December Gift Guide :: Cool Christmas Finds

Earlier this month we promised travel-themed Christmas gift guides and ideas, and like Santa's elves, we've been working overtime to make sure it happens!

Last week we wrote about a website dedicated to local activities in 63 cities in North America as our "experience gift"; this week we're featuring wall art for Instagram enthusiasts and the cool Christmas finds below; and next week we'll highlight our travel beauty picks. Before sugar plums start dancing in your head, here's a list of things to buy for others ... and hope others buy for you!

Trip Styler Holiday Gift Guide 2011

1/ Turner Mountain one-day ski rental When a ski pass isn't enough, rent an entire mountain, in Montana! Cost: $3,000 {but if you get 30-60 of your closest friends together, this is a steal ... not to mention a great time}.

2/ MAPTOTE {+ bandanas/napkins, baby onesies, wine totes} A lightweight, worldly and carry-anything tote{s} with your favorite city printed on the front. Cost: $17 + shipping

3/ Bon Voyage by Jetsetter A 227-page coffee table book with 24 bespoke travel itineraries and drool-worthy photography to the hippest destinations du moment. The cost also includes a private travel consultation from one of Jetsetter's experts! Cost: $199

4/ HG2 Guides Street-savvy, pocket-sized and tres-cool travel guides from Miami to Verbier. So pretty, you might just want to stare at their bright, embossed covers, but it's what's inside that counts. Cost: $10 + shipping from the UK

5/ American Fashion Travel: Designers on the Go {via Amazon} Jetset with some of world's most fashionable jetsetters. Designers like  Phillip Lim, Alexander Wang and Tory Burch share their collections of personal travel photos, scrapbooks and reveries. Cost: $30 + shipping

6/ Flux Productions Leather Goods {*found at Brooklyn Flea, buy via Etsy} Heavy-duty, hand-made, unisex totes and backpacks. Cost: designs from $110, item shown $380 + shipping

7/ Vapur Anti-Bottle {via Chapters Indigo} Foldable, freezable and washable water bottle. Cost: $13.99 + shipping

8/ Travalo Tiny, refillable, lightweight, spill-proof perfume atomizer. Cost: $15.99 + shipping

9/ Roll Up Travel Charger {Restoration Hardware} Charge most electronics at once, including Apple and Samsung, and do so in style. Cost: $33.99

PS. Don't miss 2010's Christmas gifts for travelers!

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