Mother's Day Gift Guide: Travel Gifts

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On this WeHear, we're talking about some of our favorite gifts for women who love to travel!

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, so now's the perfect time to choose something that screams "thanks mom!" to the woman who always tells you how perfect you are!

First, we love J.Crew's crushable, packable straw hat perfect for every sunny day. It’s made of malleable raffia that retains shape regardless of how many times you shove it in your luggage. The style is classic enough for everyday use, but can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. Bonus: it's under $50 so it’s not a budget buster.

We also love the idea of gifting a gorgeous work of art, like this beautiful scratch-off map by Utah artist Kristin Douglas. These handmade “Waypoint Wanders” maps are beautifully rendered in watercolor and foil, and you can choose a World Map, a US Map, or a Europe version. It's a wonderfully creative way to commemorate all the places you’ve been together, or to showcase the places she’ll be going on a future trip. These maps cost about $30 each and can be found at

If you're interested in gifting Mom with a wonderful piece of luggage she'll want to use forever, Away is the travel brand that has built an excellent reputation on producing thoughtfully designed, top-end carry-ons that feature a built-in charging station. Away also makes a soft tote called the “Everything Bag”, that’s sized ‘just right’ to fit under the seat in front of you. This isn’t your average travel tote...At 2.6 lbs, it’s lightweight, and it includes smart touches such as: a back flap that secures onto your trolley handle to keep it from sliding around; a padded built-in laptop sleeve, lots of separate compartments and zippered pockets to preserve your sanity and keep you organized; and a waterproof compartment on the bottom perfect for an umbrella. At $195, this sleek, smart bag is a no-brainer for someone who loves to stylish yet functional pieces.

GIVEAWAY ALERT! The next item is the Polaroid Snap Touch Instant Digital Camera, which is our YouTube Video Item! This fun digital camera can print pix on the fly, and is bluetooth compatable as well! We love the rainbow of colors you can select, and we also really enjoy all the editing options, including filters, stickers, borders, and a selfie mirror! The camera costs about $120 at different online retailers. If you'd like to enter to win this camera, please head to our YouTube channel, subscribe and like the video, then comment below with something that indicates you'd like to enter (ex.: "I'd love to win the camera!"), and you’ll be entered to win this camera and one pack of polaroid printing paper. Continental US only, no P.O. Boxes. Deadline to enter is printed under the video on our YouTube Channel!

Also, stick around to the end of this video for this week’s travel joke. Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Twitter



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