I feel like 2021 needs to be the Year of the Mom. With the pandemic this year moms have had more pressure on them than ever before. They’ve had all their normal mom responsibilities while also trying to work from home, teach from home, and possibly teach your kids from their home. Many moms haven’t even had much time to leave their home. While other moms are serving their communities out of their home. If ever there was a year that moms deserved a little pampering and extra next year is the year for it. It was with that in mind that we created this gift guide of gifts moms want this year. Gift moms gifts that will make 2021 her year!
Our guide of gifts moms want includes gifts to help mom. We thought hard about each gift to make sure it would be a gift that
moms could enjoy using,
would make mom’s life a bit easier,
would allow her a distraction from her day-to-day,
or allowed mom to pamper herself a bit.
All of these items are available for sale online to make your job of shopping for mom easy. You could even use some of these gift ideas for aunts, grandmothers, teachers, and others who’ve been doing a really good job with your kids and everything else this year! Let this guide make your shopping easier. Use this gift guide for the ideas or even better shop right from our links (some are affiliates) and have everything shipped to your home. No leaving the house. No dealing with crowds or hoping the store hasn’t reached max capacity. Shopping made easy.
Gifts Moms Want This Year
Check out these gifts moms want. From a few gifts you can slip into her stocking to items to help her out on the go, from gifts that help in the kitchen to gifts that help moms pamper themselves we've pulled together a list of great gift ideas for moms. Take a look and we're sure you'll find the perfect gift for mom here.
All of these items can be ordered online. We've posted some affiliate links. (We participate in affiliate programs that allow us to earn a commission when you make a purchase using our links.) We've received samples for most of these gifts for mom and have tested them out to make sure they work as promised and look as they do online. We're STILL testing products so expect to see this list grow between now and December 10, 2020. If your company would like to considered for this list please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stocking Stuffers for Moms
We start our gift guide of gifts moms want this year with stocking stuffers for moms.
The Joyful Keeper provides another way for moms to keep track of their keys. Made with genuine leather the keyper attaches to any handbag handle perfect length for small, medium, and large bags. It's long enough to reach door locks without unhooking keys and securely holds multiple key rings with a metal clip.
Great for moms who enjoy gardening or being in the kitchen. Cip4good is a cool clip to hold sleeves in place for cooking, gardening or other activities. 100% of the proceeds are donated to charity at all times. We tested out our sample and it really did make a difference. No more pushing up our sleeves, just to have them slide down again. The Clip4good solves that problem.
If your mom is into camping, working out in the evening, or staying up late to read, this No Box Tape Light is a great gift idea for her. The Tape Light’s extendability can reach up to 18” in length with 30 individual LED lights in the cord. In order to help light things up, the compact design allows you to attach it anywhere using the attached rope. The tape light also features high and low light settings, making it more diverse for your on-the-go needs.
If you could make it easier for mom to grocery shop, wouldn't that make her life easier? With this visual grocery list, just circle items as you're the last one to use them. Then, mom can easily see what to restock up on.
150+ icons of your favorite products, sorted by aisles for fast list-making and easy navigation in-store or online. Whether you need something for your home, kitchen, fridge, freezer, pantry, bathroom, dog, cat or goldfish, we've got you covered! It's a perfect gift for anyone who wants to save time shopping, and a cute stocking stuffer for busy moms!
Let mom show off the state she loves with a state flower shirt from the State Flower Show. In addition to state flower shirts they also have state flower phone cases. Both can easily fit into mom's stocking.
Gifts Moms Want
Now that the stocking's been stuffed, let's move on to gifts moms want under the tree. These gift ideas for mom also work for birthdays and other special occasions.
Yummy Treats for Moms
Chocolate, cookies, one or the other, or a little of both, these are some yummy treats moms would not mind unwrapping on Christmas or their next birthday.
OMG!! With Stuffed Puffs, hot chocolate and s'mores will never be the same. They will be more YUMMY!
Stuffed Puffs sent us samples of 3 of their varieties of stuffed marshmallows: Classic stuffed with milk chocolate, Chocolate on Chocolate (chocolate inside a chocolate marshmallow), and Chocolate Peppermint Bark (chocolate marshmallows filled with a chewy pink peppermint center. My teens and I can not stop going for the marshmallow jar for more.
