Lost Girls' 2012 Gift Guide
Find the perfect present for the globetrotter in your life, from organic beauty products sized for your carryon to a purse that doubles as a pillow to a tablet that lets you watch your favorite shows.
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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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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