Struggling with your holiday shopping? This post is full of cute little stocking stuffer gift ideas that female travelers will adore!
*Note: This post has been updated and republished from the previous year’s gift guide.
1. Natralus Paw Paw Ointment
The benefits of Paw Paw ointment make it a must-pack for female travelers. Unfortunately, most women outside of Australia haven’t heard about this fermented papaya wonder – an ointment that is used to soothe chapped and dry lips and skin, calm a sunburn or any burn, as well as soothe bug bites and abrasions. We’ve talked about a popular brand here on Her Packing List before – Lucas’ PaPaw – but we’ve also been testing a more natural version – Natralus Paw Paw – for a few weeks and are loving that it contains double the amount of Paw Paw and has a bit of a fruity honey scent.
A Buff is a multifunctional item for the traveling female, acting as a headband, a beanie, a neck warmer, or a protective layer from the sun. They come in many styles and colors and can become your best travel friend.
3. Cute Luggage Tags
A point of contact should be on every piece of luggage you carry on your travels, but why not have some fun with them. Invest in a statement luggage tag that not only serves its basic purpose while helping your bag to stand out on the luggage carousel.
>> Check these luggage tags out on Etsy
4. Dry Shampoo
A simple travel sized bottle of dry shampoo can bring joy to a female traveler. Dry shampoo is helpful on those tours in rustic Mongolia, cross-country train rides without showers, or just to help lessen the appearance of grease that builds up naturally. Spray or pump onto the scalp and massage before brushing out.
5. Photojojo iPhone Lenses
As many travelers are relying on their trusty smartphones for their camera capabilities on the road, why not give your wanderlusting gal a little something for that purpose. These iPhone lenses from Photojojo are tiny, lightweight and can add a little special touch to travel photos.
>> Grab some Photojojo iPhone lenses on Amazon.
6. Baggu Zipper Bags
They’re simple, colorful and versatile. Baggu zipper bags are made of rip-stop nylon and can be the perfect bag for storing socks and undies, bagging shoes, and just plain organizing anything in your luggage. Available in sets of 3 of varying size.
>> Grab a Baggu zipper bag set on Amazon
7. Map Jewelry
Either a memento of previous jaunts or a piece for gathering excitement for future trips, map jewelry is a sure-hit with female travelers. Etsy sellers create map necklaces, earrings and bracelets like they are going out of style, so head on over and grab this great little stocking stuffer for the traveling friend in your life.
>> Grab some cool map jewelry on Etsy
8. Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil Daypack
We love this little bag around here at Her Packing List. It squishes up into the size of a palm and can even be attached to a key ring. It’s there in a pinch when you need a little extra storage – on a day trip when you’re carrying a water bottle and a jacket, or when making a quick stop at the shops for some hostel snacks.
The FitKit is basically a travel-friendly gym. Coming in something the size of a large sunglasses case, the FitKit includes an exercise band, a resistance tube, a jump rope, a pedometer and reflective arm band.
>> Grab a FitKit on the official website
10. Carabiner Clips
They’re cheap and can be used in a hundred different ways, which makes them the perfect stocking stuffer gift. Bonus points if the carabiners include a built-in light or bottle opener.
11. Travel Scratch Map
A travel scratch map is the gift that keeps on giving. The traveler gets to update the map by scratching off the parts of the world that have been traveled to thus far. The perfect souvenir that can be kept at home and never packed.
12. Speakeasy Travel Scarf
The Speakeasy Travel Scarf has a special hidden pocket so you can stash extra cash, credit cards, or even a passport while you travel. They are handmade and come in dozens of fun patterns and different weights. So cute and useful!
>> Grab a Speakeasy Travel Scarf on their Etsy shop
13. Eye Mask
Sleep impacts mood, health and hormones, so having a good night’s sleep is imperative when you travel. Anything that can help to add comfort to your life on the road and induce some zzz’s is a must, and a travel eye mask helps block out the light on planes and in your accommodation.
>> Grab a cute eye mask from odds & blobs on Etsy
14. Ecosystem Journal
We just wrote about these journals in our eco-friendly travel products post. Made from 100% recycled paper, the small versions are great for popping into a daypack and taking down trip notes along the way.
15. Aroamas Travel Perfume Sticks
Aroamas solid travel perfumes fill out a stocking quite perfectly. Finally, a traveling female can travel the world with a handy container of perfume with her – and one that won’t spill or leak in her bag. These are handmade in Australia, but shipped worldwide. Get your orders in early to ensure they arrive in time for the holidays.
>> Grab some Aroamas on the official site.
Need more shopping ideas? Check out last year’s gift guide.
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