• Darlene Carenza

5 Travel Essentials You'll Want This Holiday Season

Have you started making your travel plans for the holidays yet? Well, don’t stress. We put together a list of some of our favorite travel essentials to make this hectic time of year go a little bit smoother. And since these brands are making a positive impact on the world, you can rest easy knowing you are doing good, even while you’re on-the-go this holiday season.


1) STATE Bags

STATE Bags stylish totes and fanny packs to luggage and backpacks

From stylish totes and fanny packs to luggage and backpacks, STATE Bags has your travel needs covered this holiday season. Not only do we love their fun colors and designs, but we also love that they give back in a big way.


For every bag purchased, STATE supports American children and families in need by donating fully packed backpacks, funding special projects with charities and schools, and spreading awareness about social injustices.


We especially love the best-selling Lorimer Fanny Pack that comes in multiple colors and in a water-resistant material. You can even choose a longer strap if you prefer to wear it cross-body. STATE also makes some of the most adorable (and functional) kids bags we’ve seen.


💡 Winni Tip…First-time customers can save 15% when using promo code STATE15 at checkout. Back for more? Use promo code STATE10 to save 10%.

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2) Cariuma


Cariuma is reinventing the sneaker game, one pair at a time. These stylish and comfy eco-friendly shoes are being snatched up by celebrities and selling like hotcakes while racking up thousands of five-star reviews.


And they are not just easy on your feet. They are easy on the earth too. For every pair of these sustainably-made sneakers purchased, Cariuma plants a pair of trees in the Brazilian rainforest to directly aid in the restoration and preservation of natural habitats.

Cariuma ultra-lightweight IBI knit sneakers made from bamboo and recycled plastics

While waiting in those long security lines at the airport, you’ll want to be rocking a pair of their ultra-lightweight IBI knit sneakers made from bamboo and recycled plastics. They are available for both men and women and come in several colors to choose from.


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3) Welly

Welly first aid kit

If you are traveling with children this holiday season, these first-aid kits are for you! And if you’re tired of peeling a sticky band-aid off a screaming child, well you’ll definitely love Welly.


This innovative and fun brand is known for their cute and compact kits that include high-quality, latex-free bandages made from flexible fabric to avoid the “ouch!” Oh, and they are a B Certified Corporation too, which means they are dedicated to using business as a force for good and follow a high standard of ethical social and environmental practices.


There are travel kits of all sizes, but we recommend this first aid kit that includes single-use hand sanitizers as well as ointments, or this more compact quick-fix kit to throw in your purse and have handy at all times.


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4) Mable


Mable eco-friendly bamboo bathroom products

Each year, billions of used plastic toothbrushes end up in landfills, polluting the environment and harming the wildlife. And let’s face it, when we travel, we make the situation even worse. How many of us are guilty of buying that cheap travel toothbrush and just tossing it in the trash before we leave?!


Enter Mable – a line of stylish and eco-friendly bamboo bathroom products, perfect for on-the-go. Let’s keep the oceans and forests that we are traveling to see, plastic-free.


Mable’s new Bamboo Toothbrush Travel Case is durable and lightweight, and we love their self-standing toothbrushes for both kids and adults.

💡 Winni Tip… Use promo code WINNI to save 15% on your order.

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5) Dot&Dot


Dot&Dot neck travel pillow

It’s time to ditch your old neck travel pillow and try something new. Whether you’re traveling by plane, train, or automobile, this Twist Memory Foam Pillow by Dot&Dot is sure to help you actually relax. It can be twisted in multiple ways to support your neck, chin, lumbar or even your legs. It also has a cover that can be removed and washed.


💡 Winni tip…Be sure to use Amazon Smile when you shop to donate a portion of your purchase to your favorite charity at no extra cost to you.

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