50 Gifts for Mom She Will Actually Love
The holidays are quickly coming so there is no better time to start picking out gifts for mom that she is going to love and adore!
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The gifts your mom really wants
The holidays are quickly approaching with Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa just around the corner. One of the first people you should start shopping for is your mom (or the mothers in your life!) Feeling stumped this year? Instead of getting her the usual—say a scarf, pair of slippers, or some socks—check out these gift ideas for mom that she actually wants and will love and cherish.
From athletic gear and luxury cookware to bling and beauty products, we have something for every type of mom on the planet. So get ready to make this the holiday season your mom will never forget—even if the pandemic keeps you from celebrating in person. If your mom’s mom is also on your list, start with these thoughtful gifts for grandma.
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For the mom who loves a little bling: Mini Mini Diamond Initial Dog Tag
Pretty much every woman loves a delicate necklace. This mini dog tag from Mini Mini is simply luxurious and the perfect gift for mom. Available in rose, white, and yellow gold, it features a single diamond and engraved with her initial. These are more of the gifts your wife really wants.
For the health-oriented, gadget-loving mom: Oura Ring
Give your mom the gift of health and sleep with the Oura Ring. Worn by everyone from NBA and WNBA stars to Prince Harry, this smart ring tracks biometric data to provide personalized insights on sleep, activity, and overall health. It is available in two different styles and three finishes. Here are some other cool tech gifts that are sure to impress.
For the skin care maven: Biossance Illuminate Overnight
Yes, hydration is key to glowing skin, but so is exfoliation, and this Biossance gift set delivers both. There’s a thirst-quenching, plumping moisturizer skin wants; a gentle exfoliant skin needs, and an eye cream that rounds out the dream team for firmer, smoother, luminous skin—at any age. The star ingredient in all three clean-beauty products is ultra-hydrating squalane, a renewable, vegan source of moisture that this Berkeley-based company developed to replace the squalene originally harvested from sharks, saving the lives of some two million sharks a year.
For the stylish mom: Splendid Forever Henley
This super-soft Splendid henley is the classic closet staple every wardrobe needs. It’s a laid back look with joggers or leggings but also polished beneath a blazer or cardigan. That’s likely why it gets all five-star reviews and is a gift guide favorite for 2020. Comes in four colors and seven sizes, from XXS to XXL.
For the runner: NordicTrack T 6.5 Si
Fitness equipment is sure to be one of the hottest gift-giving categories in 2020. If mom loves to run you can’t go wrong with this interactive treadmill from NordicTrack, which basically offers her a passport to walk or jog around the world. With the included 1-Year iFit Family Membership she will be able to stream workouts—which include runs and walks guided by trainers everywhere from the jungles of South America to the Great Wall of China. This is a gift mom will be thanking you for, for many years to come. It would also make a welcome gift for the man in your life.
For the outdoor lover: Columbia Women’s Slopeside Village Omni-Heat High Boot
Whether she loves to hike or she’s spending more time outdoors while socially distancing with her friends, these comfy boots will keep her toes toasty while she’s doing it. The waterproof boots feature the brand’s Omni-Heat reflective technology for unparalleled warmth and have a stylish faux fur trim that can be rolled up or down.
For the gallery wall lover: Mixtiles
Starting at $11.00 per tile
She’s always wanted a gallery wall but never has the time to put it together. Mixtiles are 8-inch by 8-inch wall tiles with stickable backing that are super easy to make and even easier to hang. All you do is upload your photos to their website, choose your package, and a box will arrive with mom’s “gallery wall” ready to hang. Find out more unique gifts for the woman who is impossible to shop for.
For the photo-happy social media mom: HP Sprocket Select Instant Photo Printer
Is your mom obsessed with printing out photos? This pocket-sized instant photo printer from HP is the perfect gift for mom, making it incredibly easy to curate, customize, and print her social media pics wherever she is via the HP Sprocket app. It comes with ten sticky-backed photo paper sheets that can even be used as stickers. Want to get all your holiday shopping done online? Be sure to check out these bestsellers on Amazon.
