Men are notoriously light when it comes to packing, so it’s no surprise they often overlook carrying handy essentials to make their trip more enjoyable and hassle-free. If you are a man guilty of under-packing, or you are the other half to a forgetful packer, then read below to discover the travel essentials that every man needs. For business or for pleasure, these must have accessories will be invaluable on any excursion.
Travel Essential 1: The Leather Tie Holder
The advantages of bringing a tie holder on a business journey (or wedding) is obvious—no more worrying about looking creased and unprofessional, no more last-minute ironing at the hotel suite. This item is also invaluable on a leisure trip where a tie may be worn to dinner or evening event. A leather tie case holds up to four ties, wrinkle-free, in a compact and easy to pack storage case. A great mens gift idea that is made even better presented with a silk tie inside! In the movie “Up in the Air” even George Clooney gets excited about a tie holder as he has always wanted one!
Travel Essential 2: The Travel Wallet
Men can be reluctant to part with their wallets, but travelling can be made so much easier by switching over to a jet-setter travel wallet. Travel wallets are built for a variety of functions- passport holder, card and cash carrier and document folder- and are designed to be slim and easy to carry. That beats lugging around an overstuffed wallet, travel papers and keeping track of your passport any day.
Travel Essential 3: The Cufflink/Watch Box
Men’s accessories often get overlooked and thrown into the bottom of the suitcase or carry-on which can damage or add wear to things like watches, cufflinks and tie clips. Cufflink boxes are a great way to safely pack all of these things, ensuring that they are organized and protected from wear. This is the perfect accessory for men who travel extensively for business, but can also be used as a storage case at home for any man who owns watches, cufflinks, earrings, necklaces or tie clips.
Travel Essential 4: The Magic Wallet
The magic wallet is an accessory that comes in handy in any situation, but especially during travelling. Due to its unique design, money is “trapped” safely inside the wallet with a fold of the hand- say goodbye to fumbling around with bills and losing your money as you sit, walk or run! The International Magic Wallet is specially designed to hold Australian dollars, Euros and English Pounds so that you don’t need to worry about currency size on your travels- everything will fit and be secured nicely.
Travel Essential 5: Shaving Soap and Brush
Regardless of the reason for your trip, having the proper skin care tools with you is essential. While you can get away with using the hotel’s shampoo and conditioner, it is always a good idea to bring your own shaving accessories. There is nothing worse than showing up to your business meeting or special event with razor burn! Invest in a high quality shave soap and brush to carry in your hand luggage for a smooth trip. This Italian made Riana olive-oil based soap is great for the skin and is in solid form – perfect for your carry on.
Men are often reluctant to carry accessories as they think it will weigh them down, but in reality the benefits of having a polished appearance while travelling and keeping your belongings safe far outweighs that extra bit of baggage. After using these travel essentials just once, most men wonder how they ever managed without them.