Our Worldly Holiday Gift Guide

Need a little help finding the perfect holiday gift? From affordable stocking stuffers to high-tech travel gear, we have gift ideas that are sure to please any globetrotter.

For the High Flier

Travelteq Carry On Suitcase
This ultimate carry-on offers travelers a bag full of convenient features inside an aluminum honeycomb shell that weighs just 14 pounds. The compartment in front holds your laptop, and the sliding top plate turns into a chair by sliding the padded top section forward. There is even an integrated sound system with detachable speakers so you can listen to your favorite music, and a USB port for charging your other portables.

$800; www.travelteq.com.

For the Frequent Flier


Luxe Guide World Grand Tour Box Set

These 12 city guides are small enough to fit in a back pocket and make the ideal travel companion for jetsetters looking for the hippest places each city has to offer. This trusted gift set includes guides for London, New York, Paris, Rome, Los Angeles, Barcelona, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Beijing, Tokyo, Berlin and Shanghai.

$125; www.travelbooks.com

For the Chocoholic

Noka Chocolates
Chocolate always makes the ultimate gift, particularly when it uses high-quality dark cacao beans like NOKA. Intriguing and exotic, all of the Noka chocolates contain a minimum of 75 percent cacao with beans from a single estate, farm, or plantation.  NOKA products don’t contain added flavors, such as vanilla or soy lecithin. It’s all about pure, unblended chocolate. These delectable delights will make anyone on your list happy.
$39.50; 12 Piece Vintage Collection www.nokachocolate.com

For the iPhone Junkie

Mophie Juice Pack Plus
Ever run out of juice on your iPhone while traveling? The Mophie Juice Pack makes the ideal iPhone4 power user accessory. This nifty case/battery includes a 2000 mAh cell inside that more than doubles the battery power of your iPhone. Plus, it also provides the protection of a soft-touch case with a rubberized band.
$100; www.mophie.com

For the Armchair Traveler


Monumental India

The perfect armchair traveler gift, this incredible coffee table book offers the ultimate insider’s journey through India’s famed monuments and architectural wonders. Just sit back and enjoy the splendor of Hindu and Jain temple complexes and majestic palaces, including the 13th-century Thiksey Monastery or the iconic Taj Mahal.

$175; www.travelbooks.com

For the Wine Lover

Cellars Wine Club Membership
Surprise the wine lovers on your holiday shopping list with a subscription to a monthly home delivery from Cellars Wine Club. Every month they will remember this thoughtful gift when top varietals arrive at their doorstop. This is a great way to discover wines from all over the world, and hidden gems from small producers closer to home. They will even be offered a 20% discount on case reorders of featured wines from the club.

$240; www.cellarswineclub.com

For the Green Traveler

The Organic Pharmacy Travel Kit

The ideal companion during travel, this glossy white bag contains a complete range of skincare products that are all natural and organic. Celebs like Madonna and Gwyneth Paltrow visit the original Organic Pharmacy in London for facials, and now they have a store stateside in Beverly Hills that is favored by green-minded celebs. All the items in the kit are under the 3oz TSA limit which includes:  Carrot Butter Cleanser, Double Rose Rejuvenating, Double Rose Ultra, Antioxidant Serum, Antioxidant Gel, Jasmine High Gloss Shampoo, Jasmine High Gloss Conditioner, Shower Gel, and an Organic Muslin Cloth.

$108; www.theorganicpharmacy.com

For His Stocking Stuffer

Evolutionman Cleanse and Shave

For the man on the go, the dual-action Evolutionman Cleanse and Shave is a true time saver. Plant-derived exfoliators remove dull surface cells, while antioxidant moisturizers soften the skin, allowing for an irritation-free shave. The complex of amino acids, astringents, and anti-irritants work to leave his skin refreshed. It can be used just as a cleanser or as a non-foaming shaving cream. An added bonus – it’s free of parabens and sulfates, and synthetic fragrances.

$20; www.evolution-man.com

For the Music Lover

iLuv Portable Stereo Speaker Case

These portable stereo speakers are light and compact enough to take on a long-haul journey, yet they pack a whopping 8.2 watts of clear, high-quality stereo sound through a pair of 1.25-inch speakers. The iSP110’s powerful built-in speakers allow you to enjoy your music on the go with true clarity, and the hanging clip lets you snap the speakers to any bag for added convenience.

$10; iLuv iSP110 Portable Amplified Stereo Speaker Case (Pink)

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