The Ultimate Luxury Travel Gift Guide 2016

With the festive season fast approaching, it’s time to turn our thoughts to gifts for the special people in our lives…but what to get the man or woman who has everything? If they’re a seasoned traveler, then our ultimate luxury travel gift guide should hopefully give you some inspiration.

Luxury Travel Gift Guide – For weekends away

Looking for something a bit different? This stylish weekend bag by British brand Elvis & Kresse is made from decommisioned fire hoses. Even the lining is unique – its made from old auction banners.


For a personal touch

Locating your bags on the luggage carousel can be tricky but with this personalized luggage tag by luxury British leather goods brand Ettinger, yours will stand out for all the right reasons.


For capturing your photos in style

Such a great idea that it’s surprising no one thought of it until recently, Flytographer offers access to photographers in 200 cities worldwide. It’s easy to arrange all the details with your very own shoot concierge and they even give you style tips so that you look your best on the day.


For peace and quiet!

Want to cancel out all the noise around you whilst travelling? These stylish Bose wireless headphones will do the job nicely.


For those that like surprises

Who doesn’t enjoy a bit of mystery? One of the hot new trends in travel is a surprise trip to an unknown destination. Several companies now offer this service, including Jubel, Pack Up & Go and Bolsover Cruise Club with their 16 night mystery voyage.


For chic resortwear

Wear this marine inspired number by Sophia Alexia and you’re pretty much assured to get compliments from strangers. It’s long enough to be worn as a dress around town or poolside cover up.


For avid readers

Louis Vuitton is famous for its steamer trunks and this book on the history of the travel trunk is full of fascinating anecdotes. For the foodie, Linda Lang’s 5 Star Recipes from World Famous Hotels & Resorts should definitely appeal.


For tech geeks

American luggage brand Raden is carving out a name for itself with its smart designs. Their suitcases have weighing scales in the handle, two built-in chargers and location technology to alert you when they arrive on the airport carousel.


For beach bunnies

You’ll be the most stylish person on the beach with this unusual round beach towel by You Me and the Dream.  There’s space enough for a family of four to sit on and the cotton velour makes it extremely comfortable.


For photography fans

For the tech geek in your life, this 360 degree camera by Ricoh will capture every angle of your trip. As well as photos, it can take spherical videos up to 25 minutes long which you can then transfer to your smartphone by WiFi.


For ingenious travel wear

This ingenious collection of reversible clothing from American brand Jia will give you several outfits in one. We particularly like their cashmere cardigan dresses for keeping you warm on chilly flights.


For jet setters

For those more used to private jets than flying commercial, access to the VIP terminal at Heathrow would make an excellent present. With a door to door chauffeur service, its own screening and immigration facilities private lounges and gourmet food on offer, it makes a great start to a trip.


For nostalgic romance

The Orient-Express is synonymous with luxury rail travel, and this year the group behind this iconic brand have launched a new train in Ireland. The Belmond Grand Hibernian is the first luxury rail experience in Ireland and with several routes all departing from Dublin, it would make an excellent gift for those who are nostalgic for the golden days of travel.

We hope that you’ve found this luxury travel gift guide helpful, roll on the festive season!

What travel gifts do you have your eye on?

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  • The reversible cashmere cardigan looks and sounds great. I had no idea that such a thing existed. Will investigate further.

    • Yes they’ve got lots of reversible clothing, it sounds really practical for travel!

  • Great choices! I’d love a trip on the Orient Express someday

  • I am familiar with the brand Elvis & Kresse and I have a card holder from them which I love. I really love the concept behind their brand too.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    • They do have some really cool items and I love the way that they donate some of their profits to help former fire fighters

  • There are some really fantastic suggestions here that you’ve spoilt us for choice. I’ve actually just sent an enquiry off to Flytographer and I love the personalised luggage tags too!

    • We’ve done Flytographer twice and had a great time – as for the luggage tags, makes it so much easier to spot our suitcases!

  • now that’s what I called a useful post 🙂

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  • What a fab guide! I love the personalised luggage tags.

    • I’ve been getting so much use out of mine! Hope you’re enjoying Berlin, looks great

  • Wow, Suze, this has to be one of the best gift guides, I love the travel theme you’ve stuck with, very fitting for your blog and relevant to so many. That suitcase sounds amazing and so convenient! Thanks so much for sharing, beauty, and I hope you have the most amazing week ahead!



    • I’m definitely hankering after one of those suitcases, the weighing handle sounds so handy! Greetings from Florida, we’re here this week

  • Coco Cami

    Great gift guide, thank you so much for the inspiration 🙂

    Camille xo

  • Can’t believe Christmas is so close already! Fantastic list and great inspiration!


  • Hayley Rubery

    Suze… I think that Flytographer *might have just changed my life!! What a bloody brilliant idea, especially for us bloggers, saves us dragging pals and other halves along for pictures! Definitely going to look into this 🙂

    Hayley xo

    • I’m sure you’ll love Flytographer, I’ve used them twice now and they really get the blogging style

  • Suze I see so many travel gift list posts and this has to be one of the best and most original! I’ve seen a few ideas here that I think are going to come in really handy! And those suitcases sound so clever!

  • Lucy

    Yes please to all, The VIP access at the airport for travelling would be lovely. The suitcases and remote for the camera get my vote Lucy x

  • mystery voyage sounds fab!:)