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15 Stocking Stuffer Gifts for Female Travelers

stocking stuffer travel gifts

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

vapur water bottle
Vapur water bottles are collapsible and packable.

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

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

MesaDreams Luggage Tags - Available on Etsy
MesaDreams Luggage Tags – Available on Etsy.

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

dry shampoo for travel

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

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

Baggu zipper pouches for travel organization
They also come in fun patterns and colors!

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

Custom Map Jewelry by homestudio on Etsy

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

sea to summit ultra sil backpack

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

carabiner clips have a thousand uses for travelers
Carabiner clips offer a thousand uses to travelers.

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

Watercolor travel scratch off 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

speakeasy hidden pocket 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

travel eye mask passport stamps
Get this adorable handmade eye mask from the OddsnBlobs shop on Etsy.

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

Decomposition 100% post consumer waste recycled paper notebooks
Decomposition’s 100% post consumer waste recycled paper 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

perfume atomizer for travel

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!

Happy shopping!

Need more shopping ideas? Check out more travel gift guides.

Written by Brooke

I run the show at Her Packing List and love packing ultralight. In fact, I once traveled for 3 entire weeks with just the contents of a well-packed 12L handbag. When I'm not obsessing over luggage weight, I'm producing episodes of The UnPacking List or just snuggling with my pet rabbit, Sherlock Bunz.

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Gear We Use


Packing Cubes – Organize your luggage with the lightweight, durable and compressible Eagle Creek Pack-It Specter Compression Cubes.

Backpacks + Daypacks

Pacsafe – Since they come with extra theft-resisting features, Pacsafe bags make you a more confident traveler. We especially love this bag.

Sea to Summit – Of all the Sea to Summit products, our most recommended is the fits-in-your-palm, super packable Ultra-Sil Daypack.

Personal Care

Nalgene Toiletry Bottles – These leak-free toiletry bottles and tubs come in all sizes – even super tiny, helping minimalists pack it all without bulk.

Turkish Towels – They’re thinner than most travel towels, and they actually cover your body! We can’t get enough of Turkish towels for travel.


Speakeasy Supply Co. – They make the awesome hidden pocket infinity scarves that are perfect for stashing secret cash, lip balms, and passports.

Anatomie – Anatomie travel pants come with luxury prices, but they offer many benefits for travelers. See our review of the famous Skyler pants.

Travel Resources

Booking Airfare

Dollar Flight Club – Get flight deal alerts for your preferred departure airport. There is both a free and premium version (recommended for more sweet deals). Members save on average $500 USD per flight!

Skyscanner – Skyscanner is our preferred site for searching flights. They offer unbiased search results and are free from hidden fees. You can also book your hotels and rental cars.


Airbnb – Airbnb is the best place to book out apartments around the world. Sign up using this link to get $37 USD off your first stay booking + $14 USD towards an experience booking! – Search for hotels, hostels, and apartments using this one resource. Use it for flights, car rentals, and airport taxis as well.

Hostelworld – For hostels, Hostelworld remains our number one source for booking stays. Choose from straight up hostels, budget hotels and bed and breakfasts.

Trusted Housesitters – Save money on travel accommodation by becoming a housesitter. Housesitters often have extra duties, like caring for pets and gardens.

Reader Interactions


  1. Kristi says

    Awesome! I love the luggage tags (but worry they might get damaged… so carry-on only for those).

    All such amazing suggestions and perfect for the avid Travelista!

  2. Izzie says

    Wonderful ideas here – especially loving the map necklaces and the scratch map! Just so you know, the link to underneath the scratch map takes you to carabiners instead. 🙂

  3. Jessica says

    Wow – these are awesome ideas! I love the fitkit – have not seen this before! I also second the dry shampoo and Baggu bags – couldn’t travel without ’em!


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