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    The Official 2019 Bring Me Gift Guide

    Because wrapping up a vacation is hard.

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    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    Happy holidays from the team at Bring Me! We're constantly boarding planes, battling jet lag, and living out of suitcases — and we've come across many a travel product in the process.

    We've complied a list of these awesome products so you can easily find the perfect gift for all the travel-obsessed people in your life. (And who knows, maybe a little something for yourself.)

    1. An Olympia rolling duffel bag perfect for the chronic overpacker. They can hypothetically shove 11 dresses, 19 tops, 18 sneakers, and their entire makeup bag in here — and will *still* have room to spare. Magic! It exists!


    Promising review: "I did so much research when looking for a duffel for a recent five-day trip to NYC. I could not believe what a great bag this is for the price! It can fit an extraordinary amount of stuff inside. It's crazy. The zippers are great, the durability is great, and I haven't had any wheel or handle issues. Awesome bang for your buck!" —Jen Robinson

    Get it from Amazon for $22+ (available in 17 colors).

    2. A luggage scale they'll treasure forever and ever. Overweight baggage fees, which I know from personal experience/shame can cost upwards of $100, are *not* the fee they want to pay before embarking on an overseas adventure.

    Definitely pack this and use it before returning home, that way you know if your many (many many) overseas souvenir purchases are making your luggage too heavy.

    Promising review: "After skating by the hair of my chinny chin chin one too many times, I finally caved and bought a luggage scale. It was a great purchase and something we use way more than we ever thought we would. Unfortunately when you are traveling for work and you go shopping without your scale or your husband, you have to guesstimate. My luggage was 49.9 pounds, barely making it through before I had to pay. Whew! After that, i bought the scale and we've used it countless times. It works great and is super small and easy to throw into your suitcase to weigh for your return home." —jgregory25

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    3. A memory foam travel pillow that'll help them get some first-class sleep even if they're stuck back in economy (because #same).

    "Memory foam is the way to go for neck pillows. No beads or inflatable stuff!! This is very comfortable and you can also squish it into your bag (or the bag it comes in). Plus, it comes with an eye mask and ear plugs." —Tiffany Lo

    Get it at Amazon for $16.95.

    4. Or a wrap-around travel pillow for those friends who need a little bit of extra support. For supreme beauty sleep on long international flights, this machine washable hunk of fleece will keep their head from falling whilst they doze off and will prevent neck pain from ruining their next adventure.


    "OK so this travel pillow is really more of a neck brace — but it works. It stays in place (as it should — you're literally strapped in) and stops your head from nodding as you drift off to sleep. The design is super comfy and perfect for side-sleepers. I've tried out lots of different pillows on long-haul flights from the US to Australia, and this is my fave by far!" —Louise Khong

    Get it at Trtl Travel for $29.99 (available in seven colors) or Amazon for $24.99.

    5. An essential oil roll-on stick packed with peppermint, spearmint, and lavender essential oils. If they feel a travel migraine coming on, all they've have to do is apply this to their temples, forehead, and the back of their neck for a blast of cool relief. Not only will this lessen that pesky headache, but it also smells divine.

    Katy Herman / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "My wife has chronic migraines, nearly every day. This migraine headache stick roll-on is the first thing she grabs when her migraines strike her. She has found it to be one of the most effective relievers she has and relies on it almost daily. I am reordering now because she literally doesn't want to be without it. Only this time I'm purchasing two of them so that she can have one at home and one in her purse. If you have headaches and need relief, you should give it a try." —Denny L.

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    Check out a BuzzFeeder's review of this migraine stick.

    6. A memory foam foot rest because maybe they have foot rests in first class, but that’s a luxury not extended to economy. This little sling will allow them to truly ~kick their feet up~ and relax, promoting circulation and helping them feel less cramped in their tiny seat.

    The best part? Installation is a breeze. Just hang the sling over your tray table and adjustable the straps to make it the perfect length.

    Promising review: "Do you get twitchy on long flights? Restless leg syndrome? Cold feet? No budget for first class with fancy footrests or beds?! We flew from California to Ireland last week and this little wonder was a lifesaver. To be honest, there's not enough room in coach to recline like their photo indicates, but slide it onto the tray table, adjust the footrest to enable your feet to be cradled in it. (I brought slipper socks.) It keeps pressure off the backs of your thighs, improves circulation and makes feet comfy and warm. Ahhhh...I won't travel without it again. Bliss!" —Beachcombers Studio

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

    7. A super lightweight duffle bag that folds up into a neat little square when not in use! Ideal for people who don't have space in their teeny tiny apartment to store luggage *or* for that friend who always comes home with more stuff than they left with (this will be the perfect thing to store in their carry-on).

