Road trips are an adventurous way to see many places on your final destination, you travel on your own time, and they can be more budget-friendly than flying. As you can bring anything that will fit in the car, road trip essentials make great gifts for everyone to make getting there more enjoyable.
Are you planning this gift to announce a surprise getaway? Pair it with this Scratch Reveal Ticket to add fun to the destination. Another way to share the final stopping point is to fill a basket with themed snacks from the state you're going to, see if they pick up on any clues.
1. Road Trip Ideas Book, $17 at Amazon
Perfect for someone just starting their adventures.
2. Road Trip Map Sign, $90+ at Indigo Rose Design Co
Commemorate a trip full of meaning for the two of you with this artwork.
3. Road Trip Kit, $18 at Revolve
An on-the-go essential kit for spontaneous trips.
4. Electric Car Blanket, $30 at Amazon
Perfect for passengers that run at different temperatures.
5. Car Karaoke Microphone, $49 at Amazon
For the family that sings together.
6. USA Travel Journal $35+ at Absolutelyevo
This journal is a great way to document favorite places that have become must-stops. There are also several customization options.
7. Car Trash Bin, $27 at Amazon
To help keep a clean car.
8. Custom Map Ornament, $36 at domestiCadence
A decorative and seasonal reminder of some of your best adventures together.
9. Portable Car Oven, $33 at Amazon
For a hot meal without having to stop.
10. Would You Rather Book, $8 at Amazon
A way to keep the kids occupied and connect with conversation.
11. Travel Pillow, $29 at Amazon
This pillow provides cushion and head support.
12. Roadside Emergency Kit, $60 at Amazon
It's not a unique option but a safe one for long trips.
13. Packing Cubes, $24 at Amazon
These make for a quick grab when you're at a rest stop or hotel and want to take the necessities instead of the whole suitcase.
14. State Themed Snack Basket, $84 at Texas Food
If you know their destination, you can do a themed snack basket.
15. Paper Road Atlas, $23 at Amazon
Sometimes cell phones don't get good reception, and you wouldn't want to be without a map. This one also includes points of interest.
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What Do You Put in a Road Trip Gift Basket?
The ideas above are great given individually or would pair well to create a road trip gift basket. Below are a few collections to inspire you.
1. Car Survival: Pair together a roadside assistance kit, a road map, a first aid kit, and snacks.
2. Car Convenience: Use the portable car oven or trash bin as the basket and fill it with a wireless car charger mount, an electric car blanket, packing cubes, and a pillow.
3. Fun on the Road: Put the USA travel journal, the car karaoke microphone, and the Would You Rather book together for this one.
What is on your list of road trip must-haves? Be sure to share it below in the comments section!
Until next time,
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