Are you a family that loves to travel or do you know a family that is obsessed with traveling?
In this gift guide we share all our recommended family travel gift ideas. You’ll find travel gift ideas for moms who love to travel, for dads who love to travel and of course, gift ideas for kids who love to travel.
These are all useful travel gift ideas that any traveling family will want to make room for in their luggage.
Best Travel Gift Ideas for Families
Toiletry Bag and Travel Organizer
Stay organized on the road with this toiletry bag. It's large enough to fit everything you need for the whole family.
Chunky Oversized Scarf
Those airplanes can get cold. A large chunky scarf is one of the most useful travel gifts for flying.
Neck Wallet w/RFID Blocking
Keep all your belongings safe in this neck wallet. This concealed travel pouch is big enough to fit passports too.
Reusable Stainless Steel Straws
Definitely one of the more unique family travel gifts in this list, but still a perfect travel themed gift. Minimize waste by packing these reusable stainless steel straws that also come with a cleaning brush.
Universal Travel Adapter
A perfect family travel gift for families that travel around the world. A universal travel adapter is a must. Covering over 150 countries, you can save space with this one travel adapter.
Wanderlust: A Traveler's Guide to the Globe
Feed that wanderlust with this Traveler's Guide to the Globe! Planning a family holiday is a big part of the fun and this will help you get inspired.
Jewelry Organizer Bag
An ideal gift for moms that love to travel, is this jewelry organizer. Keep your jewelry from getting lost or tangled!
Candy Cane Travel Pillow
A travel gift idea everyone can use! Stay comfortable on your flight with this neck pillow! It's unique shape and portable size make it the perfect neck pillow to pack.
Kids Travel Neck Pillow
Don't forget a neck pillow when flying with kids. With neck and chin support, your kids will be able to fall asleep comfortably with this kids neck pillow.
For younger kids, we recommend skipping the neck pillow all together if your flight will allow an inflatable airplane bed.
Flyaway Kids Bed
This is one of the best airplane travel beds for toddlers and kids. If your airline will allow it, this is the best way to get kids to sleep on the flight.
Kids headphones are an essential travel gift for anyone flying with kids. The MPow ones come at a great price with safe volume limit. For younger kids CozyPhones are the way to go.
Keep what you pack to a minimum with these wireless earbuds. Once you have your kids settled with their entertainment, you'll be able to sit back and watch your own movie. They are also good for watching a movie quietly when sharing a hotel room!
DJI Pocket 2 Gimbal Stabilizer with 4K Camera
Don't miss capturing a single moment of your adventures with the DJI Pocket! Or get the Smartphone Gimbal Stabilizer for half the price!
Lens Kit for Phone
A great travel gift idea for photographers! For those who take most of their pictures using a phone, get a lens kit to help enhance those pictures!
Waterproof Backpack Purse
This waterproof anti-theft backpack purse is a perfect travel gift idea for families! It's small enough to carry around just what you need for the day.
Passport and Credit Card Holder
This combined credit card and passport holder will keep everything you need together in one place. One of the more practical travel gift ideas!
Travel Power Strip
If you travel with a lot of electronics (like we do), then you know you're always looking for more outlets to get everything charged each night. This travel power strip is a very thoughtful travel gift idea!
Travel Laptop Backpack
A backpack that can double as a laptop case and a carry on plus have enough room for kids entertainment and snacks! This would make an ideal travel gift for parents.
The Shrunks Travel Bed
Whether you are taking a trip to Grandma's house or sharing a hotel room, a portable inflatable mattress is easy to carry. We have a toddler sized one and use it often, whether it's to give the kids extra space or if our Airbnb doesn't have enough beds. This even allows us to save money on accommodations by not needing as many bedrooms.
For toddlers get the Shrunks inflatable toddler bed or the hiccapop inflatable toddler bed, both recommended in our Best Toddler Travel Beds on Baby Can Travel.
When sharing a hotel room with babies or toddlers, you'll be glad you packed a SlumberPod. You can provide your little one with their own sleeping space with this blackout solution.
Read our full SlumberPod review on our BabyCanTravel site and use discount babycantravel10 to get 10% off your purchase!
The best travel gift idea for moms is this wrap poncho. She'll love the warm cozy feeling for flights and anywhere her adventures take her!
Convenience Travel Kit
This convenience kit is the perfect stocking stuffer or small travel gift idea for women (for men as well) who love to travel. It's stocked with everything you need in a travel size.