    Tiffany Lo / BuzzFeed

    "This is great to bring along in case you want to bring back souvenirs or extra things you didn't start your trip with. It zips up into a square and doesn't take up too much space." —Tiffany Lo

    Get it at Amazon for $15.99 (available in seven colors).

    8. Splurge-worthy wireless Bose headphones with impressive noise-cancelling capability, so they'll never again be stuck listening to a snoring seat-mate or screaming baby on the plane.,

    These babies are Alexa-enabled, have three levels of noise-cancellation, are easy to sync with Bluetooth, and come with a carrying case and charging cables.

    "These headphones are wireless AND noise-cancelling. They make a HUGE difference on the plane. They're comfy, the battery life is good, and the sound quality is also great. They're on the pricier side, but it's worth it." —Tiffany Lo

    Get them at Amazon for $299 (available in 3 colors).

    9. A SwissTech hard side luggage crafted with a sleek, chic, and durable design that is surprisingly affordable considering the top-notch quality.


    Promising review: "This suitcase is the perfect carry-on and the perfect size to fit in the overhead bins. The inside is very roomy and I love all the straps to hold everything in, plus it has enough space for everything and is great for short trips. The wheels move very smoothly and are easy to control, so I don't feel like I'm lugging it around. It also has USB ports to charge electronics!" —Lid

    Get it from Walmart for $79+ (available in three colors).

    10. A durable, water-resistant duffle bag that's easy to pack and haul around from place to place. This is perfect for those trips that have a full-on itinerary and require frequent moving (and re-packing).

    The North Face

    This bag also has shoulder straps that are detachable and adjustable, four compression straps, and an outer ID pocket.

    "This is the ultimate travel bag. It's durable, simple, water resistant, and carry-on sized. It's big enough for trips between three to ten days, and I've even taken it on a 14-day trip with smart packing. I prefer backpacks to rolling suitcases for trips that involve frequent packing and unpacking. If you're traveling through a country or a region, staying in multiple places, and need a bag you can haul around easily, this is the bag. It's just big enough to fit everything without being too big. And it's comfortable. But beware: It can be heavy depending on what you pack. It's not a bag I can wear on my back all day, but I can wear it for an hour in the airport without feeling uncomfortable." —James Lamon

    Get it at The North Face for $139 (available in 12 colors).

    11. A secure passport holder to help avoid any "Where the heck did I put my passport?!" meltdowns at the airport. This travel wallet makes it significantly easier for them to keep hold of their most important belongings and documents, a true necessity whilst boarding multiple connecting flights.

    "I love that this passport holder allows me to keep my money, phone, and passport close to me. It's really secure, and having the RFID blocker is a huge plus in case anyone tries to get into my system." —Mike Girsang

    Get it at Amazon for $8.05+ (available in 5 colors).

    12. A light-weight and durable waterproof jacket perfect for hiking, camping, and anything outdoorsy in less-than-ideal weather — you can thank the stowable hood, zippered hand pockets, chin guard, and adjustable cuffs (to prevent the cold from getting in) for that.

    Tiffany Lo / BuzzFeed, Amazon

    "I've worn this on multiple trips and it's durable and fits well. It's also really great for rainy weather and I felt like this was a steal for the price!" —Tiffany Lo

    Get it at Amazon from $44.99 (available in 11 colors).

    13. A flight flap that is deceivingly strong despite the fact that it's as thin as a piece of paper. It will easily mold into the seat in front of them or can remain upright on the tray table, holding everything from their Kindle to their iPhone perfectly in place.


    Promising review: "This is the ultimate must-have for long plane rides. It's moldable so you can literally make it fit ANYWHERE! It is also strong and when you're done, you can easily just flatten it back out and toss it in your bag. It doesn't weigh anything and it's only about as thick as a thin piece of cardboard so it can live in a purse, backpack, or even be used as a big bookmark. I love this things. Now I just have to find out how many folds it's good for!" —Kasey Cassone

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    14. Reusable acupressure bands many reviewers swear are an absolute lifesaver at preventing all travel-related nausea (from road trips to plane rides to seasickness).

    Promising review: "I suffer from terrible motion sickness on airplanes, boats, amusement park rides, and sometimes in cars. I bought these bands in hopes they would help me on a flight from Texas to England to Ireland. I've used medication in the past with mixed results. But nothing has ever stopped the nausea altogether. Nothing but these wrist bands, that is. I didn't have a single moment of sickness whatsoever. I combined them with Dramamine and I felt great the entire flight and even ate a full meal, something I never would have dared in the past. They worked equally as well on the return trip, even through some pretty severe turbulence." —Mandy Ratliff

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    15. A Mophine portable charger equipped with three USB outlets for the friend that will be documenting every single second of their trip — and will need to be charging multiple devices at the same time. Camera? Check. iPhone? Check. Tablet? Check.


