Stocking stuffers galore

As a WAG Wanderer, I’m always on the lookout for things that will make my globetrotting healthier and more aesthetic. This season I’ve found these stocking stuffers to be the latest and greatest in the world of beauty and travel:

Give the gift of health. I always pack Zicam’s homeopathic remedies in my travel medicine bag – and I stay healthy from Texas to Timbuktu. Studies show that taking zinc at the first sign of cold symptoms makes the difference between suffering from a short cold – and a long bout. Try the brand new Zicam soft-and-chewy Medicated Fruit Drops that taste delicious and impart zinc with a delectable dose of flavor. There is a wealth of Zicam products you should pack in those Christmas stockings – to make every trip an even better bon voyage. $9.99, zicam.com

Stay “on the fringe.” What to do when you wake up in a hotel room with bed-head hair? Give yourself some bangs. I’m currently in love with HAIRDO Clip-In Bangs (Mine are in Swedish blonde platinum) and they add spark and sizzle to my ordinary ’do. How did I ever live without them? They’re instant bangs – without the commitment. $29, extensions.com

Enjoy instant energy in a tablet. Catharine Arnston, founder of Energy Bits, created this all-natural product to assist her sister who was suffering from cancer and needed “green” foods. Energy Bits in one single serving contain 157 mg of chlorophyll – one of the most healing nutrients in the world — and 86 mg of spirulina algae plus potent powerhouses of antioxidants. You’ll look and feel great, just like a gorgeous globetrotter should. No mess, no cooking and no kidding. Try the Skinny Bits too. $120 for 1,000 tablets (33 adult servings), energybits.com

Give Elle MacPherson a run for her money.   Now you – and your entire body – can be the wonder from Down Under, thanks to Bondi Sands Australian tan. If you’re one of those chic types who loves to go around with bare legs – even in winter – you will thrill to the $12.49 LiquidGold Self-Tanning Dry Oil that makes your limbs even lovelier. I’m also nutty about the Bondi Sands $24 Self-Tanning Foam in a delicious coconut scent, to saturate your facial skin in a lovely cocoa tan, even if you can’t make it to the beach. bondisands.com.au

Savor a tropical treat. Coconut-lovers can get their fill of you-know-what thanks to New Clearly Coconut spray-on oil from Belli Beauty that offers all of coconut’s skincare benefits without the fragrance. Especially great for pregnant and nursing women, as well as for infants, children, adults and anyone with sensitive skin. Can even be used by men as a shaving oil! $7, belliskincare.com

Don’t miss a kiss. Your smackers will be super-stoked with WunderKiss Lip Plumping Gloss featuring Dermaporting Technology to “plump you up.” The nude color is especially appealing, and right now is the “it” color for having a marvelously made-up face. Try it and you can pucker up perfectly whether in Paris or Poughkeepsie. $19.95, wunder2.com

Achieve complexion perfection. Blue-green algae found in the Pacific Northwest are a powerful, antioxidant-rich superfood. Cyantific refines the extraordinary compounds in these algae and has created skincare formulas that keep your skin looking and feeling great. The products are infused with PhycoBoost proprietary ingredients as well as amino acids and antioxidants to protect your DNA from damage. The products also have a delightful scent and are backed by a 100 percent money-back guarantee. Try the $49.99 Nourishing Daily Serum and the $34.99 Hydrating Night Cream. They’ll make the flight on Delta that much more luxurious. cyantificskincare.com

Discover the makeup artists’ secret weapon. Face Atelier is an innovator in the beauty industry, with a cult-like following thanks to formulas that are sophisticated, versatile and age- and race-neutral. The line is beloved around the globe, from Lady Gaga to Kelly Clarkson, to a wealth of network TV stars. Silicone-based, the Ultra Foundation is like wearing soufflé. $50 for one ounce. faceatelier.com/product/ultra-skin/category/complexion/

Spread it all around .For the last word, let me leave you with this. The world today needs a lot more kindness – especially among strangers – and that’s what Rhonda Sciortino’s book “Acts of Kindness: 101 Ways To Make Our World A Better Place” is all about. It’s filled with wonderful ways to express kindness – anywhere. Sciortino says that when you travel, what you need to do is smile, listen and be open to learning. Let’s start an entire movement around this fantastic principle – I’m onboard and I’m all in. You may also want to visit Anaheim, California, whose mayor has just recently renamed it “The City of Kindness.” And don’t forget to see the movie “Wonder,” because it demonstrates that kindness is where it’s at. Last but not least, Sciortino has yet another book coming out next spring, “The Kindness Quotient,” which is all about how to be kind to people who are extremely difficult. I’m sure we could all use that book, too – especially when we’re traveling and dealing with airports, hotels, and trains – and other passengers. $10. rhonda.org

— Debbi K. Kickham

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