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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 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.
Traveling 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.
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.
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.
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.
A 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.
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!
Coloring 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.
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.
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:
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.
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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