Gift Guide: Moms

By Polly Conner
October 21, 2020

As a mom, I could spout off a list of gift ideas for everyone in my family. However, when someone asks me what I want, I draw a blank! Relate? I’ve also learned that if I don’t provide some ideas, I end up with…well…hmmm…It’s the thought that counts, right?! 

Fear not, dear mama. We have rounded up some wonderful gift ideas with YOU in mind. Bookmark this page and pass it on to any gift givers seeking out ideas for you!

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Instant Pot & From Freezer to Cooker – Buying an Instant Pot is a great idea, but there is a learning curve. A great idea is to pair it with our newest cookbook, From Freezer to Cooker. Not only is this cookbook BEAUTIFUL, but it’s also very practical and useful. Every recipe is freezer friendly and can be made in the slow cooker or the Instant Pot. It really is a perfect gift for moms!

While both of our cookbooks are at any major retailer, you can buy autographed copies directly from us too! This would be an original, thoughtful gift idea for any mom!

Cookbooks: From Freezer to Table & From Freezer to Cooker


Souper Cubes I love love love these! They are great for meal prepping and freezing food in. I love that the stack so easily, and thanks to their silicone design food slips right out. I have the 1 cup and 2 cup portions and use them ALL THE TIME. I freeze soups, broth, leftovers, shredded meat, taco meat, and so much more in these. Many of our Freezer Meals for 1-2 People would be perfect for Souper Cubes. Next on my list to get is the 1/2 cup portions to freeze things like homemade pesto, salsa, and other sauces. They’d also be great for baby food!


Dwell Membership – I am giddy about this idea as a gift. It’s one that gives all year long and is so meaningful. At the beginning of each month, you will receive a package equipping you to memorize the verse of the month. Here’s what you’ll get:

  • 3 temporary tattoos 
  • key card with verse
  • 4 x 5.5 print

Each letter in the design represents the first letter of each word in the verse, helping you recall the verse every time you see the design. How cool is that! You can choose a 3 month, 6 month, or 12 month membership.

Dwell Differently

Air PodsThese make listening to podcasts & audiobooks a breeze! I also love not having to mess with cords while I walk. A little pricey but worth the money!

Airpods

Anastasia Beverly Hills Sun Dipped Glow Kit – This is a must-have powder highlighter palette containing 4 shades of highlighter powder in metallic, warm-bronze hues. Perfect for eyes, face and body.


Mama Needs Box – Mama Needs Box is a monthly self-care subscription box for Moms! Each month is themed and the box is filled with 5-6 items to help give you the tools and inspiration to practice a little self-care. The best part? it’s done for you – no extra mental energy needed. Just open the box and start believing that you matter, Mama.

Starting on November 1 through 30, you will get the December box! The December box theme is “Mama Needs Some Cheer”! You can use the code CHEER at checkout for 20% off your first box!*

(PS – Looking for a good podcast? They also host a weekly show called The Mama Needs Podcast where we interview Mamas about all the things “mama needs”! Check it out!)

*Only valid for month-to-month subscriptions. No contract, cancel anytime.


Silk Pillowcase – Good for your hair. Good for your skin. It’d be a delight to sleep on this every night. I’ve heard that this pillow is amazing if you want to make this gift extra special.

silk pillow case

Nespresso Vertuo Coffee and Espresso Machine – Oh man, I’ve been wanting one of these for a LONG time! It’d be nice to sip on a homemade cappuccino when that afternoon slump hits.


Personalized Stacking Rings – My husband got me a set of these a few years ago and I LOVE them.


Corkcicle I’ve had mine for a year and use it way more than glass. It’s insulated and stemless and perfect for white wine! These things are legit. There was still ice in mine after 12 hours!

Corkcicle

Weekender Bag – I have this exact one! It’s so cute & functional. It’s also been really durable for such an amazing price point. Perfect carry-on size for traveling. Has a shoe compartment too!

weekender bag

Phone Stand – I could see myself using something like this when I’m working or cooking. Will I survive without it? Yes. But would I use it if someone gifted it to me? You bet!

iphone stand

Photo Printer and Photo Paper – Moms have 1,000 photos on their phone but usually only a handful actually printed out. This is one idea to help get hard copies of their favorite pictures off their phone and into frames or on the fridge. No ink cartridges required! Grab a set of paper so you can print right out of the box


Screen-touch Gloves – Not sure how I’ve made it this far in life without some touch screen gloves, but I have. If you know someone like who is still pulling from their 2005 glove stockpile, then consider helping them upgrade to some gloves that they don’t have to take off to use their phone. Their chilly fingers will appreciate it!

Touchsreen gloves

Key Ring My sister got me one of these last year. I didn’t think I’d use it. Turns out, I was wrong. It’s been super handy! It slips around your wrist and makes it easy to find your keys in your purse.

