The 35 best gift ideas for mom that have been tested and recommend by REAL moms!
You’re here because you’re looking for a great gift idea (something more meaningful than a gift card) for mom or perhaps your a mom looking for something awesome to buy yourself! Either way, you’ve come to the right place!
The internet is full of the ‘perfect gift ideas’ or ‘most thoughtful gifts’ but too often I look through those gift guides and I wonder if they’ve actually tested the product or if they even know a mom who really raves about that toaster (seriously, does anyone get that excited about toast?).
The point is, these are the best 35 gift ideas for moms that we are actually using and gifting to other moms because we think they’ll love these products as much as we do!
What Are The Best Gifts For Moms?
Move over flowers, moms getting a good gift this year! We’re breaking down and sharing our favorite mom gifts! Most all of these products can be purchased from Amazon making it both simple and easy to put a smile on her face!
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1. SkyLight Digital Photo Frame (simply e-mail photos to the frame and they appear in seconds)
I’m starting this list off with my #1 2020 gift idea which is this amazing SkyLight Digital Photo Frame. I purchased this as a gift for my grandmother who we were unable to visit for several weeks during the start of the COVID outbreak. This was a wonderful way for her to feel connected while we couldn’t be together. I was able to set up her account and shared the e-mail address that Skylight provided with our extended family so that every member of the family could simply e-mail photos to her frame. No USB sticks or Micro SD cards needed!
When she receives a new photo the frame automatically displays them! As long as the person you’re gifting has Wifi they will be able to use the special frame.
2. Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug
Do you know how often moms get to finish an entire uninterrupted cup of coffee? RARELY! This Ember temperature control smart mug is the ideal gift that’s going to keep on giving. You can control the Ember with an app (she is going to be the coolest coffee-drinking mom on the block).
3. Blooming Tea and Insulated Mug
This Blooming Tea set was given to me by my grandma and she raved about how incredibly beautiful it was to watch a flower bloom from within your hot cup of tea. My three daughters and I sat around as we poured the hot water over our delicately crafted green tea bloom and watched as it came to life inside the tea mug. This is an awesome gift for any tea or flower lovers! This set comes with an insulated mug and a couple of flowering blooms but you can always order additional tea blooms in many different flavors.
4. Soft Chunky Knit Sweater
This is easily one of the best items in my entire closet. I’ll carry this sweater with me for long car rides, on cold planes, or while just shopping in Target! It’s so versatile and comes in different colors. It really just feel someone is constantly giving you a warm hug.
5. Back and Neck Massager
I can feel the stress melt away when I use this awesome massager! Do you want to know my favorite part? It has a separate adapter for your car! Yes, you can use this while on your next long road trip. It’s one of my must-have products!
6. Inflatable Hot Tub with Jets
Ok, let me start off by saying that this is the MOST AMAZING THING that I’ve ever bought! My husband and I treated ourselves to this inflatable hot tub for our anniversary because 2020 has been a tough year! Don’t let the ‘inflatable’ part of this hot tub throw you off because it’s super sturdy. The jets are awesome, it gets to 104 degrees and I’m completely obsessed with it!
7. Stitch Fix Subscription
Do you know what went out the window in 2020 (besides my sanity)? Shopping! I couldn’t go to my favorite stores and shop for new clothes and now I’m home helping three kids through remote learning so there is just no time! The good news is that I started using Stitch Fix prior to the pandemic so I was already familiar with how easy and wonderful this subscription service is.
Stitch Fix would be a wonderful gift for a busy mom who has no time or energy to shop for herself. Not only can choose the frequency of how often you want to receive your box and the stylist are all really good at what they do. I’ve rarely ever had to send anything back and exchanging something for a different size is simple. I recommend Stitch Fix to all my family and friends.
8. Mini Projector
This might be a gift that she doesn’t even know she needs. This was another purchase that I made in 2020 as we were desperate to get outside more. We now enjoy our outdoor movie nights on our trampoline with this incredible little mini projector. It comes with a screen you can hang up and we’ve connected it to our phones and computer without any issues.
