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Gray's Musts: What’s In My Carry-On


7 years ago

If you haven’t heard yet, our brand new travel tags were just released, and it is giving me the itch to travel even more than usual! It’s only the secondweek of January, but I have to admit, I’m already in the mood for a getaway! Anyway, as someone who travels often for work, I’ve pretty much got my carry-on packing down pat, and in light of our latest product release, I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to share a little glimpse into my travel routine—or in other words, the items in my carry-on that I can’t live without.

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Packing a carry-on can be trickier than you’d think. First off, it’s like playing Tetris with all your valuables, which is much easier said than done. Second, it is the place where you want to pack all of the items you’ll need at just an arm’s reach while you travel, so prioritizing is a must. When I travel, I like to pack a nice duffel (like this favorite of mine) with a balanced fill of items—some that are purely functional, and a few that are just for fun to make those long flights pass quickly. And to top it off, I add a signature GM travel tag to make sure my belongings don’t get lost… and maybe just to add a little bit of flair, too. So let’s jump right in and get to the good stuff. Here are the ready-to-shop items in my carry-on I can’t live without… I Am Busy Print, Gray Malin - See what Gray packs in his carry-on and where to shop them Gray Malin - What's In My Carryon

1.Cashmere Buffalo Check Scarf, $82.60

2.The Sprinkle Carry On Cocktail Kit, $28

3.Tavik ‘Form’ iPhone 6 & 6s Back-Up Battery, $49.95

  1. Up and Away Travel Tags, $49 (each) 5.Uri Minkoff Mitte Leather Dopp Kit, $195

6.The Honest Company Hand Sanitizer Spray, $2.99

7.Ray-Ban ‘Polarized Original Aviator’ Sunglasses, $200

8.Gray Malin Deer Valley S’well Bottle, $42

9.Cashmere Neck Pillow, Taupe, $134

10.Bose QuietComfort Noise Cancelling Headphones, $249

11.Shinola Leather Passport Holder, $150

  1. Nuun Active Hydrating Electrolyte Tablets, $23.57

  2. Patagonia Nano Puff Jacket, $199

  3. Kate Sommerville Quench Hydrating Face Serum, $75

  4. Slim Aarons: Great Escapes Hardcover Journal, $14.26

  5. Blistex Lip Medex Lip Protectant, $1.15

Gray Malin's Must-Have Carry-On Items and Where to Shop Them |

…And when I’m not packing all these goodies, Stella is my next favorite carry-on item. ;) But in all honesty, these things truly make my travel experience so much easier and more enjoyable, and I don’t think I could ever travel the same without them! I hope you found something here useful, and that it gets you that much closer to your perfectly packed carry-on. And before you go, don’t forget to take a peek at our new travel tags before they’re snatched up! Shop them HERE.

Happy travels… Xx GM

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