It’s Christmastime again! Snow is falling. The temps are dropping. “The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there.” – A Visit From Saint Nicholas. If you’re unsure what to buy for stocking stuffers for travelers, here is our list of stocking stuffers perfect for family or friends who love to travel. If you’re unsure what to buy for stocking stuffers for travelers, here is our list of cheap stocking stuffers perfect for family or friends who love to travel.
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Best Stocking Stuffers for Travelers
According to Smithsonian Magazine, as far back as 1823, when Clement Clarke Moore (or possibly Henry Livingston Jr.) wrote “A Visit From Saint Nicholas,” stockings were hung near the fireplace, awaiting a visit from Santa Claus. At the end of the poem, St. Nick “fill’d all the stockings; then turn’d with a jerk, And laying his finger aside of his nose/And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose.”
Christmas stockings have been an integral part of the holiday celebration for centuries now. My extended multigenerational family looks forward to digging into their stockings to find those precious little gems. For gift-givers, however, stocking stuffers might just add another shopping challenge to the holiday season. But we’ve got you covered with our list of best stocking stuffers for travelers from Etsy. (Holiday procrastinators, click here for Etsy’s gift guide of ready to ship items.)
Best Stocking Stuffer Gifts for Travelers Under $10 dollars
Gift your favorite traveler with travel-themed stickers to celebrate their love of travel by placing them on their luggage, laptops, or water bottles. These travel stickers are super affordable, starting at just $2, and perfect for stocking stuffers for travelers.
Mini Travel Journal
For those who love to travel, one of the best stocking stuffers is this mini travel journal, (size 5.25 x 3.5″) just $9.95 (or add personalization for $12.95).
Refrigerator Travel Magnet
Browse this collection of refrigerator magnets to find the one that fits the traveler in your family, most under $10. A fun one, when you know where your traveler plans to visit next year (or has already visited), is 30 world-famous city skylines, $1.85 each, or 8 Vintage travel poster fridge magnets, $9.70. For travelers with a sense of humor, “Buy the Damn Ticket” is the perfect magnet for any traveler to add to their refrigerator, priced at $7.00.
While most travelers need little inspiration to pack their bags, this “Just Go” inspirational quote 11×14 wall art ($8.00) might do just that.
Personalized Luggage Tags
Personalized luggage tags are always a great gift idea for travelers. Choose from personalized monograms with name or initials ($5.00) or those with travel-themed quotes starting at $4.75.
Oh yes, we will wear travel-themed jewelry, even when it’s funky and fun, as long as it celebrates our love of travel. Quick links to fun travel jewelry are world globe dangle, pierced earrings ($7.50), World is Your Oyster Necklace ($8.33)
Stickers Travel Themed
Stickers celebrate your love of travel by adding to your water bottle or laptop.
Best Stocking Stuffers for Travelers Under $20
More Travel-Themed Jewelry
You know I had to add more jewelry options because when a girl travels she has to accessorize! Travel-themed jewelry options under $20 include Italy travel charm bracelet ($17.00), bracelet with passport, globe, and suitcase ($11.99), brooch with travel charms ($18.80), or design your own custom charm bracelet with over 1,000 charms (starting at $11.99).
Travel-Themed Mugs and Water Bottles
Consider coffee mugs or water bottles as stocking stuffers for travelers.
Stocking Stuffers $20 and up
I’m one of those that never stop shopping until Christmas Eve. I love to shop for stocking stuffers almost as much as I do for the under-the-tree gifts. I’ve lumped in some of my favorite Etsy stocking stuffers for those who spend $20 and up.
Personalized Travel Journals
For personalized items, to ensure prompt delivery for your special occasion, it’s best to order these personalized travel journals ahead, prices start at $20 up.
From toiletry bags to totes and duffle bags, Etsy offers so many options to help your favorite travel be more organized and keep everything in its place. Here are a few of my favorites on my Christmas wish list:
Personalized Handmade Leather Cord organizer starts at $49, but wow, so elegant, and perfect for small electronic accessories (see photo above). TIP: Browse Etsy’s MisterCrafter shop for so many more beautiful travel leather handcrafted goods.
Toiletry bags are always welcome when traveling. I prefer those that you can hang up and use as these also save room in your suitcase and in your hotel – like this hanging monogrammed toiletry bag.
- Weekend or carry-on tote — monogrammed and stylish.
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