Shopping for someone who travels frequently can be difficult. Really, how do you buy gifts for a person who spends part (or most, like flight attendants!) of the year living out of a suitcase?
That’s why stocking stuffers for travelers are the way to go! They're small in nature (and also often in price!), making them the perfect size to accompany jet-setting travelers on all their adventures.
To take some of the guesswork out of shopping, we’ve rounded up 12 of the best stocking stuffers for travelers. Each of these travel stocking stuffers is thoughtful and practical, plus fits in a carry-on!
12 Best Travel Stocking Stuffers
Here are 12 of our favorite creative stocking stuffers for travelers who love to explore the world.
1. The Wander Club Travel Tokens
There’s nothing quite like collecting mementos from your travels, and one of the best ways to do so is with Wander Club Travel Tokens.
The stainless steel travel tokens are small, high-quality, stylish, and customizable — the perfect souvenirs!
With a wide selection of travel tokens, it’s easy to find the perfect token that resonates with the traveler in your life. Be it a specific country or continent, or even one of the oceans or a landmark like Niagara Falls or Notre Dame, there are plenty of specific and niche options.
You can either gift a token representing a special place they’ve been, or one that signifies an exciting future trip. Plus, you can personalize every token with a meaningful date or word on the back. The options are limitless!
2. Wanderchain from The Wander Club
The best way to collect and display those exciting, shiny new travel tokens? With a Wanderchain!
Our Wanderchains are made from the highest-quality leather in America, and they fit perfectly onto backpacks, suitcases, and purses to showcase your collection of travel tokens.
A Wanderchain is one of the best stocking stuffers for travelers, offering a unique, compact, fun, and stylish way to collect mementos of everywhere they’ve been.
3. Portable Power Bank
One of the most useful stocking stuffers for travelers is a portable power bank. It's super useful to have on long flights, during airport layovers, and even while out sightseeing for the day, to ensure your devices never run out of juice.
4. Sleep Mask
Sleep masks are another excellent option for stocking stuffers for travelers. They come in handy on long flights, bus rides, and at hotels, when getting quality rest is paramount.
They’re also the perfect stocking stuffer size, which means they slip right into a carry-on.
5. Mini Bluetooth Speaker
Having a mini Bluetooth speaker while traveling is a game changer. Whether you’re at the beach, working out, or simply enjoying music in your hotel room or at a campsite, a mini Bluetooth speaker is always nice to carry with you.
These fun speakers also tend to come in a variety of fun colors and even shapes, making them more gift-worthy as stocking stuffers for travelers.
6. Packable Towel
One of the most practical stocking stuffers for travelers is a packable, quick-drying towel. Not all accommodations include linens, particularly overseas, so it’s nice to have one on hand at all times.
Packable towels are also great gifts for outdoor enthusiasts of all sorts. From sweat wipers to makeshift picnic blankets and being actual towels for spontaneous swims, packable towels have several uses.
7. Wool Socks
Another one of the most practical stocking stuffers for travelers is a high-quality pair of wool socks.
Most people associate wool as being warm, and it is, but it's technically temperature-regulating. That means that while, yes, wool socks will keep you warm in cold weather, they can actually also help you stay cool in hot weather.
What traveler wouldn't want that?! Wool socks are also moisture-wicking and quick-drying.
8. Luggage Tags
Luggage tags are fun and easy stocking stuffers for travelers. There are many options available, so you can find the perfect one to suit the traveler in your life. For bonus points, customize it before gifting!
9. Bluetooth Earbuds
Bluetooth earbuds not only allow travelers to listen to music, podcasts, or movies on the go, but since they’re wireless, they also alleviate the issue of frustrating tangled cords!
Today, plenty of people also wear Bluetooth earbuds for working remotely, so this is one of the more useful travel stocking stuffers.
10. Portable Water Filter
This is a great stocking stuffer for backpackers and eco-conscious travelers alike! A portable water filter provides access to clean water under virtually any circumstances, plus replaces the need for single-use plastic water bottles.
Portable water filters are also incredibly practical to have in countries and backcountry environments where tap water isn’t safe to drink.
11. International Travel Adapter
An international travel adapter just might be the most useful item among the best stocking stuffers for travelers.
International travel adapters can be used in outlets all over the world, and the globetrotter in your life will be thrilled to find one in their stocking!
12. Compression Packing Cubes
Are you shopping for a traveler who wants to bring their entire wardrobe with them? (Don't judge, we've all been that person!) While compression packing cubes won’t fit an entire wardrobe, they can get you pretty close!
Compression packing cubes come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors, and when not in use, they pack down to practically nothing. The irony.
These genius little cubes drastically increase the number of items you can fit into your luggage, and take up very little space themselves, making them the perfect size stocking stuffers for travelers.