With the arrival of the holidays comes the reunion of family and friends and—you guessed it—outrageous airfare and groan-inducing gridlock. Are you hitting the road to visit family in the coming weeks or planning a long-distance vacation to escape the chaos? Wherever you’re going, these items will make your comings and goings that much more relaxed. The best part? Your pocketbook will thank you, as these hot buys check out at under $50 each.
Travel Money Belt ($15)
Are you prone to misplacing small but important items? Keep the most valuable things close to you with this travel belt, and never go searching the airport for your keys or wallet again. Buy now on Amazon.
Luggage Scale ($11)
The holiday season is draining enough on that wallet without overweight luggage fees. Make sure you’re in the clear with this petite set of scales, which includes a battery and tape measure to keep you flight-ready. Buy now on Amazon.
Forget the traditional U-shaped necked pillow—if you’re in the air or in the passenger seat for any length of time, you’re going to want to get some real shut-eye. This best-selling pillow provides the ideal support, and it’s perfect for side-sleepers. Buy now on Amazon.
Not in the mood to drag your laptop along on your adventures? Not to worry—this tablet stand with keyboard is all you need to transform your iPad into a business-ready tool. Buy now on Amazon.
If your goal is to deter potential thieves from rummaging in your belongings, look no further than this pack with built-in, high-decibel siren alarm and strobe light. Buy now on Amazon.
Some people are adept at effectively packing a bag while keeping its contents organized and intact. For the rest of us, there are these useful packing cubes to make packing and navigating the items in your luggage possible. Buy now on Amazon.
Keep your tablet safely within arm’s reach with this chic, structured crossbody messenger bag, available in a variety of trendy colors. Buy now on Amazon.
TSA CardKey Lock ($16)
Protect your belongings with this durable lock, which is easily opened by the included card key when you need to access your bag. Buy now on Amazon.
Let’s face it: Travel can do a number on your favorite duds, no matter how sturdy. Keep this handy kit around for those unexpected snags and fallen hems to keep you looking put-together in transit. Buy now on Amazon.
Portable Battery Charger ($30)
As much as we hate to admit it, we’re often lost without our smartphones. Don’t get caught off guard next time you can’t snag an outlet to recharge your gadgets—this battery charger is here to ensure your future is free of dark screens. Buy now on Amazon.
This chargeable light conveniently clips to your book to illuminate the text sans-batteries. With two light settings, you’ll never be the bothersome bookworm neighbor again. Buy now on Amazon.
Travel Bluetooth Speaker ($30)
Crashing at a hotel between holiday travels? Make your stay sweeter by rocking out to your favorite playlist during downtime between visits. As an added bonus, the speaker is highly durable and can serve as an outdoor or shower speaker—great for camping or hiking excursions, too. Buy now on Amazon.
Electronics Organizer ($16)
Is your travel bag looking tangled? Undo the fray with this handy organizer’s endless configuration options for USB cords, chargers and any other accessories for your favorite gadgets. Buy now on Amazon.
Travel Door Alarm ($12)
Whether your goal is to ward off those pesky younger siblings during your stay back at home or to fend off more serious intruders, this compact alarm will defend your lodging during your journey. Buy now on Amazon.
Wrinkle Wiz ($8)
Show up looking refreshed—not frumpy. This spray is safe for all fabrics and dries in minutes, knocking out wrinkles and eliminating odors from clothing to have your less-than-fresh ensembles looking and smelling squeaky clean. Buy now on Amazon.
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