With Christmas in the rearview mirror, you may think that the season of giving gifts (or shopping for yourself) has come to a close — but not if Amazon has anything to say about it. Post-holiday sales are a great time to exchange any gifts that don’t suit your needs, but they’re also an excellent excuse to stock up on important gear that you might need for the year ahead. And yes, that includes travel essentials.
As a self-described shopping fanatic and frequent traveler, I took a look at Amazon’s unbelievable after-Christmas deals to pull together the 10 best items on sale that you won’t want to miss out on ahead of your upcoming adventures. From rechargeable hand warmers to keep your fingers toasty on impending ski trips, to the cozy Koolaburra by Ugg boots I’ve been eyeing, these are some of the top deals to snag from Amazon right now, with prices starting as low as $14. Happy shopping!
Veken Packing Cubes
Packing cubes are one of the best hacks for organizing and fitting everything you need during your travels without running out of space, which is why I was thrilled to find that this pack of eight cubes from Veken was on sale for just $19 during Amazon’s post-Christmas sale. This sprawling set includes four sizes of packing cubes, as well as a toiletry bag, laundry bag, shoe bag, and accessories tote that will allow you to experience your most organized adventure to date. And with more than 9,400 five-star ratings from travelers, it’s safe to say that these may be some of the most reliable packing cubes available at such an affordable price.
Samsonite Omni 2 Hardside Expandable Suitcase
There’s no time like the cusp of the new year to start checking out fresh luggage options for your upcoming trips, and the Samsonite Omni 2 Hardside suitcase has been on my radar for a while. Right now, this spacious bag is on sale for just $117 and is compact enough to easily carry onto the plane with you while offering ample space for your travel essentials. The exterior of this reliable bag is made with an incredibly durable polycarbonate shell which effectively protects your valuables from the wear and tear of travel, while a handy TSA lock on the side of the bag adds another layer of safety against theft. If you’re aiming to avoid checked bag fees in the new year, this suitcase is an excellent choice.
Baleaf Fleece Lined Leggings
It’s a well-known fact that leggings are some of the most comfortable pants to travel in, but their often thin material does not exactly lend itself to staying warm during the winter. Thankfully, these best-selling fleece-lined pants from Baleaf are now on sale for just $32 at Amazon and are the best solution for nailing down a cozy and wearable travel wardrobe. The high-waisted fit is endlessly flattering and pairs well with sweaters, athletic gear, and more, while the sides of these pants even boast convenient pockets for holding onto your phone, wallet, and keys. And because they’re 30 percent off, I’ve never been more tempted to add one more pair of pants to my already overflowing leggings drawer.
Charmast Portable Charger
Never again will I travel without a portable charger tucked into my bag, and this power bank from Charmast is at the top of my list of post-Christmas deals to shop — especially now that it’s on sale for a jaw-dropping 53 percent off. This ultra-slim portable battery provides high-speed charging to up to three devices at once, working with iPhones, tablets, Androids, and more. A convenient LED display at the front of the charger lets you know exactly how much battery you have left so you can plan accordingly for your time out and about, and it’s even available in several sleek colors like pink, green, and blue.
Koolaburra by Ugg Short Fashion Boot
Since rising to popularity in the early 2000s, Uggs have firmly maintained their spot as a go-to winter shoe over the last 20-odd years, and it’s safe to say that the brand is not going anywhere. I’ve had my own pair of Uggs since I initially received them back in 8th grade, so it’s probably time to swap them out for these adorable short boots from Koolaburra by Ugg while they’re on sale for just $90. In fact, these plush winter boots have earned more than 8,600 five-star ratings at Amazon, cementing their spot as a cold-weather staple. The adorable bows on the side only further add to the trendiness of these boots, channeling the ever-popular ballet-core style.
Reebok Classic Leather Sneakers
I’ve been searching for a new pair of sneakers to wear for everything from travel days to heading to the gym to lift, and these classic Reebok sneakers are exactly what I’ve been looking for — and they’re on sale for just $63. A well-made leather exterior ensures these shoes will last for years to come, while a comfortable EVA-midsole promises to support my feet throughout every activity I have on the agenda this winter. Plus, they’re a great way to make your wardrobe stand out from the sea of Adidas Sambas that have been flooding the streets in recent months.
Ever since my brother’s luggage was lost in Italy in 2022, I have refused to travel without an Apple AirTag tucked firmly into my suitcase, so if you’ve been hesitant to make the purchase, now is the best time to snatch up this compact tracking device while it’s on sale for $24 at Amazon. The AirTag simply connects to the Find My app on your iPhone and tracks whatever it’s attached to, whether that be a wallet, checked bag, carry-on, or even a set of keys. So if your checked bag gets lost during the chaos of new year travels, you can have the peace of mind of knowing exactly where it was left, making it easier to determine who (or where) to contact to get it back.
JBL Tune 510BT Noise-Cancelling Headphones
Over-ear, wireless headphones are surely the most popular style in listening technology this year, and these JBL headphones make getting in on the trend easier than ever while they’re on sale for 50 percent off following the holidays. Not only are these headphones incredibly comfy to wear and offer an impressive 40 hours of battery on a single charge, but they even boast noise-canceling capabilities to soothe long travel days and eliminate the sounds of crying babies and chatty seatmates. Plus, they come in four sleek colors including white and blue.
Merokeety Fuzzy Cardigan
The fluctuating temperatures from the airport to the plane cabin can make it difficult to properly dress for your travels, which is why it’s always important to have layers on hand. I’m partial to packing cardigans because they’re easy to slip on and off at a moment’s notice, and this ultra-fuzzy sweater from Merokeety looks perfect for my early 2024 travels — plus, it’s now just $41 at Amazon. With deep pockets on either side of the cardigan and a selection of 28 beautiful colors, I’ll have to stop myself from picking up more than one of these winter essentials.
Ocoopa Rechargeable Hand Warmers
Skiing is one of my favorite activities during the winter, but as someone who easily becomes cold, I find myself going through disposable hand warmers like hot cakes. So, when I discovered that the Ocoopa Rechargeable Hand Warmers were on sale for an impressive 47 percent off, I could hardly contain myself. Whether you enjoy outdoor adventures throughout the colder months or simply struggle with poor circulation, this simple portable heater is a great solution to keep in your pocket to warm up quickly on the go. It even offers three temperature settings, safely going up to 131 degrees Fahrenheit to combat even the most frigid winter days.
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