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    Don’t Let Winter Brain Freeze Make You Forget To Pack These 38 Genius Travel Products

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    1. An airplane seat back organizer because air travel can actually be pleasant when all your in-flight essentials are within reach. Thanks to the four roomy pockets, this organizer can hold your snacks, drinks, electronics, books, toys, etc. so you may not need to squeeze past your seat neighbor 10 times in the same flight because you need to grab something else from your carry-on.

    Promising review: "Very useful especially when traveling with kids. Provided easy access and storage to things like water bottle, hand sanitizer, snacks, wipes, headphones. I didn't have to access my carry-on." —JJ

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    2. A versatile and travel-friendly travel shawl that'll double (triple?) as a scarf and blanket. It's fantastic for climates that are warm during the day but chilly at night. It'll also come in handy if you're traveling somewhere scorching hot but may need to occasionally dress more modestly (churches in Europe will often require you cover your shoulder to enter). And! It's UPF 50+, which means the fabric is designed to block 98% of the sun's rays.

    reviewer wearing the silver gray shawl as a scarf
    model wearing the burgundy shawl as a wrap

    Promising review: "I love my new everywhere scarf/shawl. I purchased the silver for travel and am now wearing it almost daily. It is sooooo soft and versatile. Looks great with jeans and a sweater as a scarf. Looks really nice as a shawl with a dress or slacks and blouse. You will love how you feel wrapped up in it on an airplane or in the car on a trip. Don’t pass up owning this great accessory, enjoy it!" —George K.

    Get it from Amazon for $44+ (available in nine colors/styles).

    3. A contoured sleep mask to block out the sunlight — no, wait, that's just your seat neighbor's reading light. It molds to your face so the bright lights shining through your hotel window or coming from the iPad of the kid sitting next to you don't ruin your shut-eye.

    a reviewer wearing the sleep mask in black
    a reviewer photo of the outer view of the sleep mask
    a reviewer photo of the back side of the eye mask

    Promising review: "Must-have for traveling and staggered bedtime! My partner has used a lot of other brands prior to finding this eye mask. He uses them to block out the TV light on nights I am up watching TV or when he takes naps in the daytime. It is the first eye mask that he's tried that blocks out light and is comfortable to wear. The material is very soft. It does come with a nylon travel case and earplugs. This is our second purchase in case one gets misplaced." —m.szegedy

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in seven colors).

    4. A travel-friendly wrinkle release spray if you hate wearing crinkled clothes and don't want to pull out the hotel's full-size ironing board each morning. This 3-in-1 spray de-wrinkles, reduces static, and eliminates odors.

    Promising review: "Perfect for a cruise vacation where you have to iron clothes in laundry room (if the ship has one). My husband and I found these very helpful, as did family members whom we shared them with. It's not the same result as an iron, of course, but good enough for what we needed. Definitely recommend!" —MJ

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $6.05.

    5. wrinkle-resistant top for wearing to the airport in the morning and then to a business dinner in the evening.

    plus-size model wearing the black button-down as a jacket
    model wearing the white button-down
    Athleta

    Promising review: "I've slowly purchased almost all the colors. I've sized down for a better fit for me, even with a wide back. There are no gaps in the front buttons. Very handy travel piece as well as use at home or wherever you need it. Great feel in warm/hot temperatures, UPF protection and wrinkle resistant." —anonymous

    Get it from Athleta for $119.99 (available in women's regular sizes XXS–3X, tall sizes S–XL, petite sizes XS–L, and in five colors — not all colors available in all sizes). 

    6. A pack of 50 on-the-go games so the kids aren't on their phones the *entire* 10-hour car ride. This pack comes with a variety of games: guessing games, memory challenges, trivia questions, and more!

