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In theory it should be relatively easy to find classy gifts. You either get something that's inherently classya nice clutch for women, cufflinks for menor you get something that's made out of something expensive. As long as you avoid kitsch, the gifts should practically shop for themselves. Worst case you can just get new travel gear.
Yet this shopping season has seen one comedic shopping list advice trainwreck after another, the most entertaining of which was undoubtedly the NYT's Gift Guide For People Of Color. Meanwhile RedEnvelopewhich we'd been given to understand was reliably if uncreatively classyis selling beer holsters. This will not do.
And so we've compiled our own modest list of classy gifts that you can get for the traveler in your life. The links all point to Amazon which means you can get them just in time for Christmas with the right shipping choice (and no we aren't getting kickbacks from Amazon for it). From the businessman who needs to impress to the businessman who really wishes he was doing anything that required impressing, and of course for the delicate flower on your shopping list, we've got 5 gifts that should at the very least get you started on your last minute shopping.
After the jump, The Top Five Classy Travel Gifts Under $50.
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A tray of freshly baked Sufganiot from El Al
Welcome to our new feature on the ways that the airlines are making you more comfy and less cranky this holiday travel season"Celebrating In The Skies." Some airlines just want you to sit down and shut up, but thesethanks to extra treats and smileswill show you how much they appreciate your flying with them.
Happy Hanukkah! Today being the first day of the Jewish holidays of Hanukkah, we're looking at the extra special offerings onboard El Al flights from JFK and Newark. Over the next couple weeks, El Al anticipates using 1,375 potatoes, 6,600 ounces of raspberry jam, and 68 cups of cinnamon to make sufganiot (jelly donuts) and latkes (potato pancakes) for lucky passengers.
Just yesterday, and the day before that (and the day before that), we were surfing the various online travel booking websites looking for holiday airfare deals. And there are none, of course. $400+ for a roundtrip from NYC to Detroit on days that aren't even that close to Christmas? Come on; we can go further, to Chicago, for cheaper. Stupid Delta near-monopoly on DTW.
Anyways, enough with our holiday travel rant; where are you going for the holidays? Or not going, if that's the case. Share your holiday travel booking stories and steals, whether it's by train, plane or rental car. What airline are you flying? Are you heading to a big hub and are you scared your luggage will get lost?
We want to help you through the rest of this hectic month by talking you through your travels, but first you have to tell us where you're headed. Let us know your thoughts in the comments or follow us on Twitter and tweet us your thoughts using hashtag #holidaytravel!
[The famous "Santa got run over by a Ryanair" photo: Snopes]