Extreme procrastinator’s gift guide

December 26th, 2006

Welcome to the fourth and final installment of the Anti-Nine-to-Fiver’s Holiday Gift Guide.* In this Extreme Procrastination Edition, we focus on prezzies for expats, road trippers, and globetrotters.

(Since the jetsetters in your life are probably three continents away at this very moment and can only receive their mail by donkey every four to six weeks, they will have no idea that you purchased their gifts post-holiday season.)

OK, on with the recommendations:

Travel wallet. Keep cash and travel docs secure in one of these nifty stash belts from REI.

Hydration pack. For longer hikes, carrying your water on your back is the way to go. Besides, you can’t honestly tell me you’ve never fantasized about drinking out of one of those water bottles for pet gerbils. (I’m not the only one, am I? Am I?)

Hand repair creme. Whether she’s trekking through Nepal, putting out wildfires in the States, or picking grapes in some idyllic French countryside, chances are her hands could use a little love. Burt’s Bees Shea Butter Hand Repair Creme gets the job done.

The ultimate guide to my neck of the woods. Headed to the Pacific Northwest in 2007? Seattle journalist Sally Farhat tells travelers where to go and what to do in the latest edition of Best Places Northwest.

Danger bag. This messenger bag isn’t recommended for airline travel (click the link to see why), but it’s infinitely cool for traipsing around one’s hometown.

*Thanks to my trusty assistant Traci, far lovelier than Vanna White could ever hope to be, for all her help with these gift guides.

Entry Filed under: Gift guide,Hitting the road

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