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 20 great gift ideas for all the moms on your list this year (yourself included!)
For The Mom Who Deserves To Relax
Babassu Oil and Mint Deep Conditioner | $26
Treat mom to some at-home spa time with this totally addictive deep conditioning hair treatment. Dry, frizzy and damaged hair is no match for this protein and moisture packed conditioner that will leave her scalp feeling healthy and her hair squeaky clean and refreshed. Available on Amazon.
Lush Winter Garden Gift Set | $50
If you’ve never had a chance to smell Lush’s Sleepy line of products, do yourself a favour and get to the nearest storefront to do it now. The rich lavender-tonka scent is absolutely heavenly and is sure to send anyone who smells it straight to dreamland. This gift set includes Sleepy body lotion and shower gel, as well as another of Lush’s all-time bestselling scents: Rose Jam (in the form of shower gel). Soap, scrubby body butter and an argan oil body conditioner round out this awesome set at a great price point. Available at Lush.
Woman On The Edge | $15
The only thing better than a great book is a great book written by a fellow mom. Samantha M. Bailey, the Toronto-based author of Woman On The Edge, wrote this totally gripping psychological thriller about the lengths in which a woman will go to protect her baby. This story highlights many issues faced by mothers including postpartum expectations at work and in the home as well as the paranoia and manipulation that many vulnerable women are exposed to. You’ll be on the edge of your seat as you devour each page to find out how this story ends. Disclaimer: If you give a mom a book for Christmas, you also have to promise to give her time to actually read it. Available at Indigo & on Amazon.
Hush Weighted Blanket | from $279
Many people swear by the positive effects of deep pressure on reducing anxiety and stress. If you’re interested in a weighted blanket, we’re fans of Hush, because they’re a Canadian-based company, they have a 100-night-guarantee and offer free shipping. Plus, you can use the code SAVVYMOM at checkout for $50 off your blanket! Available at hushblankets.ca
For The Mom Who Likes To Get Glam
Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Setting Spray | $42
This magical, award-winning setting spray will keep mama’s face looking fresh for up to 16 hours without fading. If this review doesn’t have you convinced, then I don’t know what to tell you (also, Grey’s Anatomy Season 11 spoiler alert): “Cried through half of Season 11 episode 21 of Grey’s anatomy and makeup is still intact. Derek is dead but my makeup and eyeliner wings are alive and prospering.” Available at Sephora.
Farmacy Sweet Dreams Limited Edition Holiday Set | $86
If glowing, radiant skin made possible by a product without ingredients like sulphates, parabens, and phthalates is on mom’s list, look no further than this limited-edition honey skincare set by Farmacy. The cleanser, night serum and moisturizer are packed with antioxidant-rich ingredients (like proprietary honey blend) that will leave your mama feeling like the queen bee. Available at Sephora.
Fisher’s Finery Silk Pillowcase | $47
Apparently, your pillowcase may be the culprit for wrinkles and hair breakage – who knew? Never fear, though. Silk pillowcases have arrived to save the day, allowing more “slippage” between hair and skin and the pillow, making mom’s hair and skin less prone to damage over time. There are definitely more expensive silk pillowcases out there, but the reviews on this one have us sold. Available at Fisher’s Finery.
Clarisonic Skincare Mia Smart Anti-Aging and Cleansing Skincare Device | $229
Clarisonic’s three-in-one skincare device can be used for cleansing, firming massage, and makeup blending. Help mom say buh-bye to under-eye puffiness and large pores with this mini-miracle worker that’s proven to cleanse skin six times better than hands alone. Available at Sephora.
For The Mom Looking For Some Cozy Closet Staples
Fjällräven Solid Re-Wool Scarf | $90
Not only is this scarf incredibly cozy, it’s also made from 70% recycled wool that contains all the high-quality properties of virgin wool, meaning it’s a purchase you can feel doubly good about. It comes in 5 beautiful colours, so if you’re not sure which one is mom’s favourite, you may just have to get one of each. Available at Fjällräven.
Adidas Bellista AllOver Print Cropped Hoodie | $100
This fun, floral-printed French terry cropped hoodie has a relaxed drape that’s perfect for lounge days. No pressure or anything, but there are also matching tights that are pretty darn irresistible. Available at Adidas.
Lululemon Wunder Under High-Rise Tights | $98
These pants are some kind of wunderful. Obviously, they’re made for exercise, but I’d be lying (and so would a lot of other moms) if I told you I haven’t worn them out and about on days when I wanted to dress for casual comfort. They’re stretchy but retain their shape, and are breathable and sweat-wicking (if they do happen to get worn to a yoga class or two). With 11 different colours and patterns to choose from, the only way you could go wrong is if you didn’t buy them. Available at Lululemon.
