It’s no secret that mothers are important to all of us. Many of us remain close to our mothers after we venture out on our own, and the average adult lives less than 20 miles from their mom.
Simply put, moms rock - and even if you aren’t close to your own mother, you probably have mommy friends and coworkers to shop for during the holidays. Christmas is also a great time to treat your mother-in-law to something special.
But what exactly are some of the best gifts for mom? You (or her own kiddos) already gave her the gift of improved brain function after childbirth, so how the heck are you supposed to top that?!
We’ve got the best Christmas gifts for mom right here, whether you’re shopping for a single mom, soccer mom, soon-to-be-mommy, your own mother, or any other mama on your list.
Want to know the best part?
You don’t have to trek through the snow or battle long lines at your local department store to find the perfect gift. All of the Christmas gifts for mom featured on Faveable are available online. Consider it our Christmas gift to you.
Expectant mothers gush that this plush pillow makes sleeping and lounging more comfortable. The lightweight material won’t cause mom to overheat during hot flashes.
Some pregnant mamas say the sham’s material could be softer.
Why she needs it: It’s hard work growing a tiny human in your belly, and pregnancy can take a toll on a mom’s back, hips, and legs. It’s difficult for a pregnant mama to sleep if her body aches, but she needs to enjoy a full night of rest while she can. After all, the average parent loses 2 hours of sleep per night with a newborn in the house.
The Snoogle was designed by a mom, so it actually works. A removable pillowcase makes it easy for mama to wash potentially nonexistent germs away when the nesting phase strikes.
Price: For $50, you can give a soon-to-be mom approximately 9 glorious months of comfortable sleep. She can also use it once the baby is born if she finds it hard to sleep after a c-section or difficult delivery.
Prepares your favorite mom for everything from unexpected injuries to the common cold. Great for self-proclaimed crunchy moms or moms who want to experiment with homeopathic remedies.
This homeopathic kit contains numerous remedies, but Mom might not need all of them.
Why she needs it: Who doesn’t need a stockpile of remedies for their family’s ailments? This is the ultimate homeopathic medicine kit because it comes with a little bit of everything, from Arnica to Sepia. These pellets may help alleviate the symptoms associated with common conditions such as coughs, runny noses, achy joints, and sprains/strains.
Price: For around $70, Mom gets more than $300 worth of homeopathic remedies. What a steal!
Individually packaged for on-the-go snacking. Reviewers say the bars live up to their claims and boost moms’ breastmilk supply.
The bars are costly, so she might not continue buying them after she finishes your gift.
Why she needs it: Breastfeeding is tricky whether you’re a first-time mom or a mom of 10. Stress or hectic schedule can affect milk supply, but these gluten-free bars help a special mom in your life get back on track. Moms say the bars really do increase their milk supply as long as they eat 1 or 2 bars per day, which is definitely doable because they taste delicious.
Shopping for a breastfeeding mom with allergies? No problem - these bars are wheat-free, dairy-free, soy-free, and egg-free.
Price: It’s $24 for the variety pack, which means each bar costs $4. This price might seem high, but eating one bar a day might still be cheaper than switching to formula.
Completed pictures are suitable for framing. Packed with motivational quotes about motherhood.
Apparently there’s a picture of a lady’s...ahem...private part...nestled in with the bumblebees and wildflowers.
Why she needs it: Moms usually don’t get much time to unwind. This coloring book gives her a chance to mentally escape for a bit as she shades in flowers and patterns. The back of each picture is blank, so Mom can frame her colored page or jot down some thoughts.
Price: This cute coloring book is only $7, making it the best cheap Christmas gift for Mom.
Can change what’s inside by adding trinkets and stones. Long chain for a comfortable fit.
The locket could be a little bigger.
Why she needs it: Honor her roles as Mom and Grandma with this gorgeous necklace from A Touch of Dazzle. This floating locket has plenty of room for her favorite mini charms and gemstones, and it looks lovely with casual wear or semi-dressy attire.
A practical lobster-claw clasp holds this pretty piece snugly in place.
