{Gift Guide 2012} For the FOFrequent Flyer

Know someone who is a trendsetting, jet-setter? Send her off in style with these 10 gifts recommended by FOFrequent flyers.

Plus, enter for a chance to WIN Have Mother, Will Travel or The Official Guide to America’s National Parks by answering this question in the comments, below: Which book would you most like to win?

1. Have Mother, Will Travel, $14.98

“For travel lovers, this book is a must! It changed how I relate to my daughter, gave me ideas on how to improve my (less-than-stellar) relationship with my mother, and made me laugh out loud in many parts.”–Linda M., Rochester, NY

2. The Official Guide to America’s National Parks by Fodor’s, $18.99

“One of my family’s favorites places to visit is Yellowstone National Park. We stay at Spring Creek Ranch in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. They have an incredible wildlife safari into Yellowstone led by the resort’s on-staff naturalist, Kurt Johnson. Second to a living, breathing tour guide is this newly released guide to the National Parks by Fodor’s. The perfect stocking stuffer for any avid traveler!”
–FOF Nancy Friedman of Nancy J. Friedman Travel P.R.

3. Circle Hottie from the FabOverFifty Shop, $45

“Another great stocking stuffer for the travel-obsessed! I typically carry a portable heating pad to help my back feel better during and after long flights and hauling heavy luggage.”–FOF Nancy Friedman of Nancy J. Friedman Travel P.R.

4. Magellan’s Good Night Sleep Mask, $14.50


“The best sleep mask I’ve found to date. It’s soft, lightweight, completely blocks out light, and is so comfortable you don’t even feel it on, thanks to the molded nose and cupped eyes that don’t squish your lashes.” –FOF Claire Fontaine, author of Have Mother, Will Travel

5. Evo Travel Kits, $29.95

“FOFrequent Flyers know the importance of traveling lightly, and being well-prepared. I have fallen in love with this fabulous new eco line of travel cosmetics from Australia. Their ‘water killer’ dry shampoo is also perfect for long flights.” –FOF Nancy Friedman of Nancy J. Friedman Travel P.R.

6. Handmade Block Print Scarf from the FabOverFifty Shop, $36

“No woman should ever travel without a good scarf; they’re thin enough to fit in a purse, can double as a blanket on a plane or a sarong on the beach, and elegant enough for any restaurant or event. Proceeds from this go to artisans abroad in need.”–FOF Claire Fontaine, author of Have Mother, Will Travel

7. MyTag luggage tags, $32.99

“Several years ago, a friend sent me these. They are so eye-catching that I can instantly identify my black bags on a luggage carousel. The polyester-webbing strap has your name (or any other word) stitched into it and conceals pockets that hold your contact information and trip itinerary.”–FOF Karen McCann, author of Dancing in the Fountain: How to Enjoy Living Abroad

8. Dancing in the Fountain: How to Enjoy Living Abroad, $13.95

“A few years ago, my husband and I retired to Seville, Spain and I wrote a book about my life abroad. If your FOFfriend is looking ahead to retirement, consider sending her a copy. Lonely Planet editors say, ‘I loved this book … I must have laughed aloud at least once in every chapter.’”–FOF Karen McCann, author of Dancing in the Fountain: How to Enjoy Living Abroad

9. Travalo Fragrance Dispenser, $20

“TSA approved design for carrying your fragrances on board.”–Shelley Zurek

10. BAGGU nylon shopping bag, $9
“If you’re traveling, you’re going to be shopping.These lightweight nylon shopping totes can be tucked into any handbag and come in a multitude of fun colors and patterns. I never travel without one or two.”–Pam Peterson, the FOF behind the brilliant travelogue, ObjectsBlog.

Answer this question in the comments below for a chance to win Have Mother, Will Travel or The Official Guide to America’s National Parks: Which book would you most like to win?

Two FOFs will win. (See all our past winners, here.) (See official rules, here.) Contest closes December 20th, 2012 at midnight E.S.T. Contest limited to residents of the continental U.S.

60 Responses to “{Gift Guide 2012} For the FOFrequent Flyer”

  1. popper10 says:

    Have Mother Will Travel is such an appropriate book for me. I’m a mother who has traveled with her daughter. Two years ago, my daughter and I went to Italy. We had a great time but there were certainly moments of tension. We kiddingly tell people that the trip was a success because we are still talking to each other and neither of us came home in a body bag! Seriously, I would love to have this book. I’m sure it will give me insights into how she and I can imprsove our relationship. I totally want to learn we can be together with out eventually getting on each other’s nerves. I might even let her read it when I’m done.

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    • popper10 says:

      My comment was submitted 12-20-12 around 10:30PM CST. I have no idea why it has a time stamp for the next day with a time showing as 3:48AM. My comment was definitely submitted before the contest closed.

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      • popper10 says:

        comment above was sent at 11:36 PM. It is now 11:38PM.

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  2. Sunn ymay says:

    The Official Guide to America’s National Parks would be a beautiful gift for those who love the out-of-doors even when they can’t get there except with pictures. My parents maintained a section of the Buckeye Trail for 30 years and it’s part of the Metroparks and Emerald Necklace which is a series of parks and trails encircling Ohio. My mom would appreciate this thoughtful gift. She also used to teach school kids songs and history at the Canal Visitors Center.

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  3. SUE says:

    Have Mother, Will Travel looks like a great book to pass on after I finish it……….

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  4. yyoerger says:

    Have Mother will Travel. Since I’m FOF, you know she’s further along the journey of life. Our time left together may be short — or it may still be two or more decades. Either way, tips to make them the best years would be good.

