best travel gifts under $25

The Best Travel Gifts Under $25

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Are you wondering what gift to get the jet setter in your life? We have compiled a list of our favorite items that make the perfect gift for every traveler, no matter what their age. And the best part? All these amazing items are under $25!

From packing essentials to home decor and in-flight entertainment for kids, here are our top picks for the best gifts for travelers, all under $25!

Best Travel Gifts for Adults

Packing Cubes

Packing cubes are essential for every traveler. They keep your clothes organized and our favorite compression ones save a ton of space when packing. We love the Gonex compression cubes and have been using them for years!

Hanging Toiletry Bag

Another must have is a hanging toiletry bag. This toiletry bag is our family’s favorite, we put all of our toiletries into the bag and hang it in the bathroom of our hotel.

Passport and Document Holder

When traveling, you’re going to want your boarding passes and passports in one place. This is our favorite passport holder, with room for boarding passes and whatever other travel documents you may be traveling with.

Silicone Travel Toiletry Containers

These leakproof containers are perfect for your favorite toiletries and fit well into the hanging toiletry bag mentioned above.

Portable Charger

There’s nothing worse than navigating around a new city and running out of juice in your smart phone! This portable charger will recharger your device while on the go, so you don’t have to stop exploring. And the best part is, it’s super tiny and will fit into your pocket when not in use. This is a little over the price range however there’s almost always a coupon to clip, making it just about $25.

Universal Power Adapter

If there is just one thing that I recommend bringing on world travels, it’s this universal power adapter! This is one of our very favorite travel items and a must have for every traveler in your life. One device that can be used all over the world and charges multiple devices at once, you’ll never search for adapter plugs again.

Electronics Organizer

We all travel with phone charging cords, laptop chargers, etc. This handy electronics organizer is small and will fit all of your cords into one place so you’re not searching for them when you arrive at your destination.

Travel Pillow

A good travel pillow will allow you to rest on the flight and arrive refreshed. Our entire family has been using the Trtl travel pillows for years and we all love them. They are normally over $25 however I have found that they do go on sale quite often or have an attached coupon, making them well under $25 so I decided to include it in this list.

Travel Blanket

This soft fleece blanket folds into a pouch, which has a handle that you can drape over your carry on luggage. The blankets on planes are often dirty or super thin, it’s much better to bring your own!

Travel Umbrella

This windproof travel umbrella folds up much smaller than a regular one and will fit into your carry on. A must since you are bound to encounter rain on your trip and it’s our most forgotten item to pack since we live in sunny SoCal and rain doesn’t happen often here!

Travel Soap

How many times have you been to a public restroom only to realize there is no hand soap? Or you needed to wash your hands without a bathroom in sight? These little paper soap flakes are a must for travel! As long as you have a water bottle with you, you’ll have a way to wash your hands any time, anywhere. Many travelers don’t know about this so gifting it would be a great idea for a gift they’ll keep on buying!

Eco Friendly Laundry Detergent Sheets

Because sometimes you have to do laundry on the road and no one wants to haul liquid or powder detergent on trips. These tiny laundry detergent sheets are eco friendly and super compact, making them amazing for travel.

Packable Travel Backpack

This packable backpack came in very useful on our trip to the Galapagos Islands! It folds up super tiny into a pouch and is perfect for hikes or trips to the beach.

Scratch Off World Map

A fun way to keep tabs on your travels, this scratch off map is perfect for the traveler in your life.

Flexible Tripod

Unlike selfie sticks, which tend to show people’s faces and not the actual background of wherever they may be, this awesome little gadget wraps around trees, railings, etc. so that you can take photos of yourself from a distance. It’s one of our favorite travel items!

Globe Whisky Glasses

These beautiful whiskey glasses are sure to please the whiskey lover in your life!

Best Travel Gifts for Kids

As a family that has been traveling with a little one since she was just weeks old, we know a thing or two about what traveling kids like. Here are some of our favorite gifts for traveling kids, all under $25. For a full list of the best travel toys for infants, toddlers, and kids check out our Amazon lists.


A good pair of headphones is essential for traveling kids. For the under 8 crowd, I highly recommend these Kidz Gear headphones. Ours lasted from 18 months til nearly 8. Same pair, hundreds of flight and they were as good as new! For older kids, we love these headphones. They fold in and are easy to pack and so far, have worked really well!

Diecast Toy Airplanes

What child doesn’t like to play airport when not traveling? There are diecast toy airplanes from pretty much every airline and we love them in our house!

Puffy Sticker Set

Melissa and Doug makes lots of great travel items for kids and these puffy sticker sets are perfect for in-flight entertainment.

Kids Travel Shirts

These cute kids travel shirts come in a variety of styles and sizes, there’s one for every little traveler in your life!

Geo Puzzles

If you know any little puzzle lovers, these Geo puzzles are great! You can select from different versions and each puzzle piece is shaped like the country.

Travel Themed Books

We love books in our house and a favorite series is the Greetings from Somewhere series. Each book takes place in a different country, a series that is sure to please even the youngest book lover.

Travel Themed Games

We’re a huge board game family and have a ton in our game closet! Map and geography games are some of our favorites. Instead of recommending just one, check out our best travel games post for the best map and geography games as well as games that are small enough to travel with.

The Best Travel Games for Kids

Kid Size Binoculars

For nature trips, these binoculars are a must! Kids will love looking at wildlife and parents will love the durability of these binoculars.

Travel Journal

If you are buying a gift for an older child, I highly recommend a travel journal! It’s a great way for them to keep track of their travels.

Stocking Stuffers

Want some ideas for stocking stuffers or a travel entertainment gift basket? Pick up some items from this list of best in flight entertainment activities and toys and you’ll have the perfect gift for your tiny traveler.

Travel Themed Subscription Boxes

Amazon has some of the best deals on subscription boxes and there are even travel themed ones! Little Passports is one of the most popular, their USA edition box is perfect for kids interested in learning about the USA.

There’s also the Little Passports world edition box, perfect for kids interested in learning about the world and cultures.

The CocoMoco world box is perfect for kids between the ages of 5-12 and is filled with things to help them learn all about the world.

If your kids are into things like science and art, these are the best subscription boxes for kids of all ages.

As you can see, there are lots of under $25 gift options for every traveler in your life. What are some of your favorite travel themed gifts that you have given or received? Share in the comments below!

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