holiday gifts for travelers

The holidays are upon us and, as Venuelusters, we know more than a few hard-to-shop-for globetrotters. So what do you get the discerning traveler who already has everything? We’ve rounded up 20 of our favorite luxury travel gifts to help you out. Make no mistake—today’s list is all about luxury. So slip into your favorite silk slippers, open a bottle of Veuve and get ready to be swept off of your globetrotting feet—we’re going to help you check all of those hard-to-shop-for jet-setters off your list quicker than you can say passport, please.  

1. Globe-Trotter + Missoni Luggage Line


Globe-Trotter Missoni Trolley Cases

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We begin our roundup of luxury travel gifts today with a collaboration we can’t get enough of. Globe-Trotter joined forces with Missoni to create this one-of-a-kind trolley case, and we simply can’t take our eyes off it. For the traveler who wants to turn heads in the airport (and who never wants to ask Is that bag mine? when waiting at baggage claim again), cases from this line make a perfect gift. Trimmed in Tuscan Fieno leather and lined with Missoni’s iconic space-dyed knit, pieces from this stunning luggage line are available for anywhere from $1,700-$3,100 USD.

2. Leather Garment Weekender Bag by Hook & Albert

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Next up, we move to one of the most ingenious pieces of luggage we’ve ever laid eyes on. Hook & Albert’s Leather Garment Weekender Bag is a sight to behold, and it’s super-smart design is perfect for the business-savvy globetrotter who prefers to fit suits, sportcoats and shoes all in one beautiful bag. With the full functionality of a traditional garment bag, plus the easy portability of a duffel bag, this piece transforms from a duffel to a garment with just one simple unzip of a premium YKK zipper. With four internal pockets for accessories, plus additional internal pocket for shoes, your favorite jet-setter will never have to waste time checking a bag again...thanks to you. (Available in four different hues for $595.)

3. Pendleton National Parks Blankets

Pendleton National Parks Blankets

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Number 3 on our roundup brings us to a crazy-cozy holiday gift for the outdoorsy traveler in your life. Pendleton Woolen Mills recently released its National Parks Line to, as it states, “salute the beauty of ten parks” in honor of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. With everything from luxurious bath towels to rugged boots to stunning scarves, the National Parks line certainly does not disappoint—and each piece features an exclusive Pendleton print unique to a certain national park. Among our favorite prints are the Glacier National Park stripes and the red-rock inspired Grand Canyon print. The line offers plenty of product options to choose from, but we recommend opting for its luxury blankets or throws—they’ll keep your jet setter cozy and chic for everything from road trips to red-eyes. Our favorite blanket? The Glacier Park Roll-Up Blanket, a stunning pure virgin wool blanket that’s completely campsite approved. (Prices range from $149-$299 depending on the blanket chosen.)

4. Bose QuietComfort 35 Noise Cancelling Headphones

Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones

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If there’s one luxury travel gift you can’t go wrong with, it’s a pair of high-quality noise-cancelling headphones for all of those snooze-less redeyes your favorite traveler takes. We’ve scoured the market to find our favorite pair, and there’s no doubt that the Bose QuietComfort Noise Cancelling Headphones are the ultimate in airplane headphones. With Bluetooth capability, 20-hour battery life and Bose’s proprietary TriPort® acoustic structure (which brings out music subtleties that will leave you feeling like you're hearing your favorite song for the very first time), these are sure to leave a smile on even the most discerning traveler’s face. We especially love the sleek silver option Nordstrom offers for $349.95.

5. Globe Trotter Trolley Case

Globetrotter Trolley Case Luxury Travel Gifts

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Next up on our roundup of luxury travel gifts, we circle back around to Globe-Trotter, but this time for a suitcase that will have the jet-setting pink lover in your life swooning. A trolley case in a stunning candy-pink hue, this stunner is sure to stop travelers in their tracks at the airport. We can’t get enough of the striking shade, but also love the fact that it’s wheeled and comes with two adjustable luggage straps. Available for $1,775 from Lyst, purchase this one for the globetrotter in your life who isn’t afraid of a little (or a lot) of color.

6. Case Factory Calf-Hair Passport Cover

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Number 6 on our list brings us to a simple, yet super chic, gift for the wild globetrotter in your life. We love this leopard print calf-hair passport cover from The Case Factory. Available for $175 from Net-a-Porter and fully-lined in a super-smooth chocolate brown leather, this one makes for a perfect match for fashion-loving, statement-making jet-setters everywhere.

