Travelgirl Annual Gift Guide – 2011

By Jan Schroder

We had so many fantastic items this year we couldn’t fit them all in the magazine. Here are some more of our favorites this year.

I totally fell in love with these suitcases from This carry-on is made with faux ostrich, rolls and has a handle. $124.

This bottle with the image of a 400-year-old distillery is Peru is so beautiful you’ll want to keep one for yourself. This flavorful spirit is good straight or delicious mixed into a cocktail. Around $40 to $50.

Forget the dreaded fannypack - these bags from Hipzbag are actually fashionable. Available in a variety of materials, this faux leather one is $.24.95 at shop.

Two of the top items on my list are from Graf & Lanz, which has a beautiful collection of bags for men and women as well home accessories. This felt and leather Carry All is not only beautiful but it also folds down so it's easy to pack in a suitcase. $369 at

Perfect for travelers, this iPhone 4 case from Third Mobility protects your phone and gives you an extra battery without the bulk. $89.99 at


Supposedly for kids, but my college-age son will love this plush talking bacon that says “I’m bacon” when you squeeze him. $9.99 at

Love in a Nutshell Audio book Mystery fans will love the latest tale of romantic suspense by Janet Evanovich, the bestselling author of the Stephanie Plum novels, and Dorien Kelly. Unabridged is $29.99; abridged is $19.99 at

These Hercules XPS diamond 2.0 speakers make a great gift for just about anyone. $29.99 at

Bubblebum Perfect for families on the go, the BubbleBum is a portable booster seat that deflates, making it perfect for trips by plane. Just deflate it and throw it in your carryon. $39.99 at

Throw this in the microwave and warm up with this line of Bed Buddy Herbal Naturals wraps infused with aromatherapy and lined with luxurious real lavender and chamomile. From $25.99 at drugstores and select retailers.

Masi Agricola has several wines, perfect for toasting the holidays, all under $20. Try the Masianco Pinot Grigio ($18) or the Passo Doble ($17) or the Campofiorin ($20). Check you local Whole Foods for a selection of wines.

Yoga gear from Neon Buddha. These cute fashions are made of 100% preshrunk cotton by women in Thailand and 1% of every sale is donated to charities. Available at department stores and boutiques throughout North America. Prices start at $35.

Forget gathering and packing all those cables — the AViiQ Portable USB Charging Station can charge four USB devices at once, even your iPad. $79.99 at

The Solo wine carrier is made from thick felt and leather, with detachable straps. A perfect tote for holiday parties or a hostess gift. $79 at

Ricossa Moscato d’Asti. This Italian sparkling wine is perfect to serve with dessert. Tie a ribbon on the bottle and it’s a perfect hostess gift. Around $14.99 a bottle.

Chicbuds has a fun variety of earbuds and fun speakers, including this one that looks like a bird. $34.99.

This cute little fella is the perfect stocking stuffer and at just $3.99 it’s a sweet teacher present. Lindt makes plenty of other sweet holiday treats as well.

Camus XO Elegance makes a memorable gift – even better if you can sip fireside with the recipient out of one of the beautiful glasses. $120 at select retailers.

Perfect for a Travelgirl, this limited edition gift set from Laurent-Perrier Champagne includes four Champagne glasses for toasting. $125 at select retailers.

This entry was published on December 2, 2011 at 11:20 pm and is filed under Product Reviews/Gift Guide. Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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