The holidays are a time for hot cocoa, snow angels and white elephant exchanges. Most importantly, the holidays are an opportunity to spend time with family, friends and loved ones. Whether you’re spending the holidays at home or on the road, there are always opportunities to express your appreciation for the people who mean the most to you.

For the travel lover especially, there are several gifts that make exceptionally meaningful stocking stuffers. Start taking notes, DTN fans, because we’ve outlined our favorite stocking stuffers for travel lovers:

1. Car Charger

An undeniable must-have for all road trippers, the car charger is the only way to ensure your phone has enough battery life for the journey ahead. Plus, it’s impossible to have too many phone chargers. Extended life battery packs for iPhone and Android can also be purchased to provide a bit of extra juice on the road.

2. Luggage Tags

Last Christmas, I gifted my stepdad a leather luggage tag, fully embroidered with his name and contact information. He loved it! Luggage tags are a great gift for business travelers especially, as they provide both simplicity and practicality. Luggage tags come in all different colors and sizes, so you can choose the one that’s right for the travel lover in your life.


3. Portable Wi-Fi

If you have ever had the misfortune of experiencing life without the Internet, then you know all too well the headache that comes about when trying to check e-mail without Wi-Fi. Help your loved one save time, money and frustration on the road by investing in a portable Wi-Fi portal from Verizon or AT&T and he or she will never have to struggle to find an Internet connection again!

4. Photo Album

Due to the simplicity and emotional connection they provide, photo albums make a great stocking stuffer. Moreover, the album itself can serve as a decorative addition to a coffee table or side table. Leaving additional space available in the album provides your loved one with the opportunity to insert any photos he or she may want to include from their adventure.

Photo Album

5. Restaurant Gift Cards

It may seem cliché, but a gift card is truly a delicious and practical gift idea. A gift certificate allows your loved one to enjoy his or her favorite fixin’ on the road. Gift cards to major chains, like Darden Restaurants for example, provide flexibility in both dining options and location selection.

6. Passport Cover

It’s easy to misplace things on the road, but a passport cover can help prevent the risk of losing important documents while shuffling through security. Many passport covers have additional slots for airplane tickets or other important travel documents. Better yet, why not go ahead and tuck away a plane ticket inside? After all, we believe the gift of travel is the best gift of all.



Did we forget to include your favorite travel stocking stuffer on our list? Let us know in the comments below or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. Don’t forget to tag your posts with #DrivetheNation. Happy Holidays and Safe Travels!