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Frequent Flyers

Elite Traveler has rounded up the top luxury travel gifts ideal for any jet-setter.

By Irenie Forshaw |  November 4 2021


luxury Travel and Frequent Flier Gift Guide 2020
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Whether for business or leisure, we all know someone who is forever traveling. But finding your favorite globetrotter the perfect gift can be tricky – especially when they already seem to have everything they need. Here, Elite Traveler has rounded up the best luxury travel gifts that are sure to brighten up your jet-setting loved one’s next trip away from home.

Bang & Olufsen, Beoplay EQ

Beoplay EQ headphones in nordic ice, sand and black

Beoplay EQ wireless earphones / ©Bang & Olufsen

We’ve all settled down for a long journey only for someone to sit down next to us and start crunching potato chips in our ear. For frequent flyers, a trusty pair of headphones is a must. The recently launched Beoplay EQ from Bang and Olufsen is the innovative Danish audio pioneer’s first wireless earphones with Adaptive Active Noise Cancellation so jet-setters can fully immerse themselves in their music without any distractions. Designed for comfort and durability, the earphones have 20 hours of total playtime (6.5 with ANC turned on) making them the ideal companion for long journeys.

$419, bang-olufsen.com

Paravel, Sustainable Luggage Set Grand  

Paravel sustainable suitcase and packing cube

The carbon-neutral suitcase comes with a handy packing cube / ©Paravel

Eco-conscious travelers will delight in receiving this stylish luggage set from Paravel. Constantly striving to limit its environmental impact, the sustainable travel brand focuses on reducing and offsetting carbon emissions, incorporating upcycled materials throughout its products and planting trees in depleted ecosystems. Available in four colors, the carbon-neutral suitcase features a durable recycled polycarbonate shell, recycled aluminum handle, vegan leather details and recycled zippers. Inside is a handy packing cube made from 13 post-consumer plastic water bottles to keep clothing organized and wrinkle-free.

$385 tourparavel.com

Alexandra Llewellyn, Travel Backgammon Set

Travel backgammon set with dice, agate and rose quartz pieces

The travel-size backgammon set features a delicate botanical design / ©Alexandra Llewellyn

This hand-crafted luxury leather backgammon set from Alexandra Llewellyn is the perfect gift to keep globetrotters entertained during their next trip away. Inspired by Alexandra’s days spent playing backgammon under the Moroccan date palms, the travel-size set features a delicate botanical design with brightly colored birds soaring among the greenery. The beautiful set comes with rose quartz and dark green agate playing pieces and can be personalized with laser-engraved initials or a handwritten message to make it an extra special gift.

$1,915, alexandrallewellyn.com

Gucci, Off The Grid Passport Case 

Gucci Off The Grid sustainable passport holder

The stylish passport holder is made with a nylon fabric sourced from regenerated materials / ©Gucci

A passport holder is essential for frequent flyers to keep all of their important travel documents in one place. Durable and sleek, Gucci’s Off The Grid case has been designed with sustainability (and style) in mind. It’s made using nylon fabric sourced from regenerated materials, black leather trims (processed differently from traditional methods to reduce the environmental impact) and is sewn together with recycled polyester thread. Part of the luxury fashion brand’s first collection from Gucci Circular Lines (created to advance circular production) it makes the perfect gift for eco-conscious travelers.

$364, gucci.com

Mulberry, Darley Cosmetic Pouch

Darley Cosmetic Pouch Mulberry light gold crushed metallic leather

The Darley Cosmetic Pouch in light gold crushed metallic leather / ©Mulberry

Every jet-setter needs a cosmetic pouch to safely store away their toiletries and makeup before taking flight. Crafted from Mulberry’s signature grained leather, this light gold crushed metallic pouch is perfect for the festive season and will make a chic addition to any travel lover’s luggage. Finished with Mulberry’s classic silver Postman’s lock and lined with a foil-embossed interior, it comes in five additional colors (including bright pink and khaki) to suit every taste.