This is a great gift for the mom who is always looking for new ways to bring her family together.
9. Brumate Cups
If you see me while out running errands or just walking around my house, the odds are I’ll have a Brumate cup in my hand. These cups were recommended to me by a friend. Not only do I love that they come in so many colors and styles but they keep liquids hot or cold for a long period of time. These are great gifts for women, teachers and moms.
10. Memory Foam Slippers
11. DNA Test Kit
This is one thing that I have not tried yet but it comes so highly recommended by several friends. You should buy this as a gift for any mom in your life because the odds are (if she is anything like me) she just hasn’t purchased it for herself yet. It’s pretty incredible that genetic testing can be given as a gift!
12. Audiobook Subscription
Before I was a mom I would spend hours reading books. Then my three tiny humans were born. I had to learn to consume books in a whole new way! Now I can’t get enough of audiobooks. I listen to them in the car when I can’t sleep at night and even while I’m doing boring household chores like laundry or dishes.
Audible has a wonderful gift subscription that is a great solution for book lovers who are too busy to read books!
This is another monthly subscription service but it’s for jewelry. Rocksbox will have your stylist pick out 3 pieces of jewelry and send it to you to try on. You keep what you want and send back the items you don’t want (free shipping both ways). Again, this is a great service for those busy moms who don’t have much time for shopping!
14. ZUCA Bags
My family has a whole collection of ZUCA bags. Not only are they unique (we get compliments on them everywhere we take them) but they help us stay organized whether we’re traveling for work or for pleasure. You can read my full review of these bags here.
My readers get a special discount code to receive 10% off their purchase using code ZUCALFBABL2020
15. Vionic Sandals
My stepmom introduced me to these sandals and I’ve loved them ever since. They are so comfortable and they look great! They deserved to land a spot on our gift list!
16. Packing Cubes 8pcs Set
Every mom should be introduced to the power of packing cubes. I travel a lot and I can tell you that they are inexpensive and completely necessary! Once you start using them you’ll never go back to the days when you just threw everything into a suitcase. Even the most unorganized mom can appreciate how great these cubes are and we love this 8pc set!
17. Weighted Eye Mask
We’ve all heard about weighted blankets (if you haven’t check them out here) but in my opinion, weighted eye masks are even better! It’s nice to close my eyes at the end of a long day with this weighted eye mask. If you know a mom who loves her weighted blanket this eye mask may be the one thing she is missing!
18. Luxury Bathtub Caddy
Soaking in a hot bath is a great way for mom to relax after a long day. This luxury bathtub caddy is great so she can soak, binge watch her favorite show all while sipping on a glass of wine! She may not be able to visit the spa as frequently as she’d like but this bath caddy sure promotes a little self-care!
19. Lilly Pulitzer Planner
Every year I reorder another Lilly Pulitzer planner from Amazon. They are bold, beautiful and they give off the impression that I’m going to finally get my life together! Seriously, just holding this planner makes me feel more organized. Give her hope that maybe this year she will stop forgetting dentist appointments and get to plan a vacation away!
20. Geometric Hanging Planters
Another 2020 project that I took on was to remodel my bathroom. One of the last finishing touches was adding some new decor. I fell in love with these hanging planters I’ve had so many people ask me where I purchased them and I always point them to the listing on Amazon. These would look great in a mom’s office!
21. Tile Bluetooth Sticker Trackers
This has to be one of the best inventions ever! Have you heard of Tile? These Tile Bluetooth stickers allow you to track anything that you attach them to. Do you have a mom or know of a mom that constantly forgets her keys, wallet or phone? No problem, you’ve just solved that problem! Seriously, this is one of the coolest gift ideas!
22. Portable Bathroom for Women
We probably should have warned you that some of these were going to be unique gift ideas. Don’t laugh! This may not be something you’ll ever see on another gift guide but I promised to share the most useful products that I own. As a woman and a mother to three girls, we’ve made our fair share of emergency bathroom stops on road trips or when camping. This little device has been more useful than I’d like to admit.
You may be laughing, but there are many women who deserve this portable bathroom!
