Looking for the best Christmas gift ideas for mom? Here you’ll find 30 thoughtful and unique gifts that your mom will love!
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Can you believe Christmas is almost here? I swear summer felt like it was weeks ago. But, with the holiday season quickly approaching, that means it’s time to start brainstorming allll the gift ideas.
This guide will walk you through the best Christmas gifts for mom this year. Whether you’re looking for a mom who loves traveling, is passionate about cooking, or loves all things sentimental – there’s an option for everyone!
I swear every year I learn to start looking earlier and earlier and yet I still have SO many gifts to buy all throughout December. So, hopefully this list makes your holiday shopping for mom much easier!
I feel like parents are always the hardest to buy for because they usually won’t tell you exactly what they want. But, all you have to do is click on the reviews to see that these gifts are absolutely LOVED by moms around the world.
Also, let me know what you’re getting your mom for Christmas! Is it on the list below?
BEST CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS FOR MOM 2023
Below you’ll find the best budget friendly gifts that are sure to leave your mom with a smile on her face!
1. Mug Warmer
A mug warmer is the perfect gift for the mom who loves to slowly sip on her coffee (or tea!). It keeps the beverage warm, without being overly hot. She can keep it at her desk or at the table and never worry about her drinks going cold again.
2. Twist Hoop Earrings
You can never go wrong with jewelry as a gift for mom! These twist hoop earrings are the perfect accessory to dress up any outfit – day or night.
3. Wireless Charging Station
For the mom who is always losing her chargers. This wireless charger lets you conveniently charge them all in the same place. She’ll never wonder where her charger is again!
4. Packing Cube Set
These packing cubes are perfect for those who like to keep everything in their luggage organized and tidy. Plus, it helps make everything more compact leading to more space. So whether your mom is a huge over-packer or likes to keep things as neat as possible – she will loooove these packing cubes.
5. Caraway Pot
If your mom loves to cook, invest in a gorgeous piece of cookware for her! Caraway pots and pans are non-toxic and great quality. They’re heavy-duty and made to last – she’ll have it for years to come. P.S. they’re having a holiday sale until November 28th.
These shoes are always such a hit – no matter one’s age! I recently bought these for myself and my mom loved them so much I bought her a pair for Christmas last year. Even if they may not be crazy about the look, they’ll be obsessed with how comfortable they are.
7. Espresso Scented Candle
Another gift that you can’t go wrong with: candles. I love this espresso scented candle from Anthropologie. Not only does it make cute decor, but coffee scented candles are the best (but, they also have other scents if coffee isn’t your mom’s fav smell!).
8. Bamboo PJs
These bamboo pjs were such a hit as my mom’s Christmas gift last year that I had to get another pair for her birthday! They are not only ultra-soft and comfy, but they help regulate temperature to avoid overheating at night.
9. Cryptograms Word Book
If your mom wakes up every morning to play the daily sudoku, wordle, and/or crossword puzzle, get her a whole book of word puzzles (this book is specifically cryptograms, which are super fun!) so she can do as many as she wants. You can also pair this with the mug warmer for the ultimate morning routine set up.
10. Bombas Slippers
Slippers are always my go to safety net present when I’m not sure what to get someone. I have yet to meet someone who doesn’t like slippers! These slippers are a combination of slippers and socks and come in a ton of different colors.
11. Apple Air Tag
Is your mom constantly losing everything? Or, spending 20 minutes looking for their purse that they swear they put by the front door? An apple air tag is the solution. She can add it as a keychain or add it inside an item (such as her purse!), and the bluetooth technology will lead her right to it. It also makes noise when pinged, if that’s more her style.
12. Revlon One-Stop Hair Dryer and Brush
This hair dryer is perfect for any mom who likes her hair to look salon-ready but doesn’t have the time, patience, or budget to make frequent salon stops. It blow drys and straightens at the same time. And, with over 250,000 5 star reviews you know it’s good.
13. Tea Storage Box
Is your mom someone who loves tea? A tea box is the perfect storage solution, plus it acts as cute decor. They make a great gift, plus you can even stock it with their favorite tea ahead of time! If the one above isn’t her style they make so many different options. You can also find one at pretty much every price point.
