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Holiday gifts for travelers

Gifts for travelers

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We took a look at products that make perfect gifts for friends and family who like to travel. Some of our favorites are below, and they all feature one common element: each and every one is easy to pack when it’s time to hit the road.

Pretty in a box

Skin needs to be especially pampered when you travel, and with the “Glitz & Glow” Holiday Box by Image Skincare, you’ll get everything you need in handy travel sizes in a beautiful box for gift-giving. The Holiday Box features a three-step day and night regimen for all skin types, including four of Image Skincare’s top-selling products in convenient, one-ounce travel sizes, along with lip gloss and mineral shimmer powder for a little extra “glitz.” The suggested retail price is $79.90.

Visit for details and call (800) 796–SKIN to find the nearest spa that sells Image Skincare.

Natural odor elimination

Nothing is worse that getting home from a trip with a suitcase full of dirty laundry that, well, stinks. The new mini 50-gram Moso bags are great as stocking stuffers that you can place in luggage to remove odor and moisture. Moso bags are fragrance-free, natural, air-purifying bags that contain moso bamboo charcoal, which absorbs and filters odors, harmful pollutants, allergens, and bacteria while dehumidifying to prevent mildew, mold, and moisture. They are great for the car, too. A two-pack is priced at $9.95.

Visit for more about the product and stores where you can purchase them.

The gift of travel

What travel lover wouldn’t love the gift of a hotel stay? Gift cards from Fairmont Hotels and Resorts can be used for overnight stays and in hotel restaurants. Willow Stream gift cards that give the gift of pampering at Fairmont’s destination spas are also available. The cards can be purchased online or at any Fairmont hotel starting as low as $50. The Fairmont website also allows you to purchase gifts at The Fairmont Store, featuring some of the products you find at the hotels, such as bed linens, pillows, bathrobes, or premium tea blends. You can also purchase Willow Stream spa products and Miller Harris bath amenities, perfumes, and scented candles. There are more than 60 luxury Fairmont Hotels and Resorts around the world, including The Plaza in New York.


A bag with a giving message

Give the gift of giving as part of your holiday season this year. For every When In Need of Kindness toiletry bag that is purchased, the company will donate one bag to Ronald McDonald House Family Rooms.

The bags are filled with a selection of three luxury toiletry items that can include organic breath spray, bath salts, lip gloss, hand lotion, hand sanitizer, or solid perfume.

When In Need of Kindness bags were created by a mother inspired by her 3-year-old son’s near drowning.

A portion of the proceeds also go to the company’s non-profit arm, the C.L.A.Y. Foundation, which advocates for CPR training, swim instruction, automated external defibrillator availability, and a year-round warm water swim facility.

The company is also encouraging consumers to only buy socially conscious products for their holiday gift-giving.

The $25 bags can be purchased at

Stacey Zable is an award-winning veteran travel writer and family travel expert who has written about destinations, resorts, and cruise lines around the world. Her favorite trips are those that she shares with her husband and two daughters. Send travel questions and comments to her at

Posted 12:00 am, December 17, 2012
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