Holiday Gifts for Your Loved Ones
By Max Hartshorne
Here are a whole bunch of new ideas for gift giving, for the traveler you love or just for you. Below are some of the great products we heard about that we think you will enjoy this season, for gifting or just because you want them!
SmartBuyGlasses launches Lens Scanner App: Get free glasses prescriptions, anywhere, anytime.
Getting your current prescription has never been so convenient! The Lens Scanner app makes buying your new glasses hassle-free and easier than ever.
When it comes to buying glasses online, people nowadays are always looking for a spontaneous and efficient experience. Not remembering your current prescription might, for instance, force you to have your prescription checked again, wasting not only time and patience but also money.
In order to avoid these unpleasant situations, as well as to improve access to vision care, SmartBuyGlasses has launched a virtual eye clinic by introducing the Lens Scanner – powered by 6over6. The Lens Scanner is a free and user-friendly prescription reader application that allows users who already have prescription eyeglasses to extract their prescription directly from their phone, meaning that glasses wearers no longer need to go to an eye clinic to get their current eyeglasses prescription. Thanks to this new technology, eye care can be provided in a convenient and direct way. Get the lens scanner
ZVOX Audio Headphones
AccuVoice technology. The AV50s use ZVOX AccuVoice technology to give a boost to voices while they reduce unwanted noise. You can connect AV50s using the supplied cord, or connect to your phone, tablet or laptop computer using aptX Bluetooth technology. With an optional Bluetooth transmitting device, you can also connect to your TV.
Make Hands free phone calls. The AV50s have a microphone in the right ear cup that allows you to make hands free phone calls with your cell phone. You hear the caller – but not the crowd around you.
Slim carry case. It’s easy to travel with AV50 headphones because they fold flat. Stick them in their padded carry case and the whole package is about the size of a large-ish paperback book.
Headzone Lighted Makeup Mirror
This mirror has 11 color settings: Our LED panel color settings range from soft, warm light to bright, vibrant daylight. These settings mimic natural sunlight, reflecting your natural appearance as much as possible. I can think of a certain 10-year-old granddaughter who is going to love gazing into this deluxe mirror.
11 Brightness settings too: This luxury face mirror allows you to adjust the brightness from dim to brilliant. No matter the brightness, the high-quality LED panel eliminates harsh glares and shadows. See yourself in vivid clarity using our gorgeous handheld mirror. This mirror’s light is built above rather than into it, allowing you to replicate the direction of natural light as it models your face.
Soft and sleek: This lighted mirror features a gorgeous brushed aluminum lid and smooth surfaces that are soft to the touch. Choose from 3 colors, including Rose Gold, Pale Gold, and Silver.
Leak-Proof Dog Bowl Water Bottle
This leak-proof water bottle keeps your canine companion well hydrated on the go. You squeeze the bottle to get the water into the top cup part, see photo at left. Leakproof dog bottle $38
Anti Theft Backpack from Uncommon Goods
This backpack uses clever design to defy pickpockets on your daily commute. This sleek and clean look pushes all of the zippers to the inside, keeping thefts at bay. Anti Theft Backpack $94.95
A Travel Cord Roll
Here is a way to keep all of those cords in a safe place.
- Each roll holds up to 8 cords, 2 plugs, and small knick-knacks.
- The exterior strap keeps all organized
- Button closure locks smaller items
- Made of Vegan leather
Travel Cord Roll $20
A tiny foldable towel that expands into a mighty force for clean. This shower-sized packable towel is ultra-light, super absorbent, and quick drying. The NanoDry Towel stays fresher for longer thanks to an antimicrobial fabric coating. Silicone travel case with carabiner keeps your towel separate from the rest of your gear. Clip to or toss in any bag and hit the beach, trail, or gym. 47 x 24 inch (120 x 60 cm) $38
Find the Fish with this Camera that You Cast into the Water
Really. This camera works with your fishing rod, you cast it out into the deep and you can see what’s in the water below it!
Full HD video 1080P @ 60Fps, 30Fps, and 720P @ 60Fps Easy in-line rigging and stabilized design hydrodynamic shape for steady recording, Night vision green LEDs for deep water and night fishing
Mobile app integration lets you share your fishing tales with others!
Luminaid Lantern Lights Up Anywhere–and Charges Phones too!
We love this lightweight lantern, that packs flat and really lights up the deck, or the patio, or your campsite.
With a built in 2000mAH battery, this extra bright LED solar lantern and phone charger really works well. Lightweight, inflatable, and portable, Turbo mode and can recharge your smartphone or tablet with a 2.1 Amp output port and built-in 2000 mAh lithium-ion battery.
Long battery life provides approximately 50 hours of light on Low mode when the battery is fully charged, making this solar lantern awesome for camping, outdoor recreation, and emergencies. Choose from 5 brightness settings.
Recharges in 12-14 hours of direct outdoor sunlight (approximately 2 to 3 days depending on location and time of year) or 1 to 2 hours by USB (cord included) Inflates to 6″ cube and packs down to 1″ thick.
LuminAID PackLite Max 2-in-1 Camping Lantern and Phone Charger $32.10