Holiday songs on the radio and festive décor adorned in stores mean the most wonderful time of the year is here. The joyful season is all about giving, so here is our gift to you: The ultimate 2018 holiday gift guide. Many of the items are practical and perfect for event planners, whether they need something for a trip or a new gadget. No matter the holiday you celebrate, these gifts will delight and surprise. Happy holidays!
Keep your pesky charger cords and headphones at bay with this stylish carrying case. The soft leather has three compartments for you to transport your items with ease as you roll them up for your next destination. Available in 16 colors, this case can be monogrammed and fits in a purse, suitcase or carry-on.
The creators of Shutterfly have made finding your duffle bag at baggage claim easier. This two-sided metal luggage tag can be personalized with photos, designs, names and more. It also includes a black buckle strap to easily tie to your suitcase.
Avoid the dreaded stiff neck during a flight with this comfy and soft airplane pillow. The ergonomic design makes it easy to lean forward and switch positions while staying cozy in your seat. You can even watch your favorite shows or movies on your phone within the pillow. As a bonus: You don’t have to worry about lugging it around since it’s easy to inflate and deflate.
Airplane cocktails are nice, but why not be your own bartender and make the drink of your choice? This tasty kit includes ingredients to craft five different cocktails, including the Old Fashioned, gin and tonic, Moscow mule, bloody mary and a Champagne cocktail. The only thing you need to add is the good stuff and you’ll be sipping a top-shelf drink midflight.
Buying a water bottle every time you travel is not only bad for your wallet but also for the environment. Thirst no longer, with this 22-ounce, leak-proof and dishwasher safe, packable BPA-free water bottle.
Decompress post-conference with a same-day, in-home massage service. If you tend to push through the aches and pains throughout your body, it’s time to get in tune with a full-body massage by a vetted therapist.
Hotels and Starbucks are doing it and you should too—ditch the plastic straw. There are certain foods and drinks that undeniably require one so, instead, use a sustainable, stainless steel portable straw that comes with its own cleaning brush and wooden travel case.
For those days when you’re always on the go, eliminate the issue of toting around trash with the Zoetica Every Day Kits. Pick from 15 different types of patterned zipper kits packed with reusable items, such as stainless steel to-go containers, cutlery, a cloth napkin and produce bag. These lightweight items make it easy to continue traveling while having everything you need fitting in your backpack, purse or tote bag.
It is easy to be heart healthy and burn more calories when you aren’t sedentary for too long. With a standing desk, you reap these benefits all while hitting your stand goal for the day. This platform desk can also double as an adjustable bed table and a foldable sofa tray.
Say buh-bye to reheating your coffee in the microwave and say hello to Mr. Coffee® Mug Warmer. This compact, 17-watt mug warmer will keep your favorite coffee or tea hot and ready for each sip. The accessible cord length makes it easy to place anywhere like your desk, so you don’t have to get up and go to the break room every time your drink goes cold.
Many planners are on their phones throughout the day, so having a portable charger is paramount. This powerful portable charger will juice up their phone at the speed of lighting. Its 6,000 mAh battery charger fully charges iPhones within 1.5 hours, and its compact size is perfect for carry-ons and bags. As a bonus, it also has a built-in USB cable.
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Misplacing your keys, wallet and other items is a thing of the past thanks to Tile. This nifty device is like your personal tracker for finding things near or far. Download the free app to get started. When you need to find something, use the app to ring your device if it’s nearby. If it’s not close, you can check the location on the map within the app. With four products to choose from, finding your things has never been easier.
[/inlinead] Take crisp, clean and eye-catching photos on your iPhone with the Wide 18mm Lens from Moment. This is an every day and go-to wide-angle lens that allows your phone to capture more. Everyone in the office will want you to be their personal photographer.
Nothing feels better than taking a warm shower after a long day… except sliding into a pair of soft slippers and a plush robe after. The masters of creating both comfortable and warm clothing and accessories have delivered again with a water-resistant slipper lined with UGGpure, a textile made entirely from wool but shaped to feel and wear like shearling, and its cotton, sumptuous and tie-waist robe pairs perfectly with the cozy slippers.
Made of wool and spandex, these compression socks help minimize the swelling of your feet after traveling or running around at an event all day. The light cushion sole provides comfort and a snug fit.
Break a nail? Have a headache? Need a Band-Aid? This mini emergency kit is here to help. At 2.5-inches wide, the small but necessity-filled trendy bag is bursting with necessities like deodorant, lip balm, a hair elastic, dental floss, nail file and a sewing kit.
Finally, a hair tool that gets the job done quickly without damage or frizz: the Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer. With the motor in the handle, the slim body of the heat diffuser is easy to use and portable. Totally worth the splurge!