41 Perfect Stocking Stuffers for Travelers ($20 or Less)

Are you looking for the perfect stocking stuffers for the travelers in your life? I’ve got you covered.

Whether they’re an avid hiker or camper or someone planning their first big trip, I have plenty of ideas to help you out.

I’ve rounded up awesome stocking stuffers that every traveler will love—all under $20 so you can shop without breaking the bank.

Read on to discover amazing affordable stocking stuffers for travelers to make any trip more enjoyable or remind them of their favorite trips.

Three Christmas stockings hanging in front of a fire.

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Ultra-compact portable charger

Get a full charge on your phone from a charger that it’s a little over one inch in diameter. This charger is perfect for carrying with you as you travel to make sure that you never have to worry about your phone’s battery dying.

Anker PowerCore 5,000mAh Portable Charger
  • The Anker Advantage: Join the 50 million+ powered by America’s leading USB charging brand.
  • High Cell Capacity: Contains 5,000 mAh of power. Enough to provide over an entire replacement charge for iPhone X and Samsung Galaxy S9, or almost 2 charges for iPhone 8.
  • Ultra-Compact: The portable charger’s remarkably small, tubular design slides easily next to your phone in any pocket or bag. Just 10cm tall and 3cm wide.


For the money, my favorite wired earbuds for travel are the Philips Pro Wired Earbuds. You can save a few dollars if you buy earbuds for travel without a microphone.

If you want to go a little over the stocking stuffer budget limit of $20, you can get the traveler in your life a pair of affordable wireless earbuds from JLab. According to techradar, their Go Air Pop earbuds “have no business being this good for such a tiny fee.” (Find them on Amazon here.)

PHILIPS Pro Wired Earbud & In-Ear Headphones with Microphone
  • Headphones with mic. In-ear headphones with in-line microphone and controls with 3 5mm connection. The best earbud & in-ear headphones and headphones with microphone.
  • High-resolution Audio capable earbuds with mic for reproducing music in its purest form. The best earphones wired.
  • These wired earbuds are High-powered 8 6mm neodymium drivers for exceptional sound

Stylish luggage tag

Help your favorite traveler show off their style (and easily find their luggage) with a fun luggage tag like this one from Kate Spade in Leatherette (vegan leather).

striped Kate Spade leatherette luggage tag
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Kate Spade New York Vegan Leather Luggage Tag for Women, Durable Suitcase ID Tag, Enchanted Stripe
  • Baggage tag is made of a durable vegan leather (leatherette) exterior with gold metal hardware
  • ID holder includes a paper insert to jot down your contact information and a privacy flap to it hidden as you travel
  • The sturdy leatherette strap with gold metal buckle keep your suitcase tag secure so you never mix up your luggage again

Waterproof phone bag

Help your favorite traveler protect their phone while they’re out on the water or even under the water. Look for a waterproof bag that’s certified to a depth of at least several feet so that you can take photos and videos of your snorkeling and diving adventures.

Hiearcool Waterproof Phone Pouch
  • [BEACH ESSENTIALS-SUPERIOR WATERPROOF PROTECTION]: Certified IPX8 waterproof with Hiearcool’s triple layer lock-down technology provides complete protection against water, snow, dust, and sand. Ensure your cell phone stays dry.
  • [CASE FRIENDLY]: With a size of 8.3 inches, the waterproof phone pouch can fit most cell phones with or without a case, providing double insurance to your phone.
  • [RESPONSIVE TOUCH SCREEN]: The Hiearcool waterproof phone pouch is made of upgraded TPU material that provides excellent response sensitivity while using your phone, including face ID unlock and calling.

Moleskine notebook

Moleskine notebooks are the perfect little books for journaling on the go or taking notes about your travels to share with others later. I prefer their plain (unlined) hardcover notebooks, but you can also get softcover, which would of course be lighter weight…so perfect for traveling.

