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6 luxe-looking travel accessories under $50 that just might get you a first-class upgrade

6 luxe-looking travel accessories under $50 that just might get you a first-class upgrade

Let’s be real: Traveling is generally a pain. That’s why we like to romanticize the experience with affordable items that make us feel slightly more luxurious while crammed onto an airplane. Keep scrolling for six accessories under $50 that will give your next trip an instant upgrade.

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Whether you use it as a wristlet, wear it over your shoulder or toss it into a tote, this zip-around vegan leather wallet will hold absolutely everything you need while away from home. There’s space for your passport, two different types of currency, cards, an ID and coins or other tiny items. Plus, it comes with a pen! Both the wrist and shoulder straps are removable—toss each into your bag, and you’ve got three different ways to use the wallet during your trip.
$48 at Beis
It’s hard to predict the temperature on a plane, but carry-on limits can make it tough to bring along a blanket. Enter the Kelor wrap blanket. It’s light enough to wear around your neck as a scarf, and once you’re on the plane will easily unfold into a stretchy cover. You’ll feel like you’re cozied up into your softest, most well-loved T-shirt. And just like that tee, you can throw it straight into your washing machine once you get home for no-fuss cleaning. Pick from this soft green and four other muted tones.
$40 at Amazon
When juggling a million items and tasks in the airport, a backpack is the most convenient choice. The key, of course, is finding one that doesn’t make you look like you’re waiting for the elementary school bus to arrive. Our pick: This chic faux leather option, which is available at Target. It has roomy inner and outer zipper pockets to keep all your gear safe and organized and adjustable shoulder straps to help you get that perfect fit. Besides black, it’s available in three other textured neutral shades.
$35 at Target
Our bags are never more jam-packed than when we’re traveling, meaning teeny tiny items always get lost. Unfortunately, those are also the ones that tend to be the most important. This sleek little leather zip pouch is the perfect solution. The strap loops onto the inside or outside of your bag, allowing you to find what you need in seconds. It’s 4 inches in diameter, making it the ideal size for cards, cash, chapstick and AirPods. Get it in this pretty blue or a soft pink.
$35 at Away
No matter what section of the plane you’re seated in, the comfort level always leaves something to be desired. Packing a neck pillow like this is the best way to ensure you’ll disembark without any painful knots or stiffness. It’s covered in luxurious hypoallergenic silk with a fun, subtle pattern and comes with a matching eye mask to help you get the best sleep possible. Zip off the cover and toss it in the washing machine for easy cleaning once you return home. At over half off during the CALPAK Memorial Day Sale, now’s the time to snag your set.
$38 at CALPAK
A luggage tag is an absolute must, even for a carry-on. This sophisticated leather version will help keep your bag accounted for while giving a seriously elegant aesthetic. The buckle strap is adjustable, and there’s a snap closure over the ID info to ensure your details stay private. It comes in 10 colors besides this one.
$40 at Bloomingdale's

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