Price: You’ll pay anywhere from $30 to $75 for this heartwarming piece of jewelry.
Includes everything Mom needs for simple gardening tasks. Convenient caddy makes storage a cinch.
Some tools aren't strong enough for heavy-duty tasks.
Why she needs it: Whether she’s a nature newbie or a gardening guru, this kit helps her tackle basic tasks. She can sow seeds, hydrate herbs, and prune plants with this 9-piece set.
The set includes a convenient carrying case, so Mom doesn’t have to find a home for her gardening gear. The pruner has a safety lock, which is super important if you’re buying this gift for a mom with curious kiddos.
Price: It’s currently on sale for less than $35, but you might pay as much as $70 if the sale ends.
Lets moms know they aren’t alone in the crazy world of parenting. Short stories that Mom can skim during football practice or at the bus stop.
The author is crass and snarky. Her writing style isn’t for everyone.
Why she needs it: If she’s the type of mom who adores her kids but admits that parenthood is stressful at times, this is the right gift for her. This hilarious book will have her laughing until tears stream down her face as she reads adventures from fellow moms and dads who are trying to get the hang of this parenting thing.
The author is sassy and blunt, so she’s a hit with outspoken moms who aren’t afraid to say what’s on their minds.
Price: For $10 to $17, you can make a mom laugh until she cries.
Long-lasting candle with a fragrance that’s noticeable without being overpowering. Sweet poem on the front of the candle lets Mom know you care.
Reviewers warn that some of the scents seem to get mixed up during the shipping process. For example, one reviewer complained her cinnamon candle smelled like vanilla.
Why she needs it: You can never have too many candles, at least that’s what we keep telling ourselves. Mom will adore this candle - not just because it smells amazing, but because it has a heartwarming message on the front. Expect to see her proudly display this scented candle in a hard-to-miss location.
Price: This candle costs between $20 and $25, which makes it one of the most affordable gifts on our list.
Treats mom to a full-body massage in the comfort of her home. Choose between 4 different massage techniques for a blissful experience.
Several reviewers gripe that the chair’s airbags (especially the ones in the feet/legs area) don’t always work as well as they should.
Why she needs it: Mom can’t always escape to the spa for a well-deserved day of relaxation, so why not bring the gift of pampered bliss to her? This massage chair pulses and vibrates against various pressure points, soothing sore muscles and aching joints. It may also help improve metabolism and circulation.
Price: The suggested retail price is $1,600, but we’ve seen this chair as low as $850 on Amazon. Most customers say it’s worth the price.
Displays a combination of short video clips and photos in HD clarity. Can be displayed on a desk or hung on a wall.
Some users complain that it’s difficult to format vertical photos, but most of them also report that customer service is happy to help.
Why she needs it: Perhaps Facebook friends have grumbled that she posts too many baby pictures, or maybe digital memories have taken over her laptop’s hard drive. This digital picture frame rotates between hundreds of stored photos, and the 8 GB memory has plenty of space for her special moments. Just make sure she removes your potty training pictures before the next family function.
Price: We found this frame for around $110, which is an average price for digital photo frames. There are cheaper models, but they don’t work as well or hold as many pics.
Simplifies recipe prep time thanks to handy accessories like a wire whip and flat beater. Generously sized 5-quart bowl has plenty of room for multiple batches of cookies or mounds of dough for fresh-baked bread.
It’s pricey, but it’s worth it.
Why she needs it: Bakers and chefs rave about the powerful performance of this KitchenAid mixer. If Mom spends a lot of time in the kitchen, this coveted appliance is probably at the top of her wish list.
This versatile appliance does it all! She can mix cookie batter or bread dough, fluff frosting, beat eggs, stir soup, and do so much more with the press of a button. There are 10 different speed settings, so Mom doesn’t have to worry about over-stirring or undermixing her batter.
Price: For around $300, you can make Mom the happiest baker on the block.
These sweet treats are certified Kosher, so they're perfect for Christmas or Hannukah. Decadent desserts covered with chocolate, nuts, and sprinkles.
