Our guide to picking the perfect present for your nearest, dearest and everyone in between, with suggestions from Globe-Trotter designer Charlotte Seddon
We’re biased, of course, but there’s nothing like unwrapping shiny new luggage on Christmas Day. Not only is a brand new suitcase a beautiful present in itself but it’s also a gift that hints at future adventures together. The iconic Centenary collection is our archetypal suitcase design and will draw looks of envy and desire on your travels.
‘A passport sleeve is always a perfect present for anyone,’ says Globe-Trotter designer Charlotte Seddon. ‘When I need a special present for someone close I usually always buy them a passport sleeve and have it initialed. Recently I bought one each for my friends as a wedding gift. It’s such a great gift and one to begin an adventure with.’
What do you get the person who has is all? Our suggestion is somewhere to store it all. Inspired by the original Orient Express carriages, this beautiful watch carry case from our new Deco collection is pure indulgence. The plush removable interior shelf holds up to six timepieces, and a handy leather strap makes it the perfect piece of carry-on luggage.
If your leading lady is a self-confessed beauty addict then chances are she will already have somewhere to store her collection. But we can guarantee that it won’t be even half as glamorous as our Centenary case. For extra brownie points you could even fill it with beauty buys from your beloved’s favourite brands. Top marks all round.
The cute-as-a-button London Square bag is the latest addition to the Globe-Trotter family, and is high up on Charlotte’s wish list. ‘If I was to spoil myself this Christmas, then a London Square in safari/ivory would be top of the list,’ she says. ‘I love the Safari range and already have my own personal set of luggage, so to add this new style would make it complete (for now!). It’s super cool and chic. Just like the luggage, it carries the wow factor, as well as being practical with the cross-body strap. Like the rest of my luggage, I’d have to get the front initialed so that it’s all mine.’
Charlotte’s final recommendation is the classy Propellor wash bag: ‘A wash bag is the ultimate luxury travel gift,’ she says. ‘It’s the kind of gift you wouldn’t necessarily buy for yourself but perfect to buy for a loved one. I love the soft textured bull leather and gold hardware.’