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Best Travel Accessories for Men: Great Gifts for Travelers

Published on: November 19, 2022 | Last Updated on November 27, 2022
Travel accessories for men

We’ve curated a list of some of our favorite travel accessories for men. We hope the list will be helpful to anyone planning a trip or deciding on the perfect gift for a friend, relative, or colleague who loves to travel.  

Although we are usually reluctant to make sweeping assumptions about gender, most men don’t “accessorize” with colorful silk scarves and jewelry. Instead, when men choose travel accessories, their emphasis tends to be on electronic gadgets and items that are functional. 

Yet, we fully suspect that many women will likely find some of these travel accessories and gadgets just as appealing as men.


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BEST TRAVEL ACCESSORIES FOR MEN

Panasonic Travel Razor

Panasonic Men's Travel Shaver

Panasonic Men’s Travel Shaver

This compact, battery-operated shaver can be used on his face or on a beard and it is small enough and light enough (weighing less than 3 ounces) to stash in a bag or suitcase. 

What we like about the Panasonic Travel Razor:

  • It’s small but sturdy with a strong motor.
  • On most trips, you won’t even need to bring the charger along. 
  • If you do run out of batteries on the road and you’re without a charger, the AA batteries are easy to find and replace.
  • It comes with plastic guard to protect the razor head but doesn’t have or require a case. This means it is lighter and doesn’t take up as much space as one with a case.
  • The price point is extremely competitive!

Caveat: The case is plastic but is very attractive and looks like metal.

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Belkin BoostCharge Pro 3-in-1 Wireless Charging Pad with MagSafe

Belkin BoostCharge Pro 3-in-1

Belkin BoostCharge Pro 3-in-1

When you’re traveling, you are likely too tired to plug in all your devices for charging when you finally get to bed.

With this new, sleek magnetic fast charging pad, you can conveniently charge three Apple products (your iPhone, Apple watch and EarPods) by just placing them atop this device.

What we like about the Belkin BoostCharge Pro 3-in-1 with MagSafe

  • It’s compatible with newer iPhones (12, 13 and 14) models and Apple watches Series 1-7.
  • There’s no need to remove your MagSafe cover (case) from your phone.
  • The pad has a compact, modern, and sleek design, and is available in black or white.
  • You can place your watch flat on the pad or adjust it to a nightstand mode.
  • You can position the charger at whatever angle you want (if, like me, you can’t resist checking your devices at night).
  • Its lay-flat design makes it easy to pack.
  • Whether you’re at an airport, on a plane, or laying in bed, it will charge your phone from 0-80% in about 45 minutes.
  • We love Belkin products and this one comes with a two-year warranty.

Caveat: Like most good chargers, it will add a little heft to your travel load; it weighs 22.8 ounces.

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Got a woman in your life? See my post on The Best Travel Accessories for Women


Gonex Dopp Kit Travel Toiletry Bag

Travel accessories for Men: Store them in a Gonex Dopp Kit

Gonex Dopp kit

What we like about the Gonex Dopp Kit:

Dopp kits (travel bags used to stash toiletries) come in all shapes, sizes and colors. Their main role: Keeping your personal care and grooming accessories separated so they don’t spill or soil other things in your suitcase.

  • We love this one because it is ultra-light yet right-sized (10.23 x 4.72 x 5.7). It weighs about 4 ounces (unfilled, of course).
  • It has three separate compartments. A mesh divider allows you to see your smaller toiletries in one compartment; the larger compartment is perfect for holding shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste or other larger items. The outside compartment is handy for your smallest items.
  • The nylon fabric is water resistant (in case you place it on a wet counter), the zippers are durable, and the side handle makes it easy to carry.
  • It comes in a rainbow of six different colors. We like the red one because it’s easy to spot in a bag and is less likely to get left behind in a hotel bathroom.

Caveat: The toiletry kit is not waterproof (it’s only water resistant) so be careful that any liquids placed inside are tightly closed. 

