It’s no secret that travel is one of my passions, so I thought it would be fun to put together a gift guide where I round up some of my favorite items I use just about every time I hit the road. These are the items I can’t live without and that make my travels either — whether it’s for business or pleasure.
Monogrammed Passport Case — I love keeping my passport in a case since it makes it a little more substantial and easier to find in my bag. This monogrammed vegan leather one from Mark + Graham is so cute.
Double Zip Crossbody — I love this bag for traveling! It holds everything I need for a day on the go and is such a pretty neutral that it goes with any of my outfits. (It does come in multiple colors and monogram styles!)
Small + Large Leopard Makeup Bag — these are my go-to cosmetic cases for traveling. They’re waterproof, durable, and hold all my toiletries. I used to use this one and while I still like it, I mostly use it when I’m not constrained to packing in a carry on since it’s on the larger side and takes up a lot of my suitcase.
Delsey Chatelet Carry On — I’ve had this carry-on for years and I still love it. It’s chic and durable, and I’ve been able to keep it white by taking a magic eraser to it a few times a year.
Clare V Card Case — when I travel, I leave my full wallet at home, and always put my license, a few key credit cards, and cash in a card case. This Clare V one is so cute!
Monogrammed Jute Tote Bag — I purchased this jute tote as a beach bag for Hawaii earlier this year and it was is one of my best travel buys — it’s super cute and durable, but also completely folds down so it’s super easy to pack.
Portable White Noise Machine — these white noise machines aren’t just for babies! My friend Kristyn introduced me to this one last year when we shared a hotel room in NYC, and now I can’t travel without it.
Velvet Travel Jewelry Case — this velvet travel jewelry case is lux, comes in several colors, and fits all the jewelry I need to pack while traveling.
Weatherman Travel Umbrella — my mom introduced me to Weatherman umbrellas years ago and they seriously are the best; I will not use any other umbrella. I keep one of the travel sized ones in my carry on so I am never caught without an umbrella.
Apple AirTag + Silicone Case — whenever I check a bag, I always make sure I have an AirTag in it so I can track my suitcase in real time and make sure it doesn’t get left behind. I put a case around it and secured it to the inside of my suitcase.
Pill Organizer — I use these pill organizers daily at home, but they are clutch when it comes to packing for a trip as I can take all my prescriptions and vitamins with me easily.
Silk Sleepmask — I’m not overly sensitive to light when sleeping, but sometimes, there are environmental factors outside of your control and it’s always good to be prepared. I keep a sleepmask in my suitcase for this reason, and it’s come in handy several times when it’s too bright to sleep.
Travel Toothbrush Case — what I love about this toothbrush case is that it can hold your toothbrush and tooth paste, and it also doubles as a small cup.
Apple MagSafe Battery Pack — my coworker had this Apple MagSafe battery pack on her iPhone while we were on a work trip and I ordered myself one on the spot. It attaches right to your phone without any cords, and helps extend the life of your iPhone battery.
Faux Diamond Studs — when I am traveling, I like to leave my more expensive jewelry at home — as such, these faux studs are always in my travel jewelry case. I opted for the 2 carat size. They don’t look cheap at all.