Holiday Gift Guide: A Gift Bag for the Traveler
Nov 17, 2015
Every year, I post a few gift guides for the holiday season. This year, I wanted to do something a little different.
Instead of gift guides, the holiday posts will feature ‘gift bags’ — a bag, pouch, box, or other container filled with themed goodies. Some bags will have a higher cost, while others will be more affordable. Today’s gift bag is for the lady who loves to travel.
One. A lovely weekender. The Madewell Transport Weekender ($298) in the set is both classic and casual. For something unique, this Jet Set Overnight bag from Mark & Graham has cool navy stripe. In the under-$100 category, Sole Society has a faux-leather duffle and this twill Everlane weekender.
Two. Travel-size Essentials. This Aeronaut Clear Quart bag ($22) is TSA-approved for carrying liquids and gels. Adios, Ziploc.
For a fun gift, fill it with some luxe travel-size products. I love the Alterna Caviar haircare set (keeps my dry hair soft while traveling). Also, this Living Proof mousse, Drybar’s Triple-Sec dry shampoo/texturizer, and Josie Maran Argan Oil.
Three. A chic, oversize wrap. I always get cold on the airplane, and those communal blankets, no thanks. So a wide wrap that I can cozy up in is a necessity. The best come from White + Warren ($258), and are available in many colors. For something less expensive, this $79 cape scarf in black with a charcoal accent is a great choice.
Four. A luxe sleep mask. A downtown hotel without blackout curtains can be a nightmare. After too many sleepless nights, I started packing a sleep mask. This one from Illuminage ($32) is super soft and infused with copper to soothe the skin and minimize fine lines. For something less expensive, try this cheeky embroidered mask from MSsilk.
Five. A selection of travel accessories. Henri Bendel offers a line of chic, mid-price travel accessories that come in a variety of gorgeous colors. You can also have them monogrammed. In addition to the passport cover and luggage tag, I chose their perfectly sized jewelry case.