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Does mommy love to travel?
If so, finding her the perfect gift just got a lot easier (with the help of this post, of course).
I don’t know about you, but when my dear mom travels, I worry about her comfort and safety.
I want to make sure she has the best experience possible with no unpleasant hiccups.
After all…she deserves it!
If you feel the same way, these travel gifts for mom will put your mind at ease—each carefully selected to keep her safe and comfortable on the road.
For even more gift ideas, check out these overall top gifts for travel lovers.
Table of Contents
- #1.) Secret Bra Wallet
- #2.) Pickpocket-Proof Purse
- #3.) Coolmax Mummy Bedsheet Liner
- #4.) The Trtl Neck Pillow
- #5.) Sunlily Roll-N-Go Packable Sun Hat
- #6.) “I Was Here” Travel Journal
- #7.) Snoozies Travel Slippers
- #8.) Wine Bottle Inflatable Protector Bags
- #9.) Women’s prAna Travel Pants
- #10.) KEEN Women’s Sandal
- Best Travel Gifts for Mom Recap
#1.) Secret Bra Wallet
Let’s not kid ourselves. Wearing a travel money belt doesn’t fool anyone. Every single thief on planet earth knows about them.
The secret bra wallet pouch, on the other hand, now that’s something those pesky thieves won’t expect.
This clever pouch was designed by a travel blogger, attaches directly to a bra strap, and is the perfect place to hide money, cards, or other small items while out exploring.
#2.) Pickpocket-Proof Purse
Speaking of keeping belongings safe, this anti-theft purse is practically a mobile vault.
It’s loaded with every security feature imagineable—slash-resistant shoulder straps and body panels, RFID protected passport pockets, and other lockable compartments.
If you’re keen to help mom stay safe while traveling, you can’t go wrong here.
#3.) Coolmax Mummy Bedsheet Liner
Again, this is a good travel gift for anyone (men included), but I’ve found that generally speaking, women tend to have more heebie jeebies about sleeping in unknown bedsheets.
This “mummy liner” can be used to protect them from any germs (or bugs) that may be hidden in strange beds. It’s also a great gift for outdoorsy women who like to go camping.
This one in particular is made using Coolmax technology and works especially well in warm weather.
#4.) The Trtl Neck Pillow
You want mom to travel in comfort, right?
Well, I’ve met very few travelers who actually use “normal” travel pillows. They take up a lot of space and, frankly, aren’t even that comfortable.
However, this ain’t your ordinary travel pillow.
The Trtl Pillow was invented by a team of mechanical engineers and physiotherapists determined to create the “ultimate travel pillow”. It has a completely unique design and is one of the best travel pillows money can buy.
If you want to give the gift of ultimate travel comfort, this one’s a no-brainer.
#5.) Sunlily Roll-N-Go Packable Sun Hat
Help mom protect her beautiful face from the sun with this stylish travel hat.
Hat’s are generally tricky to travel with because when you stuff them in your luggage, they get all deformed. Not this one.
The Roll-N-Go Packable Sun Hat was designed specifically to be packable without getting wrinkled. It also comes in six different colors so you can choose whichever fits your mom’s style best!
#6.) “I Was Here” Travel Journal
This is one of the best travel gifts for mom to help her remember her trips for years to come.
I’m a HUGE fan of keeping a travel journal. There’s nothing I love more than spending a night on the couch, re-reading (and re-living) all my adventures.
The problem is, sometimes it’s hard to know what to write about while traveling. Fortunately, this neat little journal includes tons of different prompts and ideas to help you remember to record all the most important details of your trip.
#7.) Snoozies Travel Slippers
These cute travel slippers are a great travel gift idea for mom if she’s the kind of person who likes to kick off their shoes on flights, long bus/car rides, etc.
They’re also handy for those who don’t want to wear shoes all the time in their hotel/Airbnb, but are too grossed out to go barefoot.
Lastly, the Snoozies come in a compact travel pouch that keeps them separate from the rest of your stuff in your luggage (because, ya know…germs).
#8.) Wine Bottle Inflatable Protector Bags
Is your mom a wine lover? If so, she’s going to love this cool travel gift idea.
I wish I would’ve had these handy inflatable wine-protector bags when I was in Chile earlier this year. Because let me tell you, wrapping wine bottles up in sweatshirts and praying they don’t get smashed by airport baggage handlers is not the best way to do it.
And these air wraps don’t just protect wine, you can use them to keep other small souvenirs safe in transport as well!
#9.) Women’s prAna Travel Pants
These prAna travel pants are a great gift for outdoorsy women of all ages.
They’re everything an adventurous gal could ask for in a pair of pants—lightweight, breathable, stretchy, sun-proof, water repellent and quick dry.
They even have a handy secret pocket to hide valuables!
#10.) KEEN Women’s Sandal
Despite being incredibly ugly, women seem to LOVE these things (judging by the 8000+ reviews, it may just be the best women’s travel sandal of all time).
My guess is that this love stems from a mixture of comfort and practicality. These KEEN sandals can be used for walking around town, hiking, the beach, as water shoes…pretty much anything vacation throws at you.
It’s the perfect solution to the “how am I gonna make room to pack my beach shoes and casual shoes and hiking shoes and around-the-hotel shoes in my luggage” dilemma that has plagued the female race for ages.
Best Travel Gifts for Mom Recap
As you can see, if your mom loves to travel, you’ve got LOTS of gift options.
No more of that boring perfume, flowers, chocolate, and gift cards. Time to get original!
If you choose any of the ideas on this list, you can be sure it’ll be something she cherishes whenever she is on her next adventure.
Need even more gift ideas? We’ve got ya covered. Choose the type of traveler you’re shopping for below:
Mitch is your typical nomadic backpacker. Or at least, he was. But after stopping in Colombia to take “one week” of salsa lessons, his life took a sharp left turn. He met a cute Colombian girl in dance class, fell in love, and got married. Over half a decade has passed since he left his career to travel the world as a digital nomad, and he’s never looked back.
Nowadays, he’s the blogger behind Project Untethered — where he runs an awesome email newsletter and Youtube channel teaching adventure-craved wanderlusters how to escape the rat race, earn money from anywhere, and build an “untethered life”.
His advice has been featured in Forbes, USA Today, Yahoo, MSN, Reader’s Digest, Condé Nast Traveler, and more.
Mitch's Travel Recommendations:
Travel Planning Resources - Everything you need to plan your trip on one convenient page.
Safetywing Insurance - This cheap travel insurance has saved me over $15,000 in medical bills.
Booking.com - Book accommodation without adding your credit card (in case you need to cancel).
Skyscanner - Find cheap flights.
Trusted House Sitters - Take care of pets in exchange for free (sometimes luxury) accommodation.
Flexjobs - Find remote jobs without having to sift through crappy ones.
Skillshare - Free trial to take unlimited classes that teach digital nomad skills.
Anytime Mailbox - Virtual mail service that can handle your mail while you’re away.
Wise - Send and receive money abroad cheaply (great for freelancers).