The 9 Best Stocking Stuffers for Travelers

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Stockings are arguably the best part of Christmas morning. Tradition says that St. Nicholas put gold coins in socks that were hanging by the fireplace to dry. And while we certainly wouldn't turn down any surprise gold coins, we'd probably use them to book a flight. No offense to St. Nick, but we think that travel stocking stuffers are the way to go. Below, we rounded up some of the best stocking stuffer ideas for the travelers on your nice list.

Jakan Wireless Bluetooth In-Ear Headphones from Nordstrom

Wireless Bluetooth headphones are all the rage, but they’re usually a clunky over-ear variety that can be difficult to transport. As an alternative, try the Jakan Wireless Bluetooth In-Ear Headphones, which are streamlined and easy to take anywhere without sacrificing sound quality. 

The Farmacy Coconut Gel Mask from Sephora

Sheet masks are a no-fuss and easy-to-pack way to bring skincare on the road. The Hydrating Coconut Mask combats dryness and loss of firmness, and is perfect to put in your carry-on bag.

Compression Socks from Comrad

Socks and the holidays seem to go hand in hand or foot in foot. Comrad’s compression socks are one of the best gifts you can give the travel junkie on your list. The pleasant compression increases circulation, while the fabric wicks away sweat and eliminates odors. They’re ideal for long flights. 

Southwest Airlines Gift Card from Amazon

Cut straight to the travel chase with a Southwest Airlines gift card. Bonus: Your giftee just might be so grateful that they take you on a trip. 

Travel Luggage Tag & Passport Holder Set from Nordstrom

What looks chicer than a matching luggage tag and passport holder? The passport holder includes space for cards and a pen, and the luggage tag features lines for your phone number and email address. Upgrade! 

Leatherman Micra Keychain Pocket Tool from L.L. Bean

The Leatherman Micra Keychain Pocket Tool packs 10 useful gadgets into one easy-to-carry multi-tool. It’s ideal for the adventure traveler on your list, but remind them not to put it in a carry-on bag since it has a small blade. 

Travel Cord Roll from Amazon

This travel cord roll falls under the category of entirely practical and definitely needed. The roll neatly holds eight cords and two plugs, keeping everything neat and tangle-free while in transit. 

Mario Badescu Facial Spray & Lip Balm

Mario Badescu’s soothing lip balm and hydrating rosewater facial mist combat dreaded dry airplane air. Plus, they’re packaged as a cute tree ornament — perfect for gifting. 

YETI Rambler Insulated Mug from Amazon

YETI makes a wide range of insulated thermoses and water bottles, but we love the size and shape of their mug for a stocking stuffer. This little guy keeps hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold for 24 hours. It’s perfect for camping, boating, or a cup of coffee on an ocean-facing balcony. 

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