The Best Mother’s Day Gifts for the Traveling Mom
Mother’s Day is the perfect opportunity to splurge on your mom and give her something extra special — because odds are she’s given you a lot over the years (i.e. the gift of life). And while you may not be able to return that favor, these gifts will certainly put a smile on her face.
Below, we’ve covered gifts that will please travel-loving mothers across the board, from the foodie mom to the fitness mom, the coffee crazed to the cocktail connoisseur, and every mom in between. Whether she’s brewing an Italian roast while planning her next trip, slipping into a silk robe while relaxing at a hotel, or checking the time on her watch as she breezes through airport security, these gifts will inspire her to travel, or help her have a smooth trip to her next destination.
Here, our key is giving the mother in your life something that she wouldn’t normally pick out for herself — something she wants, with an emphasis on luxury, rather than utility or necessity. From a state-of-the-art brewing system, to a pair of stylish yet comfortable sneakers, to luscious silk pillowcases, your mom will feel totally pampered with a gift (or several) from this travel-inspired, T+L-curated list.
Keurig K250 Plus Series Coffee Brewing System
Taking up only nine inches of counter space, this coffeemaker fits easily onto most countertops. It’s also easy to clean and use — a cup of coffee is only a one-button push away. It works for tea, hot chocolate, and specialty beverages, too.
To buy: amazon.com, $130
Sudara Lelitha Robe
The fact that Sudara is a company that expressly helps in the fight against sex trafficking is wonderfully inspiring on its own. The added dimension of making beautiful products like this robe is a bonus.
To buy: sudara.org, $79
420 New Balance
This iconic New Balance sneaker is the right fit for any adventure, providing the perfect amount of comfort, while not sacrificing any style.
To buy: newbalance.com, $70
Steven Alan Time Traveler Watch
This elegant watch from Steven Alan will relieve your mother from the hassle of pesky time zone adjustments.
To buy: stevenalan.com, $385
Yves Saint Laurent Monogram 1 Sunglasses
With an oversized black frame and gray gradient lenses, help your mom level up in the style department when she’s traveling with these impressive shades from YSL.
To buy: ysl.com, $415
Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Concentrated Recovery Eye Mask
Whether your mom is sleeping under this recovery eye mask on a plane, in a hotel, or at home after a long day, she will feel totally relaxed after using this intensive repair serum.
To buy: esteelauder.com, $11
Kai Perfume Oil
Made with organic essential oils, this exotic floral scent will remind your mom of the tropics wherever she is. And the roll-on bottle is super convenient for being on the go — it’s totally carry-on friendly!
To buy: nordstrom.com, $48
Santa Margherita Prosecco DOCG
This fresh and fruity prosecco comes from the Italian winery Santa Margherita, which has been producing from three different regions in Italy since 1935. Your mom can sit back, pop open a bottle of this prosecco, and enjoy it while the flavors transport her to the Italian countryside.
To buy: wine.com, $21
Skullcandy Knockout Headphones
Made specifically for women, these lightweight, over-ear headphones feature Women’s Supreme Sound acoustics, and make for the perfect travel companion for your mom. Not only are they just as stylish as they are comfortable (think memory foam ear cushions), they’re foldable, and thus super easy to stash in a purse or carry-on.
To buy: skullcandy.com, $150
Away Bigger Carry-On
You can let your mom know that she can pack that extra outfit for her next vacation if she’s traveling with this carry-on. The Away Bigger Carry-On complies with size regulations for major U.S. airlines, and allows enough space to pack plenty for a week-long (or longer, depending on how she packs) trip.
To buy: awaytravel.com, $245
Longchamp Large Le Pilage Neo Nylon Tote
This iconic tote is ideal for all of your mom’s carry-on needs. She can toss her tablet, chargers, makeup bag, scarf, snacks, etc. all into this durable, stylish tote and jet off to her final destination without worrying about where her essentials are.
To buy: nordstrom.com, $145
White + Warren Travel Wrap
Ensure that your mom is cozy and stylish on her next plane ride with this beautiful (and comfortable) travel wrap. Whether she uses it as a blanket in-flight or a shawl as she steps off the plane, this versatile piece will be a lovely complement to any travel outfit.
To buy: ahalife.com, $298
Rails Plaid Button Down Shirt
This relaxed yet stylish button-down is a great option for a travel top. Made from 100 percent lyocell, this piece is ultra-soft, breathable, and great for layering.
To buy: shopspring.com, $148
Seaweed Bath Co Age Defying Marine Night Therapy
Made from seaweed that has been hand-harvested by a man in Coastal Maine, Seaweed Bath Co.’s age defying cream is the perfect way for your mom to end her day.
To buy: amazon.com, $49
Slip Silk Pillowcase
Talk about luxury. Tell your mom to take this beautiful silk pillowcase wherever she travels — she can use it in-flight, or swap out a cheap linen hotel pillowcase for this one and be sure that she will sleep soundly.
To buy: sephora.com, $79
Odacité Ac+R : Anti-Aging Serum Concentrate
Loaded with rich essential oils like rose and acai that provide active antioxidants, this anti-aging serum will keep your mom’s skin hydrated and glowing when she’s on the road. It’s also terrific for aromatherapy and great to apply before bed to help unwind.
To buy: amazon.com, $55
Tea From Around the World
Send mom on a trip around the world (from the comfort of her own living room) with a set of single-estate, loose-leaf teas from China and India to Sri Lanka and beyond.
To buy: uncommongoods.com, $55