    "I bought this one because it charges fairly quickly, and I love that it has multiple USB ports in case I need to share my power supply with my wife or just charge another device. I also love that it's fairly compact and not chunky!" —Mike Girsang

    Get it at Amazon for $59.99 (originally $99.95, available in two colors).

    16. Travel-friendly nügg face masks formulated with camellia seed oil, spirulina extract, and aloe juice for much-needed moisture. That means that their skin will be hydrated, dewy, clean-feeling, and awake — in spite of the fact that they had to leave their home at 3AM for the budget red-eye flight they booked. / Via @nuggbeauty

    Promising review: "This is face mask is AMAZING! I've been struggling with super dehydrated and flaky skin for a long time. I started using this at night, by applying a thin layer before heading to bed, and it's done wonders for my skin! I stopped using it for two nights to see what affect my new moisturizer was having, and could instantly tell the difference. My skin got dry and tight again. This mask makes a HUGE difference and I will definitely be keeping this as nightly or bi-nightly routine to keep my skin soft, hydrated, and lovely!" —J. Murray

    Get a pack of five from Amazon for $17.99 (available in six formulas).

    17. Packing cubes capable of helping them fit their entire 👏 friggin' 👏 wardrobe 👏 inside their carry-on.

    One set = four different packing cubes, each a different size that accommodates to different items.

    Promising review: "I am officially sold on packing cubes!! These things are amazing! I can believe I've been packing without them my whole life. The mesh lining allows you to peek inside, and I was able to pack all my clothes, shoes, and toiletries for a 10-day trip to Europe (full contents listed below). I packed them as I normally would first, and then packed them in the packing cubes. There was SO much more room in my luggage after packing everything in the cubes! Items I fit in the cubes and bag include two jackets, one jean vest, four pants/capris, two pairs of shorts, one romper, four dresses, one maxi skirt, seven tank tops, four shirts, three camisoles, three pajama sets, 15 undies, six pairs of socks, and four pairs of shoes. But why are you still reading?? Go buy these cubes!" —Tiffany

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $22.99.

    18. A TSA-approved transparent organizer so they won't have to dig around your suitcase for liquids (and then stuff them in a clear baggy) while going through airport security. Flying is nerve-wracking enough — give them the gift of not having to worry about their favorite moisturizer being confiscated.


    Promising review: "I am a flight attendant, and this case is perfect for all my international flights that require going through security. Plus, love the handle. It makes it easy to pull out of my suitcase!" —Krissti

    Get it from Amazon for $12.86 (available in nine colors).

    19. Tide travel packets for hand-washing their clothes in the sink when no washing unit is available, that way they'll be able to clean the only white tee they remembered to pack...because all the room that could have been dedicated to everyday basics was instead invested into packing nine pairs of shoes.


    Promising review: "This worked very well on my trip to India. I was able to wash my clothes in hotels, and my clothes were clean and smelled fresh. Best of all, it didn't take up space in my luggage and I didn't have to worry about any spills." —Tiffany

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $3.89.

    20. A travel planner for the ~constantly traveling~ friend with a severe case of wanderlust and an Instagram account that is THE envy of your entire friend group. This little book is particularly awesome because it has designated pages for things to do, places to go, places to eat, budget, and transportation.


    They can even jot down some Dear Diary notes in lined pages meant for all their travel thoughts.

    Promising review: "My wife loves this planner! It's lovely, comprehensive, and (most importantly) compact. With the complicated game of packing tetris involved in international travel, this is a huge plus. It's also made planning our trip much more fun and enjoyable." —Kris Steele

    Get it from Amazon for $13.95.

    21. A mini carry-on cocktail kit so they can craft up bar-worthy beverages at 30,000 feet and feel fancy. Available in classics like margarita, old fashioned, and Italian spritz — just add booze.

    W & P

    The above Hot Toddy kit comes equipped with small-batch ginger syrup, all natural lemon packets, cinnamon sticks, a travel-size bar spoon, a recipe card, and a linen coaster. They'll just have to add some alcohol and stir!

    "I've given these as gifts a few times to my friends who travel (and drink) a lot. You can choose from so many different cocktails, and the kits even come with a tiny napkin and spoon. They also happen to be a great way to get your own vacation started before you even land!" —Dan Katt

    Get it at W&P for $24 (available in 12 flavors).

