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This Christmas season, for the travellers in your life, we offer a sampling of the latest travel gadgets to help make any holiday more enjoyable.

Travellers' Gift Guide

Going on holiday should be an adventure, and with any adventure you need the right gear to enjoy yourself. 

It doesn’t matter whether you are taking advantage of discount holidays or snapping up discount flights, our selection of travel devices can fit into all budgets. There is no reason why you shouldn’t enjoy your trip with the latest travel kit.

Here are some of the gifts and gadgets we are excited about right now – and all perfect for Christmas:

On the Plane

For a number of years, the Bose QuietComfort series of noise-cancellation headphones have been market leaders and renowned for their fit and function. These high-end headphones are excellent at blocking low-register noise whilst on a plane. When listening to music, they help to block out all the sounds that may affect your enjoyment as well.

The newest model – the QuietComfort 25 – offers a new sleek design, focusing on a more youthful edge than the older QuietComfort 15. Read more about the Bose QuietComfort 25 here. If interested, expect to pay from £230-270 for them.

 airline travel

To get some relaxation and avoid the dragging effects of jetlag, the company Re-Timer offers a  lightweight, eyeglass-like frame that you wear over your eyes to help combat fatigue. The glasses are embedded with a row of LED lights that use appropriate colour and brightness to help reset your circadian clock. Re-Timer has two brightness options, and the green light works well for older eyes too, without the glare or discomfort that an equally bright white or blue light would cause.

For more information, visit Re-Timer’s website. For you own pair, they can be found on Amazon for about £180 a pair.

Nowadays, your smartphone does it all – GPS, camera, social media connection, even your boarding pass. The ongoing concern for many travellers is the struggle to keep your devices fully charged. The Sulan luggage tag device charger is the perfect accessory to make sure your stuff is fully juiced while in transit. It is made from high quality leather, and it discreetly attaches to your luggage. Inside it, there is a 3000mAh built-in battery to fully charge your phone.

The Sulan luggage tag device charger is available from Wowthem.com for £35.

Traveller Tech Gear

Whether it’s reading a book on your tablet in some sun-soaked locale or protecting your camera from the surf, your tech gear needs to be holiday ready. A great way to organise it all is using Knomo’s Knomad case. More than a bag, more than an organiser, the Knomad is a great new product.

Knomo is a London-based company, known for a practical yet stylish approach to life. Their latest set of cases are designed for hardcore travellers. The Knomad is available for the iPad Air, 12-inch tablets like the Microsoft Surface, and 8-inch tablets like the iPad Mini. They have compartments for tablet, phone, battery pack, USB drive, charging cord, headphones, SD card, and more.

The organisers range from £35 to £119 depending on size and model.

relaxing on holiday

The Wondercube by Mutants Design Lab promises all smartphone essentials in one cubic inch. Although this product is still in the development stage, its potential is vast. It weighs just 20 grams but offers eight tools: a Lightning/Micro-USB connector, a micro-suction phone stand, a MicroSD card capable of holding up to 64GB, and a 9-volt battery.

The WonderCube ranges in price from approximately £29 to £59. It is available for pre-order here.

Finally, a perfect gift from the British Library will allow to use your tablet on holiday in style and class. The library is offering tablet covers in the style of some of the greatest books in history.

Offered by Big Strawberry – an established UK-based designer and manufacturer of exclusive e-reader and tablet accessories – there are 26 amazing covers in the collection. Many of the covers, starting at £25, are based on exclusive copies owned by the British Library.

Bringing along all the comforts

Packing, unpacking, packing again, yet only to have to unpack again. It is one of the hardest parts about any holiday, and we haven’t even mentioned lugging your bags along. To make it all a little easier, we offer a durable and lightweight clothes compression travel packing system for all of your clothes.

The Spacepak revolutionises travel. It is split into two zippered compartments, one for clean items and one for dirty. The bag is fitted with air vents so you can compress the bag to save space. It has two pairs of air vents that aid in compressing the pack so it fits even easier into your luggage.

This item is a product exclusive to Bear & Bear UK and retails for £25.

Want a cuppa? Now you can put the kettle on wherever you want – even on holiday. This collapsible kettle is perfect for campers, or those staying in locations that are less than friendly to tea drinkers. In fits into the tiniest spaces, and is ready to be placed on a heat source whenever you are ready for a cup of tea. It is versatile, durable, and easy to carry in your luggage.

Although there are a number of different vendors, we found this one at a local boating store. Starting from about £20, it is the perfect Christmas gift.

enjoying wine

A Luminaid is an inflatable, portable light that can be a lifesaver in certain situations. And, more so, its solar power cell makes it a very convenient tool. After spending seven hours in the sun, the Luminaid can light up a 125 square foot area for 16 hours. Perfect for beach parties, music festivals, nighttime reading, or back garden parties at your Spanish villa, it is easily stored until you need it. And when inflated it will even float and remain safe in the water.

The light is available at Bear & Bear and retails for £22.

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