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15 Top Gifts Under $30 for People Who Love to Travel

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It is always nice to give and receive a gift that you can use, especially if it’s for an upcoming trip. Travel accessories can make a vacation even better. Imagine this: your husband no longer complains that he can’t sleep on the plane because he’s sleeping soundly with the inflatable neck pillow you got him. With packing cubes his suitcase could be more organized than his closet and he’ll easily find what he’s looking for. Your travel companion won’t need to use your travel adapter anymore because you got them one as a gift. Continue reading to see the 15 top gifts under $30 for people who love to travel.

1. Handheld Luggage Scale

Overweight luggage fees? I don’t know them. Make sure your friend avoids paying overweight luggage fees by gifting them this handheld luggage scale. They can weigh the suitcase at home and remove (or add) things to make sure they are not above (or too far below) the maximum luggage weight allowance. They will never have to frantically pull items out of their suitcase at the airport again nor have the extra travel anxiety of not knowing if their bag is an acceptable weight.

2. Universal Travel Adapter

The most necessary gift you can give your friend who loves to travel is a universal travel adapter. This travel adapter is for Australian, American, European and British plug types which cover over 150 countries around the world. If you forgot to research the plug type needed for your trip, odds are that this travel adapter will cover it.

3. White Noise Device

A trip can be memorable for many reasons, but one reason that you don’t want is that you weren’t able to sleep. I bring this white noise device on every trip to help me fall asleep and prevent getting woken up by noises outside that I’m not used to. The small size makes it great for travel and you can recharge the battery when needed. There is a range of white noises you can choose from and you can even use it to block out background noises while working remote.

4. Inflatable Neck Pillow

The secret to a great trip is sleeping whenever you can, which includes the flight. An inflatable neck pillow allows you to (more) comfortably sleep on the flight. This neck pillow can be inflated by pressing a button, so you won’t lose your breath trying to inflate the pillow. The neck pillow barely takes up any space in your bag since you can deflate it when you’re done using it. This might just be exactly what your husband needs to sleep on that flight you have coming up.

5. Travel Steamer

This travel steamer makes for the perfect gift. Its cute and your friend will thank you for buying them something they have always needed but never got around to purchasing.

6. Travel Towel

This travel towel is my go-to for any trip. It is light, drys quickly, and is super thin so it doesn’t take up much space in your luggage. The 24 colors that you can choose from make this a fun gift for friends and family. 

7. Packing Cubes

The best way to keep a suitcase organized is with packing cubes. I used these packing cubes on a 3-week trip to Greece and I was amazed by how organized I was able to keep my bag, it almost didn’t feel like I was living out of a suitcase. Packing cubes is one of those things that everyone needs but forgets to buy themselves, making it an ideal gift for travel lovers.

8. Portable Charger

A portable charger is a must for any kind of trip from road trips to international vacations. This portable charger is slim and light and can charge three devices at a time so if you give it as a gift you may be able to charge your phone too.

9. Passport Cover

A fun gift to give a person who loves to travel is a passport cover. This passport cover has a range of colors to choose from, perfect for personalizing a gift. The cover also has space for cards and tickets so they can keep everything together.

10. Luggage Tag

Always know exactly which suitcase is yours with a colorful luggage tag. The luggage tag will also help make sure someone doesn’t confuse your suitcase it with theirs. On a flight to Belize a man a few rows up grabbed my suitcase while deplaning and I had to catch up with him to get my suitcase back. Now I always make sure to add a luggage tag or other noticeable addition to the suitcase to differentiate it from all the other suitcases. Buy your friend a luggage tag to help them find their suitcase!

11. Travel Toiletry Bag

A good travel toiletry bag is a must for any trip. This toiletry bag is great for organizing toiletries since it has several pockets and the option to hang the bag. With the numerous steps in a skin care routine these days, anyone will appreciate a good toiletry bag.

12. Travel Jewelry Organizer

Get your friend a travel jewelry organizer that matches the toiletry bag. This will help them keep all of their jewelry organized while traveling so nothing gets lost.

13. Dry Bag

This dry bag comes with me on every trip. It is perfect for keeping your valuables dry if you get caught in the rain or to use for water activities such as kayaking or a boat cruise. Your camera will thank you.

14. Apple Air Tag

An apple air tag is a perfect gift for that friend that always tends to misplace items. A popular travel use for air tags is to keep track of checked luggage. Now an airline can never lose your bag again since you can see exactly where it is.

15. Reusable Water Bottle

This new Stanley water bottle is the perfect water bottle for traveling. It keeps drinks cold for 10 hours and is dishwasher safe which is a big win because who has time to hand wash. The bottle is easy to carry and comes in several colors.

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