‘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 stocking stuffers for travel!
Here are 40+ of the best stocking stuffers for travelers this year.
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Stocking Stuffers For Travel
1. Foreign Snack Boxes
Foreign snack boxes are a super unique and exciting stocking stuffer for any traveler.
I’ve personally got foreign snack boxes in my stocking on several occasions, and, trust me, this gift never gets old. The Aero mint chocolate bars are my absolute favorite.
2. Candy And Snacks For Flights And Road Trips
Swedish fish and beef sticks are a road trip staple in our household. Plus, these treats a couple healthier-yet-still-fun stocking stuffers for travel to balance out the candy canes.
3. Fun Gum And Mints Stocking Stuffers For Travel
As you probably already know, gum is an essential flight packing list item. Chewing gum can help with the ear-plug sensation that’s caused by change in air pressure. This tree hugger bubble gum offers a youthful, sustainable alternative to regular gum packs.
Also, sometimes, red-eye flights or overnight road trips prevent travelers from properly brushing their teeth… As gross as it may seem, it’s true. We often rely on mints (like these fun “empowermints”).
4. Airplane Seat Phone Mount
This airplane and car seat phone mount is a genius stocking stuffer for travel, especially on TV-less long-haul flights.
5. Pre-Made Packing List Notepad
Packing lists are a traveler’s love language.
Having this pre-made packing list notepad will make them feel extra productive, save packing time and save luggage space.
6. Fjallraven Kanken Key Ring
Fjallenraven Kanken backpacks 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, travel stocking stuffer alternative.
7. Packable Card Games Stocking Stuffers For Travel
Does your family always end up making a stop at the dollar store to pick up decks of cards while on family vacation? Mine too. When I found these language playing cards, I had to add them to this stocking stuffers for travel list.
Also, I hate to admit it, but I’ve been addicted to Monopoly Deal (which is totally portable, and you can play it in less than 15 minutes) as of lately. You can also buy travel-friendly UNO, Clue and our new favorite Exploding Kittens.
8. Anker Portable Charger
Keeping phones charged is absolutely vital for travelers. Not only is a dead battery inconvenient, but it can also be a major travel safety concern, as we tend to rely on our phones for GPS, transportation and even banking.
Anker is a leading brand when it comes to portable chargers. The reviews speak for themselves!
9. Wallet Ninja Multitool Stocking Stuffers For Travel
This ridiculously smart multitool hides right inside your wallet and takes up zero packing space. Plus, its compact size makes it a perfect travel stocking stuffer.
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!
This pack of organic chapsticks can be slipped into a single stocking, or the individual chapsticks could be spread out across multiple stockings.
12. Hydrating Hand Masks
Unfortunately, flying also equals chapped hands.
These highly reviewed hydrating glove hand masks will help your traveler’s hands to recover in no time.
13. Non-Liquid Lotion Stick Stocking Stuffers For Travel
In addition, 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.
Plus, it’s travel size, paraben free and cruelty free. This is a genius travel hack and stocking stuffer for travel.
14. Migrastil Migraine Stick
I swear by this Migrastil Migraine Stick for car sickness and any motion sickness.
If you apply these natural oil and/or sniff these Migrastil inhalers for 2-5 minutes, your car sickness nausea will be totally gone. I’m a regular Migrastil customer for that reason.
If your stocking traveler giftee ever gets motion sickness, I also have an entire post on how to naturally remedy car sickness.
15. Travel Books
Perhaps, a travel book about their upcoming trip would make an ideal travel stocking stuffer? You can buy a travel guide book for basically every destination on Amazon.
16. Books On Personal Development
Older traveling stocking stuffer recipients would love a new book to read on their next flight or long drive.
Recently, I’ve been quoting Atomic Habits andThe 4-Hour Workweek nonstop as a traveler.
Atomic Habits offers a mindblowing perspective on making habits, breaking habits and identity formation. Furthermore, The 4-Hour Workweek teaches step-by-step how to automate your life so you can work less and travel more.
17. Photography Gloves
Taking and posing in travel photos in cold weather conditions is the bane of every traveler’s existence: frozen metal camera gear, stiff icy fingers, blinding sunshine that reflects off the snow… It’s truly amazing what we’ll do for a photo.
These leather, wool-lined photography gloves are designed to ease the issues that coincide with cold travel photography.
18. Travel Size Poo-Pouri
Moreover, the less glamorous side of traveling often entails sharing one bathroom with multiple people in a hotel room. This travel-size Poo-Pouri makes a hilarious yet totally practical stocking stuffer for travel.
If you’re interested in adding some more funny yet practical travel gifts to your traveler’s stocking stuffer, click here.
19. Eco-Friendly Flushable Wipes
Again, flushable wipes apply to the less fabulous side of traveling, but they are still often necessary. Whether your traveler adventures in plumbing-less backcountry or travels to big cities where public bathrooms are rare and dirty, wipes are key.
Travelers will love that these specific wipes are eco-friendly, compostable and contain zero plastics.
20. Christmas Word Search Or Sudoku Stocking Stuffers For Travel
If you’re looking for Christmas-themed travel stocking stuffers, these Christmas word search and Christmas sudoku books for perfect.
If your traveler has an upcoming winter trip, he or she will love these activities for the plane ride.
