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Luxury travel gifts and accessories for your next trip – UK & Europe edition

It’s been a busy month for A Luxury Travel Blog with the planning of a number of trips that we are taking in the second half of the year. Do you have an exciting trip or two of your own on the horizon? If so, we’d love to hear from you in the comments! And, wherever your travels should happen to take you, here’s our latest episode of luxury travel gifts and accessories for you to browse. Hopefully you’ll find a few treats here to take on your next trip.

Personalised gift card from Activitygift

Are you looking for the best gift for Dads who love to travel, a fun graduation gift or just to say thanks? With Activitygift‘s personalised gift cards for over 50,000 activities worldwide, you can give the world to your favourite traveller. No longer do you need to hunt high and low for the best travel gift as Activitygift gives your recipient the power to redeem their gift card on the activity that suits them! From golf to driving experiences, history and food tours to theatre and comedy show tickets, your gift recipient will be able to pick whatever they fancy without being confined to just one!

Activitygift unlocks gift experiences in over 160 countries, giving the ultimate flexibility to save their Activitygift for when they are next on holiday or redeem it on activity right here in the UK. You can even personalise your Activitygift by adding your own photo and message and can choose from eGift, PDF or physical gift card options. They’re guaranteed to be blown away by this thoughtful travel gift.

Foil X Jacket from Helly Hansen

The Helly Hansen Foil X Jacket is a game-changer for travellers, particularly those who enjoy adventures on the water. This award-winning jacket, recognised by the 2024 German Design Awards for its excellent product design, combines the best of both worlds: innovative functionality and timeless aesthetics. Not only does it meet the rigorous demands of professional sailors, its breathable, flexible fabric and aerodynamic design also ensures unparalleled performance and comfort for anyone from cruise enthusiasts to anyone chartering a yacht.

The attention to detail in the Foil X Jacket is remarkable – the HELLY TECH® Professional 3-layer fabric provides exceptional waterproofing and breathability. You’ll still enjoy a full range of motion thanks to the 4-way stretch material whilst other nice touches such as the adjustable and detachable hood, articulated elbows and laser-cut vent holes in the pockets provide additional functionality.

Perpetual Moon from Arnold & Son

Arnold & Son explores the theme of moon phases with its constant eye for detail and decoration in this Perpetual Moon timepiece. Realistically depicted with hand-painted shadows, the large moon is enhanced with a luminescent material that is particularly intense in darkness yet invisible in daylight, giving way to the white mother-of-pearl disc. It is set against a blue PVD-treated grained sky and is surrounded by the constellations of the Big Dipper and Cassiopeia, also hand-painted and coated with Super-LumiNova.

Tribe G2 Boat Shoes from Chatham

Part of Chatham’s Aqua-Go collection, these technical boat shoes combine cutting-edge barefoot design technology with the brand’s signature durability. Made from a quick-drying material, these six-eyelet lace-up trainers provide exceptional comfort and performance. The innovative Tread+ system ensures a confident grip on wet and dry surfaces, while the open cell foam mid layer and drainage holes maintain airflow and optimal temperature, making these shoes perfect for any seafaring journey.

The Tribe G2 boat shoes also boast remarkable attention to detail, ensuring both style and functionality. The padded collar offers a snug fit, while the cushioned sole provides excellent support and shock absorption. The quick-drying materials and textile lining enhance breathability, keeping your feet dry and comfortable. With a durable rubber and latex sole, these shoes are designed to withstand the rigours of marine environments. Additionally, the Tribe G2 comes with a two-year manufacturer’s guarantee, reflecting Chatham’s commitment to quality and craftsmanship. Whether navigating the open seas or exploring coastal towns, these shoes are an essential addition to any sailor’s gear.

X4 from Insta360

Building on the legacy of best-in-class 360° cameras, X4 is the fourth generation flagship camera from Insta360. With a brand new 5nm AI chip that powers stunning 8K resolution, 5.7K60fps, and 4K100fps slow motion, 135 minute battery life, removable lens guards, Invisible Selfie Stick, 10m waterproofing, and so much more, it has never been easier to capture your life’s moments. Gesture control, simple but powerful AI editing options, and other smart shooting features round out this 360° action cam powerhouse.

