Gifts for Travellers: The Travel Tester Holiday Guide to all Things That Tick (2016-2017 Edition)

Gifts for Travellers: The Travel Tester Holiday Guide to all Things That Tick (2016-2017 Edition)
It's time for The Travel Tester annual "Gifts for Travellers Holiday Guide". Let's have a look at which products made us tick this year!

Here at The Travel Tester, we LOVE searching the internet to find the best gifts for travellers. And we definitely enjoy testing these travel products ourselves as well, in fact: this will be one of the main things we will be focusing on next year.

Are you still looking for that perfect gift for your travelling friend or family member? Or perhaps you need some inspiration on travel gear to add to your own wish list? We hope that the following products are the right pick for you!

 

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Gifts for Travellers: The Travel Tester Holiday Guide to all Things That Tick (2016-2017 Edition)

 

 

Luggage & Packing Solutions

product-herschell Herschel Backpack

The little America backpack is one of Herschel Supply’s most popular bags, pairing classic mountaineering style with modern functionality.

 

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product-pack-it-cubes Packing Cubes

Eagle Creek’s Pack-It Original Cubes help you stay organized, while using every square inch of packing space. This set includes has 3 different sized Cubes for clothing compression, accessory organization, and quick TSA security checks.

 

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product-compression-sack Compression Sack

Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil Compression Sack. 4 straps for even compression. Extra long straps so these sacks can really be filled to capacity.

 

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product-wine-bag Wine Bag

The WineSkin bottle transport bag is the first and only way to safely and securely transport bottles no matter where you go. Never again worry about bottles leaking or breaking inside your luggage or during shipment.

 

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product-hanging-closet Hanging Backpack Organizer

Use this backpack organizer to organize any 30L+ backpack or to organize any standard size carry-on
Fit 4+ packing cubes worth of clothing into just one PACK organizer, yet the PACK weighs less than one packing cube!

 

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product-dry-sack-seatosummit Dry Sack

Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil Dry Sack. Made of Ultra-Sil nylon for ultimate waterproofing. Soft and flexible with a slippery finish for easy packing. Nearly transparent allowing good visibility of the contents.

 

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product-kanken Fjallraven Backpack

Fjallraven Kanken Big Backpack. Large, classic Kånken backpack with zipper that opens the entire main compartment. Very hardwearing vinyl fabric. Removable seat cover at the back. << READ MORE

 

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product-standard-luggage Carry-on Backpack

Standard Luggage 3-in-1 travel backpack, suitcase, and shoulder bag. Designed with concealable backpack straps, compartment dividers, and easy-to-carry handles. << READ MORE

 

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product-dopp-kitt-leather Leather Dopp Kit 

Full Grain Italian Leather Dopp Kit. The ultimate self care bag. Full grain italian leather and satin lining, YKK brass zipper and handle. Made in Philadelphia, PA.

 

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product-red-dopp-kit Canvas Dopp Kitt

Terracotta Canvas and Leather Dopp Kit. For the overnight trip or weekend getaway that you have been putting off for far too many weekends already. Hand dyed #12 Duck canvas with honey blonde leather. Made in Philadelphia, PA.

 

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product-laptop-cover Laptop Sleeve

Protect your laptop with this ‘Dream Big’ laptop sleeve. Available for 10 inch, 13-14 inch, and 15 inch laptops. Lightweight and water resistant neoprene.

 

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product-make-up-bag Personalised Make-Up Bag

Carry your touch-up basics wherever you go with this small (7″x 4″) cosmetic bag. Personalise it with your own or a friend’s name! Exterior made from satin, interior made from black nylon. Made in Kansas City, Missouri.

 

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product-wanderlust-bag Wanderlust Tote Bag

This bag is available in 5 sizes to fit all your lugging needs. Made of 100% cotton. Jumbo Tote is 14.5″x20″x7″. Extra long cotton web handles with stress point reinforced stitching. Available in 4 colors. Machine washable.

 

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Travel Gear

product-travel-pillow Travel Pillow

The J-pillow stops your head from falling forward because of its chin support. Use the handy snap-loop fastener to attach to hand luggage. The pillow can also be squeezed down to be more compact than most “U” shaped pillows. British Invention of the Year 2013.

