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Know a mom who is always traveling? Why not satisfy her wanderlust this Mother’s Day. You don’t have to splurge for a trip to an exotic location to make her smile, although I’m sure she would appreciate it. There are plenty of budget-friendly gifts that will peak her interest while making travel more comfortable and enjoyable. We’ve compiled a list of our top ten Mother’s Day gifts for traveling moms.

Mother’s Day Gifts for Traveling Moms

Airportag Coffee Mug

Parenthood and Passports - Mother's Day Gifts for traveling momsAirporTag makes great travel-themed gifts that are unique and customizeable. Coffee is a staple in my life as a mom (probably because I haven’t slept in two years), so it only makes sense that a coffee mug would make this list of Mother’s Day gifts for traveling moms. Choose a mug with your mom’s favorite travel quote, airport code, or even customize a mug to make it extra special.

Kiddy Adventure Pack Child Carrier

Mother's Day gifts for travel - child carrierTraveling moms who always have a kid in tow will appreciate the Kiddy Adventure Pack child carrier. It’s perfect for parents who love to discover the world with their young children. It’s lightweight, adjustable, and positions the weight of your child on the hips, so it’s easier on your back. We don’t leave the house without our child carrier. It’s perfect for long walks and hikes, or just keeping your kid contained when exploring a new city.

Is your baby not quite big enough for a child carrier? Our Ergobaby 360 carrier went all over the world with us when our daughter was a baby. And a traveling bonus, you don’t have to remove your baby from this carrier when going through airport security.

Travel pants

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When I travel, I don’t want to compromise style for comfort. So instead of wearing jeans which can be restrictive, hot, and not as fashionable, I opt for pants made from a lightweight nylon material instead. These Eddie Bauer pants have buttons on the sides so you can roll them up into capris pants if it gets too warm. I also have a pair of pants that zip off into shorts. They are perfect for hiking, sitting through a long flight or road trip, or sightseeing all day.

Magnetic Travel Games by The Purple Cow

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Long flights, road trips, and train rides can all get boring quickly, not only for kids but for parents. Magnetic travel games by The Purple Cow are not only extremely compact and chic, they’re also extremely affordable. The games come in a slim tin case and are printed on both sides with magnetic pieces, so no worrying about pieces shifting during turbulence or when on bumpy roads. They have numerous games to choose from, including my favorite, Backpack World Rummy, which features fun information about different countries. The games also make for great travel gifts for kids that you can take on the go or into a restaurant to keep squirmy children entertained.

Compass Necklace

Mother's Day gifts for traveling moms - compass necklace Turn her love for travel into a fashion statement with a simple, understated necklace, ring, or bracelet. A compass, an airplane, or even the coordinates of one of her favorite places all make unique and fashionable jewelry that any traveling mom would cherish for Mother’s Day.

Travel T-shirt

Mother's Day gifts for traveling moms - travel t-shirtA soft, comfortable t-shirt that fits well can make even sitting in a cramped seat in coach a little more bearable. Every woman needs a go-to travel shirt. You can find a wide variety of travel-themed t-shirts on Amazon that would make for a great Mother’s Day gift for traveling moms. In fact, here’s one she might like.

Selfie Light

Mother's Day gifts for traveling moms - selfie light

Call me vain, but no one wants to look like crap in a picture when standing in front of an iconic landmark or scenic backdrop. I am not one to wear a ton of makeup, dress up, style my hair (or wash it for that matter) when I travel. So a selfie light can do wonders to make you look a little more “Instagrammable” when you’ve been sightseeing all day. The small circular light reflects in your eyes giving them a really cool illumination. Instant sparkle and bye bye under eye circles!

Travel-themed Coloring Book

Mother's Day Gifts for traveling moms - coloring booksColoring is a great way to unwind and let your mind wander when you cannot. Plus, it’s another great way to pass the time on a long flight. I have several travel-themed adult coloring books that always give me the itch to explore somewhere new. Don’t forget the gel pens! I prefer them over markers or pencils.

Yankee Candles World Journeys

Mother's Day gifts for traveling moms - candles

Longing for the beach? Bring the familiar scents of your favorite places into your home with Yankee Candles World Journeys Collection. Choose from fragrances like Malaysian Palm, South African Vineyard, Alaskan Lights, and numerous others.

Fish eye lens for phone

If you want to capture the perfect landscape photo with your smartphone, you’ll need a tool to give it some additional depth. Enter the fish eye lens. This quick, inexpensive add on can take your photo from this:

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To this:

Parenthood and Passports - Mother's Day gifts for traveling moms

Photo book

After each major trip, we compile our memories into a photo book and routinely look back at those books to reminisce about the great times we’ve had. Surprise the travel-loving mom in your life with a personalized photo book of a special trip together. I usually create mine on Amazon. If you have Amazon Prime, you’ll have access to Amazon Prints where you can design a personalized photo book using a variety of themes and stickers.photo book -gifts for travelers

Not a Prime member? Consider signing up or even give the gift of Amazon Prime! There are a lot of great benefits that traveling moms will love, including video and music streaming, and free Kindle book and magazine downloads, and of course, free shipping on purchases.

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Too late to buy one of these Mother’s Day gifts for traveling moms? Then get a jump start on Father’s Day by checking out our gift guide for traveling dads.


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16 thoughts on “Mother’s Day gifts for traveling moms”

  1. There are many things I love on this list. The fish eye lens I found fascinating and is something that we could all use. And this is the first time I’ve seen the selfie light. The Compass Necklace though is probably something my mom would like.

    1. I can thank Kim Kardashian for the discovery of the selfie light. πŸ™‚ A lot of production companies use circular lights, too when shooting interviews.

  2. Great list – not just for travelling mums but there’s a few things on here that I’d buy for myself – The genetics kit would be great as I’m quite keen to learn about my heritage. I haven’t seen the selfie lights before, although maybe it’s best I don’t light up my face or selfie, no one wants to see that!

  3. This is a great list for gifting something to travel moms which they can relate to and can make the most use out of. The compass necklace looks like a lovely gift.

  4. I love the ideas here. However, my mother’s day gift to my mother is that I have decided to spend 20 days with her at her home. I live in another city. I also keep taking them for travels to exotic locations as a gift.

  5. Loved these gift ideas. The child carrier sounds like a great idea for mother’s traveling with their toddler. The sudoku and the coloring books sounds fab too to keep the kids entertained during the journey, would help the moms a great deal.

  6. I’m always running out of ideas of what to give my mom. This post has given me some great ideas what to buy for next year! I think my mom would particularly love the selfie light to make her look a little younger πŸ˜›

  7. I totally thought about getting my mom the DNA test kit!! She is always on Ancestry.com so I think she would love it. We are celebrating in a couple weeks actually so I still have some time!! I wish my mama could travel more with me though…she would love all of it.

  8. Hi I was looking for last minute gift ideas, I really like your list. I feel like I always end up getting a spa card or flowers or making dinner.

    This year I did something different and went with a wine gift on Amazon. Thoughtful but will be used for a long time, good gift for guys to get their wives/monthers. Thought I would share this for those looking for last minute gifts, if you want to add it to your list of ideas!

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