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    34 Things You're Totally Gonna Want When Traveling This Holiday Season

    Including — 🥁drum roll, please — a luggage-mounted cup caddy because IDK about you...but I'm not getting on a flight without my coffee.

    1. A nifty universal phone mount so you can pass your high-altitude hours watching the latest season of Sexy Beasts on Netflix. Seeing as you spent all your time at the gate painstakingly downloading them over airport Wi-Fi, it'd be a total waste if you didn't. 🤷‍♀️

    a reviewer's phone attached to the universal mount

    2. A set of shoe bags if just the *thought* of your trainers mingling with your clean clothes sends a shiver down your spine.

    3. A supportive and adjustable travel pillow because booking a red-eye flight saved you mad $$$ but you're not about to sacrifice any sleep. 

    the grey travel pillow in an O shape
    a reviewer using the grey pillow
    BuzzFeed, www.amazon.com

    There's even a snapping strap attached that'll allow you hook it to your backpack, luggage, or purse for hands-free carrying.

    Promising review: "We just flew across the country twice and loved using this travel pillow. It wasn't too hot around our necks and kept our heads supported while we slept on the plane. I wore mine during the entire flights, even when awake. I was able to comfortably read and watch a movie on my tablet while wearing the pillow. Rotating the pillow around your neck adjusts the thickness, so you can customize the fit and support. I have bought lots of different travel pillows and in my opinion, this one is the best!" —LW

    Get it from Amazon for $31.97 (available in eight colors).

    4. A smart carry-on designed with an ejectable battery, a crush-proof shell, and a spacious interior so you can overpack to your heart's absolute desire.

    5. A bungee cord so you can strap your duffle bag or brief case right to your rolling luggage. That way, you don't have walk what feels like miles from security to your gate looking like a pack mule. 

    the bungee securing a brief case to a carry-on bag

    Promising review: "Don't know how I traveled without this piece of basic equipment, but it is a third hand and arm when you need it most. Easy to put into action, easy to put away when you are finished. For instance...I need a heavy coat outside the airport or conference center, but inside, it is a pain in the neck to carry and store while seated. I fold that big garment in half and attach it to my roll-around with this bungee, and the coat stays out of the way, stays clean, and is accessible. If you are tired of dealing with excess stuff while traveling, or you are in school/work and need to carry a coat around or a project around all day, then this is the go-to solution. What are you waiting for...put this in your cart!" —Patrick Molina

    Get it from Amazon for $12.90+ (available in three colors).

    6. A luggage-mounted cup caddy because if you're anything like me, coffee is HIGH on your list of airport priorities and you could likely use an extra hand to carry it. 

    gray cup caddy holding a Starbucks coffee and cellphone attached to a carry-on suitcase handle

    Promising review: "This cup holder is perfect! It helps me a lot! Last time I took a plane with a suitcase and a cup of coffee, I dropped and spilled my drink everywhere when it was my turn to check my passport and ticket. It was a nightmare! This time, I bought this cup holder to do me a favor! I don't have to worry about where my cup and phone are! I can free my hands to do other things. I love it so much! Hope you love it too." —Philip

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99 (available in eight colors/patterns). 

    7. A transparent vaccine holder so your CDC record doesn't endure any tears, stains, or other signs of wear when you're out on the road and whipping it out frequently.

    a vaccine card in a transparent plastic sleeve

    8. Or, if you've got a handful of important documents to worry about, a combined passport/vaccine holder with dedicated spots for *all* of your identification.

    holder open showing place to put passport and vaccine card
    EvtodiCom / Etsy

    This Australia-based small business creates personalized leather goods that are handmade by designer and owner Igor. 

    Promising review: "Perfect for holding our passport and vaccination card! Heading to Europe and it’s perfect to keep everything together...great quality!!" —Samantha Jewett

    Get it from EvtodiCom on Etsy for $17.91+ (originally $19.90+; available in four colors and with or without personalization).

    9. A solid lotion bar you can keep in your purse or even in your pocket because although they're free, those lil' hotel bottles just ain't it. 

    tins of solid lotion in different scents
    three different lotions with bee designs
    Wild Poppy Soap Co. / Etsy

    Wild Poppy Soap Co. is a Bradford, New Hampshire–based small biz from Julie Bursey. 

    Promising review: "I ordered three lotion bars for upcoming trips. They arrived very quickly and are very nice, softening for my skin and smell wonderful. I’m very happy with my purchase!" —Karen Slack

    Get it from Wild Poppy Soap Co. on Etsy for $6 (available in 22 scents). 

    10. A Bluetooth-enabled mask if falling asleep on vacation is not your forte. Slip this baby on, turn on your favorite thunderstorm simulator, and it's like you never left home.

    11. A pair of Apple AirPods Pro ready to play hours and hours of whatever playlist you're currently digging so you can distract yourself whilst sitting at the airport. The accompanying charging case delivers 24 full hours of playtime, or — if your mind works like mine — enough juice to play the entirety of Dua Lipa's Future Nostalgia 38 times.

    side view of a buzzfeed editor wearing the airpods
    a buzzfeeder holding the earbuds in their hand
    a buzzfeeder holding the airpod case
    Emma Lord / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "Best earbuds I’ve ever purchased. For years I wanted wireless noice canceling earbuds after using the Beats Studios and Bose QC lines. Being an iPhone, user I always saw the appeal of AirPods but never could use them due to them not fitting my ear correctly and always falling out. As soon as I saw the design of the AirPods Pro, I instantly came to Amazon and ordered them. If you’re at all contemplating ordering these, I 100% recommend them. The noise cancelling is slightly above average and the transparency mode is extremely useful on the go or whenever you need to hear your surroundings with your music. Amazing product definitely worth the steep price." —Corey P.

