Holiday Gift Guide: For The Globetrotter

For the third and final instalment of my Holiday Gift Guides this year I’m focusing on gifts for The Globetrotter; the person in your life who either is presently bitten by the travel bug, or for people who always have to be hopping on and off planes or into different climates or locations because of work. You can view the three other editions of my gift guides by clicking through: The Total Foodie, The Total Bookworm and The Londoner


Emma Bridgewater Wellington Boots: £38, Bamford Grey Cashmere Travel Socks: £65, Frends Ella Gold Tone Earphones: £85 / $100, Smythson Green Travel Wallet: £395 / $600, Diptique Philosykos Roll On Perfume Oil: £32 / $55, Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat: £25 / $40, J.Crew Red Leather Luggage Label: £30 / $30, J.Crew Striped Ceramic Travel Coffee Cup: £29.50 / $16.50

More from the Diptyque (so glad I’ve finally learnt to spell that without having to Google it!) Christmas Press Day the other week. When we left we were all treated to a few goodies, including this Philosykos fig perfume oil roll on. I was unsure at first, but now I’ve fallen head over heels with the rich, earthy and extremely long lasting scent. The elegant roll on has its own protective slip so you can just throw it into your weekend bag, and as well as being a great scent on its own, as it is not much of a blend I’ve also found it makes a great base for most of the spray on scents I keep in my everyday collection. 

Both ways on my flights to and from Los Angeles I wore flip flops, and while I was really comfortable I wish that I’d had the extra cosy of a good pair of plane socks to snuggle up in while I slept, and these Bamford numbers may be an investment, but I think they would be perfect. Also, when it comes to finding your stuff on the baggage carousel at the end, brightly coloured luggage labels will make your life so much easier, I promise! It is bad enough finding a trolley… 

Finally, perfect for anyone set to visit London any time soon (!), Wellington Boots, or as they are referred to across the pond, Rain Boots. British ceramics brand Emma Bridgewater now make them (they also now make toiletries, apparently, as I discovered in the M&S beauty hall this morning), so pick up a pair as soon as you arrive to keep your feet dry and stylish. 

I hope you have all enjoyed my gift guide series this year, and my picks for your friends and family have been helpful. All I have left to do, pretty much except for one Selfridges trip I know I need to make, is stocking fillers for my parents, but I’m trying to pick those up before I get my groceries each week, early in the morning when the shops are quiet!