As promised, this month we're bringing you gift-buying guides for the different types of travelers in your life. (And just remember, any and all gifts listed are perfectly welcome if you're so inclined to buy gifts for your two favorite jetlag hags whose names start with "S" and "J" and end with "taci" and "en.")
Our second installment of the Gift Guide is dedicated to the jetsetter in your life -- that person who's always on the go, who has an airport routine down to a science, who isn't phased by say, tight regulations on liquids. For instance, Staci's roommate Rhi has been on over 30 flights in 2014 alone. These gifts would be perfect for her.
1. Monogrammed Passport Cover + Luggage Tag, Leatherology $45-$65
Perfect for matching all of your travel items. Plus, if you choose an unusual color, the luggage tags will be easy to spot on the baggage claim, provided the airline didn't, you know, lose the luggage.
2. All-in-One Leather Clutch, Mochi Things $39.86
This clutch holds keys, pen, cards, passport, bills, coins, phone and more, making all those tiny things easy to access. No one likes digging around in a black hole of a bag for some change at an airport kiosk while lugging around a bunch of bags and sweating through multiple layers of clothing.
3. Novel Duffle, Herschel Supply $79.99
This classic bag is a great carryon for weekend trips or light packers.
4. Collected City Guides, Herb Lester $31.26
Most guides try to tell you everything there is to know about a city; these tell you how to enjoy it. The research is in a compact guide with enough suggestions to keep you entertained with a list of shops, bars, restaurants, cafés, galleries, museums, and parks, each one carefully described.
5. Tarte Bon Voyage Collector's Set + Travel Bag, Sephora $59
A chic, portable travel bag filled with a collection of travel-sized must-have beauty essentials for the eyes, lips, cheeks, and complexion since it's damn near impossible to look decent on an overnight flight unless you're Gwyneth Paltrow and you're spraying yourself with a bottle of liquid silver whilst eating the finest kale chips in your first-class cabin. Bitch.
6. Beats by Dre Headphones, Target, $169.99-$399.99
No idea why these are so expensive, and if someone could explain this to Staci, she's been on a quest to find out. But these or any other noise-canceling headphones are great for that flight when that little kid behind you just won't shut up. (Not to mention for when you're at work and your coworker has a shrill incessant giggle that will cut through any amount of angry rock.)
7. RAGE Medium Resistance Band, Dick's Sporting Goods, $29.99
Staci has sung the praises of resistance bands before, and there's a reason for that. They're relatively inexpensive, they fit easily into any suitcase, they come in a variety of levels, and they're so versatile, you could design a full-body workout with one of them. So for a jetsetter who can't make it to the gym, this is a great gift.
8. Jackery Giant Portable Charger, Amazon $39.95
Many airports are just now coming around to the realization that charging stations are like, a thing. And a lot of times the charging stations that are around are filled to capacity. Additionally, Staci and Jen have learned the hard way that for some reason, even if you have the right adapters and converters, some of your electronics just won't charge. So this one is great because it works with an iPhone 6 and has multiple USB ports for charging everything else too. Gotta stay juiced, amirite?
We got you covered, jetsetters. Merry effin' Christmas to you. ;)
-Staci + Jen