Moms are the hardest to buy for, but they don't have to be! This holiday gift guide for moms is the perfect place to start with your holiday shopping list planning. Every mom is unique and that means their gift should be unique. There are some great ideas here to fit almost any budget. Whether you have limited funds or a lot to splurge this year, you are sure to find something here to fit the mom in your life.
This is a sponsored post. Many of the items and brands included in this list have compensated me with product samples. All item opinions are my own and are not swayed by the brand, but by my own experience.
Gift Ideas for Moms
As a mom, I'm not picky and welcome anything my kids give me. They don't have to give me anything at all, but we all enjoy finding something special for the ones we love, our moms included. This list has a lot of variety and has something for every type of mom, as well as every budget. I will break things down a bit into categories of sorts. There will be food items, clothing, decor, self-care/makeup, and stationary or art items on the list. Plus, at the bottom, you will also find my own personal cookbooks that have been published over the last few years that make a great gift for the mom who enjoys cooking.
If the mom on your list loves to cook or is a foodie, then you might want to check out our recent cook's and foodies' gift guide to find even more fantastic ideas for gifting. The possibilities for gifting this year are truly endless!
Best Gifts for Moms
Holiday Gift Guide for Moms
Find the perfect idea in this holiday gift guide for moms! So many great choices on here that are ideal for showing the mom in your life that they are loved and appreciated!
Nanor - Soy wax scented candles made in Canada
Nanor Collection creates candles of a new genre! Inspired by nouveau luxe, Nanor Collection only uses premium ingredients in each candle with rich and light scents that offer a luxurious and intoxicating experience. All products are cruelty-free, sustainable, and eco-friendly, from the soy wax to the packaging. Revel in the lap of luxury with a collection of scents created to elevate every atmosphere. Nanor scents are infused with natural extracts from delicate notes of rose and jasmine to smooth amber and vetiver, made to complement any room. Whether you would like to take a stroll through a garden or take in the air of the mountains, there is a candle for you. Give yourself a reason to luxuriate!
OPAL ROAD Luxury Candle Brand | Coconut Apricot wax
Tis’ the season to be merry with Opal Road’s NEW holiday collection! Luxurious, iridescent candles in bright, fun colors to match your energy. OPAL ROAD luxury candles bring colorful, simple elegance to any space while the aromatic scents captivate your attention. All candles are made with a coconut and apricot wax blend with 100% cotton wicks and use non-toxic essential oils for 65 hours of burn time.
OPAL ROAD's candles are made in stunning colored glasses designed to be repurposed as a sophisticated home accessory. Aside from being an elevated statement piece in any home, the brand is a Proud Supporter of Room to Read® and donates a portion of all profits to help support girls' education and literacy programs. Enjoy the holidays with a candle to fit all celebratory moods. Turn your home into an evergreen forest, a winter wonderland, or simply spice up the holiday spirit. Find your Hope, Wonder, and Grace this holiday season with Opal Road!
Mise en Scent - Candles Inspired by Your Favorite Films
Candles curated for the film buffs! Brooklyn-based candle studio handcrafts fragrant candles with unique scents inspired by your favorite films to help all candle lovers live in their favorite movies. Mise en Scènt started with a movie fanatic with an idea to immerse viewers in their movie to create a main character environment you never want to leave. Put on your favorite movie, light a beautifully scented candle, and elevate your experience. All candles are eco-friendly, produced using soft, natural soy wax, organic wicks, phthalate-free fragrance oils, and US-produced glass. Mise en Scènt is a sustainable brand that is great to gift all movie lovers who want to get swept up in the glamor of an Old Hollywood classic, a femme fatale perfume in Mystery, or relish in the enticing floral start for a budding romance in Rom-Com. All scents and themes are inspired by iconic films, perfect to set the scene for all movie nights.
Artistscent | Fragrance by Artists
Bring art into your home in a unique way with Artistscent’s beautifully illustrated candles. All candles are based on collections by talented artists to showcase their collections and smell from the artist’s perspective. Partnering with artists to create designs thoughtfully derived from an original piece, and adapted onto reusable glass vessels, Artistscent allows each owner to experience a custom piece in a new way. Just imagine a uniquely balanced, room-filling fragrance that perfectly matches the artwork and its story. All candles are made using a soy wax blend and a cotton wick for a clean burn. Find the piece that speaks to you!