Alcosense Ultra from AlcoSense

Are you going on a road trip somewhere special this year?  Whether you are driving from a luxury hotel to a bijou B&B through glorious countryside, at home or making for a chic mountain retreat or smart coastal villa abroad, ensuring that you are safe to drive before you set off is vital, especially if you have consumed alcohol the night before.  An AlcoSense personal breathalyser can help you stay safe on the roads wherever you are in the world.  Alcohol slows your reaction time, inhibits judgement, reduces concentration and affects eye, foot and hand co-ordination increasing the likelihood of an accident.  But with an AlcoSense personal breathalyser you can tell easily when alcohol has cleared your system the next day.  It could be a life-saver for you, your passengers and other road users – especially on those hair-pin bends!

The top-of-the-range AlcoSense Ultra breathalyser uses exactly the same 200mm2 fuel cell sensor used in several UK, EU & US Police sensors.  So, it’s extremely accurate.  It features a full colour screen that gives clear readings of your alcohol level and if you’re close to or over the limit the Ultra will alert you not to drive.  Its Blow Coach will help you blow into it correctly to improve accuracy even further and it’s temperature sensitive, so the Ultra will always give you a correct reading whether you are at a freezing altitude or baking in the sun first thing.  At the click of a button, the AlcoSense Ultra will work with any alcohol limit anywhere in the world – and there is even a Time Until Sober & Retest Alarm.  And just like your car, it will remind you that it needs a re-calibration service after around 11 months of use.  The unit comes with 100 free professional mouth pieces, three AAA batteries and a carry case.  Available from Halfords, Amazon.co.uk and alcosense.co.uk for £249.99.

Leather Travel Case from Acqua di Parma

Crafted with precision, this Leather Travel Case is a luxurious companion to elevate your fragrance experience, whether at home or on-the-go. The finest natural calfskin leather, in a warm natural tan hue, is complemented by the signature Acqua di Parma yellow that graces the interior, offering a bold yet sophisticated contrast. Every stitch, carefully finished by hand, borders the edge of the holder, adding an element of texture and depth. The Acqua di Parma emblem is hot-stamped for the perfect finish. The Leather Holder is designed for our 100ml Art Deco fragrance bottles.

Discovery Set from Dr. David Jack

The Discovery Set is the perfect starter kit for those looking to begin their Dr. David Jack skincare journey, or for an easy on-the-go edition of the award-winning Daily Skin Trio. Designed to cater to all skin types and concerns, this supercharged 3-step daily system takes the guesswork out of skincare with three essential products: A powerhouse antioxidant Vitamin C morning serum, a protective and nourishing day moisturiser with SPF50+ and a gently replenishing and regenerating Retinoid night cream.

This travel-friendly set will protect, replenish, and bolster your skin around the clock while working to improve your skin’s overall health in the long term.

All-in-one vanity by Beautifect

This award winning all-in-one vanity by Beautifect is a game changer for those looking to elevate their beauty  game, ideal for daily use at home and designed to be portable for use on-the-go – there really is no better way to do your makeup! The easy-to-carry box features best-in-industry advanced leading light technology, offering five different environments ranging from bright sun to evening light. A plus is the Beautifect Box is powered by standard USB-C and can last up to one month on just a single charge. A favourite amongst A-list celebs that are not only fans but customers of the brand, such as Bella Hadid. Don’t get left behind, you can now do your makeup in less time, with less effort and achieve flawless results.

Butterfly 2-in-1 MagSafe USB-C Charger from Twelve South

ButterFly, the world’s smallest 2-in-1 USB-C MagSafe charger from Twelve South, allows users to charge their iPhone and Apple Watch simultaneously on the go. Designed with travel in mind, the ultra-compact and lightweight ButterFly takes up minimal space in a bag.   It includes a 20W Power Adaptor with four international plug adapters so that users can stay charged anywhere in the world. Perfect for those who loved the now discontinued Apple MagSafe Duo charger.

