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! These Amazon finds are travel must-haves and perfect for solo travel, couple, or with family.
Best gifts for people who love to travel (Gadget edition)
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.
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!
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.
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. This even has dual USB ports so that you can directly charge your gadgets while using it for another electrical gadget. It also has surge protection. However, it does not convert voltage.
Magnetic Hat Clip
Tired of carrying your hat during travel? Or looking for a solution so your hat won't get squished inside your luggage? This magnetic hat clip is perfect for attaching your beach hat or even your baseball cap to your handbag or backpack. Unlike the other hat clips, this one uses magnets so you won't have to worry about any damage to your hat especially if the brim is thin.
Door Stop Alarm
If you're a solo female traveler who stays in hotels and Airbnbs a lot, then this one's for you. It has three levels of volume and will wake you up even if you're a deep sleeper if anyone tries to get in your room! It's highly sensitive so make sure to turn it ON only after you placed it properly.
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.
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. The Signature edition has wireless charging dock, auto-adjusting front light, thinner borders, longer battery life, and waterproof!
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.
Stow-N-Go Travel Luggage Organizer and Packing Cube
We all know by now how useful packing cubes are. But what if you can unpack and instantly hang your packing cube in a closet without taking your clothes and things from it? Cool, right? It's a portable shelving unit and packing cube/organizer in one. It's not only a space saver but it also has a built-in laundry storage compartment (zippered part). Best used in wheeled luggages.
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Do you prefer to use your AirPods or wireless headphones during the flight? This product will let you connect up to 2 AirPods/wireless headphones to the plane's in-flight entertainment. Battery life's up to 20+hours so it's perfect for short or long flights (It can also be used while charging). And the best part? You don't have to worry about cords getting in your way!