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Gifts Moms Want This Year

I feel like these past few years need to be the YEARS of the Mom. With the pandemic and everything related to it, 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 for self-care and fun activities. While other moms are serving their communities in more ways than ever before. If ever there was a year that moms deserved a little pampering and extra THIS is the year for it. It was with that in mind that we created this gift guide of gifts moms want this year for Mother’s Day, holidays, and birthdays. Gift mom gifts that will this year her best ever.

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Our guide of gifts moms want for Mother’s Day includes gifts we think all moms will enjoy. 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.
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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, aunties, and others who take on a mothering role with kids! 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.

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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. If your company would like to be considered for this list please contact us at

NEW for 2021 Gifts Moms Want This Year

The Ultimate Custom Planner for Moms (or Anyone) That Have Too Much To Do

I was introduced to the PurpleTrail custom planner a few months back and it has changed how I plan and keep my mom life organized. I refer to it as the ultimate planner for moms (like me) that have too much to do.

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Learn more! See examples and see how I customized my mom planner in our article, The Ultimate Custom Planner for Moms (or Anyone) That Have Too Much To Do. We even share a discount code you can use to save on your gifts for moms. Don’t have time to plan the gift, then treat mom to a gift card so she can customize the planner for herself.

KeaBabies All-in-1 Multi-Use Cover

I remember my early days of nursing my boys. It always seemed so difficult to do in public. I was never sure I had everything covered. So unless I was among friends, with family, or in a ‘safe’ place I tried to avoid it. I wish the KeaBabies Multi-Use Cover were something that existed back then. It would have made those experiences more doable and comfortable for me and I am sure for my sons as well.

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KeaBabies All-in-1 Multi-Use Cover – Pictured Dainty Bloom color

The versatile KeaBabies Multi-Use Cover features buttery soft, breathable and stretchy premium quality fabric. It was designed for multiple uses, including nursing cover, car seat canopy, shopping cart cover, infinity scarf, and more. What mom doesn’t love a product that can make her life easier by serving in more than one way.

KeaBabies All-in-1 Multi-Use Cover – Pictured Starry Charm color

The cover is specifically designed to provide maximum airflow to keep moms and babies comfortable while being covered in public places. It’s available in 9 gorgeous designs, such as Dainty Bloom, Gingham and Starry Charm, and each cover comes with its own carrying bag. The KeaBabies Multi-Use Cover is available as an Amazon Prime product available for less than $15. Order it today for a mom or mom-to-be.

2021 Ideas for Gifts for Moms that this Mom Still Loves


Worldfinds Kantha Beaded Necklace and Earrings

This Intertwining Kantha Necklace and Kantha Beaded Teardrop Earrings is STILL one my favorite newer pieces of jewelry. When WorldFinds invited me to shop their collection for items to review, I fell in love with these two pieces. I just wasn’t sure if they would be as gorgeous in person. They are! The colors are so rich, the jewelry set is a fabulous way to dress up and sweater or dress. The pieces are sold separately and each comes packed in a cloth bag for safe storage.

Worldfinds Kantha Beaded Necklace and Earrings are a great and affordable gift for moms.

The Intertwining Kantha Necklace is a five-strand statement necklace that will have you daydreaming of the tropics with its bright colors and patterns! Each piece is made from recycled Kantha textiles, so colors and patterns are all one-of-a-kind and will vary. It’s priced at $45 on their site.

Like the necklace, the Kantha Beaded Teardrop Earrings are one-of-a-kind and made from fabric beads from recycled Kantha textiles and golden beads. The earrings are priced at $15.

Get both pieces together and take advantage of free shipping when you shop for gifts for mom.

These next few bracelets are beautiful, stylish, and go with anything. They come ready to be gifted or slipped into mom’s stocking or special package.

The Rocky Stone Beaded Bracelet – Blue Sodalite

The Rocky Stone Blue Sodalite Beaded Bracelet, from Groovy Girl Gifts Sodalite stone beads showcase medium to deep blue shades, accented with white or grey calcite that gives it the look of denim lapis. The beads sit on an elastic stretch cord. The bracelet comes with its own gift box.

Rocky Stone Blue Sodalite Beaded Bracelet from Groovy Girl Gifts

Calming Crystal Bracelet Set from The Crystal Elephant

The Calming Crystal Bracelet Set can help bring peace to a busy mom’s day. Moms can wear them as a set or separately. It’s said the combination of these 4 crystal bracelets will bring their calming energies to those wearing them. Made with authentic howlite, labradorite, amazonite, and snow quartz. They can be ordered from The Crystal Elephant website and come with a cloth bag to keep the bracelets protected from damage.

Calming Crystal Bracelet Set from The Crystal Elephant

Purses and travel bags for moms

Mila saddle bag from Moral Code

If your mom has been tough on her purses or has a growing collection of purses, the Mila saddle bag from Moral Code is one to add to her collection. It’s simple, elegant, and made with sustainable materials of vegetable-tanned premium leather outer and a cotton-lined interior. Available in Cognac and Blush from the Moral Code website. It’s perfect for the environmentally-conscious mom looking for classic, staple pieces that’ll outlive every trend.

