Carry-On Travel Goods That Are Worth the Trip Alone
The Brooklyn-based apothecary line uses high-quality, all-natural ingredients that you can pronounce (extra virgin olive oil, cider vinegar, clary sage). Packaged in tiny, TSA-friendly glass bottles, they even look good under airplane bathroom lights. swbasics.com, $12/piece.
Bitter Truth Cocktail Bitters Traveler’s Set
When confined to coach on a long-haul flight, choices can feel downright luxurious. A selection of five bitters (orange, Creole, aromatic, celery, and dried fruit) will spice up boring club soda orders or add a little zing to your mini G+T. the-bitter-truth.com, $20.99/5-pack
Izola Cordito Cord Organizer
We must all face the fact that we are tethered to our tech toys. We have the cords to prove it. Organize the various USBs, headphones, and chargers in one handsome, handmade leather case and free your mind from the clutter. izola.com, $40.
Truly portable (pinkie-sized!) eyeliner, creme lipstick, concealer, and balm won't make a huge dent in your travel kit and will make trying to freshen up in the airplane bathroom so much easier. stowawaycosmetics.com, $75/kit.
B&O Play A2
A wireless bluetooth speaker even audiophiles will appreciate (or, at least, not sneer at) given the sound it emits from its slender, aluminum form. beoplay.com, $399.
Smelling Salts from Persephenie
A few deep whiffs from small jars of Calm Balance (bergamot, lavender, sea salt) will relieve jittery fliers of airport stress, turbulence tension, and creeping jet lag. persephenie.com, $15/jar
Land by Land Travel Candle Tins
Strike a match and these amazing garden scents (peony, wisteria, thyme, geranium, cypress) in slender circular tins will transform your hotel room into a temporary home. landbyland.com, $14
Sweet and Salty Snacks from Mouth
All the road trip treats of your youth (jerky, popcorn, cookes, chips, candy) in grown-up form. If they’re not totally good for you, at least they are made with really good ingredients. mouth.com, prices vary.
Carry On Cocktail Kit
Consider this a first-aid kit for your in-flight woes: everything you need for a proper Old Fashioned (recipe, muddler, sugar, bitters, classy coaster) in one four-inch tin. Just add booze and a sleep mask. carryoncocktailkit.com, $24/kit.
Dr. Jart Pore Minimalist Mask
Sheet masks are self-contained and easily pass the TSA test (no liquids!). The reigning property — charcoal — helps lift skin impurities you may have mysteriously developed after a long-haul flight or a weekend of partying. sephora.com, $35/box of five