Before suffering through your next red-eye or long-haul flight, consider packing something that can make the experience better: a comfort travel kit. With multiple travel essentials in each kit, it’s like opening a gift to yourself midflight.
The Best Travel Kits for Your Next Long Flight
Here are nine travel kits that will make your next flight more bearable.
Cashmere Travel Set
If you take frequent long-haul flights, I highly suggest investing in cashmere travel sets. Jet&Bo’s comes with a blanket, an eye mask, socks, and a carry-all case that doubles as a pillow. Plus, you can use the blanket as a scarf if you’re headed somewhere cold.
Aria Travel Kit
I love Aria’s essential travel kit. The full-size version has all the toiletries you’ll need to look fresh coming off the plane—moisturizer, lip balm, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrush, makeup remover wipes, plus an eye mask, microfiber socks, earbuds with airplane jack, earplugs, and “that pen you always forget.”
BeautyRx by Dr. Schultz Airplane Skin Kit
The BeautyRx Airplane Skin Kit is one of the smaller travel kits out there, but the skincare products do wonders for your face during a flight. To combat dry skin and travel-induced breakouts, Dr. Schultz, the renowned dermatologist behind this line, recommends exfoliating, hydrating, and moisturizing. You’ll find products to do all three in this kit, plus a travel-sized version of BeautyRx’s “Anytime Pads,” which are great for a quick and gentle face refresh.
Saje Aromatherapy Head Soother Kit
Saje makes one of the best aromatherapy travel kits for long flights if you get claustrophobic or are prone to headaches. This travel-friendly set includes peppermint oil, a stress release mist, and a peppermint oil wand.
Pack Simply Customized Travel Kits
Make a DIY travel kit with Pack Simply. Choose from hundreds of products to create the ultimate in-flight kit that suits your needs. With everything from toiletries to hair ties to Advil, you’ll love the convenience—select your products, and the company puts together your travel kit and ships directly to you.
Tisserand Aromatherapy Travel Survival Kit
Essential oils are the latest natural remedy in fighting everything from jet lag to insomnia—which is why roll-on oils can be a frequent flyer’s best friend. I love Tisserand’s Travel Survival Kit, which comes with a set of three aromatherapy roll-ons: “Travel,” “Energy,” and “Sweet Dreams.”
Check out Amazon’s snack packs for when those stale peanuts just won’t do. Options include everything from energy bars to gourmet trail mixes.
Pinch Provisions’ Out of Office Travel Kit
Pinch Provisions’ tiny Out of Office Travel Kit is packed with 18 essential items to ease the pain of your flight. Its useful items, packed smartly in a vegan leather pouch, include earbuds, an eye mask, a tablet stand, wrinkle and remover, a comb, a pill container, and hand sanitizer. In short, this clever travel kit has everything and then some.
The Carry-on Cocktail Kit
You’ll get to a different level of comfort with this Carry-on Cocktail Kit. Its tin case is filled with everything you need to make an Old Fashioned: a muddler, bitters, cane sugar, and a recipe card. Order the booze from your flight attendant, mix, and relax.
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Editor’s note: This story was originally published in 2018. It has been updated to reflect the most current information.