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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.