My wife and kids have been at me to make a Christmas list, so I sat down with an accumulated stack of Christmas catalogues. I was unable to find anything I want, but I did produce a list of things I definitely do not want for Christmas.
You know when you type in a URL into your web browser and it comes up with a high-resolution image of R2-D2 that this is going to be a fun place to shop -- www.hammacher.com does just that. Geeks everywhere rejoice.
Until short security lines and turbulence-free skies come gift-wrapped, here are some holiday gifts that can lessen the stress of your frequent flier. I consulted Anne Banas, executive editor of SmarterTravel, for ideas.