Best Bet: Budget Travel


Stationery sets usually make for bland gifts, covered with flowery or nondescript patterns. But these gocco-printed packs offer an inexpensive, personal gift for travel-savvy friends. Each comes with a slim Moleskine notebook and four area-code-stamped note cards representing different cities, like Washington, D.C., Seattle, Paris, San Francisco, Chicago, London, New York, and more (plus 718 for die-hard Brooklynites). The lined notebook can serve as a travel journal or an address book, and the note cards are useful for original correspondence or keeping track of far-flung phone numbers. For a couple of dollars less, opt for a five or six-card area-code stationery set on its own, complete with envelopes in cheery hues.

Jet Set Paper stationery sets, $8.50 for journal and four note cards at