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Travelambo Minimalist Skinny Wallet

Travel accessories for Men: : Minimalist Travel Wallet

Minimalist Travel Wallet

Unfortunately, travelers often have to worry about pickpockets, even at the most upscale locations.

Before a trip, it is also important to “prune and purge” your wallet so you are only carry the essentials. We have even made a list of at least 14 things you should take out of your wallet before you travel. 

We like this minimalist slim wallet that fits into a front pocket, keeps you safe, and reminds you of the perils of pickpockets.

What we like about the Travelambo Front Picket Minimalist Slim Wallet

  • It is only .12″ thick, so it actually will fit in any pocket, although we recommend a front pocket for safety.
  • It’s been RFID blocking tested.
  • Although small, it offers slots for 6 of your most frequently used credit cards/IDs and a place for your paper bills.
  • It is made of leather, comes in a variety of colors and is very inexpensive. We loved the texture of the wallet.
  • Caveat: If you overstuff it, it might make it challenging to get out individual cards.

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MASKC K95 Mask

MASKC k-95 Mask

MASKC K-95 Mask

Even if the rules are changing and masks aren’t required on most types of public transport, we have still been hearing about too many friends returning from a trip with COVID.

I initially found these masks for me, wow-ed by the beautiful colors and then appreciating them for comfort. Then I purchased a 10-pack of the black ones for my husband and these are his favorite go-to-masks.

What we like about MASKC K-95 Face Mask

  • Of course, first and foremost, we like the protection they afford. They can’t keep you totally safe but even one-way masking significantly reduces the odds that you’ll come down with COVID.
  • These masks may even protect you from colds and other viruses that are often a consequence of long-haul flying. Unfortunately, even when passengers are too sick to fly, they do! 
  • The masks hold up well with multiple uses.
  • They are lightweight and extremely comfortable to wear.
  • While they offer protection, they are small enough to keep handy in a shirt or jacket pocket.
  • The adjustable nose bridge is very comfortable.

Caveat: They are more expensive than surgical masks but far more protective and durable.

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LG PuriCare Mini Air Purifier

LG Mini Air Purifier

We’ve been using an air purifier at home, both in our bedroom and in our home offices, to remove allergens and pollutants from the air. EPA guidance suggests that portable air filters can also help lessen the risks of airborne viruses.

Given that COVID is still a concern, we love this little air purifier for travel that gives us some peace of mind. Ultra-compact, it’s about the same size and weight as a water bottle.

What we like about the LG Mini Air Purifier

  • The compact size (about 3”x3”x8”) and relatively lightweight (1.17 pounds) make it extremely portable, and perfect for use in a hotel room or bedroom in a rental property. Some people even use it in rental cars.
  • It’s attractive with a convenient saddle-color leather handle strap.
  • A four-color display on the air purifier alerts you to the air quality in your room.
  • It’s Bluetooth enabled so you can sync it to your smartphone to monitor battery level, filter information, and more.
  • It comes with the necessary lithium-ion battery.

Caveat: Although great for a road trip, when we are packing for a trip overseas, we have to seriously think about whether or not to add the weight of the purifier to our suitcase.

SEE IT AT AMAZON


Philips One by Sonicare Battery-Operated Toothbrush

Travel Accessories for Men: Philips One Electric Toothbrush

We are addicted to our electric toothbrushes at home but often wondered whether we should travel with them because they take up so much room.

This portable, battery-operated toothbrush solves the to-take or not-to-take dilemma. Its size and weight (less than 4 ounces) make the decision a no-brainer.

What we like about Philips One by Sonicare Battery-Operated Toothbrush:

  • Philips One ToothbrushIt comes in a sleek travel case to keep it protected and hygienic.
  • The case protects the toothbrush from cleaning solutions that housekeepers use in hotel bathrooms.
  • It comes with a AAA battery that lasts up to 90 days, long enough for our lengthiest trips.
  • Like our electric toothbrushes at home, it has a timer to remind you to use it for at least two minutes.
  • The brush heads are replaceable. 
  • It comes in a rainbow of eye-catching colors, so if more than one person shares a sink, the brushes won’t get mixed up.

