10 FUN & FUNCTIONAL TRAVEL GIFTS
Editor’s choice: whether to use on vacation or to inspire your travels, we’ve got some killer ideas for everyone in the family.
Why give travel gifts?
Before I became the editor of KidTripster, I was a long-time consumer reporter. Every year, I scoured toy stores near and far to compile my "Top Toys for the Holidays" list; it was one of my favorite assignments, in part because it gave me an excuse to ride scooters through the office and shoot foam arrows at my co-workers. So I know a thing or two about selecting useful and memorable holiday presents.
Some of the suggestions on KidTripster’s list will make your family’s travel easier. Others are meant to entertain, educate, and inspire you and your kids to explore the world. I’ve also made a point of picking lots of products that have been designed by parents and support small companies. Happy shopping and happy holidays from KidTripster!
8/Packable Pails by AquaVault
This product is one of those that makes me think, “why didn’t I think of that?” It’s the brainchild of a mom and dad in Iowa. Yes, the best beach buckets in America come from Iowa! What makes them so great? The full-sized pails are collapsible, meaning you can easily pack them in a suitcase or the trunk of your car for your next beach vacation. But we’re told by the inventors that they work pretty well in the snow, too! Cost: $19.95.