 

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product-spork Spork

The amazing Spork from Light My Fire! Save space with this spoon, fork and knife combo. The spork is perfect for your upcoming travels.

 

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product-spice-kit Travel Spice Kit

Chef’s Daughter World Traveler Gift Collection Travel Spice Kit – 12 Artisan Spice Blends.

 

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product-yoga-mat Yoga Mat

The YOGO Ultralight travel yoga mat has a patented super-compact folding design. Folds and buckles with integrated straps to the size of a newspaper.

 

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product-hammock Travel Hammock

Colibri Double Travel Hammock by La Siesta. Lightweight travel hammock made of soft, breathable parachute silk. Thanks to an integrated suspension system, it is quickly and easily hung up or taken down.

 

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product-headlamp Headlamp

Petzl Tikkina Headlamp. Maximum brightness of 80 lumens, with a range of 30 meters Several proximity lighting modes adapt to each situation Ambient mode.

 

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product-towel Travel Towel

Shandali Microfiber Light Weight Yoga Travel Towel. Towel dries up to 10X faster than standard cloth towels. Loop makes it simple to hang, helping to speed up the drying process. Holds up to 4X its weight in water.

 

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product-cocktail Travel Cocktail Kit

The Carry on Cocktail Kit by The Old Fashioned. The kit provides everything you need to craft two delicious old fashioned cocktails mid-flight-all you need to add is the hard stuff.

 

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product-passport-cover-map Passport Cover

Vintage Antique Map of the Hemispheres Passport Holder. As you circumnavigate the globe, keep your most important travel document stylish, shiny, and new with this passport holder. Fits most passports including U.S. and Mexico. Sturdy and water resistant, handmade from sustainable eco-friendly materials and sealed with vinyl laminate in Los Angeles, California, USA.

 

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product-luggage-tag-lion Luggage Tag

Lion Will Eat You Easy ID Personalized Bag Tag. A custom Easy ID luggage tag is a great way to stand out from the crowd at the airport, bus or train. Include just the information you want on your tag.

 

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product-luggage-tag-adventure Luggage Tag

Adventure Awaits World Map Luggage Tag. A custom Easy ID luggage tag is a great way to stand out from the crowd at the airport, bus or train. Include just the information you want on your tag.

 

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product-travel-journal Leather Travel Journal

Document your next adventure with this leather travel journal (6.5”x8.75), handmade in Kenya and decorated in San Jose, California. Featuring a diagonal pocket on one side and a full-size pocket on the other. Interior loop detail ensures you’re never without a pen to jot down directions. Includes refillable MOLESKINE® notebook (5″x8.25″) You can personalise this journal with a name or your favourite words.

 

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Travel Clothing & Shoes

product-wash-bag Wash Bag

Scrubba Portable Laundry System Wash Bag. A modern take on the old fashioned washboard: hundreds of internal Scrubba nodules efficiently clean clothes in minutes.

 

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product-compression-socks Compression Socks

Compression Socks for Women & Men by A-Swift. Better Blood Circulation as strongest compression happens at the ankle, and gradually decreases moving up the leg. Better oxygen circulation helps reduce lactic acid build up and aids muscle recovery.

 

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product-bandana Personalised Bandana

Awesome Cool Aztec tribal Andes wood Bandana (19.5″x19.5″). Personalise this bandana with your name or favourite words. Made of 100% spun polyester. Printed on one side only.

 

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product-beaded-bracelets Beaded Bracelets

3 Pack Beaded Bracelets by GoodWoodNYC Bracelet. Teal, Black & Red. Finely sanded 8mm basswood beads.

 

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product-coordinates-necklace Custom Coordinates Gold Filled Bar Necklace

A stunner in gold-filled, this bar necklace is shown in the elegant Everdeen font (you can chance this), and will be personalized with the coordinates of your special place. At least 10% 14K gold. The core is copper, and it is clad with gold on both sides. The gold filled chains are finished with a spring ring clasp.

 

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product-necklace-wanderlust Personalised Silver Bar Necklace

A shiny sterling silver bar is hand stamped in the lovely Everdeen font with the word “wanderlust”. Other fonts and personalised text options available. The 16” cable chain is delicate, but sturdy. The sterling silver bar is made from recycled .925 sterling silver.

