10 Luxury Travel Accessories That Are Worth The Splurge
With a trip on the horizon, there are certain moments that the luxury travel connoisseur looks forward to the most: a great night’s sleep on those fluffy hotel pillows, drool-worthy bath products, and all the comforts of travelling first class.
But the reality is, in all that packing frenzy we often forget to throw in essentials, forcing us to seek out things that don’t really do the job. All it takes is one game-changing product, or one bad experience, to realise how big a difference your luxury travel gear can make.
From the perfect pair of headphones to drown out the noise of wailing babies on board, to skincare treats that keep your face moisturised, and a sleek travel wallet to hold your passport and boarding pass. They’ll help you arrive at your destination well-rested with all your ‘stuff’ intact. Not to forget a sturdy but chic suitcase that can stand up to its maiden voyage over cobblestone streets and slippery roads.
To upgrade your next travel experience we have rounded up our pick of luxury travel products that are so worth the money.
Rarely do we get a solid hour’s sleep while flying, what with the constant background noise and the restlessness of fellow passengers. Which is why we love this luxury travel serum from Chanel that’s packed with three vitamins to help reduce dark circles and puffiness. The anti-ageing serum also illuminates the eye area and has an intense firming action. After applying the roll-on wear the cool eye patches with the Chanel logo to feel glamorous while the formula sinks in.
These over-ear headphones are so impressively good. Think of them as smart headphones that lets you stay tuned with easy access to voice assistants. But more importantly, its four-microphone system picks up and isolates your voice while cancelling out all that extra noise around you. There are 11 levels of noise cancellations that you can personalize to really slip into your little cocoon of bliss while travelling.
Losing your phone, passport or boarding pass can be nightmarish to say the least. To keep everything in one place we suggest investing in this smart leather zip-up nest with clever apartments for phone and passport, as well as a sleek battery pack that gives full charge to your device. There’s also a coin purse to store all that loose currency, and a pen loop – making the scramble for a pen while filling out immigration forms obsolete. If you’re still not convinced, the case has been sported by the Duchess of Sussex in an orange colourway.
Never underestimate the goodness of a scarf that can keep you cosy while scoring high on style. This eye-popping number spattered with Safari scenes and exotic animals, can transition from day to night. It also comes in super handy on the plane when the in-flight air conditioning is on full-blast mode.
The varsity-style bomber jacket from Burberry is easy to team up with your travel clothes. We love the bright colours and Icon stripe details on this one. Most importantly it’s super comfortable, which is what you want when you’re 30,000 feet in the air.
If the hotel you’re checking into ends up disappointing with its bath offerings, it’s best to bring your own stash. This mini toiletry bag from Molten Brown includes all the treats you need for head-to-toe pampering, without taking up too much space in your luggage. From a Gingerlily body wash to a body polisher, lotion and hand cream, it’s just what you need to get that spa-like experience while on the move.
What you actually need while travelling is an indestructible suitcase. One that’ll stand up to the rigors of steep slopes, rain-washed streets and cobbled lanes. We recommend this compact carry-on cabin suitcase from Away that features an interior compression system to create more room, and a durable hard shell to rough it out on the roads. Oh, and there’s a hidden laundry bag too so it makes separating your used and fresh clothes super simple. Luxury travel, redefined.
This is often the last thing you remember to throw into your backpack while catching a red-eye. But a good eye-mask can ensure some serious shut-eye while you’re jet-setting around. Take some ‘me-time’, close your eyes and get away from all that hustle-bustle around you. Featuring a design inspired by Southern California wildlife, this silky mask is gently padded for a soft and comforting feel. It’s reversible too, and the elasticated silk strap sit easy around the head.
It’s that one piece of hand luggage that won’t leave your side while you’re on the move, so make sure you invest in the best one out there. The Frye backpack crafted from antiqued Italian leather is equipped with multiple zip and slip pockets to store all your odds and ends. It makes you pack less, and can easily fit under the seat on an aircraft. A great leather backpack is rarely cheap, but this one will last years.
Whether your next trip involves hiking or just a whole of walking around this sturdy, yet impossibly stylish, pair of boots from Gucci has you covered. Made with a mix of rubber, suede and canvas with the Gucci logo displayed right up front in a bright graphic font, these shoes make trekking through muddy trails look fashionable.