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16 Great Gifts Under $50 for the Traveler

Funding their vacation is out of the question, but these affordable gifts will help them make the most of their trips.

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Editor’s Note: The stockings are hung by the chimney with care — now what the hell are you gonna put in there? Ah, stocking stuffers. The little things: extras, last minute goodies, the old standbys. There’s an endless supply of stocking-size gifts under $50, and picking up the right ones can be a little daunting. Lucky for you, we’ve gathered the best affordable gifts around to please anyone on your list. Need more ideas? Check out all of our Stocking Stuffer Guides.

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Nest Security Cam
Because being away from home doesn’t mean you can’t check up on it. (And that luxury is worth the extra cash.) $199
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Matador Pocket Blanket
Because chairs aren’t everywhere. $25
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Grayl Quest Water Filtration Cup Tap Filter
Because the bathroom isn’t what you came to see. $45
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Zipper Waxed Canvas Pouch
Because your stuff deserves more than a Ziplock bag. $35
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L.L.Bean Wrinkle-Free Classic Oxford Cloth Shirt
Because you don’t know how to say “iron” in Urdu. $45
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ExOfficio Give-N-Go-Boxer
Because they dry incredibly fast and fight the growth of odorous bacteria. $16+
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SmartWool PhD Outdoor Light Crew Socks
Because they’ll keep your feet comfortable through almost anything. $20
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‘Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life’
Because you’ve always dreamed of doing it yourself. $19
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CaseCrown Omini iPad Air 2 Case with Viewing Stand
Because The Wirecutter says it’s the best budget iPad case on the market. $12
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Humangear GoToob Travel Bottles
Because squeezing works so much better than shaking. $23
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Quip Electric Toothbrushes
Because it’s smaller than almost every electric toothbrush on the market and comes with a travel cover. $35+
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‘Plotted: A Literary Atlas’
Because some of the best places aren’t on a real map. $20
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Victorinox Luggage Strap
Because you aren’t the first person to prefer black luggage. $15
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The Gear Patrol Magazine
Because Issue #1 features seven chapters’ worth of world traveling. $20
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GP Store: Range Rover Classic County
Because if you’re going to hit the road, hit it in classic — and utilitarian — style. $33,000
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GP Store: Sydney Opera House Print
Because you can practically hear the arias. $30

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