13 Savvy Gift Ideas for Urban Explorers
There are travelers, and then there are travelers. Those people who seem to be returning from a different latitude and longitude — none of which are home — every time you catch up with them.
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These gift picks will help them tame the next far-flung concrete jungle, from an iconic timepiece to a Italian wool cashmere coat. Of course there are some beauty gifts, too, like a detoxifying facial oil and a travel-inspired fragrance.
Stella McCartney Marley Dress
This pure silk dress is the definition of an investment piece. Dress it up with stilettos and a clutch or down, with knee-high boots and a saddle bag.
To buy: stellamccartney.com, $2,495
Nanushka Lubo Mock Croc Leather Beltbag
Fanny packs are in — and this faux crocodile option comes from one of our favorite international brands, Hungarian-based Nanushka.
To buy: net-a-porter.com, $385
Master & Dynamic MH30 On-ear Headphones
Gift the audiophile in your life these luxurious lambskin headphones, which are perfect for city slickin'.
To buy: amazon.com, $179 (originally $299)
Simon Miller M001 Indio Jeans
A flattering pair of dark denim is a city wardrobe staple. We like this Japanese selvedge option from Los Angeles–based Simon Miller.
To buy: simonmillerusa.com, $285
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona
This splurge-worthy timepiece is an update on the iconic Cosmograph Daytona, which was introduced in 1963 and designed to meet the demands of professional racing drivers.
To buy: rolex.com, $28,800
Vintner’s Daughter Active Botanical Serum
City grit is no match for this detoxifying facial oil, packed with 22 nutrient-dense, responsibly grown botanicals.
To buy: vintnersdaughter.com, $305
Dolce & Gabbana Velvet Sicily
Black rose, a rare Grasse jasmine absolute, and creamy sandalwood are the backbone of this irresistible new fragrance, which takes its inspiration from the Italian island of Sicily.
To buy: saksfifthavenue.com, $310
YSL Couture Highlighter
Add a little sparkle to your city look with this weightless, eminently blendable highlighter, which comes in rosy pink, golden bronze, and soft champagne shades.
To buy: yslbeautyus.com, $42
Mansur Gavriel Boiled Wool Oversized Coat
This Italian wool cashmere coat will take you from city sightseeing to fancy dinners out.
To buy: mansurgavriel.com, $1,695
Brother Vellies Palms Boots
Stand out on the high-fashion streets of New York and Paris with these luxurious calf hair boots.
To buy: brothervellies.com, $750
This innovative notebook features a patented magnetic spine that allows you to remove, rearrange, and reinsert pages at will, making it perfect for the scatterbrained traveler.
To buy: thegrommet.com, $30
Ionic French Press L’Objet
The little comforts are all the more important when you’re on the road. And while this elegant French press isn’t the most portable item out there, it’ll allow you to craft your morning brew just the way you like it.
To buy: matchesfashion.com, $306
Thomas Keller Milk Chocolate Cocoa Nibs
And now for the ultimate stocking stuffer for the urban jetsetter: an Ecuadorian milk chocolate bar with caramel and butterscotch notes from celebrity chef Thomas Keller.
To buy: kellermannichocolate.com, $14.95