Who’s more difficult to shop for than Mom? You want to give her something amazing for every holiday, but especially around Christmastime, when she’s working so hard to ensure everyone else in the family is having a festive season. All the decorating, Christmas card sending, gift shopping, meal prepping — it usually lands on her shoulders. So the right gift is the perfect opportunity to show you how much you appreciate her.
But what’s good enough for someone like your mother?
Don’t just buy her a robe and call it a day (unless, you know, your mom is really into robes, and it’s a really, really nice robe). Pick out one of our favorite Christmas gift ideas for Mom, with the latest and greatest options for the 2022 holiday season. Whatever her preferences, likes and dislikes, you’re sure to find something to fit both her and your budget.
Best Christmas Gifts for the Entertained Mom
Whether your mom likes to curl up with a good book, watch her favorite shows on Netflix, listen to audiobooks and Spotify tunes while she cooks or whatever her favorite way to stay entertained, upgrade her experience with one of these gifts.
1. Amazon Fire TV Cube
This newer gadget offering from Amazon, the Fire TV Cube is an upgrade from the Fire Stick. It’s only been out two years, so chances are good she doesn’t have it yet (because let’s face it, Mom is always the last to upgrade her tech). The hands-free cube allows your mom to work with Alexa to play all her favorite shows, whether she’s cheering on the home team over on ESPN or binging the latest season of Tiger King on Netflix.
2. Bellabeat Ivy Health Tracker
There’s nothing more important than mom’s health. Help her stay her best with this Ivy Health Tracker from Bellabeat. Also featured in Time’s Best Inventions in 2022, this gadget caters to the complexity of a woman’s body. Not only will it track heart rate, calories burned, sleep cycles, and steps, but it can also detect hormone imbalances. The Ivy tracker also records fertility and has an adjusted pregancy mode. As if that’s not enough, Bellabeat also offers a 30-day moneyback guarantee if you aren’t satisfied for any reason.
3. AirPods 3rd Generation
If your mom is still getting all tangled up in her headphone wires, give her the flexibility to move around freely as she listens to her favorite tunes or that one true crime podcast she loves so much. With the latest iteration of Apple’s AirPods, she’ll be able to go for a jog, walk the dog, cook up dinner, clean the house — whatever she wants — all while keeping connected, no tangled wires required.
4. The Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition
The latest and greatest Kindle yet, the Paperwhite Signature Edition is the perfect gift for the bookworm mom. The device charges wirelessly for greater convenience; auto-adjusts the front light for less straining on the eyes; and comes with 32 gigabytes of storage, more than enough for holding all her favorite books, whether she’s a romance reader or a self-help guru.
5. Tranquility Temperature Balancing Weighted Blanket
Moms are always busy, so there’s no better gift than one that can help her get a good night’s sleep!The Tranquility Temperature Balancing Weighted Blanket features a machine washable cover (like a duvet) and an interior layer filled with tiny glass beads. It provides deep touch pressure therapy by applying even pressure across the body. It also helps warm you up when it’s cold and cools you down when your bedroom feels hot – the perfect way to cover up when it’s time to relax and get some shut eye.
6. Wireless Charger
Gone are the days of searching for mom’s charger (and the days of looking at those ugly and bulky wireless chargers from days gone by.) The Catch:3 from Courant provides a wireless charger and a tray for all mom’s goodies. It’s wrapped in Belgian Linen for a classy finish that will look good on an entryway table or a nightstand. Choose from 9 different colors and finishes
Christmas Gifts for the Foodie Mom
If your mom loves being in the kitchen, give her one of these gifts. Just make sure you actually come over for dinner every once in a while, so you can reap the benefits of her new kitchen gear.
7. The Our Place Always Pan
Introduce your mom to her new favorite cookware brand, Our Place. The Always Pan is a fan favorite and the brand’s best-seller — and for plenty of good reasons. The gorgeous, stylishly-designed pan comes in an array of different colors, but the real selling point is its flexibility and functionality. This is a pan designed to take the place of eight different pieces of cookware in your kitchen. You may just find that your mom starts to only use this pan when she cooks — giving her a daily reminder of your love and great gift-giving abilities.