Moleskine Classic Notebook, Hard Cover
  • CLASSIC MOLESKINE NOTEBOOK: Moleskine classic notebooks are perfect notebooks for writing journals, a daily diary, or note taking in college classes or meetings. Moleskine notebooks are beloved by travelers & bullet journalists for their slim design.
  • DURABLE COVER & ELASTIC CLOSURE: Hold writing projects & notes in your Moleskine notebook with an elastic closure band & inner storage folders. Leather-like classic Moleskine cover & thick, ivory paper pages are perfect for writing with fountain pens.
  • GIFT QUALITY NOTEBOOKS: Moleskine planners, journals and notebooks come in hardcover or softcover and colors like black, red, blue, green and brown. The binding and cover have a durable finish, designed for daily journaling, writing and sketching.

Sleep mask

For the traveler who’s often on long-haul flights or overnight flights, a sleep mask is a must. In fact, it’s one my of favorite products to help me sleep on a plane. The Bucky 40 Blinks No Pressure Eye Mask comes in a lot of fun colors and is contoured for comfort. So, get as much sleep as you want without smudging your eye makeup.

Bucky 40 Blinks No Pressure Solid Eye Mask
  • ULTRA LIGHT WEIGHT – Our contoured eye mask is 3.5″ tall by 9.5″ wide, perfect for men, women and children
  • EASY CARE – Made of 100% polyester interlock & 100% polyurethane foam, Hand wash cold with mild soap, Hang to dry
  • REST IN COMFORT – Ultra lightweight latex-free molded foam is contoured for pressure free eye comfort that allows you to blink freely, won’t smudge makeup, false lashes, or put unwanted pressure on your head

Shampoo bar

Shampoo bars make a great stocking stuffer for travel lovers because they can easily go in your carry-on but you don’t have to put them in your TSA liquids bag. For those who travel carry-on only, packing toiletries for carry-on travel can be tricky. Solid toiletries can make things easier.

The Ethique solid shampoo bar is plastic-free, cruelty-free, and vegan.

Ethique Mintasy – Refreshing Solid Shampoo Bar
  • Replenish Dry Hair: This shampoo bar for balanced to dry hair cleanses and nourishes hair without weighing it down. Refreshing peppermint oil delivers a refreshing, minty scent. Great lather!
  • Gentle Formulation: A delicate blend of babassu oil, betaine (from sugar beets), and cocoa butter helps achieve soft, shiny hair and a happy scalp without any sulfates, fragrances, or coconut oil.
  • Save Money & the Planet: Each shampoo bar lasts at least 80 washes, equivalent to three bottles of liquid shampoo. To use, stroke the bar down wet hair – it will lather!

Solid lotion

Keeping up with the solid toiletries theme, solid lotions make great stocking stuffers for travelers. Those who travel by plane frequently know that plane air can be REALLY drying. Having a solid lotion on hand to soothe dry hands or to use all over after landing makes a great gift.

Honey House Naturals Bee Bar
  • Bee Bars are a unique blend of natural oils and emollients for hands and body
  • Bee Bars immediately soothe and soften your skin without a greasy residue
  • Use it generously on dry skin

Universal Plug Adapter

When traveling internationally you need to consider the power outlets and the types of plugs they take. A good universal power outlet adapter will give you great flexibility when traveling.

This one works in about 150 countries and includes a surge protector. In addition, you can plug in multiple USB charging devices.

Universal All in One Worldwide Travel Adapter
  • 【Universal Worldwide Charging】This travel adapter accepts plugs from More than 150 Countries with US/EU/UK/AU European Plugs like Thailand, New Zealand, Israel, Italy, Rome, France, Spain, Canada, China, Australia, India, Hong Kong, Argentina, Peru, Korea, Asia, etc.
  • 【1 USB C and 1 USB A Port】USB type C charging port deliver fast charging speed. World plug adapter compatible with almost all USB Devices such as Apple IPone 14, Huawei, Samsung, Xiaomi and other Android phones, smart watch, ear phones, tablet, power bank, camera, game console and so on.
  • 【Multiple Safety Protection】This global Power Adapter built-In safety shutters protect users from the direct touch of the live parts on the socket outlet. Built-in 6.3A fuse, automatically cuts off power when current exceeds rated load. Provide over-current, over-voltage, Short-circuit Protection, surge protection.

