We love any excuse to spoil ourselves when it comes to travel accessories. Feeling good with the latest trends and helpful gadgets makes the trip all the more fun! It can be even more of a wonderful feeling when you can share this with the ones you love. No worries if you are on the hunt for a Valentine gift for him or a Valentine Day gift for girlfriend who goes with you everywhere, we have a little of everything. We’ve curated a funky and indulgent list of wonderful, practical an stylish items you can pick up this Valentine’s Day. And not just that special someone – don’t forget your friends and family this Valentine’s Day too.
Memories Money CAN buy
When you whisk your special someone away to a chic city, have all the sightseeing taken care of in one place. The CityPASS is a booklet that allows you to have entrance into beautiful museums, attractions and more across North America. New York City, Houston, Philadelphia and Chicago are all available. Not only can you use these passes while traveling, they come in handy for a date-day, as each allows for multiple entrances. For example, In Boston for the day you could have a stroll along the Skywalk Observatory in the morning. Then, use your discount for some shopping at Macy’s downtown then end the evening with a Boston harbor cruise, all under the same pass.
Buy a Gift Getaways
Over in the UK, this is a wonderful idea to offer something tangible for a travel experience. You can purchase a Buy a Gift online, which is redeemable for hotel getaways, spa treatments and activities across the UK. While you could just book a weekend away, this option allows your loved ones to plan a bit themselves. Most of the packages can be redeemed at hundreds of different properties. We’re taking ours for this Valentine’s Day to the beautiful coastline of Devon in the UK.
In the US they have Tinggly, a similar idea that allows redemption for an experience with a gift card, but relies more on touring and spa experience than hotel stays. Need a unique valentine day gift? For girlfriend or spouse jet-setters, this is a wonderful option.
Premium Airport Lounge Access Worldwide
Traveling outside the the US often? You know those long-haul flights can be brutal. And although we love to indulge a little business class once in a while, the lounges at global airports can sometimes be not the best. If you know your sweetheart will be jetsetting in the near future, a gift card to the Plaza Premium Lounge is a beautiful comfort. These luxury lounges can be found in airports throughout Canada, the UK, Hong Kong, Australia, Brazil and many others. You gain access through a one-time pass or can purchase an annual one for unlimited access all year. Enjoy some bubbles before takeoff and travel with ease.
Men and Women’s Wear
Men’s Vionic Dress Shoes
Long commutes and running between multiple international office locations mean that when I feel a long day, I feel it in my feet. Traditional leather office shows rarely have that supporting features of more casual or sporty shoes. This means there’s always a trade off between looking the part and being comfortable. If I’m heading into a meeting with my boss or a job interview, looking the part almost always wins. As I’ve gotten older, my feet have flattened, and the balls of my feet ache considerably if I’m wearing a shoe where the sole has been worn down from day to day use. Enter Vionic.
Recognized by the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) as promoting excellent foot health, Vionic shoes have been developed doctors for over 30 years. So…orthopedic shoes are comfortable? Yes – but Vionic shoes also look the part. My Vionic Bruno Oxfords are beautifully crafted from leather, but contain Orthaheel Technology – so I look good and feel good at the same time. There’s no chunky sole – and they have a whole range – not just dress shoes. The shoes are the best addition to any men’s footwear selection, so spoil your man rotten with this ideal Valentine gift for him.
Women’s Boots from JD Williams
When you travel often for work and for fun, it’s tough to be able to get to the shop to buy what you need. JD Williams makes buying clothes super simple. I appreciate the simplicity of browsing for shoes and basics from wherever – and being able to exchange them as I need. Sizes are straightforward too and make shopping a breeze. Although items aren’t particularly expensive, it allows you to pick several items at once to round out your wardrobe for the road. I loved the boot selection and was able to find trendy flat ankle lace-ups for everyday urban wear and calf-length boots with some give in the back for wider legs. Because the quality is great for mid-range prices, I’m able to get both.
