Jetsetter Gift Guide 

courtesy of Margaret Holmes Cady

The plane (see what I did there) best gifts for your friends or family members with wandering feet and travel on the brain. A list so good, it will make you add ‘seeing the world’ to your 2020 resolutions! 


Passport Pretty

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This travel wallet from Aspinal of London is perfect for the organized jetsetter. It perfectly holds your passport, phone, documents and has a little zip pouch for change or foreign currency. For an extra special touch get it embossed with initials. I own the classic Black Croc and Red Suede (Louboutin colors) but also love the Burgundy and Navy Suede and the Scarlet Saffiano. 


Le Case

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Away luggage exploded onto the scene last year and I’m happy to report they keep upping their game. This year for the holidays they launched the limited edition Luminous Collection, with jewel-like finishes that add a bit of glamor to their mega-practical suitcases. I’m eyeing up the Bigger Carry-On which is sized to fit in the overhead bin of most major airlines. I love the Mirror finish, a glossy, deep silver which feels both modern and timeless. They offer two versions- one with a built in battery that can charge your phone up to 4x and another version sans-battery when lightness is the name of the game. 


These boots were made for walkin’

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Traveling means getting your steps in and so you need footwear that’s up to the task and still brings serious style points. Enter the Hilty Bootie by Sam Edelman, which has a modest block heel, chic pointed toe and butter soft black leather finish. If you’re a fan of a more bohemian or casual look, the hazelnut or caramel suede versions would be rustic-chic. Come rain or shine, snow or sleet, this boot will go the distance. 


Airplane Cocktail Kit

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Business or pleasure? If you’re traveling on your own dime, then might as well make it a celebration! With the Carry On Cocktail Kit you can have a grown up beverage on the go. TSA approved, the kits come in several varieties, personal favorites include the Champagne Cocktail and the Moscow Mule. Just add the hard stuff. This would make a great stocking stuffer or white elephant gift. Bragging rights for most stolen gift-check! 


Cozy Chic Set 

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Traveling can be stressful enough, with bad weather, delays, long security lines etc. Trying to find a balance between comfort and style in transport is a thing of the past with this dynamic duo. Spanx cult favorite faux-leather leggings for your pins and the coziest Alpaca sweater known to man from Everlane for under $100. Add a trench or pea coat depending on the weather and you’re golden. Always travel chic, never travel schlep. 


Top Up Beauty Kit 

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Combat early starts and red-eye flights with a perfectly portable beauty kit. When you’re traveling you want products that aren’t too fussy. They also have to be worth every square inch of your limited toiletry space in your bag. Look no further than Bobbi Brown! I’m head over heels for the Glow On The Go or Clutch Classics, TSA friendly sizes of their best selling products. Ready, set, glow! 


Spontaneous Travel 


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If you’ve ever wanted to surprise someone (or yourself!) with a trip but struggled with the logistics, wait no more! This year use Whym for a surprise booking getaway anywhere in the United States. First you pick the type of travel and answer a survey: how many explorers, dates, budget and preferences. One week before departure Whym sends a weather forecast and packing list, 24 hours before you are told where and when you leave and, on the day, you find out your destination. Once you arrive there are more surprises built into the itinerary, as well as blocks of free time. I’m dying to give this one a go, friends have raved about the Whym team and the excellent service. If you’re giving a Whym trip as a gift there are two routes, buy a gift card starting from S50 or get in touch with the team! 


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