Confession: I haven’t done a lick of Christmas shopping yet (yes, I know it’s t-minus 14 days til jolly Ole’ Saint Nick arrives). As I continue to procrastinate my gift giving duties I created a list of ideal gifts for the traveler.
Wet bags: Oh man, when my cousin’s wife whipped one out at the pool this summer
I thought I’d died and gone to heaven. They were invented for diapers, but the possibilities are endless. Bags come in numerous sizes, shapes and colors/patterns. They are cloth on the outside and waterproof material on the inside. Even betta? They don’t get smelly! I bought a large and small one for my trip to Italy this year. Both have since been to Dallas, San Francisco, New York City and they are Chicago-bound this weekend. I also use them for my stinky workout clothes after my lunchtime runs. Other manufacturers make ’em, Planet Wise just has my fave patterns. With many different sizes and shapes, multiple will make ideal gifts for the traveler. Price: varies depending on size, $12.99 to 21.99
Wine Style Gifts For the Traveler:
or domestic travel, I swear by the two-bottle wine tote that was gifted to me years ago. Two bottles fit securely in the colorful neoprene holder. It also insulates, so it’s great for keeping whites chilled for short distances, but it also doubles as padding for the long flight home (in checked bags, natch; TSA isn’t scared to chuck that $60 of Silver Oak). Price: $17.99
Aluminum Travel Safe: The gift that keeps on giving! Bring home your wine finds in style with this 12-bottle holder. It’s
FAA approved AND temperature controlled. One day, I’ll make the splurge…Price: $499
Merry Christmas to all, and to all some good wine!