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The Best Mother’s Day Gifts for Travelers

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and we’ve rounded up 24 of the best gifts and gadgets for your favorite female traveler.

Find the Right Gift for Mother’s Day

Bellroy Travel Folio

Two views, one open and one closed, of the Bellroy Travel Folio
Bellroy

Help your mom keep the whole fam organized while traveling with this chic passport holder and travel wallet. It fits two passports, four to eight cards, cash, and multiple boarding passes. This zip-up style also has RFID blocking technology, which protects documents, cards, and passports from RFID skimming, i.e. electronic pickpocketing. The environmentally-certified leather wallet also comes with a three-year warranty.

Otterbox Phone Case

Defender series iPhone case from Otterbox in black
Otterbox

Give mom an indestructible phone case, no matter what model phone she has. Otterbox offers dozens of accident-proof cases for iPhone, Samsung, Google Pixel, Motorola, and more. Throw in an iPad case or Apple Watch bumper as an added bonus.

JBL Tune Flex True Wireless Noise Cancelling Earbuds

JBL Tune Flex True Wireless Noise Cancelling Earbuds
Amazon

If mom isn’t the most tech-savvy, then these affordable wireless earbuds might just be the perfect Mother’s Day travel gift. This pair supports true wireless and Bluetooth capabilities and comes with a charging case of its own.

Crossbody Phone Case

Multiple views of a crossbody leather phone case and wallet
Amazon

Go totally hands-free with these useful and usually inexpensive phone cases. They offer the convenience of a crossbody bag, with many options including a built-in wallet, zippered storage, and protective cases. This Mother’s Day gift is perfect for walking the dog, circling the park, or grabbing a coffee.

YETI Insulated Travel Mug

Two sizes of YETI insulated travel mugs in light teal and dark blue
YETI

Keep Mom caffeinated through anything her day-to-day—and future travels—may throw at her with an insulated travel mug from YETI. These mugs are designed to tough out the great outdoors, keeping both hot and cold beverages at the perfect temperature. Save space by opting for the smaller stackable 10 oz. mugs or, if she’s looking for something stronger than a latte, try the Rambler 24 oz. mug, YETI’s take on a beer mug that keeps brews icy cold.

Mother’s Day Gifts: For the Home

YETI Lowlands Waterproof Outdoor Blanket

Multiple views, folded and laid flat, of the YETI Lowlands Waterproof Outdoor Blanket in Navy Blue
YETI

From beach picnics to lining the back seat of the car for your family pooch, YETI’s outdoor blanket is an ideal gift for the no-fuss mom. It even comes in a convenient carrying case and is machine-washable. Other standout features are that this comfy blanket has a waterproof layer and that it easily shakes off pet hair.

Artifact Uprising Wood Block Prints

Cardstock photo prints and wooden photo holders from Artifact Uprising
Artifact Uprising

Gift mom a personalized photo album with this simple yet beautiful woodblock stand. Send 12 of your favorite travel photos to Artifact Uprising and the company will print them on thick card stock and voila—you’ve got a personalized gift within days.

Other places to shop customized prints include Etsy, Framebridge, and Shuttterfly.

COSORI 12-in-1 Air Fryer Toaster Oven

Amazon

Whether Mom is a foodie looking to perfect her favorite recipes or just trying to speed up her meal prep, this multi-purpose toaster oven will be a delightful surprise. Not only is it reasonably priced, but it serves as an air fryer, toaster oven, broiler, rotisserie, and more. The 12 presets include: pizza, roast, airfry, toast, bagel, bake, broil, cookies, rotisserie, dehydrate, ferment, and keep warm. Plus, there’s an included recipe book (featuring over 100 ideas) for even more cooking inspiration.

EcoVessel Wine Tumbler

EccoVessel wine glass
EccoVessel

Take your favorite drink on-the-go with these triple-insulated, stainless steel tumblers. Priced under $25, it’s an ideal gift for the mom who loves a park picnic or day at the beach.

ChappyWrap’s Places Blanket

ChappyWrap’s Cape Cod map blanket laid over a couch on a porch (left) and a flaty-lay of ChappyWrap’s Cape Cod map blanket (right), part of the ChappyWrap’s Places Blanket series
ChappyWrap

While the jury’s still out on our summer vacations, remind mom of one of her favorite places with an ultra-plush blanket from ChappyWrap. With maps of locales like Cape Cod and Maine, you can keep her cozy while planning the next family getaway.

Mother’s Day Gifts: Clothing & Accessories

Allbirds Tree Loungers

Allbirds Tree Loungers in off white
Allbirds

This pair of stylish slip-on shoes from Allbirds make for the perfect understated, yet practical gift for mom. Wear them around the house or save them for the next family beach vacation. The versatile style means they match with almost anything and the slip-on function makes them ideal for errand running and city walking.

