8 Gift Ideas for the Travel Lovers in Your Life
These aren’t your everyday ho-hum travel items that you can get just anywhere! From a secret pocket scarf to a smartphone camera lens, these innovative gift ideas will delight any traveller and make their next adventure all the more enjoyable.
1. Mini steam iron
There’s no amount of perfect packing that will prevent unwanted wrinkles from forming even for those of us who have made packing an art form. Here to help is what’s possibly the world’s smallest steam iron: the Steamfast SF-717. Weighing less than one pound, it’s super compact and will ensure any travel attire will be wrinkle-free. Get the Steamfast SF-717 Iron.
2. Secret pocket scarf
Tired of tacky, uncomfortable money belts? These chic loop scarves will make a great alternative. They come in a variety of designs and colours, and include a hidden pocket that can store essential valuables, including a passport, money and a smart phone. Get the Speakeasy travel scarf.
3. Collapsible water bottle
This silicone, BPA-free water bottle is the perfect companion for anyone who enjoys hitting the trails or going on a walkabout. Once hydrated, they can collapse the bottle into a 1-inch disc that can fit into a pocket. Get the Hydaway collapsible water bottle.
4. 4-in-1 lens
Take amazing Instagram-worthy photos with this award-winning lens that offers four advanced optic quick-changing lenses: fisheye, wide-angle, 10xmacro and 15x macro. Compatible with iPhone and iPad. Get the Olloclip 4-in- 1 lens.
5. Portable humidifier
There’s nothing more annoying to travellers than planning a big trip only to get the cold or flu. Prevent those irritating airborne illnesses, known to thrive in dry spaces, from ruining a trip with this compact humidifier powerful enough to supply humidity to any hotel room. Get the Crane Mini Portable Humidifier.
6. Best travel jacket
The BauBax jacket is arguably one of the most wanted travel items on the market. Its prototype launched on Kickstarter and raised $9.2 million dollars. The popular outerwear comes with a built-in neck pillow (that includes self-inflation/deflation), eye mask, tablet pocket, earphone holders, portable charger pocket, built in gloves and many more features. Also available as a sweatshirt, blazer and windbreaker. Get the BauBax Jacket.
7. Cutest sleep mask
Chances are they already own a sleeping mask—but these ones are so darn cute that they’ll be glad for an upgrade. Available in more than 15 animal designs, these adjustable masks are perfect for any animal lover looking for a peaceful slumber. Get the Julien & Emily sleep mask.
8. Life-saving communication gadget
This handy device turns a smart phone into an off-grid communication tool that can transmit messages for several kilometres. Perfect for remote travelling without any cell service or wifi, the goTenna mesh and app can share a person’s location, be able to access topographic maps and can even track who has or hasn’t received messages in group chats. Get the goTenna.
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