Luggage scale

Those of us who have faced the fear of overweight bag fees understand how important it is to weigh your luggage before you fly.

And if you travel carry-on only like me, having a light, portable luggage scale that you can take with you on your trip is super helpful and handy. Those souvenir purchases may not seem like much at first but they can add up.

Travel-themed Christmas tree ornament

Get the traveler in your life started on their travel-themed Christmas tree by giving them a travel-themed Christmas tree ornament like this one. I love the little travel stickers on the suitcase like an old-timey steamer truck might have had.

Kurt Adler Travel Luggage Ornament
  • Fun travel ornament includes a silver rolling luggage case with travel stamps and a luggage tag
  • Made of quality resin stoneware material with intricate detailing; Nylon cord for easy hanging display
  • Measures approximately 3.75 inches long

Passport holder cover

Protect your passport from damage and identity theft with this stylish cover that comes in all sorts of fun colors. There’s also space for cash, ID cards, credit cards, and more. Take advantage of this cover’s RFID blocking to prevent electronic identity theft.

The slim design makes it easy to slip into a travel purse, day bag, or backpack.

ACdream Passport Card Holder
  • BEAUTIFUL DESIGN: Our passport and vaccine card holder combo design is not only gorgeous but also has a unique look that will…
  • HOLD MOST IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS: This passport cover is a great way to keep all of your important documents together, so you…
  • PROTECT YOU FROM INFORMATION THEFT: Information theft through RFID chips is a growing issue. Our passport holder with vaccine…

Vintage Yellowstone T-shirt

I love the design of this vintage-style Yellowstone T-shirt. It comes in several great colors with sizes for men and women plus youth sizes. 

Vintage Yellowstone National Park Retro Travel Buffalo Bison T-Shirt
  • Retro Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming clothing. Vintage graphic with a bison or buffalo silhouette against a beautiful sunset.
  • Great gift or travel souvenir for tourists, travelers, hikers, and people who love Yellowstone National Park.
  • Lightweight, Classic fit, Double-needle sleeve and bottom hem

Travel first aid kit

First aid kits aren’t super exciting, but they’re sure handy to have when you need one. This one is great for travelers. It weighs less than half a pound but holds over 100 pieces of first aid supplies.

It’s perfect to keep in your car on road trips or toss in your backpack when you go on a day hike.

General Medi Mini First Aid Kit
  • Security And Reliability – All of our first aid products carry certificate of conformity to ensure conformance to global standards wherever they are used.
  • Contents – Packed with 110 Pieces useful and valuable hospital grade first aid supplies – See the product images and the product description below for a full list of contents. We are confident that you will find that there are more and higher quality contents in our kits than any other on the market.
  • Design – For maximum efficiency and portability, this basic first aid kit weighs only 0.35 pound and features a compact, travel-friendly design. Perfect for cars , schools , boat , children and more

RFID blocking wallet

Among my favorite ideas for stocking stuffers for travelers is an RFID-blocking wallet. It will help you protect your credit and debit cards from electronic identity theft. 

What’s more, its low profile makes it thin enough to fit in your front pockets without creating an unattractive bulge that could attract potential thieves. Although, I generally advocate against carrying items externally while traveling (for security reasons).

Buffway Slim Minimalist Front Pocket RFID Blocking Leather Wallet
  • STYLISHLY SMALL, SLIM and DISCREET: Measuring just 3 1/8″ x 4 7/16″ x 1/9″, our RFID front pocket slim wallet is super thin and modernly slim. It’s the minimalist wallet that fits perfectly in your pocket, purse or travel pack.
  • PLENTY OF ROOM: 8 slots easily load your driver’s license,credit cards,debit cards and membership cards, making your work and travel more convenient.
  • EFFECTIVELY BLOCKS RFID SIGNALS: Outfitted with advanced RDIF blocking technology, these slim wallets for men and women block electronic signals to keep your identity protected while you travel, shop or explore.

