Fodor’s 2013 Holiday Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffers


Fodor’s 2013 Holiday Gift Guides help you shop for the loved ones in your life. Check out our other gift guides for presents that will please every traveler on your list. So far we have also revealed top gifts for Under $250, Under $100, Kids, and great Books.

For the travelers in your life, a small but thoughtful gift can provide the inspiration that leads to a new adventure. Whether your loved ones are culture vultures venturing to unexplored cities, or adrenaline junkies headed out on international expeditions, these 10 stocking stuffers are sure to fire up their wanderlust—and add a stylish boost to their journeys in the year to come.

1. Catbird Travel Candle


With five delightful scents in easy-to-tote gold tins, these portable candles can transform even the drabbest hotel room into a sensory experience. The citrusy Pomelo Blossom, for one, blends Asian lime, ginger, and eucalyptus into a refreshing on-the-road pick-me-up. Buy It: $12, Catbird

2. Sabon Travel Kit


The perfect three-pack of bath and body essentials for light travelers, this trim travel kit contains patchouli-lavender-scented foot cream, hand cream, and body lotion in carry-on approved sizes. Save luggage space and shopping time, with this easy-breezy grab-and-go case.Buy It: $20, Sabon

3. Satechi USB Portable Humidifier


This small humidifier is an all-season wonder. In winter, it pumps moisture into dry rooms and prevents dry skin, chapped lips, and even headaches. On hot summer days, its cold-water mister provides refreshing spritzes. Any time of year, it’s worth toting along on your travels, given its compact size and portability. Buy It: $29.99, Amazon

4. Eyn for iPhone 5/5S


For the minimalist on your gift list, this multipurpose iPhone case packs a lot into a small package. Its hinged back has hidden storage for credit cards and cash and doubles as a kickstand on seat-back trays. Add on a hidden mirror and a wrist strap, and this gadget has the potential to turn an iPhone into your only accessory. Buy It: $29.99, Eyn

5. SteamFast Home-and-Away Mini Steam Iron


Never again stress about arriving to your destination with wrinkled duds, thanks to this ingenious mini iron that heats up quickly and comes with a heat-resistant travel bag. Businessmen and women will particularly rejoice in being ensured a neat, professional look, even while on the go. Buy It: $19.99, Amazon

6. Veho Pebble Smartstick Emergency Portable Phone Battery


Give your friends just the boost they need with this small, handy charger that’s compatible with iPhone, Blackberry, Samsung, HTC, and Nokia devices. Thanks to you, their long-haul flights or days spent camping can now be communication-filled and worry-free. Buy It: $20, Amazon

7. Herban Essential Oil Towelettes


Your favorite jet-setter will appreciate these essential oil-infused towelettes, perfect for a quick refresh session after transit on long plane, train, or plane rides. Choose from scents like orange, lemon, or lavender, and you’ll not only kill germs, but smell great, to boot. Buy It: $16, Herban Essentials

8. Thirst Aid Canvas Bottle


Everyone from weekend picnickers to active travelers will appreciate this smart, canvas-enclosed flask with its cheeky red-cross emblem. It holds 16 ounces of liquid when full (that’s enough for a bottle of wine, by the way) and flattens right out when empty. Buy It: $22, Restoration Hardware

9. EVA NYC Get up and Go! Hair Care Travel Kit


No one likes resorting to cheap drugstore products for on-the-go hair care. Enter the Eva NYC travel kit: A quartet of travel-size shampoo, conditioner, hair mask, and hair oil packed into a clear, TSA-approved pink toiletries case. Buy It: $22, Amazon

10. Blue Crow Media Specialty Coffee Maps


These hip maps of specialty coffee shops in NYC, London, and Paris are perfect for coffee lovers. They’re chic enough to be hung on a wall, yet utilitarian enough to actually carry along on a trip to help locate that perfect caffeine fix. Buy It: $20.15, Blue Crow Media

Photo Credits: 1. Catbird travel candle: Courtesy of Catbird; 2. Sabon travel kit: Courtesy of SabonNYC; 3. Hand-size humidifier: Courtesy of, Inc.; 4. Eyn iphone case/wallet: Courtesy of Eyn, LLC; 5. Mini-steamer: Courtesy of, Inc.; 6. Portable battery: Courtesy of, Inc.; 7. Essential oils towelettes: Courtesy of Herban Essentials; 8. Canvas water bottle: Courtesy of Restoration Hardware, Inc.; 9. Hair travel kit: Courtesy of, Inc.; 10. Specialty maps: Courtesy of Blue Crow Media