“I don’t need a vacation,” says no mom ever — unless she’s using 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 travel gifts for mom.
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Every single one of the unique travel gifts for mom listed here will fill your mom with joy, spark her wanderlust and, perhaps, prompt her to book her next flight. (If you’re lucky, she’ll invite you with!)
Here are 15 travel gifts for mom she’ll adore this year.
1. Personalized Beach Bag
This affordable monogrammed beach bag not only adds a personalized touch to your travel gift for mom, but its chic black and white style gives off the perfect beach vibes, whether your mom vacations in Florida or the south of France.
2. A New Sun Hat
Additionally, this matching sun hat is practical for helping your mom protect her face from sun exposure while simultaneously looking stylish.
What I love most about this beach hat is that is comes with a detachable adjustable chin strap for windy beach days.
3. Hat Clip For Travel
Whether your mom doesn’t want to crush her new sun hat in her luggage, leave her hat on the beach to be blown away or carry her hat through the airport, this iconic magnetic hat clip for travel will keep her hands free and her hat safe.
4. Beach Towel & Beach Towel Clips
Furthermore, if your mom loves laying out on the beach, an affordable designer beach towel, like this black and white Juicy Couture beach towel, would make such a cute, fun gift.
In addition, these travel gifts for mom would pair perfectly with these beach towel clips, which will solve the inevitable beach-day annoyance of her towel slipping down her chaise lounger.
All your mom will have to do to level up her beach comfort is clip her towel to the top of her chair.
5. Bose Wireless Noise-Canceling Bluetooth Headphones
Not only will these wireless bluetooth headphones provide your mom with crisp, clear 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, allowing your traveling mom to just relax.
6. Portable Waterproof Speaker
Similarly, waterproof speakers to bring to the beach, pool, hotel room or hiking trail make excellent travel gifts for mom.
My mother has this travel-friendly Bose waterproof speaker, and she uses it all the time. The audio is fantastic considering the speaker’s compact size, and, like I said before, Bose is approved by pilots.
Or, if you’re looking for a cheaper alternative that still yields great audio quality, this JBL portable speaker comes with a built-in carabiner clip to attach to suitcases, backpacks or purses. This speaker is also advertised to be dust-proof, which is great for sandy beaches.
My husband has a JBL speaker and uses it basically every day.
7. Travel Pillow And Blanket Set
No one likes being cold in a cramped airplane seat. It’s miserable.
This affordable travel pillow and blanket set comes with a clip and luggage handle sleeve so your mom can carry comfort through the airport and plane with her without holding a clunky neck pillow or blanket.
8. Travel Jewelry Cases
When packed in luggage, necklaces tangle. Earrings are lost. And tears are shed when the ruined jewelry is valuable.
Protect and keep your mother’s jewelry organized on all her trips by gifting her a travel jewelry case or two.
This mini travel jewelry box is compact, which is perfect for packing, has multiple ring and earring compartments, and has hooks to keep necklaces detangled.
Furthermore, this larger travel jewelry box holds even more jewelry than the compact size, while simultaneously laying flat in suitcases.
9. Portable French Press Coffee Mug
Professional budget travelers, like myself, always advocate saving money for and during travel. One way to do so is to refrain from unnecessarily spending cash at coffee shops.
But, mom needs her coffee!
Luckily, your travel-loving mom doesn’t need to give up her daily coffee rituals to save money on her trips.
This adorable 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.
10. Travel Coffee Table Book
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.
11. Travel Destination Themed Coasters
Furthermore, 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 cup of coffee, she’ll be reminded of your thoughtful travel gift and become inspired to plan her next dream vacation.
12. Travel-Friendly Wine Tumblers (Travel Gifts For Mom)
Next, you could pair this adorable new wine tumbler with her favorite wine, and maybe chocolate, too, in which she can indulge on her next vacation (or staycation).
This 10-ounce YETI wine tumbler is comprised of BPA-free, dishwasher safe, 18/8 stainless steel, ensuring her favorite beverage will stay hot in cold environments and cold in warm environments. It comes in tons of different colors, too.
(My husband has two YETI mugs, and he loves them. He uses them every single day.)
13. Wooden Charcuterie Set
Similarly, a wooden charcuterie board set is not only an affordable luxury travel gift for mom, but it also shows your thoughtfulness in how she truly deserves to snack, prop her feet up and relax.
14. Ethnic Food Cookbook (Travel Gifts For Mom)
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 absolutely enamor an ethnic, travel-themed cookbook.
This Italian cookbook from Amazon boasts romantic, historic and hidden-gem foods from the south of Italy. Whereas, this French Country Cooking cookbook, also from Amazon, offers enchanting recipes from the heart of France.
You can also shop other travel-inspired cookbooks on Amazon here.
15. 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…
16. The Ultimate Travel Diaper Bag (Travel Gifts For Mom)
Does the traveling 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 an airport nap-time bed and a changing station.
Plus, there are plenty of pockets, one of which is insulated for keeping the baby’s bottles at the perfect temperature.
17. Beis Work Tote
Mom deserves the best of the best. She changed countless diapers, she held those tiny hands on the playground and she funded at least 90% of your childhood. Want to spoil her back on a reasonable budget?
The Beis work tote (click here for $15 off) is the best personal-item-sized bag I have ever traveled with. The material is strong and tear-resistant, there numerous pockets and build-ins to keep belongings organized (including a padded laptop compartment and key leash), and there’s a luggage handle sleeve to stay hands-free in the airport.
This truly is the ultimate travel bag. I have both the full-size and mini versions in the cognac croc color.
18. Beis Luggage (Travel Gifts For Mom)
If you really want to spoil mom, gift her matching Beis luggage (click here for $15 off).
Just like the work tote, Beis luggage is known to be higher quality than other leading luggage brands, complete with sturdy materials to prevent airport luggage damage.
I’m personally in the market for new luggage and, after a lot of research, I will be buying this suitcase in the near future.
19. Stylish Passport Holder
Likewise, your mom would love a cute passport holder to flex through the airport.
This stylish passport holder has everything: credit card slots, a clear ID/vaccination card holder, SIM card slots (genius), a boarding pass holder and even a mini pen for filling out those pesky in-flight customs cards.
20. Apple Watch (Travel Gifts For Mom)
Do you know what makes this new Apple Watch an ideal travel gift for mom? The GPS.
Wearing an Apple Watch while traveling will enable 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.” This Apple Watch is useful for hundreds of reasons, but safety is one perk most people don’t realize.
If you have questions about any of these travel gift recommendations, don’t hesitate to leave a reply below or send me a message on Instagram. I’m here to help!
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