Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Cheap Budget Stocking Stuffers for Travelers or People Who Travel

Think it's hard to shop for a traveler at Christmas? Think again. There are literally tons of stock stuffer ideas on every aisle. Think back to your last vacation. What did you use? What came in handy? What did you really need to leave behind? This is the beginning of your list of budget stocking stuffers for travelers.

Need more ideas? Check out the list below for some great suggestions.

Budget Stocking Stuffers for Travelers Suggestion #1
Sample size necessities.
Sample sizes of soap, toothpaste, travel toothbrushes and body wash all come in handy on a trip. They are small, lightweight and easily fit into checked baggage. Pick them up in the grocery, dollar store or discount retail store.

Budget Stocking Stuffers for Travelers Suggestion #2
Travel alarm clock.
Cell phones are often used as alarm clocks. The problem is that these won't work in areas without a reachable tower. A small travel alarm clock is a good back-up solution to this problem. They are inexpensive and can be picked up at most discount retail stores such as Wal-Mart or Target.

Budget Stocking Stuffers for Travelers Suggestion #3
Sunscreen.
This isn't just good for beach goers. Sunscreen is a must anytime someone is outside. From open air bazaars or flea markets to parks this Christmas gift item is sure to come in handy.

Budget Stocking Stuffers for Travelers Suggestion #4
A pen and travel journal.
Nothing beats a travel journal for recording details of trips. This stock stuffer is made all the more convenient with the addition of a pen. Choose from quality disposable pens or select a refillable pen. Pick up the journal and pen from an office supply store.

Budget Stocking Stuffers for Travelers Suggestion #5
Pencil highlighter.
Nothing beats a pencil highlighter for marking on maps. This is a great way to highlight a travel route. With a pencil, the ink won't go through the paper map to obscure important information on the other side. Buy these from the local office supply or discount retail store.

Budget Stocking Stuffers for Travelers Suggestion #6
Prepaid calling cards.
Cell phones don't work everywhere. For international travelers be sure to pick up a prepaid calling card that is good in as many countries as possible. It's the perfect back-up for those times when a cell phone is no good or is cost prohibitive.

Budget Stocking Stuffers for Travelers Suggestion #7
Inflatable travel pillow.
These are perfect for long car trips or airplane rides. After the air is discharged, most inflatable pillows fold up completely flat. This makes it easy to store in a purse or backpack. You can get these from most discount retail stores, some dollar stores and travel centers.

Budget Stocking Stuffers for Travelers Suggestion #8
VISA Prepaid Debit Card
With a budget friendly VISA Prepaid Debit Card you set the amount. In the event that the card is lost or stolen on a trip the funds can be replaced. You can't do that with cash. Plus, international travelers can enjoy the best exchange rate. It's calculated automatically by the credit card companies. No fumbling for conversion charts or change.

Budget Stocking Stuffers for Travelers Suggestion #9
Hand crank flashlight.
No batteries needed. Just crank the handle and enjoy the light. This travel accessory fits easily into checked baggage, a purse or backpack. Nothing beats a hand cranked flashlight for areas when electricity is unstable. Available at sporting good stores for $5 and under.

Budget Stocking Stuffers for Travelers Suggestion #10
Automobile Club Membership
The gift that keeps on giving. Not only do travelers get peace of mind but they also receive discounts on motels, hotels and rental cars. Prices vary among locations and types of membership. Call your local automobile club for details.
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