Handpicked by Shopify: 36 Summer Travel Essentials


Your senses are picking up hints everywhere – the far-away smell of charcoal grills, the chirp of happy birds, the urge to shed outerwear and soak in the feel of the warm sun. Summer is officially upon us. You’ve squirrelled away vacation days during your long winter hibernation, and the savings have paid off. It’s time to dig out flip flops and dust off snorkels.

There’s no better way to celebrate the onset of hot weather than to start planning a summer getaway. But what’s your travel style? Does your definition of vacation lean towards luxury, or are you into die-hard survival? Are you a camper or a glamper? Whether you’re gearing up for a gruelling trek or prepping for pampering, be sure to pack wisely.

We’ve scoured over 100,000 Shopify stores to find the coolest gadgets and travel-sized necessities for any trip. Shop our list of 36 must-pack essentials for trailblazers and jetsetters alike. 



Take a car service from the airport VIP lounge to your swanky boutique hotel. Tip the bellhop generously. After all, he is transporting precious cargo – your designer luggage, full of these travel must-haves.


City Field Guides $18

Meander through new US cities like Nashville and Austin with these handy guides.

Handpicked by Shopify: 36 Summer Travel Essentials

Deny Designs

Travel Pet Bed $129

Bring your fur baby along for the adventure and make sure she has a soft spot to sleep.

Sky Parlour

Sail Away With Me Beach Towel $60 AUD

This towel is perfect for soaking in rays while navigating waves.

Jackie Smith

Leather Travel Bag $685

The ideal size for a long weekend getaway.

Nice by Design

Device Cable Organizer $16

A smart way to keep your cords neatly organized and tangle-free.

Home Etcetera

Sunny Jim Beach Blanket $90

Have a romantic picnic in Paris – this blanket is big enough for two.


House of Honey

We Are Friends Layla Headphones $150

Lightweight gold and white headphones with tons of sound and style.


Belair X 6 12 Jetsetter 299 EUR

Go Lomo! Take panoramic shots of your breathtaking view.

Outdoors Inc.

Sun Bum Sunscreen Lotion $15

Ultimate protection care of a sweatproof SPF 50 formula.

Rice and Beans Vintage

Rare Vintage GOYARD Luggage Trunk $3,800

Sturdy and timeless, this trunk is roomy enough for a week overseas.


Kitty Sunglasses $95

These sunnies come in any prescription and a multitude of tints.

Gallant & Jones

Don't Be A Leopard Tent $650

Glamping at its best.


Kinsale Leather Co.

Tango Tablet Sleeve 36 EUR

An iPad comes in handy during flight delays – bring it along in this handsome sleeve.

Maximillia Boutique

Genevieve High Waist Bikini $422 AUD

Sip a mojito poolside in this glamorous retro-cut swimsuit.


Polka Dot Luggage Tag $11

ID your baggage with punchy tags by Yoshi.

LON Little Shop

LON Little Speaker $38

Just the right side for packing, this tiny but mighty speaker connects to devices via Bluetooth.

Natural Child World

One Love Organics Essential To Go Deluxe Travel Kit $67

Portable versions of organic skincare needs, in one handy kit.

Brown Ink Paper Goods

Box Set of 8 Road Trip Cards $16

Send your envious friends a quick note from your oceanside abode.

Lemon Stripes

Santa Fe Scarf by Julie Vos $160

Secure your hair in place as you cruise, top down, along the California coastline.

Fitzroy Boutique

Maptote Make Up Pouch $32

Stash your favorite lip shade and other beauty needs in this cute printed pouch.

Sugarboo & Co.

Barr-Co. Travel Candle $11.50

Scented, portable, and handcrafted in the U.S.A.with pure soy & vegetable wax.



Stuff your weather-proof backpack full of these survival tools. On the face of a mountain, destination unknown, you’ll have all the gear you’ll need to get by.


Patagonia Houdini Jacket $75

Stand up to any weather condition in this lightweight packable outerwear.

Best Made Co.

Survival Kit $170

25 of the most highly useful survival tools, expertly-packed in ultra-light aluminum.

Solar Planet

Solar Charging Pack $100

Charge small devices like phones and cameras using the power of the sun.


Canoe Travel Cup $18

A durable and portable drinking vessel.


Statgrill Trail Grill $110

Turn uneven ground into a safe, stable cook surface on the go.



Poler X Mizu Water Bottle $30

Water is always at hand with this glow-in-the-dark stainless steel bottle.


Montana Camo Wallet $32

Important documents travel with you from hostel to train to canoe and back.

Beam & Anchor

Juniper Ridge Trail Crew Soap $35

A plant-based soap inspired by the great outdoors.

Got Your Gear

GoPro Hero 3 The Frame $39.99

The Frame mount is the smallest, lightest way to mount your HERO3 camera.

Outdoor Nation

Victorinox Knife $28

Classic knife and multi-tool takes up minimal real estate in your pack. 

Hammock Universe

Parachute Expedition Hammock - Double $49.97

Set up camp and take a well-deserved break from trekking.

Archival Clothing

Waxed Cotton Duffel $260

Waxed cotton just gets better with age – put it to the stress-test!

Summit Camping Gear

Alps Mountaineering Crescent Lake Sleeping Bag $100

Great for nights when temperatures dip close to freezing.

Ready Project

Brunton Lighted Compass $60

Light the way to your backwoods destination!

Bang Bang Tents

Solar Power Tent $400

A 4-person tent with a built-in 5w solar panel, lithium solar storage bank, and mobile phone/USB charging adaptors.

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