Holiday gifts for the mom who loves to travel
Mom loves to travel. So give her a holiday gift that will make her adventures more comfortable and more fun.
For the mom who spends a lot of time in flight, a neck travel pillow is a must. We love the Nap gift set (Brookstone, $58) for travel which features a pillow and eyemask to help her stay comfortable and fall asleep faster. Also included is a snuggly travel blanket for warmth. Perfect for air, bus and train travel, as well as travel in the car as a passenger.
Colorful, personalized luggage tags will allow her to spot her luggage with ease as it makes its way around the carousel. Luggage tags are affordable gifts that make great stocking stuffers for mom. You can get a set of two personalized luggage tags (Personalization Mall, $16) in your choice of six designs with a single initial on the front and up to four lines of personalization on the back.
Keep her passport and other travel documents on-hand and secure with a zippered passport holder. The Piel passport/ticket holder (eBags, $41) comes in your choice of five colors — from saddle brown to apple green. It features plenty of pockets for passport, boarding passes, money, credit cards and other travel essentials.
Travel sound machine
When traveling, it can be difficult to fall to sleep and stay asleep in strange surroundings. White noise and other soothing sounds may help. Give the gift of this Travel Sleep Sound Machine (Sharper Image, $90) to help the traveling mom relax and fall asleep. It features a selection of 17 sounds or white noise, plus it has a built-in alarm clock. There's even a voice memo function.
For a bag that stands out from the crowd, you can't beat the Sakroots Artist Circle rolling duffle bag (eBags, $129). This bag comes in two funky, colorful prints. It's roomy enough to hold all of Mom's essentials and has wheels for easy mobility.
Give her a travel journal so she can chronicle all of her adventures. The Travel Notes Journal & Organizer (Hello Traveler, $15) features lined pages divided by week, blank pages for sketching or pasting keepsakes, fill-ins, checklists, an address book and even a fold-out world map.