12 Best Travel Accessories That Make Packing Easy—All Under $300
We know it's the time of year when travelers are gearing up for their annual summer vacation and on the lookout for the best travel accessories. We've rounded up 12 of our top picks!
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Preparing to travel, whether it’s business travel or a fun vacation, can be a stressful task, especially when packing. However, quite a few items help get and keep travelers organized when visiting family or seeing the world around them. For us, the best travel accessories offer excellent organization abilities while still being easy on the eyes. And there are plenty of options that do it all.
Some travel accessories require a financial investment on the front end (think: luggage, backpacks, wallets, etc.). But some come with a bargain price tag and last for travel seasons to come. Keep reading to shop for the best travel accessories that organize, keep gadgets charged abroad and help with efficiently packing your suitcase.
Béis The Jewelry Case
For avid jewelry wearers, a Béis traveling case is one of the best travel accessories to invest in, well, unless, untangling necklaces is a well-loved hobby. For those seeking out options that are environmentally friendly and meet shopping needs, this jewelry case features recycled plastic water bottles in its design and keeps necklaces, rings, earrings and bracelets protected and organized. Like this? You’ll be sure to love the Beis Mini Weekender, too.
Longchamp Le Pliage Expandable Travel Bag
Finding the right in-between travel bag for two to three-day trips takes some hunting. However, reviewers of this water-resistant nylon travel bag say this expandable tote is worth the investment. It’s one of the best travel accessories because of its durability, its ability to fold down flat as a carry-on bag and its minimalist yet chic design.
As long as the liquids meet flight requirements, skip baggage claim and opt out of baggage fees with this small travel bag.
Tessan Universal Travel Adapter
There’s nothing worst than landing in a different country with a red battery icon at the top of your phone screen and needing an international charger. To prevent this hiccup, remember this packing tip and get this all-in-one travel adapter with four different plugs compatible with over 150 countries. Be a smart traveler and stay powered up.
Dagne Dover Mila Toiletry Organizer
Packing lighter only makes traveling easier. So maybe minimalist travelers don’t need that extra serum or a second shade of lipstick. This toiletry organizer with an exterior made from 100% Repreve recycled polyester makes it easier to think about what a traveler really needs on their next getaway. All of the products are organized to perfection thanks to the design’s six adjustable compartments.
Thule Crossover 2 Convertible Backpack
This convertible backpack isn’t an ordinary carrier. In fact, the interior features a design much like the inside of a suitcase to easily store clothes, shoes and toiletries. But instead of rolling it around, throw the water-resistant accessory over a shoulder as a backpack or shoulder bag for better portability.
Shacke Pak Packing Cubes
Rolling clothes certainly provides space to pack more, but packing cubes keep things organized and compact. This packing cube set helps any traveler pack for up to 14 days and includes a laundry bag to keep dirty clothes separate from fresh ones.
Tushbaby Hip Seat Carrier
This innovative hip seat carrier is one of the best travel accessories for families traveling with small children, as it helps reduce muscular strain on the spine while holding a little one (ages from birth to 36 months). It features tons of pockets for everything including diapers, keys, pacifiers, a bottle and a toy. And it also works effectively for breastfeeding support too.
Chronically Chic Weekender Travel Pill Case
Staying on top of daily medications and supplements while away takes thoughtfulness (and alarm setting). Designed for a four-day trip, this stylish pill organizer housed in a faux leather case holds 228 pills per day, to avoid bringing bulky bottles on a long weekend trip. Pro tip: don’t make the packing mistake of putting this in your checked bag. Instead, pack it in the carry-on, just in case there are travel delays.
Brandon Blackwood Leather Travel Pouch
Juggling a passport, credit cards, money and tickets while rushing through the airport is stress-inducing. But this leather travel pouch with labels for each of the above takes all the guesswork out of where essential documents reside. So when it’s time to check luggage sets at the counter, knowing where essential travel documents are without digging through a backpack brings peace of mind. We’re sure this brightly-hued pouch will become one of your best travel accessories.
Nishel Toiletry Bag for Women
With over 9,000 five-star ratings, this toiletry bag speaks for itself. The design boasts two water-resistant compartments with mesh pouches to prevent unwanted liquid from spilling out of the bag. Use the included hook to hang up the bag to find the products needed. With this level of organization, repacking your underseat luggage is a breeze.
Bagsmart Electronics Organizer Travel Case
An electronic organizer might not be at the top of a travel checklist, but when working on the go, this case saves time and keeps everything in its place. It features five elastic loops to keep slim cables, earphones or pens organized. Additionally, the design has two elastic loops for longer cables, one mesh zippered pocket, five elasticized mesh segments and a pocket under the zippered pocket to store chargers, USB drives, power banks and USB-C hubs.
Away Shoe Cube
Packing shoes amongst clean clothes isn’t the most hygienic choice, given that we pick up debris on the bottoms of our shoes daily. But, lucky for us, people always think of new (and, in this case, more hygienic) ways to pack a suitcase. Made from water-resistant nylon, these shoe cubes—which are collapsible when not in use—offer dividers to store and organize multiple pairs of shoes.
Additionally, interior mesh pockets are built-in for storing bulkier shoes like sneakers, heels or boots. And you can return it anytime within the first 100 days of purchase for whatever reason, even just to get a different size or color.
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