i love having friends that travel...i think that travel-friendly gifts are some of the easiest and best finds out there. here's a list of a few that are sure to make the top of anyone's 'best gift' list this year.
for that person you know who's always jetting off to some new, exotic locale, i love picking up a box of luxe travel guides. these fabulously chic, pocket-size guides put fodor's to shame - they'll give her the very best tips for the top restaurants, spas, shopping, and oh so much more...without boring her with all of the mundane basics she undoubtedly already knows. for a real jetsetter, i love the world grand tour box, which comes with guides for 12 major cities (london, paris, rome...), along with free online updates. it arrives in a gorgeous, black and white box, and you can pick it up for $99. or, for a more personal touch, you can customize a bespoke box of five (for $50) or twelve (for $110) guides for spots you know she'll be visiting in 2008. she'll thank you every time her plane touches down in a new destination.
i absolutely adore all of red flower's products, and this travel set is a perfect way to check out some of their best. it comes with travel sizes of their famous gingergrass bamboo scrub, wild lime silk oil, yuzu mimosa algae wash (are you salivating yet?), and tons more, and they all arrive in this gorgeous roll that will be perfect for her jewelry. best of all, it's regularly $60, but coco's shoppe is having an amazing 40% off sitewide sale until sunday only, so use code lastchance to knock the price on this perfect gift down to a very wallet-friendly $36.
tocca is another line i just can't get enough of - their scents are just amazing. their laundry delicates travel set is a fantastic way to pamper her, while letting her try out all of the amazing fragrances at tocca. the set comes with four bottles of their amazing delicates wash (one in each of their four signature fragrances), and includes a gorgeous lace lingerie bag to keep everything safe and sound. wrap it up at bluemercury for $48.
last but not least, the truth is that as glamorous as a travel-filled life might sound to those of us who don't do it, living out of a suitcase gets old...fast. give her a little extra comfort with a set of accessories that lets her feel like she's in the lap of luxury, even if her boss stuck her in a horrible best western in suburban tampa. i love this set at acacia ($40), which is made of a bamboo/microfiber blend, so it's sure to be silky soft. the blanket actually has a pocket for her feet, so she won't have to worry about keeing her toes warm on an overseas flight.
and, at the other end of the spectrum is this gorgeous cashmere version by white + warren ($495), which makes some seriously decadent cashmere goods. the set includes a yummy cashmere throw, eye mask, and cashmere slippers that are sure to make her feel at home anywhere in the world.