In The Bag: Gift Guide


The holidays are here! Find the perfect item for your favorite jet setter with these fabulous finds.

Hair today:

Tame your tresses while on the go! Keep it straight with the HairArt H3000 mini iron. This ceramic iron heats up to 410 degrees and adjusts to all hair types for an even style. Included is a travel pouch, and it’s small and compact enough to fit right in your carry on. I throw it in my purse for touch ups on the go. But maybe wavy is more your style? Try the Remington Pretty Fierce 1” Ceramic Crackle Print Mini Curling Iron. Small yet powerful, this baby heats up to the salon standard 360 degrees in only 60 seconds, for quick and convenient curls. I’ve been taking this with me on the road for swift styling before auditions and shows. Available at and respectively.

Curly or straight, pamper your locks with the Privé Travel Kit. Bring luxury with you to wherever you are going with this kit, which includes Privé’s Concept Vert Shampoo and Conditioner. Each full size bottle can be easily transferred to the included travel sized container, which can be reused on each trip. You’ll never have to leave your favorite products behind! You can find this kit at

For taming the hair – down there – I love the Philips Bikini Perfect Deluxe. This comes with two attachments: the precision trimmer, to shape and remove hair, and the micro shaver, for smooth results. Use wet or dry, for up to 60 minutes cordlessly, for optimum ease. I’m already planning my next trip to the beach, just to use this trimmer more often! My skin feels so wonderful, and it was so easy to use. Plop it in the included travel bag and head south – literally. Find this product at

The Traveling Man:

Keep trim: pack the Remington Touch Control Beard & Stubble Trimmer. This trimmer can cut lengths from 0.4 to 18.0mm and the touch control LED screen makes choosing your desired setting a breeze. Self-sharpening blades add to the ease of use, and to the smooth closeness of the shave. The USB charging cable is extra handy, plug it into your laptop for a quick charge on the go. The Art of Shaving Travel Kit combines all you’ll need to shave on the road.The kit includes a Pre-Shave Oil, Shaving Cream, After-Shave Balm and a Pure Badger Travel Shaving Brush. All of these are unscented, so no worries about clashing with a favorite cologne or other scent. This kit is available with or without a Fusion Razor™.Available at and respectively.

The Mitch by Paul Mitchell Men’s Travel Kit comes with travel sizes of their popular men’s styling products, including Double Hitter 2-in-1 Shampoo & Conditioner, Steady Grip Gel, Construction Paste, Hardwired Spiking Glue, Barber’s Classic Pomade, Reformer Texturizer, and Clean Cut Styling Crème. Everything needed to attain any hair style. These products range from Moderate to Maximum hold, so looking good on the go is a cinch. Purchase this at Paul Mitchell schools and salons.

One for the Road:

You don’t have to forgo cocktail hour just because you’re on the go. The Bitter Truths Cocktail Set provides you with travel size (and TSA approved!) bitters to create your favorite drinks on the road. Including five flavors – Celery, Creole, Orange, Old Time Aromaticand Jerry Thomas’ Own Decanter Bitters – in a stylish tin, enjoy a nip in the airport or on the plane. I love being able to have my own little bar in my bag, wherever I go! Once you get where you’re going, maybe enjoy your cocktail in the Lawson Hammock’s Blue Ridge Camping Hammock. Rated #1 by Backpacker and Outsider Magazines, set this up anywhere and take a load off. Cocktails in a hammock? I’m pretty sure this is what heaven feels like. Available at and respectively.
Keeping the Kids Happy:

Traveling with children can be a hassle, whether the destination is cross town or cross country. Keep them happily occupied with the Mr. Potato Head Silly Suitcase. Including 35 parts and accessories, all organized handily in a travel case, it’s sure to provide hours of fun and hundreds of unique combinations for Mr. (or Mrs.) Potato Head. The travel case makes sure that no pieces are left behind and everything stays in one place. Available at and most major toy retailers.The kids can also sing along to their very own personalized Name Your Tune CD. These are absolutely adorable and include classics such as “The Hokey Pokey,” “The Wheels on the Bus,” and my personal favorite “Mr. Sun” sung to your child’s name. They make for a delightful gift for the traveling tot, and throw in a personal CD player, a thoughtful respite for the traveling parents. Order this CD at

Travel to the stars:

I have to admit: I’m a bit geek. Whether a trekkie or fearless member of the rebel alliance, travel in true “star” fashion. Lounge in comfort in’s Star Trek Bathrobe. Designed after the USS Enterprise uniforms on the classic show, you can choose from three colors: Gold, Blue or Red (known to the true trekkie as Kirk, Spock or Scotty…Uhura for the women). This robe is incredibly comfortable and highly absorbent, perfect for right after the shower. Be the envy of your friends, and the bane of the Klingon empire. Although, if you fly more toward Star Wars, make the next campout exceptional with the Tauntaun sleeping bag. This impeccably designed bag lets you recreate Luke’s night on Hoth right down to the light saber zipper pull. Open this baby up and it’s warm and cozy. Lay your head on his head for maximum comfort. To be perfectly honest, pictures do not do this item justice. It felt like Christmas taking this out of it’s box. Big enough for an adult, but perfect to satisfy your inner child. Both items are available from

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