The Lost Girls Holiday Gift IdeasPacking & Wardrobe, Travel Products & Services — By Lost Girls on December 6, 2011 at 6:35 am
Jen, Amanda, and I recently covered some of our top gift picks for travelers based on type for TravelChannel.com. Here are a few more cool finds to bring some holiday cheer to the people in your life who are always planning their next getaway.
Give Back with Ecojot Notebooks. Whether you’re the type of traveler who wants to record your impressions of a place or just write down your favorite restaurants, travel journals are a must. Every time you buy a journal or jumbo journal from Ecojot.com, they give one to a kid in need. $10 for journals and $17 for jumbo journals; ecojot.com
A Packable Skincare Kit. Travel can wreak havoc on your skin, between dry airplane air, changing climates and a disrupted sleep schedule. That’s way it’s important to give your skin a little extra TLC when you’re on the road. Truth In Aging’s skincare kit is filled with travel-friendly sizes of a day and night cream, a mask, an eye cream and a toner. $50; truthinaging.com
Fit in Fitness on the Road. You don’t have to skip working out just because you’re traveling: The Body Works Band weighs almost nothing, can be tucked into your carry-on bag or suitcase, and has easy-to-follow exercises right on the band. I recently used this on a trip to Israel when my hotels didn’t have a gym, and did the roughly 30-minute, convenient routine before heading out to explore for the day. I reaped the toning benefits after just a week. $14.95; http://bodyworksband.com
BabbaBox: Keep Kids Occupied on the Plane. Getting children to sit still in a cramped airplane seat can be a real challenge—especially when they can’t occupy themselves with your iPhone after devices must be turned off! Enter: The theme-based BabbaBox kit that comes with 3 to 4 projects to boost kids’ creativity and stories to provoke their imagination. Prices start at $29.99; www.babbaco.com
Comfortable Walking Shoes. You’ll feel good about giving the gift of ache-free feet for those travelers who love seeing new places on foot: With every pair of shoes you buy, TOMS shoes will give a new pair of shoes to a child in need. Check out the varsity check women’s cordones $69; www.toms.com.