Skip To Content

    31 Things From Target That You'll Be Glad You Bought When You Start Traveling Again

    Anything to make your future adventures a bit easier.

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

    1. A set of five zip-up packing cubes for keeping your suitcase neat and tidy. Organize by outfit, category, or style to make the most of your limited packing space.

    the cubes in blue inside of a suitcase
    Target

    Set includes two large, one medium and two small packing cubes.

    Promising review: "I LOVE these packing cubes. I have several different brands and sizes already, and these are some of the best. They are very well-made. The stitching is tight. The zipper slides easily. I will never travel again without packing cubes." —Target Reviewer 

    Price: $45 (available in two colors) 

    2. A digital luggage scale to ensure that your overpacking doesn't get out of hand. With this, you can weigh your luggage at home or anywhere else, so you can avoid those tricky baggage fees.

    the scale weighing a piece of luggage
    Target

    Promising review: "It worked for me. I had no weight problems with my luggage. Definitely a great tool to have for planning purposes!" —Bdette

    Price: $19.99 

    3. A toiletry bag for storing all your necessary skincare products, makeup, and bathroom essentials. It has a built-in hanger and zip-up compartments, so you can hang it up, instead of having to find extra counter-space for all of your stuff. And thanks to its compact size, it'll fit seamlessly in a carry-on *or* oversized luggage.

    the bag filled with toiletries
    Target

    Promising review: "This is a great bag for all my traveling needs; soaps, shaving, toothbrush and medications. It also has a hook inside for hanging the bag, very convenient." —PTS

    Price: $19.99 

    4. A memory foam travel pillow that'll help you catch some ZZZs on all your future flights. Just close your eyes and before you know it, you'll be at your destination.

    the pillow in red
    Target

    Promising review: "This was great on a five-hour flight. I must admit I felt quite superior with my compact, covered neck pillow when I saw other travelers with the standard pillows hanging off of their bags, exposed to everything around them. I wish there were more colors available, but that's not a big deal. The pillow cover and the carrying case have both been through the washer twice now (I hung the carry case to dry). They came out looking perfect." —NetB

    Price: $39.99 (available in two colors) 

    5. A 12-piece Johnson & Johnson first-aid kit, so your trip can go as smoothly as possible without any minor hiccups derailing your adventures. Band-Aids? Antiseptic wipes? You got it all.

    the first aid case
    Target

    The kit contains two 5-by-7.75-inch Hand Cleansing Wipes, four 2-by-2-inch Gauze Pads, two .75-by-3-inch Flexible Fabric Adhesive Bandages, and four .63-by-2.25-inch Flexible Fabric Adhesive Bandages. 

    Promising review: "It’s the perfect size for travel. Not too big, not too small." —Andy

    Price: $2.39 

    6. A 40 oz S'well stainless-steel water bottle because staying hydrated on your flight, trip, or car ride is almost as important as getting to your destination.

    a person holding the swell bottle in their hand
    Target

    The bottle comes with a carrying handle.

    Promising review: "I love the size of this bottle. Great size for drinking enough cold water during the day. Nice that a carry handle come with it." —Bonnie C. 

    Price: $50 (available in four colors) 

    7. A pack of three compression socks to keep your legs and ankles from swelling up mid-flight.

    the set of three pairs of compression socks
    Target

    Promising review: "very cute socks. fit well, wash well. good fabric. colorful and fun. supportive, lightly." —seattle shopper

    Price: $21 

    8. A pair of Sony noise-cancelling headphones so you can rest easy your entire flight, without worrying about crying babies or annoying fellow passengers.

    the headphones
    Target

    Promising review: "I love these headphones. They provide great sound for a reasonable price." —Target Reviewer 

    Price: $29.99 (originally $49.99)

    9. A portable steamer that'll ensure all your business-related attire stays wrinkle-free during your travels. When you land, just hang your clothing and steam away any wrinkles in your room.

    a person using the steamer to steam a blouse
    Target

    Promising review: "For being a portable steamer and relatively inexpensive, this guy gets the job done! It does say on the box that the water tank last for 5 minutes when steaming, which is accurate, so I don’t know why people are saying it doesn’t steam long enough. I notice it works best when the tank is full, so I prefer to fill up the water tank before each item I am steaming. I feel like I am getting my money’s worth out of this for sure!" —Amy

    Price: $17.99 

    10. A backpack with a designated laptop pocket and tons of space to bring along ~all~ those in-flight essentials. Snacks? Laptop? Headphones? It's got you covered.

    the backpack
    Target

    Promising review: "I bought this backpack to specifically travel with and take on airplanes. I love it. Fits perfectly under the seat and has many pockets for my travel must haves. The zippers are very high quality. I feel like I will have this backpack for years. Plus, it looks really cute." —Michelle W. 