Streamlight Stylus pen light

My hubby rarely travels anywhere without a flashlight.

At just over 4 inches long and 0.5 inches in diameter, the Streamlight Stylus is the perfect flashlight to slip into your backpack or pocket. And it weighs in at just over an ounce and a half.

It’s a great stocking stuffer for your favorite traveler.

Streamlight 65058 Stylus 11-Lumen UL Listed White LED Pen Light with 3 AAAA Batteries, Black
  • Body available in Black
  • High-intensity 100,000 hour LED available in Artic White
  • 3 “AAAA” size alkaline batteries

Bluetooth Wireless Selfie Button Clicker

Here’s a stocking stuffer idea that’s perfect for solo travelers who love to take photos on their travels.

They’ll never again have to choose between taking stale people-less photos of landmarks and scenery or handing their phone over to a stranger. This Bluetooth selfie button clicker is compatible with iPhone, iPad, Android, Samsung, and more.

Gadgin Premium Selfie Remote Control Camera Shutter
  • BEST VERSION ON THE MARKET: An entirely updated and improved version of classic Selfie remote camera shutters – this little…
  • UNIVERSAL COMPATIBILITY: Now you can finally sync your phone/tablet and use it from a distance without any hassle using…
  • SMALL AND LIGHTWEIGHT: Measuring only 2″ x 1″ with weighs 1 oz. you can add to your keychain, or fit in your pocket or purse…

Burt’s Bees Hand Salve

I swear by this stuff for dry, chapped, and cracked hands. And we all know how hands can take a beating between dry airplane air and long exposure to the elements while hiking.

Burt’s Bees Stocking Stuffers, Hand Salve Christmas Gifts With Botanical Oils and Beeswax, Moisturizing Balm for Dry Hands, 100 Percent Natural Origin Skin Care, 3 oz. Package
  • BURT’S BEES HAND SALVE: With Burt’s Bees natural beeswax hand salve, give your hands the break they deserve with this naturally moisturizing hand balm that revitalizes tough, dried out skin; Package may vary
  • MOISTURIZER BALM: Burt’s Bees natural beeswax hand salve for dry skin keeps hands soft, smooth and moisturized with sweet almond oil that can also be used on elbows, knees and feet
  • ALL NATURAL: Formulated with lavender oil, eucalyptus and rosemary extract, Burt’s Bees 100% natural beeswax hand salve soothes skin and is formulated without phthalates, parabens, petrolatum, or SLS

Badger balm

A variety pack of certified organic badger lip balm makes a great stocking stuffer for travelers. Those especially those who fly a lot or who spend a lot of time outdoors will value having a good lip balm they can tuck into every bag so they’re never without it.

gift set of tubes of Badger lip balm
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Badger – Cocoa Butter Lip Balm Set
  • COCOA BUTTER LIP BALM – Badger Cocoa Butter Lip Balm is processed at low temperatures to retain its naturally emollient and antioxidant-rich properties.
  • FLAVOR VARIETY 4-PACK – Dreamy, creamy and smooth come to mind when describing our Fair Trade Cocoa Butter Lip Balms in these four popular flavors: Creamy Cocoa, Sweet Orange, Vanilla Bean, and Cool Mint.
  • NATURAL FLAVORS – We use only steam distilled essential oils for flavoring, never any artificial sweeteners or fragrances. Each stick is .25 ounces of earthly goodness.

Compression socks

If you’re prone to swelling while flying, compression socks can be a lifesaver. Prolonged periods of sitting can lead to poor blood circulation, particularly if the space is small and cramped.

