Gift Guide: Our Favorite Gifts For The Road Tripper

Gift Guide: Our Favorite Gifts For The Road Tripper

Love to take road trips? Know someone who is dreaming of an adventure on the open road? Then do we have the gift guide for you!

By Kyle Snarr

Planning a getaway has never been tougher than in 2020. However, a road trip is a great way to escape and get some time away from it all. Road trips can happen either on a Sunday afternoon or over the course of several weeks. And pairing the right watch with the right gear will ensure you make it to your eventual destination on time and in style.

Here is Watchonista’s gift guide for road trippers. 

Glashütte Original SeaQ Panorama Date

Never thought a watch built to meet DIN 8306 and ISO 6425 standards for diver’s watches was the perfect watch for a road trip adventure? Well, what if we told you it was made in the same country that's home to speed-limitless roads? The same roads that nearly all auto aficionados dream of one day conquering? 

Glashütte Original’s stunning SeaQ Panorama Date is made to withstand the harshest conditions, which means it’s ideal for an escape that could lead you to the top of a lonely mountain or the end of a remote beach.

Thanks to its two-tone styling, lume-filled applied markers, and one-of-a-kind handset, this SeaQ continually has something to say, making it an exceptional road trip companion. The Glashütte Original SeaQ Panorama Date is priced at $15,100 and available at WEMPE Fifth Avenue and other fine retailers.

Persol 714 Steve McQueen Sunglasses

You can’t feel cooler than when you’re sporting the sunglasses donned by The King of Cool himself.

These folding frame shades, originally produced in the 1960s, have been reissued with upgrades designed to enhance your on-the-road experience. They’re stowable, polarized, and sport 24k gold plated lenses that perfectly complement the accents on your SeaQ. 

Schott Lightweight Unlined Cowhide Trucker Jacket

Schott is well-known for the instantly recognizable motorcycle jacket called the Perfecto. However, for our road trip adventure, we’re turning to their slightly lesser-known take on the Trucker Jacket.

This beautifully vintaged and oiled cowhide jacket features antiqued hardware, a zip front closure, three front pockets, and adjustable side tabs. It simply screams, let’s hit the road.

Borsalino Cashmere Flat Duckbill Style Driving Cap

No road trip kit is complete without a proper head covering, and no one makes a more suitable solution than Borsalino. Back in 1857, Giuseppe Borsalino created what is now the oldest luxury hat manufacture in Italy.

Today, you can find a wide array of styles in their catalog, but we’re focused on their cashmere driving cap…preferably in taupe.

Gaspar Gloves - The Drive

Even if driving gloves aren't your "thing," no one should embark on a road trip without a form-fitting pair of leather driving gloves.

And no driving gloves are more iconic than those donned by Ryan Gosling’s creepy-yet-compelling character in the 2011 movie Drive.

Made from genuine Italian Sheep leather by specially trained craftsmen, these are exact replicas of the gloves that Gaspar made specifically for the film.

Piloti Apex Driving High Tops

We’ve covered both your head and your hands, so let’s now cover your feet with the Apex driving high tops made in Portugal by Piloti.

These stylish yet functional burnished leather uppers are as at home on the pedals as they are on the street. We love these in the cognac colorway, which pair perfectly with the other adventure driving attire we’ve selected. 

Period Correct Mechanic Tool Bag

Stow and go with Period Correct’s take on the classic mechanic’s tool bag.

We love the green canvas and matching green leather handles. It features a large brass zipper opening into the large main compartment with 2-way pulls with plenty of room, and pockets are ready for every essential, from tools to traveling gear. 


Nothing keeps a road trip going like a spare can of petrol. And no gas can is as iconic as the official NATO-style Jerry Can.

This 20 Liter/5 Gallon metal can is built to European military specs and comes in an adventure-seeking Olive Drab Green colorway. There are several replicas of these classic cans out there, but we can attest that these are the real deal.

(Glashütte Original's Photography by Watchonista)

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