It is about that time of year again, to spread goodwill and cheer by the presenting of gifts to family and friends. Due to the current state of the economy, hold off on the four piece Louis Vuitton luggage set and give something handy to your favorite jet setter this year, and have them think of you in good graces all year long…
Check out these 10 top gifts:
1.) Netbook. This small, lightweight and stylish computer fits conveniently in your purse or carry on luggage, and with an average weight of a day planner, you will barely even notice it is there. Check out brands from Acer, Dell, Sony, Toshiba and Samsung. You can even get one for less than $200.00 this year. (Check out the HP Mini Laptop for $199.00).
2.) Kindle 2. Rave reviews have been made about this magazine-thin, nifty reading device. Get books delivered to you instantly, with many free downloads. Holds up to 1500 books. The wireless works in 100 countries, and lets you download directly to your kindle.
3.) Portable DVD Player. Who doesn’t have stacks of movies at home from Netflix and 4 seasons of Lost that they need to catch up on? Watch all your favorite DVD’s with the ease and convenience of a portable DVD Player.
4.) Ipod. For short or long distance travel, this gadget is one of the best things ever invented. Watch movies or television shows; listen to music on contraception the size of your cell phone.
5.) Gifts from Flight 001. This great travel store located in Los Angeles and New York (or order online at flight001.com) is the perfect place to shop for a personalized flight survival kit. The label carries hard to find items such as Jet Lag Pills and Wrinkle Free Spray, and they have everything from chic luggage, cute luggage tags, pill cases, candles, handy-wipes, neck pillows and travel books.
6.) Bose Quiet Comfort Noise Canceling Headphones. Crying baby two rows back? Arguing couple in front of you? Not to worry, with these great headphones, you will be enveloped in a peaceful world of music, movies or silence. Better than earplugs.
7.) Frequent Flyer Miles. Pretty much every airline now offers gift miles to purchase. Most miles start at $25.00 for 1,000 miles, and can be bought in increments.
8.) Universal Power Adapter. For the international traveler, a universal adapter can be a lifesaver on any trip. Different versions are available, but look for one that is sturdy yet lightweight.
9.) Passport Covers. From sleek black leather to fun pastels and butterflies, you can outfit your passport with personality. You can go as upscale as a Tiffany and Co. powder blue number, or fun with the retro “born to be wild” or “looking for trouble” covers available at flight001.com for $17.00.
10.) Cashmere Scarf or Sweater. You never know what the temperature is going to be on the plane, but usually it is somewhere right about freezing. Bundle up and get cozy with a luxurious cashmere scarf (for her) or cashmere sweater (for him).
About the Author
Kimberly Fisher is a freelance writer based in Manhattan Beach, CA and Las Vegas, NV. She specializes in travel, lifestyle and current trends. Born with restless feet, she enjoys traveling and is always on the lookout for a new experience. So far she has traveled to over 37 countries and almost every US state. Her work has appeared in various English print and online media. Please direct inquiries to: firstname.lastname@example.org