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The Best Travel Gifts for Mom

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Are you tired of seeing travel gifts for mom that are more for kids than it is for the mom? Some of the must-haves when traveling with a toddler are important, but who wants them for a Christmas, or birthday?

I can answer that, no one!! Getting a gift that you use for a toddler is great for a random day, but for special occasions, it feels good to get gifts for yourself.

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The gifts on our list are perfect for moms that love to travel.

There is a mix of things she’ll need, cute travel-related decor, practical gifts, stocking-stuffers, and a few sentimental things that’ll make her cry (at least they made me cry).


I love stocking stuffers. They are your chance to give thoughtful little gifts to the people you love.

These travel gifts will make perfect stocking stuffers for any mom. Since stocking stuffers are small gifts, these travel gifts for moms are sweet and affordable.

Waterproof Travel Makeup Bag

Waterproof Travel Makeup Bag

Having a waterproof travel makeup bag makes traveling with your makeup easier. You can keep all of your make or travel-size toiletries in one place.

Trust us, this will save any mom a lot of time at airport security.

Some days they decide to be more strict than others when checking bags, so having everything in one bag will get you security faster.

This is the perfect gift for a flight attendant in your family or friend on the go.

Waterproof Travel Makeup Bag Price

Personalized Passport Cover

Personalized gifts are my favorite. They are special because of the extra effort they take to buy. Etsy is the perfect place to get anything personalized.

If you are looking for thoughtful travel gifts for mom, then this personalized passport cover will fit the bill. You can pick the charm to include on the front of the cover.

Personalized Name Luggage Tag

Personalized Name Luggage Tag

Luggage tags aren’t glamorous gifts, but they are a necessary evil when traveling. As frequent travelers, we all know things do not always go as planned.

Having a personalized luggage tag will make it easier to contact you in the event your luggage gets lost. They are also helpful if you have nondistinct black suitcases (like many other people), so someone doesn’t grab your bags by mistake.

Personalized Name Luggage Tag Price

Travel Theme Coloring Book

Travel Theme Coloring Book

I know what you are thinking. A coloring book for an adult is a ridiculous travel gift, but coloring can be a stress reliever.

I started coloring a few months ago, and it has helped with my anxiety, especially with everything going on right now. Plus, if the mom in your life loves to travel the travel theme coloring book is the perfect stocking stuffer.

This travel coloring book has the 100 greatest places from around the world. You can take an adventure around the world, without learning your house. Trust me, it is a great way to relax if you are feeling stressed out or anxious.

If you do buy this coloring book, don’t forget coloring pencils.

Travel Theme Coloring Book Price

Travel Journal

Travel Journal

For the moms that love to plan their vacations, this travel journal is made for you. You can plan everything from the budget to the accommodations and activities.

There is space to write a to-do list, track expenses, and write down your thoughts or feelings. This travel planner/journal lets you plan up to six trips. If your mom is a true planner, this is the perfect travel gift for her.

Travel Journal Price

Custom Vintage Map Bracelet

A custom vintage map bracelet is a thoughtful travel gift for moms. What makes this unique is you can pick the city, state, or country you want to put on the bracelet.

It is completely customized just for the traveling mom in your life. If you are thinking of getting this bracelet, be sure to order it soon, so it can arrive before the holidays.

Passport Wallet

Passport Wallet

A passport wallet is a practical travel gift for moms. Having a passport wallet makes it easier to keep everything organized and in one place.

There is an RFID blocker to protect your personal information. Take a break from carrying a purse and use this passport wallet, with an additional pocket to hold your cell phone.

Passport Wallet Price

Copper Compression Socks

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As a kid, I hated getting socks for Christmas. I thought they were the worst gift ever; now that I’m an adult, I LOVE getting socks.

As a traveler, a good pair of compression socks is essential. Copper compression socks are one of the most popular and bestselling compression socks on Amazon.

If you are a mama that travels internationally, a good pair of compression socks can be a life-changer. Don’t be discouraged by the picture. There are a lot of different colors and designs available.

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A Mom Weekend (Gift Card to Hotel)

Travel Gift card for mom

Sometimes that best gift you can give mom is time to herself. As moms, we tend to put everyone before ourselves, so that leads to neglecting our own needs. Giving mom a gift card to a hotel will give her time to relax and recharge.

If your mom is anything like mine, it will be like pulling teeth to get her to take time to herself. You may need to force her, but a nice massage, good food, sleep, wine, and a bath may be just what she needs.

This is one of the best travel gifts for mom, even if she doesn’t think she needs it.

Hotel.Com Gift Card


Wine Chiller Gift Set

Wine Chiller Gift Set

This is the perfect gift for wine lovers. This Wine Chiller Gift Set will keep your wine cold on the go.

There are so many colors and designs to choose from, so you’ll find the perfect one for the mom in your life. What else do you need on vacation besides wine and the beach? That sounds like a good time to me.

The wine tumbler is double-walled and vacuums insulated to keep your wine cool while you are out and about.

