Holiday splurges

Luxury travel gifts that are out of this world.

Like to travel in style or know someone who does? Here are a few suggestions for making the days merry and bright:  

Make a reservation — Montage Hotel & Resorts has created once-in-a-lifetime experiences if money is no object. A Fly-Fishing Expedition to Remember ($40,000) at the Montage Deer Valley resort in Park City, Utah, includes a three-night stay for up to four guests in the Summit View Penthouse, private-jet flights and the fishing expedition. 

Bask in the glitz and glamour at Montage Beverly Hills with Memories to Remember ($50,000). This includes a magazine-inspired photo shoot shot by celebrity photographer John Russo, hair and makeup, a three-night stay in the California Suite and much more. 

Put on The Ritz — Make a French fashion statement with a peach-colored Egyptian cotton robe from The Ritz Paris — you know, the former home of Coco Chanel. The robe is so hued because master hotelier César Ritz believed that the color made everyone’s complexion look rosy. Available from S-XXL, 200 Euros (about $228).

Cocoon in comfort — With fringe taking center stage for 2019, the Kinross Fringe Trim Pullover takes you above the fray to deliver irresistibly cozy style in 100-percent cashmere.  Sport it in black at the airport, and wear the white at night — when you want to look like an angel. $420,, Darien Sport Shop, 

Find your sole mate — Sarah Flint — who counts Meghan Markle and Amal Clooney among her fans — designed her Travel Flat to wear with both jeans and dresses when you’re on the road. Its open front and low-cut vamp flatter every foot. The jet-set shoe has model Cindy Crawford as both mentor and investor in the company. Buy a pair for your favorite gal pal — and one just for you.  $375. 

Buy the bags made in Greenwich — Designer Peter Dooney (the founder of Dooney & Bourke), created Henry’s Leather Co. in his hometown. Handcrafted in Connecticut and in Florence, Italy, with Old World artisanal sensibility, these luxury handbags and accessories are drop-dead gorgeous. Large orange tote, $650. And while we’re on the subject of Dooney & Bourke…

Give Fido a fancy home — The Dooney & Bourke Alto Pet Carrier is made of beautiful Italian leather with rich matte finish, mesh side window and adjustable shoulder strap. $895. 

Wear the world’s most comfortable travel shirt — Fashion designer Danh Tran, who hates wearing dress shirts, has developed a man’s shirt that feels like a T shirt. With a special blend of long fiber, no-iron cotton, the shirts are called “Butter,” because they feel like just like butter. Incredible breathability, six-way stretch and an exclusive double-finished construction make you look like Friday night… but feel like Sunday morning. One of Danh’s first customers was former Los Angeles Lakers star Metta World Peace (formerly Ron Artest), who also disliked collared shirts, because he did not feel comfortable in them. He was so impressed that he invested in Butter Cloth as an equity partner and serves as the brand’s ambassador to the sports and celebrity world. “Shark Tank’s” Robert Herjavec also invested in the brand, just minutes after seeing the presentation on the TV show. $98-$118. Use PromoCode WAG10 for a 10 percent site-wide discount that expires Dec. 31. (Sale items not applicable.)

The eyes have it — Sunski shades let you buy frames according to face shape. Every pair comes with polarized lenses to protect from harsh glare. Featherlight and in every chic combination imaginable, they carry a lifetime warranty. Price range: $48-$89.

And speaking of Mr. Sun, you can use your smartphone in his direct rays, say, next time you’re on Maui. The FlipShade is a new smartphone accessory for iPhones that flips over to provide instant shade — and no squinting.  $9.99. 

Go veggie — Live Ultimate is a luxury line of natural certified vegan skincare products featuring skin-brightening botanicals and healing herbal extracts. Try the Camu Advanced Youth Recovery Serum with hyaluronic acid ($55) and the Camu Complex Daily Moisturizer ($55) with proprietary Fruitscription blend, loaded with antioxidants, vitamins and probiotics.  If you only buy one item, make it the luscious lemon/lime exfoliating cleanser ($32) — it will rock your world — wherever you are.

Discover a distinctive doughnut — Here’s something the world hasn’t seen before — a health-conscious doughnut that is ideal for girls and guys on the go. The doughnuts, from Dough Bar, pack 11 grams of protein, but just 150 calories and come in a plethora of popular flavors, including Nutella, Reese’s, red velvet and pumpkin pie, with a variety of homemade glazes. Stash ’em in your carry-on, gym bag, briefcase or car. Also available in gluten-free.  $15.50 a box. 

Try the gift-wrapping game-changer — The new Pop-Up Gift Box transforms the way you wrap gifts. One piece, two folds and ties in less than a minute. That’s it!  No tools needed — no scissors, no tape. Ignite your creativity with ribbon, toppers, glitter and twists. Reuse up to 10 times. $9.95 for medium, $12.95 for large. Available at or at Papyrus in White Plains. Also at

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