Holiday Gift Ideas for Travelers
Yeah, yeah, 'tis the season to be jolly, but it's hard to feel jubilant when the travel industry is behaving more like Scrooge than Santa. In light of accruing vexations, this year we propose giving holiday gifts that return the sparkle and shine to travel. Items that will let your friends and loved ones skate through security in style (no more Adam and Eve footwear), laugh in the face of checked luggage fees (ha, ha, ho) and feel pampered in coach (Princess, your silken pillow awaits). They might even start appreciating that "extra time" the airline so generously granted them at the airport. More important, these presents can help turn a future voyage into true joyage.
-- Andrea Sachs and Christina Talcott
No more sweeping the airport floor with your naked feet. Dress up heels and toes in n-a-p Travel Slippers ($10; Brookstone, 800-846-3000, http:/
Bulky toiletry bottles take up premium space in a quart-size, zip-top baggie; so use that coveted real estate wisely with Soft-Touch Dispensers ($1.29 each; the Container Store, 888-266-8246, http:/
Those who bemoan the drugstore's paltry trial-size selection need a gift certificate from Minimus.biz (http:/
Skip the conveyor-belt tray and minimize the trauma to an expensive computer with the Targus Zip-Thru Air Traveler Laptop Case ($79.99; Targus, 714-765-5555, http:/