We all have that one person on our holiday shopping list whom we can never quite figure out. You know the type — a savvy traveler who’s into fashion and tech but also considers himself a bit of a foodie. How can you combine all those interests into a gift?
It’s a dilemma, but we found a slew of items — ranging from customized oils from a Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel to some supremely comfortable golf shoes — that will work for the globetrotter who thought he had everything.
With rich, bold blends like Maharaja’s Breakfast, Exotic Earl Grey and Jasmine Rose Garden, this loose-leaf collection from Newby Teas sells itself. Still, the respected brand collaborated with visionary British designer Matthew Williamson to create brilliantly vibrant caddies that will likely be displayed around the house long after the final cup of tea has been sipped.
The market is filled with a convoy of capable carry-ons. TUMI separates itself from the fray with this roster of functional (a hard-side case made of a durable, flexible material) yet fashionable (streamlined design, fun colors like blush and purple) bags you’ll love pushing through the airport.
Whether you’re trekking through the Serengeti in boots or Tokyo’s Shibuya Crossing in sneakers, these super-soft, moisture-wicking socks will make the journey a smooth one.
You probably won’t ever have to wear these ultra-light shoes in a Dominican Republic deluge like we did during a recent round, but just knowing that the innovative leather pair can endure such inclement weather yet still provide the steady footing you need to sink putts should feel great.
If memories of the Aspen trip aren’t enough, stop by The Little Nell’s boutique for a brass-engraved memento. Designed exclusively for the Five-Star resort, these bracelets and necklaces have sayings like “Aspen” and “81611” (the local zip code) on them so you can reminisce in style.
This lifesaver from innovative Doona is smart for active little ones around the house and, because of its small-fold versatility, a breeze for parents on trips. Plus, the tricycle adapts with the child’s growth (from 10 months to three years), meaning you’ll be set for family vacations that haven’t even been planned yet.
The well-traveled woman appreciates Anatomie’s highly durable, wrinkle-free and stylish brand of athleisure. For the holidays, the label turns its focus to flattering pants, layered tops and designer outerwear (like the new Cordelia Puffy Cape with faux fur trim pictured here) that may prove too snazzy to stow in the plane’s overhead compartment.
If the loved one on your list is into fine pours, one of the best we’ve tried this year is this Lynchburg, Tennessee, export. And knowing the brand’s namesake is the first African American master distiller (not to mention the man who taught Jack Daniel how to make whiskey), we haven’t heard a better backstory, either.
Take personalized gifts to an elevated level with these oils. After an in-person (or over-the-phone) consultation, a therapist from the Five-Star hotel will create a custom blend using three or four organic essential oils, such as Italian Mandarin Zest and Madagascar Ylang Ylang. Once the oils are ready, they’re wrapped in labels with the recipient’s name and the blend’s benefits on them.
Adored for its good-looking notebooks, Moleskine proves again that it has its pulse on the modern explorer with this journal consisting of space to organize up to 26 trips, stickers to accentuate the pages and a box to ensure that all your memories are safe.