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2018 Holiday Gift Guide For Luxury Travelers

2018 Holiday Gift Guide For Luxury Travelers

December is finally upon us! Black Friday and Cyber Monday have come and gone, but if you are anything like me, you have barely scratched the surface with your Christmas shopping. Hopefully this gift guide will provide you, or a luxury travel lover in your life, with some beautiful and useful products.

HP Sprocket Photo Portable Printer

For me, half the fun of traveling is coming home to go through all of the photos and memories from my trip. As much as I like sharing my vacation snaps on social media, it’s just as nice to have hard copies! This portable printer is about the size of a cell phone and can instantly print photos from your phone or tablet. Find out at the end of this post how to win one!

SteamLine Luggage Carry On Suitcase 

A suitcase is obviously essential for any trip. But do yourself a favor and get something stylish and durable for any adventure. You’ve probably seen these beautifully handcrafted suitcases across Instagram, and for good reason! I love all of their collections but their ‘Editor Black Carryon‘ is a particular favorite.

Packs Project Weekender Bag

If you’re looking for something smaller than a suitcase, a weekender bag is the perfect solution! Packs Project is a fabulous company that believes in purchasing with a purpose. 10% of every purchase you make goes towards their project of building schools in underdeveloped nations and helping alleviate the world from global illiteracy. If that weren’t amazing enough, their bags are also very beautiful and high quality. I absolutely love my Kingman Weekender in black with gold zippers. For those who are not a fan of leather products, this is made with vegan leather so no need to worry.

JORD Wood Watches 
JORD kindly gifted me one of their gorgeous wooden watches earlier this year and I was so impressed with the quality, I knew I had to include them in my guide. Not only do these hand-crafted timepieces look incredible on your wrists, they also come in the most beautiful wooden boxes which you can get engraved! Of course, I had to stick with a travel theme and I think it came out perfectly. I went with the stunning Koa and Rose Gold Watch.

Kusshi MakeUp Travel Bag 

These makeup travel bags were created by women who travel for women who travel. They have thought of everything! Kusshi uses the highest quality leather and their makeup bags have a convenient zip out interior lining that can be machine washed. I also love the zippers on both sides so that I can see all of my makeup easily without digging around.

Airbnb Experiences 

I know most people are familiar with the popular rental website, but Airbnb is offering so much more now! You can really learn how to live like a local by having an actual local take you around to see the sights. Airbnb Experiences can range from an afternoon sightseeing or foodie experience to training with a true samurai artist! There are so many unique experiences to choose from and if you’re considering this as a gift for someone, Airbnb provides gift cards. I always recommend taking food tours when you travel as a way to get to know a destination’s history and culture through food! I highly recommend this one in beautiful Southern California.

Tesalate Sand Free Beach Towels 

Life will never be the same on your next beach vacation once you get a hold of these towels. As much as I love lounging by the sea, sand is just annoying. With clever engineering, Tesalate towels allow the sand to slip off very easily AND they dry in record time. What more could you need? Okay, they are compact, light, and stylish too. I’m obsessed!

Olloclip Lens Set for iPhone 

These award winning mobile lenses are such a fun addition to your smart phone, especially on your travels. If you prefer to travel lightly or don’t want to spend money on a fancy camera, Olloclip will make your phone photos look high quality and unique! I’d recommend the Core Lens Set which includes the Fisheye, Super-Wide, and Macro 15x lenses.

Women’s Organizing Travel Bags 4-Pack 

These travel pouches are designed by Swedish stylist and creative director, Jennifer Jansch. I love how they are printed with images of what’s inside, as a stylish way to keep your to-go essentials easily contained. They also keep my suitcase as organized as possible!

Bose QuietComfort Noise Canceling Headphones 

Noise cancelling headphones are an essential for me on any flight. I first fell in love with Bose headphones years ago on a flight with American Airlines in their first-class cabin. While over-the-ear options are great, they aren’t as easy to carry around everywhere. Therefore, I’d recommend these QuietComfort earphones! The sound quality is just as great as the small size.

Try The World

I think monthly subscription boxes are a great gift idea for those people in our lives who are difficult to shop for. A travel-themed subscription box is even better in my world! Who wouldn’t want a present arriving at their doorstep every now and then? I’d highly recommend Try The World; they deliver a gourmet food box from a new country every month with eight products that are curated from notable chefs around the world. They only provide items from small, family-owned companies who follow artisan methods of production which is something I really like!

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Carmen Edelson is the Founder of Carmen's Luxury Travel. Carmen has been traveling the world for over a decade. Our travels allows her the opportunity to pursuit her itch to travel to the best luxury destinations, and experience those first class tastes from around the world.

67 Comments

  1. S D
    Reply

    love the lo & sons bags

    • Carmen Edelson

      They’re fabulous!

    • Love those travel handbags. And I am pretty sure I need a sand free towel in my life! So cool !!!

    • Carmen Edelson

      A sand-free towel is a must! Thanks for reading, Malini!

    • Carmen Edelson

      Me too! Good luck to you, Jennifer!

    • Carmen Edelson

      Thanks for entering, Laurie! Fingers crossed 🙂

  2. I love the suitcases (have seen something very similar in Sweden lately) and the travel bags. Being currently in Cambodia, Christmas feels so far away for me. And – being currently in Cambodia – luxury travel gear would be so out of place here….Anyway, Season Greetings!

    • Carmen Edelson

      I hope you’re having an amazing time in Cambodia!

  3. I had not heard of AirBNB Experiences. That is a great idea. I have family members who will love the Try the World monthly gift also. Thanks!

