The holiday season is almost over and you’ve probably collected a slew of holiday cards, calories, and the all-time favorite—gift cards. Sometimes it’s hard to decide what to spend your gift cards on. Below are some of our top picks that will help you upgrade your travel in 2018. Tell us about any cool travel gear you’ve bought or received this holiday season in the comments!
New & Improved Travel Pillow
We’ve all used the typical u-shaped pillow, but there are other pillows that are a bit better for support and comfort. One of my favorites is the Trtl Pillow. This pillow is scientifically proven to give travelers long-haul flight neck support by holding the neck in an ergonomic position during rest. Another great option is the Ostrich Pillow Light. It’s great if you want to rest on a flight and also have a bit of privacy.
Up Your 3-1-1 Bag
Instead of buying a bunch of overpriced bottles of your favorite items, invest in TSA-approved bottles. You can use these bottles to store your favorite toiletries instead of buying smaller versions of them. Our favorite bottles are these by LUOYIMAN. They also have a more colorful version in pink.
Luggage Scale That Carries More Weight
Avoid paying overweight baggage fees with a new luggage scale. You can find some simple ones like this one from Dunheger. This scale will make sure your bags are the right weight before your trip. If you want something a bit cooler, try this scale from Urbo.
Time for an upgrade on your wired headphones or earbuds. Opt for the new headphones and earbuds from Beats. My personal favorites are the Beats Solo3 headphones. The battery on them lasts about 40 hours. If headphones aren’t your thing, another option are the BeatsX. These earbuds are also wireless and have a pretty nice battery life, too.
Pack More Than Before
Sometimes it’s hard to fit everything into your luggage. If you want to pack more this coming year, invest in smart packing items. The best one are space bags. A space bag can be filled with your clothing and then the air vacuumed, allowing you to fit more clothes in your luggage. You can also invest in packing cubes to help organize.