Whether you’re a frequent flier, enjoy a cruise, or are more partial to glamorous train journeys, there is an entire industry built on making travel more comfortable. Travel accessories range from mugs to suitcases, or even recreational additions that will help you pass the time. With so much to choose from, Elite Traveler shares our favorite gifts for the frequent flier/traveler this holiday season, with a collection of luxury travel gifts that are perfect for any jet-setter.
Leica, M10-R Camera
While modern phones now carry cameras, there is something special about traveling with a digital camera. This extra piece often has a higher resolution, can pick up smaller details, and can be used in varying light conditions. The Leica M10-R is geared towards exactly this: the best possible image quality. With a stylish, retro finish, the Leica M10-R is an easy-to-use, flexible camera that features a newly developed image sensor that adapts to its focal point, no matter the time of day or night.
Vingardevalise, Piccolo Five-Bottle Wine Travel Case
After visiting a new place, trying the cuisine and local wine, wouldn’t it be ideal to be able to bring a taste of that location back with you, to share with family and friends? The Piccolo Five-Bottle Wine Travel Case might be the answer to that question and makes the perfect gift for any wine connoisseur. Doubling as a carry-on piece of luggage, the travel case can safely and securely transport up to five bottles of wine (though when full, it will have to go through as checked luggage).
Versace, Medusa Studded Travel Mug
Whether they are being used on your daily commute, while taking a walk, in the car, or traveling with you on a long haul flight, a travel mug is an essential part of any journey. Durable and stylish, the Medusa Studded Travel Mug is covered entirely with crystals for a glamourous finish. Made of 100% aluminum, it can be used for hot or cold beverages, comes in black or white with a golden Medusa pattern, and has a reusable straw for easy drinking.
Alexander McQueen, Skull Folded Umbrella
Carrying an umbrella is always a wise choice for any traveler, especially if you’re jet setting to a new place during the winter months or rainy season. Forget the hassle of stowing or carrying a large umbrella — a compact one can easily and discreetly fit in most carry-on bags and purses, and will still protect you from the elements. For an option that works with any outfit, we love the black Skull Folded Umbrella, which is finished with a gold skull handle.
Stow, Leather Tech Case
There’s nothing more frustrating than reaching into your bag and discovering that the wires for your phone, tablet, or headphones have tangled together, or that your appliance has damaged by something else in your bag. As we now travel with a host of electrics, it’s important to have somewhere safe to keep them — such as Stow’s Leather Tech Case. Coming in a range of sizes and colors, the case has a power bank and its own USB, and each electric appliance has its own pocket.
FENDI, Cashmere Travel Set
While some airlines will hand out travel sets on flights, bringing your own blanket, slippers, and eye mask is a more comfortable and luxurious alternative that will ensure you are relaxed during your trip and refreshed for landing. The brown Cashmere Travel Set from FENDI is a perfect example, and a great gift for a jet-setting loved one. With four different sizes available, it will suit any frequent flier and comes in a handy travel bag for easy storage.
Mont Blanc, Ultra-Slim Document Case
There will always be a place for physical documentation, especially when it comes to important business transactions. Combining elegance and practicality, Mont Blanc’s Ultra-Slim Leather Document Case is a secure and stylish option for carrying documents, whether you’re traveling across the city between meetings or on a cross-continental flight. Providing internal space for A4-sized documents, it features two loops for writing instruments and two pockets for mobile phones.
Bang & Olufsen, Adaptive ANC Headphones
Every frequent flier should have a great pair of headphones — they are an essential part of modern traveling, providing a quiet space away from the noise of a plane or train, and allowing the user to relax with their own music or TV show. These Beoplay H95 Adaptive ANC (Active Noise Cancellation) Headphones are the result of 95 years of sound design and craftsmanship, creating the ultimate listening experience and providing lasting comfort for even the longest journeys.
Bottega Veneta, Cosmetics Case
Having a good cosmetics case full of the best makeup and accessories is a beauty essential for women across the world, and is invaluable for any bathroom, vanity table, or handbag. A cosmetics case is also great for traveling, ensuring that when you reach your destination you look and feel your best. Made with Intrecciato Nappa leather, this small Cosmetics Case is the perfect size to fit in any handbag or carry-on luggage and features one main compartment and a secure zip fastening.
Slip, Travel Mask & Pillow
Feeling comfortable enough to fall asleep while traveling, whether it’s on a long-haul flight, in a car, or on a train, can be tricky to accomplish. However, investing in a good quality eye-mask and carrying a small travel pillow might help you find that elusive beauty sleep while you’re on the go. Crafted from the highest grade mulberry silk, Slip’s travel pillow and eye mask will have you dreaming in no time — and waking up refreshed, with no ‘bed head’ or sleep creases.