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.
Our list wouldn't be complete without some travel-related products with a nobler mission. So look for fair-trade, one-of-a-kind madras scarves that support weavers in India; prints from an artist donating to hurricane relief efforts in New York and New Jersey; and flip-flops from a company that contributes to the impoverished in Eastern Europe. Because charity, like travel, is a gift that keeps on giving.