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25 Great Travel Gifts Under $25

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It’s that time of year again. Time for our annual holiday gift series. Today’s installment is 25 great travel gifts under $25. Which many readers have said is their favorite travel gift guide. Every year each of our holiday gift guides feature different travel items. And as usual, we only include items we own, plan to buy or hope to receive. So without further adieu, we bring our picks for the best 25 travel gifts for $25 or less.

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25 Great Travel Gifts Under $25

1.  Lonely Planet Guide Books

Lonely Planet Guide books are great resource to use for travel planning. You can find books on just about every city and country. And although I’ve been to Hong Kong and Australia many times, I still used the Lonely Planet Australia ebook for my Australia trip. Besides how could you not love great titles like:

  • 50 Bars to Blow Your Mind
  • 50 Beaches to Blow Your Mind
  • 50 Museums to Blow Your Mind

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2.  Travel Smart by Conair All-In-One Adapter and Converter Combo Unit

You need an adapter and converter combo when you travel. Some folks are okay with just the adapter. But you need a converter if you travel with a hair dryer, flat iron, or curling iron. The Travel Smart by Conair All-In-One Adapter and Converter Combo Unit is what I use when traveling. You can buy the Travel Smart by Conair All-In-One Adapter and Converter Combo Unit on Amazon for $22.19 including free shipping with Amazon Prime.

3.  Gonex Foldable Travel Duffel Bag

For when you bring back more than you left with, a foldable, duffel bag is the perfect solution. The Gonex 60L Foldable Travel Duffel Bag is a great pick. The  Gonex 60L Foldable Travel Duffel Bag comes in 10 colors and is about the size of an iPad when collapsed. Buy the Gonex 60L Foldable Travel Duffel Bag on Amazon including free shipping with Amazon Prime.

4. AUKEY Ora Smartphone Lens

The AUKEY Ora Smartphone Lens means you can travel light and avoid carry-on bag fees. While I absolutely adore my Sony A6000, sometimes you have to use your smartphone for photos. That’s where a lens like the AUKEY Ora Smartphone Lens comes in handy. It easily attaches to your iPhone, Samsung, or other Android phone so you can get those wide angle shots. Buy the AUKEY Ora Smartphone Lens on Amazon for $24.99 including free shipping with Amazon Prime.

5.  Viator City Tour, Activity, or Gift Certificate

Paris Tours
Buy a city tour, trip or activity for your favorite traveler as a gift through Viator. Viator has tours and activities in 166 countries. Or let them plan their own trip by giving a Viator gift certificate. Gift certificates are valid for two years and can be used for all of Viator’s tours, activities, or transportation. Pro-tip: There are no expiration dates on gift certificates purchased in California, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Washington. You can buy a gift certificate in the following amounts:
  • $25
  • $50
  • $100
  • $200
  • $500

6.  SmartWool PhD Outdoor Light Crew Socks


The thought of wool anything makes me itch. But these itch-free Smartwool unisex Phd Outdoor Light crew socks, made from Merino Wool, are totally comfortable. You’ll think you’re wearing cotton. These are lightweight, perfect for daily wear, and work for both men and women.

7. Anker Multi-Angle Aluminum Stand for Tablets, e-readers and Smartphones

You can use the Anker Multi-Angle Aluminum Stand for Tablets, e-readers and Smartphones to hold your phone or tablet on the plane, train, or anywhere you want to be handsfree.  Works great when you’re on Skype or Google Hangouts. You can buy the Anker Multi-Angle Aluminum Stand for Tablets, e-readers and Smartphones on Amazon for $8.99 (78% discount). Free shipping is included with Amazon Prime.

8.  Entertainment Book

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The Entertainment Book is filled with coupons for hotels, car rentals, airlines, attractions, dining, and more.

9.  Flexicups Silicone Camping Wine Glasses

Never be without a glass with these Flexicups silicone camping wine glasses. These unbreakable glasses are perfect for travel, camping, picnics, and more. Buy a set of 2 Flexicups silicone camping wine glasses on Amazon, complete with their own carrying bag for $16.85 including free shipping with Amazon Prime.

