Stumped over what to get the traveler in your life? If you’re looking to find a great gift that they’ll both love and find useful, all without breaking your bank, check out these 12 affordable gift ideas for travelers.
1. CableKeep for Chargers
This cable keeper helps you to eliminate tangled cords and cables in your bags and pockets, and it shortens cables when charging.
Where to Buy: Nibbles CableKeep
2. Keyprop Keychain Stand
Just slip this key stand on your key ring to have it whenever you need it. It fits any phone with a headphone jack. It’s great for self-timed photos, as well as hands-free chatting, reading or movie watching.
Where to Buy: Keyprop Keychain Stand
3. Pocket Camera Extender
Perfect for the solo traveler who likes to actually be in some of their travel photos from all the amazing places they get to visit. The great thing about this extender is that it takes up hardly any room, and will easily fit in a pocket or small bag.
Where to Buy: Pocket Camera Extender
4. ECOdept Microfiber Travel Towel
This soft, super absorbent and fast drying towel is perfect for the active traveler, or for the traveler (like me) who prefers not to use towels provided in private apartments or hostels.
Where to Buy: ECOdept Microfiber Travel Towel
5. Microfiber Travel Sheet/Sleep Sack
This sheet/sleep sack is lighweight and perfect for travel. It also has a pocket for a pillow. It protects from bed bugs, and will allow you to sleep comfortably knowing you’re sleeping on clean linens.
Price: $19.99 – $29.99 (depending on size)
Where to Buy: Microfiber Travel Sheet/Sleep Sack
6. Luckies of London Scratch Travel Map
This travel size world map allows you to scratch off the places you’ve traveled to. It’s fun to see where you’ve been … and where you’ve yet to go.
Where to Buy: Luckies of London Scratch Travel Map
7. Travel Stub Diary
This take-along album is a great way to organize travel memorabilia. Keep ticket stubs, photos, postcards and maps. There’s also space to make notes beside each item so you can relive the memories for years to come.
Where to Buy: Travel Stub Diary
8. Brita Filter Water Bottle
Every traveler needs a good water bottle. One filter in this 20 oz filter bottle from Brita can replace 300 standard 16.9 oz plastic water bottles. That’s a lot of water bottles … and a LOT of money saved!
Where to Buy: Brita Filter Water Bottle
9. eBags Packing Cubes
Travel packing cubes allow you to save space while keeping everything organized. The mesh window allows you to see what’s inside at a glance.
Price: $26.99 (for 3 piece set)
Where to Buy: eBags Packing Cubes
10. Travel Pillow
This best selling travel pillow was the winner of the British Invention of the Year 2012/2013. The unique shape of the pillow supports your head, and allows you to get uninterrupted sleep on planes, trains or in cars.
Where to Buy: J Pillow, Best Selling Travel Pillow
11. Digital Luggage Scale
If you’ve ever been hit with a hefty overweight charge by the airline, or stood at the check-in counter frantically rearranging your bags, you know how helpful this gadget can be. It will keep you from ever having to pay unexpected overweight luggage fees again, and keep you from stressing out at the check-in counter.
Where to Buy: Digital Luggage Scale
12. Compression Travel Socks
TravelSox compression socks are specifically designed for travel. They help to stimulate blood flow and reduce swelling. They also work to keep your feet dry, keeping you comfortable all day while reducing the chance of blisters on your feet. Suitable for both men and women.
Price: $12.00 – $29.95 (depending on size)
Where to Buy: TravelSox Compression Travel Socks