It’s fair to say 2020 has been pretty dire for those who love nothing more than to pack their bags and head off in search of new experiences. And, while a lack of international travel is a mere annoyance in comparison to the difficulties many have faced this year, there’s no denying that most of us are keenly looking forward to a time when hopping on a plane for pastures new is no longer out of the ordinary.
With a glimmer of light now at the end of the tunnel, there’s no better time than Christmas to gift the globe-trotter in your life the hope of adventures to come. And, while we wouldn’t recommend you start booking flights and hotels just yet (even we’re not that optimistic), a piece of fine Bennett Winch luggage is just the thing to get them dreaming of sea breezes, dawn mountain hikes and glowing sunsets.
Because Bennett Winch bags are made not for those who are well-travelled – but for those who have travelled well. Those unafraid to immerse themselves in an unfamiliar culture, to embrace the opportunities of an unexplored destination and who are as happy heading out in a storm as they are seeking the sun.
But which of Bennett Winch’s range is the perfect match for your nearest and dearest? Luckily, the British brand has a few suggestions to help you pick the perfect piece. If you’re buying for someone who has more than once come home on a Friday and surprised you with freshly booked tickets for a quick jaunt to the continent, you’ll be wanting the Bennett Winch Weekender. The brand’s signature bag, in leather or canvas, is perfectly sized for spontaneous traveller who love nothing more than to escape from it all for a day or two.
However, if you’re buying for someone who tends to travel more for business than pleasure, then Bennett Winch’s briefcase is the durable, well-constructed and stylish bag they can rely on to store laptops and important documents from plane to hotel to boardroom and back again. Pair it with the innovative Suit Carrier Holdall (it does what is says on the tin and does it well) and they’ll never fail to make a good first impression.
Know someone who likes to travel light and keep things simple? Bennett Winch’s Commuter holdall is sleek and elegant with an unadorned leather design and sturdy construction which, when matched with the brand’s luxurious yet utterly practical leather backpack, makes the perfect pairing for the nomad in your life who’s constantly on the go.
Finally, to accessories – because even the longest of long haul travel is no excuse to be unkempt. Making a great gift on its own – or an even better one when hidden inside a larger piece of luggage – Bennett Winch’s leather wash bag is the ultimate grooming travel companion, whether they’re staying in 5* luxury or sleeping under the stars. The same applies to the brand’s watch roll, which is designed to stand up to whatever their travel plans may throw at it. With a soft suede lining and a Tuscan leather-wrapped Kevlar shell, it will safely carry their three favourite timepieces through any adventure.
But, of course, while you may be gifting the hope of travel to come, the realities of this Christmas are that you may not be able to visit your loved ones in person. Happily, Bennett Winch has a solution for that too. Every item bought as a gift this Christmas comes with a complimentary handmade gift box and the option of a hand-written note as dictated by you and to be delivered to them for the most personal of touches.
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