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Nine of the best budget travel gadgets and gizmos for your summer holiday

CRUMPLED clothes, soggy beach towels and sweltering heat are all downsides to summer hols.

But happily, all sorts of clever gadgets and gizmos are now available to transform your experience — and they need not cost you a fortune to buy.

Here is our round-up of some of the must-have gadgets for a relaxing break . . .

Here is our round-up of some of the must-haves for a relaxing break . . . 

KEEP TRACK: Avoid the horror of losing your passport or wallet, by tucking a Tile Bluetooth device into your holder. If the holder goes missing, you can trace it using an app on your phone.

John Lewis has one for £13.99, down from £19.99.

Save: £6

SMART PRICE: Planning to dress up for some fancy meals?

B&M has compact hairdryers for £8.99, while cordless travel shavers from Tesco are £13 with a Clubcard, down from £17.

Save: £4

FULL STEAM AHEAD: Take a break from ironing while away, with a clothes steamer.

Amazon’s £22.99 Mukynny version is a decent budget version.

DRY LIKE IT: Say goodbye to soggy, sand-ridden towels with the Fit-Flip beach towel, (Amazon, £13.99), which repels sand and dirt and dries super-fast.

Another quick-dry option is Padi’s poncho-towel, which you can also use to cover up while getting dressed at the beach.

It is now 40 per cent off at padigear.net, down from £30 to £18.

Save: £12

BE COOL: Can’t take the heat on your holiday?

Try a folding portable fan, reduced from £29.99 to £24.99 at Coopers of Stortford.

Save: £5

BET IT’S WET: Millets is selling Peter Storm compact umbrellas at half-price for £5 — and get an extra 20 per cent off your order with the code BRAND20, making it £4.

Save: £6

JUST IN CASE: The Vago baggage compressor squishes clothes up in a vacuum bag to free more space in your suitcase.

Amazon now has it for £29, reduced by 99p.

Save: 99p

  • All prices on page correct at time of going to press. Deals and offers are subject to availability.

Deal of the day

Iceland have deals on Ragu sauces until July 19

BUY three Ragu sauces at £1 each, including bolognese and lasagne, and get a free pack of pasta worth £1.25 from Iceland.

Ends July 19.

Cheap treat

Save £1.50 on choc and vanilla Gu cheesecake desserts at Sainsbury’s

DOUBLE choc and vanilla Gu cheesecake desserts are £2, down from £3.50, from Sainsbury’s.

SAVE: £1.50

Top swap

This Seafolly’s swimsuit from John Lewis is £95 But George’s dupe is just £12.50 from Asda

ZEBRA print is all the rage.

Be bang on trend with Seafolly’s £95 swimsuit from John Lewis.

Or swap it for George’s version, £12.50, from Asda.

SAVE: £82.50

Shop & save

Save on a range of BBQ food at Asda including Cumberland sausages


Asda has a two-for-£7 deal on meat and fish, including eight minted lamb kebabs and ten Cumberland sausages, normally £4 each.

SAVE: £1

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Nine of the best budget travel gadgets and gizmos for your summer holiday