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Top Travel Gifts for Women

Updated on January 13, 2018
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Mary has been a small business owner and has helped other people enhance their business plans.

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Unique Travel Gifts for Women

Many of our women friends have now become nomads and are often on the road. As such, am always on a search for gifts to enhance travel as these are now most welcome for any get-together or celebration.

For special occasions, you can't go wrong by getting these globe trotters something for their trips. Even though women travellers still go for the usual essentials, they also want items that set them apart from other travellers. As you know, we all want to claim some bragging rights.

Many of my women friends want not just to travel in comfort but travel in style, too. To travel in style, one doest need to carry huge suitcases that make people think you have left home for good. My husband and I are now at the end of a 6-week holiday and we only brought our carry on luggage. When you discern well what to bring, you often are able to travel light and still go around in style. So, when you give gifts for your women friends, help them travel light, in comfort and style.

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Travel gifts that will make packing easy

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Travel Packing Organizers

I just packed and unpacked 4 suitcases and I tell you, one of the most useful gifts you can give women who are often on the road are travel packing organizers. Something thin and light. I leave these packing cubes in my luggage and each time I go, I have them ready for my travel stuff. Each one has a specific function and thus, have pockets for gadgets or small items. Get some that are spill proof for those items like shampoo or lotion and expandable for souvenir items you'll shop for.

Also handy are organizers that fit the hotel room shelves. I just put these organizers on the shelves and I am free of the hassle of packing and unpacking. I also keep a few Ziploc bags in my luggage. I have to admit, they are versatile, handy and occupy less space. Moreover, I can immediately see what's in there.

My things are also safer when placed inside these organizers especially at airport security points when, sometimes, you need to open your luggage for one reason or another.

Travel Packing Organizers for Women - Multisized and Multicolored

eBags Medium Packing Cubes - 3pc Set (Canary)
eBags Medium Packing Cubes - 3pc Set (Canary)

Get these organizers for your women friends. Many of them just like their travel items organized neatly. Think of their clothes arriving in their destination neat and clean. They can just hang them up and they are ready for use. These packing cubes also secure the tiny items that can easily fall off. They come in different sizes and colours so choose your friend's favourite colour and surprise her with this very practical gift.

One can't have enough of these travel organizers. If this one does not fit your friend's fancy, get other organizers. They are always handy for women who are constantly on the road. There are many small items that are better placed inside light and transparent bags. With all the electronic gadgets and accessories women have to travel with these days, these organizers are just the right gifts to give them. Some of these gadgets are so tiny that unless you organize them, you risk loss or waste so much time scrambling in your suitcase for a piece of accessory you need.


Give your Women Friends Tote Bags

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Large Tote Bag

Longchamp Women's Le Pliage Large Tote Bag Noir - Black
Longchamp Women's Le Pliage Large Tote Bag Noir - Black

For years now, I have used the Longchamp bag for travel. You, too, will find this bag handy. You can fit all your carry-on items here when you check your other bags or you can place this on top of your carry-on giving you more space if you decide to shop in some of your travel connection stops. It is easy to slip in under the seat in planes and lighter to carry.

When you arrive in your destination, you can carry this as a shopping bag or to bring your things in when you go for day trips. You can easily fold it as an extra bag for those can't resist shopping items. If you have an aversion for black, this tote comes in varied colours.

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Backpack Slings for Women who Travel

For trips, don't you find these backpack slings very practical? Even just to the shops. Just the right bag for a camera, a bit of money, and a phone when your women friends go on day tours, visiting sites or out shopping . They can tuck in a bottle of water and all the other tour info, maps and guides they need to roam around cities.

Baggalinis are my other most practical option. They are light and full of pockets to better organize my things. At airports, I often see many women travel with their baggalinis. Of varied sizes, you can get several and put them inside your bigger purse. When you reach your destination you have a choice of purses.

Usual gifts for women who travel often - What do you usually give?


Silk Neck Travel Wallet for Women

With so many security issues now to be anxious about when one goes on a trip, this travel wallet enables your women friends to tour places with their passport and money safe with them. I have known of women whose purses were snatched by guys on motorbikes right in front of their hotels. This happened to a woman who stayed in the hotel where we were. Sadly, the next morning, it again happened to her.

