15 Clever Travel Accessories (That You Probably Never Knew Existed)

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Looking for unique travel accessories and gadgets? Whether you want to buy an amazing gift for that special someone or just want to add another cool travel item to your collection, I’ve got you covered. In this gift guide, I’ve put together a list of practical and innovative accessories for travellers and outdoor lovers.  

Check out these clever and unique travel accessories and gadgets:
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  1. VGUARD Worldwide Travel Adapter
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This travel adapter covers over 150 countries, which means you no longer have to worry about packing the right adapter for your destination.   It also has 4 USB ports and one AC socket which allow you to charge up to 5 devices at the same time, including IOS and Android phones, tablets and bluetooth speakers.      

2. CashStash Emergency Keyring
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Top travel tip: Always stash some money in a secret place.   This waterproof aluminium keyring is perfect for keeping aside some emergency cash while travelling.      

3. NATUREFUN Ultra Light Travel Camping Hammock
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Make your next camping trip a bit more fun and relaxing with this portable hammock. It is super strong, easy to set up and very compact. It also comes in different colours and patterns.   This hammock is also a great accessory for a long hiking trip – you can just set it up and have a wee rest.        

4. Limitless Equipment MARK 1 Survival Kit
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This is probably the most complete survival kit you’ll ever come across. It may be small in size, but it contains over 40 essential items, including water filters, a firestarter, fishing equipment and a first aid kit.  This would make a great gift for anyone who loves the outdoors.        

5. BOKEH Multi-Purpose Handheld Clothes Steamer and Travel Kettle

This travel size kettle can also be used as a clothes steamer to remove wrinkles and odors, as well as a humidifier and a facial steamer.   I think this would be quite useful on long trips, or if you’re consider travelling long-term.        

6. Gryf Products Portable Laptop Desk with Retractable Mouse Pad

Looking for a gift for a digital nomad? This portable laptop desk is simply amazing: it is lightweight and can be easily stored in a laptop case, has an anti-slip surface and comes with a cooling dock to prevent your laptop from becoming hot. This portable desk is perfect for long bus and train journeys where there is no tray available.    

7. Packshi Shirt Carrier

Want to keep your shirts wrinkle free when travelling?   Check out this amazing shirt travel case, which keeps your shirts clean and crease free. It comes with a collar protector and a shirt folder pad to prect the edges from creasing.   The shirt case is lightweight and can fit inside a laptop bag or a backpack.      

8. SafeCan Heinz Baked Beanz-Secret Stash Hidden Storage

Store your money and valuables in a can of baked beans. These safety cans are a genuine replica of Heinz products and you can access the secret compartment by removing the base.   If you’re worried about theft at your hotel or hostel, this gadget is a must-have. And if you think that someone might nick your can of baked beans, you can get a real wax candle safety can instead.        

9. BEARZ Outdoor Picnic Blanket & Camping Mat

This multipurpose waterproof picnic blanket is a great camping gadget. It can also be used as a camping mat, beach blanket (it is sand proof!), waterproof sheet and an outdoor rug (among other uses). It also comes with corner pockets that you can fill up with sand or rocks to keep it on the ground on windy days.          

10. CADITEX Travel Scarf with Secret Hidden Zipper Pocket

One of the best ways to keep your personal belongings safe while travelling is to wear garments with hidden pockets, such as this infinity scarf. Besides being stylish, this scarf allows you keep your money, phone, passport and other valuables in a secret pocket.   I highly recommend getting one of these infinity scarves (or two if you like the style) if you’re travelling to places where pick-pocketing is a big problem.      

11. LifeStraw Go 2-Stage Water Filter Bottle with Integrated Filter Straw

Worried about drinking contaminated water? This water filter bottle is a must-have – whether you’re planning a hiking trip or visiting places which lack safe water. It filters polluted water without using any chemicals.   By purchasing this water filter bottle you would also be contributing to LifeStraw’s clean water drinking project in Africa.        

12. Trtl Pillow – Scientifically Proven Super Soft Neck Support Travel Pillow

If you struggle to sleep on trains and buses, this cosy travel pillow might be perfect for you. The Trtl pillow is made from soft fleece and has a hidden internal support which helps you sleep comfortably without hurting your neck. It is worn like a scarf and comes in different colours.          

13. Bluetooth Eye Mask with Headphones
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Here’s another great travel accessory for light sleepers: a bluetooth eye mask with built-in headphones. You can fall asleep to your favourite songs, or just put on some relaxing music to help you fall asleep on long journeys.  

14. RAVPower Solar Charger with Triple USB Ports
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Want to stay connected on your camping trip? This solar charges is made from durable and waterproof nylon and is easy to carry. It has three USB ports and distributes power equally.            

15. Wacaco Portable Espresso Machine
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I love this portable espresso machine! The design is so clever and it super easy to use. It is also compact and quite small, and has water tanks of different capacities, which means that you can enjoy different espresso types.   This would be the perfect gift for anyone who loves camping and coffee!

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Daniela Frendo

Hi! I'm a Maltese blogger based in Scotland. I created Grumpy Camel to help travellers connect with places through culture, history and cuisine.
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