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10 travel essentials to shop at Walmart, from luggage to travel pillows

Stock up on all your vacation necessities in one stop.

Rachel Chang
By Rachel ChangMar 9, 2023 3 minutes read
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There’s no better feeling than scoring an amazing travel deal on your next vacation—but as your departure date inches closer and you start realizing all the travel essentials you need to purchase before taking off, the budget can start skyrocketing well before take off.

One simple way to keep the costs in line is to turn to your neighborhood Walmart. The retailer’s wide range of offerings means you can enjoy low prices on all of the necessities—and you can put what you save toward more experiences while you’re away on your dream vacation. Here, we curated the best Walmart buys for any traveler to ensure your trip is nothing but smooth sailing.

American Tourister Cargo Max 28" Hardside Spinner Luggage

$119

American Tourister Cargo Max 28" Hardside Spinner Luggage

This luggage is ready for adventure. At 12.4-pounds, the hardside zip-up spinner is sturdy enough to keep its contents secure, yet is still light on its feet with 360-degree wheels. The split-open clamshell main compartment gives you the flexibility to pack however you wish, whether you prefer to roll or stack your clothing. Plus its divider panel has a zip enclosure and pockets for shoes. Best of all, it’s also expandable to make sure no souvenir gets left behind.

Owala FreeSip Stainless Steel Water Bottle

$27

Owala FreeSip Stainless Steel Water Bottle

Finding an ideal water bottle on the go can be tricky. Some are too hefty, others spill easily. The solution? Owala’s FreeSip. The two-step closure, with a snap carrying handle that doubles as a lock, plus a one-touch button that opens the main compartment, assures that not one drop of liquid will sneak out. You have the option of sipping through the built-in straw or taking a swig through the larger opening, and the triple-layer insulation keeps your liquids cold for 24 hours.

Protege Organizing Packing Cube Set

$11

Protege Organizing Packing Cube Set

The puzzle of figuring out how to most efficiently pack differently shaped items into one boxy suitcase can be frustrating—until you discover the beauty of packing cubes. This set of three zippered polyester pouches in different sizes will keep you organized on the go, and still makes it easy to locate everything thanks to the mesh fronts. Each has a handle so you can quickly transfer your items from your suitcase to a hotel room drawer, making packing and unpacking a cinch.

SwissTech Ergonomic Memory Foam Pillow Travel Set

$17

SwissTech Ergonomic Memory Foam Pillow Travel Set

Whether you’re looking to catch some Zs aboard a train or in a hotel room, this four-piece set has everything you need to ensure you don’t lose sleep while away from home. Its main attraction is the memory foam pillow that’s designed to cradle your entire head and neck, and even has a snap closure to make sure it stays in place. But it also comes with an eye mask and earplugs to block out any distractions, as well as a mesh carry case so everything stays together.

Equate Travel Kit

$4

Equate Travel Kit

This set of eight containers makes sticking to the TSA limits simple. With two 3-ounce flip-top bottles, a 3-ounce tube, a 2-ounce spray bottle, and three various sized jars, the lightweight containers are easy to refill between every trip. Labels are included for easy identification.

Totes One-Touch Open Mini Umbrella

$10

Totes One-touch Open Mini Umbrella

Never get left out in the rain with this packable umbrella that’s only eight inches when folded, but opens up to 39-inch coverage. The top is coated with a special layer designed to wick away water, and the Totes lifetime warranty offers peace of mind that the umbrella won’t break at the first strong breeze.

SwissTech Dopp Kit

$20

SwissTech Dopp Kit

This Walmart exclusive toiletry bag is packed with pockets to keep your self-care essentials organized, including four interior pockets in the main compartment and two zippered side access compartments. Durable and lightweight, the bag also has a built-in metal hook so it can be hung up anywhere for easy access.

Protege All-in-One Adapter with USB

$27

Protege All-in-One Adapter with USB

International jetsetters are well aware of the hassle it can take to plug in your devices with various outlet types around the world. This single device combines the four most common plugs into one unit, and includes a USB port to charge electronics. Plus, it has a surge protector so varying voltage won’t fry your gadgets or curling iron.

Anker PowerCore Power Bank

$40

Anker PowerCore Power Bank

Small but mighty, this one-pound power bank has a 20,000 mAh “ultra-high” capacity, meaning it’s able to power your phones and tables several times over. It optimizes charging based on your device’s requirements, and features two USB ports, so you and your travel buddy can charge at the same time.

Convenience Kits International Travel Kit

Starting from $7

Convenience Kits International Travel Kits

Forget all the overthinking and pick up these pre-curated 10-piece travel kits with all the toiletry essentials from household brand names. The women’s bag comes with Herbal Essences hair products, Eucerin lotion, Dove antiperspirant, and Crest toothpaste, among other items, while the men’s kit features Pert 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioner, Degree deodorant, Barbasol shaving cream, and Scope mouthwash.

Rachel Chang
Travel and pop culture journalist Rachel Chang started her editorial career nearly two decades ago chasing celebrities as a magazine editor (Us Weekly, J-14, CosmoGIRL!). Along the way, she also started chasing passport stamps and is now a freelance journalist and editor, contributing regularly to Condé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure and editing Most Amazing Places magazines for Centennial Media. She has also written for Lonely Planet, Washington Post, New York Times for Kids, Wall Street Journal, and Airbnb Magazine.