Favourite Family Travel Gifts Ticked Off In Transit at BNE

Best family travel gift ideas at Brisbane Airport
All our fav family travel gift ideas ticked in transit at BNE

The silly season is upon us! Skip the throngs of frenzied shoppers at the big shopping centres and shop stress free with our hand-picked best of the best family travel gift guide. All of our favourite family travel gift ideas are ready for you to tick off in transit at Brisbane Airport’s Domestic Terminal.

Gifts for Her

We’ve scoured the shops at Brisbane Airport’s Domestic Terminal to find the best family travel gifts for her. Travel gifts need not be boring, with these fashionable and useful finds.

Choose individual items or spoil mum with a travel themed set and  shop safe knowing that Brisbane Airport’s retail prices are the same as the shops outside.

Find the best travel gifts for her at BNE
Scoured BNE for the best gifts for her

Toiletries Bag

Pretty and practical toiletries bags can be picked up from Peter Alexander. We had our eye on a sparkly wristlet zippered pouch, incredibly handy to carry-on your travel essentials.

Glittery toiletries zip pouch for onboard travel essentials.
Sparkly yet practical toiletries pouch for carry on.

Or go large with a splash proof toiletries bag in funky floral or cloud print. They conveniently fold out featuring a hanging hook which maximises spaces like tight hotel bathrooms. The bag is organised into three separate transparent compartments for quick access to the family’s lotions and potions in one central spot.

Compartmentalised useful toiletries bag at Peter Alexander makes for a great travel gift idea
Organise on the go with Peter Alexanders handy toiletries bag with hook

Silk Eye Mask

Steal some ‘me time’ in the air with a sumptuously soft and silky eye mask, offering a little luxury when travelling with kids.

This silky eye mask can elevate the entire experience of a shared sleeper train or confined cruise cabin bunkered in together bearable, encouraging deep uninterrupted sleep.

Though mums would always make do with the scratchy stock standard airline issued, they don’t compare to the dreamy one from Peter Alexander.

Silk eye mask perfect family travel gift idea.
A little luxury on the road. Peter Alexander’s silky eye mask.

Pyjama Set

Did you know that airlines provide pyjama’s on long haul flights to business class passengers? While a family trip on the pointy end of the plane is out of reach, a set of pyjamas for the flight is easy done.

Fly as comfortably as possible and slip on a stylish and cozy pair of Peter Alexander PJ’s to make the journey in cattle class that touch better.

PJs make a great travel gift for her
Peter Alexander PJ’s for her – Miso Happy!

We love the Miso Happy sushi printed set that’s lightweight and super soft or go for a snugly long sleeve jersey set.

Peter Alexander is located at the Virgin Terminal Area near Gate 38 – Domestic Terminal

Quality Pen

Gift a travel lover a decent pen, which are always welcomed. We always have a couple of good pens on hand so we can simultaneously fill out immigration cards quickly, jot down notes on the road or exchange contact details with new friends on the go.

A variety of ballpoint and fountain style Lamy branded pens that are made in Germany are stocked at Aero.

Aero is located at the Virgin Terminal Area near Gate 39 – Domestic Terminal

Lamy Pen available as fav family travel gift at News Travels Brisbane Airport.
Gift a traveller a good pen from News Travels.

Moleskin Notebook

Pair a great pen with a small Moleskin notebook from Aero, we find the 3.5-inch pocket size the most convenient. The little and lightweight size doesn’t take up much room in a daypack or can be slid into a back pocket without feeling too bulky.

Travel News Brisbane Airport stocks the perfect size classy Moleskin notebook.
Perfect sized Moleskin for jotting down travel memories.

Mini Banksia Aroma Pod

The wonderful travel sized Eucalyptus scented Banksia pods are a unique find to Brisbane Airport. The natural diffusers give off a familiar scent that reminds us of home and would stem off any bouts of homesickness when away.

