Gift Guide: Goodies For Drivers (And Passengers)

A Girls Guide To Cars | Gift Guide: Goodies For Drivers (And Passengers) - Tervis Cups
Tervis spill proof cups make a great gift

Great Gift Ideas To Give Or Get This Holiday Season

Getting there is one thing. Getting there looking the way you did when you left the house can be another, especially if a spilled coffee, ripped stockings or a scarf that didn’t make it into the car with the rest of you factors in.

Drink Up

One of the most important decisions you make with a car, after sedan vs SUV, is how you will bring a drink. You have those buttery leather seats, or gorgeous new upholstery  – and your new winter coat – that you want to keep clean. Tervis insulated spill proof cups keep hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold. Unlike many reusable cups, these are dishwasher and microwave safe. They have a lifetime guarantee and cost around $11. Added bonuses: BPA free, made in America.

Good Look from Toe…

If you like to show plenty of leg when you enter and exit your car, Kushyfoot has Shaper tights give a sleeker look for about $10. The LYCRA tights also have reflexology soles, so your feet feel energized in your shoes, whether you are driving or a passenger. The reinforced toe ensures longer life.


Kushyfoot tights

…To Head

Don’t like what you see in the rear view mirror? Keep your skin moisturized and nourished with  Authentic Skin Remedies certified organic products. Renew Botanical Facial Crème uses jojoba and coconut oils plus Vitamin E to hydrate skin. For anti-aging and environmental damage, try Enrich Nourishing Lipid Serum.

And In Between

If you’re driving to the slopes, you might have packed a snow suit from Snow Sugar, a women’s snow apparel line. But even if your snow adventures are limited to sledding in Central Park, or just watching “White Christmas,” the versatile Hug Scarf  ($75) makes a great gift. An infinity scarf, it is  incredibly soft, won’t get caught in the car door, and you can use it outside to cover your head and/or face.

Keep Organized

My family seems to think that car travel means tossing random bags in the trunk and looking like migrant workers when we check into hotels. I prefer to be organized, and the $20 Travel Flex Bag helps. This vinyl bag has 6 clear pockets, plus a detachable mesh laundry bag. This beats stuffing your dirty clothes in with your scarves, tights and travel mugs.

Note: I received review samples of the above products, but as always, opinions expressed are my own.

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Judy Antell, who is's Free in 50 States editor, lives in Park Slope, Brooklyn, with her husband and... More about Judy Antell