We’ve pulled together a list of some of the best travel stocking stuffers all under $50! When you are traveling a lot, the little things can make all the difference. These are stocking stuffers that travelers will love (and use a lot)! From bright luggage tags to great hiking socks, there’s something here for every traveler in the family.
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Best Travel Stocking Stuffers: Travel Gear
Passport Holder: Family
The Zero Grid Travel Wallet / Family Passport Holder is perfect for a family of four but can hold up to six passports. The slim zippered closure is made of water-resistant nylon and RFID blocking to protect you from identity theft. With space for passports, credit cards, currency, and an internal zippered pocket, the wallet includes a pen for customs forms and is perfect for global travel.
We use this to hold our passports, yellow fever cards, global entry cards, diving cards, extra passport photos, and more. With all of these things for a family of four, this holder is pretty full, but everything is still organized and easy to access.
Passport Holder: Individual, Practical and Sturdy
The Zero Grid Passport Wallet / Travel Document Holder is great for organizing your passport, credit cards, cash, and travel documents. The slim zippered closure is made of water-resistant nylon and RFID blocking to protect you from identity theft. The wallet includes a pen for customs forms. Perfect for keeping one person’s documents together.
Passport Holder: Individual, Colorful, with Vaccine Card Pocket
The Yixxi Passport and Vaccine Card Holder is a stylish choice for the individual traveler. The faux leather case comes in several colors, is RFID blocking, waterproof, and easy to clean. With access to credit cards, travel documents, and a clear plastic window to hold your vaccine card, this thin passport holder keeps all your important travel documents organized. This is a great way to color-code your family’s documents if you prefer to organize them separately.
Luggage tags are essential for quickly identifying your personal belongings. They are a great way to make your bags stand out on the baggage carousel and give them a little personal flair. Here are some of our favorites.
These colorful geometric luggage tags come in a set of two different patterns. The design is made from molded pieces, rather than printed on. What a great way to easily spot your bag from afar!
Stainless Steel Luggage Tags come in a variety of metallic colors. With a privacy feature and a stainless steel loop, these are thick, rigid, and durable. Set of 2.
Silicone Luggage Tags have a great privacy feature- only your name is displayed unless the tag is opened. The silicone is soft but durable and will bend without breaking. These come in several fun bright colors. Set of 2.
Luggage Tags for Kids
These Finex Cartoon Characters Silicone Travel Luggage Tags come in a set of 4. There are lots of options from Star Wars to Peanuts, Disney Princesses, or My Little Pony.
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Fingerprint Travel Lock
This Biometric Travel Lock is so cool! It uses a fingerprint to open, is TSA-approved, and has a built-in LED light for easy operation and programming. You can program up to five different fingerprints. It uses a 3-8 digit programmable code and has a rechargeable battery that lasts up to six months with normal use.
AirTags Protective Case and Keychain
These silicone cases in bright colors protect your AirTags. They come with a keychain so you can easily attach your AirTag to a backpack, inside your luggage, on a pet’s collar, or anywhere else you can think of. We like to use AirTags to track our luggage, whether it’s in our checked bags, or the backpacks the kids carry around.
Travel Luggage Scale
When checking bags, make sure you don’t get charged overweight fees! This digital portable luggage scale fits in the palm of your hand and weighs just under 4 ounces. With accuracy to 0.1lb / 50g and a max of 110lb / 50kg, it also has a temperature sensor and includes batteries. A must-have for every traveler, it also comes in fun colors!
Bamboo Travel Cutlery Set
This bamboo cutlery set is lightweight and environmentally friendly. We love to carry this with us for when we need to split a donut or other treat into four (very equal) pieces. Comes with a fork, knife, spoon, chopsticks, straw, and cleaning brush.
LED Travel and Camp Light
The Moji Lantern from Black Diamond is a great light to hang in your cabin, bunk, tent, or take to the bathroom. With one push on and hold to dim, these lights are bright, small, and come in several colors. We love ours in Dark Berry, we used it every night to get to the bathroom and back when we were cabin camping in Yosemite.
There is also a new slightly smaller version, the ReMoji Lantern, with a rechargeable battery via USB cable, but it currently only comes in Black.
Best Travel Stocking Stuffers: Personal Accessories
With lots of fun styles and colors, you cannot go wrong with these great polarized sunglasses ranging in price from $20 – $35. Get free shipping on orders over $40, you can check off several people on your list, or get one for yourself as well!