Taking precaution is so necessary when one travels. This is especially true for smaller ladies who are easy targets for thieves. In many countries, locals often warn us to look after our purses. Close to really hugging it which makes you look ridiculous, I don't know how else to protect it so this travel money bag will be just great for those valuables. With their valuables safely protected, your women friends can interact freely and rummage through the souvenir bargains in many crowded places.

Silk Scarf

Bear Motion Collection - Womens 100% Silk Scarf with Butterfly Design (Medium (64" X 25"), Pink)
Bear Motion Collection - Womens 100% Silk Scarf with Butterfly Design (Medium (64" X 25"), Pink)

Nothing is elegant as this silk scarf in feel, style and colour. Silk is not just elegant, it is versatile. It keeps you cool in the summer and warm in cold weather. It feels smooth to your skin, not making you feel scratchy. This scarf gives an air of mystery which goes with travel. It is light to put in your purse so you can use it anywhere you feel the need. I often put one in my purse so when I feel cold in the plane and in one of my walks, I have something to keep me warm.

Besides, it is also stylish to use as an accessory with your business suit for those executive meetings.


How to Tie your Scarf - So many ways of giving your outfit a new look

Fabulous Scarves for Women who Travel

Travel Gifts for your stylish women friends

Scarves are fabulous for travel. I have several scarves and depending on the weather, I choose one that I can use in the beach over my bathing suit, use another to enhance a dress in the beach for a very nice dinner, or keep me warm in the plane.They are so light that I can easily put them in my purse. If I have 5 silk scarves, they occupy almost zero space rolled up and it gives me 5 outfits with 1 dress.

I usually choose wide silk scarves as I can do many things with it. As you can see in this picture, our granddaughter uses a wide silk scarf to accessorize her outfit. Wide scarves can be used as skirt or sarong so they are more useful. I can also use this to wrap around my neck when it is really cold. But when I get to cold weather destinations, I have very light but large scarves of pure wool and silk that are extremely warm. Again, these are scarves I can put inside my purse even if it is wide enough to cover most of myself.

So, for the women who travel in your gift list, a scarf would be most welcome. Unless of course, they travel to Cambodia, India, Thailand, Nepal or Pakistan where these scarves are abundant and cheap. Still, something not from there would be a bonus.

Gifts to Choose for your Women Friends

There are so many gifts to choose from for women who often are on the road. What do you usually give?

For your travel, what scarves do you like to bring? - Let us know your preference

For your travel, do you like to bring printed or plain scarves?

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What scarf color do you like to bring when you travel?

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What scarf color do you like to bring along when you travel? - Your favourite color

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Money Organizer for Women who travel often

Money organizers are some of the best gift you can give women in your gift list who are always on the road. Often, in their travel, these women have to deal with different currencies. With this organizer, your women friends can easily pay for purchases rather than shuffle around handbags for the right currency while other people wait in the line. Because they have several compartments which are zipped, this will take care of those coins as well. Hey, you'll need those coins to get luggage carts in some airports or to get to bathrooms in some European cities.

Travel Carry On for Women

The Perfect Carry-On

I wish I can get a good carry-on. Light and easy to spot, great zippers, good wheels (4), firm handle, stable, not black but nothing crazy either. When travelling, it is better to just bring your carry on luggage. This way, you are assured you have everything you need.

This is especially true when you are traveling for business and have to perform immediately upon arrival. Okay. I know women love to shop so what do we do when we find something we really like? Well, get a suitcase that you can check in going home or have it mailed to you.

For us, the only exception to this carry-on rule is when travelling for longer assignment. There are just too many things to bring along even if nowadays, almost everything is available and if not in your specific destination, then often easily available in the next country. The airline cannot lose what I do not check in nor can the wretches charge me for it and I'm first to the taxi lines in countries with 10 taxis and only 2 are at the airport!

Get more gift ideas for women who travel - Packing Tips and Travel Clothes for Women

See what concerns women most when they travel and make your gifts respond to these concerns.

