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20 luxury travel gifts for her this Christmas (2023) – UK & Europe edition


Dive into the holiday season with our exclusive collection of gifts for her. This showcase of sophistication and practicality offers an ideal fusion of fashion and practicality tailored for the contemporary woman on the go. From chic backpacks that seamlessly combine style and utility to versatile and elegant tech accessories, each item in our list is sure to elevate her travel experience. Whether she’s an explorer or a beauty enthusiast, these gifts cater to a range of passions.

Photography Equipment from MBP

Unveil a more refined and sustainable approach to gift-giving this Christmas with exquisite, used photography gear from MPB. Get your hands on the best equipment as you stretch your gifting budget to new heights, enhancing the wow-factor with a meticulously curated selection of used cameras and lenses.

Each piece of kit is meticulously graded in five distinct condition ratings, including ‘like new’ and ‘excellent’. Every item undergoes a rigorous evaluation by a team of product specialists, ensuring it meets the exacting standards of the MPB Approved inspection process. You’ll also enjoy a six-month warranty with each item, so you can not only rest assured of the quality of your gift but embrace the spirit of sustainability, by opting for a gift that resonates with the ethos of responsible consumption. All purchases are also presented in 100% plastic-free packaging, consistent with MPB’s pre-eminence as the global platform for used photographic gear.

Expedition Coat from Holland Cooper

Elevate your travel wardrobe with this exquisite reinterpretation of the renowned Expedition Coat from Holland Cooper. Designed with the luxury traveller in mind, this piece maintains the essence of sophistication while introducing a streamlined and more tailored fit. Immerse yourself in the plush comfort of recycled polyester, ensuring a harmonious blend of opulence and functionality. A drawcord at the waist and intricate embroidery on the pockets creates a timeless ensemble that effortlessly caters to the discerning tastes of the luxury adventurer.

Everything you need to plan your trip in 2024

🌟 Luxury hotel deals from Booking
🏡 Vacation rentals from VRBO
✈️ Flights from KIWI
🛫 Private jets from Private Jet Finder
🅿️ Airport parking from ParkVia
🛋️ Airport lounges from Priority Pass
🚖 Airport taxis from Welcome Pickups
🚫 Flight cancellation help from AirHelp
🚗 Car rentals from Discover Cars
🚐 Luxury RV rentals from RVshare
🚴 Two-wheelers from BikesBooking
🚅 Trains from Trainline or Rail Europe
🚢 Cruises from Cruise Direct
⛵ Yacht charters from SeaRadar
🛥️ Ferries from Direct Ferries
🎫 Attractions tickets from Tiqets or Klook
🎭 Events tickets from Ticketmaster UK
🏞️ Tours from Viator or GetYourGuide
🌮 Culinary experiences from Eatwith
🏖️ Packages from Expedia US/CA or UK

🛡️ Travel insurance from Safety Wing
🏥 Medical insurance from World Nomads
📸 Vacation photos from Flytographer
🧳 Luggage from Case Luggage
🛅 Luggage storage from Stasher
📚 Travel guides from Lonely Planet
🗺️ Books and maps from Barnes & Noble
📕 eBooks from Kindle Unlimited
🎧 Audiobooks from Audible
🎬 Movies from Prime Video UK
🎵 Music from Amazon Music UK
💶 Travel currency from Wise
📱 SIMs from SimOptions
🌐 VPNs from ExpressVPN or NordVPN
🛂 Visas from iVisa

💸 Earn with Travelpayouts
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The Portrait Backpack from Cambridge Satchel

Cambridge Satchel proudly positions itself as ‘The Cutting Edge of British Tradition,’ seamlessly blending a commitment to honouring craftsmanship and age-old traditions with a contemporary touch. At the heart of this lies the smaller version of The Portrait Backpack, a distinctive reinterpretation of the classic Satchel. Designed for individuals who harbour a fondness for vintage aesthetics yet crave the comfort and convenience of modern living, this refined bag stands as a testament to the brand’s evolutionary philosophy. With its top handle and adjustable shoulder straps, this is a truly versatile bag for those who love to travel light.

