Holiday Gift Guide 2019: Best Gifts In Pantone’s Color Of The Year – Forbes

Pantone’s newly-announced Color of the Year is Classic Blue, a hue that is perfect for travelers. It represents the sky and the ocean, and, maybe most importantly, it offers a sense of calm and restfulness.

“We are living in a time that requires trust and faith,” said Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute. “Imbued with deep resonance, Classic Blue provides an anchoring foundation.”

Here are some of the best travel gifts in this trendy new and yet very familiar color. They all help make the journey easier and keep travelers from, well, feeling the blues.

Bigger Carry-On from Away

It should come as no surprise that the popular luggage brand has collaborated with Pantone for a collection drenched in Classic Blue. Extra roomy and guaranteed for life, this is the bag you’ll always grab first. Both the interior and exterior of the suitcase are immersed in the color to keep you calm, whether you’re packing for a long trip or hoping no one’s taken your overhead space. (Note: The collection launches January 7, 2020.) Price: $245

Beloved Cashmere Pullover from Sundance

Boy, if anything was ever aptly named, this is it. Made of the softest cashmere, this v-neck sweater has lots of fashion details, including exposed seams, rib-knit sleeves and rolled edges. It’s easy to pack, versatile enough to dress up or down and can go from flight to night and still look great. You’ll want it in every color. Price: $198

Tree Breezers from Allbirds

Everyone’s favorite shoe brand is right on top of the trend with their own blue classics. These lightweight slip-ons will go everywhere with you because they’re not only comfortable but they’re also machine washable and easy to pack. Plus, they’re made out of eucalyptus tree fiber so they’re breathable and silky-smooth. No matter how many miles you walk in them, you’ll leave a low carbon footprint. Price: $95

Sharkbanz 2

Because you never want to hear that “Jaws” music when you’re in the ocean, this stylish, easy-to-wear band acts as a highly effective shark deterrent. Thanks to its patented magnetic technology – a result of a decade’s worth of research and testing – sharks realize you are not the food they were looking for and they swim away. Worn around your wrist or ankle, Sharkbanz makes it is safe to go back in the water. Price: $84

Blue Skies and Fluffy White Clouds Bubble Bar from Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics

Lush knows it can be challenging to travel with your favorite toiletries so they made this cheery, TSA-friendly bubble bar that you can crumble into your hotel bathtub for a truly luxurious experience. Watch the water turn a calming blue and leave your head in the clouds while you ground yourself in the rich scent of frankincense and patchouli bubbles. Price: $12.95

Rowenta Ultimate Handheld Steamer

Forget the iron. This convenient steamer takes just 45 seconds to heat up and deliver 1500 watts of power, quickly removing wrinkles from any fabric, no matter how delicate or how thick. It also eliminates 99.9% of bacteria, keeping your clothes fresh and smooth. If only they could invent the equivalent for skin. Price: $39

Men’s Long-Sleeve Deschutes Henley from Pendleton

Pendleton is all about comfort – think about those blankets! – so, of course, this combed cotton jersey Henley is a dream for traveling. In fact, it’s as soft as your favorite pajama top but with plenty of style for feeling at home while exploring new cities. Price: $49.50

Metro Backpack from Moleskine

This urban backpack is so well-designed to keep you productive even on the road. It’s got two compartments so you can keep your laptop separate and easily accessible, and it’s filled with pockets ready to hold all your necessities, including, of course, your Moleskine notebooks. In signature style, it features a distinctive embossed honeycomb lining and subtle reflective details like the distinctive and practical “In case of loss” notice. Price: $129

Signature 2.0 Toiletry Bag from Vessel

This simple yet elegant toiletry bag keeps you organized and looking good throughout your travels. Opening like a book, it cleverly creates lots of storage so you can hang it on a hotel hook or towel rack for easy access to all your essentials. Price: $85

Mint Instant Digital Camera and Printer from Polaroid

Pocket-sized yet powerful, this little beauty takes high quality photos and instantly prints them onto 2” x 3” ZINK Zero Ink paper that’s also a sticker. The camera features three modes, and has an automatic flash and a selfie mirror for fun photos on the go. You can print up to 40 photos per camera charge. Price: $99

Fold-Up Bag from Paravel

It’s always smart to pack an extra bag to bring home souvenirs, and this one is feather-light, folding flat and taking up very little room until you need it. Then it becomes a lifesaver that meets TSA personal item requirements so you can use it in addition to your carry-on. Price: $65

