Ten space-saving travel accessories that get the ‘thumbs-up’

SAM | 17th June 2019

The summer holiday season is almost upon us and millions will be jetting off for their annual family vacation.


Our comprehensive list of travel accessories might make your life easier when you are travelling or on the road.


From the essentials to the handy-to-haves, these ten travel items will help you save space and time. or make the perfect gift for the globetrotter who likes to travel light and smart.


 1  Men’s 7-IN-1 Pocket Grooming Multi Tool, £7.99 from Thumbs Up.


Slim, sleek and oh so mighty – that’s the only way to describe this pocket-sized Men’s 7-IN-1 Pocket Grooming Multi Tool from Thumbs Up. Despite its micro size, don’t underestimate it’s capabilities, complete with a comb, nail file, bottle opener, 2 screwdrivers, letter opener and a beard ruler. This little gadget is even small enough to slide into your wallet, or jacket pocket, what’s more made from a tough metal enables this Grooming Multi Tool to keep up with your busy travel plans without letting you down.


 2  Solid Cologne (Alexander), £14.99 from SolidCologneUK.

For the busy travelling man Solid Cologne’s best-selling Alexander fragrance fit’s seamlessly into any shirt or trouser pocket. A stunningly sweet, rich and sophisticated scent. From application you can instantly recognise the scent of fresh grapefruit, leading to the heart of aromatic bay leaf and jasmine. Meanwhile it’s woody base includes notes of patchouli, oak moss and ambergris. Keeping skin hydrated, moisturised and protected.


 3  Audiowave Wearable Bluetooth Neck Speaker£39.99 from ThumbsUp. 

Avoid chunky, oversized headphones that leave your ears in discomfort when travelling over long periods of time. Indulge in premium, high quality sound and reliable performance with the Audiowave Wearable Bluetooth Neck Speaker from Thumbs Up. Simply rest this comfortable audio neck speaker on your shoulders and experience sound that’s clear and personal to you, yet minimal to others. Allowing you to stay in tune with your music and your surroundings, a fantastic piece of wearable tech.


 4  Boost Oxygen (Menthol Eucalyptus), £14.99-£19.99 from BoostOxygen.

Enjoy aromas of stimulating Menthol Eucalyptus to help rejuvenate and revive. If your jetting off and consider yourself an anxious flyer, or are looking for a helping hand to get over the inevitable jet lag then Boost Oxygen, the portable, light weight, 95% pure canned oxygen has the answer. Balancing emotions, reducing tensions, restoring vitality, harmony, and balance. Simply place the mask under the nose and over the mouth, press the trigger down, breathing deeply through the mouth, enjoying the calming aromas of Menthol Eucalyptus.


 5  Pusheen Travel Pillow, £14.99 from Thumbs Up.

Pusheen brings brightness and chuckles to millions of followers in her rapidly growing online fan base. This iconic super cute tabby cat is a star of her very own series of merchandise, one seriously popular internet sensation. As everyone’s favourite chubby cartoon cat, they now step it up a notch with the awesome Pusheen Travel Pillow from Thumbs Up. The adorably cute and soft Pusheen shaped pillow supports your head and neck as well as correcting the body posture. Great for taking on long car journeys or when travelling abroad.


 6  Gadget Travel Organiser, £14.99 from ThumbsUp.

Have all your gadgets within easy reach as you travel on planes, trains and automobiles with this stylish Gadget Travel Organiser from Thumbs Up. Each compact, lightweight case features multiple gadget compartments, which are capable to stretch to fit nearly all portable devices, meanwhile the multiple loops makes for easy access. Measuring 35 x 22 x 2 cm when opened and 17 x 22 x 4 cm when folded, say goodbye to emptying your suitcase just to find your gadgets because now you can be organised effortlessly, all neatly compact into this niffy zip case.


 7  ION8 Leakproof Vacuum Flask (450ML), £15.99 from Leakproof.

Ditch the ugly plastic water bottle for this carafe shaped designer powder paint flask. Reusable and refillable, the ION8 Leakproof Vacuum Flask holds up to 450ml, made from a Thermo Shield double walled vacuum insulated stainless steel keeps your drink at the perfect temperature, hot for up to 12 hours, or cold for up to 24 hours. Each powder paint gives you that extra grip and a textured finish, meanwhile the elegant ridged cap ensures this flask opens with just one twist, for a smooth, rapid flow.


 8  3-in-1 USB Cable (Unicorn, Sloth), £7.99 from ThumbsUp.

Charging your devices just got even cuter thanks to the multi-coloured, pocket sized 3-IN-1 USB Cables from Thumbs Up. In characterful and rather adorable animal inspired designs of either a unicorn – shimmery, iridescent and every colour of the rainbow or sloth, in an on trend metallic copper. The triple ended charging cable, compatible with iPhone 5/6/7/8/X and Androids with Type-C and Micro USB devices. Each tangle free, durable cable measures 1 meter in length to ensure you don’t have to be glued to the wall when charging takes place.


 9  PortaScent, £7.99 from Leakproof.

Wave goodbye to clunky oversized perfume bottles sold in glass or plastic bottles, that makes them totally impractical for travel. Thanks to the creators of the PortaScent this is no longer the case, a travel perfume atomiser bottle from Aydya. This aluminium made refillable perfume spray has pump-to-fill technology for spill free refilling in seconds, as well as a pour in option for splash fragrances! Leak-proof, strong, light weight, glass free and air travel approved for carry-on luggage. Enjoy up to 120 sprays capacity in varying shades of metallic.


 10  Shot Emergency Charger (iPhone or Android), £9.99 from ThumbsUp.

When that inevitable ‘low battery’ notification begins to alight and there is no plug socket insight, simply plug the wireless Shot Mini Emergency Charger from Thumbs Up directly into your iPhone or Android device and let the 2000mAh battery work its magic. Whilst it may look small, don’t underestimate it’s powerful charging capabilities, fully charging most devices with just a single charge and small enough to fit in any pocket, handbag or backpack. No unnecessary messy wires, its super compact, and lightweight.