23. Instax Mini Polaroid Camera Film
So, perhaps polaroid cameras are a little expensive to be a stocking stuffer for travelers, but this polaroid film pack is a lot more affordable.
If your traveler has a polaroid camera, film would certainly qualify as an exciting stocking stuffer. If not, perhaps Santa could put this polaroid camera under the tree?
Another alternative to a polaroid camera is this 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 from anywhere in the world in seconds. I have one and love it.
Kids Stocking Stuffers For Travel
If your traveling kids are younger (0-10), I have an entire gift guide on travel Easter basket gift ideas that your kids will love. After all, most Easter basket fillers double perfectly as stocking stuffers!
VISIT: 35 Travel Easter Basket Gift Ideas Your Kids Will Love
If your kids are older (10+), the following stocking stuffers for travel will be best.
Stocking Stuffers For Traveling Women
24. Essential Oils
These lavender essential oils help calm anxiety, and this 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 these travel-size lotion sets that make the best stocking stuffers for travel.
This lotion set in particular comes with 10 different nature-inspired scents that can easily be split up between multiple stockings.
26. Travel-Size Scented Hand Sanitizers
When traveling, you, very unfortunately, don’t always have access to a sink with soap.
This Bath & Body Works stress-relieving pack of travel-size hand sanitizers does the disinfecting job and smells fantastic. This scent has always been one of my go-to hand-sanitizer scents.
Plus, this pack also comes with 10 individual sanitizer bottles, which can be split up among several different stockings.
27. Mini Razor For Travel (Stocking Stuffers For Travelers)
This Venus mini razor is genius for travelers. It even comes with a travel case and three refills!
I’m personally going to send this link to my husband as a travel-stocking-stuffer hint.
28. Facial Sheet Masks
I’ve never heard a girl complain about receiving facial or spa sets as a stocking stuffer.
These collagen sheet masks help strengthen skin cells, and these Christmas-themed masks are just so 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-stained towels.
This reusable makeup remover cloth solves the problem. Plus, it is much more sustainable than standard disposable makeup remover wipes.
I switched from disposable makeup remover wipes to these reusable makeup remover towels, and I’m never going back.
30. Organic Bath Bombs
Again, you can never go wrong with spa essentials. Traveling women adore spa days, whether at home or abroad.
Moreover, this bath bomb set is made of organic, dye-free and artificial-fragrance-free ingredients.
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 versatile 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 travel 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 you stocking stuffer giftee 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 for traveling.
Regardless of dark hotel bathrooms, airplane makeup days or shared hostel mirrors, your traveler will be able to travel in style with this light-up compact mirror.
34. Female Urination Device
I saw an Instagram Reel from a pelvic physical therapist that said it’s 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. But, it blew my mind!
I bet your fellow female traveler has squatted in a bush or over questionable public and/or airport toilets. This standing urination device would actually really come in handy for her.
It comes with a carrier bag, too, so nothing else in her bag will be contaminated.
35. Adult Coloring Book (Stocking Stuffers For Travel)
Coloring books are no longer just for kids.
This Monet adult coloring book will spark creativity and inspire your traveler to visit Paris. Whereas, this Lonely Planet travel coloring book will spark global wanderlust.
Stocking Stuffers For Traveling Men
36. 9-In-1 Multifunctional Pen (Stocking Stuffers For Travel)
Any man would geek over this 9-in-1 multifunctional pen. Plus, it comes in three different colors and is totally practical for travelers.
Zenni Optical for the win — again!
Zenni is a budget-friendly go-to for glasses, sunglasses and prescription sunglasses.
Like the previously mentioned pair of Zennis, this pair of aviators starts at just $6.95 USD for the frames.
38. Travel Shaving Cream Set (Stocking Stuffers For Travelers)
Everyone knows that the best gifts are useful items that someone wouldn’t ever buy for themselves. This classy travel shaving cream set is just that.
It comes with eight travel-size saving cream bottles, four different scents, plant-based ingredients and a whole lot of manliness.
39. Dude Wipes (Flushable Wipes)
Remember the travelers’ desperate need for wipes sometimes?
These flushable wipes for dudes offer a funny yet practical gift alternative to the previously listed flushable wipes.
Plus, these wipes are frangrance free, paraben free, alcohol free, hypoallergenic and extra large in size.
40. Travel-Size Working Hands Lotion
My husband swears by this O’Keefe’s Working Hands hand lotion (he’s a hard-working carpenter and an avid traveler). Luckily, this brand comes in a travel-friendly size so he can pack it for every one of our trips.
This would make the perfect stocking stuffer for any traveling men.
41. Travel-Size Hand Sanitizer
Again, sometimes travelers don’t have access to a sink with soap while traveling. That’s why travel-size hand sanitizer is essential.
My husband loves this lavender scent of Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day hand sanitizer. It smells great, but it does not smell too feminine like most scented hand sanitizers.
42. Sheet Masks From The Man Company
Facials and spa days are for men, too.
Your traveling man will be able to completely unwind and hydrate his skin with this hyaluronic acid and aloe vera sheet mask.
43. Camping Multitool
This camping multitool is currently on Amazon’s stocking stuffer recommendation list for men — and for good reason.
Now your adventurous traveler will no longer have to waste precious packing space with multiple tools.
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