Travel Dress

Royal Robbins Women's Essential Dress
Royal Robbins Women's Essential Dress

Here's a dress women would like to bring when they travel. Those who have brought this dress in their travel have testified to its wearability when you arrive. It packed well and it is smart for work, casual and with its empire waist quite dressy and easy to accessorise when going out in the evening. It is also very comfortable.

You can get this dress in various colours and you're set for your travel. Or, get it for your friend and it is one gift she will definitely appreciate.


Clothes in light fabrics like silk

I just had a month driving through the south of Italy with my husband and I just brought with me three silk shirts which I wash and hang and presto the next morning, they're dry and ready to wear. You have to convince your women friends, this is not a fashion show. Make them think of the times when they have to park at a distance from their hotel and roll their luggage through the cobbled streets of many cities.

No more, as well, of those fancy toiletry bags made of heavy plastic. I have very thin and light silk bags or totes that will carry almost anything and these I can wash and reuse. I can also use one of them as an evening bag when necessary or pack extra shoes in the bag to keep everything clean in the carry on. Silk is a strong material and really light. So gift your friends with silk bags in different sizes which you can easily make yourself.

Use washable synthetic silk as this would even be more practical though not as classy for the evening but something you can easily put inside a small purse. Give them one for their shoes, one for underwear, and another for toiletries or gadgets. We are in Hanoi right now and I just washed my own tote yesterday ready for use another day.

Other Gift Ideas for Women who Travel often - A Pair of Light Washable Black or Beige Pants

Pants for women who travel often
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Travel Pants for Women

I often just bring a pair of black pants and another of white or beige and I just wash them when the dirt starts showing. Or, skirts are more practical in hot weather. This gives you space for more tops which will make your look different each day.

I know many of you love to wear those travel pants with all the packets but you look ridiculous in it in the evening. You also announce to the whole world, I'm a tourist. I don't deny its practicality and if you have enough space for heaven's sake bring one but no other apparel item can match the light, washable pair of black slacks.

One of the best travel gift ideas for women - Dual time Watch

Many times women have to catch up with the kids and see how they're faring while they're on the road. Having this dual time watch will help them time their catching up with home easily.

Also, your sense of time often gets distracted when you travel and there is always a reason to check out the time at home when you're on the road.

For the Women Travelers who love to read

My life has really been made easier by Kindle. So, your friend will really appreciate this if they don't have one yet. We used to carry suitcases of books and when you find that the ones you brought with you on a particular trip are not really interesting, you're doomed. With the Kindle, you bring a library so no problem. Just hit home and click on another book.

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Moleskine Passion Journal - Travel, Large, Hard Cover (5 x 8.25) (Passion Book Series)
Moleskine Passion Journal - Travel, Large, Hard Cover (5 x 8.25) (Passion Book Series)

I often place one in my purse and each time I need to write down important information, I have what I need. Light almost as a feather, these Moleskins are the best notebooks. If your friends always keep a journal of their travels, get them this one.


Give women travel journals - Moleskin is light enough for a purse

Travel Journals are great for the women jetsetter in your gift list as they are so light. Again, they can bring several and not even feel the weight.

These can go in their purses so when they are out and want to remember details of the places they visit, they can easily write those down. This is especially true when they travel for business. When they go to meetings, these can fit in their purses. And you know what, they don't have to plug them in.

Sunblock and toiletry gifts for women who travel

Make sure they meet air travel regulations

Yes, make sure you get them the toiletries they can carry with them on the plane. The doofuses on security almost pass out in joy when they can find an oversize toothpaste or little scissors, or a serious shampoo and wave it in triumph over their pointed little heads.

Most toiletries are provided by hotels now and even when they are not to your liking you can just buy something you like when you reach your destination or what harm can it really do in a few days? Think sunblock, moisturizer, lip balm.

Please share with us your thoughts on travel gifts for women - Or just about this lens

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      Spirality 4 years ago

      The travel packing cubes are a great idea. I can separate clothing items in their own cubes for easy management.

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      Fay Favored 4 years ago from USA

      The packing cubes would work great for me. Seems I always come back with more things :)

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      sukkran trichy 4 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      great gift collections. particularly your scarves selection is amazing.