BLUEENJOY Compression Socks for Women & Men
  • 3 PAIRS COMPRESSION SOCKS FOR WOMEN AND MEN: Meet your new best friend! A comfy and healthy true graduated knee-high…
  • ALL-DAY ENERGY, SUPPORT, & RECOVERY: By squeezing the leg from the bottom up(15-20mmHg), BLUEENJOY compression socks can help…
  • EXTREMELY COMFORTABLE WEARING EXPERIENCE: Our compression socks provide the right balance between compression and comfort,…


Give your favorite traveler the gift of a good night’s sleep. Mack’s earplugs are perfect for sleeping on a plane or in hotels that might be a little noisier than you would like.

My Hubby swears by these silicone putty earplugs that mold to the contours of your ear to help block out anything that might keep you awake.

Mack’s Pillow Soft Silicone Earplugs
  • THE ORIGINAL AND #1 SELLING – USA’s original and #1 selling moldable silicone ear plugs. Provides safe, non-toxic,…
  • THE ULTIMATE IN EARPLUG COMFORT – Mack’s soft moldable silicone putty molds very comfortably to the unique contours of…
  • #1 BRAND FOR SNORING – Mack’s is the #1 Doctor Recommended Brand to get a good night’s sleep when sleeping with a…

Compact/travel mirror

I never travel without a compact mirror. Look for one that’s large enough to show what you need but also compact and light enough to travel with easily.

StudioZONE Compact Mirror
  • COMPACT MIRROR – Makeup Mirror for Purses and travel – the ORIGINAL 10x Magnifying Compact Mirror – Cheap Substitutes Cannot compare.
  • MAGNIFYING – One side of the Compact Mirror = 10X Magnification for close up tweezing or makeup application + 1x True View
  • ELEGANT SLEEK DESIGN – Black Compact Hand Mirror made of light plastic so it won’t weigh bag your down

Collapsible water bottle

A collapsible water bottle makes a great stocking stuffer for travelers who especially prize saving space on their travels. This one is foldable, portable, reusable, durable, freezable, and dishwasher-safe.

Vapur Flexible, Collapsible Wide Mouth Anti-Bottle with Detachable Carabiner
  • Vapur Collapsible and Flexible Water Bottle with Detachable Carabiner: Our anti-bottle stands when full and folds small when empty. Stores easily in pocket, purse, or backpack for portable hydration
  • Spill-Proof Convenience: Vapur’s collapsible water bottle cap has a tough seal with rubber stopper for a leak proof closure and a flip open spout for quick and easy hydrating
  • Lightweight Wide Mouth Design: Our collapsible water bottle is designed with a wide mouth opening making it easy to fill and is lightweight weighing under 2 ounces when empty

Travel Jewelry Box

Travel jewelry boxes make great stocking stuffers for travelers. This one is compact yet has plenty of space for rings and earrings, and even organizes necklaces to prevent tangling.

Look for a case with a zipper closure so that you don’t have to worry about it opening during travel and losing small items like stud earrings.

TRODANCE Mini Jewelry Travel Case
  • 【Portable】Dimension 3.94 x 3.94 x 1.97 inches, Samll lightweight and easy to carry, put it in a Handbag or Suitcase when going out for Travel or Business, it will keep you in a happy and good mood during the journey.
  • 【High Quality】High-quality PU leather appearance, Flannel lining inside, close by smooth zipper to protect your jewelry from external damage.
  • 【Function】it is a jewellery organizer for storage earrings, necklaces, rings, watches, lipsticks, earrings and other small jewelry accessories.

Kitsch Refillable Flat Pouch Travel Bottles Set

These travel bottles are perfect for taking your favorite beauty and hair care products with you when you travel. Each bottle in the set holds 3 ounces of product (under the TSA carry-on limit) so that you don’t have to leave behind your favorite shampoo, conditioner, or body lotion.

