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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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:
5. Viator City Tour, Activity, or Gift Certificate
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:
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
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.
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.
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My favorite perks about this card are earning 4 upgraded boarding each year, 3X points on Southwest purchases, 2X points on internet, cable, phone, select streaming, ride share, hotel and car rental partners , $75 yearly Southwest credit, and no foreign transaction fees.
The is an easy way to fly free.You can earn 75,000 points after spending $3,000 in the first three months.
My favorite perks about this card are earning 2 EarlyBird Check-Ins each year, 3X points on Southwest purchases, 2X points on internet, cable, phone, select streaming, ride share, hotel and car rental partners, and no foreign transaction fees.
The card_name is the least expensive way to earn a Companion Pass from a credit card.You can earn 75,000 points after spending $3,000 in the first three months.
My favorite perks about this card are earning the 2 EarlyBird Check-ins every year, 2X points on Southwest purchases, internet, cable, phone, select streaming, ride share, hotel and car rental partners, and the lowest annual fee among all the Southwest credit cards .
card_name is the best card to get started in the world of miles and points. It is the first card you should get to start traveling for free because the welcome offer is 60,000 points after spending $4,000 in the first three months.
My favorite perks about this card are earning 5X points on travel when booked through the Chase portal (2X if direct purchase), 3X points on dining, $50 yearly credit on hotels booked through the Chase portal, no foreign transaction fees, and transferring points to 13 airline and hotel partners like Hyatt, United, and Southwest.
The card_nameis one of my favorite cards for earning cash back card and travel rewards. It offers a welcome offer of unlimited matched cash back on all your purchases your first year.
My favorite perks about this card are earning 5% cash back on travel booked through the Chase Travel Portal, 3% cash back at drugstores and restaurants (including delivery and takeout), 1.5% cash back on all other purchases and no annual fee. When paired with cards like the card_name, you can use your points to travel for free.
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. ;)
Monday 28th of November 2016
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.
Sunday 27th of November 2016
These are really great ideas! I love how affordable everything is also.
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!
Thursday 24th of November 2016
That duffel bag looks great for traveling. Red is my favorite color so it would also match with the majority of my wardrobe.