25 Travel Gifts Under $25

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

25 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 gifts—such as Australian eucalyptus incense and comfy, packable slippers—all for $25 or less.


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

Photo courtesy of Poketo; design by Emily Blevins

Circle Comb

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.

Buy it: $18, thestockistshop.com


This colorful toothbrush has antibacterial properties.

Photo courtesy of Ace Hotel; design by Emily Blevins

Binchotan Charcoal Toothbrush

The bristles of this streamlined toothbrush are made from a fiber blended with powdered binchotan charcoal, revered in Japan for its deodorizing and bacteria-preventing properties.

Buy it: $8, shop.acehotel.com


Keep those electronic cables organized.

Photo courtesy of Stow London; design by Emily Blevins

Leather Cable Tidy

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

Buy it: $22, stowlondon.co.uk


Entertain in style with Indian napkins from Sunday Monday.

Photo courtesy of Sunday Monday; design by Emily Blevins

Dots Napkins

Artists in Ahmedabad, India, use natural dyes to block-print napkins made from khadi, a handwoven and hand-spun cotton.

Buy it: $24, shopsundaymonday.com


Muji Travel Slippers

Perfect for padding around hotel rooms and Airbnbs, Muji’s jersey cotton slippers can be sandwiched together for easy packing.

Buy it: $9, muji.us


Incense brings the scent of Australia home.

Photo courtesy of Addition Studio; design by Emily Blevins

Eucalyptus and Acacia Incense Pack

Addition Studio’s incense sticks instantly bring the aromas of the Australian outback—a mix of herbal eucalyptus and sweet acacia—into any space.

Buy it: $24, store.wallpaper.com


No more soap woes.

Photo courtesy of Matador; design by Emily Blevins

FlatPak Soap Bar Case

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.

Buy it: $13, matadorup.com


A Moroccan Mouja bowl can be decorative or practical.

Photo courtesy of Lrnce; design by Emily Blevins

Mouja Bowl

A hand-shaped, hand-painted Moroccan dish perfect for storing jewelry, keys, or any other of life’s little knickknacks.

Buy it: $17, lrnce.com


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

Photo courtesy of KNC Beauty; design by Emily Blevins

Star Eye Mask

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.

Buy it: $5, capbeauty.com


Lavender oil can help you fall asleep in any time zone.

Photo courtesy of Helias; design by Emily Blevins

Lavender Oil

A natural sleep aid, lavender essential oil can help fight the effects of jet lag. Just squeeze a few drops from this .5-ounce bottle into a bath after a long day of travel.

Buy it: $20, heliasoils.com


Round luggage tags come in a handy size and multiple hues.

Photo courtesy of Poketo; design by Emily Blevins

Small Round Luggage Tag

Help a suitcase stand out in a crowd with one of these round leather luggage tags, which come in several shades and fasten with a single snap.

Buy it: $14, poketo.com


Octahedron crayons make for great road trip companions.

Photo courtesy of Kid Made Modern; design by Emily Blevins

Octahedron Crayons

Portable and non-toxic, these two-toned geometric crayons are a playful way to entertain the young (and young at heart) on the road.

Buy it: $13, amazon.com


Travel light with an Iris card case.

Photo courtesy of Anthropologie; design by Emily Blevins

Iris Card Case

This pared-down leather wallet holds everything you’ll need for a day of exploring (i.e., credit card, train pass, and some cash).

Buy it: $24, anthropologie.com


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

Photo courtesy of Octaevo; design by Emily Blevins

Travel Passport Notes

Each one of the three, passport-size notebooks from Barcelona-based Octaevo is screen-printed with the geographic coordinates of a different Mediterranean city.

Buy it: $21, octaevo.com


Picture yourself in L.A. with this architecture postcard pack.

Photo courtesy of Poketo; design by Emily Blevins

L.A. Architecture Postcard Pack

Gift the architecture buff in your life a set of postcards illustrating L.A. ’s greatest structures, including the Eames House, the Stahl House, and the Getty Center.

Buy it: $10, poketo.com


Spot your keys easily with a vibrant pom pom keychain.

Photo courtesy of The Little Market; design by Emily Blevins

Pom Pom Keychain by Macvilho

Keychains are usually an afterthought, but they won’t be with a vivid pouf, made with hand-dyed yarn by a collective of female artisans in Mexico.

Buy it: $10, thelittlemarket.com


Soft felt giraffes are easy to pack for journeys long or short.

Photo courtesy of Mayan Hands; design by Emily Blevins

Felted Wool Giraffe

Soft and small, this whimsical giraffe is created by Mayan weavers and comes in a range of bright, cheerful colors.

Buy it: $12, mayanhands.org


Let there be light.

Photo courtesy of Tetra; design by Emily Blevins

Slide Lighter

These compact, rechargeable lighters use a heated coil (rather than fuel) to create a light and come in three iridescent shades.

Buy it: $20, shop-tetra.com


Store cash, passports, or room keys easily using a Herschel’s money belt.

Photo courtesy of Herschel; design by Emily Blevins

Money Belt

Finally, a money belt that doesn’t scream tourist. Lined with a soft fabric, Herschel’s version is streamlined enough to keep hidden, but attractive enough to double as fanny pack.

Buy it: $20, herschel.com


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

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

The Italian Spritz

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).

Buy it: $24, wandpdesign.com


Escape your everyday toothpaste.

Photo courtesy of Selahatin; design by Emily Blevins

Escapist Toothpaste

A whitening toothpaste that tastes as good as it looks, this 2.5-ounce tube from Stockholm-based Selahatin is flavored with cinnamon, orange, and peppermint.

Buy it: $20, store.wallpaper.com


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

Photo courtesy of Stojo; design by Emily Blevins

Stojo Biggie

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.

Buy it: $20, stojo.co


Nomad cleaning bar can serve as soap or shampoo.

Photo courtesy of Yoke; design by Emily Blevins

Organic Nomad Cleansing Bar

A dream for minimalist travelers, Yoke’s small cleansing bar doubles as both body soap and shampoo and has a light lavender-and-rosemary scent.

Buy it: $14, needsupply.com


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

Pill Case

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.

Buy it: $20, portandpolishco.com


Sweet tooth, anyone?

Photo courtesy of Milla Chocolates; design by Emily Blevins

Praliné Bar with Turkish Coffee

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.

Buy it: $14, millachocolates.com

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