There are a ton of unique travel accessories out on the market you probably didn’t know you needed until now. These cool travel gadgets have forever changed the way we travel.

No more tangled cords or feeling disorganized, these useful travel things make the act of traveling easier and less stressful. From long-haul flight essentials to the best air travel accessories or even backpacker gadgets, these travel tools will save the day in more ways than one.

In this article, I’ll go over all the best unique and cool travel accessories that not only make your trips safer and easier but they make perfect gifts for the traveler in your life.

Useful & Unique Travel Accessories

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Useful Travel Accessories

Useful travel accessories
Best Travel Pack for long haul flights


The PRVKE by WANDRD is one of the best travel/cameral backpacks on the market. This is the backpack that I use and I travel around the world searching for rad adventures with my camera in my hand.

Everything about this was designed with the traveler on the go in mind. It’s the perfect bag to take with you when you are doing the actual act of traveling.

If you’re not a professional photographer don’t worry, just don’t use the camera insert. This bag is still the perfect travel companion. A thoughtful and useful travel bag.

Well Traveled Packing Cubes

2. Packing Cubes

These handy dandy Compression Packing Cubes keep your clothes organized and makes it easier to pack bulkier items like jackets.  They also make it easier to separate your clean and dirty clothes.  This is one of the most useful travel accessories in this list.

Hat Clip for traveling<br>

3. Hat Clip

A Hat Clip is one of my recent purchases and I can’t believe it took me this long to get.  This useful travel accessroy can clip onto your travel tote or backpack and keep your brimmed hat in prime condition.  The clasp/magnet is strong and will keep your hat looking neat and stylish when you’re on the go.

Electronic cords case organizer

4. Electronics Organizing Case

Keep your electronic companions organized in style with this Electronics Cords Organizing Case. It’s also great for stowing small knick-knacks like watches, hair clips, or other on-the-go necessities. Now this is a useful travel accessory!

Universal Adaptor GIft

5. Universal Adaptor

A Universal Adapter makes for a great stocking stuffer and is a super useful travel accessory.  Compatible with over 150 countries including all of Europe and Asian countries.


6. SteriPen

The SteriPEN is a great gift for a traveler that is eco conscience.  This useful device destroys over 99.9% of bacteria, viruses, and protozoa by UV light.  This is a super useful item to always have on you when you travel if you love the outdoors as much as I do.
Womens toiletry bag

7. Toiletry Bag

This Toiletry Bag folds up and hangs on the wall.  There are three large clear zippered compartments, and one detachable pouch which is perfect for makeup.  This helps keep you organized and perfect for the traveler on the go.
Collapsable Water Bottle

8. Collapsable Water Bottle

The Nomader Collapsable Water Bottle is portable and a perfect travel accessory.  It rolls up for compact travel, loops around your wrist for easy carry and attaches to your bag for quick access.  This is an essential travel item.
Lifestraw Go Water Bottle

9. Lifestraw Go Water Bottle

The LifeStraw Go Water Bottle filters water while drinking.  This is a great gift for travel, backpacking, camping, and emergency kits.  The Lifestraw is reusable and perfect for the outdoor enthusiast.
Portable speaker

10. Portable Speaker

A Portable Speaker is a must have for any traveler.  This Bose speaker produces a deep, loud sound and has a wireless range of about 30 feet.  Battery lasts up to 12 hours, perfect for getting ready in your hotel room, for extra added surround sound as you watch Netflix on your computer and for the beach.

Travel Hair Dryer

11. Nano Hair Dryer

The Nano Hair Dryer is a powerful, lightweight travel dryer.  Keep your hair looking good without having to lug around huge hair products.  This is one of the best travel gifts for women.
Matching passport covers

12. Passport Holder

Every traveler needs a Leather Passport Cover.  Get a matching set and let the adventure begin!  This is a great gift for travel couples.
Travel Jewelry case

13. Travel Jewelry Case

Take the Travel Jewelry Case wherever you go while keeping your jewelry in place.  It’s compact enough to fit in your purse or luggage and a great travel gift for her.
Utility Credit Card

14. Utility Credit Card

This Utility Credit Card is a multifunctional tool that can be a wrench, bottle opener, screwdriver, prybar, cord cutter, measuring & drafting tool, camping can opener and more.
Sky roam Personal wifi

15. Sky Roam

Sky Roam is an awesome travel companion.  This personal WiFi can travel with you on a vacation home for connectivity anywhere, anytime. Enjoy the convenience and flexibility of pay-as-you-go WiFi with no contracts.  Perfect for work and play.

