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Best Travel Accessories

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SummaLuvin · 12/03/2020 19:29

My parents have recently retired and have been travelling a lot more recently, both short and long haul. Birthdays and Mothers Day are coming up and I thought a useful gift would be something that will make their holidays easier/more comfortable/more enjoyable.

So, can any of you recommend what your top travel accessories are? Either for making plane journeys more bearable or for when they are actually abroad?

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Ricekrispie22 · 14/03/2020 11:05

These are great for plane journeys www.boots.com/no7-instant-results-revitalising-hydrogel-eye-masks-10239046
A good quality sleep mask
Flight socks
Travel pillow
Power bank charger
Kindle

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RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie · 15/03/2020 19:00

A travel wallet to keep passports, boarding passes etc all together.

Light weight scarf for your mum, to wear on plane, on cooler evenings etc.

A couple of puzzle books, if they are that way inclined.

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EveryDayIsLikeMonday · 15/03/2020 20:28

Hammam towels for short-haul, if they travel hand luggage only. These are also useful as a lightweight blanket for long haul.
Matching handbag and hand luggage case.
Tablet and headphones plus a subscription to Netflix.

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fuzzyduck1 · 18/03/2020 04:02

We’ve just flown to Thailand the number one travel accessory at the moment is face masks.

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DinnerbytheR1ver123 · 18/03/2020 06:42

The smallest, lightest, rucksack that you can use for small amounts of shopping or daily use. One that packs down to the size of the palm of your hand

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adastranomad · 18/03/2020 16:59

@SummaLuvin

My parents travel a lot too - they just got back from a lovely trip to Dubai. Thanks for reminding me about a Mother's Day gift! :O

For your mum, what about a mini face roller massager for long hauls? smartreusable.com/natural-rose-quartz-facial-massager/

And for your dad, a waterproof travel bag can't go a miss: smartreusable.com/large-waterproof-nylon-travel-bag-for-cosmetics/

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