Moms spend years of their lives loving and taking care of us. That’s why it’s important once we’re older to show her how much she means to us, and how much she’s loved and appreciated.
There’s no better time of year than Christmas to wow Mom with the perfect gift that shows you care. We’ve rounded up over 43 awesome Christmas Gift Ideas for Mom, that you can use as a starting point to picking out that perfect present for Xmas morning.
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Clothing and Accessory Gifts
Helping Mom look her best is a great avenue for gift ideas this holday season. There are endless choices in this category, and the best bet is to go with something that will suit her personal style. A great tip here is to go with something that isn’t very practical and she might not usually spoil herself with!
- Some Cozy Slippers
- A New Watch
- Leather Wallets
- A Clutch Purse
- A Comfy Robe
- Cashmere Sweaters
- Pashmina Wraps
- A New Handbag
Cold winter mornings are the perfect time to gift Mom a new pair of cozy slippers. There are styles and options to suit any taste, and they'll keep her feet toasty on Christmas morning and beyond!
Watches are the perfect way to help Mom show off her style and keep her on time! There are so many options ranging from the elegant to the sporty, and fitting any budget. She'll love opening up one of these on Christmas morning, and think of you every time she checks the time!
Help Mom stay organized this year with a new wallet to hold all her cards, change, pictures, and cash. There are hundreds of styles and materials, and price points ranging from the very inexpensive to the luxury leather brands.
Mom will love unwrapping a new clutch this Christmas! Perfect for a night on the town, a clutch can help her show off her style and individuality. She's sure to find it to be a thoughtful and loving gift!
Moms work hard, and they deserve to feel papered at Christmas time. A Comfy cozy robe can be just the thing to help her relax and enjoy those cold winter mornings! Put a smile on her face when she finds a beautiful and warm new robe under the tree this year!
Cashmere sweaters are a great traditional Christmas present any Mom is sure to love! Help her show off her style and keep warm all winter with a new sweater made of luxurious cashmere (or other material). Merry Christmas Mom!
Along the same lines as the Cashmere Sweater, the Pashmina Wrap or shawl is another excellent choice when you're shopping for Mom this Christmas. Pashmina is a fine type of kashmiri wool, and a shawl or wrap made of the material is soft, warm, and luxurious!
A good handbag can be a woman's favorite possession. Stylish, infinitely useful, and always there no matter where life takes you. Make her day this Christmas with a new handbag that matches her personal style!
If your Mom is the queen of the kitchen, an awesome new appliance or tools that will make her life easier are a great choice! There are tons of cool gadgets on the market these days, many of which are aimed at helping prepare food that’s delicious with a minimum of effort!
- The Instant Pot
- A Slow Cooker
- Stand Mixers
- Pots and Pan Set
- A New Coffee Maker
- Knife Set and Block
- A New Microwave
- Wine Glass Set
- Fruit Infusion Pitcher
If you haven't heard of it yet, rest assured your Mom NEEDs an Instant Pot (whether she enjoys cooking or not). This 7 in 1 cooker can act as a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice maker, steamer and more! These things are sweeping the nation, and this will be your Mom's hands down favorite gift if she finds one under the tree this year.
Slow cookers are a great gift any time of year, but can be am especially huge hit in the cold cold months around Christmas time. Perfect for making chilli, soup, all types of meat, and the list goes on! If your Mom hasn't updated her slow cooker in a while, the new features you'll find on modern models are sure to make her life easier.
If your Mom loves to bake and doesn't have a stand mixer, drop everything and pick one up for her this Christmas! While you can find them for relatively cheap, a higher end model can do so much more than just mixing, and is worth every penny (especially if she's cooking for you!).
A new set of pots and pans can be a game changer for the Mom who loves to cook. High quality pans heat more evenly and quickly, clean easier, and are just more enjoyable to work with. Whether she needs a whole set, or just one or 2 key pans replaced, pans are a fantastic gift idea for any Mom.
Does your Mom need coffee in the morning like she needs oxygen? Consider replacing or upgrading her coffee maker with a new or more featured model. There are a crazy array of options, ranging from $20 drip makers, all the way up to expensive cappuccino makers, and everything in between. Put a smile on her face and fill her cup this Christmas!
If your Mom is the chef in the house, a knife set could be a great choice for her Christmas Present this year! A quality knife cuts more smoothly, with less effort, and is actually safer to use! Whether she needs a whole new set, or you just want to upgrade her most frequently used knife this year, she'll be sure to love it!