Mila saddle bag from Moral Code makes a great gift for mom.
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Parenting Pack R1 – A diaper bag backpack

Unlike most diaper bags on the market, the Parenting Pack is built to last for years past the diapering stage. The Parenting Pack R1 is designed to be a great backpack first, and the best diaper pack on the market second. It’s a 4-piece set that includes a fully-featured backpack, a fold-up changing pad that doubles as a laptop sleeve (perfectly fitting a 15” MacBook Pro), and two insulated water-resistant bottle/accessory pouches.

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The Parenting Pack features premium, 100% post-consumer recycled exterior fabric, top-shelf hardware, and is designed with clever features that toggle between parenting & non-parenting functions. It is available through Beau Industries.

Weekend Royalty bag from Groovy Girl Gifts

This year I’m all about monogramming and personalization. My teens got monogrammed luggage bags you can find in our teen gift guide. I’m getting it on it too with new travel bags that I can have personalized for me. The first one I’ve started traveling with is this weekend royalty bag from Groovy Girl Gifts.

Gift ideas for moms -Weekend Royalty bag from Groovy Girl Gifts
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The exterior (available in different color combinations) is crafted from 20 oz. cotton canvas material, includes two zippered pockets, one big and one small with leather pulls, and is accompanied by a fully adjustable shoulder strap. Each bag can be personalized with up to three custom embroidered monogram initials. An inexpensive tote bag that makes a fabulous gift idea for moms always on the go.

Chic wear for colder days

Fallon Hat with removable Pom Pom

Gift mom this cozy-chic beenie to help her stay warm on those cold days, especially if she’s the kind of mom that has to spend a lot of time outdoors waiting for the kids to finish their school day or a sports practice. This Fallon Hat/beanie comes in a variety of colors and the pom pom top snaps on and off so mom can remove it or change it up with other pom-poms as she pleases. Get mom one from the Virginia Wolf website.

Fallon Hat with removable Pom Pom from Virginia Wolf

Gifts for mom’s kitchen

Smithey Carbon Steel Wok

What kind of items for the kitchen are on mom’s wish list? How about a wok? For the mom who prefers to fill her space only with things that are beautiful, made with care and attention, and are going to last forever, this gorgeous hand-hammered wok is an investment piece that is both an all-purpose piece of cookware as well as a piece of kitchen art.

Smithey Carbon Steel Wok an investment piece and great kitchen gift for moms that like to cook.
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This wok from Smithey is great for Chinese dinners made at home, but also everything from steaming vegetables to saucing pasta to pan-frying dumplings. Get the Smithey Carbon Steel Wok for your mom directly from their website.

A gift to help mom breathe easier

With everything that’s coming into your home these days, wouldn’t it be nice to gift mom something that helps her and the rest of the family breathe easier? The EnviroKlenz Air System Plus is a premier air purifier for healthy homes that uses a safe non-toxic earth mineral technology. It uses an EnviroKlenz Air Cartridge with military-grade EnviroKlenz Technology to remove and destroy toxic and noxious odors, chemicals, and pathogens. It has been 3rd party tested and proven to help improve indoor air quality.

The EnviroKlenz Air System Plus is a gift for moms that can help them breathe easier.
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Gifts for grandmas and great grandmas

Customized Great Grandma mug

It can be really hard to find gifts perfect for great-grandmas. Yes, any of these gift ideas for moms would be appreciated, but don’t great grandmothers deserve something that recognizes their role? They do and that’s why I love these custom mugs from Panvola. They are personalized with the years great-grandma became a mom, grandma, and great-grandma. Get a customized mug for the great-grandmother in your family.

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Create a Heirloom

Have the grandparents missed out on one-on-one moments with the grandparents? Resolve that with a Heirloom gift book. Heirloom is a physical book with an integrated video player that automatically plays when the cover is opened.

No smart devices are required. No wi-fin connection is needed. The Heirloom product allows you to take your favorite moments that deserve to be shared and creates a personalized video-playing book that will become a lasting gift any grandma, great-grandmother, or mom will treasure. There are 4 new holiday covers to choose from.

Customers upload up to 10 minutes of their home videos on their website or create a new video from the kids to their loved ones. Select from one of 13 fun video book covers. Heirloom will then ship a video-playing book right to their loved ones loaded with their videos. Each video book is rechargeable so they can be cherished for a lifetime! Learn more at the Heirloom website.

Heirloom gift books a great gift idea for grandma.

Gift mom all year long

Subscription boxes are the ‘it’ gift right now. Why not gift one to mom and keep the gifts going beyond Christmas. Here’s a few I’ve sampled and love for mom.

Passionistas Project Pack

The quarterly Passionistas Project Pack is filled with five to seven individually wrapped products from women-owned businesses and female artisans including beauty, skincare, apparel, jewelry, food, stationery and more. They include Q&A’s with each contributing Passionista, plus access to online content and the Passionistas Project Facebook group, to inspire women to follow their passions.

