The Best Men’s Travel Gifts Under $50
These affordable travel gifts for men are each under $50 and available for purchase online, whether from a living room or hotel room.
Road warriors will appreciate practical solutions like a travel-ready shave set or a recovery kit that’s intended for new dads (but also pretty perfect for a long-haul flight). And the adventurous traveler will be thrilled to unwrap a straw that converts contaminated water to drinkable water as he’s drinking it.
Related: Women's Travel Gifts Under $50
There are fun gift ideas, too, like a travel-sized beer pong kit and a cheeky cookbook that’s specifically designed for the next morning’s ensuing hangover.
This year, Travel + Leisure is offering its most comprehensive gift guides ever. The goal? Make sure you can find the perfect present for everyone — from the techies to the aviation nerds — on your list. Here, our top picks for men.
Timex Weekender Watch
You don’t always have to empty the bank for a sleek looking watch. Timex offers this casual Weekender with multiple strap options. It’s water-resistant, offers a night-light, and is made in the U.S.
To buy: amazon.com, $39
Teakwood & Tobacco Candle
This soy candle from P.F. Candle Co. is handcrafted and made in the U.S. Best of all, it’s travel-sized, so you can throw it in your bag and freshen up your hotel room.
To buy: urbanoutfitters.com, $12
Columbia Fleece Vest
A fleece vest is the perfect travel companion. It’s light, easily packable, and can offer a bit of warmth on a chilly airplane.
To buy: columbia.com, $30
Men’s Society Recovery Kit
Many of the Men’s Society kits are perfect for gifting, and this particular kit is no different. After a night out, the next day can be brutal. This kit allows for a complete refresh with eye cream, bath oil, and more.
To buy: orvis.com, $35
There’s nothing like stepping into a warm pair of moccasins on a cold day, and Minnetonka has been making some of the best for more than 70 years.
To buy: nordstrom.com, $46
Team Baseball Cap
Most men appreciate a quality baseball cap. This year, find a retro version of his favorite team, like this Chicago Cubs version from 1947.
To buy: nordstrom.com, $25
Swiss Army Knife
While not quite TSA-friendly, pocketknives remain extremely useful for everyday tasks — think screwdriver, wine opener, scissors, and can opener all in one. Swiss Army is the go-to brand, as it offers a lifetime warranty.
To buy: amazon.com, $38
Craft Beer Glass Set
This sampler set includes one of each glass: a classic pilsner, an English pub, Belgian ale, craft pub glass, porter/stout, and wheat beer.
To buy: amazon.com, $35
‘Meat: Everything You Need to Know’
Pat LaFrieda, a third generation American butcher, shares more than 75 recipes for beef, pork, poultry, lamb, and veal. Our mouths are watering just looking at the cover.
To buy: amazon.com, $28
Baxter of California Body Kit
Give the give of the softest skin ever with this exfoliating bar, body wash, and moisturizer set that’s suited for all skin types.
To buy: mrporter.com, $50
Mini Beer Pong Travel Set
This one’s especially smart if he’s got any bachelor parties planned for the near future.
To buy: uncommongoods.com, $35
This award-winning water filter is truly a must-have for any backpacker. As an alternative to iodine tablets and cumbersome pumps, it will filter up to 1,000 liters of contaminated water into drinkable form.
To buy: amazon.com, $25
‘The Hungover Cookbook’
It’s exactly what it sounds like for when he needs it most.
To buy: amazon.com, $9
With double-walled stainless steel, this tumbler will keep his coffee hot for hours on end, even in chilly weather.
To buy: amazon.com, $35
The Art of Shaving Starter Kit
A close shave shouldn’t be a struggle on the road. This travel-friendly kit features a pre-shave oil, shaving cream, after-shave balm, and a genuine badger shaving brush — all products which The Art of Shaving has spent years of research developing to guarantee optimal smoothness.
To buy: dermstore.com, $30