Finding the perfect gift is no small feat. But, we’re here to help. And while cozy scarves, noise-cancelling headphones and captivating books are always great gifts, this year we homed in on style-conscious travellers and compiled the best items for them, from the top gear to glam up the chic explorer’s look to the right glasses for the budding bartender to serve up cocktails made from small-batch spirits.

Jewellery and Watches

Photograph by Jared Sych.

Hand one (top): BaubleBar white pearl and gold bracelet, $100, Dean Davidson bangle, $187 at Nordstrom; Hillberg & Berk ring, $115; Michael Kors watch, $390.

Hand two: Kate Spade white cuff, $114, at Hudson’s Bay; Michael Kors bangle, $415; Hillberg & Berk luxe bracelet, $165; Kate Spade ring, $78.

Hand three: Olivia Burton watch, $208, at Nordstrom; Hillberg & Berk luxe bracelet, $165; Pilgrim ring, $44, at Simons.

Hand four (bottom): Paul Hewitt watch, $269, at Hudson’s Bay; Jenny Bird bangles, $135, Simons ring, $15, at Simons.

Travel Bags

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Clockwise from top: Marc Jacobs red purse, $625, at Nordstrom; MICHAEL Michael Kors weekender bag, $478; illo Leather Signature tote, $320; Matt & Nat backpack, $208, at Nordstrom.

Barware and Drink Accessories

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Clockwise: Benjamin Bridge Méthode Classique Brut Rosé ’14, $44.50; Decanter, $49.99, from HomeSense; The Crafty Bartender highball glass, $16; West Elm gold-rimmed wine glass, $52 (sold as set of four); Cocktail Emporium gold bar spoon, $20; Cocktail Emporium gold deco coupe glass, $11; The Crafty Bartender old fashioned glass, $17 (sold as set of four); West Elm ice tongs, $20.


Photograph by Jared Sych.

Clockwise: Charlotte Tilbury lipstick in Red Hot Susan, $43; Glossier Moisturizing Moon Mask, USD$27; MAC Cosmetics Opalescent Powder in Rising Star, $40; Marc Jacobs eye shadow in SEE-Quins, $37; Quo roller, $20, at Shoppers Drug Mart; MAC Cosmetics Brush With the Stars Kit (case not featured), $62; Rocky Mountain Soap Co. shave bar, $5.95; My Tagalongs makeup bag, $18, at Indigo; Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche lipstick in Rhubarb, $13; Marc Jacobs lip gloss in Enamored, $37; Charlotte Tilbury palette in Vintage Vamp and Luxury Palette of Pops, $66 (each).

Shoes and Boots

Photograph by Jared Sych.

From front: Nordstrom Signature leopard print flats, $248; MICHAEL Michael Kors suede clog, $188; ECCO green high-top sneaker, $219; Hunter rain boots, $130; ALDO brown heeled boots, $150; Steve Madden snakeskin boots, $141.95, at Nordstrom; L.L. Bean moccasins, $129, at Sporting Life; Good Man Brand sneakers, $275, at Nordstrom; Simons brown boots, $129.95; ALDO red boots, $130; MICHAEL Michael Kors pump, $278.

Insta-worthy Cameras

Photograph by Jared Sych.

Clockwise: Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II, $579.99; Canon EOS 90D EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Kit, $1,699.99; Polaroid Originals One Step 2 VF, $139.95, at Indigo; Fuji Instax Square SQ6, $139.99, at Henry’s.

[This story appears in the December 2019 edition of WestJet Magazine.]