This is the last entry in my Tis The Consumerist Season series…
Some fun gift ideas for the frequent traveler in your life whether they be a touring author, like yours truly, a business woman, or beyond. As you all know I’m obsessed with packing and I travel all the time, these are a few of my favorite things, Gentle Reader.
Gifts for Frequent Flyers
Lewis N. Clark Travel Laundry Soap 10 pack ($7).
Aluminum business card holder that looks like a tin suitcase ($10) comes in black and silver.
Runsible Spoon ($7) BPA-Free Tritan Spork with Full-Sized Spoon, Fork and Serrated Knife Edge. Multiple colors, passes TSA (or at least is has for me the last 20 times I traveled).
Clear2GO Water Bottle with Filter ($8) multiple colors.
2 straps pure silk black sleep mask, ($9) this is my favorite best-fitting soft sleep mask and I FAR prefer two smaller straps, I think it fits better.
Super Soft Footsie Socks ($10), multiple colors.
My favorite silk sleep mask and the only one I can wear comfortably ($10) because it has multiple thin adjustable straps and is nicely wide but not too wide.
Macks Ultra Soft Foam Earplugs, 10 Count Pack of 6 ($20). These are by far the most comfortable earplugs I have ever found. This is a lot in bulk, but if you’re lucky you might find them at your local drugstore.
Memory Foam Evolution Neck Pillow ($40). Comes in multiple colors.
Super spendy option that I covet: 100% Cashmere Cozy Travel Set with Blanket, Eye Mask, and Bag ($240).
I tend to wear T-shirtsto fly, they just work out to be the best base for layering. Here are a few that have caught my eye. I tend to like men’s shirts because the neckline is higher and the sleeves longer (better for flying).
Lastly, the obligatory scarf. I know I’m not alone in that I constantly get cold, and then hot, and then cold again. Scarves are the best solution.
GAIL’S DAILY DOSE
Your Moment of Parasol . . .
|1806 via Ashmolean Museum @AshmoleanMuseum|
Your Infusion of Cute . . .
|Lord Maccon Character Cookie|
Your Tisane of Smart . . .
Early Trains Were Thought to Make Women’s Uteruses Fly Out
Your Writerly Tinctures . . .
5 Best-Selling Female Writers You May Not Have Heard Of
PROJECT ROUND UP
- Manners & Mutiny ~ The Finishing School Book the Last. Out now!
- Imprudence ~ Custard Protocol Book the Second. Handed in. Available for pre-order, releases July 19, 2016 in the US.
Michael Moon’s Bookshop Booktokens
Gail Carriger’s Books!
1 Etiquette & Espionage, 2 Curtsies & Conspiracies,
3 Waistcoats & Weaponry, 4 Manners & Mutiny
1 Soulless, 2 Changeless, 3 Blameless, 4 Heartless, 5 Timeless
ayvalentine of Reads 4 Tweens says of Manners & Mutiny:
“There’s more on the line as the series draws to a close, and the prices paid are higher, so it’s a tad darker than the other books. It brings Sophronia’s school career to a logical if explosive close, and makes me hope for the further adventures of Sophronia and Soap. It also makes me want to reread The Parasol Protectorate series to see where exactly the Finishing School series fits in and where it overlaps!”
Quote of the Day:
“I suppose he used to tell himself that he could take them or leave them alone, and then found—too late—that he couldn’t.”
“It is often the way, sir.”
~ Right Ho, Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse
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