8. The GoWise 5.8-Quart Digital Air Fryer
How does your mom not have an air fryer yet? If she’s yet to become obsessed with this trend, give her this top-rated option available on Amazon. It’s easy to use, and the results are fantastic — and the whole family will benefit once she starts turning out awesome air-fried concoctions. Really, you can make just about everything in these things.
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9. An Upscale Coffee Maker
Does your mom spend as much time on her coffee as she does anything else in the kitchen? If all of her espresso-based drinks are simply works of art, ensure she has the right tools to make that perfect cuppa joe. The Breville Bambino Plus is a good option for home baristas while not being overly large and bulky, taking up too much space on her countertop. It is a pricier gift, at over $500, so if you like the idea of it, just not the price tag, check out our full list of best at-home espresso makers.
10. AeroGarden Harvest
What goes better with all that cooking than fresh herbs that you’ve grown yourself? Whether or not your mom is a skilled gardener and whether or not she has any green space, this tech-friendly grower will help her harvest delicious, fresh herbs like basil, dill and mint, with ease. She doesn’t even need any dirt! The device comes with a seed kit and everything needed to get started, with a growth time 5x faster than traditional planting.
11. Le Creuset Cast Iron Cookware
For a classic cookware Christmas gift, look no further than Le Creuset. A favorite with moms for decades, Le Creuset offers a variety of cookware in bright, bold colors, and every piece is high-quality and built to last. Whether you go with a traditional cast-iron skillet or dutch oven, or something a little more decorative, like a holiday serving platter, whatever you choose for your mom this Christmas, she’s sure to love it.
12. A New Knife Set
Is your mom still using the same knife set that she was when you were a kid? Then it’s time for a little upgrade. Treat her to a more luxurious set that comes with all the tools she needs. The Wüsthof Classic Ikon 6-Piece Knife Block Set is an admirable pick and is available at a steal at Williams Sonoma for nearly half the suggested retail price of $800.
13. Handwritten Recipe Plate
Does mom have notecards or pages of handwritten recipes passed down from her own mother, grandmother, or grandfather? Preserve her favorite one in porcelain with the Handwritten Recipe Plate.
Food safe and dishwasher safe, this plate is the perfect way to commemorate a relative or showcase a fave family recipe in the actual handwriting of a loved one.
14. Authentic Hot Chocolate Gift Set
Got a chocolate lover in your life? This hot chocolate set features authentic Mexican hot chocolate disks that are made from scratch with cocoa butter, sugar, almond, and spices. This gift set also comes with a hand-carved molinillo to mix everything together and an artisan clay jug that only adds to the flavor. Give mom the best cup of hot chocolate she’s ever tasted with a side of Mexican culture.
15. A Virtual Cooking Class
What home chef wouldn’t want a chance to work with the pros? That’s exactly what will happen when you sign mom up for a private cooking class with The Chef and the Dish. Chefs from all over the world are available to teach their signature dishes with step-by-step instructions. Add in a bottle of wine, and you have the perfect date night.
Christmas Gifts for the Stylish Mom
But if your mom would rather hit the mall than the kitchen, opt for one of these luxurious options.
16. A Personalized Jewelry Binder
If your stylish mom is a frequent traveler, she’s likely experienced the difficulty of traveling with jewelry without it getting all tangled up. So, your mom needs to keep her sanity and her jewelry safe with a personalized jewelry binder from Pottery Barn. With separate organizers for rings, earrings, bracelets and necklaces, this leather binder is just as pretty as everything it holds. It comes in four different colors, and you can even get it monogrammed for a personalized gift.
17. Faux Fur Throw
But while you’re over there at Pottery Barn, why not go ahead and add on a cozy gift that’s sure to appeal to any luxe-loving mother? This faux fur ruched throw is elegant, soft and exactly what she needs for the winter months. Available in multiple colors, you’ll be able to find an option to fit your mom’s living room decor with ease.
