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Untie the Purse Strings

You might not be able to take your vacation home with you, but you can certainly bring back souvenirs. From high-end boutiques on Rodeo Drive to night markets in Southeast Asia, learn which destinations are perfect spots to shop till you drop for gifts to remind you of your travels for years to come.

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Tablet to Keep Connected On the Go
Tablet to Keep Connected On the Go

Tablet to Keep Connected On the Go

BlackBerry’s PlayBook has Wi-Fi connectivity and makes it easy for a traveler to check emails, manage schedules on the go with built-in calendars, and stay up-to-the-minute on social media with apps for Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. Long layover? Catch up on your favorite movies and TV shows by watching them on the high-resolution screen with the new BlackBerry Video Store app. blackberry.com/playbook 960 1280

  

Organization System for Luggage

Organization System for Luggage

A common traveler’s dilemma: A suitcase that turns into a black hole where you can’t ever find the one thing you’re looking for. The solution? The Hoboroll, an organizer with 5 compartments that has drawstring end closures and compression straps to minimize bulk. There’s also a tool loop making it possible for hikers to clip onto their daypacks, and for minimalists to use as their main bag. mygobigear.com 960 1280

  

Hat to Cover Bad Hair Days

Hat to Cover Bad Hair Days

For when your hotel doesn’t have a hair dryer or you’d rather be exploring a new place than spending time getting ready, try wearing a cute cap instead. The Leila cap is much more stylish than a baseball hat, has a comfy stretch-back fit and inside lining. The wool blend and cotton corduroy cap comes in 4 different colors. Evo.com 960 1280

  

Good-for-You Candy

Good-for-You Candy

Give the kids in your life a sweet treat to enjoy when they’re traveling home after the holidays: UNREAL candies make for great stocking stuffers and have no artificial flavors, hydrogenated oils, corn syrup, GMOs or synthetic colors. Plus, they have more protein and fiber per serving than the leading candy companies. Bonus: They’re made with responsibly sourced ingredients, such as cacao beans from Ghana and Ecuador and organic palm kernel oil from Brazil. Try the Chocolate Caramel Peanut Nougat Bar. Available at CVS, Target, Michaels, Kroger, Staples, BJ’s Wholesale Clubs and many others. 960 1280

  

Fresh and Clean Fragrance

Fresh and Clean Fragrance

An uplifting scent can be a real pick-me-up after a long flight. Lisa Hoffman’s Fragrance Gift Set in French Clary Sage is a combo of watery greens and clean cotton. Included in the set is an easy-to-wear-on-a-plane fragrance bracelet, a perfume oil roll-on and a travel-sized eau de parfum spray bottle.lisahoffmanbeauty.com 960 1280

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Purse That Doubles as a Pillow

Purse That Doubles as a Pillow

To simplify your favorite jet setter’s carryon, go for a fashionable purse that feels like a pillow. The Pillow Purse can hold all travel essentials with 2 side-zip compartments for extra storage and a center zip compartment for larger items. Plus, it can easily convert to a supportive pillow for your head or back. Available at Macy’s department stores. 960 1280

  

GPS-Equipped Running Watch

GPS-Equipped Running Watch

Fitting in fitness when you’re traveling can be a challenge, and just trying to do your typical jog in a new place can be frustrating when you don’t know how many miles you’re logging. Enter the brand-new PINK Timex Marathon GPS: It tracks distance, time and even calories burned to take the guesswork out of exercise. It also gives much-needed motivation to strap on your running shoes on the road. Amazon.com 960 1280

  

Stylish Passport Holder

Stylish Passport Holder

Save a traveler time from digging around for important documents with the Robinson Passport Holder. The sleek wallet not only has space for your passport, but also for a flight itinerary, credit cards, 3 different currency compartments and more. toryburch.com 960 1280

  

