Christmas is just around the corner so it’s time to start thinking about stocking stuffers – the miniature, (budget-friendly) version of real gifts. In the words of Kevin Malone, they’re the mini cupcakes of gifts.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – cleanliness is next to godliness. And these sheets are a sure fire way to ensure you (and more importantly, your travel companions) stay clean and fresh smelling. They’re cheap, easy to use, and effective so put these at the top of the list for stocking stuffers for all your smelly friends.
In the words of the wise Dwight Schrute, “Identity theft is not a joke, Jim. Millions of families suffer every year.” Christmas is the time to show people how much you love them. Show your loved one you care by stuffing their stockings with RFID-blocking passport holders. I personally use this one and haven’t had my identity stolen yet. Thanks, Mom.
I’m not crazy for thinking that a whole bag can fit into a stocking, I promise. This bag folds up to fit into the palm of your hand but is 10L so it’s definitely big enough for day hikes. We recently purchased it in yellow (duh) and absolutely loved it for trips to the beach or afternoon adventures. It’s not made of an incredibly durable material but given the cost, it’s well worth it as a stocking stuffer.
As an ever budget-conscious person, I love saving money at the airport by bringing along a reusable water bottle. And, since it’s a normal-sized water bottle, it will take up a lot of space in the stocking, thus saving your loved one money at the airport and saving you additional money on stocking stuffers. I know, I’m a genius.
These are my all-time favorite headphones. While they’re definitely not inexpensive, they’ve lasted me over 5 years and are very effective at reducing loud noises including but not limited to: that 6-month-old child screaming next to you on the plane, that man who chews really loudly and decided to sit near you in the gate waiting area, or the smoke alarm in your Brussels Airbnb that beeps from low battery every 3 minutes for 12 consecutive hours.
This multitool has seen us through a lot. When the sun comes out in a rainy country and you just wish you had a bottle opener to pop open something cold and refreshing, have no fear. The Wallet Ninja is there to save the day. *Full disclosure, you will get stopped going through security and the TSA will look at it closely. Having traveled with this both domestically and internationally, we can attest to the fact that it’s TSA approved. But, it did get taken from us in Poland by security… so maybe buy an extra.
No one should leave home without a book. The primary requirement for any purse I purchase is that it’s large enough to fit a book. Fortunately, with these pocket-sized classics, your literary options are unlimited. And what’s a better gift than a book?
Plane floors are gross and foot fungus is no joke. Keep your feet warm (and plane disease free) by investing in a pair of cozy plane socks. I take them on every trip and highly recommend them as stocking stuffers.
If you’re too poor to buy a new phone (like us) this will at least help you extend your progressively worsening battery life on the go. It’s cheap and will last longer than the Energizer Bunny. 10/10 would recommend.
And that right there are 9 solid options for stocking stuffers. Sometimes you don’t get an even number of options in life and you just have to learn to live with it.