun’s rays.

  12. Shop Like You Give A Damn is such a great name for a business. Too often we can’t be bothered to investigate what we are buying, not thinking about how it’s been sourced and whether it’s provenance is ethical or not.

    And it’s a stylish bag too. I know a lady who would appreciate it.

  13. Great list of gift ideas. I need to share this with my husband for some suggestions for me! You can’t go wrong with a little self care skin care can you?

  14. I think I will subtly email a link to this post to my husband with a star by the ring, camera and La Mer creams! A great roundup of presents that would please just about every woman at Christmas and all year round!

  15. Today would have been the day when I would have hit the shops to do my Santa run. Now with the Omnicron variant around I’ve decided that I’d be much safer doing my Christmas shop on the web. Thanks for all the great ideas.

    1. I’ve been an online convert for years when it comes to gift-buying (in fact, for almost all my purchases bar our regular food shopping)… I just find it so much more convenient. But, as you say, there’s an added incentive again this year, and that’s to lie low whilst we wait for this dreadful virus to pass.

  16. What lovely choices! My favorite is that pear shaped gold and diamond wrap around ring. It looks so unique and beautiful.:-)

  17. My present psychology is that women feel a tiny bit guilty buying cosmetics as it’s an indulgent luxury that few men spend on. When we buy them cosmetics it’s a sign that we approve of their usual purchases making it even more of a gift.

  18. Hard to beat a glittering piece of jewellery for a festive present for your loved one. That golden pear looks a real classic.

  19. “A girl can never have too many handbags,” says my wife so I’ll go for the black leather one from Olianto.

    Christmas sorted.

  20. So many beautiful and useful ideas here. The camera looks sleek and women will love having high tea at Harrods. But the diamond wrap around ring is what I like most!

  21. I’m going for the cable tidy bag from John Lewis. I can’t begin to count the number of times my wife says she’s lost her earphones / phone charge / i – pad charger. Please delete as appropriate !!!

    1. It’s scary nowadays how many cables and chargers we seem to need to have. In my household, it’s got to the point that we don’t even know what some cables are for! So anything that helps with organisation in that regard, especially when you travel and things can end up just been thrown in a bag, is always handy, I think.

  22. These are some really thoughtful gifts. Some really good ideas for the festival season. That jacket looks dope! Would like to get my hands on the travel journal.

  23. Ah, that Chelsea boots are a beaut! I love the color combination, and it’s not too winter-wear that I can wear it in any season. The antibacterial material is also great as an odor-buster.

  24. Honestly, I really need a new camera, and the Hasselblad seems so perfect. It’s a great size! I’d also love the cord keeper – mine get so tangled when on the go. Such a thoughtful list of items for the traveler!

  25. Wow! These are great gift ideas. I super love the Arlington Boots. It looks so pretty and chic. The scented soy wax melts is also a great idea and this is something that I would be happy to receive.

  26. That Hasselblad camera looks slammin. I actually used to shoot on a hasselblad (back when they were film)…so I am pretty excited to check that guy out. I wonder what the smallest lens is that can be attached.

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