With Mother’s Day approaching fast (Sunday 10th May), there’s not much time left to come up with a thoughtful gift that your adventurous mom will truly appreciate. It’s ok though because we’ve got you covered with these 10 Mother’s Day gift ideas for adventurous moms that have been chosen specifically to encourage a fun and active lifestyle.
If your mom enjoys staying active and has an adventurous spirit, then you really can’t go wrong with any of these Mother’s Day gift ideas. Oh, and we actively use all the items on this list ourselves so if you have ANY questions about them, please drop them in the comments below and we’ll reply as soon as possible.
Okay, enough chit chat, let’s get straight to the gift ideas!
1. Leatherman Signal Multi-Tool –
The Leatherman Signal is a super durable multi-tool, made in the USA, that will last for decades, which probably makes it one of the few gifts you can only give mom once. The bright colors of the Signal multi-tool will surely be enough to brighten up any adventure. The Signal packs 19 useful tools into a compact, 4.5-inch size, which weighs only 7.5 oz.
The Signal multi-tool is perfect if your mom’s adventurous or good at making changes to gear and clothing on-the-fly. If your mom likes to get stuck in during hiking, backpacking, or camping trips, then the Leatherman is a must-have tool for her backpack.
2. Lululemon Reversible Yoga Mat (5mm) – $78
The Lululemon Reversible Yoga Mat is ready for all good practice vibes. At 5mm thick, it is extra cushy which helps to relieve some pressure on hips and knees when doing mat-based yoga, stretching and core workouts. Yoga compliments trail running so well because it keeps your joints and muscles flexible, this is necessary when you’re running over terrain that requires you to pick your legs up high and place them down on uneven surfaces.
Yoga is also the perfect way to reach a state of mindfulness and a means to reconnect the synergy of body and mind.
If you think your mom is going to enjoy something from the Lululemon store, they have put together their own Mother’s Day gift list this year, featuring lots of active lifestyle and yoga gift ideas.
3. REI Gift Card
An REI Gift Card is a great Mother’s Day Gift because you won’t have to guess what the outdoorsiest of moms would like to receive the most. You can either order a Gift Card to be delivered as a physical card, which takes up to 7 days to arrive, OR you can choose to send a digital E-Gift Card, which can be sent directly to your mum within hours. You can also choose how much to load the card up with, the minimum is $10.
Send an REI Gift Card and let mum purchase that thing she’s secretly been pining after.
While surprise gifts can be wonderful to receive, if you buy a gift from REI and it turns out to not be quite what the recipient had in mind, encourage them to say so, and switch it out for an alternative, as REI has an excellent returns policy.
4. Jaybird VISTA True Wireless Earbuds –
If your mum likes to listen to music while running, hiking, or working out, the Jaybird VISTA true wireless headphones are the only way to go if no cables are important. They have an extended battery life of 32 hours, are IPX7 waterproof, sweat-proof, crush-proof, and the lightest, most comfortable true wireless headphones we have ever tested. They’re so good in fact, that they won our Editor’s Choice award, and currently sit at the top of our best wireless headphones for running, and ultrarunning buyer’s guide.
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Pair it with the Mighty Vibe Music Player
If mum doesn’t have the means to play music directly from her GPS Running Watch, or she doesn’t like taking her phone with her on her runs then the Mighty Vibe music player is a very small and lightweight way to take music from Spotify or Amazon Music with her as she runs or works out.
5. Trail & Kale Trucker Hat – $26.99
A small but very useful Mother’s day gift is a trucker hat. Truckers are great for keeping rain, sun, and sweat out of your eyes and face while on the trails, they also look really cool. Our Classic Trucker is available in 4 color combinations but if you’re after a more stealthy look, then check out our Stealth Edition Trucker.
We designed our subtle, yet distinctive “Stealth Edition” Trucker hat for those who like to fly more under the radar. You can buy it in any color, as long as it’s black (and very stealthy). It features the Trail & Kale Mountain logo embroidered in a grey/silver color on the front. All Trail & Kale merchandise ships worldwide!
If you think mom may prefer a more technical hat for running or hikes, see our technical running cap gear guide for some inspiration.
6. A Book – The Gift of Inspiration!
If your mom loves to read AND she loves adventure or trail running, then why not choose a couple of books from our list of Best Women’s Adventure Books, you can’t go wrong with books! We’ve been compiling this list based on books we have read and also books that our trusted community of adventure lovers rate very highly.
These female adventurers write about their experiences in a way that will inspire her to explore more and become a stronger adventurer because of it.
