What's In Your Stocking?



With just 11 more days until Christmas it is time to stuff the stockings.  I am sharing my third part of a four-part holiday gift guide series for the traveler. Included will be my top picks for men, women and children. Watch out for next weeks Treasures for Tots, my fourth and final installment of my holiday gift guide this year.

This week I'm sharing my Stocking Stuffers gift picks that are under $20 and small in size.

  1. IKEA NJUTA Slippers ($3) - These are the best travel slippers for several reasons - price, light weight, comfort, fold-able and did I mention price?

  2. Pack This! Pad ($7) - Whether your packing weeks in advance or the night before, this checklist is great for business and pleasure travels. There will be no more forgotten toiletries and with it's extensive list of basics, miscellaneous, clothes and hygiene all you will have to worry about is leaving on time.

  3. Luggage Bag Tags ($8) - The high quality synthetic leather, reinforced and extended strap and durable stainless steal buckle make for a perfect combination. With a two sided information card and a privacy flap to protect your information, you can easily and safely see if the bag is yours. And with 38 colors to choose from this is a great gift for a family or large group that travels together.

  4. Luggage Scale ($10) - Do you have anyone on your Christmas list that may be an over-packer? Well then this is the perfect gift for them. It's easy to store and comes with a room temperature display giving the traveler a portable travel thermometer. The rubber paint handle gives the scale a comfortable grip when using it to weigh luggage. 

  5. Miamica Laundry Bag ($12) - All vacationers eventually end up with dirty laundry. This bag conveniently keeps your clean and dirty clothes separated. Starting out compact and then expanding with a drawstring closure, you are sure to keep your dirty clothes pile neat.

  6. Travel Shoe Bags ($12/set of 4) - Keeping everything in your luggage nice and clean plus protecting your shoes from scuffs and scratches while traveling, is always a plus. These come in two standard sizes and two XL sizes to fit most any woman or man's shoes.

  7. Sea-Band Adult Wristband Natural Nausea Relief ($13) - Great for the first time or seasoned cruiser, you can't go wrong gifting these. They provide natural drug free nausea relief through acupressure. As a personal user myself, I don't step foot on a cruise ship without applying these to my wrist. They also come in children's size ($9).

  8. Rick Steves Guide Books ($14+) - Rick has authored some of the best guide books for European travel. For any traveler with a trip on the horizon, these books are stocked with information they wouldn't want to be without.

  9. Turbie Twist Microfiber Hair Towel ($16/pair of 2) - These are a must have on my travel checklist. Hotel towels are either too big and bulky or not absorbent enough for my taste. For the female in your life who likes to get dressed, apply their make-up and check their email while drying their hair, these are a necessity.

  10. RFID Blocking Travel Passport Wallet/Document Holder ($17) - Protecting your travel documents and preventing identification theft is definitely a concern for many travelers. With room for a passport, boarding pass, 3 credit cards, ID, SIM card, cell phone, money, key holder and pen it keeps the busy traveler organized. It comes in 33 colors to please any explorer on your Christmas list.

Stuff those stockings proudly and get ready for some jolly times, because these are gifts to please any wanderer on your list.

Pam Smith