This Mother’s Day, why not give the mom who loves traveling something to help prioritize herself while she’s away from home? Research has proven that consistent self-care is correlated with improved physical, mental, and emotional health – and is essential to overall wellbeing.
With that in mind, ahead are 15 items that will help the mom in your life look after herself in purposeful, positive, and perhaps unexpected ways. And because all the picks in this guide are TSA compliant, traveling with them will be a breeze.
Mary Allan The Beauty Balm, $180
Leave it to skincare formulator and clean beauty entrepreneur Mary Allan to create the ultimate balm. Unlike most, Allan’s just-launched version goes beyond basic hydration – which it does beautifully, thanks to emollient, moisture-loving Cupuacu butter. Her proprietary Phyto Urban-Shield Complex™ shields against environmental stressors, while Vitamin C THD – deemed the gold standard of vitamin C, since it’s highly stable – tackles stubborn dark spots. Last but not least, the silky texture makes it a dream to apply anywhere you need extra care.
Luxome Ultra Plush Robe, $130
Consider this recently unveiled robe from Luxome, the company specializing in truly luxurious and comfortable home products, the perfect cross between your favorite robe and go-to blanket. Made from a dreamy, plush fabric that’s snuggly yet lightweight, this robe has all sorts of thoughtful details (including an inner tie and loop, for secure top coverage) for the ultimate lounging session.
Good Side The Silk Pillowcase Pairs, $89
While sleeping on silk pillowcases is a smart investment for your hair, skin, and overall wellbeing, many offerings are in fact blended with cheaper synthetics like satin and polyester. This is why Anna Niedermeyer and Danielle Selig co-founded their company Good Side last year. All of their products are made with 100% sandwashed Mulberry silk in ethical factory with eco-friendly dyes, like this cheerful chartreuse.
Fracas Le Coffret Opulence Set, $215
Smelling great should be considered part of self-care, too. And why? Our sense of smell is closely linked with memories, and has the ability to uplift our moods as well. So if you’re looking to give something timeless yet provocative, reach for this elegant set. Founded in 1948, Fracas by Robert Piguet is an unmistakably lush and rich tuberose scent, and today is adored by the world’s most dynamic women, including Madonna and Martha Stewart.
W&P Porter Insulated Set, $100
Make sipping your favorite beverages, whether it be a frosty cocktail or piping hot coffee, a no-brainer on the road with this new trio by W&P. Unlike other insulated bottles and mugs lined with steel, which can leave an unpleasant metallic aftertaste, these vessels feature a vacuum-insulated stainless steel core to maintain proper sipping temperatures for up to 24 hours and a ceramic coating for a clean, pure taste.
Bernardo1946 Davida Slide, $69
Want to keep your feet comfortable without sacrificing style? Then gift these mules from the stylish Brazilian shoe line Bernardo 1946. The soft clay shade is versatile and neutral, and the shape is streamlined – so you can wear them for years to come. The shearling lining means you can wear them barefoot, and the rubber sole lets you take them on outdoor adventures, too.
Monos Metro Duffel, $185
Co-founded by Hubert Chan, Victor Tam, and Daniel Shin, Monos is a leader in timeless, yet stylish luggage and travel accessories at accessible price points. So whether you’re planning a weekend getaway, or could use more room to stow away items on your next flight, have this tote handy. It sports a sleek silhouette, is crafted from water-repellant nylon twill, and has a roomy interior to keep your essentials organized and well within reach.
Alpha-H Generation Glow Daily Resurfacing Essence, $75
From the Australian brand reknowned for its clean, yet results-driven formulas comes this new product – a virtual facial in a bottle. Simply press five drops of this liquid essence brimming with exfoliating alpha hydroxy acids and Australian postbiotics for a strong skin barrier into skin after cleansing. Even after a single use, you’ll notice a healthy, radiant glow.
UPRIGHT GO 2, $59.95
As you’re already well aware, poor posture can lead to a host of long-term problems, including a misaligned spine and chronic pain. So let this clever device, which you attach to your upper back with removable adhesive, come to the rescue. It monitors your posture for up to 30 hours, and emits gentle vibrations to help you gently and gradually develop better posture on your own.
