45 gifts under $100 for the Traveler in Your Life.

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With Christmas around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about gifts. I don’t know about you, but I spend so much time trying to find the perfect gift for my family and friends.

Being an avid traveler, I’m always looking for the best travel gear. Here is a gift guide with 45 gifts under $100. There’s something for every traveler on your list!

Under $100

Everyone needs luggage if they are traveling and finding good luggage isn’t easy. iFly is my favorite brand lately. It’s durable, has a 10-year limited warranty, and is very reasonably priced. They have 360-degree wheels, 2” expansion zipper, and a fully lined zipper enclosure that creates a second compartment. They have hard side and softside luggage in tons of fun colors like mint, rose gold, blue, and black. Depending on the traveler they have different sizes to choose from, Large ($89.00), Medium ($79.00), and carry-on ($69.00).

Who else loves to read on the plane or during a layover? It’s the best way to kill time when you aren’t trying to catch up on sleep of course. But when you are flying internationally sometimes you need two or more books with you. This is why a kindle is such a great thing to have. Now don’t get me wrong, I love the feeling of an actual book. But, I also hate when my pages get folded or I accidentally bend the cover. That is bound to happen in my bag, especially with the way I pack. With the kindle, I am able just to grab one thing instead of deciding which books to bring, but I am also saving space.

This is something everyone needs. Have you ever been on vacation and you forgot an extra memory card for your camera? With a portable SSD, you can easily transfer pictures from your phone or camera to make room for more.

This iPhone gimbal is perfect for people who want to record their trip or vlog. It stabilizes the video so it isn’t super shaky. It has sport mode, live, time-lapse and so many more features.

Under $50

Headphones are so expensive, especially for noise-canceling ones. Last time we flew I just used the ones the flight attendants handed out but they weren’t very good. These are a cost-effective option that will do the job.

This bag is so nice. I use it as my personal item on the plane and it fits under the seat in front of me. Even if I bring a carry-on I always use this as well. It gives me easy access to my phone, chargers, and other essentials without having to keep getting things from the overhead bin. This bag even fits a 15” laptop inside. It doesn’t have a laptop pocket though just keep that in mind. This is my favorite travel bag.

This thing is seriously a lifesaver. It can charge an item up to like 6 times on one charge. You can also charge up to 3 items at once.

Yes, the airplane supplies blankets and yes they kind suck. I am always cold and I always want to be able to sleep comfortably on a plane. This blanket is fleece and warm. The perfect thing to help you get some much-needed rest.

This is the perfect gift for someone who loves to travel. You can get a World map or just the United States and once you visit a new state or Country you scratch it off! They are so pretty and great to hang in your living room and show off all the places you have been.

Having a reusable water bottle isn’t just good for the environment, it also saves you money. This bottle is perfect because when it’s empty it rolls up to save space in your bag.

In order to get some sleep on the plane, you also need a pillow. Yes, you can roll up your jacket or use your arm but your neck will definitely end up hurting when you wake up. This pillow has amazing reviews for its neck support. It looks almost like a scarf but it has a piece of plastic in it that gives you amazing neck support.

If you haven’t jumped on the packing cube train yet, then you are late. Packing cubes are every smart packer’s dream. They are so handy in keeping everything organized and optimizing space in your bags.

We all want amazing shots of our trip, but we all don’t want to carry around a huge camera. And let’s face it, phone cameras are almost as good as actual cameras these days. This set of lens attaches to the camera of your phone and help you get those awesome shots. It even comes with a carrying case to hold all the attachments.

This is one of my most recent finds. A friend of mine shared this tripod and I knew I had to have it. It comes with a remote as well so you can easily take photos by yourself.

We all know how stressful planning a trip and flying can be. This kit makes the perfect gift. It’s the perfect way to relax on the flight. There are a few different options like Moscow Mule, Margarita, and Champagne Cocktail. It comes with a spoon and the mixer you just have to get the alcohol on the plane.

This straightener is so small and easy to pack in a carry-on or purse if you needed to. Just make sure that if you are flying internationally you have an adapter to be able to use it.

Have you ever tried to bring wine home from a trip in your suitcase? With wine wings, you don’t have to worry about them breaking and spilling into your suitcase. They are basically bubble wrap holders for your bottles that have double zip lock and Velcro so it doesn’t spill out.

This is another gift like the maps. It’s a cork globe with pins where you mark everywhere you have been. It’s a very cute and unique gift idea.

This anti-theft bag is so good. There is always a risk of pickpockets no matter where you go. You don’t have to worry about them with this bag though. It is slash-proof, has zipper clips, and is RFID blocking.

