1. A gaming console for hours of fun
“For most parents, it’s a matter of passing the time when you’re on a road trip,” says MacArthur. And why not pass the time with a device that’s built for gaming? The new Nintendo 3DS XL console gives players access to some of their favourite game characters – Mario, Princess Peach, Yoshi and Pikachu – in 3D! The latest addition to the Nintendo DS family also allows players to take and record 3D photos and videos. Parental controls allow parents to manage what their kids can access on the system as well.
Nintendo 3DS XL, $240, Amazon.