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Just started your holiday shopping? Or need to pick up a few extra gifts for that favorite traveler on your list? Here’s our list of the 25 travel gifts for $25 or less.

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25 Travel Gifts for $25 or less

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1.  Electronic Accessories Organizer, Hard Drive Bag, or Cosmetics Bag

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This bag can be used to hold anything

I use an old American Airlines amenity kit to hold all my electronic accessories.

But what I love about the Damero Black Portable Electronic Accessories Travel Organizer Case/hard Drive Bag/cosmetic Bag is the adjustable, removable padded dividers. All your electronics are neatly separated and tucked in.

You can buy the Damero Black Portable Electronic Accessories Travel Organizer Case/hard Drive Bag/cosmetic Bag on Amazon for $19.99 including free shipping with Amazon Prime.

2. Travel Alarm Clock

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Set your own wake up call

When I’m traveling I’m paranoid about oversleeping and missing my flight so I always set two alarms on my phone and have a wakeup call. I had a cute travel alarm clock like the Travelwey Travel Alarm Clock, but lost it somewhere along my travels.

So I’ve been looking at the Travelwey Travel Alarm Clock and the World Time Travel Alarm Clock with Flashlight. I’m leaning towards the World Time Travel Alarm Clock because it has a flashlight.

You can buy the Travelwey Travel Alarm Clock on Amazon for $11.97 and the World Time Travel Alarm Clock with Flashlight on Amazon for $13.38. Both include free shipping with Amazon Prime.

3.  Camping Hammock

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Portable bed, anywhere you go

I like camping, but prefer luxury camping, or glamping. But when I see a hammock it draws me in. I just want to climb in and get cozy.

That’s why you’ll love this Ultralight Portable Soft Silk Parachute Breathable Travel Camping Hammock. It packs into a small pouch so it’s compact, lightweight, and travel friendly.

You can buy the Ultralight Portable Soft Silk Parachute Breathable Travel Camping Hammock on Amazon on sale for $22.99 including free shipping with Amazon Prime.

4. Dude Wipes

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For that fresh all over feeling

Don’t get caught unprepared. These Dude Wipes – Flushable Wipes, with Aloe Vera, Singles for Travel (30 Each) are great for traveling.

Because they come in individual packs you can stash one in your wallet. Plus it’s more discreet than Dude Wipes Flushable Wipes, Unscented & Naturally Soothing, Dispenser Pack (48ct).

You can buy Dude Wipes – Flushable Wipes, with Aloe Vera, Singles for Travel (30 Each) on Amazon for $8.79 including free shipping with Amazon Prime.

And for girls try Stall Mates: Flushable, individually wrapped wipes for travel. (30 on-the-go singles) or GoodWipes – Cleansing Flushable Wipes for Down There – For Gals with Vitamin E and Aloe (30 Count).

5. Handwarmer and Battery Pack Charger

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Double duty – warms your hands and charges your electronics

Although it’s a little more than $25, the EnergyFlux Slim Hand Warmer / USB External Battery Pack Charger keeps your hands warm while charging your phone, camera, etc.

You can buy the EnergyFlux Slim Hand Warmer / USB External Battery Pack Charger on Amazon for $31.95 including free shipping with Amazon Prime.

6. Airport Tote Bag

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Don’t carry a boring tote bag Photo courtesy of Airport Tag

If you aren’t comfortable talking to strangers you should not buy this tote bag. Because this worldwide airport tags tote bag for $24.90 is a conversation starter.

Covered in faux baggage tag from airport worldwide, this is a practical and fun gift.

7.  Daiquiri Cocktail Kit

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Nothing says prepared like a drink kit

If your favorite traveler likes a little drink or two while on the road, they might appreciate this Classic Daiquiri Cocktail Kit. Just add rum and viola, instant daiquiri.

You can buy a Classic Daiquiri Cocktail Kit on Amazon for $14.95 including free shipping with on Amazon Prime.

Other drink kit options include: The Carry on Cocktail Kit Old FashionedThe Carry on Cocktail Kit Gin & Tonic, and The Carry On Cocktail Kit The Moscow Mule.

8.  Airport Code T-shirts

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Where you’ve been or where you’re going or from

Anyone can buy a generic travel shirt. Instead you can get an airport code t-shirt.

Choose from airports in North America, South America, Europe, Australia, Asia, and Africa.

9.  Money Belt

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Keep your valuables close when traveling

Money belts come in handy when traveling. I’ve used my money belt in Brazil, Israel, Dubai, China, and Thailand.

You’ll want a money belt with a solid clasp like the Merinte MONEY BELT which is on sale on Amazon for $9.97 including free shipping with Amazon Prime.

10.  Car Charger

Quickly charge two devices at the same time

You can never have too many chargers for your electronics.

It’s a good idea to bring a car charger when you travel, even if you aren’t driving. Because many of the old planes only have DC power adaptors.

And you can ask your friendly Uber or Lyft driver to charge your phone or tablet. I’ve never had a driver say no.  And I have a 5 rating. 🙂 The trick is to bring your own charger and ask nicely.

