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This collection of high-tech travel gifts for kids includes fun gifts for everyone from toddlers to grown-ups who are young at heart.

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This collection of high-tech travel gifts for kids includes fun gifts for everyone from toddlers to grown-ups who are young at heart.

Let’s start with the very youngest giftees and then grow up as we move down the list!


10 High Tech Travel Gifts for Kids and Teens


1. Travel Sound Machine for Kids


The Cloud B Sleep Sheep On The Go Travel Sound Machine ($24.95 at plays soothing sounds perfect for helping young children nod off to sleep.  Its velcro strap offers easy attachment to car seats and strollers.  The sleep sheep earned 4.5 stars from 390 reviews on

The sleep sheeps 45 minute option is perfect to get her to drift off and sleep ALL NIGHT long!

Amazon review by Tara Lentini “New Mom”

2. Kids’ Binoculars


These Terra Kids’ Binoculars ($19.99 at are exciting travel gifts for kids setting off on a journey ’round the world (or the backyard!).

Great quality and lots of fun.

Amazon review by Matthew D. Rubin


3. Kids’ E-Reader


The V.Reader Animated E-Book System (Price Not Found at Amazon) is a travel-sized, educational toy. Whether traveling to Grandma’s house or to another country (or both), this “e-reader” will keep kids learning and having fun along the way.

I purchased this for my now 3 1/2 year old daughter last year for Christmas. I highly recommend it! She plays with it at least weekly and it is great in the car.

Amazon review by Amanda Schoden


4. Kids’ Digital Camera


The Vtech Kidizoom Spin & Smile Digital Camera (Price Not Found at is a real 2.0 megapixel camera with 4x digital zoom, a self timer, video, and 5 included games.  These travel gifts for kids are perfect for budding photographers.

Be prepared to say “cheese!” over and over!

Amazon review by Rebekah


5. Kids’ Tablets:

LeapFrog LeapPad 2 Power Learning Tablet


For young children, the LeapFrog LeapPad 2 Power Learning Tablet ($225.00 at is the perfect travel tablet.  The LeapPad comes with 9 apps including Photo Lab, Art Studio, Pet Pad, LeapFrog Learning Songs.  It also works with the brand’s “educator-approved” library of over 800 games, eBooks, videos and more.

I love the games that are so much fun that kids don’t know they are really learning.

Amazon review by Whidbey Kat “HealthyKat”

Kindle Fire HD 7″ Tablet


For older kids and teens, the Kindle Fire HD 7″ (Price Not Found at Amazon) offers the great capabilities of Mom and Dad’s tablets with the added benefit of parental controls.  Perfect for reading, watching movies, playing games, and surfing the web, this durable tablet is up there with the very best travel gifts for kids.  Add the Fintie (TM) Casebot Kiddie Series Light Weight Shock Proof Handle Case for Kids (Price Not Found on for a fun kids’ tablet gift set.

I have done a lot of research on the best tablets for kids. The Kindle Fire is by far the best product available… I could go on and on about how wonderful this is for kids!

Amazon review by Courtney


6. Kids’ MP3 Players:

SanDisk Sansa Shaker 512 MB MP3 Player


The SanDisk Sansa Shaker 512 MB MP3 Player (Price Not Found at is a fun, super durable MP3 player for kids 8 and up.  The name comes from the fun concept where you shake the device to jump to the next song, and each player comes with colorful stickers for “custom design” options.  These travel gifts for kids also include an external speaker.

I bought a pair of these for my nephews’ birthdays…They told me these were the coolest presents they got this year.

Amazon review by David H. Byman

SanDisk Sansa Clip+ 4 GB MP3 Player


The SanDisk Sansa Clip (Price Not Found at is a durable little MP3 player that offers incredible value for the money.  It’s great for kids who want a real MP3 player but still play a little rough with their toys.  You’ll like that it’s quick to set up; they’ll like that it’s easy to use and available in six different colors.

Bought 3 of them for my kids and they all love it. Holds more than enough music for them and it’s easy to use. Don’t have a complaint and neither do they!

Amazon review by Lillyjumper192


7. Kids’ Headphones:

Califone 2810-TI Kids Stereo and PC Headphones


These Califone 2810-TI Kids Stereo and PC Headphones (Price Not Found at are durable, adorable, and adjustable for growing kids. Parents say that these travel gifts for kids are great for watching long movies and surviving long airplane rides.

These are so cute. My son was so excited to try them on, and loves to wear them. He watches movies and plays games on my iPad with these on.

Amazon review by MN Mom

Kidz Gear Wired Headphones For Kids


Kidz Gear Wired Headphones (Price Not Found at Amazon) are lightweight, comfortable headphones designed to fit kids 2 and up.  They’re available in five bright colors and come with a volume limiting cable and a lifetime limited warranty.

Very sturdy. Great price/value. Great color (blue). Great for saving mom and dad from having to hear Cars DVD for the 100th time (and counting)!

Amazon review by troy.


8. Kids’ Speakers

GOgroove Pal Bot Portable Rechargeable Android Speaker


The GOgroove Pal Bot Rechargeable Android Speaker ($14.99 at Amazon) is a travel-sized speaker with good sound quality and a cute design.  It’s compatible with a long list of devices including most laptops, tablets, and a number of smartphones.  A fun extra feature of these travel gifts for kids? The eyes light up blue when it’s in use and turn pink when it’s charging!

Amazing sound…My kids have hijacked it from me so they can listen to music and watch movies on their tablets. Gonna’ get another one soon and hide it from them.

Amazon review by Raj S.

GOgroove Panda Portable Light-Up Speaker


GOgroove Panda Portable Light-Up Speakers ($14.99 at make top-quality travel gifts for kids (and for any adults who appreciate big-eyed panda cuteness).  It’s lightweight and small enough to fit in the palm of your hand.

“cute for a baby or kid’s room, but not so juvenile looking that an adult couldn’t use it!”

Amazon review by Buford Betty


9. PlayStation Portable 3000 Core Pack System


The PlayStation Portable 3000 Core Pack System ($129.99 at Amazon) is a multipurpose entertainment system that lets you combine top-notch gaming options with music, watching movies, and browsing the Internet.

Any kid that loves video gaming will love this hand-held device.

Amazon review by Marva

10. Apple iPad 2 16GB


The Apple iPad 2 (Price Not Found at Amazon) makes an endlessly entertaining gift that can brighten car and plane trips anywhere in the world.  Travel-sized and lightweight with more capabilities than many laptops and netbooks, these tablets make great movie players, e-readers and learning toys.  Just make sure to get a solid case that will protect the iPad during your travels.

The iPad 2 is amazing! My 2 year old daughter loves the fun and engaging educational apps. I love it because it is easy to use and travel with opposed to a netbook or laptop.

Amazon review by Ginny


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10 High Tech Travel Gifts for Kids and Teens
This collection of high-tech travel gifts for kids includes fun gifts for everyone from toddlers to grown-ups who are young at heart.


I'm a travel addict and shopping lover with six years abroad and seventeen countries under my belt. Now that I've settled down in Cambridge, MA for a couple years, TravelGiftList helps me keep up with the world of fun, quirky, and practical travel gifts!

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