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27 Things You're Going To Want For Your Holiday Travels

We can't promise there won't be any crying babies on your flight—but these products will certainly make your trip much smoother!

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1. A rolling carry-on suitcase with a built-in USB port so you never have to wrestle someone for the "outlet seat" ever again.

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Get it on NeedSupply for $159.99+ (available in eight colors).

2. A lightweight neck pillow that'll help you actually get a good sleep on your flight.

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Promising Review: "Ridiculous as it might sound, this may be one of my favorite possessions. I am so convinced of this thing's greatness that I even contemplated buying it for Christmas for everyone who travels. It's super soft fabric as well and I like that it's reversible since you're normally not doing laundry on a trip." —metheliving

Get it from Amazon for $47.95.

3. A reading lamp bookmark for your in-flight book. (No, it doesn't really have a light, but it will probably brighten your travels.)

Promising Review: "SUPER adorable. Seriously, it's the cutest bookmark ever. I enjoyed this for the hour I got to use it, after which it was promptly stolen from me by my 11 year old. She has yet to give it back. Would make a great stocking stuffer or just a small gift for a loved reader." —Michelle KellyGet it from Amazon for $10.99.
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Promising Review: "SUPER adorable. Seriously, it's the cutest bookmark ever. I enjoyed this for the hour I got to use it, after which it was promptly stolen from me by my 11 year old. She has yet to give it back. Would make a great stocking stuffer or just a small gift for a loved reader." —Michelle Kelly

Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

4. A three-pack of Marvis toothpaste, because you're going to be eating a lot of sugar.

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Get the set from Urban Outfitters or Amazon for $15 or individuals for $6 at NeedSupply or Amazon.

5. A pair of incredibly comfortable, lightweight shoes that you can slip right off at a security checkpoint.

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Get them from AllBirds for $95 (available in men's and women's in eight colors).

6. A double-sided backgammon and checker drawstring game-bag set, because you might find yourself playing some good old fashioned board games with the fam.

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Get it from Kaufmann Mercantile for $55.

7. A Harry's shaving kit—which includes a chrome shaver, nine blades, shave cream, and post-shave—so you can be prepared for Grandma to grab your cheeks at any moment.

Get it from Barneys for $50.
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Get it from Barneys for $50.

8. A water-resistant tote that you can fit in your pocket after you're done using it.

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Get it from Uncommon Goods for $39.99.

9. A three-pack of mini containers you can store all of your loose electronics, pills, or beauty products in.

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Promising Review: "I have at least six of these containers. They are great for traveling. I put moisturizers, cream foundation, earrings, primers and loose powder in them." —Susan

Get them from The Grommet for $6.95 or from Amazon for $7.99+.

10. A travel-size eucalyptus deodorant to combat your inevitable airport sweats.

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Get it from Urban Outfitters for $14.

11. A comfy cotton blanket and pillow set, for when it's freezing and your seatmate won't turn off the overhead AC nozzle.

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Get it from Kaufmann Mercantile for $165 (or get a cheaper travel pillow and blanket set from Amazon for $27.71).

12. An Ursa Major skin care set—complete with face wash, tonic, balm, and wipes—so you can look nice and refreshed, even when you're jet-lagged.

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Get it from NeedSupply or Amazon for $41.

13. Or a travel case with four mesh pockets and two elastic bands to organize all of your electronics.

Get it from Amazon for $11.49.
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Get it from Amazon for $11.49.

14. A memory foam neck pillow with an ingenious pocket for your phone, so you don't have to worry about your headphones getting caught on your seatbelt ever again.

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Promising Review: "This is the best travel companion money can buy. Whether you're flying, driving, riding, etc. Yes it's more expensive than most any and all other travel pillows BUT it's also the best. The adjustable support, plush cover, and pack-ability make it a must have for long journeys. The cover is easily washable if needed and stows quickly when you don't need it." —WiscoSkip

Get it from Sharper Image for $39.99 (available in 10 colors).

15. A personalized leather luggage tag to distinguish your bag from every other generic black bag floating around baggage claim.

Promising Review: "There are NO cons to these luggage tags. I love them. Can't get the quality for the price anywhere else." —TRGet them from Brookstone for $35.
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Promising Review: "There are NO cons to these luggage tags. I love them. Can't get the quality for the price anywhere else." —TR

Get them from Brookstone for $35.

