Those who love to travel are always looking for the latest gadgets to make the journey just a little easier and more fun.

With Christmas fast approaching, it is time to start stuffing those stockings and sharing the giving spirit, and what a better gift to give than a travel one.

Captured Travel has pulled together a list of the latest and greatest travel gifts to win over anyone and everyone. There is something for every budget.

Here is a list of some top picks for Travel Gifts this Christmas.

allocacoc PowerCube ReWirable USB

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The one-of-a-kind allocacoc PowerCube ReWirable USB leads the industry in design providing 4 power outlets and 2 USB ports for the ultimate in desk-side and household organisation. This set of additional plugs for the PowerCube ReWirable and PowerCube USB allows you to whizz around the world without the need to worry about being unable to power all the electronics you carry. The four plugs included covermost popular destinations. While working on their concept to change the market of travel adapters the allocacoc  team had the following in mind: You do not need a universal socket when travelling, but a universal plug. Together with a set of travel plugs the ReWirable is the world’s smallest travel adapter with multiple outlets.

RRP $39.99 / Stockist: Big W, Target

For more visit www.funtastic.com.au

Victorinox Swiss Army Knife

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It all started with the Swiss Officer’s Knife – and more than a century later, the Swiss Army Knife is still an icon of sleek functionality. Each one is built to last a lifetime and in the Classic you’ll find all the functionality you need for your everyday adventures – in a package you’ll want to keep with you always. It’s the easiest lifetime commitment you’ll ever make. The classic Swiss Army Knife features a small blade, mini scissors and nail file as well as a 2.5mm screwdriver, keyring, tweezers and handy toothpick.

RRP $47.94

For more visit www.victorinox.com

Turkish Murkish Beach Towels

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The exclusive SUPER SOFT Turkish Murkish™ says it all. It is superbly soft. It only takes one wash to break it in and you’re ready to roll.  SUPER SOFT Turkish Murkish™ is the perfect beach or bath towel. It is lightweight, fast drying and looks stylish. It is made from 100% Buldan cotton, known for being tough and quick to dry.Turkish Murkish towels are the ultimate in holiday chic, pack it in your suitcase for the perfect travel companion to use as a pool towel, wrap and sarong in one. Perfect for travel, gym or yoga. Designed in Australia. Made in Turkey.

RRP $49.95

For more visit www.turkishmurkish.com

Paklite Wave Medium Trolley Case

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The Paklite Wave trolley case blends stylish colour with a unique Australian design, making it the perfect companion for the fashion-forward traveller. Constructed from a durable and ultra-lightweight polycarbonate composite shell, the case comes in a stunning shade of pewter and dust gold, with colour coordinated handles and wheels. The case features an expandable compartment, providing an increased 20 per cent capacity, adjustable compression straps, a zippered mesh divider, lightweight aluminium multi-stage trolley system and four glide spinner wheels. For security-conscious travellers, the case also features a twin zipper for extra security, and recessed TSA approved combination locks.

RRP $299

For more visit www.paklite.com.au or call 1300 30 30 21.

Navman EZY350LMT

Built around a simple menu, the EZY350LMT is a straightforward GPS that also has some of the best navigation features to help make life easier for drivers on the roads. Take Navman’s signature Smart Find that lets you type in keywords to search a location even if you don’t have the full address. Live Traffic info will alert you of any accidents or congestion that might be on your journey; Bluetooth Handsfree turns your unit into a hands-free device for your phone; Advanced Lane Guidance and 3D Junction Views will ensure you never miss an important turn off. There are Spoken Alerts to tell you when school zones, red light and speed cameras are ahead, as well as  Landmark Guidance that gives specific markers to, say, “turn right in 200m at the church into Jones Rd”, rather than just turn right in 200m. A Digital Logbook makes life easier for learner drivers and those using their cars for work. Not to mention Lifetime Free Maps, to ensure your maps are always up to date.

RRP $179

For more visit www.navman.com.au

Hedgren Escapade Release Backpack

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The Hedgren Escapade backpack is lightweight and functional, combining practicality, affordability and functionality. The bag features compartments to accommodate your tablet, laptop, phone and other belongings, as well as adjustable and padded shoulder straps, perfect to take you and your family from city trips to exciting holidays in the most practical way. For added peace of mind, the bag also features unique data blocking pockets to prevent identity fraud and unlawful scanning devices.

RRP $179

For more contact 1300 30 30 21.