Kari Gran Mini Kit and Lip Whip
For all she does for us, spoil your mom this holiday season with a Mini Kit and Lip Whip package, including the best-selling Peppermint Tinted Lip Whip and Mini Kit (Essential Cleansing Oil, Essential Hydrating Tonic in Rose or Lavender, Essential Serum and Essential SPF). For an affordable $40, mom will be ready to take on the day with glowing skin and hydrated lips. Cleanse, Hydrate, Protect, Go! Made with only clean and good for you ingredients – Safe for sensitive skin.
Bel Essence combines a broad range of natural ingredients, all researched for their nutritional properties, and packs each product with botanicals to deliver the results we look for in skin care: moisturizing, anti-aging, even skin tone, reduce irritations, smooth, firm & glowing skin. The products are built from these ingredients, not a base of filler ingredients with oils sprinkled in. This is why the products enjoy 4+ star reviews - they are natural and organic, cruelty free certified, made in the US, paraben and sulfate free, and very effective in repairing and rejuvenating skin. We just launched an amazing new night cream in time for fall and holiday gift giving, including gift combinations that include the new product.
Bel Essence offers gifts packaged in a biodegradable gift bag and ribbon, (all under $75) so you can get brownie points for being sustainable. The Give 10 Get 10 program allows customers to get 10% off their order, and then Bel Essence makes a donation in the amount of 10% of your order to the charity of your choice. For gifts, let Bel Essence know, and they will include a card telling the recipient that their gift supported a worthy charity.
The ingredients are plant based, making Bel Essence a great green and vegan skin care solution. The company limits its use of plastic and focuses on common and easily recyclable materials, and ingredients are bought from companies that sustainably and responsibly source - fair trade, environmentally sustainable.
Introducing AVAKA, the new beauty brand ready to handle all your holiday looks gorgeously. The collection, created by a professional NYC makeup and hair artist, includes innovative, affordable beauty products that deliver convenient solutions to enhance your natural features. I’m loving what they can do for bold brows, defining lashes, and controlling shine! The multi-use products are great for active lifestyles and travel, so you’ll never want to be too far with your AVAKA essentials. This fantastic collection includes a Brow Stamp Kit and 3-in-1 Face Roller.
Luis Steven Designer Bags
Upgrade your wardrobe with a designer bag from Luis Steven. Designed to add color, style, and an element of fun to traditionally dull laptop bag markets, Luis Steven creates designer bags at affordable prices. Their newest collection features a variety of business styles, stylish crossbody bags, and beautiful backpacks to be both functional and fashionable. Whether you’re commuting to the office or heading out for a night with the girls, there is a bag for you. All products are handmade by artisans using premium Italian leather, natural suede lining, and other internationally sourced materials. Check out their original laptop backpack, or explore their newest totes and crossbody bags. No matter what bag you choose, know Luis Steven is made to accompany you for years.
The bag I chose was well-made, beautiful, and functional. I highly recommend these as a quality investment purse.
Lu and Elle Handbags and Totes
This is where multi-functionality meets style! Lu & Elle offers globally inspired and effortless bohemian handbags. Using beautiful ethnic fabrications, interesting details and effortless styling, Lu & Elle celebrates unique fashion tastes with modern twists. They embody a relaxed, yet playful wanderlust vibe. With prices starting at $34, they are a great choice for almost any budget.
Lumije New York | Timeless and Fashionable Jewelry that Does Good
Luxury jewelry brand Lumije has something special for everyone in the family. Whether you are in search of an investment piece such as the One-of-a-Kind Rough Diamond Necklace (retails at $11,000), looking for a timeless design with Lumije's signature Diamond Studs in a Martini Setting (retails at $1,380), or those intrigued by astrology with the Zodiac Pendant (retails at $320). Lumije has beautifully crafted pieces featuring ethically sourced diamonds, so shoppers can rest assured that they are spending with a purpose. Most recently, Lumije has announced they have started to accept cryptocurrency, the first jewelry company to do so.
