25 Mothers Day Gifts For Moms Who Love to Travel

By Laura Fiebert | Updated: May 6, 2023

    Are you looking for something special for your frequent flying mom for Mother’s Day or her birthday? Finding gifts for travelers isn’t always easy, so we’ve found the best travel gift ideas, from a portable espresso maker to a fancy cardigan. It’s the little things that make travel more enjoyable. Whether she’s a globe trotter or loves to take long road trips, give her something to make your mom smile on her next trip. Our gift guide has travel gifts for moms that are guaranteed to please.

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    What are unique gifts for moms who travel frequently?

    I know that practicality is key when it comes to gifting, especially for moms who are always on the go. But if she travels a lot, the show probably has many of those things, so you might be looking for something a little more unique.

    A pushpin world map is a fun and unique way for your mom to track all the places she’s visited. It’s also a great conversation starter and can be a beautiful wall art piece. A unique passport cover is a great way to add a personal touch to your mom’s travel gear. A travel journal is a thoughtful gift for moms who love documenting their travel experiences. 

     A portable Wi-Fi hotspot can keep your mom connected to the internet and avoid expensive roaming fees. It’s an excellent gift for moms who travel internationally or frequently work on the go.

    If she loves to cook, a travel-themed cookbook with recipes from around the world can inspire your mom to try new foods and experiment in the kitchen. It can also serve as a memento of her travels and help her relive her favorite culinary experiences.

    Or maybe you get her a language learning subscription can help your mom brush up on her language skills before her next trip. It’s also a fun and engaging way to learn about new cultures and make the most of her travel experiences.

  1. Travel Journal
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    Duncan & Stone Paper Co. offers a range of high-quality travel journals and scrapbooks to help you document your travels. Their premium traveler’s notebook can be personalized with your bucket list and memories from 15 trips, while their traveling scrapbook comes with prompts to help you remember the specifics of each trip. Their adventure journal is made to last a lifetime and is the perfect book for traveling, with 100 pages that measure 7.75 x 9.25 inches for easy portability.  A beautiful mother’s day gift for anyone who travels.

  3. Minimalist Travel Containers
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    Customizable, magnetic, and leakproof bestselling bundle of six. Build yours by selecting Tiles and colors that pair with your unique routine, so you can feel calm and in control each day. Use our capacity calculator to explore how much each Capsule holds.

  5. Interchangeable Flip Flops
  6. Cambiami is revolutionizing the footwear industry by allowing you to instantly personalize your sandal with dozens of colorful, comfortable, and fashion-forward interchangeable straps. Italian for “change me,” Cambiami (pronounced Cam-Bee-Amee) offers affordable customization without sacrificing style or comfort. A great gift for the beach lover.

  7. Toiletries Bag 
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    Foldable, portable, and lightweight, beam port drawstring bag suitable for both home and travel. Machine washable and easy to clean and no zippers, hassle-free drawstring it’s easy to take with me wherever you go. Easily fit cosmetics like cream, facial cleanser, foundation, concealer, mascara, eye shadow, powder, blush, lipstick, makeup brushes, or travel-size toiletries.

  9. Passport Holder
  10. This adorable out-of-the-office passport cover will keep her travel documents organized and easily identifiable amidst the sprawling contents of a carry-on.

  11. Airplane Pocket Tray Table Cover
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    Airplanes can be germy places, and nowhere is germier than the seat tray and pocket. This pocket is designed to keep your items clean, germ-free, and in easy reach, so you don’t have to lean down and get things out of your bag on the floor, something that can be impossible because the seat in front of you is so close. It’s easy to install; slide it over the tray table. It’s small, folding easily into a purse or bag, and machine washable to be used repeatedly. Any travel lover needs this.

  13. Personal Water Filter
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    Ensure her peace of mind when abroad. Lifestraw removes 99.99% of bacteria and protozoa, including Salmonella, E-coli, Giardia, and Cryptosporidium. Proven, reliable, and practical, Lifestraw is the perfect accessory for international travel. A Time Magazine Invention of the Year winner, the LifeStraw Personal Water Filter contains no chemicals, batteries, or moving parts to wear out. In addition, it features a high flow rate and weighs only 2oz.  The perfect gift for those who travel off the beaten path.

  15. Atlas Obscura Book
  16. It’s time to get off the beaten path. Inspiring equal parts wonder and wanderlust, Atlas Obscura celebrates over 700 of the world’s strangest and most unusual places. Talk about a bucket list: natural wonders are the dazzling glowworm caves in New Zealand or a baobab tree in South Africa that’s so large it has a pub where 15 people can drink comfortably. 