Whiff Shampoo Bar & Conditioner Bar
For anyone wanting to keep waste to a minimum, shampoo and conditioner bars are perfect to travel with. These useful travel gift ideas also make an ideal stocking stuffer for moms who love to travel.
Deuter Casual Daypack
A good backpack is a great travel gift idea for families who like to adventure off the beaten track. A backpack leaves both hands free, making it the easiest way to handle travel days with kids.
Packing cubes are an incredibly useful travel gift idea for families. By getting a different color for each member of the family, you can keep everyone's clothes organized. Go an extra step and save space with these compression cubes.
BubbleBum Inflatable Booster Car Seat
An inflatable booster car seat for kids makes it easy to keep your kids safe in a taxi while not hauling around large booster seats. The mifold is another travel gift idea that offers a two pack for anyone buying for multiple kids.
Scratch Off Map of the World
We love tracking where we've been on a map. This scratch-off map of the world is one of the best travel gift ideas for families that travel frequently.
There's also this lighter colored version.
Portable Espresso Machine
A great travel gift idea for anyone obsessed with coffee, here is a portable espresso machine. Whether you are hiking, camping or catching an early morning train, you never have to worry about missing your morning cup of jo!
Other alternatives are this Wacaco Pipamoka Single Serve Coffee brewer or Bodum Travel Press for tea or coffee.
Epic! Digital Library App Subscription
One of the best gifts ideas for kids who love to travel is the Epic! Digital Library subscription. With over 40,000 online books you no longer need to carry heavy books. Epic! has plenty of books to keep kids busy on long car or train rides!
Read our full review of the Epic! Digital Library app.
The North Face Backpack for Kids
Parents will love this travel gift idea as it lets kids can carry their own stuff. Pack their travel backpack with a tablet, books and snacks for the flight. They can also use it for hiking or sightseeing.
With cameras, phones, tablets and laptops, families have a lot of devices to charge when they travel. A portable charger is one of the best ravel gift ideas for families. You don't need to stress about having your phone or camera battery dying on extra long days out with a portable charger!
A perfect travel gift idea for adventurous families, a waterproof camera like the GoPro will make sure you capture ever single moment. From snorkeling to bike riding, you can take it with you everywhere!
Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Water Bottle
A good water bottle is essential for travel. A vacuum insulated bottle will keep your water cold without all the sweating! Ideal for family holidays on the beach.
For kids, we like the Thermos Funtainer.
Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Digital Camera
Don't travel with a heavy DSLR when you can get amazing pictures with the much smaller Sony Alpha a6000 mirrorless camera. This is the camera we use and it comes on all our adventures with it. It's small enough to easily carry even on full days hiking with kids.
Unicorn Activity Book for Kids
There's always some down time when traveling with kids. We always pack a few activity books to keep kids entertained, either at the end of the day or on long travel days.
Other options we like are this jumbo activity book for kids or these fun reusable sticker pads.
Kids' Travel Journal
A fun travel gift idea for kids who love to write, get them writing in their own travel journal. They will love looking back on the memories. For younger kids we had this Go! Kids Interactive Travel Journal.
Possibly one of the best gift ideas for travel toys. We pack LEGO sets that are around 100 pieces. The kids love putting them together and then using them for creative play for the whole trip! Take them apart each time you change hotels or locations and the fun starts all over!
Little Passports World Edition
This subscription box is one the best family gift ideas for travel. It will help get kids excited about travel and seeing the world!
Deuter Kid Comfort Pro
A thoughtful travel gift idea for adventurous parents of small kids. A backpack carrier is the best way to get out on the trails when traveling with a baby or toddler. We've owned the Deuter Kid Comfort and had no trouble traveling and flying with our backpack carrier.
gb Pockit+ All-Terrain Lightweight Travel Stroller
Another excellent travel gift idea for parents. A good lightweight travel stroller is always well worth the money. This one has a good canopy and reclining seat. You'll get plenty of use out of it in the airport and while out sightseeing!
LÍLLÉbaby Complete Baby Carrier
We wouldn't travel without a baby carrier. They are must for flying with a baby and for getting around. Even if you use a travel stroller, you'll find plenty of times when you'll want to carry your baby as well. Every new parent would love this thoughtful travel gift idea.
For toddlers who like to walk, a toddler carrier is well worth packing for when little legs get tired.
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