Featuring a durable aluminium shell, ButterFly unfolds to reveal a MagSafe charger for iPhone and a magnetic fast charger for an Apple Watch. A vegan leather band tethers the chargers together and one cable, which is included, is all it takes to power up. It can also charge wireless AirPods.   ButterFly morphs into a display stand that supports StandBy mode on iPhone or Nightstand mode on Apple Watch. When folded in half, the little aluminium disk can also serve as a hands-free viewing stand for iPhone. Furthermore, the magnetic watch charging disk on ButterFly tilts so users can lay their Apple Watch flat or upright in Nightstand mode. When only charging a watch, users can fold ButterFly to create a beautiful pedestal.  

The Travel Kit from DARLING

The Travel Kit from Darling is the perfect travel companion thanks to the new exclusive travel-sized format of the two DARLING most beloved creamy sunscreens, DARLING SPF 20 and DARLING SPF 50. It is the cutest set of product to take with you on your weekends or to discover Darling bestselling products in a practical TSA Approved format.

60L Duffel Bag from Built for Athletes

Introducing the Built for Athletes 60L Duffel Bag; the unyielding companion for the modern traveller. Engineered with the utmost attention to detail, this premium duffel is designed to seamlessly accompany you on your journeys, whether you’re jetting off for a far-flung destination or embarking on a weekend getaway.  

Crafted from durable materials, the Built for Athletes duffel boasts an impressive 60L capacity which offers ample room for all your essentials, from workout gear to travel essentials. With multiple compartments for organised packing, reinforced handles for comfortable carrying, and a sleek minimalistic aesthetic that effortlessly complements any travel assemble. Not to mention the security compartment which is essential for travellers.

Duo from Desavery

Experience the ultimate in skincare luxury with the Duo from Desavery. Crafted using high-performance, botanical ingredients that keep skin hydrated while boosting your mood, this duo offers radiant skin from every angle. Smooth is an incredibly pure hyaluronic acid that plumps the skin and prevents moisture loss both morning and night. It’s great for freshening your complexion throughout the day as you travel. Stellar not only brightens skin with Vitamin K but also calms your nervous system with clary sage and bergamot. Collagen-producing prickly pear seed oil and Vitamin E work together to nourish the skin, leaving you dewy and glowing. The Duo is a lovely ritual at the end of a long travel day and the ultimate companion for your next getaway.

Aqua Mug with Shoulder Strap from Dior

The Dior Aqua mug is an exceptional work of practicality and elegance. Created in stainless steel, the piece features the Dior Oblique motif and a laser-etched Dior signature. The mug holder in Dior gray grained calfskin is adorned with the Dior signature. The removable and adjustable Christian Dior nylon jacquard and grained calfskin shoulder strap allows the piece to be worn crossbody as well as slipped into a bag.

Microsoft Surface Pro 9

The Microsoft Surface Pro 9 is the ultimate travel companion. Imagine having the flexibility of a tablet combined with the powerhouse performance and battery life of a laptop, all packed into one sleek and ultra-portable device. Whether you’re adding the finishing touches to a report on a trans-Atlantic flight or simply catching up on emails in a Parisian cafe, the Surface Pro has you covered.

Suede Urban Slides from Brunello Cucinelli

The excellence of Brunello Cucinelli materials enriches the casual, summery style of these Urban Slides. The upper’s soft suede band has a comfortable design and is paired with a very lightweight rubber tread for optimal comfort while relaxing.

Roadster Hardcase 4W Business Trolley S from Porsche Design

Ultra lightweight and inspired by the colors of the Porsche 911: the Roadster Hardcase collection. The case series in polycarbonate designed by Studio F. A. Porsche is the perfect fusion of form, function and design. The Porsche Design Roadster Hardcase 4W Business Trolley S in cabin luggage size catches the eye with its well thought-out design, a weight of just 3.9 kg and a dynamic monochrome look with signature Porsche details.

