Is there anything more elusive than a perfect Mother’s Day gift? Your mom is a pretty special lady, so you want something that celebrates her unique brand of awesomeness. But you also want a gift that’s practical enough that she’ll actually use it. Never fear, our team of gear experts has gotten pretty good at picking out gifts – and they have moms too. For your gifting inspiration,  here’s what we’re getting for mom this year.

ENO Doublenest Hammock – $69.95

Because what mom couldn’t use a peaceful spot to relax after a hectic day?

– Belinda, Frugal Backpacker Asheville


Marmot Precip Anorak – $90.00

If your mom loves the outdoors, like mine, a rainshell makes a practical, yet thoughtful gift.

Vickie, Frugal Backpacker Asheville


Socksmith Socks – $8.00 – 10.00 

I have yet to find anyone who doesn’t love these fun socks. They come in so many cute prints that there’s one to fit every mom.

Maggie, Frugal Backpacker Asheville


Unsinkable Sunglasses – $59.40 – $83.40 (MSRP: $99.00 – $139.00)

A pair of Unsinkables is perfect for my mom as she starts gearing up for summer days. Now she can finally have a pair of sunglasses that won’t end up at the bottom of the lake.

Morgan, Frugal Backpacker Greenville


UV Buff – $24.00

My mom is all about some UVA protection. She’s also got a lot of hair, which can be difficult to manage during outdoor activities – a buff is a fuss-free way to keep it in place.

– Isaac, Frugal Backpacker Greenville


Tilley Melanie Hemp Sun Hat$30.00 (MSRP: $105.00)

This sun hat protects mom’s skin while allowing her to look her best.

– Mike, Frugal Backpacker Greenville

Still need a little help? Stop by for personalized help in picking out the perfect gift for the superwoman in your life.