Couple travel bloggers Caz and Craig Makepeace share their Christmas gift ideas for kids who love to travel.
The first thing we recommend as the best Christmas gifts for kids is a travel experience. Memories hands down beat possessions! Your kids might not quite get that concept until they’re actually riding that horse through spectacular mountain scenery imagining they are on a unicorn and all their dreams have come true. We recommend buying them a travel experience (think tour, attraction passes, volunteer opportunities, educational trips), etc. that help fuel the fire for their passions and their unique gifts and talents.
Our girls received these scratch maps of the USA states and USA national parks after we returned home from our USA road trip. They were excited to scratch each map off that they had visited sharing a “oh yeah I remember” that moment from each one. I loved the learning exercise incorporated in it for scratching off the capitol city for each below it and the magnetic stickers they could attach representing a special memory.
One of the best Christmas gifts for kids would have to be their own point and shoot cameras. It’s wonderful to see them engage with travel in this way and to see their perspective on experiences and what they find memorable and interesting. Not only can the camera help your kids discover and record what they love most, but it’s also a fun and unique way for them to interact and engage with other kids.
A special blank journal is a wonderful gift for older kids to record their memories and insights. You can use any notebook, but I recommend choosing a good quality one with a special color. The memories going in here are priceless.
A globe is a wonderful gift for kids of all ages.
It will fuel their dreams, help them find their place in the world and learn more about countries, landforms, and cities. You can also put a large map on their walls. However, I feel a globe is a more fun gift idea for kids. You just can’t beat the spin factor.
So we think a fantastic travel gift idea for children are passport holders. This will encourage them to look after something very important and be responsible for independent travelers.