7 Essentials to Pack in Your Carry-On Bag


essentials to pack in your carryon

7 Essentials to Pack in Your Carry-On Bag

I may be the only one, but I love airplane rides (even if most tend to come with a crying infant, a neighboring passenger taking up my personal space [or worse, snoring], and frequent sounds of the beverage cart hitting the aisle seats!). The second the plane’s wheels lift off, I ease into my seat, shift into relaxation mode, and decompress for the however-long flight. What keeps me so sane while in flight? An arsenal of travel-friendly items packed in my carry-on bag.

Scroll through for just a few ideas to keep any flight flawless—whimpering baby and all!

essentials to pack in your carry on

Amala Handbag Essentials

7 Essentials to Pack in Your Carry-On Bag

Amala’s Handbag Essentials: The plant-powered brand’s travel-ready Handbag Essentials kit comes with Organic Jasmine and Cocoa Bean hand cream and Desert Fig balm to help combat dry airplane cabin air; the trio is tucked in an iPhone-sized mini valise lined with organic hemp. Hydrating hand cream 15ml; rejuvenating hand cream 15ml; soothing lip salve 10ml. amalabeauty.com; $44

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Travel HoodiePillow®

7 Essentials to Pack in Your Carry-On Bag

Travel HoodiePillow®: The Travel HoodiePillow is exactly as it sounds: Part hoodie, part pillow, and created for sweatshirt material, it allows you to skip the airline’s pillow—plus, its inflatable pillow saves space so you can tuck it away in your carry-on. Patent pending. hoodiepillow.com; currently $19.95 (originally $24.95)

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Michael Kors Quinn Ballet Slipper

7 Essentials to Pack in Your Carry-On Bag

Michael Kors Quinn Ballet Slipper: Slip into these faux fur-lined slippers, accented by a monogram logo charm, and keep your tootsies warm, toasty, and pampered while in flight. shop.nordstrom.com; $68.95-$78.95

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essentials to pack in your carry on

Bose QuietComfort® 20i Acoustic Noise Cancelling® headphones

7 Essentials to Pack in Your Carry-On Bag

Bose QuietComfort® 20i Acoustic Noise Cancelling® headphones: All surrounding sounds (the snoring man beside you included) will be swept away when you place these Bose buds in your ears. bose.com; $299.95

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essentials to pack in your carry on

TravelSmith 40 Blinks Eye Mask

7 Essentials to Pack in Your Carry-On Bag

TravelSmith 40 Blinks Eye Mask: Embrace your inner Sleeping Beauty and get some serious shuteye with this travel eye mask fashioned from light (and light-blocking) molded foam. Its contoured shape strives to eliminate eye pressure and won’t mess up your mascara. How’s that for beauty sleep? One size fits most. travelsmith.com; $14

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Boulevard ‘Victoria’ Jewelry Cube

7 Essentials to Pack in Your Carry-On Bag

Boulevard ‘Victoria’ Jewelry Cube: Not comfortable leaving your jewelry in your checked luggage? Stash your trinkets and keep them safe in this jewelry case, made up of various-sized pockets and pouches. shop.nordstrom.com; $78

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LoccaMini

7 Essentials to Pack in Your Carry-On Bag

LoccaMini: For those who’ve had the dreadful experience of losing their luggage, the LoccaMini may offer peace of mind. This easy-to-use GPS locator tracks and locates bags using FSK, GSM, Bluetooth Low Energy, and AGPS; a pre-installed SIM card, beeper for audio-locating, motion detector, and LED flashlight create alternative ways to find your suitcase and is managed from a smartphone app, tablet, or desktop so long as you own an iOS, Android, or Web product. locca.azurewebsites.net/1139.aspx; $13.50

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