Travel Tips, Reviews, & Giveaways

Mother’s Day Gift Guide: Top Treats for Traveling Moms

Mother's Day

Got a mom in your life who loves to travel? Does she always pack the perfect carry on, create ideal itineraries, plan vacations that fill others with envy, AND always have wipes and snacks? Then say “Thanks” on Mother’s Day with these great gifts for moms on the go, all personally tested by Melissa and Georgette:


Wrap it up –The HappyLuxe Wayfarers Wrap is perfect for chilly nights and long plane rides when mom wants to snuggle up while still looking chic. The soft jersey fabric feels fabulous and the wrap can either be worn like a scarf when tied, or unfurled into a full shawl, or even spread out as the coziest airplane blanket. Best of all is the “secret” compartment for a heater, so you can stay toasty AND chic no matter the weather outside.


packable sun hat

Stylish Shade —This Helen Kaminski “Provence” Packable Raffia Hat folds up to pack perfectly, doesn’t lose its shape, shades the sun, and looks stylish while sightseeing or sitting on the beach.


Picture Perfect — Capturing her travel memories with her iPhone is great. Using the Olloclip makes them frame-worthy. The 4-in-1 photo lens clips onto your phone and switches between fish-eye, wide-angle, and macro-zoom settings.



The Bevy smart photo system is a new storage device that remotely captures everyone in the family’s photo from multiple devices (according the company, the average family of 4 travels with 10 digital devices ), compiles them chronologically and also by location and user, and keeps them safe with Intel technology. Don’t be afraid if mom isn’t tech savvy — the team at Bevy includes the designer of the Roomba vacuum; in other words, it’s as user friendly as an automated vacuum (really).




Multitasking Beauty — Naturopathica beauty products are a personal favorite of Melissa (she swears their Vitamin C15 serum is better than Botox). For Mother’s Day, the natural beauty company suggests their Lavender Protective Moisturizer SPF17, a lightweight great smelling cream that does double duty as a  SPF that blocks over 95% of UV rays. We’re also fans of the kits that have the company’s greatest hits (including that vitamin C serum) in travel bag sizes.


bobbi brown

Georgette loves the Bobbi Brown Ready, Set, Travel set for summer getaways. The Mini Crystal Lip Gloss, Mini Smokey Eye Mascara, Mini Soothing Cleansing Oil, Mini Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick in Taupe, Mini Long-Wear Eye Pencil in Jet, and a Beach perfume rollerball will keep you gorgeous on the go.



Pack it Away — Who doesn’t love a new bag? Especially a suitcase as cute as this Cynthia Rowley one from Anthropologie. It’s small enough to use as carry-on, but at 20″ can fit a solid three-day-weekend’s worth of clothes and accessories. Bonus: if you check it, the kaleidoscope pattern should definitely set it apart from the crowd.


birdling bags

We told you  how much Georgette loves The Weekender from Birdling Bags. The new stylish Waxed Canvas Overnighter is another travel favorite  This bag is perfect for an overnight getaway or a long, family day trip.


eko superlite™ travel mat

Fab Fitness — She’ll be able to do Sun Salutations anywhere with the eKO SuperLite Mat. This lightweight mat folds to fit in any travel bag or purse, perfect for yogis on the go.


(Top photo: Flickr)

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