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Top 10 Christmas Planepack present ideas

Top 10 Christmas Planepack present ideas

Christmas presents are Planepack simple

I've looked through Planepack posts and selected a range of products for your easy Christmas shopping. From shampoo to skorts, mugs and travel bags, there's something at Planepack to please everyone.

Gift wrap inspired by Leonard French's stained glass windows at the National Library of Australia

Gift wrap inspired by Leonard French's stained glass windows at the National Library of Australia

Airpocket

Conceived and designed in Canberra, Airpocket is the perfect pouch for your next flight. Made from stretch neoprene, Airpocket fits neatly into the seat pocket in front of you. As well as on board, I used my Airpocket for two weeks in Japan: it was perfect for daily light travel - and saved my having to travel with more than one handbag.

Airpocket hooked over my Samsonite bag

Airpocket hooked over my Samsonite bag

Bose headphones

Cocoon yourself on your next flight with a pair of wireless headphones. My Bose headphones fold up into their own little travel bag. They look good enough to wear any time, not just for travel, so use them in the office, at the shops, or just at home doing your regular chores.

BOOM!

These cosmetic sticks are ideal for travel: compact and cleverly designed, they're like lipstick for your cheeks and brows - and even your cleavage! I used mine recently on a domestic trip and I loved the glamour and quality they added to my face and skin.

My trio of BOOM! sticks: moisturiser, blush and glitter

My trio of BOOM! sticks: moisturiser, blush and glitter

Lush shampoo bars

Liquid cosmetics are not practical: they can leak into your bag; you have to make sure the quantity conforms to airline rules and regulations; and they're heavy. In contrast, Lush shampoo bars - compact shampoos - are light; don't leak; and at very least, make your bag smell terrific.

Clinique travel mirror

I used my compact travel mirror/brush set for ten years before finally replacing it. This light, foldable and practical brush is perfect for travel as it fits neatly into any small toiletry bag - and the brush is surprisingly efficient.

  • Where to buy: Not always easy to find. I bought mine at eBay but I see they're available elsewhere as well.
  • How much: About $35

Scholl Flight Socks

My best discovery to ward off any swelling in my ankles due to long haul flights is to wear compression socks. These flesh-coloured Scholl socks look good, but more importantly, they minimise any uncomfortable or dangerous swelling. 

Spotify subscription

Give a subscription as a gift that keeps on giving! Download Spotify songs and albums to make your own playlists - or select from Spotify curated lists. I listen to my own preferred music choice for long haul flights, car trips, or just relaxing around the house.

Travel yoga skort

I think a skort - combination skirt and short - is perfect for travel. Avoid any chaffing in hot climates; make clambering over scenic settings stress free - and still look good for early evening drinks at the seaside cafe. This skirt has the added advantage of concealed pockets for your phone or wallet.

Travel mug

Support Planepack by purchasing one of my unique art products. A travel mug suits the everyday commuter: keep your coffee hot or your drink cold in a stylish ceramic mug. Choose from a range of colours and styles. And while you're at the site, select from a range of art t-shirts, prints and even duvet covers.

Christmas wrap

So it's a wrap for this year! Support Planepack by purchasing one or more of my art gift wrap papers. Or give someone a gift of art fabric - and even art wall paper! 

  • Where to buy: Antipodigital shop at Spoonflower
  • How much: One roll of paper about $18
Planepack Christmas gift wrap

Planepack Christmas gift wrap

How to pack right: successful skiing anywhere in the world

How to pack right: successful skiing anywhere in the world

Planepack products. Buy and travel light with Planepack art!

Planepack products. Buy and travel light with Planepack art!

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