    Price: $79.99

    11. A TSA-approved spinner carry-on suitcase that can be maneuvered through a busy airport and placed in the overhead bins with ease. Also: it's super sturdy and durable, too.

    the suitcase in green
    Target

    Promising review: "Great carry on suitcase. There is a lot of room and several pockets. The suitcase is well made and very nice looking. On our last trip, I ended up buying another one in a different color. Love these!" —Kristina F. 

    Price: $69 (available in five colors) 

    12. A Canon Powershot digital camera to document all the memories you create on your travels. A picture is worth a thousand words — and a picture with a higher resolution than any photo you can take on your phone is worth a few more, too.

    the camra
    Target / Via nd

    Promising review: "Size is perfect and the quality is AMAZING! 10/10 recommend." —Target Reviewer

    Price: $629

    13. A travel-sized lint roller that you can grab at a moment's notice to touch up your outfit. It'll be great for when you're hopping off the plane to go straight into meetings on your work trip.

    the lint roller
    Target

    Promising review: "Easy lint roller. Good for trips." —Dalia

    Price: $0.99

    14. A wall charger with multiple USB ports in case your travels include being stuck in a hotel with only *one* outlet.

    the charger with usb ports
    Target

    Price: $46.99 (originally $49.99)

    15. A mini 3-oz bottle of Sun Bum Face Lotion with SPF 50 because sunscreen should always be on your packing list. Thanks to its TSA-approved size, you can throw this into your carry-on or backpack for on-the-go application.

    the suncreen
    Target

    Promising review: "Love everything Sun Bum makes and this is no exception. This sunblock is effective, light and absorbs well. Also is safe for Hawaii (doesn’t have chemicals that are banned there)." —stacy

    Price: $13.79 

    16. A UV phone sanitizer to remove any and all of those airport germs on your devices while traveling. Trust us, airports are *super* gross. Plus, it has light and audio reminders to let you know when your sanitizing cycle is finished.

    the phone sanitizer with a person putting a phone into it
    Target

    Promising review: "Works great. Voice speaker tells you when sterilizing is finished. I can throw my phone, keys, masks, debit cards in and have no issues. I'm sure this would be great for makeup brush sanitizing as well." —sarah

    Price: $69.99 (originally $79.99)

    17. A travel convertor set because there is NOTHING worse than traveling all the way overseas, only to realize you can't plug in a single one of your cords.

    the converter set
    Target

    Promising Review: "Worked great even with my blow dryer in both London and Paris." –Target Reviewer 

    Price: $29.99 

    18. A Tile tracker starter pack that you can attach to your wallet or other important items, to make sure you never lose track of them — any item with Tile tracker attached to it can be found on the Tile app, so you can literally see where your stuff is at all times.

    the tile on a set of keys
    Target

    Promising review: "These tiny little things are great! Makes finding things so much easier! Now my mom can’t lose her phone!!!!" —Rebecca

    Price: $49.99 

    19. A portable charger so you can rest assured knowing your devices will be charged at all times while you travel. Just charge it the night before for hours of battery life.

    the charger
    Target

    Promising review: "I got this for when I have a big day and a lot of tasks to do and I don't have a chance to stop home to charge my phone. It has made those kind of days a lot easier and less stressful. I also like that this battery pack does not take long to charge up." —DTFlip

    Price: $19.99 (available in two colors) 

    20. A set of 14 sheet masks to keep your skin hydrated and dewy on long flights or car rides. The air on the plane can seriously dry your skin out, so these are a necessity.

    the set of sheet masks
    Target

    Promising review: "Loved these masks. My favorite are In-the-zone and Un-wind. All the masks are soaked in essence, enough to apply some leftover from the packet on neck and hands. It takes a while to absorb. I use them before applying my moisturizer." —Sabina

    Price: $18.06

    21. A camp blanket for those weekends spent down by the shore. Just because you didn't hop on a plane doesn't mean you didn't travel! A built-in hook and loop closure makes it easy to carry at the end of the day.

    two kids sitting on the blanket on the beach
    Target

    Promising review: "Love it! Easy to clean, as well as a good size. Perfect for the park or the beach." —Liz