 

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product-romper Baby Romper

Future World Traveler baby romper. No baby’s wardrobe is complete without a selection of bright rompers. From tummy time to play dates, these soft, comfortable one-piece ensembles make the perfect play outfit. And bonus: they’re easy to take on and off.

 

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product-shirt-vitamin-sea Tank Top

I Need Vitamin Sea Navy and White Nautical Tank Top. Made from an exceptionally soft poly-viscose blend, in a flattering draped silhouette, round neck and racerback design.

 

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product-sunglasses-wood Wooden Sunglasses

Crafted from native California Redwood, OT Sunwear’s Redwood Sunglasses with Mirror Lenses feature a classic panto-shaped frame and a vintage keyhole bridge, paired with polarized 100% UVA and UVB mirrored lenses. Personalize the right temple by selecting one of ten laser engraved designs that best fits your personality and style.

 

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Travel Electronics

product-hard-drive External Hard Drive

Seagate Backup Plus Slim 1TB Portable External Hard Drive with 200GB of Cloud Storage & Mobile Device Backup.

 

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product-mobile-speaker Bluetooth Mobile Speaker

Bose® SoundLink® Bluetooth Mobile Speaker with Travel Case. The integrated lithium-ion battery keeps your music playing unplugged for up to 8 hours. Allow three hours for a full charge.

 

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product-wireless Wireless Adapter

The Panda 300Mbps Wireless 802.11n USB Adapter with High Gain Antenna (PAU06) upgrades the WiFi interface on your computer to the latest 802.11n standard. Your computer can communicate wirelessly with any 802.11g/n wireless
router at home, coffee shops, etc.

 

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product-headphones Headphones

Bose QuietComfort 35 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones. Volume-optimized EQ for balanced audio performance at any volume Wireless convenience, with easy Bluetooth and NFC pairing aided by voice prompts 20-hour battery life per charge.

 

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product-mobile-printer Mobile Printer

Polaroid ZIP Mobile Printer. This standalone mobile printer is designed to print vibrant, colorful photos from a variety of sources. It features its own rechargeable 500mAh lithium polymer battery. After just 1.5 hours of charging time, it is ready to print 25 sheets before needing another charge.

 

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product-polaroid Instant Film Camera

Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Film Camera. Shoot fun and action packed pictures and enjoy instant printed results. With a high-quality Fujinon lens in combination with the Instax Mini Film, high quality images are just an instant away.

 

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product-tripod Travel Tripod

Pakpod Packable Tripod for Mirrorless, DSLR, GoPro, Smartphone & VR 360 Cameras. Perfect for time-lapse, video, and underwater photography. Patented stabilizing stakes for securing in turf, sand and snow.

 

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Personal Care

product-solid-shampoo Solid Shampoo

Godiva Solid Shampoo Bar by Lush. Godiva cleans and conditions with a host of nut oils and butters, and then leaves a heady, lingering scent of jasmine. << READ MORE

 

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product-steripen SteriPen Water Purification

Traveler Handheld Water Purification System by SteriPen. In seconds, UV light effectively destroys waterborne microbes that could make you sick while you travel.

 

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product-lifestraw LifeStraw Water Filter

The LifeStraw is designed for the backcountry and will filter out 99.9999% of waterborne bacteria and 99.9% of waterborne protozoa. Chemicals, salt water, heavy metals and viruses will not be removed. The LifeStraw can filter up to 1,000 liters (264 gallons). This would mean, if you used the LifeStraw every day, for all of your drinking water, it will last for approximately one year. If you just use it for travel and outdoor activities, it will last much longer than 1 year.

 

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product-bottle Water Bottle

Stainless Steel Water Bottle with Filter by Clearly Filtered. Filter Removes up to 90% of Fluoride and 97.5% of Lead. Filter eliminates 99.99% of contaminants and pollutants like Heavy Metals, Chlorine, Taste & Odor. Filter works instantly while you drink.

 

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Travel Books, Magazines & Movies

product-colouring-book Adult Coloring Book

Travel Between the Lines Adult Coloring Book: Inspirational Coloring for Globetrotters and Daydreamers. This travel coloring book for grown-ups features 47 beautifully detailed cityscapes and scenes from across Europe, Asia and the Americas. Each illustration was created from a real-life photograph taken during the around-the-world, non-stop travel adventures of the book’s husband-and-wife creators, Geoff and Katie Matthews.

