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Ellen Tien was a columnist in the New York Times Styles section for 12 years and has written for O Magazine, Vogue and Rolling Stone. From now until December 24, she will be providing a daily tip on stylish presents to make your holiday shopping even easier.

Give the paparazzi at the airport something to covet: the perfect carry-on bags for him and her. Celebrities such as Reese Witherspoon are loving Avon’s bright 1960s-print tote bag--priced to travel.

Left: Boden’s classic canvas-and-leather Weekender Holdall bag , $118 at

Right: Marimekko print zip-up tote, $10 (with 60 percent of the proceeds going to the Avon Foundation) at

Keep visiting our Holiday Gift Guide over the next couple of weeks for fabulous giveaways of some of our favorite gifts