Getting the opportunity to travel as a family is great for creating memories and enjoying downtime together. But the trek to get to the destination can be an arduous one. While adults are happy to catch up on a good book or catch some zzz’s, youngsters are a little less patient when on the road or in the sky. They need a steady stream of entertainment, which can be difficult when luggage space is limited. Thankfully, many travel toys are available to keep kids entertained while on the go and make the perfect gift for travel-loving families.
Clixo is a multi-sensory, magnetic building toy where kids can make 2D and 3D creations. The flexible pieces combine origami and magnets to let kids make infinite projects. After building, you can stack and pack the magnets to keep all the parts together with a simple click. In addition, it’s mess-free, screen-free, and eco-friendly. Available on Amazon starting at $17.99.
Play Maysie Portable Dollhouse Holiday Bundles
Designed for easy transport, Play Maysie Portable Dollhouse Holiday Bundle sets are the first truly portable dollhouses on the market today. Heralded as a must-have gift item for children, they eliminate the clutter of traditional toys and feature a canvas carry strap! Now available are the Holiday Bundles, which include an entire case with accessories, a set of 6 lovingly hand-sewn dolls, and an artsy luggage tag. Available at playmaysie.com for $68.00.
Sometimes it’s best to stick to the classic, like the Fifteen Puzzle, that’s been around for over 80 years. It seems simple enough; all you have to do is put the number in order from 1 to 15. But, it can take a surprisingly long time to solve. So, your older child will be entertained while trying to figure out the solution. If you get stuck, the puzzle comes with an instruction book with 30 possibilities. Available at duluthtrading.com for $14.95.
My Little Pony Mini World Magic Sets
My Little Pony Mini World Magic sets consist of tiny scenes and adorable characters on YouTube inspired by the “My Little Pony: Tell Your Tale” series. Kids ages five and up can plug accessories into the keychain base and act out their favorite stories. And it all comes with a carrying case connected to a backpack making it perfect for traveling. Available at target.com for $5.19.
Playskool Dressy Kids
Buttons and zippers and ties – oh my! Huggable Dressy Kids plush dolls can help kids practice different getting-dressed activities. They’ll love pulling the zipper open and closed, tying the shoelace, buckling the belt, and more. Each doll has 30% recycled fabrics and a plant-based plastic button and buckle. Perfect for kids two and older. Available on amazon.com for $22.99.
There’s a reason Legos are consistently one of the top toys. The little bricks allow for endless possibilities when it comes to crafting creations. And being so small makes them the perfect travel toy. You just need the proper case to ensure pieces don’t go missing while on the go. The Brik-Kase 2-GO is the ideal solution as it’s a portable storage container and building base in one. Now pieces won’t go flying when you hit turbulence. Available on Amazon.com for $29.95.
On-the-Go Vacation Journal
For kids who love to color and write, this vacation journal is the ideal gift to stay entertained. The set comes with a 20-page book with various prompts to document the trip. Using the 12 included markers, kids ages five and up will love drawing what they saw on the journey. Then, you can keep everything secure in the fabric carrying case in between projects. Available on kidmademodern.com for $12.99.
Floss & Rock Construction Magnetic Multi Play
It’s impressive how much the Magnetic Multi Play creators fit into one toy. In one transportable piece, you get four activities that will keep kids busy for hours. There’s a 20-piece puzzle, four color dry wipe pens with erasers, pop-out play pieces, and a coloring section. Best of all, everything is magnetic so you won’t lose any pieces. The entire kit lays flat when open and has a carry handle when closed. Available on Maisonette.com for $23