    Price: $24.99 

    22. A comfy sweatshirt because airplanes are ALWAYS freezing. With this, you'll stay warm and cozy your entire journey.

    the sweatshirt on a model in dark gray
    Target

    Promising review: "Super comfy, good price, and perfect to add to your everyday wardrobe. I love that this isn’t super heavy so it’s easy to wear in the last spring or early fall months." —Target Reviewer

    Price: $15 (available in sizes XS-4X and 10 colors) 

    23. A tablet holder pillow for propping up your kiddie's iPad or tablet to stream their favorite pre-downloaded Netflix movies and shows. It'll keep them quiet and entertained the entire flight.

    the pillow with an Ipad propped in it
    Target

    Promising review: "Simple design, helps to hold up the iPad while sitting or laying at different angles. Able to keep the case on and continue charging if needed while on the pillow. Perfect for the car." —Target Reviewer 

    Price: $14.99 

    24. A Colgate toothbrush with removal brush heads so instead of worrying about your brush head getting all gross, while you travel, you can easily remove it, and throw it in a separate bag or replace it with a new head at your destination.

    the toothbrush in silver
    Target

    The brush comes with two removable heads.

    Promising review: "Great design idea for a long-lasting toothbrush. Feels as if it’s made from good quality material by its heavy weight. Affordable price. Cleans teeth and tongue well." —NA

    Price: $9.99 (available in two colors) 

    25. A pack of Hero Cosmetics Mighty Patches to heal post-flight maskne. Pop on one of these overnight and let the magic happen.

    the acne patches
    Target

    Promising review: "Amazing! Sucks out everything overnight, and I find them much better than cream spot treatments. I thought it was too good to be true, but these are life savers!" —target girl 

    Price: $7.99 

    26. A NYX waterproof mascara that will be a lifesaver if you're about to head to a tropical location. Mascara streaming down your face is *not* what you want your vacation photos to document.

    the NYX mascara
    Target

    Promising review: "I LOVE this mascara!! The previous mascaras I’ve applied in the past would always smudge after a few hours especially if I wore my glasses BUT THIS ONE RIGHT HERE!!! WOW! I will never use another brand again! This definitely provides the volume that I want!" —Susan L. 

    Price: $7.99 

    27. A pack of 12 soft scrunchies to keep your hair up and out of your face during your travels. Running through airports can be exhausting, so at least you avoid worrying about your hair being in your face while you do it.

    the pack of scrunchies
    Target

    Promising review: "These are so soft. Great for thin hair. They work well with both me and my daughter. Great value!" —Target Reviewer

    Price: $6.99 

    28. A cushioned sleep mask that's perfect for dozing off on those transatlantic or domestic flights and fits to your eyes to block extra light. It's a serious travel game-changer, OK?

    the back of the sleep mask
    Target

    Promising review: "Very comfortable, stays put all night, and completely blocks out any shred of light. Doesn't leave any indentations on the bridge of your nose." —Yolanda

    Price: $6.99 

    29. A straw sun visor because protecting our faces from the sun at all times is a very important task, even on vacation. Did we also mention that it'll give you refuge from the hot, vacation spot sun?

    the hat
    Target

    Promising review: "Fits great and stays on my head in the beach wind!" —Target Reviewer

    Price: $8  (available in three colors)

    30. A faux fur-lined laptop case to keep your most important piece of technology safe from any damage — especially key if you're heading on a little trip for work.

    the laptop case with a laptop inside
    Target

    Promising review: "Cute! It does the job, and is stylish." —Target Reviewer 

    Price: $19.99 

    31. An iPhone screen protector in case you happen to drop your phone (or in case you happen to drop your phone often). This will prevent cracking, breaking, or damaging the screen (which would be a total pain to fix while on vacation).

    the screen protector
    Target

    Promising review: "Love this new screen protector! I went on the company website and registered it for the warranty as well. I can’t tell a difference with it being blue light blocking but regardless it’s cool. A tool comes with it to make sure you put the screen protector perfectly aligned, which is amazing" —Target Reviewer 

    Price: $44.99 (available in two sizes) 

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

    Looking for the perfect gift for any occasion? Check out all of BuzzFeed’s gift guides!

    illustrated banner
    BuzzFeed

    Need A Shopping Buddy?

    Get great products - from pros in the fine art of buying stuff online - delivered to your inbox!
    Newsletter signup form