Struggling with your holiday shopping? Looking for a little something special for the travel-lover in your life?
Look no further. This post is full of cute little stocking stuffer gift ideas that female travelers will adore!
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1. Vapur Collapsible Water Bottle
Bringing your own water bottle on your travels helps you save money and the environment at the same time. The best part about Vapur water bottles is that they collapse down to barely anything, and weigh next to nothing in the process.
2. Buff Headwear
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
Luggage tags don’t always have to be about providing contact information for the luggage owner. They can also be decorative, which can simply help your bag stand out easier on the luggage carousel.
We love these cute and decorative luggage tags on Etsy. They are leather, hand-stamped, and super adorable on a suitcase or handbag!
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. 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 tested a more natural version – Natralus Paw Paw – and are loving that it contains double the amount of Paw Paw and has a bit of a fruity honey scent.
6. Baggu Zipper Pouches
They’re simple, colorful and versatile. Baggu zipper pouches 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.
I never pack a bag without them! The 3D Zip Set has 3 pouches of varying size.
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.
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.
9. Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm
You don’t need to pack an entire makeup kit to feel pretty when you travel. We love some good tinted lip balm, such as those made by Burt’s Bees. You can get the straight up tinted lip balms, or the lip shimmers (pictured above), for a pop of color that quickly freshens up any look while traveling.
10. Carabiner Clips
Need to hang a water bottle off the side of your backpack? Want extra handbag security in known pickpocket areas? A carabiner clip can help with that!
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 after every trip by scratching off the parts of the world to which she has been.
A travel scratch map makes a great souvenir that can be framed and hung on the wall.
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!
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.
14. Decomposition Pocket Notebooks
For the traveler who still appreciates good ol’ pen and paper, a small notebook makes the perfect stocking stuffer.
Decomposition’s brand of journals are an eco-friendly travel product given they are made 100% recycled paper. The pocket-sized versions are great for popping into a daypack and taking down trip notes along the way.
15. Perfume Atomizer
For travelers who are attached to a signature scent but tend to leave the giant bottles at home, an atomizer makes an awesome stocking stuffer gift. They’re pocket-sized so will take up barely any room in a liquids toiletry bag.
Another option is to look at gifting a lovely solid perfume. It doesn’t have to go in a liquids bag at all!
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