I love to travel with my Kindle. My worst fear is being trapped in an airport waiting for a delayed flight with insufficient reading material. I loaded all the classics onto my Kindle and take it with me when I fly.
for the fireplace: pinecones and dried herbs such as rosemary, sage leaves, and cinnamon sticks to make fragrant kindling for a winter fire. Replace news paper with colorful tissue paper and these would make cute gifts!