Like it or not, the holidays are coming. And whether you’re procrastinating on buying gifts for the traveler in your life or just need something to stuff in a socking, time is running out.
We’ve got your back.
Here are some awesome small gifts that will make a big impact on the traveler in your life. And the best part? Each of these gifts is available on Amazon for a speedy delivery turn-around, for you last-minute shoppers (like me!)
Prices and availability of these items may change after publication.
RXSQUL Universal Power Travel Adapter
The days when you needed a four-piece system to stay plugged in across the globe are gone.
There are plenty of single-unit options that allow you to charge your devices no matter where you rest your head. Our favorite is the RXSQUL Universal Power Travel adapter, a compact cube that offers not just a power port, but four USB ports as well. Unless if you’re traveling with heavy-duty electronics, this can be your one-and-done solution for staying powered up on international travels.
Buy it on Amazon for $18.99
Anywhere Travel Guide Cards
These travel cards are the cutest way to enhance a traveler’s next trip! Pull out a card during your travels and follow each prompt to spice things up. Step outside your typical travel ways and make lasting memories with these fun and thought-provoking suggestions.
Buy it on Amazon for $10.67
Flight Flap Phone & Tablet Holder
Hold the phone… you don’t have to anymore with this genius little gift. Prop your phone or tablet up for watching shows and movies on that next flight, bus, or train ride. As more airlines ditch seatback entertainment, this could come in handy.
Buy it on Amazon for $9.75
Carry-On Cocktail Kits
Some people just need a stiff drink at 35,000 feet. These cocktail kits help travelers make it a good one. From a simple Gin and Tonic to an Old Fashioned and even a Bloody Mary, these little kits make the perfect stocking stuffer.
Buy them on Amazon from $15.00
Anker PowerCore Lite High Capacity Portable Charger
Talk to any frequent traveler, and odds are they have an Anker portable charger – or need one. Anker portable chargers are a lifesaver and a mainstay in all of our backpacks. This model will provide more than three full charges for an iPhone 8, or 2 1/2 full Galaxy S8 charges before it needs to be recharged.
Buy it on Amazon for $22.99
4Monster Packable Daypack
Sure, you’ve got your luggage and a personal item. But a daypack can come in handy for hiking, day trips, and exploring.
This packable bag is perfect to bring the necessities when you leave your hotel or Airbnb without weighing you down. This 4monster Packable DayPack is made of some magical, stretchy and water-resistant fabric that is up for any job. But the best part is that it folds into itself, stuffing into a tiny, fist-sized pouch. That means you or your favorite traveler can throw it into your luggage and break it out only when you need it.
It’s available in two sizes and four colors.
Buy it on Amazon from $17.99
Protect your most precious goods on their flight home! These Wine Wings are reusable wine bottle protectors that will keep your bottles from breaking or leaking into your bag on your travels home. This is the perfect gift for a traveler who prefers wine as a souvenir!
Buy on Amazon for $21.95
Mack’s Ultra Soft Earplugs
A good pair of earplugs is a must for any long-haul flight. And not all earplugs are created equally.
We’ve found none better than the Mack’s Ultra Soft Foam Earplugs, which are insanely comfortable while remaining effective at cutting out excess noise. A container of 50 will last any traveler a while. I always bring a few pairs for my hostel stay, train or bus ride, or apartment Airbnb: you never know when you’ll need them!
Buy them on Amazon for $8.99
Visconti Leather Passport Wallet
Protect your most precious travel accessory (your passport) and keep all your tickets, travel cards, and necessities in one place. It’s made of soft leather, and has plenty of space to store your cash, credit cards, ID, and whatever else you may need.
Buy it on Amazon for $19.99
TravelMore Luggage Locks
Locks are one of the most often overlooked travel necessities. Pick these up for the traveler with a big trip coming up. Locks like these can be used for keeping your luggage secure while on a train or bus, locking your valuables up in a hostel while you’re out of your room, or keeping your purse or backpack secure while exploring.
Buy it on Amazon from $5.99
Anntrue Collapsible Travel Water Bottle
Just because you can’t get water through airport security doesn’t mean your reusable water bottle should stay at home. This versatile travel water bottle scrunches up into roughly half the size. Help the traveler in your life save on space and stay hydrated without purchasing single-use plastic bottles. This one is 18 ounces and comes in six different colors.
Buy it on Amazon for $22.99
It may not be glamorous, but it sure is practical. Use these SinkSuds liquid detergent packets to do laundry in the sink while backpacking or on a long travel trip, and you won’t have to overpack! Wash the clothes you packed in your carry-on bag and you’ll have fresh clothes for that second leg of the trip.
Buy it on Amazon for $7.65
Airplane Footrest Hammock
More than 800 5-star reviews can’t lie; you need to try this footrest. We need to give the model in this stock photo some crap for not wearing their shoes inflight, but this is a sweet way to elevate those feet in flight and get a premium experience even in economy!
Buy on Amazon from $19.97
The Gift of Thrifty Traveler
A true travel-lover needs one thing more than anything else: more travel.
And we’ll find all the cheap flights they can find. Read up on our Thrifty Traveler Premium service, and you’ll see that it gets you the best international flight deals we find directly to your inbox. We’re biased, but we think there’s no better way to help someone travel for cheap.
You can give someone – including yourself, lucky you! – a year of this service for just $40 (normally $45). The one-year membership will be activated on Jan. 1, 2020. This is not a subscription, so it won’t renew but will run through Dec. 31, 2020. And when you buy, your friend or family member won’t be notified until their service activates in the New Year!
Read more and buy it for $40 for your loved one, then print off this image to stuff in their stocking!
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These small items back a big punch when it comes to making travel more comfortable, easier, and more fun. Which of these travel goodies are you gifting (or hoping to receive) this holiday season?