Travel Hacks: 16 cheapish items for your summer travel bag

Most of us travel with two carry-on items; a small suitcase and a handbag or tote. Your tote bag is where you should pack all ‘essentials’ you want to have close by. That way, you don't need to be the person pulling things from their suitcase mid-flight! These items may differ from person to person, but they don’t need to break the bank. Here is the Loteli guide to the inexpensive in-flight essentials you need now (and some of our favorite picks).

Keeping your travel bag organized is no easy task. We love breaking items into categories and storing them together. The Loteli Jetsetter Clear Cosmetic Bag Set lets you divide your items neatly into Toiletries, Cords, Brushes, Makeup and Touch Ups. Clear cosmetic bags are great for a flight because you can see everything at a glance. Keep your passport and currencies organized with an oversized travel wallet (don’t forget to pack a pen!).

What electronics do you need on a plane? A kindle is a great choice for long flights followed by lazy afternoons by the pool, so protect it with a soft kindle case in a bright, easy to find color. Travel guides are heading online too, with guides like the LUXE series now available on their own app. This little electronic travel scale is perfect for checking the weight of your bag before you check in to avoid any pesky baggage fees.

Inflight beauty essentials are a big category but we like to keep it simple. Keep skin fresh and makeup free with Ursa Major’s facial wipes. They are alcohol free to prevent your skin from drying out. Protect your skin with a nourishing moisturizer like this one from Cerave and a good lip balm. Lucas’ Paw Paw ointment is a cult-classic for a reason – you can use it as a lip balm, cuticle moisturizer, eyebrow tamer, eye gloss and more. Spritz with a mineral water spray and curl your eyelashes before you land to look fresh and awake.

Why are planes always so freezing cold? We always carry something warm to wrap up in, such as a cashmere wrap or stole in a neutral shade. Speaking of shades, this oversized tortoiseshell pair from Le Specs is a classic design that will take you from plane to poolside. An eyemask helps you rest and relax on the plane, even under the bright overhead lights. Pack a few filling snacks (we love Kind bars) and an empty water bottle into a roomy tote bag and you’re ready to go! Summer travel can be stressful, but having the essential items you love in your carry on can go a long way to improving a flight. Have fun and safe travels!

1. CeraVe Moisturizing Cream 16 oz
2. Lucas Papaw Ointment 25g
3. Evian Travel Size Natural Mineral Water Facial Spray
4. Zoppen Tri-Fold Rfid Blocking Passport Wallet
5. Ursa Major Essential Face Wipes
6. Le Specs Women's Liar Liar Sunglasses
7. Brilliant Beauty Eyelash Curler
8. Fitglam Natural Silk Sleep Mask with Eyelashes
9. Cashmere Dreams Poncho Topper
10. Chiceco Large Basic Travel Tote
11. Loteli Kindle Cover
12. Loteli Jetsetter Cosmetic Bag Set: Clear Travel Makeup Organizer Cases - 5 in 1
13. LUXE Paris Travel guide with Mobile App
14. 20 oz Glass Water Bottle with Fruit Infuser and Silicone Sleeve
15. Etekcity Digital Hanging Luggage Scale
16. KIND Bars, Dark Chocolate Nuts & Sea Salt