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Gifts for Mom: What She Really Wants

Finding the perfect gifts for mom is hard. But they deserve the best! Here are our picks for gifts moms really want this holiday season!

Published November 12, 2021

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It’s been a long year, and she’s kept the entire household together. Making lunches, doing laundry, carpooling all the kids, and making it look effortless! She deserves to be showered with appreciation during the holidays with gifts moms really want (although she is often the hardest person to shop for). Whether she loves to get cozy with a cup of coffee, pamper herself with skincare and makeup, or be the most stylish mom in the carpool line—there is something for everyone. Get her something she truly wants. Moms, there’s no shame in sending this Gifts for Mom article as a hint to your loved ones looking to purchase something for you! 😉

Gifts Moms Really Want


Something Cozy

Warm Boots

Cozy Throw

Knitted Beanie


Soft Pajamas

Oversized Scarf


Warm Boots: I live in my UGGs from November through March! They are such easy shoes to throw on and go. My feet are always cold, and these boots keep them extra cozy and warm. Choose any of the colors for a neutral that will go with everything!

Cozy Throw: I use my Barefoot Dreams throw daily! It lives in my living room, but I also find myself taking it to other rooms. I have had it for a few years now, and it has washed but so well! It still feels and looks the way it did when I got it. It would also be a perfect addition to any bedroom!

Knitted Beanie: Did you know that much of your body heat escapes through your head when it’s cold out? When it’s cold out, wearing a beanie can help keep you warm by not allowing the warm air to escape. This wool blend will keep your ears nice and toasty! The pom-pom adds a fun and stylish detail.

Soft Hoodie: A cozy hoodie that does double duty? Sign me up! This soft-to-the-touch fabric makes the perfect sweater for lounging or out and about. It is great for being comfortable without looking sloppy. There is a kangaroo pouch that is excellent for keeping her hands warm on a cool day! You can also purchase coordinating pants if you want to make this gift for mom a matching set.

Soft Pajamas: The Papinelle pajamas will keep her warm all winter long! They are made with a soft material and can easily be worn separately or together. The pants have an adjustable elastic waist for maximum comfort.

Oversized Scarf: A large statement scarf is great for keeping warm during winter! These oversized scarves come in various colors and are made from recycled polyester. She can wear these scarves in many ways, and it is the perfect winter-season accessory!


Pampering Products

Oil Diffuser

Best Selling Candle

Bath Set

Spa Set

Smart Home Plug-in Diffuser


Oil Diffuser: Tap into your inner sense of peace by diffusing calming essential oils! My favorites are lavender and eucalyptus. This gorgeous ceramic diffuser will complement your other décor. She could easily place it in any room in her home! A bonus to diffusing oils is that your space will always smell amazing.

Best Selling Candle: These are some of my favorite candles. They honestly smell divine! They always burn evenly, and the scent carries quite far. She could even repurpose the stunning jar once you have burned through the candle.

Bath Set: Who doesn’t love a relaxing bath?! Elevate your experience with a Coco Rose Body Polish to get rid of dead skin. A Hydrating Milk Bath Soak will get your skin moisturized for winter. Soak away all your worries with the Calm Ylang Ylang Soaking Salts.

Masks: Create an at-home spa experience with skincare masks. The pack includes seven one-time-use masks and an exfoliating pad. The masks target concerns like dry skin and wrinkles. They also have a mask to cleanse and soothe pores!

Spa Set: This is the ultimate relaxation package! Begin with a Twilight Bath bomb. It also includes the Sleepy Shower Gel, Soap, Body Lotion, and Bubble Bar. There is a Therapy Massage Bar to get rid of aches and pains. Finish with the Dream Cream to soothe dry skin!

Smart Home Plug-in Diffuser: With this gift for mom, she can customize her home’s aroma experience from her smartphone’s convenience. In the Pura app, you can adjust the scent intensity, set custom schedules, and swap between scents directly from your phone. 


Hair & Makeup Products

Blow Dryer Brush


Drunk Elephant Set

Eyeshadow Palette

Under Eye Cream

Paddle Brush


Blow Dryer Brush: I own this brush, and it is amazing! It allows you to style and dry your hair at the same time. After I finish, my hair looks like I had a professional blowout done! With this brush, you can smooth, volumize, and curl the ends of your hair. It is very user-friendly and easy to use!

