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Gifts for travelers

Do your loved ones like to camp, or glamp, or stay exclusively in five star hotels? Are you searching for the ideal gift for road-trippers, city hipsters, young whippersnappers? Peruse our gift guide to find the perfect present for your favorite traveler.

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Inflatable solar light and mobile charger

The Luci Pro Series is both an ultrabright
Photo Credit: MPOWERD

The Luci Pro Series is both an ultrabright solar-charged light and an emergency phone charger. Completely waterproof, it's also inflatable, can float, provides a warm natural glow and packs down to an inch thick. The battery can be fully charged by sunlight in 14 hours, will charge a phone 50 percent in two to three hours and lasts up to 50 hours on the lowest light setting -- a lifesaver in extreme instances. Each purchase allows the folks at MPOWERD to provide reliable light to those around the world living without electricity. Price: $34.95. More info: mpowerd.com

The Bigger Carry-On

This carry-on lets you bring a little more
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This carry-on lets you bring a little more along for the ride. It is built strong, has a lifetime guarantee and is safe with its TSA-approved lock. It includes an electable battery to charge your phone and a nylon laundry bag to separate your dirty clothes. Price: $245. Info: awaytravel.com

Ultimate Bison Socks

For a pair of socks to cost this
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For a pair of socks to cost this much, they've got to be truly exceptional. These are. Made with bison down -- the fuzzy stuff generally trashed when processing buffalo hide, discovered by designers at United By Blue to be softer and more insulating than wool -- these padded socks feel luxurious and are naturally temperature-controlling and moisture-wicking. Price: $38. More info: unitedbyblue.com

Portable steam iron

Destination weddings are in these days, each requiring
Photo Credit: Reliable Corporation

Destination weddings are in these days, each requiring the kind of dressy clothing that gets wrinkled in transport. Sure, you could stick your dress in a steamy bathroom and hope for the best, or press your suit with the iron in the hotel closet. But the little OVO GT150, 4 by 7 inches and weighing only 24 ounces, has a ceramic ironing plate and a patent-pending heating system designed for better steam volume. Once plugged in, the steam iron is ready for use within a minute. Price: $49. More info:  reliablecorporation.com

ThinOptics Flash Card Case

The folks at ThinOptics -- the tiny, bendable
Photo Credit: ThinOptics

The folks at ThinOptics -- the tiny, bendable spectacles that clip on to your nose and fit on the back of a cellphone -- have done it again. This time, with a case the size of a credit card and the width of two nickels. Easily fits in a wallet or women's purse. Price: $29.88. More info:  thinoptics.com

eAlarm by BASU

Say you're hiking and encounter a bear. Or
Photo Credit: BASU.com

Say you're hiking and encounter a bear. Or get lost in a blizzard. This palm-size portable emergency alarm generates a 130-decibel siren -- equivalent to an ambulance -- and operates simply by pulling a pin. The eAlarm repels dangerous animals, deters criminals and serves as an SOS when there's no cell service. Invaluable for campers, college students and solo travelers. Order one for $18.99 or a family five-pack for $69.99; with GPS tracking for $129.99 plus $29 a month. More info: basu.com

Latitude 40°N™ Long Island State Love Luggage Tags (Set of 2)

Find your way back home with these distinctive
Photo Credit: Bed Bath & Beyond

Find your way back home with these distinctive Long Island luggage tags. Price: $9.99. More info: bedbathandbeyond.com

Smile Jamaica earbuds

Need to find a gift for a reggae-head,
Photo Credit: House of Marley/SET3_FP

Need to find a gift for a reggae-head, mon? These affordable, wooden Smile Jamaica earbuds will get people nodding their heads to the calypso beat in seconds. It's even got a microphone for phone use. The sound is good, the cord tangle-free and a percentage of each purchase goes toward the replanting of forests around the world. Price: $24.99. More info: houseofmarley.com

Key Chain Tile

Tile is the world's largest lost and found
Photo Credit: Herschel

Tile is the world's largest lost and found network thanks to its app and two-way Bluetooth trackers. Herschel Supply has partnered with Tile, offering this pebbled leather keychain with Tile integration. The stylish chain features a snap-button belt loop and a metal ring to keep your keys handy. Price: $49.99. More info: herschel.com

