Essential Travel Accessories For The Stylish Tourist
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Essential Travel Accessories For The Stylish Tourist

What's in my bag: travel edition

By Felicity Carter | 7 months ago

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Whether you’re heading on a long-haul flight, or a weekend away, here’s Felicity Carter‘s guide to travel essentials from tech, to beauty, accessories, and comfy clothing to add to your next packing list.

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Essential Travel Accessories For The Stylish Tourist

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Powder blue leather crossbody bag for mobile phone

Smythson

Envelope Phone Case Crossbody in Panama, £295, smythson.com

Keep your phone close with this mini crossbody. Made from Smythson’s classic grain calf leather, it’s available in the signature Nile blue colourway, and a host of other colours, from black to cute peony pink.

Navy blue watch with gold hardware

Withings

ScanWatch, £279.95, withings.com

Keep a track of your health whilst travelling with help from Withings. This tech watch records your steps, activity levels and heart rate amongst other things, and, conveniently, it has a long battery life that’ll last the whole holiday (up to 30 days on a single charge).

Travel perfume with light pink packaging

Brochu Walker

Morning Light Eau Parfumée Traveler, £30, brochuwalker.com

A handy 8ml perfume, this calming scent is inspired by the lavender fields and ocean breezes. Expect zesty hints thanks to bergamot, and relaxing notes of lavender, musks and green tea. All of these natural ingredients have been harvested with respect to both their locale and their growers.

European travel adapter

Dunelm

European Travel Adaptor with 2 USB Ports, £8, dunelm.com

Off to Europe? Remember to pack to travel adaptor to keep you connected. This one has  USB ports too.

Blue check zip-up pillow

Hästens

Travel Pillow, £165, hastens.com

Long flight (or train journey) ahead of you? This double-sided travel pillow from Hästens will keep your head and neck supported all the way to your final destination. Made up of 70 percent duck feathers and 30 percent duck down, this super-soft pillow can be used on the white side for extra comfort or the blue check side if you need something more durable. The zipper even allows you to use the folded pillow like an extra storage space – perfect for squirrelling away your phone, passport or loose documents.

Anya Hindmarch 24 Hour Bag

Anya Hindmarch

24 Hour Bag, £750, anyahindmarch.com

Made with black ECONYL® regenerated nylon, this bag has been specially designed with labelled sections for the most organised of travellers. Expect plenty of interior and exterior pockets to ensure there’s a place for everything, including a padded laptop pocket, pockets for office essentials, and a main compartment for clothes and toiletries.

Rimowa classic cabin bag

Rimowa

Classic Cabin S, £975, rimowa.com

Renowned luxury luggage brand Rimowa is known and loved, especially for its classic range. This cabin case features anodised aluminium alloy, riveted high-gloss aluminium corners, and hand-made leather handles that balance craftsmanship and functionality. The Classic Cabin bag has been designed to fit in most aeroplane overhead compartments, and is ideal for a weekend break.

Bose

QuietComfort® Earbuds II, £279.95, bose.co.uk

A new earbud by Bose that allows you to enjoy both sound and quietness, these noise cancelling buds offer the best of both worlds. Expect quality sound thanks to the CustomTune technology that auto-adjusts to the ear, as well as the Quiet Mode that gives a silent background, ideal for long haul flights when sleep is a must.

Manebi

Canvas Tote Bag La Havana, £79, manebi.com

A bestselling tote for sunshine-inspired brand Manebi, this tote is a holiday essential. It’s made in Italy from 100 per cent cotton and features internal and external zipped pockets, as well as a roomy main compartment for towels, a change of clothes and anything else you might want. The style is available in a range of colourways and prints.

Sarah Chapman Sun Saviours Kit

Sarah Chapman

Sun Saviours Kit, £108.75, lookfantastic.com

A sunshine skincare essentials kit brought to you by Sarah Chapman, these products work in harmony to restore and soothe your complexion. The set includes the light and hydrating Skin Insurance SPF 50 Invisible, Ultimate Cleanse, 3D Moisture Infusion Mask, and the Intense Hydrating Booster – and it’s all housed in the branded Flight Mode bag.

