Whether you’re participating in a Secret Santa event or in charge of filling stockings, this list is full of ideas that are fun, practical, or both—and all $25 or less.
1. Wanderlust stickers
Perfect for decorating journals, hard shell suitcases, and laptop cases, these stickers from Bobo Design Studio celebrate travel in all its forms.
2. Passport cover
Help protect their most precious piece of travel gear with a passport holder. These great leatherette passport covers from Caddy Bay Collection come in various styles and colors.
3. A travel guide
These fun-sized travel guides offer 52 things to do in various U.S. cities—a new idea for every weekend of the year!
Backpackers will especially appreciate the Lifestraw, which removes dirt, microplastics, and nearly 100% of bacteria from water.
5. Silk eye pillow
Handy for those red eye flights, an eye pillow is a must for self-care while traveling.
6. Travel blanket
This tiny blanket is downright magic. When packed away, it’s smaller than your hand, but unfolds into a durable blanket for rest stops and mountaintops alike.
Not only do these earbuds come with a tangle-free cord to make them travel-friendly, they are made with sustainable materials and are stylish, too.
8. A travel magazine
Putting candy in a stocking is a no-brainer, but a Mexican chocolate sampler puts a travel spin on a classic gift.
10. A great pair of socks
- For hikers: Hiking socks will keep their feet warm and dry while out on the trail
- For jet setters: Compression socks are ideal for long flights
11. A desk calendar
Your bestie can travel to Europe every day of the year with the Rick Steves desk calendar.
12. Travel toiletries
Avid travelers are always in need of a fresh toiletry pack. The travel bundle from Rudy’s Barbershop is also cruelty-free and made without parabens or sulfates.
13. A travel-inspired keyring
Bring back travel memories every time you grab your keys with Rifle Paper Co.’s Bon Voyage key ring.
14. Power bank
A tried-and-true portable power bank from Anker is essential for a quick charge on the go.
15. Collapsible solar lantern
Compact, waterproof, and long-lasting, this solar lantern is an excellent choice for your favorite camper.
16. Travel toiletry kit
This handy travel toiletry kit from Pinch Provisions has a little bit of everything to keep road trippers feeling fresh on their journey.
17. Keychain flashlight
A keychain flashlight is suitable for campers and road trippers alike and the Ledlenser flashlight even comes with a USB charging cable.
18. Moisturizing hand sanitizer spray
Keep their hands clean without sacrificing moisture with Vegamour’s hand sanitizer spray.
19. Foldable backpack
This amazing backpack folds down to be 7″x7″, so it’s easy to pack in and pack out.
20. An audiobook
After 40 years of writing about Europe, Rick Steves has gathered 100 of his favorite memories together into one inspiring collection: For the Love of Europe: My Favorite Places, People, and Stories.
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