Gifts + Travel

The Ultimate Mother’s Day Gift Guide for the Jetsetting Mom

By Addie Christianson 5/8/2019 7 minutes

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, so look no further to find the perfect gift for any food-loving, adventure-seeking or globe-trotting mom in your life.  Prepare her for a major trip of a lifetime, or treat her to an amazing Tasting Escapes tour for the ultimate Mother’s Day staycation.

1. Upper West Side Wine Tasting Tour (NYC)

They say that it is becoming more popular to gift experiences than material goods, and we can totally see why because who wouldn’t want to be gifted a wine tour?  This NYC tasting tour is perfect for any wine-loving mom and would make for the greatest Mother’s Day experience. The tour includes stops at some of the hottest wine bars in the city where participants get to learn all about the history and culture that comes hand in hand with each wine being tasted.  

Pricing: $60 per person

2. AWAY Carry-on Suitcase

Any avid traveler knows how hard it is to find a reliable suitcase.  Popular all over Instagram, AWAY is revolutionizing the way we travel with their “lifetime” lasting chic and all-encompassing suitcases.  Get Mom a nice carry-on for her travels that makes packing a breeze. It comes with different organized compartments and includes a charger for your phone which is truly game-changing.  

Pricing: $225 a suitcase

3. Travel Listography: Exploring the World in Lists

A travel journal is an essential for any frequent flyer.  Get Mom this fun take on the classic journal so she can easily keep track of everything she has done and seen.  Ideas for lists include checking off all 50 states or visiting the 150 most famous landmarks in the world.  Both cute and sentimental, a list journal can be a fun way to relive memories and inspire new ones on Mother’s Day.  

Pricing: $16.95

4. Mission District Food Tour (San Francesco, CA)

Live in Northern California?  Plan a fun staycation for Mom and explore the foodie delights of San Francesco with this tour of the Mission District.  The comprehensive tour includes a four-course progressive meal at top trendy restaurants and cafes, ending with dessert near Dolores Park.  Feast on some of the best Mexican cuisine in the area and learn about San Francesco’s innovative food scene.

Pricing: $84 per person

5. Longchamp Le Pliage Travel Bag

Longchamp has mastered the art of light and portable travel bags, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that their duffle bag is absolutely perfect for a quick getaway or a once in a lifetime trip.  Have a mom you can’t resist shopping and buying a dozen souvenirs on a trip? This bag is what she needs since it can be tossed in a suitcase, folded up, and then filled up on the return trip to hold all of the extra goodies that were bought on vacation.  It is also super stylish and can expand into two different large sizes.

Pricing: $255 a bag

6. Slip Beauty Sleep To-Go Travel Set

Slip is the most recent brand changing the way we sleep.  They make cute silk sleepwear such as pillowcases and eye masks that are supposed to help with skin care, hair care, and overall sleep quality.  The Travel Set is perfect for any long flight and will literally make you want to sleep on the airplane because of how cute the Slip silk products are.  

Pricing: $119 a set

7. Coola Classic Organic Suncare Travel Set

Perfect for any mom who loves the sun, Coola creates organic and natural sun care products ideal for a tropical vacation or beach day.  The Travel Set incorporates a TSA approved size of each of their top products in a portable bag that is cute and waterproof.

Pricing: $40 a set

8. Wenatchee River White Water Rafting and Wine Tasting Tour (Leavenworth Valley, WA)

For a family fun Mother’s Day adventure, try out white water rafting along the Wenatchee River.  The day-long tour starts with a guided rafting excursion, followed by an outside bbq dinner, and ends with wine tasting in the Leavenworth Valley.  The action-packed day isn’t one Mom is soon to likely forget!

Pricing: $159 per person

9. Try the World Subscription Box

Any foodie mom would love the opportunity to bring the world to her kitchen and that is exactly what Try the World does.  The monthly subscription box delivers curated gourmet foods and cooking supplies from different far away locations. They include tasty recipes and unique ideas about how to use the different ingredients, helping to broaden any cook’s repertoire.  

Pricing: Starting at $29 a month


Addie Christianson

Addie is a current student at Colgate University studying English, French and Italian. She is a super passionate foodie who loves to travel and explore other cultures. She hopes to eventually pursue a career in media/communications, but in the meantime, she enjoys writing for her college’s foodie blog, her own lifestyle blog, and Tasting Escapes while eating her favorite food Nutella straight out of the jar.