Every one of the travel gifts for mom listed here will brighten your mom’s day, fill her with joy and wanderlust, and maybe even prompt her to book her next flight (possibly inviting you along, too).
“I don’t need a vacation,” says no mom ever — unless she’s using passive-aggressive sarcasm. Regardless of the gift occasion (Christmas, birthday, Mother’s Day or just because), she will love the meaningful sentiment put into each of these adorable travel gifts.
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1. Beach Accessories (AKA Essential Travel Gifts for Mom)
Every traveling mom pictures herself sitting on a dreamy chaise at a sandy beach with a fabulous wide brim straw sun hat, trendy beach bag and pina colada in hand at least once a day (probably, anyway).
2. Bose Wireless Noise-Canceling Bluetooth Headphones
Not only will these wireless bluetooth headphones provide your mom with sensitive audio, but Bose’s famous noise-canceling feature will block out all of the chatty passengers, crying babies and airplane engine noises on every flight and allow your mom to just relax.
3. Portable French Press Coffee and Tea Maker
Professional travelers almost always advocate saving money for and during travel. One way to do so is to refrain from spending unnecessary cash at coffee shops.
But mom needs her coffee!
This insulated portable travel mug and french press coffee maker will take away the temptation to find the nearest Starbucks and instead provide your mother with a delicious morning beverage that far exceeds cheap hotel-room coffee.
4. At-Home Travel Gifts for Mom
So, maybe your mom can’t take a trip right at the moment, but she can at least decorate her home with travel-inspired decor and other travel gifts!
Or, even a travel gift for mom as small as a cute Parisian coaster set will put a smile on her face every morning she sits down for her daily cup of coffee.
5. Cute Wine Tumblers
Pair a set of adorable new wine tumblers with her favorite wine, and maybe chocolate, too, in which she can indulge on her next vacation or staycation.
6. Wooden Charcuterie Set (Luxury Cheese Board and Knife Set)
A wooden charcuterie set is not only a highly desirable travel gift for mom, but it also shows your thoughtfulness in how she truly deserves to snack, prop her feet up and relax.
7. Ethnic Food Cookbook
Whether she would like to recreate a favorite dish she tried in another country or simply wants to get a taste of other cultures, your mom will enamor this Italian cookbook from National Geographic.
You can also shop other travel-inspired cookbooks on Amazon here.
8. Travel Book Gifts for Mom
Travel books are an incredible way to spark destination inspiration for mom’s next vacation. They may even spark the idea for her to let you tag along on her next trip. Hint, hint…
9. The Ultimate Travel Diaper Bag
Does the mom in question have a newborn, or even newborn-ish, baby? Check out this incredible travel diaper backpack with a built-in foldable crib. The foldable crib doubles as both a nap-time bed and a changing station while the various handles allow for easy carrying.
Plus, there are plenty of pockets, one of which is insulated for keeping the baby’s bottles warm.
10. COACH Tote Travel Gifts for Mom
Mom deserves the best of the best. She changed countless diapers, she held those tiny hands on the playground and she probably funded at least 90% of your pre-18 childhood. Want to spoil her back?
A luxury designer COACH tote will shock her with enthusiasm and probably make tears well. She’ll be packing it with all of her vacation necessities and carry-on goodies in no time.
11. Apple Watch
What makes the Apple Watch an ideal travel gift for mom? The GPS.
Wearing an Apple Watch while traveling will allow your mom to explore quickly via GPS without looking lost.
A woman who looks lost is putting herself in danger. Not many people realize that aimlessly looking around for street signs and addresses can cue perpetrators to make their move and “help” her.
The Apple Watch is useful for hundreds of reasons, but this safety hack is one perk most people don’t realize.