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Scrambling to find the perfect gift for an adventurous mom? Here are over a dozen gift ideas for moms that travel, including gorgeous yet functional travel accessories they’ll be sure to love!
Gift Ideas for Mom
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Whether you’re looking for the perfect gift for your mom or a mother figure, you want to find that special gift that will resonate with her love for travel. From budget friendly to splurge-worthy options, we have something for the special lady on your gift list. These are our top picks!
These are the Best Gifts Ideas for Mom According to Our Readers
Waypoint Goods Travel Scarf, $39.95
Anti-theft Travel Scarf
This Waypoint Goods Infinity Scarf is one of the best sellers on this list. At under $50, it is a unique travel gift that will help you enjoy a safer and more stylish experience. Plus, It’s something they can use not only on the road but at home, too.
One of the biggest benefits for this particular scarf is that it has a secret pocket. It’s big enough to store a passport, cash, and cards. You can even fit sunglasses in here after a long sightseeing day. Can’t go wrong with this – our readers love them! It’s hands down the most popular gift for moms that travel! Buy it here!
For a budget-friendly option under $20, consider this infinity scarf by Keepafect!
RFID Secret Money Pouch
Similar to the scarf shown previously, the Compass Rose Secret Bra Wallet helps keep mom’s belongings safe and secure when she’s on the go. This secret money pouch is lined with RFID and can be used to store excess cash and cards so she only has to keep the essentials in her wallet. If her purse get stolen or lost, she’ll have the bulk of her cash and cards securely stored underneath her clothing so she’s never left unprepared.
While there are other bra stashes on the market, the Compass Rose bra stash is the only one made with an extra long strap to fit DD+cup sizes and a range of bra band widths. It’s also the only bra stash with RFID protection. This anti-theft device is the perfect travel gift for mom! Buy it here!
Anti-theft Travel Purse
It’s no surprise that another anti-theft item tops our list of gifts for mom! We all want to keep her safe when she’s on the go, and our readers love this Travelon Anti-Theft Crossbody Purse. It’s available in several colors including the above striped print, which we recommend to add a little fun to a mostly neutral travel wardrobe. Not only is it pretty, but this purse also helps keep mom’s stuff safe while she’s traveling. Buy it here!
Travel Size Hair Tool Combo
Prior to getting my hair straightened permanently, I always traveled with a flat iron and my wand. When I found this 2-in-1 duo, it was the perfect solution! This compact curling and flat iron combo from 6th Sense works double duty to create a variety of hairstyles without worrying about carrying multiple items. This dual voltage styling tool can be taken to any country around the world without worrying about blowing a fuse. As a bonus, it includes a heat resistant carry case in a stylish leopard or snake print. Buy it here!
Vlando Travel Jewelry Box, $11.99
Mini Travel Jewelry Box
Your mom can keep her jewelry safe and organized with this compact but functional travel jewelry case by Vlando. A case like this helps protect her favorite accessories from breaking or getting damaged in transit. This little organizer is budget-friendly, available in various colors, and would make an awesome stocking stuffer for use at home or for travel. Buy it here!
Packing Cubes are the perfect gift for just about any traveler! We’ve put together a five-part YouTube series showing you the benefits of using them along with different methods for how to pack them. The secret to traveling carry-on only is this specific packing strategy, which compresses your clothing!
The ones shown above by Compass Rose Travel Accessories (our brand!) are the ONLY luggage organizers that are sized to fit a carry-on suitcase and they are also the ONLY packing cubes that are color and number coded for maximum organization! Ideal for travelers that love being organized or for travelers that want to travel with a smaller suitcase. Buy it here!
Spasilk Silk Pillowcase, $20.99
Travel Pillow Case
A silk pillowcase like this one by Spasilk can help your mom get a restful night’s sleep abroad, especially if she’s been traveling all day. Silk pillow cases have beauty benefits for skin and hair helping prevent wrinkles, split ends, and reduce frizz (bonus in high humidity areas). As a plus, they’ll keep her feeling hygienic and more luxurious when she’s hotel or Airbnb hopping. With over fifteen colors and prints to choose from, let’s just say, we consider this a travel must! Buy it here!
