Travelling is an exciting and enriching experience, but packing for it can be pretty daunting, constantly wondering if you’ve forgotten anything important. Choosing the right outfits, toiletries and tech can be overwhelming, which is why having a checklist of travel essentials for women is crucial to ensure that you have everything you need for a comfortable and stress-free trip.
In this blog post, I’ve listed 33 of my must-have travel essentials for women you simply can’t forget to pack. Whether you’re a seasoned traveller or planning your first trip, this guide will help you pack smarter and travel with confidence.
Bags & Organisers
The Nordace Siena II Smart Travel Backpack is the travel bag to rule them all. It’s water-resistant and features a built-in USB charging port, RFID blocker, more pockets than you can count and it slides over the handle of your suitcase for convenience. This right here is top of my list of travel essentials for women.
The Travelon Women’s Anti-Theft Classic Messenger Bag is both stylish and practical, featuring slash-resistant body panels and straps, locking compartments, and RFID-blocking technology to prevent electronic theft. Plus it’s water-resistant and easy to clean, making it a must-have in our list of travel essentials for women.
Packing cubes are an efficient and convenient way to keep your luggage organised and maximise your suitcase space. This 8-pack from BAGAIL comes with 3 different mesh clothing bags, underwear and sock bags, a cosmetics case, drawstring and shoe bags. If you want even more space, check out these compression cubes by BAGAIL which can save you an additional 60% space using compression zipper technology.
A hanging toiletries bag is a game changer in cramped bathrooms with little to no shelf space – you can hang it from a towel rack, shower curtain rod or door handle. And this BAGSMART one comes with a TSA-approved transparent bag for your carry-on toiletries. Talk about 2 for 1 travel essentials for women!
Sleep & Comfort
Travel Essentials for Women
Sustainability & Convenience
Clothing & Footwear
The Akk Women’s Walking Tennis Shoes (aka the perfect travel shoes) are ultra-comfortable and lightweight sneakers, featuring memory foam insoles for added comfort and slip-on design for easy on-and-off convenience.
Travel Essentials for Women
Leave the clunky charging station at home – the Philips One is the travel toothbrush of your dreams. It has up to 30 days battery life, a convenient USB-C charging cable and a sleek travel case. You’re welcome.
29. Menstrual Cup
If you haven’t already made the switch to menstrual cups, your next trip is as good a time as any. No more running out of pads or tampons at the most inopportune moments. Plus, you get to lessen your mark on the planet. Win-win for you and Mother Nature. If you’re looking for a good portable cleaner to go with your cup, check out this one by Rosa Rugosa.
Safety & Security
32. Pepper Spray
I hate that I even have to write this, but until women can walk down the street and not have to look over their shoulders, I’ll be including pepper spray on this list of travel essentials for women. This discreet but easy-to-use keychain pepper spray would look great next to your Birdie.