Traveling over the holidays can be stressful, I know. We’re currently packing bags for our family of 5 to fly to South America over the holidays for a 3 week stay. As if cancelled flights, delays on the tarmac and long lines for airport bathrooms weren’t bad enough, you might be tempted to throw in the towel on traveling with Christmas gifts this year. Let me help!
Make the season merry, put on a smile, and “click” to purchase any of these tried-and-true children’s Christmas gifts that will easily pack into even the smallest piece of carry-on luggage. It’s a win-win: you pick up an all-star gift that slips right into your suitcase, allowing oodles of space for all your personal items and the recipient will beam as he unwraps the thoughtful gift you brought along with you.
Every single one of these toys was given a 5-star recommendation from my own children. Many of them are toys we own and love. *These gifts are intended to delight kiddos in the 3-5 year age range.
15 Kids Gifts You Can Pack in Your Suitcase (or Carry-on)
This vibrant, fun cartoon puzzle is more than just a puzzle! My kids love the “spot and find” feature, kind of like “Where’s Waldo?” built right into the puzzle.
These paints glide on with a wet brush and wash off beautifully. By far these were my children’s favorite gift last Christmas…and we still have paints left even after nearly weekly applications.
Practice makes perfect! What a better way to teach children to hold a real fishing pole than to play with this fun magnetic pole?!
By far, this was and is my children’s favorite book, rivaled only by this one.
Every child loves showcasing their inner artist in the tub. These crayons wash off clean simply with water.
Superhero Cape $12
Trigger imaginative play with a colorful superhero cape!
Use these silly cards to build your own stories. Guaranteed to get your creative juices flowing, every story is different.
Because crayons are more fun in peculiar shapes.
P.S. Really “rock” this gift by pickup up a fantastic coloring book to go with it!
Every single Bible story points to Jesus in this incredible kids Bible. We’re now on our 2nd copy, my children “read” this so often both at nighttime for family bedtime reading and on their own.
Spy gear or jungle safari equipment, this pair of binoculars will bring out the Indiana Jones in every child.
Children love painting the windows with these bright window markers. I’ve never tried the crystal effects version, but we’re smitten with the vibrancy of the standard line- so much brighter than dry-erase markers, that I know my kidlets would giggle with glee to test these out.
Classic kid fun. If anybody has tips for how to fly these, please share in the comments! My children love kites even though ours has never flown more than a foot or two above my head.
Remove cleanly and add pizazz to the child’s room.
Backyard fun, guaranteed.
Share the wealth! Parents, do you have more children’s gift ideas to add to the list? Please share them in the comments and help everyone out!