13 Travel Gifts Under $25

Stocking stuffers to check off all the travelers on your list.

13 Travel Gifts Under $25

Fun holiday gifts don’t have to be pricey.

Design by Emily Blevins

We’ve searched far and wide for the best travel-inspired stocking stuffers—such as Australian eucalyptus incense and comfy, packable slippers—all for $25 or less.

The Poketo circle comb comes in blue (pictured) and pink.

The Poketo circle comb comes in blue (pictured) and pink.

Photo courtesy of Poketo; design by Emily Blevins

1. Circle comb

Buy now: $18, poketo.com
Made from plant-based cellulose, this circular comb has wide teeth for maximum detangling and is small enough to slip into a dopp kit’s pocket.

leather cable tidy

Keep those electronic cables organized.

Photo courtesy of Stow London; design by Emily Blevins

2. Leather cable tidy

Buy now: $17, stowlondon.co.uk

Hand-crafted from Spanish leather, Stow’s adjustable cable tie keeps cords—both big and small—organized and fastens with gold-tinged studs.

Muji travel slippers

3. Muji travel slippers

Buy now: $5, muji.us
Perfect for padding around hotel rooms and Airbnbs, Muji’s jersey cotton slippers can be sandwiched together for easy packing.


Incense brings the scent of Australia home.

Photo courtesy of Addition Studio; design by Emily Blevins

4. Eucalyptus and acacia incense pack

Buy now: $16, additionstudio.com
Addition Studio’s incense sticks instantly bring the aromas of the Australian outback—a mix of herbal eucalyptus and sweet acacia—into any space.

Matador soap bar case

No more soap woes.

Photo courtesy of Matador; design by Emily Blevins

5. FlatPak soap bar case

Buy now: $14, matadorup.com
When it comes to packing bar soap, Ziploc bags are messy and traditional soap cases bulky. Enter Matador’s ingenious fabric case, which prevents leaks but allows the soap to dry.

Star eye mask

Step off a plane refreshed (or, at least, looking refreshed).

Photo courtesy of KNC Beauty; design by Emily Blevins

6. Star eye masks

Buy now: $25 for 5, kncbeauty.com
Tuck a few of these undereye masks into luggage for a quick, postflight treatment. Each packet contains two strips infused with aloe, rose flower oil, rosemary, and retinol.

travel notebook

Record your travels in a notebook the size of your passport.

Photo courtesy of Octaevo; design by Emily Blevins

7. Travel passport notes

Buy now: $16, octaevo.com
Each one of the three, passport-size notebooks from Barcelona-based Octaevo is screen-printed with the geographic coordinates of a different Mediterranean city.


Let there be light.

Photo courtesy of Tetra; design by Emily Blevins

8. Slide lighter

Buy now: $22, shop-tetra.com
These compact, rechargeable lighters use a heated coil (rather than fuel) to create a light and come in three iridescent shades.

W&P Design adds Italian spritz to its lengthy carryon cocktail repertoire.

W&P Design adds Italian spritz to its lengthy carryon cocktail repertoire.

Photo courtesy of W & P Design; design by Emily Blevins

9. The Italian Spritz cocktail kit

Buy now: $24, wandpdesign.com
Build an Italian spritz wherever you go using Carryon Cocktail’s latest kit, which includes the ingredients and tools to make two drinks. Just add prosecco (or any sparkling wine).


Escape your everyday toothpaste.

Photo courtesy of Selahatin; design by Emily Blevins

10. Escapist toothpaste

Buy now: $23, selahatin.com

A whitening toothpaste that tastes as good as it looks, this 2.2-ounce tube from Stockholm-based Selahatin is flavored with cinnamon, orange, and peppermint.

Stojo Biggie's collapsible  cup

Stojo Biggie’s collapsible design makes it easy to stow.

Photo courtesy of Stojo; design by Emily Blevins

11. Stojo 16 oz. travel cup

Buy now: $20, stojo.co

Trade the disposable cups and bulky thermoses for this leak-proof, collapsible cup. The Stojo holds up to 16 ounces of liquid (hot or cold) and when empty, flattens into a two-inch disk.

Medications are a snap to keep straight using Port and Polish's pill box.

Medications are a snap to keep straight using Port and Polish’s pill box.

Photo courtesy of Port and Polish Co; design by Emily Blevins

12. Pill Case

Buy now: $20, portandpolishco.com
Divided into seven compartments with individual lids, Port and Polish’s updated pill box is the size of an iPhone and less than an inch deep.

Milla Chocolates

Sweet tooth, anyone?

Photo courtesy of Milla Chocolates; design by Emily Blevins

13. Hazelnut praliné bar with Turkish coffee

Buy now: $17, millachocolates.com
Turkish delights, including hazelnuts and coffee, are the highlights of this award-winning chocolate bar, made from a mix of single-origin dark and milk chocolates.

This article was originally published in 2018; it was updated on December 2, 2022, with current information.

John Wogan is a travel, design, and culture writer and editor based in New York and California. His work appears regularly in T, The New York Times Style Magazine, and Architectural Digest.
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