Young female passenger at the airport, looking at the flight information board


As we plan to show the mother figures in our lives how much we love and appreciate them this Mother’s Day, let’s think outside of the box and review gift ideas that will appease their adventure-loving, jet-setting sides. This list has something for everyone, whether Mom is a seasonal traveler whose children have flown the nest or a busy, soccer mom who craves a minute of leisure.

I know that gift-giving isn’t always easy, and it’s important to have options for every budget. Here you will find a few economically-friendly ideas.

A beautiful passport cover

Maybe you can’t buy her an overseas trip, but you can get her dreaming about the next time she will use her passport. Etsy has a variety of passport covers adorned with leather, inspirational quotes, and personalized embellishments. Not only are they elegant, but passport covers can also be practical and protect her passport book from wear and spills. Plus, she will cherish this unique gift, designed to suit her personality.

Young female passenger at the airport, looking at the flight information board


An outfit that reminds her of home 

She may love to travel, but there isn’t any place quite like home. Help Mom show off her home pride by buying apparel that represents her home state. Both the company and customer reviews boast about the incredibly soft, comfortable and easy to maintain fabric in each tee, tank, and sweatshirt. These tops may, therefore, be just the ticket for anyone who enjoys living on-the-go. Also, you will feel philanthropic knowing that up to 10% of your purchase will go towards Multiple Sclerosis research.


A tea gift set 

When jetlag kicks in, or when Mom needs a moment break from being her typical selfless, nurturing self, help her unwind by buying luxuriously delicious teas from around the world. Teaforté is known for quality, and they even market special gift sets as the perfect gift for tea-loving moms. Many of these particular infusions are designed to promote peace and relaxation with ingredients like nutrient and antioxidant-rich green and oolong tea, and soothing herbals like lavender. The rejuvenation gift set comes complete with 10 infusers, a porcelain teacup, and ceramic Orchid-white tea tray.

assortment of dry tea in ceramic bowls, close-up


A wireless activity and sleep tracker 

Mothers can be so devoted to their families that may forget to keep track of their personal fitness goals. Encourage your mother to get back in shape and stay healthy with a travel-friendly fitness/health monitor. The new face of fitness watches records steps, calories burned, distance covered and hours spent sleeping, which will come in handy when she goes off on her adventures. The Misfit Flash  is also waterproof, making it perfect for those who prefer visiting tropical lands and exotic shores.


The Collected Autobiographies of Maya Angelou, plus Mom & Me & Mom 

Does she love to take a good book with her everywhere she travels? A great book set for women who value the words of other strong women is the Maya Angelou memoir collection. The set comprises the first six books, beginning with the famous I know why the caged bird sings, Angelou’s final book. The seventh book, Mom & Me & Mom, discusses Angelou’s relationship with her mother after years apart and can be purchased separately. These memoirs will take your mother on a journey through Angelou’s life, beginning with her own ascendance from child to young woman and mother, all while facing adversity. In fact, motherhood is a recurring theme in her books. She also wrote about her own overseas adventure in All God’s Children Need Traveling Shoes, book 5 from the set, which describes her experiences leaving the USA and living in Ghana.