Easy-to-Clean Men’s Toiletry Bag

Easy-to-Clean Men’s Toiletry Bag

Help your guy keep his grooming essentials all in one place with the Pack-It Quantum Kit. The toiletry bag has a roomy main compartment with another zippered bottom space to separate razors, toothbrush and other small items. Plus, it’s water-resistant inside and out, so it easily wipes clean. shop.eaglecreek.com 960 1280

  

Travel-Proof Skincare for Guys

Travel-Proof Skincare for Guys

The Jack Black Jet Set Traveler comes in a mesh bag with 4 manscaping essentials packaged in airline-approved 1.5-oz. sizes. The kit includes Pure Clean Daily Facial Cleanser, Face Buff Energizing Scrub, Supreme Cream Triple Cushion Shave Lather and the Double-Duty Face Moisturizer SPF 20.Available at Nordstrom, Bloomingdales, Saks Fifth Avenue or GetJackBlack.com. 960 1280

  

Carryon-Friendly Skincare

Carryon-Friendly Skincare

Flying can zap moisture from your skin, so hydration is key to keep your complexion healthy. The limited edition Wild Plum Berry Gift Set includes a hydrating Wild Berry Cleanser with naturally exfoliating alpha hydroxy acids to polish flaky skin, and the Wild Plum Whip Moisturizer is full of quenching Evening Primrose oil and wrinkle-fighting grape extract. Locate a retailer near you at eminenceorganics.com 960 1280

  

Djemaa El-Fna, market, Marrakech, Morocco
Djemaa el-Fna, Marrakech, Morocco

Djemaa el-Fna, Marrakech, Morocco

Upon arriving at Djemaa el-Fna, Marrakech's sprawling central market, you’ll feel as though all your senses have been walloped at once. During the day, the square fills with snake charmers, henna tattoo artists and storytellers, while the adjacent souk teems with vendors hawking every imaginable thing, from shoes to lanterns to spices. At night, a food market unfolds, with a maze of vendors grilling meats and other local delicacies, such as sheep heads. 960 1280

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Chatuchak, Bangkok

Chatuchak, Bangkok

Gird your loins for one of the most intense shopping experiences you'll ever have: a visit to Chatuchak, Bangkok's weekend market. As many as 15,000 vendors spread out across 35 acres, selling all kinds of products, including T-shirts, handbags and traditional handicrafts. Arrive hungry; a plethora of food stalls serve a delectable world of treats, from spicy noodle dishes to deep-fried insects. 960 1280

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Grand Bazaar, Istanbul, Turkey

Grand Bazaar, Istanbul, Turkey

Wear your sneakers to the Grand Bazaar; you'll do plenty of walking. The market stretches across 60 streets in the heart of Istanbul and receives as many as 400,000 shoppers daily. You can bargain for antique jewelry and weapons, water pipes, and decorative mirrors. Then, unwind with a strong Turkish coffee and pastry, or visit an on-site hammam to regain your strength.   960 1280

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Camden Market, London

Camden Market, London

Comprising 3 separate markets, London's Camden Market is one of the city's largest, most eclectic and popular shopping enclaves. Head to the Lock section for crafts, or wander the Stables for punk-rock fashion. Savvy shoppers can pick up everything from vintage records to bikes and bean bags. Keep your ears and eyes open; live music and other entertainment abound. 960 1280

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Chichicastenango Market, Chichicastenango, Guatemala

Chichicastenango Market, Chichicastenango, Guatemala

Known locally as ChiChi Market, this is one of the world's best handicraft markets and a must-see for visitors to Guatemala, many of whom make special trips to the town just to stop at the market. In addition to traditional crafts such as woven bags and tapestries, you'll find hand-painted pottery and food at the many stalls. 960 1280

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Chandni Chowk, Delhi, India

Chandni Chowk, Delhi, India

If you're traveling through Delhi and have the sudden urge to go native, you'll find a sea of saris, colorful textiles, sparkling bangle bracelets and more at Chandni Chowk. Meander through narrow walkways and alleyways as you admire the goods. If you dare to purchase anything, be prepared to bargain — in Delhi, the act has been lifted to art form. 960 1280