16. A carry-on cocktail kit to make yourself a much jollier traveler—and your seatmate, jealous as hell.

Promising Review: "The product came quickly and exactly when it was said to arrive. The product is good quality and such a great gift idea for a traveler that has everything but would like something unique. I recommend this!" —Michelle Get it from Uncommon Goods for $24 (or from Amazon for the same price).
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Promising Review: "The product came quickly and exactly when it was said to arrive. The product is good quality and such a great gift idea for a traveler that has everything but would like something unique. I recommend this!" —Michelle

Get it from Uncommon Goods for $24 (or from Amazon for the same price).

17. A foldable pair of headphones with active noise cancellation, so you can tune out the crying baby on your flight.

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Promising Review: "Best noise cancellation that I've had in a pair of headphones. I used them on a plane and didn't even hear the plane's engines." —cookieman768

Get them from Amazon for $199.95 or Sennheiser for $159.99.

18. A scientifically-proven "flight therapy" balm you can apply to your body to alleviate stress or nausea.

Promising Review: "NOTHING BUT QUALITY! When life happens apply this wonderful aromatherapy to your pulse points and relief is forthcoming! Not like the other saccharine smelling, inferior oils I have tried in the past. Truly delightful! Thank you." —Pules Point AromatherapyGet it from Nordstrom for $31.
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Promising Review: "NOTHING BUT QUALITY! When life happens apply this wonderful aromatherapy to your pulse points and relief is forthcoming! Not like the other saccharine smelling, inferior oils I have tried in the past. Truly delightful! Thank you." —Pules Point Aromatherapy

Get it from Nordstrom for $31.

19. A water-resistant nylon-twill pack to store all of your loose toiletries in.

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Get it from Revolve (available in two colors) or Amazon (available in four colors) for $55.

20. A spacious weekend bag that can slide right over your rolling luggage.

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Get it from Poketo for $168 or find a budget version on Amazon for $11.99 (available in four colors).

21. A felt and leather Macbook case, so you don't have to worry about any dings and dents to your laptop during the flight.

Get it from Aha Life for $46 (see something similar at Amazon for $11.99, available in three sizes).
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Get it from Aha Life for $46 (see something similar at Amazon for $11.99, available in three sizes).

22. A portable stainless steel fabric steamer because you never know what kind of holiday party you may end up at.

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Promising Review: "Any steamer can smooth a knit, so I ran it through a couple of my more bastardly fabrics: a wool-blend suit and a linen-cotton woven oxford. It handled the suit with the ease of a full-power steamer, pushing steam deep and relaxing the fabrics quickly. For a handheld it is very impressive." —Rich

Get it from Amazon for $49.99 (we're also fond of this steamer for $23.97, check out our review here).

23. A flat bottle made from recycled BPA free plastic to stay hydrated while sprinting to your connection flight.

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Promising Review: "This is by far one if the coolest water bottles out there and the fact that it's made flat is a fantastic idea! Not made with cheap plastic as you can feel the durability when in your hands. Extremely happy with this purchase and buying the A6 model was the right size for me (easily fits in my day pack)." —andreas moschopoulos

Get it from Amazon for $36.

24. A drink caddy you can attach to your luggage and free up a hand that you probably need for your ID, phone, or plane ticket.

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Promising Review: "For years I've struggled with getting my coffee fix while traveling and juggling my coffee and answering calls from my team, boss, kids etc and now have a place to put my drink when I travel! Also makes a great place to put my drink when I'm sitting at my gate working or have to run to the restroom!" —Michael

Get it from Bed Bath & Beyond for $19.99.

25. A very thorough packing checklist so you can confidently leave your apartment knowing you've grabbed all the travel essentials.

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Promising Review: "I ALWAYS feel like I'm forgetting things on a trip. It's a guarantee that I will forget at least one thing when I go somewhere. I got these hopeful that they will help alleviate my forgetfulness when packing! They are pretty thorough and leave some space for your own additions, too! Would make a great gift, too. Love the Knock Knock products." —Amanda

Get it from Amazon for $7.

26. A heavenly waffle robe, because if you must pack a robe for your travels you might as well go light.

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Promising Review: "Soft, high quality, great fit and all around great product. I purchased one as a gift and now I'm seriously considering one for myself." —Greg S.

Get it from Parachute for $119.

27. A vintage book case for your Macbook that has some surprisingly practical features—including a hidden compartment for your important documents.

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Get it from Aha Life for $80.

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

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