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    Unique Travel Accessories

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    Solar Power Bank

    16. Solar Power Bank with Flashlight & Compass

    A Solar Power Bank with a Flashlight & Compass is one of the best gifts for outdoorsy women.  The external solar power battery charger can recharge by solar or outlet.  It also features a flashlight and a compass making this a dual present.
    Luggage cup holder

    17. Luggage Travel Cup Holder

    Free Your Hands with this Luggage Travel Cup Holder.  Traveling can be a drag, and you don’t usually have a free hand to hold a drink especially with kids.  But with this suitcase cup holder, you can hold two drinks and have your hands free.
    Travel Steam Iron

    18. Travel Steam Iron

    A Travel Steam Iron is one of the most unique travel accessories and perfect for the business traveler.  It’s compact in size making it easy for travel and you’ll never have wrinkled clothes again.
    Joby Tripod

    19. Joby Gorillapod

    This is a great camera accessory for the travel photographer.  The Joby Gorillapod has wrappable legs that allow you to secure professional camera equipment to virtually any surface.  It’s compact and lightweight for easy transport.
    Navigation Flask

    20. Navigation Flask

    Wilderness Navigation Flask is perfect for the outdoor traveler.  This lightweight, military-grade aluminum vessel conceals five camping elements – a compass, flashlight , 2 collapsible shot glasses, a bottle opener and flask.
    Travel Scarf

    21. Travel Scarf

    The Zero Grid Infinity Scarf has hidden zipper pockets which serve as secret storage for a passport, ID, credit cards, cash, cellphone, and other valuables.  This cozy travel item converts to a blanket and you can wear it multiple ways including as a scarf, wrap, shawl or hoodie.
    Portable Espresso Machine

    22. Portable Esspresso Machine

    This is the best travel item for the coffee lover in your life.  This Portable Espresso Machine is compact, simple to use, lightweight and versatile.  This is an awesome item to have on an early morning hike or camping trip.  This is a unique travel accessory you won’t regret owning.
    Portable Luggage Scale

    23. Portable Luggage Scale

    Avoid the stress of an overweight bag fee with this useful travel accessory.  A Digital Hand Luggage Scale weighs your bags before you get to the airport.  This is a great for flying budget airlines.
    Travel Door Alarm

    24. Travel Door Alarm

    Put your mind at ease while you sleep with an extra precision and travel with a portable door alarm.  The Travel Door Alarm is a great stocking stuffer as the backpacker gadget is compact, portable and weighs less than 2 ounces.
    Inflatable Wine Bags

    25. Inflatable Wine Bags

    This is a wonderful gift for a travel lover and for a wine lover.  These Inflatable Wine Bags meet all TSA & Airline requirements.  They can accommodate wine & spirits, olive oil, breakable keepsakes, perfumes, camera lenses and more.
    Foot Hammock

    26. Foot Hammock

    Ever get off a long haul flight and your ankles are the size of your calves, creating the infamous cankle?  This portable Airplane Footrest is the solution to your problem.  These long haul flight essentials are easy to use, just unroll and snap it around the seat in front of you or over your tray table.  This can also be used on a train, bus or at a table.
    Inflatable Neck Pillow

    27. Inflatable Neck Pillow

    This Inflatable Neck Pillow is ergonomically designed, perfect for both long hauls and shorter flights.  The pillow is meant to reduce neck stiffness, fatigue and promote proper spine alignment.
    Travel Clothesline

    28. Travel Clothesline

    A Travel Clothesline is a very useful travel accessory.  This backpacker gadget is perfect for backpacking,  traveling or camping.  The suction cups on the end make it easy to attach to windows or shower stalls.

    Portable Safe

    29. Portable Safe

    A Portable Safe is a unique travel accessory for protection and security from theft.  The small safe secures to a fixed object with a cable which can hold smart phones, passports, cash and credit cards.
    Airplane in flight Mount

    30. Airplane In Flight Mount

    The Universal Airplane in Flight Mount is a great travel accessory if you want to watch movies on an airplane or bus but don’t want to hold your phone the entire time.  It’s compact and light weight making it easy to take with you anywhere.
    Aloha sling one of the best long haul flight essentials

    31. Aloha Travel Bags

    Lastly, the last unique travel accessory to make the list is the ALOHA Collection Bags. These bags come in multiple different sizes, styles and colors. I wear the Aloha Mini Hip Pack on the daily when I’m in airports and when I’m out and about in a foreign country.

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    Travel Guides

    If you love the act of traveling as much as I do, check out the guides below for more travel product recommendations, tips & tricks to survive long haul flights.

    Long Haul Flights Tips & Tricks – Find out 10 tips and tricks to help you survive a long haul flight in economy.

    Long Haul Essentials Every Traveler Must Have – Don’t fly a long-haul flight without these cool travel gadgets.

    20 Must-Have Travel Accessories – These travel accessories make traveling smoother and more comfortable.

    The Best Gadgets for Backpackers – Check out the most unique and useful backpack travel gadgets out there.

    20 Travel Pieces of Exercise Equipment – Exercise equipment for the road.

    What’s in my Bag – A page full of my favorite products and treated travel gear. These are products that I swear by and have made my life so much better.

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    Final Thoughts on the Best Useful & Unique Travel Accessories 

    There are lots of unique and useful travel accessories on the market that make the act of traveling much more comfortable and enjoyable during your next travels. If you found this article useful, let fellow travelers know in the comments below 👇.

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