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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!
1. 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.
2. 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.
4. 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!
5. Travel-Themed Scrunchies
A female traveler is likely to bring a scrunchie along with her on her trip anyway, so why not make it a cute one that will make her smile?
You’ll find a whole range of different scrunchies online. You can get travel-themed ones or if they’re going to a tropical destination soon, look out for bright colors and tropical prints like these ones on Amazon.
6. Cute Compression Socks
If you’ve been around HPL for a while, you’ll know that compression socks are a travel must-have! Compression socks improve blood flow and boost your circulation.
This helps to prevent issues like blood clots, deep vein thrombosis, and spider veins, especially while flying. They don’t have to be boring, they come in a whole range of cute colors and prints. Vim & Vigr has some amazing options.
7. 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 (or in the overhead compartment if you’re a carry-on-only packer). You can even get personalized luggage tags!
We love these cute and decorative luggage tags on Etsy. They are leather, hand-stamped, and super adorable on a suitcase or handbag! A travel stocking stuffer must-have.
8. 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.
This eye mask from Etsy can even be customized to match your destination.
9. Passport Wallet
One of the worst things that can happen when you travel is losing your passport. A cute passport wallet will ensure your passport stays safe and damage-free and will make it easier to find when you’re rummaging through your bag at the airport.
An added bonus is that they’re super cute! You can get so many different colors and styles and some even have places for cards and other valuables.
10. Travel Pillow
A good travel pillow is no doubt the one thing that can make a long journey by plane, car, or train, more comfortable. They are especially good for travelers with neck or back issues.
The Lewis N Clark Adjustable Neck Pillow is one of the best ultralight pillows available. It inflates easily and when you’re not using it, it folds up compactly into a mesh bag.
11. 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.
12. 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.
13. 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.
14. 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!
15. Under Eye Patches
There’s no question about it, a long airplane trip can leave even the most seasoned of travelers looking a bit worse for wear when they arrive at their destination. Use these under eye patches before you land to make your eyes less puffy and leave you feeling refreshed and ready for the adventuring to begin.
16. Solid Toiletries
Solid toiletries are great for travelers! Say goodbye to worrying about liquid restrictions when you make the change to solid shampoo bars, cleansers, and creams. The options are really endless.
Ethique is a brand that we love for solid toiletries. It’s perfect for someone who has never tried solid toiletries before and isn’t sure what they are going to like. You can also buy minis and trial packs which are perfect for travelers.
17. 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.
18. Mōte Micro Organizer
If you know a traveler whose tablets are constantly getting lost in the bottom of bags or take up loads of precious space in bulky pill containers, then this is the perfect travel stocking stuffer for them.
The mōte is a micro-sized container weighing roughly 7 oz. It is the size of a credit card and 7.5mm thick, making it perfect for carrying your life care essentials neatly, organized, and in style.
19. Tom Bihn 3D Organizer Cube
This is one of the best minimalist toiletry bags on the market and is great for using as your carry-on liquids bag.
It’s made of sustainable materials and has a hook to hang off your bathroom door or hostel dorm bunk. You can even choose to add a key strap, handle loop, or shoulder straps and it comes in a whole range of fun colors.
20. Stasher bags
These high-quality, heavy-duty, reusable zip-lock bags are the perfect travel stocking stuffer for the eco-conscious traveler. Their quart-size bag is a great option for your carry-on toiletries, but they can also be used for road trip snacks, make-up storage, and as an electronics bag.
They’re dishwasher-safe, microwave-ready, and freezer-friendly.
21. Silicone Travel Bottles
Although we would love to have all our toiletries in solid form, sometimes there are must-haves in your routine that need to be packed as liquids. Leak-proof silicone travel bottles will make packing with liquids a breeze and there are tons of cute options available.
It’s no secret, bags have been going missing more than usual lately. This is one of the reasons we recommend packing hand luggage only. But if you are planning on checking a bag, an Apple Airtag can give you peace of mind that you’ll always know where your suitcase is.
You can get cute, waterproof keychains for them as well.
23. Power Bank
If you’re spending the day away from your accommodation, you’re going to want to make sure that your phone lasts the whole time. A female traveler will definitely appreciate a portable power bank as a stocking stuffer gift that she can take with her on her adventures to ensure that she is always connected.
24. Headphone Travel Adaptor
The headphones provided by airlines are not of amazing quality. Headphone travel adaptors are a perfect stocking stuffer for a female traveler in your life. They will love the comfort of using their own earphones while up in the air.
25. Digital Luggage Scale
A digital bag scale is essential for a traveler. Especially if they are packing a carry-on only and have to stick to strict baggage weights. You want one that goes up in increments of 0.1lbs which makes it super accurate for weighing your bags.
26. 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.
27. 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.
29. Waterproof Phone Pouch
If you know a female traveler going to a tropical destination soon, then this is the travel stocking stuffer you are going to want to buy for them.
A waterproof phone case with a lanyard will keep your phone dry and sand-free at the beach, keep it close to you for pictures while kayaking on a lake, or free from humidity while hiking in a rainforest. Bonus points if the pouch floats!
30. Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil Nano Ultralight Day Pack
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.
There’s now an even smaller NANO version, and we love it even more.
31. 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.
32. Camera Strap
A great idea for a travel stocking stuffer for a photo-obsessed traveler is a unique camera strap. Not only is this useful but there are so many different designs and colors available to make it a fun, statement piece. There are lots of different options on Etsy.
33. 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.
34. Travel Games
Any seasoned traveler will know that traveling comes with a lot of waiting around. A pack of cards is always handy to have in this situation. But a fun game as a stocking stuffer will be so much better than that old pack of cards.
Lots of your favorite games come in travel-sized versions with magnetic pieces to make playing easy during turbulence. You can also find specific games for travel on Etsy.
35. Travel Planner Journal
If the female traveler in your life is an avid planner, then you are going to want to get them a travel planner journal as a stocking stuffer gift. Make their planning easy and fun.