David Freund/Photodisc/Getty Images  

Tsukiji Fish Market, Tokyo

Tsukiji Fish Market, Tokyo

Even if you're not a seafood lover, Tokyo's Tsukiji Fish Market is a sight to behold. Arrive early (around 4:30 a.m.) to witness the spectacle. Attend the seafood auction, and wander stalls selling all manner of edible marine life, including monstrous fish and exotic creatures from the deep that you’ll find only in Asia Pacific waters. As for the sushi being sold from some vendors? It's divine.  960 1280

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Khan el-Khalili, Cairo, Egypt

Khan el-Khalili, Cairo, Egypt

Shopping at Cairo's Khan el-Khalili is like strolling through history; the market dates to the 14th century. Ogle the wares in more than 900 shops and stalls, bargaining for traditional handicrafts, jewelry, perfume and ornate glassware. 960 1280

Ian Cumming / Axiom Photographic Agency / Getty Images  

Temple Street Night Market, Hong Kong

Temple Street Night Market, Hong Kong

Few experiences in the world compete with a visit to an Asian night market. Hong Kong's Temple Street is no exception. Make like a local and purchase jade trinkets to ward off evil, bargain for tea sets, get your fortune told by a parrot (yes, a parrot), and eat your way through a maze of food stalls, sampling rice and noodle dishes. 960 1280

iStockphoto.com/Nicolas McComber  

Kashgar, China

Kashgar, China

Trying to off-load a horse? Kashgar is the place to do it. There are 20-plus bazaars in Kashgar, and the markets here attract some 200,000 people on the busiest days. Beyond livestock, visitors can shop for all sorts of goods, including vegetables, clothes and textiles, as well as handicrafts. Food plays a central role in Kashgar; indulge in a plate of roasted lamb or kebabs. 960 1280

Feifei Cui-Paoluzzo/Moment/Getty Images  

Pike Place Market, Seattle

Pike Place Market, Seattle

Pike Place has earned its reputation as one of Seattle's top attractions for a reason: This covered market is the nation's oldest and sprawls across nearly 10 acres. The seafood counter, where vendors toss enormous, whole fish to one another, is always a major draw, but also take time to admire booksellers, antique dealers and artisan cheesemakers. 960 1280

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Djemaa El-Fna, market, Marrakech, Morocco

World's Best Open-Air Markets

From Morocco to Japan, Thailand to Turkey, we've chosen our favorite open-air markets across the globe.

Djemaa el-Fna, Marrakech, Morocco

Djemaa el-Fna, Marrakech, Morocco

Upon arriving at Djemaa el-Fna, Marrakech's sprawling central market, you’ll feel as though all your senses have been walloped at once. During the day, the square fills with snake charmers, henna tattoo artists and storytellers, while the adjacent souk teems with vendors hawking every imaginable thing, from shoes to lanterns to spices. At night, a food market unfolds, with a maze of vendors grilling meats and other local delicacies, such as sheep heads. 960 1280

Daniel Reiter/Stock4B/Getty Images   

Chatuchak, Bangkok

Chatuchak, Bangkok

Gird your loins for one of the most intense shopping experiences you'll ever have: a visit to Chatuchak, Bangkok's weekend market. As many as 15,000 vendors spread out across 35 acres, selling all kinds of products, including T-shirts, handbags and traditional handicrafts. Arrive hungry; a plethora of food stalls serve a delectable world of treats, from spicy noodle dishes to deep-fried insects. 960 1280

Peter Stuckings/Lonely Planet Images/Getty Images  

Grand Bazaar, Istanbul, Turkey

Grand Bazaar, Istanbul, Turkey

Wear your sneakers to the Grand Bazaar; you'll do plenty of walking. The market stretches across 60 streets in the heart of Istanbul and receives as many as 400,000 shoppers daily. You can bargain for antique jewelry and weapons, water pipes, and decorative mirrors. Then, unwind with a strong Turkish coffee and pastry, or visit an on-site hammam to regain your strength.   960 1280

