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Gift Guide: Travel and Experience

Time Traveler

Cross the country every day with this whimsical wall clock. Designed and laser-cut in the USA by Dulcet Designs, it’ll definitely stand the test of time. $58, Amon Carter Museum Store.

For the Well Turned-Out Traveler

Moore & Giles has been known for its quality leathers since the ’30s, when its founders began selling skins to the shoe industry during the depths of the Great Depression. Today, the Virginia-based company caters to the luxury hospitality, aviation and residential interior design industries, but it also offers a curated collection of beautifully crafted leather wallets, belts, luggage, handbags and duffels, including the Austin hanging dopp kit ($325), along with smaller accessories like colorful luggage tags ($40) and passport covers ($60). Available at Malouf’s.

Glamour to Go

Burton knows a thing or two about curves and slopes, so it’s hardly surprising that the image gracing its new collection of limited-edition custom snowboards is Marilyn Monroe. Each size of this poppy and nimble Twin Flex Fiberglass board bears a different iconic image, but every one has a lipstick kiss on the bottom — a little good-luck charm for the ultimate freestyle experience. $569.95. CD Ski & Sports.

Good as Gold

In 1897, the Klondike Gold Rush was in full swing and C.C. Filson opened the Pioneer Alaska Clothing and Blanket Manufacturers in Seattle to provide quality gear to fortune-seekers setting off into the Yukon. Today, the company he founded continues to produce rugged, nature-tested outdoor gear, including this sturdy, weather-resistant bag ($360) and this roomy rolling carry-on case ($545), both from its line of durable, leather-accented luggage — perfect for any destination, from the great outdoors to the urban jungle. Available at Teskey’s and Teskey’s Uptown.

Jet Set Jewelry

One of the best ways to treasure where you’ve been is to wear it as a treasure. That’s the premise behind Jet Set Candy, a new line of jewelry from globetrotting designer Nicole Parker Davis that includes charms inspired by foreign landmarks, native foods and emblems ($68-$248), mini luggage tags bearing more than 50 airport abbreviations in sterling silver (starting at $68) and gold vermeil (starting at $98), cuff bracelets with travel-related quotes (from $198) and many more adventure-inspired accessories. Available at

Peace on Earth

This may be the most wonderful time of the year, but it’s also the most hectic — which makes a luxurious spa experience that much more welcome. The Daireds Holiday Spa Package will soothe stressed muscles, skin and nerves with a cinnamon and rosemary aromatherapy full-body massage; a Pangéa Custom Facial featuring a special moisturizing and brightening mask made with honey, cinnamon and nutmeg, followed by a hydrating peel to smooth, firm and tighten skin; and an ultra-pampering pedicure that includes a mug of hot cocoa and a snickerdoodle cookie for you to enjoy while you relax. $320, Daireds Salon and Spa Pangéa.

Pouch to End Poaching

There is a poaching crisis in South Africa that’s threatening the very existence of the majestic rhinoceros. Luxury African safari purveyor andBeyond has teamed up with New York City-based fashion and accessories brand Figue to create a charming clutch bag. Proceeds will go toward andBeyond’s award-winning rhino conservation efforts, including a program that next year will move 100 rhinos from South Africa to a safe haven in Botswana. $95,

Wheel Cool

When you’re a kid, it’s only natural to trick out your bicycle with groovy baskets, playing cards in the spokes and colorful flags and streamers. Thanks to Dallas-based Villy Custom, adults can rock their wheels, too — just in a more sophisticated way, with color and pattern-splashed parts like wheels, handlebars, seats and more. Choose from prebuilt cruisers or design your own. $389-$899,

Hearing Herald Angels

McIntosh is considered the gold standard in speakers, and now the company delivers the same level of quality with its first headphones, the MHP1000. The closed design tunes out noise and distraction, the soft leather ear pads and headband maximize comfort, and cables feature custom-designed, gold-plated connectors and shielded wiring to maximize sound quality. $2,000, Magnolia Design Center.

Istanbul Style

St. Regis Hotels & Resorts recently commissioned designer Jason Wu to create a commemorative silk scarf to celebrate the upcoming opening of its spectacular hotel in Istanbul (slated for early 2015). The Grand Tourista Scarf incorporates the geometric patterns seen across the art and architecture of this ancient Turkish city. It’s available in three color palettes: blue, beige and gray. $195,

Directional Style

Showcase your global style with these decorative metal compasses. Whether you set them on a tabletop, drape them over a shelf or hang them from your tree, they’ll set your home decor theme off in the right direction. $40-$45 each, Wrare.

Chalet Baby

From Aspen to Everest, Baby will be warm and cozy this winter when wrapped in the ski-chic luxury of this faux-fur bunting from Ralph Lauren. The bunting, available in 3-, 6- and 9-month sizes, features a snuggly down fill and a sporty metallic finish. $275,

Cowgirl Up

The Cowgirl Spring Roundup, to be held May 14-17, promises a glorious weekend in the wilds of Montana, experiencing the woods, trails and luxury accommodations of The Resort at Paws Up. But it’s the company you’ll keep that will stay in your heart forever — you’ll be exploring, riding, wrangling and shooting clay alongside actual honorees of Fort Worth’s National Cowgirl Hall of Fame, living legends who will personally share with you their incredible skills and inspirational stories. $1,499 (not including airfare), or call 877-588-6783.

A Brand New Bag

If you love the modern styling of Austin-based Criquet’s organic cotton golf shirts, you’ll love its no-nonsense take on the walking golf bag, too. The Jones Stand Bag is a single strap, three-pocket nylon bag that's simple, stylish and lightweight at just 5.4 pounds. $199.95,

Texas Adventure

Capture the thrill of the hunt with a custom Texas aoudad experience from bespoke hunting, fishing and outdoor sport tour outfit Gunn&Hook. Your three-day, expertly guided adventure begins on a 4,400-acre, high-fenced ranch near Gordon, in Palo Pinto County, and all meals and lodging are included. $2,450, Gunn&Hook.

Travel Luxe

Only the best and most exclusive will do in beauty guru Cassandra Huysentruyt Grey’s ultra-exclusive Los Angeles beauty boutique, Violet Grey. And to ensure that her jet-setting clients can access their must-have products even at cruising altitudes, she created the First Class Set of five travel-size essentials, including Klorane makeup-remover wipes and La Mer hand treatment. $275,