The Best Travel Products to Gift This Christmas

From the softest cashmere to featherlight luggage, these are the travel essentials that T Australia’s editors are coveting for Christmas this year.

Article by Victoria Pearson

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Christmas is often a period of homecomings. But in the southern hemisphere, it also collides with summer holidays – a period of escapism, off-grid exploration and luxurious getaways. If your Secret Santa pick has a taste for wanderlust, shop our Travel themed Christmas Gift Guide – a curated edit of the best luggage, travel tech, sun protection and swimwear for their next getaway.

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C-Lite luggage collection in Chili Red

Crafted in Europe from innovative Curv material technology, the C-Lite collection (available across four sizes: 55cm, 69cm, 75cm and 81cm) features smooth rolling double wheels, dual tube handle, TSA lock and USB port in the 55cm. The sleek and minimalist aesthetic of the C-Lite series makes it a standout choice for those who seek sophistication in their travel accessories – with a vibrant, summer-ready Chili colourway. $489.30,

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Sling Bag in Bronze

Embrace hands-free convenience with Bellroy’s compact sling, designed for travel essentials. Featuring quick-access compartments, a magnetic clasp, expandable gusset, padded paneling, soft nylon webbing straps, and water-resistant, recycled nylon fabric. Backed by a 3-year warranty, the Sling bag in Bronze includes an internal Apple AirTag slip pocket. $149,

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Orlebar Brown

Bulldog swim shorts in Tiger Lily

For waterside getaways, look to the masters of resort wear, Orlebar Brown’s, mid-length Bulldog swim shorts, boasting modern style with bold stripe tape. Signature adjustable side-fasteners ensure a perfect fit for all shapes, combining fashion and function. $445,

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Ralph Lauren Home

Cable-Knit Cashmere Blanket Travel Set

For the regular jet setter, this travel edit is crafted from luxurious cable-knit cashmere and includes a coordinating blanket, eye mask, and zip storage pouch, which can also accommodate a pillow. $822,

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Blunt Classic Umbrella in Yellow, $149,