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10+ DIY Mother’s Day Gifts for the Travel Enthusiast!

This post was most recently updated on January 12th, 2022

Does your mother like to travel? Wait–what mother doesn’t?! Perhaps she only travels to visit family. Or to take day trips close to home. Doesn’t matter because there’s sure to be something your mother will love in this collection of 10+ DIY Mother’s Day gifts for the travel enthusiast! They might even be perfect gifts to give to Grandma, too. Some are very simple, while some will take a bit more time to put together. Choose one and have fun making something memorable for your mother…

1. Mint Tin Upcycle: Jewelry Travel Case

I love the quaintness of this tiny jewelry holder made out of an upcycled mint tin. It’s a great way to store the few jewelry items a woman needs for special travel days.

2. An Oven Pad Organizer

This is a clever way to make a gift out of things you probably already have. And you can store sample-sized products, first aid items, or just gum and mints in an organizer like this.

3. Travel Quote Prints w/free printable make great Mother’s Day Gifts

This is as simple as picking up a frame and printing out this free printable found at  Classy gift!

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4. Door Hanger

Remember the old days when hotels provided a door hanger so you could tell maids and hotel staff you didn’t want to be bothered?  This is a great customized version–you can make this for your mother to use on vacation…or on a “staycation” at home!  This fun idea comes from

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5.  Travel Candle in a Tin

This is a fun way to add a little atmosphere (or needed light, in the case of an emergency) while you are traveling.  Another fun upcyle of a mint tin, too! — From

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6. String Art State or Country

I really like this idea for a Mother’s Day gift!  You could make the state where your mother lives, the country she most likes to visit, or some new place on her bucket list.  This project takes a little more time to get it right, but it sure pays off with a nice finished project.  See the instructions here at

 Mother's Day Gifts 7.  Washcloth organizer

Now this is just plain clever, don’t you think?  Smart to use a washcloth to absorb any remaining moisture from a toothbrush, plus it’s just so cute!  Find the simple instructions here.

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8. Mini Lemon Travel Soaps

And these?  Well they just look almost good enough to eat!  If your mother is tired of using inexpensive hotel soaps that dry out her skin while traveling, these are the perfect gift.  Great moisturizing soap recipe and instructions here. Also, if you like the idea, you can consider some organic soaps as well.

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9. Fabric Charging Station

I’m always re-charging my phone, so I’m willing to bet this would be a great idea for Mother’s Day gifts, too!  Much better than letting your phone dangle from an outlet while it’s charging!  Plus, this is so colorful and pretty, it’s not likely to be left behind.  See instructions at

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10. Embroidery Hoop Clocks

You can make clocks with the correct time in your mother’s favorite international cities…or in each city where children or grandchildren live.  This is a fun decor item as well! Instructions found at's Day Gifts

11. Travel Sewing Kit

I’ve lost a button while traveling and wondered why I hadn’t thought to pack something like this. Now I have no excuses.  And either will your mother if you make this practical and super cute travel sewing kit for her. Mother’s Day gifts never got more practical!  Thanks to for this great tutorial.

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12. Custom Travel Photo Mousepad

Anything that showcases travel photos is a win-win for Mom.  She can be reminded of a wonderful trip while using her computer every day. For more infomation, go to

Mother's Day giftsEnjoy these ideas and get crafting!!

Happy Mother’s Day!

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9 thoughts on “10+ DIY Mother’s Day Gifts for the Travel Enthusiast!

  1. Shobha

    I love the fabric charging station! I’m always worried I’ll forget the phone when I leave a hotel. and this way you can’t forget if it’s on the doorknob. My daughter got one of those First Sewing Machines so this looks like a great project for her.

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