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Best Stocking Stuffers for Travelers

Looking for the best stocking stuffers for travelers? These are our favorites.

I still remember the excitement of waking up on Christmas day to open gifts with the family. We had a tradition of taking turns opening presents, but stockings were always fair game once we got downstairs.

Here’s a list of the best stocking stuffers for travelers in your life.


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Last Updated: December 14, 2023

Best Stocking Stuffer for Travelers

1. GoToob & GoTubb →

We’ve been using GoToobs for years. They have yet to leak on us, and the wide mouth makes it easy to wash. Traveling with your own toiletries is better since the little plastic bottles in hotels create a lot of waste.

More recently, we added GoTubbs to our collection. They are convenient for bringing meds, vitamins, and other small items.

See More: 15 Best Sustainable Gifts to Buy

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2. Universal Travel Adaptor →

Anyone who travels internationally needs this adaptor. It keeps all your electronics safe plus has multiple inputs in case you’re stuck with just one outlet to use but a bunch of things to charge.

3. Packing Cubes →

We’re huge advocates of packing cubes or space savers when traveling since we’re all about packing light. They are crucial in helping keep your clothes organized and compact; we never travel without them.

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4. Power Bank / Phone Charger →

We never travel without this phone charger. It gives us enough power to charge our phones all day and has two ports, so we don’t have to fight over who gets to charge first.

5. 3-1-1 Toiletry Bag →

I’ve used this clear 3-1-1 Toiletry Bag for the past five years. I’ve owned prettier ones, but this no-frills one is the one I always go back to since it doesn’t take up extra space like the boxy ones. It’s inexpensive, reliable, and helps me get through security quickly.

See More: How to Pack Toiletries

6. Tangle Teezer Compact Styler →

Ever since a friend introduced me to the Tangle Teezer, I haven’t traveled without it. It’s a brush that untangles even the unruliest hair. I love how compact it is, too.

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7. Packable Towel →

These tiny towels are perfect to have around in case of an emergency. They can fit in your pocket, expand when needed, and be used in multiple ways. Plus, they come in different sizes.

8. Wallet Phone Case →

Since we discovered the wallet phone case, we’ve never gone back to using a regular wallet. We love the new Peak Design system because we can switch out the wallet for a tripod or other accessories easily. 

Check out our YouTube review here.

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9. Travel Journal or Notebook →

I love making lists, even if it’s a list after the fact, so I can cross things off. Knowing this, a friend of mine gifted me this Travel Listography Journal, and it’s been something fun to reference every year.

Whether it’s this Listography book or another travel journal, this a great stocking stuffer for travelers to help keep memories from their trips.

See More: 15 Wanderful Ways to Track Your Travels


10. Face Mask →

If you spend much time flying, you know how much it messes with your skin. I pack face masks for the plane or at the hotel at my destination. Jacob usually does one with me, too!

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11. Subtl Beauty Stacks →

Subtl Beauty is a compact, stackable makeup solution for those constantly on the go. All Subtl Staks come with a makeup brush and a mirror on the ends, and you can customize what you want in the middle of your stak. They’re vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free, fragrance-free, and refillable to minimize waste.

My stak includes concealer, cream highlighter, lip & cheek, eyeshadow, bronzer, and an extra lid to keep some staks at home if I want to go minimalist on makeup. The left side shows what you can replace with Subtl Staks on your right.

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12. Ombraz Sunglasses →

We just discovered these armless sunglasses and love them. They use a nylon strap to stay secure to your head when you’re out on an adventure.

13. Wireless Headphones →

I love having wireless headphones with me when I travel. Music can remind you of such specific moments in your life and having a soundtrack for your trip can bring you back to that location every time you hear a certain song.

14. Compact Hairdryer →

I only pack a backpack and carry-on luggage, so having compact items helps. A friend recommended this compact hairdryer a few years ago, and it’s been perfect for traveling light.

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15. Self Cleaning Water Bottle →

We’ve been reading up more on traveling responsibly. One small step you can take is traveling with a reusable water bottle (these are our current favorites for travel).

Pro Tip: Fill up your bottle after you go through security at the airport so you can stay hydrated on the plane. Sometimes, it takes a while for the flight attendant to bring out the beverage carts; if there’s turbulence, they might not serve drinks.

See More: 7 Best Travel Water Bottles That We Tested On the Road

Overview of Capital One Walmart Credit Card Benefits

The Capital One Walmart Rewards Card is an excellent option for anyone who loves to travel, especially during the holiday season. The card has flexible rewards and significant earnings. We were able to find all these stocking stuffers at Walmart. We even found so many that we added a list of other ideas below.

Earning 5% on all these purchases also helps you squeeze more out of your wallet this holiday season. Plus, if you’re traveling during the holidays, you earn 2% back. Check out all the benefits you get!

  • 5% back on purchases at Walmart online, inclusive of Walmart Grocery Pickup and Delivery
  • 5% back on in-store purchases when using Walmart Pay for the first 12 months after approval, and an unlimited 2% back on Walmart purchases in stores outside of the introductory offer
  • 2% back on restaurants and travel
  • 1% percent back everywhere else
  • No annual fee and no foreign transaction fees
  • The ability to redeem rewards at any time for travel, gift cards, during online checkout at, recent purchases, and statement credits
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Any other great stocking stuffers for travelers we’re missing? Do you own or have you purchased any of these for a friend?

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Esther + Jacob

Esther and Jacob are the founders of Local Adventurer, one of the top 5 travel blogs in the US. They believe that adventure can be found near and far and hope to inspire others to explore locally. They explore a new city in depth every year and currently base themselves in Las Vegas.

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