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Finding the perfect gift for the women in your life can be hard. So we asked the experts: our TravelingMoms. These are the things we never leave home without. (OK. Some of them are the gift ideas we put on their own wish lists this year. I’m looking at you, girlfriends getaway without the kids!) Go ahead and forward this to the person who is buying for you in 2021. We won’t tell.
Gifts for Women Under $20
We love, love, love, these packing cubes! They make packing so easy, especially with kids. We can pack more into each suitcase and unpacking in the hotel room is easy — simply slip the packing cube into the drawer. Our TravelingMoms recommend buying different colored cubes for everyone in the family, so it’s easy for the kids to identify their stuff.
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TravelingMom Dee Dean never leaves home without her silk pillowcase. “My natural curls are very much in need of moisture at night. So I usually use a silk or satin pillowcase when I go to sleep to keep my hair from getting dry. Most hotels/resorts that I visit just use the standard cotton pillowcase, so I pack a satin one to take care of my coif…and to have a little piece of home with me on the road.”
Since 2021 is the Year of the Road Trip, this is the year to give (maybe to yourself!) an in-car aromatherapy diffuser. We’ve all road tripped with kids. We KNOW what the car smells like during a long road trip. This diffuser is the answer. And when the kids get antsy and you’re ready to threaten to “turn this car around,” you can instead pop in a nice, soothing lavender scent to calm the masses.
Got a Disney lover on your list? These cute Mickey CZ stud earrings are retro classics!
We love how simple, sleek and functional this wallet is and we love that it has an RFID blocking bifold to protect personal information.
We TravelingMoms haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on our list! This unique gift is a fun way for any frequent traveler to keep up with where they’ve been and where they want to go next. Right now, it’s the stuff that dreams are made of!
This passport cover will go everywhere with her. Frequent travelers love the stories that their passports tell. That’s why we think this is such a great gift idea!
Gifts for Women Under $50
In a world where masks are required, keeping a mask handy can be a challenge. This cute and functional mask chain makes it easy to hang your mask around your neck during those moments when you are outside and away from others. That way it’s always available when you need it.
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I remember a group trip that included a British woman who spent her afternoons painting watercolor pictures of the Galapagos Islands in a beautiful travel journal. I can’t paint, but I can write and I love recording my trip highlights in travel journals. I still sometimes wistfully re-read my journal from my first big international trip — a five-week journey around Australia.
This fun cocktail kit is perfect for her next flight. It has everything she needs (minus the alcohol) to make her favorite drink on the plane. Choose her favorite–Moscow Mule, Margarita, Bloody Mary or even an Old Fashioned! Since no one knows when she might take that next flight, give her the bottle of booze, too. That way she can make the cocktail at home at the end of a long day of homeschooling, Zoom working and making dinner with the three ingredients left in the pantry.
While the idea of a long international flight is more fun memory than future plan right now, the idea of being comfortable on a flight — or a long road trip — is not. These yoga pants are just as stylish as they are comfortable. And we love the pocket for your phone!
This set of wine tumblers is perfect for the wine lover on your list to use while traveling or at home and the metal straws help to eliminate the use of plastic straws, which makes this the perfect gift for the eco warrior on your list. They are great for wine, cocktails, ice cream and so much more!
No matter where I go, I bring along a lightweight travel scarf. It can act as a blanket, roll up into a travel pillow, become a head covering or fashion accessory. This version even has a pocket at the back of the neck for inserting hand warmers to keep her warm on that frigid plane ride or on a long road trip. It’s super soft and machine washable!
We love this Anker Powercore Elite. This portable charger is slim enough to slip into a jeans pants pocket but powerful enough to quick-charge 3 devices at once!
My 24-year-old daughter loves this one! She uses it every day at home and always takes it on the road with her. The Lay-n-Go Cosmo Bag’s brilliant design lets her see all of her cosmetics and clean up with the pull of a drawstring. It rolls up for packing then flattens to a 20” diameter circle that makes it easy to see everything inside. To sweeten the deal, the collapsible pouch design is machine washable for those inevitable product spills and powder breaks.
No matter where she goes, you love her to the moon and back. This is a great gift that will remind her of that.
Have you seen these inflatable travel foot rest pillows? What a brilliant travel gift idea! It should become a best seller! I put it on my 2021 Valentine’s Day wish list. It can be used to take a load off and to rest feet and legs while on a train, bus or airplane. Or, my favorite, at the airport during those agonizingly long layovers between flights.