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      Max Globe 4 years ago

      Awesome lense, I liked Rick Stevens Silk Neck Wallet, might be buying it for my firend, thanks for the tip)

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      Value Apartments 4 years ago from London

      Really Great Ideas, Thanks for sharing

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      josietook 4 years ago

      Some great ideas!!

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      Nithya Venkat aka Vellur 4 years ago from Dubai

      Great travel gifts. Thank you for sharing. I think the travel organizers are a great valuable gift.

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      visit2goa 4 years ago

      Accessories Accessories Accessories women just love Accessories

      no matter what occasion what place Accessories would work every time..

      when you want to apologize or purpose a women just give her an Accessories.. and you'll get hugs .. :-)

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      Edit Photos 4 years ago from Earth

      Excellent suggestions as holiday gift season approaches!

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      mina009 4 years ago

      Great suggestions here, thanks!

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      jura 4 years ago

      Great gift ideas i like it .

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      Sandy Mertens 4 years ago from Wisconsin

      Nice gift ideas for the woman who travels.

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      etchedingifts 4 years ago

      You have provided very kool gifts. How about personalised engraved gifts?

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      BestRatedStuff 4 years ago

      I found this compilation a really good list for any traveler, not just as gifts, but things I should consider taking a long when traveling. Loved the insightful tips and travel anecdotes.

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      Cynthia Haltom 4 years ago from Diamondhead

      Wonderful gifts I wouldn't mind some for myself.

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      SteveKaye 4 years ago

      These gifts also become useful things to help with travel for anyone. Thank you for publishing this lens. I'm sure this will help many enjoy their travels more.

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      Toytasting LM 4 years ago

      Thank you! I normally do not draw a list before packing my bags for a journey. That is one reason I always tend to forget a few things. Thanks for making my life simpler. ;)

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      Beverly Lemley 4 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      Wonderful, and quite helpful, as I really do not travel far from home, but knowing the inside scope will help, as our time is a bit freed up to travel a bit more. Thanks for the terrific info! B : )

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      Mary Norton 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @LoriBeninger: Am glad to have helped expanding your gift list.

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      Mary Norton 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @SheGetsCreative: My pashmina is always with me. It is light and does not occupy space at all. It is great for the plane, too.

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      Angela F 4 years ago from Seattle, WA

      Good list - travel wallet and a good pashmina scarf top my list

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      LoriBeninger 4 years ago

      Great list -- I'm going to have to expand my gift ideas for my traveling friends! Thank you.

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      Mary Norton 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @Rosanna Grace: I am happy you find this compilation of travel gifts thoughtful.

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      Mary Norton 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @shellys-space: You can also use these items while in transit even if your plane and hotels provide these.

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      Mary Norton 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @gyulaolah: I am sure you have women in you gift list who travel often.

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      Rosanna Grace 4 years ago

      Thank you for compiling such a thoughtful and extensive set of travel gift ideas. :)

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      gyulaolah 4 years ago

      However, I am a man, it was very interesting to read your lens. So, I got the the chance for a deeper insight into the women's soul and habits. This fact will definitely contribute to my better decisions in the future. Thanks for the great lens!

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      Shelly Sellers 4 years ago from Midwest U.S.A.

      I always try to keep my eye out for mini travel sizes of skin care, deodorant, shampoo, tooth paste, etc. as it makes life easier. Some of these items are in hotel rooms, but not always.

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      toshia lm 4 years ago

      nice lens

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      MartieG aka 'survivoryea' 4 years ago from Jersey Shore

      Some great ideas I can use - my daughter travels internationally for business often and likes to travel light so some of these are perfect!

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      miaponzo 4 years ago

      My advice.. travel light, take an empty suitcase along, and keep it simple :)

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      RetireAt57 4 years ago

      My family loves to travel. Thanks for sharing such great ideas.

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      RinchenChodron 4 years ago

      You have found some wonderful suggestions! Thanks

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      DiddydelDesigns 4 years ago

      Great lens thank you

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      SarahbethK LM 4 years ago

      Wow! I could have really used this lens before I left for my big trip to India. We will be visiting Thailand this December for four weeks, so I should maybe forward this to my BF. :) Hehe Great lens!!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I can't think of anything you haven't covered here. Great lens!