Backpacks may have been originally designed for utility, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be beautiful. In embracing the spirit of The Portrait Backpack, Cambridge Satchel not only pays homage to tradition but also pioneers a harmonious union of timeless elegance and contemporary practicality.

PhotoSport Outdoor Backpack BP AW III 24L from Lowepro

Built for adventure, the Lowepro PhotoSport AWIII 24L is for those who are serious about getting the best photography from a trip. Extremely lightweight, weather resistant and made of 75% recycled fabric, this backpack is made for those who love daily hiking and adventure travel.

The integrated and removable GearUp camera inserts allow the bag to be customised to fit the gear that is being carried, and the drawstring compartment provides storage space for any essentials needed on the journey. The ActivZone™ harness system has been built to provide targeted comfort and the wide, padded waistbelt and adjustable contoured shoulder straps give even weight distribution. A perfect gift for anyone who wants to hike, trek or travel with ease knowing their camera gear is properly protected. Also available in 15L, 55L and 70L sizes.

Ava Mayfair Bergamot, Coconut & Tonka Votive Candle from Ava May Aromas

Wherever your travels may take you, be sure to pack a beautiful 9cl Ava Mayfair votive candle with you to ensure a comforting fragrance is never far from reach. We all know what its like to reach a strange place and wish for a little home comfort. The Ava Mayfair votive candle range from Ava May Aromas comes in a stunning range of fragrances, plus they’re fairtrade certified making them an ethical purchase too. A new travel essential you’ll never want to be without.

Luxury Haircare from Umthi

How about some luxurious organic hair care to add that extra special touch to your luxury holiday.? This desirable award-winning duo of shampoo and conditioner from Umthi features a mixture of naturally moisturising and restorative ingredients for happier healthier hair. They are also vegan friendly, cruelty free, and free of sulphates, parabens and silicones.

Eucalyptus Bed Sheet Set from Ethical Bedding

Indulge in the epitome of comfort with Ethical Bedding‘s Eucalyptus Bed Sheet Set. Crafted with precision from the finest eucalyptus fibers, these sheets promise a touch of luxury every night. Ethical Bedding takes pride in offering more than just impeccable quality; they are dedicated to sustainable choices, ensuring your sleep is not only cozy but also environmentally conscious.

Picture yourself enveloped in the silky softness of our eucalyptus sheets, recreating the serene ambiance of a luxury hotel right in your own bedroom. As you sink into the plush embrace, you’ll appreciate the natural breathability and moisture-wicking properties, guaranteeing a restful night’s sleep. Elevate your bedding experience with Ethical Bedding—where luxury meets ethics for a dreamy escape every night

Pivo Max from Pivo

Pivo Max is Pivo’s most versatile mount yet as this new model is not only compatible with smartphones, but also tablets and digital cameras thanks to its higher payload.  Ideal for photographers, videographers, content creators and influencers, it’s powered by AI technology and can rotate 360 degrees, automatically tracking the user’s movements, following them at all times and zooming in and out to make sure they’re always in focus and in the frame. 

The all-new Pivo Max has a wide range of uses – much like the Pivo Pod and Pivo Pod Lite models, it is ideal for fitness, coaching, equestrian and sports practice. With its larger, 2kg payload and tablet and camera compatibility, Pivo Max has a wider professional appeal, perfect for established creators, real estate agents and even those in education or business settings.  

Dux 30L Backpack from STM Goods

Perfect for any luxury weekend getaways, or any daily trips the STM Goods Dux 30L backpack can be configured to carry exactly what you need. Designed to give unparalleled comfort, smart style and versatile internal storage options, the Dux gives an unrivalled carry experience.

Jeremy Pang’s Simple Family Feasts from School of Wok

Explore Asian cuisine with celebrity chef Jeremy Pang’s latest School of Wok cookbook:  Jeremy Pang’s School of Wok: Simple Family Feasts. Discover over 80 Asian-inspired recipes designed to turn your family dinners into unforgettable culinary experiences. The cookbook is a fantastic travel companion for helping you develop your Asian cuisine knowledge and recipes that you can enjoy with all of the family upon your return.

