I’m one of those people who loves Christmas. And I also get to do a lot of Christmas shopping super early, because we have Christmas with my husband’s family over Thanksgiving since that is when we are all together. While I don’t like the tradition, and firmly believe Christmas packages should be opened on Christmas, I do like having carte blanch to find great gifts for a good month and a half!
In any case, here are 10 great gifts for travelers and wanderlusters, all under $25. It’s a price point that is great for a host, a colleague, or a stocking stuffer for a loved one. I love gift giving!
1. Globe Necklace (here)
Despite its low price, I have this necklace and wear it constantly. And sometimes I may look down and remind myself why I’m at work…you know, so I can travel sometimes 😉 There are a lot of great variations from this Etsy shop.
2. Slate State Cheeseboard (here)
No matter where we travel to, sometimes its nice to be reminded of where we came from. These slate, state cheeseboards are perfect for those who always have a soft spot for their home state. Best for those that aren’t from giant square states like me…a Wyoming cheeseboard is, well, a nice rectangle. LOL.
3. Scratch Off Map (here)
Great for kids and adults alike, it’s pretty neat to see the world scratched off (literally) as you go. There are tons of options of scratch off maps, but this one looks like a vintage map…I love the classic look.
4. 9oz Swell Bottle (here)
Sometimes when you are carrying around a bag all day with easy access to water refills, a large water bottle is the worst. Hands up to all those that hate heavy bags? Yea, I thought so. Plus, this little fella is great for kids, too. In lots of pretty colors.
5. Carry On Cocktail Kit (here)
These are so silly but so much fun. I think the Moscow Mule, Old Fashioned, and Champagne Cocktails are probably the best bet. Great for those stuck in coach or on a long domestic flight. And, just cute!
6. Wet/Dry Bag (here)
Who hasn’t been traveling and gotten caught in the rain with a cell phone in hand or wished they had somewhere to put that wet swimsuit? This bag is super cute, and also functional. If you want something more technical, here’s a great option.
7. Graduated Compression Socks (here)
For any flight over 4 or so hours, I throw on compression socks to reduce the risk of DVT. Which can happen to anyone. Now, I have hot pink really ugly socks because when I bought them 5+ years ago there really weren’t other options…but now there are, and lots of them are pretty! Pretty+function=great for gift-giving.
8. Try the World Snacks Box (here)
While the Try the World boxes are a lot of fun, they aren’t great for people on the go and usually require cooking. The Snack Box version though–awesome! Great to have a fun, different variety of snacks to entertain you on the bus, plane, train, or car.
9. Plane Cufflinks (here)
What’s better than having planes on your wrist at all times? These are great because they are stainless steel – and not expensive so that you worry about them while traveling. The paper plane option is pretty cool, too (here).
10. Travel TableTopics (here)
We have the non-travel version of these, and they are great for conversations around the dinner table or with friends. Even friends you know well! These would be perfect for carrying on a trip with a group or where you’ll be staying in close quarters (like small lodges).