Not a low-fat or low-calorie dessert.
Why she needs it: Chocolate can put Mom in a good mood during the hectic holiday season. Plus, what mom doesn’t deserve a box of gourmet chocolates? Put that waxy candy bar back on the shelf and treat Mom to the good stuff this Christmas - if you’re lucky, maybe she’ll share a cookie or three with you.
Oh, and did we mention these delicious treats are dairy free?
Price: $30 is all you need to help Mom indulge in a creamy chocolate escape.
You can schedule cleanings in advance. The Roomba is a self-charging vacuum that returns to its dock after working its magic.
Some reviewers complain the vacuum is loud, but many owners say that it’s quieter than other vacuums they’ve owned. And if noise is an issue, mom can schedule the appliance to run while she works or runs errands.
Why she needs it: It’s hard for any mom to keep the house clean when she’s busy chasing after messy children, pets, and significant others. It’s even harder when mom is a neat freak, which is why the Roomba 650 vacuum is the perfect gift. She can focus on other household chores while this low-profile vacuum maneuvers its way throughout the home, sucking up cookie crumbs and pet dander with its innovative AeroForce 3-stage cleaning system.
Price: With prices ranging from $275 to $375, this is one of the pricier gifts on our list. However, it’s a steal when you consider how much it costs to hire a maid.
Lives up to its fancy name by gently smoothing away creases and revealing younger-looking skin. Hydrates parched pores and brightens mom’s complexion.
A handful of users complain that the scent is too strong, so keep that in mind if mom is sensitive to fragrances.
Why she needs it: Late-night bottle feedings or long nights spent waiting for a teen who’s out past curfew can take a toll on mom’s complexion. L'Occitane Immortelle Divine Cream rejuvenates tired skin, leaving behind a radiant, youthful complexion.
Price: At $110 per container, this stuff isn’t cheap. However, the price tag reflects its impressive performance.
A hidden pocket provides a convenient spot for a key or credit card. Versatile yoga pants look great with athletic gear or casual attire.
Multiple reviewers warn that these pants run small, so order a size bigger than mom usually wears.
Why she needs it: Yoga pants are a staple in any modern mom's wardrobe, especially moms who want to be comfortable without sacrificing fashion. These soft, stretchy yoga pants have a small pocket, which is why we chose them over the thousands of other pairs available. And, the innovative sweat-wicking fabric keeps mom dry while she chases after toddlers at the park or hits the gym.
Price: These Baleaf yoga pants are listed at approximately $52, but we rarely see them priced that high. They’re currently around $17.
Innovative canopy blocks the sun from multiple directions. Lightweight chair weighs just 9 pounds.
Comfortably supports up to 225 pounds, which may be a problem if you’re buying this for a mom who plans to watch games with a kiddo or two on her lap. However, multiple reviewers say the weight limit is simply a recommendation rather than a set-in-stone guideline.
Why she needs it: Sitting on hard metal bleachers isn’t our idea of fun, and we aren’t fans of laying out a blanket on wet, muddy grass either. We’re guessing the sports-loving mom in your life feels the same way, which is why this folding chair won’t end up crammed in a basement or garage somewhere.
We dig the two drink cup holders because every mom knows that she’s not just responsible for her own beverages. There’s also a built-in accessory bag that’s perfect for holding sunblock or a secret stash of chocolate. The chair’s resilient polyester exterior repels stains and resists water damage, so she can cheer on her favorite team rain or shine. Speaking of sunshine, this folding chair’s adjustable canopy prevents golden rays from obstructing your view of the big game.
Price: This comfy canopy chair typically costs between $20 and $30, but we’ve seen it as high as $35. It costs half as much as similar chairs, but it has way better ratings.
Mom can combine this gift card with other payment methods, including 2 additional gift cards, to book a cheap flight. The card is good for more than 85 destinations.
Although we considered it a positive benefit, some reviewers complain that you can only use 3 payment methods per flight.
