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Top 10 luxury travel gifts for kids this Christmas

Christmas is a special time for children and this year should be no exception. For any younger members of the family who are already showing an appetite for globetrotting, we hope this round-up of gift ideas provides some much-needed inspiration. Whether your child or grandchild (or niece or nephew!) loves days on the beach, trips to the city or outings in the countryside, there’s something here for everyone – from rash vests with sun protection to trendy luggage options to some cool gadgets. We hope you – and the kids in your lives – love these items as much we enjoyed compiling the list! Surf Days long sleeve rash top from Snapper Rock $46 The best days are surf days. With all those crashing waves to chase, both boys and girls answer to the call of the ocean. What better way for your little surfer to show where their heart truly lies than with the Surf Days Long Sleeve Rash Top from Snapper Rock? In slate grey and with the Snapper Rock logo down the left sleeve, it also offers UPF50+ sun protection. It is also quick-drying, lightweight and breatheable. Ovi suitcase from mima $149.99 Ovi is an oval-shaped suitcase with anelegant design in line with the classic mima collections. It is perfect for your kids to transport all their little treasures while traveling with a touch of class – just like their parents. It comes in four different colors: Snow White, Black, Camel, and Argento. The ideal traveling companion for your little adventurer! My Little Cities: Travel Matching Game from Chronicle Books $14.99 Mix and match with this classic matching game, which includes 36 robust, jumbo-size cards featuring charming illustrations by Greg Pizzoli that will have kids ready to pack up their bags and explore the world! Children will adore pairing colorful images of suitcases, taxis, stop signs, and other classic travel imagery as they develop memory, concentration, and identification skills. Mobile Vlogging Kit from JOBY £179.95 The must have kit for creating impressive photos or videos, JOBY Vlogging Kit is the ideal gift for anyone who loves to create content on their travels with their phone. It provides you with everything you need to create flawless videos and photos. It enables you to rig up a phone or camera – and included is the Gorillapod Mobile Rig (the perfect flexible tripod), the Beamo Mini LED to create flawless lighting, and the Wavo Mobile microphone for crisp, clear audio. You can choose what elements to use, and it is compatible with mobile phones or a mirrorless camera. Kids’ Travel Journal from Peter Pauper Press $12.99 Taking a trip? Going on vacation? Great! Use this journal from Peter Pauper Press to keep a record of everything! Plan your trip and packing list. Write what happened on the way there and back. Write down what you did. Sketch what you saw. Rate each day. Paste in photos, tickets, maps, postcards, and more. Keep more stuff in the back pocket. This fun journal for kids who love to travel also includes: puzzles and games; maps of the world, North America, and Europe; helpful words and phrases in other languages; metric information, fun world facts, travel-related quotes from kids’ books and full-color photos and illustrations. Acid-free archival paper helps to preserve your records and makes for a great keepsake. Jungle sunglasses from Dolce & Gabbana £146 Kids will love these aviator style ‘Jungle’ sunglasses for boys and girls from Dolce & Gabbana. They have a distinctive black leopard print on mirrored silver lenses with a gold metal frame and gold, black metal temples and adjustable nosepads. They are made in Italy and offer 100% UV protection. McLaren 720S licenced 12V battery-powered electric ride-on toy car from Ricco £421 Anyone for a road trip? There are only 500 McLaren 720S in the world, but luckily the same can’t be said for this battery-powered ride-on one by Ricco for your mini motorist. A scaled-down version of the original, it’s kitted out with a USB MP3 sound system (and Bluetooth), a safety belt, lights, a leather seat, EVA wheels, shock suspension and handles at the back so you can keep them close while they’re getting their first taste of independence. Large coloured cork globe from Suck UK £100 Kids can plan new adventures or plot your favourite places on this unique globe from Suck UK. With its simple and stylish design, this cork globe makes a great ornament for your home and the ideal gift for globe-trotting children. Lightweight yet strong, the globe rotates on a sturdy, stainless steel base and comes complete with a set of red push pins. Teen girls pink stripe cropped long sleeve rash vest from Sunuva £44 This long sleeved, cropped rash vest in a pink stripe from Sunuva, has been designed for young teens who love bright colours and trendy styles. With a cool cross over hem, this rash vest looks great with Sunuva’s Green Bandana Drama bikini set, with reversable bikini bottoms. It offers UPF 50+ sun protection and comes in a premium quick dry fabric. Shark bite backpack from Sprayground Isn’t this the coolest backpack for your fashionable mini-me? Featuring such a whimsical shark bite design, your child is going to just love this beauty from Sprayground! Plus, thanks to the practical details it features, this backpack is fantastically comfy: an ergonomic mesh back padding, adjustable straps, a special sleeve for a laptop, additional pockets for sunglasses and water bottles and much more. It is also made of durable vegan leather and a water-resistant fabric.

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Daily Telegraph.

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  1. It’s really hard to think about what gift to give a teenage boy. Every year, I have this same problem not only with my own kid but also with my friends’ kids. This list has given me ideas, even not exactly the ones listed here, on what today’s teens might enjoy. Also, to give them something physical to tinker with and not be on their mobile phones or game consoles all the time.

  2. Most kids find surfing real cool even if in reality they don’t do anything more than dip their toe in the ocean. Surfers always seem to be the free-spirited dudes so getting the grandkids some surfing clothing could be a real winner.

  3. Loads of great ideas here for presents for kids. I’m really going to treat my two this Christmas. They’ve had a terrible year with so many exciting things cancelled and they even found out how much they enjoy school when it was closed.

  4. The Ovi suitcase is a good idea. I’ve always tried to get my children to take some responsibility for their own things. Having a suitcase which they have to pack and unpack is an important part of growing up. When it’s a stylish case, like the Ovi, it encourages them to take pride in looking after their stuff.

  5. My kids will definitely enjoy the travel matching game. Since the pandemic started, my kids have not been able to travel and they are for sure missing out on all the fun outdoors. This matching game will probably help them explore places without even having to go out of the house.

  6. A travel globe is something I didn’t use to track my trips. I had a map. In a notebook. It’s looking all worn out now and in need of replacement. But the Suck UK globe is very functional and because it’s cork, will definitely last longer than paper. It can take the pin abuse too, which is great.

  7. This list has got a good mix of toys, clothes, and travel accessories. I wouldn’t mind getting some of these gifts as well.

  8. That My Little Cities matching game should keep my kids busy on the road as well as add more words to their vocabulary. It’s a great educational toy for even older kids.

  9. I’ve had a late start planning the gifts I wanted to give this year. I would normally have been done with it, or at least have a list, by the first of December. I haven’t been going out that much lately so that’s mostly why. I also had to switch to online shopping which means taking an extra few days to get the items to me. This list couldn’t have come at a better time. Checking a few boys and girls names off my list!

  10. A curious travel journal for kids and I’m wondering how my kids will take to documenting their travels. I’ve always had one since I like to journal everything maybe I can influence them and show them how much fun it is looking back at your travel memories.

  11. As early as now, I would love to teach my child to treasure all her travel experiences because I know this will help her learn a lot about other cultures and to appreciate what she has. This travel journal from Peter Pauper Press is a great idea so she can learn to document every place or country she would be able to visit as a kid. This would go well with her Instax mini, too.

  12. I bought the Vlogging Kit for my teenage daughter. I’m pretty sure she will love it!! Thanks for the inspiration. I was short on ideas but this is perfect.

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