With Mother’s Day approaching fast there’s not much time left to come up with a thoughtful gift that your adventurous and active mom will truly appreciate.
It’s ok though because we’ve got you covered with these Mother’s Day gift ideas for adventurous moms that have been chosen specifically to encourage a fun and active lifestyle and are very different from the typical mother’s day gifts you’ll see advertised.
Whether she’s into hiking, camping, fitness and wellness, cycling, or running, 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 for active moms.
Plus… don’t miss our other gift lists that could also include a gift that your mom will love – check out these sustainable gifts, our favorite running gift ideas and these gifts for outdoorsy people (links open in new tabs).
Mother’s Day Gift Ideas For Adventurous and Active Moms
1. A go-everywhere belt bag for moms on the move [lululemon, $38]
This Lululemon belt bag can be worn around the waist or over the shoulder and features a water-repellent coating with secure storage for all mom’s valuables while she’s out on life’s adventures (or just running errands and walking the dog).
We love the range of color options (there’s plenty of choice, from black and understated colors such as camo green to the most vibrant of pinks, pictured) and versatility of this bag, all for a price that makes this an excellent and affordable mother’s day gift idea.
One of the great things about this bag is how many different ways you can wear it – oh it’s also very reasonably priced for such a versatile small bag.
2. A daily deep tissue massage [Opove, $159]
For the cost of treating your mom to a one-time massage at a day spa, treat her to her own percussion massager that she can use every day!
This Opove Apex high-efficiency percussion massage gun helps relax tired and overworked muscles and provides relief to tight spots after long days on the trails or simply after a hard day’s work.
We’ve tried plenty of massage guns in our time, and the Opove Apex is our favorite one right now!
You can get more than 20% off right now by shopping direct on Opove’s website using the button below:
3. A bodyweight suspension trainer [TRX, from $199]
If your mom is into her fitness (or expressed a desire to do more workouts) then help her out with the gift of a TRX suspension trainer.
These bodyweight fitness trainers are super fun to use anywhere, indoors or outdoors, and harness the power of your body weight and gravity for an all-body workout.
Plus, head to their site (use the button below) and enter code MOMSDAY22 to get $25 off an order of $100 or more.
4. A cocktail making set [Modern Mixology, $40]
Just because your mom may be into fitness or adventuring, that doesn’t mean she isn’t partial to the odd luxury cocktail (or two)!
To help your mom indulge in her creative side, consider treating her to this affordable cocktail-making set, which also comes with a set of cocktail recipe cards to get her started.
5. An exquisitely built camp mug [Klean Kanteen, $40]
Klean Kanteen is one of our favorite sustainable outdoor brands and is also part of the B Corp movement to meet high standards of social and environmental transparency.
Their brand new 12oz Camp Mugs are made from 90% recycled steel and have been designed and built to such a high standard that these are now our top choice when it comes to drinking beverages outdoors, or adventuring in our camper van.
Mom will not be disappointed to receive one of these beautiful 12oz camp mugs. The only problem is, you’ll likely want one for yourself when you see it in real life!
4 new from $24.95
6. An Insulated Travel Blanket [$99]
Apart from being one of the cutest things on this list, the Rumpl Nanoloft Travel Blanket is also one of the most useful.
Each one of these travel-sized insulated blankets is recycles 20 plastic bottles – and uses synthetic down which mimics the amazing insulation properties of down.
Your mom will enjoy using this stain and water resistant blanket in the evening on the sofa, having a cocktail in the backyard, camping, or even whilst traveling.
The blanket is machine washable, and comes with a cutel little water-resistant stuff sack (pictured above).
7. A Trail & Kale Trucker Hat [$27]
Truckers are great for keeping rain, sun, and sweat out of your eyes and face while on the trails, plus they also look really cool… and you want your mom to look cool, right?!
We designed our subtle, yet distinctive “Stealth Edition” Trucker hat for people who like to fly 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 and is the most inexpensive Mother’s Day gift idea on this year’s list.
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.
8. A multi-tool for those handy moms [$130]
A multi-tool such as this Leatherman is perfect if your mom’s adventurous or good at making changes to gear and clothing on-the-fly.
It is pretty much by definition the most useful Mother’s Day gift you can buy.
The bright colors of this Leatherman 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.
9. A premium yoga mat [Lululemon, $98]
This Lululemon 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.
Even if your mom’s not into yoga, a yoga mat is great for flexibility exercises and stretching, pilates, before or after workouts, or simply because it’s good to work on your flexibility each morning and have a cushioned, non-slip mat to do it on.
For more details and photos of these particular yoga mats, read our lululemon yoga mat review.
Plus, when your active mom is looking for some Yoga routine inspiration, get her to watch our 10 Easy Yoga Stretches demonstration video which will guide her through a fulfilling workout.
10. The best last-minute Mother’s Day gift: a gift card from REI [from $10]
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 mom within hours.
You can also choose how much to load the card up with, the minimum is $10.
This is a good gift for a mom who likes adventuring and being active outdoors but is difficult to buy for, as she can find herself something useful and tell you all about it 🙂
11. Books Make Great (inexpensive) Mother’s Day Gifts
If your mom loves to read AND she loves adventure, running or reading inspiring biographical novels, then why not choose a couple of books from our list of Best Women’s Adventure Books.
You can’t really go wrong with books and they make inexpensive yet thoughtful gifts! 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.
Audible’s a great option if you think she’ll be too busy being active and adventurous to sit down and read an old-fashioned paper book!
12. A sweet pair of US-made Randolph sunglasses [from $300]
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.
Randolph’s Fusion Sunglasses Collection is a style-driven spin on popular Randolph Aviator and Aviator-inspired frame styles, for active lifestyle wear.
For more pictures and information on Randolph’s Fusion sunglasses collection, read our review.
13. A Self Cleaning LARQ Water Bottle [$95]
The LARQ Bottle is not just another reusable water bottle, it’s the world’s first self-cleaning water bottle.
It’ll purify your water and neutralize that bottle stink that we all hate! The UV-C technology built into the lid, eradicates up to 99.9999% of bacteria and 99.99% of viruses in Adventure Mode, meaning you can sterilize water found in streams while out hiking for example.
You may have seen the LARQ bottle on Shark Tank recently, too – but we’ve been using LARQ bottles for several years and you can learn more about them from our review of the original LARQ Bottle PureVis and the LARQ Bottle Movement.
14. A Back Roller Wheel from Chirp [from $30]
Show me someone who doesn’t secretly love getting a good back stretch and massage, especially if there are a few of those satisfying ‘clicks’ that go with it when tension is released.
This back roller wheel is infinitely better than using a foam roller to attempt something similar (read why in our full Chirp Wheel review), and it really does work wonders for relieving back pain and tension, and that’s exactly why we use it every evening after a long day.
Whether after a long day at work, standing, sitting, driving or doing something more fun and adventurous like hiking with a heavy pack on your back, it’s immensely satisfying to have a more relaxed, less tense back after a couple of minutes of using it.
Plus, you get to use it, too, every time you’re round her house!