Roast them over a fire. Add them to your s'mores. Drop them in a cup of hot chocolate. Or just eat them individually. No matter which way your mom eats them, she will enjoy them! Better get extras for yourself, just in case mom doesn't want to share.
Sugar Plum's Chocolate Pretzel Passion Gift Tray includes a variety of twenty-three pieces of chocolate-dipped logs covered in chocolate candy pieces, chocolate sandwich cookie logs, double chocolate chip pretzels, and pretzels dipped in our signature milk, dark, and white chocolates with even more chocolate drizzled on top and finished with sprinkles.
No mixing, no measuring, This is a bundle of GIANT cookies that are yummy and easy to bake. Chip City offers a variety of cookie bundles. The Chocolate Lovers bundle we were sent included 12 assorted chocolate based cookie dough balls in different flavors like Chocolate Chip, Triple Chocolate, Peanut Butter Chocolate, and more. Defrost. Bake. Cool. Enjoy. It's that simple.
For Mom's Kitchen
Does your mom love to cook? Has she been getting by with a few of the basic kitchen items all these years? Doesn't she deserve a few new pretty items to complement her great dishes. Or maybe you want to make mom's life a bit easier with some practical items that make meal planning easier. Or perhaps there's some more creative recipes mom could try out with you if only she had the right items. When you think about gifts for mom, consider these creative gift options mom can add to her kitchen.
Until I was gifted a doughnut pan, I had no idea how easy it is to make doughnuts at home. Your mom might not realize it either. Gift her a doughnut pan along with a pastry decorating bag, to fill the doughnut wells, and she just might be baking doughnuts all the time. Yes, it is that easy.
The eye-catching red enameled casserole dish heats evenly and retains heat for hours – it’s perfect for slow-cooked meals. Small bumps in the lid create a rainfall effect that brings out maximum flavor with minimal effort, just what busy moms need! Whether cooking for a larger family or a some extra guests its 3.7 quart capacity means there's plenty of room to make a delicious meal.
Does your mom have a dutch oven? If she's anything like me, she might not. Yet, she probably wants one. Too often we pour through our cookbooks looking for a new recipe only having to skip some because we don't have a dutch oven. Or maybe your mom has one that she has used so often that she needs to replace it. This is the one. Gift mom an Ayesha Curry cast iron dutch oven with lid. The special touch of the heart on top will have mom remembering your love every time she uses it.
The Ayesha Curry cast iron dutch oven is a stylish 6-quart dutch oven that brings classic cast iron heat retention to the modern kitchen for bold brunches, family feasts, and new home chef creations. It was one of Oprah's favorite things, "As Oprah says in the December 2020 issue of O, Oprah Magazine, this versatile cast iron Dutch oven makes a great gift for any home chef.
The GoodCook Meal Prep containers are a great gift for moms who use meal prepping as a way to save time during the week, cut the costs of their kids buying lunch at school, and easily pack healthy foods into their kids lunch boxes. Since I've received my sample set, it's made a big difference in the lunches I send my high schoolers to school with. I can easily pack carrots on one side of a container and ranch dressing on the other. I can pack blueberries on one side and strawberries on the other, cheese on one side and crackers on the other. You get the idea.
These containers may seem small but they are actually the perfect size. I can layout several on the kitchen counter, prepare them for a week's worth of lunches, and then stack them into the refrigerator until we need them. Once they've been used we've had no issues washing them on the top rack of the dishwasher too. They stack very easily and without falling over in the fridge, freezer, and kitchen cabinets.
This set comes with larger black containers too. In addition to using those for sandwiches we've also used them to sort and organize smaller foods (like cheesesticks, miniwaffles, etc) in our refrigerator and freezer.
Whether mom is an aspiring pastry chef or a beginner home cook, getting into the kitchen to explore flavor and technique has become a popular pastime now more than ever. Sweet. Savory. Social., written by award-winning restaurateur Chef Risa Magid Boyer, is a cookbook for dessert-lovers who also enjoy preparing healthy, seasonal savory food for family and friends.
