1. 4-in-1 Power Charger
When you have one outlet and multiple devices to charge during a trip, you don’t want to waste time sitting by a plug. Instead, pick up this 4-in-1 Power Charger that allows you to power up all of your electronics from a wall plug, USB port, car power socket or 9-volt battery. And on top of the sheer convenience of the multitasking charger, the cord is retractable, making it easy to store in your carry-on. Available from Brookstone, $39.99.
Pack this case to prevent your phone from dying during your travels. The bright snap-on Boostcase (available in multiple color combinations) protects your phone, but it also comes equipped with an extra battery sleeve on the bottom. The case doubles your iPhone’s battery life, making it a lifesaver during a full day’s worth of traveling. Available from Boostcase, $79.99.
3. Moleskine City Notebooks
This Moleskine notebook is a unique kind of guide where you fill it out to record your trip. The 228-page city book — which is available for Berlin, London, New York and Paris — comes with blank pages to create your own travel diary. But it also offers several maps of the area, subway guides, organizing tabs and removable sheets, should you need them on the go. Available at Moleskine, $17.95.
4. Parrot ZIK Touch-Activated Bluetooth Headphones
It’s hard to focus on an airplane with all the chatter, but the Parrot ZIK Touch-Activated Bluetooth Headphones let you zone out to the in-flight movie. These wireless headphones aren’t your run-of-the-mill ear buds, though. With active noise cancellation, volume and song selection touch-swipe controls on the earpiece, Bluetooth and a sleek design from Philippe Starck, these are the crème de la crème of listening devices. Available from Brookstone, $399.99.
And if you feel like you’ve been extra nice this year, here’s one more goodie for your list…
If you’re sensitive to dry environments, or simply venturing somewhere with poor air quality, this portable humidifier is a great solution. It delivers a fine, cool mist wherever you are — just add a water bottle for moisture. The machine’s compact design makes it convenient for life on the road. Available from Solutions.com, $69.98.
Photos Courtesy of Moleskine, Brookstone, Parrot and Boostcase By Spade Invaders