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      moonlitta 4 years ago

      Thank you. Now I'd love some travel as a gift:)

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      Gayle Dowell 4 years ago from Kansas

      Love to take a cross-body purse when I travel. Love your collection of items.

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      TedWritesStuff 4 years ago

      I always think small, practical and easily replaceable when giving travel gifts!

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      Justin 4 years ago from Slovenija

      Lovely selection. Thanks for ideas.

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      Melissa Miotke 5 years ago from Arizona

      My favorite travel gift would be luggage. I love pretty luggage that is easy to tell apart. But it never seems to last that long and it's always so expensive.

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      Bartukas 5 years ago

      I think woman need to travel so the men should buy them gifts :)

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      crstnblue 5 years ago

      Very nice lens!

      Reading it made me anxious to book the first flight to an exotic destination and get all those traveling goodies! : )


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      CoolFool83 5 years ago

      Some awesome traveling gifts. Great stuff!

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      DebMartin 5 years ago

      Super ideas. There's a couple of bags I like. I'd also add my bush vest to the list of great travel accessories. A pocket for everything. Blessed. d

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      wow what a great selection of hundreds of ideas for travel gifts.

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      KateAdamsUSA 5 years ago

      creative suggestions, my favorite is the RFID travel bag. Learned a few things here today, thank you!

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      Mary Norton 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @DIY Mary: I have several and they keep my currencies organized so when I arrive in the airport I just pull up one that holds the currency of the country.

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      DIY Mary 5 years ago

      What a great selection of women's travel accessories! I especially like the Baggallini foreign currency organizer. This gadget is something I definitely could have used on my last trip abroad.

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      Mary Norton 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @MakeHairBows: I know but many many people now use these kinds of bags that as long as you fit in, they think you just live around there.

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      Mary Norton 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @anonymous: I travel a lot so I keep updating this as I realize something new.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I like these, it is really great, very Thank you for sharing. :)

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      MakeHairBows 5 years ago

      Great lens... I like the Fatboy bags. I suppose they are also a "tourist giveaway".

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      Mary Norton 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @Kailua-KonaGirl: Thanks again KonaGirl. You make me more conscious of turquoise things now.

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      Mary Norton 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @johnsja: Thanks. They do these travel luggage in nice colours now.

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      Mary Norton 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @Board-Game-Brooke: Some of the most useful things you can carry when you travel especially in Europe where you pay for bags in grocery shops and the outdoor markets are fabulous.

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      C A Chancellor 5 years ago from US/TN

      So many ideas! The scarves and totes are really pretty.

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      johnsja 5 years ago

      Wow, you have covered everything here. I love the colors on the hard sided luggage sets. They should be easy to spot on the carousel. Great lens.

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      June Parker 5 years ago from New York

      Hi Mary, I have been here before and had to update you with a new *Angel Blessing* to the "My Squid Angel Blessings for 2012" in the "Travel & Places » Travel Advice" neighborhood. I have pinned this lens too. I really love the new stuff added, especially the new videos on ways to tie scarves. Fabulous job. I found the dual-faced turquoise watch fascinating (on eBay) and am considering if it is worth it for me or not. Anyway, great job with a lot f really cool info.

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      Mary Norton 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @MiaMusement: Thank you so much for being generous with your comments.

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      Mary Norton 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @neotony: This is really important and get the right size just for going around sites.

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      Mary Norton 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @squidoopets: Not really as it depends on the person. We always have space for what we like.

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      MiaMusement 5 years ago

      What a great compilation of gift ideas for women travelers! You've touched on all the relevant categories. I'm impressed. ;-)

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      Mamabyrd 5 years ago

      Very thoughtful selection of travel gifts. A sturdy carry on is probably the most important thing for a women that travels a lot.

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      Darcie French 5 years ago from Abbotsford, BC

      Really nice selection of gifts for women who travel - seems you've thought of everything :)

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      neotony 5 years ago

      i personally like your selections for touring backpacks. keeping valuables safe while you travel is a load off my mind and i enjoy my trip more.

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      Mary Norton 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @anonymous: You are right. Even if you don't travel you still can enjoy these.

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      Mary Norton 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @Margaret Schindel: Thank you for the blessing. Much appreciated.