For Moms on the Go
Moms are always busy, and almost always on the go, even in the midst of a pandemic. These are some great gift ideas to help busy moms out.
Messy bun, ponytails, or back in a clip, Bellefixe can help pretty up mom's hair. Visit the Bellefixe website to see their extensive collection of headbands, hair ties, scrunchies, and more. Whether your mom needs more of the basics or is looking for stylish pieces for more dressy occasions she would love to find Bellefix hair accessories under the tree.
A baseball cap that does not ask moms to decide between a cap or a ponytail.
With the Ponyback hats moms can rock that ponytail, messy bun, dreads and extensions with ease! Unlike other ponytail hats, there is no permanent back opening. When the back opening is in closed position it looks like a normal baseball hat! But, pop open that back seam and moms got room for her ponytail!
Does mom forget to pack herself a snack for extended trips away from home? I know I do. I get busy with the kids and then forget about me. The FLPSDE makes it easier for moms not to forget. FLPSDE is a Dual Chamber Water Bottle that holds drinks and snacks – created last year by an action sports athlete who recognized the dire need for a multitasking water bottle that works for a mom's busy lifestyle. Available in 6 different colors.
Never let mom feel guilty about using a plastic straw again.
These GoSili reusable silicone straws are the perfect reusable straw for moms on the go. Each reusuable straw comes in its own tin container. Some come with a keychain attached. Strap it to a backpack. Drop it in a purse. Your mom will never be without it.
Cleaning is easy. Each silicone straw is dishwasher safe. Even better straws come in regular length, extra tall, or wide. No matter what your mom likes to drink there is a reusable straw, from GoSili that will work. GoSili sent us quite the assortment and we've put them all to the test with great results. Get mom enough for everyone she travels with so she's ready for every drink and everyone's drink.
With this dishwasher and microwave safe travel mug, mom can pour in her favorite cup of coffee to take with her on the car ride or walk through the neighborhood. If she doesn't finish it before she gets back home she can easily reheat it in the microwave. I love that while this can keep our drinks hot, it's not too hot to the touch. It's also flexible so it's much easier to fit into cup holders or control the flow of the liquid when it's very hot or very cold.
Maybe mom needs a fun way to carry snacks to the park, keep track of coins in the car, or pack some Legos for dinner out. These Whiskware stackable snack packs come as a stackable 3 container stack with a removable handle. Order them for mom with her favorite superhero character, movie characters, or character-free in solid colors, they come in so many varieties. They’re made from durable, BPA-free, dishwasher-safe plastic.
Luxurious Bath, Skin, & Hair Products
Help mom turn bath time into a luxurious self care time. If she can't escape to a spa allow her to have some experiences, at home, that feel spalike. These gifts moms want will do that.
We all know there are days when mom just can't get to the shower. Kids, cooking, housework, other work a shower every day isn't always possible. Gift mom Co-Lab Dry Shampoo. A little spray of this dry shampoo, a quick massage around the scalp, brush it through and mom is ready to go with a fresh clean hair feeling.
Ida created a four-step treatment to help revitalize skin. Each product performs equally well on the body, but for best results, Ida Body Care recommends using all four together. Besides, Ida would want you to help mom treat herself.
Ida's family, that started this business, sent us a sample set of these 4 products. Let me tell you they were luxurious. The scent is not too much. The products are not greasy at all. Instead, they'll feel smooth to the touch and leave skin feeling soft and velvety.
Give your mom a luxurious shower experience with Spongellé’s giftable Body Wash Infused Butterfly Holiday Ornaments. These Body Wash Infused Buffer sponges will cleanse, exfoliate, massage and nourish. The hanging strap works for it to hang in the shower between uses too. Cruelty-free and vegan-friendly, there are 4 different ornaments for a decadent shower experience. Choose from Love, Hope, Wish and Peace or get the set of all 4.
Vegan friendly and cruelty-free, these Nectar Bath Treats limited edition bath bombs make the perfect stocking stuffers. Each extra large bath bomb is made with moisturizing sweet almond oil and detoxifying Kaolin clay! Choose from a Glittering Christmas Tree, Candy Cane, Jolly Gingerbread Man, and Sparkling Snowflake.
