20 Best Christmas Gifts Ideas for Your Mom

Aside from a significant other, your mother is probably one of the hardest people to shop for. You already know that anything you get her for Christmas, she’ll fa-la-la-la-love. But that’s not the goal, right? This year, you want to give her something that she’ll remember. Something that tells her just how great of a person she is, how she has shaped your life and made you the person you were meant to be. Yes, that sounds like a tall order. Not to worry, though, because we’ve put together a list of thoughtful gifts for mothers. We’re pretty sure you’ll find THE gift that will tell your mom what a good boy or girl she has raised.

Top 20 Christmas Gifts Ideas for Your Mom in 2019

#1: Kate Spade “Heart of Gold” Bracelet

Simple but beautiful. This handcrafted minimalist bracelet from Kate Spade is a 12K gold-plated bangle that features a high shine finish. It has an engraving on the inside that says “heart of gold.” This is a timeless piece of jewelry that any woman would love. Plus, it doesn’t cost you an arm and a leg.

Kate Spade New York Women's Idiom Bangles 2 Heart of Gold

Why should I buy this?

Only one woman in your life truly has a heart of gold – your mother. So, why not gift her a classic piece of jewelry that plainly says how you see her – as the most generous and loving person you’ve ever met. Aside from the fact that this is part of the Kate Spade collection, she’s going to love this piece because it’s something that can be worn alone for a formal dinner or with other bangles on a night on the town.

#2: LifeAround2Angels Bath Bombs Set

This bath bomb gift set from LifeAround2Angels is exactly what you think it is. It’s literally the bomb. It contains 12 uniquely designed “bombs,” each with its own fragrance. These handcrafted bombs may also feature colors or contain flower petals. All are made using natural non-toxic ingredients. The scents include Kiwi & Strawberry, Shea & Coconut, Lavender, Victorian Rose, and Black Raspberry Vanilla.

feAround2Angels Bath Bombs Gift Set 12 USA made Fizzies, Shea & Coco Butter Dry Skin Moisturize

Why should I buy this?

You’re probably the cause of some of your mom’s grey hairs. Raising a child is no joke, so giving your mom ways to relax and destress is important. What better way to do that than with some bath bombs? She can get some much needed relaxation using the Lavender scent. Or, she can imagine herself vacationing away from the chaos of everyone with the Fun on the Beach scent. Whatever mood she’s in or would like to be in, there’s a bath bomb here for that.

#3: Royal Craft Wood Luxury Bathtub Caddy Tray

Speaking of baths, how else are you going to enjoy one without all the comforts you like? This luxury bathtub caddy tray from Royal Craft Wood allows you to surround yourself with everything you’ll need to take a restful bath. There’s an adjustable reading stand, a slot for a drink glass, a candle stand, and a slot for your phone. The tray is adjustable to fit bathtubs of various sizes.

oyal Craft Wood Luxury Bathtub Caddy Tray

Why should I buy this?

Does your mother love taking long baths? With a bathtub caddy tray, she’ll be able to enjoy her baths even more. She can watch her favorite soaps, read books, or just enjoy a glass of wine and some aromatherapy. Everything she’ll need for a luxurious bath will be just within reach.

#4: Oster Cordless Electric Wine Bottle Opener

Have you ever had trouble opening a bottle of wine? Cork got stuck and couldn’t get it out? That’s not going to be a problem anymore with the Oster Cordless Electric Wine Bottle Opener. With this device, you just need to remove the foil with the included cutter, put the opener in place, then push a button to remove the cork. This opener features a sleek design and comes with a rechargeable base.

Oster Cordless Electric Wine Bottle Opener with Foil Cutter, FFP

Why should I buy this?

You’re not always going to be around to open wine bottles for your mom. With this bottle opener, she won’t have to wait around for anyone. She can enjoy a glass or two whenever she needs it. The opener won’t take up much space in her kitchen drawer. As an added bonus, she can use this to open up to 30 bottles of wine whenever she’s hosting a dinner party or a girl’s night.

#5: AncestryDNA

Do you know who your ancestors are? You can if you get this DNA test. The AncestryDNA test will trace your line back to its origin. The results include an ethnicity estimate which shows you all the different regions that contributed to your family as well as expert-curated content that shows events that may have shaped the lives of your ancestors.

AncestryDNA. Genetic Ethnicity Test

Why should I buy this?

It’s always amazing what you can learn about yourself through family history. Your mom would appreciate this gift simply for the insight it will give her on her family roots. But she’ll love it because it will also give her information on living relatives she never knew she had. This gift also shows her how much you value her family history.

