The key to shopping for that frequent flier in your life is simple: Thinking small! With the extra cost of checked bags on many airlines, every square inch of luggage space is precious. The good news is options aren’t limited. Some of the most useful items for travelers come in small packages. Here are 15 ideas to encourage that wanderlust.
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1. Anker PowerCore 10000 power bank: $25.99
Extend the life of smartphones and tablets with this portable, fast-charging power bank. Delivering between 2 1/2 and 3 full smartphone charges, this device is invaluable for whenever outlets are not readily available and takes up very little space in hand baggage.
2. Pursonic® portable battery electric toothbrush: $9.95
For lovers of electric toothbrushes, this more compact battery-operated version delivers up to 22,000 sonic pulses per minute and provides continuous operation for up to 120 days on a single AAA battery.
3. Zoppen multi-purpose RFID-blocking travel passport wallet: $12.99 – $16.99
4. Mario Badescu travel size facial spray with aloe, cucumber and green tea: $5
Long flights and low humidity can really dry out the skin, but this facial spray boosts the face with refreshing hydration and antioxidants. The 2 oz travel size keeps it TSA-friendly.
5. Eagle Creek black Pack-It folders: $19.96 – $26.36
Luggage compression saves a surprising amount of space! Not only do these packing envelops condense clothing, but also delivers it neatly folded and wrinkle-free. Available in 3 sizes.
6. AmazonBasics 4-piece packing cube set: $19.99
Organization is considered an art form by some. For others, it’s just a means of keeping sane while on the go. Either way, find a place for everything with this 4-piece packing cube set. The mesh top panel allows quick identification of contents, while the durable fabric design prevents clothing from wrinkling.
7. Trtl travel pillow: $22.99
Taking up less space than a traditional u-shape travel pillow, the Trtle travel pillow acts more like a neck support than an actual pillow, providing ergonomic support for a comfortable sleep anytime, anywhere. Available in 4 colors.
8. Collapsible water bottle: $19.95
This silicone water bottle folds down small enough to fit into a pocket, but pops open big enough to contain 21 ounces! This BPA-free, dishwasher-safe and odor free bottle is ideal for filling up on water after passing through security.
9. Wandf foldable travel duffel bag: $12.99 – $24.99
This foldable travel bag takes up such little space but provides you with plenty of extra space when you need it, whether for shopping, weekend travel, or distributing goods in the dreaded overweight suitcase situation. Models up to 20″ meet carry-on requirements. Available in 3 different sizes and up to 8 different colors.
10. RuMe ‘Tech Taco’ cord organizer (Set of 3): $15.95
Who knew that tacos could keep your cords organized in addition to just being delicious! This 3-piece set will provide quick access and prevent tangle of your collection of cords and headphones. This purchase also includes a free see-through pouch.
11. BaBylissPRO TT® tourmaline titanium travel dryer: $29.99
Without dual voltage, U.S. hair tools generally don’t work very well outside the country, and have a high likelihood of frying. Instead of taking the risk, investing in an affordable dual voltage hair dryer is well worth avoiding the headaches of frizzy hair and potential bathroom fires. The BaBylissPRO travel model also comes with a foldable handle for more storage conservation.
12. CHI air ceramic 3/4″ mini flat iron
Sometimes a hair dryer just doesn’t provide enough styling power, and this dual voltage travel ceramic flat iron answers the call when you need just a little extra something. In less exotic locations where hotel hairdryers are standard, additional space can be saved by leaving the travel dryer at home and bringing this styling tool instead.
13. JOTO CellPhone dry bag phone pouch: $6.99
Keep your smartphone, wallet, credit cards or other valuable items dry at the beach or around any snow, dirt, dust or water-heavy activities.
14. Lily & Drew travel jewelry storage carrying case jewelry organizer with removable pouch: $22.99
Keep jewelry organized and easily visible with this flat organizer case.
15. Sonia Kashuk® deluxe travel brush set: $20.89
When the priority of looking good competes with saving space, this 8-piece travel makeup brush set meets both needs.