Gift Guide: The Traveler In Your Life

Gift Guide: The Traveler In Your Life
ESSENCE.COM Dec, 03, 2009

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Save the traveler in your life from being hit with exorbitant amounts of baggage fees at the airport with this handy, small digital luggage scale. Strap it around your luggage handle and lift to see how much your bag weighs. No more having to hurriedly shift things between luggage at the airline counter. This light, easy to pack travel scale will undoubtedly become her best traveling companion.


Purchase here: www.flight001.com

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With the world’s lightest luggage by her side, she’ll be effortlessly strutting through the airport as everyone else stumbles on. Not only is the xcase Spinner a breeze to travel with thanks to the flexible Polycarbonate (same material used in bullet-proof glass) material and Japanese made wheels, this innovative luggage features an organized interior that includes a built in divider and zippered mesh pockets. The xcase Spinner’s dimpled surface helps keep scratches at bay.


Purchase here: http://shop.heys.ca

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Take the guess work out of picking a place to eat with Zagat’s 2010 round up of top rated places to dine in the country. This comprehensive guide is not only convenient but with silver gilded pages and keepsake box, this deluxe edition makes a fabulous gift.


Purchase here: www.spiegel.com

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Forget paying the airline for an itchy blanket and pillow, opt instead for a warm on-the-go throw. This bright version is not only chic with its modernist carrying case, but the all natural cashmere feels like butter against the skin and promises to keep her toasty during long flights. To boot, the carrying case doubles as a pillow.



Purchase here:
www.barneys.com

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These plush, eco-friendly, hemp and wool ballet flats will have her feeling like she’s floating on air—even when she’s stuck in long lines at the airport. She’ll wonder how she ever managed without them.


Purchase here: www.acorn.com

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No matter where her travels may take her, chances are she’ll be lost without her toiletries. This Brookstone kit will allow her to store her beauty essentials in style. What catapults this bag into the luxurious category is the personalized initial detail and fine crafted Nappa leather. They’ve even included three travel-sized bottles good for pouring anything from shampoo to mouthwash into.

Purchase here: www.brookstone.com

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The fastest way to ruin any trip is motion sickness. Whether it’s in the air, sea or car, the traveler in your life can finally take control of her nausea with this clever, 100% drug free FDA approved band. Just wear it like a watch and turn it on when you anticipate some queasiness. A gentle electronic pulse then blocks the nausea signal before it even reaches your brain. Et voila! Nothing but smooth sailing!

Purchase here: www.travelsmith.com

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A traveler’s dream come true, this portable reading device can wirelessly download books, blogs, magazines, and newspapers. This paperback sized device also doubles as MP3 to store your music. Since the content is stored in your device, you don’t have to ever worry about finding a Wifi hotspot. Think about the amount of space she’ll save in her carry-on with a Kindle!



Purchase here: www.amazon.com

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Keep all important travel documents and money safe and organized in this beautiful crocodile-embossed Italian calfskin wallet.


Purchase here:
www.saksfifthavenue.com

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Encourage her love of adventure with this Smythson world atlas bound in black pigskin with a gold-stamped title on the cover and spine.


Purchase here: www.smythson.com

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There are few things as timeless as an oversized gold watch. Keep her on time for flights with this Michael Kors gold plated stainless steel watch with a cool navy face.


Purchase here: www.shopbop.com

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