10+ Best Gift Ideas for Moms Who Love to Travel

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10+ Best Gift Ideas for Moms Who Love to Travel

So, your mom’s passport is well worn, and you’re sure that she’d rather head off on an international adventure than peruse the shops at the mall? You’re in the right place. If your travel gene is a gift from Mom, return the favor with one of these top gifts for moms who love to travel!

Moms are one in a million. And while you might love to book her a bucket-list adventure— who wouldn’t want to do that for their travel enthusiast moms—if your budget is more backpacker than resort, this gift guide offers practical travel gift ideas that are just as worthy for a woman with wanderlust.

Global Companion 65L Women's

For Organized Moms

If your mom brings order to your chaos, the   Global Companion 65L Women’s ($229) is ergonomically built for women’s comfort and would make the ideal gift for mom. This organizational machine allows access from the top or bottom, along with middle access to a wide butterfly opening with dual interior compartments. A great piece of kit for an active hiker or even a weekend city sightseer, there’s a pocket for everything in this pack.


Another fantastic gift for anyone who loves to optimize luggage capacity is a set of packing cubes. Honestly, these will completely revolutionize the way mom approaches packing. The Pack-It™ Isolate collection is made from a water-resistant fabric will allow her to store dirty shoes or wet swimwear, protecting the clean contents of her bag.

For Comfort-Loving Moms

Anyone with a sense of adventure knows that good equipment is integral to a successful escape, so something like a pair of sandals or flip flops with built in arch support would be a great shout for your mom if she’s planning a retreat to warmer climates. These Skeena Sandals ($55) from The North Face offer stylish comfort for all of the upcoming long beach or park strolls mom has planned for the summer. Plus, they are made from recycled materials!

Also ideal for moms who love to sightsee, these Non-Binding Pressure Free Palm Crew Socks ($21.95) by Smartwool can help to keep feet feeling light all day. They come in a number of fabulous patterns, too.

Caldera™ 4-Wheel Carry On

For Moms on the Go  

If your mom is always on the go, the Caldera™ 4-Wheel Carry On ($469) is a lightweight and durable bag that will perfectly round out her luggage collection. Eagle Creek’s Caldera features a built in NFC chip for tracking, the innovative Coat Keeper™ to secure jackets and extras to the bag, and 100% recycled Cordura® fabric for maximum abrasion and weather-resistance.

Wayfinder Backpack 20L

Pair her perfect carry-on bag with the Wayfinder Backpack 20L ($79), which is exactly the right size to use as a day pack when out adventuring. And if your mom’s up for a blast from the past, gift her the  Wayfinder Waist Pack ($30), which is so useful and comfortable that she’ll likely use it back home, too!

For Fashionable Moms Who Care

Your mom invested in you, and now you can give her a gift that invests in others. Treat your mom to the ultimate statement—on both fashion and fair wages—with the gift of a FashionABLE jewelry (pieces start at $25). Created by small business cooperatives in Africa, FashionABLE products help create sustainable business in Africa—and they look sensational, too.

For Adventurous Moms

She’s always the one to point out the silver lining, but that doesn’t mean you can’t prepare her for a few rainclouds. A raincoat is a must for any adventurous traveler, especially one that packs away to the size of a coffee mug like the  Women’s Venture 2 Jacket ($99+)  vibrant, lightweight raincoat from The North Face. Practical, yet offered in many playful colors, your mom will think of you every time she gets caught in a storm. 

For Bibliophile Moms

She’s traveled the world, but her best trips are still ahead. Give your mom the expert advice she needs help her plan her next adventure with The New York Times 36 Hours: 150 Weekends in the USA & Canada ($36) or The New York Times 36 Hours: 125 Weekends in Europe ($26). Whether she stays domestic or goes abroad, the 36 Hours series is a must-have complement to any savvy traveler’s guidebook collection.

For Moms Who Value the Essentials

Whatever her method of transport, your mom will relish the opportunity to sit back and catch 40 winks on the way to, or back from an epic adventure. The Easy Blink Eye Shade ($11) provides comfort and cuts out any light, which will make it easy for her to chill out at a moment’s notice.


If your mom is always looking for ways to pack less, a weight- and space-saving toiletry bottle set and toiletry kit makes the perfect gift for mom. Buy her a leak-proof  Silicone Bottle Set ($31) to avoid unwanted spills during transit, or completely upgrade her toiletry kit with the Pack-It™ Reveal Trifold Toiletry Kit ($40) which is made from 100% recycled and bluesign® certified fabric and features a swivel non-slip hook for versatile hanging options.

And since your mom always has her hands full—especially while traveling—allow her to relax her grip with an  RFID Wristlet Wallet ($35). RFID-blocking technology makes this versatile purse/wallet combo a savvy traveler’s packing-must.


Need other travel gift ideas for mom? Check out our  Ultimate Gift Guide: 25 Best Gifts for Travelers .