Paklite Sto Way Medium Trolley Case

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The Paklite Sto-Way case utilises the latest in luggage innovation to provide enhanced practicality and security. Constructed from high-density polyester, the lightweight case features a unique collapsible design, allowing for convenient storage when not in use. With an aluminium multi-stage trolley system and two in-line wheels with steel bearings, the case provides easy movement along rough surfaces. Presenting fantastic value, the case includes padded top and side carry handles, a fully lined interior with inside compartments and internal compression straps for secure packing, TSA padlock, lockable pockets and a large external lockable front pocket.

RRP $269

For more visit www.paklite.com.au or call 1300 30 30 21.

Cool-jams – cooling sleepwear

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Cool-jams cooling sleepwear is made from moisture wicking material that draws sweat and heat from the body to keep body temperature regulated. It is antibacterial meaning it eliminates odour and keeps you smelling fresh, dries very quickly, is anti-pilling, durable, wrinkle-resistant and also light weight. It is softer than cotton and dries four times faster. And they are excellent for travelling. In fact, Australia’s Dr John Tickell says they are the best travel pyjamas he has ever come across. Available in separates and sets in a great variety of colours, with sizes ranging from S-XXL and some styles starting at size M.

RRP prices start from $36.00 

For more visit www.cool-jams.com.au

Colgate ProClinical Pocket-Pro Toothbrush

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Colgate has launched the must-have travel essential – the new ProClinical Pocket Pro electric toothbrush. Compact, convenient and stylish, the Colgate ProClinical Pocket-Pro is fitted with a USB charging travel case so that it can be used by travellers anywhere in the world. The travel electric toothbrush has been developed with OMRON technology to provide a superior clean whilst being gentle on gums. Features Include: Sonic wave cleaning action, 5x plaque reduction, Interdental cleaning, 2 minute timer,

RRP $149.95

Colgate ProClinical Pocket Pro: available now at Woolworths, Coles, The Shaver Shop and Priceline

UE Roll Bluetooth Speaker

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The UE Roll is a powerful pint-sized wireless bluetooth speaker that it ready for whatever, wherever, whenever.  The UE ROLL blasts unapologetically awesome 360-degree sound that is loud and crisp with deep bass that busts out incredible beats. On top of its insane sound, the design of UE ROLL carries the essence of the original UE BOOM and is made to be part of your ultra-mobile lifestyle. Whether you fasten it to your swimsuit using its one of a kind attach-and-go bungee cord, or hook it to your hiking gear while you backpack, UE ROLL connects to you, your friends and your music. It is waterproof (IPX7 certified) and life-resistant, forged from the toughest, most premium materials, so you can dunk it, drop it or toss it anywhere.

RRP $149.95

For more visit www.ultimateears.com/en-au

Arc’teryx Atom LT Hoody

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Arc’teryx, the internationally renowned outdoor apparel specialists, have developed the Atom LT Hoody for the action junkies among us. While the Arc’teryx Atom LT Hoody is great for everyday use, it has been designed for skiing, trail running, mountain climbing, cold weather backpacking and more. Arc’teryx Coreloft™ insulation technology in the torso, arms and hood is the key to remaining comfortable in all these activities. When your hoody is capable of regulating your body temperature it leaves you more time to enjoy yourself!

For more visit www.arcteryx.com

Laser Rugged Bluetooth Speaker

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Designed for outdoor travellers, the Rugged Bluetooth Portable Speaker is splash, dust and shockproof. This 10-watt speaker has built-in Bluetooth technology so you can stream audio on the go and the 8-hour battery life makes it the ideal addition when hitting up the camping and beach trips or even for chilling out by the hotel pool whilst abroad.

RRP $59.95

For more visit www.laserco.com.au

Laser Bluetooth Foldable Headphones

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These handy Bluetooth headphones are a travellers dream. Easily foldable, these Bluetooth headphones are ideal for listening to your favourite tunes when travelling. Comfortable, lightweight and super compact, Laser’s Bluetooth headphones fold away for easy storage when on the move.

RRP $29.95

For more visit www.laserco.com.au

Alcatel Go Play

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Perfect for the rough-and-tumble traveller, the Alcatel Go Play can withstand the worst treatment. Water, dust and shock proof, the Go Play features a rubber exterior that’s easy to grip and boasts 500 hours of standby time. The 8-megapixel rear and 5-megapixel front cameras ensure the perfect selfies and landscape shots, making it the most wanted smartphone this year!

