May is almost here and that means it’s time to start thinking about what to get your jet setting Mom. These gifts are fun, fashionable and guaranteed to please even the most discerning Mother on the go.
Lucky Penny Vest from Big Agnes: Sure to keep her warm without adding bulk, this vest is from the Steamboat Springs company that names itself as well as its products after local peaks, rivers, places and more. Designed to be well insulated (high tech synthetic fiber) and sustainable, Mom will appreciate the added layer of protection and the attractive slanted quilt design. Its length adds to the slimming shape. It’s also breathable, wind proof and water resistant and one of the pockets is meant to store the vest.
Stio’s Sweetwater Fleece Hoodie: From the mountain apparel company that’s dedicated to the outdoors, this sweater knit fleece provides style and warmth. The oversized hood, wide neck and contrasting zipper color make this the perfect companion for the active woman. She’ll also like the longer hem in the back, kangaroo pockets and thumb holes to keep her warm. It’s lightweight and with the brushed exterior, it looks like wool.
TravelSmith’s S2 Hybrid: This 22” four-wheel spinner is just the right size to carry on. Mom will like its durability: Constructed with “super” products that make it as strong as steel (we didn’t test for that). The packing space provides lots of flexibility with a divider that protects softer fabrics from shoes. Special interior pockets hold laptops, phones, cords and all of her clothes. She’ll value the extra 2” in the expandable case and the easily accessible exterior pocket.
Rapid Radiance Set by HydroPeptide: Mom will welcome this set of products to help care for her skin: Cleanser, moisturizer and eye cream. Peptides are the secret – molecules that hydrate, reduce signs of aging and increase the natural beauty of the skin. In addition to exfoliating, the cleanser has added citrus that helps rejuvenate skin. The moisturizer energizes the skin as it protects it against the environment. The eye cream helps to eliminate puffiness, dark circles and crow’s feet.
Overshadow Trench by Toad&Co: Mom will love this stylish rain coat with its side pockets, kicky vent in the back, stand-up collar and inside pocket to stash her things. It’s waterproof and water repellant, windproof and convenient for traveling: The hood hides in the collar and the whole coat fits into a side pocket. Made of 100% recycled polyester, Toad&Co is committed to social responsibility and environmental sustainability.
Jumpr Stack 9 from EnerPlex: EnerPlex has created a sleek battery charger for Mom’s smart phone and other devices. With up to 23 hours of talk time, she will never run out of power. The outputs are tethered to the charger so she can charge two devices at the same time and there’s no need for a separate cord. This flexible charger “stacks” with others from the EnerPlex series to charge larger devices.
Chaco Outcross EVO Footwear from Duluth Trading Co: This shoe is meant for the active Mom who spends lots of time crossing from one terrain to another (like a muddy trail to an uneven surface). Even in water, the construct of the shoe won’t bog her down. A special mid-sole adds to the comfort. Slips on and off like a clog. Open sides help ventilate her foot. The sole is made from 25% recycled rubber that doesn’t leave marks.
Cosmic Capri from Gaiam: Known for their yoga mats and props as well as their apparel, Gaiam makes great clothes for in or out of the studio. This Capri pant feels smooth and silky and is comfortable to wear. It is accentuated with oversized pockets and a drawstring waist. Part of a line by Two Fit Moms, the style and design are made to flatter.
The Dime Travel by Gerber: This stainless steel multi-tool fits easily on a key chain and will pass airport security (it’s bladeless). Mom will solve her problems with useful tools (most spring-loaded) like pliers, scissors, tweezers, bottle opener, files and the zipper hook which attaches quickly to a piece of luggage. Its sleek, ergonomic design makes the Dime a handy tool great for the car, her purse or at home. Comes with a lifetime warranty.
Hydrapak SoftFlask™ : It’s never been easier to stay hydrated then with the collapsible products by Hyrdrapak. This style is made of a flexible material that collapses as you drink so it takes up less room. The clever bite-valve and lockout dial make the bottle leak proof (comes with a guarantee). Available in a variety of sizes and colors, the easy to stash bottles are great for any Mom on the go. It’s 100% BPA and PVC free.
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