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8 mini gifts with max appeal for travelers

The best presents come in small packages, and these are perfect for carry-ons.

1. Portable Espresso Maker

Portable espresso maker

Photo courtesy Wacaco

Perk up with a cup of espresso from the Minipresso GR portable espresso coffee maker. This compact gadget makes a perfect cup of joe in just minutes—no barista required. $49.90.

2. Vegan Granola Bars

Vegan granola bars

Photo courtesy Bearclaw Kitchen

Bearclaw Kitchen's vegan granola bars are small enough to fit in your pocket, but hearty enough to keep you full. The chocolate walnut rye bar contains rye flakes, buttery walnuts, dark chocolate, and a hint of espresso. $3.25.

3. Cornhole on the Go

Cornhole game

Photo courtesy Running Press

Ditch the smartphone for a round of Desktop Cornhole from Running Press. This tiny version of the classic lawn game comes with two raised platforms and eight beanbags. Game on! $9.95.

4. Wood Money Clip

Wood money clip

Photo courtesy Wood Reserve

The Wood Reserve’s money clips are handcrafted from domestic and exotic hardwoods and come in an assortment of styles and colors. Put a personal touch on your gift by adding a custom engraving. Prices from $25.

5. Mini Moisturizer

Watermelon Glow Juice

Photo courtesy Glow Recipe

The Watermelon Glow Pink Juice moisturizer is a must for long flights. Infused with vitamins and watermelon extract, the gel-like cream seals in hydration. $21 for travel size.

6. Bamboo Straws

Bamboo Straws

Photo courtesy Brush With Bamboo

Go green with Brush With Bamboo's reusable and sustainable straws on your next trip. They're made from whole bamboo stalks grown in northeast India and can be reused. $20 for 12-pack; 909-265-4326.

7. Portable Speaker

Portable speaker

Photo courtesy JBL

Clip JBL's portable bluetooth speaker to your belt loop or backpack on your next trip, and you'll have music wherever you roam. The speaker has 10 hours of battery life and can take phone calls. $49.95 on sale: 800-336-4525. 

8. Collapsible Water Bottle

Collapsible water bottle

Photo courtesy Hydaway

Say bye-bye to lugging around heavy, large water containers. Hydaway's 25-ounce water bottle collapses into a 1.5-inch disc. Bonus: It comes in nine colors. $30.

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