Children are amazing little beings! And yet, we frequently look down on them because they have less experience in life than we do. And we think their passions and likes/dislikes will drastically change over the course of the time.
Sure, it may be so for some of these passions. But aside from that, there’s a myriad of things we take with us from childhood. Many people have the same favorite color throughout their entire life, starting with childhood. Other people develop passions so strong in childhood that shape them into actual jobs once they reach adulthood. And the list of examples can go on and on.
For instance, if you have a kid or if you know a kid who loves the idea of traveling and if you travel a lot yourself, he/she will be more than delighted if you offered him/her something from the countries you visit.
What are the best travel gifts for kids? Read here and inspire yourself:
A toy dressed in traditional clothes
If you are offering this gift to a little girl (or even boy) who is a bit older and understands the concept of “countries” and “nationalities”, giving her a doll dressed in traditional clothes from the country you have visited will most likely be appreciated. Try to choose a doll made from plastic (instead of the China dolls that are so popular when it comes to national costumes) – it will be safer for the kids, as there is no risk for it to break and hurt them.
A children’s world map
Offer the chance to “visit’ the world in “doodle mode” by offering a kid a world map created especially for those like him/her. This map will allow the kid to color the countries, to doodle, to mark the countries he/she wants to visit one day and, at the same time, it will allow him/her to learn more about how this planet looks and what are the main regions on its map. A great, fun and educational game – it’s the perfect travel gift for kids.
A fun neck pillow for kids
If your kid travels along with you and if he/she always steals your neck pillow in the car, in the bus or in the plane, you may want to consider the fact that it is time for him/her to have his own pillow. A neck pillow for kids will not only be sized to fit a child’s neck, but it will look fun and colourful as well, so it will double as a toy on those long trips to your destinations (or back home). Your kid will definitely get to love his/her own pillow!
A world atlas
Is the kid a bit older and ready to learn in-depth about the countries of the world and their marvels? If that is so, a world atlas will be more than suitable a gift for him/her. If you know the kid already owns such an atlas, consider buying one in a foreign language from the countries you visit. It will add a unique touch and it will make it much more attractive for the kid.