2016 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

50 GIFTS UNDER $50

Here at Travel Well, we love giving thoughtful gifts, those with that special personal touch that show the ones we love how we genuinely care. We also know how tough that can be, so every year we put together our favorite gifts for travelers, adventurers, health nuts and fitness buffs–things we and our readers will love and use–and all 50 gifts are under $50! Bookmark this guide to make your holiday shopping easy as pie.

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TRAVEL & OUTDOORS

Urban Grid Jewelry

Commemorate your traveler’s special place with a plated stainless steel map pendant from Aminimal Studio, like this one of Portland.

Matador Pocket Blanket

This pocket-sized, puncture-resistant blanket is perfect for the trail, beach, yoga, airport terminal, and everywhere in between.

SYMA X5C Drone

This small but durable quadcopter with a built in camera is a great model for the adventurer who wants to get started with drone photography or videography.

Gorilla Wax

ECO-FRIENDLY | STOCKING STUFFER

This all-natural, sustainably made wax makes nearly anything waterproof, helping clothes and gear stand up to rigors of travel and daily life.

Insulated Glass Bottle

ECO-FRIENDLY

This Aquaovo Therm-O Natura Pur Double-Wall Insulated Glass Bottle with Infuser is the perfect travel companion.

Authenticitys Experience

EDITOR’S PICK

GIVES BACK | ECO-FRIENDLY

For the traveler who has everything, mix it up with an experience, like the Barcelona tapas eco tour with Authenticitys, which matches travelers with locals for tours that leave the destination in a happier, healthier state.

Instagrahams

GIVES BACK

Turn your traveler’s Instagram photos into delicious cookies, and Baking for Good will donate $1 out of every $20 spent to a worthy cause of your choice.

Miir Travel Organizer

GIVES BACK

This 1L pouch keeps small items together and easily accessible, plus 5% of your purchase supports education.

Jelt Belt

STOCKING STUFFER

Not only does this metal-free belt stay comfortable all day long, it doesn’t need to be removed through airport security!

Cork Toiletry Bag

ECO-FRIENDLY

These cork toiletry cases make eco-friendly travel stylish and easy.

FITNESS

DAT MAT Yoga Mat

Put a little personality into your favorite yogi’s practice.

Bombas Socks

GIVES BACK | STOCKING STUFFER

For every pair of Bombas purchased, one is given to a homeless person in need.

Bike Repair Pocket Tool

This 16-in-1 pocket-sized toolkit keeps your favorite cyclist prepared on every ride.

Fitlosophy Fitbook

This 12-week fitness and nutrition tracking journal helps notetakers achieve their New Year’s resolutions.

Handful Sports Bra

EDITOR’S PICK

“For the first time in my life, I genuinely look forward to putting a bra on.” Read our review >

Running Belt

STOCKING STUFFER

Store keys, cards and phones in this bounce-free, reflective and comfortable running belt.

One World Soccer Ball

GIVES BACK

This virtually indestructible soccer ball lasts for years, and each purchase helps provide kids in developing countries with their own.

Fitness-Inspired Necklace

STOCKING STUFFER

For the fitness buff who has plenty of gear, this strength charm necklace lets her share her bring a little piece of the gym with her everywhere she goes.

Polar Heart Rate Monitor

Connect the Polar H7 Bluetooth Smart Heart Rate Sensor to compatible apps to get the most out of every workout.

Patagonia Headband

GIVES BACK | ECO-FRIENDLY | STOCKING STUFFER

Patagonia champions sustainable production practices and gives back to important environmental causes with every purchase, including this thermal headband that’s perfect for anyone on your list who likes to stay active and get outdoors.

COOKING & NUTRITION

Himalayan Salt Plank

This Himalayan salt plank adds rich flavor when used as a cooking plank or as a serving plate for cold foods.

Cast Iron Pan Set

EDITOR’S PICK

ECO-FRIENDLY

This classic gives a lifetime of versatility from the kitchen to the campground.

DIY Cheese Kit

Give your chef a fun new challenge with DIY ricotta, mozarella, goat or other cheeses.

Le Creuset Teapot

Give the gift of a new family heirloom with quality wares like this Le Creuset’s stoneware teapot and teacup that can be passed from generation to generation.

Protein Pancake Mix

Boost breakfasts with these fun-flavored and protein-packed pancake mixes from FlapJacked.

Foodie Dice

ECO-FRIENDLY

Give the foodie in your life a fun way to mix up their meals in countless combos.

