21 Great Gift Ideas for Moms

Gift ideas for mom

Let’s face it. Moms, by their very nature, are the most selfless creatures on Earth (shameless mom plug). While you might be scratching your head trying to figure out what in the world to buy the best lady around (or what in the world to ask for), we’ve got a secret for you. The perfect gift is pretty much anything your mom might like but would probably never justify buying for herself. Whether you’re trying to find an awesome gift for your mama, or you’re the mama trying to make a wish list of her own, we’ve got a list of 21 great gift ideas for all the moms on your list this year (yourself included!)

For The Mom Who Deserves To Relax

UGG Ansley Slippers | $125

I’m not gonna lie – I got a pair of these slippers a few Christmases ago, and have worn them just about every day since. They’re made from water-resistant suede and come in a variety of colours. The rubber sole means mom can even take them for a spin outside the house, if she feels so inclined.  Available at Nordstrom

Pom Pom Knit Slippers | $30

If you’re looking for slippers that are at more of a “stocking stuffer” price point, these super cute and cozy knit pom pom ones from Simons are the perfect pick. The fluffy sherpa lining is sure to keep mom’s toes toasty warm, and the anti-slip dots on the soles will keep her grounded all winter long.  Available at Simons

Bath Bombs | $6

For the mom who loves to soak in the tub, these bath bombs from Rocky Mountain Soap Co. are totally heavenly. With 9 different scents to choose from, your best bet is to give Santa a run for his money and get one of each. Available at Rocky Mountain Soap Co.

A Cozy PJ Set| $30

This pajama set from H&M is all kinds of comfy and cool. The soft, brushed fleece will keep mom warm on Christmas morning and beyond, and honestly, at this price point you might want to get an extra pair for yourself.  Available at H&M

A Pumpkin Spice Candle | $32

If you’ve got a mama who’s crazy for all things pumpkin spice, she’s guaranteed to drool over this most perfect gift from Voluspa. With a 100 hour burn time, this candle will stretch out pumpkin spice season just a littttle bit longer, which is always a good thing. Available at Anthropologie

A Foot Massager | $150

The older I get, the more I understand why people love at-home massage gear. Sure, you could book yourself a massage appointment, but in between visits to the RMT, what’s a girl to do? This handy little heated foot massager has multiple settings for temperature and intensity and will leave mom’s tootsies feeling refreshed – no appointment required. Available on Amazon

A Luxury Sheet Set | $90

If your mom is anything like me, splurging on a set of sheets with a luxuriously high thread count is something she only dreams about (that’s a sleep joke – see what I did there?!) These ultra-soft sheets from Benji (a Canadian company) have the feel of 1500 threads per square inch. They’re wrinkle-free, quick-drying, and wick away moisture, helping to maintain a consistent body temperature throughout the night. Mom will never have slept better! Available from Benji

For The Mom Who Likes To Get Glam

The Best Mascara Ever | $33

This Mascara lives up to its name. That is all. Available at Sephora

The Perfect Eyeshadow Palette | $51

This palette from Tarte is a bestseller for a reason. The 12 matte and microshimmer shades can be worn day or night and look great on every skin tone. The shadows go on smoothly, are easy to blend, and last through the day. It’s guaranteed to become a staple in mom’s makeup bag.  Available at Sephora

An Exfoliating Mask| $23

An awesome face cream doesn’t have to break the bank. This exfoliating mask from Andalou does all the work of its expensive counterparts for a fraction of the price. It’s full of the good stuff – like vitamin C, manuka honey, organic pumpkin, glycolic AHA and beta carotene – and will leave mom’s skin smooth, even, and glowing. Available on Amazon

A Monogram Necklace | $38

If your mom is one of the many who have shamelessly binged Schitt’s Creek, she’ll love channelling her inner Alexis with this gorgeous monogram necklace from Anthropologie. Available at Anthropologie

A Sparkly Pair of Sneakers | $110

Put a little sparkle in mom’s step with these adorable sneakers from Keds x kate spade new york. As a mom, I love any shoe with a bit of glitter, but high heels don’t really cut it when I have little kids to chase after. These kicks are the perfect compromise for moms on the go who still wanna shine! Available from Keds