The roomy front pocket with business features and a USB port offers ample space for a notebook, documents and extras which you’d like to access quickly at the airport. Ball-bearing-mounted, smooth-rolling wheels in the style of the Porsche Taycan rims and an ergonomic multi-height handle ensure optimum performance. Bags can be effortlessly placed and removed over the rounded edges of the handle. The divided interior can easily be expanded at any time and, like the front pocket, is protected by a double TSA-approved lock and an anti-theft zipper.

Barren Short from Vuori

This everyday short looks good indoors and out. The Barren Shorts from Vuori are made with a performance stretch woven that offers cotton-like comfort and reinforced panels for durability. Pictured here in Dark Oregano but also available in Shale.

Metal Pilot Sunglasses from Burberry

This pair of Burberry aviator sunglasses is made in Italy from metal, with acetate temple tips. The rimless lenses are linked by a brow bar and slender temples, subtly engraved with the Burberry logo, Equestrian Knight Design, rook chess piece and rose hallmarks are combined with scratch-resistant dark grey lenses and 100% UV protection. The shades also come witha hard leather clase and cleaning cloth.

Approach® S70 Golf Watch from Garmin

Love to play golf when you travel? The Approach® S70 is a premium GPS golf watch with a superbright touchscreen display, 43,000+ preloaded courses, 24/7 health monitoring, and performance-based club suggestions to help golfers improve their game. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or an amateur golfer, the Garmin S70 can help you make informed decisions, elevate your game and, most importantly, enjoy the sport even more. 

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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 Daily Telegraph.

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16 Comments

  1. I never set foot on a boat as I’m sea sick if I even look at a boat. Despite that I always have a pair of boat shoes around as they’re useful and comfortable for so many situations.

  2. Nice timing. I always need some help with inspiration as Father’s Day rushes up. Loads of helpful ideas here.

  3. These round-ups are so good for catching up with what’s out there. I don’t go to the shops very often and have no idea of what new products there are.

    And of course, browsing on my tablet is a lot easier than battling with parking and crowds to go to the shops.

  4. My son’s planning to go on some gap travels and the 60L duffel bag would be a nice Bon Voyage present.

  5. Every summer I say that this is the summer when I get my handicap down to single file fingers.

    And it still hasn’t happened. May be a little technical help from Gafmin with the golf watch could help.

  6. Some of us always need a thin device, not just when we are travelling. Space is limited in my appartment! That Surface Pro would do nicely.

  7. Seeing all the skin products here I can’t help thinking that hopefully we’re going to see a skincare revolution. It’s no fun being skin in 2024 – UV rays, pollution, heating / air-con, long days in the office. Skin needs all the help that it can get!!!!

  8. 1st June and officially it’s the first day of Summer, it could be time to get a pair of Urban Slides.

  9. That’s very clever design from the Butterfly. I always like 2 in 1 gadgets that earn their keep. Space is always so important when you’re on the road.

  10. I wish I had some travels planned. I’m having an operation this week and the surgeon says I can’t fly for 2 months,

  11. It’s an almost indisputable fact of travel that travellers ignore and forget about their luggage. At the end of a trip many of us think that our luggage looks shabby and put it away. Then when we get it out for the next trip there isn’t time to replace it. It really is worth getting something high-end such as the Roadster Hardcase so that you never have to worry about your luggage again.

  12. As my son’s heading off on his gap travels in September which will be on a budget an Acitivitygift would be a nice treat that he can keep up his sleeve for when he needs it. He won’t be spending a fortune and a good tour might be exactly what he needs.

  13. A beer at lunchtime, just to be social, and a home-made welcome punch to the BBQ – it would be rude to decline – and a solitary glass of white with the salmon and it’s all too easy to slip over the limit in the summer. Alcosense really does make sense in the summer months. Keeping your driving licence is always a shrewd investment.

  14. I like to take my time over coffee, it’s not to be rushed. The Aqua Mug would be absolutely perfect for me.

  15. All the Father’s Day advertising was beginning to worry me as it’s only a week to go. Then I found this post. Problem solved.

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