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Away for Christmas? Here are the 5 things you need to pack

Christmas is the ideal time to get the hell outta Dodge and take some much-needed you time. So they say.

But regardless of whether your calling is to a place down the road, over state borders or to another part of the world – with or without family this Christmas – knowing what to pack to keep you prepared for anything that will come your way is vital.

So, we give you these handy mustn’t-leave-the-house-without items that will make Christmas this year a whole lot less painful than it needs to be.

Belkin Pocket Power

Belkin Pocket Power charger

It’s small, but mighty. For those whose smart phones have reached their two-year lifespan before the battery wanes, functionality fails and general wellness falters, this is for you.

The Belkin pocket-sized power bank is ideal for charging your unit on the go and all day. It’s a 6-strong product range consisting of black, rose gold and silver-coloured options in either 5,000 or 10,000 mAh sizes, with a 15,000mAh solution on its way in 2018.

Get the 5,000 for $39.95 and the 10,000 for $59.95 from Belkin as well as leading retailers, including JB Hi Fi, Harvey Norman, Myer and Big W.

321 Water Filter Bottle

321 Water Filter Bottle

Using carbon filtration tablets made from pure coconut shells, 321 Water incorporates a unique tree plunging mechanism which absorbs the unappealing impurities found in urban tap streams, such as organic compounds and residual chlorine, without inhibiting the benefits of fluoride fortification. Get it for $31.95.

Kindle Oasis waterproof

Kindle Oasis waterproof

With a new update to its previous e-readers, some of the new features of the new Kindle Oasis are its sleek aluminium frame that’s lightweight and comfortable to handle, its water resistant outer and most importantly, it has a battery that can be fully charged in less than two hours and last for weeks without needing to be plugged; a luxury for anyone who is constantly traveling. Get it for $389 for 8GB WiFi and $529 for 32GB WiFi + free 3G.

Aeos Hydrating Mist

Aeos hydrating mist

Ideal for when you’re looking terrible, this spray is all about fragrant hydration as it refreshes and balances your skin and mind. Premium-grade organic and biodynamic botanicals and crystal tinctures uplift the skin, while an active blend of fruit and flower hydrosols further revitalise and restore skin’s natural harmony. Get it for $93.40 here

Oakley Frogskin glasses 

Oakley Frogskins sunglasses

The new collection by Oakley is available now and sports a classic semi-rimless frame design and features Oakleys leading performance technology to keep up with every on-the-go adventure. Get them for $150+ from Oakley.

Superga slides

Superga Slides black

They don’t just do sneakers anymore; slides are the way into the future! Ideal for slipping into on a plane, in a train or sitting in an automobile, these are where your comfort lies. Get them for $39.95.

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