April 20th, 2016

The Best Mother's Day Gifts for Moms Who Love to Travel

The Best Mother's Day Gifts for Moms Who Love to Travel

This year, get your travel-loving mom a gift that she’ll use—and love—for Mother’s Day. Simply use this handy guide to find the perfect present. 


It's hard to believe, but Mother’s Day is right around the corner. So now’s the time to find that perfect present. (If you've been procrastinating, don't worry!) All moms have different interests, of course, but this gift guide focuses on the ones who love to travel. If you have a globetrotting mom, these are a few ideas for gifts are sure to thrill her.

Help Mom Get Organized

Eagle Creek’s EC Lync™ System 26 received Outside magazine’s Gear of the Year award, and it’s a safe bet that your mom will love it, too. The ultra-light rolling luggage (which comes in five different colors) features a removable frame, so mom can use it as a regular backpack when hanging out around town. Of course, you’ll want to help your mom organize her stuff within her suitcase, and the Pack-It™ Starter Set—complete with a folder and two lightweight compression cubes—is the perfect tool for doing so. With this pair of gifts, your mother will have the gear that she needs to go just about anywhere and stay perfectly put together.

Help Mom Stay Safe

For the mom who values form and function in an everyday bag, the sleek and pretty Market Handbag just might be perfect. It features a Secure-Zip™ Toggle closure that allows her to secure the contents without a lock, and it’s easy to hang over a chair with the attached snap hook. For a great combo gift, pair the handbag with the RFID Travel Zip Wallet. It’s big enough to fit IDs, credit cards, and important travel documents, it looks fantastic, and it has an integrated RFID Blocker pocket for maximum security.

Help Mom Be Comfortable

Ensure that mom travels comfortably wherever she goes with Eagle Creek’s Cat Nap Blanket, a travel blanket that packs a punch. It has a front zip pocket for her phone, magazine, or tablet, and a cozy foot pocket to keep her toasty warm. Pamper your mom even more with a plush travel pillow, soft micro-fleece eyeshades, or some top-of-the-line earplugs. You also can’t go wrong with some funky socks that will keep her feet warm while also looking adorable, like this Midnight Snack Pack 3-Pack from Vans.  

Help Mom Look Cool

If your mom prides herself on always being a stylish traveler or longs to become one, spoil her with useful gifts that look great. Nautica’s NCT 18 Analog Watch is as pretty as it is functional, with its croc-embossed leather strap, mother of pearl dial, and rose gold stainless steel case. The Kipling Umbrella comes in a handful of gorgeous colors, and all are emblazoned with Kipling’s signature monkey logo for a perfect touch of whimsy. If mom is always on her feet, give her the gift of sporty-yet-stylish kicks, like Reef’s Reef Rover XT3 flip-flops or Shaded Summer ES slip-ons, which will take her from city streets to rural outposts effortlessly.

Your turn, travelers. What are you getting your mom this Mother’s Day? Let us know in the comments below.

Related Links (from Eagle Creek blog):

Mother's Day Gift Guide 2015: Best Travel Gifts for Moms

Holiday Gift Guide: Travel Gifts for Her

A Beginner's Guide to Minimalist Travel

by Shannon ODonnell

Shannon O'Donnell is a long-term traveler who has been on the road since 2008; she travels slowly and supports grassroots tourism along the way. She is an acclaimed travel speaker and works with universities and businesses all over the U.S. to talk about supporting developing countries.

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