Ready for some travel in 2023 but not sure if you have everything you need to make your trip as easy as possible? Here are the best Amazon travel must haves for a less stressful vacation wherever you’re headed.
What To Buy On Amazon For Traveling
Amazon is full of great gifts and gadgets for travel to help keep you organized, make traveling easier, and keep you and your things protected. Some of the tech items can get a little pricey, but most of the items are quite reasonably priced.
You don’t have to have Amazon Prime to order through Amazon, but the free shipping, easy returns, and digital library makes it well worth it.
📱 Amazon Travel Gadgets & Tech Must Haves
These are our top Amazon travel must haves for tech and gadgets that just make travel less boring, more organized, and much easier. The AirTags, Headphones, Tripod, and Nintendo Switch are our favorites.
2. Portable Charger
The suitcases we have that we love (Away Suitcases) come with portable chargers but if you’re looking for a good quality one for your next trip, the Anker Portable Charger is one of the best and highest rated ones out there.
3. Portable Speaker
We love taking our JBL Clip Portable Speaker with us when we travel especially for beach vacations.
It’s really small and easy to transport but the sound quality is really great, and you can easily clip it to hang it anywhere.
4. Extra Long Charging Cable
I always like to bring an Extra Long Charging Cable for my phone when traveling because you never know where the outlet plugs will be.
5. Electronics/Cord Organizer
If you’re bringing a number of electronics with you when you’re traveling, an Electronic and Cord Organizer Case is a great idea to help keep things together and in their place.
6. Universal Power Adapter
For international travel a power adapter is essential, and this Epicka Universal Travel Adapter is a great one to get for travel to more than 150 countries.
7. Noise Cancelling Headphones
We both have pretty sensitive ears so we’ve tested out a lot of over the ear headphones only to return them soon after.
Although our ears do still get sore after a very extended amount of time, we love these Beats Noise Cancelling Headphones and the sound is super amazing in them.
8. Electronics Stand
This Electronics Folding Stand is great to have on the airplane to hold your phone, iPad, Nintendo Switch, and more.
If you prefer something more specific for your phone, this Universal in Flight Airplane Phone Holder Mount is great to clip to the tray table to watch your phone hands free.
9. Phone/Go Pro Flexible Tripod
If you’re traveling by yourself or want to take pictures of your whole group, this Flexible Phone and Camera Tripod is perfect to stand up or wrap around something to get some great shots.
10. Nintendo Switch
If you get bored on the plane or just love video games, the Nintendo Switch is perfect for traveling.
I also prefer to have a standard video game Controller for the Switch because it’s much easier to hold.
11. Amazon Fire TV Stick
I prefer bringing my Amazon Fire TV Stick when traveling over signing in to various streaming apps on random tv’s in case I forget to sign out.
If you’re in a hotel, you’ll probably have to ask for the tv remote so you can switch to the HDMI that you put the Fire Stick into.
12. Portable Fan
Whether you’re traveling somewhere hot or you just get a little overheated in the night, having a Mini Handheld Portable Fan is great for traveling.
😴 Amazon Travel Must Haves For Sleep
I have a lot of trouble falling asleep when I’m in an unknown or uncomfortable place, so I will do pretty much anything I can to help get to and stay asleep while traveling.
Lack of sleep can cause more stress on the body and it’s just in general not good for us, especially when we’re trying to go out and explore the world around us.
Thankfully these Amazon travel must haves for sleep have helped give us a well rested and energy filled trip.
13. Travel Pillow
I always get neck and head aches from hotel pillows so I got this little travel memory foam pillow to sleep on and I love it!
It does take up a little bit of room in the suitcase but it does roll up for better storage and it is worth it because it helps me sleep so much more comfortably.
I also can not sleep with others snoring and ear plugs kill my ears so I got this 100% cotton baby blanket to bunch up over my head, and it really does dull the noise and make me feel all comfy and cozy.
14. Plane Pillow
We’ve seen a lot of people using these lately and although they’re kind of funny looking and awkward to blow up on the plane, everyone seems to love these inflatable airplane pillows especially for long flights.
15. Travel-Size Oil Diffuser
We love taking our oil diffuser with us when we travel not only to help make the room smell nice, but also to put in our favorite oils to help us sleep better.
Unfortunately a lot of the small travel diffusers don’t typically work great but although this one isn’t super tiny, this InnoGear Essential Oil Diffuser is super popular and a great option for a smaller size.
