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Stocking Stuffers: Travel

December 12, 2014 Culture By

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, the extras, the last minute goodies, the fun gifts. They’re as enjoyable to give as they are to receive. Thing is, 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.


L.L.-Bean-Traveler-Shoe-Bag-gear-patorl L.L. Bean Traveler Shoe Bag
Because mud makes a poor souvenir. $20
The-New-York-Times--36-Hours-125-Weekends-in-Europe-gear-patrol The New York Times: 36 Hours 125 Weekends in Europe
Because the grey lady gets around. $33
Everlane-Dopp-Kit-gear-patrol Everlane Dopp Kit
Because they’re finally past ziplocks. $35
Travelon-Micro-Scale-gear-patrol Travelon Micro Scale
Because tickets are expensive enough. $17
Ursa-Major-Face-Wipes-gear-patrol Ursa Major Face Wipes
Because no one likes lingering in airplane bathrooms. $24+
Tumi-International-Power-Adaptor-gear-patrol Tumi International Power Adaptor
Because guessing in these matters rarely ends well. $50
Carry-On-Cocktail-Kit-gear-patrol Carry-On Cocktail Kit
Because Ambien’s harder to come by. $30
Apolis-Transit-Issue-Luggage-Tag-gear-patrol Apolis Transit Issue Luggage Tag
Because everybody’s bag looks like yours. $22
afar-magazine-gear-patrol AFAR Magazine
Because exploration’s pretty good from the couch, too. $20
Eagle-Creek-Travel-Pack-It-Folder-gear-patrol Eagle Creek Travel Pack-It Folder
Because ironing and jet lag don’t mix. $23
Photojojo-iPhone-Lenses-gear-patrol Photojojo iPhone Lenses
Because it’s the only camera they use. $20+
Anker-2nd-Gen-Astro-6400mAh-Portable-External-gear-patrol Anker 2nd Gen Astro 6400mAh Portable External
Because it’s got juice to recharge their smartphone three times over. $26
Bucky-Luggage-40-Blinks-Ultralight-Sleep-Mask-gear-patrol Bucky Luggage 40 Blinks Ultralight Sleep Mask
Because few seat mates are eye candy. $13
Midnight-in-Siberia--A-Train-Journey-into-the-Heart-of-Russia-gear-patrol Midnight in Siberia: A Train Journey into the Heart of Russia
Because it’s the #1 best seller in the “railroad travel reference” section of Amazon.
Twelve-South-PlugBug-World-gear-patrol Twelve South PlugBug World
Because the fewer cords the better.$37
AeroPress-Coffee-Maker-gear-patrol AeroPress Coffee Maker
Because coffee culture isn’t global.
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