18. Murphy & Daughters Hand Creams Gift Set
The Murphy & Daughters Hand Cream Gift Set is ultra-hydrating, wonderfully scented skincare for hands, and it happens to be one of Oprah’s Favorite Things for 2022. This set of three moisturizers features three scented botanical print tubes of hand cream (so pretty!). Plus, the tubes are packed neatly inside a stylish printed tin that she can use to hold spare keys, loose change, and all sorts of small items.
19. Cashmere Blend Leggings
Looking to splurge a bit this year? Gift mom with these ultra-soft and cozy Cashmere Blend Leggings. Made from 83% cashmere with nylon and spandex for stretch, these leggings are a wardrobe essential for the mom who understands that casual looks can still be luxe. In solid black with a high waistband, these are the leggings she can mix and match with any and every top.
There’s no question about it—women are hard on their feet. Between the hustle of everyday life and trying to squeeze into those super cute heels that were found on sale, our feet take a beating. KURU specializes in ultra comfortable footwear, even providing options for people who struggle with bunions, plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, and more. While they offer walking shoes and boots, we’re loving this slipper that will have mom walking on a cloud at the end of each day.
21. At-Home Spa Gift Set
Another splurge-worthy gift for the new mom is this holiday gift set from Matrescence. Inside you’ll find a stretch mark relief refining scrub, hydrating oil, and restorative butter. All their products are vegan, EWG verified, and free from parabens and other hormone disruptors. This luxury skincare company also offers support for acne, hyperpigmentation, and dull skin.
22. Moroccan Blanket
If mom rocks more of a boho vibe, but still wants to be extra cozy this winter, consider this Moroccan blanket. Blankets are an important part of Moroccan culture, and you’ll see the care that was made with this handwoven cottton blanket. The best part about this blanket? the fibers soften with age, so it’s one gift that will get better with time.
Budget-Friendly Holiday Gifts for Mom
But we get it — you might not have that much moolah to spend on holiday gifts this year. In that case, go with one of these budget-friendly Christmas gifts for Mom. All of them are under $75. Already have your gift picked? You might want to use one of these more affordable options as a stocking stuffer.
23. The “I Love You Mom” Book
If you have a particularly sentimental mom who just loves a meaningful gift from the heart, no matter how much it costs, she’s going to love this book (and you’re going to love the price tag!). At only $9, it won’t be too much of a strain on your budget, though you’ll want to take a few hours (at least) to properly fill it out. The book is packed with journaling prompts to tell your mom just how much you love her.
24. A Personalized Print
Another thoughtful gift that’s personalized to your family, consider a custom print for her to hang in her office, the living room, wherever. This particular option at Etsy starts at under $30 and displays your and your family members’ birth dates, as well as your parents’ anniversary, to celebrate all the major family milestones. And, since it’s so affordable, you might even want to get it framed.
25. Birth Month Necklace
Another sentimental gift, this one is all about her. Give her a keepsake birth month necklace that displays her birth month flower in clear resin. The gorgeous yet still minimalist design is whimsical and will go with any outfit. Plus, this is one piece of jewelry that won’t break the bank, at under $50 on Uncommon Goods.
26. Custom Pet Portrait
Has the family dog basically become your parents’ new best friend? If you’ve been booted out of the favorite child position to make way for Fido, embrace it and go ahead and gift your mom (or both your parents) a custom pet portrait that they’re sure to cherish. You can find these portraits going for as little as $40 on Etsy, giving you room enough in your budget for a frame.
27. Keratin Comb
Give mom a little taste of luxury each day with this comb from Little Moroccan Things. This comb is made from artisans and is rich in natural keratin. It’s especially helpful for frizzy locks or hair that’s been damaged by heat and color, but it’s gentle enough to use for the whole family. Coming in under $40, it’s sure to be one of mom’s favorite gifts.
28. NEWGO Cooling Eye Mask
Being a mom is stressful. New moms with babies have to endure sleepless nights. Moms with grown children worry that their adult babies are happy, healthy, and taking good care of themselves. It never ends!
This holiday season, give her a little relief with the NEWGO Cooling Eye Mask. Pop this gel mask in the freezer, and mom can use it to destress, reduce dark circles, and even relieve migraines.
