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Select a gift that the whole family will love! We invited a panel of travel and family travel experts to partner with our editorial team and then asked our readers to vote for their favorites. These are the 10 best gift ideas for families who love to travel.
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No. 10: Deuter’s Kid Comfort Pro Child Carrier
Deuter’s Kid Comfort Pro Child Carrier makes it easy to keep up with all of your belongings, stay hydrated and carry your little one. The Kid Comfort Pro Baby Carrier holds up to 50 pounds and has a kickstand to keep it upright when not on your back. It’s compatible with 3-liter drinking bag and includes a padded hip belt, an adjustable sunshade and many more noteworthy features.
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No. 9: What Do You Meme’s “Shotgun!” The Road Trip Game
Shotgun! is a road trip card game that engages everyone in the family – except the driver, of course. One person (likely whoever is riding shotgun) draws and reads one of 200 cards, such as “First person to say which side the gas tank is on wins a point” or “First person who gets a wave from someone in another car wins two points.” Cards are stored in a convenient drawstring pouch, ready for the next road trip.
10Best contributor Chez Chesak remarked, “Great fun for road trips with the kids, whether they’re big or small. We had good fun with this one on a drive to Louisiana, and our girls are 14 and 16.”
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No. 8: Camelbak’s ChillBak Pack 30 Soft Cooler
The Camelbak ChillBak Pack 30 Soft Cooler & Hydration Center is the perfect gift for active families. Bring it to the beach, on a hike, or to the kids’ soccer games. The Camelbak ChillBak has ample space to hold and cool up to 24 beverages and provides hydration through a 6-liter chilled bladder.
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No. 7: Petunia Pickle Bottom Meta Backpack
Stay prepared and organized with the Petunia Pickle Bottom Meta Backpack. Disguised as any ordinary bag, the Meta Backpack is perfect for use as a diaper bag. Water-resistant and easy to clean, the Meta Backpack is sleek, stylish and perfect for carrying everything you need for the day.
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No. 6: KidCo’s PeaPod Travel Bed
The PeaPod Travel Bed is the perfect indoor and outdoor travel bed for kids ages 6 months to 3 years. Comfortable padding and a removable sleeping bag line the bottom of the bed, while a zipper encloses the lightweight mesh doorway. The PeaPod Travel Bed is easy to travel with and great for camping, short visits to a friend’s, or more extended overnight hotel stays.
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No. 5: Eat2Explore Subscription
Eat2Explore’s monthly subscription box is the perfect gift for families looking to introduce their kids to new cultures and international cuisines. Inside each month’s kit are three recipe cards, essential sauces and spices, a shopping list for fresh ingredients, a country explorer brochure, activity sheets, fun cooking tools, country-specific collectibles and more. Give the gift of exploration and family-fun throughout the year with an Eat2Explore subscription.
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No. 4: Are We There Yet? Sustainable Travel Guidebook
Written by Rachel Dodds and Richard Butler, “Are We There Yet?” is a sustainable travel guide to help kids and families plan vacations accordingly. The book breaks down various situations you could run into on the road and is full of helpful tools for parents looking to raise environmentally conscious children.
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No. 3: Jooki Music Player for Kids
Cut down on screen time with the Jooki Music Player for Kids. With 8 hours of battery life and a compact and light design, Jooki allows you to connect music, audiobooks and podcasts to your child’s screen-free device. Perfect for bedtime, road trips and flights!
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No. 2: Try Treats’ International Snack Box
Everyone in the family loves treats, but have you tasted treats from other countries? This company sends subscribers a box of at least five (standard) or 10 (premium) packages of goodies each month from around the world. It’s a great way to learn about and experience other cultures with satisfying snacks.
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No. 1: TwoPointOhGames’ Artsy Fartsy Drawing Game
“This is NOT your parents’ drawing game,” says TwoPointOh Games about Artsy Fartsy. A family-friendly version of the well-known adult party game Drawing Without Dignity, this is a fast-paced game where artistic skills are not required. Not much is off-limits in Artsy Fartsy – categories can be anything from “Don’t Get Caught” to “Animals That Leave Tiny Turds” and everything else you might imagine!
Team up with family members to draw and guess from clues that will have everyone laughing out loud for hours. A perfect gift for families from four to twelve members and ages 10 and up.