Throwing in some gifts that are DC, Maryland or Virginia themed is a lot of fun for kids! They get excited when they know places they see in the gift.
It also gets them wanting to go out and explore more.
So we’ve pulled together some really fun DMV themed gifts for kids.
Mission Washington DC: A Scavenger Hunt Adventure for Kids
This scavenger hunt book for kids adds a lot of fun to any DC trip. The scavenger hunt definitely helps keep them distracted from the walking they’ll need to do as they are engaged in the hunt and earning points towards becoming an agent.
A 4D Washington DC Skyline Time Puzzle
These 4D puzzles are really cool and make puzzle making more excited with the added layers and cool 4D effect.
Washington DC Coloring Book
This DC-themed coloring book is really nice and my kids really felt like they created something special when they were done with each page. The paper is really high quality and has nice illustrations of well-known DC attractions.
Santa Is Coming to Virginia
If you live in Virginia (or have a friend who does), this is a great Christmas, or maybe even early Christmas gift!
Santa is Coming to Virginia is close to home!
Plus, the kids can read it every year. So fun!
Virginia or Maryland State Park Annual Pass
While we used to always by a Virginia State Park Pass, this year we decided to surprise the kids with a Maryland State Park Pass and we’ll spend the year exploring some new to us parks. Very excited!
You can find out about the passes here:
Some of our favorite Virginia State Parks are:
In Maryland, some great ones to check out are:
Washington DC Stickers
This interactive DC themed sticker book has lots of stickers, as well as activity pages and facts about the area.
My daughter loves stickers of any kind so this was perfect for her. I liked it because she didn’t realize how much she was learning too!
Washington DC Bucket List Journal
I try my best to keep notes on fun things we do. I really like to look over the list as a family at the end of the year and recall the fun things we’ve done together. It also gets us talking and dreaming about what we wan to do the following year.
This Washington DC bucket list journal is a great way for you or them to keep track of what you’ve done.
DMV Sports Trivia
These trivia books about sports teams in the DMV make for a great gift for any sports fanatics.
Good Night Virginia
Good Night Virginia is another fun book for young kids living in Virginia.
Hiking with Kids Virginia: 52 Great Hikes for Families
This is such a great hiking guide for families wanting to explore Virginia.
To gift this, I pair it with something hiking related like a surprise scheduled outing for the first hike, a new pair of kid hiking boots or a hiking hydration backpack. It makes for a great experience gift for kids!
State or University Themed Sweatshirt
If you have older teens who are eyeing a particular college in the DMV area or even a younger kid who just loves a particular team, a local sports, university or state themed sweatshirt is fun!
Take this Maryland themed sweatshirt for example.
Birds of Virginia Field Guide
Surprisingly, my son loves to take his bird book whenever we go visit state parks or on road trips.
He tracks the birds he has spotted and it keeps him extra engaged in his surroundings when we visit the different parks. I love that and he loves the guide!
I Love You as Big as Maryland
This is a cute book for toddlers that would make a great gift for a number of occassions.
Freshwater Fish of Maryland Coloring Book for Kids & Teens
I think most kids love seeing fish in a pond or a nearby river which makes this fun Maryland fishing coloring book fun for a lot of kids!
Lucky to Live in Maryland
This is a fun Maryland keepsakes book where you and your child can write in memories and read the store
Washington DC Puzzle
This is such a cool looking and high-quality Washington DC puzzle the whole family can help with.
The pieces are really well made.
Washington DC Poster
Does your kid love the monuments? A DC-themed poster can be a cool way for them to remember their visits and be ready to explore more.
Washington DC Metro Bus
How fun is this realistic looking DC metro bus! It has a push and go friction motor and holds up really well even with the little ones playing with it.
ABC Maryland Alphabet Book
Kids can learn the alphabet by exploring words related to Maryland.
State Themed Scrapbook Paper & Stickers
Check out this DC-themed scrapbook kit that comes with DC scrapbook paper, cut outs, a journal and stickers.
Here is a Virginia-themed scrapbook kit too!
Waterproof Washington DC Sticker Pack
Kids, ok…and adults, love to put sticker decals on water bottles, laptops, phones, notebooks and everywhere else! This DC sticker pack is perfect!
The designs are great and with 61 different sticker decals, you’ll find plenty ou love.
State or Local Team T-shirt
There’s plenty of t-shirt designs so you can find the right one for the person you’re looking for.
Theatre tickets make for a great experience gift. Plus, you can go too! Going together makes it even more special. The DMV area has some great theatre options for kids like:
DC Snow Globe
Many families have traditions of giving different snow globes and this DC snow globe is a great one to add to the collection!
It has the Washington Monument, White House, US Capitol and Jefferson Memorial with cherry blossom trees.
Unique Washington DC Themed Gifts
The DC Gift Shop also has tons of DC themed gifts from puzzles to bobble heads to action figures and lots more.
Washington DC Matching Game
White House Gifts has lots of DC themed gifts so it’s a great place to look. Check out this Washington DC matching game!
Maryland Word Search
This Maryland Word Search book has 50 puzzles. We used this on a recent roap trip to visit an out-of-state state park so it was a great activity for the car! Plus it kept them entertained for a bit in the hotel.
Virginia Themed Gifts
If you’re not quite sure what to get but would like a variety, head to the Very Virginia Store in Leesburg which sells lots of local gifts.
With this Maryland magnet, the kids can hang up all their DMV themed artwork on the fridge!
Maryland University Themed Socks
Can you have too many socks? These youth Maryland University socks are a