21 Unique Mother’s Day Gift Ideas For Adventurous Moms

If your mom's into being outdoors, hiking, camping, running, fitness & other adventurous activities, there's a gift on this list that she's bound to love!


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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.

Mother's Day gifts for adventurous moms including camping, sport and hiking gifts for Mom

Don’t miss our other relevant gift lists that could also include a gift that your mom will love – check out these sustainable gifts, our favorite running gift ideas, these gifts for outdoorsy people, and our best camping gift ideas (links open in new tabs).

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas For Adventurous and Active Moms

Lululemon everywhere belt bag gifts for sports moms

1. A go-everywhere bag for moms on the move [lululemon Belt Bag, $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 some unique limited edition print patterns) 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, plus it’s very reasonably priced for such a versatile small bag.

REI gift card Best gifts for people who love camping hiking

2. 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 adventure-loving 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 the ideal 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 🙂

Rad Runner Plus Best Electric Bike For Mom

3. A fully-loaded do-anything e-bike with space for a passenger [RadRunner Plus Electric Utility Bike, $1,849]

If you feel like really treating your outdoors-loving mom to something special this Mother’s Day then the RadRunner Plus from Rad Power Bikes is the e-bike that dreams are made of – plus, it’s currently on sale at $1,849 – that’s $150 off the regular retail price!

With fat tires, a nimble ride, front suspension great build quality and responsive throttle acceleration, your mom will get up to 45 miles on it between charges and of course, will have a permanent grin on her face while she rides it 🙂

If you’d prefer to contribute in part to the cost of a shiny new e-bike, Rad also sells gift cards, starting at $50, which you can get as a last-minute gift for Mom to put towards one!

Deuter Kid Comfort Active SL Child Carrier Womens Best Gifts For Adventurous Moms

4. A lightweight kid carrier [Deuter Kid Comfort Carrier, $280]

For adventurous moms with smaller children, this Deuter Kid Comfort child carrier is a fantastic gift for Mother’s Day.

This backpack carrier is in a women’s-specific fit, is super lightweight, weighs less than 6lb and has tons of thoughtful features, including easily-adustable torso, shoulder and waist straps for Mom, and a cushion, removable stirrups and easy fit adjustments for their precious cargo.

With a weight capacity of 48lb in total, this kid carrier should last many miles of hiking adventures.

Gravity Move Mini Heated Massager Best Gifts for outdoorsy moms

5. A heated portable deep tissue massager [Gravity Move Mini, $150]

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!

What makes the Gravity Move mini heated massager so special is not only that it’s compact and portable but it features a range of heads, including a delightful heated attachment – great for tired legs after work or sports adventurous moms may get involved in, such as hiking, cycling and running.

We’ve tried plenty of massage guns in our time, and are loving the compact size and effectiveness of this one, which will surely make a well-received Mother’s Day gift.

For more details, read my in-depth Gravity Move review.

On Cloud 5 Womens New Colors Best Mothers Day Gifts

6. On Cloud Shoes [On Cloud 5, $140]

The On Cloud is On’s most popular Cloud shoes for good reason; they’re versatile, comfortable, stylish, and slip right on with On’s smart speed lacing system.

They’re available in a range of colors, including bright, limited edition colorways as well as more understated solid colors including black, grey and white.

Read our popular On Cloud review to learn more about these lightweight everyday lifestyle shoes.

TRX Home Suspension Trainer Best Mothers Day Gifts For Fitness Loving Moms

7. 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 above) and take advantage of their current 20% off offer!

TEVA Slippers Review Trail and Kale web wm 24

8. Adventure-ready indoor/outdoor slippers [Teva ReEmber Moc, $80]

These quilted Teva slippers are hugely popular for camping as well as simply wearing in and around the house.

Not only do they have good tread on the outsole so she can wear them to step outside as well as for spending time indoors, they’re super warm and comfortable and look great, too!

Read our in-depth Teva ReEmber Moc review to learn more.

Sensate Review vibration stress relief featured alt by Trail and Kale

9. A calming meditation device [Sensate, from $299]

The Sensate ‘pebble’ is marketed as a wearable stress relief device that can make a difference after using for just 10 minutes per day.

It makes for an easy to use, super simple meditation device that can be used with the goal of relieving everyday stress and achieving relaxation, better sleep and enhanced wellbeing.

Read our in-depth Sensate review to learn more.

How To Breathe While Running Simple Breathing Techniques For Runners by Trail and Kale for web 1

10. Our free Couch-to-5k beginner training plan [FREE!]

Has your Mom had a break from running, or always wanted to start running and never got around to it?

For an affordable and thoughtful Mother’s Day gift, head over to our Couch to 5k training plan and download the free 8-week training plan she can follow to go from not running to completing a 5k (3.3 miles) in one go!

Our Running 101 page is also packed with running tips for runners of all levels, from complete beginners to experienced runners, so there’s plenty of resources right here to help Mom train for her 5k challenge.

To level things up more, why not also find a local 5k race in a couple of months time, that she can use as her training goal?

Mixology Cocktail Making Set Best mothers day gifts

11. A cocktail-making set [Modern Mixology, from $28]

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.

Klean Kanteen camp mug 12oz Trail and Kale web wm 1

12. An exquisitely built camp mug [Klean Kanteen, $30]

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 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!

Rumpl Nanoloft travel blanket

13. An Insulated Travel Blanket [$89+]

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 made from 20 recycled plastic bottles – and uses synthetic down which mimics the amazing insulation properties of down.

Your outdoorsy 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 cute little water-resistant stuff sack (pictured above) that packs it down to the size of a water bottle.

Trail and Kale trail running in Central Oregon 17

14. Learn a new outdoorsy skill [at REI, from FREE to ~$300]

Any adventure-loving, outdoorsy Mom will likely relish the opportunity to learn a new skill for spending time outdoors.

REI offers a range of classes at stores nationwide, which range from free workshops such as ‘how to change a flat tire’ on a bicycle, to half and full-day workshops that can teach your Mom new skills such as outdoor climbing, kayaking, wilderness survival and hiking tips.

Check the availability and timing of REI classes at a store near you.

Trail and Kale Stealth Edition Trucker - Shop Now

15. 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.

Leatherman Signal Multi Tool - Mother's Day Gift Ideas

16. A multi-tool for those handy moms [$140]

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.

If your mom enjoys hiking, backpacking, or camping trips, then the Leatherman is a must-have tool for her backpack.

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.

lululemon yoga mat gifts for moms who love fitness and yoga

17. 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.

Best Womens Adventure Books Trail and Kale

18. 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.

Randolph fusion handcrafted sunglasses - mother's day gift ideas

19. 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.

LARQ Bottle comparison trail and kale

20. 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.

This is a great gift for health-conscious moms who like to eat and drink well, including drinking plenty of clean water (that actually tastes nice) every day!

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.

Chirp Wheel sizes

21. A Back Roller Wheel from Chirp [from $40]

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 around her house!

One of Trail & Kale's co-founders, a mom, and guardian of our resident trail dog, Kepler, Helen can be found trail running with Kepler and enjoying road runs with her mini in a jogging stroller, all while testing out the latest running gear for our readers.



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