The Best Gifts for Your Globetrotting Mom

Here’s what to give the woman whom you owe your sense of adventure (and much, much more). 

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While we’d all love to surprise mom with a first-class ticket for her dream trip, that’s not always necessarily within reach. Coming in at a close second, these gifts will help her travel with style and savvy, at a range of price points.

There are gifts for the beauty lover, the frequent flier, the entertainer, and everyone in between. And they all come with the added bonus that she’s likely to love anything just because it’s from you.

This year, Travel + Leisure is offering its most comprehensive gift guide ever. The goal? Make sure you can find the perfect present for everyone (yes, even your mother-in-law) on your list. Below, our picks worthy of a worldly mom.


Corbe World Plates Collection

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For moms who love to share culinary discoveries from around the globe, these country-shaped porcelain plates are perfect for baking and serving culturally-inspired dishes. They’re handcrafted by a husband and wife duo in Detroit, and they also make U.S. state plates.

To buy: starting at $95;


Rimowa Salsa Air Carry-On

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Upgrade mom’s carry-on luggage with a sleek and lightweight hard-shell suitcase. This one from Rimowa has two zippered mesh compartments that open, book-style, to make packing and organizing simple.

To buy: $475;

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Wild & Wolf x Ted Baker Travel Set

Photo by Ted Baker

Give mom the gift of stylish en-route shut-eye with this flowered Wild & Wolf travel set, designed in collaboration with Ted Baker London. A comfy, inflatable neck pillow and a light-blocking eye mask are included.

To buy: $44;


Grown Alchemist Grown Travel Kit

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This kit includes travel-sized (and TSA-approved) versions of the Australian botanical beauty brand's most popular organic skin, body, and hair care products. We especially love the Geranium Leaf, Bergamot, & Rosebud Facial Cleanser and the Vanilla & Watermelon Lip Balm.

To buy: $69;

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Ralph Lauren ‘Brooke’ Travel Jewelry Box

Photo by Ralph Lauren Home

Keep Mom’s rings, bracelets, necklaces, and earrings safe from tangles in her suitcase with this Italian-made jewelry box. A velvety suede exterior and leather accents elevate the standard travel item.

To buy: $995;


On Cloud Sneakers

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If mom starts every day—even on vacation—with a sunrise beach run, she’ll love a new pair of sneakers. On’s light and packable trainers are both colorful as well as comfortable, designed with slip-on-and-go laces for a glove-like fit and a Zero-Gravity foam sole.

To buy: $120;

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Gucci Oversized Sunglasses

Photo by Gucci

Every mom needs a pair of well-made shades that go with, well, everything. For a timeless and flattering frame shape, look no further than this Gucci pair.

To buy: $325;

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