Tune Out Musical Sleep Mask

This sleep mask blocks out all light and
Photo Credit: Uncommon Goods

This sleep mask blocks out all light and has integrated headphones so you can easily fall asleep listening to your favorite tunes while traveling. Price: $34.95. More info: uncommongoods.com

EzPacking Cubes

An early entrant in the packing cube field,
Photo Credit: www.ezpacking.com

An early entrant in the packing cube field, EzPacking has several advantages over competitors. First, each cube is made of pliable plastic and nylon with a secure, high-quality zipper. Second, the cubes are clear, so it's easy to see what you've packed and hassle free if you're chosen for a random security check at the airport. Third, a starter set of four cubes in different sizes holds a week's worth of clothing and fits in a carry-on bag --  ideal for the organizationally challenged. Price: $48 for starter set. More info: ezpacking.com

Copper Cow Vietnamese coffee kit

All you need is hot water to make
Photo Credit: Copper Cow Coffee

All you need is hot water to make a cup of sweet, rich coffee superior to any other around the campfire or in your hotel room. Copper Cow sources the highest-quality coffee from sustainable organic farms in the highlands of central Vietnam. Each kit provides a portable, pour-over filter, plus a single serving of sweetened condensed milk for the most exotic cup of joe ever. Price: $15 for a five-pack. More info: coppercowcoffee.com

Waterproof Outdoor Blanket

This versatile outdoor blanket has a waterproof backing
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This versatile outdoor blanket has a waterproof backing and a fleece top, which will keep you dry and warm. Keep it safe in the included sack. Price: $49.95. More info: llbean.com

Stow-N-Go portable luggage system

Ever notice that the more
Photo Credit: Courtesy Grand Fusion Housewares

Ever notice that the more "boutique" a hotel is, the less drawer space it has, and the larger the hanging closet? It's frustrating for travelers who like to unpack. This snazzy, three-tiered portable shelf solves two problems at once. It allows you to organize and pack your items once and then remove in one fell swoop to hang them in the closet. Even the larger one -- at 17.7 inches wide -- fits into a 20-inch carry-on. Price $24.99-$29.99. More info: bedbathandbeyond.com

FlatPak soap bar case or toiletry bottle

The brains at Matador, creators of packable adventure
Photo Credit: Matador Packable Adventure Gear.

The brains at Matador, creators of packable adventure gear, have done it again. These compact, ultralight, waterproof, TSA-approved bar soap or liquid/gel/paste carriers made of CorDura fabric are breathable and easy to clean. The soap case is six times and toiletry bottles 3.5 times more compact than regular shampoo or soap cases. Each easily attaches to the outside of a backpack. Price: $12.99. More info: matadorup.com

Battery-powered mosquito repellent

This compact, cordless device keeps mosquitoes, black flies
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This compact, cordless device keeps mosquitoes, black flies and other bugs away from campsites and picnic tables without smoke, sticky sprays, lotions, noise or odors. How? Covering a 110-square-foot area, the lithium-ion battery-operated, rechargeable Radius Zone Mosquito Repellent comes with a pop-in unit of allethrin oil, a synthetic copy of a natural repellent found in chrysanthemums, that slowly heats up when the unit turns on, releasing the repellent into the air. Comes with a 12-hour refill. Price: $49.99; 40-hour refills, $19.99. More info: thermacell.com

Great Outdoors National Park Candles

These candles capture the essence of Redwood, Yellowstone
Photo Credit: Uncommon Goods

These candles capture the essence of Redwood, Yellowstone and Yosemite National Parks through their layered scents, which are boosted by essential oils. Price: $40 each. More info: uncommongoods.com

Jet Set Hydrating Kit

Hydrate your skin on the go with this
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Hydrate your skin on the go with this TSA-approved kit. The set includes vegan and cruelty-free face cleanser, hydrating balm, moisturizer, night cream and eye cream. Price: $15. More info: elfcosmetics.com

