As a regular traveler, there are things that one must carry, whether it's for a weekend trip to Ocean City, Maryland, or flying across the globe to Singapore. When you travel, you want to spend your money on more important things, like a better hotel or great souvenirs at your destination.
There are bargains abound to buy those air travel necessities, including Dollar Tree. For the uninitiated, this is a store that sells everything for one dollar or less. Items range from holiday decor/ornaments to baby supplies, to arts and crafts items, to books, to kitchen wares, to electronics, to food So before you take your next trip, check out 20 travel-related necessities you can buy at Dollar Tree.
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Depending on where you go, you may need an umbrella to guard against rain or beating sun. There are plenty to choose from, including tiny ones that fit into a purse.
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If there's rain, you'll need an umbrella (see item #1). And if you want to protect your clothes, consider buying this roomy poncho that fits most sizes.
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Block out the noise -- cheaply -- with earbuds from Dollar Tree. They can't compare to something like these Shure 215 Sound Isolating Earphones, but they will do if you want to save money.
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Portable Dental Floss Sticks
You don't always want to whip out a string of dental floss while you're traveling. So these pre-flossed sticks are a good alternative. And if you have braces, the tip of the stick is good for dislodging food.Continue to 5 of 19 below.
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Duct tape is a traveler's best friend. For $1, it can be used for everything from fixing a damaged piece of luggage to using it for an emergency hemming of a dress or a pair of pants.
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Remember when they used to give these out on long-haul coach flights? Not anymore. But you can still feel like you’re sitting in first class when you buy both of these items at Dollar Tree!
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TSA-approved travel bottles
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) can get very picky about the size of travelers' liquids. This package of three 3-oz bottles are handy for carrying everything from facial cleanser to hand lotion. You can get a set with a spray bottle or a pump bottle.
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You get a set of nail clippers and two emery boards in a small size that fit into your purse. You can also buy nail polish remover pads and cheap nail polish in case you need an emergency touch-up.
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You can’t take water past security, but you can buy this bottle and fill it up once you’ve cleared the checkpoint. You can also ask a flight attendant (nicely) to fill it for you on long-haul flights.
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It gets dry in an aircraft, so you need to keep moisturized. You can get two lip balms in different flavors and SPF 15 at your friendly Dollar Tree, one to keep in the purse and one to keep in the toiletries bag!
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You can buy Ibuprofen, aspirin, cold medicine, cough drops, generic Neosporin, a first aid kit, band aids, antacids, melatonin strips (great for combating jetlag) and cold/hot pads in case your back or knee acts up.Continue to 17 of 19 below.
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These are a universal travel tool. They can refresh your face after a long flight. They can clean a tray table or other surfaces. You can clean your hands after eating the meal you brought aboard. And they fit nicely in a plastic sandwich bag.
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Travel Vacuum Bags
Use these to pack and compress your clothes so you can get more into your checked and carry-on bag. You can also buy an extra tote bag just in case your bag is too full.