A unique high-quality online jewelry shop that has beautiful and affordable pieces. I love the gothic styles and different motifs that are less traditional.
Subarz are a unique baked good that was created in 2016 that combines the crunch of biscotti with the sweetness of a cookie. Subarz come in a variety of flavors including gluten-free, dairy-free and nut-free options. Subarz have been sent nationwide as holiday gifts for 6 years and ship easily and quickly. Subarzsweets is a women-owned small business based in Los Angeles, California.
We tried the traditional chocolate chip, lemon thyme, and salted apricot caramel Subarz. Our favorite was surprisingly the salted apricot caramel, but all had a lovely texture and flavor.
Cookies With Tiffany
Cookies with Tiffany is a new favorite in our house. Small batch of homemade deliciousness in every box! We loved the molasses and s'mores the best, but every flavor we tried was delicious. Soft and perfectly cooked!
Pinch Spice Market
There are tons of options on the PInch Spice Market website. Things like gift baskets and bundles, individual spices, or blends such as the popular pumpkin spice latte drink mix.
Speciality Hot Sauce And Spice Blends | PUR Spices LTD
For the Mom that puts Hot Sauce on everything, give them a Hot Harissa Trio Gift Set! This beautifully boxed tasting set with three small-batch flavors is enough to make any spice lover's mouth water. All three are hand-blended for peak flavor and ready to use in recipes or savor straight out of the jar. This small-batch artisanal set of sauces is the perfect blend of chilis, garlic, spices, and a pop of lemon!
Everlasting Comfort: Bathtub Pillow
Treat yourself this holiday season with a soak in the tub. The memory foam bathtub pillow from Everlasting Comfort is made with premium memory foam and attaches to your tub with suction cups. Designed with a built-in drying hook, and includes a loofah, the bathtub pillow is a perfect addition to your holiday wish list.
Bloomers Intimates - Her Highness Lace Brief
Bloomers Intimates has the perfect lingerie that bridges the generational gap between old-fashioned granny panties and modern women's underwear, for underwear that's as comfortable as it is sexy. The brand brings chic to your cheeks with stylish, high-waisted lace underwear available in four timeless colors.
The high-waisted panties with coverage you can count on.
- High waist smooths your curves, without constricting.
- Scalloped edge disappears under clothes, eliminating panty lines.
- Full rear coverage stays put and won't ride up.
- 4-way stretch lace for light support and maximum comfort.
- Comes with a signature mesh laundry bag for safe cleaning and safe keeping.
An eye doctor turned entrepreneur started a loungewear company, her clothes are incredibly comfy and make great mom gifts. They are affordable at $35-$70 and it is a gift that just shows you care, like a warm hug or cup of tea with no pretense or strings attached. You really just want the recipient to feel loved and cared about.
Natural Soap Kit for Beginners - Energizing Orange
They come with all the ingredients and some of the tools you need to complete the project. They’re great for beginners. Giving the gift of creative activity is wonderful; there’s evidence that creative time helps reduce stress and mitigate the symptoms of depression and anxiety.
The Natural Soap Kit for Beginners in Energizing Orange is a popular choice for all. It comes with all the ingredients and some of the tools needed to make 8-10 bars of natural, orange-scented soap. It even comes with step-by-step, easy-to-follow instructions.
This kit retails for $87.99 and ships for free within the lower 48 states. It comes all packed in a box and ready to give to that mom on your holiday gift list.
Custom Watercolor Portrait from Photo
A Beautiful Personalized Watercolor Portrait on Canvas created by our artists from any of your favorite photos. The artists capture the moment from your photo and bring it to life with a stunning watercolor celebration that focuses on the special moment.
The process is simple: Send in your photo, and the team at HomeHaps gets to work and transforms your photo into a beautiful portrait, 2-3 days later they send you a preview.