This should be the signature gift for women in 2021. Maybe men too. Who doesn’t need the relaxation that comes from aromatherapy and essential oils? Whose skincare routine couldn’t use a boost after the year we’ve had?
Gifts for Women Under $100
She needs a durable backpack that can get her through every adventure! This North Face one is great because it can hold a lot and was specifically created for women.
Tile Mate is a key finder at home or anything finder away. This bluetooth tracker can even find and ring your phone on silent with a tap from the button on the Tile.
Gifts for Women Under $200
Five minutes of charging for three hours of playback? Yes, please! These wireless headphones fold up for easy packing and then play for up to 40 hours on a single (full) charge.
TravelingMom Founder Kim Orlando raves about these travel shoes. “I can walk for miles (and I do!) with no issue. They wash up perfectly,” she says. Every member of her family has at least one pair.
This is NOT your typical digital photo frame. What makes this photo frame “special” is that you can send photos to an email address and then those photos will instantly appear on the frame. The Skylight Frame is a great gift for travelers who want to share their adventures with the folks at home. It’s also a lovely gift for a grandma who wants to see updated photos of her grandchildren. What a beautiful way to stay connected with the ones we love and miss the most!
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This is one of the coolest travel gifts that we’ve ever seen. This unique piece will be her new favorite home decor item! Not only does it look amazing but it is also a fun way for her to keep up with all of the places she’s traveled to — and dream about the places she still wants to see.
Elevate the scarf by choosing this luxe cashmere version for double duty. It will keep you warm on the plane and becomes a go-to accessory after landing, serving as everything from a throw blanket to a fashion wrap.
Moment cell phone lenses upgrade the camera phone experience. The wide lens, macro and fish-eye lens give you the quality and crispness of a standard camera in your camera phone. Much like the traditional lenses you switch out, Moment lenses allow you to focus on the subject with detail. They’re perfect for trips when you don’t want to carry that big DSLR camera and lenses but still want to document the unforgettable experience.
Gifts for Women for $200+
Our TravelingMoms are all about “experiences” over “things.” So when we buy gifts for our travel-loving friends (or make our own gift wish list!), experiences are what we like. Finding the right experience can be a challenge, though. That’s why we were so excited to discover Tinggly’s unique “experience” gift boxes. It’s a gift that lets the receiver choose the experience she covets most.
Tinggly has boxes for travelers who like self-care, food, culture, romance or adventure. We vote for the “bucket list” box. It lets the receiver choose from among 600+ travel experiences around the world — from a hot air balloon ride over Temecula California to a photography tour of New York City’s Central Park to a food tasting tour of Naples, Italy, by vintage Vespa. So, essentially, you’re giving the experience-loving woman in your life a travel gift she can customize to fit her next trip.
She takes amazing adventures and wants to share those moments with all of you! What better way than to gift her a GoPro so she can record her travel experiences. With the GoPro app she’ll be able to easily upload her videos and share them with the whole family.
So what if she forgets her phone? This Apple watch can make calls, send text, give her GPS directions, play music and podcasts and track her activity levels.
If you’re looking for the ultimate gift idea, treat her to an adults-only Sandals Vacation. It’s all-inclusive, so she won’t have to lift a finger and there won’t be any end-of-vacation budget surprises. This resort has everything she needs for the perfect escape from all of her many responsibilities. Due to COVID-19, many of these all-inclusive resorts are have incredible sales making this type of vacation more affordable than ever. Now might be the time to splurge and we know she’s worth it.
The Gifts TravelingMoms Covet
As busy travelers and adventurers, our go-to travel products, gadgets and accessories are the ones that make our travels easier and more fun. From tote bags to hot tech, water bottles to weekend getaways, comfy travel clothes to a cute face mask chain, these are the best gift ideas that make our gift wish lists every year. We want your mom, sister, wife, daughter or best friend to have them, too.
These great gifts sell for as little as $15 right up to splurges of $200+. (But you know she’s worth it, right?)
Forget the gift card this year. Buy her a gift set of travel dreams. It’s just what she needs in 2021.
Gifting the woman in your life doesn’t have to break the bank with these awesome gifts for women under $20. She’ll love the personal and thoughtful gifts you choose off this gift guide. And remember, these don’t just work as Mother’s Day gifts. They can be Christmas gifts, Valentine’s Day gifts, birthday gifts, and, well, you get the idea.