Unique eucalyptus aroma pods are a great portable gift of scent.
Eucalyptus aroma pods smells like home

Reusable Water Bottle & Coffee Keep Cup

Reduce waste when travelling overseas and take a reusable water bottle and coffee keep cup. We never leave home without our own individual water bottle. Typo have a fab range of brightly coloured insulated metal water bottles as well as lightweight insualted keep cups of every size and colour.

Coffee keep cups for travellers on the road. Typo. Brisbane Airport.
Reduce waste when travelling and take a coffee keep cup.

Typo is located at the Central Terminal Area near Gate 25 – Domestic Terminal

Water bottles from Typo for world travel families to make a stance against plastic.
Reusable water bottles are absolutely essential, pick one up from Typo

Gifts for Him

Buying gifts for him can be tricky business, before getting Dad another set of socks, jocks or bottle of cologne, check out our carefully curated travel gift ideas for him.

There’s a variety of stocking stuffers, neat finds and super handy items for a family trip, all easily picked up at Brisbane Airport’s Domestic Terminal shops.

Peter Alexander gifts for him
BNEr has travel gifts for him sorted!

Portable Battery Pack

Don’t risk dead devices and tech induced tantrums on long journeys by gifting him a portable and rechargeable battery pack. It’s a good idea to get one with enough capacity to charge up all of the families devices on the go.

We travel with a battery pack that has 12,000 mAh, enough to charge at least a couple of devices simultaneously and can top up two iPads, two iPhones and the occasional laptop throughout the day.

Tech2Go Powr Bank
An absolute family travel essential, pick up a Power Bank at Tech2Go

Tech2Go stock a 12,000 mAH, sturdy yet compact Cygnett branded protable battery pack, perfect for families.

Tech2Go is located at the Qantas Terminal Area near Gate 24 – Domestic Terminal

Pick up a power bank at Tech2Go
Tech2Go for your families portable power storage.

Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Portable Bluetooth speakers are a luxury travel item worth having. Our speaker has provided endless joy on our travels. To some tunes, we’ve twirled barefoot on the Coral Coast, had a dance party in BIG 4 Cabin with a gaggle of kids and listened to the beats as we drove through the Aussie outback.

Our pick is the Sony Ultra Portable Bluetooth Speaker from the Gadget Shop, we love the compact size, water-resistant design and long battery life. Pick one up from the Gadget Shop.

Gadget Shop is located at the Virgin Terminal Area near Gate 50 – Domestic Terminal

Portable speaker at Gadget Shop.
Portable speakers, because every family must dance at the beach!

 

Lonely Planet Australia Guide Book

The best travel gift we’ve received is a Lonely Planet Guide to Australia whilst living in Australia. They’re travel destination bibles yet we oftend don’t think of buying one to explore our own backyard.

The Lonely Planet Australia Guide Book is packed full of travel inspiration with great destination information, tips and travel itineraries.

Lonely Planet Travel Guides make great travel gifts.
Australia Lonely Planet Guide Book is one of our fav travel gifts!

Aero and News Travels both stock the LP Australia Guide as well as other great destination guide books.

Aero is located at the Virgin Terminal Area near Gate 39 – Domestic Terminal

News Travels is located at the Central Terminal Area near Gate 36 – Domestic Terminal

Vegemite PJ’s

Gift dad a fresh new set of PJ’s for the next overseas trip, we couldn’t think of anything better than the great Aussie icon printed on a Peter Alexander pyjama set.

We can never have enough sets of PJ’s, along with toothbrushes, they’re often the one item left behind in hotel rooms or forgotten altogether for the family trip. Pick up a fun, quirky or comfy set from Peter Alexander.

Peter Alexander is located at the Central Terminal Area near Gate 38 – Domestic Terminal

Brisbane Airport Shopping. Vegemite PJs at Peter Alexander great family travel gift idea
The great Aussie icon in PJ
form

Expandable Bag

We accumulate a lot of things on our travels, particularly going to visit family and friends who spoil them rotten with new toys and clothes. To carry extra luggage home we pack an expandable tote bag to fill it with any souvenirs and gifts picked up along the way.

