If mom loves to travel, Mother’s Day is the perfect opportunity to remind her that being a mom doesn’t have to slow down her wanderlust. From trips to gear and everything in between, these Mother’s Day ideas for travel moms has you covered. Here are some of the best Mother’s Day gift ideas for travel.
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Traveling Mom Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day
While there’s nothing wrong with flowers and bath bombs, some moms may prefer another kind of gift giving. I am personally passionate about all kinds of travel, and mom-cations are no exception. If you’re looking for Mother’s Day ideas for travel moms, this is your list!
Mother’s Day Gift of Travel
A wonderful gift would be the gift of an actual trip. That can be tricky, particularly if you don’t know mom’s schedule or her ability to take off work, take kids out of school or find childcare if it’s going to be a “moms only” vacation. Even in those instances, though, there are workarounds.
Buy her a gift certificate to a luxury chain hotel or one of her favorite inns. There are also online vacation package companies that sell gift certificates, as do some online travel booking sites, travel associations, and spa finding sites.
Mother’s Day Travel Gear Gifts
If mom likes to travel, she would probably love gifts that make travel easier. Take into account the stage of motherhood she is in. If she is a new mom, consider a handy backpack diaper bag or baby travel bed.
If she has older children, consider a portable tablet or entertainment system for her car. Even though that seems like a gift for the kids, mom will enjoy the peace and quiet that results on those long road trips!
Travel guidebooks also make wonderful travel gifts for moms. If mom works full-time, look for regional guidebooks to help her come up with great weekend getaways. You can also find many guidebooks on travel with kids to inspire some family vacations.
Adventurous, road trip loving moms will surely love a GPS unit. If her car already come equipped, consider paying for upgraded maps or a streaming radio service like Sirius XM.
She would also probably appreciate some outdoor gifts such as a family tent or games that are easy to travel with.
Mother’s Day Travel Comfort and Luxury Gifts
If mom is less the camping type and more of the four-star hotel type, consider gifts of a pampering, luxurious nature. There are many comfort gifts mom might not buy for herself, but would certainly enjoy.
There are several luxury comfort options out there, ranging from cashmere travel blankets to soothing eye patches for a good night’s sleep on planes and trains. A travel makeup case or toiletry bag (especially one that is stylish and chic) is sure to please.
Moms probably also spend a lot of time carrying kids, groceries, and generally straining her back, so back comfort items like lumbar cushions are great gifts that will work for travel and for simple trips around town.
Finally, consider the times we are currently living in. Most moms are tech savvy, and upgrading their devices for work or play would be helpful in so many ways.
Consider the gift of upgraded phones, laptops, or e-readers, which can be useful in their personal and professional lives.