The winter/holiday pack’s theme will be Passionistas Renew and included

  • 15 Minute Pamper Me Kit by Naisture
  • Penguin Bath Bomb by Kara Bombs
  • Moon Charm by Beadology By Heather
  • Renew My Lips Lip Exfoliator by Rude Cosmetics
  • Reversible Silver/Lush Wine Scarf by Veroma Gifts
  • Reflexology Socks by Bath Accessories Company
  • A Flight of Mini Chocolate Bars by Terroir Chocolate
  • A Chocolate Pairing Class with Stacey from Adventure Wednesdays
  • There is a free bonus gift included with every first purchase.

Customers will receive a Free Mystery Box if they sign up for an annual subscription to Passionistas Project Pack and use the code WINTERMYSTERY.

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The wrapped contents of the Passionistas Project Pack
The gifts inside the Passionistas Project Pack subscription box.

Sparkle Hustle Grow gift boxes for women entrepreneurs

Sparkle Hustle Grow is a monthly subscription box and online community for female entrepreneurs. It’s for the boss babe, the go-getter, and the side hustler. Each box includes 4-6 items like books, chic office supplies and tech gadgets. In addition to the physical items, subscribers also get access to online business training and a vibrant online community. Get mom a box through their website.

Spark Hustle Grow gift boxes for women business owners

Fit Snack gift boxes

I love the idea behind the Fit Snack box subscription, to inspire moms to take up healthy snacking, workout, yoga and meditation every month. The subscription is perfect for experiencing new incredible snacks every month! Each snack is hand-selected by Fit Snack’s nutritionist, and the majority are sourced from local businesses.

Inside The Fit Snack subscription box contains snacks and online access to workouts and meditation.

In addition to Snacks, they also provide an online subscription to exclusive, at home yoga, workouts, meditation, healthy recipes, mindfulness and nutrition tips. The Fit Snack subscriptions are available through their website and Amazon.

Spark Joy Box

Take care of the mom that takes care of everyone else with a Spark Joy Box. Spark Joy Box boxes come in three themes pamper, refresh, and indulge. Each box comes with at least 4-6 items and is valued at a minimum $80-$120. You can purchase one box or gift mom a subscription.

Spark Joy Box gift boxes are perfect for moms..
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More special gifts for moms

Nolah’s Bamboo Sheets

Make mom’s restful nights even more restful. Nolah’s Bamboo Sheets have a soft, smooth, and silk-like feel and are lightweight and breathable, providing comfort without weighing you down. They also come packaged in a reusable tote bag that we think mom will love.

Nolah's Bamboo Sheets Set another great gift idea for mom
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CHI Volumizer 4-In-1 Blowout Brush

The CHI Volumizer 4-In-1 Blowout Brush is the blowdryer every mom needs. When my hairdryer burnt out a few years back, I never replaced it. The process of blowdrying my long hair was always so time-consuming I really didn’t have the time for it. Then, I was sent a CHI Volumizer 4-In-1 Blowout Brush to review.

I love it! If you’ve ever had a salon blowout where your stylist has a blow dryer in one hand and a brush in the other, you can now have the same experience with one hand. The CHI Volumizer 4-In-1 Blowout Brush is like a blow dryer with a brush attached to it. I am able to blow dry and style my hair quicker than ever before and achieve the same look as if I had gone to my stylist. I can easily switch between the 4 attachments to achieve the look I wanted.

This blowout brush includes four attachments for unlimited styling options. Whether you’re looking for a straight, wavy, or curly style, this brush has you covered! The CHI Volumizer is available on Amazon.

Colorado Aromatics Cultivated Skin Care Hand Spa Kit

Mom’s hands have taken a beating this year with increased handwashing and sanitizing. Help mom repair and restore her dry and battered skin with the Colorado Aromatics Cultivated Skin Care Hand Spa Kit. The kit includes Knuckle Balm for cuticle care, sugar scrub for exfoliating, and silky Mountain Mist Hand and Body Lotion to moisture skin.

Colorado Aromatics Cultivated Skin Care Hand Spa Kit
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2020 Ideas for Gifts for Moms that this Mom Still Loves

Last year we suggested several gift ideas for mom that I loved and know other moms would love. Here are some that are STILL among my favorite gift ideas for mom.

Gifts Moms STILL Want This Year

Check out these gift ideas we picked for moms last year and earlier this year. They are still popular! From gifts that help in the kitchen to gifts that help moms pamper themselves, take a look and we're sure you'll find the perfect gift for mom here.

Small Inexpensive Gifts for Moms

We start our gift guide of gifts moms want this year with small inexpensive gifts for moms.

More Gifts Moms Want

These gift ideas for mom not only work for Mother's Day, but they 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.

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.

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.

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.

Comfy Loungewear

Stunning Pieces of Jewelry for Mom

The best gifts can come in small packages. Gift mom a piece of jewelry that brings back memories or one that adds to her collection.

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.

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.

A few more ideas for gifts for moms

There were a few more gift ideas for moms that we wanted to include. They don't fit into any of our other categories, but they are gifts we have received and know other moms would love.

Looking for local ideas and ways to spend the day with mom in New Jersey? Visit our FREE or Almost FREE Mother’s Day Offers in New Jersey for ideas.

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Just because it’s been a crazy year and you may not want 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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Monday 10th of May 2021

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