For the mom who is always staring at her screen: Look Optic Blue Light Blockers
Wearing blue light blocking glasses doesn’t have to compromise her style. If she stares at her screen a lot she will love these ultra-protective and super chic blue light blockers from Look Optic.
For the mom who still doesn’t have a digital frame: Nixplay Smart Photo Frame
If your mom still doesn’t have a digital frame, this is the year to buy one. A total mom pleaser, Nixplay’s Smart Digital Frame offers so many fun features. Not only can she display photos of her friends, family, and loved ones via a free app, but other family members can send photos and photos playlists directly to the screen. Is mom difficult to shop for? We have 101 unique gifts.
For the mom who loves green juice: Hurom H-AA Slow Juicer
If mom rarely leaves the house without a bottle of juice in-hand, then she is going to seriously appreciate this sleek Hurom slow juicer. Available in rose gold, white, and matte black, it is easy to use and will enable her to create fresh juices, smoothies, milks, and even health ice cream with the touch of a button. Be sure to check out our best friend gifts for ideas on what to give the other important women in your life.
For the gourmet chef: Viking Culinary Nonstick Cookware
Spoiling mom with a new set of cookware is the gift that keeps on giving. Not only will she enjoy sauteing, frying, and simmering her days away with this set of gorgeous, gourmet-worthy pots and pans from Viking, but you will also reap the rewards. Stainless steel and non-stick, they can even be tossed in the dishwasher for added convenience. If she’s into food, she’ll love these delectable food gifts.
For the Dream Home Makeover fan: Make Life Beautiful Book
By Syd and Shea McGee, the stars of the new Netflix series Dream Home Makeover, this is an inspirational book for the interior design obsessed. It tells the story of the couple, who transformed a love of interior design into a major force in the industry, one fabric sample at a time. Part self-help, biography, and motivational material, she won’t be able to put it down.
For the bath bomber: Nectar Bath Treats Sweet and Bubbly Spa Gift Set
Nectar bath bombs are basically candy for her bath. This indulgent glittery box of treats is filled with bath bombs that look good enough to eat, including cupcake and doughnut-shaped bath bombs, a fruit smoothie scented sugar scrub, and a super sweet exfoliating sponge.
For the mom who loves baking with her kids: The Cookie Cups Unicorn Baking Kit
If baking with her kids or grandkids is a favorite pastime, she will have so much fun in the kitchen with this all-inclusive baking kit courtesy of The Cookie Cups. It has everything she needs to cook up 24 mini, unicorn-themed cookie cups with her little loves. Make sure to keep a camera on hand to capture the cuteness. These are more of our favorite gifts under $50.
The Americano drinker: The Clio Brewer
If mom is a coffee snob who can’t get enough Americanos to sip on, the Clio Brewer will be her new BFF. This gourmet coffee maker is the first single-use coffee maker on the market to specialize in the Italian drink of choice. If you want to really spoil her, make sure to add their monthly coffee subscription to your order, so she can enjoy 30 to 60 pods of their deliciously curated blends on a regular basis.
For the mom with good scents: Aera Smart Diffuser
If she is always burning candles, then she will love the Aera Smart Diffuser. Just like playing music from an app on her phone, she will be able to control the scent that infuses a room, switching out fragrance capsules and adjusting their strength.
For the work from home mom: UGG Australia Scuffette Caviar Slipper
Just because she is working from home, it doesn’t mean that she has to wear sneakers all day. These next-level, extra special UGG slippers offer the same comfort as her favorite UGG slippers but with a super posh-looking caviar textured upper. For another option, check out these Ugg slippers that have more than 5,000 5-star reviews on Zappos.