Once approved, they print it on a premium museum quality canvas material with super vibrant colors which is guaranteed not to fade for 200+ years! It is then stretched over a 1.5 inch thick stretcher frame. This portrait is a truly special gift that will last you a lifetime!
Kitten D'Amour Vintage Style and Gifts
Kitten D’Amour is an Australian women’s fashion and lifestyle brand founded in 2003. The line features feminine touches and ethically-sourced fabrics in their vintage-inspired designs. In efforts to combat fast fashion and product production, the brand functions on a limited collection basis and has even attracted celebrities like Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, Pink, and the Pussycat Dolls.
Mail A Video Book | Heirloom
Replay your favorite memories together with a video book from Heirloom! Heirloom allows you to create custom video books to send to someone you love. It is fast, easy, and oh-so-beautiful that you will want to make more for different occasions. To get started you select videos directly on sendheirloom.com! Once completed, Heirloom will ship your video book directly to the recipient. Each book comes fully charged and videos play automatically when the cover is opened. Heirloom is on a mission to make it possible for special moments to be shared with family and friends.
Everything To a T - Customized Gift Mugs & Keychains
This small shop is a great place to shop from small business and create the perfect custom gift for mom. Below are two of the top sellers to consider!
- Bead Keychain, with a wooden disc engraved with each child's name, Mom's monogram, or anything at all that would be special to her and her alone. This keychain comes in several different colors, both with wooden and silicone beads, and is under $20!
- Kids artwork is the most special keepsake a mother can have - but keeping endless papers is just not practical. That's why I make an Artwork Mug or Tumbler, where the child's actual handwriting or drawing is printed directly onto the drinkware. Perfect for that morning cup of coffee that you can (finally) enjoy once they're off to school!
Tupelo Large Waterproof Beach Bag Tote
Easy to clean, light weight, and waterproof - this tote does it all. Our tote is constructed of premium EVA foam, has proprietary hinges that allow the handles to lay flat inside or outside the tote, and comes in 5 eye-catching colors. This tote is simply a must-have for all; whether they’re beach bums, sports moms, or avid gardeners.
This is an investment, but one that is worth every penny. It is durable and ideal for so many different uses.
This is one of my favorite inclusions. They make a great stocking stuffer and are the perfect budget item that has plenty of humor!
Shop hand soap powder
We really loved this soap. The bottle is a nice thick durable option that isn't going to break easily, and the different scent options were fantastic. I definitely recommend mixing with HOT water rather than warm and be patient, it might be a bit grainy the first few pumps, but then it is silky smooth and smells amazing.
Made-up Gossip develops and sell highly efficient, high-quality, waterless personal care products, designed to eliminate single-use plastic packaging. The powders come in recyclable/refillable aluminum tubes, they are made with minimum ingredients for maximum efficacy products. The consumers just add water at home and the powders transform in luxurious, moisturizing body products.
Linoto 100% Linen Sheet Sets
Sometimes, moms just want the extra luxury. Linoto makes amazing, real linen sheets, napkins, tablecloths, curtains, towels and even boxers that rejuvenate and refresh your home experience. Most importantly, Linoto makes beautiful, soft, artisanal quality products that are special to the people who enjoy them. What sets Linoto apart is their bold color offerings, exceptional workmanship, the quality of their fabric, excellent customer service, and the fact that all of their products are proudly made at their workshop in Westchester County in New York. Linoto linen is sturdy and softens beautifully for a look that is relaxed yet luxurious. Every item is marked on the cloth with chalk, cut with tailor shears, expertly measured and sewn to the same standards as a designer dress, then washed with natural laundry soap and shipped in plastic free recycled packaging.
The Original Cheese Chiller
This makes a perfect stocking stuffer! The Original Cheese Chiller is a freezer pack uniquely designed to keep string cheese and stick cheese cold for a snack, lunchbox, or gym bag. Makes a perfect stocking stuffer!
Just store your Original Cheese Chiller in the freezer until you are ready to leave. Pop a string cheese or stick cheese into the Original Cheese Chiller and you are out the door!
This has been used every day since it arrived! The Hot Mug has a patented induction heating tech that holds your beverage at 130°F.
