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Best Gift Ideas for Little Travelers

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You can never be too young to have the travel bug. Give the gift they will love this holiday season with these wonderful ideas! Most of what we curated here are geared towards being fun, educational, and for long term use. We have gift ideas for ages 3 and up, so check out our round-up for the little globetrotters in your life. You’ll never find a better gift to please both parents and kids!

If you are looking for ideas for the adult traveler, see gifts for under $50 .

Nurture the Travel Bug

Little Passports Subscription

Kids will love this monthly surprise in the mail!

Those little globetrotters are very curious and they also retain information very well. Good news, this award-winning subscription from the Little Passports might just be what your kid will love. It has available packages from ages 3 and up. The idea is, you receive a monthly box with goodies relating to your chosen theme, which could be about travel or the sciences.

The kid will definitely love waiting for that mail just for him or her!

If you order soon, you can also use this code: JOLLY to get 15% OFF your purchase. Promo is valid until December 06, 2018.

Activity Bag / Organizer

Using a Kid Tray Organizer in the plane

Using a Kid Tray Organizer in the plane

Whether you are flying or driving, a great activity bag and organizer for your kids can leave them occupied especially during long trips. An activity bag will be able to hold their snacks, crayons, coloring books, and iPad, among other things. We were fortunate enough to have been sent a sample of one to try just before our Walt Disney World trip. It qualified as my son’s personal item and it made the flight to Orlando much bearable for both him and I. My son loves it and we take it everywhere we go like road trips!

Read our review on the Kids Play Tray here.

Sleepover Just Got Better

Pajama parties, weekends at the grandparents or the cousins, or glamping at your favorite hotel, the guys at Buddy Bagz just made sleeping bags more fun for the kids. It’s everything that your little camper needs — sleeping bag, a stuffed toy, pillow, overnight bag, toiletry bag, night light — rolled (see what I did there?) into one!

With eight (8) designs to choose from, Buddy Bagz also advocates for children who are battling cancer. For every 25 Buddy Bagz purchased, they will donate one to a child receiving therapy.

Get your Buddy Bagz now!


For ideas on toys to bring during traveling, Flying With A Baby shares their ultimate list here.

Tablet and Accessories

If you have an old iPad or tablet that you no longer use, you can load it with kid-friendly apps or movies. Then, protect it with kid-proof cases. Otherwise, Amazon has a kid friendly tablet that is also cheaper compared to its Apple counterpart.

Most of this are shockproof and can withstand the heavy wear that comes from…you know, kids.

Luggage or backpack

They love having their own luggage or backpacks to store their favorite toys, snacks and some change of clothes–even if Mom and Dad end up carrying them. Make them love it even more by giving bags that feature their favorite character.


Another great set of gifts for little travelers are books. Inspire them to explore the world with stories that speak about adventures. Books are for forever.

Plot their adventures

This can actually be enjoyed by the parents as well which makes it a great family gift for those who often travel. A scratch-off map is better than your scratch lottery ticket. You actually win here!

Little Shutterbug

Have you seen a 2-year old use a smart phone? Yes, they all look like they are born with it. I believe that it’s never too early to get them into photography. You don’t need to spend $1000+ to get them into it. There are available starter kits for kids that will surely develop that eye for photos.

All of the following suggested cameras are shockproof, dust proof and waterproof. Enjoy!

Buy Them Passes to Experiences

Make memories with them by buying tickets to museums or parks. A great way to save on a couple of admission tickets is through CityPass. They cover twelve major cities such as Chicago, San Francisco or Southern California. The best attractions have been curated for you so you can have more time just going to them. Better yet, VIP admissions and discounts!


Happy Shopping!

That’s our list for now. If you think we missed on some cool stuff, comment below. Also, tell us about the presents you received as a family or for your kids that you really love. You might want to read our ultimate list of essentials for traveling with kids.

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Yamkins founded Gofamgo in 2017. She enjoys new places to explore and discover new grubs with her husband and their son. When she is not traveling, she loves watching movies, TV shows and predicting who gets to sit on the Iron Throne. She is also a freelance designer and registered nurse.


  • Rachael

    These are awesome gift ideas! I especially love the organizer, I think my son would really love having that for our next plane trip!

    November 25, 2017 at 11:28 am
  • Bianca

    Very good list for the little ones! There’s a lot of gifts for him or her (including one we’ve written) but I like that this list is for the babies!

    December 3, 2017 at 1:48 am
  • Sylvie Anne Hanes

    Love the idea of an adventure gift – kids are so used to tablets and phones that a special adventure adds a newness to it all. Thanks for sharing those great ideas.

    December 7, 2017 at 1:01 am
  • Sujenne

    Very good gifts for kids. Unfortunately I’m still not a mother. Otherwise i would have gone ham on this.

    December 7, 2017 at 1:29 am
  • Joy Generoso

    These are amazing gift ideas for children. I’m sure they will love it and travel will be fun with these items. I don’t have kids but I would love to have the scratch off maps hahaha.

    December 7, 2017 at 1:50 am
  • Bonnie

    What a great idea to share travel presents for the little ones! Thanks for the tips. XX from The Netherlands

    December 7, 2017 at 3:37 am
  • Anu

    Being a map lover, I would choose the adventure plotter for kinds. I think it gives them a sense of the world and where they are in this world and a dream to go around the world.

    December 7, 2017 at 4:25 am
  • Mirela

    Very nice ideas! Kids love smart phones or tablets so they can be a very good option. Thank you for sharing your ideas 🙂

    December 7, 2017 at 7:57 am
  • Lucy

    Great gift ideas for kids! I love the Liitle Passports subscription for travel that is a fantastic idea to get their little minds in tune for places they would like to visit and it is monthly present, not just for Christmas, bonus!

    December 7, 2017 at 9:18 am
  • Samantha

    These are great gifts for children! They’re great because the kids will enjoy them but they also make traveling a little bit easier 🙂

    December 7, 2017 at 1:03 pm
  • Sherrie

    I keep seeing those scratch off travel maps and I really want one! I like that your list has things that would work for people, even if they don’t have kids.They should do a little passport subscription for adults, too!

    December 7, 2017 at 4:18 pm
  • Lisa

    I love this selection! The sleeping bag is fantastic and I really like the Little Passports box looks really exciting! Perfect gift ideas for little travelers!
    Thanks for sharing!

    December 10, 2017 at 2:25 am
  • Laura

    Such a fun list of things. I havent seen a lot of that stuff before.

    December 10, 2017 at 3:14 am
  • Sheri

    These are great ideas and I especially love the activity bag as I now have a toddler.

    December 12, 2017 at 12:23 am
  • Toya

    Totally loving the Buddy Bagz! I will heave to take a closer look at these for my little one!

    December 18, 2017 at 8:08 pm
  • Toya

    Totally loving the Buddy Bagz mentioned in your post! I’m going to take a closer look at these for my little toddler!

    December 18, 2017 at 8:09 pm
    • yamkins

      Stay tuned for discounted codes that we’d be releasing after our giveaway. 😉

      December 18, 2017 at 11:59 pm

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