Andrea Pistolesi/Photolibrary/Getty Images  

Camden Market, London

Camden Market, London

Comprising 3 separate markets, London's Camden Market is one of the city's largest, most eclectic and popular shopping enclaves. Head to the Lock section for crafts, or wander the Stables for punk-rock fashion. Savvy shoppers can pick up everything from vintage records to bikes and bean bags. Keep your ears and eyes open; live music and other entertainment abound. 960 1280

Walter Bibikow/Photolibrary/Getty Images  

Chichicastenango Market, Chichicastenango, Guatemala

Chichicastenango Market, Chichicastenango, Guatemala

Known locally as ChiChi Market, this is one of the world's best handicraft markets and a must-see for visitors to Guatemala, many of whom make special trips to the town just to stop at the market. In addition to traditional crafts such as woven bags and tapestries, you'll find hand-painted pottery and food at the many stalls. 960 1280

Michael DeFreitas/Robert Harding World Imagery/Getty Images  

Chandni Chowk, Delhi, India

Chandni Chowk, Delhi, India

If you're traveling through Delhi and have the sudden urge to go native, you'll find a sea of saris, colorful textiles, sparkling bangle bracelets and more at Chandni Chowk. Meander through narrow walkways and alleyways as you admire the goods. If you dare to purchase anything, be prepared to bargain — in Delhi, the act has been lifted to art form. 960 1280

David Freund/Photodisc/Getty Images  

Tsukiji Fish Market, Tokyo

Tsukiji Fish Market, Tokyo

Even if you're not a seafood lover, Tokyo's Tsukiji Fish Market is a sight to behold. Arrive early (around 4:30 a.m.) to witness the spectacle. Attend the seafood auction, and wander stalls selling all manner of edible marine life, including monstrous fish and exotic creatures from the deep that you’ll find only in Asia Pacific waters. As for the sushi being sold from some vendors? It's divine.  960 1280

iStockphoto.com/Aluxum  

Khan el-Khalili, Cairo, Egypt

Khan el-Khalili, Cairo, Egypt

Shopping at Cairo's Khan el-Khalili is like strolling through history; the market dates to the 14th century. Ogle the wares in more than 900 shops and stalls, bargaining for traditional handicrafts, jewelry, perfume and ornate glassware. 960 1280

Ian Cumming / Axiom Photographic Agency / Getty Images  

Temple Street Night Market, Hong Kong

Temple Street Night Market, Hong Kong

Few experiences in the world compete with a visit to an Asian night market. Hong Kong's Temple Street is no exception. Make like a local and purchase jade trinkets to ward off evil, bargain for tea sets, get your fortune told by a parrot (yes, a parrot), and eat your way through a maze of food stalls, sampling rice and noodle dishes. 960 1280

iStockphoto.com/Nicolas McComber  

Kashgar, China

Kashgar, China

Trying to off-load a horse? Kashgar is the place to do it. There are 20-plus bazaars in Kashgar, and the markets here attract some 200,000 people on the busiest days. Beyond livestock, visitors can shop for all sorts of goods, including vegetables, clothes and textiles, as well as handicrafts. Food plays a central role in Kashgar; indulge in a plate of roasted lamb or kebabs. 960 1280

Feifei Cui-Paoluzzo/Moment/Getty Images  

Pike Place Market, Seattle

Pike Place Market, Seattle

Pike Place has earned its reputation as one of Seattle's top attractions for a reason: This covered market is the nation's oldest and sprawls across nearly 10 acres. The seafood counter, where vendors toss enormous, whole fish to one another, is always a major draw, but also take time to admire booksellers, antique dealers and artisan cheesemakers. 960 1280

iStockphoto.com/James Anderson