A 2018 Ohio Travel Leadership Academy graduate, Certified Travel Ambassador, published author, and founder of the "Day Trips in Ohio" private Facebook group, Tonya is a former full-time RVer and aspiring van camper who balances her time between traveling with her husband's job, cherishing moments with her grandkids, and plotting her next road trip.
The holiday season is the perfect time to celebrate the wanderlust of your favorite road trippers. We’ve curated a list of items that we’ve either used on road trips or plan to use in our upcoming road trips. We’ve tried to include something for all budgets, including road trip games that could be a fun stocking stuffer, a cooler to keep your snacks cold, and a travel pillow that I never knew I needed until I rested my head on it on my most recent road trip.
Here’s our curated list of twenty fun and unique gift ideas for those who love to road trip.
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Keep your travel memories alive with Chatbooks. Upload your photos to the app to create monthly photo books that are printed and delivered to your mailbox—a thoughtful way to cherish road trip memories. And a perfect gift idea for new moms and grandparents too.
Road trips can be long and boring. But they don't have to be. Spark engaging conversations with these engaging questions- many road trip-themed- is a fun way to bond and pass the time during long drives.
Paired with Dr. Plotka's Whitening Toothpaste, this folding travel toothbrush is a dental game-changer for road trippers. Designed for ultra cleaning, I appreciate that it is particularly gentle on sensitive teeth and gums.
The compact, foldable design takes up little space in your overnight bag, ensuring oral hygiene is maintained no matter where the adventure leads.
Elevate your road trip experience with this stylish and practical picnic basket from Picnic Time. This basket blends the charm of a traditional picnic basket with the convenience of a tote bag. It includes plates, wine glasses, and a set of forks, knives, and spoons, everything you need for a spontaneous roadside picnic or a planned scenic outdoor meal.
Road trippers, like me, will appreciate the convenience, style, and the way it effortlessly elevates any outdoor dining experience.
If you've ever tried to get a few minutes of sleep in a car only to wake up with a neck cramp, this is for you. Made in the USA, this memory foam pillow offers comfort and support. It's compact, portable, and actually allowed me to take a nap on our last road trip. It comes with a washable pillowcase and travel case for easy packing and storage.
Pack Wabi Whiffs Before You Poo Toilet Sprinkles and After Poo Booty Wipes on your next road trip for a more comfortable, more discreet #2 experience when traveling. Both are individually wrapped so you can easily slip them in your pocket or purse for convenience and privacy on the go.
ThePull Start Fire is great for those who love to camp and spend time outdoors but aren't necessarily skilled in starting a fire. My husband is one of those people. I had this tucked away to stick in his stocking when he accidentally found it. I couldn't believe how excited he was to see this product! We haven't tried it yet, but he can't wait to!
Light fires quickly without matches or kindling- this even works on wet wood. It's windproof, rainproof, and burns for 30 minutes, perfect for any camping adventure.
This versatile water bottle allows you to cool off, stay hydrated or clean up after a trip to the beach or in the mud. It's perfect for a quick refresh after a beach visit or for a sip of water on a hot day.
Take the comfort of home on the road with these sustainable soy candles that provide 15 hours of fragrance to smell like home. The small size is travel-friendly, and scents like Moonlight and Cozy Cabin create a homely ambiance anywhere you stay.
Keep in mind that hotels discourage the use of candles so I pack these to use in our Airbnb's.
My Pilly Pal allows me to carry everything I’m likely to need when traveling in one compartmentalized pill box. I love the accompanying stickers you can add to your order to identify each section to keep My Pilly Pal organized.
I can store my prescription medication, over-the-counter meds, and vitamins all in one handy organizer that easily fits in my purse, overnight bag, or glove compartment so I have my medications handy when I need them.
The Mammoth Cooler comes in several colors and sizes. Mine (Cruiser 30) is perfect for packing drinks and lunch items on a road trip or even a weekend camping trip for me and my husband. I chose the white cooler so I can decorate it with travel stickers so not only will it serve a practical purpose, it will double as a spot to show off my souvenirs.
This handy tool is a road tripper's ally against ticks and Lyme disease. Just run it over yourself and your pets after a hike to remove loose ticks before hopping back in your car. This is a must-have for safety and peace of mind in the wild. The mitt comes with a dryer bag.
I'm a sucker for road trip journals but this one is by far my favorite! This book includes prompts to help you document your journey with suggestions of games and challenges to help pass the time. This book serves as a creative way to record experiences and keep everyone entertained on the road.
These 8 x 25 standard-issue, waterproof, and fog-proof binoculars are perfect for bird watching and enjoying the scenic views along your route or at your destination. Add a camera adapter for easy photo snapping, and choose a colorful woven tapestry strap for style and convenience. I keep mine in my glove compartment so they're handy on the road.