If you’re looking to get your teens or tweens some travel accessories they’ll actually use, it may not be easy. Even if you get it right, you’ll probably be met with eye rolls and shrugs. But if you go with the excellent choices on this list, they’re sure to make use of your thoughtful pick!
Bags And Packs
These are always important for travelling, but for teens and tweens, style is king! If your bag doesn’t look good why even carry it? These bags and cases will keep them stylish awhile keeping all their stuff secure.
1. A Stylish Carry On
For starters, they’ll need a good bag. Patterns are super in right now (and basically always have been). Getting a pattern that’s fun but still says “I’m an adult, mom!” is the middle ground that you’ve got to hit! This pick and many like it hit that mark on the head while still providing plenty of space.
2. Makeup Bags
If your teen/tween has hit makeup age, they just might be obsessed with it. If they are, they’re certainly not going to part with it for travel. Getting them a makeup bag will help them keep all of those expensive little items safe and sound in their bag.
3. Passport Holder
Your passport is your single most important possession in other countries. Keeping it safe and secure is a number one priority. Keeping it in a nice bag that hangs from your neck is the best and easiest way to keep it at hand, safe, and sound!
4. Fanny Pack
Fanny packs are back! Why did they ever leave? Not only are they stylish now, they’re a great way to keep things at the ready! Plus, they don’t even count as another bag if they’re small enough.
Comfort Travel Accessories For Tweens
5. Noise Cancelling Headphones
Noise cancelling headphones used to be a major investment, but not any more! You can get a quality pair for as little as $60! That’ll help your teen/tween tune out of the airplane noise and into their favorite music or stream. (As if they need the help!)
6. Travel Blanket
One thing people seem to forget when travelling is a blanket. Planes are cold, and so are a lot of other places! Having your own travel blanket is like having a warm slice of home with you at all times. This is especially comforting when you’re going to unfamiliar places!
7. Neck Pillow
A lot of neck pillows are cheap and ineffective. But if you get the right one, it’ll be the difference between a long sleepless flight and waking up well rested on the other side! The last thing you want to be is cranky when you arrive at your fun vacation destination.
Entertainment Travel Accessories For Tweens
8. Adult Coloring Book + Colored Pencils
Coloring books may seem like kid stuff, but far from it. Coloring books come in all shapes and sizes. And they’re made for all ages! Getting your teen/tween an adult coloring book will give them something fun and creative to do. Plus it will get their heads out of a screen for a while!
9. Kindle Paperwhite
Speaking of screens, this may be the only one that’s good for them! This is a more significant investment than the other items on this list, but boy does it pay off! The Kindle Paperwhite is the perfect travel companion. It’s not hard on the eyes, the battery lasts a long time, and it’s good for you! If you’re trying to encourage your tween to read more, this is the absolute best way to do it!
10. Instant-Print Camera
Know what else is back? Instant print cameras! Taking pictures is all that tweens/teens seem to do nowadays. Instant-print cameras turn this into an even more fun activity. The printed pictures quickly become some of the best souvenirs you can get! They’ll let you create your own memories and take them with you anywhere.