Expandable or portable travel bag. Folds up for storage. Available at News Travels and Aero.
Expandable travel bags for all the extra things you pick up on the trip.

Travel Adapter

Don’t forget the right travel adapters for your travel destination or risk wasting precious holiday time walking down foreign streets in search of one, which may not be safe.

We love the Worldwide USB Charging Adapter set that offers four USB charging outlets and a combination of plugs used across the globe.

Australian travel adapters with four global travel plugs at Aero at Aero, Brisbane Airport. Great family travel gift idea for him.
Australian travel adapters with four global travel plugs at Aero.

 

Pick up a travel adapters gift set from Aero.

RFID Blockers

To stop electronic pick pocketers from skimming credit cards on holidays, slip them into a RFID Blocker. These are sleeves for credit cards to block card skimmers from reading your credit cards.

RFID Blockers can also be purchased from Aero.

Protect credit cards from card skimmers with RFID card blockers.
Protect credit cards from card skimmers with RFID card blockers.

Carabiners

These metal loops with a latch open side used by mountaineers come in handy when travelling. We’ve used Carabiners as handles for our bags, to latch together ties and zippers, to stow keys in a safe space and perhaps our favourite use for them is to hang accessories on the outside of our backpacks, including neck pillows, jackets, blankets and water bottles.

A pack of Carabiners can be purchased from Aero and make for a great stocking filler.

Carabiners travel essentials at Aero. Handy travel essential as a great family travel gift.
Carabiners always come in handy for clipping and hanging on the road

Aero is located at the Virgin Terminal Area near Gate 39 – Domestic Terminal.

Money Belt

Perhaps the most unstylish travel gift mentioned but there’s no easier way to hide large amounts of cash, cards and passports than in a money belt hidden under clothing. Choose a water resistant Money belts to keep documents dry.

Money belts and pouches can be found at Aero in skin and black colours.

Money belt and other travel essentials at Brisbane Airport's Aero shop
All the best travel essentials picked up at Aero.

Aero is located at the Virgin Terminal Area near Gate 39 – Domestic Terminal

For Girls

There are some terrific finds at Brisbane Airport trending just for little girls. We’ve uncovered the best travel gifts for girls that doesn’t break the budget, all ultra-portable, engaging and fun options.

Kids laughing at Brisbane Airport Typo store.
Great gifts for girls at Brisbane Airport

Paper Dolls Travel Kit

The Tiger Tribe Paper Doll Kit found at Zoodle will keep girls content and occupied onboard. They’ll spend hours dressing up the two paper dolls supplied with the huge selection of paper clothes and accessories – there are some to colour and others ready to dress.  coloured in. The Paper Dolls Travel Kit also comes with a variety stickers and a set of colouring in pencils – we love it!

Love this Paper Dolls Kit from Zoodle

Zoodle also offers a  great range of compact travel toy sets designed with travelling kids in mind. There’s small portable wooden toy sets, cuddly Beanie Boo’s, lego sets and craft packs.

Zoodle is located at the Virgin Terminal Area near Gate 50 – Domestic Terminal next to Gadget Shop

Fluffy Slippers

Kids love to kick of their shoes onboard to get comfy but the trek to the toilet requires footwear. This is where a set of kids’ sliders comes in handy. Quickly and easily slide on and off for the journey on the plane or in the car with Peter Alexander’s fluffy pink sliders.

Cute and practical fluffy slides from Peter Alexander.
Cute and practical fluffy slides for the flight – from Peter Alexander

Unicorn lip balm

Little lips can easily dry up in the air and we always take with us some lip balm to prevent cracking and sore lips. What better way to remind the kids to hydrate their lips than with their own personal Unicorn Lip Balm stash from Peter Alexander.

Unicorn goodies at Brisbane Airport - lip balm from Peter Alexander
Unicorn goodies at Brisbane Airport – lip balm from Peter Alexander

Unicorn Mood Ring

This generation is bringing mood rings back – did they ever go away? We love anything that is portable, affordable and gets kids off their devices and it seems this mood ring does just the job for our daughter, who can can stare intently at this unicorn mood ring until it changes colour!