Loomed from 100% premium Turkish cotton, with the terry backing inside, the Coccinella microwaffle bathrobe will not only give you an incredible cozy feeling but it also will dry perfectly after a relaxing shower or spa!
Nail polish that's good for you? Yes. Self care is more important than ever this holiday season, especially for moms, and Dr.’s REMEDY has just the prescription. Dedicated to clean, non-toxic, hypo-allergenic nail polish enriched with organic ingredients, vitamins, wheat protein, tea tree oil, lavender, and garlic bulb extract, Dr.’s REMEDY Enriched Nail Care is 10-Free including 100% Paraben, Toluene and Cruelty Free, Vegan, and made in the USA.
The Magic Wrap is an ultra soft, super cozy, luxurious wrap created to help people feel loved, supported and cared for. It's the perfect gift for mom!
Unlike a blanket, The Magic Wrap has a slit cut up one side so that it wraps comfortably around you, won’t fall off, and won’t feel bulky around the neck. Mom can wear her Magic Wrap all around the house. The Magic Wrap is also the only product of its kind that comes with a pocket on the wrap, designed to hold a personalized, meaningful note or a special keepsake from a loved one. This particular version, and the sample they sent me, includes 2 pockets, one on each side.
You need to add the Dune Jewelry to your gift list for mom. They sent me beautiful samples like this and I’m in love. Dune Jewelry can take sand, shells, or dirt from your favorite beach, hiking trail, or park and embed them into jewelry, ornaments, or other gifts. The pieces are so stunning. The bead bracelet has sand from LBI. They also sent a heart necklace with sand from the Jersey Shore, a cord bracelet with Wildwood sand, and an ornament with beach sand from Cape May.
You don’t even need to collect the sand, shells, or dirt you can pick one from their extensive sand bank. Pick sand from mom's favorite beach or one that holds a special memory for the two of you.
Dune Jewelry & Co. creates fine experiential jewelry and home accents using sand & natural elements from thousands of memorable and iconic locations around the globe. You can choose from their Sandbank, or send your own natural element to be incorporated into your design of choice. Custom, personalized jewelry, and accessories that hold a tangible reminder of your favorite moments. They use sand from your favorite beach or golf course, pressed flowers from a wedding or funeral, sand or soil from your favorite hiking trail or infield from your favorite ballpark...the possibilities are endless! Made in the USA, Dune offers a lifetime warranty and happiness guarantee on every design; and a portion of every purchase is proudly donated to important coastal and global causes.
If your mom wears earrings, these classic cubic zirconia teardrop studs would make a great addition to he collection. For dressy occasions or casual outings, you can't go wrong with a beautiful pair of cubic zirconia earrings. I always say every earring collection should include a pair of stud earrings. Make sure mom has some for hers.
Easy Plants & Pretty Flowers Moms will Love
Moms love easy plants and pretty flowers. There's just something about having them to look at and brighten up a room. It's especially helpful if they're low maintenance. So even if moms get busy and forget to water them everyday the plants can still thrive. These are such plants.
I have had my Just Add Ice Orchid sample for a few months now, and I have never had a plant, so pretty that has been so easy to care for. THREE, yes 3 cubes of ice is all it requires to bloom and stay in bloom.
Just Add Ice says watering with ice is the easiest way to ensure your orchid gets just the right amount of water - not too much or too little. It's hard to believe it's true, but my own plant looks better than it did when the sample was first sent to me. There are about 10 blooms on it. The orchid must also be kept in bright, indirect light. I've experimented with different locations in my home and I've found the perfect spot for us is in the kitchen, away from windows. It's so pretty to look up from my desk to see it there. Get one for your mom. She'll love it.
The Lively Root money tree is the newest low maintenance plant we have received to review. Unfortunately, it is not that kind of Money Tree. But it's still a classic plant with a multicolored bonsai trunk that moms will appreciate.
When we say low maintenance we aren't kidding. Plant owners are actually encouraged to let the money tree dry out between waterings before watering again. With over a century of horticulture experience, each order from Lively Root includes information, like this, and resources tailored to provide your mom, with the very best horticultural experience possible.
