At Moon Travel Guides, we believe in traveling strategically and sustainably. Whether you’re filling stockings for the family or participating in a Secret Santa event, this list is full of ideas that are fun, practical—and all $25 or less.
1. Wanderlust stickers
Perfect for decorating journals, laptop cases, and hard shell suitcases, these stickers from Bobo Design Studio celebrate travel in all its forms. We can’t pick just one!
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.
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.
7. Collapsible solar lantern
Compact, waterproof, and long-lasting, this MPOWERD solar lantern is an excellent choice for your favorite camper. Keeps them out of the dark, no matter how far off the grid they go.
8. A travel magazine
9. 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
10. Travel blanket
This tiny blanket is downright magic and, when packed away, smaller than the surface of your hand. It unfolds into a durable blanket for picnics, rest stops, and mountaintops alike.
Putting candy in a stocking is a no-brainer. A Mexican chocolate sampler puts a travel spin on this classic gift. Grab yours from Artelexia, a vibrant Latina-owned gift shop in the heart of North Park, San Diego
12. A desk calendar
Your bestie can travel to Europe every day of the year with the Rick Steves desk calendar.
13. 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.
14. A travel-inspired keyring
Bring back travel memories every time you grab your keys with Rifle Paper Co.’s Bon Voyage key ring.
15. Power bank
A tried-and-true portable power bank from Anker is essential for a quick charge on the go.
16. Travel kit
This handy Pinch Provisions travel kit will help you bring business class with you, no matter where you’re going. Stay fresh on your journey, no matter how near (or far).
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. Energizing hand sanitizer spray
Energize your mind with this lively, effervescent hand sanitizer. Merci Handy crafts them with orange and pepperment essential oils.
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
Join Rick as he’s swept away by a fado singer in Lisbon, learns the dangers of falling in love with a gondolier in Venice, and savors a cheese course in the Loire Valley. Contemplate the mysteries of centuries-old stone circles in England, dangle from a cliff in the Swiss Alps, and hear a French farmer’s defense of foie gras.
With a brand-new, original introduction from Rick reflecting on his decades of travel, For the Love of Europe features 100 of the best stories published throughout his career. Covering his adventures through England, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, and more, these are stories only Rick Steves could tell.