Sharing a comprehensive list of Great Travel Gifts. Suggestions for small, under $20 gifts for travelers perfect for stocking stuffers, gifts under $30 and gifts over $30, these 21 gift suggestions will surely help check those travelers off of your gift list.
We are a family of travelers. As a Navy junior, my first big trip was at age 2 when we moved to Hawaii and I haven’t slowed down. We have raised our children to enjoy travel and the opportunity to open their eyes to different cultures. I also firmly believe that traveling the world and our country instills self-confidence and independence that is invaluable.
As I write this, I am actively planning our girl’s trip to New York City and a family trip to Spain in the 2 months. In fact, it seems that a regular conversation starter in our home is ‘Where should we travel next?’
With our foreign and domestic travels, we have accumulated some accessories that make traveling all the more enjoyable and efficient. Let’s look at some of these accessories, which will make great gifts for the travelers on your gift list.
Stocking Stuffer Travel Gift Ideas (Small and Less than $20)
After many years of gifting stocking stuffers that ultimately ended up in the thrift store bin or the trash, I am very keen to make sure that stocking stuffers are actually useful. These Stocking Stuffer Gifts for Travelers are not only useful but will easily fit into a stocking.
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Everybody needs a travel clothes line, in case of emergencies or just because…….
A couple friend of ours just recently traveled to Greece. I don’t remember how we got on the conversation, but somehow this Travel Clothesline came up in conversation. I told them that this is always in our suitcase when we are gone for any length of time. Being able to wash out your underthings and lightweight clothing in the sink and then ‘hanging’ it on this clothesline means fewer things you need to pack. You don’t need clothespins as you just ‘tuck’ a bit of the wet item between 2 twisted lines.
Well, my girlfriend did buy this clothesline before they left. When she got home, she texted me to thank me for the recommendation and to let me know it will also be tucked in the stockings of her family members this Christmas!
If you do gift your favorite traveler with the travel clothesline, pair it with these individual, travel-sized packets of laundry detergent. These Sink Suds are also TSA compliant if you for carry-on luggage. I know they are nothing fancy, but these are the type of useful stocking stuffer gifts I appreciate.
I am a ‘traditional’ book reader and I always have a good book on the plane when we travel. But my family members prefer digital books and games to keep them occupied. This Flex Phone/Tablet Holder will prop a phone or tablet on the tray table for easy viewing.
In the perfect world, you wouldn’t need to lock your luggage, but… This lock is TSA approved, which allows TSA agents access with a universal key. But, unlike some locks, these TSA Approved Locks will automatically relock once the TSA key is removed.
I have done a good bit of flying recently and every time I look for my luggage on the conveyor belt, I am reminded that there are a whole bunch of black suitcases in the world.
Tagging your luggage with one of these colorful straps and tags will make finding it just that much easier and they come in a variety of colors.
Along the same lines, these personalized leather luggage tags are stylish.
and these brightly colored initial luggage tags will help anyone’s luggage stand out on that neverending conveyor belt.
Not that I would know, but I have heard that these Digital Hand Held Luggage Scales are a must-have for those over-packers amongst us. Once again, not that I would know, but there is nothing worse than getting to luggage check-in only to find your suitcase is 9 lbs over the limit.
A pint-sized Mini Umbrella is always a necessity. It packs up small but will be greatly appreciated on those rainy days and makes a perfect gift for travelers.
While not glamorous or exciting, a simple first aid kit will keep you comfortable during your travels. This 66-piece kit comes with just about everything you need for those minor ‘injuries’. I would only add a couple of pieces of moleskin to prevent and manage blisters.
When our kids were younger, we were SOOO GOOD at doing some immersive language ‘training’ before we traveled to a foreign country. Now with my kids in college and doing their own things, that isn’t likely to happen. When I saw these Lingo Language Learning Playing Cards which have common terms in the noted language, I jumped at them. When we play cards on the train or at the airport, we will at least pick up a few token words to use on our travels.
Gifts for Travelers Under $30
What I especially like about this Jewelry Travel Case is the plastic sheet with tiny holes to safely hold earrings! No more worrying about those small earrings getting separated and lost! This Jewelry Travel Case is loaded with features that keep all of your jewelry safe and secure during your travels and will make a lovely and appreciated travel gift for your favorite woman traveler!
Depending on where your favorite traveler is heading, they may really appreciate (and need) a filtered water source. The LifeStraw Water Bottle has a 2-stage filter system which is easily replaceable when necessary.
For good or bad, it does seem that we are traveling with a good number of electronics now. My challenge has been keeping all those electronics organized! This Electronics Travel Case does the trick. When I get to where I will be spending the night and unpack, I find that if I leave the travel case opened it reminds me to get all my chargers and cords packed back up before I head out the next day.
This Anker Portable Power Bank really comes in handy. Not only do we use it on our travels, but we have used it during power outages at home. We just keep it plugged in at all times, so it is ready when we need it!
Last summer was the ‘summer of travel’; we started the summer with a family trip to Alaska. The trip didn’t start well as our very first flight across the country was delayed by hours and so we found ourselves sitting and napping in the airport. While waiting, I purchased a little shawl to cover myself while napping. That ‘throw’ has become a travel staple, no matter the time of year. It takes off the inevitable chill on the plane and can double as a shawl off of the plane
A Universal Adaptor is absolutely necessary for any foreign travel. These adaptors have come a long way in the past couple of years, now being housed in one small unit as opposed to having to have a bag full of different adaptors for different countries. And most travel adaptors you purchase now will have 4 USB ports, making a wall charger one less thing you need to pack.
Gifts Over $30 For Your Favorite Traveler
For the guy who has to travel for work, this personalized tie case is a lovely gift. The case securely holds 4 ties and keeps them safe and wrinkle-free during travel.
O.K., this Passport Stamp Phone Case is just a fun gift!
If there is one thing I would like to go back and do differently, it’s that I do wish I had kept a travel journal documenting our trips. I’d love to be able to look back and reminisce, as well as refer back to some of our favorite places to share with fellow travelers. Gifting this travel journal would hopefully prompt the recipient to jot down their experiences.
I purchased this exact Cross-Body Travel Bag for myself! It’s been to Europe several times and around the U.S. multiple times. The cross-body feature is much easier on my shoulders, and the secure zippers make it difficult for any ne’er-do-well who wants to just ‘see’ what’s in my purse! It’s big enough for travel necessities, without being too big. It has an RFID feature makes my credit cards secure and can’t be cut with a knife or scissors by some other ne’er-do-well! This bag makes a great gift for your favorite traveler.
These Amazon Bestseller Noise Cancelling Headphones are helpful to drown out the noises of air travel. My daughter doesn’t travel without hers and finds many ‘non-travel’ uses for them as well.
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