11 Adventure-Ready Mother's Day Gifts For The Mom With Wanderlust

Don’t be surprised when she starts packing her bags

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.

Sleek Sneakers

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.

Travel Essentials

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.

Airplane Gear

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.

New Sunglasses

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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