For the stylish armchair tourist

’Tis the season for Debbi K. Kickham’s luxury travel- and beauty-inspired holiday gift guide.

It’s the yuletide season again, and three out of three “wise men” agree that these luxury food, travel and beauty gifts are great for this year’s stylin’ armchair tourist:

For the foodie

Give the gift of Gleaneagles — Order some goodies from this gorgeous golf resort in Scotland. Each hamper is a five-star treasure trove of treats for food-lovers, with the larger hampers, including bottles of Ruinart Champagne to toast the festive season. Treats include buttery Scottish shortbread, preserves inspired by the flavors of Perthshire, oils and dressings produced on a farm near the hotel and the star of the show — a rich, malty Christmas pudding created by the resort’s executive pastry chef, Phillip Skinazi. $360 for the large hamper.

Fish tale — Since you can’t cruise to Alaska right now, why not at least dine on its most famous product, salmon? It’s also super for tired skin, according to some dermatologists. And, for your holiday meal, include other seafood from Alaska — halibut and crab legs. Prices range from $175 for five pounds of salmon up to $379 for 10 pounds of king crab legs.

For the would-be wanderer

‘Roam’ where you want to — Roam is the world’s first and only color-customizable premium luggage company, founded by former Tumi executives. Featuring a new color palette, Roam customizes every detail — from the front and back panels to the stitching to the wheels — so you can create the perfect mix of hues that is completely your own. Each is handcrafted and made-to-order with a 100-day risk free trial, which is rare for any custom item. The Globetrotter (large check-in), $550.

Carry it off — The Brysie Lane Calistoga large tote is a timeless classic luxury bag made with leather that is supple and soft to the touch. Like all of its bags, the large tote was made to complement all of your travel ensembles. Stuff it full of beauty products for your favorite gal — or guy — and you’re good to go. $290.

Tough love — The packable Love Full Circle Puffer jacket — great for travel — is completely sustainably made. It is woven from recycled fibers and filled with insulation from 100% recycled plastic bottles. Featuring removable hood, front zip, button closure pockets and a water-resistant fabric, it compresses into a pillow for the plane. $169.

Yes, you can take it with you — The Canon Selphy Square QX10 compact, portable printer is a great asset to have on the road. Comes with a built-in battery so you can print your travel photos anytime, anywhere. $149.99.

For the beauty lover

Be scent-sational — The Harmonist is the first-ever fragrance collection inspired by ancient philosophies of harmony and balance. Each fragrance embraces aspects of yin and yang dualities and the five elements — water, earth, wood, metal and fire — encouraging personal discovery and expression. To discover your true element with the power of scent, visit the website and enter the time, day and location of your birth. Moon Glory fragrance, $336. 

Ooo, what a lucky man — From the posh Paris perfume house of Maison Francis Kurkdjian comes a special scent for men, L’Homme À la rose. It features two natural species of roses — damask and centifolia, along with woody, amber base notes and grapefruit. $275 for 2.4 oz.

Spice it up — I’m a sucker for the scent of cinnamon and cloves, so I was in heaven with Pumpkin and Spice’s entire skincare collection. Along with its succulent smell, it’s vegan, cruelty-free, eco-friendly and free from sulfates, silicones and phthalates. The Day Bundle includes jelly cleanser, facial scrub exfoliator, clay mask, day moisturizer face towel, mask, application brush and travel bag. $149.

Best-tressed list — As I write this, I just used the Coco & Eve Like A Virgin Hair Masque, and my bleached/Keratined/fine hair is smooth-as-silk. This five-in-one treatment, which restores texture and shine in only 10 minutes, is a must-have in your Samsonite suitcase. $44.90.

Play it straight — Who doesn’t love sleek hair? Create it easily with the Vibrastrait Pro 1″ Vibrating Flat Iron. Dubbed by beauty gurus as “The Healthier Hair Straightener,” this iron leaves hair soft and healthy, while decreasing styling time by 30 to 50% with no pulling or tugging. The result is a smooth, frizz-free finish that looks great anywhere in the world. $99.

For those New Year’s resolutions

Get healthy — Achieve more in 2021, with a Happy Planner that helps you attain all of your goals for health, wellness and fitness, or just targets your interests in recipe and meal plans, budgeting and more. Healthy Habit Classic, $27.99. Also available are adorable stickers tailored to travel, wellness, staying organized and more. $19.99 for the value pack of 500+ stickers.

Ready, set, get fit — Now there’s no excuse not to work out — especially when stuck at home or in a hotel room. Crossrope, which bills itself as the highest quality jump rope system in the world, promises a full-body workout you can take anywhere. The jump ropes are low-impact, compact, portable and lightweight, making them perfect for traveling. Get Fit Set, $238. LE Mat, $89 (to protect your knees.)

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