We completely understand that spending money on something you’re just going to use while traveling can be a bit of a deterrent, but having the right travel accessories for trips can make a huge difference in your comfort level, which us Who What Wear editors can confirm. Collectively, we took 80 trips last year, and acquired many wonderfully useful travel accessories along the way. And because we, too, don’t want to spend an arm and a leg on travel accessories, the accessories we recommend below are all under $50.
From the coziest socks to wear on your journey to the most space-saving makeup bag on the market (and everything you could need in between), these are the 18 under-$50 accessories us jet-setting editors swear by. They’re guaranteed to make that tedious trip to the airport significantly more enjoyable (we can vouch).