It can be tricky business trying to buy a gift that you know she will love, but that you also know says something like, “You’re an amazing Mom,” or even simply, “ Thank you.” Hopefully this post can be your BFF for the next several years to provide you with a variety of gift ideas for the mom who has everything. Go ahead and bookmark this and just reference when it’s time to figure out what you need to get in the future. Don’t worry! I’ll be updating it periodically to include new ideas!
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Now: For the one who’s buying the gift let’s do the thing mmmkay?
A disclaimer: Let me let you in on a little secret: You may not nail this one. You may not nail it ever, but often, for many moms, the thought really does go a long way. And the fact that you’re reading this post is a big step toward turning that thought into a reality so keep reading, friend.
We’ve got gifts!
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I tried to include items on this list that don't require you to leave your couch to order, confirm, and have delivered.
You’re welcome. Again.
Yes, you will likely need to present the gift in some sort of beautiful card or packaging, but that's on you. I can only point you to the present, and you gotta make it sparkle.
I took a very unofficial poll of several of my mom friends and unanimously a spa day is pretty tops on most mom’s list. Here’s why:
Moms are stressed and exhausted 99.9% of the time.
If you’re a working mom studies show that you’re likely working the equivalent of 2.5 jobs. If you’re a stay at home mom, odds are good at some point you’re going to experience some serious burnout from the mental and emotional exhaustion of raising your kids.
Bottom line: Mom’s need a break, like, always, but when it comes to what kind of break they need often a pampering at the spa is tops on their list.
For me, going to a spa means I don’t have to talk to anyone. And I can have the soothing muscle relaxation that my body has craved since the second I got pregnant (because my hips and shoulders have never been the same).
Treat the mom in your life to a day at the spa.
Spafinder.com is a fantastic resource and if you purchase a gift card the lady in your life can choose from a number of services and potential locations for these services through their website.
Click here to get a gift card for spa finder.
Stitch Fix - Subscription Clothes Boxes
I don’t have time to shop. Most moms I know, love new clothes but they too don’t seem to have the luxury of time that the once had. Enter Stitch Fix!
Help a momma out and get her a subscription to Stitch Fix. For those living under a rock, Stitch Fix delivers a selection of clothes carefully curated and styled by a personal stylist.
I’ve been using Stitch Fix for years both when I was pregnant and not, and I’ve gotten to know my stylist, (Tracy, girl, you’re the best thank you) and she’s gotten to know me. Through increases and decreases in sizes. From working mom life to work from home life.
She’s helped me navigate current trends and made it ridiculously easy (and affordable) to look and feel my best.
2. Blue Apron
It’s no secret I could easily be named the president of the Blue Apron fan club based on how often I talk about this service. Because it really has been a game changer for our family.
But if you’re not familiar be sure to check out my entire post here:
If you want to keep reading, please do. Here’s the primer:
Blue Apron is a food delivery service that ships organic, naturally sustainable ingredients to your house every fucking week. They never repeat the meal options in a year, and they provide choices of two or three meals per week.
They’ve recently expanded their menu to include meals that can be prepped and cooked and on the table within 20 - 30 minutes which is a big deal because a big complaint they heard in the past was that it took too damn long and required too many damn steps to have dinner on the table.
Bonus points for this gift? If you’re the cook in the house. Or if you’re willing to cook these meals a couple nights a week (don’t worry. If you’re not great in the kitchen, Blue Apron can help with that with simple easy to understand steps).
With our family of four, we usually have enough leftovers for either my hubby or me to take for lunch the next day. (Yes I have toddlers, but my oldest currently eats more than I do and ya'll. I love food.)
It's also super kid-friendly, and the variety encourages our kids to try new things.
Have the Kids Make Her Something
Yes, this requires you going to a place like Michaels to find some sort of craft that you can oversee the creation of in a few days. A few lucky partners will excel in this. My hubby? He was a natural at making these bracelets for me for Christmas, and it is easily my favorite gift that I may have ever received.
I’ve taken the liberty of creating a Pinterest board full of gift ideas that even the most non-crafty person can in theory, pull off. Check it out here!
Pictures of Her Babies!
These sweet babies of hers lived for nine months inside her body, and no matter how big of a tantrum they can throw the moment they fall asleep she misses them.
Consider a keepsake that she can either bring with her to work, keep in her car, or wear. Shutterfly has some fantastic sales on gifts for mom that are sure to bring the waterworks.
An Original One Of A Kind Item
There are SO many cute things on Etsy or Amazon that are 100% original and 100% unique, just like your boo.
If you're feeling overwhelmed and have no idea where to begin, I suggest checking out Home Grown Ceramics, an LA-based pottery company that makes 100% original pieces and sells them on Etsy. I'm a huge fan of their chunky coffee mugs that make me want to actually reheat my coffee and drink it as quickly as I can while it's actually hot.
Something to Help Fight the Patriarchy
It’s no secret that I’m a momtivist (i.e. I am the social media lead volunteer for my local MOMs Demand Action Against Gun Violence Chapter - text “Ready” to 644-33 if you’re interested in signing up for your own local chapter!).
If it were me I’d love something like this shirt from the Etsy Shop XXX.
If the mom in your life has been walking around the past several months like this:
Consider something that she can wear, drink out of, or put on her desk to help her continue to feel inspired in the continued fight for equal rights and representation in congress.
Ipic Date Night
Moms don’t tend to read as much as they did pre-kid. And if they are it’s usually books about parenting, or potty training, or some other such new parenting hill they have to learn about.
Give them the gift of Audible so they can read for fun again while driving, or commuting, or waiting for their spa treatment with cucumbers on their eye lids. Whatever.
Do All of The Laundry (No, Seriously, Like… All of It)
Laundry mountains are a topic of conversation amongst my mom friends.
Boring, lame, laundry, and how much of it we have to wash, and how we don’t have anything clean, and how the laundry mountain just seems to get bigger.
Offer to wash, dry, fold, and put away an entire load of laundry (or like five) and it will feel like a little slice of heaven to the mom in your life.
The gift that all mothers want more than anything else and can never be given enough.
Pro tip: Don't let a holiday be the only day she gets to sleep in.
My list not cutting it? What else ya got? Comment below.