What are some gift ideas for travelling kids?
Good Question! Gift ideas for travelling kids? This is a question that pop's up every so often, so I have collated the answers from our TAWKers and here are their answers.
The following are answers and thoughts from other TAWKers (names omitted to protect privacy) to help you.....
What are your gift ideas for travelling kids?
card or board games, skipping ropes etc. We got a small cheap wooden
toy set from Kmart for our boy who just turned 3 and a cloth road map
from Spotlight with a couple of cars - he can pop into a small backpack and take anywhere. We've also purchased learning
leapfrog computers with an adapter from camp store. Just work out what
space you have/things they might need/want & tie in - cricket
set, kite, binoculars, camp chairs etc.
- Travel Journal....
One of the best ideas has to be a Travel Journal made especially for kids travelling.
The Teachers always tell you to get the kids to keep a journal! GREAT Pressie. (Click on Piccie for more info)
- Kites, binoculars, small
board/card games etc. are great ideas for travelling kids. We asked our family to give the kids items like
portable Lego kits, bird/insect books, headlamps, their own torch each,
sticker books/activity books for whilst
traveling in the car etc. Larger purchase items would include what
you've mentioned - camp chairs, warm doona's etc, as well as iPads,
their own metal detector, science kits, any outdoor equipment, their
own cameras each etc.
- Vouchers or experiences for us. Those things that we would normally say no to for being too expensive.
More gift ideas for travelling kids....
told our kids they could choose an experience for their birthday and do
it at any time of the year depending on what they chose and a location
best to do it!
like to give vouchers for experiences or money that they can save &
spend on things themselves. They have received head torches, camel backs, watches, stationery sets (including stamps to write letters
to friends), hair bands (always go missing) & cute
toiletry bags, clothes, a metal detector, some canvas & paints
(then we write location & date on the back & we post it home so
they have something to reflect on when we get back/pass through or the
grandparents have some nice artwork).
- I've read other suggestions about vouchers for theme parks etc. New scooters/bikes? iTunes vouchers if they have iPads/iPods.
family gave us binoculars, board and card games, a few activity books,
we gave them a small tablet each and new scooters.
- Surfing lessons, craft, clothes, vouchers etc.
- Our suggestion for gift ideas for travelling kids would be; theme
park tickets, chapter book,
writing paper and stickers, t.shirt and bits of things we can use on the
road. Depending where we are it might include breakfast on the town or a
special visit to an attraction.
also thought - kite, binoculars, Lego friends set, Hema Maps 'Atlas for
kids', Wahu frisbee (soft), sticker books, craft supplies, board games.
gave our daughter a dolphin experience at marine magic Coffs Harbour.
Something she will remember forever but you do not need to carry around
except in your memories.
- Experiences over physical stuff always works best and you don't have more clutter to worry about but a special memory instead.
- Drop proof, water proof camera and then get the kids to use either laptop or iPad to build photo books, would be our suggestions for gift ideas for travelling kids.
- Loads of art and school gear Smiggle etc. Uno attack. Books/kindle. Waterproof camera. Money!
- Fishing rods and crab nets as this was how most of our day was spent!
- Snorkeling gear, fold up soccer goals and a
soccer ball, walkie talkies. I-tunes vouchers. Books, a journal or scrap making kit/ album
camelpaks are a great idea, collapsible sand bucket, bright coloured
soft storage containers/drawstring sacks that you can embroider or get
their names sewn on, whether they put their toys or clothes in them it
is personal to each and helps the parents too!
the kids don't have their own digital cameras I can recommend some from
target. They're waterproof and easy to use and currently on sale for
$50 (they've got a yellow stripe). The other things my kids love is a
pair of binoculars and walkie talkies.
- Craft bags - game books, reading
books, colouring books, pencils, journals etc. a compass, emergency poncho, battery lantern, torch,
small first aid kit, a very simple swiss knife.
- Our family came up with a great idea for travelling kids and that was a joint access to a Visa Debit account. Grandparents put money into the account for us to put towards
entry fees for things like zoos and other attractions/experiences.
- Audio books; Ronald Dahl, Zac Powers & the Treehouse stories.
- Lego, in a crate and every time we pulled it out the kids would come and play with it. Every kid loves Lego.
them a map of Australia so they can mark their trip. Or a diary so they
can write down what they saw and where it was and also write friends
names and where they met them and where they are from.
a word books. Most kids like a bike or
scooter. A good size water bottle, hat, movies if they have a DVD player
in car. One of those things to put around neck to keep cool.
- If they have a PC you can get a USB microscope thing, really awesome from eBay.
vouchers are great BUT you need to have the data to download them. We
found having limited internet means we can't download a lot of stuff.
- If your kids love reading, a kindle is a great gift idea for travelling kids, you can sync the kindles and so a book can appear on several.