GUIDE TO SANE GIFT SHOPPING & GIVING
Gift theBUILT Tablet Messenger Bag and their devices arrive safely. Attractive in grey tweed, sturdy and lightweight. Cross-body design. Stretches to fit.
$20.00$40.00 dealgenius.com (This one doesn’t have a deal end date, but note they sometimes have limited quantities
The Merrell Travel All Laptop Bag, with removable shoulder straps, might be the perfect gift for those who travel light. All their travel belongings AND their laptop all in the same bag. Padded area for laptop, storage pocket for straps and carry handles on top. In 2 colors.
$74 $149* rei.com
This one is a splurge or group gift, but quite the Frugalista gift deal price. Your traveler might love the story behind Bric luggage—handcrafted in Italy since 1952. They will adore the quality, detail and style of Bric’s USA Pronto 21” Rolling Duffel. Waterproof fabric with a stylish leather-like trim. In 3 colors.
$210 $425.00 zappos.com ships free
(Bric’s Milano 28” Duffel available for $230, originally $450)
$87 $129 zappos.com (ships free)
$129 at newegg.com, ebags.com, and amazon.com
Would the Thirstystone Italian Inspirations Travertine Trivet be the perfect gift for your recipient?Each presents a beautiful, inspiring scene to prevent rings. Made of travertine stone with cork backing.
$15 $22 1.macys.com
Matching coaster in holder also available. $25 $35
The Traditional Thai Condiment Set serves both purposes. Or, as simply a great gift for a lover of Thai food. Each of the four round, hand painted ceramic bowls showcase a traditional design unique to Thai artisans. Lids and spoons included.
$44 Traditional Thai Condiment Set importfood.com
Gift Bundling Opportunity: Consider pairing with the four essential Thai condiments: white vinegar, sugar, ground chile pepper, and fish sauce. All available at importfood.com, or many foodie sections or retailers.
A Thai Condiment Set Modern is available, but currently out of stock.
A world traveler might appreciate the gift of a handmade World Map Inlay Wooden iPhoneCase. The map is crafted from precision-cut, hand-inlaid wood, without stains or paint. A real work of art, each with a unique grain pattern.
$29.00 – 31.00 (depending on size of phone) uncommon goods.com
Give the gift of experiencing the visited city like a native. A gift like City Walks: Washington, D.C.: 50 Adventures on Foot,which the first-time visitor or seasoned traveler might find invaluable. A deck of detailed cards, with related maps and local secrets, provides personalized adventures around every corner. Available for other U.S. cities here.
$12 amazon.com ($12-13.50)
These more independent gift recipient might also appreciate the pocket-sized Moleskine® City Notebook Rome. In between a summary of the city layout, 16 actual maps (including one of the metro systems), alphabetical street index and 96-page tabbed archive, they write their own guidebook on blank pages. Pages for notes, recollections, stories and memories. Available for many more cities here.)
The In the City Deluxe Journal offers 100 lined pages for journaling about the trip, with a pocket for keepsakes.
We like to find deals and Frugalista gifts that will delight and not break the budget. All so you don’t have to. We hope you find the perfect fit or at least get some perfect ideas.
HAPPY FRUGALISTA SHOPPING!
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