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Whether you’re looking for a stocking stuffer or something economical, check out this ultimate guide for budget items. There is literally something for everyone, and they all make great gifts for travelers (or any loved one, really)!

 

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Sometimes it’s hard to find the right stocking stuffer or a small but nice gift for the travelers in your life, but perhaps these budget-friendly, yet useful gift ideas may be of help! Take a look!

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Please note: the prices listed below are based on the retail price when this article was published. The retailers may change the price at their discretion. 

 

 

Best Budget Travel Gifts According to Our Readers

 

 

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BAGSMART Travel Toiletry Organizer With Hanging Hook, $24.99

 

Hanging Toiletry Organizer for Checked Luggage

 

Super popular with TFG readers, the BAGSMART travel-sized toiletry kit is hangable and has zip pockets and one main compartment with mesh pockets to organize all your things. There are also two side pockets for extra space. Ideal for travel, the gym, or a weekend trip.

The whole bag is composed of waterproof material so it won’t get soaked. All that, and at a great price too! Comes in three lovely colors. Buy it here!

 

 

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Vlando Travel Jewelry Organizer, $12.49

 

Compact Jewelry Organizer Case

 

Super elegant, the Vlando travel jewelry box fits easily into a carryon and can fit those smaller items like rings, watches, bracelets, and necklaces. And it also has a mirror which is super handy. 

The board structure is removable as well so you can organize it as you wish. Besides using it for travel, this would be great for at home too. Priced under $15.00, this is worth gifting. Buy it here!

 

 

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50 Adventures in the 50 States, $13.99

 

50 Adventures in 50 States: Coffee Table Book

 

All travelers love to get inspired and plan the next trip, and the 50 States series hits the jackpot with this adventure book that has gorgeous illustrations, rather than photographs that highlight the majesty of USA and what each state has to offer—from high octane to simply magical. Such an awesome gift; buy it here!

 

 

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BAGSMART Electronic Organizer, $16.99

 

Compact Electronic Cord Cable Organizer

 

Keep messy cables at bay with the Bagsmart Electronic Cable Organizer. This holds your gear so that everything, including electronics and cords, is accessible in one location, but all organized so you can find anything you need quickly! 

This compact cable organizer bag is noted for its “perfectly slim size for a backpack or bag” and is the #1 most popular travel gift. Many agree that this makes packing so much easier and efficient. Buy it here!

 

 

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Zoppen Multi-Purpose Rfid Travel Wallet, $13.99

 

RFID Travel Wallet and Passport Holder

 

The ultimate budget gift for travelers, this RFID wallet is fully loaded with features, such as well-placed card slots, a pocket for a boarding pass and passport, room for money and coins, and even a SIM card pouch! Yet it folds down quite slim and is lightweight. 

It’s reasonably priced being faux leather, and also chic and cute, coming in multiple colors. Plus, it had RFID blocking, to protect your ID. Buy it here!

 

 

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Osprey Ultralight Stuff Pack, $34.99

 

Ultralight Backpack for Day Hiking or Sightseeing

 

This brand is always a popular gift idea! The Osprey Stuff Pack makes a terrific daybag, something to take along for an easy hike, or onboard personal item. At 18L capacity, it’s made of sturdy ripstop nylon material. 

Along with the top loading main compartment, three extra pockets, and a mesh one for a water bottle, this pack is fully ready to hold small essentials. Plus, when not being used, it folds into a carrying case. Buy it here

 

 

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How to Travel the World on $50 a Day, $8.99

 

How to Travel the World on $50 a Day: Travel Guide

 

Perfect for the aspiring traveler, this book is informative for both newbie travelers and frequent flyers alike. Travel blogger and writer Nomadic Matt shares 10 years’ worth of budget travel tips in How to Travel the World on $50 a Day, which will certainly inspire wanderlust in anyone who dreams of traveling for a short time, or indefinitely. A must-read and a favorite travel gift for our readers! Buy it here!

 

 

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RFID Passport Holder and Travel Wallet, $16.99

 

RFID Blocking Protective Passport Holder

 

Great for stocking stuffers, this handy passport holder has a sleeve where a passport can slide in, along with slots for ID or credit cards, and an extra pocket for a boarding pass.

