What do you get the woman whose head isn’t the only part of her that can often be found in the clouds? For the mom who loves to travel, or any woman for that matter, we’ve gathered 10 great suggestions. And they just might turn you into her favorite child.
Cashmere hoodie from Crane and Lion
Cashmere hoodie from Crane & Lion — Photo courtesy of Crane & Lion
Every traveler needs a good sweatshirt, and this gorgeous cashmere hoodie from Crane and Lion is sure to become an everyday staple.
Lightweight and super soft, it’s the perfect layering piece, whether you’re dealing with unpredictable weather or temperamental plane air. With its longer length and sophisticated color options, it can be dressed up or down. Plus, it’s got side slits to keep you comfortable throughout an international flight even if you’re twisting and turning in a middle seat.
Kristine from Taryn Rose
Kristine from Taryn Rose — Photo courtesy of Taryn Rose
Nothing can ruin a trip quite like sore feet, but shoes take up so much room that they can make it impossible to travel with just a carry-on.
Kristine from Taryn Rose solves both those problems. This silky suede flat, available in four colors, cuddles your feet while offering arch support and a cushioned recessed footbed. The elasticized back and flexible sole squish into the smallest space although you may not want to take them off long enough to appreciate that.
A box of Sugarwish treats ensures a sweet trip. — Photo courtesy of Sugarwish
It’s easy to get hangry these days when all they give you on a cross-country flight is a bag of peanuts.
Surprise your favorite traveler with a gift from Sugarwish, and watch her happiness level rise along with her blood sugar. She gets to choose four treats – everything from Gummy Bears and Sour Patch Kids to M&Ms and Chocolate Rocks – and Sugarwish packs them in little goodie bags, boxes them together and ties the whole thing up with a bow so she can keep them in her carry-on like an emergency kit. Sweet!
Reversible tote from NYC Subway Line
This reversible tote features an authentic NYC subway map — Photo courtesy of NYC Subway Line
A cool tote bag is a travel must, and this reversible one from NYC Subway Line definitely has the cool factor.
Made from vegan leather, it comes in black or red and is spacious enough for necessities plus spur-of-the-moment purchases. If you’re visiting New York, it serves a dual purpose because you can discreetly refer to the actual subway map (on the interior or exterior – your choice) for directions without looking like a lost tourist. Don’t be surprised to find others glancing at your bag, too – it’s quite a conversation piece even if you know where you’re going.
CINEMOOD 3-in-1 Magic Cinema
CINEMOOD 3-in-1 Magic Cinema — Photo courtesy of CINEMOOD
Talk about mother’s little helper. This 3-inch projector transforms any flat surface into a movie screen, making it perfect for all kinds of journeys like car rides or flights, as well as destinations like campouts and hotel staycations.
If you have Wi-Fi, you can stream Netflix or YouTube, but CINEMOOD doesn’t need to be connected to anything to watch your own home videos, movies you’ve downloaded from Netflix or the multitude of kid-friendly content – including 65 hours of Disney stories and videos – that’s already preloaded into it. This is an easy way to keep kids entertained or, once they’re asleep, binge-watch your own favorite shows.
Maxlite 5 from TravelPro
The Maxlite 5 is Travelpro’s lightest luggage. — Photo courtesy of Travelpro
When it comes to luggage, every ounce makes a difference. So the fact that the new Maxlite 5 is TravelPro’s lightest collection to date is a pretty big deal.
Shaving half a pound off select models, the collection includes sixteen different pieces from expandable spinners to carry-ons to garment bags. TravelPro transformed the industry with the introduction of The Original Rollaboard wheeled luggage, and they’re also the brand of choice for flight crews so you know the Maxlite 5 will stand up. In this beautiful shade of Dusty Rose, it will also stand out.
One Piece Racerback from PantyProp
The PantyProp racerback lets you swim worry-free any time of the month — Photo courtesy of PantyProp
At some point, every woman has found herself on vacation at the wrong time of the month.
PantyProp swimwear features a built-in absorbent liner and leak-proof technology so you can still enjoy activities like paddleboarding and beach volleyball without having to worry about embarrassing stains. This great-looking racerback style is flattering and comfortable, and can be worn with (or without) a pad, tampon or menstrual cup. It’s made in the US, is machine washable and you’ll want to wear it any time of the month. Period.
Wander Wet Bags
Wander Wet Bags are great-looking travel necessities. — Photo courtesy of Wander Wet Bags
Beach vacations are great but if you go for a last-minute swim, you often have to carry home a wet bathing suit. Even if you manage to nab a plastic laundry bag from your hotel room, you take a chance of everything in your suitcase getting soaked.
An eco-friendly alternative, Wander Wet Bags are both pretty and practical. Made in Southern California, where they know a thing or two about making a splash, the bags have a waterproof lining so you can zip your wet stuff inside and toss it all into the wash (including the bag) when you get home. Available in four sizes, they’re also ideal for keeping your phone dry at the beach or separating your yucky workout clothes.
Wear a Reliefband to help prevent motion sickness — Photo courtesy of Reliefband
Don’t let motion sickness keep you from road trips, cruises or theme park rides.
This wearable technology is sleek enough to look stylish while providing relief from nausea (not to mention FOMO) without side effects. The Reliefband 2.0 expands your comfort zone by sending a signal to your brain to resolve the conflict between what you see and what you feel. The grateful testimonials on the Reliefband 2.0 website speak for themselves and prove that, for many travelers, this is a game-changer.
Kodak Mini 2 Instant Photo Printer
Kodak Mini 2 Instant Photo Printer — Photo courtesy of Kodak
Print photos directly from your phone or tablet with this compact printer that’s about the size of your hand.
In less than a minute, you can print out credit card size photos to send your friends and family. Or you can just collect them so they’ll be ready to display on your fridge, and you can relive your trip as soon as you get home.