Summertime (when wanderlust spirits are high) is the prime season for stocking up on jet-setting essentials. The savviest of travelers not only know how to plan, but they also know how to pack. And since we can't physically map out your trips and fill your suitcases, we crafted a shopping itinerary instead to help streamline the process for you.
We curated a shopping guide filled with travel accessories that are as smart as they are stylish. Let the 29 items ahead cover your complete wanderlust prep-list from customizable luggage to packing cubes, TSA-approved beauty to cocktail kits, transitional clothes, snack packs, ergonomic tech accessories, and more.
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A travel-outfit staple: cape-scarves that swaddle us in chic comfort. See those arm holes? We imagine the perfect air vent for your nose if you need a little face-covering nap privacy.
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Pack a sneaker that can transition from trekking through airport security to destination streets and then some. These leather trainers, "designed to be worn everyday," come in a stylish assortment of color options from lavender to blush, off-white, blue, yellow, and more.
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This tiny, pocket-sized camera packs a big smart-tech punch; it captures short motion-photo clips while utilizing familiar-face, lighting, and framing recognition. The best part? You don't need to be behind the camera to capture your wanderlust moments — just set it up and let the little gadget do the continuous capturing for you.
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COMRAD is an eco-conscious brand of compression socks that helps keep the blood flowing while reducing discomfort and swelling during flights. And not only is this particular pink 3-pack super cute, but with each sale the company will donate $2 to the National Foundation of Cancer Research.
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Travel prepared for anything — splinters, blisters, and scraped knees included. This kit covers all the boo-boo bases with an assortment of flexible fabric bandages, single-use ointments, and sanitizers all packaged conveniently together inside a compact tin.
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No water? No problem — this rinse-free wash is a super luxe leap up from harsh hand sanitizers. It also smells like heaven. (If heaven smelled like bergamot, pear, crisp amber, and soft musk.) Any giftee would be pleased.
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Make mid-air happy hour more festive with help from this TSA-approved, champagne cocktail tin — each six-drink kit comes with a linen cocktail napkin, muddler spoon, stainless steel cocktail pins, raw cane sugar cubes, lavender bitters, lemon bitters, and aromatic bitters.
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These top-rated, matte-black headphones are designed for ultimate travel comfort with wireless and noise-canceling capabilities.
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Pick up a lightweight sweatshirt that serves dual-purpose as a sleek travel layer and cozy sleep shirt.
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When a shower is far from sight and the airplane sink doesn't appeal, whip out this travel-sized kit filled with complexion-refreshing favorites from Caudalie — including micellar cleansing water, beauty elixir mist, an instant detox mask, eye cream, and moisturizer.
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ROAM is the ultimate when it comes to personalized luggage — the brand's suitcases cover a broad range of sizes (from smaller carry-ons to wide, medium, and large check-ins) and color customizations (from wheels to zipper pulls, stitching, and cases) that can be monogrammed with the savvy-traveler's initials for a stylish finishing flourish. Not to mention: Each suitcase is crafted out of a lightweight, 100% virgin Polycarbonate shell with a built-in TSA-approved lock and ball-bearing wheels.
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Not all trips away come complete with luxe hotel stays. But, we can still indulge in soothing spa time with this stonewashed, kimono-style robe crafted from lightweight linen that easily folds up inside a travel bag.
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Bringing a reusable water bottle when traveling may already be a no-brainer, but this chic flask design takes it to the next convenience level with a BPA-free shatter proof plastic, soft silicone sleeve, and flat packable design.
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A TSA-friendly bundle of skincare products crafted to freshen you up on-the-fly. Each kit contains an all-natural deodorant stick, makeup removing cleansing balm, a brightening coconut-gel sheet mask, beeswax lip balm, and a mesh beauty pouch.
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Keep your toiletries snapped into place with one of these compact, multi-compartment, and mirrored caboodle cases.