Simple, but utterly useful item that zips up securely around those precious items you’d never want to lose in an airport! It’s available in nine colors. Buy it here!

 

 

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Wandf Foldable Travel Duffel Bag, $16.99

 

Lightweight, Foldable Duffle Bag

 

Here’s a versatile gift! The Wandf is a popular lightweight duffle bag packable in your carry-on that many readers and travelers love. It weighs just over 1lb and is wearproof, waterproof, tear-resistant, and it comes in various sizes (20L, 30L, 40L, 50L)  which is handy if you need a smaller or larger bag. 

And not just for overseas travel, it can be used for weekender trips, camping, or overnights—even for storage use at home. Buy it here!

 

Duffle bags are so popular that TFG readers shared their favorites for best duffle bag!

 

 

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BAGSMART Travel Jewelry Organizer Case, $17.99

 

Foldable Travel Jewelry Organizer

 

The BAGSMART Jewelry Pouch has five different dividers to store each individual piece to prevent tangled necklaces while you travel. It’s a lightweight option that can hold earrings, rings, necklaces, and more. 

It comes in a small and medium size, depending on how much jewelry you’d take with you. It comes in several pretty colors too! Buy it here!

 

 

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Norway Store Large Travel Makeup Bag, $9.99

 

Cosmetic and Toiletry Bag for Carryon 

 

Need to buy for the organizers in your life? This Narwey toiletry cosmetic bag is 9″ x 6.7″ x 3.9” (23x 17 x 10 cm) and weighs only 4 oz. The inside has a main compartment with small pockets on one side, while the other side has a wider pouch. The interior has quality lining and the exterior is water-resistant!

This larger size could definitely fit travel-size toiletries. And it comes in so many fun colors! This is a cute, practical gift that will not go unused. Buy it here!

 

 

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Baggage Claim Gold Eye Masks, $24.99

 

Soothing Travel Eye Mask for Long Flights

 

If you’re struggling on stocking stuffers, try these Baggage Claim Gold Eye Masks that come as a 6-pack (one eye mask per packet) and is an easy solution to use anywhere for tired eyes that may be experiencing dark circles. Apply beneath the eyes and after using, tap to release the rich serum and pat under each eye. 

They’re convenient and popular to use not just for travel, but for any big event where you want brightened looking eyes. Buy it here!

 

 

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JOLLQUE Jute Tote, $16.99

 

Reusable Jute Bag for Travel, Souvenir Shopping, or Sightseeing

 

If you want to gift an inexpensive shopping bag try this jute reusable bag that has a cute saying on it, but is sturdy and it has a water-resistant coating so if you get caught in the rain, your items won’t get totally soaked. 

Versatility is key and this can also be used for the beach, the gym, or for travel. Buy it here!

 

 

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Bucky Ultralight Contoured Travel Eye Mask, $11.99

 

Ultralight Contoured Sleep Mask for Planes, Trains, or Buses

 

I can’t stress this enough how many times a sleep mask has saved me from unhappy sleeps on planes, trains, or buses! The Bucky Mask has over 1,800 ratings and is contoured to fit comfortably with soft foam that doesn’t add undue pressure to the eyes, so it won’t smudge makeup or affect false lashes. 

Easy to wash and care for with mild soap and water, this makes a stellar stocking stuffer or gift it to yourself! Comes in six different shades. Buy it here!

 

 

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GLAMCHICS Portable Travel Bottles Set, $14.99

 

Refillable Travel Size Bottles – Set of 4

 

This refillable travel sized bottle set comes with four bottles to fit things like cream, shampoo, and conditioner. They don’t leak and are TSA approved, with two being 60 ml and the other two being 90 ml. 

Made of silicone and BPA free, these are safe enough to use and are versatile for travel, gym use, or at the spa. Buy it here!

 

 

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Page-A-Day Artisan Travel Journal, $10.99

 

Artisan Leather Bound Travel Journal 

 

Measuring 5” wide x 7” high, this artisan-style journal is a thoughtful travel gift that has acid-free paper, a ribbon to act like a bookmark, and is bound in high-quality leather.

There’s also a back pocket to store other mementos from a trip. Buy it here!

