Before you resign yourself to 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 mid-flight.
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, consider investing in an ultra-soft cashmere travel set. Jet&Bo’s comes with a blanket, an eye mask, socks, and a carry-all case that doubles as a pillow. Bonus: You can use the blanket as a scarf if you’re headed somewhere cold.
Pinch Provisions® Travel Kit
Containing 18 essential items to ensure you’re bringing everything you’ll need on your next trip, the Pinch Provisions® travel kit is an easy-to-pack bestseller that’s designed to be thrown in your carry-on bag. From wrinkle remover to a mending kit, being unprepared for travel mishaps will be a thing of the past with this compact kit.
Perricone MD The Jet Set Kit
Because a full-on skin-care routine can be quite the burden in the air, the easiest way to keep your beauty regimen in check is to have it all in a single kit. The Jet Set Kit from Perricone MD features a collection of its best-selling and top-rated formulas, so you can make sure your face, neck, and eyes are getting the treatment they need on your flight.
Badger Aromatherapy Travel Kit
Badger makes one of the best aromatherapy travel kits for long flights, especially if you get claustrophobic or are prone to headaches. This travel-friendly set includes one of each of its Mind Balms that have various uses ranging from stress alleviation to inducing good moods.
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 particular 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 The Little Box of Sleep Rollerball 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 The Little Box of Sleep Rollerball Kit; the dream-catching vegan oils will have you snoozing the whole flight through.
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.
The Laundress Travel Pack
Designed to combat wardrobe malfunctions on the go, the travel pack from The Laundress has everything you need for fast-acting attention. Containing crease release, stain remover, air freshener, and even a special detergent for delicate fabrics, stains don’t have to be the travel-wardrobe ruiner they used to be.
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, then sit back 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.