RRP $299 / Stockist Big W

Belkin QODE Ultimate Lite Keyboard Case for iPad Pro

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Fully loaded and the perfect gift for travelling iPad user, enhance you experience with this portable keyboard case. Durable protection, viewing versatility and a totally revamped typing experience encased in one lightweight package, Belkin’s keyboard case is the one stylish tech accessory you’ll need to stay connected on your travels.

RRP $149.95

For more visit www.belkin.com.au

Smateria ” Shadow” Shirt Folder

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Sometimes the simplest of ideas are the best: Introducing The Shadow Shirt Folder. The Shadow is a simple but fabulous idea and the perfect and original gift for the frequent traveller. Fold the Shadow Shirt Holder around a t-shirt or shirt, tie it up and the garment will arrive in perfect condition. No need for ironing after the trip and ideal for storage. Specially designed for practical people who love modern and funky ideas but want to remain socially responsible. Colours available: Black, Dark Blue, Silver, Bottle Green. Eco-friendly material, Italian Designed and Handcrafted in Cambodia by the Social Enterprise Smateria

RRP $60

For more visit http://templesandmarkets.com.au/collections/smateria/products/shadow-shirt-folder

Smateria Cable/Accessory Bag

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The Perfect Travel Accessory or for anyone on the go. Multi-Tasking Mini Case to hold Cables and other Work Accessories or use as a Make up or Jewellery Case. Exterior Zip and Interior – 1 zip up pocket and 3 open pockets. Fashioned from strong and durable Recycled Fishing Net by skilled Cambodian Artisans. L20 x H15 x W6cm. Stitch detailing on the exterior. Colours available: Light Blue, Dark Blue, Pink. A fabulous gift idea, Italian Designed and Made by the Socially Conscious Enterprise Smateria, based in Cambodia.

For more visit http://templesandmarkets.com.au/collections/smateria/products/smateria-cable-and-accessory-bag

Pack-It Specter™ Compression Cube

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When embarking on any journey, be it a round the world trip, a 6 month stint through Central America, or a camping adventure with friends, travelling light and organised is important. Jamming clothes randomly into any space is something we’ve all done, but never a practical pack, so luggage experts Eagle Creek developed the Pack-It Specter™ Compression Cube to help you pack smart. Pack-It Specter™ Compression Cube comes with a full cube and half cube to kick start your smart packing.

For more visit www.plg.com.au/

Cotton Rope Hammock Chair by Heavenly Hammocks

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The Large Cotton Rope Hammock Chair is Heavenly Hammocks’ most popular hammock chair.  Its natural colour matches well with any decor and hanging location.  The cotton rope is woven tightly for extra support and comfort, and it is large enough for any adult weighing under 120kg. It is a great Summer item to relax and take in the breeze, then it can even be used in Winter by hanging it on a verandah or indoors.  There are optional hanging kits pre-matched specifically for hammock chairs, including screw hook (for use in wood), S-hooks and chain.  The hanging kits make it easy to hang from a wooden beam, then adjust the hanging height using the chain.

RRP $89.95

For more visit https://www.heavenlyhammocks.com.au/hammock-chairs/large-white-cotton-rope-hammock-chair.php

Bikini Babe Teatox

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Bikini Babe Tea 14 days detox is all natural Teatox program. Our detox tea is unique and is blended in Australia. The tea contains number of powerful ingredients like Senna, Dandelion Root, Licorice Root, Fennel Seed, Valerian and Lemon Myrtle, Guarana, Spearmint, Nettle, and Calendula.  The tea is rich in antioxidants that helps to neutralize the body and remove free radicals.

RRP $39.95

For more visit www.bikinibabetea.com/collections/all/products/detox-tea-14-day-starter-kit

SeaSack

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SeaSack is the revolutionary and super-convenient hands-free beach bag and backpack. SeaSack is designed to carry beach chairs and most other beach gear, hands-free. Made from high quality materials, the beach bag can easily hold 20-25 kilograms, and doubles as a backpack with padded backing for added comfort. The beach bag cross backpack removes the struggle of carrying around everything needed for a day in the sun. The hands-free solution makes it easier to take care of belongings by securing beach equipment in one, easy to carry bag. Not only will this save time and effort, but also save car boots from being inundated with sand! SeaSack is also great for storage, so equipment can be kept together in the garage, ready for the next trip.

RRP $80 extra-large bag and $67 smaller bag

For more visit www.seasackthebag.com


COMPETITION

For your chance to win a random prize from the above list, email your name and address to competitions@globalsurfsounds.com using the subject CHRISTMAS TRAVEL GIFT GUIDE. Winners will be chosen at random and notified via email. Entries close 15 December 2016. 

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