9 Best Gift Ideas for Travelers Featured in CNN.com

9 Best Gift Ideas for Travelers Featured in CNN.com -- Aside from scouring the market stalls for your perfect Christmas gifts, you could be looking for some cool items for your traveler friends or perhaps, for your dear self. While some of these gift ideas are foreign as it may sound, at least you would get an idea on what type of things to look for, should you decide to share your blessings during this holiday season.

Flipping into the pages of CNN.com travel section provided the following best gift ideas for the frequent travelers:

Re-Timer Glasses
If you were amazed by the science laboratory experiments of Japan, their toilet bowl with washer and maybe Cuddle Cafe in the heart of Tokyo, a group of Australian scientist got this cure for the jet lag device. The glasses will shine lights to the user, mimicking the real daylight sunlight to send signals to the brain, thereby keeping the body awake and active. This is also great for the call center agents where shifting of work schedules is a usual routine. Re-Timer sells for US$275 at re-timer.com (http://re-timer.com)
Re-Timer Glasses
Powertraveller Solarmonkey Adventurer
It pains to get stranded in the remote places or buildings with power outage, without any gadget that you can turn on, either to send messages to your friends and relatives regarding your location and condition or entertain yourself to get pass the ordeal. To keep your gadgets going, you just got to have this mobile solar charger. It has got an internal battery with 2,500 milliamp hours to pump up your iPads, iPhones and GPS gadgetry. It sells for £85 (US$137) via powertraveller.com (https://powertraveller.com/iwanta/000446/)
Powertraveller Solarmonkey Adventurer
Piggyback Rider NOMIS Carrier Deluxe
For the travelers of us with the kids on the side, piggy back rider carrier is a sure comfort for the dads or maybe moms out there. Kids are just so excited to walk with you for just a few meters and then whine up later because they're tired of walking already. This can be your ultimate answer. It sells for US$110 via www.piggybackrider.com (http://piggybackrider.com/models#nomisd)
Piggyback Rider NOMIS Carrier Deluxe
Philips DiamondClean HX9332 Rechargeable Sonic Toothbrush
On the sanitary aspect of things, this awesome electronic toothbrush equipped with a travel case with USB connection, for re-charging via your computer is a cool addition to your kit. It comes with 5 brushing modes namely clean, white, polish, gum care and sensitive. This sells for HK$1,698 (US$220) at www.philips.com (http://www.usa.philips.com/c/electric-toothbrushes/diamondclean-5-modes-2-brush-heads-usb-charging-case-hx9332_05/prd/en/)
Philips DiamondClean HX9332 Rechargeable Sonic Toothbrush
Patagonia Advocate Shoes
Lightweight and packable shoes must be your top friend during most of your travels; Patagonia offers such qualities when you own one of its footwear that is designed to eliminate huge space requirement for your travel bags. The product carries a soft-flex style so basically, it's a comfort at its peak. Patagonia Advocate Shoes sells for US$70 via www.patagonia.com (http://www.patagonia.com/us/product/mens-advocate-stitch-vegan-shoe?p=78533-0-757)
Patagonia Advocate Shoes
Other things listed in the source are the following:
  • Kobo Glo e-Reader - £99.99 (US$160) (www.whsmith.co.uk) - if you are the reader type of a traveler, this one is for you. Guess what? this is a no-glare, high-resolution screen equipped gadget and is dubbed as "like reading on a paper".
  • Otis Batterbee Luxury Travel Gift Set - £165 (US$265) (www.otisbatterbee.com) - get yourself a set of what you need in a trip! A matching trio including a velvet-backed eye mask, inflatable travel pillow and a small travel bag.
  • ONA camera bag - The Brooklyn; US$329; The Union Street; US$289 (www.onabags.com) - Photography savvy guys and gals will surely love this bag. The bulky cameras surely need comfort and safety zones and this bag is absolutely the item to consider. It has padded interiors to take care of your DSLR lenses, body and other accessories.
  • Microsoft Wedge Touch Mouse - US$70 (www.microsoft.com) - what about a travel mouse that works on virtually any surface? I am sure you would love this 4-way touch scrolling mouse that is designed for Windows 8 users. This one can fit your pocket very easily.
What can you say to the list above, dear travel blogger friends? Do you think you need a couple or more of the gift ideas mentioned by CNN? For me, I think I could use the Re-Timer thing. It is kind of a practical hack to address the undying issues on jet lags. Next in my preferred things would be the Powertraveller Solarmonkey Adventurer.

Note: The Urban Walker does not own any photos used in this post
Source: http://travel.cnn.com

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