Naked Sundays Hot SPF Summer Bundle, $109.19
While sun protection is essential every day of the year, it’s even more important with summer right around the corner. So let this limited-edition bundle from the fun Australian brand Naked Sundays come to the rescue. Inside the pouch: you’ll find the greatest hits, from the award-winning SPF50+Mist top up – which you spritz on over makeup – to the Glow+Go Hydrating Lip Oil SPF50. (Because our precious pouts deserve protection, too.)
Rebecca Judd x Prene The Sportif Waist Bag, $89.95
Hands-free travel has never been more chic than with this special collabration item between the hip Australian accessories brand Prene and Australian influencer Bec Judd. An elevated riff on the everyday fanny pack, this one is constructed with durable, dove grey neoprene, has two pockets for easy storage, and brushed silver hardware for a luxe finish.
Dieux Skin Forever Eye Mask, $25
Whether it’s from long flights or lack of sleep, your eyes show the signs of fatigue quickly. And while eye gels have boomed in popularity, single-use versions aren’t kind to the environment. So the next time your eyes need some love, try these reusable ones. Made with flexible silicone, they boost the efficacy of your favorite products for visible results in just 20 minutes. Plus, they last up to a year with proper care.
Discover Night Silk Gift Set, $120
Why not give the gift of a blissful night’s sleep with this duo made from high-quality mulberry silk? The mask blocks out light for more restorative rest, while the natural fabric keeps skin moisturized. Like the mask, the accompanying pillowcase boasts a bevy of benefits. In addition to regulating your body temperature so you don’t overheat, it also helps keeps wrinkles and hair damage at bay.
Oliver Logan Westboro Jacket, $98
The word sustainability has been bandied about a lot in fashion, but denim’s been a tougher market to tackle. (Sadly, conventional cotton production requires tons of water and pesticides.) This is when Oliver Logan, a Los Angeles-based company devoted to denim that’s ethically made and stylish, enters the picture. And this jacket, with its timeless design, hint of stretch, and crisp ecru color, will immediately become a travel wardrobe essential.
Dabble & Dollop Tropicals Bath Bombs, $25
Though Stephanie Leshney founded Dabble & Dollop in 2019 children in mind, her company’s offerings are well-suited for moms as well. This adorable set of colorful and tropical-scented bath bombs encourages kids of all ages to make bathtime a fun experience. On top of that, the bath bombs are made with clean, vegan ingredients, and have been dermatologist tested to be gentle on all skintypes.
MDO by Simon Ourian M.D. Skin Rescue Sheet Masks, $49
After spending two decades treating some of the world’s most photographed faces, from Kim Kardashian to Lady Gaga, Simon Ourian M.D. launched his bespoke brand. But it’s his new sheet masks infused with a proprietary UVA blend that binds moisture to the skin that are poised to become a new travel essential. Even after a single use, your complexion will be unbelievably dewy, plump, and soft.
Vuori Womens Ripstop Pant, $89
Imagine combining everything you adore about sweatpants, hiking pants, and chinos, and you’ve got this versatile pant from Vuori. The drawstring waistband ensures a snug, but comfortable fit, while the five pockets stash all your essentials. The slim, straight leg lends a more polished look, but the stretchy cotton ripstop lets you move about freely.
LANEIGE Good Night Kit, $20
Given the global popularity of both items in this travel-friendly set – one Lip Sleeping Mask is sold every three seconds, while one Water Sleeping Mask is sold every six – this is one of those rare foolproof gifts every mom will appreciate. (Bonus points for its affordability, too.) And because the masks are intensely moisturizing, they’re especially great to use before and after long flights.
REEF Cushion Vista Hi, $65
It may be tempting to pack flip flops on your next warm-weather getaway, but don’t, as they can trigger foot problems after prolonged wear. Instead, opt for these slides by REEF. They’re incredibly lightweight. The natural cork footbed offers arch support, and shock absorption. And the simple, yet versatile style will effortlessly take you from the pool during the day to evening cocktails.