For the herb-happy chef: Bloomscape Herb Collections
If she is always buying fresh herbs at the grocery store, gift her an entire mini herb garden. We love Bloomscape’s Herb Collection, offering three sets of three easy-to-care-for herb plants, gorgeously potted in the color of your choice. Choose from Aromatic (rosemary, sage, and thyme), Spicy (cilantro, arugula, and oregano), or Savory (basil, parsley, and oregano)—or splurge on all three!
For the mom in need of a facial refresh: Mario Badescu Dewy Skin Collection
It’s winter, her skin is dry, and she is likely avoiding the facialist because of COVID-19. Everything she needs to get dewy, glowing skin is in this reasonably priced gift set from Mario Badescu, including their famous Enzyme Cleansing Gel, Witch Hazel & Rosewater Toner, Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater, Hyaluronic Dew Cream, and Dew Cream.
For the mom who loves her family (and bling!): Tiny Tags Gold Family Necklace
This gorgeous and thoughtful charm necklace can be personalized in every way, from chain length and metal type to font. Three charms can be laser-engraved with the names of her loved ones, whether they happen to be fur babies, children, significant others, or parents. The back of each charm can also be engraved to include any extra special details.
For the candle burner: Skeem Design Handblown Glass Match Cloche
Striking a match has never been so elegant. This Handblown Glass Match Cloche from Skeem Design will add a design element to her space while providing a convenient place to house her matches. Each piece is available in four colors, holds 120 matches, features a strike-on-bottle flint, and a cork stopper. If she’s Jewish, it will be the perfect thing to help her light the menorah. Find out more of the best Hanukkah gifts.
For the gardenia lover: Everblooming Gardenia
This gorgeous gardenia plant will keep a smile on her face through the holidays and long after. Each 6-inch pre-planted gardenia will arrive with two to three open blooms (and plenty of buds for future enjoyment) packaged in a festive tin. You can also add on a box of chocolate truffles for just $10 more.
For the cookie monster mom: Cheryl’s Cookies Traditional Stately Gift Tower
Cheryl’s cookies are famous around the world because they are truly delicious. This amazing holiday gift tower is brimming full of every dessert imaginable, ranging from multiple flavors of cookies to brownies, chocolate covered pretzels, cake slice, and pecan butterballs. And, it’s a gift that will give to the whole family, as it contains a whopping 105 pieces.
For the beach bum: Slowtide “Dylan” Beach Towel
If she can’t stay off the sand, then she will appreciate this luxurious beach towel courtesy of Slowtide, one of our favorite towel purveyors. The towels are lightweight so they won’t bulk up her beach bag, quick to dry, and has a woven design that can be seen from both sides.
For the mom who loves matching with her little ones: The Children’s Place Matching PJs
Matching pajamas are super fun—especially for the mom with younger children. We love all of The Children’s Place holiday designs, which are available in coordinating styles for the whole family—even the dog. Find out 50 gifts for dog lovers.
For the traditional mom: Lanz of Salzburg Nightgown
Starting at $63.00
Lanz of Salzburg has been making the same gorgeous plaid flannel nightgowns for years. This house dress is perfect for the winter—not only will she love the stylish Peter Pan collar and plaid pattern, but its thick, flannel fabric will keep her warm all winter long.
For the at-home lounger: Brooklinen Robe
Starting at $98.00
Brooklinen, our favorite DTC bedding brand, has perfected the unisex bathrobe. This simple, super-plush robe is made out of 100 percent Turkish cotton terry and features a piped collar, cuffed sleeves, deep pockets, and a thick, sturdy waist tie. Basically, she will feel like she’s at the spa whenever she has it on. It would also make a nice gift for the guy who is impossible to shop for.
For the adventurous beauty: Korres Passport to Greece Skincare Set
She might not be able to jet off to the Mediterranean these days, but her skin will glow like she just got back. The limited-edition four-piece kit includes minis of the brand’s popular Greek Yoghurt Foaming Cream Cleanser, Greek Yoghurt Nourishing Probiotic Gel-Cream, Wild Rose Night-Brightening Sleeping Facial, and Pomegranate Triple-Dose Resurfacing Mask.
