Have kids, will travel! For those of you that love to travel and adventure with your kids, finding all the necessary gear can be daunting. So we’ve chosen a few items that you can put on your holiday gift list for the littles! From keeping them warm and hydrated to entertained and educated, these gifts will make road tripping and getting out into the great outdoors a little easier!
LitezAll Owl Themed Headlamp and Lantern Combo - $24.99
Adventuring during the day has its excitement, but get your kids out after dark for a whole new set of interesting things to investigate. And when you do, equip them with a flashlight or headlamp designed just for them. A quick nighttime adventure can provide a great lesson about nocturnal insects and animals like armadillos, fiddler crabs, and luna moths! Spending time outside in the dark can sometimes be a little frightening for young kids, so letting them experience what’s out there with the comfort of a light and a patient teacher can do wonders to calm those fears!
Letterfolk Kids Passports (multiple) - $10.00
If your kids are into documenting their adventures, then these super cute “Passports” from Letterfolk are a perfect way to do it! With choices like “hike,” “national park,” and “bug,” they’ll have plenty of ways to record what they saw and did. Even if your little isn’t actually writing yet, they offer plenty of pages and spaces to illustrate their experiences! How fun would it be for them to look back at these later in life and reminisce?!
Celestron Kids 4x30 Binoculars - $9.95
Every little explorer needs a good pair of binoculars to get a close look at the world around them! Offering 4x magnification, this option from Celestron comes with a neck strap, carrying case and lens cloth as well. Quality and lightweight, these binoculars are sure to get your kid excited about the outdoors and encourage their sense of adventure! And if you want to go a step further, check out their mini scope and zoom microscope too!
Patagonia Baby Furry Friends Fleece Hat - $29
Babies can lose a lot of heat from their little heads, so don’t forget to cover them up when heading outside during cooler weather. Fleece beanies like this cute one from Patagonia will offer your baby the warmth it needs while exploring plus looking cute doing it! Made with 100% recycled polyester and Fair Trade certified, you can feel good about this purchase!
North Face Borealis Mini Backpack - $59
Tell your kids they’re going on an adventure and what’s the first thing they want to do? Grab a backpack and fill it with all the necessities! With this small but effective backpack, you can help them choose only the most important items to take with them. They’ll love the independence of carrying their own weight, literally and figuratively! The North Face is known for their quality gear, so you don’t have to worry about how hard kids are on equipment. They can beat it up, drop it in the creek, or scrape it through the bushes and it’ll still be good to go for the next adventure!
CazaKidz Explorer Hoodie - $29.99
No kid’s wardrobe is complete without a hoodie! On those days where there’s a chill in the air but it's not quite a blizzard, a functional and versatile hoodie is a must-have. Our Explorer Hoodie will give them the warmth and comfort they need while they play and explore. And don’t forget to check the pockets when you get home to see what treasures they decided to bring home!
Parks Project Minimalist National Park Playing Cards - $14
“Are we there yet?” If you have kids and have traveled anywhere more than a few miles from home, you’ve no doubt heard this a million times! Finding things for kids to do while road tripping can be challenging. And what if you get stuck in your tent camping during a rainstorm? “I’m bored!” These durable Parks Project playing cards can be an easy and informative way to keep them entertained. Even better, your purchase will help support the National Parks Conservation Association!
Camelbak eddy Kids 12 oz Bottle, Insulated Stainless Steel - $23
When packing the necessities to go outside, choosing a durable water bottle for your kids is essential. Camelbak’s insulated and stainless steel bottle is a great pick, with cute designs to choose from. Plus, it’s leak-proof, and free of all those nasty chemicals commonly found in plastic water bottles. These bottles can help remind your kids of the importance of staying hydrated!
Babyganics Sunscreen Stick SPF 50 - $6.99
“I love applying sunscreen to babies!” Said no parent ever! Unfortunately this is an important, yet frustrating task! Make your outings a little easier by stocking up on sunscreen sticks like this one from Babyganics. Lotions and sprays can be challenging with your littles so finding a simple and relatively clean way to apply sunscreen can be a lifesaver! Tear free and non-allergenic, this sunscreen stick can help keep our babies sunburn free!
Ergobaby 360 All Positions Baby Carrier - $139
Want to head out for a hike but your kids aren’t quite ready to tackle the trail by themselves? Strap on a baby carrier and take them with you! Having young kids doesn't have to prevent you from getting out into the great outdoors. This Ergobaby carrier is lightweight and provides great lumbar support! Plus you can switch up the carrying position to suit your hike and kid’s weight. Carriers like these can make hiking a family adventure and starting them young will instill a love for the outdoors!
What are some of your favorite items for travel with the littles? Drop us a note. We'd love to hear from you.