Road Trip Gift Basket


If you know a family that is planning a family road trip, they will love a road trip gift basket. You can fill it with everything they need for the long drive and even some funny items. Be sure to add things like earplugs drown out the kids.

A bottle of lotion is a great thing to have on a road trip.

  • Bottled water
  • Soda pop
  • Wet naps
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Headache medicine
  • Sunscreen
  • Hand lotion
  • Chapstick/Lip balm 
  • Mints
  • Candy
  • Chewing gum
  • Munchies
  • Band-aids
  • Kleenex packets
  • Car air freshener
  • Earplugs
  • A huge pack of chocolate bars
  • McDonald’s gift card
  • Gas gift card
  • Travel Bingo
  • Barnyard Squiggle on the Go
  • Pens

This sort of gift basket would be an excellent gift for any family planning a trip. You know that when a family is on the road, they are going to be grateful for the care that goes into putting together a basket! With kids, the adults will appreciate the earplugs most of all.

Here are some other ideas that you could include in a road trip basket:

  • Magic Ink books
  • DVDs if the family has a portable DVD player
  • CDs
  • Sticker books
  • Magnetic puzzles
  • Travel scavenger hunt
  • Spot It! On the Road
  • Mad Libs on the Road
  • Travel Memory Game (we have this and have gotten a lot of use out of it)
  • Etch-a-Sketch (this is hands-down our favorite travel companion!)
  • Baby wipes
  • Sticker puzzles
  • Magnetic travel games
  • Batteries
  • Mouthwash
  • Deodorant
  • Toothbrushes and/or floss sticks


You could even create your own binder full of mazes, games, puzzles, and activities using printable pages and plastic sleeves and add some pencils and dry erase markers. You can make one for each child on the trip. Every time the child crosses a border into a new state or province, they can get a new printable sheet pertaining to that province or state. A fun way to mark border crossings!