My mom is one of my favorite people to shop for around the holidays. I typically have no trouble selecting gifts I think she’ll love… It’s not buying her a billion things that’s the hard part! Well, now that I’m a new mom, I’ve found myself bursting with gift ideas for moms of all ages and figured I’d round them up in a new gift guide this year catered to moms or the women in our lives who are just like mothers to us!
I think most women would love any of the gifts below – not just moms – and I really hope something pops out at you for a loved one this holiday season.
Happy Holidays, my friends!
Gift Guide for Moms
- Plush Robe and Slippers
Perhaps it is just me, but I am not all that likely to spend a lot of money on a high-quality robe and slippers but they’re both something I wear nearly every single day. Springing for a beautiful plush robe and cozy slippers for mom might be the perfect gift for the mother who loves wrapping herself up in a robe and slipping into warm slippers but likely wouldn’t spring for a luxe version of either for herself.
- Nice Diaper Bag or Tote
Growing up, I remember my mom always magically had everything I could possibly need in her bag. Hungry? Mom had a snack. Runny nose? Mom had tissues. Fell and scraped you knee? Mom had a bandaid. I think a beautiful new tote bag (or a quality diaper bag for new moms) would make a lovely gift that’s also quite practical for everyday use.
Tote Favorites: Longchamp Large Le Pliage Tote (Love this for travel), Hayden Reis Tote (Great option for moms who want a great tote for everyday use, the pool/beach, etc. You can get them personalized, too! We use Hayden Reis bags as our “boat” bags.), Tory Burch Buckle Tote (A gorgeous classic bag), TOMS Khaki Woven Tote
Diaper Bag Favorites: SICK Bags (I have the light gray Coxsackie bag and love it), Marc Jacobs Diaper Bag (I just ordered a patterned version of this one on sale thanks to a gift card I had on hand because I wanted the outside pockets for bottle transportation), Kate Spade Diaper Bag (I have two girlfriends who adore this one)
- Initial Necklace or Zodiac Necklace
I love the idea of a delicate gold necklace with a mother’s child’s initial or zodiac sign on it as a special holiday gift! (For moms with two kids, double up on the initial charms. Such a cute look!) I’ve seen so many different variations of simple initial necklaces that are absolutely gorgeous and think a child’s zodiac sign might be a neat alternative.
Favorites: Kate Spade Initial Pendant, Dogeared Zodiac Necklaces (You can never go wrong with gorgeous Dogeared jewelry!) and there are lots of gorgeous initial necklaces at all price points on Etsy (this tiny gold initial necklace has great reviews and is only $27 and I love the look of this sideways initial necklace),
- Coffee Travel Cup
From what I’ve heard, the Yeti cup is the best thing going if you want beverages to stay hot or cold forever, but they’re sold out everywhere this holiday season. (This is way too appealing to me now that I’m a new mom and reheat the same cup of coffee at least three times every day… And still rarely finish it!) Just in case you don’t want to wait for the Yeti cup, I’ve also heard great things about S’Well Bottles’ ability to keep beverages hot and cold for a long time. (<—They were also featured in my Gifts That Give Back Guide Guide this year!) And there are also tons of pretty and quirky tumblers out there for moms who might appreciate something a little more eye-catching!
- Mom Tee
I totally drank the mommin’ Kool-aid after Chase was born and absolutely adore mom-themed clothing. I just think it’s too cute! Plus, there are tons of adorable mom tees, sweatshirts and tanks out there right now, so there’s likely a style out there that would appeal to the mom in your life!
The childcare room at my gym is constantly diffusing doTERRA On Guard essential oils that are formulated to support healthy immune systems and the room always smells fantastic! The doTERRA diffuser is on my personal Christmas list this year and I think it would make a great gift for moms with little ones who might be into the whole essential oil craze (or just like the smell of them).
If you know your mom isn’t into using the calendar on her phone, a beautiful paper planner may be a great gift. I absolutely love my Emily Ley planner and think other paper planner nerds like myself would totally geek out over this one. I also know a billion people are totally obsessed with the Erin Condren LifePlanner and I can see why! It’s gorgeous, you can personalize it and there are tons of different options.
More Gift Ideas
- Gift Card for a Manicure/Pedicure or a Massage (My mother-in-law sent me off to get a pedicure and volunteered to watch Chase while she was here and it was SO sweet and very much appreciated!!)
- Blanket Scarf (They somehow make every outfit look cuter!)
- Nail Polish
- Candle (I love Rewind Candles and you cannot go wrong with Anthroplogie’s Capri Blue candle)
- Beautiful Throw Blanket (We have this one from Pottery Barn and love it)
- Rollerball Perfume (Great option because it won’t leak in mom’s purse!)
- StitchFix Gift Card (Wonderful for moms without a lot of time to shop for themselves)
- Comfy Pajamas
- Gift Certificate to a Local Restaurant (And an offer to babysit!)
- Body Butter
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Additional PBF 2015 Gift Guides
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