14. Milk Frother
A handheld frother is one of the most practical (and inexpensive!) gifts out there. If your mom is a big coffee fan, a frother is a game changer! They work so well to incorporate everything together, and they create SO much foam. I’ve already bought handheld frother’s for everyone in my family and it gets used everyday!
15. Personalized Cutting Board
If your mom has that family recipe that she swears by, you can get a custom cutting board from Etsy with the recipe engraved on it. It’s a super cute and unique way to add a personal touch to a practical item.
16. Mystery Book Gift Box
Have you heard of mystery book gift boxes? Basically, you pick a book genre and you get sent a wrapped book, along with other reading goodies (such as tea, snacks, bookmark, cozy items, etc). If your mom loves to read and loves the element of surprise, she’ll definitely love this gift.
17. Bamboo Sheets
Bamboo sheets are another great, practical gift for the mom in your life! Not only are they ultra-soft and eco-friendly, but bamboo is cooling and moisture-wicking, so it’s perfect in those hot months.
18. Our Place Pan
The Our Place pan is the perfect gift for the home cook. It’s stylish, practical, and well-designed. Trust me, this pan will soon be replacing all others they have! You can also pick one in their favorite color – or, you can get them some new ovenware with the Our Place baking set.
19. Coffee Station Starter Pack
Most mom’s out there I know love coffee – hence the reason there’s quite a few coffee related items on this list. If they have a Nespresso, you can get them this accessory kit to jazz up their morning coffee routine. It comes with a container for all their pods, two Vertuo cups, and two spoons.
20. Kindle Paperwhite
The perfect gift for the mom who loves to read. Get them a Kindle and they’ll be sooo grateful. You can even rent books from the library with a Kindle and if you have Amazon Prime, you can snag a few free books every week!
21. Veja Canvas Nova Sneaker
These sneakers are having a moment. A new sneaker is always an essential, and these sneakers are super cute, especially because they can be paired with a casual outfit or dressed up.
22. Fitbit Inspire 2
Looking for a gift for the mom who loves to be active? A fitbit is a great gift to measure steps, heart rate, sleep time and so much more.
23. Custom Pet Portrait
If you’re shopping for a mom who has a furry friend they love, a great, sentimental gift is a custom pet portrait. You can find so many different options on Etsy. Whether you want a sketch, watercolor, digital, or anything in-between, you can most likely find it! Pick up a frame at Target or Michael’s and it’s ready to be hung on the wall.
24. Birthstone Sphere Charm
These birthstone charms from Mejuri are dainty, yet still make a statement. You can either buy their birthstone or their kids’ birthstones! Just make sure to also buy a chain if you don’t already have one to pair the charm with.
25. Ninja Air Fryer
This is hands down the BEST air fryer. Whether she’s a new mom or an empty nester, an air fryer is seriously for everyone! It also helps make vegetables extra tasty if they have any picky eaters at home! This specific one works SO well and is the perfect size.
26. Travel Makeup Bag
This is one of those items that I feel like you buy every 10 years. But, surprise someone with a super nice travel makeup bag for all their necessities and they’ll be SO grateful. A good one makes such a difference, and can make trips and packing so much easier.
27. Dyson Supersonic™ hair dryer
This is definitely a luxury gift, but it’s worth the investment! It protects hair from extreme heat, decreases frizz, increases shine, and so much more! If you’re not convinced, just read the reviews! This is a great gift for the mom who is always talking about her hair care routine.
28. 28-Inch Spinner Suitcase
Know a mom who has been using the same suitcase for the past 10 years? It’s time for an upgrade! This suitcase from Vacay has incredible reviews. It’s not only stylish but it’s designed to perfection with all the convenient compartments that anyone traveling needs.
29. Tory Burch Nylon Tote Bag
A tote bag is always a good gift for a mom! Gift them a stylish tote bag so they can carry around all their (and their kids) necessities while still being fashionable. This tote bag is great because it has so many compartments to keep everything perfectly organized.
30. KitchenAid Mixer
You can’t go wrong with a KitchenAid for the mom who loves to bake! They have so many different colors so you can make sure you get one that matches her kitchen perfectly. If she is always making treats, she will be absolutely in love with a KitchenAid stand mixer!
This post was all about the best Christmas gift ideas for mom. Have any other ideas? Comment them down below, I’d love to hear what you’re getting your mom or the mom in your life!
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