This compact personal alarm is small enough to carry in your pocket or you can wear it on your wrist. It also doubles as a motion and heat sensor. You can set it up inside your hotel room to monitor the door or a window.
Flip It USB Charger
When you don’t have enough outlets to get everything charged at the same time this dual voltage device will let you get the job done. It allows you charge a USB device when an AC outlet is already in use for something else. You can insert any existing AC power plug through the tab and then plug into a wall outlet or other power source.
Universal Solar Charger
This Universal Solar Charger is a great gift for travelers for charging their cellphones, digital cameras, iPods and many other electronic devices. They can take advantage of any available sunlight or plug it into an outlet to store a charge for later use. It can be affixed to a window or used outside. The plug in has an adapter to work in several continents.
A Gorilla Pod has three flexible arms that can stand up like a small traditional tripod or they can be manipulated to wrap around almost any object. There are several different sizes so you can choose the appropriate one for the size of camera. They even make ones strong enough to support a DSLR with a telephoto lens on it.
It doesn’t have to be a lot, but it’s nice to arrive at your destination with a little bit of the local currency. Then you’re not so stressed about having to find the nearest currency exchange booth or operate an unfamiliar bank machine.
Personal Business Cards
A set of personal cards with the travelers name and email address are a perfect gift. You can easily print them out with a home printer and free template from the internet. It will make it easy to swap contact information with fellow travelers and acquaintances met on the road.
Other Inexpensive Gifts
- luggage locks
- pocket calculator
- small notebook and pen
- universal power adapter
- ear plugs and eye cover
- travel size toiletry items
- neck pillow
- colorful or unique luggage tags
Logitech Mouse That Works On Almost Any Surface
Quite often you get into a hotel room and find that the desk has a glass top. Or you are trying to use the mouse for your laptop on a cafe table top or some other kind of surface that won’t allow your mouse to work. This Logitech Mouse will work on almost any surface, including glass and high gloss surfaces.
Juicebar Portable Charger
This tiny and sleek device stores enough power to charge most hand held electronics and a cellphone several times. It’s battery can be re-charged via USB connection or the built in solar panel. It comes with many different connectors.
Smallest Luggage Scale
With the tightest restrictions ever on luggage this xScale luggage weight checker is a valuable tool. This one is tiny enough that it won’t take up much space and more importantly add any more significant weight to your luggage. It’s a hand held digital device that can weigh a bag up to 110 lbs or 50 kgs.
The manufacturers of this Senz Windproof Umbrella claim that it can withstand winds up to 100kph/70mph and it will not turn inside out. It is specifically designed to allow you to see in front of you, where many other umbrellas block your eyesight.
Tugo Luggage Cup Holder
This one is pretty comical, but I had to include it. It’s a cup holder that attaches to your luggage handle. Perhaps it is the perfect gift for that die hard Starbucks drinker. It could free up their hands when they need them and safely hold their precious coffee. Tugo Luggage Cup Holder
The Lingo Voyager can translate and talk. It says thousands of words and phrases in 14 different languages. It also does currency conversions and has the world time in 360 cities. There are several different travel games to occupy your time on planes and buses.
We came across a couple of travelers on our world trip that had this book, or one like it. We thought it was the neatest thing ever. Unfortunately we were not able to find one to use during the rest of our travels. If we go traveling again to a foreign language country we are definitely going to take one. It has thousands of pictures you can just point to when hitting a communication barrier. There are photos of different types of food, toilets, beds in hotels, buses, trains, taxis, banks and just about anything else you might need to communicate while traveling. Point It, Travelers Language Kit seems to be one of the most popular ones, but it can be hard to find. There are several others that have been published as well.
Surf Safe Beach Security
Surf Safes are water tight security pouches that allow you to bring your valuables right into the water with you. My husband and I have had the same pair of these for over ten years now. We have used them numerous times at the beach and at water slide parks.
Reef Stash Sandal
How about the Reef Stash Sandal. It can secretly conceal a credit card, money, a key and even a small pen.
Personal Travel Fan
This personal travel fan would be great for those long, hot bus rides or to give a bit extra air circulation in a stuffy room. It can be placed on a surface or you can wear it by using the neck strap.