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Christmas Travel Gift Guide 2012

Choosing the ideal gift for travel lovers might have been a tricky task in the past, but with the launch of the all-new American Express Gift Card, sourcing that perfect present has now been made easy.  The Gift Card enables you to offer a loved one the opportunity to choose their own treat such as the latest travel buy.

Here are my top Christmas gifts for stylish travels…

Brics x Missoni Limited Edition Medium Travel Bag, £345, Selfridges
This Brics x Missoni stylish holdall is perfect for a chic weekend city break.

Travel Adapter Pink Glossy Goat, £150, Mulberry
Never again will you leave your travel adapter in a hotel room, it’s just too adorable.

Moleskine City Notebook Toronto, £9.06, Amazon
I love to collect pocket-size Moleskine City Notebooks for my favourite cities.  Not only can you jot down cool places and observations, but the detailed street maps are helpful for finding your way around town.

Marc by Marc Jacobs Heart Shaped Headphones, £35, Net-a-Porter
These cute heart-shaped headphones will brigten up any long journey.

Samsonite X Blade Lite four-wheel suitcase 71cm, £185, Selfridges
A sleek black suitcase looks the part for any trip and this Samsonite suitcase is extra light, so you can pack more.

Ella Georgia Silk Velvet Jewellery Roll, £14.50,
Protect your jewellery from the knocks and bumps of travelling with this super soft velvet jewellery roll.

Frequent Traveller toiletry kit, £40, Molton Brown
This Molton Brown kit is perfect for relaxing and reviving your body and spirit during travelling.  Invigorating products include Warming Eucalyptus Bath & Shower, Skinboost 24hr Moisture Mist and Renew Ambrusca Wash & Scrub, all in handy aeroplane-friendly sizes.

Aspinal Set of Two Lizard Print Luggage Tags, £29, Selfridges
Smarten up and make your suitcase stand out at baggage reclaim with these bold red leather luggage tags.

The Grand Tourista Bag by Jason Wu, $1,995 (approx. £1,244),
The Grand Tourista limited edition shoulder tote designed by Jason Wu for St. Regis Hotels & Resorts  is the ultimate travel bag, with built-in pouches to store an iPad, passport and travel documents.  The black and white hounds tooth patterned structured canvas bag with black leather trimming is so elegant and beautifully-made.  It has already been spotted on the arm of Alexa Chung in New York.

Cash Ca Cashmere Eye Mask, £20,
Block out the harsh cabin lights and get catch some sleep with this luxurious cashmere eye mask.

Diane Von Furstenberg iPad Case, £100, Net-a-Porter
Keep your iPad save from travel hazards with this ever-so-stylish DVF graphic print iPad case.

The American Express Gift Card is available to purchase at WH Smith, Sainsbury’s and Superdrug and suits every budget as it can be found in denominations of £20, £30, £50 and £100.  Accepted wherever American Express can be used, the Gift Card offers choice for those who want to give a present that definitely won’t disappoint.

To purchase a Gift Card and for full T&Cs, please visit:


Chérie City is offering two lucky readers the chance to win a pre-loaded £100 American Express Gift Card each.


Follow Chérie City on Facebook and leave a comment on this page below, answering which travel gift you would like to find under the Christmas tree…

The winner will be selected at random and the competition will close at 2pm on 17th December 2012.

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Terms and conditions:

The American Express Gift Card can be used across the UK where American Express Cards are accepted. Exclusions apply; the Card cannot be used at ATMs, car rental companies, cruise lines, gambling establishments, for cash back or reoccuring bill payments. A purchase fee varying from £2.45 to £4.45 will apply depending on the value of the Card. Additionally a monthly fee of £1.50 against the remaining balance starting 12 months after the date of the activation of the Card. See for full terms and conditions.

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To enter the competition, please submit your entries by 17th December 2012. Entrants are restricted to registering a total of three entries. All entries will be reviewed and winners selected at random by independent 3rd party judges at Promoveritas. The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Winners will be notified by email by after the closing date and will be required to submit certain personal criteria to enable the required personal checks to be made by American Express before the Gift Card prize is issued. Winners have until 4 January 2013 to respond and claim the prize. If no contact is made the prize will be forfeited and offered to another entrant. For a full list of winner (s) names please email stating the media source for the competition. The prize is a £100 gift card from American Express. Prizes are not exchangeable for cash and not for resale. No purchase necessary to enter. By submitting an entry, entrants acknowledge and accept these terms and conditions. The promoter is committed to protecting the privacy of participants. By submitting an entry, entrants consent to their names and contact information being used by the promoter or their agency solely for the purposes of administering this prize draw. Names and contact information will not be used for marketing purposes.

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  • Reply Ute@hungryinlondon December 10, 2012 at 9:40 am

    I love your travel gifts! I want them all! I know however from reliable source that I will find a new suitcase set under the Christmas tree.