Sandown Boots from Chatham

Sandown is a new long boot in Chatham’s country range, which is both waterproof, adjustable for a wider fit on the calf and perfectly suited for whichever kind of adventure you find yourself in. Expertly crafted from an elegant blend of 100% waterproof premium leather and nubuck in rich dark brown, these women’s knee-high boots have a double buckle fastening for a great fit, Chatham logo embossing and a waterproof microfibre membrane lining. They have Chatham’s sole spring poron performance cushioning, which is anti-bacterial and offers maximum comfort and shock absorption, and they sit on a heavy-duty rubber sole.

Designed with fit and function in mind, reach for these boots when you need to feel protected from the elements. Available in UK sizes 3-8. RRP £160.

GorillaPod Mobile Vlogging Kit from JOBY

We all love to document our trips away but for those who love to go the extra mile and create stunning content for a vlog or other social media channel, the JOBY GorillaPod Mobile Vlogging Kit is the perfect gift. A do-everything, go-anywhere kit, it includes everything needed to rig up a phone and make impactful content. Including three JOBY products – the GorillaPod Mobile Rig for positioning anywhere, the Beamo Mini LED light for perfect lighting and the Wavo Mobile microphone for clear, crisp sound, this kit is the complete solution for every mobile content creator.

Ready to go straight out of the box, it is portable and lightweight; perfect for travelling to any destination and gives them peace of mind that they can create awesome content for their followers from any destination.

Panama Jewellery Box with Travel Tray from Smythson of Bond Street

A sophisticated storage solution for your precious treasures, this Panama Jewellery Box from Smythson is crafted from luxurious cross-grain calf leather. It is an exquisite jewellery box that features a secure lock closure for added protection. Inside, discover three meticulously designed trays with multiple-sized compartments, all lined with sumptuous nubuck for a touch of opulence. The gold-toned hardware adds a timeless elegance to the piece. It is designed with the discerning traveller in mind with a built-in travel tray. This Smythson masterpiece is proudly made in Spain.

All Weather Puffer Changing Robe from Vivida

Get changed, keep dry & stay warm with Vivida‘s technologically advanced, eco-friendly, insulated and rainproof personal changing coat. This puffer changing robe is designed to shelter you in every weather condition, elevating the comfort and ease of your waterside changing, all year round. Enjoy the dreamy Mineral Blue colourway as it radiates the gentle synergy of sky and sea.

Sustainably made, the high-performance outer shell, made of 100% post-consumer recycled plastic, is the ultimate defence from the elements. Inside, the honeycomb lining combined with the ultra-insulating, QuiltedCloud fill, traps warmth to preserve your body heat. Thoughtful features, such as an easy-grab two-way zip for flexibility when changing, and the ability to pack down into a tow float or transform into a convenient travel pillow, will make this your new adventure kit essential.

Howser III Slipper from KEEN Footwear

Step right into cosy and keep it wherever you roam in the Howser Slide (£90). With effortless styling that works whether you’re moseying around town or on an off grid adventure, this gorgeous outdoor slipper features luxurious, soft uppers in a range of cosy finishes (quilted editions are constructed from recycled PET plastic) with a fleece lining for comfort and warmth. A lace lock bungee system gives a neat and secure fit with a cushioned PU insole and KEEN’s iconic generous fit delivering luxurious comfort straight from the box.

Mousses de Rouge Palette from Yolaine

Camille Yolaine, a renowned fashion content creator, model, and actress, announces the launch of her French beauty and lifestyle brand, Yolaine, in the United Kingdom, just in time for the holiday season. This exciting introduction brings an infusion of Parisian elegance and style to the British beauty scene.

