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    21 Travel Products That'll Make Your Seat Mate Jealous

    Including ear plugs that prevent your ears from popping/hurting/being in any sort of pain while flying. #bless

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    1. Disposable silicone earplugs that may help you say "GOODBYE" to discomfort. Ear pain during air travel is REAL, and babies have every reason to cry because of it. Just saying.

    Promising review: "I love this product! Every couple of trips, no matter what tricks I try, I cannot clear my ears. The ear pain is immense at takeoff (I completely understand why those babies and toddlers wail!), and then I'm hard of hearing for days. With these, that has never happened. A few other people near me had ear pain and I did not, so I was very grateful I'd bought this product." β€”Amy Clark

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $14.25.

    2. A travel journal complete with scratch-off maps and a notebook that lets you record your adventures. Like a stamp in your passport, but better.

    This eco-friendly notebook also contains a diary section so you can really go into ~detail~ about the funniest (or must frustrating, lol) parts of your trip. It also comes with an adorable lil' bookmark to help you keep your place.

    Promising review: "I love this! You can keep track of everywhere you have been around the world just by scratching them off the map like a lottery ticket. This is so great for people who love to travel!" β€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    3. A portable photo printer to get a head start on your scrapbooking endeavors. These prints come with adhesive backs: just print, peel, and stick!

    How does it work? Just download the HP Sprocket app, connect the printer via bluetooth to your phone, and BAM! Just decide which photos you'll want to print out in your app, and then edit 'em β€” only if you want to, of course.

    Promising review: "Look, I never write reviews, but I was SHOCKED by how clear my photos came out! This is my third try at portable printers, and it's BY FAR the best. My family travels a lot, and my kids like to do scrap books on the go, and this thing is perfect for quick journaling or scrapbooking. Plus, the sticky back makes them easier to put in a scrapbook!" β€”patootie10902205

    Get it from Amazon for $129.95 (available in six colors).

    PLUS, THIS LOOKS SO DAMN FUN TO USE. Dare I say, even more fun than an in-flight movie? / Via @hp

    4. A travel wallet because there is NOTHING WORSE than losing a connecting boarding pass while on a plane. Is it underneath your seat? In the carry-on you stored in the overhead compartment? DID YOU DROP IT EN ROUTE TO THE PLANE?

    Having a wallet that holds ALL your important documents β€” your passport, your itinerary, your boarding passes β€” in one place will give you serious peace of mind. Especially if you have connecting flights!! While the person next to you is frantically searching for their papers, you'll just be sitting there. Sneering. Mean, but true.

    Promising review: "This is a great travel wallet for passports! It keeps all of your travel documents in one place β€” I was able to store two passports and airplane tickets in this thing on my last vacation!" β€”Night Hunter

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99 (available in 28 colors).

    Speaking of that damn overhead compartment...

    5. An carry-on bag that you can store β€” YES β€” right underneath the seat in front of you. No more getting up mid-flight to see if you left your headphones in your stowed away bag.,

    This carry-on features a front pocket (for easy access to chargers, headphones, etc.) and a large main compartment to fit all your essentials. PLUS! It comes with a back-up tote bag β€” just in case you need to fit some extra souvenirs in for the plane ride back.

    Promising review: "This is the greatest traveling combo β€” it is sitting under the seat in front of me on the plane as I type this! Even a TSA lady complimented me on it!" β€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $55.46 (available in 13 colors).

    6. Skinny jogger sweats you'd save to an "airport chic" Pinterest board. These are crazy cozy without compromising style.

    Promising review: "These are very soft sweat pants! I wore them during a10 hour flight, and I couldn't have been happier with them!" β€”Caitlin

    Get them from Amazon for $9.99 (available in sizes XS-XXL and in 26 colors).

    Check out more comfortable things to wear on a plane here.

    7. Headphones designed with comfort in mind β€” the earmuffs are made from a memory-protein cushion that won't bother you after 11 seconds of wear.

    The memory-protein is actually modeled after the texture of human skin (weird but cool). Plus, the headphones themselves can be folded, which means they won't take up a ton of space in your bag.

