10 Best Travel Gifts for Kids that they will actually use
Looking for fun travel gifts for kids that they will actually use? Whether you are buying travel gifts for your kids, or looking for travel gift ideas for kids that you know, this great list of ideas is sure to put a smile on a little travellers face.
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Best Travel Gifts for Kids
Know a little one who travels a lot, or is heading off on a trip soon? These travel gifts for kids are perfect for girls and boys to use on the plane, train, on a road trip, or before, during, and after their travels.
1. Waterproof camera
One of the best travel gifts for kids is a camera to document their trips. A waterproof camera is a great choice as it gives the flexibility to be used anywhere you travel especially if you are spending time by the water. Our young kids have the Fuji Film XP140 which is not only waterproof, but also dust proof and shockproof, which is perfect for little ones. If you are looking for a more basic and budget version click here for more options.
If you have a little one who loves to be independent, a backpack is great for letting them carry around their own belongings. Saves you from going through your own bag to find what they want, and keeps all of their favourite things in one place. There are so many kids backpacks in different colours and styles. Make sure to choose one with a few different pockets and a drink holder on the side for convenience.
A watch is a great travel gift for kids when they are learning, or know how to tell the time. It is small, and wearable, so no doesn’t take up any space. And there will be less “Are we there yet” because you can let them know what time you will arrive.
4. Step Tracker
These are perfect for days when you are walking around a lot. A step tracker will track your steps and the kids can count along with it to see how many steps they have done each day. It is a great way to keep them motivated even when they are tired. Most also double as a watch too so the kids can learn to tell the time too. The Fitbit Ace is great for kids, as is the Muzili fitness tracker.
Headphones are a great travel gift for kids that will save your sanity and those around you. They are great for flights as not all airlines provide child sized headphones, and they are great for if the kids are using their I-pad, Tablet, or any other device so that they can keep the noise to themselves.
We have the In Flight Buddy Headphones , which are great for on the aeroplane. They come in some really fun designs and are extremely comfortable. There are also the Wireless Buddy Headphones which are great for in the car or at home.
6. Lunch box and Reusable Drink Bottle
Whether you are heading on a road trip or on a plane, a lunch box and drink bottle will come in handy if you plan to take food along. Kids love to have matching sets too. We have the Switch Up and The Bento Bite, which fits a range of food and snacks. They are well priced and you can find these in your local Woolworths store.
7. Sand Free Beach Towel
Every little explorer needs a beach towel, even if you prefer to swim in the lake or river. We love the sand free beach towels so we don’t bring the beach home with us. Tesalate have some beautiful designs and come in single and double size.
8. Snorkel set
If you travel to beach destinations often, or you live by the sea, a snorkel set is a must have travel gift for kids. They may only use the mask initially while they learn, but once they learn to use the snorkel itself, it will be a game changer for beach days. You don’t need to be heading on a holiday to the tropics, kids can use their snorkel any time to explore underwater whether you are at the beach, or even at the pool. Practice makes perfect for when you do eventually travel somewhere they will need it.
9. World globe
No little traveller should be without a world globe. Not only is it an educational tool that can be used throughout their school years, but it is a fantastic way to learn about geography and talk about places they have been or would like to visit.
We have the Leap Frog Magic Adventures Globe which an interactive learning globe where children can learn about new places, languages, cultures, animals, geography habitats and more. We also have a more traditional world globe like this one.
10. Travel journal
What better way to keep travel memories alive than to keep a travel journal. Kids can write about the places they go, and put the photos that they take inside. This way they can read back on it and remember their holidays even after they get home.
Giving things is one thing, but giving an experience is one of the best travel gifts for kids that you can give. Some examples are: tickets to a movie or show, a zoo membership, a pass to the local aquarium, museum, indoor climbing, or play centre. Giving kids something to do creates memories of you spending time together.
Fun Travel Gifts for Kids
Whether you are looking for Christmas presents, or a birthday present, these fun travel gifts for kids are things that will put a smile on your little one’s face and will actually get used! Let us know if you have any other ideas.