Women that love to travel can be tricky to buy for. Gifts need to be a) suitcase-friendly, b) versatile, or c) certified showstoppers she’ll want to take on every trip. From Monopoly board bags to PJs that look like wallpaper, this is the Christmas to seriously impress.
And if you’re reading this simply for ‘gift-to-self’ ideas? Don’t worry, we do that too… Happy giftmas.
FOR THE SHOE FANATIC
Malone Souliers Portia embroidered satin mules, £765
The merriest of Christmases come in the form of killer mules. This Malone Souliers pair are like walking works of art for her feet. With contrasting panels of luxe burgundy and beaded flowers, they’ll instantly elevate any outfit (and we’re not just talking about the heel height).
FOR THE MAKE-UP JUNKIE
Anya Hindmarch Wink make-up pouch, £275
There’s no better incentive for organising brushes and lipstick collections than a fresh kit bag. Anya Hindmarch’s Wink pouch will make her beauty on-the-go more streamlined. In chic reflective grey with signature winky face motif, the zip-around design is both satisfying and smile-inducing.
FOR THE ACCESSORIES ADDICT
RedV embellished velvet cross-body bag, £435
Forget the red wine, we’ll take our Bordeaux on a bag, please. This RedV cross-body combines plush velvet with blingy crystal studs. It’s the ultimate shoulder candy to see in 2019. Plus, the silver chain shoulder strap means she can go hands-free for New Year parties.
It’s the ultimate shoulder candy to see in 2019!
FOR THE WANDERLUSTER
Carrie Elizabeth 14k gold diamond set compass pendant, £120
If she’s never in one place for very long give your favourite globetrotter some direction with this compass pendant. Handmade by artisans in Jaipur, it features four ethically sourced diamonds prettily placed in-between north, south, east and west. Wear it solo or layer up.
FOR THE FRAGRANCE FIEND
Diptyque eau de parfum discovery set, £78
She’ll breeze through airport security with miniatures of her fragrance favourites. This Diptyque set contains five portable 7.5ml eau de parfums to match her vacation mood. Choose from delicate Fleur de Peau, seaside-inspired Do Son, fruity-floral L’Ombre Dans l’Eau, earthy Philosykos, or spicy Tam Dao.
FOR THE ON-THE-GO GIRL
Fact + Fiction Meghan backpack, £125
If you want a backpack that’s as hardworking as her, Fact + Fiction is all about stylish bags with oh-so-practical bells and whistles. Meet the newest Meghan style in tan with silver trims (hello, SS19 season). With countless hidden compartments and padded laptop sleeve, it’s the probably the chicest laptop bag/sports bag/baby changing bag that we’ve ever met.
FOR THE HAIR GODDESS
ghd Platinum+ Healthier Styling gift set, £175
If her hair is her crowning glory, she’ll quickly become BFFs with ghd’s clever styler. The Platinum+ features predictive technology that forecasts and adapts to her bespoke hair needs. Yes, really. Containing ghd Platinum+ Styler, paddle brush, sectioning clips and heat-resistant roll bag, this set has #hairgoals written all over it.
…this set has everything she needs to get cosy on her travels
FOR THE PLANE HOPPER
Morgan Lane Sleepy pillow, socks and eye mask set, £540
Give her some home comforts while she’s 35,000 feet high in the sky. This Morgan Lane set has everything she needs to get cosy on her travels. In light grey cashmere, there’s a plush pillow, lurex-trimmed ribbed socks and padded eye mask. Complete with eyelash embroidery, it’s the chicest ‘do not disturb’ sign when she’s catching up on beauty sleep.
FOR THE SLEEPY HEAD
House Of Hackney Mamounia silk-satin pyjama set, £395
Meet every maximalist’s dream PJ set by House of Hackney. Like wallpaper, but better, the vibrant design is inspired by riads in Marrakech. In silk-satin long, lazy weekends have never looked more luxurious. If she’s feeling extra brave, she might even wear them outside the bedroom as chic separates. The Mamounia is also available in blue colourway and with matching eye masks.
FOR THE TRAVEL BUNNY
Lipault x Jean Paul Gaultier limited edition luggage, from £59
Designer luggage doesn’t get much better than this Jean Paul Gaultier collaboration, which conveniently comes without the high-end price tag (she’ll never know). From toiletry bags to suitcases, the 12 pieces come in intense black or brilliant burgundy with contrasting pink inner. Be quick, the limited edition collection is only available until January. Run, don’t walk…
FOR THE SCENT LOVER
Hermès Eau des Merveilles eau de toilette gift set for her, £74
When one scent isn’t enough, gift her a fragrant trio. Hermès Eau des Merveilles is like the fairytale of the fragrance world – sparkling and warm and built on a woody amber accord. This designer set includes Eau des Merveilles eau de toilette, matching body lotion for dreamy fragrance layering, and a handy 7.5ml miniature for her travels.
FOR THE GAME PLAYER
Olympia Le-Tan Collect Salary top handle bag, £1,550
If she’s a whizz at the Christmas family board games, give her a bag to up her accessories game. This Olympia Le-Tan’s Monopoly-inspired bag represent the best corner of the board with ‘Go’ appliqué. Its boxy shape means you can use it as a statement top handle bag for maximum showing off, or keep those winning hands free with the detachable shoulder strap.
Click here to read our Christmas Gift Guide for Globetrotters