10.  Silicone Pint Glasses

Not into wine? How about these unbreakable Silipint Silicone pint glasses. I love these silicone pint glasses. I got one after completing the Bend Ale Trail. You can buy Silipint Silicone pint glasses on Amazon for $9.95.

If you’re not into silicone or want a fancier looking glass, consider the Govino Go Anywhere Classic Series Beer Glasses. You can buy a set of 4 for $9.95 including free shipping with Amazon Prime. Read: Where to get the best breakfast in Bend, Oregon

11.  Premium 11 in 1 Survival Card with a Beer Opener

What good are beer bottles if you don’t have a beer opener? That’s why you need the Premium 11 in 1 Survival Card with a Beer Opener. Not just a beer opener, the Premium 11 in 1 Survival card is a multi tool. Think Swiss Army knife but flat and possibly TSA approved. Buy the Premium 11 in 1 Survival Card with a Beer Opener on Amazon for $7.95 and get free shipping with Amazon Prime.

12.  Zipcar Gift Certificate

You can give a Zipcar gift certificate. Zipcar is great for when you only need a car for a few hours. Or just want a one-way rental. Pro-tip: New members who join Zipcar get a free $25 driving credit.

13.  Rfid Blocking Sleeves Front Pocket Wallet

Although the Rfid Blocking Sleeve front pocket wallet is considered a men’s wallet, it works for women too. There are three card slots in the front, a clear sleeve on the back, and a zippered pouch in the middle. The Rfid Blocking Sleeve front pocket wallet makes a great travel wallet. I’ve already ordered mine (didn’t want to take a chance of Santa not bringing it to me). You can buy Rfid Blocking Sleeve front pocket wallet on Amazon for $11.98 including free shipping with Amazon Prime.

14.  CozyPhone Kids Headphones

Are the CozyPhones Kids Headphones totally adorable or what! If you’re not in pandas, there’s a blue unicorn, green frog, green monster, purple frog, and yellow smile. Your kiddo (or the little kid in you) will love wearing this while traveling or anywhere. Buy the CozyPhones Kids Headphones on Amazon for $19.97 (23% discount) including free shipping if you have Amazon Prime.

15. CozyPhones Sleep Headphones with Travel Bag

If you can’t bring yourself to wear the kids’ version of CozyPhones, you’re in luck because there’s an adult-sized CozyPhones Sleep Headphones with Travel Bag. The CozyPhones Sleep Headphones with Travel Bag comes in four colors and can be used for travel, relaxation, or home use. My roommate at a recent conference had one and swears by hers. I had to get up early for a flight and with her CozyPhone, she didn’t even hear me. You can buy CozyPhones Sleep Headphones with Travel Bag on Amazon for $17.97 (40% discount) with free shipping from Amazon Prime.

16.  Purse Hook Hanger

Not having anywhere to put your purse or bag can be a pain while traveling, going to dinner, or at a bar. Setting it on the floor is risky that’s whey a purse hook hanger is a great gift. The purse hook hanger comes in several patterns, keeps your bag or purse off the floor, can hold up to 5 pounds and folds up flat. Buy a purse hook hanger on Amazon for $9.99 with free shipping from Amazon Prime.

17.  D-Link SharePort Go Mobile Companion

The D-Link SharePort Go Mobile Companion lets you create a hotspot to share Wi-Fi. 

My friend Sagy introduced me to the D-Link SharePort Go Mobile Companion when he, I and another friend, Steve, traveled to Madrid. Both Steve and I immediately bought one when we returned from our trip.

You can buy the D-Link SharePort Go Mobile Companion on Amazon for $21.89. Free shipping is included for Amazon Prime members.

18.  Set of 3 Collapsible Bowls

Collapsible bowls are perfect for camping, hiking, traveling in an RV, or staying in hostels. You can buy this set of 3 collapsible bowls on Amazon for $7.99 including free shipping with Amazon Prime.

