With the holidays just around the corner, we’ve compiled a collection of intriguing new products that make excellent presents for all your frequently flying loved ones. Or better yet, just treat yourself, and spend the coming year traveling in style.
1. The Venture Backpack, This is Ground
This backpack from the design-driven, Los Angeles-based company This is Ground is crafted of soft, rugged vegetable-tanned Italian leather and includes a TSA-approved “tray” built for your laptop, meaning you can leave your device in the pack while passing through security. Built to straddle the lines between technology and adventure, work and play, the Venture also includes a GPS chip, ensuring your vitals are never misplaced. Price: $849
2. Marble Apple Watch Dock, Native Union
We love this genuine marble Apple Watch dock from Native Union, another LA-based company quietly building a name for itself as the go-to design brand for refined, high-quality tech accessories. The dock comes in black or white. Price: $129.99
3. MP 01 Mobile Phone, Punkt.
The more our phones do, the more they demand of us. But until now, the only alternative to hyper-connected smartphones has been the kind of phone you find at the back of a drawer. Enter MP 01 by the Switzerland-headquartered company Punkt., a stylish, well-crafted mobile phone that focuses on modern simplicity, inside and out. It makes phone calls and sends texts. That’s it. Price: $295
4. Silent Night, Wake Wonderful, REN Clean Skincare.
Since the brand’s inception in East London in 2000, REN has become known for its all-natural skin products with just the right amount of naturally derived high-tech bio-actives that help the skin help itself. We’ve recently been singing the praises of this trio of REN’s night-time skincare favorites, including the full-size V-Cense Revitalising Night Cream, with Vitamin C and Citroflavonoids from Calabrian Oranges. When used together, this trio will intensely hydrate and brighten skin as you sleep. Price: $58 ($83 value)
5. Travel Kit, Biocol Labs
Founded in 1977 in Lisbon, Biocol Labs is the post-chemical pharmacy, creating health essentials that traditional healthcare doesn’t provide. Curated by Design Hotels and formulated by Biocol Labs, the Travel Kit is full of plant-based remedies for those on the go. Designed to fix the five most recurrent imbalances of the frequent traveler—jet lag, flight distress, poor digestion, weakened immune system, and, of course, the pesky hangover—it was formulated using only botanical extracts, minerals, and vitamins of superlative quality. Price: $59.90
6. Cap Xen, Lala Berlin
Every traveler needs a cozy but stylish knit cap, and we’re particularly fond of Lala Berlin’s 100 percent wool Cap Xen with pixeled flower intarsias. Launched in 2004 by Tehran-born Berliner Leyla Piedayesh, Lala Berlin’s irrefutable cult status can be attributed to the label’s eagerness to experiment with imaginative accessories, vibrant patterns, and striking prints. Price: €139