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Mother’s Day is right around the corner. Every time I check travel gift lists, I find them to be unrealistic – I just don’t have the budget to buy a $500 handbag if I want to keep my money for travel! Here are some fabulous gift ideas to celebrate the traveling mom in your life. And to make life easier, I’ve included the Amazon link to each of the products as the caption to each product photo. The affiliate links no extra to you but help keep this website running.

Mother’s Day Gifts Under $25

Alaska Bear Silk Pillowcase

Between the sun, salt water and chlorine, both my hair and skin take a beating when we travel. I received one of these pillowcases as a Christmas gift. I no longer wake up with lots of hair on my pillowcase or as many sleep marks on my face! Great to use both at home and on the road!

Apadi Travel Document Organizer & RFID Wallet Case

Is there a rose gold fan amongst your group? Like many travelers, I’m concerned over the security of my travel documents. After learning more and more about the dangers of “electronic pickpockets,” I wanted a wallet that would protect my passport and credit cards. These cases look great while protecting my documents.


Highwind Cruise Ship Luggage Tags

Is the mom in your life a frequent cruiser? Don’t let her attach the luggage tags with tape or staples, give her these useful cruise ship luggage tags to make the job of getting the luggage easier on her. These come in a variety of packs, most of which include four luggage tags and you can include two or four lanyards to hold your cruise ship card. Because Carnival and Holland America share one size while Royal Caribbean and Celebrity use a different size, consider buying two – one for each cruise line. These are inexpensive enough to buy one for each type of cruise line! I wish I’d had these when we went on our reunion cruise!



Teamoy Jewelry Organizer

Tired of your necklaces tangling up or not being able to see all the jewelry you brought at a glance? The Teamoy Jewelry Organizer is cute as well as useful!


Mother’s Day Gifts Under $100


Kohipress Portable French Press Coffee Maker

Is the traveling mother in your life a coffee lover? If so, buy her a self-contained French press coffee maker!


Pacsafe Anti-Theft Bag

Pacsafe makes all kinds of anti-theft bags, from crossbody purses to backpacks. These bags keep your stuff safe while you’re traveling. And some of the versions look good too! This bag allows you to carry a cell phone, an iPad, and your travel documents with you while exploring tourist areas that can be prone to pickpockets. We used a backpack version of this bag which we tied to our beach chairs in Aruba.

Trendyflyer Carryon Travel Bag

Allow your favorite mom to travel in style. I’m completely sold on having a fabulous spinner carry on bag – so easy! And it doesn’t have to look like all the other bags out there. I really like this one.

Lemontec Portable Garment Steamer

No one wants to iron while traveling, but no one wants to be a wrinkled mess either. This little steamer has the highest rating I could find and makes the perfect Mother’s Day gift for your loved one. And at only $25.99, with free shipping, it is a great value.


Anker PowerCore Portable Charger

I use my iPhone as my camera while we travel. And every time we get to a place with WiFi, I’m checking my social media. The end result is that my battery lasts nowhere near as long as I would like it to! Enter the external battery charger. This one can not only recharge my iPhone about ten times before it needs to be recharged, but it will charge the phone quickly. Available in both black and white for less than $70.00, this device has saved my sanity!

Mother’s Day Gifts Under $150


Cambiami Interchangeable Leather T-Strap Sandals

I like traveling with shoes that match my outfit but I don’t want to take too many shoes with me. The solution? These cute sandals that allow you to quickly and easily change out the color just by changing the straps. At $128.00, and with great reviews, I’m looking forward to getting some of these myself!


Push Pin Travel Map

Ever since these maps started showing up on my social media feeds, I wanted one. With so many color and framing options, and the ability to personalize them, there is a perfect push pin map available for everyone!

And a splurge!

Sony Alpha a6000 Digital Camera

So maybe this one is really my wish for a Mother’s Day Gift! While most of my photos are taken with my iPhone, most travelers want a great light weight camera to record all their memories from their trips. Travel bloggers rave about this particular camera. This gift is a splurge at $548.00, including free shipping.

Traveling mothers, what is on your wish list for Mother’s Day? What is the best travel gift you’ve received?

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Happy travels!

Annick, The Common Traveler

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