Pictures is the Arch Shape in the Whimsical Style, Personalize Floral Arrangement. Told here as a story of new beginnings (daffodils), the patience it takes to get there (allium), and the love at the table for all who journey there together (tulips).
For moms who value gifting and experiencing elegant personalized florals, Floracracy is the only online flower company offering custom premium arrangements designed to a person's style or to share a message through the language of flowers. Arrangements are made in-house exclusively, packaged in our sustainable box, and shipped cooled across the lower 48 states.
Downtime Activities for Moms
When mom gets a few moments to herself, let her have something fun to turn to. These kits, crafts, and gifts will help mom escape, for a little while, without having to leave the house.
There is not enough time to express how much I love these Chirpwood paint by shadows sets. They are incredible and they make it easy to create beautiful works of art. No one will ever know mom had a little help with some shadows.
Paint by Shadows is everything paint-by-numbers is and everything paint-by-numbers isn’t. Everything you need to paint your version of these beautiful licensed original works of art. Each kit includes 6 canvas shadows, 6 guide images, 24 tubes of acrylic paint, 3 brushes, written and video instructions, and an optional patented TwoStick frame. (all that for $45)
Here’s how it works:
Chirpwood prints beautiful licensed art on canvas in greyscale (the shadow). The budding artist paints directly on top of the shadow using a color guide image for direction. When finished, it is more than a coloring done with paint. It is a unique version of beautiful art, ready to be proudly hung on the wall.
With Paint by Shadows kits, almost anyone can achieve good results, but for those who want more, our art-teacher-vetted instructions ensure a true learning experience.
They sent me a sample set of the Flowers kit, and I have to say I have a hard time pulling myself away from it. I would gladly give up my responsibilities for a few days just to paint. If your mom has an interest in painting or being creative this would be a great set for them. With 6 different images to paint she can definitely fill a few days or weeks being creative. She can follow the colors of the examples or create her own color scheme. I followed the instructions for trying out the techniques on scrap pieces of paper and then did my own thing using the techniques I learned. I have been so thrilled with how my paintings have been coming out.
If your mom isn't into flowers other kits include designs of beaches, lighthouses, boats, and more.
FYI - No easels needed. Because of the nature of the canvas I feel like it's actually easier to paint on them while they lay on a flat surface versus hanging from an easel.
Diamond painting is a combination of cross-stitch and paint-by-numbers and has become the hottest quarantine activity taking the crafting world by storm. Even after this quarantine has passed, this is an activity moms will enjoy. Let mom do this when she needs some downtime or work on it with her. It can be done individually or as a family activity.The Tiktok trending activity is also a favorite for celebrities include Alessandra Ambrosio, Cheryl Burke, Meghan King and Peta Murgatroyd. Who can blame them? This is an addictively fun activity. With each rhinestone placed individually, creators can walk away at anytime without worrying about where they left off.... but once you start it's so hard to walk away.
The Diamond Art Club has so many designs there is sure to be one you would love for your mom or that your mom will love. When picking out a design, purchase some accessories too. They'll help mom keep her rhinestones organized as she complete her Diamond paintings. The Diamond Art Club sent us two holiday-themed kits, one for Halloween and one for Christmas. I know they will be some of my favorite pieces of art in my home.
I know what you might be thinking, this kit looks like it is for kids. It is, but when my teen and I were working on the sample kit sent to us from Creativity for Kids, I couldn't help but want to help him. It's such a fun and easy way to create a knit hat or other items. Moms could easily knit away on the loom while binge watching their favorite show. With 2 hats per set, mom could easily knit a hat for you and her.
With this Macrame Wall Hanging KIT moms can create your own Wall Hanging, reminiscent of the wall hangings and plant holders our mothers and grandmothers used to macrame. Gift this Macrame Kit Beginner to a mom who loves to create beautiful things or who need a wellness, stress relief activity.
Does mom love loosing herself in a puzzle? Gift her some new ones this Christmas or for her next birthday. Not only will our list help you find some new puzzles for mom but we also share 20 tips to picking puzzles to help you find the right puzzle for mom.