7. Lomography Lomo’Instant Wide Camera

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The Lomography Lomo’Instant Wide Camera is the perfect luxury travel gift for the Venueluster who lives life behind the lens. Whether the globetrotter on your list is a selfie-enthusiast, an Instagram-pro or just a lover of landscapes, they’re sure to love this chic, playful, streamlined camera. With three different lens attachments, color gel filters, fully automatic and manual settings, and long- and multiple-exposure settings, the Lomo’Instant Wide Camera offers countless creative options and develops the images you capture instantly. Plus, it gives the recipient an excuse to put their smartphone down and capture their travels with something a little more hands-on. Available for $239 from Nordstrom, don’t overlook this camera when shopping for that impossible-to-buy-for traveler on your list.

8. Frank Clegg Camo Duffle

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If there's a bag more beautiful than the Frank Clegg Camo Duffle, we have yet to find it. Number 8 on our roundup of luxury travel gifts brings us to the perfect bag for the discerning globetrotter on your list (who also has serious style). With a stunning camouflage pattern that's sewn piece-by-piece and striking solid brass hardware, this duffle is certainly something to look at—but the level of craftsmanship and attention to detail Frank Clegg offers mean the bag will last a lifetime (making it much more than just a pretty face). Available for $3,000 from Frank Clegg, you can always request a leather sample first if you're not ready to commit to the camo.

9. Olivia von Halle Travel Track Set

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As Venuelusters, we’re constantly on the hunt for the perfect plane clothing--and we happen to think this silk sweatshirt and track pants set by Olivia Von Halle is among the best options we’ve seen. Knitted from a silk-and-cashmere blend and finished with streamlined dusty-rose and black stripes, this oh-so-stylish set is perfect for redeyes. Available for $1,325 in three fashion-forward shades from Net-a-Porter, we recommend ordering this set for that traveler you know who can pull off anything.

10. Shinola Zip-Top Messenger

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Number 10 on our roundup of luxury travel gear brings us to a Detroit-based company iconic for its buttery-smooth leather goods and urban-chic aesthetic. Shinola happens to be one of our all-time favorite brands when it comes to stunning leather luggage and bags, and we’re particularly swooning over this season’s brand new Shinola Zip-Top Messenger Bag. Inspired by the silhouette of camera bags and made from Shinola’s signature leather, this messenger is the perfect bag for those traveling abroad on business or for schooland is especially great for those who love a vintage aesthetic. We happen to love the spruce hue (shown above), but the bag also comes in bourbon, deep brown and black hues. Available for $950 from Shinola, you simply can’t go wrong with this stunning messenger.

11. Bose Soundlink Mini II Bluetooth Speaker

Bose Mini Bluetooth Speaker

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Next up is a gift that’s perfect for the music-loving jet-setter on your list. At a mere seven inches wide and weighing just over one pound, the Bose Soundlink Mini II Bluetooth Speaker makes for a perfect travel companion. With technology constantly changing, most of the iPhone docks hotels offer in guestrooms tend to be outdated and fit with old versions of dock connectors. You usually have to call the front desk to get an auxiliary cord to even begin hooking your phone up to play music, which can often be more trouble than it’s worth. We love this mini Bluetooth speaker, then, because globetrotters can bring it with them nearly anywhere and don’t have to worry about dock connectors or auxiliary cords. Available for $179 from Nordstrom, this is one of those gifts you just can’t go wrong with.

12. Madewell The Transport Weekender

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We’re suckers for a great Madewell bag here at Venuelust. With reasonable prices, rich leather and amazing craftsmanship, you can’t go wrong with one of their stunning pieces. This season, we’re especially in love with Madewell’s The Transport Weekender Bag. Perfect for the globetrotting woman in your life who needs to fit it all in one easy-to-carry overnighter, this bag is a great, no-fuss carry-on bag for short weekend trips. Plus, with room to carry everything from electronics to cosmetics to an extra sweater, she's guaranteed to reach for it countless times on that trip of hers. We’re particularly swooning over the on-trend dark cabernet shade (pictured above), but the bag is also available in black and brown for $298 from Madewell. (Tip: Add a monogram for an extra personal touch.)

13. Tokyo Bay Traveler Collection Jewelry Roll + Wristlet

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Number 13 on our roundup of luxury travel gifts brings us to a travel accessory that’s all-too-often overlooked. Jewelry and Watch Rolls are something every true globetrotter should own, yet few often do. We really love this Tokyo Bay Turquoise Jewelry Roll, then, for the jet setter in your life who’s known to travel with some serious wrist candy. With four compartments for jewelry and watches, plus an additional pocket for rings and smaller items, it’s a perfect solution for those who often find themselves victim to tangled necklaces and lost earrings. We also love that this set comes with a beautiful matching wristlet, perfect for holding a phone, credit cards and/or passport. Available for $110 from Tokyo Bay, this is one of those small gifts that makes a big impact.   

