The 26 Best Travel-related Gifts Under $10 in 2022

You don’t need to spend a ton on a travel-related gift that packs a punch.

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Best Travel-related Gifts Under $10

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The travel-obsessed people on your list can be both super easy to shop for and extremely challenging at the same time. Of course, you want to get them something they’ll actually use, but a portable charger or gift card isn’t exactly personalized or exciting. Frequent travelers—like us—will be quick to tell you there are certain gadgets or accessories that make any journey much more comfortable and efficient. Whether it’s reusable cutlery, an insulated bottle, or organizational pouches, most of us have our go-tos we’d never take a trip without. 

You don’t have to spend an arm and a leg in order to ensure you score a thoughtful gift for the jetsetters in your life, either. We rounded up some of our favorite affordable items that are so tempting you may want to treat yourself, too. 

Here is our list of the best travel-related gifts under $10.

Tildaks Electronic Organizer

Tildaks Electronic Organizer

Amazon

It doesn’t matter how well they think they’ve packed their carry-on and personal hand luggage — losing track of charging cables is almost inevitable, especially on long-haul flights or when checking into multiple hotels throughout the course of a trip. This handy electronic organizer will save them time and time again thanks to the well-made interior that includes a designated spot for a range of chargers and tech accessories.

The Ultimate Travel Journal for Kids: Awesome Activities for Your Adventures

The Ultimate Travel Journal for Kids: Awesome Activities for Your Adventures

Walmart

Kids can be great little travelers, but even if they’re winning gold stars for behavior, all that time spent at the airport or in the backseat of the car can be boring for pretty much everyone. This child-friendly journal is designed to make even the most yawn-worthy parts of travel fun with engaging activities and games on each and every expertly curated page.

Noshinku Refillable Hand Sanitizer

Noshinku Refillable Hand Sanitizer

Saks

Standard sterile hand sanitizer isn’t the only way to ensure you’re protected against germs and viruses while on the road. Noshinku Hand Sanitizer comes in an aesthetically pleasing bottle that’s actually refillable. Not only will your giftees cut down on their carbon footprint, but the Noshinku brand also offers spa-inspired scents like eucalyptus and bergamot — which is leagues better than smelling like disinfectant if you ask us!

Wineskin Bag 2-Pack

Wineskin Bag

Walmart

Shopping for traveling oenophiles? Skip the typical wine-inspired novelty gifts and instead opt for something they’ll actually use over and over, like a set of Wineskin Bags. These clever packing bags fit perfectly around a standard bottle of wine and offer enough protection so bottles won’t risk smashing or cracking whether returning from Italy or Napa.

LiDiVi Luggage Cup Holder

LiDiVi Luggage Cup Holder

Amazon

We all aspire to be that efficient traveler who breezes through the airport with sophistication and finesse — but unless you have two to three extra hands, managing your beverages and smartphone (along with luggage and travel documents) can look like amateur juggling at worst. Thankfully, the LiDiVi Luggage Cup Holder was designed specifically to act as that extra set of hands. The genius luggage accessory attaches right onto a suitcase and can easily be detached and reattached, too.

Vlando Small Travel Jewelry Box

Vlando Small Travel Jewelry Box

Amazon

There’s nothing worse than misplacing a precious pair of earrings or a necklace while packing up a hotel room — and a small travel jewelry box offers just the antidote to that gut-wrenching panic. The velvet-lined Vlando Travel Jewelry Box will give your loved ones a specific storage solution that’ll be much more secure than throwing their most precious accessories into a handbag pocket or makeup bag.

Burt's Bees 5-Piece Gift Set

Burt's Bees Gift Set

Amazon

Travel-sized cosmetics are always going to be a major win for frequent flyers — especially when already trying to squeeze everything into a carry-on. This set of Burt’s Bees products includes everything they’ll need to pamper their skin while abroad; including enough lip balm and body lotion to last the entire trip and then some.

