2015 Gift Guide for Kids Who Move

Are grandparents pressing you for your kids’ holiday wish lists? And are you frantically searching for gifts besides just another random toy? Well, we’ve got you covered with a gift guide packed with gifts that are practical (and mobile) for kids who move and travel frequently.

Customized Book

Get the little traveler in your life a personalized book. It’s small and easy to transport but still has that personal touch. For young kids, the audio books that allow voice recording are great because it helps them hear Auntie’s voice (or whoever the gift giver is) even when they’re far away.

 Cool luggage

We know that Mini Movers are going to need to pack their bags if they want to visit Grandpa and Grandma, so why not hook them up with functional and stylish luggage?


This is an absolutely perfect activity for kiddos on-the-go! Magnetibooks is a totable activity that allows children to be creative with magnets. It comes in different styles for both boys and girls, including an alphabet version to help little ones learn their letters, and is an easy, clean way to keep your children entertained in a car or really anywhere!

The 50 States: Explore the U.S.A with 50 fact-filled maps!

This is a great book for an older child or pre-teen! It is filled with neat facts about the 50 states and is stuffed with colorful, fun pages for children to look through. This would be a great gift for children who love learning interesting facts about their new home state or a state where they are getting ready to move.

Tegu Robo Magnetic Wooden Block Set

Another great gift for kids who love to build is Tegu blocks. These are fun, colorful blocks that are also magnetic, so they make for fun building and easy clean up! They come in lots of different-sized kits too, so you can really spend as much as you’d like on these! Some smaller kits would be great for travel or for entertainment when Mom or Dad have an appointment!

Ultimate on The Go Game Pad

A fun, compact notepad full of classic games to keep children busy on long car rides or waits at the doctor’s office. Games in notebook include road trip bingo and a battleship game! Plus, there are 60 pages in the notebook, so your kiddos won’t run out of activities anytime soon!

My Little Seat Travel Highchair – Coco Snow

If you’ve ever traveled by yourself with a baby, you know that feeding them in places like airports and rest stops can be challenging, to say the least. This is a great, compact product that takes the fuss out of the feed. Also, it folds up into a small pouch to make packing and repacking easy! Let’s hear it for practicality at Christmas!

Osprey Child Backpack Carrier

For a family that loves to get outdoors, or parents who just wants to make sure their little ones stay close by, this is a perfect gift! This backpack functions so well and stays comfortable for the adult for long hauls. Plus, there are some pockets to carry a few items along with the child. A great gift for a family on the go! (This is a personal favorite!)

CD about Me

Another tiny gift that’s easy to move but loads of fun for kids. Personalized kids songs that include a child’s name will keep them engaged and excited.

Membership to a local attraction

This is one of our favorites! Buy the moving family in your life a membership to the local zoo, amusement park, children’s farm or some other attraction. Give them the luxury of spending time at a great local staple that they may not have access to again after their next relocation!


Traveling kids like to learn, too! Consider buying them swim lessons, dance classes or horseback riding sessions.  And if you like to see them unwrap a physical gift, add in an accessory like a swim towel or dance bag!

Check back soon for our Moving Mom Gift Guide – you didn’t think we forgot about the grown-ups, did you?

by Emily Shedek and Emily Robertson

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