As the holiday’s approach, we are all in search of those perfect gifts for the people we know and love. For my favorite travelers (and myself), these are gifts make traveling easier and more comfortable.
For Mom on the go:
Lucy Walk Around Pants:($68) I love these for traveling. They are versatile and comfortable. Add a cute shirt or pretty sweater and you’re ready to run around town. They are so stretchy and light that you can even workout and sleep in them (hopefully not consecutively). The pockets are great when you need somewhere to store your items.
My Tag Alongs:This site is a hoot! With everything from emergency kits to travel sun hats, their clever designs coupled with everyday practicality makes these items very handy to have. Try the One Time Any Time Towelettes ($11) and The Emergency Valet ($28).
Cashmere Travel Set:($350) For the woman who has everything or simply likes to be wrapped in luxury, this is the way to go.This is truly indulgent, yet somewhat practical because the blanket doubles as a wrap.Long gone are the free airplane blankets.This will have you prepared for comfort.Also love this grey cable set from Saks ($300).
Moleskin City Notebooks: ($17) For that traveler who loves to return to a city or share their favorite little spots with others, the Moleskin Guide Books are an elegant and useful choice for recording their favorite city spots.The books are compact, easily fitting into a small bag and provide ample maps and flexible space for notes.
Flee Bags: ($18) These cosmetic bags are great for durability and practicality. I have one for each kid, one for my make-up, one for electronics and the best thing about them is that they have hooks so you can clip them into bigger bags.The oilcloth makes them work well with kids and liquids.The cute styles make them work for moms.
Tory Burch Beach Tote:($325) We all need a big bag to throw all the little things into. Whether you are on the way to the beach, throwing in an extra change of clothes or carrying your laptop and magazines with you, you need a versatile tote. This is a classic black, but there’s also a very cute silver option.Perfect for that winter getaway. For all the kids beach gear I still love my very non-stylish but hugely functional Lands End Tote ($32). I have the extra large and it fits all six of our towels, swimsuits for trips to the beach. I always pack this bag.
For the Travel Tot:
My favorite romper by Petit Bateau ($62) is nice enough to wear around town and comfortable enough to wear as pajamas.The best feature is that this romper is reversible which is perfect in case the little one gets dirty.
Great Travel Pillows: The Squishy Pillows ($14) with speakers or the iPod Pillow ($15) make great gifts that deliver comfort and functionality in one. Your little traveler will feel like a pro wearing this innovative pillow, which alleviates the uncomfortable headsets, thus keeping parents happy as well!
Travel Blankets and Pillows:With many colors to chose from and a more reasonable price point than the cashmere, these blanket/pillow combination sets from Lug ($30) are a perfect option for kids. The many options from PB-Travel are great. Bucky Creatures ($25) makes a cute blanket for kids. Also Belle Hop ($20) has a reasonable set that includes an eye mask.
Sarah Jane Products ($15) offers a great travel chalk placemat that’s perfect on the road or while dining.
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