Great Mother’s Day Gifts for the Traveling Mom

by Shelly Rivoli
canvas photo enlargement for mother's day gift

If you’re looking for great Mother’s Day gift ideas for the traveling mom in your life, I have a few suggestions… This post contains some personal favorites I’ve purchased on my own dime and tried out first hand, with affiliate links to help support this site at no extra cost to you. More recommendations in the links below, too. Happy Mother’s Day to you all!

great gifts for traveling moms


1. Gift Mom with great travel shoes for her next adventure

J sport Misty Encore walking shoe by JambuNothing says, “We think you’re a freaking amazing mom,” like a pair of stylish Mary Jane’s that can rappel as easily down a rock face as they may saunter into a trattoria later that same day.

There are several styles in the J Sport line of Jambu women’s shoes that may fit the bill (my hands-down favorite brand of shoes, BTW), but I get constant compliments on these beauties that have hiked, road tripped, rappelled, and even zip-lined into a river. Full disclosure: I am now on my second pair!

They look pretty cute with a skirt, too. Click here to see these and oodles more Jambu women’s sport shoes at Amazon–and remember, shipping and returns are free in case an exchange is needed.


2. Gift Mom with a canvas photo enlargement of a favorite family travel moment

canvas photo enlargement gift for momIf a picture is worth 1,000 words, imagine how long it will take mom to stop thanking you for turning her favorite photo from your travels together into a gorgeous enlargement on canvas, ready to display on the wall. And fortunately, it can be to your door in just a matter of days.

Better still, you can take advantage of this current offer:

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Those are my loves outside the Louvre in the lead photo, which hangs over my patio doors–love it! And talk about great Mother’s Day gifts? Here are my kids in Kauai–an instant trip back to the island every time I look at it. 😀


3. Gift the photographing Mom with a great DSLR travel backpack (fits laptop, too!)

DLSR backpack and laptop travel caseFor the DSLR-toting mom who has everything, except a better way to tote her DSLR camera, 15″ laptop, sundry electronic cables-and-cords-and-chargers, and those few personal items and snacks through the airport: The EveCase Laptop/Camera Backpack.

Though I was nervous setting out on my recent inaugural trip with my my own (so many pockets to memorize, totally new way to organize important stuff, destined to lose something!), I was very pleased with the outcome. Not too big or bulky, it fits under a coach seat with my big purse beside it. It comes with removable tripod straps on the bottom (I removed for this trip since I didn’t bring my tripod), and two hidden water bottle pockets that fold out from each side–also handy for extra snacks.

And yes, my 15″ laptop fits in the laptop compartment! It is not accessible through the side zipper (smaller laptops and tablets would not be a problem), but slides in and out of the top just fine. I also love that tiny little pocket on the back left where I keep my microfiber cleaning cloth handy. See many more photos of it and its sundry compartments at Amazon.

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