'Tis the season
Christmas is coming and Globe-Trotter has the perfect new season gifts for your friends and loved ones.
Whatever your age, there’s nothing like waking up on Christmas morning to discover a full stack of beautifully wrapped presents under the tree. A Globe-Trotter suitcase makes a delightful gift at any time of the year, but for 2021, we have introduced a range of new products for those who enjoy the finer things in life – and which raise the craftsmanship at the heart of Globe-Trotter to new levels.
Over the past 18 months, with restrictions on socialising, it’s no surprise to learn that many of us have turned to entertaining at home. The home bar has soared in popularity, as have delivery cocktail kits and pre-mixed tipples. For all the budding mixologists, the new Globe-Trotter x Alessi Cocktail Set makes the ideal gift. Made in collaboration with Italian kitchenware giants Alessi - who celebrate their centenary this year - the kit includes the brand’s iconic polished stainless-steel shaker (which is on display at MoMA in New York) alongside ice tongs, measure and a bottle opener. There’s even a booklet of mixology recipes tucked inside a compartment in the lid.
"...the perfect choice as a Christmas gift."
‘The study and production of objects dedicated to cocktail preparation is one of Alessi‘s specialities,’ commented Alessi CEO Daniel Talens, adding that the cocktail kit was created with the ‘support of the most qualified mixology experts and talented designers’. The new Globe-Trotter set is modelled on a classic suitcase silhouette, with a Vulcanised Fibreboard body and handcrafted leather corners. It is a kit that allows the owner to ‘enjoy cocktails to the highest standard and recreate the essence of the most exclusive international bars wherever you are,’ says Talens, adding that it makes ‘the perfect choice as a Christmas gift.’
Another covetable gift is the plush new Globe-Trotter Watch Case, which is crafted in a similar fashion to the cocktail set and designed to protect your most precious cargo. The models are available in three, six and twelve slots with a vulcanised fibreboard body, and leather corners and handle so it’s easily transportable.
Then there’s the new Globe-Trotter Poker Set; a stylish briefcase-inspired design that will turn heads when brought out at a party or gathering. The set comes with a set of five dice, poker chips and two sets of playing cars branded with the signature north star logo. As a counterpart to the Globe-Trotter x Alessi Cocktail Set, the kit also comes with a booklet outlining how to play classic games such as Texas Hold-’em and poker.
Just like our suitcases, these portable gift sets can be inscribed with the recipient’s initials for an additional personal touch. And if you’re looking to really push the boat out this year when it comes to bespoke, Globe-Trotter has just launched the brand-new Online Custom Luggage Service, allowing customers to create a completely original suitcase. From choosing metal finishes to the colours of the fibreboard body and leather details, this revolutionary new service allows you to create a gift as unique as the person you are giving it to.
Vicente Castellano, executive chairman of Globe-Trotter commented: ‘This Christmas, it’s time to celebrate again with our families and loved ones. Our new Globe-Trotter x Alessi Cocktail Set is definitely a great way to kick off the festivities in the right way. And I hope our Poker Set will encourage people to enjoy spending time together playing cards into the small hours.’
The Globe-Trotter Watch Cases are available from £995. The new Globe-Trotter Poker Set, £695, and Globe-Trotter x Alessi Cocktail Set, £745, are also available now online and in-store at the Globe-Trotter London Flagship, 60-61 Burlington Arcade, 51 Piccadilly, W1J 0QJ.