Scrunchies: This silk scrunchie pack from Slip includes six different colors. They are made from pure silk, are much easier on your hair, and cause less breakage than typical hair ties. This would be a great gift or stocking stuffer for any woman!

Drunk Elephant Set: Take care of your skin with this set from Drunk Elephant! Their products are all vegan, gluten-free, and cruelty-free and come in recyclable packaging. It includes a night serum, a cream, a cleanser, and a face mask.

Eye Shadow Palette: An eye shadow palette with shades that would look stunning on everyone! Choose from bronze and gold hues. You can even choose to make a glitter shadow part of your look!

Under Eye Cream: We all need a little help looking more well-rested! This under-eye cream from Estēe Lauder will give you a boost. It will help repair your tired eyes while you sleep.

Paddle Brush: A brush and straightener all in one! This paddle brush also has heat to help straighten hair. Using it will give you a sleek, shiny, and frizz-free hairstyle!



Personalized Mini Bar Necklace

Heart Stud Earrings

Monogram Necklace

Link Necklace

Beaded Bracelet

Birthstone Necklace

Pearl Hoop Earrings

Ring Set


Personalized Mini Bar Necklace: We are obsessed with this special gift for mom! This customizable bar necklace is a minimal classic and layers perfectly with other necklaces. Mom will love this beautiful piece with a touch of sentiment!

Heart Stud Earrings: Dainty but cute—these heart studs are the perfect accessory to any look! They are made of 18k gold plated sterling silver and have a precious heart bow design. The cubic zirconia studs give it the right amount of glitz! They are perfect for everyday wear and won’t be pulled out by little ones who love earrings that hang down!

Monogram Necklace: Another beautiful piece for everyday wear! This monogram necklace can be chosen for the name of the mother or children. It’s perfect for layering as well! It could also easily be worn alone for a classic look.

Link Necklace: A gorgeous link necklace from Gorjana! This chic collar necklace comes in gold and silver. It’s a great statement piece that can be dressed up or worn more casually!

Beaded Bracelet: This three-strand beaded bracelet would be perfect for everyday wear. It would also be a great addition to an already existing stack you have! This stack makes an effortless statement with any look.

Birthstone Necklace: This pendant necklace comes in every birthstone color! It would be a great personalized gift for any mama. The necklace is a gold color and will look good layered or alone!

Pearl Hoop Earrings: Pearl earrings, but make them modern and trendy! These huggie earrings are so classic. I could see them being worn daily! They would look great paired with hoops if you have more than one piercing in each ear.

Ring Set: This ring set from Kendra Scott comes in gold and silver. It includes three rings total, two with beautiful crystal accents. The other ring is a simple band that compliments the other two!


Cool Tech



Alarm Clock

Apple Watch

Instant Camera


Kindle: The perfect gadget for every reading-obsessed mama! The Kindle with built-in front light is ideal at home or on the go. It reads like actual paper, even in sunlight! Store all your favorites and best-selling reads at your fingertips.

Airpods: I use my Airpods daily and genuinely do not know how I lived before without them! They’re perfect for talking on the phone and listening to music or movies. They charge when they’re in the case, so you don’t have to charge them that often! The battery life is pretty impressive. You can always find a pair of these in my purse!

Hatch Alarm Clock: This alarm clock by Hatch is on my own Christmas list this year. We have the sound machine for my son, and it is an absolute lifesaver. I have a lot of trouble getting up in the morning since I’m not a morning person. I think having something like this that gently wakes you with sound and light would greatly help.

Apple Watch: This is one of those things that I didn’t understand why everyone was so obsessed with it before I had one. I’ve had an Apple Watch for probably three years, and it is a must-have. I love that I can answer my phone or text messages from the watch. I also enjoy operating my Spotify via my wrist when I’m on the go instead of digging for my phone.

Instant Camera: I’m big on taking photos, but I’m not always the best at having them printed. Having them printed instantly would be such a tremendous help! This camera takes the photo, and you can print a physical copy immediately. Such a great and sentimental gift for moms to make new memories!


Kitchen Products

Always Pan

Ninja Foodie

Wine Opener

Soda Machine

Wine Chiller


Cheese Board


Always Pan: Not only is this piece of cookware aesthetically pleasing, but you can use it for cooking in almost any way you would like! It comes in multiple rich shades. You can braise and sear meat using the Always Pan. Saute, fry, boil seafood, and steam or strain pasta with veggies. This is definitely going on my list!

