Only thing missing is the plane ticket.
Vacationing and exploring are fun, but getting there? Not so much. Thankfully, these finds will make crowded planes, trains, and cars *much* more tolerable.
A roomy, weekender bag with handles to board as a carry-on that's equipped for all day-tripping needs once you hit your destination.
Safari Bag, $68
BUY IT: baggu.com.
This kit comes with everything that you need to mix up a First Class-level champagne cocktail on board–it will certainly make a long flight go down easier.
W&P Design The Champagne Carry Kit, $24
BUY IT: bloomingdales.com.
Keep your most precious cargo, AKA your makeup, organized with this charming case that's transparent so you can keep everything in plain sight and specially suited to handle travel spills.
Inflight Leather Trimmed Wash Bag, $202
BUY IT: matchesfashion.com.
An essential piece for looking chic and comfortable at the airport in beautiful, soft wool. It doubles as a travel blanket and coverup.
Acne Studios Fringed Wool Wrap, $360
BUY IT: net-a-porter.com.
Cute, practical, and shiny? Done.
The Case Factory Metallic Leather Passport Cover, $160
An easier way to carry towels than stuffing them into a beach tote, made of a sturdy, sturdy leather.
The Beach People Leather Towel Carrier, $40
A chic lamb-skin bag to keep all your little valuables and delicates safe in your luggage.
Jewelry Pouch, $75
BUY IT: clairev.com.
An in-flight kit that will make a small, cramped space feel much more cozier (wool blanket and flight pillow case included).
Parachute Merino Travel Kit, $169
BUY IT: parachutehome.com.
For that elusive traveler who actually knows how to pack lightly, here's a weekender bag that can be worn as a backpack or over the shoulder, with enough compartments to house all expertly-rolled getaway outfits, snacks, and gadgets.
Poketo Weekender Bag, $158
BUY IT: shopspring.com.
To safeguard your traveler against a sleepless night, gift a comfortable pair of noise-canceling headphones that folds up into a compact neoprene pouch when listening hour is over. Crying babies, snoring neighbors, and loud food carts: all clear.
AKG N60 NC Noice Cancelling Headphones, $200
BUY IT: amazon.com.
Altitude and skin don't really mix, and the in-flight heating is not your friend. That's where this beauty essential comes in: a milky skin mist to keep skin hydrated until you touch down, created without any drying alcohols and fragrances.
Dewy Skin Mist Travel Size, $15
BUY IT: tatcha.com.
The snuggliest of microfiber hair towels that's easily stowed away in a suitcase and helps prevent frizz, unlike your usual terrycloth.
DevaCurl DevaTowel, $20
BU Y IT: sephora.com.
For travelers whose cases are habitually overweight, behold the lightweight case with a built-in scale that's here to save you from throwing out your (carefully packed) essentials at the airport.
A50 Set, $695
BUY IT: raden.com.
A compact, roll-up brush holder that keeps all your mainstays separate and is easy to clean, too.
Sephora Collection Artful Travel Makeup Brush Case, $13
BUY IT: sephora.com.
Because we're not ones to travel without our favorite cosmetics—but we're also not about to let them out of our sight in a checked bag.
Bobbi Brown Empties, $15
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Because there are only so many in-flight movies you can stomach at once, bury yourself in the hilariously charming descriptions of Europe as seen through the eyes of Bill Bryson. He examines the sights and people of the countries he passes through with his signature dry wit, painting them in caricature—terrible Italian drivers and smoking Frenchmen, etc. Check out our guide on the best books to travel with this season, too, if you know you're preparing for a long flight.
Neither Here Nor There: Travels in Europe, $11
Take a catnap in style. 😺
Slip Silk Eye Mask, $45
BUY IT: netaporter.com.
A splurge gift for the jetsetter that already has everything: this little guy will be unmistakable at the luggage carousel.
Fendi Monster Fur-Trim Luggage Tag, $325
BUY IT: bergdorfgoodman.com.
An inflatable neck guard for easy storage that comes with all the necessary accoutrements: ear plugs and an eye mask. Zzzz away.
MLVOC Inflateable Neck Pillow Set, $12
For the frequent traveler who wants to make the most of their space, buy them chic luggage organizers to keep them from simply rolling and cramming.
Pattern Ladies Travel Pouch Set, $127
BUY IT: mochithings.com.