Looking for the best travel gifts for toddlers and kids? We have put together a list of travel inspired gift ideas for children of all ages. From practical travel gear they need during their travels to fun and educational gifts they can use to travel the world from home.

Best Travel Gifts for Kids

These are my favorite travel gifts for toddlers and kids. I have already given my kids (ages 5 and 7) many of these gifts and the rest are on my list for when they are older.

best travel gifts for toddlers and kids

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1. Map Puzzles

world map puzzle great travel gift for kids

Map puzzles are a great way for kids to learn about world geography while working on their puzzle skills. This world map puzzle is marketed for kids from ages 5-9.

2. Kids Travel Journal

A travel diary or journal is a great way for kids to create memories of their trip. This travel journal is great for younger kids (ages 3-6) and this travel journal is a good choice for kids over 6 years old.

3. Amazon Fire Kids Edition Tablet

An Amazon Fire Kids Edition Tablet keeps my kids entertained on long flights and road trips. There are age filters so that kiddos will only see age appropriate content and also comes in a kid-proof case (in different colors) so you don’t have to worry about it being dropped or damaged.

4. Headphones

Headphones are essential when traveling with kids so that they can watch shows and play games on their tablet without bothering anyone else. My kids both have a pair of these headphones. These headphones are a more affordable option and also limit the volume to protect your child’s hearing. These CozyPhones are more comfortable and make it easier for your child to sleep while traveling.

5. Camera for Kids

My kids love using my phone, camera or any tech gadget really. This camera will keep your kids occupied during your trips and keep them from using (and breaking) your expensive camera or smartphone. Kids can use this waterproof action camera at the beach.

6. Fun Luggage Tags

Fun luggage tags like this Disney luggage tag are great travel stocking stuffers for kids.

7. Cute Passport Covers

A cute passport holder for kids like this one is a great stocking stuffer for kids that travel internationally. You can gift them a passport cover and luggage tag set.

8. Aviation Themed Clothing

a blue baby bodysuit with white text and airplane flying in the sky

Kids and teens will love a fun aviation themed t-shirt to wear while traveling. Traveling families with babies will appreciate a cute aviation themed bodysuit for their traveling baby.

9. Travel Activities Book

Looking for screen free ways to keep kids busy on long flights? Travel themed activities books like On The Plane Activity Book or Everything Kids’ Travel Activity Book are full of puzzles, activities, quizzes and games.

10. Kids Backpack

Both my kids loved these backpacks when they were toddlers. Not only are Skip Hop Toddler backpacks cute, but your kids can carry their travel essentials themselves.

11. National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of the World

Young kids can learn about the world with this National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of the World (for ages 3 to 6) or this National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Where (for ages 3 to 5).

12. Travel Themed Sticker Books

If you child likes sticker books, gift them a travel themed sticker book like this Atlas sticker book or this sticker book full of travel scenes for younger kids.

13. Ride On Suitcase

A ride on suitcase like this bag or this Scootie bag is a fun gift for young kids.

14. Barbie and Travel Set

If you child loves Barbie, this Barbie comes with a travel-themed set including luggage and other travel accessories.

15. Dry-Erasable World Map

Kids will enjoy marking up this world map with a dry-erase marker.

16. Interactive Talking Globe

This interactive talking globe is an educational travel related gift for kids to learn about the world at home.

17. Little Passports Monthly Subscription

little passports travel subscription gift box for kids

A travel subscription box for kids like Little Passports Monthly Subscription is a great gift for kids of different ages. Each month, kids receive a package filled with fun and educational toys, activities and souvenirs designed to spark a child’s curiosity and inspire them to learn about the world.

There are different subscriptions available depending on your child’s age: Early Explorers (Ages 3-5), World Edition (Ages 6-10), or USA Edition (Ages 7-12).

18. Atlas Crate
a boy and girl playing with toys
Atlas Crate are geography subscription boxes for kids (ages 6-11) designed to help your child develop an appreciation for other world cultures through immersive, hands-on STEAM activities.

19. Backpack The World Subscription Box

Backpack The World offers subscription based geography and travel kits for kids 9-15. They feature a new country every month and include a newletter with cultural, political, geographic and economic information, maps, a selected recipe, stickers, puzzles, and other activities and a backpack to store everything.

20. Eat2explore Cooking Kit

If your kids enjoy cooking (like mine do) they will enjoy these eat2explore country exploration cooking kits for families. They are a fun way for families to explore the world in their kitchen by cooking, learning and dining together. The recommended age for their explore box is 5 years old or older.

Looking for travel gift ideas for the rest of the family? See our list of 100+ Best Gifts for Travelers perfect for travel lovers of all ages.

What are your favorite gifts for kids who travel?


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