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5 Must-have holiday travel accessories

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Travel accessories for your next holiday trip

Whether you're traveling by plane, train or automobile, these must-have accessories and cutting edge gadgets will make your trip home for the holidays cozy and comfortable.

Travel accessories for your next holiday trip

Samantha Brown 3-piece travel sleep set

Blankets and pillows are hard to come by on flights these days, so travel with your own for a more enjoyable ride. Designed by Travel Channel jet-setter Samantha Brown, the soft fleece blanket, cushy pillow, inflatable neck pillow and eye mask easily fit in your carry-on. (HSN, $15)

Travel accessories for your next holiday trip

Inlite bag

Thanks to these battery-operated bags installed with low-emission LED lighting strips, you'll never waste time frantically searching for your phone, keys or passport again. With styles that range from the fashionable, Chanel-inspired Selene tote to the sporty Flash Backpack, Inlite's innovative, patent-pending technology is switched on and off by pressing the signature logo button, which also features an automatic energy saving timer. (Inlite Bags, $85)

Travel accessories for your next holiday trip

Sporto faux fur earmuff headset

Listen to your favorite tunes and keep warm at the same time when you wear these faux fur earmuffs with built-in headphones. Just plug them into your favorite music player and rock out while you're on the go. They're available in fashionable shades of black, white, leopard print and graphite. (HSN, $40)

Travel accessories for your next holiday trip

Bodum travel mug

Carry your cup of joe or steep your tea in style in this stainless steel travel mug with a closable lid with a stopper for the opening. The slip-proof silicone band around the center makes it easy to grip, and the mug comes in eye-catching red, black, green and white. (BODUM, $25)

Athleta Pilayo text gloves

Don't let the winter chill stop you from texting friends and family or googling directions to your holiday destination — these handy gloves have touch tip technology at the thumb and forefinger. (Athleta, $40)

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Travel accessories for your next holiday trip

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