“Please bring me something back from your trip.” A common sentiment said to all frequent travellers, we flipped the switch and made a list of gifts for them! Beyond those typical airport-friendly gifts, we’ve found the remedy for all adventurers in the form of travel-friendly facial cleansers to noise-cancelling headphones.
1. UNIQLO X MARIMEKKO ULTRA LIGHT DOWN COCOON COAT, $199
Available at uniqlo.com.
Unabashedly trendy, this coat is for the print-obsessed. If what your friend wants is character — in colours, in patterns, and in material — this collaboration with Uniqlo and Marimekko is just what they need.
2. MUJI WOOL WOVEN LARGE STOLE, $49
Available at muji.com.
As the weather dips in the colder regions, the gift of warmth can mean the world for some. As cringey and cliche as it sounds, your friend could do with a wool stole, like this number from Muji, to keep her warm on a cold night or even a make-do accessory for the Fall.
3. JULY CARRY-ON LUGGAGE, $295 [GIVEAWAY]
Available at july.com/sg.
For the globetrotter who loves things convenient and organised (heck, you might even be one), this luggage from start-up brand July boasts a sophisticated design with the user in mind — meaning, a unique eggshell shape around the corners to withstand hard knocks, sleek but scratch-proof surface, and even USB and USB-C charging docks that can charge both your phone and laptop on the go. Add to that? This one’s meant to last so you’ll never need to get yourself another.
4. GASTON LUGA PARLAN IN BROWN & SAND, $149
Available at gastonluga.com/sg.
As all travellers know, we need a carry-on comfortable for long-haul flights and navigating through the city. Where function meets fashionable, opt for this lightweight Pärlan backpack that is water-resistant and durable.
5. LONELY PLANET, SET OF 3 BOOKS, $117 [GIVEAWAY]
Available at shop.lonelyplanet.com.
For that friend who loves to explore, here are three insightful books about The Universe (everything in the sky!), Three Hours From… (places to explore that are just three hours away from Lonely Planet’s favourite cities), and Dark Skies (a practical guide to astrotourism).
6. THE NORTH FACE BASE CAMP DUFFEL (XS), $186 [GIVEAWAY]
Available at The North Face stores including ION B4-27.
Anything bright and vinyl from The North Face is as iconic as it gets for your next adventure; we recommend these soft luggage pieces that are made from wear-resistant ballistic nylon, and have functional ergonomic designs.
7. ROAV EYEWEAR LENNOX FOLDABALE SUNGLASSES IN GUNMETAL/COPPER, USD$175
Available at roaveyewear.com.
When the adventurous person on your Christmas list is indecisive and always going in circles, gift them this pair of Roav sunglasses that will win him or her over immediately. It’s also truly pocketable and can fold up to fit into your jeans pocket.
8. LONELY PLANET KIDS, SET OF 4 BOOKS, $117 [GIVEAWAY]
Available at shop.lonelyplanet.com.
Here’s a set of four incredible books that any kid would love: Hidden Wonders (about the wildest, most unusual places on earth), The Flag Book (fascinating facts about flags of the world, and yes Sheldon would love this), Seek and Find Cities (a search-and-find book featuring cities), and How Trains Work (all the fun facts about trains with lots of fun flaps to lift!). These educational books from renowned publisher, Lonely Planet are informative, beautifully illustrated, and most of all — fun! Oh, and they’ll distract your kids’ away from screens.
9. NIKON Z50 with the Z DX 16-50mm, $1,499
Available at Nikon retailers.
With the help of built-in Bluetooth and Wi-fi, this mirrorless compact camera will let travellers share their every move, on the go! Perfect to take with you on any and every adventure, the 3.2”, tilting touch-screen monitor allows users to maneuver through settings effortlessly, ensuring an uninterrupted creative flow.
10. RAKUTEN KOBO CLARA HD, $199.90 [GIVEAWAY]
Available at Rakuten.
The most effortless travel companion imaginable — at only 166g, it won’t even make a dent in your carry-on. With a high-resolution 6” screen, weeks of battery life and holding up to 6,000 eBooks, take your entire library with you everywhere you go.
11. 1MORE E1026BT-I STYLISH TRUE WIRELESS IN-EAR HEADPHONES, $169
Available at the AVOne Official Store on lazada.sg.
These in-ear headphones are lightweight, wireless, offer noise cancelling, and have an award-winning design (2019 iF Design Award). The sound has also been tuned and calibrated by Grammy award-winning sound engineer, Luca Bignardi, so expect a truly pleasing audio experience. The brand calls this “affordable luxury”, and that’s pretty much the idea behind this pair. We say it’ll make a great gift for that fussy friend who likes nice things and if this is within your budget.
12. REALME XT PEARL WHITE, $469 [GIVEAWAY]
Available at the realme.com/sg.
Featuring a super AMOLED Display, the Realme XT, which works on 4000 mAh Battery Qualcomm to secure more hours of battery, while having an in-display fingerprint sensor. Add to that? It has a stabilisation technology for both front and rear cameras so you can take jerk-free videos!
13. OPPO ENCO Q1 WIRELESS NOISE CANCELLING HEADPHONES, $179 [GIVEAWAY]
Available at the OPPO Official Store on shopee.sg.
Noise-cancelling is exactly what you want when you travel, and these bright sunny orange headphones by OPPO do an excellent job blocking out surrounding sound. They are so good at it, best be careful crossing the street and look out for traffic! Also available in black.
14. LG PRA.L DUAL CLEANSER, $449
Available at lg.com/sg.
Convenience, deep cleansing, and interchangeable brushes come together to form this facial cleanser that effectively cleans and refines clogged pores for softer skin. It even comes with adjustable cleansing levels suitable for sensitive skin or for pulling double duty on heavy makeup. Plus, its waterproof and can be used for about one month on a single charge, perfect for travelling.
15. RIMOWA ORIGINAL TRUNK PLUS IN MARINE, $2,530
Available at RIMOWA stores.
New trip, new colours… and who doesn’t want another Rimowa in a new colour? We don’t even need to justify this classic purchase.
16. THE PAPER BUNNY ISLAND LAUNDRY BAG, $24.90
Available at thepaperbunny.com.
Just in time for the holidays (hello, glitter everythang), a travel-friendly laundry bag is ideal for keeping your laundry and delicates organised on the go. Not only does it help integrate a more ethical and sustainable way of travelling, but it’s also lightweight and comes in a set of two!
17. TIFFANY & CO. X GLOBE-TROTTER 9” JEWELRY CASE, $2,600
Available at tiffany.com.
Think of this Tiffany Blue case as an investment on your part, where in return, your High-SES friend will book your ticket for a surprise holiday. This exquisite jewellery case in Tiffany’s famous blue leather will put the other travel-friendly makeup cases to shame; not to mention, it has a combination lock closure to keep your valuables safe.
More of NYLON’s Holiday Gift Guides, coming soon — stay tuned! Click here to see our full list of gift guides.