    • Carmen Edelson

      So glad I could give you some gift ideas, Elaine!

  4. I didn’t realize you could gift AirBnB experiences! That’s a great idea. Awesome gift guide!
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    • Carmen Edelson

      Yes, I think so too! 🙂

  5. I love idea of bose headphones

    • Carmen Edelson

      They are such great headphones, Cody!

  6. mark
    Reply

    In an era where everyone is pushing the same products on travellers the Try the world packs stand out for me. they are something unique and give you a real taste of different destinations

    • Carmen Edelson

      Thanks, Mark! I really appreciate that. They are a great company.

  7. Am loving seeing all of the gift guides – tis’ definitely the season. I’d take the gadgets or the AirBnB experiences any day. Will have to forward your list onto Santa.

    • Carmen Edelson

      Tell Santa I say hello 😉

  8. Loving the looks of the carry on suitcases. I wonder if Claire will surprise me with those 🙂
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    • Carmen Edelson

      My fingers are crossed for you, Danik! 🙂

  9. Carmen Edelson
    Reply

    Great, Carol! Thanks for participating 🙂

  10. Carmen Edelson
    Reply

    Thanks, Alyssa! Good luck to you 🙂

  11. I think the Airbnb experiences would be a great gift for me! I heard about the new offering but didn’t have time yet to check it out. Otherwise I would enjoy all other gifts as well. 🙂

    • Carmen Edelson

      I love the idea of Airbnb Experiences! Such a great new addition.

  12. Brenda Haines
    Reply

    I follow on Facebook; Brenda Haines, Twitter; @TheHippieHut and Instagram; @thehippiehut32 I also shared on Twitter.

    • Carmen Edelson

      Great, you’ve been entered!

  13. Carmen Edelson
    Reply

    Fingers crossed for you, Brenda! Thanks for participating.

  14. Carmen Edelson
    Reply

    So glad you entered, Lara! Good luck to you 🙂

  15. Carmen Edelson
    Reply

    Thanks for reading and entering!

  16. Ahhhhhhh! I am going to have this link along to my husband! I want all of these under my tree for Christmas. 😉
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    • Carmen Edelson

      I hope he takes note! Merry Christmas, Carrie 🙂

  17. Love these, that portable printer would be amazing, I would love to send some photos back as postcards!

    • Carmen Edelson

      Great idea. I hope you enter, Nic! Good luck.

  18. Melissa
    Reply

    That wood watch is going on my shopping list for my husband’s Christmas gift. Great roundup of products!

    • Carmen Edelson

      I’m so happy to hear that! They are beautiful watches.

  19. Carmen Edelson
    Reply

    Thank you, good luck!

  20. Carmen Edelson
    Reply

    Those wood watches make beautiful gifts! And good luck 🙂

  21. Carmen Edelson
    Reply

    Thank you so much for entering, Zenia!! Good luck 🙂

  22. Carmen Edelson
    Reply

    Thanks for entering and sharing, Wedni!

  23. Carmen Edelson
    Reply

    Good luck, thank you so much for entering 🙂

  24. Carmen Edelson
    Reply

    Thanks for entering, John!

  25. Carmen Edelson
    Reply

    Thanks!

  26. Carmen Edelson
    Reply

    Thanks for entering, Kelly! Good luck 🙂

  27. Carmen Edelson
    Reply

    Thanks for entering, Dana! Good luck 🙂

  28. Carmen Edelson
    Reply

    Thanks for entering, Wendy! Good luck 🙂

  29. Carmen Edelson
    Reply

    Good luck, Monica! Thanks for entering 🙂

  30. Carmen Edelson
    Reply

    Hi Amy, thanks for reading! The Bose ear buds are amazing, however, I am only giving away the HP photo printer or a $100 VISA gift card 🙂

  31. Carmen Edelson
    Reply

    Good luck, Ken!

  32. Carmen Edelson
    Reply

    Good luck to you, Paige! 🙂

  33. Love all your picks! Those suitcases are definitely on my wishlist. I hope somebody gifts them to me….haha ?

    Cheers!
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    • Carmen Edelson

      Ha, me too! Happy holidays 🙂

  34. adriana
    Reply

    These are all such great ideas! I absolutely love them – I love travel gifts!

    • Carmen Edelson

      I do too, Adriana!!

  35. I love Lo&Son’s bags! I’m planning on buying a new one next year for traveling!

    • Carmen Edelson

      That’s great, Amanda! You won’t be disappointed.

  36. Great list. This is such a lovely post. Thanks for sharing this post.

    • Carmen Edelson

      Thanks for reading 🙂

  37. Carmen Edelson
    Reply

    Thanks for entering, Greg!

  38. Carmen Edelson
    Reply

    Thanks for entering, Sanil!

  39. Carmen Edelson
    Reply

    Fingers crossed, Lori!!

  40. Hey Carmen great article. I’ll be keeping note for this year’s Christmas because i want to buy my wife something expensive 😀 and you have reviewed some interesting items.

    • Carmen Edelson

      I think she will love anything on this list 🙂

  41. Very nice post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say that I’ve really enjoyed browsing your blog posts. In any case I’ll be subscribing to your feed and I hope you write again soon!

  42. Gina Rock
    Reply

    I love the Steamline Suitcases! They look like such great quality and are very pretty!

    • Carmen Edelson

      Yes, they are some of my favorite suitcases!

  43. yvonne
    Reply

    I love the HP Sprocket Photo Printer. It’s convenient and I am a fan of hard copy photos as well. Happy Holidays!

    • Carmen Edelson

      Same to you!

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