12 Warm + Cozy Travel Accessories You Didn't Know You Needed

Don't let the gray skies and snow get you down! Shop these winter travel essentials and stay as snug as a bug while you approach your destination.

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November 07, 2019

You might not be able to avoid the bumper-to-bumper traffic or long lines at security 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 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.

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Can we all agree to bring driving gloves back in 2020? These stylish, 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.

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Flying home for the holidays is hectic enough without the chit-chat from your neighbors. Remind everyone to take it easy while you nap with this satin eye mask. The elastic strap is even adjustable for maximum comfort.

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Painting, on the plane? Your neighbors might give you some side eye, but we think it's a soothing way to pass the time. Use this compact watercolor palette to make something beautiful while you're up in the air. The kit includes two water brushes and 24 pigments, so you'll have plenty to work with.

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Soak up your favorite scents and remind yourself that you're a few miles closer to home with this state-shaped essential oil diffuser for your car. A metal clip attaches the wood right onto your vent without detracting from the adorable design.

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Spare yourself the stress of blindly reaching into the backseat for the tissue box, yet again. Instead of suffering through a bout of sniffles on your drive home, keep Kleenex close with this tissue holder. The case clips right onto your passenger side visor, so you can reach it without taking your hand off the wheel.

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Thanks to this portable stove, you can finally enjoy a hot meal on the road and stop ordering from fast food joints. The compact container plugs right into your 12-volt cigarette lighter and warms your food to about 300 degrees. It can then be stashed under your seat after eating.

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You'll feel much more settled with a sweatshirt that doubles as a 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.

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Keep your boarding pass, ID, credit cards and cash close with this travel wallet that doubles as a cute crossbody purse. A faux-fur handle makes it easy to pull the bag out from under the seat and gives you something soft on which to rest your chin.

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Since you can't (read: shouldn't) wear slippers on the plane, these fuzzy socks might just be the next best thing. Gripper dots along the bottom provide some traction, so your feet won't slip into the aisle while you're napping.

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Listen to your favorite tunes while keeping the tips of your ears warm with these shearling earmuffs. They actually have an audio-port built right into the base and even come with a special carrying case.

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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.

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