Ninja Foodie: I keep seeing the most mouthwatering and delicious recipes using an air fryer via Pinterest! In addition to the air fryer function, it can dehydrate, grill, roast, and bake. Truly an all-in-one kitchen gadget! This would be a great space saver in your kitchen.

Electric Wine Opener: My favorite wedding gift is our electric wine opener. With the push of a button, you can open your bottle of vino! It has a dock that charges it when not in use. It looks great on any counter or bar cart!

Soda Machine: Who doesn’t need to drink more water? I think most of us are guilty of not drinking enough! Customize your water with this sparkling water and soda-making machine. No CO2 tank is needed to make your sparkling water! This would be such a refreshing addition to any kitchen.

Wine Chiller: Your favorite rosè or prosecco will stay chilled for hours in this sleek wine chiller. It comes in a choice of neutral colors or mint green. The canister is made of stainless steel. It would be a beautiful addition to any bar cart or party!

Stagg Kettle: A must for the coffee lover in your life! It holds 3.8 cups worth of pour-over coffee. It quickly provides you with the right temperature of water needed. This kettle would be an excellent gift for a mom-to-be or new mom!

Cheese Board: What’s a party without a charcuterie board?! This affordable option comes in blonde and ebony wood choices. The board would also be great for serving loaves of bread. It would be a perfect gift for a mom who loves company and hosting parties.

Apron: A stylish apron to keep your clothes mess-free while cooking! This multi-print design is so fun! There are pockets to hold things and an adjustable neck and waist strap for extra comfort.


Something Sentimental

Framebridge Frame

Photo Books

Mama Bracelet

Book About You

Wall Art Prints


Framebridge Frame: I feel like any mom would love this! It makes it easy and beautiful to display memories wherever you choose within your home. The frames come in different wood finishes as well as silver and gold metals. You can also add a frame stand if you don’t want to hang it on the wall!

Photo Books: As a mama guilty of not printing out photos quickly enough, I love this idea! Choose your images and choice of color for the album. You can also personalize the front with foil lettering. This gift for moms can be handed down for many years to come!

Mama Bracelet: A sweet little reminder daily on your wrist of your role as “Mama!” This stunning beaded bracelet has white and multicolored beads and a gold accent. It would look great alone or stacked with other bracelets!

Book About You: This book contains meaningful prompts that help you share heartfelt memories! Share the stories that mean the most to you in writing. The design, inside and out, is beautiful! The art and colors complement each page.

Wall Art Prints: Choose your favorite photos to make up this heart! It’s beautifully framed with a selection of different colors and materials. It would be a gorgeous addition to any home, plus a great way to preserve your memories!


Fitness Gear

Fitness Bangles


Yoga Mat

Training Tights

Belt Bag


Water Bottle


Fitness Bangles: These fitness bangles would be great gifts for moms who are fitness lovers and like to mix it up! The ankle and wrist weights come in various colors. They come in 1- and 2-pound increments, so they are perfect for anyone. These would be great for avid walkers to add a little more difficulty to your stroll!

Theragun: We own one of these, and it is incredible! There are so many great ways to use this one for your body. It also has an app that will guide you through exercises depending on what body part you would like to work out. My favorite is on my shoulders and neck. It’s a great thing to add to your daily or post-workout routine!

Yoga Mat: Get your yoga or pilates on using this colorful mat! This is great for your workout room at home or on the go. It would also be perfect for a daily stretching routine. It easily rolls up and can be carried using the strap!

Training Tights: These tights are great for training! They are made with recycled Polyester/Lycra and are quick-drying for ultimate comfort. There’s also a back pocket to store your phone or keys!

Belt Bag: These belt bags have an almost cult following! They go with virtually everything. They’re so easy to keep secure by using it as a belt or cross-body bag. Great for a purse or bag on the go!

Hoodie: The perfect outerwear piece for workouts or to and from the studio! Pull the hood up the keep your head and ears warm. This hoodie has pockets and zips all the way up. It comes in ten colors.

Water Bottle: Keep your hydration up with this 40-ounce water bottle. Hydro flasks are as durable as you can get! They will last you for years to come. Add some fun stickers to personalize it, and ensure you get your daily water intake!


Gifts for Moms That Keep Giving

Fresh Flowers

Beauty Products

Fun Variety

Fitness Gear


Fresh Flowers: This is such a great concept! It’s a monthly subscription in which you receive fresh flowers. I love having a bouquet in my home but never want to send them to myself. It would be such a treat to receive a fresh bouquet monthly!