    22. A cotton sleep mask so they can block out the light that their seatmate has so rudely decided to turn on, even though this is an overnight flight and everyone is clearly trying to get some sort of sleep. Like, your book cannot be that good. Put it away. Read it some other time.

    Promising review: "As a professional in the field of marketing and sales, I am constantly on a plane or train, and in most cases they're long-haul flights of six hours or more. This sleep mask is perfect for anyone who is looking for softness, black-out technology, and flexibility when it comes to catching some much-needed z's whilst traveling. The mask has a bonus when it comes to fit in that it also covers your nose, which helps keep the mask in place in case you toss and turn — plus, it blocks out that bit of extra light many masks let leak in. It's also foldable and washable, and the elastic band doesn't pull or snag your hair." —Ian K.

    Get it from Amazon for $8.47 (available in two colors).

    23. Compression bags that will take their puffer jackets and thick sweaters and shrink 'em down to a fifth of their size, meaning that bringing only a carry-on along will actually be possible. These space-savers don't require a vacuum (which, come on, who has access to one while traveling?) and need to be simply rolled in order to get rid of excess air.


    Promising review: "Thank you, thank you, thank you for existing! I took a nine-day trip to Ireland in March and did not want to bring a big checked suitcase due to how much travel we'd be doing around the country in our laughably small rental car. I needed to cram as much as I could into a carry-on size. Now, I'm someone who perpetually overpacks. It's a running joke with my husband. I always need options and of course must be prepared for unexpected weather. And what could be more unpredictable than Ireland in the middle of spring?!

    When I laid out my clothing for the trip, I cast a forlorn gaze at the travel bags. There was simply no way it would all fit. It was against the laws of physics. But I sure as heck was going to try. And I am amazed. In one small carry-on using these bags, I was able to fit six pairs of pants, 11 shirts/long-sleeved sweaters, two jackets (including a ski jacket!), two hats, two scarves, and two pairs of pajama bottoms, and this is not even counting thick socks, underwear, bras, sneakers, a travel steamer, and toiletries. I simply can't believe how easily it all fit! I even had room to add a souvenir to my bag when coming home. It was tight, but I would have only been able to bring half this without these amazing travel bags. They're seriously life-changing! Thank you for making my trip to Ireland much more relaxing!" —cmc133

    Get a pack of 10 from Amazon for $19.97.

    24. An SPF 25-infused Jack Black lip balm for long-lasting hydration that even the recycled air aboard the airplane won't be able to ruin. Long gone will be the days of them fishing through their overstuffed backpack because of a need to reapply. / Via @getjackblack

    This balm is made with beeswax, green tea leaf extract, shea butter, and cocoa seed butter to provide intense, long-lasting moisture to even the most chapped of pouts.

    Plus, they're available in six delicious flavors: basil lemon, black tea and blackberry, natural mint, grapefruit and ginger, lemon, and cucumber lime.

    Promising review: "This is genuinely the best lip balm I’ve ever tried. I’ve had severely dry, cracked lips since I was a teenager, and basically everything I’ve tried in the past has failed me on one level or another. I’ve been using these Jack Black balms for the past six months or so, and my lips have looked soooo much better. I used to have cracks, and the layer of skin would constantly peel away. I had light scarring and discoloration due to years of dryness and peeling, but not anymore! This even kept my lips protected during a very cold winter in the Midwest. I have six of these floating around my house/purse/work backpack. And I don’t ever see myself using another lip product." —Cara

    Get it from Amazon for $8 (available in five scents).

    25. Odor eliminators because dirty clothes + overused shoes + a small bag = SMELLINESS. But not with these bamboo and charcoal bags! Encourage them to toss these chemical-free deodorizing bags into their carry-on to keep their clothes smelling fresh (even if they are not, in fact, fresh at all).


    Promising review: "These are the best travel buddies! I always pack one of these in my luggage and one in my boyfriend's. While traveling, we sometimes don't get to wash all our clothes, but these bags are brilliant at absorbing the smell of sweat on our clothes and shoes!" —J.L.

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $9.90.

    26. TSA-approved squeezable silicone containers because most hotel shampoos will make their hair greasy a mere .5 seconds after showering, which is why these are a stocking stuffer must. They're perfect for bringing along all of their favorite hair, body, and skincare products (the kind that are so rudely unavailable in travel-sized bottles).


    Plus, these babies have anti-leak caps that ensure your conditioner won't ooze out and ruin your clothes en route to your all-inclusive vacation.

