We all have that one friend who is constantly jet-setting to distant lands and running out of pages to stamp in their passport. If you’re fortunate enough to be shopping for these worldly wanderers, here’s our pick of thoughtful gifts that they can take during their next grand adventure.
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Traveling across the globe comes easy when you have Montblanc by your side. Crafted from polycarbonate with leather trim, the #MY4810 Montblanc Nightflight Trolley cabin is a compact carry-on fitted with 4 quiet-running ball-bearing wheels and stable multi-length bar extensions with multi-stop system to make transit less of a hassle. Also worth a look is this ultra slim document case from Montblanc’s Extreme 2.0 collection. Featuring sturdy Italian calfskin leather with a textured carbon fibre print, the sleek briefcase comes with a contrasting soft cotton internal lining to keep any precious valuables intact no matter where your journey takes you.
For journeys that involve loads of walking, these Gucci Tennis 1977 sneakers will do wonders to help keep you on your feet. A modern take on an archive piece from the 80s, these comfy low-tops come in a multitude of canvas combinations and prints with a white rubber sole outlined with a green line.
Carrying all your essentials is a cinch with the Dior Book Tote by your side. Based on the original creation from creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri, this spacious bag includes sturdy handles for carrying by hand or casually draped on one’s shoulders. The fully embroidered blue canvas exterior has been decorated with hand-cut fringed embroidery to resemble a camouflage pattern. For an extra dose of casual-chic, pair it with the Fantaisie blue and black camouflage anorak which comes complete with a graphic “Christian Dior” logo on the front and hood.
One can always count on Chanel to make pockets trendy again. Part of the maison’s Cruise 2019/20 collection, this modern take on the classic little black jacket presents eight pockets on a cotton tweed construction in a calming shade of green. Those who wish to take their layering skills to the next level can also add a thin belt around the waist and leave it to half-way open to show off your outfit.
For those who prefer to travel light, the Keepall Bandoulière 50 makes an ideal choice. A playful take on Louis Vuitton’s original soft travel bag, this cabin-sized wonder features a roomy interior with padlock zip closure to keep belongings safe. The exterior also presents a colourful world-map print on the Damier Graphite canvas, the perfect way to display your love for all things travel.
Practical and sporty, this trendy jacket from Tumi offers plenty of warmth during those long chilly nights spent traipsing across Europe. Water-repellent and windproof, thoughtful details include a neoprene trim at the collar to keep things insulated, while the cuffs and internal shoulder straps make lugging the coat around a real breeze.
Nothing adds instant style and polishes an outfit quite like a well-constructed hat. Crafted in sturdy felt, this classy little number from the Hermès Objets AW19 collection comes complete with an eye-catching chemise silk twill displaying Henri d’Origny’s timeless Mors à jouets design.
Burberry’s quintessential coats are certainly a style staple among the A-list, but we simply can’t get enough of this zip-front cape. Made in Italy, the cape’s construction includes a soft wool blend with a distinctive check print, while smooth lambskin trims and fringe detailing adds just the right amount of pizzazz to any travel ensemble.
When it comes to cancelling ambient noise during those long hours, Bang & Olufsen is the answer. Aimed at frequent travellers, this stunning limited-edition model from the AW19 collection comes in soothing shades of Chestnut and Peony. With 25 hours of playtime, other nifty features of this over ear model include noise cancelling that effectively shuts out the hubbub, a Transparency Mode which allows you to hear your surroundings, and a built-in Google Assistant that can be accessed by holding the dedicated voice button.
Compact and packed with nourishing formulations, the Departure kit from Aesop is just the solution for dealing with post-flight dryness. Each kit comes equipped with Blue Chamomile Facial Hydrating Masque, Immediate Moisture Facial Hydrosol and Rosehip Seed Lip Cream to help replenish skin moisture. Other extras include toothpaste, mouthwash and a Resurrection Rinse-Free Hand Wash to help with upkeep during those extra long flights.