With cancelled travel plans and far-flung destinations suddenly off-limits, the explorers in your life have likely had a tough year. The upside? Plenty of time to plan new adventures for 2021. Cheer them up this holiday season with the perfect presents to dream of all the thrills ahead.
The best Christmas gifts for explorers
Hard-wearing yet extra-light luggage designed to carry all the essentials - and more. £950, Bennett Winch.
Cairo Eau de Parfum
Notes of sandalwood, saffron and rare damascena rose to evoke desert nights. £178, Penhaligon.
RM 63-02 Automatic Winding Worldtimer
Every time zone at a single glance - because you never know where exploring will take them next. POA, Richard Mille.
Brunello Cucinelli biker jacket
The weather conditions might get rough but this suede jacket is baby soft. £6,350, Brunello Cucinelli.
The Singleton 38-Year-Old single malt Scotch whisky
This cask strength whisky has undergone 26 years of secondary maturation (the longest in The Singleton’s distillery history), and only 1,698 bottles are available worldwide. £2,100 from malts.com.
Vacheron Constantin overseas self-winding watch
The latest model of this jet-setting favourite watch combines a pink gold case with blue dial, and comes with three interchangeable straps to suit every occasion. £44,800, Vacheron Constantin.
Hunting green chunky knit cashmere jumper
Knitted in Northern Italy with 100% four-ply cashmere, this jumper equally suited to long flights and cozy weeknights at home. £390, Luca Faloni.
Les Necessaires d'Hermes folding desk
Designed by Philippe Nigro and inspired by traveller’s trunks, this leather and Cravache fabric folding desk will become the talking piece of any interior. £52,130, Hermes.
Hike in style with this backpack made of army-grade waterproof materials. £995, Purdey.
Tiffany 1837 Makers silver compass
Never lose your way with this pocket compass - don't forget to engrave it with the recipient’s initials. Tiffany 1837 Makers silver compass, £730, from Tiffany & Co.
Q2 Monochrom black & white camera
Leica’s latest camera only takes photographs in black and white: special images for special memories. Q2 Monochrom black&white camera, £4,995, Leica.
Undyed Alpaca socks
Sustainably made in Scotland, these soft yet hard-wearing socks will make any explorer very happy. £20 each, Pairs.
Bellerby & Co Globemakers mini desk globe
A constant reminder to start plotting post-lockdown adventures. Bellerby & Co Globemakers Albion Resin and Walnut ini desk globe, £1,200 from Mr Porter.
Tag Heuer connected smartwatch
With built-in GPS, accelerometer, gyroscope, compass and performance tracking, this smartwatch is an essential tool for adventure. £1,950, Tag Heuer.