Holiday Gift Guide: The Jet Setter - Beauty Addict

Monday, November 24, 2008

Holiday Gift Guide: The Jet Setter

Shopping for the girl who always seems to be catching a flight somewhere? Check out these nine travel-friendly options, hand-picked by me. Hey, I was a pretty frequent business traveler, at least until the economy tanked, so I know my stuff.

Prada Infusion d'Iris Refreshing Towels ($60) Oh, what a perfect little luxury to make travel more bearable! And a perfect gift, since it's something she'd love but would probably never splurge on for herself. 10 perfumed cotton towels infused with aloe and vitamin B.

Philosophy The Travel Agent ($35) Mini sizes of favorite Philosophy products: 2 oz Purity Made Simple One-Step Facial Cleanser, a 4 oz Hope in a Jar Moisturizer (in a tube), a 2 oz Amazing Grace 3-in-1, 2 oz Amazing Grace Firming Body Emulsion, and a 2 oz Amazing Grace Hair Conditioner, all in a clear bag with sliding zipper.

Lisa Hoffman Skincare Night & Day Packette ($20) This is a godsend for frequent overnight travelers. Seriously. 10 single-use ampoules of Day and Night Cleanser, Toner, Day and Night Creams, Day and Night Eye Cream, Day and Night Lip Serums. A Seven-Day Kit is also available for $120.

Trish McEvoy 'Little Black Card' in Champagne Shimmer ($52) Impossibly tiny and incredibly useful, this petite double-decker palette houses limited-edition Sunkissed All Over Face Color, Peach Shimmer Blush, Bare Eye Shadow, Cafe Latte Glaze Eye Shadow, Blackberry and Deep Aubergine Eye Definers, two shades of Long-Wear Line-Minimizing Concealer, Lip Glosses in Apricot and Cranberry, and Jolie Lip Color. Perfect for touchups on one-day business trips that include, oh, 2 flights, 4 cab rides, and a bunch of meetings.

Bliss Tried + Blue Travel Kit ($20) Take the spa on the road with travel-friendly sizes of Fabulous Foaming Face Wash, Tried + Blue Body Wash, Tried + Blue Body Lotion, Tried + Blue All-in-One Shampoo + Conditioner, and a miniature-size Big Blue Bar, all bundled in an airport-friendly travel pouch.

T3 Bespoke Labs Overnight Dryer ($130) Hotels have been upgrading their hair dryers, but you never know when you'll walk into a prehistoric Hilton and find a crappy wall-mounted dryer. This T3 dryer may be tiny, but it packs a serious hot-air wallop -- and I love the swivel handle. It's dual-voltage, too.

The Laundress Travel Pack ($48) Everything you could possibly need to prevent and remedy laundry disasters while away from home: 2 oz Fabric Fresh Classic scent, 2oz Delicate Wash, 2 oz Crease Release, 2 oz Stain Solution, and The Laundress Hotel Laundry Bag in a black and white pouch with zipper. Remove business dinner stains, wash your favorite camisole, freshen your hotel room and release suitcase wrinkles. A must for every suitcase!

Michael Kors Rollerball ($22) Anything that's 2-in-1 will score major points with a space-constrained traveler. This dual-ended lip gloss and fragrance combo lets you go from airport to meeting to dinner, smelling absolutely lovely and sporting perfectly glossed lips.

Peter Thomas Roth Botanical Buffing Beads Exotic Collection ($36) Scrub is one of the first things to get left behind when trying to fit your essentials into the requisite quart-size bag, but it's also one of the most crucial -- dry air, fatigue, and long trips without time to wash your face can really take a toll on your skin. These classic PTR scrubs come in 5 scents and are only 2 oz each, a perfect fit for your travel bag.