by Anna Karsten

Useful Travel Gifts for Kids

As an avid traveler I’ve traveled with my children pretty much since the day they were born (my firstborn was born in another country and flew on a plane when he was only 14 days old).

Hence why I love all travel-themed gifts for babies and useful things that you can gift to children, not just to make your life easier, because that’s not the most exciting things to receive, let’s be real.

Unique Travel Gifts for Kids & Babies

This list doesn’t include any toys to play with while traveling. I have plenty of articles on age-appropriate toys that you can easily take with you on the go. These are useful or travel themed items only.


Best Travel Themed Gifts (for parents & babies)

Babies don’t use or need many things. While there are a few things I highly recommend when flying with babies or going on a road trip with infants, if you love traveling why not create a travel themed nursery?

You can put those items on your baby registry or tell your relatives that you’re planning a travel themed nursery.

Travel Themed Nursery


Best Travel Gifts for Toddlers & Kids

Travel Busy Board

Busy board is the only “toy” I decided to include on the list, because it’s a perfect road trip item for toddlers.

Many parents opt for an Amazon Fire Tablet as a travel gift for kids for a road trip, but a busy board can do the job just fine as well.

I mean, which kid doesn’t like trying to figure out how to open locks, doors, or move “adult-looking” items around? 😉

Busy Board
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Trunki Ride-On Suitcase

I must admit I got my son a Trunki suitcase way earlier than most parents would, but he immediately started dragging it around.

Even infants under 2 that aren’t paying full-fare for flights (they’re only free within the US) are entitled to a free carry-on.

The company often releases limited edition suitcases, so keep an eye out.

Ride-On Suitcase
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Sticker Atlas for Kids

Stickers are always fun, so why not combine them with learning about the world?

This book is a fun supplement to around the world studies.

The stickers are color-coded so you have an idea of what stickers go together. Some adults claim they’ve learned a lot from it as well.

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Toddler Camera

Kids want to be like parents. My son has been trying to steal and operate our camera even since he could walk.

We gifted him this one so he can use it himself without having to worry he’ll accidentally drop or destroy our fancy DSLRs.

Some parents prefer Vtech cameras that looks more like a toy, but it’s extremely durable. It’s a good alternative – but my son prefers things that adult would use as well.

Toddler Camera
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Binoculars

Shockproof binoculars are a great educational item for toddlers and little kids.

Kids version is made with rubber so it doesn’t damage the little eyes and can survive being dropped or thrown around.

Kids Binoculars
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Backseat Toy Organizer

Backseat organizer is really great thing for parents’ sanity during road trips, whether long or short, but can easily be gifted as a “spot to store your toys” for your little one.

Works on all types of seats, can hold an ipad, food, spare clothing, really whatever you and your bub want to keep in it.

Backseat Toy Organizer
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Pretend Camp Set

For all future campers, it’s a funny way to start the adventure!

The 20 camping accessories include binoculars, oil lamp, gas stove, watch, water bottle, cooking pan with pretend foods, 4-in-1 emergency tool and pretend camping utensils. And obviously the tent itself.

I actually got it for my husband and my own bub since my husband is an avid camper.

Toddler Camp Set
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Luggage Tags
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Amazon Tablet

Let’s be honest – we didn’t want to give a tablet to our toddler, but we faced the reality.

Quite often it was a choice of dealing with him yelling and screaming wanting to run around or sitting quietly playing with his tablet. Especially on long-haul flights the choice was simple.

In fact, he’s playing an educational game on his iPad while I’m putting together this post.

Kids Tablet
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Kids Headphones

Simply because you don’t want to be that person that sets a kids movie on full volume on planes, trains or buses.

Add a cute design and your kiddo will wear them all the time.

Headphones for Toddlers & Kids
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