Don’t forget the colour chart which explains what moods is associated with each colour. This inexpensive Mood Ring is available at Aero, right near the magical melting Unicorn craft set.

Aero is located at the Virgin Terminal Area near Gate 39 – Domestic Terminal

Unicorn Mood Ring at Aero Brisbane Airport. Great gift for little girls.
Bringing back the mood ring – unicorn style!

Colouring Set & Watercolour Pencils

Kids love colouring sets and Typo has small, postcard size pads perfect for travel in jungle, floral and travel themes. These intricate and beautifully designed ‘adult’ colouring sets gives kids a chance to relax and focus on a colouring task and look beautiful once coloured in with matching set of water colour pencils in lovely pastel hues.

Colour and create with Typo's pencils and travel themed colouring in books.
Colour and create with Typo’s pencils and
travel themed colouring in books.

Kids eye mask

An assortment of adorable fluffy eyes masks can be found at Typo, there’s panda, pug dogs, kitty cats and our favourite (or course) unicorns!

Eye masks for kids may seem rather kitchy and decadent yet for us, they are an absolute travel essential, blocking out unwanted light and distractions and encouraging kids to sleep, particularly useful when seated right outside the toilet door!

Gift a fab unicorn eye mask gift from Typo
Gift a fab unicorn eye mask gift from Typo

Matching neck pillow

Just like adults, finding a suitable place to rest the head onboard is difficult and we never travel without a neck pillo. Pick up a hooded neck pillow that matches their eye mask from Typo and it is without a doubt the hooded unicorn neck pillow is our absolute favourite.

Aero is located at the Virgin Terminal Area near Gate 39 – Domestic Terminal

Comfy rest for kids with a hooded neck pillows at Typo
Comfy rest for kids with a hooded neck pillows at Typo

For Boys

Travelling with our boy is a lot different to our girl. Our son needs more stimulation and distraction as sitting and colouring doesn’t preoccupy him for too long.

Luckily there are plenty of lightweight, well priced and compact gifts found at Brisbane Airport that keep boys out of trouble in the air or on the road.

Aero books at Brisbane Airport, great gift for little boys
Read lots and read often, great gift ideas for boys at BNE

Star Wars Lego

Lego always offers hours of good clean fun and Zoodle has a great range of small lego sets including Star Wars themed boxes, ready to build when the tray table can come down on the plane.

Gifts for boys family travel gift ideas Star Wars Lego from Zoodle Brisbane Airport
Keep kids occupied with Star Wars Lego at Zoodle

Stretch & Fiddle Toys

While the fidget spinner fad is well and truly been put to bed, fiddle and stretch toys still have a place, particularly when travelling with boys. We love the stretchy wiggly caterpillar as well as stress balls, squishies, mini slinky and putty to play with on the go. They give boys that constant and satisfying feedback and prevents them from touching and fiddling things that they shouldn’t.

Toys to fiddle & stretch are great gift items for little travellers
Toys to fiddle & stretch are great gift items for little travellers

Pick up the stretchy caterpillar alongside other fiddle toys at Aero.

Aero is located at the Virgin Terminal Area near Gate 39 – Domestic Terminal

Uno Cards

Card games are the one thing that doesn’t go out of fashion for us. A round of Uno is an ultimate boredom buster when travelling with kids. It’s easy to pack up quickly when needed and doesn’t take up much space in their carry-on.

Pick up a packet of Uno from Zoodle alongside other interesting card games.

Zoodle is located at the Virgin Terminal Area near Gate 50 – Domestic Terminal next to Gadget Shop

Uno is always a crowd pleaser and time filler at airports
Uno is always a crowd pleaser and time filler at airports

Kids Headphones

Invest in a good set of good quality and comfortable kids size headphones when travelling with kids. They help to keep noise from devices to a minimum.

We love the Liquid Ears Kidz over the ear adjustable headphones.  Specifically designed for   kids heads, the Bluetooth headphones are cord free and volume limited to protect delicate ears. A separate cord can be plugged in, for use with the seat back entertainment.