    Promising review: "I travel for work and prefer to carry my bag with me on the plan. This disrupted my daily skincare routine since I couldn't carry on some of the products that I use (especially my facial scrub which was over four ounces). With these portable travel bottles, it's very easy to squeeze the thick product into the bottle and very easy to squeeze it out! I was worried that the bottles would explode or leak but I have been using them for a few weeks and have not had any issues." —Connie Soeder

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $7.99 (available in three colors).

    27. Disposable silicone earplugs to help them bid adieu to flying discomfort. Ear pain during air travel is REAL (babies are crying for a reason), but these nifty little things are the perfect way to help curb harsh noises and my-ears-are-popping altitudes.


    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." —Amy Clark

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    28. A Mario Badescu facial spray with an impressive blend of aloe, herbs, and rosewater that can do everything from set and refresh makeup, give their complexion a dewy appearance, and wake up tired skin. It'll also help their face feel clean...even though they're sitting in an economy seat with a person coughing next to them and are already beginning to feel the pimples start to form. / Via @mariobadescu

    Psst, this facial spray comes in a set of two! One with four fluid ounces, the other with two fluid ounces (AKA travel-sized).

    Promising review: ""The redness on my cheeks has gone way down and I have a much more even complexion after just four days. I've been lightly spraying this on my face after cleansing with the Mario Badescu Rice Milk Carnation Cleanser and again first thing upon waking. It smells very nice and magically fixes skin problems — even my acne has cleared up! I'm very impressed." —Terryoke

    Get it from Amazon for $7+.

    29. Neoprene handle wraps available in fluorescent colors they can easily spot from space or, at the very least, from baggage claim. No more confusing their boring black suitcase with someone else's.


    Promising review: "I love how these make it easy to see when my bags are at baggage claim. Everyone has a suitcase that looks alike, but we put this on every piece of luggage and spent only 30 seconds at baggage claim!" —Blunt Truth

    Get a set of five from Amazon for $9.99 (available in 11 colors).

    30. A packing list notepad that will always come in handy, reminding them to bring all the small (but extremely important) miscellaneous items they'd have otherwise forgotten about. Did they pack 35 pairs of shoes? Yes. But did they pack contact solution, toothpaste, a hair tie, and socks? Probably not. That's where this gift will shine.


    Promising review: "My girlfriend loves this! She suffers heavily from wanderlust as well as forgetfulness, so this helps her immensely with both. She loves the amount of detail this list has, and it really helps her remember the little things." —Adam Despen

    Get it from Amazon for $7..

    31. A collapsible Nomader water bottle they can roll up and stow away when not in use. All they'll have to do is fill it up before their flight in case the drink carts take forever to come around, that way they're not slowly dying of both dehydration and a hatred of turbulence.

    Promising review: "I got this for my upcoming hiking trip and love the quality and ease with which this can be collapsed and stored. I'm also excited to bring this on my next trip to the airport, as it will save me $7 (the average cost of a water bottle at the airport)! It's easy to fill at a water fountain by the gate. Love this whole concept!" —Laurie Cook

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

    32. An Energizer clip-on light that can be easily slipped on over that engrossing thriller paperback they're reading. Rather than turning on the overhead light in either the plane or their shared hostel dorm, this allows them to continue reading without disturbing anyone's beauty sleep.

    Psst, two Energizer batteries are included!

    Promising review: "I bought this for travel and dim hotels. Perfect solution! It's not too large, the clip works easily, and I've used it for about 15 hours and the battery is still going strong!" —Patricia

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    33. A LifeStraw personal water filter perfect for their next camping trip! This filters out all the icky bacteria out of pond, lake, and river water and turns it into a liquid that one can safely consume.


    Promising review: "I frequently hike and camp in the backcountry all over the United States. Carrying the amount of water that I need to survive during these trips is just not feasible. I recently took a LifeStraw out for a test on a backcountry hike in the Rocky Mountains. I was drinking fresh snow melt and also from lakes that are home to beavers and other wildlife. There was no added taste to the water and I didn't get sick during or after the trip." —Charlie

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    34. Yes! A fanny pack! Not only is this great for airport travel, but it’s also great for all of their daily activities! Carrying around a crossbody while sightseeing genuinely hurts your shoulders after a while and makes you more susceptible to pickpocketing, which is what makes this Little Black Fanny Pack such a great investment and useful gift.


    I once made fun of my dad for wearing a fanny pack at the airport and I regret it to this day.

    Promising review: "Ordered this for a trip and I love it! It fits all my necessities perfectly, is a great size, and comes with lots of compartments to keep everything organized." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

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