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The Best Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day

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Check out the best gifts for your favorite female traveler to give this Mother’s Day—bonus, most of these Mother’s Day gifts are under $100.

Find the Right Gift for Mother’s Day

Bellroy Travel Folio

Travel wallet and passport holder in black
bellroy

Help your mom stay organized while traveling with this chic passport holder and travel wallet. She can keep the whole fam organized since it fits two passports, four to eight cards, cash, and multiple boarding passes. This zip-up style also has RFID blocking technology, which protects documents, cards, and passports from RFID skimming, i.e. electronic pickpocketing. The environmentally-certified leather wallet also comes with a three-year warranty.

LifeProof Wake Phone Case

LifeProof Wake Phone Case in teal and black
LifeProof

Give mom a protective and sustainable phone case, no matter what model phone she has. This case is both drop-proof (from two meters), easy to grip, and helps the environment through a donation on the company’s behalf to select charities.

JBL LIVE 300 Premium True Wireless Earbuds

JBL LIVE 300, Premium True Wireless Headphone in three color options
Amazon

If mom isn’t the most tech-savvy, then these affordable wireless earbuds might just be the perfect gift. This pair supports true wireless and Bluetooth capabilities and comes with a charging case of its own.

Crossbody Phone Case

Crossbody Phone Case available on Amazon
Amazon

Go totally hands-free with these useful and usually inexpensive phone cases. They offer the convenience of a crossbody bag, with many options including a built-in wallet, zippered storage, and protective cases. This Mother’s Day gift is perfect for walking the dog, circling the park, or grabbing a coffee.

YETI Insulated Travel Mug

Two sizes of YETI insulated travel mugs in light teal and dark blue
YETI

Keep Mom caffeinated through anything her day-to-day—and future travels—may throw at her with an insulated travel mug from YETI. These mugs are designed to tough out the great outdoors, keeping both hot and cold beverages at the perfect temperature. Save space by opting for the smaller stackable 10 oz. mugs or, if she’s looking for something stronger than a latte, try the Rambler 24 oz. mug, YETI’s take on a beer mug that keeps brews icy cold.

Mother’s Day Gifts: For the Home

YETI Lowlands Waterproof Outdoor Blanket

YETI outdoor waterproof blanket for camping and travel
YETI

From beach picnics to lining the back seat of the car for your family pooch, YETI’s outdoor blanket is an ideal gift for the no-fuss mom. It even comes in a convenient carrying case and is machine-washable. Other standout features are that this comfy blanket has a waterproof layer and that it easily shakes off pet hair.

Artifact Uprising Wood Block Prints

Two images side by side of a wood block picture holder surrounded by and displaying family photos
Artifact Uprising

Gift mom a personalized photo album with this simple yet beautiful woodblock stand. Send 12 of your favorite travel photos to Artifact Uprising and the company will print them on thick card stock and voila—you’ve got a personalized gift within days.

Other places to shop customized prints include Etsy, Framebridge, and Shuttterfly.

COSORI 12-in-1 Air Fryer Toaster Oven

Amazon

Whether she’s cooking for additional family members in quarantine or perfecting some of her favorite recipes, this multi-purpose toaster oven will be a delightful surprise. Not only is it reasonably priced, but it serves as an air fryer, toaster oven, broiler, rotisserie, and more. The 12 presets include: pizza, roast, airfry, toast, bagel, bake, broil, cookies, rotisserie, dehydrate, ferment, and keep warm. Plus, there’s an included recipe book (featuring over 100 ideas) for even more cooking inspiration.

EcoVessel Wine Tumbler

EcoVessel Wine Tumbler in rose gold alongside an image of a woman pouring wine into a EcoVessel Wine Tumbler
EcoVessel

Take your favorite drink on-the-go with these triple-insulated, stainless steel tumblers. Priced under $20, it’s an ideal gift for the mom who loves a park picnic or day at the beach.

ChappyWrap’s Places Blanket

Two views of a ChappyWrap blanket featuring a world map
ChappyWrap

While the jury’s still out on our summer vacations, remind mom of one of her favorite places with an ultra-plush blanket from ChappyWrap. With maps of locales like Cape Cod and San Francisco, you can keep her cozy during stay-at-home orders.

Mother’s Day Gifts: Clothing & Accessories

Keds Organic Cotton Champion Slip On

Pro-Keds

This pair of stylish slip-on shoes from Keds make for the perfect understated, yet practical gift for mom. Wear them now around the house and save them for the next family beach vacation. The versatile style means they match with almost anything and the slip-on style makes them ideal for errand running and city walking.

Rothy’s Bag Collection

Woman sitting backwards on a chair on the beach holding a bag from the Rothy's bag collection
Rothy's

We’ve already expressed our love for Rothy’s latest bag collection, and we think the line of bags and pouches also make for great Mother’s Day gifts. All of the accessories are stylish and practical for both future travel and use around town.