14. Fjällräven Water Resistant Backpack

Fjallraven Backpack

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Originally designed in the 1970’s for Swedish schoolchildren, the Fjällräven Water Resistant Backpack has now become an iconic piece for fashionistas and globetrotters alike. With a stunning vintage aesthetic, a removable foam insert that can be used as a seat pad, a rain-flap, two carrying options and room to fit most 13-inch laptops, this backpack is sure to become a traveler's new best friend. Known for its durability, functionality and iconic aesthetic, this eye-catching pack is available via Nordstrom for $130.

15. Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Airplane Pieces

Tiffany Airplane Pieces

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It’s difficult to go wrong with the Little Blue Box everyone knows and loves, which is why Number 15 on our roundup brings us to to the iconic Tiffany & Co. With an airplane charm (above left, $150), airplane cufflinks (above center, $325) and an airplane piggy bank (above right, $2,500), Tiffany offers a little something for every luxury-loving traveler out there. All pieces are made from Tiffany’s coveted sterling silver, come wrapped it its iconic packaging and are available via Tiffany.

16. Pendleton Spider Rock Rolling Duffel

Pendelton Spider Rock Rolling Duffel

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Number 16 on our list brings us back to Pendleton Woolen Mills for a rolling duffel bag that’s sure to turn more than a few heads at the airport. Part of Pendleton’s National Parks Collection (which we talk about in Number 3 on today’s roundup), we love Pendleton’s Spider Rock Rolling Duffel for the Aztec-loving, outdoorsy traveler in your life. With an interior organizer, a snap-closure front pocket, brass zippers and a detachable shoulder strap, traveling with this rolling duffel is an absolute breeze. Plus, its pattern is one you won’t be able to take your eyes off of, so you'll always know which suitcase is yours at baggage claim. (Available for $130 from Pendleton.)

17. Shinola Relaxed Hobo Bag

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Number 17 on our roundup of luxury travel gifts brings us back around to Detroit-based Shinola for yet another buttery-smooth bag. This season’s brand-new Shinola Relaxed Hobo Bag is an absolute stunner and makes for the perfect gift for the always-on-the-go woman in your life. With silvertone hardware, a hidden magnetic closure, two interior pockets and an 11-inch handle drop, this bag rates high on our list in both functionality and style, and—with plenty of room for all of her everyday needs—it will be the only back she carries-on from here on out. Available in five stunning shades for $895 from Shinola, we love the idea of adding a monogram to this beauty for an additional personal touch.

18.Frye Company Logan Overnight Bag

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We couldn’t get away without including at least one piece from the iconic Frye Leather Company in today’s roundup of luxury travel gifts. Known for its high-quality leather, outstanding craftsmanship and rich history dating back to 1863, we love everything Frye makes—but its Logan Overnight Bag has us especially weak in the knees this holiday season. With a sturdy silhouette, two interior zip pockets, a removable crossbody strap and a leather name tag, this overnighter is sure to become a globetrotter’s new favorite piece of luggage. Available in cognac (pictured above), slate and black for $479 from Frye, this is one of those simple-yet-stunning pieces that will last the jet-setter on your list a lifetime (or millions of miles...whichever comes first).   

19. Tumi ‘Voyageur’ Flap Backpack

Tumi Backpack

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For the super-chic traveler who wants high functionality without forfeiting high fashion, Number 19 on today’s roundup of luxury travel gifts brings us to the Tumi ‘Voyageur’ Flap Backpack. A simple, chic and super-streamlined design aesthetic coupled with smart design features (like padded laptop pockets, D-rings, a top-carry handle, and a double clip-strap flap closure) means backpacks aren’t just for schoolchildren anymore. We also love the stark black color punctuated by striking goldtone hardware. (Available for $395 at Nordstrom.)

20. Babyhome Premium Dream Perforated Leather Travel Cot Bassinet


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We finish off today's list with the perfect travel gift for those jet-setting brand-new parents on your list. Babyhome's stunning Perforated Leather Travel cot Bassinet is a light-weight, minimalist bassinet designed for on-the-go parents. We especially the buttery cognac leather and the hidden mini-wheels, which make it a breeze to move from space to space. Its legs can also be locked for a stationary cot, or can be placed in the rocker setting to lull that globetrotting babe right to sleep. Available for $1,200 from Nordstrom, this one is sure to score you some serious brownie points from mom and dad.

Your Turn...

That's what we've rounded up for you today. Have any luxury travel gifts we missed? Share them with us in the comments section below. We'd love to hear what you plan on buying those hard-to-shop-for jet-setters and globetrotters.