Holiday gift guide: 7 gifts for $10 or less for the jetsetter in your life

Dec 2, 2019

This post contains references to products from one or more of our advertisers. We may receive compensation when you click on links to those products. Terms apply to the offers listed on this page. For an explanation of our Advertising Policy, visit this page.

The holidays will be here before you know it, and for many that means gift-buying season is in full swing. As much as we’d love to give everyone in our lives a pair of noise-canceling headphones or an iPhone 11 Pro, a smaller gift might be more appropriate for certain family members and friends.

We put together this list to help you find the perfect item. And who knows — you may end up finding something perfect for your own collection, too.

Mario Badescu rosewater spray

I swear by this. It’s the perfect pick-me-up on long flights (and let’s be real, short flights too). It makes your skin feel glowy and clean. I love it so much that I use it in my daily skincare routine too. It’s refreshing and feels luxurious and it’s only $7. What more could you want? They also make one with aloe, cucumber and green tea and one with aloe, chamomile and lavender.

Buy: Amazon, $7 (as of 11/25/2019 9:30am EST — Details)

Bioderma micellar water

This is another cult-favorite beauty classic that’s ideal for taking some of the “airplane” off your face. It can work as a makeup remover or as a midflight cleanser. Just grab some cotton pads and I promise you’ll feel like a new person. I love it when I travel, but I also use it in my day-to-day routine, as well.

Buy: Amazon, $5.90 (as of 11/25/2019 9:30am EST — Details)

Aesop Resurrection hand-wash

We know your run-of-the-mill hand sanitizer could use an upgrade (and if you don’t use a hand sanitizer when you travel, well, we have bigger problems here). Aesop products are on the pricer side, but this $10 hand-wash is more of a micro-splurge than a real splurge. Unlike many hand sanitizers on the market that smell like chemicals, Aesop’s smells fresh and soothing — well worth the incremental $3 or $4.

Buy: Nordstrom, $10

Petitfee gold & snail hydrogel eye patches

There’s a reason we keep bringing up skincare products: When you travel a lot, you need to take care of yourself. It’s that simple. Those red eyes from your red-eye won’t depuff themselves; these eye patches — yes, they’re infused with snail secretion filtrate — will do the trick. Pro tip: Put the container in your fridge for 10 minutes before wearing them.

Buy: Amazon, $9.70 (as of 11/25/2019 9:30am EST — Details)


You’re going to want to have one of these ridiculous-looking things on the back of your phone. Why? Because they’re amazing. It’s a little sticker that pops up into something you can hold on to. They act as a little table and help keep your hand comfortable. They’re excellent for helping you take steady photos and videos while traveling. I’ve been using one for over a year and I don’t think I’ll ever be able to use my phone without it.

Buy:, $10

Buffway Slim Minimalist leather wallet

It’s not the nicest-looking wallet out there, but it’s small and compact enough to make it a dream for any frequent traveler. It will fit in your jean pocket or purse easily, and features a handful of slots for credit cards. After all, we know you have a lot of those, right?

Buy: Amazon, $9.99 (as of 11/25/2019 9:30am EST — Details)

Burt’s Bees Fabulous Minis Travel Set

It’s like a BYO amenity kit. For less than $10, you’ll get a foot cream, deep cleansing cream and a cream cleanser, among plenty of others. The frequent traveler in your life will love it.

Buy: Amazon, $10 (as of 11/25/2019 9:30am EST — Details)

Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

WELCOME OFFER: 80,000 Points


CARD HIGHLIGHTS: 3X points on dining and 2x points on travel, points transferrable to over a dozen travel partners

*Bonus value is an estimated value calculated by TPG and not the card issuer. View our latest valuations here.

Apply Now
More Things to Know
  • Earn 80,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $1,000 when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®.
  • Enjoy benefits such as a $50 annual Ultimate Rewards Hotel Credit, 5x on travel purchased through Chase Ultimate Rewards®, 3x on dining and 2x on all other travel purchases, plus more.
  • Get 25% more value when you redeem for airfare, hotels, car rentals and cruises through Chase Ultimate Rewards®. For example, 80,000 points are worth $1,000 toward travel.
  • With Pay Yourself Back℠, your points are worth 25% more during the current offer when you redeem them for statement credits against existing purchases in select, rotating categories
  • Count on Trip Cancellation/Interruption Insurance, Auto Rental Collision Damage Waiver, Lost Luggage Insurance and more.
Regular APR
16.24% - 23.24% Variable
Annual Fee
Balance Transfer Fee
Either $5 or 5% of the amount of each transfer, whichever is greater.
Recommended Credit

Editorial Disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, airlines or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.

Disclaimer: The responses below are not provided or commissioned by the bank advertiser. Responses have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by the bank advertiser. It is not the bank advertiser’s responsibility to ensure all posts and/or questions are answered.