 

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product-book-all-over-the-place Book: All over the Place

All Over the Place: Adventures in Travel, True Love, and Petty Theft by Geraldine DeRuiter. Hilarious, irreverent and heartfelt, All Over the Place chronicles the five-year period that kicked off when Geraldine got laid off from a job she loved and took off to travel the world. Expected May 2017 – Pre-Order Now!

 

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product-planet-earth Planet Earth Box Set

Planet Earth 5-Dvd Collector’s Edition Boxed Set. The makers of The Blue Planet present the epic story of life on Earth. Five years in production, over 2000 days in the field, using 40 cameramen filming across 200 locations, this is the ultimate portrait of our planet.

 

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product-humans-book Book: Humans of New York

Humans of New York by Brandon Stanton. Based on the blog with more than four million loyal fans, a beautiful, heartfelt, funny, and inspiring collection of photographs and stories capturing the spirit of a city.

 

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product-backpacker-chef Book: The Backpacker Chef

The Backpacker Chef- Hostel, Pocket-Friendly Recipes for Backpackers! by Jacqui Treagus. An ideal collection of simple recipes for when budget, storage space, cooking equipment and/or skills, are in short supply. Perfect for cooking in hostel kitchens, caravan or RV, vacation rental or at home!

 

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product-creative-travel-book Book: The Creative Traveler’s Handbook

The Creative Traveler’s Handbook: The Art of World Travel: Life-Seeing Instead of Sight-Seeing. by Elena Paschinger. Chock full of inspirational stories, travel tips and advice, it offers everything you need for planning and managing your next creative escape, addressing beginners and experienced travelers alike. << READ MORE

 

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Travel Experiences

product-tingly Tinggly Experience

Give a Tinggly gift box to someone special. The recipient picks any one experience from hundreds of activities worldwide.

 

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product-spice Monthly Spice Box

Sign up and receive 3 freshly ground, recipe-ready flavor kits, direct to your door each month.

 

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product-dna DNA Test

Always wanted to know where in the world your family comes from? Take the AncestryDNA Kit to find out!<< READ MORE

 

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Armchair Travel

product-frame-san-fran City Map Frame

5″x7″ Stainless Steel Cut San Francisco City Map. Other cities available (Los Angelese, Boston, Seattle, Baltimore, Sacramento and New York City). These maps come framed and ready to display!

 

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product-pillow-compass Compass Pillow

Compass Rose – North South East West Arrows Throw Pillow (16″ x 16″). Made from high-quality Simplex knit fabric, these 100% polyester pillows are soft and wrinkle-free. Machine washable, made in the USA.

 

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product-pillow-repeat  Travel Pillow

Work Save Travel Repeat Throw Pillow (16″ x 16″). Made from high-quality Simplex knit fabric, these 100% polyester pillows are soft and wrinkle-free. Machine washable, made in the USA.

 

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product-mug Travel Quote Mug

“I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list” quote by American author and philosopher Susan Sontag. Ceramic Mug, microwave and dishwasher safe. Printed on demand in San Jose, California.

 

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product-vintage-poster-nyc Vintage Travel Poster – New York

Choose your ideal size and paper type and decorate your walls with this unique vintage travel poster.

 

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product-vintage-poster-japan Vintage Travel Poster – Japan

Choose your ideal size and paper type and decorate your walls with this unique vintage travel poster.

 

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product-vintage-poster-safrica Vintage Travel Poster – South Africa

Choose your ideal size and paper type and decorate your walls with this unique vintage travel poster.

 

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product-vintage-poster-italy Vintage Travel Poster – Italy

Choose your ideal size and paper type and decorate your walls with this unique vintage travel poster.

 

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product-vintage-poster-ireland Vintage Travel Poster – Ireland

Choose your ideal size and paper type and decorate your walls with this unique vintage travel poster.

 

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product-vintage-poster-india Vintage Travel Poster – India

Choose your ideal size and paper type and decorate your walls with this unique vintage travel poster.

 

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product-vintage-poster-cuba Vintage Travel Poster – Cuba

Choose your ideal size and paper type and decorate your walls with this unique vintage travel poster.

 

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Gifts for Travellers: The Travel Tester Holiday Guide to all Things That Tick (2016-2017 Edition)

 

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