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13 best handheld fans to keep you cool this summer

A small portable fan is a must-have for the hot weather…

The heatwave across the UK doesn’t appear to be going anywhere just yet, and a handheld fan has become essential for some cooling relief while on the move. The small, compact size makes them perfect for popping in your handbag, and there are so many stylish designs to choose from right now.

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If you’re in need of a pocket-sized fan that will keep you feeling fresh this summer, we’ve rounded up the best handheld fans to shop now, from refreshing misting fans to silk fans, bladeless fans and more.

Best handheld fans for hot weather 

Mini crystal fan, £17.99, Amazon


This stylish fan looks just like a perfume bottle - and the compact size is smaller than your phone. It can be charged with a USB lead, making it a trusty gadget to use all summer without the worry of the batteries running out mid-heatwave. 

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Handheld misting fan, £29.99, Amazon


Misting fans are so refreshing in the hot weather, and this long-lasting power fan promises a battery life of up to 10 hours. The folding design also means you can set it up on your desk to keep you cool while you work.

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GoTravel mini fan, £9.99, Amazon


This tiny travel fan is small enough to tuck in your pocket, with retractable blades and a quiet design. 

2-Pack folding bamboo fans, £5.59, Amazon 


Made from bamboo, these folding fans come with the most gorgeous prints. 

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Mini handheld fan, £23.99, Amazon


This mini fan has received glowing reviews on Amazon, racking up over 1,000 five-star ratings. Shoppers have praised it for its quiet, lightweight design - and there are six colours to choose from. 

Bladeless fan, £57.99, Wayfair 


Bladeless fans are all the rage right now. This USB misting fan is small enough to carry in your bag, or place on a surface for a cooling breeze at home.

3-in-1 mini handheld fan, £16.99, Amazon


Designed to provide up to 21 hours of cooling time after one charge, this folding handheld fan which doubles as a flashlight is a must-have gadget for the hot weather.

Fan U rechargeable cooling fan, £14.99, Feel Unique 


The pocket-sized fan comes with a USB lead for charging and a lanyard - so you can wear it around your neck for a hands-free breeze!

Personalised rustic-style fan, from £1.50, Etsy 


Customise this pretty boho-style fan with your name for a personalised touch.

Handheld fan with lanyard, £14.89, Amazon


Keep your fan on you at all times with the handy lanyard! 

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Noir Balinese woven hand fan, £50, Wolf & Badger 


For a practical fan that also makes for a glam accessory, snap up this handwoven Noir Balinese fan.

Mini handheld fan, £7.99, Amazon


This mini handheld fan is so cute - and there are eight pastel shades to choose from.

USB mini fan, £10.99, Amazon


This mini fan is actually designed to dry your lashes - but the pocked-sized design makes it great for popping in your clutch on a night out to keep your makeup looking fresh! 

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