Balance Superfood Shot

GIVES BACK

For your favorite health nut on the go. these Balance superfood shots by Life Equals provide half a day’s worth of fruits and veggies, and they support vitamin donation and other health initiatives for communities in need.

Weber Portable Grill

From cookouts to camping, Weber’s Smokey Joe travels with you for grilling on the go.

Custom Protein Mix

Create a signature protein blend for your favorite fitness buff with True Nutrition’s custom protein blend generator. With dozens of options for flavor, intensity, protein source and extra boosts, the combinations are limitless.

Custom Cookbook

Create your very own cookbook with curated recipes just for your favorite home cook, or create a formal collection of your family specialties to pass from one generation to the next.

WELLNESS

Origins Hug

Toss this lavendar, lemon and orange herb pack in the microwave for a minute or two to enjoy a soothing “hug” on sore muscles and achy joints.

Beeswax Lotion Candle

EDITOR’S PICK

GIVES BACK | ECO-FRIENDLY

These soy and beeswax candles melt into a lotion that feels as luxurious as they smell (Editor’s favorite: tupelo blossom.) The Savannah Bee Company supports bee education and the Bee Cause Project.

Lush Splash! Set

Give the gift of a beach vacation in a box with Lush’s Splash!, a set of body care products inspired by the sea.

HappyLight Energy Lamp

This compact Verilux HappyLight mimics natural sunlight to help restore natural circadian rhythms, boost moods and energize users, especially during winter months.

Pangea Organics Mask

ECO-FRIENDLY

Pangea Organics harnesses the power of plants in its sustainable body care products, like this organic Japanese matcha tea facial mask with acai and goji berry.

White Noise Sleep Therapy

Give the gift of a good night’s sleep with this soothing white noise machine that doubles as a phone charger and packs easily into a suitcase.

Happy Wraps Lavender Eye Pillow

cSTOCKING STUFFER

This Happy Wraps lavender eye pillow adds extra soothing comfort to a relaxing yoga class or a good night’s sleep.

Travel Massage Stick

This compact massage stick soothes sore and tight muscles after a cramped flight, long day at work, or tough workout.

Aromatherapy Shower Bomb

These essential oil shower bombs will help your recipient unwind, energize, or relax.

TriggerPoint Foam Roller

From desk jockeys to gym rats, foam rollers work wonders on everyone’s sore muscles.

HOME & LIFESTYLE

Stainless Steel Travel Mug

EDITOR’S PICK

GIVES BACK | ECO-FRIENDLY

This travel mug is a triple threat. It eliminates single-use cups and bottles; for every mug purchased, United by Blue removes 1 pound of trash from our oceans; and Klean Kanteen will give 1% of profits to 1% for the Planet.

Punjammies

GIVES BACK

These cozy lounge pants from Sudara.org give more than comfort; They provide sustainable jobs for women who have escaped the sex trafficking trade in India and help them remain free forever.

ONEHOPE Celebration Box

GIVES BACK

This ONEHOPE gift box complete with California Brut Sparkling Wine paired with two ONEHOPE champagne flutes and a fun-filled confetti tube provides 15 meals to kids in need.

Dry Erase Notebook

ECO-FRIENDLY

This reusable notebook replaces piles of scrap paper and sticky notes with 30 dry erase sheets in a handy size for life on the go.

Marlowe Lunch Bag

ECO-FRIENDLY

This hip twist on the classic brown paper lunch bag has all the retro simplicity handmade in a sustainable waxed canvas plus a sweet added pocket for notes.

Bee Friendly Set

GIVES BACK | ECO-FRIENDLY

This bee friendly set includes 50 Ways to Save the Honey Bees (and Change the World) and a Highrise Bee House, which provides a habitat for native friendly bees.

re(zip) Storage Kit

ECO-FRIENDLY

When glass containers are too bulky, these BPA-free reusable bags make sustainable storage a cinch.

Confetti Recycled Glasses

ECO-FRIENDLY

These fun confetti-style recycled glasses from The Ultimate Green Store are sure to make a green statement at your favorite host’s next party.

Yoobi School/Office Bundle

GIVES BACK

When you give this bundle of fun office/school supplies as a gift, Yoobi will provide one of each item to a classroom in need.

Sevenly Hoodie

GIVES BACK

Sevenly’s high quality hoodies, tees and more provide comfy layers, and 7% of every purchase funds one of dozens of worthy causes.

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