Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Travel Kits: A Simple Way to Bless Others

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For years, I have enjoyed creating gift baskets to give to those around me.  I have created pampering gift baskets, recovery gift baskets, devotional gift baskets, housewarming gift baskets, and even barbecue gift baskets.  But it never occurred to me to create travel gift baskets for my own family or others to enjoy while on the road.  What a great idea!

Donna Rees has created a wonderful e-book (Travel Kits:  A Simple Way to Bless Others) that explains how you can create travel kits to bless your family and those around you.  A travel kit is basically a gift basket, though not necessarily in a basket, that is intended to make a long trip more enjoyable and peaceful.  Something every family on a road trip can use ... peace!

Donna walks you through what a Travel Kit is, how to create one, how to customize it for the family you're blessing, and provides lots of ideas of WHAT to put in the travel kit.  This 91 page e-book is full of  suggestions, as well as photos of items you can include, and photos of finished travel kits.  It has everything you need to know to start making travel kits.

I enjoyed reading this e-book very much, and will have to create a travel kit for my kids the next time we make the 15 hour drive to visit my parents.   I know that having surprises to break up the monotony of the trip will definitely increase the peace, and decrease the bickering in the back rows of our family vehicle!

If you'd like to purchase the Travel Kits e-book, it is available as a download for $12.45.  You can also view a sample of Travel Kits HERE.  Travel Kits is published by The Old Schoolhouse, along with many other Totally TOS products.
This item was provided free for our review as a member of the TOS Homeschool Crew.  We received no other compensation, and this review is our honest opinion.  Visit the TOS Homeschool Crew blog to read more reviews on this product by other Homeschool Crew members.

Trusting In Him,


  1. We tend to keep a "park kit" and "pool kit" in the van in the summer. They consist of appropriate fun stuff for those places. The park kit has balls & gloves, a few other tossing and catching type games, and shovels & pails. The pool kit has goggles and beach balls.

    One thing I always try to do, but have at times forgotten, is to keep an extra something - pail & shovel or beach ball - from the dollar store in our kits. When another kid joins our group to play because we brought some fun stuff, it's hard when we have to leave and take it all with us. It's nice to tell them they can keep this beach ball or that pail & shovel. When the parent is hesitant, we tell them if they don't want to take it home, then leave it there for someone else who might want something to play with. We only spend an extra $5-$10 per summer on doing this and it's just a nice thing to do. When I was a new mom, I often forgot to bring toys along and it was my daughter who felt left out when kids wouldn't share or when they took their toys home. It's a nice way to teach our kids generosity, too.

  2. I have always been a gift basket person too. This was right up my alley. I loved your review.

  3. Hello April!

    How are you? I'm visiting to let you know that your blog is included in this week's Blog Walk! You've done a great job with your blog.

    God bless you!

  4. Hey April - Just stopping by on my blogwalk! Enjoyed your Homeschool Lessons tab! Lots of great things to remember!

  5. Hi there. Just stopping by on the blog walk. I'm a new follower now!


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