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Gifts and Gadgets Guide for the Travelers in Your Life

Gifts and Gadgets for the Fun and Ease of Traveling

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These travel related items include several ideas for useful and fun gifts and gadgets for the travelers in your life. Although there are a few high-priced items on the list, there are also several gift ideas in the low to moderate price range.

Amazon Kindle Fire

Amazon Kindle Fire
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With web browsing over built-in Wi-Fi, the lightweight Kindle Fire features movies, TV shows, music, magazines, books and more. The color touchscreen is backlit and has an extra-wide viewing angle. The Amazon Appstore offers thousands of compatible apps and games.
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Clarisonic Skin Cleansing System with Travel Case

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The popular Clarisonic Cleansing Systems are a great way to keep your skin looking its best. The Mia 2 (pictured) features two speeds , a one-minute pulsing timer and a protective travel case, ideal for sonic cleansing on-the-road.
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Bose QuietComfort 15 Noise Reduction Headphones

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These lightweight and comfortable headphones feature advanced Bose technology in noise reduction. Canceling out surrounding noise, these are a great gift for anyone who frequently travels by air or train, as well as frequent hotel guests.
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Samsonite Spinner Luggage

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Samsonite Spinner luggage operates with 4 multidirectional spinner wheels, providing an easy to handle 360 degree turning radius. Moderately priced and available in various sizes and materials, options include everything from carry-on to full size and hardside to expandable choices in several colors. For ease of handling, durability and price this luggage is a good value.
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Luggage Scales

Luggage Scales
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These luggage scales are handy for making sure you don't exceed the allowed airline luggage weight requirements and will help you plan you packing accordingly. This is a good gift for any traveler who wants to avoid having to pay the extra and needless fees, which can really mount up.
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L.L.Bean Stowaway Coats / Rain Jackets

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These stowaway coats and jackets are great for traveling. I have the jacket pictured here and it is one of the best rain jackets I have ever owned. It is lightweight and stows in its own pocket for easy packing. Made of waterproof, breathable Gore-Tex, it provides excellent rain protection and comfort. I prefer the longer just above the knee length for added coverage, although L.L. Bean does carry a shorter version as well. This jacket fits true to size and is ideal for mild and moderate temperatures. If you think you will need to add bulk underneath the jacket for warmth, consider ordering a size larger than normal.
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Apple iPad Keyboard Dock

Apple iPad Keyboard Dock
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Functioning both as a dock for charging the iPad (Compare Prices) and a full-size yet very compact keyboard, which includes special keys that activate several iPad features, the Apple iPad Keyboard Dock is useful for travelers who need to type lengthy emails and notes or those who enjoy watching videos or slideshows. At home, the dock can be connected to a computer to sync iPad and charge its battery. One of the downsides is that the dock only holds the iPad in the portrait position. For this reason, some people prefer the Apple Wireless Keyboard, which connects via Bluetooth technology (Compare Prices), although this alternate option does not provide the convenient one-touch access to certain iPad features.
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Sage DXL Kit Bag - Travel and Tackle Bag

Sage DXL Kit Bag - Travel and Tackle Bag
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Useful for both saltwater and freshwater fishing trips, this nice-looking bag holds an array of fishing gear. Features include multiple zippered pockets, a padded bottom with non-slip rubber feet, a zippered main storage section, a small pocket for licenses in the lid, multiple lash points and more.
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Belkin Mini Surge Protector

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This easy to pack surge protector includes three AC outlets, two USB ports for charging a cell phone or MP3 player, a mini-USB cable to charge most USB devices and a 360-degree rotating plug with 4 locking positions for easy use in the all too frequent only available outlet in your hotel room. This is an inexpensive, but very useful gift for business and leisure travelers alike.
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5 Point and Shoot Digital Camera

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5 Point and Shoot Digital Camera
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For active travelers, this sleek, yet tough, little camera features airtight construction that is designed to be waterproof, dust proof, shockproof and freeze-proof. Other features include low light performance, panoramic images, high speed shooting and more. This camera comes in several colors, including silver, black, pink, green and red.
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