Travel Gift Guide to Delight the Globetrotters on Your Gift List
by Jessica Howell
Millions of Americans travel every year – and if you’re not surprising your sweetie with an all-expenses paid vacation this holiday season, the next best thing is to equip them for whatever trip comes next.
Below, you’ll find some of the hottest gifts for globetrotters, trend-setting travelers and weekend getaway gals. From the coolest in lightweight, rolling bags to snazzy leather luggage tags, we’ve got you covered no matter your budget. Best of all, we’ve provided links so that you can easily click and purchase till your heart’s content. Go ahead and have it gift-wrapped too; this holiday season is gonna be a breeze!
Sony DVD Handycam Camcorder
High-Definition travel. We said it. And with Sony’s new DVD Handycam HDR-UX1 it’s possible. The camcorder’s minute size, 80x Digital Zoom and Super SteadyShot anti-shake system make it the perfect companion on your next vacation, where you can record directly onto DVD for quick playback and instant cool-factor. Small, stylish and sure to surprise.
Visit SonyStyle.com for more information.
Briggs & Riley Baseline Luggage
The newest Briggs & Riley luggage collect-ion, Baseline, has achieved the impossible – it’s got us smiling during treks through the terminal. Lightweight but sturdy and loaded with packing pluses like handy side com-partments and clever design, there’s no doubt that it was built to last; and to prove it, every piece comes with a lifetime guarantee. Our favorites are the 26" Upright Wheel-ed Duffel – which makes lugging and loading a breeze with its Outsider Handle (and offers a suitcase-like bottom that unzips for wrinkle-free dressy duds) – and the Compact Toiletry Kit that’s waterproof, hangable and foldable for easy carrying. All 45 pieces are available in black, crystal or olive fabric; pretty to look at and perfectly essential. Visit Briggs-Riley.com for more information.
Casio Exilim S600 Digital Camera
Slim, sleek and oh-so smooth, the Casio EX-S600 is the equivalent of cool and a perfect choice for jet-setters who want clear and crisp photographs on the go and without confusion. It’s simple to use and stylish to carry; but most importantly, it just plain delivers what it promises with help of a 4x digital zoom, 2.2” LCD display and anti-shake capabilities. The stainless steel body is available in shiny silver, metallic orange or steely blue shades and weighs a miniscule 4 ounces.
Visit RadioShack.com for more information.
TreasureKnit Photo Tote
There’s no better way to relive the memory of past travels than by immortalizing it on film. And even better than photo paper is fabric. TreasureKnit, an online photo crafting website, will weave your image directly into fabric to create a handy tote that can follow you continent to continent, all the while allowing you to savor your favorite captured moment. Also available for image weaving are blankets, pillows, tapestries and canvas.
Visit TreasureKnit.com for more information.
Ole Henriksen Travel Essentials
For the beauty-gear hungry, there’s nothing sweeter than a package of travel-sized treats. Ole Henriksen is the creator of this set that includes everything you’ll need to keep skin supple, soft and moisturized while far from home. Choose the normal/dry skin or normal/oily skin package. Both include products to cleanse, tone and hydrate – like Herbal Day Crème (SPF 15), On-the-Go-Exhilerating Cleanser, and Invigorating Night Gel.
Visit ShopIntuition.com for more information.
Tocca Travel Candles
Known worldwide for their exhilarating scents like Cleopatra (grapefruit cucumber), Grace (casablanca lily), Havana (sugarcane rum), and Kyoto (kinmoksei flower), Tocca candles are a top-notch gift for those luxe ladies on your holiday list. Pick up the Assorted Travel Candles set that includes four 1.2 ounce candles, each of which burn for 10 hours, and includes a Tocca matchbox. Prop on a hotel nightstand for a little slice of heaven away from home. Visit BeautySak.com for more information.
Leather Luggage Tags
Send your holiday guests off with a present that they can put to use. These genuine pebble-grain leather, bright-as-day luggage tags are a stylish alternative to the black one that likely came standard on your suitcase. Easy to see for quick ID – they feature pretty contrast stitching and cover your personal information with a durable flap for added protection. Grab one in pink, red, persimmon or embossed green and get company packing!
Visit WishingFish.com for more information.