April 28th, 2015

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

Nine perfect presents for the globe-trotting mama in your life.

She gave you the gift of adventure. Give her something equally impressive. From big ticket items to thinking-of-you little somethings, our roundup of the best gifts for travel-loving moms in 2015 has something for everyone – and every budget. This May 10th, make sure the wanderlusting woman in your life has something amazing to unwrap.

Hands Clean

It’s a familiar scene – a mom boards public transportation and starts passing out a seemingly never-ending bottle of hand sanitizer to everyone in sight. That instinct goes into overdrive when she travels, and doesn’t want to spend a single vacation day feeling under the weather. Upgrade her sanitation style with a chic, pocket-sized bottle of Resurrection Rinse-Free Hand Wash, and she’ll be the envy of every mom at the airport.

A Peaceful Practice

Give her the gift of packing her hobbies and taking them with her wherever she goes. For moms that yoga on the go, the eKO SuperLite® Travel Mat is foldable, weighs around two pounds and is made of a rugged biodegradable rubber that can stand up to any destination.

A Radiant Travel Smile

You don’t have to sacrifice when it come to travel size. The Slim Sonic Toothbrush allows traveling moms to pack light but maintain the benefits of the big electronic toothbrush back at home. The battery-powered, portable toothbrush is the perfect size for throwing in a carry-on and arriving at her destination with a big bright smile.

A Colorful Reminder

Bring a piece of that perfect back home. What could earn more creativity points than a custom watercolor of her favorite destination? Serendipity Sketches has been featured in the New York Times, and creates custom maps, hand-painted renderings and more.

A Cool Drink

Practical moms can’t stand waste – not in the form of spending money on bottled water, nor in the form of wasting all that single use plastic. She’ll love the high-tech, high-style Quartz Swell water bottles that keep cold drinks cold for 24 hours, and hot drinks hot for 12. Even better? When mom duties are over for the day, the 25oz version holds a full bottle of wine.

Silk Security

She might have eyes in the back of her head, but she only has two arms. Free them up with a convenient way to store travel documents while in transit. The Silk Undercover™ Neck Wallet will give her a double dose of security and style – the silk neck wallet allows for hidden under-clothes storage of travel documents and other important items so nothing is more than an arm reach away.

A Better Body Clock

No one likes to suffer the symptoms of jetlag, but least of all a multi-tasking mom. Offer her a homeopathic alternative to the tiredness, dehydration and disorientation with Sprayology TravelEase. The all natural spray is self-administered with two sprays under the tongue at departure, every two hours throughout the flight and upon landing, plus additional sprays three times a day until the body clock is back to normal.

Stacked and Sorted

After all those years she spent telling you to clean your room, show mom you finally got the message that organization is key. Gift her a set of Eagle Creek packing cubes so she can keep her suitcase in the same structured shape as her closet at home. She won’t just be grateful – she’ll be proud.

Skin Savers

Just as there’s nothing like a flight delay to drain all the enthusiasm from your travel plans, there’s nothing like a flight itself to drain all the moisture from mom’s soft skin. Help her fight the high-altitude arid air with a Marula Face Oil And Hydration Balm Travel Duo. Formulated to provide a hydrating boost, in carry-on sizes. Best of all? Marula uses Fair Trade, sustainable ingredients from East Africa, the perfect souvenir from a faraway land.

What did you get your mom for Mother’s Day? Let us know in the comments!

Alexandra Baackes is a traveling writer, designer, and underwater videographer. She is currently in her fourth year of living as a full-time nomad -- follow along at alexinwanderland.com!

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