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  5. Rebecca says:

    Definitely the Official Guide to America’s National Parks! My husband and I have been talking for years about taking a driving trip across the country. He has been in nearly every state during childhood family vacations and later as a young man in the moving business. I, however, have not, and while he will be my official travel guide, the Official Guide to America’s National Parks would be a great companion also.

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  6. lisa mcfarland says:

    dancing in the fountain

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  7. Barb says:

    The Official Guide to America’s National Parks would be great to have! I have not been to many of our US parks and would love to go see all of them.

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  8. msortet says:

    the Official Guide to America’s National Parks – everyone could benefit with the enclosed infomation and use it over and over again!

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  9. AJB says:

    I’d love the National Parks book

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  10. Phoenix says:

    I’d be glad to receive either, but would slightly prefer the guide to American parks.

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  11. Tha says:

    Would love to win “the Official Guide to America’s National Parks. Visiting all of them is on my bucket list and I have made a dent, would just like to see what others await me.

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  12. imelda says:

    Definitely want to read Have Mother Will Travel and share it with my daughter.

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  13. Laura Borud says:

    National Parks!

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  14. Marilyn N says:

    Would love to win either but the national parks book would go to my daughter and we would read it together like we did when she was little. She’s had major health scares especially this October and had to take a leave from college. She still has dreams of working in a national park as a veterinarian and is now working full time as a vet assistant.

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  15. Janet says:

    Have Mother, Will Travel sounds like my dream come true! After a rough few years my daughter and I have become so close and this would be a feat thing to do to celebrate our relationship!

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  16. Susan Lockwood says:

    Dancing in the Fountain sounds great!

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  17. patti lovecky says:

    Have Mother, Will Travel, sounds interesting.

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  18. Deborah Shirley says:

    “Have Mother, Will Travel”

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  19. S Kay d. says:

    I like have Mother, will travel.

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  20. hananghaddar says:

    The Evo Travel Kits are perfect for taking on a trip.

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  21. Lisa says:

    definitely the official guide to America’s national parks.

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  22. Mary N says:

    National parks for me, please.

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  23. Roxann Grey says:

    I would like to have “Have Mother, Will Travel”.

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  24. bloomingidiot says:

    I would love the national parks book since I’ve barely made a dent in visiting our national parks.

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  25. bpaine says:

    Have Mother, Will Travel – so that I can become a more gracious traveler with my daughter and a better companion to my mother….

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  26. Sheila Chaffins says:

    I would love to win Have Mother, Will Travel!

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  27. Dorothy Borgese says:

    Have mother will travel since my mother was too sick to travel never took vacations but my daughter is the adventurous one trying to get everyone onboard (excuse the pun)

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  28. Pauline says:

    The Circle Hottie would be great

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  29. STEPHANIE ESPARZA says:

    I WOULD LIKE TO WIN THE BOOK ON THE AMERICAN PARKS,AND TAKE TRIPS TO EXPLORE OUR NATION’S PARKS!!!!!!!!!

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  30. Patty Pavone says:

    Who doesn’t love the gift of anything related d to travel!?!!

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  31. debra says:

    like the luggage tags and to win Have mother will travel

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  32. Lynda C says:

    America’s National Parks.

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  33. Margaret says:

    I would like to win Have Mother, Will Travel. My daughters who live in various other states visit often. Now that I am widowed and retired, I’d love to visit other places with any one of them or or all of them at once.

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  34. Pam Parson says:

    I would love to win the Guide to National Parks.

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  35. Nancy Jachcik says:

    Dancing in The Fountain sound like a good read!

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  36. smfsprout says:

    I think the Have Mother, WIll Travel book would be great for any traveler and would love to win this book.

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  37. Jewel Hopson says:

    I remember how much I loved traveling with my mother. She loved being on the go as much as I love it. She’s gone now, but I’d love to win Traveling With My Mother for my mom’s youngest sister’s daughter.

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  38. mandrada says:

    The Official Guide to America’s National Parks really interest me, I love nature and so is my family…this would further our interest of animals, nature and the parks.

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  39. Kathi says:

    Definitely would like to win the official guide to America’s National parks

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  40. sandy haber says:

    Would love to win “Have mother, will travel”.

    thanks!

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  41. Diana says:

    Have Mother Will Travel sounds interesting!

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  42. Jill says:

    both books look great, the National Park one would be my 1st choice

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  43. Lisa K says:

    Would love Have Mother will Travel

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  44. Marta L says:

    Have Mother, Will Travel sounds like a fun read….

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  45. eddyrobey says:

    The park guide looks like a treasure.

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  46. Deborah says:

    I would love the Guide to National Parks as my husband and I love to camp and plan to travel and camp a lot as soon as we both retire!

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  47. beth says:

    have mother, will travel sounds very good, but always like any kind of books, so either.

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  48. Debbie W. says:

    The Official Guide to America’s National Parks

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  49. Bonnie says:

    Have Mother, Will Travel.
    Traveling to Europe with my daughter this Spring. Maybe it will give me a heads up on something!

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  50. Onehsancare says:

    Have Mother, Will Travel!

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  51. Nancy M says:

    Like the luggage tags as a gift. Would like to win.

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  52. Laura says:

    Have Mother Will Travel. I can’t wait to read it and share it with my own mother!

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  53. leslie c says:

    Have Mother, Will Travel is my choice.

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  54. Carol G. says:

    Have Mother Will Travel is my mantra. It sounds like a female version of Honeymoon with My Brother- an all time favorite book of mine.

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  55. Linda says:

    Have mother,will travel as I read their previous book and loved it 🙂

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  56. Helen Chun says:

    Have Mother, Will Travel

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  57. Margarida says:

    I would prefer the official guide to American parks as this is something I could refer back to frequently.

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  58. Zenaida says:

    I would like to win Have Mother, Will Travel.

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