Kids headphones with noise minimiser at Brisbane Airport
Inexpensive and specially designed for kids

 

Available from both Aero and News Travels.

Aero is located at the Virgin Terminal Area near Gate 39 – Domestic Terminal

News Travels is located at the Central Terminal Area near Gate 36 – Domestic Terminal

Scented pencils

Scented coloured pencils or ‘smencils’ are quite the novelty for my kids. They can happily sniff, smell and doodle to their hearts content and it fits easily into a kids carry-on.

These exciting and inexpensive stationery treats can make all the difference on a long-haul flight and available at Zoodle.

Scented pencils at Zoodle
Scented pencils at Zoodle

Zoodle is located at the Virgin Terminal Area near Gate 50 – Domestic Terminal next to Gadget Shop

Notebook

Typo has trendy and affordable notebooks which make a for great travel journals for kids. Our school aged kids always travel with a notebook to record their experiences and relax back to class or used for a quick game of hangman or Naughts and Crosses battles.

Kids will love the cute notebooks for Chrissy!
Kids will love the cute notebooks for Chrissy!

Novelty Pen

Pair the funky notebooks with a huge selection of novelty pens, there are glittery mermaid, bejeweled, pretzel and animal tipped pens of all colours and shapes. Also available at Typo.

Typo is located at the Central Terminal Area near Gate 25 – Domestic Terminal

Never enough pens, Typo's novelty ones are great travel gifts!
Never enough pens, Typo’s novelty ones are great travel gifts!

Kids Books

We try to abide by the ‘Four Gift’ rule for Christmas with ‘Something they want, something they need, something to wear and something to read’.

There’s a great selection of kids including Mem Fox classics Possum Magic and the award winning I’m Australian Too.

For the primary school kids into chapter books, the ever popular Treehouse series by Andy Griffins and Terry Denton’s are always a draw, as well as Ben Wood’s Real Pigeons Fight Crime and Diary of a Wimpy Kid series.

It appears that the kids books are regularly refreshed, browse the shelves at both Aero and News Travels.

Great kids books at both Aero and News Travels
Great kids books at both Aero and News Travels

Aero is located at the Virgin Terminal Area near Gate 39 – Domestic Terminal

News Travels is located at the Central Terminal Area near Gate 36 – Domestic Terminal

Christmas Wrapped Up At Typo

Head to Typo for funky wraps, Christmas cards and gift bags to wrap and fill out before the flight.

There’s plenty of tables and chairs at the food courts to spread out and craft Christmas well wishes for loved ones before the flight.

Funky Chrissy cards sorted at Typo
Funky Chrissy cards sorted at Typo

 

WIN – Favourite Family Travel Gifts At BNE Competition

There you have it, our favourite family travel gift ideas – all  ticked off, wrapped up and ready to go at Brisbane Airport!

We love our family travel gift list so much, that we are offering you the chance to win some of the best travel gift ideas for both boys and girls this Christmas!

We’ve hand select some of our favourite travel gifts for kids valued at $300 AUD dollars, winners will receive:

Best Travel Gift Ideas For Girls

  • Liquid Ears Kidz headphones in pink from Aero
  • Unicorn hooded neck pillow from Typo
  • Unicorn eye mask from Typo
  • Unicorn mood ring from Aero
  • Paper Dolls Kit from Zoodle
  • Unicorn Lip Balm from Peter Alexander
  • Floral themed colouring in book from Typo
  • Set of Watercolour colour pencisl from Typo
  • Mermaid novelty pen from Typo

Best Travel Gift Ideas For Boys

  • Liquid Ears Kidz headphones in blue from News Travels
  • A set of funky notebooks from Typo
  • Pretzel pen from Typo
  • Set of scented textas from Zoodle
  • A stretchy caterpillar toy from Aero
  • Star Wars lego set from Zoodle
  • A set of Uno playing cards from Zoodle

Competition Entry Details

For your chance to win, complete the competition entry form:

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Merry Christmas and good luck!

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