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10 Awesome Gifts For The Fashionable Traveler

10 Awesome Gifts For The Fashionable Traveler

Christmas is literally right around the corner, and whether you just started or are finishing your holiday shopping, anyone can agree that the best gift is a gift that one can use.

For this gift guide, we have chosen the following gifts for the people on your list (or for yourself!) that have a serious case of wanderlust. View the list below for 10 gifts that are perfect for the fashionable traveler.

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    1. Heys Canada xcase 2G ($200+):

    Travel in color with Heys! Heys is a Canadian luggage brand offering a variety of distinctive luggage carriers and travel accessories. The xcase 2G is a limited edition series based on the iconic design of the original xcase® and includes the following great features: it’s extreme durable, has 360 spinner wheels (easily maneuverable through crowded airports!), it’s frameless, it’s expandable and comes with a built-in TSA lock. This gift solves the problem of “finding a cute travel bag” and you will never lose sight of your bag again, since this style has various vibrant colors as well as sizes.

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      2. Canteen by Corkcicle ($19.95):

      This is one of Oprah’s favorite things and will probably end up becoming yours too. The Canteen by CORKCICLE is made of stainless steel and will keep your favorite beverage hot for 12 hours or cold for 25 hours without the usual effects of freezing or sweating. The Canteen makes a great gift and comes in a variety of colors and sizes.

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        3. Louvelle Luxury Shower Cap ($40):

        50% turban, 50% shower cap, 100% chic. The luxury shower cap (beauty editors adore!) by Louvelle makes a great and useable gift. Say goodbye to your typical, boring plastic shower cap, and say hello to a high quality head garment that can be used to protect your hair, be worn as a fashion accessory, or save you from a bad hair day.

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          4. “Time To Take A Map” Necklace by Comuse Travels ($15):

          This minimalistic necklace  by Comuse Travels is a perfect stocking stuffer for the travel lover.

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            5. Meo Plug Labels ($9.99):

            Meet Meo — aesthetically pleasing decals designed by various artists for your Macbook or iPhone plugs. While you charge on the go, you can easily keep track of your plug/device from afar — and you’ll always know exactly which plug is yours!

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              6. LuMee Case ($49.95+):

              Light up your world with the LuMee phone case. This case is perfect for capturing your memories and selfies on the road without having to worry about dim or low-quality photos because of bad lighting.

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                7. ZippedMe ($24.99):

                This gift can be considered a woman’s best travel companion. It solves the problem of having someone zip up your dress in the back — or, if you forget to put on jewelry, you can wear it as a necklace. It’s a win-win.

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                  8. Blo & Go ($49.95):

                  A great gift for the gal who loves a blowout — and this year the hair blowout was all the rave! Whoever you’re getting this gift for, you’ll be sure to save them money, since this tool assists you in achieving a professional blowout. It seamlessly attaches to a mirror and holds the blow dryer, leaving your hands free to style your hair as you wish.

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                    9. Gyft ($10+):

                    If you’re coming home for Christmas and don’t want to worry about having to check that extra bag of presents on your flight home or you just need a last-last-minute gift, Gyft has you covered! Download the Gyft app in the Android or iTunes store and you can purchase and send gift cards from over 200 retailers from the comfort of your mobile device. Gyft lightens the load by offering a convenient, money-saving alternative to holiday shopping.

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                      10. Clever Travel Companion T-Shirts ($29.90+)

                      A gift that is ideal whether it’s for the backpacker or the avid luxury traveler on your list. Clever Travel Companion offers basic, pickpocket-proof clothing that holds cash, credit cards, passports, and other valuables. A great gift for someone who’s always on the go!

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                      Last Updated on December 2, 2018

                      How to Flow Your Way to a More Productive Life

                      How to Flow Your Way to a More Productive Life

                      Ebb and flow. Contraction and expansion. Highs and lows. It’s all about the cycles of life.

                      The entire course of our life follows this up and down pattern of more and then less. Our days flow this way, each following a pattern of more energy, then less energy, more creativity and periods of greater focus bookended by moments of low energy when we cringe at the thought of one more meeting, one more call, one more sentence.

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                      The key is in understanding how to use the cycles of ebb and flow to our advantage. The ability to harness these fluctuations, understand how they affect our productivity and mood and then apply that knowledge as a tool to improve our lives is a valuable strategy that few individuals or corporations have mastered.

                      Here are a few simple steps to start using this strategy today:

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                      Review Your Past Flow

                      Take just a few minutes to look back at how your days and weeks have been unfolding. What time of the day are you the most focused? Do you prefer to be more social at certain times of the day? Do you have difficulty concentrating after lunch or are you energized? Are there days when you can’t seem to sit still at your desk and others when you could work on the same project for hours?

                      Do you see a pattern starting to emerge? Eventually you will discover a sort of map or schedule that charts your individual productivity levels during a given day or week.  That’s the first step. You’ll use this information to plan your days going forward.

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                      Schedule According to Your Flow Pattern

                      Look at the types of things you do each day…each week. What can you move around so that it’s a better fit for you? Can you suggest to your team that you schedule meetings for late morning if you can’t stand to be social first thing? Can you schedule detailed project work or highly creative tasks, like writing or designing when you are best able to focus? How about making sales calls or client meetings on days when you are the most social and leaving billing or reports until another time when you are able to close your door and do repetitive tasks.

                      Keep in mind that everyone is different and some things are out of our control. Do what you can. You might be surprised at just how flexible clients and managers can be when they understand that improving your productivity will result in better outcomes for them.

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                      Account for Big Picture Fluctuations

                      Look at the bigger picture. Consider what happens during different months or times during the year. Think about what is going on in the other parts of your life. When is the best time for you to take on a new project, role or responsibility? Take into account other commitments that zap your energy. Do you have a sick parent, a spouse who travels all the time or young children who demand all of your available time and energy?

                      We all know people who ignore all of this advice and yet seem to prosper and achieve wonderful success anyway, but they are usually the exception, not the rule. For most of us, this habitual tendency to force our bodies and our brains into patterns of working that undermine our productivity result in achieving less than desired results and adding more stress to our already overburdened lives.

                      Why not follow the ebb and flow of your life instead of fighting against it?

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