The Best Mother's Day Gift Ideas for Your Globetrotting Mom
While we’d all love to surprise mom with a first-class ticket for her dream trip on Mother's Day, that’s not always in the budget. Coming in at a close second, these gifts will help her travel with style and savvy, no matter how much you have to spend.
There are gifts for the beauty lover, the voracious reader, the crack-of-dawn jogger, and every mom in between. From stylish, comfy flats to the latest fitness tracker, here are 17 unique and thoughtful gift ideas she's sure to love.
Felt Bag Organizer Insert
Help mom Marie Kondo her handbag with this felt organizer. Available in four sizes and 13 colors, it will fit into the interior of her bag, making sure everything finally has its very own place.
To buy: amazon.com, from $20
Columbia Women's Pardon My Trench Rain Jacket
If mom's rain jacket is looking a little worse for wear, save her next rainy day with this stylish, water-repellent trench. It's available in standard and plus sizes and comes in eight vibrant colors for spring.
To buy: columbia.com, $70-$80
Fitbit Inspire HR
Fitbit's brand new Inspire line (it launched in March 2019) is the perfect gift for the fitness-loving mom. The Inspire HR brings all of Fitbit's best features — tracking heart rate, sleep, activity, and calories — into a sleek, affordable design with tons of options for custom bands.
To buy: fitbit.com, $100
Jo Malone Wild Flowers & Weeds Nettle & Wild Achillea Cologne
From Jo Malone's new Wild Flowers & Weeds collection comes this limited-edition fragrance. Notes of nettle and wild achillea will remind mom of carefree weekends spent in the countryside, even if she's just running errands.
To buy: nordstrom.com, $72
Slip Silk Pillowcase
Longchamp Large Le Pliage Tote
Upgrade mom's go-to travel tote to this popular, water-resistant pick from Longchamp.
To buy: nordstrom.com, $145
A brand beloved by celebrity moms and moms-to-be (like Meghan Markle), Rothy's can be trusted to turn out the comfiest of lightweight, knit flats. Made from recycled water bottles, its a sustainable gift pick, too. The loafers also come in tons of other fun patterns and a few neutral solids.
To buy: rothys.com, $165
Cursive Design Speckled Drop Earrings
These speckled shoulder dusters will add a hint of intrigue to any of mom's outfits.
To buy: ofakind.com, $88
Tell Mom she no longer needs to lug around her heavy, hard-cover tomes. Make her love of reading more portable with Amazon’s newest edition of its best-selling e-reader, the Kindle. It features a glare-free, high-resolution display, a built-in adjustable light for comfortable day and night reading, and it’s super lightweight.
To buy: amazon.com, $90
Stylish readers are great to have on hand when on the road.
To buy: anthropologie.com, $48
Oliver Thomas Kitchen Sink Duffel
Whether mom's in need of a new gym bag or a lightweight weekender, personality-packed brand Oliver Thomas has tons of fun options. The Kitchen Sink Duffel — sized to fit everything the idiom implies — has all the features a frequent traveler will appreciate: water-resistant material, RFID-blocking tech, a trolley sleeve, and so. many. pockets.
To buy: theoliverthomas.com, $149
Summersalt All Wrapped Up Scarf
Mom can use this chic, color-blocked accessory as a scarf, sarong, or a blanket — whatever suits her style.
To buy: summersalt.com, $55
Thirdlove Gift Card
Afraid mom's go-to bras might be as old as you are? Gift her a credit to Thirdlove, where she can use the online Fit Finder test to discover her true size. The super-inclusive brand just expanded its line to offer band sizes from 28-48 and cup sizes from A-I (including half sizes to help her get that made-for-me fit).
To buy: thirdlove.com, from $50
Panasonic Lumix LX10 4K Digital Camera
This camera is smaller than most smartphones, but it's much more powerful, with 20.1 megapixels and a top-tier Leica zoom lens. It has lightning-fast autofocus, excellent low-light capability, and also shoots HD video so mom doesn’t miss out on capturing a single memory.
To buy: amazon.com, $498
Leatherology Willow Envelope Wallet
Talk about versatility. This little leather number can be worn as a wristlet, belt bag, and shoulder bag or used as a wallet. It's got the perfect amount of space for the essentials she'll need while out and about on her next trip. And you can add a pretty, hand-painted monogram for $40.
To buy: leatherology.com, $130
Parachute Fouta Stripe Bathrobe
Nothing says you've earned a spa day (or 12) like a snuggly, Turkish Cotton robe. Pair it with a gift certificate for a massage.
To buy: parachute.com, $99
Try The World Subscription Box
Each Try The World box includes staple snacks, sauces, spices, and recipes from a far-flung country. The Italy box, for example, might include a black truffle and mushroom sauce, biscottis, or egg tagliatelle noodles with lemon. There are options to send one box ($39), or a monthly subscription for up to one year.
To buy: trytheworld.com, starting at $39