It’s here again … Christmas is right around the corner and if you haven’t started your shopping, I’m here to help. This gift guide features a selection of great gift ideas for the stylish woman who loves to travel. Here are my top picks for 2013!
1 Clutch + Wallet, Dagne Dover, $125
The stylish travelista on your holiday shopping list will swoon for Dagne Dover’s luxe clutch. It’s the perfect multi-purpose wallet with room for all her travel essentials. There’s a detachable eight-card case with compartments for cash and coins, a hidden passport pocket, a zip pocket perfect for her phone, a lip gloss holder and it’s large enough to tuck a boarding pass into.
2 Cobble Hill Curtis Bag, Kate Spade, $348
Every girl knows that Kate Spade just can’t go wrong. This beautiful over-the-shoulder bag is a great gift for the girl on the go, whether she’s boarding a plane or just running around town. Made from a soft, pebbled leather, this bag has an adjustable and detachable strap.
3 Luxe City Guides, see luxecityguides.com for pricing
Luxe City Guides are pocket travel guidebooks that have taken travel guidebooks to new heights of cool. Incredibly stylishly put together (we are talking about guidebooks here) and beautifully bound, these books will fast become the discerning traveler’s best friend. The lovely packaged box sets make a great gift or design a bespoke collection based on upcoming travels.
4 Kate Spade New York Festive Bubbles Scarf, Bloomingdales, $128
A scarf is the ultimate travel essential and this Kate Spade beauty has a wonderfully festive touch, perfect for the holiday season. The abstract bubble pattern reminds me of Champagne and happy times but can easily be worn year ’round.
5 Henry Skeleton Watch by Marc Jacobs, Piperlime, $200
Her iPhone may be her primary resource for checking the time but a classy watch is still a beautiful accessory, especially if she’s traveling. When her phone runs out of power, she’ll be glad she’s wearing this teal and gold Marc Jacobs watch so she doesn’t miss her flight!
6 Tablet Cover, Tiffany, $180
If she never leaves home without her iPad, help her protect it in this beautiful leather Tiffany case. It’s considerably less expensive than diamonds, but she will still be thrilled to see a Tiffany blue box under the tree.
7 Cashmere Eye Mask and Pouch, Mr. Porter, $105
For so many people, an eye mask is not only a travel essential but a general nighttime essential too. Sure, you can buy them anywhere and sometimes even get those free, scratchy ones on the plane that never last long anyway. But if she’ll get the use out of it, this cashmere eye mask will last a long time and will be soothing and comforting.
8 Mujjo Touchscreen Gloves, Mujjo, $100
If she lives in a cold climate or will be traveling to one, she’ll really love these touchscreen gloves. Now her fingers won’t freeze when she’s texting you back! These gloves feature a unique combination of wool felt and leather, making them work easily on touchscreen devices.
9 L’Occitane Hand Cream, Beauty Encounter, $53
I wash my hands over and over and over again when I’m traveling to get rid of germs and ward off illness. But the antibacterial soaps in so many public washrooms leave my hands feeling raw. That’s why I always keep handcream in my purse. L’Occitane makes my favourite handcreams and they come in small, travel-friendly sizes that the TSA will approve of! I definitely recommend these for the woman on your Christmas shopping list.