Tis the season to be giving.
But what presents are you going to buy the kid who travels or is about to embark on their first ever family holiday.
Here are my top picks for Christmas gifts for the kid who travels.
7 Travel Gifts for Kids.
When you travel with kids there are some essentials you should always pack: medical items, snacks and activities.
One of my son’s favourite activities is Lego. I have found the Creator Lego packs a great option for travel. Each set of Creator Lego can be made into three different items, plus your child can use the Lego to make their own creation. Basically it’s one toy that can be made and played with in so many ways.
Plus it’s a perfect space-saving toy to pack when you travel with kids.
Mindful Colouring or Activity Books
Another great activity is colouring books. Personally I like to try to find some that also have activities eg. dot to dot, word sleuths, mazes etc. Another great option are the mindful colouring books. There are lots of different ones about, you can choose one that matches you destination.
Colouring Felt Pens
If you are going to include a colouring book then you will need something to colour with. When we travel a personally like coloured pencils as they can’t mark furniture and furnishings.
However these Artline Stix are a nifty travel activity as they also click together (a bit like Lego) so your child be creative making things from the felt pens. Take note, there are several different types of marker tips. The brush marker would be perfect for the fine work required in the mindful colouring books.
Now when you travel with kids they don’t spend all their time playing with their toys, they too are interested and inquisitive about the new destination that they are visiting. Often I find I can’t answer all the questions about a location or simplify it to their level of comprehension. So taking a fun resource book like this from Lonely Planet will help to educate your child and help immerse them into the culture.
Sometimes though kids are tired and just want to sit back and relax. Well I don’t want to listen to their movie or game so a set headphones allows us all to exist in peace.
Once you arrive at your destination everyone wants photos to remember their journey, but there’s nothing more annoying than your child ripping the camera continually from your hands. So get them their own. These kiddy cameras are robust, yet work with an SD card so that all the pictures your child has taken can be downloaded onto your computer.
Finally to carry all these items you have packed for travel with kids, you will need a bag. I like to give my son his own carry on bag for which he is responsible. These from Trunki have the added bonus that when your little ones legs get tired, they can sit on the case so you can drag them and their goodies along.
Do you have any great Christmas travel gift ideas for kids?
Please share them in the comments.
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