Is it just me, or does Christmas come around more swiftly each year? 2022 was a year of recovery for the travel industry and 2023 looks set to be even better still so here is some inspiration for travel-related gifts for men for the year ahead. Treat him this Christmas with one of our 20 luxury travel gift suggestions, with everything from experiences and fashion to gadgets and luggage.
The ultimate way to travel, a hot air balloon ride with WonderDays offers the man in your life both serenity and a magical experience 5,000 feet in the air! He’ll have the world at his feet when he jumps onboard a balloon flight, only to finish the adventure with celebratory glass of Prosecco or soft drink and a presentation of a certificate signed by the pilot.
If floating through the air might not be what he wants, then we can offer you 100’s of other experiences from indoor skydiving, bungee jumping, supercar track days, escape rooms, speedboat rides down the Thames in London as well as some calmer options such as afternoon tea, rum making, photoshoots just for men and blacksmith hammer making experiences but to name a few!
This travel set from Ralph Lauren is crafted from luxurious cable-knit cashmere and includes a coordinating blanket, eye mask, and zip storage pouch, which can also accommodate a pillow. The throw blanket is 100% cashmere and measures 81.3 cm L x 139.7 cm W. The eye mask is 100% cashmere with a woven cotton back; two elasticised straps provide a secure fit. The zip pouch is 100% cashmere with a cotton fleece lining.
Designed to perform mountainside, this hard shell jacket excels in unpredictable weather during high-output pursuits. Made for backcountry skiing, hiking and mountaineering, the jacket has Helly Hansen‘s extremely waterproof and breathable LIFA INFINITY™ technology – responsible protection without the use of chemicals.
It’s constructed with a recycled face fabric and a PFC-free durable water repellent treatment – more wins for you and the environment. The hard shell delivers maximum protection and layering capability. Helly Hansen has added the details that count: helmet, backpack and harness-compatible design, a RECCO® transponder, pit zips for ventilation and waist draw cord for extra warmth in wind.
A contemporary take on the casual country boot, Chatham‘s Endsleigh warm-lined lace-up boots have a dressier feel than your everyday style. Expertly-crafted in Portugal from premium oiled suede in rich dark brown, they’re a six-eyelet design with a tall cut, a back tab, an inside zip for an easy fit, a warm lining and Chatham branding detail. They have a sole spring poron performance cushioning, which is anti-bacterial and offers maximum comfort and shock absorption, and they’re stitched on a two-part rubber sole. Perfect for the winter months thanks to their cosy lining; wear them for the smarter moments in your off-duty diary.
A luxury destination calls for luxury accessories. Introducing the new travel document wallet from Watson & Wolfe. Crafted using a soft and supple corn-based vegan leather and luxuriously lined in a woven fabric made from waste plastics – this passport wallet really is a worthy travel companion. It will organise your passport, documents, cards, currency, a spare sim card and a sim card tool and it even has RFID protection. Each item is ethically handcrafted in Istanbul and features the stunning Wolfs head logo. This item can also be personalised with initials.
A mix of style and innovative design, the CIGA Design X Series is a timepiece that will last for years to come. Perfect for everyday wear, it has reimagined the aesthetics of hollow-design. Integrating a patented automated mechanism embedded into a unique X-shaped skeleton, the X Series displays a self-winding movement that recharges automatically as you wear it. Equipped with a four-corner suspension system that takes stability to the next level, the Gorilla Series X is aesthetically pleasing but also well suited to the day ahead.
We all like to think that no one would ever drink and drive but did you know that you can still have alcohol in your system the morning after the night before? Particularly at Christmas with alcohol consumption so much higher, make sure that you don’t risk your licence, your life or the lives of others in an accident. Any alcohol remaining in your body can impair your judgement, reduce concentration and speed of reaction. Remember there is no rule of thumb as we all process alcohol as an individual.
Driving abroad or simply putting in a lot of miles on the roads each year? The AlcoSense Ultra sits at the top of the range of personal breathalysers from AlcoSense. It has the same size sensor as used by several UK police forces, a colour screen clearly showing your reading and whether you still have alcohol in your system, the Blow Coach which helps you blow into the device accurately, a Time Until Sober alert, pre-programmed international level alcohol limits, is fine-tuned to external temperature readings, has a backlit blow tube receptor, 100 extra blow tubes and a carry case. Every AlcoSense breathalyser is calibrated and tested to ensure accuracy.
The birdseye-weave fabric on this Travel Suit Jacket from Charles Tyrwhitt creates a timeless look. Built to their Traditional cut for a classic silhouette, the jacket is single-breasted with a two-button fastening, and a half-canvas construction for a superior fit over time. Subtle tailoring touches, including four-button working cuffs, twin back vents, and notch lapels, set it apart.
Stax Spirit embodies the spirit of craftsmanship of Stax to produce state-of-the-art Audio products. S3 is the first in a series of high-end headphones under the Stax Spirit product line of Edifier. Get next-level high-fidelity audio perfect for every music audiophile, both passionate and professional. Compared to traditional dynamic driver headphones on the market, the Stax Spirit S3 headphones come with advanced planar magnetic drivers that lower audio distortions and wider dynamic responses, making them great for removing external noises when travelling.
