TOP 10 BEST GIFTS TO BUY AT THE AIRPORT

 

December is a time of crowded airports and increased air traffic, it’s when airport shops make their biggest sales. It is also the perfect time to profit from what they have on offer, there’s never been a better time to shop airport.

 

Whether it’s something for that special person, something for the kids, or a gift for your friends we will show you that airport shopping is much more than just perfume and alcohol.

We’ve made it easy for you – here’s our TOP TEN of airports buys and where you can get them:

  • Toiletries for him [1] for her [2]
  • Alcohol [3]
  • Sweets [4] toys [5]
  • Gifts for him [6] for her [7]
  • Local food and drinks [8,9]
  • Special gifts [10]

 

 

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For him and for her toiletries

 

 

Toiletries may sound drab, but perfumes and cosmetics are big business. Duty free and travel retail sales are worth €80 billion a year worldwide with fragrances and cosmetics accounting for 20% of sales.

We’ve scoured Europe’s airports and found some current best buys for his and her toiletries. There are big savings to be had, with reductions of up to 67% at Schiphol and 70% at Zurich Airport, now that’s value you don’t see every day!

 

 

Source: shopdutyfree.com

Who
Item
Cost
Reduction
Airport
 
Her
Alexander McQueen – McQueen 75ml
€43.60
70%
Zurich Airport
Him
Boss Bottled United – Eau de Toilette 100 ml
€29.90
40%
Frankfurt International
Him
Dolce & Gabbana – K By Dolce & Gabbana 100ml
€38.00
50%
Madrid Barajas
Her
Elizabeth Arden – Green Tea Scent Spray 100ml
€27.20
52%
Zurich Airport
Him
Hugo Boss – Hugo Just Different 75ml
€29.90
54%
Schiphol Amsterdam
Her
Kappe Versace – Women 100ml
€29.90
67%
Schiphol Amsterdam
Her
Lancôme – Idôle By Lancôme 75ml
€40.50
50%
Madrid Barajas
Him & her
Lancôme Renergie – Anti-Wrinkles & Firmness 50 ml
€51.90
28%
Frankfurt International
Him & her
L’Oréal Paris – Revitalift Anti-Ageing Peel Pads 100ml
€14.08
50%
Zurich Airport

 

Alcohol

At airports we often like to buy a little something as a last reminder of our holiday, a taste to bring home. Some people avail of the offers to buy a more expensive whisky or brandy that they normally would not buy, and some just want to pick up some easy presents for friends or family.

While some airports like Heathrow in London boast an extensive array of local whiskies it can often be much cheaper to buy the same said alcohols in Southern and Eastern European countries. We’ve found some amazing deals on well know brand names, as well as names you may not have heard of, all at pocket friendly prices, and some great local foods as a snack while you pamper your palate.

Origin
Item
Cost
Reduction
Airport
 
Local
3 pack Old Amsterdam cheese
€22.50
25%
Schiphol Amsterdam
Local
Cardenal Mendoza Gran Reserva 40% 50cl
€11.10
50%
Madrid Barajas
Global
Chivas XV 40% 1L
€45.50
30%
Marseille Provence
Local
Danzka Vodka Cranberry 40% 1L
€15.87
20%
Copenhagen
Local
Dutch Gouda cheese 3 pack
€29.95
17%
Schiphol Amsterdam
Local
Dutch spiced cookies in Delft Blue tin 400g x 2
€10.00
37%
Schiphol Amsterdam
Global
Johnnie Walker Black Label 40% 1L
€30.30
30%
Marseille Provence
Global
Johnnie Walker Black Triple Cask Edition 40% 1L
€20.00
50%
Madrid Barajas
Global
Johnnie Walker Whisky Double Black 40% 1L
€37.00
25%
Nice Côte d’Azur
Global
Jura Whisky The Road 43.6 % 1L
€48.90
30%
Frankfurt Airport
Local
O.P. Anderson Aquavit Organic 40% 1L
€15.87
20%
Copenhagen
Local
Old Krupnik Honey Liquor 38% 50cl
€6.68
Warsaw Chopin
Local
Osborne – 1866 Brandy 40% 70cl
€25.55
50%
Madrid Barajas
Local
Sliwowica Podbeskidzka Liquor 72% 70cl
€15.43
Warsaw Chopin
Local
Soplica Blackcurrant Vodka Liquor 32% 50cl
€5.91
Warsaw Chopin
Global
The Glenlivet Distillers Reserve 40% 1L
€33.50
30%
Lyon Saint Exupéry
Local
Zubrowka Biala Vodka 40% 1L
€8.74
Warsaw Chopin
GIVT does not promote the use of alcohol. Please drink sensibly.

 

 

Lansdowne Kids Emerald Green Zip Baby Hoodie With Ireland Embroidery
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Child’s play

 

 

No trip abroad would be complete without bringing something home for the kids. Sweets and toys are a firm favourite and who could imagine a trip to Switzerland without coming back with chocolate! For health conscious parents we’ve also included some great deals on useful and fun gifts too.

