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5 Unique Travel Gifts for Kids

The JetSet Family // Zig Zag City Guides

For the record, I own each and one of these items and I would personally recommend them as great gifts. I’m always on the lookout for unique non-toy type things for kids. If I can find a special something age appropriate and travel related, I snatch it up immediately because I love the thought of introducing little ones to the idea of exploration. There are so many places JetSet Tot says she wants to go; however I always love when she learns about the destination first – it only makes traveling that much more exciting.

JetSet Family approved travel gifts for kids

New York, Phew York is not your ordinary book. It’s a scratch-n-sniff adventure written by Amber C. Jones. JetSet Tot really loves this book. Not only because it shares some of places she’s looking to visit when she goes back to New York City, but she thinks it’s so funny to smell every good and bad Manhattan has to offer. $34.00


ZigZag City Guides for Kids are the ultimate travel must-have for kids. These gorgeous deck of cards, handy pocket map and postcards allow children to scout out the best places in: San Francisco, Paris, Rome, New York City and soon Chicago and London. Tot loves to be an integral part of planning our family vacation and really took a huge liking to these lovely card packs. So much, that now wants to order the Paris, London and Chicago ones just so she can study some new cities and we can plan our next family vacation spots! $24.00

The JetSet Family // Zig Zag City Guides

Little Passports is my favorite subscription box out there right now! Not only is this is a fantastic way to learn about different countries and cultures, but possibly one of the best ways to dream up some pretty fun family vacations. Complete with a map, passport, postcards, and more, the most adorable mini-suitcase arrived with a note telling us to be on the lookout each month for a package from Sam and Sofia’s adventures. The following month, a special delivery came from Brazil with a “Wish You Were Here” letter and a great souvenir. Starting at $11.95/month

Unique Travel Gifts for Kids // Little Passport

I am head over heels for this final destination Personalized Hometown Airport T-shirt for kids from Red Envelope. I had ordered the long sleeve one as a Christmas present for Tot and was blown over when it arrived. It is a really beautifully made shirt and Tot loved that not only her name was included as Co-Pilot, but she knew all too well what LAX meant and the flight number was the year she was born. Make sure to take into consideration it is a 100% cotton so it will shrink, so I suggest going a size up to be safe. $29.95

Red Envelope Hometown Airport shirt

A great find from Pottery Barn Kids was this My Travel Journal “A World of Activities” to document where Tot has been and ideas of where to head off to next. Not your typical journal, this one is filled with preprinted pages for the little ones to remember addresses for postcards, a packing list, and questions about each getaway making it easy for little travelers to stay interested and excited about writing. $12.99

My Travel Journal

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Review overview
  • Katy Rawson February 1, 2014

    Oh, I love these ideas! We’re just a couple of weeks away from a cross-country move. These ideas will be so helpful to keep my 8 year old happy and busy in the car. Thank you.

  • tara pittman February 1, 2014

    I love the suitcase one. This is a great way for children to learn about other places.

  • Michelle F. February 1, 2014

    I have been eyeing the little passports one. I am wanting for my daughter to be a little older.

  • Amanda (Moming About) February 1, 2014

    The idea of a scratch and sniff book really intrigues me! I just bet my kids would love it!

  • Ashley M February 1, 2014

    Love the City guides and the fun luggage.

  • Felicia February 1, 2014

    Thanks for the great reviews. I don’t have children yet, but I’ll definitely keep these items in mind 🙂

  • Jessica Cassidy February 1, 2014

    These are helpful travel Websites and ideas. The last time my little girl and I traveled was June of 2012. It was a 24 hours flight but before that, I introduced her about out flight and how long it is. She was prepared before the flight and she did amazing.

  • Mama to 5 Blessings February 1, 2014

    great ideas, love the travel journal idea, we used Little Passports n our homeschooling last year!

  • Mistee Dawn February 1, 2014

    Those all look so fun. I bet my daughter would love them. She already loves Little Passports.

  • Jess February 2, 2014

    I love this… We’re just getting ourselves ready to plan our summer vacations and I’d like to add mini vacations to the list. The travel journal in particular seems like something my older son would totally dig.

  • Petro Neagu February 2, 2014

    I like the Little Passport, it seems to be a great educational tool and I’m all up for those 🙂

  • Zulema A Tomlinson February 2, 2014

    That passport is cute!! I have six kiddoes so I hardly travel but if I did I would like these.

  • It is so important to have fun things for kids to do when they travel & this kit look like it would keep the kids attention. Thanks for sharing


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