 

 

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QoupQuru 2 Pack Turkish Beach Towels, $24.99

 

Lightweight Turkish Towel for Travel, Outdoor Use, or the Spa

 

While a travel towel makes an excellent gift, a neat one that you may not have thought of is a plush Turkish cotton towel. They’re surprisingly light, soft, and easy to dry compared to typical cotton towels. 

These have become extremely popular, as they’re SO versatile. You can use them for travel, the beach/pool, hitting the spa, showering at the gym, as a cover when it’s cold, or a picnic towel. Grab this in 20 colors. Buy it here!

 

 

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XLeader SoundAngel A8 5W Mini Pocket Portable Speaker, $25.99

 

Mini-Pocket Portable Speaker 

 

So cute! This XLeader bluetooth speaker is a super compact design, at 40 mm and it has smart touch design, so it’s easy to control the volume, change songs, or receive calls. 

It has up to 12-15 hours of play time and will recharge with a USB cord in two to three hours. It’s also waterproof, not to mention sleek looking! Buy it here!

 

 

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Lamare Travel Journal For Women, $13.99

 

Travel Planner to Organize Any Itinerary 

 

You could organize away with this Lamare Travel Planner if you aren’t keen on using electronic means to plan a trip. 

This planner has everything you need to get going, including a bucket list, packing lists, and even budget planning. A totally cute gift. Buy it here!

 

 

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HiBAR Solid Conditioner Bar Sampler, $9.99

 

Carryon Approved Solid Toiletries

 

To save space when traveling, taking solid toiletries is one way to go and the HiBar Conditioner Sampler 3-Pack is wonderful to try new hair care products, while trying to keep waste down. We recommend purchasing a tin carrying case.

In this kit, you get three conditioner bars which are vegan and made with conscious ingredients, these are also friendly for color-treated hair. And you won’t have to contend with any plastic. Buy it here!

 

 

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PETZL TIKKINA Outdoor Headlamp 250 Lumens, $19.99

 

Travel Headlamp for Camping, Hiking, and Backpacking

 

Whether you’re going camping on safari, hiking locally at a national park, or backpacking around the globe, a headlamp is a must have with more uses than you can imagine. From eating handsfree in the great outdoors to offering emergency light during a power outage, this has been a valuable tool throughout my decade long long term travels. 

Petzel has been one of my go-to’s for a long time. A wonderful, inexpensive gift choice! Buy it here!

 

 

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UCO 4-Piece Camping Mess Kit, $14.99

 

4-Piece Mess Kit for Camping or Meals On-the-Go

 

For avid campers or anyone who wants to reduce take out containers, this adorable mess kit includes a bowl, plate, and a 3-in-1 spork utensil, along with a tether to secure everything in place. 

How it works is the bowl and plate snap together to form an airtight container and they both have rubber grips so they don’t slip when eating out of them. The spork is made of a strong glass nylon. And everything is dishwasher and microwave safe. Buy it here!

 

 

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Cabeau Air Evolution Inflatable Travel Neck Pillow, $9.99

 

Inflatable Travel Pillow for Flights, Buses, or Trains

 

The worst thing to do is wake up with a stiff neck after a flight. The Cabeau inflatable Pillow is has 360 degree support no matter where you turn your head and it feels soft against the head. 

It also has a media pouch to hold your phone or earbuds. A great travel accessory that squeezes down flat with a carrying case. Buy it here!

 

 

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Voom Sonic Go 1 Series Battery-Operated Electric Toothbrush, $13.99

 

Portable Mini-Electric Toothbrush

 

This battery operated Zoom Sonic Travel Electronic Toothbrush is lightweight and has soft bristles. 

It has 22,000 vibrations per minute, a vented cap to keep it sealed, and a 2-minute on/off function, as well as a 30 second quadrant pacer. It takes AAA batteries. Super great budget gift! Buy it here!

 

 

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Osprey Ultralight Stuff Waist Pack 2L, $24.99

 

Lightweight Waist Pack for Sightseeing, Hiking, and Travel

 

While Osprey may seem pricey, this 2L Waist Pack is so economical! It has sturdy zippers and two compartments to store essentials, along with nylon ripstop fabric that will endure being out and about. Available in five colors. Buy it here!

