‘Twas the month before Christmas, and all to your house, the family travelers were coming home for the holidays — from Spain and from Laos… Get ready to have your stockings knocked off your feet with these small travel gift ideas! Here are 40+ of the best stocking stuffers for travelers in 2021.
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Stocking Stuffers For All Travelers
1. Foreign Snack Boxes
Foreign snack boxes are a super unique and exciting stocking stuffer for any traveler. I personally got a foreign snack box in my stocking last year, and I was ecstatic! The Aero mint chocolate bars are my absolute favorite candy bar.
2. Candy And Snacks For Flights And Road Trips
Swedish fish and beef sticks are a road trip staple in our household. Bonus points if the candy and snacks are vintage or unheard of.
3. Fun Gum And Mints (Stocking Stuffers For Travelers)
Sometimes, red-eye flights or overnight road trips prevent travelers from properly brushing their teeth… As gross as it may seem, it’s true.
4. Airplane Seat Phone Mount
I seriously need one of these, especially for the many planes that don’t have TVs on the backs of the seats.
5. Pre-Made Packing List Notepad
Packing lists are a traveler’s love language! Having a pre-made packing list notepad will make them feel extra productive, and also save packing time and space.
6. Fjallraven Kanken Key Ring
Fjallenraven Kanken backbacks are all the rage for hikers and adventures right now, but they are definitely pricey. A Fjallenraven Kanken key ring is the perfect low-price, stocking-size alternative.
7. Packable Card Games (Stocking Stuffers For Travelers)
I don’t know about you, but, growing up, my family always ended up making a stop at the dollar store to pick up decks of cards while on family vacation. And, when I found the language playing cards, I had to add them to this list.
8. Anker Portable Charger
Anker is a leading brand when it comes to portable chargers. The reviews speak for themselves!
9. Wallet Ninja Multitool (Stocking Stuffers For Travelers)
This ridiculously smart multitool hides right in your wallet and takes up zero packing space.
10. Calming Shower Steamers
Honestly, what could be better than a warm, calming, essential-oil-infused shower after a long flight? These scented shower tablets are individually wrapped, too, making them extremely easy to pack.
11. Organic Chapstick
Flying = chapped lips. It’s a fact!
12. Hydrating Hand Masks
Unfortunately, flying also equals chapped hands. Hydrating glove hand masks will help your traveler’s hands to recover in no time.
13. Non-Liquid Lotion Stick (Stocking Stuffers For Travelers)
Likewise, while we’re still on the topic of dry skin, these non-liquid lotion sticks are perfect for travelers because they won’t count toward the TSA liquid regulations! This is a genius travel hack.
14. Migrastil Migraine Stick
I swear by Migrastil migraine sticks for carsickness and any motion sickness. If you apply these natural oils and/or creams, or, if you sniff the inhalers for 2-5 minutes, your carsickness nausea will be totally gone. I’m a regular Migrastil customer for that reason.
15. Travel Books
Perhaps, a book about their upcoming trip would make an ideal stocking stuffer? You can buy a travel guide book for any and every destination these days.
16. Books On Personal Development (Stocking Stuffers For Travelers)
I’m currently reading Atomic Habits, and I absolutely love it. I recommend it to everyone.
Who doesn’t love new mittens?
I probably have five pairs and would still be thrilled to find another pair in my stocking.
18. Travel Size Poo-Pouri
The less glamorous side of traveling often entails sharing one bathroom. Poo-Pouri makes a hilarious yet totally practical small travel gift.
19. Eco-Friendly Flushable Wipes
Again, flushable wipes apply to the less fabulous side of traveling, but they are still often necessary. Travelers will love that these specific wipes are eco-friendly, compostable and contain zero plastics.
20. Christmas Word Search Or Sudoku (Stocking Stuffers For Travelers)
For the plane rides, naturally.
21. Black Disposable Face Masks
Face masks have been mandatory on all commercial airlines for all of 2021, and the mandates likely are not going anywhere for 2022. Black disposable face masks are a traveler go-to for a couple of reasons: one, they can be replaced after long oily-faced flights, and, two, they are much more aesthetically pleasing than typical blue medical masks.
22. Starbucks Gift Card
Call me basic, but you can never go wrong with a Starbucks gift card.
23. Instax Mini Polaroid Camera Film
So, maybe polaroid cameras are a little too expensive to be a stocking stuffer, but the film is not! If your traveler has a polaroid camera, film would certainly qualify as a game-changing stocking stuffer. If not, perhaps Santa could put a polaroid camera under the tree?
Another alternative to a polaroid camera is the Kodak wireless mobile printer. This pocket-size printer connects to your smartphone via bluetooth, allowing you to print a polaroid-size photo from your phone’s camera roll in seconds. I have one and love it!
Stocking Stuffers For Traveling Women
24. Essential Oils
Lavender essential oils help calm anxiety, and the Migrastil migraine stick, which contains peppermint essential oils, helps will motion sickness. Enough said.
These are the exact essential oil sticks that I bring on every single trip:
25. Travel-Size Scented Lotion
Amazon has a great, cheap selection of travel-size lotion sets.
26. Travel-Size Scented Hand Sanitizers
Because when you’re traveling, you don’t always have access to a sink with soap.
27. Mini Razor For Travel (Stocking Stuffers For Travelers)
This mini razor is absolutely genius — I’m definitely going to send its link to my husband as a stocking-stuffer hint. It even comes with a travel case and three refills.
28. Facial Sheet Masks
I’ve never heard a girl complain about receiving facial or spa sets as a gift.
The collagen masks help strengthen skin cells; whereas, the Christmas-themed masks are for fun!
29. Reusable Makeup Remover Cloth (Stocking Stuffers For Travelers)
Every traveling woman knows the feeling of slight embarrassment for getting makeup all over the hotel towels. Some hotels even charge for makeup-destroyed towels now!
A reusable makeup remover cloth solves this problem. Plus, it is much more sustainable than standard disposable makeup remover wipes.
30. Organic Bath Bombs
Again, you can never go wrong.
31. Sunglasses (Stocking Stuffers For Travelers)
Traveler or not, everyone needs a good pair of sunglasses. I recently ordered this exact pair of sunglasses from Zenni Optical, and I am in love with them. They are so cute and only $6.95 for the frames! I added my prescription as well as the tinted lenses, and they cost a grand total of $11.90 — perfect for a fun, unique stocking stuffer!
32. Refillable Travel-Size Perfume Bottles And Perfume
These refillable travel-size perfume bottles are super affordable, easy to use, very high quality, and obviously perfect for when she can’t bring her favorite perfume through security.
Bonus points for adding a new perfume to the gift!
My signature perfume that I wear daily is the YSL Mon Paris. This scent is perfect for the girl who prefers a sassy perfume over a flowery or musky one. It comes in a 3.04 OZ size, 1.6 OZ size (TSA approved), 1 OZ size (TSA approved) and a 0.34 OZ mini rollerball size (most affordable and TSA approved, no refillable bottle needed).
33. Compact Mirror With LED Light
A compact mirror with a rechargeable built-in LED light is so smart. I need one of these to travel with and use in everyday life, for sure.
34. Female Urination Device
I saw an Instagram Reel from a pelvic physical therapist that said it’s actually really bad for your urinary track to squat over the toilet. Now, don’t quote me on this. I have zero medical evidence or fact checking for this, haha. But, it blew my mind!
I bet your fellow female traveler has squatted over innumerable questionable public and/or airport toilets. This standing urination device would actually really come in handy for her.
35. Adult Coloring Book (Stocking Stuffers For Travelers)
Coloring books are no longer just for kids.