This Amazon showcase has the best travel items

Flying isn’t always glamorous. Your destination may be luxurious, but getting from A to B can be inconvenient, especially if you encounter delays and find yourself side-by-side on crowded economy flights. It’s no surprise, then, that savvy travelers are creating in-flight pampering kits to make their journey more comfortable—dare I say, even condescending. If upgrading to first class is out of your budget, an in-flight pampering kit could be your ticket to a business class experience.

In fact, there’s already an Amazon storefront dedicated to this new travel phenomenon. Created by travel content creator Kari Herrera (aka Chicagoings), the curated page features essentials like noise-canceling headphones and a variety of wellness products and toiletries to promote a relaxing in-flight experience. “I found myself in situations where I had to sleep in airports and get on connecting flights to arrive on time,” Herrera said Travel + free time. “Sometimes things don’t go according to plan. However, I always want to feel that I meet my hygiene standards, regardless of the situation.”

Beyond the basic basics, the pampering kit can be customized to your chosen amenities and aims to help you “feel clean and comfortable as a last resort while you travel,” according to Herrera. So as you build yours, think about your simple self-care pleasures, whether it’s the scent of your favorite lotion or a square of good dark chocolate. Like your travels, enjoy the journey of building your kit and Carrie urged travelers to remember that “all wonderful things in life come in a travel size.”

Here’s an inside look at Hererra’s in-flight pampering kit.

Sony wireless noise canceling headphones


A pair of noise-cancelling headphones is a traveler’s best friend. Not only do they help silence the droid of the plane, but they also drown out the cries of babies and other in-flight noises. Up to 35 percent off, these industry-leading noise-cancelling headphones can transport you to a Caribbean destination with a soundtrack of ocean waves or get you pumped for your trip with a curated playlist. Even better, these Sony wireless headphones come with a 3.5mm headphone jack and cable, so you can connect them to your plane’s seatback console and enjoy what’s in line.

Trtl Travel Neck Pillow


On long-haul flights where you can’t lie down, a neck pillow will help you arrive well-rested. This supportive neck pillow design from Trtl is customized to your preference. With over 19,000 five-star ratings, it’s well-tested and recommended by frequent travelers. I love that it folds up so you can put it in your bag instead of carrying it around the airport like a ring tosser.

Mzoo Sleep Eye Mask


A light-blocking sleep mask can help you get some shut-eye when bright seatback screens and open window shades prevent you from relaxing. For Herrara, it’s an essential part of her in-flight routine: “Even on a double-decker plane, I can put on a sheet, an eye mask and noise-cancelling headphones to feel like I’m all alone in the sky.. Then when landed, I feel well rested, happy and ready for whatever the day brings.”

This Mzoo mask features recessed windows for your eyes so you don’t feel pressure on your eyelid while you sleep, which one buyer noted is the feature that sets this mask apart from others: “Unlike flat masks that can pressed against your eyes and lashes, the Mzoo mask fits snugly without any discomfort.” With over 70,000 five-star ratings, this eye mask has everything you need for a quality in-flight nap; it comes with earplugs and a case for easy packing.

Packism Clear Toiletry Bag Set TSA Approved


Frequent travelers know that a clear toiletry bag helps you (and everyone else) get through TSA security faster, smoother, and more efficiently. Instead of leaving all your liquids in a bin, keep them organized and together in this clear case that you can quickly stuff back into your carry-on. Once you board the flight, you can pull out your pamper kit and quickly find what you need without having to rummage around. According to one reviewer, the trio “helped organize other items in my luggage for easy grab-and-go.” And take it from Herrera: “The goal is less stress.”

L’Occitane Ultra-Rich 10% Shea Butter Nourishing Lip Balm Stick


Having chapped lips on a long-haul flight is a discomfort I wouldn’t wish on anyone. This ultra-rich shea butter lip balm is colorless and hydrating. Unlike lip gloss or lipstick, a good lip balm won’t make your lips sticky or chalky. One repeat buyer describes its moisturizing power best in their review, noting that it’s “very moisturizing on the lips with no stickiness or slippery oil feel. It has decent staying power and no need to reapply… Keeps lips hydrated and smooth. ” Buy a few of these lip balms and stick them in the pockets of all your travel bags so you never have to remember to pack them.

