9 Fun Holiday Gifts for Little Travelers

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Is there a pint-size person in your life who loves to travel? If you have a family vacation coming up, consider gifting the kids something they can use on the road. Whether they're headed to Disney World, a national park, a cruise ship, a tropical beach, or an overnight at grandma's house, get them something to spark their passion for exploration. To help you narrow things down, we chose 10 fun travel gifts for little ones, from toddlers to tweens. Happy gifting and happy trails!

1. Cat Ear Bluetooth Headphones

How cute are these cat-inspired headphones? In addition to being adorable, they’re backed up by a one-year warranty and feature Bluetooth capability and an LED glow light. The adjustable headband and pressure-relieving ear pads keep little ears and heads comfortable. Plus, they’re available in pink or blue. 

2. My Travel Journal

Keep kids busy in the back seat or during a flight with the fun and colorful My Travel Journal. It’s loaded with travel-related lists to complete, coloring spaces, and fun illustrations. To top it off, it easily fits in a backpack. Add a new pack of crayons, and voila — hours of entertainment. The completed journal is something the whole family can treasure for years to come. 

3. Waterproof Hiking Boots

Comfortable and fully waterproof hiking boots designed for little feet? These Merrell Capra hiking shoes fit the bill and come in sizes for toddlers, kids, and tweens. 

5. Folding Beach Chair With Carrying Case

Little ones tend to tire easily, so why not pack them a chair? This bug-shaped beach chair, by kid-friendly company Melissa & Doug, folds down to fit into a lightweight carrying case, making it ideal for the sand, sports stadium, or camping. 

6. Portable Charger

Do not — we repeat — do not, let your teens’ and tweens’ devices lose power on the road. Gift them a lightweight and powerful Anker portable charger and keep the peace in the back seat. 

7. UNO Card Game

Kids (and adults) of all ages love UNO. It’s fast-paced, fun, and easy to learn for endless hours of entertainment on the road. It also makes for a great stocking stuffer! 

8. Ride-On Suitcase

This Jetkids by Stokke Bedbox® carry-on suitcase is pure genius. Yes, it’s a suitcase. It’s also designed so that kids ages three to seven can ride on the top (with a seatbelt) and be pulled through the airport. Then, it can either be used as a footrest for little feet or flipped into a bassinet where toddlers can sleep comfortably on a long flight. Parents with jet-setting kids, this is a must-have. 

9. Dog-Shaped Travel Pillow

Keep kids comfortable and cute on a long flight or road trip with the Critter Piller dog-shaped travel pillow. Pus, it’s hypoallergenic and machine-washable. 

10. Fire HD 10 Kids Edition Tablet

Even the most easygoing kids need a distraction from the occasional monotony of travel. Enter: the Fire HD 10 Kids Edition tablet. It comes in a durable kid-proof case and has a two-year warranty. Parental controls allow you to keep kids safe and monitor screen time. It also allows you to download books, movies, and games for all those times when you won’t have Wi-Fi access on the road. 

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