Best Travel Gifts Under $50

Feed the wanderlust of your favorite travelers with these affordable gifts sure to inspire-and improve-that next trip.

By Colleen Clark

Travel has gone to new heights in 2012: a daredevil leapt from a hot-air balloon near the edge of space, another walked a tightrope across Niagara Falls, and the U.N. projects that a record one billion people have traveled internationally.

The shaky economy hasn't kept travelers down for too long, and it shouldn't prevent you from spoiling your globetrotting friends and relatives. Start by browsing these affordable travel gifts that have soared to the top of our holiday wish list-each under $50 and available for purchase online, whether from a living room or hotel room.

Slideshow: Best Travel Gifts Under $50

Ineke Perfume

Ineke Deluxe Perfume Collection

This gift set features seven travel-size perfumes perfect for throwing in a carry-on, purse, or backpack. Fragrances incorporate international inspiration from France to England to Japan (anthropologie.com, $25).

JHill Maps

JHill New York and New Jersey Charity Map Prints

Artist Jennifer Hill creates prints and calendars inspired by destinations around the world, including pieces that can be personalized with dates and details of your own favorite vacation. Hill recently designed two state map prints to benefit victims of Hurricane Sandy in New York and New Jersey (jhilldesignblog.com, $25).

Luggage Tag

Luggage Tag

Give the gift of humor with this "We all have our baggage" luggage tag. It's a great way to recognize your suitcase at baggage claim-and get some smiles from fellow jet-lagged passengers (annetaintor.com, $8.99)

Travel Board Game

Road-Trip Board Game

Let your loved ones crisscross the USA from the comfort of home with this retro-tinged, road-trip-themed board game-complete with an Airstream trailer-style carrying case (worldmarket.com, $24.95).

iPhone Case

Eyn iPhone Case

For those who travel light, whether to the gym or out to dinner, the Eyn case fits the essentials-phone, credit cards, and cash-in one durable, pocket-size package. Also built in: a mirror and a stand in case you want to use your phone to watch movies (eynproducts.com, $29.99).

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