15 Items Under $50 You Need on Your Next Road Trip
As you prepare for your long weekend trips this Summer, consider picking up some items that will make your lengthy car rides more enjoyable. By packing these with you, you'll never be bored or unprepared.
Read on to find out what you should take with you and prepare to have the best road trip ever.
Celebrate Shop Watermelon Water Bottle
It's easy to forget to drink water while traveling. Pick a brightly colored water bottle like the Celebrate Shop Watermelon Water Bottle ($18) that will catch your eye in the car. This one is made of stainless steel and will keep your water ice cold.
BP Women's Bad Hair Day Baseball Cap Blue
Keep your face out of the sun with a baseball cap. Not only will you conquer the athleisure trend, but you won't have to do your hair. The BP Women's Bad Hair Day Baseball Cap Blue ($15) is a funny hat that is as stylish as it is practical.
Urban Outfitters Translucent Monocut Round Sunglasses
It's hard to drive without sunglasses! These Urban Outfitters Translucent Monocut Round Sunglasses ($18) are going to be the must-have style for Summer and will allow you to see even in the brightest conditions. These come with UVA/UVB protection and will make you look super cool in five colors.
Daniel Green Women's 'Charly' Slipper
You're not going to want to wear sneakers the entire trip. The Daniel Green Women's 'Charly' Slipper ($45) are fuzzy sandals that are perfect Summer slippers. Your toes won't overheat and you'll be extra cozy in the fleece-covered flip-flop. It even comes in three colors.
Bsteady Universal Car Mount Large
Your phone is an important part of your road trip experience. It's most likely your GPS, radio, and communications center. This Bsteady Universal Car Mount Large ($50) fits any phone and will let you mount your phone so you can see your directions, hands free, while you drive. It also comes in seven colors so you can pick your favorite.
Ban.do Lemon Super Chill Cooler Bag
Keep your snack and drinks cool while in a hot car with a cooler. The adorable Ban.do Lemon Super Chill Cooler Bag ($32) is a bag so you can pick it up and take it with you when you get to your destination. It features plastic lining, making it easy to clean up any spills. Also, the adorable shape makes it a great item to include in photos.
R+CO Women's Death Valley Dry Shampoo
Washing your hair while on a long trip is a pain. Take a dry shampoo with you to soak up any oil or dirt so you won't have to wash as often. The travel-size R+CO Women's Death Valley Dry Shampoo ($17) fits in your purse and will give you major volume. It also includes rice protein and vitamin E to strengthen your strands.
Eau Thermale Avene Thermal Spring Water Spray
Refresh your makeup or just cool off by bringing along a facial spray. The Eau Thermale Avene Thermal Spring Water Spray ($9) is made for even the most sensitive skin and will be a luxurious mist of cool air in a hot car. If your skin gets irritated , this spray will even soothe inflammation, itching, and redness.
Kwizniac Trivia Game
Never get bored in the car again with the Kwizniac Trivia Game ($18). Each card describes an item that you have only 10 seconds to answer. The brainteasers will have you and your friends entertained for hours while en route, and the 10-second time limit will lead to some funny answers.
Kind Dark Chocolate Nuts & Sea Salt Bars
Don't forget snacks or you and your friends will end up hangry. The Kind Dark Chocolate Nuts & Sea Salt Bars ($15 for pack of 12) will satisfy your sweet tooth without succumbing to road-side junk food. They have only five grams of sugar and are an indulgent, protein-packed treat. It's salty and sweet so it will fulfill all your cravings.
It by Stephen King
Make sure to take a good read with you on the car ride. It by Stephen King ($14) is long enough that you're sure to not finish it in one trip and scary enough that you'll be happy you're surrounded by friends. This Summer is the perfect time to read it before the new film based on it comes out Sept. 8.
Baggu Reusable Poppy Tote
Once you try a Baggu, you will be obsessed. These reusable bags come in a ton of bright colors and have a million uses. The bag holds up to 50 pounds, is machine-washable, and fits into a tiny pouch. Carry the Baggu Reusable Poppy Tote ($9) in your purse and you'll be thrilled to have a bag wherever you go.
Orbit Peppermint Gum
When you need to freshen up, you'll be happy you packed gum. Orbit Peppermint Sugarfree Gum ($1) will make your teeth feel clean and it's sugar-free so it won't damage your teeth. It's great to have after you eat but don't want to find where you packed your toothbrush.
Excoup Portable Auto Fan For Most Vehicles
If the air conditioning in your car isn't very powerful, bring a fan. This Excoup Portable Auto Fan For Most Vehicles ($17) will keep you cool and can be placed on your dashboard. It's energy saving and has 360-degree rotation, allowing all passengers to stay comfortable. It plugs into the cigarette lighter socket in most cars.