Books: This would be a fantastic gift for moms who are big readers! Sometimes I get overwhelmed by so many great book choices. It would be great for someone else to do the choosing for me! Each month, you get a book delivered right to your door, which is perfect for all the reader mamas out there.

Beauty Products: Beauty-obsessed moms will love this monthly box with favorites from skincare, haircare, makeup, and more! It allows you to try new brands and sample products you might not have otherwise. It includes great, quality brands you know and love, plus new ones to discover!

Wine: I have gotten this subscription box before, and I cannot say enough good things about it! If the mom in your life is a wine lover, this is a gift for moms. You take a quiz and can either select your wine based on recommendations or let them choose for you! I have enjoyed all the wines I have tried that I have received and even found new favorites.

Fun Variety: Give a Fab Fit Fun gift card to the mama who does it all! They have a little fitness, beauty, and fun for everyone. She can put the gift card toward a membership, sales, or purchases from the site, and you can send it via email or gift them in person!

Fitness Gear: This is a new subscription concept from Alo! It would be a perfect gift for fitness-minded moms. There are digital classes about mental and physical health. It comes in an on-demand format, so it can be used whenever it is convenient!



Cool Sneakers

Sassy Sneakers

Suede Sneakers

On Cloud Sneaker

Platform Sneakers

Retro Sneakers


Cool Sneakers: I have a pair of these sneakers, and they are the most comfortable things ever! I’ve taught all day and traveled via airplane in them with zero blisters! I love how the sleek look. They truly go with everything. I’m already eyeing a second pair!

Sassy Sneakers: These sassy sneakers are made of leather straight from Italy! They have a removable cushion insert and a metallic finish. These will go with any outfit!

Suede Sneakers: I remember having a pair of these in middle school, and they are back and hotter than ever! They are incredibly comfortable and wearable sneakers. The chunkiness of this sneaker is perfectly on trend with the “dad sneaker” craze that has been popular last season and this one. Wear relaxed and unlaced or tied up completely!

On Cloud Sneakers: These sneakers are made from 100% recycled polyester. They have full-foot cushioning for extra comfort. The sneakers are a pull-on style with elastic laces to make them easy to put on and take off.

Platform Sneakers: These platform sneakers put an edgy spin on a classic style. They have a 1 1/4″ platform and run large, so we suggest sizing down a half size. These would be great staple white sneakers to dress up or dress down.

Retro Sneakers: This 1970s throwback shoe from Nike is making a comeback! They come in various color combinations and shades. There’s one to match any mama’s style! The large iconic swooshes make these sneakers a great statement piece for any outfit!


Stocking Stuffers

Sleep Mask

Sweet Dream Trio

Bath-Bomb-Ornament Gift Set

Personal Safety Alarm

Card Case

Lip Glow Oil

Eye Gel Masks


Sleep Mask: This eye mask is soft like a cloud and feels so luxurious! As a parent, sleep can be hard to come by. This eye mask helps block out light to help mom get the sleep she needs and deserves! 

Sweet Dream Trio: This trio will keep her lips hydrated day and night! They are made with Shea Butter and Murumuru Seed Butter for extra nourishment.

Bath-Bomb-Ornament Gift Set: Give the gift of a luxurious soak with these Holiday themed bath-bombs! With a brown sugar scent, float your worries away and enjoy a relaxing warm bath!

Personal Safety Alarm: You can never be too safe! Keep this on your keychain for easy access. The bright color makes it easy to find in your bag. When feeling unsafe, pull off the top to set off the loud siren to deter an attacker.

Card Case: This leather card case is sleek and can easily fit into any bag or be taken on the go. It comes in two neutral colors and has pockets on both sides to hold multiple cards and cash.

Choose one or a couple of these gifts for moms for the special mom in your life! A great way to take your gifting to the next level is to pair a few of these items together in a basket. Add clear cellophane to wrap it with a big bow for a gorgeous holiday gift statement! Inventory and shipping delays are already projected to be a problem this year. Make sure you don’t wait until the last minute to ensure your gifts for mom make it in time to give for the holidays!

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Megan is a wife and first-time mom of a baby boy based in East Texas. She attended the University of Arkansas and received a B.S.E. in Communication Disorders, followed by… Read more

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