I've looked at quite a few lists of travel gifts for children recently, and I'm amazed at the variety of gadgets that exist specifically to entertain kids. My parents took me on road trips long before portable DVD players were invented, and, somehow, I survived. I remember looking at maps and playing travel games with my brother for hours on end, and playing card games with him and my grandmother at campsites in California's Sierra Nevada mountains. We had a great time, and we never needed to ask for new batteries.
Travel gifts for grandchildren - or for any children - don't have to be high-tech or expensive in order to be useful, fun and educational. The best travel gifts help children participate in family travel adventures, either during the planning and packing phases or during the trip itself, or help kids while away the time during long drives and hotel stays.
If you're looking for a travel-themed gift for a grandchild or another special child in your life, take a peek at our top travel gifts for children and grandchildren.
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