They can be paired with two different Bluetooth devices effortlessly switching between music, gaming or phone calls. And you can get 11 hours playback time with only a quick 10-minute charge. Your ultimate travel buddy!
A refined selection of scents in travel-friendly sizes, courtesy of Jo Malone. Cleanse skin with the freshness of Wood Sage & Sea Salt Body & Hand Wash (75ml), followed by zesty Lime Basil & Mandarin Body & Hand Lotion (75ml), then finish with the aromatic woody scent of Cypress & Grapevine Cologne Intense (100ml).
This vintage-inspired Brit Travel Bag from Aspinal of London is the perfect companion for weekend breaks and trips to the gym. Handcrafted from the finest full-grain leather with a distinctive hand-stitched Union Jack flag to the front, the softly structured duffle-style shape is spacious enough for all your essentials. Designed with longevity in mind, this timeless leather travel bag has sturdy top handles and a detachable shoulder strap for superior comfort on the move. A personalisation service is available on the luggage tag.
Give the gift of smooth footage from that unforgettable trip away, ensuring it’s shake-free and one your friend or family member will want to re-watch with the new Zhiyun Smooth 5S smartphone gimbal. The Smooth 5S is compact and durable enough to carry in a rucksack and will take those smartphone videos to the next level by removing jittery shots. With its powerful built-in fill light that will illuminate every shot, the Smooth 5S offers a simple way of capturing special memories for anyone with a smartphone, even at night time. Wide shots of beautiful scenery of beaches or city breaks are no problem either with Zhiyun’s iconic 3-axis design that allows for extreme angles. Available in white or grey.
Discover cult classics from the House of Creed in this exclusive Men’s Discovery Set. Complete with three glass 10ml vials of our best-selling men’s fragrances to explore; Aventus, Aventus & Green Irish Tweed; this limited edition set also comes with a 10ml travel-friendly atomiser. Easily interchangeable with each of the three glass fragrance vials, the Creed atomiser is perfect for switching up your fragrance depending on your mood. The ultimate way to discover a new scent for your fragrance wardrobe or a luxurious gift for your loved one, this men’s fragrance set comes encased in a beautifully crafted Creed collectors box. When the vials have finished, top up your atomiser with a Creed 250ml or 500ml splash bottle of choice.
The VinGardeValise takes the worry out of traveling with wine. Created by FlyWithWine, the VinGardeValise Piccolo is a tough suitcase made with dense foam inserts to cradle five wine bottles with room for your clothes and belongings on the other side.
The VinGardeValise® Piccolo doubles as an anytime, anywhere airline carry-on piece of luggage or as a checked wine travel case. It’s perfect for quick weekend getaways and ideal for last-minute airport Duty Free purchases.
Sometimes adventure finds you. Sometimes you chase after it. These adidas Terrex shoes were designed for both. Light and packable, the versatile trainers work just as well navigating the city streets as they do backcountry trails. The durable, technical canvas upper rides on a trail running outsole, a winning combination of protection, stability and flexibility. This product is made with Primegreen, a series of high-performance recycled materials.
Oakley is celebrating Kylian Mbappé as one of the world’s best soccer players with this limited-edition Signature Series Deadbolt. The frame’s distinctive elements draw inspiration from the famous and traditional Ballon d’Or award and balanced with a contemporary touch using a satin black finish. The round silhouette can be worn with or without a prescription for everyone to get a piece of this coveted eyewear.
The unconventional design of the Oakley® Deadbolt is a progressive eyeglass that embodies the desire to push boundaries and challenge the norm. Its unique stem architecture that’s using a single element to connect the frame and temples is a testament to Oakley’s engineering team leaving no detail unnoticed in this dramatic evolution of optical eyewear.
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Molton Brown has come up with this flight-friendly five-piece set for the well-groomed wayfarer. Housed in a clear travel pouch made from recycled materials, this edit includes all that you’ll need to bring the luxury with you on your next adventure. The clear travel pouch includes African Whitewood Balancing Face Wash (30ml), American Barley Skin-calm Shaving Cream (30ml), Ultra-light Bai-ji Hydrator (30ml), Re-charge Black Pepper Bath & Shower Gel (100ml) and Purifying Shampoo With Indian Cress (100ml).
This luxurious sustainable travel set from Marigold Charms comes in a useful storage tin that makes an ideal travelling companion for your Dad to use either at home or on his travels away. Inside, the organic solid shampoo comes in a small tin to keep it dry, and there is a sisal bag to store the organic hand poured soap in.
The Louis Vuitton Travel Book collection offers a resolutely contemporary vision of travel. In this elegant work, Lorenzo Mattotti – a major exponent of the graphic novel – captures the shapes and colours of Vietnam and its inhabitants. The book measures 28 cm x 19 cm and has 168 pages, containing 100-120 original illustrations, artist biography, captions and an introduction.
Bennett Winch‘s brown leather wash bag is the perfect balance of form and function. Featuring a clip out wet compartment for storing beard clippers or razors, this made in England wash bag also carries a zip secured internal pocket. With a wide opening for easy access and a luxury RiRi zip securing all of your toiletries, the Bennett Winch wash bag is the ultimate ally for carrying your essentials, coming fully lined in Italian nylon and crafted from the finest full grain Tuscan leather, making it one of the best dopp kits for travelling in style.
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