Gift Guide: The Traveller

With the Christmas season fast approaching, it is the ideal time to reflect on your friend or loved one's interests, in order to find a truly thoughtful gift for them. One of the joys of giving the perfect present to an avid traveller comes from knowing that your gift will represent the excitement of travelling and the lasting memories of each getaway. With the help of Aspinal's curated travel gift ideas, be inspired to explore impeccable accessories for travel enthusiasts that can be used and cherished on new adventures.

For the Weekend Traveller

We all know someone who loves a weekend break, from an escape in the English countryside to a city break in Europe. A sophisticated yet practical present will help them stay organised while packing and will complement their style while exploring new places. For the gentleman on the go, a classic men's leather wash bag in saffiano textured leather is a must-have accessory; a wipeable silk lining will make it a lasting addition to his luggage, while the interior will accommodate all essential toiletries and shaving accessories. For women on a business or leisure trip, a softly structured cosmetic case, crafted from deep shine croc print leather and lined in our signature grosgrain, will fit neatly into a weekend bag or small suitcase. Add personalisation of up to four initials on any style for a distinctive gift.

Contemporary, flat leather pouches are the ultimate accessory for the discerning traveller who wishes to keep their essentials neatly organised in their favourite bag. A sleek design makes them ideal for holding coins, cards and headphones, while hand-finished detailing adds understated refinement. For someone who enjoys action-packed weekends, a full-grain Italian leather journal or notebook, filled with high-quality cotton mix pages, will ensure optimum organisation and make recording special moments a delightful experience.

For the Long-Distance Traveller

There are no better gifts for long-distance travellers than ones which make long journeys a pleasant experience. Frequent flyers will not only appreciate gifts that they can use time and time again, but ones that introduce a little indulgence to their travel routine. An Italian full-grain leather passport cover with a contrasting suede lining will ensure that friends and family members board in style, while our travel collection includes everything from compact travel wallets to luggage tags that can be personalised for an individual touch. Show a loved one how much they mean to you by surprising them with a deluxe gift that they might have overlooked themselves. A Boston travel bag, lined in our signature Argyle silk, will certainly appeal to those who like to make travelling a stylish affair.

For Those Seeking Superior Packing and Travel Experiences

Avid travellers who are less fond of logistics and long journeys are not a rare breed. Make their travel routine effortless by giving it an element of luxury with a carefully chosen gift. A refined travel backgammon set, hand-crafted from Italian full-grain leather, will keep family and friends entertained journey after journey. Its compact design features a roll-up mat and leather case on the side for storing checkers and dice, making it a perfectly packable item that will bring quintessential fun to travelling.

Few of us take pleasure in packing, so treat someone special to a distinctive travel bag that will make it a joy. Our Large Harrison Weekender travel bag, hand-crafted in smooth Italian leather, features adjustable carry handles and a removable shoulder strap, making it a functional yet opulent travel companion. Its fabric-lined interior and antique brass hardware give it a charming finish, which will add elegance to any adventure.

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