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The eco-friendly water bottle
Not only does this water bottle replace single-use plastic equivalents, but each purchase goes towards the collection of 1,000 bottles’ worth of ocean-bound plastics.
Water bottle, £40, Ocean Bottle, theoceanbottle.com
For the man who fancies himself a race car aficionado, Formula 1 World Champion, Lewis Hamilton, has unveiled his first eyewear collection with Veneto-based brand Police. So whether you’re racing through Monaco, or just driving home for Christmas, there’s a range of styles to suit everyone.
Lewis 04 sunglasses, £149, Police Eyewear X Lewis Hamilton, policelifestyle.com
Simplicity and style are key motifs of Bottega Veneta’s designs. A pair of clean white trainers is a sartorial essential for the modern man.
Speedster trainers, £565, Bottega Veneta, farfetch.com
Stackers keeps all your travel docs in one place, in a chic mock-croc sleeve.
Passport sleeve, £18, Stackers, johnlewis.com
For a touch of the sentimental, Renne Jewellery’s infinity chain necklace symbolises everlasting time and luck, and makes for a thoughtful present for any globetrotter.
Infinity charm necklace, £80, Renne Jewellery, renejewellery.co.uk
Luxury swimwear label Frescobol Carioca have released its first fragrance, a wanderlust-inducing blend of sandalwood, pepper, and cardamon, perfect for your next tropical getaway.
Parfum, £85, Frescobol Carioca, frescobolcarioca.co.uk
D&G is adding metal structure and innovative design to classic sunglass shapes.
DG sunglasses, £260, Dolce & Gabbana, dolcegabbana.com
Functional and stylish, 66North make the best raincoat to wear around town.
Hooded rain coat, £106, 66North, 66north.com
For top-notch technology with a vintage feel, look no further than this Olympus camera. Its touchscreen function, autofocus and Wi-Fi connectivity mean every on-the-road photo is ready to share at the touch of a button.
PEN E-PL9 camera, £449, Olympus,johnlewis.com
As the new Creative Advisor for Sustainable Innovation Design at Evian, multi-talented Virgil Abloh has collaborated with the brand to create the “One Drop can make a Rainbow” design. The limited-edition glass bottles have customised water filtration by Soma, and are inspired by the light endless possibilities when light refracts with water, much like the possibilities of a plastic-free future.
Glass water bottle, £45, Evian X Virgil Abloh, selfridges.com
Bottega Veneta’s embossed-leather holdall brings Italian craftsmanship to every explorer’s wish list this season.
Embossed logo holdall, £2,550, Bottega Veneta, farfetch.com
Give the gift of time itself with this Louis Vuitton Tambour watch.
Tambour Damier Graphite Watch, £2,650, Louis Vuitton, louisvuitton.com
For a fresh take on classic pieces, Loewe always delivers.
Cut-out ankle boots, £525, Loewe, farfetch.com
For a simple yet stylish accessory with added warmth look no further than Polo Ralph Lauren’s olive green beanie.
Embroidered wool beanie, £39, Polo Ralph Lauren, selfridges.com
Chanel’s Bleu de Chanel travel set is a great gift for the man about town – within the sleek navy wash bag, the full sized fragrance is accompanied by a hand travel-sized ‘twist and spray’ version, perfect for perfuming on the go.
Travel ‘Bleu de Chanel’ perfume set, £132, Chanel, chanel.com
The new Uniqlo hybrid down coat is the ultimate piece of outerwear for adventurers. The aluminium lining traps heat between layers of down and insulation padding to keep you warm and dry in all conditions. Tried and tested in the Arctic by our Fashion team, this is the cosiest gift for snow-seekers.
Hybrid Ultra Warm Down Coat, £139.90, Uniqlo, uniqlo.com
Made from 100% brushed Shetland wool, this jumper will keep you warm all winter long.
Shetland jumper, £110, Last of England, lastofengland.com
‘Oh no! Not another bottle of Whiskey!’ – said no man, ever. Particularly at Christmas, when purveyors of the finest Irish blend, Redbreast, have unveiled this 12-year old single pot with trademark Christmas cake flavours – raisin, fig, nut, and smooth tobacco finish.
12 year old blended Irish whiskey, £46, Redbreast, waitrose.com
Guaranteed to suit every wearer with their hexagonal take on the classic aviator, these Fendi sunglasses should be top of your list.
Sunglasses, £270, Fendi, mrporter.com
Blend seamlessly into the blue sea with these swim shorts.
Seaweed swim shorts, £85, Bunks, bunkstrunks.com Chic Stays: Condé Nast Traveller’s Favourite People on Their Favourite Places is our first book ever, and is the ultimate coffee-table travel tome. The pages are packed with photography talent from all over the world and words by an inspiring group of globetrotters. Chic Stays, £65, net-a-porter.com
Drawing from Ralph Lauren’s denim heritage, the limited-edition Polo Bear watch is set to be an iconic piece. The bear wears a denim jacket, jeans and a Polo flag jumper inspired by a photograph of Mr Lauren on his ranch in Colorado in 1989.
Flag bear watch, £1,680, Polo Ralph Lauren, ralphlauren.co.uk
Perfect for standing out at a pool party, these swim shorts from Marané are far from mellow yellow.
Swim shorts, £130, Marané, matchesfashion.com
One of Condé Nast Traveller contributing editor Alistair Taylor-Young’s amazing travel prints. Prices from £250; email: firstname.lastname@example.org to buy.
Ruthie Rogers and her team at The River Cafe have handpicked the best Italian ingredients to create the ultimate festive hamper for foodie fans. Inside, fine Sicilian orange blossom honey, biscotti and the restaurant’s famous olive oil.