Microwaves are one of those things we tend to take for granted, but use almost every day. If it's been a while since your Mom had her Microwave replaced, this could be a great idea for her Christmas Gift this year. With all the newer bells and whistles, a nice modern microwave can be a joy to use, whether she likes to cook or not! The manufacturer frequently has a $5 off coupon, so check for that before buying!
If your mom loves to drink wine or entertain guests, a nice upgraded set of wine glasses, champagne glasses, or pint glasses might be a good pick this Xmas! Put the Merry in "Merry Christmas Mom"!
If you're not familiar with infusion pitchers and water bottles, they let you infuse flavors from fruits into your water to give it an enjoyable taste. With these pitchers, Mom can have flavored water on hand at all times with fresher taste and for less money than the bottled stuff.
In today’s connected world, electronics are a great choice for Christmas gifts for any recipient, and Mom is no exception. From a new TV, to devices she can use to stay connected, to appliances to help keep the house clean with almost no effort, here are some great options to help you get the creative gifting juices flowing!
- Robotic Vacuum Cleaners
- A New TV
- Streaming Audio Speakers
- A Google Chromebook
- Apple iPads or Tablets
Take manual housework one step further towards being a thing of the past with an automated robotic vacuum cleaner! These handy devices navigate around your house on their own, picking up dirt, dust, and crumbs as they go. A welcome gift for any Mom this Christmas, especially ones who are getting older and can't lug around the traditional upright like they used to.
A new TV can be a great idea for the Christmas Holiday, and the fact that you'll get to enjoy it too is just an added bonus. Flat Screen technology has come a long ways, and there are a huge range of models and features that are great for any budget and use case.
Bring the gift of music to any room in the house with a Streaming Audio Speaker like a Sonos or similar device. Any Mom will love being able to instantly play her favorite Tune on one of these great speakers, and she'll love finding one of these underneath the tree!
Chromebooks are the super simple, secure, and inexpensive laptops based on Google's popular Chrome OS. No more helping Mom get rid of the latest virus with one of these sweet laptops, and it will still do all the important things she loves. With a wide array of models and prices, there's one for every user and budget.
The modern Mom is sure to love unwrapping a brand new iPad this year! She can use it for games and entertainment, reading books, browsing the web, displaying recipes while cooking, and any other number of uses!
Jewelry is always a great option for Mom. There are plenty of awesome family themed jewelry items (like birthstone necklaces and rings), or go with something that will just go great with any outfit! Here are a few of our top Christmas Jewelry gifts Mom is sure to love:
- A New Pendant Necklace
- Pearl Jewelry
- Beuatiful Earrings
- Birthstone Neckalaces
- Birthstone Rings
- Tennis Bracelet
- Religious Jewelry
What Mom doesn't love jewelry? There are tons of amazing necklaces available to suit any taste and budget. A pendant necklace is a type of necklace with a charm of some sort hanging from the chain. Get a christmas themed one, one with a heart, flower, or any other thing she's into.
Pearl earrings, necklaces, and bracelets are a staple for most women's jewelry collection. They're elegant and simple, and can be worn with a wide range of outfits. Pick one up for Mom this Christmas, and put a huge smile on her face!
Bring Mom some joy this Christmas with a new pair of earrings! Whatever Mom's taste (and your budget), there's literally thousands of options so you're sure to find something she'll love. Whether it's diamonds, sterling silver, or anything in between, a new pair of earrings will have her thinking of you every time she wears them.
Birthstone necklaces are a great choice for Mom on any occasion, and we've actually done a whole article dedicated to [Birthstone Necklace Gift Ideas](/for-her/birthstone-necklaces). Find one with a stone for you and your siblings, or get one with her own birthstone. Either way, she's sure to love finding one of these under the tree!
Like the necklaces, a birthstone ring is something every Mom should have to remind her of her precious children. With thousands of styles and price-points available, you're sure to find just the right one to give as a present to your Mom this Christmas!
Knock her socks off this year with a beautiful Tennis Bracelet. Whether it's made of crystals, diamonds, or anything else, these pieces make a great accessory for wear in any number of situations. Show her how much you love her this Christmas!
Christmas is a perfect time for gifting religiously themed jewelry. A simple Cross necklace, a charm bracelet, or tons of other great options are sure to keep her faith and her love for you near to her heart!
Gifts to spruce up the house are always appreciated any time of year. These options below are some of our favorites, but use them as a starting point to jump start your brainstorming process. The perfect gift is out there, but your Mom is unique so you have to use your noodle to find it!