Kitsch Travel Containers – Leak Proof Refillable Squeeze Pouches
  • KITSCH’S TRAVEL RITUAL COLLECTION: Kitsch is here to help take even the most seasoned traveler’s routine to the next…
  • HIGH-QUALITY MATERIAL: Each reusable travel pouch in this Kitsch Travel Bottles Ritual Collection is expertly crafted…
  • YOUR TRAVEL ESSENTIALS: These travel size containers for toiletries leak proof are compact and lightweight for easy…

Smartwool socks

Get your favorite traveler the gift of merino wool socks in their stocking. They’re comfortable and breathable, perfect for traveling.

Smartwool Women Run Zero Cushion Low Ankle
  • Activity specific mesh zones
  • Premium Merino Wool
  • Cushioning on the entire bottom of the foot.

Travel perfume atomizer

I love this idea for a stocking stuffer for frequent travelers. Easily take your favorite scents with you on your trip with this set of travel perfume atomizers.

VONOVO Portable Mini Refillable Perfume Atomizer
  • Spray bottles Capacity : 5ml/0.2oz/pcs. 5 pcs per set, Clear Vial Inside to easily see how much perfume remains. Wide use:…
  • Special design: Refillable perfume spray with easy pump-to-fill technology In 5 different colors (black,…
  • Easy to carry: This Perfume Atomizer Bottle is handy travel size. Easy to use and easy to fill/refill, Just press the bottom…

Travel/camping utensils

The GoBites Uno is made of virtually unbreakable nylon and is designed to work well for eating soup as well as scraping food out of bowls or other containers. The fork end has tines long enough to handle pasta and can even cut softer foods.

It makes a perfect gift for the hiker or camper in your life. Or keep it in your desk drawer to use for those days when you have to eat lunch at your desk.

humangear GoBites Uno Mini 3-Pack – Travel & Camping Utensils
  • Compact Camping Essentials: The GoBites Uno Mini 3-Pack offers three compact and lightweight camping utensils, perfect for…
  • Versatile Spork Set: Each mini utensil serves as a camping spork, combining a fork and spoon in one, along with a knife edge,…
  • Durable & Reliable Gear: Crafted from high-quality materials, these camping utensils are designed to withstand outdoor…

Tide Travel Sink Packets

These are super practical and so handy to have on hand when you travel. You never know when your favorite traveler might need or want to wash out a few items in the sink at their hotel or hostel.

Each packet is enough to wash a few items in the sink. They’re super lightweight too, making them perfect for those who like to travel light.

small set of tide travel sink packs
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Tide Liquid Travel Sink Packets, 3-Count
  • Just enough Tide liquid detergent to wash a few items in the sink when traveling
  • Now take Tide with Acti-Lift with you


If you’re going to be hand washing clothing while you travel then you definitely will need some way to hang up those wet things so they can dry without getting dirty again. A travel clothesline is perfect for camping, cruise cabins, and more.

I’d avoid any clothesline that relies on suction cups to keep it up. Those things just never really work as well as you need, you know?

Retractable Portable Clothesline for Travel
  • [Creative Design]Portable Clothesline with 12 Colorful Clothespins,13 Anti-Skid Clips can windproof,Design with…
  • [Strong & Durable] heavy duty clothesline Easy to fasten by two strong stainless steel material hooks and easy…
  • [Strong Clamping Force]Anti-slip Design with Positioning Bead,Hooks and Clothespins,Strong Clamping Force,Used to hang…

Wet dry bag

A wet-dry bag is perfect for toting your wet swimsuit when it’s time to get back on the road again.

Even though they’re often marketed toward parents of babies as an environmentally friendly way to separate dirty diapers from the rest of the diaper bag without using plastic, they’re useful for so many other things. A wet-dry bag makes a great stocking stuffer for travelers.