We like the Sport styles with their rubberized nose pads for a sure and comfortable fit. I have the Premium Sports in Rubberized Navy/Mint.
All four of us wore Knockaround sunglasses hiking around many US national parks on our Epic Cross-country Trip.
When traveling, I like to carry my ID and a credit card with my phone so I am not trying to keep track of as many things. The Wallet Slayer Vol.1 from Smartish is perfect. It holds up to three cards and cash, protects your phone, comes in cool colors and there is one for just about any iPhone and some Galaxy phones as well.
Made in the USA, Grip6 belts are constructed from laser-cut aluminum and nylon webbing, these low-profile belts are backed with a lifetime guarantee and ready for any adventure. With interchangeable buckles and straps, you can change things up if you find a new color or design you want to try!
I have the classic Gunmetal belt with Navy webbing strap which I love but I am hoping to try the new Element webbing strap in Raven.
Darn Tough Socks
Family-owned and operated, Darn Tough is based in Vermont and makes socks that are guaranteed for life. With styles for all activities and ever-changing designs, these merino wool socks are great for all seasons and any adventure.
Cynthia has their Women’s Run Quarter Ultra-Lightweight Running Socks in baltic, Waker has their Mid-weight Hiking Sock in Forest on his holiday list.
Best Travel Stocking Stuffers: Just for Fun
Spot It! Card Game
Spot It! is a fun card game for all ages and comes in a small round tin that is great to take on the road or around the world. With lots of different ways to play, this game of matching symbols is easy to learn and is good for two to eight players.
National Park Playing Cards
Playing cards make a great stocking stuffer, choose a pack that showcases their favorite National Park!
Paper Globes– You can either mark these globes with the details of a different trip each year or label them for each family member. Set of 4.
Passport Ornament– a perfect way to memorialize a first or special trip overseas. Glittery, with a boarding pass tucked inside.
Camper Snowglobe Ornament
Know someone who is more of a camper or RV traveler than a jet setter? This snow globe ornament featuring a pink camper decorated for the holidays may be the perfect stocking stuffer!
Women of the World Ornaments
These International Women Ornaments are a set of 6 women in traditional attire from around the world.
Universal Yums Snacks
Give a taste of the world with these fun snacks from around the globe. You can give Universal Yums as a single box, or as a recurring gift for three, six, or twelve months, with a new box arriving each month. This is a great gift for the whole family. Each month’s snacks come from a different country! Slip a note into the stocking letting them know what will be coming.
Best Travel Stocking Stuffers: The Practical Stuff
Motion Sickness Wristbands
We became a huge fan of these wristbands on our cross-country road trip. Whether it’s windy roads, bumpy flights, or rough seas, these anti-nausea wristbands work wonders. These run small, even our four-year-old wears the adult size.
Labello Lip Balm
Labello is my favorite chapstick in the entire world, and for the longest time, you could not purchase it stateside.
This pack of three makes a great gift, it includes the Original Daily Moisturizer, Sun Protect with SPF 30, and Med Repair with vitamin E and SPF 15 I especially like the sun protection, it keeps my lips healthy even after long days of traveling in the full sun.
Reusable Ear Plugs
Whether on a plane or in a noisy hotel, a good pair of earplugs will help you sleep and get you rested for the adventures ahead. Forget the foam ones that you throw away after a few uses, these earplugs are washable and reusable and come in fun colors.
The box comes with two pairs- a large and a small size so you can find your fit. Made from soft, comfortable silicone, it fits inside your ear so you don’t feel it when your ear presses against a pillow.
Gear Tech Wash
When you travel, your gear is key. Take care of it so it will last longer and perform better. Nikwax Tech Wash is a simple and effective way to clean waterproof jackets and pants and keep them performing like new. This is a liquid detergent that you put in the wash with your gear.
Staying dry is important for staying warm and comfortable when hiking or traveling. Over time, water will no longer bead off rain jackets but begin to soak in. Applying a waterproofing spray restores the DWR finish while promoting breathability and keeps gear working for many adventures to come.
Travel Nail Kit
Don’t get left hanging… Check out this handy travel nail kit! This set of four pieces comes in a great little tin and is perfect to take on the road.
There You Have It!
Some of the best travel stocking stuffers for the whole family, from the practical to the entertaining. Check out our Travel Gear page for more of our trusted products. Do you have any favorite stocking stuffers that we missed? Tell us in the comments!
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