Caveat: The brush is probably not as powerful as the one you have at home so don’t expect it to vibrate the same way.

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Vintar European Travel Plug Adaptor

Vintar Travel Plug Adaptor

There are so many devices that you need when you’re traveling, whether it’s smartphones, camera batteries, iPads, iPods, Kindles, or something else.

If your travels are taking you abroad, this handy travel plug adapter turns the European socket in your room into two standard American outlets (one grounded), three USB-A ports, and one USB-C charging port. 

What we like about the Vintar European Travel Plug Adapter: 

  • Compact and weighing less than three ounces, it’s convenient to throw into a carry-on or suitcase.
  • The adaptor allows you to charge multiple devices at once.
  • The USB ports are compatible with most recent iPhones when using the appropriate lightning cable.
  • It will work in most countries; such as Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Spain, Turkey, Iceland, Italy, Israel, Switzerland, and in Amsterdam.

Caveat: This is not a power voltage converter! It only functions with 110V-250V compatible voltage devices and can’t be used for hair dryers, straighteners, electric toothbrushes, or razors.

SEE IT AT AMAZON


AquaVault’s ChargeCard

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ChargeCard External Battery

 

Whether you’re traveling overseas or spending the day in the city, taking many photographs can quickly drain the battery on your smartphone.

A portable, external charger helps avoid the risk of your battery dying when you have to make a call or navigate to another destination.

What we like about the AquaVault ChargeCard:

  • It is lightweight (2.2 ounces) and ultra slim, the size of a credit card. It can be easily stashed in a wallet, backpack, or pocket.
  • It offers ultra-fast charging.
  • You don’t need to carry extra cables because it works with built-in USB-C, lightning, and micro USB charging cables.
  • It is compatible with Apple, Android, and most other smartphones.

Caveat: Although the charger is very thin, it probably won’t fit into the slot in your wallet.

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Eagle Creek Pack-It Essentials Kit

Eagle Creek Packing Cubes

This set of three attractive and lightweight bags helps organize your luggage without adding any heft.

It has an antimicrobial shoe organizer for dirty shoes, a medium bag with an internal divider to separate clean from dirty items, and a space-saving compression packing cube. 

What we like about the Eagle Creek Pack-It Essentials Kit:

  • Eagle Creek products are all made to last; the Essentials Kit has self-repairing zippers.
  • The poly fabric is ultra-lightweight and durable.
  • Buying a set is more cost-effective than making individual purchases. And you’ll definitely want more than one! 

Caveat: Although these attractive bags come in a variety of colors, we tend to stay away from black. The bright ones are easier to find in your stuffed suitcase.

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Men’s Travel Convenience Kit: For the Last-Minute Packer

Best Accessories for Men who travel: A convenience kit

A convenience kit for the male traveler

Perhaps, he’s not the most organized packer in the world. Or he often has to pack at the last-minute.

This convenience kit with 15 pieces has all the toiletry and grooming essentials (and more) that he’ll need for his next trip. 

What we like about the Men’s Travel Convenience Kit:

You don’t have to go searching for items because the kit is already assembled.

All the products are travel-size and TSA compliant.

The kit includes popular national brands.

It comes with its own TSA compliant travel case.

Minimalists can purchase a 10-piece set.

Caveat: The price you pay for convenience is that you might not use some of the items that are included. If you don’t need to use the Advil, be thankful:-).  

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Apple AirTag

Apple AirTag

Apple AirTag

It is estimated that by this year’s end, Apple will have sold some 35 million AirTags, 20 million more than last year. The highly practical device is soaring in popularity.

The AirTag sends out a secure Bluetooth signal to iCloud that allows you to trace the location of your luggage or other items (e.g., an attache) on your phone.

What we like about the Apple AirTag

It offers travelers peace of mind by letting them know the whereabouts of their luggage (e.g. whether it make it onto the plane during the very short layover).

It is affordable and makes a great little gift.

It weighs only .39 ounces.

The battery is long-lasting.

Caveat: It requires a key ring or loop to make sure it doesn’t get lost.

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