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Our Top Presents For Kids On The Road This Christmas

Are you thinking of trekking around the country these summer school holidays?

Or going to surprise the kids with a big trip next year?

Maybe, you’re already on your epic trip and trying to plan Christmas presents on the fly?

There are plenty of gift options for the travel bugs and we’ve got a few winning options right here. I’m thinking this list is actually longer then our non-toy Christmas gift options!

HERE ARE Our top presents for kids on the road or heading on ‘The Big Lap’ this Christmas:

  1. Tennis game on a string, Frisbee, Kite – Stopping over at camping and caravan parks are always more fun with inclusive games to keep everyone entertained.
  2. Rashies, Swimmers, Goggles and snorkel, life jacket – Swimming is a big part of holidaying in Australia and we all need that wardrobe of swimming attire.
  3. Binoculars, Book about Australian birds – Make the trip an educational one by learning about the birds and wildlife you meet on the road.
  4. Good hats, quick dry and breathable clothing, spare pair of thongs – Kathmandu & BCF have some awesome clothes for adults & kids and its all pretty much holiday and camping friendly.
  5. Magnifying glass and bug catcher – Kids love bugs and they pretty much become very low maintenance pets while travelling.
  6. Walkie Talkie – Make the trip a whole lot more fun going on bush walks and reporting back to each other about your finds just like the trekkers do.
  7. Compass – Because we all need to know where we are going! 😉
  8. An experience or entry to an attraction in a location you will be visiting – This is a great way to save some money and still surprise the kids.
  9. Metal detector – No one ever said no to a bit of extra $$. Maybe you’ll strike gold!??
  10. Hydration pack – Bush walks can be tiring and the risk of dehydration is high. This investment pays for itself.
  11. Lego – Kids always love Lego. It’s small, it’s light, it promotes imagination, and hours of fun!
  12. iTunes cards (not just for music – can also buy movies, books and games) – iTunes has a plethora of options to keep the kids entertained in the car.
  13. Telescope – The night sky is always more impressive in the country and outback. See how many constellations you can spot.
  14. Paint set for painting rocks to hide –  There is a painted rock movement around Australia. Join the rock finding Facebook pages and join in along your travels.
  15. Buckets & spades, containers for collecting shells – No doubt you will visit many beaches on your travels and kids love collecting things!
  16. Head torch – For those late night walks and possum hunts!
  17. Digital camera – Memories are for a lifetime and snapping them up make sure they are never forgotten.
  18. Go pro – Record your adventures in real time!
  19. Kindle – Everyone needs a bit of quiet time every now and then.
  20. Audio book voucher – Not into reading in the car, an audio book is perfect those who suffer motion sickness.
  21. Microfibre towel – These are amazing! They are so absorbent and a must when travelling.
  22. Bluetooth head phones – To listen to all those iTunes downloads!
  23. Scratch off Australia map – Make sure you keep track of where you’ve been.
  24. Star Gazing book/ map – Great with that telescope we mentioned earlier.
  25. Travel Journal – Keep your memories alive with a journal. Record your feelings and it’s a great way to teach kids writing and journalling.
  26. Are We There Yet by Alison Lester (book) – I can’t guarantee this won’t have the kids asking it more than usual!
  27. Uno or Board Games – As we mentioned, rain is a part of most holiday. Be prepared with a collection of their favourite board games.
Do you have a gift idea that we’ve missed?

Maybe you’re travelling Oz right now – are any of these on your list?

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29 thoughts on “Our Top Presents For Kids On The Road This Christmas

  1. Annette, 3 Little Buttons says:

    These are all fantastic gift ideas. I really love the thought of getting a paint set to do artwork on stones/rocks. At one of the beaches near us – there are quite a lot of people that do this and hide them in between all the beach huts. We’ve had so much fun finding them over the year.

  2. N4Mummy says:

    I love the idea of a bug catcher and magnifying glass, both my kids would love that! My daughter is currently fascinated by spiders. We’ve not taken the kids to Oz yet (we live in the UK) but one day we will as we have lots of friends there.

  3. Shar says:

    What a great post! I am always lookin g for ways to keep my kids busy and entertained on road trips and these are all perfect 🙂

  4. Yeah Lifestyle says:

    What a lovely list of suggestions here, we are heading on a Spring road trip and I will bring some of the items you have listed here

  5. Preet says:

    Those were really an awesome ideas. We love to travel with the kids and these are really perfect. I wish I could get all of them.

  6. Rebecca Smith says:

    Some fantastic ideas here. Jack has a bug catcher and absolutely loves it – what a perfect idea when kids are on the go.

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