If you prefer boomer travel adventures, or spending time with loved ones, rather than holiday shopping, this article is for you. In the 2021 edition of 20 under $20 gifts for the boomer traveler, I’ve done all the leg work for you.
And, since we still aren’t traveling far in 2021, I’ve found inexpensive gifts for road trips or staying at home plus something for her and him. Shop online using these unique gift ideas instead of trekking around crowded stores, then go have fun!
Each holiday season, I share My Itchy Travel Feet’s favorite budget travel gifts. The 2021 version is extra special, if I do say so myself, because I’ve come up with some wonderful inexpensive gift ideas for your favorite traveler. You’re going to love these affordable travel gift selections.
Travel gifts for her that are under $20
Finding inexpensive gifts for the woman traveler can be a challenge. Most items are so expensive. But I’ve scoured the Internet to find the cutest, most fashionable, and practical budget gifts for the boomer woman on your holiday gift list. Take a look!
Makeup Remover Gloves
Your traveling lady will appreciate the eco-friendly and reusable makeup remover glove from Kiki & Josie. The micro fiber glove easily removes makeup, even waterproof, without liquids. The unique technology doesn’t harbor bacteria and uses no harsh chemicals. Her face will love them!
ZOMAKE Ultra Lightweight Packable Backpack
What about a small backpack for day trips, carrying on the plane or shore excursions? Boomers will appreciate that this water resistant backpack is lightweight. An excellent choice for him or for her, with plenty of color choices.
Snoozies Skinnies Slippers
She’ll love slipping on a cute pair of Snoozies Skinnies at the end of a long travel day. Keep her feet warm and cozy, plus safe from hotel room germs, with a pair of slippers from Snoozies. Available in many cute prints with matching travel pouch. What a cute budget travel gift for her!
Leather Journal Writing Notebook
If your woman traveler likes to write, she’ll love this travel journal. BTSKY embossed journals come in four elegant designs that will inspire her to open the embossed cover and start writing. In fact, she might begin recording her travel thoughts before the plane leaves the gate.
Contoured Sleep Mask
Whether she’s sleeping on a plane or blocking out summer’s late-night sun, your woman traveler will appreciate the MZOO sleep mask. The molded, memory foam construction blocks out light without putting pressure on the eyes.
Cashmere Pashmina Scarf
This stylish Cashmere Scarf and Wrap is a great item to have on the road. It’ll keep you warm as you explore cold weather destinations or just snug as a bug on the flight over to Europe. And it comes in twenty colors! Maybe you should buy one for the woman traveler on your list plus another for yourself.
Cool gifts under $20 for men
How do you find a unique travel gift for under $20 for the man in your life? Start here. These travel products are perfect if you want to impress him with your gift giving creativity.
50 States 5000 Ideas
Does your man love a good road trip? Inspire his travels with 50 States 5000 Ideas from National Geographic. This richly illustrated paperback book covers outdoor and city travel. From history to wildlife tours, your fella won’t lack for U.S. travel ideas. Bonus: there’s a section on Canada, too.
Camping Enamel Outdoor Mug
Is your traveling man a camper? This Gentleman’s Hardware enamel mug is great for backpacking, fishing, camping or remembering his favorite outdoor activity while sitting on the patio. Good looking, too!
He’ll take his smartphone photography to new heights with UBeesize portable and adjustable camera stand holder with wireless remote and universal clip. It’s compatible with iPhone, Android Phone, Sports Camera GoPro.
Men’s Premium Necessities Travel Kit
Convenience Kits travel kit features 20 travel-sized Dove Men & Care Products. It’s an Amazon favorite. Take it on a road trip or on the plane.
Gifts for road trippers that are under $20
Road trips are more fun when your favorite roadtripper is organized and well-equipped. But that doesn’t mean packing their entire home. These gifts for road trippers will add comfort and efficiency to a boomer travel adventure. And they’re under $20!
Stemless Collapsible Wine Glass
Who wants to drink wine out of a paper cup at the end of a long day on the road? With a stackable portable wine glass, your boomer travel friend will be sipping in style. Comes with a sippable lid, fits in cup holders, and will float in the pool!
Lewis N. Clark Folding Pill Organizer
The best way to stay healthy on a road trip…take your vitamins and supplements! The Lewis N. Clark pill organizer is color coded so you never forget a dose. I like the compact size.
Travel-size Laundry Bag
A travel-sized laundry bag that’s just the right size for short road trips or weekend getaways. It’s also a perfect gift for the grandkids overnight visits. Buy one for all the grands!
Camping Journal and Travel RV Logbook
Here’s the perfect budget gift for the RV fan or roadtripper. This vintage-looking journal includes 160 pages to record their trip experience. It also includes detailed forms for tracking campsite information. This Amazon bestseller will be a big hit!
Insulated Travel Mug
Your traveler will appreciate an insulated mug that keeps the coffee hot and fits in most car cup holders. And the Contigo SnapSeal Travel Mug won’t leak (when the lid is closed). Great looking, too!
LiquiSnugs – Leak Proof Travel Bottles
Nothing can ruin a great trip faster than realizing that your clothes are covered in shampoo slime. LiquiSnugs will protect you from that problem. Made of silicon, LiquiSnugs are virtually leakproof and are incredibly durable.
See-through and less than 3.5 ounces, LiquiSnugs qualify as TSA approved. You’ll sail through security as long as you include them in the bag of liquids that you send through the screening process.
Decorate your home with budget friendly travel gifts
Just because your boomer travelers are stuck at home doesn’t mean they must forget about their favorite trips. Here are three must-have budget-friendly gift suggestions to keep them virtually on the go!
Coffees from around the World
Travel the globe with a cup of coffee. Remember the trip with these 12 coffees from around the world. Each ground and pre-measured blend brews 8 to 10 cups of coffee.
Dreamy Santorini Jigsaw Puzzle
The next best thing to traveling to Santorini is this 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle by Buffalo Games. There are many other beautiful choices in this Signature Collection. These are pretty enough to frame once you’ve completed the puzzle.
Scratch off Map of the U.S.
This Landmass scratch off map is perfect for the roadtripper on your gift list. Keep track of U.S. destinations visited including U.S. National Parks, state capitals, major cities and notable landmarks. And little travelers will find this to be a fun gift that’s also educational.
Stoneware Drink Coasters with Holder
Thirstystone Old World Map sandstone coasters with cork backing will remind your gift recipient of travel each time they use it. I like the handy holder. Shh, don’t tell Alan that I’m buying these!
Here’s every item we’ve ever recommended (that’s still for sale) in our budget gift guide series. Traveler gifts under $20.