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Do you love to travel? Is someone you know a travel addict like me? Then this is the holiday gift list for you! These ten gifts will make any travel-loving recipient happy! If you throw in plane tickets, too… that’s even better. 😉
Best Travel Gifts for Kids
What could be better than gifts to entertain kids on long trips. They’re happy. Parents are happy too! Right?
Kids Travel Journal — We love this one because of its versatility and affordability.
- Plan your trip and packing list.
- Write what happened on the way there and back.
- Write down what you did.
- Sketch what you saw.
- Rate each day.
- Paste in photos, tickets, maps, postcards, and more.
- Keep more stuff in the back pocket.
ALEX Toys Portable Art Set — Art supplies are a lifesaver on road trips, and this one (especially if paired with the journal), has everything kids need to entertain themselves on long road trips.
- 150-piece set includes everything kids need to draw, paint and color
- Comes in a portable carry case with handle
- Includes markers, colored pencils, crayons, pastels, watercolors and more
Crayola Washable Window Markers — We use window markers on all our road trips. The kids play tic-tac-toe and Hangman — with lots more giggles when the window is the paper. We also challenge them to draw scenes out the window, which entertains them (quietly) while they improve their observation skills.
- CRAYOLA-Window markers come in 8 cool colors to decorate windows glass mirrors mylar and more
- Great for holiday and seasonal window decorating
- Winner of the OPPENHEIM Toy Portfolio Gold Seal Award and the Parents Choice Foundation Approved Award.
- Conforms to ASTM D4236
- Made in USA
- Provides hours of creative coloring fun
- Make great window murals and drawings with these fun markers
- These unique markers are opaque and vibrant
Best Travel Gifts for Adrenalin Junkies
I’ve only recently discovered my inner adrenalin junkie! I’d love to receive any of them (except the one I already have!)
Nikon COOLPIX AW130 Waterproof Digital Camera with Built-In Wi-Fi — I got this for myself this year because it’s waterproof, fairly indestructible and dustproof. I love the WiFi feature. The camera is better than the one on my phone, so I can share better photos to Facebook and Instagram. It also has built-in GPS, but I haven’t used it yet.
- Waterproof up to 100ft; freezeproof to 14 degrees Fahrenheit; shockproof for drops up to 7 feet
- 5x optical zoom NIKKOR ED wide-angle glass lens
- Capable of taking up to 5 shots per second
- Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC for easy transfer to your smartphone
- Built-in GPS, mapping, Electronic Compass and Points of Interest (POI)
1,000 Places to See Before You Die, Revised — This book is filled with great trip ideas — 1,000 of them in fact — to get that bucket list in order!
- Newsweek wrote, it “tells you what’s beautiful, what’s fun, and what’s just unforgettable— everywhere on earth.”
- Includes 600 full-color photographs.
- Features 28 countries like Lebanon, Croatia, Estonia, and Nicaragua that were not in the original edition.
- Emphasizes experiences: an entry covers not just Positano or Ravello, but the full 30-mile stretch along the Amalfi Coast.
Travel Hammock by Himal — The perfect gift for true adventurers — no need for a hotel, just a couple trees will do! Offered at a great price!
- High quality with a reasonable price, perfect choice for cost-conscious traveler,
- Life-long warranty (excluding damage from misuse).
- High fiber breathable 210T nylon of 500-pound capacity,
- A number of color options,
- Braided nylon rope recognized by UIAA with extended diameter (0.31in) and strengthened inner core, holding up to 1100lb.
- Sturdy hanging carabiners made from galvanized stainless-steel, widened diameter of 0.31in and strongest on the market, able to bear 880 lb.
- Versatile use: ideal for hiking, camping, boating, traveling, back-yarding, beach & lake, or just relaxing.
GoPro HERO — You’ll definitely earn hero status if you give this gift. This small and mighty camera is perfect for adventure travel. Catch the action from the explorer’s point of view!
- Stunning Video Quality: Record gorgeous 1080p30 and 720p60 video., Diverse Photo Capture: Capture 5PM single, Time Lapse and Burst photos up to 5 fps. Built-in Microphone: Record audio with the built-in microphone
- Durable + Waterproof to 131-Feet (40m): Designed to withstand extreme environments and conditions
- Compatible with all GoPro Mounts: 60+ mounts and accessories. GoPro Software: View and share your content.
- External Memory: Supports microSD cards up to 32GB (class 10 or UHS-1 required) Sold Separately
Best travel gifts to make life easier
This section is all about comfort and convenience — those little gifts that make life on the road a little easier.
Digital Luggage Scale — Have you ever gotten to the airport and discovered your bag exceeded luggage allowances? With steep penalty fees for oversized luggage, it’s an expensive mistake. I’ve seen people shuffle items from one bag to another at the ticket desk (and did it once myself). So embarrassing! This luggage scale saves time, money and hassle. Weigh luggage in the privacy of your own home or hotel, make adjustments as needed, and travel “light” and carefree!
- Includes Brill’Travel Digital Luggage Scale with FREE Long-Life Lithium CR2032 BATTERY!
- Easy to Use – Easy to Read Multi-Purpose LCD Display with Blue Backlight. Choose from lbs/kg/oz/gr, tara/zero function. Auto-Power Off. Overweight & Low Battery Indicator.
- Premium Quality – Light, Portable, Stainless Steel Design and HEAVY-DUTY buckle strap! Travels with you without adding significant weight or bulk!
- 110 lb / 50 kg Capacity with Precision Accuracy of 0.2 lb / 0.1 kg
- 100% Money Back Guarantee & 2 Year Warranty
Backseat Car Organizer — My kids are adults now, but we had the original version of this awesome organizer. I loved it then. I’d love this even more (if I still traveled with kids). Keep toys and supplies organized on long trips — no more losing things between the seats!
- Organize clutter and stay sane with stretchy storage compartments and a detachable pocket for travel convenience.
- Built kid tough to withstand kicking. As parents, we know the stress kid accessories go through.
- Made from REACH certified materials. The eco-friendly, odorless material is safe for your child & features reinforced stitching on areas that receive the most wear.
- Waterproof material makes this organizer not only durable, but easy to clean.
- Easy installation! Designed to fit most vehicles, the organizer is the perfect size to act as a kick mat, while not encroaching on your child’s’ leg room.
- Lifetime money-back satisfaction guarantee. All original Cozy Greens® products come with a lifetime guarantee. If you experience any problems with your backseat organizer for the lifetime of the product, contact us and we will refund your entire purchase, and ship you a new organizer FREE of charge. NO questions asked.
Personalogy Family Fun Card Game — Travel means lots of time together in close quarters. Why not use it to get to know each other better? Sample questions: “Which ice cream beat describes my personality?” (Answer offers four choices) and “If I could do any extreme sport, it would be…” (Answer from four choices). This game gets rave reviews, especially from families with elementary and middle school aged kids!
- Family Fun card game, Laugh-out-loud discovery card game for the whole family
- Fun for family dinner conversations, game night with the grandparents, family gatherings or travel
- Brings families together and easily gets everyone talking, laughing and having fun!
- Small enough to fit in your purse, backpack, take with you in a car, plane or train
- 122 entertaining, funny, silly, interesting, memorable questions and surprising answers.
- Made in the USA
There you have it — the best travel gifts for 2015. If you’re looking for something else, try these Holiday Gift Ideas!