Gift Guide: The Best Holiday Tech Gifts for Travellers

10 gadgets and accessories any traveller would love to receive.

Lifeproof-Case-NuudFor: Adventurer

Why they'll love it: No matter the element Lifeproof has designed their cases to withstand it. From snow to water and even shockproof (from drops of up to 2 metres), it's perfect for the traveller who loves to be active and keep their iPhone close by.

Lifeproof iPhone 5s Nuud Case, $89.99, lifeproof.com

wireless-speaker

For: Music lover

Why they'll love it: Not all hotel rooms have a great sound system option and what about tunes at the beach? For the traveller who also loves to keep their tunes close by will love this sleek portable speaker that weighs about a half a pound, connects with Bluetooth and also works as a hands-free speaker.

iSound Fire Waves BT Speakers in Pink, $39.95, chapters.indigo.ca

Bose-noise-cancelling-earbuds

For: Frequent flyer

Why they'll love it: Ask any frequent flyer their most prized possession and more often than not noise-cancelling headphones are the answer. Despite being ear buds, they rival any over-ear headphones, making them the preferred choice when space is a travellers greatest asset.

Bose QuietComfort 20i Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones, $329, amazon.ca

Anker-Charger

For: Social media maven

Why they'll love it: Running out of juice on the go is one of the most frustrating experiences when you're on the go. A portable (and compact) external battery is a must, especially for the kind of social traveller who likes to be uploading her latest Instagram pics, sending out tweets and checking in on Swarm.

Anker Astro Mini 3000mAh Ultra-Compact Lipstick-Sized Portable Power Bank Pack External Battery USB Charger with PowerIQ Technology, $21.99, amazon.ca

iPad-Sleeve-lizard

For: Fashion-forward techie

Why they'll love it: A protective case is a must for travelling with your iPad. Spoil your fashion-forward traveller with a luxe case she'll love throwing in her carry-on.

The Case Factory The Lizard Effect iPad Mini Case, $330, net-a-porter.com

Ringly-Daydream

For: Business traveller

Why they'll love it: When you're getting non-stop emails and notifications it can be rude to have your phone out all of the time (and maybe you just want to check out!), but at the same time there may be instances when you need to be alerted about pressing issues -- enter Ringly. A stylish ring designed to light up and buzz when things are happening on your phone, you program the accompanying app to customize what you want to be alerted about. Problem solved.

Ringly in Daydream, $195, pre-order at ringly.com

Sony-Digital-CameraFor: Photographer

Why they'll love it: When you want pictures that are a level up from your phone, going for a DSLR isn't always the most practical option, not just for the cost, but also the space and weight it takes up in your bag. Essentially this camera is like a DSLR but compact. Not only does it create high quality images and video, but it includes a built-in viewfinder and flash, and also has Wi-Fi so you can email pictures or upload to Instagram right away.

Sony DSC-RX100M III Cyber-shot Digital Still Camera, $858, amazon.ca

Snugg-portable-keyboardFor: Writer

Why they'll love it: Carrying a laptop can be a pain (even ones that are light!). For the traveller who wants to write and also carry their iPad to read, opting for a portable keyboard is the perfect solution to lighten their load. A case and keyboard in one, you can operate the keyboard from up to 10 metres away (thanks to the Bluetooth) and also has a rotating stand so it can easily be viewed from any angle.

Snugg iPad mini Retina 360 Bluetooth Keyboard Case, $44.99, snugg.com

Touchscreen-gloves

For: Snow bunny

Why they'll love it: Let's be honest, the cold weather doesn't stop us from using our devices. Luckily there are tons of cute touch screen gloves on the market now, including these from Mujjo. Whether she's the traveller who likes to hit the slopes or just needs to be warm this winter, she'll love a pair to make sure she doesn't miss a text.

Mujjo touchscreen gloves in lavender, $29.21, mujjo.com

Grid-It-Organizer

For: Neat freak

Why they'll love it: The reality of travelling with a lot of tech gadgets is that you need to bring along the cords that come with them. Keep the neat freak in your life sane by gifting her with this flat organizational system designed with a unique weave of rubberized elastic straps so you can place what you want under each to keep small items (like cords, camera, phone, etc) all in one place.

Grid It Accessory organizer, small, $19.99, cocooninnovations.com