Baggallini Machine Washable Travel Bag

Baggallini machine washable cross body bag in mint
Baggallini

Baggallini’s line of machine washable bags, purses, backpacks, totes, and pouches is the perfect gift for a mom who’s always on the go. Ice coffee spillage, kids’ snack crumbs, or a burst tube of lip-gloss are not a match for these convenient accessories — just throw the bags in the wash on a gentle cycle, air dry, and watch the mess disappear.

The Day Crossover Sandal from Everlane

Close-up of a pair of The Day Crossover Sandal from Everlane in brown (left) and model wearing the The Day Crossover Sandals from Everlane with an all white outfit in an empty room (right)
Everlane

Keep mom comfy and fashionable with these spring and summertime sandal staples. Between the premium leather, flexible footbed, and on-trend style these shoes have it all. Not only do they match almost everything, they’ll be her go-to pair of shoes all summer long.

Bombas Gripper Slipper

Bombas Gripper Slipper in red and blue
Bombas

From the creators of some of the top compression socks on the market, these cozy slippers are the perfect gift for mom this Mother’s Day. They feature a flexible sock-like upper, a soft and warm brushed lining, and rubber grips on the soles give more traction than traditional socks. Bonus: it comes with a travel case for easy packing.

Cotidié Evelyn Drape Waist Shirt

Model showing multiple angles of the Cotidie Evelyn Drape Waist Shirt
Cotidié

Gift mom this classic shirt, with a twist. The moisture-wicking and stretchy material mean this shirt is the queen of double-duty. Whether she’s a frequent flier or just likes to look chic (but make it comfy) at the grocery store, this athleisure brand has got you covered.

Everlane Way-High Drape Pant

The Way-High Drape Pant
Everlane

These lightweight pants are the stylish ideal travel pant, but can also be worn easily around the house. The combination TENCEL lycell and cotton fabric is airy and breathable and will look good with either a sweatshirt or blazer.

Bleusalt

Bleusalt

Fair warning, you may want to steal this gift, but know it will bring the utmost coziness to your mom. So, let her enjoy it. Bleusalt’s environmentally-friendly and sustainable beechwood fabric is literally a dream, so anything you pick will be a win. But, if you need help choosing, The Classic Shirt and The 2 Yard Wrap are my go-tos.

MZ Wallace Metro Pouch

It’s a clutch, it’s a pouch, it’s a diaper holder, it’s anything you need it to be. We adore this bag for its nylon quilted material and packability.

State Cashmere

Models showing off State Cashmere's socks and zippered hoodies
State Cashmere

For a bit of a splurge, spoil mom with high-quality cashmere this spring. Choose from the softest socks to cozy hoodies—great for travel—or browse State Cashmere’s best sellers list for inspiration. The site also offers dozens of styles under $100 as a more wallet-friendly option.

Mother’s Day Gifts: Beauty

Dyson Airwrap Hair Styler

Multiple pieces of the Dyson Airwrap Hair Styler, displayed next to a women styling her long hair with the Dyson Airwrap Hair Styler
Dyson

Give Mom the gift of saving time with Dyson’s minimal heat hair styler, the wildly popular hairstyling innovation. It’s a smoother, curler, styler, and dryer all in one.

Pro Tip: Also check this product’s Amazon listings for potential price reductions and Dyson will price match.

TULA Skincare Best Sellers Travel Kit

Cult-favorite skincare brand, TULA, offers some of their best-selling products in a convenient and reasonably priced, travel-sized kit. It’s a perfect way to test out the facial cleanser, day and night cream, sugar scrub, and vitamin C serum. And while you’re at it, throw in the brightening eye balm and sunscreen to your cart for yourself (we won’t tell).

DW Home Candle

Tranquil Lotus and Calming Waves scented DW Home Candles
Amazon

Remind Mom of her favorite scent with a budget-friendly candle from DW Home. We love the Calming Waves and Tranquil Lotus scents for uber relaxation.

Athena Club Back to Basics Set

Help mom make her skincare routine healthier with Athena Club’s Go-Tos set. At just $31 this gift set includes the brand’s Dewy Body Lotion, Soft Face Wipes, and All Day Deo. Each product is made with good-for-you ingredients and smells fantastic.

Subtl Beauty Stack

Stackable makeup discs from Subtl Beauty
Subtl Beauty

Mom will thank you for this life-changing makeup gift. Meet Subtl Beauty’s stack, the ultimate travel-friendly makeup on the market. Build her a custom stack by choosing a lip stain, concealer, highlighter, bronzer, and/or shine control powder and voila, all her makeup’s in one place.

All of the products featured in this story were hand-selected by our travel editors. Some of the links featured in this story are affiliate links, and SmarterTravel may collect a commission (at no cost to you) if you shop through them. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases.

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