For The Mom Who Loves Tech

A Printer For Her Phone | $130

If your mom is forever scrolling through her phone’s camera reel, she’ll love having the option to print her photos at home with the touch of a button. All she has to do is download the Instax Mini Link App, and she’s ready to edit, customize and print her favourite pictures out on the Mini Link smartphone printer. She can even take photos directly in the app, or grab a shot from a frame in a video!  Available from Amazon

A Sleep And Wake Light Therapy Lamp | $200

This is an alarm clock that truly does it all. The Somneo has a sunrise and sunset simulator that makes waking up to annoying ringtones a thing of the past; instead, mom can open her eyes to a calming sunrise (unless she’d prefer to program the FM radio or choose from 8 natural sounds). As she settles down to fall asleep, she can listen to white noise, or RelaxBreathe – a light guided breathing exercise. There is also a USB port to charge her devices or listen to her favourite tunes. Available at Amazon

A Mug That Keeps Her Coffee Hot All Day | $130

Honestly, I’m still waiting for my husband to get the hint and buy this mug for me *ahem*. Whether mom is working from home or has a habit of leaving her morning cup of joe half-drank as she chases the kids around, the Ember mug will keep her coffee (or tea!) at the perfect temperature until she has a chance to sit down and finish the whole thing. Available at Bed Bath and Beyond

For The Mom Who’s a Whiz In The Kitchen

A Pressure Cooker and Fryer | $255

Everyone is raving about pressure cookers these days, and for good reason. They help make whipping up meals a breeze and get dinner on the table in no time. The Ninja Foodi takes things one step further by including a crisping lid in the design that allows you to air fry, crisp, bake and broil your meals as well. This handy gadget is big enough to cook a roast for the entire family, and with all of the available settings, nobody has to worry about a huge pile of dishes to clean at the end! Available at Amazon

A Beautiful Cheese Board and Knives | $77

If the mom in your life loves curating the perfect charcuterie platter, this is the gift you’re looking for. The board is made from solid mango wood and treated with a food safe lacquer topcoat to protect it and is perfectly accented by copper-plated stainless steel. With three knives to complete the set, mom’s got everything she needs as a base for her perfect party platter. Available at Crate and Barrel

An Espresso Maker That Does All The Work | From $174

For the mom whose morning doesn’t start until she’s had her first cup of coffee, the Nespresso VirtuoPlus Coffee and Espresso maker is the perfect gift. All she needs to do is pop in a pod of her favourite flavour, and let the machine do the rest. With the Aeroccino 3, she’ll have the perfect foam to mix into her morning latte without ever having to leave the kitchen. Check the website quick – as I’m writing this it’s on sale for almost half price! Available at Williams Sonoma

For The Mom Who’s A Gal About Town

A Calendar For A Better Year (We Hope!) | $26

Jet setting around the globe might be off the table this year, but a girl can still dream. Give mom the gift of 12 travel destinations to add to her bucket list the next time she’s ready for takeoff with this super cute 2021 wall calendar from Rifle Paper Co. Available at Anthropologie

A Beautiful Coffee Table Book | $44

If you haven’t stumbled upon it yet, AccidentallyWesAnderson is an Instagram account with over a million followers. The feed is filled with photos from around the world that look like shots straight out of one of this iconic director’s films. Whether your mom is a fan of films like The Life Aquatic or The Royal Tenenbaums or not, the photography is beautiful and the stories behind each picture make a fun read. Available at Amazon

A Custom Print Of Her Favourite City | From $55

The only thing better than a beautiful piece of wall art is a print that speaks straight to her heart. With Mapiful, you can print a map of mom’s favourite city, customizing the colour, print, and size to fit perfectly with her decor. You can even order your favourite frame to arrive with your print! Available at Mapiful

What are you planning to get your mom this year? If you’re a mom, what must-haves are on your list? We’d love to hear them all in the comments!

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  1. NormaJane Nowoselski on November 28, 2018 at 11:12 am

    Love this list! It is like you read my m ind 🙂

  2. Melissa on November 26, 2019 at 10:25 pm

    I really feel like these kind of lists encourage ridiculous spending. There are very few people who can actually afford to give a gift that costs more than $100 and you have quite a few over that price point. $450 for headphones?! Nope, nuh uh, that’s a hard no. When people see these kinds of lists, they over-extend themselves because they feel obligated to buy extravagant gifts. I’m disappointed that you would encourage this.

  3. Sheila on November 12, 2020 at 11:01 pm

    Some really great ideas in here. I can see several things I now want that I didn’t know I needed before now! Thanks!

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