It is a 12-ounce black or white coffee mug with an induction heating base (10w) that is perfect for those mornings you get distracted and your coffee would normally go cold. Instead, you can keep it on the Hot Mug base, and every time you come back it will be piping hot just like it was originally!
It heats your mug without making the base hot to the touch!
Bonus? It can also work for wireless charging! So, keep this on your desk for your coffee and to charge the phone you forgot to plug up the night before!
Includes an 18-month warranty and a free one-month return policy.
Cat Lady Box
A CatLadyBox is the perfect gift for any cat lover! CatLadyBox is the exclusive subscription box for cat ladies everywhere. From chic clothing to adorable glassware, you can represent your modern style and taste while showing off your cat pride. You’re not crazy, just crazy about cats! Choose from the 1, 3, or 6-month plan and receive your purr-fect box right at your doorstep. CatLadyBox also works to save cats and give them a better life. Each week, the CatLadyBox Cares program makes a cash donation to a new rescue organization. Throughout the year, they also make donations whenever they can to help out with vet bills, sponsor special rescue projects, and support adoption centers. Subscriptions start at $34.99 a month with monthly, 3-month, or 6-month payment options
Fayetchill - Outdoor Wear
For the active outdoor enthusiast, Fayetchill is a wonderful brand of clothing. From their site: "we create goods for the woods that are good for the woods". A large variety of options for men and women from hoodies and hats to shorts and t-shirts.
Plants by Post - Grey Modern Weave Succulent Set
Decorating your home with beautiful plants has never been easier than with Plants by Post! No need to struggle with finding unique, high-quality plants at grocery stores or chain garden centers. Plants by Post is a family-owned and operated modern nursery that makes its mission to make all kinds of plants accessible to everyone. Located within the stunning nature of Northern California, Plants By Post utilizes the latest plant knowledge and modern greenhouse designs to provide the highest quality plants you’ll ever see. From small, unique indoor houseplants to large orders of flowers for all your landscaping needs, Plants by Post is guaranteed to brighten your home, yard, and mood in just one petal.
Artists' Watercolor 24 Pan Set
For the creative soul on your list, art supplies are always a hit. The Artists' Watercolor 24 Pan Set is a high-quality watercolor set with a retail value of $49.99. It's a perfect addition to help supply their art hobby.
Peepers Blue Light Blocking Reading Glasses
With long days of staring at a screen, it can be easy for your eyes to become strained and tired. Thankfully, Peepers offers a great collection of blue light glasses to protect your eyes while keeping you looking stylish and professional. Plus, they also offer a great selection of sunglasses and readers to help you find the perfect gift for almost anyone in your life.
Their most popular frame, featured as one of Oprah’s Favorite Things, has been upgraded to our blue light collection by popular demand! The daring oversized look, complemented with a beautiful soft square shape, makes a statement while spring hinges provide additional comfort.
Werk Babe Co.
Werk Babe Box is a seasonal subscription box for career-driven women. Each box is filled with career and lifestyle products that help you level up inside and outside of work. Though each box is a mystery full of 6-8 FULL-SIZED products, you can expect some of the following:
- Stationery, Journals and Productivity Items
- Treats & Snacks
- Lifestyle Products for Office and Home
- Self Care & Wellness Products
- And so much more!
I have written and published 4 cookbooks over the last 3 years and will always recommend them. If the foodie on your list has an air fryer, you may want to check out the Mediterranean Air Fryer cookbook or my Clean Eating Air Fryer cookbook. They are filled with delicious recipes you can make in almost any air fryer. For the cook who likes a bit heartier meal, my Complete Dutch Oven Cookbook is a perfect choice. And, for the new cooks, The Complete Cookbook for Beginners is my latest cookbook that is also excellent for gifting.
More Gift Guides
If you need more ideas for the other people in your life, look no further than the lists below. We've gathered up some of the best items and added to a gift guide that is easy to follow and perfect for building your holiday shopping list for this year. Take a few minutes to review these, then bookmark the items you like or save them to your shopping cart(s) for later! You can even make a holiday board on Pinterest and pin them to keep them all in one place!
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