Learn more about why we love traveling with our own travel pillow case!
Ipanema Len Locket Sandal, $26.24 – $45.00
Versatile Beach Shoes
Minimize her need for multiple vacation shoes with these beach-friendly flip-flop sandals by Ipanema. They’re super cute and will let her maximize space and style. They’re an old favorite of mine (and the readers agree) and I shop for new versions of these every year. See more comfy flip flops in this post! Buy this pair here!
Travel Size Hair Dryer
For smooth and frizz-free hair in a matter of minutes, the BaByliss PRO travel hair dryer uses millions of natural ions to eliminate static electricity. The very lightweight dual voltage dryer instantly dries hair with far-infrared heat while protecting it from damage.
The BaBylisspro Tourmaline Titanium Travel Dryer gets the TFG readers’ and editors’ votes for the best travel hair dryer! It’s so lightweight, good quality, well-priced, foldable, and dual voltage. Buy it here!
International Multi-Country Travel Adapter
If you’re looking for a present for a traveler that loves to visit countries in Europe, or around the world, an international travel adapter is the perfect gift that they can use for their electronics. This lets you plug a device into the outlet in another country.
The Compass Rose Travel Adapter is a must-have for frequent flyers. You can charge up to 3 devices at once in over 150+ countries. Plus, due to its bright red color you won’t leave it behind, especially on a white hotel room wall. Buy it here!
Ecco Damara Strap Flat Sandal, $59.55 – $119.95
Comfortable Sightseeing Sandals
Feeling the androgynous style? Check out these black leather sandals from Ecco. Thick elastic straps are constructed atop an indulgent footbed for optimal comfort. Offering versatility in both movement and appearance, these cute walking sandals will be your mom’s best friend if she’s packing cropped pants, boyfriend jeans, and blazers. Buy it here!
Want more options? Take a look at our round-up of most comfortable sightseeing shoes!
Julian Nylon Backpack, $145.00–$148.00
Lightweight Backpack Purse
This Rebecca Minkoff backpack is great for any busy mom! She can keep her hands free to sightsee or hold on to the kiddos, too. It’s available in other colors and is a easy to clean, lightweight packable version f the popular leather style! Read our full review for more info. Buy it here!
Mini Travel Soap
In my search for solid toiletries, the girls at Hello Soap sent me a few of their products including their wanderlust-worthy Travel Quotes Soap 5-Piece collection. So cute! They make great gifts for the traveler that loves natural products and likes to pack light (without liquids).
Aside from having the perfect travel size natural soaps, they have fun colorful shapes ranging from cupcakes to legos to Christmas Santas. They make the perfect gift for yourself or your mom. Buy it here!
Portable Travel Steamer
No one likes wrinkles, especially chic travel moms! A travel steamer like the one shown above helps avoid those fashion annoyances. If your mom’s anything like mine, she’ll pack her full-size steamer in her checked suitcase (true story!), so help her pack lighter while staying perfectly dressed throughout her vacation. At 1.66 pounds it’s lightweight and portable. This mini clothing steamer gets the readers’ vote so it gets mine, too. Buy it here!
Vim & Vigr Stylish Compression Socks, $14.95-$32.95
In-flight Compression Travel Socks
This is one travel gift for mom that she probably needs but never knew existed. Give your mom the gift of comfort with a functional yet fun pair of compression socks like these by Vig & Vigr! They’ll help her feet feel less swollen after a long plane ride, and she’ll feel more rejuvenated for the journey ahead. Trust us, her feet will thank you. Buy it here!
