Add these fab finds to your wish-list, or give them to your favorite traveler (and perhaps she’ll take you along on her next journey!).
Natural Fiber Huts Ornaments
Crate & Barrel teamed up with women in Kenyan villages to create these handmade replicas of traditional African huts. Not only do they make the Xmas tree gorgeously global, but the partnership helps empower the women and earns them economic independence.
$29.95/set of 3, www.crateandbarrel.com
Mini Scratch Map
I’m in love with this clever, vintagey world map from Restoration Hardware. When you scratch off the golden finish, it reveals colors underneath, allowing you to show where you’ve been, where you’re going, or where you’re dreaming of—which is pretty much everywhere!
Royce Leather Ladies Cosmetic Travel Case
Keeping your toiletries and makeup organized and all in one place can be a challenge when traveling. Keeping it sophisticated can be even harder. This genuine leather, waterproof-lined bag has loads of space, multiple compartments, zippered pockets, and style galore.
Emergency Travel Kit
This is just about the handiest, cleverest thing I’ve found—in fact, I wish I had thought of it. This Minimergency® Kit has 16 necessary girly goodies: hairspray, clear nail polish, nail polish remover, emery board, lip balm, earring backs, clear elastics, sewing kit, double-sided tape, stain remover, deodorant towelette, pain reliever, tampon, breath freshener, dental floss, and adhesive bandages.
Mini World Time Alarm Clock
Are you city-hopping for the holidays? Traveling so much you forget where you are, what time it is, and whether your friends back home are asleep or awake? Fear not, this sleek clock, as compact as a kitchen timer, changes time automatically with the twist of your wrist. It provides time for 24 international cities, and takes some of the worry out of worldwide wandering.
Anne Taintor Luggage Tags
What’s not to love about Anne Taintor and her snarky Taintorettes? Carry her modern-vintage witticisms with you wherever you go by attaching these great tags to all of your travel bags. These make a great stocking stuffer or secret Santa gift…or the perfect present for yourself.