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Every explorer has their essential survival kit – whether it be for trekking in the Andes or navigating the LA social scene. Whatever you’re packing, a stylish backpack has never gone underappreciated.
Backpack, £1,670, Prada, farfetch.com
With a black background and copper foil, this is a sophisticated, grown up world map that reveals colourful countries beneath as you travel.
£20 at johnlewis.com
Perfect for last-minute adventures, this handy travel towel rolls up in small spaces and dries quickly.
£10 at johnlewis.com
A Coloring Book of Amazing Places Real and Imagined by Steve McDonald is a grown-up colouring book to while away the hours between flights. £10.99 at waterstones.com
Craig Green has been one of the biggest success stories in British menswear over the last few years, so it seems only natural that he join the likes of Simone Rocha, Pierpaolo Piccoli, and Richard Quinn, as the designer of the latest capsule Moncler Genius collection. This is the fifth capsule since the Italian brand launched their Genius initiative, and introduces function-focused pieces like this changeable, lightweight down jacket.
Military green padded jacket, £1,645, 5 Moncler Craig Green, moncler.com
The Amherst hoodie is a versatile piece, fantastic for layering when temperatures drop. Its breathable open knit keeps explorers comfortable at all times.
Amhert hoodie, £295, Canada Goose, canadagoose.com
With blue, orange, yellow and white stripes, this shirt screams summer – grab and go for winter sun.
Cotton shirt, £455, Prada, matchesfashion.com
Wardrobe.NYC’s wear-forever shorts are a must-have, combining timeless Levi’s style with a relaxed cut.
X Levi’s denim shorts, £162, Wardrobe.NYC, matchesfashion.com
Smythson Playing Cards are surely the most stylish on the circuit.
£55 at smythson.com
Burberry’s London check and leather holdall takes the weekend bag to a whole new level.
Leather holdall, £1,190, Burberry, burberry.com
If you thought recycling was a buzzword, how about Rizcycling? The brand offers 25 per cent off its merchandise when customers return their used swimwear to be repurposed, and it produces smaller batches to minimise waste. Established in 2009, the two founders were inspired to make a difference after discovering plastic in the water while sailing across the Pacific. Its latest collection, Blue Capsule, highlights the beauty of the ocean in an attempt to inspire change, and the brand also works alongside the Marine Conservation Society, donating £1 from the sale of every swim short to the organisation.
Boardshorts, £110, Riz Boardshorts, rizboardshorts.comrizboardshorts.com
With its ability to capture immersive 360-degree spherical content, the GoPro Fusion is the coolest tech gift around.
Ettinger London create beautiful leather goods in all shapes and sizes. The Cotswold bag is the perfect carry-on for a weekend away.
£565 at ettinger.co.uk
For a classic, timeless gift that won’t go underappreciated, look to Tod’s Gommino driving shoes. Not just for exploring Le Mans, these shoes can go anywhere.
Gommino driving shoes, £390, Tod’s, tods.com
Travel without leaving the house with this virtual reality set, the Oculus Rift + Touch.
£399 in a combined bundle at oculus.com
Fans of childhood board games and Italian fashion rejoice – Armani’s walnut and leather dominoes set has arrived just in time for Christmas. Pack for in-flight distraction or beachfront entertainment.
Dominoes, £936, Armani/Casa, armani.com
Credited with inventing the first ever wristwatch, luxury maison Cartier are the purveyors of some of the most coveted designs around, including this Santos watch, named after Brazilian aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont. This model in steel comes with interchangeable metal and leather bracelets – resulting in two presents for the price of one.
Santos de Cartier watch, £5,600, Cartier, cartier.co.uk
Away’s Luminous Mini is a scaled down version of their classic suitcases, perfect for storing travel essentials when on the go.
The Mini, £45, Away, awaytravel.com
Wave goodbye to tangled wires with B&O PLAY’s new H9 wireless headphones.
£450 at beoplay.com
Double denim has never been chicer than King & Tuckfield’s bowling shirt. Pair with chinos or blue jeans for added style credentials.
Denim shirt, £185, King & Tuckfield, matchesfashion.com
A fresh take on utility shorts from French designer Jacquemus: the way to stay ahead of the pack.
Le Short Meunier shorts, £275, Jacquemus, farfetch.com
French brand Le Gramme uses recycled materials to create low-key stylish jewellery – good news for for your wardrobe and the planet.
Gold Vert Guilloché ring, £1,150, Le Gramme, brownsfashion.com
This little kit will get any cyclist back on their bike (quite literally).
Bicycle Repair Kit, £15, Gentlemen’s Hardware, johnlewis.com
Salvatore Ferragamo’s sunglasses are the stylish accessory for sun or snow.
Sunglasses, £285, Salvatore Ferragamo, ferragamo.com
Michael Kors’ nylon and leather backpack is built for the adventurer. With an array of interior compartments, concealed back pocket and front pocket, this bag is full of useful storage spots. Made from nylon and leather in striking royal blue.
Nylon and leather backpack, £300, Michael Kors, michaelkors.co.uk
No man can resist the allure of Rolex. Especially this latest Yacht-Master design, in all black, with an 18ct white gold details, and its unique sporty ‘oysterflex’ bracelet.
Yacht-master 24, £21,400, Rolex, rolex.com
For the man that has everything but the world – the LINLEY Desk Globe with a walnut base and gloss finish.
£3,950 at davidlinley.com Like this? Now read: Christmas travel gift ideas for globetrotters
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