10 Practical Christmas Gifts for Travelers Under $30

Updated February 28, 2023
About the Author: Denise Cruz has lived in 4 countries and visited 35+ others. After her second sabbatical, she began sharing travel advice at Wander Her Way.

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Great Christmas Gifts for Travelers Under $30

Looking for the best Christmas gifts for travelers?

With the holiday season right around the corner, I put together this gift guide for travel lovers to share 10 of the best practical Christmas gifts for travelers under $30.

You don’t have to spend a lot of money to give a meaningful gift to the traveler in your life. The gifts on this list are all extremely useful and are guaranteed to be appreciated by any traveler.

Best of all, every item on this list is less than $30 (with many of them under $15!) and they all SHOULD be available with free 2-day shipping on Amazon Prime.

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1. Portable Cellphone Charger

I bring this exact portable cellphone charger with me every time I travel and it has been an absolute lifesaver. You can’t always find an outlet to charge your phone, so a portable charger comes in handy when you’re on the go and need to charge up This is such a travel necessity these days that I am putting it as #1 on this list just because of how useful it is for every traveler!


2. Neck Pillow

This BCOZZY neck pillow actually supports the neck AND chin providing maximum comfort for any sleeping position on long haul flights. It’s the perfect gift for business travelers or any other frequent travelers who want to be comfortable when they’re flying.


3. Packing Cubes

Packing cubes are an extremely practical gift for travelers and will simplify packing forever! These durable packing cubes come in four different sizes and are perfect for any traveler’s packing needs.


4. Filtering Water Bottle

This LifeStraw filtering water bottle makes a great gift for adventurous travelers who frequently go hiking, camping, or visit countries where the tap water is not safe to drink. The LifeStraw bottle filters impurities from water making it safe to drink for travelers. Not to mention, it is much better for the environment to use a refillable bottle than buying plastic water bottles.


5. Travel Scarf with Hidden Pocket

For a practical and stylish gift, considering buying the female traveler in your life a travel scarf with hidden pocket from Waypoint Goods. This chic infinity scarf comes with a hidden zipper pocket to protect valuables such as a traveler’s passport, money, and keys from theft.


6. Luggage Tags

These chic luggage tags make the perfect stocking stuffer for travelers! These shimmery hot pink luggage tags will help a stylish traveler identify her luggage while in transit and provide contact info in case the bags are lost. Such a cute travel-related gift idea.


7. Universal Outlet Adapter

For the international traveler, this universal outlet adapter makes an extremely practical and useful gift and will keep them connected. This powerful outlet adapter works in more than 150 countries and comes with a nice little carrying case to store it in while traveling.


8. Travel Toiletries Kit

The perfect stocking stuffer for a traveler with an upcoming trip! This travel toiletries kit comes with 14 pieces all compliant with TSA size restrictions along with a toiletry bag for storage.


9. Travel Wallet

This multipurpose travel wallet is a great gift for travelers who like to stay organized. It’s RFID-blocking, which protects credit cards from theft by electronic scanners, and contains tabs for passport, license, credit cards, tickets, money, and hotel room key!


10. Waterproof Dry Bag

waterproof dry bag with included waterproof phone case is a practical gift for adventurous travelers who are planning a hiking, camping, boating, or backpacking trip. The bag keeps everything inside 100% dry and can be folded up compactly for storage when not in use.


Best Affordable Christmas Gifts for Travelers

These are some of my favorite Christmas gifts for travelers they are sure to love.

I hope this gift guide helped you find the perfect practical gift for a traveler in your life!

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Denise, travel blogger at Wander Her Way

About Denise Cruz

Denise is a marketing executive who escaped corporate to travel the world… twice. A Brazilian native living in the U.S., she’s lived in 4 countries and visited 35+ others. After side-hustling her way to financial independence, she curates solo destination guides, slow travel tips, and travel blogging advice on Wander Her Way. When she’s not on the road, you can find her in Miami with her dog Finnegan.