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Re: Need Christmas gift ideas

Mellie, I am a road warrior, on many planes each week.  I don't do the fill your own bottles.  I am careful what I bring.  

 

Here are a few things I always have:

 

Clorox or Lysol wipes.  Must have!!

my gorgeous Celtic silk merino shawl/scarf:  it can be a cover up, pillow or blanket.  

travel size hand lotion and toothpaste.

Roll Bands:  I got mine from The Grommet.  They make it easier to roll clothes for packing.  Also use them on the above mentioned Celtic scarf for my carry bag.

soft aloe socks for longer flights

From Sephora:  their "TSA" bag.  I have a couple of these and they are the best.

 

I hope the formatting I used for this posts correctly......

 

 

 

 

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Re: Need Christmas gift ideas


@cherry wrote:

I'd find a couple of pretty hankies to slip inside, and let her decide what she wants


................hankies?  Do people use those?

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Re: Need Christmas gift ideas


@Mellie32 wrote:

@cherry wrote:

I'd find a couple of pretty hankies to slip inside, and let her decide what she wants


................hankies?  Do people use those?


 

 

 

i do.....i love beautiful handkerchiefs. i actually asked for some for christmas.

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Re: Need Christmas gift ideas


@Mellie32 wrote:

@cherry wrote:

I'd find a couple of pretty hankies to slip inside, and let her decide what she wants


................hankies?  Do people use those?


I'm sure some do or they wouldn't sell them

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Re: Need Christmas gift ideas


@Mellie32 wrote:

I'm wanting to give a gift to a friend who travels a lot.  I'd like to give her a cosmetics bag full of travel goodies that she can use when she's away from home.  What sorts of things would you put in it? 

 

(She wears minimal makeup and has allergies to lots of scents.)


 

Just my opinion as I don't like to waste money or disappoint in giving a gift, but if she has allergies and doesn't use much stuff, I'd say unless you know exactly the brands and things she uses, you'd be simply guessing and most likely getting things she won't use.

 

I'd suggest another type of gift.

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Re: Need Christmas gift ideas


@mominohio wrote:

@Mellie32 wrote:

I'm wanting to give a gift to a friend who travels a lot.  I'd like to give her a cosmetics bag full of travel goodies that she can use when she's away from home.  What sorts of things would you put in it? 

 

(She wears minimal makeup and has allergies to lots of scents.)


 

Just my opinion as I don't like to waste money or disappoint in giving a gift, but if she has allergies and doesn't use much stuff, I'd say unless you know exactly the brands and things she uses, you'd be simply guessing and most likely getting things she won't use.

 

I'd suggest another type of gift.


I wasn't going to put anything with a scent in the bag because I know it really bothers her.  Perhaps the term "cosmetics bag" isn't the right word --- travel bag.  Like a pocket word search book, a nice manicure set, etc. 

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Re: Need Christmas gift ideas

I realize you were asking for goodies to put in her bag, and not sure what your budget is, but I would definitely give this to a good friend who traveled. Lug also has great little packages to put your stuff in.

Lug Quilted North/South Overnight Bag - Puddle Jumper 2 - F12218

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Re: Need Christmas gift ideas

I think there many nice travel sets or sampler sets that will make a nice gift.  I would purchase the inexpensive brands, since people are very particular with their makeup/bath and body products.  That way if she doesn't like it, you won't break the bank with the prestige brands.  

 

For example, this is from Soap and Glory--they have them at Ulta or Walgreens

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Re: Need Christmas gift ideas

Sorry, just realized that the Soap and Glory set might be too "scented" for her.  

 

Here is another idea-- First Aid Beauty To Go Kit (They have it at Sephora)

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Re: Need Christmas gift ideas


@cherry wrote:

@Mellie32 wrote:

@cherry wrote:

I'd find a couple of pretty hankies to slip inside, and let her decide what she wants


................hankies?  Do people use those?


I'm sure some do or they wouldn't sell them

 

They still sell hankies?   I haven't seen any in stores for years/decades.