We also love this Essential Oil Carrying Case to keep all the bottles safe while traveling.
16. Portable Himalayan Salt Lamp
In addition to cleaning the air, the amber light of salt lamps is great for calming the body and getting better sleep*.
This little Plug in Himalayan Salt Lamp is great for traveling and is also a nice little night light.
*The electrical lighting we’re exposed to before bed can disrupt melatonin, impacting sleep, but amber lights have been said to mimic the sunset, getting your body “ready for bed”.
17. Portable Door Lock
What does a door lock have to do with sleep?
Having this Portable Door Lock as a little extra step of security for your hotel room or vacation rental can really help give you peace of mind and let you get a good night sleep.
🛀 Amazon Bath & Body Travel Must Haves
Between the two of us, we could easily fill an entire suitcase with all of our bath and body products because we never know what we’re going to need and we want to be sure we have everything to make us feel at home.
These are a few of the Amazon bath and body travel must haves that we love to make our trips easier and more organized.
18. Toiletry Bag
Having all of your bath and beauty stuff together and organized in a toiletry bag makes for nice and easy travel.
We both have one of these Bagsmart Toiletry Bags and love them because they’re durable, water resistant, spacious, and easy to hang once you get where you’re going.
19. Shower Caddy
I love having these Shower Caddy Bags to carry my soap, shampoo, and conditioner into the shower and hopefully hang on something because I can’t stand setting my stuff on the shower or bathroom floor.
20. Travel Laundry Bags
The little plastic laundry bags that hotels give for dirty clothes are never big enough to fit everything.
I like to have Reusable Laundry Bags like these because they’re durable and won’t rip, I can fit all of my dirty clothes in them, and I can avoid using more plastic.
21. Travel Shoe Bags
Some people don’t mind putting their shoes right in their suitcase with all of their clothes and other things, but we definitely can not do that.
Travel Shoe Bags are the best to keep dirty shoes off everything and avoid using throw away plastic bags every time you travel.
22. Pill/Supplement Organizer
I have a lot of supplements I take and most pill organizers I found were too small to fit everything I needed, especially for a longer trip.
I found this AM/PM Daily Pill Organizer on Amazon and loved it so much that I got two more. It’s a little bit larger in size for travel but it’s good quality, BPA free, large, and durable.
23. Hair Clips
These aren’t super specific to travel but I feel like we always need a few hair clips while on a trip and these Large Hair Claw Clips are so amazing that I had to add them to the list.
24. Non-Toxic Teeth Whitening
Having bright and white teeth for all of the pictures we take on vacation is important but we also don’t want to use toxic and super unhealthy ingredients to make that happen.
I love these Lumineux Whitening Strips because they really work and they are so much healthier than the alternatives out there. You do have to use the box (7 uses) to see the difference but they do work.
25. Organic Chapstick
My lips get super chapped all the time but especially when I’m out in the sun, and Dr Bronners Organic Chapstick is the best I’ve found for a healthy option.
🚵 Active/Outdoor Travel Must Haves From Amazon
We love active and adventurous travel where we get to explore the beautiful nature around us. One of the best places we’ve visited for beautiful nature and incredible hikes was Colombia, especially in the Coffee Region.
If you want to go out and hike whatever destination you’re visiting but don’t know where any trails are, AllTrails has the best database for hiking, biking, or even rock climbing trails all over the world.
Below are some favorite travel must haves from Amazon for our active and outdoor trips.
29. CamelBak Hydration Pack
Hiking anywhere, but especially in hot climates, requires good hydration and the CamelBak Hydration Pack makes that super easy and hands free while hiking.
P.S. If you’re in Arizona, our favorite hike with the same name as the hydration pack is in Scottsdale at the Camelback Mountain Trail.
30. Yeti Water Bottle
Other than hiking, I prefer to have my Yeti Water Bottle with me because it keeps the water ice cold all day and I’m not a fan of drinking warm water.
31. Resistance Bands
If you’re used to working out and don’t want to fully give that up while traveling, these Resistance Bands are small and easy to take with you and great for getting some good leg workouts in.
32. Travel Foam Roller
This Travel Foam Roller might be a little large for packing in a suitcase on the plane, but if you’re traveling by car this is great to take with you to get some circulation going or work out your sore muscles.
