Christmas Gift Guide: for the adventurer

Travel plans were abruptly put on hold this year — but the restless spirit will be undeterred. While our fingers remain crossed for 2021, prepare the adventure lover in your life with these handy and stylish accessories

Travel and Wellbeing 4 Dec 2020

Summer dreaming
There’s nothing like Orlebar Brown swimwear to evoke the mood of halcyon summer days — even when such times feel like a lifetime ago. This new edit features two exclusive photographic prints from Stuart Cantor printed onto the brand’s signature Bulldog shorts. ‘Sicilian Summer’ and ‘Marbella Club Days’ capture the laid-back glamour of Mediterranean summer, snapped in a similar vein to the effortlessly cool imagery of Slim Aarons. £255 each;

On the case
One may balk at the idea of taking a £1,300 suitcase on a cross-country escapade, but in spite of their price tags, Globe-Trotter suitcases are designed for all of life’s adventures. The patented  vulcanised fibreboard body is lightweight yet sturdy, and the whole thing ages like a fine wine with every bump and scrape. Centenary 20″ Trolley Case in Red/Tan, £1,385;

Around the world
Brighten up your home office (let’s face it, we’ve all had to fashion one this year) with this quirky natural cork and stainless steel globe from Brunello Cucinelli. Mark off the countries you’ve visited on the lasered map with the provided pins, and set your sights on exciting new destinations for 2021. £640;

Well travelled
The Cargo Range from luxury British luggage brand Bennett Winch hits the magic spot of being eminently stylish and practical. The handy set is made from high-performance waterproof nylon coupled with Military grade webbing — meaning you can bung all your travel essentials in them and set off on a road trip without a second thought. From £325;

Gran turismo
In a year of heavily restricted travel, many of us turned to the great British road trip when we had itchy feet. Made in England from smooth grain leather, these elegant driving goggles will add a touch of quintessential British flair to your next gallivant. £165;

Hell for leather
Nothing says seasoned traveller like a leather passport holder and matching luggage tags — especially if they’re monogrammed with the owner’s initials. Make someone’s Christmas with this classy duo from Ettinger, purveyors of luxury leather goods and accessories. £115, personalisation, £30;

Beach, please
In our opinion, Summer 2021 can’t come quickly enough. Fast-forward into holiday mode with this stylish eco-friendly beach bag from 70s swimwear brand Vilebrequin. Created from surplus swimsuit fabric, this handy tote is fashionable, versatile and sustainable. Top marks all round. £95;