Under $20

This stuff is the BOMB. Honestly, the only insect repellant that has worked for me. It’s all-natural and safe for pets and children. If you like to hike or be outside this is the stuff to use. To get 15% off your order use “HARRIS15” at checkout.

Check out our hiking essentials guide for more hiking gear!

This organizer will change your life. I never wore too much jewelry when traveling because of the possibility of it all being tangled. That won’t happen with this organizer. There are separate pockets to tuck in your necklaces, a place to hold earrings, and rings! It’s so nice.

Passport wallets are great for keeping all your money and tickets organized while traveling. This specific one is RFID blocking and has plenty of pockets.

These are not only fashionable but also have a secret pocket to hold your passport or money.

You can get personalized ones or just simple colored ones.

This is a flat pad that bends however you want to hold up your phone or IPad. It can hang on the bag of the chair or be set up on the table.

This adapter is great. It plugs into your phone and has a slot for an SD card so you can instantly transfer raw images from your camera to your phone.

If you are a frequent traveler then getting a luggage scale is a good idea. They aren’t expensive and they will save you from having to pay an excess baggage fee.

Dry bags are nice to have on any trip where you will be in or near the water. It protects all your belongings from getting wet.

The set comes with bottles and a TSA approved bag for all your toiletries.

Traveling with a hairdryer can be a struggle if it’s too big. Luckily this one is small and has a folding handle.

It’s so hard to sleep on planes when you can’t get comfortable or when it’s too bright. Having an eye mask might not seem like something you need but it definitely helps a lot.

This amazon basics tripod is super durable and affordable. The legs extend up to 50” and comes with a bag.

Gear ties are one of those things you don’t know you need until you get them. It’s so nice to have all your cords tied up and organized.

If you are a heavy packer like me these are awesome! These make it so easy to make more room in your luggage.

This is perfect for any camera. Removes dust and dirt to give you the clearest photo.

Does the pressure from the plane affect your ears? I know mine hurt so bad during landing that I’m in tears. These earplugs are designed to relieve some of that pressure.

I am a firm believer in writing down all the best parts of a trip. It’s so fun to look back later and read all the little details you forgot about.

Make traveling a little less stressful with a translation book. They are available in every language.

Compression socks are a must if you are on a long flight. You don’t want to risk a blood clot. Also, get up and walk or stretch on the flight too.

Airbnb has become very popular lately. You can get a gift card in any amount you would like.

If you are traveling internationally you definitely want to make sure you get an adapter.

You can also get any amount on a flight voucher. You have to book through their site but it is good for about 300 different airlines.

This is perfect to keep all of your cords and electronics organized and in one spot so they are easily found.

There are so many travel books out there to give you inspiration on where to go and what to do. The hardest part will be picking a book.



Hopefully, now you have some ideas on what to get the traveler in your life. Share this post on Social Media to help your friends with gift ideas too!


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  1. September 25, 2019 / 1:16 pm

    Great ideas! I’ll keep in mind for my next trip

    • hharris11
      September 25, 2019 / 1:20 pm

      Thanks so much for reading!

  2. September 25, 2019 / 8:52 pm

    Great items, I love the cork globe!

    • hharris11
      September 28, 2019 / 6:34 pm

      Right?! It’s such a cute idea. I want one in my house!

  3. Morgan
    October 24, 2019 / 11:35 pm

    So many good ideas for gifts. I had no idea you could buy giftcards for Airbnb and flights!

    • hharris11
      November 5, 2019 / 12:38 pm

      Right? It’s such a good gift. I would love that for Christmas!

  4. December 4, 2019 / 12:33 pm

    This is awesome! My dad is an avid camper and takes his RV everywhere. I’ve overdone the whole “camping” themed gifts idea, I would have never thought of some of these!

    • hharris11
      December 9, 2019 / 6:14 pm

      Thanks so much! That’s awesome. We are in the process of trying to plan a cross country road trip with our camping trailer.

  5. December 4, 2019 / 12:37 pm

    What a fantastic list! I travel a lot and I can tell you that the one thing I never leave without is my Kindle! the best way for long queues, airplanes and much more! Do you know what else I brought along that was very useful? A portable solar panel to charge my stuff. Best idea ever! Thanks for sharing!

    • hharris11
      December 9, 2019 / 6:15 pm

      Wow! That’s an awesome idea I never would have thought of that.

  6. December 4, 2019 / 1:58 pm

    What a wonderful selection of awesome ideas.
    I LOVE the cork globe!
    Thank you for sharing.

    • hharris11
      December 9, 2019 / 6:16 pm

      Thanks so much Jackie!

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