Every holiday season we offer some new gift ideas for the traveler in your life. From the practical to the frivolous, we have been searching out gifts that will tickle the fancy of travelers everywhere.
For the Sophisticated Traveler
Cle Privee (Private Key) will open the door to rare travel and art experiences that go well beyond the every-day. Simply purchase your individualized key which opens the door to a stay in your choice of unique rooms in top hotels selected by a team of experts.
Discover a higher standard of travel with their Traveler Key. Access their unparalleled selection of hand picked rooms at hidden addresses around the world. Receive personal advantages such as dinners and massages every time you travel. Available in yearly subscriptions from 100 to 200 EUR.
Offer a key that provides access to a series of stays in their most exceptional rooms. The recipient may reserve the room and date of his or her choice. The Escape Key presents the keyholder with a stay for two for one to three nights in one of their most beautiful rooms. The series is grouped by theme and destination, and includes: Rooms with a View, Historic Rooms, Rooms in Provence, or Tuscan Escapes.
Jules the Butler is available by phone or email to assist the keyholder in their selection and will provide personalized advice according to the taste of the keyholder. The keyholder may reserve the room on any date within a year of receipt of the gift and is guaranteed to stay in the room he or she selects online.
The keys are offered at 400, 700, 1000 and 2000 EUR, according to the length of stay and level of service.
The Art Key
Give the gift of a photograph that perfectly complements the taste and decor of the recipient. This key is the gift of a choice of unexpected photographs, from which the recipient may select his or her favorite. From vintage shots to modern works from rising talents, this gift provides a photo for everyone.
The Art Key presents a series of photographs from which the keyholder may select the image that best suits his or her taste and decor. The photographs are works by rising stars and vintage images that have stood the test of time, and are categorized into series by theme. Each image engages the mind and stirs the emotions of the viewer.The prints are produced at a laboratory in Paris and can be shipped worldwide.
The keys are available from 50 to 20,000 EUR, according to the photographer and the size of the print.
Give the gift of art or a dream getaway in a luxury hotel, guest house, or castle with Cle Privee
For the Whimsical Traveler
A little company called ella grace designs has developed some great travel accessories. I love that the products are made of 100% cotton fabric dressed up in some colorful designs. The Passport holder is also a wallet that has a zippered compartment and it can hold some credit cards as well.
The matching jewelry roll is made with three zippered storage pouches so you can take as much jewelry as you want without tangles. If you love these designs, you can find matching wallets, key fobs, purses, scarves and much more on their Etsy website, ella grace designs .
The company sent me these products for review and I think they are lovely. So, well, I’m keeping them for myself.
If you think your special traveler will enjoy these or other lovely ella grace designs, they have a special code for EuropeUpClose readers. For free (worldwide) shipping between now and 12/31/2012, just put in this code upon checkout: HOLIDAYTRAVEL.
Wouldn’t this be a fun gift for that first-time traveler?
For the Adventure Traveler
GoPro HD HERO2: Outdoor Edition
This is a rugged camera designed for the adventure traveler. Wearable and gear mountable, waterproof to 197 ‘ (60M) and boasting an immersive 170° wide-angle lens, the HD HERO2 has ushered in a new era of image capture.
Professional quality 30 fps 1080p and 60 fps 720p video, combined with 11 megapixel still photo capture, the HD HERO2 has captured the imagination of more professional and amateur athletes, adventurers and filmmakers than any other camera in the world.
GoPro gives travelers the ability to capture and share life’s most passionate experiences. I’d love this rugged camera to help me capture my adventure travels in Europe. How about you? It sells for under $240 at most camera and electronics stores.
This camera offers:
– Professional 11 MP sensor, Operating System: Microsoft Windows Vista, 7 and Later, Mac OS x 10.5 and Later
– Professional low light performance, 1-Year Limited Warranty
– Full 170º, Medium 127º, Narrow 90º FOV in 1080p
– 120 fps WVGA, 60 fps 720p, 48 fps 960p, 30 fps 1080p Video
– Ten 11 MP photos per second burst, one 11 MP photo every 0.5 sec in Timelapse Mode
For the Foodie Traveler
We are Francophiles and not only do we love all the fantastic nooks and crannies of France, we love the food as well. Clotilde Dusoulier of www.chocolateandzucchini.com blog fame, has written a book that will make a wonderful gift for someone going to Paris.
Clotilde’s Edible Adventures in Paris
is her own personal guide to where to eat for each meal of the day. She also recommends where to shop for specialized food and how to decipher a French menu!
This book was published way back in 2008, but I just discovered it and had to share. Clotilde’s Edible Adventures in Paris features 164 restaurants, bistros, wine bars, and salons de thé, as well as more than 130 bakeries, pastry shops, cheese shops, bookstores, chocolate and candy shops, cookware and tableware stores, specialty shops, outdoor markets, and much, much more!
Someone is going to love getting this gift.
A great Stocking Stuffer
Travelo has introduced a refillable Perfume Rollerball for travelers. The Travelo Touch is the TSA approved perfume roller that fits in your carry on bag, purse or even gym bag to carry your perfume or cologne with you anywhere!
Travelo Touch holds up to 50 applications of your own fragrance that is easily filled from your full-sized perfume or cologne container. The mascara-sized tube is available in black, pink or silver and is selling for $25.
Written by Terri Fogarty for EuropeUpClose.com