    Promising review: "We LOVE these headphones! They're perfect for travel: they fold up well, aren't flimsy, and are very comfortable!" β€”Vanessa

    Get them from Amazon for $34.99 (available in five colors).

    8. OR! A pair of noise cancelling headphones to drown out the sounds of the crying baby who (of course) got seated right behind you.

    These also fold up AKA they won't take up a ton of room in your bag.

    Promising review: "I've taken these headphones on both international and domestic flights, and they work beautifully! Airplane noise, sitting near the restroom, crying babies, extremely loud yappers β€” no longer a problem! I am able to enjoy watching movies and listening to music undisturbed thanks to these things." β€”Kindle Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $32.

    9. A hooded cardigan that's the equivalent of your softest blanket, but with sleeves. This'll make your narrow cabin seat feel almost as cozy as home.,

    ATTENTION! It also has POCKETS.

    Promising review: "I love this soft, warm, lightweight coat! It’s like wearing one of those sherpa blankets β€” it's perfect! If you love to snuggle up with soft things, then this is ideal for you." β€”adoxey

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and in six colors).

    10. A travel-sized face mist packed with antioxidants and green superfoods designed to keep your skin feelin' fresh β€” because nothing wreaks havoc on your skin quite like travel does.

    This little cruelty-free mist may help in the fight against dryness and dulness, but it can also be used to set your makeup. WOO!

    Promising review: "I have sensitive, combo skin, and this product impressed me right from the first use! It feels SO good on my skin: refreshing, cooling, and calming. Plus, it smells great!" β€”Gabriella21

    Get it from Sephora for $18.

    11. Compression socks to keep your adorable little piggies (AKA your feet) from swelling up. Did I mention that these have over 7,000 positive reviews? I didn't? Well now I did.

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    Promising review: "With three weeks of international travel coming up, I purchased these to combat swelling in my feet during the flights. I had noticed swelling after three hour domestic flights, so I was worried about what almost 30k miles would do! I wore these on every leg of the trip and never noticed any swelling β€” even after the 10-15 hour flights. They are very comfortable, too!" β€”J. Beaty

    Get them from Amazon for $14.95+ (available in sizes S-XL and in nine colors).

    Check out our full review here.

    12. An E-reader with a backlight you can dim or brighten. This means you'll be able to finish reading Harry Potter for the 49th time, even if the overhead lights are turned off.

    Overnight flights encourage everyone to fall asleep AKA the cabin will be super dark for a large portion of your flight...and you don't want to be the a$$hole that turns on the light when everyone else is trying to sleep. Just download a couple of books onto your Kindle before takeoff and BAM! You'll have a library at your fingertips. Plus, the battery life on this thing is incredible.

    Promising review: "This is such a great e-reader. It's great to travel with, and is small enough to fit comfortably in your jacket pocket. Plus, the battery life is outstanding β€” I rarely have to charge it!" β€”frabjousday

    Get it from Amazon for $119.99.

    13. A travel bucket list to help you plan your next adventure. Because hey, it's never too early to much $$$ you'll have to save.

    This book contains beautiful photography and tons of information about a ton of exciting places β€” some of which you may have never even heard of.

    Promising review: "I've traveled to 28 countries and have spent 25 months of the last 10 years abroad. My family and friends consider me well-traveled, and frequently ask for advice about where they should travel. I have places I remember fondly and can recommend, but travel is so personal: what is amazing for one person can be lackluster for another. Also, I've been a lot of places, but I haven't actually been EVERYWHERE. So now, when I rattle off recommendations, I also recommend this book. I personally use this book to discover lesser known gems in countries I plan trips to, but it is also useful for novice travelers to discover what the world offers. I purchased a copy of this book for my younger brother who graduated college and wanted to go on a longer term travel adventure, but didn't know where he should go: he pored over the book, discovered many places he had never heard of, and was able to piece together a rough itinerary." β€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $13.88.

    14. Comfortable slip-on sneakers you can ~slip~ on for trips to the bathroom, and then easily take off again once you're sitting snugly back in your seat.

