Wondering what gift to give someone who loves to travel? Or maybe you're looking for a useful and practical gadget to bring along for your own journey? Check out this list of small but handy travel gadgets that will make your trip more enjoyable!
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Best gifts for people who love to travel (Gadget edition)
1. Portable Luggage Scale
With airlines getting stricter with passenger baggage allowance and excess baggage fees getting more exorbitant, why wait until you get to the airport to have your bags get weighed? With a portable luggage scale, you can easily check the weight of your bag anywhere you are.
2. Scrubba Wash Bag
Let’s face it, getting your laundry done in hotels can be quite expensive. And not all places have laundromats or laundry shops. This is where the Scrubba Wash Bag comes handy. You don’t need to pack a lot of clothes, just some items that you can mix and match, and you can laundry them as you go using the world’s smallest washing machine. And hey, it can be a good workout for your arms too!
3. Mini Travel Steam Iron
Can’t stand to wear wrinkled clothes while traveling? Then the Steamfast Mini Travel Steam Iron is the answer to your prayers. Although it weighs just a pound, it can get the work done and say goodbye to all your creases in just seconds.
4. Dual USB All-in-One Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter
Who has time to always check what plug the next country you are visiting uses? Instead, just buy an all-in-one travel adapter so that you can be ready anywhere you go. The UPPEL universal power adapter even has dual USB ports so that you can directly charge your gadgets while using it for another electrical gadget. It also has over-current, short circuit, and over temperature protection.
5. Solar Powered Portable Power Bank
With the amount of gadgets we need to charge, power banks are a necessity especially when traveling. But it’s not all the time that we have a fully charged power bank to back us up. With the solar powered portable power bank’s 24000 mAH capacity, you don’t have to worry because you can charge up to 3 of your devices simultaneously.
6. Mobile WiFi Hotspot
Need to be always connected to the internet everywhere you go? Then Skyroam Solis is for you! Covering more than 130 countries worldwide, you only need to buy a day pass for when you need unlimited data. You can connect up to 5 devices with the 4G LTE hotspot and it even comes with a power bank.
7. Portable Water Filter
Aside from food, we can easily get sick while traveling by consuming contaminated water. Nowadays, there are lots of products in the market to help you avoid that. All of which promise to destroy more than 99.9% of microorganisms present in the water. There is the ultra light "straw" filter, Lifestraw, the handheld UV water purifier, Steripen, and the Saywer which uses Absolute micron filtration system.
8. Kindle Paperwhite
Book lovers need not fret which book to bring during travels. With this tried and tested e-book reader, you can bring all the books you want and then some. You can even listen to audiobooks. And the new version is even waterproof!
9. Portable Coffee and Tea Maker
Can't function unless you've had your morning coffee or tea? If you're very particular with the kind of coffee or tea you drink, these portable coffee and tea maker will be handy for your travels.
The Gourmia GK320 Travel Foldable Electric Kettle is collapsible and you can boil up to 0.5L of wate. It is made with food grade silicone and is BPA free. A very useful gadget for beverages or meals on the go.
KOHIPRESS The Original Portable French Press Coffee Maker is a vacuum insulated travel mug for your hot or cold brew on the road. Your coffee is also less acidic because of the shorter brewing time.
10. Clip on Lens for Smartphones
With the popularity of smartphone photography, it is no surprise that they come up with different accessories to up your photography level. The clip on lenses are an easy way to change the perspective of your shot. You can usually chose from macro or wide angle lens which you can get in one set.
Xenvo Pro Lens Kit can be used for both iPhone and Android. It also comes with LED light and travel case. Do check first if it will fit your phone model.
ANGFLY Super Wide Angle & Macro Lens Lens comes with tripod and remote shutter for your phone. A great package to start your smartphone photography.
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11. Bose Sleepbuds
Having trouble falling asleep? Bose Sleepbuds are designed to mask out noise and help you get those ZZZs you've been longing for. Loaded with sleeping sounds, the Sleep app will also wake you up with an alarm.