With Valentines day around the corner, you may be looking for inspiration. I have done the leg work for you and have picked 10 brilliant gifts perfect for the luxury traveller.
When you are away, give your other half a cuddle from afar with the gift of a cosy jumper. The Winser merino wool polo neck jumper is my current favourite. It is toasty and fits like a glove. For that cosy feel on an absolute howler of a day, their Audrey Cashmere is so warm you will hardly need a coat at all!
Continuing the clothing theme, if a jumper doesn’t take your fancy as the perfect Valentines gift. How about a dress that does everything. A dress that is stylish for day wear, can be dressed up for an evening out, and a dress that is so darned comfortable that you can sit in bed at the end of the day, still comfy enough to watch a late night movie. This dress, and my favourite all time dress, is one of the numerous designs from Marie Hell. All these dresses are made in super soft and clingy fabric so they look great AND are comfy! You can buy them direct from Marie Hell.
For the boys, a leather jacket will also keep in the warmth in the winter and nobody does them better than Cameron Charles. These timeless yet modern jackets from Cameron Charles offer luxury British fashion, with a rakish nod to Rock and Roll. Cameron Charles combine the traditional silhouette of Savile Row with the deconstructed nonchalant finish found in Neapolitan tailoring, and their new collection showcases the best of both the British and continental tailoring traditions. Buy one from Cameron Charles or win one in our travel auction.
4. Limited Edition NASA Moon Landing Photos
If your loved one has even a flicker of interest in travel they will love a NASA space phot! Due to be auctioned on 14th Feb in New York, these photos date from 1965 to the 1980s. There are 22 large-format photographs up for grabs, documenting various space missions. Many of the photos have never been published before. The images include iconic shots of astronauts Bruce McCandless, Buzz Aldrin, Charles Duke, and Ed White as they travelled through space, taken during the Gemini IV, Apollo 11, Skylab 3, and STS-41-B (Space Shuttle Challenger) missions.
These silky lovelies look so much better than the freebies in airline amenity kits and they lull you to sleep with the smell of lavender. These are the Rolls Royce of sleep masks and you should not be seen in First or Business Class without one! Buy them at Masters Of Mayfair or win one in our travel auction.
I’m not fond of the English weather. If your loved one also yearns to escape the gloom, the Lumie will help with some light therapy. The sunrise light wakes your body slowly and naturally without the jolt of a conventional eeeeeek, eeeeeek, eeeeeek. But that’s only half the story, the aromatherapy function will waft scents from warmer climes across your bedroom. The perfect escape, when you can’t. Buy from Lumie or win one in our travel auction.
If your lady is active woman, it can be surprisingly hard to find a watch that is not only stylish but also tough enough to deal with whatever she decides to put it through – and wearing a man’s watch is just not a great style choice. The Abingdon Co totally understand this and have a beautiful range of luxury watches designed for female pilots, scuba divers, business travellers and adrenalin seekers, all ideal for your active Valentines. Buy at The Abingdon Co or win an Abingdon voucher in our travel auction.
Offering a mouth-watering line of the finest French chocolates you’re ever likely to taste, zChocolat was founded by Frenchman, Jean-Philippe Khodara, 17 years ago in his hometown of Aix-en-Provence, South of France – and, with the help of renowned World Champion Chocolatier Pascal Caffet, it has quickly earned the respect of chocolate lovers around the globe. Each zChocolat is painstakingly handmade with zealous adherence to French tradition: no alcohol, preservatives or colouring, a high cocoa content, low sugar and 100% pure cocoa butter.
zChocolate has launched a 2017 Valentine’s Day Collection which delivers romance with an unapologetically indulgent flair. Featuring 16 products available in a wide range of packaging and price-points, the collection is zChocolat’s most lavish contribution yet to a holiday already defined by decadent gifts. Buy at zChocolate or win a Valentines box in our travel auction.
Who doesnt love shoes? Cocorose offer the ultimate in fold up travel shoe. I love to stroll around beautiful towns, Monaco, Capri, Gstaad. The list goes on but my collection of high heeled beauties don’t react well to hills, cobbles or snow. On occasion I’ve looked less than cool almost toppling over after a designer shoe has gotten caught in a grate. The shame! The answer is of course fold up shoes that slip nicely into your handbag. Buy a pair for your loved one from Cocorose and spare your loved one the shame or tripping up!
The Kind Sir story is one born out of love. Love of the handmade, love of slow living, the art of gift giving and most importantly, the love of people. Oh, and the love of all things leather, of course. If you would like to keep your cases stylish, personalised luggage tags are a great option. Kind.Sir produces personalised Italian leather tags and the lettering is indented in the leather making the cases easily identifiable. Get something lovely indented in the luggage tag to make your loved ones luggage different and to make them smile.
How about a sensory trip to the Lavender fields of Provence. Winter is sticking with us for another few months but there is no reason you can’t take your loved one’s nose to the sundrenched the Lavender fields of Provence with the latest fragrance from KORRES. You can buy a KORRES Lavender Blossom Shower Gel or Body Milk from £8 from M&S· For a fragrance remeniscent of the summer, KORRES also make delicious light perfumes which you can buy from Liberty.
12. The Smell Of Love
Make your Sweetie Smell Sweet with one of my favourite new fragrances for 2017. At the moment I am loving My Burberry Black Eau De Parfum For Woman sweet and creamy, almost chocolately – it will make your loved one good enough to eat. I am also a fan of Korres fragrances. Whisk yourself off to warmer climes with Korres White Tea, Bergamot & Freesia Eau De Toilette, a truly heartwarming fragrance or Korres Peonia, Vanilla & Amber Pear, a cozy and autumn scent.
My favourite perfume name for Valentines has to be the new Tory Burch “Love Relentlessy” in a valentines-esque pink and gold box. I think the name says it all and this lovely fragrance will make your lady smell sweet and fruity. “My father wrote this note to my mother, which he ran in the newspaper and signed ‘Love, Relentless.’ My parents were the most romantic couple I have ever known. This fragrance is inspired by their love story.” — Tory Burch
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