Knix Underwear | From $24
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Underwear for Christmas? She’ll love these – we promise. These seamless, moisture-wicking underwear are invisible under anything, making panty lines a thing of the past. Knix also has an incredible body-positive message that pretty much any woman would be proud to get behind. Available at Knix.
Revlon Volumizer Hair Dryer | $65
This great little device is both a hairdryer & a volumizer that delivers frizz-free blowouts in half the time with less heat-related damage. Talk about perfection. The nylon pin bristles with comfortable round tips quickly detangle, while tufted bristles with boar technology gently grip hair to smooth and create shine. Available at Walmart
For The Mom Who Loves To Accessorize
Abera Crossbody Tote | $248
For gorgeous and versatile bags that rival any mom-purse out there, you’ve gotta check out ABLE – an ethical and sustainable fashion brand with a mission to help women earn a living wage to end the cycle of poverty. This 100% genuine leather, handcrafted crossbody bag can be used for just about anything, from a purse to a makeshift diaper bag. A socially-conscious company making jaw-droppingly gorgeous products? Count us in. Available from ABLE.
A Customized LAMOSE Water Bottle or Coffee Mug | From $33
I was recently gifted a water bottle from LAMOSE, and I’m over the moon for it. I’ve used it to hold both cold and hot drinks, and I’ve been totally impressed on both ends. Each of the bottles in the LAMOSE line promises to keep hot drinks toasty warm for up to 12 hours, and cold ones nice and frosty for 24. The mugs and tumblers will keep drinks hot for 2 hours and cold for 4. All LAMOSE products are dishwasher safe and have a lifetime warranty. What makes them extra special is the fact that they can be engraved with just about anything your heart desires, from mom’s name (which is free) to her favourite photo (for an extra charge). Available at LAMOSE.
Sony WH-1000XM3 Noise Cancelling Headphones | $450
If your mom is always on the hunt for peace and quiet, Sony’s noise-cancelling Bluetooth headphones might be the next best thing. These next-level headphones are loaded with cool features, like a built-in Google voice assistant and mic, 30-hour battery life, and a SENSE ENGINE function which allows mom to tune music in or out at the press of a button. While there are lots of noise-cancelling headphones out there, the Sony WH-1000XM3 style is rated #1 by Techradar.com. Available at Best Buy.
For The Mom Who’s a Whiz In The Kitchen
Rifle Paper Co. Garden Party Monogram Mug | $14
While you’re at it, pick up one of these for your aunt, your sister, your best friend, and probably yourself. If it’s for a new mom, just make sure to remind her that this is one mug she can’t use to heat up her coffee in the microwave. Available at Anthropologie
Rifle Paper Co. Winter Floral Pie Dish | $44
Don’t be fooled by the name – this gorgeous pie dish designed by Rifle Paper Co. for Anthropologie is perfect all year long. Not gonna lie – this little guy came straight off my own Christmas list (are you reading this, kids?!) Available at Anthropologie
SodaStream | $120
If the mama on your list is always sipping on sparkling water, a SodaStream is the perfect gift. Avoid overflowing recycling bins and the expense of restocking cases of the fizzy stuff by making your own at home. With the SodaStream, you can control the level of fizz in your water and create your own flavours. Once you’ve got the machine, the only extra costs are refilling your C02 cylinder, which makes up to 60 1L bottles, and purchasing flavoured syrups. Available on Amazon
Smeg Drip Filter Coffee Machine | From $240
For the retro, coffee-lovin’ mama in your life, this machine from Smeg is a guaranteed winner. While it makes up to 10 cups at a time, it can also be set to brew just 4 so that a single drop doesn’t go to waste. The reusable coffee filter means mom will never be scrambling to the grocery store to buy more in a caffeine-related emergency. With the auto-start mode, the first pot can already be brewing when the kids decide to wake up at the crack of dawn. Oh, and did we mention how stinkin’ beautiful it is? Available at Hudson’s Bay.
Le Creuset Dutch Oven | $300
$300 for a pot? First of all, it’s not a pot. It’s a Dutch Oven, which means it’s a fancy pot. All jokes aside, my Le Creuset Dutch oven is by far the most-used item in my entire kitchen, thanks to its versatility. You can cook just about anything in this baby, from braised meats to loaves of bread. They’re easy to clean, have tight-fitting lids, and are super heavy duty. Aside from that, they’re pretty to look at, and they have an incredible limited lifetime warranty. Available at Williams Food Equipment.
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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