The 35 best gift ideas for mom that have been tested and recommend by REAL moms!
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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!
Shop the entire collection of Amazon gift ideas here all in one place!
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).
- LONGER LASTING BATTERY: Extended battery life on your temperature control mug keeps your drink perfectly hot for up to 1.5 hours on a single charge—or all day on the included, newly redesigned charging coaster. Choose the exact temperature you prefer (between 120°F - 145°F).
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.
- Flower Tea Gift Cup Set: 350ml Glass Mug Double Walled with 2 Blooming Flowering Green Tea Balls Bullet Point #2
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.
- Size Guide: S=US 4-6,M=US 8-10,L=US 12-14,XL=US 16, XXL=US 18. If you want loose fit, pls size up. Soft and Stretchy fabric,we accept 30 days money back!
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!
- Adjustable intensity button providing 3 different speeds, from low,medium and high depending on your preference.
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!
- TOTAL RELAXATION WITH 170 WATER JETS: Pampering yourself is easier than ever with 170 soothing high-powered jets that give you the ultimate spa experience in relaxing water up to 104 F (40 C).
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.
- 【🔥 HD VIDEO PROJECTOR WITH PROJECTOR SCREEN 🔥】This TMY home theater projector is equipped with HD 1280 * 720P Native Resolution and features with latest 5500 Lumen LED light source, which delivers a 1080P Full HD clear, dynamic and color vibrant image quality, this is in addition to the 100 Inch portable projector screen included in the projector package. This easy-to-operate & carry 4 Inch mini LCD projector is real value for money.
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.
- THE LARGEST TRIPLE-INSULATED Uncork'd XL: holding over half a bottle of wine, the BrüMate Uncork'd XL lets you relish your wine, cold/hot drinks just the way you like them by keeping them at the same temperature from the time you pour them in till to the last drop
10. Memory Foam Slippers
- SIZING: Available in size Small (US 6 -7), Medium (US 7 8), Large (US 8-9), Slipper is narrow in width, if you have wide feet we recommend buying a size up
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!
- ANCESTRY FEATURES: Know your personal story in a whole new way. Discover your ancestry composition and where in the world your DNA is from across 2000+ regions. Discover the origins of your maternal and paternal ancestors and how they moved around the world over thousands of years. Discover when different ancestries were introduced into your DNA and how many generations ago you had an ancestor that was descended from a single population or ethnicity.
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!
- Leather or Printed Leather Upper. Microfiber Wrapped EVA Footdbed. Durable Rubber Outsole. Received American Podiatric Medical Association Seal of Acceptance.
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!
- MORE SOPHISTICATED MAKEUP BAG & CABLE BAG: Unlike other suppliers, our packing cubes for travel set includes a new stylish makeup bucket bag, built-in mesh pockets, storage your cosmetic orderly, a new design cable bag, built-in mesh pockets and elastic band, big capacity, very suitable for your charger, earphones, cable, mouse.
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!
- ➽【COOLING SOFT BEADS EYE MASK】Put blue soft beads eye mask in the fridge 1 hour or more,(attention: NOT in the freezer), Then apply it on your eyes for about 10-15 minutes each time. Ice face mask bead relieves headaches and your eyes feel better. And each mask is filled with non-toxic soft beads that
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!
- BATH CADDY FOR TWO: Royal Bathtub Caddy Designed to Comfortably Accomodate a Couple in the Tub. Two Side-Trays, Extendable Handles and Accessory Slots Make it a Perfect Fit for Both: One or Two Bathers at Once. Bring Romance into Your Life! Perfect Choice for Anniversary, Honeymoon or Romantic Date Night!
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!
- 17 MONTH DATED PLANNER: Daily planner begins in August 2020 and ends December 2021 for 17 months of coverage. 2020-2021 planner includes laminated tab dividers for each month, at-a-glance calendars through 2021, and holiday reference pages to keep your schedule organized through every last detail.
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!
- BEAUTIFUL INDOOR HANGING PLANTERS: Trigg is the perfect way to add color and liven up your living space with indoor plants such as small succulents, air plants, mini cacti, faux succulents, faux sedums, and other decorative items
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!
- FIND REMOTES, GADGETS AND MORE: Tile Sticker features an adhesive back, making it easy to stick onto your remote control or other gadgets. This finder and free app work with iOS and Android. Keep track of more for less or give them as a gifeet
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!
- BATHROOM SOLUTION: Discreet, reusable, funnel-shaped female urination device. GoGirl provides a revolutionary bathroom solution for women to go anywhere - concerts, porta potties, camping, boating and more!
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!
- Upgrade your door’s peephole with a 1080p HD video doorbell that enables you to see, hear, and speak to visitors from anywhere.
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!
- IPX4 WATERPROOF RATED CASING: Our bathroom Bluetooth speaker is great for listening to music in the shower, kitchen or by the pool using your Bluetooth device or wired via the 3.5mm headphone jack! NOTE: IPX4 devices are not fully submersible underwater.
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!
- 【Premium Quality】Our hair drying towel is made of high-quality Quick Dry microfiber. Extremely soft and ultra lightweight, make you feel comforatble wearing it and dry your hair rapidly withour any neck muscles stress or headaches.
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!
- [FHD 1080P IPS Screen] Lepow USB C 1920*1080 portable monitor delivers a truly immersive viewing experience that lets you enjoy High-Definition entertainment and gaming. The 15.6 inch Full HD IPS screen use eye protection that keeps your eyes from getting tired during prolonged use.
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.
- IMPRESS YOUR FRIENDS - This beautiful cheese board set can be a wine and cheese board, a charcuterie board, a fancy fruit and cheese platter, or a serving tray. It will be a welcome addition to any meal, adds elegant style to any gathering.
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!
- Magnolia Table is infused with Joanna Gaines' warmth and passion for all things family, prepared and served straight from the heart of her home, with recipes inspired by dozens of Gaines family favorites and classic comfort selections from the couple's new Waco restaurant, Magnolia Table.
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:
- TALK ABOUT QUALITY - Snuggle up with the softest blanket mankind has ever experienced, literally. Manufactured from the utmost quality and durable materials, this super soft microfiber cashmere velvet reversible to ultra-plush faux-sheepskin throw blanket, will go beyond your, or a gift recipients expectations.
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!
- 550ML CAPACITY, RUN OVER 10 HOURS, MORE MIST OUTPUT: Our essential oil diffuser feature 550ml capacity, even in strong mist mode still work for 9-10 hours, and weak mist runs for 12-14 hours, works well disseminating the aroma steam to your room. You can use this as an aroma diffuser and personal humidifier, ideal for apartments, office, studio, child’s room. This is real, rather than other brands claims 300ml capacity run for 10 hours.(VAPOR AMOUNT: 55ml/h VS 30ml/h)
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!
- Universal fit that’s comfortable all 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.
- POWERFUL PERFORMANCE AND POWERFUL PICK-UP - Pulls in stubborn dirt and messes with a Premium 3-Stage Cleaning System and 5X the Power-Lifting Suction. Control how you clean with the iRobot HOME app or your voice assistant.
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!
- Best for beginners: An upgrade to the all-time bestseller Instant Pot Duo series, the Duo Nova combines 7 appliances in 1: Pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, saute pan, food warmer, and yogurt maker. The 6Qt model is the most popular size, with a capacity to cook for up to 6 people – if you’re on the fence about which size is right for you, you can’t go wrong with the 6Qt
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 2020-11-18 / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API