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Here are 25 gift ideas for moms that travel including gorgeous yet functional travel accessories!
Gift Ideas for Mom
If you’re looking for gifts for a traveler that loves to travel to multiple 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 featured above is a must-haves for frequent flyers. You can charge 3 devices at once and use it in over 150+ countries. Plus, it’s red so you won’t leave it behind on a white hotel room wall.
RFID Bra Stash
The Compass Rose Secret Bra Wallet with RFID is an anti-theft device that you can use as a second, hidden money stash to store excess cash and cards so you only need to keep the essentials in your wallet. Should your purse get stolen or lost, you will have the bulk of your cash and cards securely stored underneath your clothing so you’re never left unprepared.
This is the ONLY bra stash made with an extra long strap to fit DD+cup sizes and a range of bra band widths. PLUS, it’s also the only bra stash with RFID protection.
Compass Rose Carryon Packing Cubes offer you a new, efficient way to organize your luggage. They have a unique color and number coded packing system that allows you to pack using one of my six one-of-a-kind packing strategies: separate your belongings by color or by number, you’ll always know exactly where to find what you need.
Travel Quotes Soap
In my search for solid toiletries, the girls at Hello Soap sent me a few of their new 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 others. Buy it here!
A Luggage Cover
This travel accessory is our latest must-have! It prevents scratches and marks and helps keep your lovely luggage nice and clean. As a plus, if you check your bag, this cover makes it easily recognizable on the luggage carousel.
Looking for the best carry-on suitcase? Here’s our top 12 styles to shop now!
A Crossbody Bag
Not only is it pretty, but this purse also helps keep mom’s stuff safe while she’s traveling. Travelon’s a popular brand with our readers and this is one of our top picks!
Check out our roundup of the best anti-theft travel bags based on the top picks from TFG readers!
A Cosmetic Bag
Stephanie Johnson’s travel accessories are TO DIE FOR. I just discovered this brand at a travel show and I need to get my hands on just about everything in her collection! Many of her pieces mix and match–the possibilities are endless!
Check out our top 10 toiletry bags! Which will be the best bag for you?
A Cute Jewelry Box
Keep her jewelry safe with this compact but functional travel jewelry case. Read this post for even more ideas!
A Pretty Garment Bag
If she’s a business traveler, this pretty garment bag allows her to hang all her clothing and easily unpack upon arrival. It also helps you avoid wrinkles, too. That’s a plus for both business and leisure travelers!
Read this guide on how to choose the best packing organizers!
A Portable Steamer
Speaking of wrinkled clothing–no one likes wrinkles! A travel steamer helps avoid those fashion annoyances. If your mom’s anything like mine, she’ll pack her full-size steamer in her suitcase, so help her pack lighter while staying perfectly dressed throughout her vacation!
Here are some of our favorite tech-savvy gadgets and stylish travel accessories!
A Health Tracker
It looks like a beautiful bracelet but in fact, it’s a health tracker! It’ll track her steps while she’s sightseeing, sleep patterns, and keep an eye on her stress levels, too. It can also be worn as a necklace or a clip!
Here are 5 wellness tips to stay healthy while traveling!
A Packing Guide
Give her the gift of packing light stylishly–the skill and the eBook!
Tired of packing too many things? Read this helpful guide on how to stop overpacking!
Cute Compression Socks
Give her the gift of comfort with a functional yet fun pair of 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. Her feet will thank you!
Here are a few airplane essentials to bring along that might make your flight bearable–even enjoyable!
A Comfortable Sandal
Feeling the androgynous style? Check out this black-and-beige leather combination from Ecco. Dual-colored, 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 best friend if you’re planning to take cropped pants, boyfriend jeans, and blazers.
Here are comfortable walking sandals that are stylish, too!
A Coffee Travel Mug
I earned some serious points with this Bodum travel French press this past Christmas. If mom’s into coffee, she’ll be thrilled to use this at home or on the go!
For more travel gifts for home, check out this post!
A Lightweight Backpack
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!
Here are 12 gorgeously-designed backpacks for travel!
If you love to DIY, create a custom scrapbook featuring all her best vacation memories. It could even be a mom and daughter trip you took together or a blank scrapbook like the one above that you can fill in for a future trip.
Need gift ideas for an adventure traveler who loves exploring the great outdoors? Read this guide!
Travel Pillow Case
A silk pillowcase can help you get a restful night’s sleep, especially if you’ve been traveling all day. They also have beauty benefits for your skin and hair helping prevent wrinkles, split ends, and reduces frizz (bonus in high humidity areas).
As a plus, they’re hygienic and make you feel a little more at home when you’re hotel hopping. Let’s just say we consider these a travel must!
Learn more about why we love traveling with our own travel pillow case!
A Mini Hair Straightener
If my hair hasn’t recently been straightened permanently, I always travel with a flat iron and my wand. When I found this 2-in-1 duo, it was the perfect solution!
This compact curling iron from 6th Sense doubles as a flat iron to create a variety of hairstyles without worrying about carrying multiple items. This dual voltage styling tool can be taken with you to any country around the world without worrying about blowing a fuse.
Find out why the best travel hair straightener is a dual voltage flat iron and the ten best options to use!
A Fleece Neck Warmer
Instead of packing a scarf, which takes up a surprising amount of luggage space, always keep one handy during the flight in case the air conditioning is too severe. This saves both space in my luggage and keeps me comfortable inflight.
Read these tips on how to stay warm on a long haul flight!
A Pocketed Scarf
This 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.
Can’t go wrong with this one. It’s our readers top pick!
Read these tips on how to keep your passport safe while traveling!
A Comfortable Ballet Flat
Yosi Samra is the creator of the original foldable ballet flats and for under $100! The Samara Ballerinas are some of our favorite foldable flat shoes because they’re packable, made with real leather, durable, and comfortable.
We’ve rounded up of the most cute and comfortable ballet flats to join you on your next adventure!
A 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 our vote and the readers’ vote for the best travel hair dryer! It’s so lightweight, good quality, well-priced, foldable, and dual voltage.
We’ve rounded up the best travel hair dryer options for local and international trips!
A Stylish Suitcase
If you want a luxe look without a high price tag, 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. They now also have a softside version, too!
Discover the best luggage brands for travel and why they love them!
A Travel Bottle
The bottles are insulated and stainless steel, so cold drinks stay cold and you never have to worry about liquids leaking. 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.
Our readers share their best travel water bottle options for both cold and hot beverages!
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What travel gifts for Mom do you recommend? Comment below!
For more holiday gift guides, please read:
- Writers Reveal What’s on their Wishlist
- Editor’s Last Minute Wishlist
- Travel Gifts for Home
- Gadget Gifts for Travelers
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