Fast car chargers are inexpensive. You can buy the Maxboost 4.8A/24W 2 USB Smart Port Car Charger on Amazon for $9.99 including free shipping with Amazon Prime.

11.  Travel Toothbrush

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Maybe pair with some mints…

Traveling with extra toothbrushes is a great idea.

I keep one in my carry-on bag and another in the front pocket of my backpack. This way I can brush my teeth without having to get my toothbrush out of the overhead compartment.

You can buy the Colgate Value Travel Toothbrush, Soft, (Colors might vary) (Pack of 6) on Amazon for $11.99 including free shipping with Amazon Prime.

Pair this with a jar of XLEAR Spry Chewing Gum, Peppermint, 100 Count so your loved one doesn’t think you’re hinting about their poor dental hygiene.

12. Shoulder Bag

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Upscale daypack

If you’re looking for a shoulder bag that’s attractive and functional, you’ll love this Vintage Canvas Messenger Bag Ipad Shoulder Bag Travel Portfolio Bag.

You can also carry your iPad in it. This bag is totally adorable.

I decided not to wait for Santa to bring it to me and bought Vintage Canvas Messenger Bag Ipad Shoulder Bag Travel Portfolio Bag on Amazon.

13. Carabiner


This Black Diamond Positron Screwgate Carabiner is a versatile gift. It’s perfect for climbers and non-climbers.

I use a carabiner to attach my water bottle and/or hat to my backpack. And they make easy to clip on key rings.

You can buy a Black Diamond Positron Screwgate Carabiner on Amazon for $10.95 including free shipping with Amazon Prime.

14.  Rechargeable Batteries

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Go green and use rechargeable batteries

I’m a big fan of rechargeable batteries. We use them at home but I haven’t used them when traveling, big mistake.

Regular batteries died in Iguazu Falls and Beijing so I lost out on picture opportunities. And the batteries I bought overseas only lasted for a few hours. It made me realize I need a rechargeable battery travel pack.

I found the Battery Charger with eneloop AA 2100 Cycle Rechargeable Batteries. It fits in your carry-on (or camera) bag. And you won’t miss out on any photos.

You can buy the Panasonic Advanced Individual Cell Battery Charger with eneloop AA 2100 Cycle Rechargeable Batteries (White, Pack of 4) on Amazon on sale for $16.21 with free shipping if you have Amazon Prime.

15.  World Map

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Give them the world

Know someone who’s been there and done that? Give them a gift that reinforces their love for travel, a travel map.

This World Decorator [Laminated] (National Geographic Reference Map) can be hung on the wall. And although it’s not a Scratch off World Map, you can use a dry erase marker to mark the countries you’ve visited.

You can buy the World Decorator [Laminated] (National Geographic Reference Map) on Amazon for $22.26 including free shipping with Amazon Prime.

16.  Door Lock

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Extra security when traveling

Buying a door lock is a great gift for any traveler. As a frequent solo female traveler, I use a doorstop.

But sometimes there’s a big gap under the door and the door stop can be kicked out.

I just discovered the Addalock which is small enough to fit easily in my carryon yet light so that it doesn’t add extra weight. You can buy the Addalock – (1 Piece) on Amazon) for $21.95 including free shipping with Amazon Prime.

17.  Laptop Sleeve

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Keep your laptop free from scratches and scuffs

Finding the right case for your laptop can be a challenge. I spent hours agonizing over which one to buy, reading all the reviews.

And it came down to the Inateck 13-13.3 Inch Macbook Air/ Pro Retina/ 12.9 Inch iPad Pro Sleeve Case Cover Ultrabook Netbook Laptop Bag, Grey and the Snugg Macbook Air & Pro 13 Inch Case – Leather Sleeve Case with Lifetime Guarantee (White) for Apple Macbook Air 13 and Macbook Pro 13 with Retina.

Although it was more expensive, I choose the Snugg Macbook Air & Pro 13 Inch Case – Leather Sleeve Case with Lifetime Guarantee (White) for Apple Macbook Air 13 and Macbook Pro 13 with Retina. Yeah, Jeff gave me a hard time too. White, how am I supposed to keep that clean. But surprisingly, after 4 months of use and heavy traveling (Iguazu Falls, Lake Tahoe, Atlanta, Abu Dhabi, Bangkok, Beijing, and San Jacinto) it’s still white. It does come in other colors, I just like the crisp, clean look of white.

You can buy the Inateck 13-13.3 Inch Macbook Air/ Pro Retina/ 12.9 Inch iPad Pro Sleeve Case Cover Ultrabook Netbook Laptop Bag, Grey on Amazon on sale for $16.99 including free shipping with Amazon Prime.

If you have a bigger budget, you can buy the Snugg Macbook Air & Pro 13 Inch Case – Leather Sleeve Case with Lifetime Guarantee (White) for Apple Macbook Air 13 and Macbook Pro 13 with Retina on Amazon on sale for $35.99 including free shipping with Amazon Prime.