Why she needs it: Encourage mom to embrace her wanderlust with this Southwest Airlines gift card. She can jet off for a solo retreat one weekend or put the funds toward a family vacation. We love that the card is good for nearly 100 destinations because it gives mom control over where she vacations. That’s why we chose this card over a timeshare or prepaid condo rental.
Price: We featured the $100 gift card in our post, but the card also comes in $50 and $200 denominations.
A hormone-regulating tea helps mom feel like her post-pregnancy self again. Soothing formulas hydrate and soften skin.
A handful of reviewers complain that the product containers are small.
Why she needs it: She may miss having an identity other than Mommy, no matter how much she loves her new bundle of joy. After being showered with baby gifts and bombarded with visitors who want to see her newborn, this gift set reminds the special new mom in your life that she’s important too. She’ll love the skin-softening salve, especially after she washes her hands for what feels like the millionth time after changing yet another dirty diaper.
Price: For approximately $60, you get a top-notch, all-natural gift set that shows a new mom she’s loved.
Vertical grids are a practical alternative to the horizontal layout found on many calendars. Fun, bright graphics mimic the look of children’s books.
It focuses on moms, so some dads complain that there should also be a dad-friendly version available.
Why she needs it: This calendar is a vibrant, visual reminder of her family’s commitments. It’s ideal for moms with kids of nearly any age, whether she’s raising toddlers, tweens, or teens. The included fridge magnets are perfect for displaying her kiddos’ math tests or artwork.
Price: This 17-month calendar is one of the cheapest gifts on our list. Expect to spend $15 or less before shipping.
Designed for moms of all ages. Full-color pages deliver inspiration and hope for busy moms.
A handful of moms complain that the devotionals aren’t spaced out very well.
Why she needs it: There are plenty of Bibles for women, but there are very few just for moms. This is the Bible promoted by MOPS, a religious group for mothers of preschoolers. The compact size of this pretty Bible makes it easy for mom to transport it to church or the coffee shop.
Price: With prices ranging from $20 to $35, this Bible is an affordable but effective way to show a religious mom that you respect her faith.
Detailed instructions and illustrations make it a cinch for newbies to master the spiralizing process. Transforms veggies into noodles for healthy, low-carb recipes.
This is a hand-turned model, so mom has to keep an eye on her fingers as she turns the crank. Her fingers probably won’t get too close to the blades, but we wanted to include a warning just in case.
Why she needs it: There’s a good chance that the health-nut mom in your life follows a gluten-free, paleo, or primal lifestyle. This spiralizer lets mom replace carb-heavy pasta with zoodles, spiralized sweet potatoes, and curly carrots. We love that cleanup is easy, because we’ve owned some veggie spiralizers that were a nightmare to wash and dry.
Price: With a regular price of $49.99, this kitchen must-have is comparable to the popular Paderno tabletop spiralizer. However, reviewers say that Brieftons has better customer service, so we chose this spiralizer over similarly priced models.
Anti-scratch dividers hold up to 7 digital devices in place. Surge protection prevents electrical issues from damaging mom’s beloved electronics.
Some users complain the included cables are long and bulky, but mom can swap them out with shorter cables if she wants.
Why she needs it: It can be difficult for a tech-savvy mom to decide which device to charge first, especially if she also has kids who love digital devices. This 7-port dock eliminates that decision and puts an end to the "But it's my turn to charge my iPad" arguments. Mom can charge multiple iPhones and tablets at the same time without removing their cases or searching for an available outlet.
Price: This 7-port charger costs around $50 to $60, a price that falls on the lower end of the best gifts for mom on our list.
Digital HD clarity makes it easy to follow what’s happening in this entertaining movie. It received high ratings from viewers as well as movie critics.
We don’t want to release any spoilers, but a few moms complain that the title doesn’t accurately reflect the plot of the movie. We disagree, but we get where they’re coming from.
Why she needs it: Helping little people develop into decent adults is stressful. Give mom a fun break from parenting for 101 minutes with this R-rated movie, which stars Kristen Bell, Mila Kunis, Christina Applegate, and Jada Pinkett Smith. The talented cast displays traits that nearly any mother can identify with, whether she’s a single mom, working mom, or stay-at-home mom.