ALVABABY 2pcs Wet Dry Bags
  • Fashion , Reusable&Waterproof , High quality -A trim and attractive design. ALVABABY wet/dry bag are made from waterproof 100% polyester, put dirty cloth diapers in a wet bag. Comes with handle for easy carrying or attaching to your diaper bag or stroller.
  • Double Zippered - TWO Zippered compartments for keep wet and dry things separate. Each bag contains a “wet” section that is sewn and sealed for no wicking or leaking.
  • Enough Space-30cm x 36cm (approx.:11.5 in x 14.5 in),Holds approximately 5-7 cloth diapers. Light weight, easy to carry (less than 50 g).

Camping mess kit

This is one of the best stocking stuffers for hikers, backpackers, and campers. This four-piece mess kit includes a plate, bowl, and 3-in-1 spork.

The plate and bowl form an airtight seal and then you can use the tether to keep everything together including the spork.

UCO Camping Mess Kit, 4-Piece
  • 4-Piece Camping Cookware Set: Made for backpacking, scouting, and on-the-go meals, this camping cooking set includes a plate, bowl, 3-in-1 spork, and tether
  • Compact: Camping plate and bowl form an airtight seal when connected; Included tether keeps any contents safely contained and secures the spork to the rest of the backpacking cooking set
  • 3-In-1 Spork: The ultimate piece of camping cutlery, the spork features a spoon on one end and a fork with a serrated knife edge on the other; Made from durable reinforced glass nylon

GoTubb Small Containers

These small containers are great for traveling when you need containers for very small items such as a couple of pairs of earrings, small pills, etc. The lid also comes off with just one hand.

If you’re looking for something designed to handle toiletries such as lotions or shampoo and don’t mind spending closer to $20 or a little over, the humangear GoToob sets are quite popular. You can check them out here on Amazon.

set of three small round travel containers
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humangear GoTubb | Hard Container | Easy Open | Food-Safe Material, Clear/Orange/Red, Small
  • The Civilized Container – humangear GoTubb is an ingenious, one-handed hard container
  • Easy Open – No matter if you are in a rush or juggling other tasks, GoTubb can be efficiently opened with just one hand
  • Simply Label – Designed with textured area on base for labeling, perfect for office or school lunches, camping trips, and kids

Outdoor Element Firebiner

This handy little multi-tool is a great stocking stuffer for travelers. This small gadget includes a utility blade, bottle opener, keychain, lighter, and more.

Just clip it onto your backpack and you’ll have a great tool with you that takes up very little space. And unlike many other multi-tools, this one is quite affordable.

OUTDOOR ELEMENT Firebiner 6-in-1 Fire-Starting Carabiner EDC Emergency Multitool -Keychain,Utility Blade,Bottle Opener,& More
  • CONVENIENT DESIGN: Keychain tool carabiner design; great for everday use. It’s very lightweight at only 1 oz.
  • GREAT FOR CAMPING & HIKING: The Firebiner’s versatile design is great for starting a fire, clipping to a backpack, carrying keys, opening bottles while out and about, and much more…
  • 6-IN-1 MULTITOOL: Firestarter, Carabiner, Bottle Opener, Screwdriver, Utility Blade, Keychain holder.

Outdoor journal

Have a traveler in your life who’s an outdoor enthusiast and a journaler? Get them the Rite In The Rain Weatherproof notebook. The pages repel water, grease, sweat, and mud. You will just need to keep in mind that not all writing implements are best for this kind of paper.

If your favorite traveler wants to be able to write in all weather, then consider adding in the Rite in the Rain Weatherproof Black Metal Clicker Pen. (Check it out on Amazon here.)

Rite In The Rain Weatherproof Side Spiral Notebook
  • WEATHERPROOF PAPER: 64 pages / 32 sheets per side spiral notepad. All-Weather paper won’t turn to mush when wet and will…
  • WIRE-O BINDING: Tough impact-resistant Wire-O binding won’t lose its shape in your backpack or book bag. Unlike a standard…
  • WRITE IN THE RAIN: Use a standard pencil like a #2 Ticonderoga or an All-Weather Pen like a Fisher Space Pen and your notes…

National parks coloring book

Travelers of all ages can enjoy this national parks coloring book featuring 24 of the most beautiful United States National Parks like Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, Zion, Olympic, and Acadia.

