Gift Ideas for Travelers That Cost as Little as $10

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Whether you have a friend who likes to read on road trips or a family member who always naps on a plane, here's our list of gifts every traveler needs.

Anker PowerCore black portable charger from Best Buy. photo

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The Best Portable Charger for Travelers: Anker PowerCore

Make sure your friend always has this portable charger on hand while traveling, because no one likes searching for an outlet at the airport. This Anker charger has a near five-star rating and is compatible with most devices with a USB cable. With enough power to charge a smartphone up to seven times, this power bank is perfect for a weekend getaway.

To Buy: $50, bestbuy.com

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OSPREY Hydration Pack in black and charcoal gray from EMS. photo

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The Best Backpack for Hiking: OSPREY Hydration Pack

More than an ordinary backpack, this hydration pack is a treat for travelers. Not only does it hold 2.5 liters of water, but it has plenty of room to carry essentials like food, clothing, and a first aid kit, too. With BioStretch shoulder straps and a belt for around the waist, this backpack evenly distributes the weight of everything inside to ensure it's comfortable and won't weigh your friend down as they embark on their next hiking adventure.

To Buy: $165, ems.com

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HaloVa hanging toiletry bag in teal with white and coral pink floral pattern from Amazon. photo

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The Best Toiletry Bag for Travelers: HaloVa Hanging Toiletry Bag

Help the traveler in your life ditch the ongoing expense and environmental impact of plastic bags by giving them this hanging toiletry bag this holiday season. It features a large storage area for shampoo and conditioner along with several smaller compartments to hold makeup, makeup brushes, deodorant, a razor, and more. The waterproof toiletry bag can hang in the hotel room for quick access, and it easily packs in a suitcase when it's time to head back home.

To Buy: $10, amazon.com

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Casper nap pillow in a light blue and dark blue travel case from Target. photo

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The Best Travel Pillow for On the Go: Casper Nap Pillow

If someone in your family is always on the go, make their life a little easier by gifting them a Casper travel pillow. It comes with a small, durable bag that makes it easy to pack, and with a quick fluff it's ready to use in a plane, car, or train. The pillow itself is machine washable, along with the Casper pillowcase. (Need more gift ideas? You have to see these unique (non-u-shaped) travel pillows!)

To Buy: $35, target.com

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Two Flippit Toothbrush Covers in bright green and pink from Amazon. photo

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The Best Toothbrush Accessory for Travelers: Flippit Toothbrush Covers

If you're looking for an inexpensive stocking stuffer, these toothbrush covers are a small gift every traveler will appreciate. Their toothbrush won't get dirty at the bottom of their toiletry bag, and small vents on the cover help it air out. Plus, there's no need for a toothbrush holder thanks to the suction cups on the back. Simply stick them to a mirror or tile.

To Buy: $13, amazon.com

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Zoppen passport wallet in black from Amazon filled with travel documents and credit cards. photo

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The Best Passport Cover for Travelers: Zoppen Passport Wallet

If you're doing a gift exchange with your friends, get the traveler in the group a vintage-style passport wallet. It features multiple slots and pouches that will keep their passport, plane tickets, ID, money, and any other small personal items organized. This wallet is available in 35 colors and looks great when used as a clutch, too. (Related: Check out these stylish all-in-one passport holders.)

To Buy: $14, amazon.com

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Kindle Paperwhite showing the front and back sides with a book on the screen from Amazon photo

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The Best E-Reader for the Car: Kindle Paperwhite

Long road trips usually involve picking up a new book or magazine, but they can add unnecessary weight or get torn in your suitcase. Opt to gift your traveler this Kindle Paperwhite instead. Slim and lightweight, it easily slides into a purse or backpack to be taken anywhere. Once the travel-lover opens your gift, they can download as many books as they want before their trip, or have access to hundreds of new titles when connected to Wi-Fi. Plus, Kindle books are often cheaper than buying physical copies in store.

To Buy: $140, amazon.com

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Bose Noise Canceling Headphones in black from Overtstock. photo

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The Best Headphones for the Airplane: Bose Noise Canceling Headphones

If you're looking for a splurge-worthy gift, these noise canceling headphones are worth it for any traveler—especially on an airplane. They produce high-quality sound that drowns out any unwanted noise without damaging their ears. These Bose headphones are designed for Apple devices and come with a storage case to protect them while they're not being used.

To Buy: $300, overstock.com

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