Hello Antiplaque and Teeth Whitening Eco-friendly Travel Toothpaste Tablets

Hello Antiplaque and Teeth Whitening Eco-friendly Travel Toothpaste Tablets

Amazon

We’ll come right out and say it: toothpaste isn’t exactly the most exciting gift — but your pals will mentally thank you when they find themselves in a hotel room without any complimentary toothpaste on hand. The Hello travel toothpaste is available in single-use chewable tablets which also means they’ll be able to breeze through security without worrying about exceeding their liquid limits.

Dr. Scholl's Graduated Compression Knee High Socks

Dr. Scholl's Graduated Compression Knee High Socks

Amazon

We get it: compression socks are anything but sexy. But every regular long-haul traveler will tell you just how crucial a good pair can be, especially if they tend to get restless mid-flight or worry about varicose veins or blood clots. The Dr. Scholl’s Graduated Compression Knee High Socks are one of the best options on the market for their gentle compression and subtle aesthetic, and they can easily be worn from the plane to the hotel without being uncomfortable (or unsightly).

reroucky 6 Pack Reusable Shopping Grocery Bags

Reroucky 6 Pack Reusable Shopping Grocery Bags

Amazon

We always recommend packing a reusable shopping bag in your carry-on or suitcase; you never know when you might need an extra tote to check out a local market, or to store souvenirs that don’t fit into your overstuffed luggage. This set of reusable grocery bags comes in a handful of cheeky prints and bright colors, and we love that they pack down into tiny pouches that can easily be tucked into the bottom of a handbag or carry-on and used as needed.

SKIMS Adult Seamless Face Mask

Skims Adult Seamless Face Mask

Nordstrom

Most airlines in the United States no longer have mask mandates in place, but if your giftee is planning a trip abroad to certain destinations, they may still need a face mask on hand for boarding flights or taking public transit. The Skims Adult Seamless Face Mask is ultra comfortable and chic, as far as face masks go, thanks to the minimal pleating and moisture-wicking cotton material.

JAZZZNAP Natural Silk Eye Mask

JAZZZNAP Natural Silk Eye Mask

Amazon

We never pack a carry-on bag without throwing in at least one silk eye mask. Not only is it a godsend on flights when the cabin lighting is anything but soothing, but they also help to ensure a good night’s sleep even if the hotel room happens to be in front of a streetlight or doesn’t have blackout blinds.

Maskiss 24K Gold Under Eye Patches

Maskiss 24K Gold Under Eye Patches

Amazon

Help the traveler in your life channel their inner Real Housewife or lifestyle influencer on their next red-eye flight with these gold-infused eye masks. Packed with collagen and hyaluronic acid to increase skin’s elasticity and moisture, this luxe 30-pair set will last, too.

EarPlanes Original Adult EarPlanes

Earplugs

EarPlanes

For travelers who experience ear pain while flying (or want to prepare themselves just in case), a pair of Original Adult EarPlanes can help ensure ear canals remain safe and healthy when shifting between altitudes. The doctor-approved ear plugs work by filtering the amount of air that can pass into the air canal, which can decrease pressure in the process.

Special Made Collapsible Water Bottle

Special Made Collapsible Water Bottle

Amazon

We all know the laundry list of ways to cut down on our carbon footprint while traveling, but it’s not always feasible to carry an oversized metal water bottle along with the rest of the gear your loved ones have to lug through the airport. This convenient 600-milliliter bottle holds more water than a standard plastic bottle but it was made to fold and pack down into a micro-sized carry pouch when empty to take care of that problem.

BEAR Real Fruit Snack Rolls

Bear Real Fruit Snack Rolls

Amazon

Buying snacks at the airport or from gas stations while on the road can add up quickly, which is why healthy prepackaged snacks can be a great gift for frequent travelers. Look for options without added sugar or artificial preservatives, like the Bear Real Fruit Snack Rolls, to help ensure they’ll get a much-needed energy boost without the sugar crash.

