10 Must-Have Nifty Travel Toys

These accessories will make your trips less stressful—and they’re all available for order in India.

How many times have you been on  holiday and thought, “Oh, if only I had…”. There are some things everyone packs on holiday, like their passport, money, clothes, toiletries and electronics. But sometimes the usual stuff just doesn’t cut it; and you start wishing for a little extra something that would just make things a little easier, like a nice, soft (yet substantial) pillow and disposable all-in-one toothbrushes for minty fresh breath at the end of a long flight. Thankfully, those things do exist, as do the rest of these neat travel toys that will make your trips less stressful and more comfortable. Plus, they’re all available in India.

Re-Timer sleep glasses Australian psychologists have spent the last 25 years developing these glasses. Ideal for travellers, they help you get ahead of jet lag by emitting a green light, which induces sleep at a time when your body clock thinks you should be awake. Available here from AUD $299 (Rs17,561)

Sage Toothette This one is for all those times you’ve been on an overnight flight and know your breath is bad, but can’t do anything about it. The Toothette gently cleans your mouth and refreshes your breath. No toothbrush, toothpaste, water or sink required. Available here from $4.32 (Rs269) for a pack of 20

Scrubba wash bag When you find yourself wishing for a washing machine on a camping trip, the Scrubba wash bag is as close as it gets. All you have to do is dump your dirty clothes in along with some water and liquid detergent. Then, scrub away using the grooved, internal washboard for three minutes and you have yourself a machine quality wash. Available here from $64.95 (Rs4,056)

Vapur Reflex water bottle This clever bottle is made of soft plastic. So when it’s full, it can stand upright, but when it’s empty, you can simply roll it up and stow it in your bag or pocket—maximum utility, maximum space optimisation. Available here from $8.56 (Rs534)

Jet Bag Now, instead of spending ages wrapping and double wrapping your wine bottles in plastic, you just have to stick them into a Jet Bag. They are zip-sealed, with absorbent padding to prevent the bottles from breaking—but leak proof in case they do. Reusable and lightweight, the Jet Bag is the perfect way to carry alcohol, perfume, oil or any other liquid.  Available here from $16.99 (Rs1,061) for a pack of three

SkyRest travel pillow Keep this pillow on your lap when you’re on the plane, so all you have to do is lean forward and rest your head on it. Don’t worry, it’s inflatable, so you won’t have to worry about lugging it around for the rest of your trip. Available here from $29.95 (Rs1,870) 

Sandusa, a sand-resistant beach towel Sand at the beach isn’t a bad thing, but sand all over your car and in your hotel room can be quite a pain. Enter Sandusa, a specially designed waterproof, sand-resistant beach towel. It has two layers which filter the sand and nylon at the base so that sand doesn’t cling to it. Available here from $49.95 (Rs3,119)

Kensington EVAP Wet Electronics Rescue Pouch As much as you may pray for a problem-free trip, that never actually happens. So in the interest of staying prepared, this is a good thing to have, in case you drop any of your electronics in water or get caught in the rain. Just put your phone in here and the humidity indicator will let you know when it’s done. It doesn’t give you a 100 percent guarantee, but the earlier you get to it, the better. Available here from $14.12 (Rs885)

Load-ding, hammock for electronics Somehow, power outlets have a knack for being in the most awkward places—either way up high or down below. So, your charger cord usually falls short and when it comes to your phones or cameras, you hate to leave them hanging. The Load-ding is the oddly-named, yet cute-looking, answer to all your problems. A hammock that attaches to the plug point, it acts as a cradle for your electronics while they charge. Available here from €9.95 (Rs841)

Toni&Guy Refresh-It Dry Shampoo If you still think you need water to shampoo your hair, think again. You can now easily get rid of greasy locks by giving them a quick wash—with dry shampoo. Available in spray or powder form, use dry shampoo to wash your hair when you’re stuck in transit—a little freshening up on a long-haul flight does wonders for flagging energy levels—or simply when you have no time or access to a shower. Available here from Rs860

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