Travel accessories that could make the ideal gift this Christmas

18th December 2014
The travel gadgets that could make the perfect Christmas gift

We might be jumping the gun just a little bit here – and we're certainly not ones to come across as being overly pessimistic – but it's time for us to turn our attention to the post-Christmas blues that can often follow the festive period.

After all the excitement has passed and the drudgery of January arrives, it can be the case that many people need a bit of a pick-me-up. One of the most common methods of raising spirits in this way is to get away from it all and head out on holiday.

Yes, according to the most recent figures from the Office for National Statistics, the first month of the year is the most popular time for Brits to book holidays.

With that in mind, anyone who is struggling to figure out what to get that hard-to-buy-for loved one this Christmas might find that a gift that can be used while on holiday is the way to go.

This could encompass many things, including clothing, guide books or those little cutting edge gadgets that seem to be developing all the time, which can make some of the common issues associated with travelling less of a headache.

So let's take a look at some of the innovative products on the market this Christmas that could well make the perfect gift.

Portable tablet charger

One of the most prominent trends in the tech world over the last few years has been the move away from traditional desktop and laptop computers towards tablets, which are easier to transport and ideal for that extra bit of entertainment while away on holiday.

With pretty much all of the functions of a normal PC, no longer must we be limited to the pitiful selection of films that are available on the provider's in-flight menu, instead having free reign of our very own library.

But there is one huge problem – especially on flights that are long-haul – and that is the poor battery life that has become so closely linked to these portable devices.

Luckily, however, help is at hand thanks to the wide array of portable tablet chargers that are on the market.

A great example is the ChargeGenie 50 Portable Charger, which can be found over at EnerGenie. The idea is to simply power up the charger before leaving for your trip. Plugging this into your device will then give you enough power to fully recharge a tablet or re-fuel a smartphone three times over.

In the modern world, it's a bit of kit that pretty much anyone could do with – and at a price of just £34.99, it's a bargain too.

Worldwide travel adapter set

This is perfect for a little stocking filler to add to the gifts you have already bought and it's perfect for globetrotters who don't like to get stuck in the same place for too long. We all make sure we've got that European adapter with us when we head away on a short trip, but what if you are backpacking or interailing – taking in a host of different countries in just a few days?

This is where this set of varying mini adapters by Energenie come in. There are six detachable parts, which when put together form a selection of adapters fit for use in 150 countries over six different continents.

At just £5.99, it'll barely seem like you've spent anything, but your friends and family will be reaping the benefits for years to come. This one really is a no brainer for any hard-to-buy-for people.

USB connector set

Even of your smartphone runs out of juice on the move, as long as you've got a laptop with a bit of battery this beauty could well be the key to keeping you connected. Regardless of your charger-type, this set of connectors hooks up your phone via USB and can give it that small amount of emergency battery life for an all important phone call.

To browse the above products, and many more gift ideas this Christmas, head to Energenie.

Posted by The EnerGenie

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