One of the greatest satisfactions I get in life is finding the perfect gift for someone I care about.things I enjoy most about this time of year is holiday shopping. Picking out and wrapping presents leaves me with such a warm and wonderful feeling.
(Does anyone else feel that way?)
Since I love picking out gifts so much, I decided to put together a list of gift ideas geared toward moms. Over the years I have spent so much time thinking about us and what we can do to take care of ourselves.
(Although you’ll find that many of these ideas aren’t just for moms — in fact, many of them would make great gifts for men as well!).
Each gift idea was picked to make moms feel special and pampered.
Speaking as a mom, many are items I have purchased, received as a gift, or have been eyeing myself!
11 gift ideas for pampering mom
Please note, some of the gift ideas contain affiliate links, which means if you make a purchase I may earn a small commission at no extra cost to you. You can read my full disclosure policy here.
Busy Mom’s Guide to Creativity
The Busy Mom’s Guide to Creativity is a fun and interactive self-care workbook for moms who want to make more time for themselves and the things they love, without all guilt.
Online art class
From jewelry-making to cooking and baking to sewing, unleash your creativity with a fantastic array of online craft classes from Craftsy. The best part about these classes is you can take them at your convenience — once you buy them you have them forever. The classes you pick are sure to make for especially unique gift ideas for mom (especially when paired with a copy of Busy Mom’s Guide to Creativity!).
Handcrafted bath & beauty products
Moody Sisters is a natural beauty product company that two sisters started (and still run). Everything is handcrafted, from their body scrubs to shimmering mineral eyeshadows to the lip balms to body treatment gift sets.
PACT Organic’s line of women’s clothing includes super cozy sleepwear, hoodies, leggings in fun prints, and the softest socks, all made from sustainable and fair trade materials.
One of the best ways we can take care of ourselves as moms is to take some time to slow down and be in the present moment, even if just for a few minutes. The Calm app gives bite-sized chunks of meditation to help you “reduce anxiety, sleep better and feel happier”.
Adult coloring book
There are some amazing color books now that are specifically for grownups. I’m partial to Secret Paris Color Your Way to Calm. Paired with a beautiful set of color pencils, it makes a lovely — and soothing — present.
Handcrafted minimalist eco-friendly jewelry
Each piece of minimalist eco-friendly jewelry is handcrafted with love using recycled/reclaimed sterling silver. She’ll look beautiful and you’ll feel great knowing you are supporting a small woman-owned business with a focus on sustainability!
I received one of these custom journals a few years ago. It is seriously stunning! It is made with a thicker parchment paper that is a pleasure to write on. It can be customized with the cover color and type, bead accent, and strap.
Membership to a museum — or several!
Museum memberships are a gift that can be enjoyed over and over again. Plus, if you get one that is part of The North American Reciprocal Museum Association, you can use the membership to over 750 museums, art and cultural institutions, botanical gardens, and more. Just check what membership level you need to purchase to be able to access the other museums.
Curated box of eco-friendly and toxin-free wellness products
Love Goodly is a bi-monthly subscription service of natural and organic pampering products that are made in the U.S. Plus each purchase supports a cause!
Insulated water bottle
What’s more pampering than staying hydrated? Klean Kanteen’s insulated water bottle will keep her water bottle cold for hours, perfect for moms on the go!
What are some of your favorite gift ideas?
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