Did you remember to order your fork, knife, and spoon set from Humangear? Don’t need a set of utensils? Then go for the spork.

18. FlipBelt 

Ditch the old school money belt and get a FlipBelt.

The FlipBelt is made from Spandex, machine washable and securely holds your Passport, phone, and money.

It’s so cute and light, you ‘ll forget you’re wearing a money belt.

You can buy the FlipBelt on Amazon for $17.99. Free shipping is included for Amazon Prime customers.

19. Vintage Travel Posters Postcard Set of 20

These cute Vintage Travel Posters Postcard Set of 20 can be used as decorations or mailed as a postcard. Buy the Vintage Travel Posters Postcard Set of 20 on Amazon for $7.98 including free shipping with Amazon Prime.

21.  ClotheCo Womens Lightweight Athletic Peformance 1/4- Zip Pullover

Wear the ClotheCo Womens Lightweight Athletic Peformance 1/4- Zip Pullover as a light coverup, jacket, or use it for a base layer. I have a similar one in blue that I wear frequently. And I just bought this one. Because two are better than one. 🙂

Need one for a guy? Buy the Hanes Sport Men’s Performance Quarter-Zip Pullover.

22.  Bamboo Tea Tumbler with Strainer

Enjoy your tea on the go with the Bamboo Tea Tumbler with StrainerStainless steel and dual insulation, your tea will be perfectly strained.

You can buy the Bamboo Tea Tumbler with Strainer on Amazon for $21.99. Free shipping is available for Amazon Prime members.

23.  Eco Defense Mosquito Repellent Bracelet

The Eco Defense Mosquito Repellent Bracelet works.

I’m a total mosquito magnet. I wore the Eco Defense Mosquito Repellent Bracelets when we went to Belize and didn’t get any bites, despite staying four nights in the jungle and hiking through swamps.

Buy the Eco Defense Mosquito Repellent Bracelet on Amazon for $10.95 including free shipping with Amazon Prime.

Read: A safe, easy way to repel mosquitoes naturally

Read: All the things you can do in Belize for 8 days on the cheap

Read: 5 Reasons why you should visit Belize

Read: Hotels in Belize to stay on points

24.  Vigilant 130 dB Personal Alarm with Backup Whistle

The Vigilant 130 dB Personal Alarm with Backup Whistle easily clips on your key ring and comes in five colors: black, pink, green, and red. You can buy the Vigilant 130 dB Personal Alarm with Backup Whistle for $15.99. Free shipping is included for Amazon Prime members.

25.  Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser

If you’re into essential oils the Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser is a lightweight portable diffuser and humidifier. And you can use it as a night light. You can buy the InnoGear Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser for $19.95 (50% discount) from Amazon including free shipping with Amazon Prime.

Conclusion

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The 2016 TravelLatte Holiday Gift Guide - TravelLatte

Tuesday 13th of December 2016

[…] Traveling Well for Less: 25 Great Travel Gifts Under $25 […]

Rob+Ann @TravelLatte(.net)

Wednesday 7th of December 2016

Good stuff! Love the wine and pint glasses. And, of course, we love Lonely Planet books! Might have to leave this out for Santa to see. ;)

Ryan Biddulph

Monday 28th of November 2016

Hi Debra,

The first gift nabbed my attention. 1 year ago - to the day - we set foot in the jungles of Costa Rica. Remote spot. 3 miles away from humans, save 1 neighbor. I read both the Costa Rica and Panama Lonely Planet guides cover to cover, at least 3 times. No small feat because there was little to do with no electricity and no internet. Fabulous books. So in-depth.

Ryan

Christina Aliperti

Sunday 27th of November 2016

These are really great ideas! I love how affordable everything is also.

krystal

Saturday 26th of November 2016

Those smartphone lenses are so much fun to play with. I think that is an awesome idea for a traveler!

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