32 Must-Haves That Will Make Holiday Travel Easier

There are certain headaches about holiday travel no one can avoid, no matter how light we pack or how early we arrive at our gates. In an effort to beat the homeward-bound crowds, we meticulously plan how long it will take us to get from A to B, and then from B to C, with a couple of minutes factored in to grab a latte, too. But, despite all our cleverness, we're always humbled to find that hundreds of other stressed-out travelers had the same thought process we did. And, we're all waiting in that endless line / fighting for that last train seat / listening to that crying baby together. Welcome to the nightmare that is peak-season travel.
But, instead of holding out for last-minute upgrades, we're giving our accessories game some special treatment to help us weather the hustle. As you stand in line with your fellow traveler, refreshing your Instagram feed for the umpteenth time and subtweeting about everyone around you, these 32 accessories will help boost your morale.
Cashmere socks that keep your feet cozy while schlepping across terminals, a water bottle that reminds you to hydrate while also providing you with some reading material, luxe toiletries to give your twin-bed lodgings a five-star feel — these tiny enhancements to your itinerary will make your day of travel actually feel like the start to a vacation. Because, it is.