#6: Gaiam Full-Zip Cargo Pocket Yoga Mat Bag

There are plenty of yoga mat bags in the market so what makes this one from Gaiam stand out? Well, it is made from 100% cotton, so it’s very soft yet durable. The bag is big enough to fit exercise mats of various sizes. Plus, there are pockets in the front and back for other stuff. The shoulder strap is easily adjustable to fit users of different heights. The full zipper enclosure makes packing your yoga mat away so easy.

Gaiam Full-Zip Cargo Pocket Yoga Mat Bags

Why should I buy this?

Does your mom love yoga? Then you know how important her mat is. A Gaiam Full-Zip Cargo Pocket Yoga Mat Bag will let her take her mat anywhere without having to worry about it unrolling or getting wet/dirty. Even if she doesn’t do yoga, as long as she uses a mat to exercise, this would be the perfect bag for it. The cargo pocket can be used to store her keys and wallet if she’d rather not bring her bag. Your mom can use back pocket to store her phone. In short, this bag is pretty much all she needs to go to her fitness class.

#7: KitchenAid Limited Edition 5 Quart Mixer

KitchenAid is a premium brand, so it’s really not surprising that we’ve got one on our list. This KitchenAid appliance, however, isn’t your average mixer. This is a limited edition 5-quart mixer comes in 20 colors and features 10 speeds, 59-point planetary mixing action, and a polished stainless steel bowl with handle. Moreover, it features a power hub that can fit 12 attachments from pasta makers to food grinders, increasing the machine’s versatility.

KitchenAid KSM180RPMB 100 Year Mixer Stand, 5 Qt, Misty Blue

Why should I buy this?

Just imagine all the things your mom will be able to do with this mixer. She’ll be able to bake 9 dozen cookies, large cakes, 4 loaves of bread, and goodness knows what else. She’ll love using it and she won’t even have to worry about cleaning it because the bowl, dough hook, and flat beater are dishwasher-safe.

#8: Ninja Blender

The Ninja Professional Blender 1000 is a powerful machine. With 1000 watts of power and 6 cutting blades, it’ll crush, puree, or blend whatever your heart desires. It features a 72-oz jar which can contain smoothies for you and the rest of the family. It features 4 automatic and 4 manual programs. Plus, the entire machine is BPA-free.

Ninja Professional 72oz Countertop Blender with 1000-Watt Base and Total Crushing Technology for Smoothies, Ice and Frozen Fruit (BL610), Black

Why should I buy this?

Whether she’s making margaritas or salsas, your mom is going to need a blender. Not just any blender though. She’ll need one that won’t go kaput when it’s blending something tough. The Ninja Blender fits that bill. Plus, it comes with a 25-recipe cookbook that we’re pretty sure your mom would love to try out.

#9: I Love You Mom: And Here’s Why

This journal is the perfect way to tell your mom how much you love her. It is not based on the price tag or how it will fit her interests. It’s based on your thoughts of her written in thick pages, bound by a hard cover. Some of the pages feature prompts that ask open ended questions such as your wishes for her, words that make you think of her, and how you resemble her.

I Love You Mom. And Here's Why

Why should I buy this?

Obviously, you love your mom. She knows it. But do you ever express it in words? This is a gift that’ll keep on giving. She can reread your words whenever she’s feeling nostalgic or down. She can have it stored away for her grandkids, so they can see her through your eyes. Over all the gifts on this list, this is the hardest to give but the most thoughtful.

#10: Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer & Styler

Beautiful hair can be hard to achieve. Fortunately, there’s one tool that makes it easier – the Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer & Styler. Unlike regular hair dryers, this one features a detangling brush at the end. Instead of drying your hair and then styling it, leading to more heat exposure and possible damage, you can style your hair as you dry it. This tool utilizes ionic technology to dry your hair faster and reduce frizz as well as static.

Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer & Styler, Black

Why should I buy this?

It’s THE tool to make drying and styling hair easier. So, your mom is going to love getting her hands on this one.The large paddle brush design will help her detangle and smoothen her hair in half the time it usually takes her. The controls are easy to use and the tangle-free swivel cord ensures she won’t have a hard time angling the dryer where it needs to go.

#11: Amazon Home Services Deep Cleaning Session

Amazon Home Services offer Deep Cleaning Sessions fo4 homes of all sizes. The service includes cleaning your bathroom vanity, tub, shower tracks, toilet, and mirrors. It also includes kitchen counters, sinks, stove tops, microwaves, windows, blinds, light fixtures, and cabinets. All the cleaning supplies are provided by the service. Did we mention that they also vacuum all the rooms, mop the floors, and empty out the trash cans? Everything you dread doing during a deep cleaning session, they’ll do it for you

Why should I buy this?

