Here at Hike it Baby, we love moms. Whether she is the woman who gave birth to us, the mother of our children, a grandmother or a woman who has made an incredible impact on us or the lives of our children, she deserves to be honored and celebrated. This Mother’s Day, celebrate her – and the other special women in your life – with these fun, outdoor-inspired gifts that she is sure to love!
The Gift of Outdoor Adventure
Successful, fun outdoor adventures are anything but if you’re not comfortable (especially when it comes to foot comfort). What better way to treat the special outdoor mom in your life than with the gift of footwear that is comfortable right out of the box, waterproof and breathable? The Women’s Moab 2 Mid Waterproof boot from Merrell offers just that. It comes with Vibram traction technology to prevent slipping on variable terrain and a supportive footbed to promote comfort.
Any mom will tell you that a comfortable child makes outdoor adventures way more fun with less complaining and more quality time together, so check out Merrell’s collection of shoes for kids as well. The Moab FST A/C Mid Waterproof boot for big kids does the trick with flexible M Select GRIP technology for extra traction and alternative closures for easy on and off when getting the kids out the door and on the trail.
Treat Mom to a new hiking pack designed especially for a woman’s body. The Futura 24 SL from Deuter offers a shorter carry system to better fit the female frame. This pack is just the right size for a jam-packed day trip, featuring a convenient full front opening in addition to a quick top-loading section to keep everything at your fingertips. The always-cool mesh backsystem and flexible steel frame allow you to carry even max capacity without feeling the heat.
Looking for something to make outdoor adventures more fun and comfortable for the whole family? Deuter is bringing out an all-new, super lightweight framed child carrier that is built for a woman’s body. The new, compact Lite Aircontact backsystem with ventilation makes the Kid Comfort Active SL the absolute lightest weight yet! Despite its minimalistic design, the carrier’s seating area is plush and safe. Children can enter and exit through the side access point and will love the soft cover material. If you plan to share the load when wearing your child, the unisex Kid Comfort framed carrier is also a great option and makes switching between caregivers a cinch with the Varislide back length adjustment system.
The Gift of Style and Function
Outfit Mom with the latest in outdoor clothing apparel from L.L.Bean that combine style, function and versatility for all her adventure needs. Starting with the layer closest to her, this seamless racerback sports bra offers moisture-wicking, chafe-free comfort that is also antimicrobial to resist odor and stay fresh in-between washes. Their new Airlight Pullover is light as air and surprisingly warm yet breathable. Made with 100% polyester, this pullover is ideal for transitional weather, making it perfect for those chilly nights chasing the kids around the campground. Looking for something a bit more suitable for warm weather? Check out the Multisport Tech Tank Top, which provides moisture control and comfort on the trail, at the gym and everywhere in between. For on-the-go convenience when the weather may turn wet or breezy, the brand new Stowaway Shirt Pack combines an Anarak jacket and a fanny pack. The lightweight water-repellent, wind-resistant jacket stuffs nicely into a pocket that can be worn as a fanny-pack with room for essentials like a phone and keys.
Give Mom the gift of protection and style no matter the weather with a Sunday Afternoons hat. You can choose from the fun and funky artist-inspired trucker hats, such as the Mountain Trucker, which displays a beautiful nod to the high peaks of the Pacific Northwest. Or does the mom in your life prefer a more dapper fedora-style hat? Check out the Havana hat made with breathable fabric, an internal sweatband and wide brim to help keep a refined sense of cool.
With sizes from infant to adult, you can pick up a hat for the kiddos as well, giving mom peace of mind that the whole family will be protected from the sun’s rays. The Infant Sun Sprout hat is made with UPF50+ sun-protective fabric and floatable brim to make protecting baby easier than ever! This hat is a smaller version of their bestselling Kids’ Play Hat, which also features UPF50+ sun protective fabric along with play-proof features, such as stain resistance and a breakaway chin strap.
Depending on where you live and hike, rising temperatures can translate to rain, rain and more rain. Keep mom protected from the storm and comfortable in this gorgeous Golightly Packaway Waterproof Jacket. This lightweight rain jacket conveniently packs into its own pocket, making it easy to bring anywhere. With bright and colorful hand-drawn designs, Mom can outwit the weather in these stylish rain jackets!
The Gift of Endless Memories
In this Moment Books
Looking for a keepsake that Mom can cherish for years to come? In this Moment books offer just that with their line of journals designed to be kid-friendly, interactive and minimalistic. The With My Mommy keepsake journal uses simple questions to create a beautiful picture of the relationship between a child and his mother as it evolves over time. This book allows your child to fill out one log for each of their first 18 years and then 17 more times throughout their adult life so moms can enjoy looking back to see how their child’s perceptions and heart grows as the years pass. Another wonderful option that is perfect for our Hike it Baby community is the On a Hike keepsake journal. It uses simple questions to give children the opportunity to record their hikes as their hearts and minds experience them.
Happy Mother’s Day!
This Mother’s Day, we hope you can take a moment to honor the women around you. Celebrate the amazing things they have done raising little ones to love nature. We couldn’t do it without them!
This post is sponsored by the brands mentioned, and Hike it Baby received compensation in exchange for writing this review. All opinions are our own. Photos provided by each respective brand.