This is one of those hilarious flicks that movie buffs will watch again and again. It’s available via DVD, Blu-ray, and Amazon video, so it’s easy to find a format that suits a movie-loving mama’s style.
Price: Expect to spend between $20 and $30 for Bad Moms while it’s a new release. Tack on a few extra bucks if you decide to go the extra mile and gift this movie with a pack of popcorn.
Low-maintenance wine stoppers are safe for the dishwasher and freezer. Made from eco-friendly silicone.
Reviewers complain that these stoppers don’t work well for beer. We’re okay with that since they’re specifically listed as wine stoppers, but keep this potential issue in mind if mom is a beer drinker.
Why she needs it: When you’re a mom, you usually can’t throw back a whole bottle of wine in one sitting. These handy wine stoppers keep mom’s alcoholic beverage fresh for weeks without leaving behind a funky aftertaste. Fun sayings like “Sip happens” will give her a laugh when she goes to pour herself a glass.
Price: A pack of these wine stoppers is typically priced between $15 and $35, so the 4-pack won’t set you back too much.
Budget-friendly alternative to solid gold jewelry. Carefully crafted for strength and shine.
The chain isn't adjustable, which isn't a big deal unless she prefers a different length.
Why she needs it: Bonus moms are often forgotten when the holidays roll around. Let your bonus mom know that you love her and appreciate all that she’s done for you by giving her this gorgeous necklace. The necklace comes with a sweet card that thanks her for extending the branches of her family tree.
Price: You’ll dole out between $40 and $60 for this pretty pendant.
Smooth grips let a crafty mama hold the tools comfortably. A zippered pouch with dividers keeps the tools snugly in place for easy storage or transport.
A few men complain that you pay extra for the pretty pink color, stating that traditional-colored tools are cheaper. But what fun is that?
Why she needs it: Tired of your wife or girlfriend stealing your tools? Buy her this tool kit for her crafts so she leaves your stuff alone. It includes common tools, such as screwdrivers, pliers, and scissors, used for Pinterest-worthy projects.
Moms dig the compact size of the zippered pouch because it's easy to hide the tools from curious toddlers.
Price: For less than $30, you can surprise your favorite mom with this cute pink tool set.
Produces rich, flavorful java in a jiffy. Can be used for hot or cold beverages.
Some coffee drinkers report that the Ninja’s cleaning light stops working after a couple months.
Why she needs it: Coffee is a must-have for many moms. This single-serve system lets her skip the line at the local cafe and enjoy hot beverages at home.
It’s easy to use and clean this Ninja coffee maker. Mom can also whip up a creamy mug of hot chocolate or some herbal tea with this appliance.
Price: This is an average-priced coffee maker. If Mom usually gets her brew at Starbucks, this single-serve system should help her save money.
Helps improve the tone and elasticity of skin. Natural ingredients are gentle on sensitive skin.
Doesn't work for everyone. May cause breakouts as your skin adjusts to the products.
Why she needs it: If she jokes that she’s turning 29 each time her birthday rolls around, these products from Kleem Organics will help solidify her story. A Vitamin C serum and Retinol moisturizer join forces to tackle tired skin, gently smoothing away visible signs of aging while hydrating skin.
This anti-aging skincare set is suitable for all skin types, and results appear quickly.
Price: Several reviewers complain that skincare products from Kleem Organics are expensive but worth it. This set costs anywhere from $50 to $115.
Thoughtful gift that makes Mom feel special. Crafted by hand and threaded with attractive beads and gems.
A couple reviewers complain that this bracelet breaks easily, but most reviewers love it.
Why she needs it: Show Mom that you appreciate everything she does by surprising her with this pretty bracelet. Vibrant blue gemstones and metallic beads surround a silver charm emblazoned with the ultimate compliment: Best Mom Ever. It’s a casual yet classy bracelet that’s appropriate for everything from church luncheons to drinks with her girlfriends.
Price: Expect to pay around $20 for this bracelet if you buy it on sale. If not, it costs around $35.