GIFT THIS: Luxe Finds for the Traveler

Monday, November 27, 2006

Heys XCASE 20" Carry-On Upright
icon$69.98 (was $99.99-- save 30%!)
Available at: SmartBargains

Who: Fashionable frequent travelers on your gift list

What: Luxe travel accessories

Why: A little luxury goes a long way when it comes to making frequent travel bearable


1. Black nylon carry-ons are so tired. For a fashionable spin on TSA-approved carry-on luggage try on a super lightweight hard case in a candy color. This Heys XCASE 20" Upright is sleek, stylish, and significantly less pricey than your average hard sided luggage. Why hard sided luggage rather than nylon? Think of it this way: which would you rather use to transport your prized Chooboutins on your next trip?

2. Airline courtesy blankets are foul and hardly make you rest easier on long flights. For a luxurious way to stay cozy warm, every long-distance traveler needs a cashmere throw to snuggle up with. This Kashmere throw is woven from luxurious, lightweight 100% cashmere and is the perfect size to keep in your carry-on and whip out when the melatonin kicks in.

Kashmere grey cashmere throw with fringe

Kashmere Cashmere Throw

$149.00 (was $300-- save 50%!)
Variations: Grey (shown), Camel, Ivory, Black, Chocolate Brown, Red, Dark Red, Burgundy
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3. I never trust hotel alarm clocks, particularly in foreign countries where the alarm setting instructions are likely in a language I don't fully understand. This travel alarm clock by House of Florence is the perfect, perfectly luxe solution. A round polished stainless steel clock snaps into a green boar leather case for protection. Who wouldn't feel jet-set whipping this out before bed?

Green Boar Leather Alarm Clock

RG House of Florence Boar Leather Travel Alarm Clock

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4. Collapsible ballet flats make the ideal footwear for long overseas flights. They stay neatly folded in your carry-on until needed and then snap to attention when the urge to wander aimlessly around the cabin pops up. This leather version from Juicy Couture features suede soles with molded rubber pads on heel and toe and has a look that screams "first class," even when stuck in coach. The toe folds into heel for compact storage and each pair comes with a leather drawstring carrying pouch with logo topstitching.

Juicy Couture Leather Ballerina Flat with Matching Pouch$150.00
Free Shipping (Promo Code: GOLD)
Variations: Platinum (shown), Cream, Black
Available at: eLUXURY

5. A zany passport wallet, like this one from Blvd., makes a fun way to house your passport when traveling. The plum coloring with brown lining and edges looks posh, while the cartoonish airplane design adds a touch of whimsy. On the practical side, an interior window makes it easy to quickly flash your ID card or driver's license and the sturdy construction protects your most valuable traveling document from wear and tear.

Blvd. Passport Wallet in Plum

Blvd. Passport Wallet in Plum

$22.40 (was $28-- save 20%!)
Available at: Pink Mascara

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