    And here's more from BuzzFeed shopping editor Emma Lord: "I have a pair of these, and they're not playing around. Once they're securely in your ear, you can toggle the headphones between noise-cancelling and regular sound, depending on your situation. I've been working from home, and the noise-cancelling is so effective that I can work next to a window where my neighbor is doing heavy construction and I don't hear anything louder than a faint buzzing. It's quieter than if I'd just plugged my ears with my own fingers. I'm also a runner, and these don't budge when you're sweating, which is nice. It's also handy that these toggle out of noise cancellation mode, because I feel better being able to hear traffic and other people around me when I'm out and about. The TL;DR is I love these so much I have zero interest in owning another pair of headphones for as long as I live." Read her full review of the AirPod Pros here!

    Get them from Amazon for $189.99.

    12. An ultra-thin, LED folding mirror if you're dedicated to plucking your eyebrows on the daily — no matter where you are or what kind of overhead lighting you're working with.

    the green mirror which has an on/off button

    13. A powerful portable charger because you *will* take approx. 1 million photos a day and your phone's battery *will* drain in what feels like a matter of minutes. 

    a hand holding the blue portable charger

    This powerful battery pack weighs as little as a can of soup yet charges the iPhone 8 almost seven times, the Galaxy S8 five times, or the iPad Mini 4 twice.

    Promising review: "I travel for a living and have always needed a portable charger. This thing literally never dies. The longest-lasting charger I have ever had. I was out in London all day, phone nearly dead, and had to go straight to the airport for a nine-hour flight back to the USA. This charger charged my phone the ENTIRE flight, and then on my service car, my coworker needed to charge his phone. I had meetings all day and then a dead phone and I charged my phone to a full 100% again! This is a MUST-HAVE PRODUCT." —Kyle G.

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99+ (available in four colors).

    14. A pack of Neutrogena Makeup Remover Facial Cleansing Towelettes if you're traveling light (aka without your trusty bottle of micellar water) and are looking for an alcohol-free formula to cleanse your skin and wipe away everything from forehead grease to day-old waterproof mascara. Since they come individually wrapped, you don't have to worry about them drying out, either.

    a reviewer holding one of the makeup wipes

    15. A Hackwith Design House shirt that can be worn ~six~ different ways so you can pack a capsule wardrobe and not have to lug around a large checked bag. 

    a model wearing the black long-sleeved wrap top in three ways: off the shoulder, tied in the front with a square neck, and tied in the back with a V-neck in front
    Hackwith Design House

    Hackwith Design House is a small, woman-owned business. Their sustainable designs are made to order and sewn in their Minnesota studio. Their sizes run from XS to 4X. On Mondays, they also release limited-edition designs so you can be one of only 25 people to own a piece! 

    I have this shirt and I *love* it. All credit for its discovery goes to TikToker @jennifer.bianca who I happened to stumble across on my FYP. It checks all my boxes: black, comfortable, versatile, and durable. My initial worry was that I wouldn't feel secure in it (I have a 38DDD chest and most wrap tops/dresses I've tried haven't stayed where they're supposed to), but I haven't had an issue with this! I've worn it tied in the front giving me a square neck (like the middle picture) and tied in the back giving me a V-neck up front (just like the photo on the right) — both were super comfortable and I didn't have to adjust myself at all. As someone whose weight fluctuates, I also appreciate that this piece can handle pounds gained and lost. The fabric is medium weight so I'll be wearing it season to season and there's just enough elasticity in the arms that if you roll up your sleeves, they won't fall back down. All that is to say trust that I will be buying additional colors!

    Get it from Hackwith Design House for $110 (available in women's sizes XS–4X and in four colors). 

    16. A pair of Levi's pull-on skinny jeans if you're someone who doesn't like leaving the house in loungewear but wants to *feel* like they're wearing loungewear nonetheless. 

    front view of a reviewer in dark wash jeggings
    side view of a different reviewer in a lighter wash

    Promising review: "OK, I'm not going to lie. I was skeptical about these pants. I hate buying clothes online without trying them on first, but the reviews here said that they runs true to size, so I trusted them. I am SO GLAD that I did. These pants are everything I ever wanted. Make my butt look cute? Check. No nasty zipper to dig into my gut? Check. Perfect length for any season? Check. I can wear these with a cute blouse as a teacher, and still look professional, while still being comfortable. I feel comfortable wearing these basically any time, and I think that if you're lacking a pair of them and thinking about it, you should go get a pair. They're AMAZING." —AlySedai

    Get them from Amazon for $21.50+ (available in women's sizes 2–28, in three lengths, and eight washes). 

    17. Or a stretchy drawstring jumpsuit so comfortable but stylish, you can wear it on your flight and then roll right out of the airport and through the rest of your day without a wardrobe change.

    a reviewer wearing the jumpsuit in grey with white stripes
    a different reviewer wearing the jumpsuit in green

    Promising review: "Absolutely love this romper. The stretch is amazing! I originally ordered a large based on reviews and it was way too big so I decided to order the medium and even that was big so I decided to order one more time and did the small and that fit perfect! This romper is sooo comfy, perfect for traveling, running errands or just lounging in." —Yvonne

    Get it from Amazon for $30.99+ (available in women's sizes S–XXL and in 32 colors/prints).