Mother’s Day is fast-approaching. Here are 10 last-minute gifts for the mom who loves to travel

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  • Published on May 8, 2024
  • Last Updated May 24, 2024

Haven’t gotten a gift for the moms in your life yet? DETOUR’s got you covered with 10 potential options that’ll be on your doorstep (or in your inbox) by Sunday.

The perfect Mother’s Day gift for jet-setting mother figures can be anything from a boarding pass to a travel-size bottle of luxury skincare. A personalized gift to inspire or make traveling easier for your mom, wife, aunt, sister, or anyone who gives maternal love is a perfect way to show you care. 

Whether you can give your loved one a present in person, send it digitally, or through the mail, there is still time to grab the perfect gift. 

To help out, DETOUR has done the hard work for you and found some of the best Mother’s Day gifts that will arrive just in time for the special day.

Delsey Paris Helium Aero Hardside Expandable Luggage with Spinner Wheels, 2-Piece Set (starting at $159 on Amazon)

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Voted “Most Durable” by Travel & Leisure, this luggage set is the perfect choice for the mom who loves a balance of style and practicality. Pieces are available in various colors and sizes (carry-on to check-in) to accommodate any traveling mom’s preference.

Mario Badescu 3-Pc. Rose Essentials Gift Set (Macy’s $11.20) 

Photo Credit: Mario Badescu/Macy’s

You can never go wrong with luxury skincare, especially when it’s TSA-approved. This Mario Badescu set features three rose-infused favorites: a lip balm, facial spray, and body soap. The products are perfect for preparing and pampering skin during quick domestic flights or overseas long hauls. 

Chémin Relax Crystal Infused Body Oil, 1.7 Oz (JCPenney $40)

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Relaxation is the goal for any aspect of travel, and this hand-crafted oil from Black-owned brand Chémin will surely help.  Their Crystal Infused Body Oil is a proprietary blend of coconut, jojoba, and avocado oils that activate the senses to be at ease and enjoy the ride from takeoff to landing.

The Doux Mousse Def Curly Hair Moisturizing Texture Foam (Walmart $8.50)

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Fight cabin air and humidity in one product. The Doux created an alcohol-free moisturizing mousse perfect for all textures, including curly and natural hair. The lightweight formula will leave your hair intact without flakes or residue and have you runway-ready upon arrival. 

Brown Estate Wine Memberships 

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The Brown Estates is one of the most popular Black-owned wine brands and wineries in Napa. Their flagship location hosts tastings and tours, but for those who can’t make it, they offer several club memberships that would be an excellent gift for the wine lover in your life. You can sign someone up for the Estate Club, California Club and Library Club, which come with different tiers of discounted bottle purchases and special promotions. 

“The Catch Me If You Can: One Woman’s Journey to Every Country in the World” by Jessica Nabongo (starting at $15.99 on Amazon)

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Planning the perfect vacation can be a major undertaking and it all starts with location. With 195 countries to choose from, a first-hand account of what makes each place special helps when making a decision. Luckily, avid traveler and content creator Jessica Nabongo has got you covered. Her book, which was released in 2022, not only looks at some of Nabongo’s most memorable travel moments, but also explains how she’s used travel as a vessel for self-discovery. If you know someone in need of travel inspo or a captivating read en route to their next vacay, look no further.

Kunista Co. Guided Travel Journal (Amazon: $24.95)

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Travel memories are meant to be documented. Yes, this can be done in the form of photos on your phone or camera, but something about recounting your adventures in real time to read later hits different. This travel journal from Kunista Co. is 3-in-1, as it has pages dedicated to planning before the trip, journaling and reflecting during the trip, and reminiscing with photos once mom makes it back home. 

Dear Society Gift Card (starting at $25)

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Arguably the best part about going on a trip is curating the perfect vacation wardrobe. For the fashion-forward mother figure in your life, Dear Society in Kansas City, MO just might be the place to find that unique piece they’ve been looking for. The boutique, located in the Crossroads neighborhood, specializes in “minimalist contemporary designs, curated vintage and wardrobe essentials,” all of which can be styled to mom’s liking. If you don’t live in KC (or don’t want to go through the anxiety-inducing task of picking out a gift yourself), sponsor your loved one’s next shopping spree with a Dear Society gift card. 

Black Girl Vitamins Collagen Peptides Powder (Amazon $37.50)

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The perfect accessory for any look is gorgeous, healthy skin and hair, and a key to both is taking care of yourself from the inside out. Black Girl Vitamins’ Collagen Peptides is a perfect addition to your loved one’s wellness routine, as it aids in post-workout recovery, promotes improved joint movement and flexibility, promotes stronger, thicker and shinier hair, and helps the skin look more radiant.

BrüMate Era 30 oz Tumbler with Handle and Straw (Amazon: $39.99 for 30 oz., $44.99 for 40 oz.)

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This viral tumbler is a favorite on social media and understandably so. Not only does it come in multiple colors and finishes to accommodate any vibe, it has a 100 percent leakproof straw lid. The insulated cup also keeps beverages cold for over 24 hours, making it the perfect companion on long travel days.

Martie Bowser is a journalist and public relations professional in Charlotte, NC. She enjoys amplifying the voices of POC and women that fill a void within their community. Her favorite things to cover include “person of interest” pieces, small business highlights, pop culture commentary, entertainment features, and everything about Beyoncé. Her bylines can be found in Essence, Blavity, Black Wall Street Times, and HipHop Weekly. Martie can be reached via email at martiebowser@detourxp.com.

Roshae Hemmings is an arts and culture magazine journalist from St. Louis, MO. A graduate from the Missouri School of Journalism, Roshae has bylines in the Columbia Missourian, Vox Magazine and 5280 Magazine discussing topics ranging from pop culture, social justice and eat and drink. She is a foodie at heart and enjoys eating food as much as learning about the story behind it. When she’s not working on a story, Roshae enjoys cooking, watching and analyzing reality TV, and spending time with family and friends. Roshae can be reached via email at roshaehemmings@detourxp.com.

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