12 Warm + Cozy Travel Accessories You Didn't Know You Needed
Don't let gray skies and snow get you down! Shop these winter travel essentials and stay nice and snug as you approach your destination.
You might not be able to avoid the traffic or the myriad travel headaches and unknowns this time of year, but you can at least make your car ride or flight more comfortable. Before you head home for the holidays, browse our favorite winter travel essentials below, which will ensure that you arrive nice and warm, and in the best mood possible.
If you're in for a day of driving through ice and snow, then you need to grab this electric car blanket. The 12-volt throw plugs into any car, truck, SUV or RV cigarette lighter and heats up quickly, so you can snuggle up on the road. It's also equipped with a 96-inch-long cord, so backseat passengers can use it, too.
Can we all agree to bring back driving gloves in 2021? These luxurious, fleece-lined gloves will keep your hands warm and ensure that you don't have to grip an ice-cold steering wheel first thing in the morning. They're also available in 11 premium colors.
Prepare to feel totally pampered while flying home because these eye masks are as soothing as it gets. Designed with stressful travel in mind, each single-use mask warms within 30 seconds of opening to gently de-puff the skin while you get some sleep. You'll wake up feeling refreshed and looking your best.
Keep your hands busy while you're riding shotgun or cruising through the air with this hilarious "Crush and Color" book starring Jason Mamoa. Each page features a wild daydream come to life, with the rugged dreamboat scaling cliffs or prepping an extravagent dinner for two. All you need is a box of coloring pencils, and you're good to go on that mental vacation.
A long day in the car definitely leave you feeling stiff, achy and irritable — unless you have this uber-snuggly, self-messaging neck pillow. This plush, polyester wrap essentially acts like a portable spa as it heats up and uses built-in nodes to gently target your neck and shoulders. It even has two removable lavender-scented inserts to further settle your nerves.
As someone who literally never leaves home without a cup of coffee in hand, let me just say that Contigos are the best travel mugs out there. The long, stainless container fits in most cup holders, are leak and spill proof and have a vacuum insulation that keeps drinks hot for up to five hours.
You'll feel much more settled with a sweatshirt that doubles as a comfy blanket. This one-size-fits-all hoodie is perfect for watching movies or snoozing on the plane. It even has a front pocket that will keep your hands nice and toasty.
Freezing-cold temperatures and biting winds are no match for this hand cream. Keep your hands soft and hydrated while you're in transit with its lightweight yet nourishing honey-and-botanical-infused formula. The cream even comes in four calming fragrances, so you can enjoy a bit of aromatherapy.
If you're bringing your smaller tech along for the ride, then you need one of these crushed velvet Vixen cases. Not only do they have pouches for your earbuds and phone cord, but they're also stylish, soft to the touch, and available in three gorgeous, fall-appropriate colors.
And finally, here's something that's pretty much guaranteed to put you in a cozy mood: The Little Book of Hygge. Do some light reading and learn all about how the Danes make the most of winter. Hint: It involves a lot of hot drinks, pastries, knit throws, and nights spent by the fire.