My Amazon travel wish list is slightly out of control. Whenever I’m planning a trip, I research endlessly and part of that involves adding (many, many) new things to the list.

With the Christmas holidays starting to peak over the very distant horizon, it seems an appropriate time to start sharing some of that wish list content. So here is the first of what will hopefully be many, many Five Finds.

Packing cubes

We just got back from a roadtrip in New England and packing cubes were a game changer. With lots of distance to cover and different accommodation every night, it was really helpful to be able to find items quickly and easily. Cannot imagine travelling without these now. 

Savisto Packing Cubes, 6-Piece Best Value Suitcase Organiser, Compressible Luggage Cubes, Ideal for Holiday Baggage, Backpacking, Air Travel, Laundry & Home Storage – 6 Colour Options

If you buy these in a bright colour (available when you click through), it will be harder to miss a cube when leaving your accommodation bright and early in the morning.

Digital luggage scale

If you have ever scrabbled around at the check in desk, trying to balance out the weight between suitcases, you need one of these. Lightweight and very helpful, a digital luggage scale slips in your luggage and saves you from the airport embarrassment.

AmazonBasics Digital Luggage Scale

Tick remover

If you read our website regularly, you will know there are lots of nasty bugs and parasites out there. Ticks are terrible little creatures and carry some horrible diseases. A family friend recommended this tick twister, having used it on their dog. Thankfully haven’t had to use it on a human yet, but can confirm it works really smoothly on a dog. A valuable addition to your first aid kit.

O’tom Tick Twister

Travel aromatherapy set

Settling down in your airplane seat for a red eye flight is not always the most enjoyable experience, but there are some small things that can improve it.

One of those is this aromatherapy roll on kit. Drifting off to sleep is that little bit easier when you can smell lavender and other essential oils.

Travel Survival Kit (Containing, Sweet Dreams, Travel & Energy)

Slash-proof anti-theft bag

Our final item is for the more security conscious among you. As well as great reviews, this bag has a wire mesh embedded throughout the fabric so thieves can’t cut through it with a blade. It can be secured to immovable objects using the stainless steel cable, and the ‘TSA accepted three-dial combination lock’ will keep your contents safe.

5L: Pacsafe Travelsafe 5L Anti-Theft Portable Safe, Charcoal

12L: Pacsafe Travelsafe 12L GII Portable Safe

Please note that the links on this page are affiliate links – when you click through to buy the items recommended below, we will get a very small commission fee. Please be assured that all the items on the page are things that are genuinely on my travel wishlist, that I would share with friends and family in real life. Beyond the affiliate link to the Amazon store, we were not paid for the recommendations and where it is indicated that one of us owns an item, it was paid for by that individual. 

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