Travel

Best Travel Accessories For Stress-Free Travel

Travel is stressful. Even with the best forward planning, you can still find yourself in a sweaty mess over the simplest of things. Keep your cool with our edit of essentials to make travel easy – and possibly even pleasurable.

Tripit app

Once you’ve booked your journey, simply email it to Tripit and, just like magic, an itinerary will be produced. Stress-free travel at your fingertips. Free to download.

Go Travel Digital Luggage Weighing Scale

We’ve all been there. Paranoid thoughts in the queue about over-packing and what to do if, God forbid, the scales confirm that we have, indeed, somehow packed rocks in our hold-all. Negative thoughts be gone with this wonderful gadget. John Lewis; £9.99.

Away Suitcase with built-in charger

Let low-battery anxiety be a thing of the past with this genius carry-on suitcase with built-in charger. £225.

Cashmere socks

Sure, you may be greeted by a blast of hot air when you exit the plane at your destination. But never forget how icy the journey itself can be. When the air-con kicks in, which it will, keep those tootsies warm with these snuggly cashmere socks. White Company; £36.

Spacemasks

These intergalactic eye masks magically warm up once on and will soothe the weariest of travellers. Bliss. £15 for a box of five.

Skewb Xtreme

If you’re looking for non-electrical entertainment for the kids, then look no further than this nifty gadget to keep their minds busy. For a few hours at least. Quirky Gadgets; £19.99.

Aesop Ginger Flight Therapy

If turbulence has you staring intently at flight attendants, looking for any signs of panic, then a dab of this on your wrists will be sure to calm the mind. Cult Beauty; £23.

Calpak Silk Travel Set

We’ve all made impulse head cushion buys at airports. They are uncomfortable and somewhat cumbersome, but this silk set will soon have you dribbling away in no time. Selfridges; £80.

Bose Noise-Cancelling Headphones

Fully immerse yourself in the inflight entertainment with these noise-cancelling headphones. So immersive, you may forget you are on a plane entirely. Just remember not to shout. Bose; £349.95.

Charlotte Tilbury Face Mask

With the aforementioned air-con fully on full blast, replenish the inevitable moisture loss with these wonderfully soothing facemasks. Space NK; £18.

Anya Hindmarch Clear Travel Pouch

No more cramming of your bag’s entire contents into tiny bags. Be organised and see clearly with these fabulous pouches from the reigning queen of accessories. Anya Hindmarch; £195.

Audible App

If the movie selection isn’t up to scratch, then download one of the latest bestsellers, lie back (as far as you possibly can) and let the words drown out the engines. £7.99 per month.