The Mousses de Rouge “Palette” (£174 ) is a sumptuous palette that offers six shades of Yolaine’s signature product, the Mousses de Rouge. Crafted with precision and elegance, these rich colors are perfect for any festive occasion. The palette comes complete with a double-ended Lip Brush, adding a touch of sophistication to your makeup routine.

Hand-poured Luxury Candles from CocoLuxe Ltd.

Indulge in the essence of opulence with CocoLuxe Ltd hand-poured luxury candles. Immerse yourself in the rich, evocative scents meticulously crafted to transport you to exotic destinations. Each candle embodies the essence of sophistication and elegance, carefully curated to evoke memories of far-flung destinations and luxurious experiences. Whether you’re jet-setting across the globe or seeking a moment of tranquility at a lavish retreat, let CocoLuxe candles ignite your wanderlust and bring the allure of luxury travel to your space, making every journey an exquisite adventure.

Daily Skin Trio from Dr. David Jack

In stark contrast to the convoluted, multi-step skincare routines that dominate the market comes Dr. David Jack’s simple three-step prescription. Designed for all skin types and concerns, Dr. Jack’s supercharged daily regime takes the confusion out of skincare. This supercharged trilogy includes Good Morning a powerhouse antioxidant serum, All Day Long a protective SPF 50 day moisturiser and Good Night a regenerating night cream.

Winter Ski Leggings from IMBRACE

4 x Olympian Ski and TV presenter Chemmy Alcott has collaborated with IMBRACE to design the world’s first leggings specifically for winter sports. Created to help users improve their ski and snowboard performance on the slopes and recovery off the slopes, with incredible technical detailing that only a sporting professional would be able to design. 

Available exclusively at Imbrace.com these bespoke leggings are the must have product for anyone embarking on a ski holiday this season. Aspen here we come!

Starter Kit from AEOS

Discover the luminous hydrating results of organic and biodynamic beauty and the wellbeing effects of crystals with AEOS‘ Starter Kits. Designed for 4 – 5 days of use, morning and evening, it’s the perfect skincare solution when travelling. To create the most skin-enhancing products possible, AEOS have developed a pioneering water purification method based on 30 years of experience, allowing moisture and water soluble botanicals to penetrate more easily through the semi-permeable membrane of skin. The most common feedback AEOS receives from customers is, “My skin has never looked and felt so hydrated”. 

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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 Telegraph.

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55 Comments

  1. My wife retired 4 months ago and is struggling a bit with all the time on her hands. She really needs a hobby and a starter kit of photography equipment might help her with the transition.

    She already takes a lot of photos on her phone and this could be the next step up for her.

    1. I wouldn’t rush. I expect that a lot of the Black Friday discounts will last through to Cyber Monday and sometimes even beyond! It’s important to spend time thinking about the right gift. You’ve got more than 15 hours.

  2. We both fell in love with Asian cuisine on our travels through Asia. Much as we love our favourites it’s time to pep things up with some new favourites. Jeremy Pang’s Simple Family Feasts should keep our wok busy in the New Year.

    1. Sounds like the perfect way to bring a taste of Asia into your home kitchen. Wishing you a flavourful and adventurous New Year with your wok! 🥢🌏

  3. Those outdoor Howser slippers from Keen look ideal for going out and about at this time of year.

    I know a woman who would love a pair of those for a Christmas present.

  4. There are a lot of flash tech, gadgets and gizmos here. Luckily, I married a woman of simply but classy tastes. I know that she would be more than happy with a couple of candles from Ava Mary Aromas.

  5. That expedition coat from Holland Cooper really gets it right.

    Often when we visit friends in the country or have a weekend at a country house hotel you begin and finish in smart surroundings and then have to battle with the British weather and environment.

    To me that coat balances both style and practicality, often a different combination to achieve.

    1. My wife has a number of Holland & Cooper items, Maggie, and she loves the quality. The brand’s attention to detail, use of premium materials and dedication to timeless design result in products that not only exude luxury but also last.

  6. I may have to buy myself a present and I’m not sure that I could wait for Xmas. I love those Sandown Boots from the Chatham Country Range.

