Mother’s Day is just around the corner and it’s time to get going on your gift. If you’re a procrastinator like me, you’re now sweating it out. I’m here to rescue you!
I am a very adventurous mom who loves to travel and spend time outdoors. If that also sounds like your mother, this is the list for you. This is a list of items I would love to receive as a Mother’s Day or any day gift. : )
The best part about these items, you don’t have to leave your house to get them! I am so not a shopper. I hate fighting the traffic to get to the store, fight for a parking spot, then the crowds in the store! Let me save you the stress, hassle, and gas money.
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I am an avid reader. I rarely get time to read at home, so trips and vacations are prime reading time. I prefer a “real” book BUT, when camping and backpacking we have to pack light. A Kindle is perfect for the mom on the go. Pair it with an Amazon Prime subscription and she will get free books to borrow, plus movies and music!
2. iPad Mini
I love Apple everything. They are just so user friendly and good quality. If mom has to do a little work or play on her adventures, an iPad Mini is fits the bill. It’s light and compact. Put it in an Otterbox case and it’s sturdy enough for almost anywhere. This can also be paired with an Amazon Prime subscription for a great gift combo. Have all the kids go in together for an awesome gift. (extra props if mom is also an adventure blogger!)
3. Packing Cubes
Speaking of packing light, organization is a must. To be a master packer, you need some packing cubes. These from ebags are some of the top rated on Amazon. They are tough and roomy. There is also a limited lifetime warranty. This is a 6 cube set to cover all your packing needs. Once you go cube, you’ll never pack any other way.
Any traveler or adventurer needs a good dependable backpack. You can use it to pack carry on only, or for back country hiking. Ladies also need something that doesn’t weigh more than they do, and is comfortable. I have found a 40L pack to be the best size.
5. Hydration Pack
Moms who love to take short hikes, run, or are into cycling will need a hydration pack. We love High Sierra products and I highly recommend this pack. It is amazing how often we use our hydration packs. High Sierra is comfortable and stands up to whatever you throw at it.
6. Trekking Poles
For the Adventure Mom who has beat up her body over the years, trekking poles are a life saver! Even if you’re in excellent shape and health, these are so nice to have on a long hike, especially if elevation is involved. They are heavy duty but still lightweight. They collapse and separate down to 21″ to fit in your pack or suitcase. Do yourself a favor and invest, your knees will thank you for it later.
7. Passport Holder
Mom is usually responsible for keeping up with everything for everyone. Help her out by getting her a passport holder. It protects your personal information from theft, and has pockets to keep everything organized. You can wear it over the shoulder like a small purse, or around your neck. Bonus points for tucking it under your shirt to further conceal it! – *Travel Safety Tip
8. Go Pro Camera
As moms, we are always trying to hold onto the moment by snapping pics and video. As an Adventure Mom, it’s not always easy to do (ever try taking pics from a zip line?!). Mom will love a Go Pro Hero camera and this one is just right for a beginner. It’s also water proof!
9. Patagonia Sweater
It’s important to keep warm on hikes, camping, and hanging by the campfire. These Patagonia Better Sweaters are incredible. They are made of mid-weight wool to keep you warm and toasty. The fit is perfect for layering. They are also made and dyed with an eco-friendly process. Get mom an incredible gift AND help the environment. Pat yourself on the back.
10. Black Diamond Revolt Headlamp
Adventurous moms can end up anywhere so they always need to be prepared. This headlamp from Black Diamond will make sure they are. It’s light weight but sturdy and can survive rain and snow. It can also brush off being dropped, and is USB & AAA battery rechargeable. Hiking in a pitch black lave tube? No problem with this baby’s 130 lumens. Adventure on!
I hope you got some inspiration from our gift ideas. (I also hope my husband and daughter read this!) Is there anything I’ve left off? What adventurous gifts would you like to receive?
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