Do you know how much cleaning your mom does every day, week, month, and year? One way to show your appreciation to her is by getting someone else to do the deep cleaning for her. She won’t need to lift a finger. Let the professionals do the job for her.

#12: Seven Apparel Hotel Spa Collection Herringbone Textured Plush Robe

This Herringbone textured plush robe is incredibly soft, something that you can wear comfortably all year round. It is knee length and features a large front pocket and self-belt. It comes in 7 different colors. It has the right amount of thickness to keep you warm on cold nights but not enough to make it hot during summer.

Seven Apparel Hotel Spa Collection Herringbone Textured Plush Robe, Dark Coral Pink

Why should I buy this?

Your mom deserves a treat, something that will comfort her when she’s feeling tired or sad or stressed. A robe of this plushness is the perfect choice. She can wear it when she’s lounging around, reading her favorite food or watching her favorite shows. This robe will be so comfortable, she’ll probably wear it as much as she can. And she’ll have you to thank for it.

#13: Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug

The Ember Mug is a smart coffee cup. It pairs with your phone and allows you to control its temperature via an app. The temperature ranges from 120 degrees to 145 degrees Fahrenheit. The cup can also be personalized by choosing the LED color you prefer. The cup has a battery life of 1 hour but you can place it on the charger if you want to keep your drink hot for longer.

Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug, 10 Ounce, 1-hr Battery Life, White - App Controlled Heated Coffee Mug

Why should I buy this?

How many times has your mom been so busy taking care of all of you that her coffee went cold? Well, she won’t have that problem anymore with the Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug. This baby can keep her coffee pipin’ hot (or whatever temp she desires) all day long if she wants to.

#14: ASAKUKI 500ml Premium Essential Oil Diffuser

The therapeutic benefits of essential oils are numerous. They can relieve you of stress, help get rid of colds, and create a fragrant atmosphere. If you want to enjoy all of that, you’re going to need a diffuser. The right essential oil diffuser from ASAKUKI. This diffuser features a 500ml water tank l, two levels of ultrasonic mist function, 4 different modes, and an auto-off safety switch.

ASAKUKI 500ml Premium, Essential Oil Diffuser, 5 In 1 Ultrasonic Aromatherapy Fragrant Oil Humidifier Vaporizer, Timer and Auto-Off Safety Switch, 7 LED Light Colors

Why should I buy this?

If your mom is a fan of essential oils, then this is the diffuser for her. Not only does this have a variety of modes and two different mist functions, it also has a humidifier function. Plus, this diffuser can stay on for up to 16 hours straight. Everytime her home smells so nice and clean, she’ll be remembering you.

#15: Q&A for Moms: A 5-Year Journal

This is no ordinary journal. As the name suggests, this one is specifically designed to record the countless milestones, joys, events, challenges, and little moments that happen between a mother and her child. This is not just for a year either. The journal is for recording those details for five years.

Q&A a Day for Moms. A 5-Year Journal

Why should I buy this?

If you want to create a family keepsake with your mom, this is the way to go. The journal features a question at the top of each page as well as the date. It won’t take up too much of her time to fill out even as busy as she is. Plus, you get to look back together at the entries you made in the previous years.

#16: Beurer Shiatsu Foot Massager

On your feet all day? Soothe your tired, aching feet with Beurer Shiatsu Foot Massager. This device provides your feet with a deep tissue and powerful kneading massage using the 18 rotating massage heads. It also features a heat function and 2 massage speed levels.

Beurer Shiatsu Foot Massager 18 Rotating Massage Heads, Relax Sore & Tired Feet with Deep Tissue, Heat Function, FM60

Why should I buy this?

Whatever her job is, your mom probably has sore feet at the end of each workday. The Beurer Shiatsu Foot Massager will give her the relief she needs. All she has to do is to tap the machine with her foot to switch it on, then choose her preferred massage level and heat function. It’ll be a treat for her feet.

#17: Prepara iPrep Foldable Tablet Stand

Cooking in the kitchen has evolved. Instead of buying cookbooks galore, home cooks scour the internet for recipes from other home cooks. This means looking at your tablet, wiping your dirty fingers on the screen as you scroll down to see what you should do next. The Prepara iPrep Foldable Tablet Stand allows you to view your tablet at your preferred angle and even comes with a stylus to keep your screen free from dirt.

