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Mother’s Day Gift Guide for the Traveling Mom

Let's face it. You know that Mom deserves the world on Mother's Day...

Mother’s Day is fast approaching and chances are the mamas in your life are about to crawl out of their skin. The cooking, the laundry, the cleaning, the homeschooling. Holy cow, mamas definitely deserve something extra special this year for sure. Start the morning with flowers, order sunflower bouquet, for example. Although it sounds trite, flowers will always bring joy and positive emotions.

So this year, give those special women in your life something to boost their mood and inspire a future travel. As a traveling mama myself, I understand the pain and have put together a list of items that I would be super excited to receive for Mother’s Day!

Mother’s Day Travel Gift Ideas

W&P Carry on Cocktail Kit

Nothing says relaxation like a nice in-flight craft cocktail. Although we love our flight-attendants, they are not craft cocktail bartenders. This carry-on cocktail kit is TSA approved and fully equipped with everything you need to mix up your favorite cocktail in a cute little easy to haul package. Moscow Mules, Old-Fashioneds, Margaritas and even Champagne cocktails are just some of the options offered by W&P Carry On Cocktail Kit. Sure it is not a necessary travel item, but it sure is fun! Cheers to traveling mamas.

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Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink Long-Lasting Lipstick

This is one of my favorite items everyday and it is especially helpful when traveling. The simple act of just having a beautiful colored lipstick on can make a woman feel fabulous in even the most unfabulous of situations. What is fantastic about the Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink Long-Lasting Lipstick is that it stays on all day without feeling chalky. They come in a huge variety of rich luscious colors and help ladies look and feel great after a long day of traveling.

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Being a traveler and being a mom is hard enough, we don’t want to look a hot mess as well. Lumify is perfect for a mom who often travels long haul flights and suffers from red eyes. Red eyes are a real thing and if you have ever been up for 24 hours you know this to be true. Not only is red eyes ugly, it hurts! Lumify are eye drops that not only moisten and relieve your eyes, they help to reduce redness and brighten your eyes too. It takes effect within 60 seconds and lasts up to 8 hours! The traveling mom in your life will thank you!

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SCOTTeVEST Chloe Glow Womens Travel Vest Review Images

This item not only looks super cute (I have one and love it), but it is also super functional. The Chloe Glow has 18-pockets, 16 of which are interior pockets. They can hold all your items from iPads to phones, wallets, passports, cameras and more. There is even an interior slip to hold your headphones in place. This a great gift for a traveling mom to keep her personal items safe and her hands-free.

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Twist Memory Foam Travel Pillow

Depending on the ages of their children, but most moms I know don’t get to sleep during flights. What I love about this pillow is that it twists into various positions to offer different kinds of support. I know a lot of moms probably suffer from low-back tension and this Twist Memory Foam Travel Pillow bends to offer lumber support. It is not bulky and can snap onto any suitcase or bag. If there is an opportunity to sleep, then it is obviously perfect for that too!

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Travel Scarf with Zipper Pocket Knitting Plaid Tartan Scarves

Travel scarves are an easy and fashionable way for ladies to store personal items safely while traveling. They come in a variety of styles and patterns, but my favorite have to be the plaid tartan scarves. They take any outfit to another level with the extra bonus of having a functional purpose for travel.

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Beautiful Passport Covers

This is a basic travel accessory, but why be basic when you can be fabulous? After doing research I couldn’t pick my favorite so I thought you could make that decision. There are so many amazing shops on Etsy making gorgeous items for traveling mamas. As if traveling isn’t exciting enough, imagine the delight on her face when she pulls out her pretty personalized passport in style!  

Manha Gift House has a fantastic array of exciting floral prints. 

Pretty Little Passport offers various shades of pink with gold accents that are glamorous and femenine. 

Ninja Gifting makes sleek leather passport covers decorated with custom metal charms, adding a splash of whimsy. 

Your Creative Gifts makes lovely passport covers with a floral printed map design. I just love the subtle charm.

CityScape Rings

For a mother with a serious case of wanderlust, a cityscape ring would be the perfect Mother’s Day gift. Caitlyn Minimalist on Etsy, creates wonderfully detailed cityscape rings featuring iconic sites from the city. You can choose from a huge variety of city options like Paris, Rome, Las Vegas and many more, or you can contact her for a custom cityscape ring. Every city is available! Rings come in Gold, Rose Gold or Silver. What a beautiful way to remind your favorite mother about her favorite city.

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Travel Jewelry Case

These personalized leatherette soft travel jewelry cases make traveling with jewelry organized, compact and easy. There are even tabs to keep your necklaces from getting tangled. I love that it is not bulky, but can still hold quite a few pieces.

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Graphic Travel Tees

I am a sucker for graphic tees and I especially love when there is a fun travel quote. If you know a traveling mom, then she can never have enough comfy travel t-shirts. Stag & Peach Co has a really cute selection of sayings that will make any travel mom smile.

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Women’s Travel Backpack Purse

It is nice to be hands-free in general when you travel, but when you are a mom it is a necessity. A backpack purse is great, but it is even better when it is fashionable. That’s why I love the handcrafted italian leather bags from Pampora Bags. Not only are the completely useful and functional with metal zippers and outside lock as well as a hidden inside pocket and two storage compartments2, but it is absolutely gorgeous and classy!

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That’s a Wrap!

Mother’s Day is an opportunity for us to show those special women in our lives how much they are appreciated. Nothing says thank you like a personalized gift suited to their favorite hobby. If you know a traveling mom and want to impress her with your thoughtfulness then you can’t go wrong with any of the items on this list! Happy Mother’s Day!  

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I am a busy mama with 3 delicious babies and a serious itch for travel and writing (when I am not bartending, that is)! After graduating from Cal State San Marcos with a B.A. in Communications, I decided to start a family and pursue a career in freelance writing. I created HotMamaTravel as an outlet to do what I love while sharing useful travel tips and inspiration with others. Our mission is to show parents how to master travel with kids, while keeping your Saturday-night selves. We call it "Family travel...with a twist".

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