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      Mary Norton 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @Art-Aspirations: Thank you. Will have to revise as I go along.

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      Mary Norton 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @WriterJanis2: I bring several now that sometimes I look like a tote Christmas tree in the airport.

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      Mary Norton 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @pawpaw911: Thank you. Still, each one has individual preferences.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I would say that as a professional woman who has traveled the world extensively, that you have the expertise to recommend gifts for women who travel...and some of us who don't travel much would certainly enjoy receiving anything and everything here as a gift as well!

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      Margaret Schindel 5 years ago from Massachusetts

      This is a wonderful selection of gift ideas for women who travel often! Blessed.

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      Art-Aspirations 5 years ago

      This is a comprehensive list and well thought out. Thanks for sharing it.

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      What a huge selection. My favorite are the totes.

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      pawpaw911 5 years ago

      Excellent selection of gifts for women who travel.

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      Mary Norton 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @miaponzo: I have MacAir now and it is very light I carry it in my purse.

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      Mary Norton 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @Lady Lorelei: I am on a hotel in Phnom Penh and as family don't leave in Canada except in the summer, we almost forgot it was thanksgiving until we saw online the big picture of a turkey in the front page of Globe and Mail. Thank you though for the wishes and the blessing.

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      Mary Norton 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @Camden1: Just experiment ways that will suit your own personality.

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      Camden1 5 years ago

      These are very thoughtful gifts - and I was so excited to see the video on how to wear scarves! I would like to get some scarves, but I had no clue how to wear them.

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      A very happy Canadian Thanksgiving wish for you. I hope your Thanksgiving weekend is filled with blessings of warmth, happiness, and love.

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      miaponzo 5 years ago

      Fancy luggage and small computers are for me the best gifts for traveling :) Blessed!

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      BillyPilgrim LM 5 years ago

      Great lens, some really helpful tips, thanks x

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      Mary Norton 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @anonymous: Thank you though I know that each one of us have that special thing we can't do away with even when we are traveling.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      This certainly is a "Must Have List" for traveling women, carefully thought and penned.

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      Mary Norton 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @RetroMom: Thanks.

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      RetroMom 5 years ago

      These are great gift ideas.

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      sousababy 5 years ago

      You certainly know the best products for travelling . . the Baggallini line of bags are great.

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      LouisaDembul 6 years ago

      I can see that you are a seasoned traveler. Agree that scarves are really useful when you don't want to bring too many luggages.

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      Mary Norton 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @Sylvestermouse: I think it is important as often I forget the names of places I had been to.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 6 years ago from United States

      All of these are great suggestions. My personal favorite would have to be the journal. I carry one with me on every trip and write a recap of my days activities each evening.

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      Mary Norton 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @Kailua-KonaGirl: I am now traveling in South Africa and my scarves were great as it gets cool in the mountains. I did not use my coat at all. Will definitely let you know.

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      June Parker 6 years ago from New York

      This is a great lens and I really liked your use of scarves when traveling. I use a Tahitian pareau often for a beach cover up, at the hotel pool or around the hotel room, but couldn't use it out to dinner. I would love to see photos of how you tie or wrap your scarves to turn into different accent pieces or outfits. Oh my - a new lens idea for you! If you create it let me know! *Squid Angel Blessed* and I've added your link to My Squid Angel Wings to be featured in the "Holidays & Celebrations » Christmas Magazine" neighborhood.

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      Renaissance Woman 6 years ago from Colorado

      Wonderfully practical and excellent quality gifts. I would be quite happy with any of these travel gifts. Thanks for the thoughtful suggestions.

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      sarahrk lm 6 years ago

      A really good list. I have though about a Kindle or something like for my friend who travels a lot.

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      Mary Norton 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @smithlights: WE sometimes use our Kindle to check emails and browse the web at airports.

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      Mary Norton 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @sherioz: Thanks.

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      sherioz 6 years ago

      You have some good ideas here. As a traveler I appreciate your suggestions.

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      smithlights 6 years ago

      Great lens! I agree- having an ereader makes traveling so much easier! I used to be on tour, and I read 17 books in 3.5 months, which means I had to mail them home! I would have loved to have something to store all my books in!