By Kate Cheng
It’s time to pay homage this holiday season to one of the most hardworking travelers we know – the power mom. Kind, organised and passionate, she is the very embodiment of an alpha girl. Whether she’s catching a late flight so she can pick the kids up from school, or planning a working weekend with the nanny, you can always rely on her to deliver. Here're our favorite picks to help an inspirational travel whiz out this festive time of year.
This lightweight, easy-fold stroller will save any hardworking mom on her travels! Compact and waterproof, it’s perfect for storing in plane overhead compartments or in car seats, while its adjustable seat height and angles means she can keep the little one close to her – and away from dust and ground-level exhaust! - as they brave their adventures together. Bonus points for the integrated cup holder and range of colours. We love the purple version – too cute!
The power mom is always strapped for time while traveling. Victoria Beckham has been known to do the after-school dash and then fly to Ethiopia with the UN that very same evening. While we can’t all be the former Posh Spice, the working momma sure knows a thing or two about rushing from one destination to another! Introducing the wardrobe workhorse: the versatile flat. As practical as it is stylish, it works great with a travel outfit of boyfriend jeans and a chunky knit to get through security like a pro. We love the pointed toe and leopard print - subtle yet on-trend.
Essential for stashing all the minutiae of her hectic life on the road, this structured, all-purpose tote will be this gal’s perennial life-saver. Sizeable enough to store a work MacBook and all other iThings, it also has space for kid-friendly snacks and toys. We particularly love the two clear compartments that are included with this holdall, ideal for separating important travel documents/tickets/passports from liquids or food jostling around in its roomy depths, in an accessible and clearly-visible place. Zipped pouches and a waterproof lining keep the tote childproof, while the raffia print is a stylish neutral that works with any outfit combination.
We can’t resist Dolce & Gabbana’s Limited Edition palette, and neither will this hardworking mom. Featuring shades from the brand’s bestselling eyeshadow quads, two lipsticks and an illuminator, looks that’ll her take her from airport to after-work with the swipe of an applicator are available in the palm of her hand. Bonus points for the glamorous packaging – a carry-on essential for any momma who needs to look pulled-together and who has only the plane seat as her dressing table.
Sometimes – okay, all the time – there just isn’t time to cook. Preparing a week’s worth of quinoa and kale salad on Sunday sounds healthy, but also a little…unrealistic? Introducing Mamma Chia – a selection of nutrition-packed chia-based snacks that will be a lifesaver for the power mom running between work, errands, and, of course, kids. Even the name makes it this pressie a perfect match. We’re opting for the Blueberry and Dark Chocolate Vitality Bar – toss a couple (or six) into a tote for an energising in-flight snack, a pick-me-up in between meetings, or for a boost when on the road and Whole Foods isn’t in walking distance. Feeling lazy? Share these with the little ones! Packed with protein, fiber and Omega-3s, they’re good for tiny people too.