  7. That backpack from Cambridge Satchel has got my wife’s name written all over it. She loves a retro look but with some contemporary touches.

  8. You’ve no idea how relieved I am to see this gift guide for “her”. I really am rubbish at coming up with good ideas.

    There’s at least half a dozen items on here that I now that she would really appreciate.

  9. Those Eucalyptus bed sheets could be a real winner after a year when we’ve become a lot more environmentally conscious. It’s not just been the extreme weather in the news, the kids have also been badgering us. They even bought me some bamboo golf tees and bamboo socks for my birthday.

    1. Hi Nick – it sounds like your household is making some stylish and eco-conscious upgrades! We have Ethical Bedding at home and I can truly recommend it… it’s so soft and comfortable.

  10. 30L might be a little too big. Probably worth a look to see if STM Goods Dux do something smaller.

    My wife’s like a packhorse going to work – what with change of shoes, laptop, gym kit, lunch, book etc etc that I’m thinking that a backpack should make commuting easier.

    Then again seeing what she took this morning 30L might not be big enough.

  11. I’ve always wanted to have a go at Vlogging. Work’s given me some of the skills, now’s the time to take it further for myself with the Vlogging kit. My parents have been asking what I’d like for Christmas. Problem solved!

  12. No doubt that the Panama Jewellery Box is the answer. To 2 questions.

    1. How “she” should transport her jewels when we go away.

    2. What I should give her for Christmas.

    1. Hi Brad – Practical and elegant for keeping her jewellery safe during travels, and a thoughtful Christmas gift that’s sure to bring a smile. Double win!

  13. I’m not being mean but I think the photoshoot back pack is one for me not for my partner. I’ve got a lot of heavy gear and she’s got her i-phone. I’ll have to get her something else.

  14. My wife isn’t easy when it comes to getting presents, she’s very discerning, especially when it comes to personal care products.

    Luckily, or perhaps by good design, Umthi ticks all the right boxes and I’m fairly sure that she’s used the brand before and been impressed.

  15. Job done! Christmas sorted! Well as far as the wife goes. She will love the mousse set.

    Even better it looks easy to wrap too!

  16. Christmas is a tough time for many of us men. There aren’t many of us who see either the shops or online shopping as our natural habitats.

    As you say a lot of these gifts combine style and utility. It’s never a matter of one or the other for women. They must have both.

  17. I can see that all weather changing robe coming into its own in cold winter days to come. My wife heads out for her gym / swim through the worst days of winter. She much prefers a leisurely bath at home rather than a shower at the health club!

  18. That back pack would be absolutely perfect for my girlfriend when she does one of her weekends away with the girls.

  19. It seems to me that hydration is my wife’s buzzword when it comes to skin care. She really does rave about it. To make her happy on Christmas Day, I’ll give her the AEOS starter kit.

  20. The weather is never going to stop my girlfriend’s outdoor fitness routine. I can see her using those winter ski leggings more than just for skiing.

  21. When you take a look at the features that the Pivo Max has you realise what amazing progress camera makers have made in such a short time. It’s spec would have been unthinkable a dozen years ago.

    1. Absolutely, Brett! The advancements in camera technology, especially with products like the Pivo Max, are truly remarkable. The future of photography seems to be unfolding right before our very eyes.

  22. Many of my friends are good at making the grand gestures when it comes to conservation, like taking the train rather than the plane to go skiing, Trading in their petrol car for electric.

    I wish they’d remember that they’ve got to do the smaller gestures as well. Buying the Ethical Bedding’s bamboo sourced sets is equally important as how you travel. Every little thing adds up.

    1. Hi Jack – It’s fantastic that your friends are making significant strides in conservation, but as you rightly point out, the smaller gestures matter just as much. It’s those cumulative small choices that truly make a difference.

  23. Much as we love all the traditional flavours of Christmas both my wife and I are eager to reach for our trusty wok between Christmas and New Year. If I get my wife the Jeremy Pang Wok cook book we’d have a few more tasty oriental dishes to entertain our various sets of guests.

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