25 Travel Gift Ideas under $20 the Travelers in Your Life Will Love

October 16, 2019

Last Updated on March 19, 2021 by Candy Wafford

Not sure what to get the traveler on your holiday gift list? Below are 25 travel gift ideas for all the travelers on your list. On a budget? All of these items are less than $20 and many are less than $10 making them perfect stocking stuffers.

Some are super practical and others are just plain fun. What are you waiting for? Twenty-five great travel gift ideas await! Start shopping!

Awesome Travel Gift Ideas for Everyone

1) Travelon Set of 3 Assorted Piped Pouches

This set of mesh pouches is my favorite travel find of the past year. They are always in my carry-on bag and I can’t imagine what I did before I got them. A great item to help you keep all of your stuff organized and easy to find. Get these for all of the travelers in your life and pick up a set for yourself!

2) Customizable Passport Holder`

There’s nothing as exciting as getting a passport. Keep yours protected in this personalized passport holder. There are lots of fun graphics to choose from and each can be personalized with a name or monogram. I especially like the ones with some of my favorite travel quotes printed on them.

3) Solid Shampoo

I’m a big fan of anything that frees up space in my TSA liquids bag. Solid shampoo can be packed anywhere and means you don’t have to use whatever you may find in your hotel. This one from DLuxSpa is super affordable and comes in several scents, but I think lemon is a great scent for men and women.

4) Shadow Box Bank

Most of us save to take a trip, right? How fun to throw your extra change in this cute bank to save up for your next adventure?

5) Compression Socks

Compression socks aren’t the sexiest travel gift idea, but they do make a huge difference in how your legs and feet feel on a long flight. These are available in lots of fun patterns making them a little less unsexy.

6) Magnetic Car Mount Cell Phone Holder

This is a great stocking stuffer for anyone that doesn’t have Bluetooth in their car. It attaches to the air vent in your car with a heavy-duty magnetic you attach to your phone. You can then stick your phone on the holder so that you can see the GPS directions/maps more easily. I keep one of these in my laptop bag for when I rent a car and need directions.

You should always keep your eyes on the road, but having the phone closer to eye level makes it easier to check when you are at a stop.

7) Clear Toiletry Bag

This set of two clear toiletry bags is one of my favorite travel items. It’s more eco-friendly than using disposable plastic bags, stands up on its own and is easy to clean.

Toss in some travel samples like hairspray, shampoo, body wash, hydration spray and a gift certificate to Target, Ulta, or Sephora. A tip from someone that spends way too much time at Target – they usually have their prestige travel-size toiletries buy three get one free.

8) Neck Wallet w/RFID Blocking

A neck wallet is a great option when you want to keep your important documents close. This one has RFID protection, slots for IDs and credit cards, and a zippered pocket for your phone and cash. The neck wallet can be discreetly tucked into your shirt or hung from a belt.

9) Handmade Travelers Notebook

I love to journal when I travel. This handmade leather journal is beautiful and not only has several different types of paper but also includes a PVC insert to hold ticket stubs and other memorabilia from your loved one’s travels.

10) Portable Waterproof Blanket

Not sure what to gift to give travelers? This multipurpose blanket is perfect for the outdoor enthusiast on your gift list. It is lightweight and waterproof and folds up to the size of your hand. A great item to have for camping trips to the beach or outdoor activities at home!

11) Cable Organizer

A cable organizer is perfect for the person on your list that travels for work or anyone that travels with lots of cords. And who doesn’t these days? This organizer has lots of spots for cords and pockets for other electronic items. It also folds and zips up so that it doesn’t take up much space in your laptop bag.

12) Foldable Backpack

I’m kind of obsessed with this backpack that pops out of a small pouch. It’s the perfect travel gift. Simply toss it into your suitcase and have a backpack ready for whenever you need it during your travels. This is an awesome gift for students, campers, athletes, and pretty much everyone else on your list. It is available in lots of bright colors and is a steal!

13) Universal Power Adapter

This is a must-have for anyone that travels internationally. With over six plugs types, it works in over 150 countries. It also features two USB outlets to charge portable electronics. I use mine on ever international trip and am considering picking up a second one because there are so many things to charge!

14) Credit Card Sized Multi-Tool

11 tools in one, this credit card size tool is another great stocking stuffer. It can be used for travel, but it would also be great to have in your car, office, or junk drawer. This little goodie is super cheap and a five-pack is an even better value!

15) Travel Shoe Bags

Shoes can get super dirty when traveling. A set of these shoe bags will keep other items in your suitcase free from dirt and grime. The set of four includes two bags in each size making this a great gift for men or women.

16) Wine Protectors

Have you ever wanted to bring back a bottle of that fabulous wine you tried while traveling but weren’t sure how to do it? This four-pack of reusable wine bottle protectors allows you to safely pack wine bottles in your checked luggage. The protectors are leakproof and impact resistant so you can pack without fear of a big mess when you get home. These are also great for any liquid souvenir such as oils, vinegar, and even toiletries.

17) RFID Blocking Travel Passport Wallet

RFID blocking technology is all the rage today. Not sure what RFID blocking technology is? Basically it’s a tool to protect your personal data from digital theft. This wallet has RFID blocking protection as well as a bunch of other features. It’s a steal at under $15 and is available in a rainbow of colors.

18) Travel Jewelry Organizer

There’s nothing worse than a bunch of tangled necklaces! This nifty little organizer eliminates that problem by providing spots to store necklaces where they won’t tangle. It also features ring rolls, an earrings grid, and zippered closures. The organizer folds flat making it easy to pack as well.

19) Women’s Straw Hat

I love wearing a hat when on the beach or sightseeing. Hats keep you cooler and provide more sun protection and they just look cool. I have this one in white but it comes in a ton of color/band variations.

20) Bangle Bracelet with Travel Charms

This bangle charm bracelet is a fun gift for all the women in your life that have wanderlust. It’s adjustable and nickel-free.

21) Travel Tin Candles

Got someone on your Christmas gift list that loves candles? This lovely gift set includes five scented candles in a variety of scents. Made with soy wax they won’t smoke and will burn evenly.

22) Sloth Makeup Bags

How fun are these sloth makeup bags? A fun gift that is perfect for organizing stuff for travel or every day.

23) Collapsible Makeup Barrel

Another fold up item, this one is barrel-shaped and is perfect for holding toiletries. You can pack it and toss it in your suitcase. Or pack it folded and open it when you arrive at your destination. The shape is great for keeping items neatly organized while on the away from home.

24) Sun Hat with UV Protection

This hat has UV protection, wicks moisture, and will keep your head cool. It’s perfect for any outdoor activities you may be doing on vacation or at home. It’s under $10 and comes in several colors.

25) Men’s Toiletry Bag

This Dopp kit will allow all the fellas on your shopping list to neatly organize their toiletries. It can be hung up and is waterproof making it pretty much the perfect toiletry bag for men.

Need more gift-giving inspiration? Click here and here for more of my favorite travel items. Let me know your favorite travel gift ideas in the comments!

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More about Candy Wafford

Candy Wafford is a US-based travel blogger and while she travels frequently for her job, she is happiest when traveling for pleasure. Preferably strolling along a cobblestoned street with an ice cream cone in her hand.

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