Gifts don't always have to be over-the-top to be special or appreciated — thoughtful items can often go a long way. Here are five travel inspired stocking stuffers that may be small, but will certainly make a big impact.
Kodak Printomatic Camera ($70) Talk about major instant gratification — travelers can take photos on their trips and instantly have a tangible copy with a Kodak Printomatic. Forget the days of having to remember to download photos and then upload them to a photo website to have them printed and shipped. While there are several different types of cameras out there that can print photos automatically, the Printomatic is light-weight and less bulky than the others, making it a lot easier to carry around.
Kodak Printomatic Camera
Mark & Graham Power Up Lightening Key Chain ($59) Instead of having to lug around a bunch of tangled charging cords — or, heaven forbid, forgetting one — the Mark & Graham Power Up Lightening Keychain lets you have one on hand at all times. Just clip the stylish tassel keychain to your key ring and you're all set. TUMI's portable charger is another option to consider that is a little more pricey, but it's compatible with a Fitbit, Android, iPhone, Apple Watch and more.
Mark & Graham Power Up Lightening Key Chain
Silk Eye Mask ($5-$50) Sleep masks make a big difference on long-haul and red-eye flights and the silk Slip mask is all the rage this year, but for a more affordable option consider this Adventure Awaits Mask that also comes with a jet set kit, which includes a pen, ear buds, tissues, toothbrush and ear plugs. I've also found comfortable sleep masks at Marshalls for around $5.
Slip Silk Eye Mask
Tile Mate Trackers ($15 & Up) These little white squares come in handy for me on a regular basis, I lose something almost daily, but they are also extremely convenient while traveling. Tile Mate Trackers are designed to help find and locate items through a GPS app that shows the exact location of the Tile square and whatever it's attached to. I personally love that the Tile can make my lost phone beep even when it's on silent, which saves me so much time since I don't have to tear up my entire apartment to find my misplaced phone anymore. The Tile Mate app set up and configuration are exceptionally simple — the process takes less than a minute once you've created an account. I have a few Tiles that are set up to track my keys, phone, and laptop case. (I'm also considering adding one to my camera bag after having my best lens and GoPro stolen recently.) They are so tiny and light-weight that I never even notice they're attached to anything. It's also a smart idea to put a Tile square in a piece of checked luggage, just in case it gets lost it would be easy to track and locate. I suggest getting a combo pack, so you've got a few to place on multiple items.
Tile Mate Trackers
Travel Luggage Set ($25) Luggage pieces tend to all look the same, but having a brightly colored luggage tag can easily solve the hassle of finding luggage at baggage claim. This travel set comes with a luggage tag and a matching passport holder in several different colors.
Travel Luggage Set
World Traveler Wall Calendar ($26) Inspire someone's next trip or remind them of a past vacation with a World Traveler Map from Rifle Paper Company. There's also a smaller desk calendar option that features maps of the world for $18.
World Traveler Wall Calendar
Maps of The World Desk Calendar
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