Christmas is a wallet busting time of year for many of us. Not only is it difficult to think of new and interesting gifts to buy for everyone but we have to keep under budget as well. You can go the route of finding something that appeals to the giftee’s interests but is it possible to get something inexpensive for them? We’ll show you that these stocking stuffers for travelers are pretty neat and they don’t cost a bomb.
Our list of gifts for travelers under $15 covers some unique ideas that are fun as well as useful. If you have a higher budget and looking for more ideas for travelers, take a look at these practical gifts, these unique gifts that are especially meant for women, and Oprah’s favorite things this year.
AUKEY 5000mAh Portable Charger
There are plenty of power banks to choose from to juice up your dying smartphone or tablet, but the AUKEY 5000mAh Portable Charger is so light and compact and looks so sleek that you wouldn’t mind carrying it in a small clutch purse or handbag wherever you go. The metallic finish comes in a choice of colors and can charge an iPhone 7 1.5 times or an iPhone 6s twice or a Galaxy S7 once. An iPad mini can be charged to 50%.
It is designed to automatically charge any USB powered device to its maximum safe recharge level with built-in safeguards against power surges or over charging. The power bank itself charges quickly, with an LED light to indicate when it is done and ready to be used.
In addition to the power bank you’ll also get a 1 foot Micro USB Cable and a user Manual. This is one of those kinds of travel stocking stuffers that you can buy several of because they are great for both men and women and useful to use for travel as well as everyday.
Violife Slim Sonic Toothbrush
A normal electric toothbrush is quite bulky for travel but you don’t have to settle for a manual one just because of that. The Violife Slim Sonic Toothbrush is a compact and very light battery powered electric toothbrush that comes with two heads and an AAA battery. It features 22000 brush strokes per minute and the bristles are of medium length.
It has a snap on vented cover like a lipstick or mascara tube to protect the toothbrush head. The cover and handle grip come in a variety of prints but only some are under $10. It makes a perfect functional gift for a fashionable traveler.
Waboba Extreme Ball
It’s always fun to play games in the water, whether at the pool, lake or beach. The Waboba Extreme Ball can provide hours of fun in the water because it has the ability to bounce off the surface!
If you throw the ball hard on water at an angle it will bounce off like a skipping stone and can be caught by someone else. It is 2.2 inches in diameter and is not meant for hard surfaces. It should also be kept away from pets and children under 4. Other than that, the whole family or group of friends will enjoy playing with it in a large enough body of water.
Wine Skin WineSkin Bag, 2-Pack
When the traveler is a wine lover, chances are that person likes to bring wine back from their destinations. Instead of risking bottles breaking in their checked in luggage, they would appreciate are more reliable option like the Wine Skin WineSkin Bags.
These are wine bottle transport bags for regular sized 750ml bottles. They are easy to use and are leak proof with double seals. Just insert, seal them and pack normally within your luggage. No more wine destroyed belongings or shards of glass to pick out.
While these bags are not designed for reuse, they actually can be used again if you take care of the sticker seals each time by protecting them with wax paper.
Not Just a Gadget Collapsible Travel Cup
This is one of those gadgets most would not think they’d need but once they have it, they’d wonder how they ever travelled without it! This very light Collapsible Travel Cup comes in two sizes – 8.3 fl oz and 18.6 fl oz and includes a storage lid. It is made of 100% food grade silicone and can withstand hot and cold drinks and foods. The rim is made of stainless steel to enhance durability and make it easier to sip from. The lid has a strap attached to carry it on your wrist or clip it to your bag.
When in the collapsed state it can hold dry ingredients and when you’re ready to eat or drink, just add hot or cold liquids and eat or drink directly from it. Imagine camping and taking a portion of instant oatmeal in it with the lid securely on. In the morning, just add boiling water and eat. Same with some instant noodles at the hotel or even in flight.
If you’re out and about with your dog, the large bowl can be a water bowl in its collapsed state.
Vapur Element Bottle
Everyone needs water while out and about so it’s wise for travelers to carry a bottle at all times. However, some feel bottles are bulky, especially when empty and their luggage doesn’t always have a pocket on the outside to hold one. The Vapur Element Water Bottle is 100% made in the USA and is a 0.7L soft-sided bottle that packs away easily into your purse or backpack when empty.
It is made of BPA-free polyethylene & nylon and stands upright when even partially full. When empty, it becomes flat and can be rolled up and tucked into any small corner. It comes with a carabiner clip to allow you to hang it off your luggage, handbag or belt. The flip top cap is secure but is also easy to open with one hand. The mouth is wide enough to add ice cubes to the water but you can also stick it into the freezer instead.
Old World Journal – Travel journal
If the traveler likes to keep a journal for recording her experiences, then a good new one will always be useful for future trips. This Old World Journal is not just any old hardbound notebook. The beautiful cover features an antique embossed print with gold foil traced continent and navigational lines. The inside of the cover is in burgundy red.
It closes by a foldover panel that secures by a magnet, so a few keepsake tickets, etc can also be temporarily store inside as well. The inside has acid-free archival paper so that the pen or pencil writings look great. There are quotations about travel sprinkled throughout.
This journal measures 6-1/4 inches by 8-1/4 inches and comes with 160 pages.
Invisibobble – The ORIGINAL the traceless hair ring
Hair problems are common but can be even more tiresome while traveling because you have less time to tend to your hair and you’re outdoors for many hours. For those who like to tie up their hair but find that regular elastic ties cause hair breakage or headaches or just don’t stay on for long, the Invisibobble traceless hair ring might be a better bet.
These hair ties keep all hair in place for long periods of time because the design places light but uneven pressure along the tie’s circumference. This also helps prevent tight ponytails from causing headaches and there’s less chance of getting split ends. When you remove the rings, you don’t get its imprint left behind.
This pack comes with 3 hair rings and using one or more of them lets you eliminate the need for bobby pins or hair clips. You can style your hair in almost anyway because of the curled cord design.
Aumelo Tweezers Set 4-Piece Professional Stainless Steel Tweezers with Travel Case
Eyebrows keep growing wherever you are but that doesn’t mean they should be left to look unruly just because you’re not at home. This Tweezers Set 4-Piece Professional Stainless Steel Tweezers with Travel Case by Aumelo is a small and light set that makes eyebrow grooming easy at all times. There are 4 different tweezers in this set with the following tips: Angled, Flat, Pointed, and Slanted.
There’s a tweezer for every kind of grooming job – one for thick or short hair, one for in-grown hair and one for quick and anytime plucking. The set comes in a compact travel case for discreet carrying in the handbag.
So there you have it – our list of cheap travel gifts to grab for many or all of the near and dear ones in your life!