With the holidays right around the corner, the scramble for gift ideas has begun! But for kids who love to travel or are fascinated by geography and world cultures, I have you covered. Here are 30 great ideas of travel gifts for kids for the little adventurers in your life.
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Subscription to Little Passports
For those little globetrotters in your life or those smitten with wanderlust, the Little Passports World Edition subscription box is a huge hit. Not only will they enjoy all it comes with, but it is also a gift that extends far beyond the holiday as it comes to them monthly for as long as you subscribe. See my product review about this program. It's a great travel gift for kids.
I love giving my kids books for a holiday gift, especially ones that are educational. My travel and geography-loving kids truly enjoy books that teach them about countries and cultures around the world. It definitely fosters that curiosity to learn more about the world and is a perfect travel gift for kids. Here are some of my favorites:
A great travel gift for kids ages 7-10 is the book Capitals which teaches kids about the sights, sounds, and history, and secrets of the world's capitals.
Kids ages 9-12 would enjoy the Lonely Planet Kids The Travel Book that teaches them about every country in the world.
My kids absolutely love this award-winning interactive talking world map for kids ages 5 and up. It actually speaks to them and shares interesting facts when they press buttons.
Older kids will love this scratch-off map where they can use a coin to scratch off places they have visited. My older son really enjoys this map.
Curious little globetrotters and adventurers should have an atlas! My kids both enjoy searching through theirs. Their favorites are Maps for kids ages 5 to 18 and Countries of the World: An Atlas With An Attitude for kids ages 5 to 9.
This adorable Melissa and Doug children of the world floor puzzle makes a great travel gift for kids ages 3 to 5 years old. My son loved this puzzle at this age, and it begins to introduce children to other cultures and flags.
Kids ages 5 and up will enjoy this Mapology World Map with Flags & Capitals. It's foam shapes teach kids the shapes of the countries and it comes with flags, making it a great learning tool.
This more challenging Ravensburger Children's World Globe 3-D puzzle would make a fantastic travel gift for kids aged 7-12 or older.
Younger children ages 5 and up – especially fans of Wild Kratts and animals – can learn about cultures and countries with this Wild Kratts Race Around The World board game.
This award-winning game Continent Race was created by a kid for kids. A six-year-old geography fan named Byron created this clever game during a long hospital stay. Both educational and fun for the whole family, this is a great travel gift for kids ages 7 and older.
Another great educational game for kids is the Flipping Flags Game. My kids love this fast-paced game which has helped them learn the flags of many countries around the world. Recommended for ages 7 and up, it makes great travel gift for kids (or stocking stuffer!)
For kids who love to travel around the United States or who are learning about them in school, the Game of the States is a fun and engaging learning tool for kids ages 8 and up.
Geography-loving kids or those with the travel bug would love their very own globe. This Waypoint Geographic World Globe for Kids is an award-winning choice and perfect for fostering kids' curiosity about the world.
You are never too young to learn about the world. This adorable Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Greetings Globe is a wonderful travel gift for kids ages 18 months to 3 years old.
Activity Books For Travel
Travel journals, sticker books, and activity books make great travel gifts for kids. Two great travel journals for your world travels are The Usborne Travel Journals and the Ultimate Travel Journal For Kids.
This Airport Sticker Book is perfect for kids ages 3-6 years old and the Flags Around The World sticker book is a fun and educational choice for kids ages 5-7 years old. Both are wonderful travel gifts for kids.
Toys and Dolls
Kids who have spent some time on the plane would love to play airplane with their toys. My kids loved both of these travel toys, as they really enjoyed reenacting their travels with them.
For the youngest globetrotters in your family this Fisher Price Little People Lil' Movers Airplane is a great travel gift for kids ages 18 months – 3 years old.
The Fat Brain Toys Airplane Terminal and Jet Plane toy set is hours of fun and even makes announcements in English or Spanish! It make a great travel gift for kids.
For kids who love to travel or have been to other countries, a doll designed or made in another country is a great way to connect them to kids around the world. Knowing that they are enjoying a toy that children across the globe also play with is a great connection to make. Some of my favorites are:
The last thing you need to know about travel gifts with kids:
All of these travel gifts for kids are great for young adventurers who have already developed a passion for travel and discovering the world. For kids whose wanderlust is just beginning to spark, these gifts will inspire them. Many are educational and will help kids further their knowledge of geography and world cultures. These 30 ideas are great travel gifts to give your kids the world.