Camping Journal: Family RV Travel Logbook

Camping Journal: Family RV Travel Logbook

Amazon

The art of journaling can be quite the time commitment, but it’s one of the best ways to cement precious memories while traveling. Camping Journal: Family RV Travel Logbook was designed for the whole family to complete together and includes writing prompts that range from sharing best memories to specifics like listing out the exact campsite name and included amenities for future reference. 

Axiaolu Stainless Steel 4-piece Cutlery Set

Axiaolu Stainless Steel 4-piece Cutlery Set

Amazon

Eco-minded travelers will particularly enjoy this reusable cutlery set. The four-piece set includes a fork, spoon, and set of chopsticks, all of which are conveniently contained in a compact case. Not only will this help them cut down their carbon footprint but it’ll also ensure they’re never stuck in a hotel room trying to eat takeout with their toothbrush (we’ve been there).

Elechobby Fly Safe Keychain

Elechobby Fly Safe Keychain

Amazon

This sentimental gift makes a great keepsake for frequent travelers, pilots, and flight attendants alike. The subtle silver-hued keychain features an elegant “fly safe” engraving with a small plane motif and will make your loved ones think of you every time they board a plane or run into delays at the airport. It can also be used for professional lanyards, or even as a suitcase or carry-on charm.

American Tourister Disney Luggage Tag

American Tourister Disney Luggage Tag, Mickey Mouse, One Size

Amazon

Shopping for a Disney fan? The American Tourister Disney Luggage Tag is not just a great way to honor a love of all things Mickey and co., but it’s also an extremely practical gift. The retro luggage tags are made of a durable rubber that’ll last through rough baggage handling while also ensuring a bag is easy to spot on the other end of the carousel.

Vegond 20-ounce Tumbler with Lid and Stainless Steel Straw

Vegond 20-ounce Tumbler with Lid and Stainless Steel Straw

Amazon

This eco-friendly travel tumbler is a practical gift for any friend who lives for a cold brew or caramel macchiato. The oversized tumbler is vacuum-insulated — which means it’ll keep hot beverages hot and cold beverages cold for hours on end. It’s also available in a whole spectrum of colors, allowing you to choose the hue that’ll best suit their style.

Travelambo Front Pocket Minimalist Leather Slim Wallet

Front Pocket Minimalist Leather Slim Wallet

Travelambo

This wallet was designed to hold key travel essentials in one spot so it’s easy to breeze through passport control and head straight to the closest coffee shop without fumbling in a backpack for the appropriate cards and documents. The slim, minimalist design also conveniently includes RFID-blocking technology.

Ziploc Makeup and Accessory Bags

Ziploc Makeup and Accessory Bags

Amazon

Packing makeup and skincare in an organized way can be challenging — especially if your gift recipient will be going from hotel to hotel on a longer trip. These Ziploc Makeup and Accessory Bags are the cosmetic industry’s answer to packing cubes, allowing travelers to categorize their beauty products rather than throwing everything into one oversized toiletry case.

Kikkerland Travel Laundry Bag

Maps Laundry Bag

Kikkerland

Whether they’re the type to unload luggage right away or leave laundry and souvenirs bundled into a suitcase for a few days (or weeks) after they’ve returned home, the Kikkerland Travel-size Laundry Bag will help make the unpacking experience so much quicker. The cotton sack will ensure all dirty clothes stay separate from their clean items, creating a grab-and-go solution to laundry day.

Doboli 2-Pack Reusable Metal Straws

Doboli 2 Pack Reusable Metal Straws

Amazon

Looking for a good travel-related gift for an iced-coffee fiend? This two-pack of reusable metal straws will ensure they can bypass the use of plastic straws altogether — without having to drag around a full-sized straw on the go. The telescopic straws shrink down smaller than a pen or pencil and come with their own carry-pouch and cleaning tools to ensure proper hygiene between drinks.

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For this article, Kaitlyn McInnis used her experience as a travel writer and former lifestyle editor to curate the best gifts for the traveler in your life.

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