18.  Argan Oil

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Keeps your skin moisturized during flights

Flying can dry out your skin. And there’s only so much water you can drink to stay hydrated. Consider using Argan Oil.

I used Argan Oil when I flew on Etihad First Class flight from Dallas to Abu Dhabi and my skin felt soft instead of dry. It also keep your skin moisturized in the winter.

You can buy Cococare Argan Oil – 100 Percent Natural – 2 Fl Oz on Amazon for $7.42.  It comes in larger sizes, but most come in glass bottles which can break when traveling. So I like this plastic 2 ounce bottle. It fits in my toiletries bag.

19.  Binoculars

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Get up close and personal, sorta

We bring (okay, Jeff brings) a pair of compact binoculars when we travel. Love being able to zoom in things far away.

We used the binoculars like opera glasses when we paid 3 euros to see a performance at the Vienna Opera house.

The pair he uses is discontinued but this Bushnell Powerview Compact Folding Roof Prism Binocular is nice and compact. And you can buy them on Amazon for $16.99 including free shipping with Amazon Prime.

If you want a little large pair, the Bushnell Falcon 7×35 Binoculars with Case are on sale on Amazon for $23.84 including free shipping with Amazon Prime.

20. Buff Headwear

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One Buff band, eight ways to wear it

Similar to a bandana, a Buff Headband can be worn many ways:as a bandana, face mask, use as a scrunchie.

They come in one size but in a variety of colors and designs.

You can buy the Buff Original Headband on Amazon from $9.97, the Pacific Crest Buff headband is $17.01 with free shipping from Amazon Prime.

21.  Multi Headphone Splitter

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Share music and movies with a headphone splitter

No more fighting over the iPad or tablet. Now up to six people can share and listen to one device with a multi headphone splitter.

You can buy the Belkin Rockstar Multi Headphone Splitter on Amazon on sale for $9.49 including free shipping with Amazon Prime.

22. Travel Fork, Knife, and Spoon (humangear Gobites Trio)

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The dish won’t get a chance to run away with the spoon when it’s safely secured in this cute case

You may recall I’m a big fan of sporks. They come in handy when traveling, especially if you’re frugal and prefer a supermarket stop over a fast-food run.

But not everyone likes sporks, so human gear came up with this cute BPA-free set of utensils humangear Gobites Trio, Blue, One Size that make a great travel gift.

You can buy the humangear Gobites on Amazon for $13.99 including free shipping with Amazon prime.

23.  Solar Charger

Harness the power of the sun to charge your electronics

Yet another charger, I know. However, this Solar Charger means you can charge your phone, camera, or tablet at the beach, camping, riding a bus, or on Southwest Airlines (or any other airline that doesn’t have power adaptors on their planes).

You can buy the Solar Charger,Dizaul 5000mAh Portable Solar Power Bank Waterproof/Shockproof/Dustproof Dual USB Battery Bank for cell phone,iPhone,Samsung,Android phones,Windows phones,GoPro Camera,GPS and More on Amazon for $23.95 including free shipping with Amazon Prime.

24.  Weekend Bag

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The perfect bag for a weekend getaway

Do you take short trips? Weekend getaways? A weekend bag makes a nice addition to your luggage stash. Especially if you’re staying somewhere nice and want to go fancy vs strolling up sporting a backpack.

With two inside pockets and one zippered inside pocket, the Kenox Pu Leather Carry on Bag Gym Bag Travel Bag Sports Duffel Bag can fit those essentials you need to a quick trip away or to the gym.

You can buy the Kenox Pu Leather Carry on Bag Gym Bag Travel Bag Sports Duffel Bag on Amazon on sale for $19.90 with free shipping from Amazon Prime.

25.  Umbrella

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Don’t let a little water stop your vacation

Traveling somewhere wet? Consider the Kolumbo Umbrella. It comes with a lifetime guarantee.

You can buy a Kolumbo Umbrella on Amazon on sale for $22.99 including free shipping with Amazon Prime.

Already have those gifts? Need other gift ideas? Check out previous years’ recommendations for traveler gifts:

Which of these 25 travel gifts for $25 or less are you buying?

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Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly

Saturday 26th of November 2016

Bummer that you lost your travel alarm! They are definitely helpful to have. Great list of affordable travel items and definitely great gifts for travelers!

Tiffany Snedaker

Monday 21st of November 2016

This is an awesome list! My hubby travels a lot for work and I was at a loss of some things to get him for Christmas. I love the charger that doubles as a hand warmer. So clever!

Wildish Jess

Sunday 20th of November 2016

I have a camping hammock and I absolutely love it!

Marielle Altenor

Sunday 20th of November 2016

Fun gift ideas. I love that they are all very affordable. I would have thought that the Camping Hammock would be more expensive.

Carol Cassara

Sunday 20th of November 2016

A shoulder bag is perfect. When you're traveling, it's nice that have your hands free so a bag that you can wear like a satchel will be handy! Nice gift idea!

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