- Scented Candles
- Decorative Vases
- Reed Diffuser
- Decorative Baskets
- Smart Light Kits
- Picture Frames
Scented candles are another classic Christmas Gift for Mom. Whether it's cinnamon, pine, or any one of thousands of other scents, you're sure to find something she'll love this Xmas. Ho Ho Home never smelled so good!
A tried and true Christmas Gift for a reason, a nice decorative vase or vase set (ideally filled with her favorite flowers or Christmas Lilies), is a surefire hit! There are designs and price points to fit every taste and wallet, so you're sure to find a great pick for your favorite Mom!
An elegant an modern alternative to the classic scented candle, a reed diffuser set is another great idea for Mom this Christmas. They fill the air with any of a number of scents you choose from, and work around the clock! Far more beautiful, subtle, and pleasing than a simple air freshener, a reed diffuser is sure to be a hit for Mom this Xmas!
Help bring a little organization and beauty to Mom's life with a decorative basket of any size this Christmas! Perfect for holding everything from coasters, to remote controls, to blankets, and more, a decorative basket set can compliment any room's decor and help keep everything in its place!
The world of home automation is advancing quickly, and smart lights are one of the best items to come out of it so far. Colored options can add ambiance to any room. She can do things like schedule timers to turn off all the lights once the sun comes up, wake up the kids (or herself) in the morning, or just turn off the lights at the end of the day without having to get up!
Another classic "Mom Gift", a picture frame or frame set is always a hit! Fill it with pictures of her loving family, or something that goes with her decor. With thousands of styles to choose from, there's something for every Mom out there!
If your Mom is into fitness (or will be when the New Years resolutions roll around), then she might just love something from this list. You can also check out our complete guide to Fitness Gifts For Women for other great ideas.
- Yoga Workout Sets
- Weight Set
- Yoga Leggings
- Sport Tops
- Excercise Bikes
- Resistance Bands
- Fitness Trackers
- Bluetooth Headphones
If your Mom is into Yoga at any level (beginner or long time practitioner alike), a Yoga set including items like yoga mats, blocks, towels, etc might make a good gift this Xmas. Help her perfect her practice while looking and feeling great!
A weight set can be a great idea for the Mom who's into fitness. A variety of weights and colors will work for any exercise regimen she's into, and will continue to find use as her strength improves and she moves up to heavier weights.
Yoga pants are great for way more than just Yoga, and the perfect choice for a Mom who's into fitness! Whether she's headed to the yoga studio, out for a run, or just lounging around the house, leggings come in a massive variety of styles and colors that are sure to suit her tastes.
Another great Christmas gift for the fitness enthusiast Mom, sport tops are great for many types of workouts, or just relaxing around the house. Put a huge smile on her face this year when she unwraps a new top. Makes a great stocking stuffer too!
Whether she's in great shape now or has a new years resolution to workout more, an exercise bike can be a good choice for Mom this Christmas. There are tons of different models and options for every budget. Show her how much you love her and care about her health this year!
A treadmill is another great choice for a Mom who's interested in maintaining or improving her health. A treadmill can be especially great for aging Moms who need a low impact way to get in a vigorous walk, even when it's cold and rainy out.
Resistance bands are another great fitness accessory you might want to consider gifting to Mom this year. They provide smooth and even resistance at a variety of strengths, and can help her take her workout game up a notch. Merry Christmas Mom!
Fitness trackers are a great choice for any Mom, whether she's a fitness enthusiast or getting up there in years. Help her set and track step goals, track her jogging workouts, monitor heart-rates, and more! There's a wide range of features and price-points, so you're sure to find something perfect for both your Mom and your wallet.
Help her enjoy her next workout with an awesome pair of wireless bluetooth headphones this Christmas! Tech gifts are a great choice for the modern Mom, and these are a great pick to keep her untethered at all times!
The Best Christmas Gifts For Mom
While we can’t tell you what the perfect gift is for your Mom, our research has identified a ton of great ideas that are a hit in many cases. Here are our 10 favorites:
- Experiences like a concert or wine tasting.
- A copy of a book that’s special to you
- Kitchen gadgets
- Picture frames with photos of your family.
- Self-care items she can use to pamper herself.
- Anything you make by hand
- A Beautiful Birthstone Necklace
- Tech gadgets.
- Games the whole family can play together
Funny Christmas Gifts For Mom
If your Mom has a great sense of humor, a funny gift can be a great choice in addition to something heartfelt. While there’s no replacing something with sentimental value, a good gag gift can brighten up any day.