34. Yoga/Exercise Mat
If you want to do some yoga or other exercises while on vacation, this Folding Travel Yoga Mat is perfect for taking with you wherever you go.
35. Velcro Ice Pack
In case of injury or just to help with general swelling, this Velcro Ice Pack is easy to take with you as long as you’ll have a freezer when you get where you’re going.
🏖 Amazon Beach Vacation Must Haves
If you’re flying to your beach vacation, it’s not super easy to bring everything you want to have at the beach with you in your suitcase but below are some smaller, more travel-able beach must haves you can get from Amazon.
37. Beach Towel
Beach towels may be provided wherever you’re headed for a beach vacation but if not, these Sand Free Quick Dry Cotton Beach Towels are awesome and they’re super lightweight and fold up really small.
38. Waterproof Phone Pouch
Most of our phones are water proof or water resistant now but the Waterproof Phone Pouch makes it a lot easier to carry your phone out into the water with you.
40. GoPro Float Hand Grip
If you have a GoPro, the Float Hand Grip is great for the same reason as above.
41. Beach/Seashell Bags
We spend a lot of time out at the Jupiter, Florida beaches (which have loads of seashells) and we always see tourists filling up their shirts or plastic grocery bags with seashells.
These Zipper Beach Seashell Bags make that a lot easier and we actually got some and used them when we went shark teeth hunting in Venice Beach, Florida.
42. Snorkeling Equipment
Most snorkel tours offer use of snorkel equipment but if you prefer using your own stuff like us, the Tusa Snorkel Masks are the best (just be sure to get the film off the lens).
43. Organic Non Toxic Reef Friendly Face Sunscreen
For the good of the marine life, others around you, and your own body, using a non toxic and reef friendly sunscreen is essential for a beach vacation.
I love this Juice Beauty Tinted Face Sunscreen because it’s organic and it doesn’t leave my face super white.
44. Organic Non Toxic Reef Friendly Sunscreen
Juice Beauty also has a Body Sunscreen that is also organic, non toxic, and reef friendly.
🍉 Amazon Must Haves For Healthy/Allergy Friendly Travel Snacks
We have plenty more Healthy and Gluten Free snack ideas but below are just a few of the must haves on Amazon for travel.
46. Organic Snack Bar
The Truvani Only Bars are seriously the best tasting and the best for you bars that are perfect for taking with you while you travel.
My favorite are the chocolate flavored ones but my parents both love the peanut butter and chocolate ones the best.
47. Organic Quinoa Snack
These Organic Quinoa Snacks/Cereal are a hit or miss depending on your taste preferences, but I love them and I just eat them dry as a snack.
48. Portable Blender
Having a Portable Blender is really nice when traveling so you can make yourself some healthy smoothies while you’re on vacation.
49. Organic No-Oats Instant Oatmeal
This Organic No-Oat Oatmeal is really nice to have as a quick breakfast meal when you’re traveling and its easy to take with you.
50. Organic Beans
I love to take these Organic Black Beans with me while traveling so I can easily heat up a bowl of rice and beans topped with some organic avocado when I’m in need of a quick healthy meal.
51. Organic Vegan (Cane Sugar Free) Chocolate
The Hu Brand Chocolates are the best healthy and organic options for a sweet snack. These Chocolate Covered Cashews are some of our favorites.
🧳 A Few Other Travel Must Have Items
Below are a few of the last miscellaneous items on Amazon that are must haves for travel.
52. Money Belt With RFID Protection
A Money Belt with RFID Protection is a must have while traveling to keep at least some of your valuables hidden.
53. Luggage Cup Holder
The Luggage Cup Holder is great for helping you stay organized in the airport.
We always like to head to Starbucks right away to get a large cup of ice water instead of paying so much for a bottle in the airport.
54. Luggage Scale
A Luggage Scale is also great to have with you to avoid finding out your bags are overweight when you’re at the counter in the airport.
56. Plane/Car Foot Hammock
We haven’t tried this Foot Hammock out yet, but lots of people are saying it is one of the best travel must haves for long flights or car rides.
57. Luggage Rack
And lastly, before you leave for your trip, these Luggage Racks make packing up your suitcases so much easier and much less painful on the back.
Wrap Up: Amazon Travel Must Haves
Amazon is full of the best travel must haves so wherever you are headed, you can be sure to find all the gifts and gadgets you need to make your trip smooth and stress free.