As Christmas songs fill store aisles brimming with gifts, shopping at this time of year can be a festive treat, but also a tricky and exhausting task. What you need is a Christmas gift guide bursting with ideas for luxury travellers.
Looking for something unique can take weeks, with hours spent treading the high street or shopping online.
So we’ve done the Christmas gift sourcing for you.
Here is your very own Christmas gift guide to help save you time finding the perfect gift with the luxury they’ll love, and that’s also good value for money. You’ll want some money left over for your 2017 travels after all!
From items for the gadget lover to the fashion conscious traveller, we have gifts covered for that special person in your life.
Found an amazing gift for a friend or loved one? Share it with us at the end of the article.
What to buy – our Christmas gift guide for luxury travellers
For the Gadget Lover
1. GoPro Hero5 Action Camera
The long-awaited GoPro Hero5 has landed in time for Christmas, and makes the ideal gift for capturing those all-important memories over the holiday season and beyond.
It offers crisp 4k video and 12MP camera, voice activated controls, and is waterproof up to 10 metres without need for a case. The GoPro’s latest design is a hardy all-rounder and a space saver for your luggage – gone are the days of bulky camcorders.
2. DJI Phantom 3 Drone
If the gadget lover in your life has been on the good all year, this is the gift for them.
The Phantom is controlled using your smartphone and is packed with features for crisp and stable aerial footage. It comes with 720p HD real time view and a flying time of 25 minutes.
3. Amazon Echo
Predicted to top people’s wish-lists this year, the Amazon Echo is a personal assistant and DJ, in the form of handsfree speaker Alexa.
With 360-degree audio, this neat bit of kit is a great accessory for the home, allowing you to ask questions, set reminders, control thermostats and play your favourite tunes throughout your home.
4. RAVPower USB Charging Bank
Every tech fan needs their gadgets refuelling, so a charging bank is a great stocking filler.
If you’re going to splash out opt for the 27000mAh model at £150, which has enough umph to power just about everything – including a vacuum cleaner!
For the Avid Reader
1. The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well
There are some places where the way of life strikes a chord with you, and Denmark is one such destination.
Hallmarked as the happiest country in the world, this beautifully illustrated book is a great way to find your own hygge – the magic ingredient that makes the nation so content.
2. The Travel Book: A Journey Through Every Country of the World
This Lonely Planet hardback book would look great on anyone’s coffee table.
Loaded with tips on things to see and do in 230 countries, it won’t be hard to find inspiration within the 448 pages.
3. Kindle Voyage
With the latest tablets and phones now smarter than ever, you may question why anyone would bother with an e-reader in 2016. However e-ink screens make it easier on the eye for direct sunlight and night-time reading, and e-readers offer far better battery performance than your average smartphone or tablet.
The Kindle Voyage is perfect for those on the go, with storage for your whole library of books, a 3G and/or Wi-Fi option, plus the PagePress feature allows you to turn the page without lifting a finger.
4. Travel Listography: Exploring the World in Lists
This listography is a guided journal featuring cues to help you plan your future travels and reflect on past adventures.
With over 70 topics, this is a great guide for the procrastinator in your life who could do with being a little more organised when it comes to planning their travels.
Gifts For Her
1. Chrysalis Cardi
Finding holiday outfits to mix and match to save space in your luggage is a familiar exercise for us ladies, but when we stumbled upon this multi-wear garment we couldn’t quite believe our eyes.
A scarf, a cardigan, a wrap, a dress, a gown… there are at least eight ways to wear this fashionable design, and you can watch the tutorials online on how to create each look.
Available in a range of colours, it makes a thoughtful gift and will be the first thing she’ll pack for her travels.
2. Tatcha Dewy Face Mist
This is liquid gold in a bottle for the regular jetsetter. A dewy skin mist to prevent the dreaded drying effects from flying at altitude, it will keep your skin well hydrated until touchdown.
3. Ted Baker Scarf
You will know from our packing tips how essential a scarf is when you travel and this rose print scarf offers multiple wear options. Use as a sarong, to cover shoulders when visiting religious sites or to simply add extra sass and warmth to your holiday wear.
And with such muted colours, it will coordinate with a whole host of outfits.
4. All Saints Mori Crossbody Bag
Arm candy will never go amiss, and we adore this stylish crossbody bag from All Saints, made for around town or when you’re off on your travels.
Roomy enough to hold your currency, camera and sunglasses, yet compact enough to stop you feeling like you’re weighed down, as well as rocking the tassles trend, it is a gift you’ll long be remembered for.
Gifts For Him
1. Drakensberg Kimberly Weekender Bag
This men’s bag works for a range of uses from a backpack to a carry-on. It’s a lightweight alternative made from canvas and leather, and is available in olive green or beige for the stylish gent in your life.
2. Boss Maroso Scarf
The cooler weather is well and truly here, and this rich wool scarf will make a useful and smart addition to his winter wardrobe.
3. Wild and Wolf Travel Essentials Bundle
This passport, luggage tag and journal bundle in an eye-catching world map design is made for the male in your life who loves to travel.
4. Hugo Boss Leather Gloves
These premium quality leather gloves will be a much-loved accessory for the man that likes fashion and quality in equal measure.
For the Jetsetter
1. New Year’s Eve Getaway
It’s not long after the big day that keen travellers turn their attention to planning their next big break for 2017. Why not make it happen a little sooner and book New Year’s Eve in London, aboard the Sunborn Yacht Hotel.
With spectacular views of the fireworks above London, this luxurious yacht also features an Elemis Spa to start 2017 with an indulgent treat.
2. Memo Bottle
Gone are bulky bottles when travelling. The super-slim (well about as thin as a book) Memo Bottle is cleverly designed to slip neatly into your bag, ready for when you need hydration. The A5 option stores 750ml of water, while A6 will house 375ml.
3. Samsonite Neopulse Suitcase
We’re all about options, and Samsonite is always a safe bet for quality and choice. The Neopulse comes in four sizes and seven colours so you can tailor the ideal option for your recipient.
Robust yet lightweight, as well as featuring a TSA-approved lock and zipped divider it blends convenience and security into one – a firm favourite for the frequent flyer.
4. Carry On Cocktail Kit
This novelty kit comes with all the tools, ingredients and inspiration you need to make your own cocktail at 30,000 feet, or for those especially long train journeys.