For Glamour, by Lynsey Eidell.
For the mom who loves travel, thrills, and experiences, skip the fall-back Mother’s Day gifts (ahem, flowers and card) in favor of something that speaks to her adventure-loving soul. But be warned: The 11 gifts that follow are likely to inspire wanderlust, so don’t be surprised when she starts packing her bags.
A World Map
This map of the world doubles as artwork and a record of every place she's traveled: It comes with 100 push pins to mark the cities where she's touched down. Consider it her visual travel history. Navy World Map, from $205, Etsy.com.
A Fun Backpack
Seasoned travelers like your mom know that a backpack is one of the most practical accessories — and if hers has a fun palm print like this one, you won’t be totally embarrassed by her gear. Herschel Supply Co. Dawson Backpack, $65, Revolve.com.
These comfortable, supportive sneakers will take your thrill-loving mama from activity to activity while keeping her looking like the cool mom that she is. Nike Juvenate Sneaker, $85, Nordstrom.com.
A High-Style Fitness Tracker
Fitness trackers have come a long way in the looks department: Alta HR, the latest from Fitbit can be swapped in and out of accessories, like this water-resistant stainless-steel band, for outfits that are more “street style” than “step aerobics.” The Alta HR will track her activity, exercise, and sleep, and remind her to move — in case your mom needs prompting to get outdoors. (Note: On days she wants to keep tabs on her heart rate, tell her to keep her tracker in the tighter-fitting band that it comes with.) Fitbit Alta HR, $129.95, Fitbit.com.
A Cute Cover-Up
A cover-up that can take her from the beach to *wherever* she wanders with ease should be practical (lightweight, machine washable) and pretty (see: scalloped edges). This one is both — and works just as well with flip-flops as it does with sneakers. Scalloped Tunic, $69.50, JCrew.com.
A luggage tag that makes her suitcase stand out at baggage claim and an ultra-bright passport case that won't get lost at the bottom of her bag aren't just a thoughtful gift, they're essentials for the traveling mom. Ted Baker Luggage Tag & Passport Case Travel Set, $35, Bloomingdales.com.
A Weekender Bag
This adorable bag is made for grabbing and going. In other words, it's the ideal carryall for the spur-of-the-moment getaways that your mom loves. Deux Lux Honolulu Weekender Bag, $145, Shopbop.com.
A Toiletry Case
Fill up this modern see-through travel case with all of your mom's go-to products (sunscreen, lotion, hand sanitizer, and the like) for a gift she'll love, guaranteed. Large Crystalline Travel Bag, $24.50, Madewell.com.
Once she has these, there’s no going back to the freebies: With a cashmere eye mask and throw she might be able to nap on an airplane — even in the middle seat. Pure Cashmere Travel Set, $295, Nakedcashmere.com.
A Comfy Pillow
This pillow will speak straight to her adventure-seeking soul. Wanderer Throw Pillow, $24, landofnod.com.
Protect her eyes in style with these round-framed aviators, a subtle update on the classic. *(Ray-Ban Round Metal Sunglasses, $150, ray-ban.com.
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