If you’ve got a mom who travels a lot here are some thoughts on what to get her – stuff that she’ll use again and again:
First, a good Swiss Army Knife, the real deal, is indispensable – regardless of gender. There are all sorts of models. She’ll need one with a set of scissors, perhaps a hole punch, and some built-in tweezers. Real Swiss Army Knives range from the very basic to the outlandishly elaborate. Something in the middle is best. Just make sure when she travels with it she remembers to remove it from her handbag and stow it in the checked luggage. I’ve lost more than a couple by neglecting to transfer it from my carry-on to my checked luggage.
Moms need their rest on the road, and that often means in-flight catnaps. Make it easy on her with a NapFoam Eye Mask. Inside, the mask is covered with BioSense memory foam fashioned with natural green tea, seed oil and charcoal. The cushioning effect is sublime. Beats the inflight masks they hand out on international business class hand’s down.
Power to all moms. More mothers travel internationally these days, and that means different power requirements in different countries. How ‘bout the Kensington 33117 Travel Plug Adapter to tackle the problem. It’s not a big, bulky device, but a compact gadget that gives to plug adaptation for some 150 countries.
Then there’s the bag, one that won’t get lost among all those other black and blue belly bags on the luggage carrousel, one that stands out – and stands up to the demands of the road. Consider an L.L Bean Maine Guide Rolling Duffle.
All of the above is pretty utilitarian stuff. Essential, perhaps, but something less than romantic. Might we suggest a really good book, the kind she can get lost in for a few hours. That’s the sort of thing to make the rigors of air travel irrelevant.
Story by Jerry Chandler