23. Ring Smart Video Doorbell
I recommend this product for the simple fact that it helps to give moms peace of mind. When someone rings the doorbell and you’re rocking a sleepy baby, the last thing you want to do it answer the door. With the Ring doorbell, you can see on an app who is at the door and if it’s worth answering. It really is a great product for so many reasons!
24. Shower Speaker
I really didn’t know that I needed a shower speaker until one arrived in my FabFitFun box. Now I wonder why I didn’t purchase one earlier! This would be a great item to add to a gift basket for mom. There are very few times that moms get a few minutes to themselves–they deserve to have dance parties in the shower is they want to!
25. Hair Drying Towel Wrap
This is one of those items that you didn’t know you needed until you started using it. I have long hair and it’s a royal pain to wash and dry it all at once. Now, once I jump out of the shower I throw my hair in this wrap and a little while later my hair is mostly dry–it’s kinds life-changing!
26. Portable Monitor
I’m a busy mom who also works from home. Sometimes I need to work from a co-working space or coffee shop to help me stay focused and motivated. Working with two monitors really makes a difference. I purchased a portable monitor and fell in love with how easy and useful it was to me. If you know a work from home mom–she needs this!
27. Charcuterie Platter
If you know someone who loves to entertain, this functional and sleek charcuterie board is perfect for her. I love using mine for our at-home date nights. It always makes me feel super fancy even though I’m not going out.
28. Cratejoy Boxes
Cratejoy sells subscription boxes for all types of passions! If you know a mom that’s into beauty, books, games or pets, they have a box for her. Subscription boxes have become so popular and it really is fun to receive fun boxes in the mail each month!
29. Joanna Gaines Cookbook
Most women have heard of Joanna Gaines and many follow her work. She has published a cookbook that has been on sale and it’s perfect for the foodie in your life! It’s worth mentioning because most Joanna Gaines fans don’t realize she has this awesome cookbook out!
30. Luxurious Plush Blanket
Don’t underestimate the power of a plush throw blanket. I use my favorite blanket constantly and it’s why I’ve added it to this list. If you know a blanket lover in your life then be sure to gift her with this one:
31. Essential Oil Diffuser
I’m so happy with my essential oil diffusers and I have them in most of the rooms in our house. Even my kids love having their own diffusers and I like that it helps eliminate the weird smells that come from their rooms. These make our home smell wonderful and are a safe gift idea for any mom!
I recommend these to every mom because wireless headphones are the only way that I have conversations with anyone on the phone. You can talk and do all of the other things that you need to be doing at the same time without having to hold your phone. I use them to listen to audiobooks while I’m cooking dinner or to listen to music while taking a walk.
Apple Airpods are great but honestly any wireless headphones would make her day!
33. iRobot Roomba
This is probably on every list of the best gift ideas for moms, but I actually own a Roomba and it’s my best friend. With three kids and three pets, I’m constantly cleaning up after them all! My Roomba just understands me and every day, at the same time, it makes it way through the house, helping me to not lose my sanity.
I can’t explain the feeling I get when I hear my robot vacuum cleaning my floors. Knowing that someone else is helping me to manage the madness is worth every dime this expensive little booger cost.
34. Instant Pot
I have gifted several people with an Instant Pot during the madness of 2020. No one should have to quarantine without one! Easy meals are every mom’s dream and my Instant Pot is how I get a quick dinner on the table most nights. It’s a gift that the whole family ends up benefitting from!
35. FabFitFun Box
The internet has been flooded with celebrities and so many others sharing their unboxing videos of their FabFitFun boxes. In fact, I was so annoyed by how often I was seeing this subscription box that I avoided getting one for a long time. Then I got curious and ordered one. These are a seasonal subscription box and I’m happy to report that I’ve loved mine!
The FabFitFun box includes things that normally wouldn’t purchase for myself but that I’ve come to love. In fact, many things on this list were items that I received in my boxes like the bathtub caddy and a shower speaker.
You can pay for these boxes one at a time or order it for the entire year (you’ll get a little discount for paying yearly).
Last update on 2021-05-10 / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API