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The best Christmas gifts for explorers

1 November 2020• Written by Lucia Ferigutti

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 Cargo full set

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

Gadsby backpack

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.

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