The Skylight Calendar is not your typical digital calendar.
The Skylight Calendar includes an easy-to-use, touch-screen display that showcases all the family's important events, and makes sure no one in the family misses a thing. Finally, every member of your family can synchronize their events in one place. The family calendar is then able to be viewed and edited with an app and a desktop calendar.
By now most of us know blue light, emitted from our devices is harmful to us. EyeJust Blue Light Blocking Screen Protectors block harmful blue light to protect your eyes, sleep, and skin from the negative side effects of blue light overexposure without changing the color of the screen.
Now, I have to admit when I asked for samples I only did so for my phone, one of the kids' phones, a switch, and a chromebook. I was a little nervous about how the EyeJust screen protectors worked. I thought I would be sticking something to the screens that could either be difficult to remove later or cause permanent damage. So I didn't request a screen protector for my iMac. Now I wish I would have. So it's definitely on my list.
The EyeJust screen protectors are super easy to apply. They don't 'stick' like a sticker. They stick more like static cling. They won't easily shift but they are removable if you ever need to remove them.
With an increase in screen time for many moms as they work from home or help kids with virtual learning, EyeJust provides a simple solution to the harmful effects of blue light emissions. Third-party tested and ophthalmologist approved, EyeJust blocks blue light at the source, protecting students’ eyes, sleep and skin.
Available for the Chromebook, Microsoft Surface and a variety of other devices, EyeJust filters the highest amount of blue light than any other brand on the market, helping moms stay healthy, sleep better and maximize productivity.
Make it easier for mom to find her favorite hair accessory or that jewelry you got for her. This 3 rod organizer is a great way to keep track a collection of scrunchies, headbands, watches, bracelets, or more.
I bought ours because my collection of bracelets were hidden in a drawer and my scrunchies were taking over my dresser. Pictured in ours are Bellefixe hair accessories and 1 tree mission bracelets, both listed in this guide to Stocking Stuffers for Teens.
Get mom a t-shirt that recognizes her for the phenomenal woman she is. This shirt from Ferrisbuilt is part of their Strong Women collection, that's all about strong women and a strong women mindset - politically, individually, and presently.
They've picked the best tee manufacturer that make shirts that are breathable, soft and durable for years to come. I have to agree. All of the samples they've sent us are incredibly soft and comfortable. Created by Lindsey, a single mom, she creates apparel as a way to express things she feels strongly about. Check out her shop for this shirt and others with messages that might resonate with you or your mom.
Help mom reduce anxiety while elevating mindfulness and self-care. The Enlightened Aligned Life Journal is a 186 days journal for women who are ready to focus on creating a positive impact on their life.
The simple act of mindfulness and journaling can help you see an amazing life that surrounds you. Being grateful for the little things in life can change your perspective and your outcome daily.
Get mom this inspirational mug to reminder her how much she matters. She can wake up to that loving message with her morning coffee in this mug. Our sample arrived in the most secure packaging I've ever received for a mug. So you can order safely and know this Etsy owner will take great care in packing your mom's gift.
What's on mom's bucket list? Does she want to watch the top 100 kids movies with you or more grown up movies? Is she a traveler that wants to explore the globe? Is she a reader that would love to get through a list of 100 books worth reading?
Enno Vatti has a scratch off bucket list poster to match her passion. Visit the link to find the bucket list that's best for your mom and gift her a way to easy and fun track her progress.
Prepare for the arrival of Christmas with this festive figurine! Complete with numbered blocks in a tray, this nutcracker is the perfect way to count down the remaining days until Christmas. This special figurine features quality craftsmanship, gold accents and careful details that will become part of your home through years of happy holidays.
Lenox nutcracker figurines are the perfect way to elevate mom's mantle decor this winter. Brimming with festivity, this nutcracker features ornate details and precious touches. This special figurine is crafted with care and artistry, which will make it an amazing gift for your mom.
Just because it’s a crazy year and it doesn’t feel safe to shop in stores, doesn’t mean you can’t show your mom she’s loved with a special gift! If you’re looking for a thoughtful gift for mom, that you can buy safely and from the comfort of your own home, any of these would be a gift mom wants.
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