Shop deals on luggage, packing accessories to travel smarter in the new year

Forget fruitcake and distant relatives' awkward questions about your relationship status — the worst part of the holidays is traveling, hands down.

Unfortunately, we can't do anything about that pungent log of dried cherries and nuts on the dessert table, nor can we prevent your Aunt Ruby from asking why you're still single. (Why are you still single, anyway?) We can, however, offer you some sweet deals on items that'll make your trip home far more bearable.

Below, we've rounded up the deets on seven travel and packing tools that just went on sale in the Mashable Shop — and don't forget to enter the code MERRY15 at checkout to score an extra 15% off your purchase.  Read more...

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