    Promising review: "Bought this as a gift for my son as we had a 10-hour road trip in less than a week. We played several of the games, but the guess the job was our favorite. Played that for nearly two hours!! Our 12-year-olds loved it as much as we did!!! If playing in car, recommend playing when not in busy traffic so driver and navigator can play." —Sydney

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    7. A set of portable soap paper sheets because we've all had to use shady public restrooms and cringed when we press the soap dispenser only to find that it's empty. Not anymore!

    reviewer holding the blue bear-shaped soap sheet holder
    the soap sheet holder opened showing the soap sheets

    Promising review: "So may times I have been stuck using a public restroom that has no hand soap. Total nightmare, especially nowadays. I can’t stress enough how handy this product is. I keep one everywhere: one in my purse, one in my car, one in my diaper bag. They’re small enough to fit anywhere. The packaging is super cute, a bit cheap feeling but they do the job. The actual soap is amazing. It lathers up really well and doesn’t leave a residue layer nor it leaves your hands feeling mega dry. Definitely recommend!" —Giovanna

    Get a pack (50 sheets total) from Amazon for $5.99 (available in three colors and in larger packs).

    8. And a pack of laundry soap sheets that'll clean your socks, undies, T-shirts, bathing suits, you name it so you don't need to pack one pair for every single day of your trip.

    collection of shaving sheets, body wash sheets, and shampoo sheets
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This came SO in handy during my vacation to Europe! I was making lots of different stops to places with different types of weather. With these laundry soap sheets I was able to wash my clothes in the sink — letting me pack just the right amount of clothes for all the different places I went." —Katie Fujarski

    Get 50 sheets from Amazon for $9.95.

    9. Or some Tide sink packets to bring with you the same scent you use at home. 

    Each pack comes with three packets. And, because they *are* liquid, they'll easily slide into the side of your toiletries bag. I've packed these on international trips to much success!

    Promising review: "I have taken these packets on travels throughout the world. They are small and fit in my bag. They are good for a wash in a sink or wash bag. I use tide at home donut is my wash if choose. Glad to have them. They don’t leak either." —Barbara Jefferson

    Get nine packs from Amazon for $6.45.

    10. A drink holder if you're always running out of space on those tiny airplane tray tables and risking spilling your Coke all over your neighbor. This try sits on the the window ledge and offers cup holders as well as slots for a phone, glasses, headphones, and more.

    Heads up — you can only use this if you're sitting in a seat that has access to a full window!

    Promising review: "I used this for the first time on a 737. It was fabulous! It didn't intrude into my sitting space nearly as much as I expected. Because the actual window is recessed from the side wall, this only sticks out from the side wall about an inch. If you're considering this, you likely fly enough to know that seats aren't always aligned with the windows. If your window happens to be right beside your seat or the seat in front of you, this won't be of much use. But because it doesn't jut out as much as I thought, you can use it in more situations than I expected. And when you can use it, it's great! I love not having to have my entire tray table down just to hold a 3-inch cup. My only suggestion would be to add a place to hold trash until the flight attendant picks it up. This is very small, very lightweight, and very useful. I'll be taking it on every flight from here on." —JBC

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    11. A mini lightweight flat iron for sleek, straight styles — even on vacay. 

    reviewer showing their naturally curly hair and then pin straight hair achieved using the straightener
    reviewer hand holding straightener

    It also comes with a heat-resistant pouch for easy carrying!

    Promising review: "This fits perfectly in my toiletries travel bag that I take with me as a flight attendant. Anything that comes in a small size and still works well is perfect for me." —Kathy S

    Get it from Amazon for $16.97+ (available in three colors).

    12. A reusable collapsible water bottle so you're not spending $3.50 on a bottle of water at Disney valuable time. Instead, invest in these little roll-up bottles to keep the family hydrated and your wallet a bit happier. 

    reviewer photo of the blue water bottled rolled up
    reviewer holding the empty unrolled blue water bottle

    Promising review: "We recently took these water bottles on a trip to Europe. They stuff into a luggage pocket easily and you can fill them at a water fountain when you get past security. These are especially easy to fill because you can fold them over if they don't fit in the water fountain." —Mary

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in three colors and in a pack of two).