I happened to pick up this little cutie while at CVS yesterday. It was in their "Last Minute Gifts" isle where the wrapping paper was. Immediately when I saw it, a light bulb went off! This is perfect for steam blocking! And at $9.99, I thought it was just the right price. I have a steam iron that I've used to steam wrinkled shawls, but it's heavy and awkward. Obviously, this isn't a full sized steamer like the ones I've admired other knitters using, but for <$10, I figured why not?!
As you can see, it's very compact and is extremely lightweight and comfortable to hold. The handle folds back into the body of the steamer to make it even more portable. Why I didn't think to buy a travel steamer before, I have no idea! Wanna make it into a gift for a knitster friend? Pop it into a basket with a skein of natural fiber yarn and voila!