There are also two 12 oz spill-resistant wine tumblers for you to sip on the beach.

Wine Chiller Gift Set Price

Scrapbook Photo Album

Scrapbook Photo Album

This Scrapbook Photo Album allows you to write a story or notes for you to look back at for years.

I gave my wife a scrapbook similar to this one for Christmas in 2017, and it was a huge hit. I like to think if there are tears, it was a good gift.

If you have older kids, let them pick out their favorite pictures from your vacations over the years and write notes on each page.

I can pretty much guarantee this is one of the best travel gifts for mom, no matter how old you are. Remember, if there are tears, you’ve done a good job.

Scrapbook Photo Album Price

Shadow Memory Box

Shadow Memory Box

For moms that like to collect souvenirs from their travel adventures, a Shadow Memory Box is one of the best travel gifts for mom. It doesn’t take up a lot of space and fits perfectly with any decor.

This shadow box is made of solid wood with woven fabric on the inside to display your favorite memories.

The door is magnetic, making it easy to add photos, postcards, currency, or even keychains. With this travel-inspired gift, the possibilities are endless.

Shadow Memory Box Price

IPX7 Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker

IPX7 Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker

The IPX7 waterproof BlueTooth speaker is a great Christmas gift for anyone.

This BlueTooth speaker can be fully immersed in up to 1 meter of water for 30 minutes, which makes it great for days out near the water. Along with being waterproof, it is shock-proof, dust-proof, and snow-proof.

We have this speaker (we play a lot of Kidz Bop), and the battery seems to last forever.

You can use this speaker for up to 12 hours without needing to charge it. If you are looking for a small but powerful BlueTooth speaker, this is perfect.

IPX7 Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker Price

Conair Compact Hair Dryer

Conair Compact Hair Dryer

This is a travel gift that I wish I had now. We forgot our blowdryer when we left California and have been trying to get a compact blowdryer here in Mexico for the last few months.

The Conair Compact Hair Dryer is a lightweight compact blow dryer that doesn’t take up much space in your suitcase.

At only 1 pound, it is the perfect travel gift for mom, so she can style on the go. This blow dryer is powered by 1600 watts with two heat and speed settings. There is also dual voltage, making it perfect for international travelers.

Conair Compact Hair Dryer Price

Kindle (Waterproof)


Since the pandemic, I have started reading more books and my Kindle Paperwhite (Waterproof) has been amazing.

You can read on flights without draining the battery on your phone. The battery seems to last forever, so it’s not always on the charger. I charge this Kindle once every few weeks, with regular use.

What I love about it is how lightweight and thin it is. The best part is that it is now waterproof, which as a mother of a toddler, is much needed.

The screen is optimized to make it easier to read in different lighting conditions. This is probably my favorite travel gift for moms, especially if they love to read or listen to audiobooks.

Kindle Price

Fitbit Versa 3

Fitbit Versa 3

Fitbit Versa 3 Price

Digital Photo Frame

Digital Photo Frame

All of our photos are on our phones or cameras, but what happens after that?

How often do you go back and look through your photo gallery on your phone? If you are anything like me, not that often. Get those pictures off of your phone and look at them anytime with the Digital Photo Frame.

This Wi-Fi-enabled digital photo frame allows you to store up to 40,000 photos instantly. You can send photos and videos via the app. This 10-inch digital touchscreen photo frame allows you to share photos and videos between friends and family.

The set-up is easy and versatile set it on your desk or hangs it on the wall if you want. If you are worried about the photo quality there is nothing to be concerned about, the photo quality is 1280 * 800 resolution, so your photos will be clear. This is the perfect gift for a mom to remember all of your fun travel moments.

Digital Photo Frame Price

Fuji Instax Mini 9

Fuji Instax Mini 9

When the Fuji Instax Mini 9 first came out it made me think of my grandma (she’s 83).

She always tells me we need physical photos because one day, our digital (didn’t say digital, but I know what she meant) will probably disappear one day, and we won’t have pictures from the specials moments in our lives.

Maybe that is why almost every inch of her house is covered in photos.

Since she told me that I print my favorite pictures and store them in a photo album, before you ask, yes an actual photo album with the plastic covers lol.

You may think this gift is for a teenager, but it’s perfect for anyone. I must admit, my grandma was right.

There is something special about having a physical picture. Although the photos are wallet-size, they are perfect for mom to remember those special moments.

Fuji Instax Mini 9 Price

3D Wooden World Map

3D Wooden World Map

A travel-inspired gift that any mom would love is a 3D Wooden World Map, which is cool.

This 3-D map is the perfect decor for families that love to travel. The reviews boast of how high-quality the map is. The material is durable because it is made with birch plywood.

You’ll be blown away when you get the package because it not only includes the map, but also has ocean names, boats, a compass, and wooden airplanes.

There are also flags and pushpins to mark the places you have visited. The installation is easy. Be prepared to spend a few hours hanging, but it is worth it for the result.

3D Wooden World Map Price

Here are some travel-inspired gifts for toddlers:

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