$425, mulberry.com 

Burberry, Two-tone Leather AirPods Case 

Burberry AirPods case

The Two-tone Leather AirPods Case can be clipped to other luggage with ease / ©Burberry

While AirPods are great for traveling thanks to their small size and wireless connectivity, they can also be notoriously easy to lose. Gift your favorite frequent flyer this chic Burberry case and they’ll never have to worry about misplacing their treasured tech again. Designed in the same style as the iconic brand’s coveted Pocket bag, the miniature pouch can be clipped to other luggage using the fastening attached to the leather strap for easy access on the go.

$480, burberry.com

Johnstons of Elgin, Cashmere and Silk Sleeping Set 

Johnstons of Elgin eye mask and cashmere socks gift set in camel

The special set includes a super soft eye mask and pair of ribbed cashmere socks / ©Johnstons of Elgin

Drifting off to sleep is the ideal way to while away a long journey. However, getting comfortable enough to do so on a long-haul flight or sleeper train isn’t always easy. That’s where this beautiful sleeping set from Johnstons of Elgin comes in. The distinguished UK cashmere brand has been producing quality garments at its woolen mill in Elgin, Scotland for over 200 years. Taking coziness to new heights, the special set includes a super soft silk sleeping mask and pair of ribbed cashmere socks that will have your globetrotting loved one snoozing in no time.

$342, matchesfashion.com

Stow, Executive Folio Leather Tech Case

The executive folio leather tech case in berry red with laptop, notebook and pens

The Executive Folio Leather Tech Case in Berry Red / ©Stow

Keeping track of all your tech devices and work documents can be stressful, especially when you add travel into the mix. Ideal for regular business flyers, this freshly launched executive folio leather tech case from Stow has four compact pockets designed to comfortably fit a 13” laptop, mobile phone, A4 notebook and charging lead. Hand-stitched in Spain and carefully designed for longevity and to minimize waste, the stylish case is available in a range of colors including our favorite: Berry Red. It also comes with a travel phone charger and power bank so your jet-setting loved one won’t have to worry about running out of battery, wherever they are.

$848, stowlondon.co.uk

Cartier, Travel Alarm Clock

Cartier's quartz travel alarm clock

The rare, highly collectible timepiece is set in an Ermeto-style matt black Teflon travel case / ©Cartier

For business travelers, waking up in time for meetings is vital for a successful trip. Gift your globetrotting loved one this elegant quartz travel alarm clock from Cartier this holiday season and they’ll never have to rely on hotel wake-up calls again. The rare, highly collectible timepiece is set in a rectangular Ermeto-style matt black Teflon travel case with coral highlights and features a signature white dial with luminous green hands. Compact and easy to pack, it’s sure to become a much relied upon staple of every travel lover’s luggage and even when home will make a charming addition to their bedside table.

$3,190, libertylondon.com

XO, RISE Membership

XO rise members on a private aircraft

XO Rise Members can enjoy instant booking on everything from full charters to individual seats / ©XO

Crowded airports, delayed flights and lost luggage are just a few of the frustrations that come with flying commercial. Treat your favorite frequent flyer to an XO RISE Membership this holiday season, for a gift that will keep on giving. The exclusive private jet membership includes instant booking on everything from full charters to individual seats, the ability to initiate or join shared charters and discounts on empty legs. All this can be done with the click of a button via the mobile app, taking the hassle out of flying for your jet-setting loved one.

$595 per year, flyxo.com

Prada, Recycled Nylon Ski Boot Bag

Prada ski boot bag

This ski boot bag is the perfect gift for fashion lovers embarking on an alpine adventure / ©Prada

We all know someone who loves hitting the slopes each year. For ski aficionados, you can’t go wrong with this striking ski boot bag from Prada. Made from 100% recycled polyamide featuring the iconic brand’s signature geometric print, padded tape handles and an adjustable shoulder strap, it’s the perfect gift for fashion lovers embarking on an alpine adventure this winter. Practical as well as stylish, the bag has a handy external zip-up pocket at the front for extra storage.

$1,730, selfridges.com

 

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