Mother’s day is quickly approaching and there is nothing more difficult than purchasing a gift for the well-travelled connoisseur, especially when she’s your mother. So we’ve rounded up our favourite travel gifts to make her next flight that much more enjoyable and erase your gift-giving anxiety.
Tech-based luggage has been growing in popularity over the past few years and Raden’s A22 carry-on is at the top of our list. Not only does the suitcase provide a built-in scale and tracker that pairs with their app in case it gets lost, but it also has a removable battery phone charger-one of the few brands that abides by airline carrier rules. What’s not to love?
Where to buy: Raden, $382
Slip Silk Eyemask
Slip Silk’s plush, anti-ageing sleep mask is the ultimate comfort while on a red-eye. It's made of mulberry silk and comes in every colour of the rainbow.
Where to buy: Urban Outfitters, $54
Hadrom Epoch Notebooks
Is your mom the ultimate #Girlboss on the go? Include these fun Hadrom Epoch destination print notebooks in her gift to ensure she’s prepared for her next international meeting or encourage her to journal every detail of her trip and share it with you when she returns.
Where to buy: Indigo, $23
Bose QuietComfort 20 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones
Bose QuietComfort 20 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones is the perfect gift for the mom who loves to chill out on a flight without the distraction of the crying baby or noisy businessman. They may be a splurge, but she’ll thank you for years to come.
Where to buy: Amazon.ca, $329
Wanderlust + Co. Necklace
Travel-inspired jewellery is a fun way for loved ones to wear their wanderlust even when they’re not on the road. Wanderlust + Co. offers simple, destination-themed jewellery that will go with just about everything.
Where to buy: Wanderlust + Co., $63.54
The Fitbit Alta is the perfect travel sidekick. It’s super-sleek and stylish design makes it perfect for the active travelling mom. Just a few of the useful features include an hourly reminder to get up and move, plus call, text, and calendar alerts to keep you connected, no matter where she is in the world.
Where to buy: Best Buy, $129.99
Becca Travel Kit
For the mom who likes to glow on the go, this Becca trio is a match made in heaven. With three travel-friendly bestsellers, her skin with be primed, brighter and glowing by the time she steps off the plane.
Where to buy: Sephora, $48
SSENSE Cashmere Socks
Forever regarded as the ultimate travel luxury, treat your mom to a cozy pair of SSENSE cashmere socks. They’ll keep her toes nice and toasty, no matter how cold the airplane a/c gets.
Where to buy: SSENSE, $185
Experience the World Box
Want to continue spoiling your mom every month of the year? With Experience the World, you can gift a box filled with a curated selection of destination-specific items — from food to textiles to jewellery, and more! — sent to her door every three months.
Where to buy: Canadian Traveller, $88/season
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Where to buy: Canadian Traveller, $17.95/year (Card: Priceless)
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