 

 

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bobble On The Go French Coffee Press, $24.99

 

French Coffee Press for Travel, Road Trips, or Camping

 

A versatile idea, this a French press and a travel tumbler all in one! It can do hot coffee in a few minutes or a cold brew, due to the insulated interior. The capacity is about 14 oz. A fun gift for coffee lovers, but this can be used for many types of beverages such as tea, juice, or wine.

Terrific for travel, road trips, or camping adventures. Buy it here

 

 

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Lily & Drew Nylon Travel Tote Carry On Bag, $34.99

 

Carryon Nylon Travel Tote With Trolley Sleeve

 

Readers adore Lily & Drew for gifts and this chic Nylon Tote is no exception. The size is perfect for carryon at 14″ wide  x 11.5″ height x 5″ depth and the exterior has a slip pocket for a passport or boarding base with a 6” zippered pocket that could hold extra items.

The inside is complete organizational zen! Besides the main compartment there are numerous mesh pockets on either side to keep smaller items but be able to visually see them. Able to fit a change of clothes and a small bag of toiletries.  

Top it off with a trolley sleeve, and a shoulder and crossbody strap, this tote is wonderful for short trips, business travel, or road trips. Comes in three gorgeous colors! Buy it here!

 

 

Cheap Travel Gifts Product Chart

 

