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10 Items Everyone Needs In Their Car For Road Trip Purposes

Keep calm and travel on!

1. An adorable mini humidifier that fits right in your cupholder so you can breathe easy on the road.

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Promising review: "One of my best Amazon purchases ever. Great compact humidifier for car or home. This small diffuser puts out a steady stream of mist for about four hours. Double that time if using intermittent mode." —RayRay

Get it from Amazon for $15.88 (available in three colors).

2. A plush arm pillow that easily fits on the door armrest or center console to keep your elbows nice 'n' comfy while driving.

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Promising review: "I have had the Elbow Friend in my vehicle for almost a month now, and it works great! Not only does it help keep my pointy elbow from digging into the hard plastic armrest, but it elevates my arm a little bit so that I can grab my steering wheel better." —Mike

Get it from Amazon for $22.95 (available in six colors).

3. A six-port car charger to keep the whole squad happy and fully charged.


Promising review: "Earlier this year I rented a van for a road trip, and even it did not have enough spots for the kiddos to not fight over the spots available. This has worked perfectly in the car to keep them all happy and quiet." mark

Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

4. A seat cover that will keep your canine copilot happy and your seats fur-free.

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Promising review: "This is an amazing product. This works wonderfully for the back of the truck for my Siberian Husky (who sheds like CRAZY). It keeps my car clean from fur, dirt, and even mud." —Garcia

Get it from Amazon for $18.99.

5. A J-shaped pillow to support your neck and chin so that sleeping comfortably against a car window is actually doable!

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Promising review: "This pillow was my best friend on that 16-hour flight from JFK to Guangzhou, China. It stayed put and worked exactly as explained in the description. I had no neck problems at all and was very comfortable with this pillow (and, yes, this was a big surprise, since I'd feel the pea under a thousand mattresses). So, I am giving this J Pillow rave reviews!" —G. Larrow

Get it from Amazon for $24.95 (available in three colors).

6. A portable jump-starter that also acts as a phone charger and flashlight. Did we mention it also has a compass?


Promising review: "Great product! This ... is easy to use, compact, and worth every penny if you find yourself or a loved one with a failing battery. Simple connection and bang — you are off and running. No more trying to get a jump-start from a good Samaritan in the parking lot and carrying jumper cables." —D4D

Get it from Amazon for $69.97.

7. An inflatable mattress so you can transform your back seat into a bedroom.

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Promising review: "Have to say that this is amazing! The product can be used in the truck, very practical. It comes with a machine that can be inflated quickly. It can also be used camping. It shocked me, and the back seat was so spacious with this air mattress." —Amy

Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in gray and blue).

8. A tiny trash can that makes tidying up easy.

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Promising review: "This little can works really well. It's small enough and located well enough to be out of the way and look nice and professional even when you have colleagues or adults in your back seat, and functional even with a kid in the middle seat." —DrBobMichigan

Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

9. An electric cooler that plugs into your car's lighter port to keep your snacks at juuuust the right temp.

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Promising review: "I love this cooler! We used it on a long, two-week road trip in our minivan. It easily saved us $500+ in restaurant expenses, allowing us to save money and eat more healthy foods by shopping at grocery stores once every 1–2 days. This was plenty big enough to store milk, cheese, salads, yogurts, etc." —V Ember

Get it from Amazon for $61.73.

10. A back seat organizer to hold your tablet so you can watch all your fave shows without straining your neck.

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Promising review: "I love these. I got them for two reasons. My little kids keep kicking the back of the driver/passenger seats leaving footmarks so I wanted something to protect my seats. Then I also wanted something to help keep my car more organized. They work great and were easy to install." Matthew Sim

Get a two-pack from Amazon for $21.99.

Now you're ready to pack your bags and hit the road!

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