10 Luxury Travel Gifts (Almost) Better Than Air Tickets

Pamper your loved ones (or yourself) with the season’s most covetable items from tech to beauty.

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Before you grimace at the thought of receiving yet another nondescript luggage tag, here’s a curated list of covetable must-haves for every globetrotter–from street-chic suitcases to summer-ready clutches.

Bookmark this to drop hints to your significant other, travel buddy, and overly-concerned mom … or simply add them to your own cart as you dream up your next big adveture.

Photo: Aesop X Rimowa

1. For the beauty lover: Aesop X Rimowa Köln Travel Kit

Luggage manufacturer Rimowa and Aesop, an Australian luxury skincare brand, have joined forces to design the ultimate luxe travel kit, which comes with a full set of miniature Aesop products housed within a portable version of Rimowa’s signature aluminum case. Keep skin in tip-top condition with nine travel-sized items, including geranium leaf body cleanser and balm, plus a trio of parsley seed facial products.

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2. For the photographer: Leica V-Lux Explorer Kit

Whether you’re into travel, wildlife, or sports photography, the compact Leica V-Lux Explorer Kit fits the bill. Its 25 to 400 mm zoom lens is ideal for all sorts of photographic situations, from wide-angle, standard, and telephoto photography to macro close-ups. Perfect for the ardent traveler, this kit also includes a robust bag with ample storage space and stylish detailing in Italian leather.

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3. For the wellness addict: Yumi Active Performance Leggings

Gear up for your next yoga retreat or fitness boot camp with designer activewear label Yumi Active, which takes inspiration from Asian-themed motifs. Make a beeline for the floral-filled Blooms of the East or the Heritage of the East collection. Expect vibrant prints that take after Peranakan tiles, Korean symbols, Japanese Shibori tie-dye, and Indian henna, all in buttery soft performance fabric that lets one move with ease.

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4. For the street style connoisseur: Off White X Rimowa Suitcase

Make a bold statement the next time you step into the airport with the latest Off White X Rimowa suitcase collection, which comes with cheeky lines like “Personal Belongings”. The latest release from the ongoing collaboration features American fashion designer Virgil Abloh’s take on the luggage brand’s all-black Topas model, with text added within his signature quotation marks. Each suitcase also comes with a removable Off White belt and striped leather luggage tag to ensure maximum style quotient.

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5. For the tech maestro: Apple iPhone XS Max

Globetrotters will find the new Apple iPhone XS Max an ideal travel companion with its large, super-retina display. Photography is now a breeze thanks to the depth control camera function, which lets one edit the amount of bokeh before or after a portrait is shot. Those holidaying with the family will also love the many interactive games that can be played with the phone’s built-in augmented reality feature.

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6. For the well-organized: Bellroy Folio Wallet – Designer Edition

Breeze through airport customs with the Bellroy Folio Wallet – Designer Edition, a carry-all that lets one hold everyday items in one hand. Wrapped in smooth and tanned European leather, the elegant folio unzips to reveal 12 card slots, two sections for bills (great for multiple currencies), a section for coins, as well as space for your phone and passport. Best of all? It comes with a three-year warranty.

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7. For the travel vlogger: DJI Osmo Pocket

Swap out your GoPro for the new, sleek DJJI Osmo Pocket, also the world’s smallest camera with a built-in three-axis gimbal. Created by the brand that’s best known for its drones, the device offers an image stabilization system with 1.55nm pixels and the ability to record video at up to 4k resolution at 60 fps. Plus, it features an 80-degree field of view, allowing one to easily capture every moment while on the road.

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8. For the adventurous: Acne Studios X Fjällräven Collection

The collaboration between Swedish brands Acne Studios and Fjällräven is a match made in heaven for nature lovers with a penchant for high fashion. Designed for the fun and adventurous, the collection features hardy messenger bags in tarpaulin, anoraks in bright hues, and expedition down jackets with faux fur trimming. Overall, Acne Studios has reinterpreted Fjällräven’s most well-loved pieces with a distinctive minimalist aesthetic.

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9. For the summer vacationer: Cult Gaia Mini Ark Clutch in Gold

Putting the “Cult” in cult favorites, this L.A. brand first made waves with its chic Ark Clutch, which launched in natural bamboo. A summer staple among the fashion-savvy, the same clutch is now available in gold-tone, making it covetable arm candy for winter and beyond. Crafted from polished brass, the 23 cm x 18 cm bag is surprisingly roomy and can fit anything from a wallet to a smartphone.

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10. For the boss lady: Patek Philippe Twenty-4 Automatic

First launched in 1999, the Twenty-4 is one of Patek Philippe’s best-selling women’s collections. Today, it has been reimagined into a stylish timepiece made for the jet-setting woman. Designed to keep her on top of a busy schedule, the newly unveiled Twenty-4 Automatic features a timeless, feminine aesthetic and comes with round, diamond-encrusted cases of stainless steel or rose gold.

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