BRAND | MODEL FEATURES | REVIEWS RATING | PRICE
BAGSMART Travel Toiletry Organizer With Hanging Hook Super popular with TFG readers, the BAGSMART travel-sized toiletry kit is hangable and has zip pockets and one main compartment with mesh pockets to organize all your things. There are also two side pockets for extra space. Ideal for travel, the gym, or a weekend trip. Check Price
Vlando Travel Jewelry Organizer Super elegant, the Vlando travel jewelry box fits easily into a carryon and can fit those smaller items like rings, watches, bracelets, and necklaces. And it also has a mirror which is super handy.  Check Price
50 Adventures in the 50 States All travelers love to get inspired and plan the next trip, and the 50 States series hits the jackpot with this adventure book that has gorgeous illustrations, rather than photographs that highlight the majesty of USA and what each state has to offer—from high octane to simply magical. Check Price
BAGSMART Electronic Organizer Keep messy cables at bay with the Bagsmart Electronic Cable Organizer. This holds your gear so that everything, including electronics and cords, is accessible in one location, but all organized so you can find anything you need quickly!  Check Price
Zoppen Multi-Purpose Rfid Travel Wallet The ultimate budget gift for travelers, this RFID wallet is fully loaded with features, such as well-placed card slots, a pocket for a boarding pass and passport, room for money and coins, and even a SIM card pouch! Yet it folds down quite slim and is lightweight.  Check Price
Osprey Ultralight Stuff Pack This brand is always a popular gift idea! The Osprey Stuff Pack makes a terrific daybag, something to take along for an easy hike, or onboard personal item. At 18L capacity, it's made of sturdy ripstop nylon material.  Check Price
How to Travel the World on $50 a Day Perfect for the aspiring traveler, this book is informative for both newbie travelers and frequent flyers alike. Travel blogger and writer Nomadic Matt shares 10 years’ worth of budget travel tips in How to Travel the World on $50 a Day, which will certainly inspire wanderlust in anyone who dreams of traveling for a short time, or indefinitely. A must-read and a favorite travel gift for our readers! Check Price
RFID Passport Holder and Travel Wallet Great for stocking stuffers, this handy passport holder has a sleeve where a passport can slide in, along with slots for ID or credit cards, and an extra pocket for a boarding pass. Check Price
Wandf Foldable Travel Duffel Bag Here’s a versatile gift! The Wandf is a popular lightweight duffle bag packable in your carry-on that many readers and travelers love. It weighs just over 1lb and is wearproof, waterproof, tear-resistant, and it comes in various sizes (20L, 30L, 40L, 50L)  which is handy if you need a smaller or larger bag.  Check Price
BAGSMART Travel Jewelry Organizer Case The BAGSMART Jewelry Pouch has five different dividers to store each individual piece to prevent tangled necklaces while you travel. It’s a lightweight option that can hold earrings, rings, necklaces, and more.  Check Price
Norway Store Large Travel Makeup Bag This Narwey toiletry cosmetic bag is 9" x 6.7" x 3.9” (23x 17 x 10 cm) and weighs only 4 oz. The inside has a main compartment with small pockets on one side, while the other side has a wider pouch. The interior has quality lining and the exterior is water-resistant! Check Price
Baggage Claim Gold Eye Masks If you’re struggling on stocking stuffers, try these Baggage Claim Gold Eye Masks that come as a 6-pack (one eye mask per packet) and is an easy solution to use anywhere for tired eyes that may be experiencing dark circles. Apply beneath the eyes and after using, tap to release the rich serum and pat under each eye.  Check Price
JOLLQUE Jute Tote If you want to gift an inexpensive shopping bag try this jute reusable bag that has a cute saying on it, but is sturdy and it has a water-resistant coating so if you get caught in the rain, your items won’t get totally soaked.  Check Price
Bucky Ultralight Contoured Travel Eye Mask I can’t stress this enough how many times a sleep mask has saved me from unhappy sleeps on planes, trains, or buses! The Bucky Mask has over 1,800 ratings and is contoured to fit comfortably with soft foam that doesn’t add undue pressure to the eyes, so it won’t smudge makeup or affect false lashes.  Check Price
GLAMCHICS Portable Travel Bottles Set This refillable travel sized bottle set comes with four bottles to fit things like cream, shampoo, and conditioner. They don’t leak and are TSA approved, with two being 60 ml and the other two being 90 ml.  Check Price
Page-A-Day Artisan Travel Journal Measuring 5'' wide x 7'' high, this artisan-style journal is a thoughtful travel gift that has acid-free paper, a ribbon to act like a bookmark, and is bound in high-quality leather. Check Price
QoupQuru 2 Pack Turkish Beach Towels While a travel towel makes an excellent gift, a neat one that you may not have thought of is a plush Turkish cotton towel. They’re surprisingly light, soft, and easy to dry compared to typical cotton towels.  Check Price
XLeader SoundAngel A8 5W Mini Pocket Portable Speaker So cute! This XLeader bluetooth speaker is a super compact design, at 40 mm and it has smart touch design, so it’s easy to control the volume, change songs, or receive calls.  Check Price
Lamare Travel Journal For Women You could organize away with this Lamare Travel Planner if you aren’t keen on using electronic means to plan a trip.  Check Price
HiBAR Solid Conditioner Bar Sampler To save space when traveling, taking solid toiletries is one way to go and the HiBar Conditioner Sampler 3-Pack is wonderful to try new hair care products, while trying to keep waste down. We recommend purchasing a tin carrying case. Check Price
PETZL TIKKINA Outdoor Headlamp 250 Lumens Whether you’re going camping on safari, hiking locally at a national park, or backpacking around the globe, a headlamp is a must have with more uses than you can imagine. Check Price
UCO 4-Piece Camping Mess Kit For avid campers or anyone who wants to reduce take out containers, this adorable mess kit includes a bowl, plate, and a 3-in-1 spork utensil, along with a tether to secure everything in place.  Check Price
Cabeau Air Evolution Inflatable Travel Neck Pillow The worst thing to do is wake up with a stiff neck after a flight. The Cabeau inflatable Pillow is has 360 degree support no matter where you turn your head and it feels soft against the head.  Check Price
Voom Sonic Go 1 Series Battery-Operated Electric Toothbrush This battery operated Zoom Sonic Travel Electronic Toothbrush is lightweight and has soft bristles.  Check Price
Osprey Ultralight Stuff Waist Pack 2L While Osprey may seem pricey, this 2L Waist Pack is so economical! It has sturdy zippers and two compartments to store essentials, along with nylon ripstop fabric that will endure being out and about. Available in five colors. Check Price
bobble On The Go French Coffee Press A versatile idea, this a French press and a travel tumbler all in one! It can do hot coffee in a few minutes or a cold brew, due to the insulated interior. The capacity is about 14 oz. A fun gift for coffee lovers, but this can be used for many types of beverages such as tea, juice, or wine. Check Price for Case Check Price for LifeStraw
Lily & Drew Nylon Travel Tote Carry On Bag Readers adore Lily & Drew for gifts and this chic Nylon Tote is no exception. The size is perfect for carryon at 14" wide  x 11.5" height x 5" depth and the exterior has a slip pocket for a passport or boarding base with a 6” zippered pocket that could hold extra items. Check Price

 

 


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