Traverse Cube Outdoor Speaker Lantern

Along with lighting up the night, this lantern
Photo Credit: L.L. Bean

Along with lighting up the night, this lantern also includes a Bluetooth speaker. Price: $59. More info: llbean.com

LifeStraw Personal Water Filter

Have safe drinking water wherever you go. The
Photo Credit: LifeStraw

Have safe drinking water wherever you go. The Lifestraw's microfiltration membrane removes 99.99 percent of waterborne bacteria and parasites. Use the straw for up to 1,000 gallons of water. For every LifeStraw purchased, a child in need receives safe drinking water for one school year. Price: $19.95. More info: lifestraw.com

Monogram Passport Case and Luggage Tag

The pebble leather set comes with a simple
Photo Credit: Nordstrom

The pebble leather set comes with a simple imprinted letter for sophisticated personalization. Price: Starts at $44. More info: shop.nordstrom.com

Manta Sleep Mask

A total blackout shade for the eyes, the
Photo Credit: MantaSleep.com

A total blackout shade for the eyes, the Manta Mask was designed with adjustable eye pieces (imagine foam eye cups covered with smooth cotton) that mold to your face, forming an impenetrable seal and letting in no light. The inner side of the head strap is made of velour, further coddling your face in comfort. Adjustable Velcro straps and elastic stretch bands keep the mask in place. Except for the fact that you can't tell day from night, you won't realize you're wearing it. Price: $29.99. More info:  mantasleep.com

iFLY Fibertech luggage collection

You gotta love a company that makes well-crafted,
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You gotta love a company that makes well-crafted, nice-looking, affordable luggage. iFLY's motto, "great luggage shouldn't cost more than your airfare," is not just lip service. Each flexible-hard shell, four-wheel, lightweight, chrome-hued piece comes with a 10-year warranty. It comes in several colors and is a great gift for young grads. Price: $69-$89 each, $207 for a set of three. More info: iflyluggage.com

Pro Series Golf Umbrella

This umbrella, from Long Island-based GustBuster, will keep
Photo Credit: GustBuster

This umbrella, from Long Island-based GustBuster, will keep your protected on the course or anywhere else you may be traveling. Measuring 52 inches from tip to tip, it is lightening resistant and can withstand winds more than 55 miles per hour. It is built with a comfortable rubber handle and fiberglass construction. There are eight color combinations to choose from. Price: $44.95. More info: mcssl.com

SoundBub portable speaker for baby

Babies fuss more in unfamiliar surroundings, and white
Photo Credit: WavHello/Gil Cope

Babies fuss more in unfamiliar surroundings, and white noise seems to soothe them. So does a loved one's voice, or a favorite lullaby. The soft, adorable Bluetooth-enabled SoundBub speaker and white noise machine -- available as an owl, bunny or bear -- is made of chew-safe materials. It easily clips to a stroller, car seat or crib, and stands on its own. It can record and send messages, too, by downloading the VoiceShare app. Price: $29.99. More info: wavhello.com

TowelTails

Mermaid, shark, and dragon-obsessed 3- to 16-year-olds will
Photo Credit: The Sensible Collection, Inc.

Mermaid, shark, and dragon-obsessed 3- to 16-year-olds will thrill to these step-in tail-shaped towels that turn cold and wet beached humans into mythical creatures. At 56 inches long and 24 inches wide, these 100 percent cotton and machine-washable towels can be used at the beach, pool or bath. Choose from a variety of colors. A great grandparent gift for waterbabies. Price: $19.99. More info:  amazon.com

Chalk Color It book

Softer and more portable than an Etch A
Photo Credit: Jaq Jaq Bird

Softer and more portable than an Etch A Sketch, these reusable, eight-page, art-masterpiece coloring books made with stitched polyester will keep budding artists happy in the back seat (or the hotel room), creating the next "Mona Lisa." Each book, with a focus on Monet, Van Gogh, Da Vinci or Degas, comes with four  ButterStix -  "zero-dust" chalk - in primary colors and white. Price: $26. More info: jaqjaqbird.com

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