Practical, functional, useful and fun travel essentials always make a great gift – especially if your mom travels often. Does your mom work hard, but still loves to travel any chance she gets? Or maybe your mom travels for work, or is retired and starting to travel as a hobby. Perhaps she has a big vacation coming up, and you want to get her a Mother’s Day gift that would be the perfect travel essential to take with her. Here are 9 perfect mother’s day gifts for the travelling mom:
1. A Quality Watch
When you shop for luxury watches, you always know they’re durable. The quality is built to last and the watch will have good battery life. But they’re not just functional – they’re super stylish, too. So, when you’re buying your mom a watch as a gift, opt for a quality luxury watch. This article explains why luxury watches are better than smart watches. Even though smart watches seem useful as wearable tech, they’re often full of glitches and the battery dies quickly. You basically have to carry a charger around which becomes inconvenient – especially for a traveler. Luxury watches, on the other hand, are often waterproof and shock-proof (great for travelling adventurers), the batteries last anywhere from three to five years (no charging required) and they’re very fashionable. Many are dual-timezone which comes in handy while travelling, too. If the watch you want to get for your travelling mom seems pricey, ask your siblings to go in on it with you. Mom will be thrilled.
2. Polarized Sunglasses
If you want to spoil your mom with a quality pair of sunglasses, check out Maui Jim. Their lenses are an advanced technology in polarized lenses, and they have over 125 beautiful styles of sunglasses to choose from. Every pair is polarized and will protect your mom’s eyes from 100% of UVA and UVB rays. The best part is that Maui Jim’s high quality lenses are known to show the wearer the full color spectrum, so your mom can see all 16,777,216 hues of beautiful color when she takes in the scenery on her next vacation. She’ll notice the difference when she watches a colorful sunset in Hawaii and vividly sees the colors. These fancy shades don’t just protect mom’s eyes – they also enhance her vision so that she can see her surroundings in vivid color, clarity and detail.
3. Hydrating Facial Misting Spray
Something your mom will get a lot of use out of is a on-the-go facial misting spray, which has a ton of practical uses. This Hyaluronan Facial Spray is very refreshing and stimulating. It feels great after a long plane ride, because we know how airplane air can dry out the skin. It’ll also feel great when she sprays it onto her skin during a hot sunbathing sesh. Not only that, but this facial spray helps hydrate the skin to keep it healthy in dry air, and it helps set makeup so that mom’s makeup lasts all day without a touch-up. She can even spray it onto her hair to keep her hair from drying out in the hot sun.
4. The Perfect Carry-On Tote
You know the carry-on rules: one standard-sized piece of carry-on luggage and one personal bag (purse or tote) allowed. So why not get your mom the perfect tote in the form of Stella & Dot’s Getaway Tote, which is stylish, practical and has a secret expansion option if your mom shops for souvenirs abroad and suddenly finds herself needed more space. The Getaway Tote is the perfect carry-on addition, but it also doubles as a stylish and roomy beach bag or shopping bag. Win win!
5. S’well Water Bottle
S’well water bottles are fancy water bottles that everyone should bring with them on a vacation. They’re the perfect traveling bottles because they’re double-coated to keep liquids cold for 24 hours or they’ll keep liquids hot for 12 hours. So, even if she’s on a super hot beach, her water will stay cold – or if she’s doing a glacier lake hike, her tea will stay warm to keep her warm. These awesome water bottles are made with 18/8 double-walled stainless steel that’s non-toxic, non-leaching, and BPA free. Vacuum sealed to keep liquids and carbonation fresh and the perfect size to take on the go for any adventure around the world.
6. Travel-Sized Cosmetic Bag
Get mom a travelling cosmetic bag that’s both stylish and functional! This cosmetic bag from Personal Creations is the perfect size for her to stash all of her make-up and jewelry essentials, and it can be personalized with your mom’s name or initials. It’s the perfect way to keep all of her skincare products, makeup or jewelry organized so that she can always find what she needs, and the case zips closed so that she won’t lose anything.
7. Travel-Sized Shampoo
You know what would fit perfectly into that cosmetic bag? Travel-sized shampoo! I know that most hotels have shampoo samples, but usually these hotel shampoos are of poor quality, drying and they don’t protect color-treated hair. On the other hand, KEVIN.MURPHY’s Mini Murphy’s are TSA approved adorable and high-quality bottles of popular KEVIN.MURPHY shampoos and conditioners. Not only are they the perfect space-saving size for you mom’s next trip, but these are also top of the line, salon-grade hair products, so they’ll hydrate and protect her hair. To find some of these cute mini bottles, find your local KEVIN.MURPHY salon here and go stock up.
8. The Sleep Styler
The Sleep Styler is a revolutionary new product that can perfectly dry, curl or straighten your mom’s hair while she sleeps. This will save her so much time, and she won’t have to use up room in her suitcase packing a blow dryer, straightener or hair curler. She can styler her hair while she sleeps, snoozes by the pool or dozes off on an airplane. It’s extremely versatile because it dries your hair, styles it and smoothes it while you sleep, so you can leave for the airport with wet hair and arrive at your destination with perfectly styled hair. The Sleep Styler is also a great alternative to a an airplane pillow while you’re traveling since the rollers are made of a soft pillow-like fabric.
9. Silk Sleep Mask
Sometimes even the fanciest hotels drop the ball when it comes to not installing blackout curtains. Many travelers pack an eye mask for that reason, and a silk sleep mask is always the best choice. Holistic Silk has a great silk eye mask made of the highest grade of satin silk, which helps hydrate skin while you sleep. Unlike cotton, silk doesn’t tug at the skin or cause indents or dryness. Best of all? Silk is good for your mom’s skin and has proven anti-aging benefits.
Erica Gordon is the author of Aren’t You Glad You Read This? The Complete How-To Guide for Singles with a History of Failed Relationships Who Want their Next Relationship to Succeed, available here.