 

         Source: theloop.ie        Source: shopdutyfree.com

 

Type
Item
Cost
Reduction
Airport
Clothes
Ireland Emerald Green Zip Baby Hoodie
€20.00
Dublin Airport
Clothes
Ireland Green Rugby Baby T-Shirt
€16.00
Dublin Airport
Sweets
Cadbury Chunks Bag 200g
€3.95
Dublin Airport
Sweets
Guinness Fudge Bag 120g
€3.00
Dublin Airport
Sweets
Lindt Lindor Tube Assorted 400g
€15.58
30%
Zurich Airport
Sweets
Lindt Lindor Tube Milk 400g
€15.58
30%
Zurich Airport
Sweets
Milka Mix Bag 340g
€8.58
30%
Zurich Airport
Sweets
Ritter Sport Variety Tower 1000g
€14.90
30%
Frankfurt Airport
Sweets
Toblerone Crunchy Almonds Mix 272g
€14.55
33%
Zurich Airport
Sweets
Toblerone Milk Chocolate Gold Bar 360g x2
€13.36
30%
Zurich Airport
Toys
Baby Cream 10 Inch Daisy Sheep
€11.00
Dublin Airport
Toys
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 Inch 32GB
€189.00
14%
Schiphol Amsterdam
Toys
Typical Dutch soft clog slippers
€14.95
12%
Schiphol Amsterdam

 

 

 

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Something extra for that special person

 

 

Guinness Black Guinness Polo Shirt With Harp Crest

 

Sometimes that special gift can only be found in special places. Who could imagine a trip to Ireland without bringing back something Guinness? Or when visiting Amsterdam, the diamond capital of the world, wouldn’t you just love to come back with some glitter of your own? We’ve found some special gifts for him and her ranging from clothes to jewellery and sunglasses to suitcases, all at extra special prices.

Source: theloop.ie; www.schiphol.nl

Who
Item
Cost
Reduction
Airport
Her
Forest Green Celtic Design Wool Scarf
€45.00
Dublin Airport
Her
Guinness Black Ladies T-Shirt Butterfly Design x2
€30.00
17%
Dublin Airport
Her
Gassan Diamond earrings 18K white gold
€925.00
46%
Schiphol Amsterdam
Him
Black Guinness Polo Shirt with Harp Crest
€29.95
Dublin Airport
Him
Cream Aran Knitted Pom-Pom Hat
€18.00
Dublin Airport
Him
Guinness Black Baseball Cap with Gold Logo
€13.00
Dublin Airport
Him
Gassan Moonphase watch 18K rose gold plated
€795.00
34%
Schiphol Amsterdam
Him & Her
Kappe Ray-Ban model Justin
€99.50
25%
Schiphol Amsterdam
Him & Her
Samsonite Cabin trolley
€99.00
24%
Schiphol Amsterdam

 

Special gifts for people who think different

 

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We found some gifts that were so special, or strange, that we had to include them in our list. Travellers going to Madrid can buy a Cinco Jotas (5 J’s) whole shoulder of Iberico ham, it has to be seen to be believed!

 

Or visitors to Rome can round off the tour of the past with a taste of the future, Kavalan Original Taiwanese Whisky! Whisky is not something we usually associate with Asia, but this little whisky has been earning accolades all around the world.

Warsaw Chopin’s range of well priced high end whiskies and cognacs is second to none, so whether you have a penchant for Japanese whisky, or have a spare €3,000 jingling around in your pocket they have something for you. For only €2,857 you can pick up a bottle of Rémy Martin Louis XIII, a cognac called the taste of 100 years, so special it even has its own Wikipedia page!

 

Panda Soft&Fresh Licorice Salty Salmiak 500g

 

Source shopdutyfree.com

And finally, not for the faint hearted, you can try the true taste of Scandinavia at Copenhagen airport, salty salmiak liquorice, you’ll either love it or hate it!

 

Name and size
Cost
Reduction
Airport
 
Cinco Jotas – Acorn Fed Iberico Shoulder Ham 4.5-5kg
€175.00
50%
Madrid Barajas
Kavalan Original Travel Retail Exclusive 43% 50cl
€49.00
Rome Fumicino
Nikka Coffey Grain 45% 70cl
€64.27
Warsaw Chopin
Panda Soft & Fresh Liquorice Salty Salmiak 500g
€6.13
22%
Copenhagen
Rémy Martin Louis XIII 40% 70cl
€2,857
Warsaw Chopin
Suntory Chita Japanese Whisky 43% 70cl
€58.10
Warsaw Chopin

 

Purchasing a gift is half the battle. What should you pay attention to for safe transportation of the gifts to your destination in accordance with the regulations? The rules clearly specify what you can bring on board an aircraft, but they may vary slightly depending on the airline.

Breach of luggage rules causes not only trouble at the airport and the loss of valuable gifts for loved ones, but also possible flight delays” says Piotr Rybicki, Operations Manager at GIVT, company responsible for compensation for delayed or cancelled flights and cases of refusal to board the aircraft.

The most important rules apply to unchecked baggage (hand luggage) and include:

  • Cosmetics capacity – if you want to buy perfumes or liquid cosmetics at the airport, make sure that their capacity is less than 100 ml.
  • Alcohol – it’s allowed to carry only liquors purchased at the airport, packed in sealed bags and remember to keep the receipt.
  • Sharp objects – even the most functional pocketknife or designer envelope knife will not pass the check before entering the plane. It is better to buy such gifts at the destination or send them by post.
  • Packaging and proof of purchase – keep the original packaging and receipt until you leave the aircraft.
  • Articles made of leather and shells – when purchasing them, make sure they are not made from endangered or protected species such as coral reef or reptile skin.

 

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