For the perfect present inspiration this Christmas, browse the Signature Luxury Travel & Style gift guide. From a gorgeous Louis Vuitton travel collection to a truly special vintage bottle of Champagne (sweetie, darling, it’s Bollinger), these gifts are a passport to luxury for you and your favourite people. Whether you’re seeking that ideal gift for the jet-setter, the fashion connoisseur or the epicurean in your life, we’ve got you covered with these luxe Christmas offerings.
Louis Vuitton’s Colourmania Travel Collection
In celebration of the holiday season, Louis Vuitton has unveiled its new collection, Louis Vuitton Colourmania. The chic range of leather goods features Louis Vuitton’s signature branding with brightly coloured accents inspired by Maison’s City Guides. The collection includes passport covers, bags and luggage pieces which evoke the adventure and romance of travel. Shades include yellow, orange, purple, green, blue and pink, so there is bound to be something for any avid LV collector in your life. Prices range from $670 for a coin card holder to the $93,500 Courrier Lozine 110 Macassar Jaune trunk.
Benriach The Sixteen Scotch Whisky
Whisky enthusiasts will be delighted to know about (and receive) this latest offering from Benriach Distillery – the return of its Sixteen Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky. With a renewed recipe and the reputation as one of Benriach’s most heavily decorated single malts, Benriach The Sixteen bridges the gap between its 12-year-old and 20-year-old malts. Core flavour components include stone fruit, creamy malt, wild honey and nutty oak spice. Bottoms up!
Tina M Copenhagen’s Paris Fedora
Australian-owned couture headwear brand Tina M Copenhagen has released a new collection of elegant designs, which make perfect presents for those who appreciate style. The new collection focuses on clean lines, high-quality materials and beautifully crafted finishes. Highlights include the Paris Fedora, which is the ultimate in sophistication. It will take its wearer from a lazy lunch, to an afternoon beach party and beyond. Crafted with Ivory Flexibrand, the Paris Fedora is lightweight, breathable, crush-resistant, packable, travel-friendly, and resistant to rain and colour fading. It is also SPF50+ for maximum sun protection. So Frenchy, so chic.
Dyson’s Limited-Edition Blue Blush Hair Care
Give the gift of great hair, with Dyson’s three hair care gift sets in the limited-edition Blue Blush range. The Dyson Airwrap multi-styler and dryer comes with six interchangeable attachments that can be used on wet-to-dry hair, with its signature Coanda airflow allowing for all styling needs without heat damage. The Supersonic hair dryer, powered by a Dyson digital motor V9, ensures fast drying for those always on the go. It also comes with five styling attachments, including one to tame flyaways for that smooth, shiny finish. The Dyson Corrale straightener allows for cord-free styling with less stress to hair thanks to its intelligent heat control – which regulates the temperature an impressive 100 times a second.
RRP Dyson Airwrap Blue Blush multi-styler and dryer, $949, Supersonic hair dryer, $649, and Corrale straightener, $699.
Seaplane Flight with Three-Course Lunch and Bubbly for Two
Give memories that last a lifetime this Christmas with an experience from RedBalloon. Your loved ones could enjoy a 30-minute scenic seaplane flight around Sydney, taking in the magnificent coastline from Rose Bay to Bondi Beach, the Northern Beaches and back into Sydney Harbour. After the flight, passengers will enjoy indulging in a three-course lunch paired with Tasmanian sparkling at the Empire Lounge in Rose Bay. They’ll love you for it.
A Watch From The Vacheron Constantin Métiers d’Art Collection
This inspired new collection of four watches by Vacheron Constantin follows the voyage of the British ship Beagle in the 1830s. Each of the limited-edition models (of which there are 10 pieces each) commemorate a specific point in the journey, drawing influences from art, history and culture.
Pasquale Bruni’s ‘Giardini Segreti’ Champagne and White Diamond Petal Collection
Italian jewellery designer Pasquale Bruni’s Giardini Segreti stunning collection features petal-shaped diamond-covered pieces ranging from necklaces to bracelets and earrings. These timeless creations are inspired by the secret gardens of Milan and its mysterious courtyards, and make for exquisite offerings this Christmas.
Create Your Own Christmas Hamper With Local Produce From Ballarat
Explore the flavours of Ballarat by creating your own hamper out of local produce. A celebration of produce from Ballarat, it will kickstart the festive season in style. Choose from an assortment of delicious goods such as a Grounded Pleasures: Original Drinking Chocolate, Larrikin Gin Gift Pack, Saltbush Kitchen ‘Australian BBQ box’, Mr Jones: Crispy Chilli Condiment, Red Duck: ‘Is This Just Fantasy?’ four pack of craft beer, Sovereign Hill: Raspberry Drops, Black Cat Truffles: Truffle Oil and Backyard Beekeeping: Ballarat Wild Bush Honey.
Signature Luxury Travel & Style Magazine Subscription
Give the gift that keeps on giving with a subscription to Australia’s leading travel and lifestyle magazine. The quarterly magazine will have readers keenly planning their next luxurious escape, whether that be to the Maldives or Antarctica.
One-year subscription, $59.80
Bang & Olufsen Audio
Bang & Olufsen is known for its stylish speakers and headphones, as well as crystal clear audio, making them the perfect present for any music lover. The Beosound A5, a small yet powerful portable speaker, packs a punch with its 360-degree sound dispersion and 12 hours of battery life. And the Beoplay H95 headphones offer the ultimate listening experience with five levels of noise cancellation, custom titanium drivers and up to 50 hours of battery life.
The Beosound A5 portable speaker and the Beoplay H95 headphones retail for $1,950 each.
Wanderers Travel Co. Andiamo in Vacanza II Collection
Wanderers Travel Co. invites you to embrace adventure with its new Andiamo in Vacanza II bag collection. With 12 new arrivals from The Malmö Belt Bag to The Cannes Duffle, there is a bag for any voyage. This collection celebrates some of Wanderers Travel Co.’s favourite pieces with the addition of stylish extras. Practicality is married with impeccable design – the perfect combination for your next getaway.
The collection ranges from $129 for The Miami Visor, to $399 for The Cannes Duffle.
Assouline’s Travel Series Coffee Table Books
Founded in Paris in 1994, Assouline has produced some of the most luxurious and visually appealing travel coffee table books on the market with 1,700 titles. The Travel Series promises an exploration of chic and inspiring destinations through text and evocative photography, which capture the unique style of each locale. With bestsellers such as Capri Dolce Vita, Amalfi Coast and Mykonos Muse, you will want to collect them all.
RRP $185 each
Bollinger R.D. 2008
The exceptional Champagne Bollinger R.D. 2008 is a special occasion in a bottle just waiting to be uncorked. With enticing aromas of marzipan, stewed apricots, honey and breadcrumbs, it’s a gift the true Champagne connoisseur will adore. Made with 71 per cent pinot noir and 29 per cent chardonnay from the French wine-making regions of Aÿ Verzenay, Le Mesnilsur-Oger and Cramant, this vintage was fermented entirely in oak barrels and is a testament to Madame Bollinger’s visionary spirit. Limited by bottles, life’s simply too short not to share one.