  17. Anti Theft Backpack
  18. The Travelon Anti-Theft Signature Backpack combines fashion with function. The roomy main compartment has an RFID-blocking card and passport slots, an open-top wall pocket, a zippered wall pocket, and a tethered key clip with an LED light. A hidden slash pocket under the flap is perfect for sunglasses or a smartphone. In addition,n there is a locking front zippered pocket. The Anti-Theft features include slash-resistant construction, locking compartments, and slash-resistant and locking straps to keep you and your belongings protected. This will be her new favorite travel bag.

  19. Suitcase Organizer Bags
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    One of the most challenging things to do while packing for a trip is fitting everything you want to bring into your luggage. This packing cube system fixes that issue by neatly packing all your clothes tightly into our space-saving bags. In addition, it allows you to easily store and organize your clothing, making it easy to pack and unpack. As a result, your clothes will stay wrinkle-free and not get crushed during your travels.                                               

  21. Jewelry Organizer 
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    Tassel jewelry holder is an easy handheld and practical box to stash away all your favorite jewelry into its small size. This jewelry case fits in your glove box or handbag and is ideal for those on the go, keeping your jewelry organized and ready to swap.

  23. Bluetooth Speaker
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    Set the mood during your travels by playing some tunes wherever you go. Portable speakers make fantastic gifts for travelers! Play your music in your hotel room, on the beach, or at the pool. It’s small and lightweight, making it perfect for travel, yet the sound packs a punch for its portable size and price.

  25. Foot Rest
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    Some aircraft seats come with little metal fold-down footrests. Although unfortunately, most don’t, such a footrest comes in handy. Of course, you could just put your feet on your carry-on bag, which is what I do, but this footrest can erase your fatigue easily. Great for long flights, lightweight, and easy to carry without increasing your bag’s burden.

  27. Hidden Pocket Scarf
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    This infinity travel scarf has a hidden zippered pocket for stashing keys, cash, credit cards, or a passport. It’s also warm and stylish. Mom will love it! 

  29. Classy Flask
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    This 3 oz flask will surely get through security. She can take her favorite spirits to make a long flight less crappy. Here is a total makeover of a classic hip flask. The rose gold color and petite proportions create a gem of a flask. Here is a chic little gift that will always be appreciated.

  31. Push Pin Map
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    For an avid traveler, having a map is essential. But, of course, we’re talking about a physical map. A map she can hang on her wall and mark all the countries she visited will make her feel triumphant, even more inspired, and motivated to move on to her next destination.

  33. Airplane Mode Tee
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    This Airplane Mode tee is the perfect sweatshirt to travel in or tune out and live life checked out. This super-soft cotton t-shirt is ideal for traveling and packing light. It is instantly loved by all who wear it—inspired by wanderlusts, flight attendants, and frequent travelers who often live in airplane mode.

  35. Packable Backpack
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    Whether you’re set to hop on and off the bus in Europe or to plan your Southeast Asian excursion, the Packable Daypack allows you to leave the luggage at the hotel. This lightweight backpack packs away to near-nothingness and has lockable zippers to keep your valuables secure.

  37. Audible Subscription 
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    Your traveler’s mom will appreciate the gift of audiobooks. With an Audible membership, she can listen to her favorite books while traveling without being weighed down by hardbacks. Then, once she’s done with her book, she can quickly start on another.

  39. Wine Bags


    These padded bags allow mom to bring her favorite wine or a newly discovered wine back from vacation. They’re also great for other travel souvenirs like olive oil and vinegar. An excellent travel accessory for a wine lover.

  41. Travel Aromatherapy Kit
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    Does she want to enjoy her trip to its fullest? Of course, she does! Pep up your senses with our enlivening pulse point roller balls made with 100% natural pure essential oils. If you’re still jet lagging and need an extra pep in your step, these oils will help her get there. 

  43. Aria Travel Kit
  44. The essential kit for serious travelers. Perfectly organized and full of everything you need to stay comfortable on the plane and during layovers. Hand-picked, high-quality materials make your travel experience incredibly comfortable.

  45. The Chrysalis Cardi
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    One Design, 8 Ways to wear. The versatile Cardi can be styled in 8+ ways, from a cozy cocoon cardigan to a chic Grecian tunic, a glamorous one-shoulder gown, a poncho, and a classic infinity scarf. The secret is the hand-sewn snaps hidden along the hemline that hold the looks together. Unlike traditional multi-way garments, our designs do not require pinning, tying, or elastics to have the eyes together. Effortlessly transform.

  47. Mini Espresso Maker


    Whether traveling in the amazon or taking in the sunset on her balcony in Paris, she can have her favorite pick me up. With a portable espresso maker, you can pour high-quality espresso anywhere. In addition, the maker works with finely-ground coffee, so there is no need to buy espresso pods. 

  49. Mini Cocktail Kit
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    This cocktail kit includes everything needed to make three to six Old Fashions; add the bourbon! The kit is FAA-compliant and perfect for the mom who likes a stiff drink during her flights!