Gift Ideas for Mom Comparison Chart
|BRAND | MODEL||FEATURES | REVIEWS||RATING||PRICE|
|Waypoint Goods Travel Scarf||It is a unique travel gift that will help you enjoy a safer and more stylish experience.||Check Price|
|Compass Rose RFID Secret Bra Wallet Travel||Compass Rose Secret Bra Wallet helps keep mom's belongings safe and secure when she's on the go.||Check Price|
|Travelon Anti-Theft Signature 3 Crossbody Purse||We all want to keep her safe when she's on the go, and our readers love this Travelon Anti-Theft Crossbody Purse.||Check Price|
|6th Sense 2-in-1 Travel Flat Iron/Curling Iron Duo||This compact curling and flat iron combo from 6th Sense works double duty to create a variety of hairstyles without worrying about carrying multiple items.||Check Price|
|Vlando Travel Jewelry Box||A case like this helps protect her favorite accessories from breaking or getting damaged in transit.||Check Price|
|Compass Rose 4-Piece Carryon Size Packing Cube Set||Packing Cubes are the perfect gift for just about any traveler!||Check Price|
|Spasilk Silk Pillowcase||A silk pillowcase like this one by Spasilk can help your mom get a restful night's sleep abroad, especially if she’s been traveling all day.||Check Price|
|Ipanema Len Locket Sandal||Minimize her need for multiple vacation shoes with these beach-friendly flip-flop sandals by Ipanema.||Check Price|
|BaBylissPRO Tourmaline Titanium 3000 Dryer||The BaBylisspro Tourmaline Titanium Travel Dryer gets the TFG readers’ and editors’ votes for the best travel hair dryer! It’s so lightweight, good quality, well-priced, foldable, and dual voltage.||Check Price|
|Compass Rose International Travel Adapter||The Compass Rose Travel Adapter is a must-have for frequent flyers. You can charge up to 3 devices at once in over 150+ countries.||Check Price|
|Ecco Damara Strap Flat Sandal||Thick elastic straps are constructed atop an indulgent footbed for optimal comfort.||Check Price|
|Julian Nylon Backpack||This Rebecca Minkoff backpack is great for any busy mom!||Check Price|
|Hello Soap Travel Quotes Soap 5-Piece Set||They make great gifts for the traveler that loves natural products and likes to pack light (without liquids).||Check Price|
|Lightweight Travel Clothing Fabric Steamer||This mini clothing steamer gets the readers’ vote so it gets mine, too.||Check Price|
|Vim & Vigr Stylish Compression Socks||They’ll help her feet feel less swollen after a long plane ride, and she'll feel more rejuvenated for the journey ahead.||Check Price|
|Hanging Garment Bags||If your mom is a business traveler, this pretty garment bag will allow her to hang all her clothing and easily unpack upon arrival.||Check Price|
|Stephanie Johnson Havana ml Traveler||Stephanie Johnson’s travel accessories are TO DIE FOR. I discovered this brand at a travel show, and since then I’ve wanted to get my hands on just about everything in her collection!||Check Price|
|Urban Health Tracker/Smart Jewelry||It looks like a beautiful bracelet but in fact, it’s a health tracker! It’ll track your mom’s steps while she’s sightseeing, sleep patterns, and keep an eye on her stress levels, too.||Check Price|
|Washable Luggage Cover||This travel accessory is a must-have! It prevents scratches and marks, and helps keep your mom’s luggage nice and clean||Check Price|
|Our Adventure Book||If mom loves to DIY, create a custom scrapbook featuring all her best vacation memories.||Check Price|
|Insulated Stainless-Steel Coffee and Tea Mug||If mom's into coffee, she’ll be thrilled to use this at home or on the go!||Check Price|
|Heat Holders Fleece Neck Warmer||This is one of the best travel gifts for mom because it will save luggage space and keep her comfortable during her flight!||Check Price|
|S'well 17oz Water Bottle||This 17-ounce bottle is the perfect size for travel, and we love the wood design. Many readers and travelers consider S’well to make the best water bottle for travel.||Check Price|
|Pack Light Stylishly||Give her the gift of packing light stylishly—the skill and the eBook!||Check Price|
|Delsey Luggage Chatelet Hard+ 21 Inch Carry On||The Chatelet is gorgeous yet well-priced in comparison to similar styles on the market. Our favorite is the one with the ivory cream exterior lined with a lovely red interior.||Check Price|
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- Travel Gifts for Home
- Gadget Gifts for Travelers
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