For the mom who needs help relaxing: Casper Weighted Blanket
Starting at $169.00
Casper knows a thing or two about a good night’s sleep. This weighted blanket, available in 10, 15, and 20-pound weight, is designed to hug the body in the coziest and most calming way possible. Whether she is watching television or in bed, she will think about you every time she starts to de-stress underneath it.
For the low-key chef: Abbio Kitchen Cookware Set
This reasonably priced set includes every pot and pan she needs to get her chefing on, including a small and large nonstick skillet, a saucepan with lid, a sauté pan with lid, and stockpot with lid. All five products are fully clad and the large and small skillets are nonstick and scratch-resistant. As an added bonus, each set comes with a high-temp silicone hot pad in the color of your choice.
For the wine lovers: Wine Access Wine Club
Every mom who loves wine will appreciate a membership to Wine Access Wine Club. Four times a year she will be treated to one of two options: Discovery Club, offering six bottles of classic or cool bottlings, or Connoisseurs Club, two luxury bottles of red wine from storied estates around the world. Here are other subscription box gifts she’s sure to appreciate.
For the weekend getaway queen: Hook & Albert Black Nylon Garment Weekender Bag
If she loves her weekend getaways, this chic and functional weekender bag is going to be game-changing. It looks like a sleek handbag, but when you open it up, it’s a full-on garment bag that can hold everything from her hanging clothes to heels.
For the olive oil lover: LEVO II
This kitchen gadget is everything olive oil lovers dream of. With the touch of a button, she can concoct herb-infused oils, butters, and honeys—think lavender honey butter or cinnamon-infused latkes.
For the mom who loves lipstick: Sephora Favorites Give Me More Lipstick Set
Can’t decide which lipstick to buy your makeup loving mom? Luckily this gift set from Sephora, featuring eight lipsticks and glosses from all of their best-selling brands, is here to save the day. It features full sizes from Fenty Beauty by Rihanna, Patrick TA, and Ilia, plus smaller sizes from NARS, Yves Saint Laurent, Make Up Forever, and more.
For the beauty-obsessed mom: Sol de Janeiro Wild Extravaganza Set
Brazilian Bum Cream from Sol de Janeiro is a must-buy gift for all bootylicious moms. This gift set features a full-size jar of the award-winning potion, plus a bunch of other products inspired by Brazilian beauty, including Brazilian Crush Hair & Body Fragrance Mist, a hydrating Brazilian 4 Play Moisturizing Shower Cream-Gel, and a pampering Brazilian Kiss Cupuaçu Lip Butter. The brand is donating money to the Rainforest Action Network to help the animals whose habitats were damaged in the Amazon fires. Discover more beautiful gifts that give back.
For the mom who still doesn’t have a tablet: Amazon Fire HD8
You don’t have to spend a cool grand to buy your mom her first tablet. The new Amazon Fire HD8 is less than $100 and has many of the same capabilities as an iPad. For example, she can use it to read books, watch her favorite shows or movies on Netflix or Disney+, and stream music from Amazon. If her home is Alexa enabled, she can also use it to control her gadgets.
For the mom who loves the tropics: Kai Perfume Oil
Just because you were forced to cancel your annual tropical vacation, you can still bring the island vibes to her. Kai Perfume Oil is a light, exotic, and completely intoxicating fragrance with notes of gardenia wrapped in other white notes. She will love the neat roll-on vial she can toss in her purse for reapplication throughout the day.
For the mom who would wear her blanket if she could: Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Full Zip Robe
Barefoot Dreams is famous for making the coziest blankets on the planet. Now, mom can wear her favorite blanket in style with the CozyChic Full Zip Robe. Made out of the same famous fabric as their blankets, she can lounge in comfort all day long.
