The holidays are here and it’s time to start crossing people off your shopping list. The person the seems to be the most difficult to buy for is mom. How do you express years of appreciation into a Christmas gift? The important thing to realize is, you don’t. Your mom knows that you love her but to make sure you get a gift mom is going to love, we did the research on 25 Christmas gifts for mom that’ll make Santa jealous.
Personalized Gifts for Mom
Personalization options are great because they give an extra special touch that makes an ordinary gift, extraordinary. There are a variety of ways to personalize an item such as engraving, etching, or embroidery. We find these 5 items pretty fantastic and we think you will too.
- Close To Her Heart Personalized Fleece Blanket: $59.99
Perfect for moms with grandchildren, this fuzzy fleece blanket features names of your choosing in the shape of a heart. Keep mom cozy on chilly winter nights and know she is always reminded of her loved ones.
- Family Love Hugs Puzzle: $14.99 - $24.99
While Shutterfly has a ton of personalized photo gift options, we thought this one was unique. Upload 8 treasured photos and turn them into a puzzle. Join in on the fun and recreate happy memories piece by piece.
- Silver-Plated Jewelry Boxes: $19.50 - $99
Simple, classic, and chic, these jewelry boxes can be monogramed with mom’s initials and can hold her precious rings, necklaces, or bracelets. The price of the box depends on which size you purchase. They run from extra small to large.
- Personalized Glass Ornaments: $13.98
Update mom’s tree this year with these personalized glass ornaments from LTD Commodities. Add some extra sparkle to the tree and choose between Memorial, Couple, or Joy to the World themed ornaments.
- Custom Smartphone Case: $45+
For the mom with the gift of gab, you can personalize a smartphone case like no other with Casetify. Casetify turns popular cell phone cases into works of art with glitter, pressed flowers, or favorite photos. These cases are durable, functional, and too cute!
Meaningful Gifts for Mom
Finding that perfect blend of sincere and practical is not always easy but we think these gifts are sure to elicit a big ole hug from mom. Show mom how much she means to you when you surprise her with any of the following gifts.
- My Life Story - So Far: $30
This customer favorite item from Uncommon Goods is a beautiful way to get to know your mom better. There are 9 sections of the journal that challenge her to sit back and reflect on various times in her life. Read, laugh, cry and enjoy learning more about your mom.
- Unique Christmas Stockings: $8+
Head over to Michael’s and grab some puffer paint, an iron on decal, or bow and decorate a stocking just for mom. When your masterpiece is finished, fill it up with her favorite things.
- Bar Necklace: $9 - $50
The number of bar necklaces available on Etsy are jaw-dropping. But all those sellers lead to a whole lot of beautiful options. Choose from rose gold, silver, or gold-plated pieces and add an engraving or gemstone that features a name, a birth stone or specific date.
- 23andme Kit: $69 or $129
Who doesn’t want to know more about their ancestry? With a kit from 23andme you can get mom the gift that keeps on giving. Explore family genetics and health traits when you learn more about where her side of the family comes from with 23andme.
- Feel Good Memory Jar: $21.99
This feel good jar is meant to keep great memories alive. Reminisce and write down a moment that brings a smile to your face or make it part of your holiday tradition to put a new memory in the jar each Christmas moving forward.
Thoughtful Gifts for Mom
Being a mom is a full-time job and often times that means sacrificing personal wants to provide for loved ones. No matter how old you are, mom will always put you first. Take a look at these thoughtful gifts that makes mom #1.
- Blue Apron Subscription: $47.95 - $119.84
The Blue Apron menu offers a wide array of food options to fit any flavor palette. What’s more, you can choose between 2-person or family meal plans. This gift is helpful to the mom who is constantly juggling the demands of everyday life and takes the guess work out of what’s for dinner after a long day.
- Google Home Hub: $99
If the mom in your life loves organization and convenience, look no further than the Google Home Hub. With this device she can set reminders for the upcoming week, call friends and family, connect it with Nest devices, or throw a dance party in any room of the house while listening to her favorite music.
- Spafinder Gift Card: $25 - $500
Treat mom to a day of relaxation with a Spafinder gift card. All mom has to do is enter in her zip code to view participating locations and select the pamper treatment of her dreams. She can book a massage, a skin brightening facial, or a mani-pedi that will leave her feeling refreshed.
- CrateJoy Subscription: Boxes start at $9 a month
Getting a package in the mail always makes you feel special. What we love about Cratejoy is that you can choose a subscription box that best suits your mom’s interests or hobbies. Whether she is a book lover, a beauty lover, or a chocolate lover, you can find a box that will have her eagerly waiting for the mail carrier.
- Groupon Getaway
Choose a price range that fits your budget and see what’s available
If you’re a member of Groupon, take the time to check out their Getaway page. You can find amazing deals on hotels, waterparks, retreats and more. Read customer reviews to give you a better picture of what’s in store for mom as she takes some time to herself.
Gifts for the Mom Who Has Everything
If you’re shopping for a mom who has everything, it’s time to think outside the normal realm of gift giving. Sometimes, the best gift doesn’t have to be wrapped up and topped with a bow. Here are a few gift ideas that spread some Christmas cheer and will make your momma proud.
The holidays are the time of year to express gratitude. What better way to express your gratitude towards humankind than to volunteer. Some examples of ways to spend your time are helping out at a soup kitchen, delivering for Meals on Wheels, or inquiring about snow shoveling programs in your area. Invite your mom and spend a day helping others.
There are a number of charities that appreciate a donation of any denomination. If your mom is an animal lover, you can make a donation in her name to a local animal rescue league. Or, if a particular illness has afflicted your family, take the time to show your support in donating to that program for further research or to help other families.
- Make an old school gift
Never underestimate the power of a macaroni necklace. Those silly art projects you made as a kid will always be near and dear to your mom’s heart. Make a fun project out of it with siblings or your children and give mom something that will remind her of years gone by.
- Write a letter or poem
You don’t have to be Shakespeare to write a touching poem. Whether you are recalling a memory that you share that brings you joy, or writing a letter just letting her know how much she means to you, these seemingly trivial items can make mom feel like she just won the lottery.
- Spend an Afternoon with Mom
Let Gift Card Granny help you save some money as you spend an afternoon with mom. Pick up a Granny direct egift card for her favorite lunch spot and then go see a new movie. Knowing you cleared your schedule just to hang out with her will really brighten her day.
To wrap up, you can find a fantastic, heartfelt gift for mom this Christmas. Depending on your budget, you can purchase any of these items individually or combine one or two to create a true gift of cheer. So, take some advice from this Granny and put those slippers back on the shelf. Give mom a gift that will cherish for years to come.