Signature Lace Original Rise Thong from Hanky Panky

There’s nothing more uncomfortable than sitting for hours in underwear that rides up and gooses you. Instead, splurge on Hanky Panky, dubbed “The World’s Most Comfortable Thong,” and an inductee into The Undie Awards Hall of Fame. The original rise thong comes in their signature stretch lace and miraculously fits sizes 4-14. Flattering, with no visible panty line, it proves that it’s what’s underneath that counts. Price: $22

Polo Blue EDT Holiday Edition

Ralph Lauren’s iconic mascot is featured on a fragrance bottle for the first time ever on this limited-edition of Polo Blue. Dressed in his finest preppy attire, Polo Bear can now accompany you on your business trip or vacation, thanks to this 200 ml eau de toilette spray. The fragrance itself is a tribute to the essence of Classic Blue: an invigorating blend of melon de Cavaillon, basil, verbena and washed suede, it’s meant to evoke the freedom of the sky, the energy of open waters and a blast of fresh air. Price: $105

Linen Waffle Throw from Favor

Handcrafted using natural dyes, this lovely linen throw can be used on flights, on road trips or to make a hotel room feel homier. It’s thick and cozy, and its waffle stitching is sturdy enough to withstand travel. Plus, it’s eco-friendly and stonewashed to prevent shrinking and wrinkles. Price: $110

32oz Wide Mouth Bottle from Nalgene

Nalgene has been making water bottles for 70 years and was the first to add to add color, so you know they’re the ones to buy. The 32 ounce Wide Mouth is the iconic original, and the blue one is actually their bestseller year after year – everyone else is just catching up. Price: $11.54

Knit Slippers from Verloop

These cozy knit slippers can be smushed into your luggage but you’ll want to keep them close to wear on a long flight. With their plush fleece lining, they’re as comfy as socks – with the added benefit of a cushioned microfiber sole. The adorable pom poms are good for the soul. Price: $28

True Blue XL Classic Stripes Recycled Towel from Sand Cloud

Made from recycled materials and loomed in Turkey, this oversized towel is the perfect beach companion because it’s ultra-absorbent and – wait for it – sand-resistant. That means you can bring home the memories but leave the sand behind. Plus, 10% of profits benefit marine conservation to protect the real Classic Blue. Price: $19.50

ICEMULE Classic Small Cooler

This portable soft cooler makes it easy to carry half a dozen cans of your favorite drink wherever you go – plus it will keep ice solid for more than 24 hours so they stay cold. Whether you’re heading to the beach, up a mountain or out on a boat – yes, it’s waterproof and it floats! – your hands stay free so you can quench your other thirst – for adventure. Price: $47.96

Long Sleeve Mock-Neck Pullover from IBKUL

Perfect for stuffy airplanes or warm weather destinations, this high performance shirt has lots of stretch and is made with IBKUL’s patented Icefil technology to keep you cool while protecting you from harmful UV rays. This breathable shirt provides UPF 50+ coverage and has been specifically engineered to dry quickly and wick away moisture. Psst, ladies, you don’t have to steal his – they have them for you, too. Price: $90

iDeaPlay 40,000mAh Portable Power Station with 3-in-1 Charging Cable

Take this compact power station on camping trips and keep one in your glove compartment. It can charge up to six devices simultaneously, and will power your laptop, fan, small TV or other small appliances. It even has a built-in LED Flashlight for additional safety and convenience. Price: $139.99

Oversized Cashmere Logo Scarf from Paul Stuart

Add a touch of luxury to your travels with this cashmere scarf. Long enough to wrap around you on a chilly flight or brighten up a cold night out on the town, this softie offers warmth, comfort and lots of style. Price: $435

The Original Stretchlace

Taking off your shoes to go through security can be such a hassle. These elastic laces are game changers, transforming any shoe into a slip-on. Available in flat or round, they look just like your regular laces, only they stretch. Once you have your shoe tied the way you like, you’ll never have to retie it. Brilliant. Price: From $9.99

FUJIFILM INSTAX Mini LINK Smartphone Printer

Print photos – and videos! – from your phone using this innovative little device and downloading the corresponding app. You can even print photos from your friends and combine them for surprising results. It makes photos fun! $99.99

Supersonic Hairdryer in Blue/Gold from Dyson

The piece de resistance of blue gifts, this stunning hairdryer was designed with artisanal craftsmanship, and hand-gilded with a real gold leaf end cap by a master gilder. It’s the most luxurious offering from Dyson’s already world class Supersonic collection, and is a work of art in itself. Oh, yeah, it also dries hair fast. Price: $599.99

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