    Slip-on sneakers are THE BEST for traveling β€” they're easy to take on and off through security checks, and you won't need to re-lace your shoe every time you need to use the restroom (if you, like me, like to take off your shoes after liftoff). ALSO! Me and my coworker (HI EMMA) absolutely love these Dr. Scholl's shoes. They're like clouds for your feet.

    Get them from Amazon for $105.99 (in black)(available in sizes 6-11).

    15. A travel cord roll because tangled headphones are the second most frustrating thing on the planet. (Forgetting your headphones at home is #1.)

    This roll keeps all your travel cords β€” iPhone chargers, camera chargers, headphones, USB cords, etc. β€” from tangling in your purse and making a mess in your otherwise organized travel bag. It also helps ~condense~ your cords AKA they'll take up minimal space, that way you have room for other essentials. Like snacks.

    (You can also use this to store things that are not cords, like jewelry.)

    Promising review: "Wow! This really helped me organize all of the wires and plugs I need to carry with me for work and school. No more pulling tangled wires out of my bag, wasting time untangling wires, or looking for the right accessory! Everything is conveniently stored in one, hassle-free place. I bought two β€” one for me and one for my hubby." β€”bw

    Get it from Amazon for $15.43+ (available in six colors).

    16. A memory foam travel pillow to cradle your neck, while the attached hoodie gives off serious "SHE DOESN'T EVEN GO HERE" vibes.

    But actually, this hoodie is a silent "do not disturb" sign and will help you fall asleep by blocking out light.

    Promising review: "I travel all the time and have tried many travel pillows, but this is my favorite one by far! The hood makes it easier to block out surrounding light and noises, and it's also good for taking a quick nap before classes." β€”Daoud Ajeen

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    Check out our picks for the best travel pillow on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    17. A laptop sleeve to protect your precious computer from scratches. *initiate Gollum voice*

    Get it from Elisabeth Fredriksson on Society6 for $36.99 (available in two sizes).

    18. A stretchy bodysuit that'll make your seatmate say, "HOW THE HELL DID YOUR SHIRT STAY TUCKED IN THIS WHOLE TIME?"

    This button-up boyduit will make you look polished and put together throughout your whole damn flight! This is perfect for people flying on business and running to a meeting after they land. OR! If you have a later flight and plan on dropping off your suitcase at the Airbnb and heading out to dinner.

    Get it from J.Crew for $78 (available in two colors and sizes 000-16 and in petite or tall sizes).

    19. A crossword puzzle book, just in case the in-flight movies are terrible. OR if, you know, there's no in-flight entertainment at all.

    I once sat on an eight hour flight that didn't have any movies playing and I basically didn't know what to do with myself. AND EVERYONE ELSE WAS SLEEPING so I couldn't turn on the overhead light and read my book. And I forgot my Kindle, too. Being considerate is the absolute worse.

    Promising review: "One of my neighbors went into a nursing home last year, and she bought the daily paper just so she could do the crosswords. She's nearly 80 now and has had cataract surgery on both eyes, but still loves her crosswords β€” in 'large' print. She gave this a five star rating." β€”Karen Anderson

    Get it from Amazon for $9.98.

    20. A portable charger so you can listen to music/browse through all 70,000 of the amazing photos you took on your trip without worrying about your phone dying in the process.

    Get it from for $35 (available in five colors).

    21. And of course, travel-friendly SNACKS. Because who expects a tiny bag of pretzels to hold them over for a three hour flight? NOT THIS GAL, that's who.

    Stash a bunch of these sweet and salty snacks (I'm talking Rice Krispie treats, granola bars, fruit snacks, Golfish, etc.) in your carryon β€” because hanger on the ground is unmanageable, so imagine how bad it would be a bajillion miles in the air?

    Plus, this comes in a cute little plastic container AKA it'll be easy to keep it organized and take it in/out of your carryon.

    Promising review: "I bought this as a gift for my husband, and he thought it was so cute! This box contains a good mix of travel-sized snacks, and we have refilled the box with our own snacks to throw in the car for road trips and hikes!" β€”Emma Roberts

    Get a pack of 12 snacks from Amazon for $22.99

    You to your envious seatmate:

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    The reviews in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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