Prepara PP08-PREPBK Black iPrep Adjustable Stand for phones, tablets, e-readers, Large,

Why should I buy this?

If your mother loves trying out new recipes, then this tablet stand is going to be a godsend. She’ll be able to easily browse through various recipes using the stylus. The weighted base and non slip rubber grip ensures her tablet will stay in place. Plus, she can easily store it away in a drawer when she doesn’t need it because it folds flat.

#18: Amazon Echo

This voice-controlled speaker comes with Alexa. With Alexa, you are able to control your smart home, stay connected to family, and enjoy your favorite songs.You can ask her to call you an Uber, order you a pizza, or set an alarm. With more than ten thousand skills, Alexa can pretty much do anything for you. As long as you have an Amazon Echo.

Echo (2nd Generation)

Why should I buy this?

With everything she does for the family, your mom needs a personal assistant. Alexa is perfect for the job. With an Amazon Echo, your mom can request Alexa to add items to her grocery list, check the weather and traffic, play her favorite music, and add events to her calendar. Whatever Alexa can do, your mom can have access to it as long as she has an Amazon Echo.

#19: Rifle Paper Co. Recipe Box

Some people like being traditional, like writing recipes on index cards and storing them in a tin box. But don’t settle for just any ole tin box. This recipe box from Rifle Paper Co. is cute and feminine. It comes with 24 recipe cards and 12 dividers.

Rifle Paper Co. Recipe Box - Citrus Floral

Why should I buy this?

If she loves writing down recipes, why not give your mom something she can pass on to you and your kids in the future? This recipe box is beautifully decorated and would look great in any kitchen. The cards are thick enough and have enough space for all of her notes. They’re sure to last a long, long time. Even better, you can get her more cards for new recipes that she wants to pass down to future generations like your gram’s secret sauce.

#20: Polaroid Pic-300 Instant Print Camera

Everyone is going digital these days but that doesn’t mean you have to follow. Some of us prefer the good ole days when you can touch a picture and display it in photo albums or around the house. Fortunately, you can still do that with the Polaroid Pic-300. Even better, you won’t have to wait for someone to print the photos for you.

Polaroid PIC-300 Instant Film Camera (Purple)

Why should I buy this?

If your mom is a bit old school and loves displaying photos of the family everywhere, she’s going to love this gift, especially since it’s for the holidays. She can take pictures all day and night, have them displayed or stored in photo albums to look over once the holidays are done.

How to Choose the Best Christmas Gift for Your Mom

Christmas is just a few months away and you need to get started on shopping. It’s really never too early to start planning this stuff, especially if you need to think about what to buy for your mom. Of course, anything you get her will be highly appreciated. But for all the things she’s done for you, you want to go the extra mile. You want to get her a gift that she’ll really love. One that will make you her favorite child ever. So, how do you find out which gift to get? We’ve got some tips that might help.

#1: Be observant.

This one is pretty obvious. You need to be aware of what your mom is saying, doing, is interested in. Being observant of her wants and needs will give you better insight on what to get her this Christmas. Does she often bake goodies for family and friends? Then, get her the KitchenAid Limited Edition 5 Quart Mixer. Does she often talk about her family history or lack thereof? The AncestryDNA is going to be her favorite gift ever. Does she often wish she could get her hair styled everyday? It’s possible with the Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer & Styler.

#2: Spoil her.

Give her a treat that she would rarely give herself. Does she love getting foot massages but rarely find the time or the budget to get them? The Beurer Shiatsu Foot Massager will provide her with all the foot massages she’ll ever need. If she loves taking long baths, make them luxurious by gifting her with the Royal Craft Wood Luxury Bathtub Caddy Tray. Speaking of baths, she may also enjoy LifeAround2Angels Bath Bombs Set. Make her feel special with brand new jewelry like the Kate Spade “Heart of Gold” Bracelet.

#3: Make her life more convenient.

Nothing makes life easier than having your own personal assistant, so get her an Amazon Echo. If she’s a home cook, she’ll appreciate the Prepara iPrep Foldable Tablet Stand which allows her to easily view new recipes in the kitchen. Even better, get someone else to clean her home by gifting her with the Amazon Home Services Deep Cleaning Session.

#4: Give her something to treasure.

A picture paints a thousand words, captures moments in time and preserves them forever. A gift like the Polaroid Pic-300 Instant Print Camera will allow her to start a gallery of memories she’ll want to treasure. If you want to give her something more thoughtful, then go with something like the I Love You Mom: And Here’s Why or the Q&A for Moms: A 5-Year Journal. Sometimes, words matter more than actions.

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