The moms and mother-figures in our lives do so much for us, they’ve been our personal cheer squad, the people who pick us up when we’re down, the ones at our back with an encouraging word or a shoulder to cry on when we need it, and our biggest supporters. They can also be incredibly difficult to shop for, usually giving zero hints for what they might like for a Mother’s Day gift.

Looking for a little inspiration for your gift shopping this year? Skip the flowers, soaps, and candles and check out the ultimate list below for gift ideas the travel-loving mom in your life is guaranteed to appreciate.

S'well White Marble  Water Bottle - 25 oz. by S'well

S'well Water Bottle


The perfect travel accessory for ANY traveller on your list, S'well bottles are stylish, practical, and strong enough to take a beating. And, good for the environment too! There's an almost endless supply of colours and patterns so you're guaranteed to find one she'll like, it's the number one item I ALWAYS take mine with me when I go anywhere, and it keeps liquids cold for 24 hours or hot for 12! If you get the 25oz size, it also holds an entire bottle of wine, just sayin'.

To Buy: from $38 CAD / $25 USD indigo.ca or amazon


Scratch Map  by Luckies of London

Scratch-off Travel Map


The perfect way to show off where she's travelled once she's back home again, the scratch-off travel map is both fun and stylish. Let mom create a personalized record of her travels, and reminisce about the places she's been while she scratches the gold foil from each country.

To Buy: from $22 CAD / $16 USD indigo.ca or amazon


Passport Cover - Painted Floral Mint by Indigo

Floral Passport Cover


Passport covers do double duty, not just making a passport look hella fly, but also serving as a convenient way to keep all of your travel documents together in one spot. Perfect for anyone who's perpetually digging through their carry-on to find those important pieces. I keep my international SIM cards and some spare cash in mine too.

To Buy: from $22 CAD / $10.99 USD indigo.ca or amazon


Passions Travel Journal  by Moleskine

Travel Passion Journal


For the mom who still likes to get things down with pen and paper, the Moleskine Passions Travel Journal is the perfect place to record memories, thoughts, and feelings from her travels. There are 5 themed sections for her to fill in, and 5 more sections to personalize on her own. It includes some travel checklists, tip planners and budget planners plus space for loyalty cards and calendars.

To Buy: from $26 CAD / $22.95 USD indigo.ca or amazon




Trtl Travel Pillow


So necessary for long flights, train rides, or bus rides, a travel pillow can make all the difference between getting a good sleep or a terrible sleep. The Trtl pillow has a revolutionary support brace in it, that will help her get a better sleep while sitting up than she ever thought possible. Plus it's light and small when folded up, making it perfect to stow on the go.

To Buy: from $35 CAD / $30 USD amazon




Roo Camping Hammock by Kammock


Got an adventurous mom, or someone who loves to go camping? This camping hammock is the perfect relax spot to set up outdoors. It's portable and lightweight, so it's easy to take along to even the most remote corners of the Earth, and with a weight limit of 500 lbs, you won't have to worry about any unfortunate accidents. As an added bonus, each one purchased sees a donation made to fund sustainable development in Kenyan communities by the maker of these awesome hammocks, Kammock.

To Buy: from $122 CAD / $100 USD amazon


Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Camera - Smokey White by Fuji Film

Instax Mini Camera


Who doesn't love the retro throwback of an instant film camera? There's just something so satisfying about clicking the button and having that little photo pop up out of the camera. And the suspense! Waiting for the photo to develop? So good! The developed film looks great on display too, and makes for a great way to show off travel memories.

To Buy: from $90 CAD / $58 USD indigo.ca or amazon





Airbnb Gift Cards


This is perfect for the last minute gift-shopper! Order from Amazon, and receive in your email Inbox instantly! (or order a physical card if you've got the time) Airbnb has so many totally unique, comfortable, and photogenic places to stay, any mom at all will love to receive this for a gift!!

To Buy: from $25 CAD / $25 USD amazon


Kobo Aura ONE by Kobo

Kobo eReader


I know, I know. Nothing can replace the feeling of holding a book, or the smell of the pages. But the simple truth is that books are heavy, and will take up a lot of space in your bag. Instead, get mom an eReader to take on the road, it's especially helpful on long trips when she might want to read multiple books. Kobos have a special screen that mimics paper, which reduces eye fatigue, even with the backlight on. And epubs (the format for these ebooks) are incredibly small, meaning you can save thousands of books to take on the go.

To Buy: $249.99 CAD indigo.ca

Fitbit Versa Smartwatch - Rose Gold Aluminum Case and Peach Band by Fitbit

Fitbit Versa Smartwatch


The perfect smartwatch for the woman on the go, it's stylish and light-weight, plus water resistant up to 50m so she can go swimming with it on and not worry. The band can be swapped out for other colours and/or materials which is super convenient when she wants to change the look up.

To Buy: $249.95 CAD / $199.95 USD indigo.ca or amazon



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