travel gifts for tweens

Buying gifts for tweens might not be the easiest thing to do, however, when said tween is into traveling, there’s a whole new world opening up. We’ve selected the best travel gifts for tweens that will spark their wanderlust!

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THE BEST TRAVEL GIFTS FOR TWEENS: LOW BUDGET

Personalized Passport Cover

A passport cover is one of the best tween gift ideas for a 10 or 11-year old who loves to travel. It looks great while it’s still practical as it offers protection for their most important document. And adding their name to the cover makes it even more special! Fuel their wanderlust and let the adventure begin! 

Travel Journal

A kids’ travel journal is a great way to remember all the cool stuff and adventures from a trip. It helps improve writing skills and documenting experiences. A travel journal is definitely on the list of road trip essentials for tweens!

TIP: Check out this blog for some FREE kids travel journal printables!

Travel Game

What better way to pass the time than with a travel game. Especially when it’s as educational as it is entertaining, travel games are fun gifts for tween boys and girls!

THE BEST TRAVEL GIFTS FOR TWEENS: MEDIUM BUDGET

Lens kit for smartphone

Looking for popular and cool Christmas gifts for tweens? If your tween already owns a smartphone, a lens kit for that smartphone might a good idea! You just clip them onto the smartphone and you’re able to snap pictures with a macro or wide-angle lens. 

Headphones

Headphones are one of the best gifts for tweens especially for one that loves traveling. Every tween needs a moment for themselves, whether that’s passing the time with a movie or just chilling with some music. Noise-canceling headphones for tweens are great for some peace on long travel days as well. Definitely a cool gifts for tweens idea!

Travel Neck Pillow

This is one of the best travel accessories for tweens!

If you would like to give a more practical present, travel neck pillows are great gift ideas for tween girls and boys. We all like to get some sleep when traveling on a plane, bus or train and tweens are no different. Gift them with a good night of sleep by giving them a comfy neck pillow. Click here to read our in-depth article on the best kids travel pillows.

Fiction or Non-Fiction Book about travel

Travel information books are top gifts for tweens and a great way to get to know the world! It’s useful to get into travel modus before the trip, but they can also bring it along and teach the rest of the family some interesting facts about the destination.

But don’t limit it to non-fiction. Youth adventure books with a setting in a foreign country are great gifts for girl tweens and boys too of course! For example the fantastic The Mapmaker Chronicles series!

Backpack

Every kid wants to bring their own backpack! It’s perfect to store their toys, a tablet, and other personal stuff. And it’s multifunctional: they can use their backpack for travels, but also for school or afterschool activities. A backpack also works perfectly as tween carry on luggage!

THE BEST TRAVEL GIFTS FOR TWEENS: HIGH BUDGET

Nintendo 3DS

If you want to splurge, your tween will be more than a little excited with a Nintendo 3DS. A game console is a great alternative for a tablet if you don’t mind some screen time every now and then. The Nintendo 3DS is portable and lightweight and can easily be tucked away in a backpack. This is definitely one of the best gifts for tween girls and boys!

Suitcase

How cool is it as a tween to get to travel with your own suitcase. Many suitcases for tweens have such amazing designs! Pick one that isn’t too large but still big enough to hold a decent amount of clothes and some toys/books!


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