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29. Zojirushi Stainless Steel Water Bottle
The Zojirushi Stainless Steel Travel Mug is available in a variety of stylish colors and chic prints. The perfect alternative to carrying a plastic water bottle or a disposable coffee cup, this mug features stainless steel construction with vacuum insulation to keep beverages hot or cold for hours.
30. Monogram Tote Bag
You can be sure that mom will make use of this Monogram Tote Bag. Super affordable in durable cotton with contrast straps and trim, this tote features comfortable carry handles and can be embroidered with mom’s initials on the front. An open top makes it perfect for using as a beach bag or a shopping tote.
Great Gifts for Mom That Just Keep Giving
But you love your mom all year long, right? So why not pamper her with a unique gift that keeps on giving, over and over again. We love these subscription options, which will remind your mother just who her favorite child is on a regular basis.
31. An UrbanStems Subscription
There are a lot of different flower subscription services out there, but UrbanStems has received rave reviews for its wealth of options and high quality. You can pick from a range of flower delivery services, whether you want to send Mom a fresh bouquet weekly, biweekly or monthly. Subscriptions start at $55 per delivery.
32. SommSelect Monthly Wine Club
What mom doesn’t love a good glass of wine? The SommSelect Monthly Wine Club serves up subscriptions starting at $99 per month. For that, your mom will receive four themed wines, and she’ll learn a thing or two about each bottle that she receives. It’s an awesome option for moms who want to try something new on occasion versus only relying on her favorite $8 standby bottle.
33. Atlas Tea Club Tea of the Month Club
But if your mom is more likely to be found sipping on a cup of tea after a stressful long day than sipping on a glass of chardonnay, treat her to a little self-care with this tea of the month club that starts at $60. Each month, your mom will receive two tea options from around the world, with information on where the tea comes from and how it should be prepared for the best results.
34. Undiscovered Artisan Box
If your mom is always uncovering awesome little finds at their favorite second-hand shop or local artisans’ market, treat her to this Undiscovered Artisan subscription box. Each box comes with unique, handcrafted items sourced from around the world. Boxes are delivered quarterly, at $60 per box, and each box is customized with five or more items worth at least $200 total. One of the most recent boxes included items sourced from Bali and included a cotton batik robe, handwoven cotton throw, teak wood appetizer bowl and a bamboo wind chime, among other options.
What are You Waiting For? Get to Shopping!
You don’t have that much longer until Christmas — get to shopping, stat! You don’t want to be left scrambling for a last-minute present. Finding the perfect gift for mom doesn’t have to be stressful. Start with our inspirational gift guide above and see what you discover from there. Just remember to keep your mother’s tastes, lifestyle and needs in mind, and you’re sure to delight her with whatever you choose.
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34 Best Christmas Gifts For Mom:
- Amazon Fire TV Cube
- Ivy Health Tracker
- AirPods 3rd Generation
- Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition
- Tranquility Temperature Balancing Weighted Blanket
- Wireless Charger
- Our Place Always Pan
- GoWise 5.8-Quart Digital Air Fryer
- Breville Bambino Plus
- AeroGarden Harvest
- Le Creuset Cast Iron Cookware
- Wüsthof Classic Ikon 6-Piece Knife Block Set
- Handwritten Recipe Plate
- Authentic Hot Chocolate Gift Set
- A Virtual Cooking Class
- Personalized ewelry Binder
- Faux Fur Throw
- Murphy & Daughters Hand Creams Gift Set
- Cashmere Blend LeggingsCashmere Blend Leggings
- Moroccan Blanket
- At-Home Spa Gift Set
- The “I Love You Mom” Book
- A Personalized Print
- Birth Month Necklace
- Custom Pet Portrait
- Keratin Comb
- NEWGO Cooling Eye Mask
- Zojirushi Stainless Steel Water Bottle
- Monogram Tote Bag
- UrbanStems Subscription
- SommSelect Monthly Wine Club
- Atlas Tea Club Tea of the Month Club
- Undiscovered Artisan Box