Stocking Stuffers for Travelistas


Sure, I have expensive taste but I also have a real-world budget. With that in mind, I’m sharing five inexpensive holiday gifts any stylin' lady traveler would be happy to find in her stocking.

photo Slim Sonic Toothbrush

I have an unnaturally close relationship with my electric toothbrush, and really miss it when I’m on the road. While it won’t replace your sink-side model, this battery-operated brush definitely beats manual cleaning, and comes in a variety of lively colors and patterns. $15

IMG_0156Island Company iPhone case

The escapist fantasy inscribed on this hardshell case is the stuff of every Caribbean craver’s dreams. And, come on, who doesn’t need another phone case? $35

Screen Shot 2013-12-06 at 12.16.40 PMeBags packing cubes

My secret to fitting a week’s-worth of clothes in a compact carry-on? Packing cubes, baby! I fold and roll my pieces and then tightly stuff the clothing “sausages” into these mesh cubes. Three sizes in the set allow you to categorize each cube by type of clothing, occasion, or color. $30 for set of three


Screen Shot 2013-12-05 at 9.18.41 AMTravel Light T-shirt

For the cool, conscious Caribbeanphile on your list, you can’t go wrong with this cotton muscle tee that’ll look great on the beach (and in the gym back home). $30

photo 1Bobbi Brown Beach

If you could decant the salty-sweet scent of sunny days spent at the shoreline, this would be it. I discovered this fresh fragrance earlier this year and two bottles later, still can’t get enough. $70