Gifts for a retiring boomer


For many baby boomers, retirement is just around the corner. Why not celebrate their hard work and this golden milestone with a retirement gift? Whether they plan to spend the next phase of life jet-setting or pursuing more domestic interests, they deserve something special to mark the occasion.

1. After years of subpar office coffee, your boomer buddy can now enjoy a rich cup of homemade Joe every morning with the COFFEE COLD BREW GIFT SET ($36). The set comes with a 60-ounce mason jar, a hand-sewn cloth filter, and flavorful Brazilian and Guatemalan coffee beans. ” target=”_blank”>etsy.com

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El Al to charge for second bag on Israel trips


El Al Airlines soon will be charging $70 for the second piece of luggage checked on coach seats to and from Israel.

The new fee will affect tickets purchased after Nov. 1, two representatives of Israel’s national airline confirmed to JTA on Monday. The first bag will remain free.

Continental Airlines started charging $70 for the second bag checked on direct flights to Israel in mid-June. Passengers had been able to check two bags for free.

Delta is in the process of changing its price structure for bags checked to Israel but would not disclose the changes.

US Airways provides free checking for the first and second bag for all visitors to Israel.