Santa Maria Novella

Discovery Kit Firenze 1221, £20, smnovella.com

Celebrating its 800th anniversary this year, discover eight Santa Maria Novella fragrances in handy spray vials of two milliliters each. The kit contains Acqua della Regina, Angeli di Firenze, Fresia, Melograno, Pot Pourri, Rosa Gardenia, Rosa Novella and Tabacco Toscano.

The Drowsy Silk Sleep Mask

Drowsy Sleep Co.

The Drowsy Silk Sleep Mask, £69, drowsysleepco.com

Made from 100 per cent washable 22 momme pure mulberry silk this eye mask offers total blackout and it’s comfy too, with its padded design and adjustable head strap.

Netgear Nighthawk M1 4G LTE Mobile Router

NETGEAR

Nighthawk M1 4G LTE Mobile Router, £249.99, netgear.com

Travel essentials for the WFH tourist: stay connected while abroad with help from NETGEAR. For WiFi on the go, this Nighthawk M1 Mobile Router enables a fast download speed of one gigabyte per second, providing the best internet connection, whether it is used while travelling or at home.

Carl Friedrik

The Packing Cubes, £75, carlfriedrik.com

This set of four packing cubes will keep all your clothes and accessories perfectly organised. They’re made from a transparent mesh fabric top too, so items can be easily spotted. Team with the Carl Friedrik cases, such as The Carry-on and The Check-in.

Steamery Cirrus 3 Iron Steamer

Steamery

Cirrus 3 Iron Steamer, £150, steamery.co.uk

Steamery is a brand that’s known and loved for its clothing care products. Cue this handy mini device. This steamer-meets-iron will ensure wrinkle-free clothes in no time, giving a pressed or a natural look, depending on the item and preference.

Barbour Padbury Manicure Set

Barbour

Padbury Manicure Set, £39.95, barbour.com

A cute little manicure set, this one from Barbour is made up of five essential tools, all of which are housed in a cotton canvas and leather wrap.

Lilysilk Cashmere Knit Sweater & Trousers

Lilysilk

Cashmere Knit Sweater & Trousers, £122 & £145, lilysilk.com

Stay cosy on the go with this cashmere hoodie and coordinating trousers by Lilysilk. Made from 100 per cent, A-Grade Mongolian cashmere in a classic warm taupe, the jumper is slim-fit while the trousers are mid-rise and wide leg. Items are sold separately.

Typhoon Botanics Glass Bottle 600ml

TYPHOON

Botanics Glass Bottle 600ml, £11, typhoonhousewares.com

This new borosilicate glass water bottle has a sweet, floral pattern all over and comes with a leak-proof lid. Reusable, recyclable and durable, this bottle has a capacity of 600 millilitres.

Casetify PP-0006 Phone Case

Casetify

PP-0006 Phone Case, £47, casetify.com

Made from the brand’s plant-based and compostable ecotify™ material, the case also boasts a 6.6 foot drop protection (handy for walking and hiking holidays in particular). It’s also possible to customise this case with text, and Casetify use non-toxic, eco-friendly ink.

Eastpak

Warehouse + Black Duffle Bag, £100, eastpak.com

For those who prefer a duffle bag, this one from Eastpak conveniently features wheels, two padded side handles, and an adjustable and removable shoulder strap featuring a rubberised anti-slip patch for easy movement. Minimal on the inside, there’s one large main compartment with a separate zip front pocket. Dimensions: 81cm (height), 39cm (width), 43.5cm (depth) and a 135-litre volume.

Elemis Pro-Collagen Hydra-Gel Eye Mask

Elemis

Pro-Collagen Hydra-Gel Eye Mask (Pack of 6), £54, elemis.com

Simply place these cooling gel masks under your eyes to give a smoother, tighter look in just 20 minutes. Formulated with marine actives and hyaluronic acid, the gel treatment provides hydration to the delicate eye area. Try applying during your flight for brighter eyes upon touch down.

Circular Co rCup rCUP Recycled Coffee Cup

Circular&Co.

rCUP Recycled Coffee Cup, £14.99, lakeland.co.uk

Calling all coffee and tea lovers, this cup is not only reusable and made from recycled leakproof material, but it also dons a double-wall insulation to keep your drink warm for up to 90 minutes.

Featured Image: Manebi Canvas Tote Bag La Havana.