Hari Mari Sydney Slides

Woman wearing Hari Mari Sydney Slides (left) and overhead view of Hari Mari Sydney Slides (right)
Hari Mari

Keep mom comfy and fashionable with these spring and summertime sandal staples. Between the premium leather, memory foam footbed, and on-trend style these shoes have it all. Not only do they match almost everything, they’ll be her go-to pair of shoes all summer long.

Bombas Gripper Slipper

Bombas Gripper Slippers
Bombas

From the creators of some of the top compression socks on the market, these cozy slippers are the perfect gift for mom this Mother’s Day. They feature a flexible sock-like upper, a soft and warm brushed lining, and rubber grips on the soles give more traction than traditional socks. Bonus: it comes with a travel case so Mom can take them on the go.

Cotidie Evelyn Drape Waist Shirt

Woman wearing the Cotidie Evelyn Drape Waist Shirt (left) and a flat lay of the Cotidie Evelyn Drape Waist Shirt (right)
Cotidie

Gift mom this classic shirt, with a twist. The moisture-wicking and stretchy material mean this shirt is the queen of double-duty. Whether she’s a frequent flier or just likes to look chic (but make it comfy) at the grocery store, this athleisure brand has got you covered.

Ministry of Supply Swift Wide Leg Pants

Two views of the Ministry of Supply Swift Wide Leg Pants
Ministry of Supply

These lightweight pants are the stylish ideal travel pant, but can also be worn easily around the house. The stretch crepe material is airy and breathable and will look good with either a sweatshirt or blazer.

Bleusalt

Two items of clothing from Bleusalt's line of beechwood fabric clothes
Bleusalt

Fair warning, you may want to steal this gift, but know it will bring the utmost coziness to your mom. So, let her enjoy it. Bleusalt’s environmentally-friendly and sustainable beechwood fabric is literally a dream, so anything you pick will be a win. But, if you need help choosing, The Classic Shirt and The 2 Yard Wrap are my go-tos.

MZ Wallace Metro Pouch

Woman holding MZ Wallace Metro Quilted Pouch (left) andMZ Wallace Metro Quilted Pouch (right)
Saks Fifth Avenue

It’s a clutch, it’s a pouch, it’s a diaper holder, it’s anything you need it to be. We adore this bag for its nylon quilted material and packability.

State Cashmere

Woman wearing cardigan from State Cashmere (left) and close up of joggers from State Cashmere (right)
State Cashmere

For a bit of a splurge, spoil mom with high-quality cashmere this spring. Choose from the softest socks to cozy hoodies—great for travel—or browse State Cashmere’s best sellers list for inspiration. The site also offers dozens of styles under $100 as a more wallet-friendly option.

Mother’s Day Gifts: Beauty

Dyson Airwrap Hair Styler

Flat lay of Dyson Air Wrap and various attachments (left) and image of woman holding Dyson Air Wrap up to the camera (right)
Dyson

Gift mom the latest in hair styling innovation, with Dyson’s minimal heat hair styler. It’s a smoother, curler, styler, and dryer all in one.

Pro Tip: Also check this product’s Amazon listing for potential price reductions and Dyson will price match.

TULA Skincare Best Sellers Travel Kit

Two views of the TULA Skincare Best Sellers Travel Kit
Tula

Cult-favorite skincare brand, TULA, offers some of their best-selling products in a convenient and reasonably priced, travel-sized kit. It’s a perfect way to test out the facial cleanser, day and night cream, sugar scrub, and moisturizing primer. And while you’re at it, throw in the brightening eye balm and sunscreen to your cart for yourself (we won’t tell).

DW Home Candle

Tranquil Lotus and Calming Waves scented DW Home Candles
Amazon

Remind mom of her favorite scent with a budget-friendly candle from DW Home. We love the Calming Waves and Tranquil Lotus scents for uber relaxation during this crazy time.

Athena Club Back to Basics Set

Two views of the Athena Club Back to Basics Set
Athena Club

Help mom make her skincare routine healthier with Athena Club’s Back to Basics set. At just $35 this gift set includes the brand’s Dewy Body Lotion, Soft Face Wipes, and All Day Deo. Each product is made with good-for-you ingredients and smells fantastic.

Subtl Beauty Stack

Stackable makeup discs from Subtl Beauty
Subtl Beauty

Mom will thank you for this life-changing makeup gift. Meet Subtl Beauty’s stack, the ultimate travel-friendly makeup on the market. Build her a custom stack by choosing a lip stain, concealer, highlighter, bronzer, and/or shine control powder and voila, all her makeup’s in one place.

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