Mom is always the one making sure everyone else is taken care of, so why not find a way to take care of her by choosing a gift she actually wants—not needs, not one that’s really for you, but re-gifted to her—something she truly will enjoy just because she enjoys it?
Whether your mom is obsessed with the latest fashion trends or really just loves spending time in the kitchen, this holiday gift guide features the best gifts for moms with all types of different interests.
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Best Gifts for Moms
For moms who love style: Spanx leather leggings
I put five different pairs in my shopping cart before I realized that would cost me a little over $500. Went ahead and moved them all to my Christmas wish list instead because they are literally the best leggings ever. To be clear, the Spanx faux leather leggings are, hands down, the most stylish, comfortable, well fitting pair of leggings I have owned in my entire lifetime.
Other great ideas: this Avalon Shopper Tote Bag, these satin headbands, a cute mini backpack, and this ultra adorable crossbody bag with over 3,800 reviews. I have the crossbody and carry it EVERYWHERE.
For new and expecting moms: a helpful parenting book for new moms
My new book, 50 Things to Do in Baby’s First Year, will help the new mom in your life learn the mom ropes while also learning how to care for herself without gaining a major case of mom guilt in the process.
New moms might also enjoy a stylish teething necklace for when baby starts teething, these super handy reusable, waterproof wet dry bags that keep your wet/soiled items separate from your dry/clean items and are perfect for storing baby’s soiled diapers and clothing, or a gift card to Spafinder so she can sneak in some much needed, post-partum self-care.
For moms who love to give back: Vibes Hi-Fidelity Earplugs
These reusable ear plugs, designed for sound quality, are perfect for concerts and other loud events that mom wants to go to without blowing out her eardrums for the weekend. And also, each purchase provides support to Hear the World Foundation which helps cover hearing healthcare and hearing aids to children in need around the world.
Other great gifts that give back: this trio of succulents that help provide fresh water for communities around the world, a cute and comfy Love Your Melon cap that helps fight cancer, and Charity Pot by Lush who donates 100% of the purchase price of this lotion to organizations supporting animals, the environment, and people in need.
Best gifts for moms who need more sleep: weighted blanket
Which is basically all of us right? I’ve added this weighted blanket to my wish list this year because I’ve heard they help encourage deeper, healthier sleep by making you feel like you’re being hugged to sleep. Not sure which one to get? Go for the weight that is 10% of your body weight + one pound.
Need a few more sleep inducing gift ideas? Try a weighted eye mask to get her into REM more quickly. Also, this essential oils diffuser that you can use to put the relaxing scent of lavender into the air while you she lets the soothing night light calm the room. Dude 3 uses this exact one each night. You might also try this acupuncture mat. I have this one and I have to admit that it helps with general muscle aches and relaxation. It does take some getting used to because those pointy parts are pretty hurty at first!
Best gifts for moms who hate being cold: Teddy bear jacket
The teddy bear coat got to be really popular last season and when people discovered just how soft, cozy, and teddy bear hug warm they truly were, I knew they weren’t going to be going anywhere anytime soon.
Need more ideas for your frozen mama?
Best gifts for moms who love to binge watch: Disney Plus Subscription
Not only will Mom’s Disney+ subscription allow her to watch all of her favorite Disney flicks, the Marvel movies she loves, and the new series, Mandalorian, but she will also be able to watch the best Christmas movie of the year, Noelle.
Mom not really into magic and joy? That’s cool, a subscription to Netflix is still a total win if she doesn’t have one. If she does, buy her a gift card for a free year. A break in paying will be awesome.
For moms who love books: a year long subscription to Kindle Unlimited
With Kindle Unlimited you pay a monthly fee that allows you to borrow up to 10 Kindle Unlimited marked books at a time. I use it to devour sexy books, but they have books from every genre including several classics. Mom doesn’t have a Kindle yet? I LOVE my Kindle paperwhite and it makes a great under $100 gift for avid readers.
For moms who love bling: stacked rings from Baublebar
My husband gifted me some stacked rings from Bauble Bar for our anniversary last year that I love and I just stumbled over these Adella rings from Baublebar and I love them even more!
Best gifts for moms who want to look 10 years younger: Natural Jade Roller
These natural jade rollers help to reduce dark circles and puffiness under eyes, Improve skin and health through natural anti aging Jade stones without any chemicals or irritants. They help prevent acne, improve complexion and revitalize your natural shine. As if that wasn’t enough awesome, they’re also easy to use and instantly relaxing.
Looking for another option? A dermaplaining device works to gently remove unwanted facial hair and dead skin cells for smoother, more radiant skin and a brighter complexion by targeting unwanted facial hair, rough skin texture, enlarged pores, uneven skin tone, fine lines and dullness. It’s basically high level face shaving for women which you can read all about (and find the super, duper cheap, but totally effective way to achieve the same results without the high price tag) here: Yep, I’m a Woman and I Shave My Face
Best gifts for moms who like experiences more than things: sign her up for an experience and do it with her.
Here are some good ideas that might inspire you:
- take her to a concert
- buy her movie tickets
- sign her up for a cooking course
- or a paint and wine night
- take her to one of those paint your own pottery studios
- we have a stained glass studio near us that I’ve always wanted to try
- gift Mom a wine trip, it doesn’t even have to be to Napa or Sonoma
- try indoor sky diving
- give her golf lessons (or tennis lessons if she doesn’t play)
Best gifts for moms who like subscription boxes: Stitch Fix
I’ve been getting Stitch Fix style boxes monthly for over four years. I love having someone who knows what I like sending me flattering clothing options and the ability to try on clothing in the comfort of my own home. If Mom already has a membership to Stitch Fix, you can get her a gift card to make her next purchase a gift.
Want to make weeknight meals easier on Mom? Get her a subscription to Hello Fresh. They make cooking a breeze with prepared meals delivered directly to your door.
Here are a few other subscription boxes your mom might dig: for moms who love fitness, try FabFitFun. If your mom is into ethically made products from socially conscious brands, try Causebox. They deliver curated products four times a year. And, if you have a fur sibling who sometimes seems like Mom’s favorite kid, BarkBox will show her you love her and her pooch too.
Best gifts for moms who like to cook and bake: an air fryer
I use my Power XL Air Fryer every single day. I reheat leftovers, heat frozen things, cook dinner, make breakfast, it gets more use than our microwave and they really come in handy for quick weeknight dinner meal prep.
Your kitchen loving mama might also enjoy a mandolin to make slicing and dicing a little easier. For moms who like to bake, this trio of antique cake stands makes a pretty addition to her serving wares, and these adorable Matryoshka measuring cups are a fun treat too.
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