Here’s our list of the Best Funny Christmas Gifts For Mom:
- A funny card
- A mug or glass with a funny quote or phrase
- A picture of you doing something ridiculous
- A book or dvd of her favorite comedian
- Socks or other clothing with funny phrases
- Wall hangings or home decor with funny quotes
- A coloring book for grownups
- T-Shirt with a funny saying
Unique Christmas Gifts For Mom
Finding something as unique and special as your Mom to give as a gift doesn’t have to be a challenge. In this day and age there are millions of great presents to choose from, all of which can be delivered to your doorstep in a matter of days. It’s never been easier to find her that perfect unique item that will set her apart.
Our picks for the most Unique Christmas Gifts For Moms are:
- A home assistant
- Bluetooth headphones
- A robe and slippers for cold nights and mornings
- A robot vacuum cleaner
- Workout and exercise accessories
- Fashion accessories
- An event or outing you can go on together
- A fitness tracking band
Christmas Gifts For Mom From The Kids
Family is so important, and Moms mean the world to their kids (and vice versa). When kids aren’t quite old enough to help pick that perfect gift to express their love, it can fall on other members of the family to help out.
We’ve outlined some great options above, but here are our favorite Christmas Gifts For Mom From the Kids:
- Kitchen tools and accessories
- Have them hand-make a card or other craft
- Help them write a song, poem, or other creative work
- A sentimental statue depicting Mothers and their Kids
- A self-pampering spa day or basket
- Personalized jewelry
- Gift Cards for the little daily things (coffee, restaurants, etc) she enjoys
If you’re helping your kids shop for your wife, you can check out our guide to Unique Christmas Gifts For Your Wife for more inspiration.
Christmas Gifts For Mom Under $50
Treating Mom like the queen she is this Christmas doesn’t have to break the bank. In fact, DIY gifts can make a more lasting impression than a trinket from the store.
Our favorite Christmas Gifts For Mom Under $50 are:
- A framed picture of the 2 of you or all her children
- An outdoor adventure like hiking or bicycling
- Gift Cards to everyday things she enjoys (coffee, restaurants, etc)
- Anything you craft yourself
- Self care items for at-home pampering
- A game you can play with the whole family
- A copy of her favorite book
How To Pick The Perfect Christmas Gift For Mom
If you’re wondering what to get Mom this Christmas, the good news is you’re not alone. Xmas is a great chance to show the woman who brought us into this world our love and appreciation, and the perfect Christmas present can do just that.
But how do you know what the best gift is? Well, the bad news is there’s no one right answer. Our Mothers are unique individuals who have their own interests and passions. The good news is, we’ve gone through a ton of painstaking research to come up with some of the all around best gift categories for Moms, and there’s a good chance one of those will be just what Mom is looking for this Holiday Season.
Our Gift Idea Brainstorming Basics
There are some time tested strategies for coming up with great gift ideas for the whole family that we present to you below (no pun intended). The categories and items above should help you get the creative juices flowing, but these tips can help take your gifting game to the next level:
1) Think about her hobbies and passions…
It may sound obvious, but your Mother almost certainly has some activities she enjoys doing in her spare time. Sewing, gardening, cooking, Yoga or whatever floats her boat all go hand-in-hand with tons of materials, equipment, tools, etc that can make a great choice for a Christmas morning treat.
2) What would she love, but never buy for herself…
Moms deserve to be spoiled, and many of them won’t take it upon themselves to do the spoiling. If your Mom falls into this category, think of something extravagant or frivolous that she wouldn’t necessarily buy on her own. Presents don’t have to be practical to be appreciated!
3) Is there anything you can make her by hand…
From our earliest days in school, Moms love to get hand made cards, drawings, and other items crafted by their loving children. This continues to hold true once you outgrow the finger paints, but we seldom take the time to do so, and opt instead for store bought items. If you have a creative hobby, consider making her something from the heart this year.
4) Check with her friends… Asking her friends and other members of the family for ideas isn’t cheating! Sometimes she’ll mention something she’d love to have in passing when you aren’t around, and asking around is a great way to get that info.
Our Time Tested Gifting Principles
Beyond the brainstorming basics, there are a few guiding principles you should keep in mind:
- Price isn’t everything - sometimes the best gifts are handmade, inexpensive, or free.
- Practical isn’t always best - treating her to something she may not buy for herself is always a good idea.
- Give from the heart - something that holds deeper meaning for her is sure to make a lasting impression.
- Be inventive - truly unique and creative gifts mean thinking outside the box.