For the chop happy mom: Made In The Butcher Block
This multi-tasking Made In cooking tool is a butcher block, cutting board, and serving tray all in one. Made out of 100 percent repurposed American maple wood it is just as gorgeous as it is functional and is made to last for many holiday seasons to come.
For the workout queen: Athleta Ranier Leggings
Every mom loves new workout gear—especially if it is stylish enough to wear outside of the gym. Athleta’s Ranier leggings, available in a bunch of fall and winter-worthy colors and patterns, are flattering for any body type, as they are available in sizes XXS to XL and in Tall, Petite, and Plus sizes also.
For the mom who needs to be served: HelloFresh
Starting at $53.94
If your mom is always doing the cooking here is some food for thought: invest in a membership to HelloFresh, and start making meal prep a family affair. Take turns making the daily feast, and give mom a break. Trust us, the gift will be much appreciated.
For the mom with the perfect hair: Dyson Airwrap Styler
Most of us aren’t hitting the hair salon as much as we would like during the pandemic. However, this award-winning hair tool will help mom achieve salon-worthy hair at home. Powered by Dyson’s digital motor it can do pretty much everything—curl, wave, smooth, and dry hair—with no extreme, lock-damaging heat.
For the griller: Ninja FG551 Foodi Smart XL 6-in-1 Indoor Grill
This winter, most of the country will be spending more time cooking at home instead of dining out. If she loves to grill, then this Ninja Food indoor griller will be her new best friend. Large enough to grill six steaks at once, it also offers five other cook options: air crisp, bake, roast, broil, and dehydrate.
For the mom who is always cold: Outdoor Research Coze Down Parka
This below-the-knee, 700 fill down parka zips up to the nose, meaning it will keep her warm in comfort in the most extreme of temperatures. It’s available in black and fir (a greenish-blue) and is chic enough for the city but constructed for the deep woods.
For the mom who needs some indoor green: Maiden Hair Fern
There’s no such thing as too much green indoors—especially in the dead of winter. This Maiden Hair Fern, potted in an adorable “Celfie” planter, painted with lash and lip features, will add some life into her space while putting a smile on her face.
For the earbud user: Google Pixel Buds
The second generation of Google Pixel Buds fit comfortably in her ear and will make listening to music, podcasts, and other audio a breeze. They are totally wireless and also powered by Google Assistant, so she can shout commands, get text messages and notifications, and even translation help. They are available in three new colors—Oh So Orange, Quite Mint, and Almost Black—and are chock-full of features like Bass Boost, Find My Device, Attention Alerts, and even a Share mode.
For the legging lady: Felina Velvety Lightweight Leggings, 2-pack
If velvety soft leggings are her jam, this two-pack of highly rated leggings—available in so many amazing colors—from Felina is a great gift option. While they are durable enough for her favorite yoga or workout class, they are so amazing she will be wearing them everywhere she goes. These are more of the best Amazon Prime gifts for everyone on your list.
For the mom who meditates: Muse S Headband
This next-level gadget will basically serve as her meditation coach. It monitors, the mind, heart, body, breath, and sleep patterns, offering insight and guidance to help her relax and sleep more soundly at night. These are more of the top sleep products on Amazon people can’t stop buying.
For the mom who hates to mop: Samsung Jetbot Mop
Last year, you bought mom a robotic vacuum and it literally changed her life. This year, you can top that gift with a robotic mop. Samsung has literally invented a game-changing cleaning tool designed to make the art of mopping effortless. With the touch of a button, dust and dirt will be removed from tile, vinyl, laminate, and hardwood floors, so whoever is tasked with mopping for the week will basically have the easiest chore in the house.
For the newish mom: Maxi Cosi Lara Stroller
Once her baby is out of the car seat, mom is going to need a smaller, more compact umbrella stroller for ease and convenience. Lightweight at just 14-pounds, this fold-up stroller is easy to maneuver and is perfect to toss in the car—or even on a plane—for all your family adventures.
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