We’ve all been there. Packing the day before your trip with clothes, shoes, and everything else scattered around your suitcase. While packing presents a series of hard hitting questions like, “brown shoes or black?” or “do I have room for another handbag?”, there are a few items that make the cut every time. We’ve put together a guide to the travel essentials that will get you through every vacation, no matter how short or long your packing list may be. Scroll for product links to shop our favorites.
Hanging Garment Bag
Travel for a wedding or another special event? Don’t take a chance and check your dress or suit with the rest of your luggage. We recommend carrying it on with you along with any other necessities you’ll need for the occasion.
Don’t let your passport get lost in the shuffle when traveling internationally. Not only do passport cases add a little style to an otherwise boring ole’ passport book, but they also help your passport stand out from the rest if your traveling with a group.
These small, but mighty, cubes compartmentalize your luggage, keep dirty clothes separate from clean, and magically create just a bit more in your suitcase so you can fit that extra pair of shoes.
Medium Size Duffle
If you’re setting out on a shorter trip, consider this bag the Goldilocks of luggage. It’s the perfect size to fit easily in the overhead bin and is functional and stylish to tote around in between points A & B.
A bag to make even Mary Poppins jealous! A great travel purse never reaches capacity, but stays light enough to sling over your shoulder without resulting in any major injuries.
Portable Charger & Wireless Headphones
Arguably the two most important items on our list. Keep your phone battery full and your ears happy with a travel charger and wireless headphones!
Some travel days are longer than others. Make sure your shoes are ready for whatever comes your way.
Cozy Socks & Eyemask
There’s no better time to catch some ZZZ’s than on a long haul flight. A cozy eyemask and pair of socks will have you sleeping like a baby even in a middle seat.
When it rains it pours! Be ready for anything with a light, packable rain coat. Otherwise you might find yourself draped in the thin plastic of a gift shop poncho.
Get a head start on vacation with your favorite books at your fingertips! With plenty of downloadable options, a tablet will keep you entertained with or without Wi-Fi.
Tired of shuffling through your carry-on to place your laptop in it’s own TSA bin? Save yourself the hassle and pack your laptop safely in a computer bag.
We’ll admit, this is an obvious one. But, undoubtedly one of the most fun to shop for! Bring your favorite shades along on any trip so you’re always golden hour ready.
And last, but certainly not least on our guide to travel essentials… a hardshell suitcase. What else can withstand the tests of airport luggage handling?