Luxury Gift Ideas for Travelers 2016

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Usually, the man that has everything is the man that also racks up a bunch of frequent-flyer miles. Whether he is going on one of his many business conferences across the globe, or jetting off to some exotic locale for a long weekend, his time spent on trains, planes or automobiles is far more frequent than, say, the average Joe. Read: he is called a jet-setter for a reason.

Hollywood star Paul Newman is pictured at London's Heathrow Airport, Feb. 14, 1977, as he prepares to fly off to New York. He was in Britain to watch his wife Joanne Woodward record the play "Come Back Little Sheba" for television with Sir Lawrence Olivier. (AP Photo)
Hollywood star Paul Newman is pictured at London’s Heathrow Airport, Feb. 14, 1977, as he prepares to fly off to New York. He was in Britain to watch his wife Joanne Woodward record the play “Come Back Little Sheba” for television with Sir Lawrence Olivier. (AP Photo)

He already understands the nuances of packing efficiently; how to traverse the TSA; and the best way to travel in style. This is why he appreciates a gift that eases traveling long distances, and also gives him a high degree of distinction when he walks through a terminal, or waiting in the first class lounge.

Indeed, he may already have it all, but that doesn’t mean that he wouldn’t value a nice update for the holiday season.

Check these luxurious gift ides for travelers.

The Gold Standard

When it comes to creating the most luxury luggage, Rimowa seemingly has the Midas touch. Now, it appears that the German brand has taken a literal approach to this idiom.

Rimowa Salsa Deluxe 29” MW in Pearl Gold, $695, Bloomingdales.com.
Rimowa Salsa Deluxe 29” MW in Pearl Gold, $695, Bloomingdales.com.

Later, Gator

Duffle bags aren’t usually characterized as being sexy, but leave it to Tom Ford to alter common conceptions. And since this is for a jet-setter, it brings new meaning the phrase “see you later, alligator.”

Tom Ford Buckley Alligator Duffle, $41,310, Tomford.com.
Tom Ford Buckley Alligator Duffle, $41,310, Tomford.com.

Air Bag

Nylon may not be the most luxurious fabric, but it is certainly the most durable. And when it comes to encasing toothpaste or shaving cream, durability counts for a lot.

Burberry Zip-top Technical Nylon Pouch, $195, Burberry.com.
Burberry Zip-top Technical Nylon Pouch, $195, Burberry.com.

Smarty Pants

Comfort is key when it comes to traveling long distances—but so is looking good. These pants are the perfect symbiosis of these two thoughts.

Todd Snyder Drawstring Camelhair Pant, $228, Toddsnyder.com.
Todd Snyder Drawstring Camelhair Pant, $228, Toddsnyder.com.

The Fur Flies

Flights can be chilling, which is why these fur-lined loafers are the ideal shoes. They are also easy to slip on and off during security checkpoints, making them as facile as they are fashionable.

Gucci Jordaan Leather Loafer, $990, Gucci.com.
Gucci Jordaan Leather Loafer, $990, Gucci.com.

Smart Money

Carrying large amounts of currency while traveling may not be the wisest move. But if one must, make sure it is neatly stowed away in this sleek case by Smythson.

Smythson Atlas Zip Currency Case, $495, Smythson.com.
Smythson Atlas Zip Currency Case, $495, Smythson.com.

Worth The Paper It’s Printed On

Penmanship has lost its viability in this digital age. But thanks to Montblanc, your scribblings on a flight can be digitized and stored on you tablet, laptop or mobile device—showing that print is not, in fact, dead.

Montblanc Augmented Paper, $680, Montblanc.com.
Montblanc Augmented Paper, $680, Montblanc.com.

Wallet-Friendly

A wallet is a traveler’s best friend. Its carries passports, credit cards, cash, tickets and more. This is why picking the right all-encompassing one is paramount. With its sleek shape, and numerous pockets and compartments, this one from Louis Vuitton is posh as it is practical.

Louis Vuitton Atoll Wallet, $1,120, Louisvuitton.com.
Louis Vuitton Atoll Wallet, $1,120, Louisvuitton.com.

Box It Up

From a Patek Phillipe watch and Cartier bracelet to a Nikon camera and Stax headphones, keep your valuables safe from prying hands by casing them in this chic coffer.

Jil Sander Jewelry Box, $590, Jilsander.com.
Jil Sander Jewelry Box, $590, Jilsander.com.

By Barry Samaha Courtesy Forbes

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