15 Christmas Gift Ideas for Moms

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Moms make the holidays magical for everyone. Now it’s time to give her a gift that will make her feel special, too. There’s one for every budget.

Finding the perfect gift for a mom can be a struggle. Should you give something they’d never buy for themselves then hope they like it? Or, should you give something you’ve enjoyed and risk finding they’re not thrilled with it like you were? You could play it safe and stalk their social media, hoping they’ve shared a wish list somewhere, but what if they haven’t?

Here’s a secret to giving great gifts: identify an ongoing annoyance in someone’s life and give them something that solves it. For moms, well, most of us are tired and busy, with very little time to ourselves. So, gifts that ease a mother’s workload, save her time or feel pampering are always welcome. That’s exactly what you’ll find on this list of gift ideas for moms.

Christmas Gift Ideas for Moms

1. Heated Shoulder Blanket

One thing about tired moms: we’re cold. Like, all the time. Slipping on this heated shoulder blanket makes watching yet another episode of “Paw Patrol” something to look forward to. I’ve had mine for three years and can’t imagine a winter without one. Plus, it’s washable and has an auto-off feature, so it’s safe for those of us who are both messy and forgetful. Comes in 11 styles.

2. Weekly Menu Planner with Tear-Off Grocery List

Busy moms know that planning meals in advance saves time and money. This magnetic weekly meal-planner makes the task so much easier. I love that I’m no longer asked, “What’s for dinner?” every five minutes. A sturdy dual-magnet backing keeps the notepad on the fridge where everyone can see it. Perforations let you tear off the shopping list on the right side without taking the menu to the store. Each sheet is thick, and there’s one for every week of the year. I love this thing!

3. Wine Saver Stopper

We all know a mom who likes to unwind with a glass of vino but not necessarily finish the whole bottle. That’s where this reusable wine bottle stopper comes in handy. It may not look like much, but this little gizmo does a brilliant job of keeping wine fresh. It even keeps champagne and prosecco bubbly! For those of us who’ve stopped drinking, you can use it to keep bottles of soda fresh, too.

4. Satin Long Pajama Set

I almost don’t want to share these because they’re my favorite pajamas ever, and I don’t want the price to increase. But these silky button-down long pajamas are pure bliss. They come in a bunch of different colors and styles, so I’ve bought one of each. Some of my sets are three years old and still look and feel brand new! They wash beautifully and never feel itchy or hot.

5. Soup Saving Cubes

Every tired and busy mom wishes she had a little more time and a little less to do. That’s where these silicone Souper Cubes come in. They’re perfect for freezing extra servings of soup or other foods, so she can still enjoy a homecooked meal without having to cook every single night. Pop the frozen cubes into a bag for long-term storage, or take the heat-safe trays straight from the freezer to the oven or microwave to get dinner ready in a rush. They’re BPA-free and dishwasher safe, too. Super convenient. (Or should that be souper convenient? Yeah, I crack me up.)

6. Luxury Hand Lotion Set

We’re all washing our hands more often these days. Busy moms seem to do it more than anyone, though, which means her hands get dry, raw, and sore. A gift of luxurious hand lotion is always appreciated, now more than ever. This trio of lotions from woman-owned La Chatelaine features 20% shea butter, Argan oil, and vitamin E to soothe and soften her hands. There are various scents to choose from, and they’re all plant-based plus free of phthalates, parabens, SLS, GMOs, and BHT. The tin they come in is gorgeous, too!

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7. Coffee Mug Warmer

Tired moms love their caffeine. Busy moms don’t always get to drink it while it’s still hot. This super-affordable mug-warmer means she doesn’t have to put up with cold coffee or tea. It’s a total life-changer! My daughter gave me one a couple of years ago, and I cannot get over what a treat it is to have an always-warm cup of tea, no matter how many distractions have kept me from it.

8. Washable Mesh Bath Cushion

Since buying mine three years ago, I have given one of these washable, fabric mesh bath cushions to pretty much every bath-lover I have known. Unlike plastic bath pillows, this one feels good because the quilted mesh cover doesn’t get cold or feel crinkly. Sturdy suction cups on the back keep it from sliding around while bathing or while it drip-dries between baths. It’s easily laundered, too — in fact, it comes with a zippered mesh bag that lets you toss it in with your towels. (I use that mesh bag to launder delicates on other days.)

9. Water Bottle with Time Marker

Dehydration makes anyone more tired. Busy moms may have a hard time remembering if they’re staying hydrated or not. That’s where this motivational water bottle with time markers comes in. The flip-top lid keeps it leak-proof so that she can toss it in the diaper bag or her laptop case without fear. The markers remind her to keep chugging throughout the day so she stays hydrated without overwhelming her system.

10. Moisturizing Non-Slip Socks

Who has time for a pedicure these days? That doesn’t mean she has to put up with rough, cracked, and sore heels. These machine-washable, moisturizing socks are enhanced with Vitamin E and lavender, and they leave feet feeling soft and warm. The silicone strips on the bottom keep her safe, too. I love to slather my feet in lotion then slip these on before bed. The following day, my tootsies feel like I’ve been to the spa in my sleep.

11. Organic Artisan Bitters Set

Not every tired mom enjoys wine. In fact, not every tired mom enjoys alcohol, period. That doesn’t mean she isn’t entitled to a Happy Hour — or at least a chance to unwind in peace and quiet. Enter this set of artisanal bitters: it’s perfect for those who enjoy cocktails or mocktails. I love a drop or two of the Black Lemon in sparkling water!

12. Combination Air Fryer and Pressure Cooker

With an air fryer, you can get restaurant-style crispy fries, onions rings, taquitos, and more — minus the oil, excess calories, and splatters. With a pressure cooker, you can go from freezer to table in an hour, no defrosting required, or turn super cheap cuts of meat into tender ones by just pressing the right buttons. What’s impressive is that the Instant Pot Duo combines the two and bakes, roasts, broils, sautees, and dehydrates. And then it all goes into the dishwasher, making cleanup a time-saver, too.

13. Aromatherapy Diffusing Necklace

Deep breathing and meditation are great ways to reduce stress and restore a sense of calm. But what busy mom has the time? That’s where this aromatherapy diffusing necklace comes in handy. A few drops of her favorite essential oil on one of the 12 included colorful felt pads, and this necklace wraps her in a gentle cloud of fragrance throughout the day. I love changing the pads to match my outfit and the scents to match my mood. It comes in silver or rose gold.

14. Faux Fur-Lined Slippers

These slippers are an absolute dream to wear. I have four pairs because I love them so much. The wool lining keeps feet warm while wicking away moisture. A rubber sole means they’re durable and can be worn both indoors or for that quick dash to the mailbox if need be. And the faux chinchilla on the collar looks so posh! Slipping on a pair of these is like wearing marshmallows. They’re machine washable, too, but be sure to air-dry them for best results. Comes in 5 colors.

15. Funny But Functional Dishtowels

I love flour sack dish towels and anything that makes me laugh. This towel does both, and it’s always fun to point at it when someone starts complaining that we’re having chicken for dinner again. It launders well, and I’ve used bleach to remove food stains without any fading. For a flour sack towel, it’s wonderfully absorbent, too. (And, yes, there are other sayings if you’d prefer.)

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