Sweaty Betty Winter Base Layers
I’m always cold. It doesn’t matter if I’m on the side of a mountain in the French Alps or sitting around my small London apartment – I need something to keep me cosy. Sweaty Betty is more known for their active wear in the yoga studio and for running, but they have great base layers for skiing too. They look like normal leggings but are wonderfully insulated for more extreme weather conditions. The fun color palettes make it so you can wear them alone as is in between runs on the slopes.
Super stylish active wear is becoming he norm when it comes to everyday outfits. Leggings are ideal for long-haul flights, especially when paired with cute shoes and tops. Then they can be converted into a workout ensemble when you’re at a luxury resort and want to look perfect for that Instagram-worthy beach yoga session. If planning on a gift for the best lady in your life, consider a YogaClub subscription. They ship a pair of high-quality leggings to their door every month to keep their look fresh and fun. Each pair purchases also buys a yoga class for a child in need, so this gift gives back.
Miss Tunica Beach Cover-up
When I first saw the bright and bold hues of the Miss Tunica cover-up, I thought I would never be brave enough to wear it. But the soft and silky texture feels like a second skin and I love wearing in all warm-weather situations. Miss Tunica offers a luxurious line of feminine, detailed attire that is breathable and goes well with any swimsuit. There’s a style for everyone – to the knee, maxi-style, sheer or patterned.
Bags and Travel Gadgets
Ana Heart Yoga Bag
Luckily, my yoga studio in London is accommodating and offers all equipment on-site to students. But obviously when I travel that’s rarely the case. I invest in high-end yoga bags that are not only on-trend but have enough room where I don’t also have to carry another bag during the day. The Ana Heart yoga bag is ideal for the traveling yogi, fitting both a smartphone and water bottle along with your rolled or folded mat. Tassles and colorful strap details help make sure your bag stand out from the rest.
Make the switch – caring for your dental hygiene should be a top priority whether you’re traveling or at home. While I do appreciate the pretty little kits they have in all my favorite boutique hotels, I wanted to have a brush that would do the extra work needed to keep my teeth clean while trying all those tasty eats abroad. Bruzzoni is not only a sleek brand from Italy that offers gorgeous black and gold toothbrushes, they copper charging stand is also beautifully designed. It’s trendy for women, but also a perfect Valentine gift for him. I didn’t have to bring it along either on my trips that last a couple weeks, because the charge can last up to 40 minutes per charge. I appreciate the universal charge port though if I do want to bring it along that works in most plugs worldwide.
Travel Support Wild Cards
Brinley Williams Candles
Celebrate the wild woman in you with a fun and flirty candle from Brinley Williams. These themed additions to your home décor have sweet and sassy sayings about shopping, travel and simply honoring all things fabulous. It’s the perfect luxury addition to any home and they look great as a collection on the mantle.
Sit Stand Desk from Ergotron
As someone who works from home, I’ll often forget to move during the day while getting wrapped up in my projects. The best gift a lady like me can receive is a sit-stand desk that works well with my home office. Obviously these units are wonderful for a traditional office space too, but I enjoy th freedom it gives me to fidget and keep my body active throughout the day. Using a desk that can adjust into sitting, standing and everything in between takes care of lingering pain and can help get your steps in even while you clack away on your desktop. The line by Ergotron is superior, which can be used in many home office setups. Because I prefer my own wooden desk, I opted for the desktop model that’s slightly more portable and sleek. It’s perfect to keep my posture straight and secure after being on flights several times a month, I feel amazing.
Kyocera Knife Set
Especially after and indulgent trip that has offered incredible culinary choices from far away destinations, I want to dig into my own cooking at home. We were lucky recently to take a superior cooking class in Thailand to learn about tropical ingredients, fresh seafood and sweet knife skills from the head chef at Crown Lanta in Koh Lanta. It made me think that a great Valentine gift for him would be chef-level knives that can bring his cooking to the next level. It doesn’t hurt that they have cherry red knife set option as well to give my kitchen a pop of color.
Are you celebrating Valentine’s Day this year? Do you like to get travel-themed gifts for your loved ones?