Mom’s booked her trip and is ready to kick up her heels, but her travel gear is looking a little worse for the wear. This Mother’s Day let our travel gift ideas be your guide; mom will thank you.
For the mom off to sunny places … Fun, fashionable and featherweight, this <a href="http://www.wallaroohats.com/p-91-breton.aspx" target="_blank">travel hat</a> blocks 97.5% of the sun’s UV rays. Plus, it rolls up tightly into any purse or suitcase. Now mom can stroll through the local farmers market in style.
For the mom who longs for a Roman holiday … remind her of all the great vacation memories with this <a href="http://www.etsy.com/listing/81053670/italy-travel-decor-i-love-you-from-here?ref=v1_other_2" target="_blank">print from Etsy</a>. She’ll never forget how far your loves goes for her … or the amazing pizza you shared in Italy. (Other destinations also available.)
For the mom who can't live without her tea … consider this functional <a href="http://www.republicoftea.com/tea-and-travel-press-gift/p/98413/" target="_blank">travel tea press</a> that will let her enjoy fresh tea away from home. Extra points if you remember her favorite tea flavor to include with the gift.
For the mom who always travels in style … this <a href="http://www.stelladot.com/shop/en_us/p/hang-on-navy-ikat#" target="_blank">ikat hanging travel bag</a> from Stella & Dot can tote all her beauty essentials: "foam gloss to floss, rings to travel-sized things.”
For the mom who loves to read on the go … the <a href="http://www.barnesandnoble.com/p/nook-simple-touch-with-glowlight-barnes-noble/1108046469" target="_blank">Nook with GlowLight</a> delivers. During long nighttime flights, mom can curl up with a good book -- powered by this ereader’s soft glow. It’s also the lightest Nook to date, ideal for long reading sessions.
For the mom whose purse is a black hole … How many times has mom dug through her purse, endlessly looking for something important? This <a href="http://www.loandsons.com/" target="_blank">Mott cross-body bag</a> is the perfect place for mom to store her most important travel items.
For the globe-trotting mom … this little <a href="http://www.flight001.com/all-products/gadgets/universal-adapter-green.html" target="_blank">green adapter</a> is essential -- and compatible in more than 150 countries. So, whether mom’s in China or Chennai she can plug in her hair dryer or juice up her camera battery.
For the mom who’s ready to roll … this <a href="http://www.hsn.com/products/samantha-brown-weekender-city-bag/6323017" target="_blank">Samantha Brown weekender bag</a> doubles as a wheeled city bag. Plus, with a glazed croco-embossed exterior, mom will be rolling in style.
For the yoga-loving mom … this <a href="http://www.manduka.com/us/shop/categories/products/mats/eko-superlite-travel-mat/" target="_blank">yoga travel mat</a> provides superior grip and weighs just 2 pounds. Mom can keep up with her daily yoga routine … and have something to write ‘om’ about.
For the shutter-bug mom … this <a href="http://microsites.lomography.com/lomokino/" target="_blank">camera</a> ups the ante. Now mom can ditch the Flip-cam for something a little more artistic: a 35mm movie camera to shoot a movie of 144 frames. Very cinematic.
For the cool mom … help her stay warm on long airplane flights (or long drives) with the <a href="http://www.sofiacashmere.com/shop/emilia/" target="_blank">Sofia cashmere travel set</a>. Soft and snuggly, the set includes a 2-ply blanket and cashmere-lined eye mask. Just make sure no one takes mom’s picture while she’s sleeping.
For the mom looking to wake her potential … this <a href="http://lark.com/products/lark/experience/" target="_blank">silent alarm clock and sleep sensor</a> will wake mom with silent, effective vibrations -- and help her track how well she sleeps courtesy of a wristband-monitor.
And once mom has all her goodies in hand … give her the gift of miles. Purchase miles online and send her an electronic gift card or have her print out a gift certificate. Mom can apply those miles toward any travel plan or trip upgrade … she’ll be singing your praises.