Got a globetrotter on your gift list? Wanderlust types are all about smart and savvy travel goods that make life on the road easier. Drop one or more of these in a stocking or tuck beneath the tree.
Give stressed-out travelers a spa day no matter where they find themselves with Herbal Tea Bags for Bath by What A Tease ($24.95). Put a few drops of the included essential oils on a couple tea bags, seal them in a baggie and place in your cosmetic bag. Once you reach your destination, enjoy a calming, detoxifying and health-enhancing soak on the road as an array of herbs all solely related to healing – peppermint, rosemary, chamomile, clove, chia seed, fennel and many others – help you decompress.
Fragrant mixes include mint chocolate green tea, Moroccan rosebud herbal tea and rolled jasmine pearl green tea. Each canister of five tea bags comes with a vial of herbal oils for enhancing and detoxifying the skin. Bursting with vitamins and minerals, the tea bags are pure, organic and vegan, with no additives. Nervous flyers may also want to rub the oil on their skin to keep anxiety levels down. www.whatatease.net
Boconi’s luxe and lightweight retro-inspired Zip Around Travel Kit ($138) is utterly gorgeous in rich Italian buttero textured leather with hand-cut, sanded and stained edges, a gingham accent lining and vintage brass hardware. It’s practical, too, with a U-shape opening unzipping to reveal a deep storage compartment and an interior mesh zippered pocket – and every item you’ve packed inside.
On the exterior, a front zip pocket with waterproof lining is the perfect place to stash toothbrush and toothpaste. A leather handle makes for easy toting. Available in black and whiskey, this travel kit is soft and malleable yet will safely hold personal grooming and hygiene items in style. www.buconi.com
Staying hydrated while traveling – particularly while flying – is a real challenge for road warriors. Gift frequent flyers with a Hydaway Bottle ($20), a collapsible pocket-size bottle you can toss into bag, brief or backpack and fill up with water from the fountain on the other side of security at the airport. Portable and handy, this reusable container is BPA-free, taste- and odor-free and dishwasher safe.
The bottle’s innovative hinged design allows the Hydaway to pack down flat to a mere 1.25 inches thick. You can expand the bottle to full size to grab a quick drink of water, then collapse it flat and stash it away. Bottles have an easy-to-use flip-up straw for quick sips, a carabiner-friendly carry handle and a watertight guarantee. The Hydaway comes in six colors and two sizes: 12-oz and 21-oz sizes. www.hydawaybottle.com
Can’t think of stocking stuffers for your teens? Here’s a can’t-miss gift: iClever’s BoostCube Dual USB Wall Charger or – depending on how many devices they have – a BoostCube 4-Port USB Wall Charger ($16.99; $19.99). Both have a slim, compact design that fits into the palm of the hand and both simultaneously charge multiple devices at maximum speed. These chargers are equipped with SmartID technology, meaning they identify a particular device and ensure compatibility for all devices. www.iclever.com
Relax and refresh with Herbal Tea Bags for Bath.
Photo: What A Tease
Upgrade a traveler’s dop kit with the Zip Around Travel Kit.
Stay hydrated in different counties, climates and elevations with the Hydaway.
BoostCube 4-Port USB Wall Charger
November 12, 2016