Oral hygiene kit Dr. Fresh Travel


Long flights, irregular meal times and eating different meals can contribute to oral discomfort such as bad breath and a foggy mouth feeling. Stay fresh on the go with this oral hygiene kit that comes with a travel-sized toothbrush, a travel-sized tub of toothpaste, and a travel-sized bottle of mouthwash so you can brush your teeth or at least rinse with a sip of mouthwash. Peppermint is also an energizing scent and can help you perk up during a long day of travel.

While talking to T+LHerrera said: “If you have a delayed flight coming up and haven’t seen a proper bathroom in over 12 hours, brushing your teeth and freshening up can trick your mind into feeling like your journey has just begun.”

Rosarden Travel Mini Perfume Refillable Atomizer Container


Smell is our most powerful sense. A quick spritz of your favorite essential oil, aftershave, or perfume can instantly calm you down on a stressful day of travel—just ask Herrera, who shared, “In addition to dental and body cleaning products, little comforts like a discreet, pleasant scent, it greatly improves our mood and gives us the necessary invigoration to think clearly.”

These portable misters can be tossed in a bag without fear of breaking or leaking thanks to their durable aluminum construction. One Amazon buyer noted how great they are for travel: “They are so comfortable and save so much space when I travel. They were easy to fill and see how much is in them so you never accidentally run out.”Save space in your toiletry bag by leaving your full-size perfume bottle at home and only take what you need.

TonyMoly I’m Real Sheet Mask Set


“For some, wearing a sheet or foot mask on an airplane is overkill,” Herrera said. “That’s why all pampering kits are different.” But an airplane face mask can put you in vacation mode before you even board your destination. Also, airplanes are notorious for dry air, which can make your skin dehydrated, tight, and oily. So you can sit back and relax knowing that these TonyMoly sheet masks will help restore moisture to your skin, giving you a brighter, fresher complexion.

Megababe The Smoothie Deo daily deodorant


Rushing to the exit, stress from flight details, or changes in indoor and outdoor temperatures can all affect how your body sweats. A second application of deodorant or antiperspirant is often necessary to feel and smell fresh—after all, when you’re flying in close proximity to other people, maintaining scent hygiene is a golden rule of travel etiquette. That’s why Herrera follows this rule when packing: “Think about the items you use every morning. These include a toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, body wipes and deodorant. These items should never go in checked baggage. It would be best to have them on you in your pampering kit.”

As her favorite deodorant, it’s Megababe Smoothie Deo, which is made with refreshing fruit enzymes and makes odors disappear with the pH-balancing formula of lemon, orange and blueberry.

L’Occitane Hand cream with shea butter


A long day of travel will require you to wash and sanitize your hands frequently. This frequent hand washing, while necessary, dries out your hands and cuticles and makes your skin prone to cracking. After settling into your flight seat, apply a rich hand cream to rehydrate your skin and pamper yourself during the flight. This French hand cream from the Herrera range is formulated with hydrating shea butter and uses recycled aluminum packaging.

Neutrogena Single Makeup Remover Wipes


These compostable makeup remover wipes are individually wrapped and made for travel. Most facial tissues come in a large, brick-sized package, but you may not have room for that in your bag. Use them to remove day-old makeup or to cleanse your skin of sweat and dirt accumulated during a flight. Enriched with hydrating micellar water, these travel-sized wipes support while cleansing and easily fit in a toiletry bag.

Wander Beauty Baggage Claim under eye patches


A long day of travel shows up on your face first in the form of dark circles and puffiness. Travel scenarios like irregular sleep schedules and salty airplane snacks can contribute to skin fatigue that shows up under the eyes. For a quick spa treatment in heaven, these under-eye masks can rehydrate and tighten the sensitive under-eye skin. Amazon buyers have commented on how much they love that these patches stay in place once you put them on, even if you’re not leaning over, making them perfect for in-flight use.

Evian face spray


Like a sauna or spa facial, this hydrating spray adds moisture directly back into the skin. Recycled air in flight can be very drying and a quick spritz of mist can refresh skin without adding greasy ingredients. You can even put it over makeup as a hydrating setting spray. The 1.7-ounce travel size is small and perfect to fit in your carry-on.

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