The National Parks Coloring Book
  • Racine, Jen (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 104 Pages – 06/22/2019 (Publication Date) – Lake George Press (Publisher)

Space pen

Hikers, backpackers, campers, and more would be delighted to get a Fisher Space Pen in their stockings. It works at any angle, in zero gravity, and temperatures down to 30 degrees below zero up to 250 degrees Fahrenheit.

Fisher Space Pen Eclipse Space Pen ECL, Black
  • Writes at any angle, even in zero gravity. Simply the most versatile pen ever made
  • Writes in extreme temperatures from -30F to 250F
  • Each Fisher is precision assembled, hand tested, and carries a lifetime against all manufacturing defects

Portable personal hygiene cloth

Okay, so this one is pretty niche and probably not something you’d want to buy for your mother and gift to her in front of the entire family. BUT I find this simple device pretty handy.

Hikers backpackers who want to reduce waste will appreciate that these cloths are reusable, washable, and silver-infused.

silver infused pee rag for women
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  • ☘BE KIND TO THE ENVIRONMENT ON YOUR HIKING ADVENTURES: No more unpleasant wetness, odors and UTI…
  • ☘IDEAL DURING THESE TIMES: Avoid using shared TP in public toilets. These paper towel alternates…
  • ☘FABRIC FROM USA: Fabric manufactured with no harsh chemicals in controlled conditions in American…

Collapsible silicone mug

This heat-resistant silicone mug collapses completely to save space when camping and weighs only a couple of ounces. It’s also dishwasher safe. Perfect for a nice hot cup of coffee early in the morning while out on a camping trip.

Sea to Summit X-Series Collapsible Silicone Cool Grip Camping Drinkware
  • Pocket-size, lightweight, collapsible 12-ounce tumbler with Cool Grip design that reduces surface temperature and heat transfer
  • Heat-protective fins cover the surface so hands don’t burn when holding a hot cup of coffee or tea
  • Food-grade silicone is heat resistant, dishwasher safe, and ideal for camping, backpacking, or travel; nests with other X-Series dinnerware

UCO Titan Stormproof Match Kit

This match kit is essential camping gear. The Titan matches burn for up to 25 seconds, stay lit under water, and are windproof. The case is also waterproof.

In other words, any outdoor enthusiast needs this bit of gear as a stocking stuffer.

UCO Titan Stormproof Match Kit with Waterproof Case, Replacement Strikers and 12 Matches
  • Includes 12 Titan matches, 3 replaceable strikers, waterproof case and cord
  • Titan Stormproof matches are windproof and burn up to 25 seconds in duration
  • Titan matches stay lit under water and in gale force winds


Frequent travelers know how questionable water can be in certain parts of the world and certain situations. LifeStraw removes over 99.9% of harmful bacteria and parasites as well as microplastics.

LifeStraw Personal Water Filter
  • Removes Bacteria & Parasites: The Microfiltration Membrane Removes 99.999999% Of Waterborne Bacteria (Including E. Coli And Salmonella), And 99.999% Of Waterborne Parasites (Including Giardia And Cryptosporidium)
  • Removes Microplastics: Removes The Smallest Microplastics Found In The Environment (Down To 1 Micron), And Reduces Turbidity Down To 0.2 Microns
  • Rigorous Testing: All Claims Are Verified With Laboratories Using Standard Testing Protocols Set By The Us Epa, Nsf, Astm For Water Purifiers

Final thoughts on finding the perfect stocking stuffers for people who love to travel

Shopping for stocking stuffers doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive.

These ideas under $20 are perfect for anyone who loves to travel—whether they’re just getting started or are experienced globetrotters.

No matter what their interests are, you’re sure to find something on this list that will help make their trip even more enjoyable.

So take a look and get shopping! Your traveler will love whatever you choose from this list.

Do you have any other great ideas for affordable stocking stuffers for travelers? Share them in the comments below!

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