Give the gift of a free Audible trial
If you or your mom have never tried Audible or haven’t got into audiobooks before, I highly recommend signing her up for a free trial (you can use your card details and can cancel any time, so you can give the free trial plus any number of months thereafter). The biggest advantages of using Audible to listen to books, rather than reading them, are that:
- You get a FREE book when you sign up for a free trial of Audible. After 30 days of your free trial, you get 1 audiobook and 2 Audible Originals each month for $14.95/mo.
- Listening to someone narrate the book can be more impactful and memorable than reading written words.
- You can listen to audiobooks while doing other things – boring things that don’t otherwise enhance your life, such as commuting, and doing household chores, start to become more enjoyable if you’re ‘reading’ at the same time 🙂
- You can consume information faster. If you like to consume information quickly, you can actually playback the audiobooks faster than just 1x speed. The faster you play them back, the more the narrator will sound like a chipmunk, but the benefit is you can absorb more information SO much faster than reading a book.
- Audible is always with you… If you have your phone with you, you have your audiobooks with you, no need to carry a book or bigger device around.
7. Randolph Fusion Sunglasses
Randolph Engineering has been a supplier of Aviator sunglasses to the U.S. Military for the past 42 years, and for good reason, their sunglasses (hand-made in over 200 individual steps) are high-quality, comfortable, and durable, and as a result, very reliable in the field.
RELATED REVIEW: Randolph Fusion Sunglasses review
Randolph’s Fusion Sunglasses Collection is a style-driven spin on popular Randolph Aviator and Aviator-inspired frame styles, for active lifestyle wear. We’ve been wearing two models of sunglasses that were recently been added to the Fusion Collection, the Elinor and the Archer. The differentiator for the Fusion Sunglasses Collection is that the frames include premium lightweight inlays made from ‘Mazzucchelli Acetate’, adding a stylish twist and a lighter overall weight making them great sunglasses for hiking.
8. Nike Pegasus 36 Trail Running Shoes – $130
Our current favorite all-round trail running shoes are the Nike Pegasus 36 Trail. It’s a high-performance trail running shoe that’s so comfortable it feels like a road running shoe. It could easily be labeled as a road/trail hybrid, or a door-to-trail running shoe because quite honestly it performs very well on both surfaces. Contributing to the comfort is the Nike Air Zoom cushioned midsole that provides plenty of protection from sharp rocks too. The Pegasus 36 Trail is also very lightweight at 9.17oz (260g), breathable, responsive, and grippy. If your mom is a trail runner, or just getting into the sport, she can’t go wrong with these shoes.
Here are some quick stats – Drop: 10mm / Weight: 9.17oz (260g) / Support Type: Neutral.
FULL REVIEW: Nike Pegasus 36 Trail Review
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9. REI Swiftland Hydro Running Hydration Vest –
Most trail runners nowadays will own at least one hydration pack (also known as a hydration vest, race vest, or running vest), as they are the best, and most efficient way to carry essentials including water, energy food, spare clothing (including your running hat while not being worn), mobile phone, keys… the list goes on and is only limited to your creativity :). Hydration packs are equally useful for hiking too, especially for those who like to travel light on the trails.
The alternative to a hydration vest is bleak, and that involves stuffing your pockets full of necessities that will bounce up and down during your run, turning what should be a fun experience into a punishing one.
The 5L Swiftland Hydro running hydration pack from REI is very comfortable and secure while running due to its women’s specific fit and many sizing options. There’s plenty of storage for long trail runs, multiple points of adjustability (chest, sides, and shoulders). You also get a 1.5L no-slosh water bladder included in the price. This hydration pack is a top choice for beginner to intermediate trail runners due to all the features and excellent value for money.
10. Republic of Durable Goods Mock One Hammock – $194.97
The Mock ONE is the world’s most compact portable hammock that doesn’t need trees to pitch. We love how the comfortable parachute nylon hammock fabric wraps and cradles you as you chill, read a book, play on your phone, or stargaze.
The compact size and small footprint mean you can set it up in more places and transport it with ease, especially with the carry sling that it comes with. There’s also a large under-basket, dual cup holders, and side hammock pockets to keep your things accessible and up, off of the ground.
It comes with a UPF 50+ Adjustable Sun Shade to keep your face protected from the sun too. This is the ultimate way for your mom to elevate her post-adventure relaxation game!
I hope you enjoyed these Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for adventurous moms! If you have any questions about the gifts listed on this gift guide, please ask them in the comments below. We have used all these items ourselves, and love talking about them!