Stocking Stuffers for Travelers

50 Stocking Stuffers For Travelers for Xmas 2024

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Below is a list of 50 stocking stuffers for travelers for Christmas 2024! What they really want…

These make the perfect mini gifts and whilst some are fun, some are also very practical and will fit into even the smallest carry-on luggage.  Most of the items listed below can be found somewhere in our own personal carry-on or check-in luggage and have improved our travel experience.

What Makes A Great Stocking Stuffer for Travelers?

In general, stocking stuffers tend to be gifts that are small in size, inexpensive and useful in one way or another. So, if one of the stocking stuffers you need to buy this year is for a traveller, you’re in luck.

Gifts that are small in size are perfect for travel as they can fit in carry-on luggage, or a small nook or cranny in a suitcase. In addition, travellers love useful gifts as they don’t want to be carrying around things that they will not use.

Stocking Stuffers for Travelers: The Ultimate List

Stocking stuffer ideas for travelers can be as simple as an eye-mask or as luxurious as a new Kindle e-Reader. Consider the recipients travel style, wants and needs, and you will find the ideal gift from the list below based on our personal recommendations for those fellow travel lovers.

We have tried and tested a lot of travel gear over the years, and we have done a lot of research to ensure we did all we could to avoid inconvenient, and potentially costly mistakes. This gift guide on unique ‘Stocking Stuffers for Travelers’ is based on our years of travel, and these are the products we love, currently travel with and highly recommend to others.

His and Her Stocking Stuffers for Travelers

A coffee table travel book or guide will not only look great in their home, but it was also provide inspiration for future travels. Personally, we love Lonely Planet’s The Travel Book (pictured left).

We are converts to compression socks! When we were younger, we never wore them but for the past 6 years we religiously put these on prior to boarding our flight.  They are fantastic in helping to prevent swelling and DVT.  We have boring black ones but they now come in lots of fashionable colours and styles.

Never untangle your earphone cords again with a cable manager. I have had one of these for 20 years and I never leave home without it!

Not only are earplugs great on the plane to tune out other passengers whilst trying to sleep, but they are a godsend to block street noise and noisy hotel neighbours. Read our Hearos Earplugs Review here.

Once again, if good sleep is a priority whether it be on the plane, a bus trip or in your hotel, an eye mask is a godsend.

We have always travelled with hand sanitiser, but now more than ever with Covid-19, this is a gift that will be valued.  It can be used for wiping down your seating area on the plane, sanitising TV / air-con remote controls in your hotel room, and of course, before eating or after using the bathroom.

We always travel with a headlamp and it has saved us countless times during power outs and walking home in the dark when there are no streetlights.  We also love the fact you still have two hands free if needed.

Have you ever been waiting for your luggage on the carousel and seen someone’s underwear and clothes, followed by a suitcase lying open with a broken zip? To ensure this doesn’t happen to us, we always use a bright, coloured luggage strap.  It also helps us easily identify our bag.

Fun luggage tags are an affordable and welcome gift, and are ideal for identifying luggage on the baggage carousel.

For those travelling internationally a lot, a passport cover will help protect your passport from general wear and tear. Plus, there are lots of cool designs to pick from!

This is fun way to record travels.

The swiss army knife has been a trusted tool of adventurers around the world. They generally have a main spearpoint blade plus other blades and tools such as screwdrivers, a can opener, tweezers, and many others. It is the tool you can always count on.

Keep identity theft at bay with an RFID blocking travel wallet and passport holder. We have found the basic, lighter ones best for hand luggage.

We travel with numerous TSA approved locks as they are great not only for locking your luggage whilst travelling, but also for keeping your belongings secure in your hotel room.

Travel Gadgets and Electronics

The GorillaPod firmly secures your digital camera, video camera or phone to just about anything, anywhere and everywhere.

A headphone splitter is perfect for couples or families who want to listen to music or watch movies together.

Talk to most travellers and the one travel tech gear they love is a Kindle. This is the perfect gift for someone who loves to read while travelling as they can take their library with them. The best Kindle on the market today is the Kindle Paperwhite, but there are quite a few on the market to suit every budget.

Not only do laptop sleeves protect your laptop on the road, they also keep it clean of dirt and dust, and are lightweight.

Noise cancelling headphones are a must for getting through a long flight. We personally prefer the earbud types purely due to weight and size for packing.

Power banks feature advanced fast-charging technology and portability, making it perfect for people who travel.

All travellers will appreciate extra SD Cards, especially those that love taking photographs. Prices vary according to storage capacity and quality.

We have predominantly used our selfie stick with our GoPro when we are snorkelling or just wanting to capture the vibe of a new city.  We have just recently started to use it more to try and get shots of the both of us as we realised we have so few of these from our previous travels.

A smartphone waterproof case is a great item to turn your smartphone into an underwater camera.  We have also used ours to store our motorbike keys, hotel key and some cash whilst we are out snorkelling or going for a swim at the beach.

A universal travel adaptor is a must for any international travellers.

Eco-Friendly Stocking Stuffers for Travelers

A reusable shopping bag is a must as most countries now require you to bring your own bags for any purchases. They fold down to practically nothing and come in a variety of fun colours and prints.

A reusable water bottle is a great gift for a budget travellers or one that cares about the environment. 

Shampoo bars can be used by men or women and some can also be used as a body soap, face soap, or shaving soap. These are extremely convenient for travellers as they can be taken in carry-on luggage, made into smaller sizes and completely eliminate the need for plastic packaging.

Very popular with travellers or anyone who likes to organize, travel containers can be used to store jewellery, medication, or decant toiletries for travel.

The Zero Waste Travel Kit is the perfect gift for the environmentally conscious traveller. The kit includes reusable bamboo straws, bamboo toothbrushes, silk dental floss, bamboo-cotton pads for the face, bamboo-cotton swabs and mesh produce bags.

Practical and Useful Stocking Stuffers for Travelers

Avoid overweight bag fee surprises with a digital luggage scale.

Dry bags are designed to protect your belongings with a watertight seal, making them ideal for boat / snorkelling tours, days at the beach, wet weather days and for water festivals such as Songkran.

A hanging toiletry bag is essential for travellers as it has a hook or handle to hang it up, holds all your cosmetics or toiletries with easy to see compartments, and folds up for easy storage.

We don’t like to mix our dirty clothes with clean clothes while traveling, so we always carry a lightweight laundry bag.  These are also great when it comes time to find a laundry to get your washing done.

If you like organisation in your suitcase, packing cubes are an essential travel item. Because they compress your clothes, you will also have more packing space.

We love our quick drying towel as it absorbs moisture fast, it is exceptionally quick drying and is incredibly lightweight.

Help support your head with a travel neck pillow. A good pillow will also help you get a better sleep on your flight or long bus trip.  

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In Summary – 50 Stocking Stuffers for Travelers

Have a wonderful holiday season, and don’t get too stressed out by Christmas shopping. The 50 travel stocking stuffers listed above make for great stocking stuffers for travellers. We travel with most of these items and would be lost without them.

Are there any travel gifts you would love to find in your Christmas stocking? Let us know in the comment section below.

We hope you found our post on 50 Stocking Stuffers for Travelers for Christmas 2024 useful for finding the perfect gift to buy family and friends who love travel.

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