  • Reply cheryl dawn lovell December 10, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    Diane Von Furstenburg ipad case 🙂

  • Reply Angie Allen December 10, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    loving the Marc Jacobs Heart Shaped Headphones

  • Reply Pete C Hewitt December 10, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    Samsonite X Blade Lite four-wheel suitcase 71cm,

  • Reply Tina Lockett December 10, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    I would like two tickets to the Maldives in my stocking please santa

  • Reply Clare Martin December 10, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    A new suitcase please!

  • Reply Lauren Purdy December 10, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    I have liked your fb page 🙂

    Well I’d like lots of things under my tree this year but I love The Grand Tourista Bag….. If only it was within my budget :O)

  • Reply Geoff Fortt December 10, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    Samsonite X Blade Lite four-wheel suitcase 71cm,need a new suitcase and this would be wicked

  • Reply sarah tulley December 10, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    I would most like to find the Cash Ca Cashmere Eye Mask 😀 it would be lovely x

  • Reply Tracey Ryder December 10, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    love the suitcase

  • Reply stephanie Llewellyn December 10, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    The grand Turista Bag

  • Reply Cat Williams December 10, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    Missoni Limited Edition Medium Travel Bag looks amazing!

  • Reply Debbie Bird December 10, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    Diane Von Furstenburg ipad case

  • Reply sarah clarke December 10, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    a posh suitcase

  • Reply Lynsey Buchanan December 10, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    i would love the Brics x Missoni Limited Edition Medium Travel Bag

  • Reply Kerry Moraghan December 10, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    Defiantly the Travel Adaptor The Pink glossy Goat. It’s a thing I could not have for all my electrical needs E.G hair dryer, mobile phone and laptop.

  • Reply Emma Manning December 10, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    Fantastic prize to help someone forget about the winter blues!

  • Reply Rachael Simmons December 10, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    I’d love to have the Marc Jacobs earphones, as my old ones have just packed up and I can barely hear out of one ear! 🙁

  • Reply lewis collins December 10, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    The Grand Tourista Bag by Jason Wu 🙂

  • Reply C Hui December 10, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    Samsonite X Blade Lite four-wheel suitcase

  • Reply Sarah December 10, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    OoOo I like the Marc by Marc Jacobs Heart Shaped Headphones, very snazzy! 😀
    Thansk for the chance to win the gift card. 🙂

  • Reply Jay Scales December 10, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    Have liked on Facebook x Would love to find the Brics x Missoni Limited Edition Medium Travel Bag – completely lush!

  • Reply Kerry Pope December 10, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    I would love the Brics x Missoni Limited Edition Medium Travel Bag, as I am really hoping that my husband and I will be able to go away for a night for our 8th anniversary this year and it would be perfect to have some gorgeous travel luggage to take away with me.

  • Reply Joanne B December 10, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    Molton Brown travel kit – little bit of lux on the travels!

  • Reply Catherine Sinead Mary Reynolds December 10, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    Cash Ca Cashmere Eye Mask is my choice, 🙂
    I need these masks otherwise I am to tempted to spy on other travellers! 🙂

  • Reply Zoe G December 10, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    The Molton Brown kit, love their products

  • Reply kirstie kenton December 10, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    wow i would love to find the The Grand Tourista Bag by Jason Wu, under the tree on Christmas morning.
    A girl can dream.

  • Reply Amelia Kennedy December 10, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    I’d love the Ella Georgia Silk Velvet Jewellery Roll … gorgeous and so useful!

  • Reply beth December 10, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    i’d love to find the marc jacobs heart shaped headphones.. they are so cute! possibly alongside a marc jacobs perfume 😉

  • Reply Phil Darling December 11, 2012 at 5:58 am

    Samsonite X Blade Lite four-wheel suitcase would be nice

  • Reply harold perry December 11, 2012 at 6:14 am

    The Suitcase

  • Reply Louise Turner December 11, 2012 at 6:23 am

    I’d love to find the Aspinal Set of Two Lizard Print Luggage Tags under the Christmas tree, as these are currently on my shopping list – maybe not these ones exactly but something similar – just a tad cheaper….. *sighs*

  • Reply Deborah Munn December 11, 2012 at 8:04 am

    A hand luggage suitcase

  • Reply Kelly Koya December 11, 2012 at 8:37 am

    I’d love the The Grand Tourista Bag by Jason Wu, $1,995 (approx. £1,244),

    I can dream!

  • Reply Julz December 13, 2012 at 8:48 am

    Out of all these gifts I’d love the Marc by Marc Jacobs Heart Shaped Headphones, they just look so cute and they’d match my favourite scarf! To my boyfriend, if you’re reading this, hint hint hint 😉

  • Reply Mel Briscoe December 15, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    A new suitcase

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