Every mom knows the challenges of staying organized at home, but traveling takes this struggle up a notch. It’s finally becoming easier to explore the world again. With Mother’s Day just around the corner, we’ve compiled a list of must-have accessories to keep mom (and consequently the rest of the family) organized, whether it’s a trip to the grocery store, a weekend getaway, or a week in Bora Bora.
Mumi Design Packing Cubes
Packing cubes are perfect for every mom on the go. Whether running daily errands or jetting off to a foreign locale, Mumi Design’s travel organizer cubes come in different sizes and eight colors to simplify packing and maximize space in style. Need to pack for a trip tomorrow quickly? This Latina-owned brand founded by two moms will help cut down on your packing and unpacking time with this set of 5 travel cubes that can be used for everything from sweaters to swimsuits. Available for $49.90 on the mumi website.
Saint-Lazare Envelope Passport Holder
With a resume that includes the branding and design of some of the world’s most acclaimed hospitality brands, including NoMad, Eleven Madison Park, and more, Saint-Lazare (formerly known as be-poles) is a très chic destination for customizable travel accessories. Their leather pouches, which fold like an envelope, offer a smooth inside and beautifully grained exterior and come in three sizes and three distinct colors that evoke cities in the design firm’s self-published photography books: Chamonix green, Tbilisi blue, and Reykjavik red. In addition, each pouch is customizable with your initials, name, or a word handpainted by a Parisian artisan on the back of the envelope. Prices range from $100-$190.
Childhome Mommy Bag
Belgian brand Childhome’s Mommy Bag is now available in the US exclusively from BEABA and is the perfect tote for the stylish mom-on-the-go. Thanks to its spacious dimensions and ample storage, this multi-function accessory has been dubbed “the Mary Poppins of diaper bags.” The Mommy Bag includes a water-resistant changing mat, comfortable shoulder strap, insulated cooling pouch, luggage sleeve, and several additional pockets to keep even the most harried mom in order. Available for $149.99.
For the MacGyver of moms, the Leatherman Squirt PS4 Keychain and Multitool is an all-in-one essential for tackling daily challenges. OK, you may not actually be in an action-adventure show, but life with kids can often feel that way. So you’ll wonder how you ever lived without this handy little keychain-sized multi-tool, which features spring-action pliers, screwdriver, bottle opener, a wirecutter, and more. Available for $39.95.
Duluth Trading Cab Commander
Turn your front seat into a command center with Duluth Trading Cab Commander. Perfect for long road trips or short drives to the playground, this passenger seat organizer solves the problem of a cluttered car. Specially designed pockets fit everything from snacks, books, games, electronics, toys, etc. Available for $74.95.
Smythson Toiletry Bag
Smythson’s Large Toiletry Bag is crafted in the brand’s signature Panama leather, which borrows its famous cross-grain texture from their famous Panama diary that Frank Smythson designed in 1908. But there’s nothing outdated about this modern bag, which offers an oil-resistant, satin-finish lining, external zip opening, and plenty of space for all of the products a busy mom leans on to keep her looking fresh on even the most challenging travel days. Available for $565.
Able Made Kazeem Hobo
Traveling with kids at any age means bringing extra items to entertain and keep the family organized. That’s why it’s vital to get a bag that’s versatile enough to go from day to night while big enough for everything—and you don’t need to compromise your eco-conscious values to do it. Able Made, a responsibly made athleisure brand, has the Kazeem Hobo ($270), a “hold-it-all hobo” perfect for traveling moms. The exterior pocket is ideal for those quick-grab items while the interior pockets keep your essentials in place while on the go.
Bric’s Bellagio Carry-on
This hard-case 21-inch carry-on suitcase from Bric’s Bellagio Collection reflects the elegance and beauty of Italy’s Lake Como region. Crafted in a high-tech shell made from polycarbonate, this lightweight material is resistant to scratching and scuffing. Keep everything in its place with Tuscan leather inserts and lined interiors divided into two compartments: one with a zip closure and a larger compartment with a zip and bag hook that can hold up to three hangers. Don’t worry about this suitcase toppling over when chasing after little ones. It features four double-swivel wheels and a sturdy leather-clad handle. Bellisima! Priced at $544.
Away’s Tech Case
With a water-resistant nylon body and tangle-free elastic loops, The Tech Case by Away will make organizing phone chargers, earbuds, and other must-have travel electronics a breeze. Store your chargers and other larger tech accessories in the spacious bottom mesh compartment with a zip enclosure. It’s sized to fit perfectly inside any of the brand’s suitcases or bags and weighs less than 4 oz. Priced at $55.
UPPAbaby Minu V2 Stroller
Designed for daily adventures big and small, Uppa Baby’s portable, lightweight Minu V2 Stroller is perfect for traveling the world or just down the street. Baby will be comfortable thanks to all-wheel suspension, a roomy seat with adjustable recline and leg rest, and an extendable, zip-out UPF 50+ canopy. Meanwhile, mom will be comfortable with its one-hand, one-step fold design, lightweight 17 lb. construction, full-grain leather handle, and an easy-access basket for everyday essentials. From $449.99.
MC Ethical Living Avery Backpack
MC Ethical Living’s Avery backpack is sustainably built and has ample room to organize everything from small electronics to books, toys, and other daily necessities in the cotton-lined interior. Want to keep travel essentials close at hand? Available in either cognac or black, the handcrafted Avery backpack features an exterior pocket to keep personal items separate and secure. Priced at $279.