Key Ring

Bombas Socks (Get 25% off using our link!) – I because a Bombas sock evangelist a few years ago and haven’t looked back. After getting my husband a set of them, he too has converted to the Bobas sock camp. I don’t know how to explain it but their socks are just the best. They are super high quality, fun to look at, and are a worthy investment. I mean, you wear socks EVERY day! They have all types of cuts and styles so take a peek around if this set isn’t something you’re interested in. Just be sure to use our link to get your discount!

Bombas Socks

Neck & Shoulder Wrap – I think this is a GREAT gift. It’s so soft and comforting. Warm it up and let it nurture those tight shoulders and neck muscles.


Electric Wine Opener – My parents have one of these and it’s pretty useful! On my list this year!

  • Effortless wine cork removal is performed automatically with the touch of a button, and the extractor never leaves a wine cork stuck or broken
  • 2-IN-1 AERATOR AND POURER: Helps air filter through to wine faster, oxidizing it for the best flavor and aroma while letting you decant and pour in a single step
Electric Wine opener

Roomba – WORTH. EVERY. PENNY. We’ve had a Roomba for over 3 years now and it’s still going strong! It’s seriously amazing. This model has Wi-Fi Connectivity, works with Alexa, works on carpet and wood and can be controlled from your phone.

Roomba

Back Massager – You guys. This WORKS. And it feels awesome. As someone who has tight back and shoulder muscles pretty much 95% of the time, I can whole-heartedly tell you that this has been a godsend. I think this is a GREAT gift idea!

Back massager

Madewell Tote – Is it possible to have a crush on a bag you’ve never met? Because I’m pretty sure I do. I’ve been eyeing this one down since last year and will put it on my Christmas list again this year and cross my fingers. Clean, modern and completely unfussy, this roomy leather tote is topped with comfortable over-the-shoulder straps. Come to mama!

Madewell tote

Perfume Sampler – I love this idea! It’s hard for me to commit to one bottle of perfume which is why I love the idea of getting a sampler kit. There are so many scents choose from ranging in size from trial to mini. Keep the ones you love, share the ones you don’t!


Laminator – OK OK, I know this sounds nerdy but I have LOVED having a laminator. I’ve used it for chore charts, special art projects my kids have made, pictures, and so much more. Just one of those fun things to have on hand! Make sure to pick up some laminating sheets too.


Dazzle Dry Nail System – By far the best nail polish I’ve ever used. It stays on so much longer than even quality brands like OPI. I got the starter set last year for Christmas and have pretty much used Dazzle Dry exclusively since then. Make sure to get on their email list for promos!

Dazzledry nail set

Yeti Coffee Mug – I use this almost every single day. My husband liked mine so much that he got one of his own! There are lots of colors to choose from too! No need to re-warm that coffee when using this.

Yeti Coffee mug

The Home Edit Life – The Home Edit has taken over Netflix. This book is not only a great resource but also a cute coffee table book!

The Home edit book


Tumbler – I want one of these! It keeps water cold for 24 hours. Non-skid bottom and doesn’t leak. Mama neeeeds!


Bag Hooks for Car – Hang purses, grocery bags, or even masks on these! Great stocking stuffer idea.


Moccasin Slippers – I have these exact ones and LOVE them. I like that I can wear them inside, outside, and they are high quality. I’ve had mine for over a year now and they are holding up great. Size down if you’re in between sizes. Similar on Amazon.

Slipper

Pom Pom Beanie Hat – This would go well with anything! Lots if different colors available but I like this cream one.

pom pom beanie hat

Pique Tea Bundle Pique Tea is an innovative brand of instant tea crystals that dissolve in hot (some also in cold) water. You simply tear open the small packet of condensed tea crystals and mix them with water. I love this shortcut approach to drinking a comforting cup of tea that can help provide calm energy, gut health, and boost immunity. These also come in individual packets.


3-in-1 Avocado Tool – I have this exact one and it’s AWESOME. I’ve yet to find a tool that gets the pit out of an avocado easier.


Raincoat – This is SUPER cute and comes highly recommended by an influencer who I trust.


Make sure to hop over and browse around our other Holiday Gift Guides!

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126 replies
  1. Jessica Fout says:

    INSTANT POT & Cookbook! I ADORE my multicooker – I don’t know how I cooked for so long without one, so I would love to bring that joy to someone else!

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  2. Frances L says:

    I ❤️ My phone holder I’ve been using for over seven years. I’m curious about the souper cubes… I currently freeze all of my broth, beans, roasted sweet potato, and other 2 cup portions in empty sour cream containers. 🤔

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  3. Debbie says:

    Good ideas! Really liked the neck and shoulder wrap for my mom. Also, screen touch gloves, so you don’t have to take them off to use phone. Gifts on their way, thanks!

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  4. MyChau Brikshavana says:

    Our Roomba went kaput after 4 years. I think this is a good year to get another and one for my mom too since we are spending so much time at home. Also the silk pillowcase would be a great gift for my mother in law.

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  5. Kera says:

    Those souper cubes look like a good way to prep some food! Perfume samplers are one of my favorite gifts to receive and give! And the scanner and photo printer are two great practical gifts!

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  6. Kelly B says:

    I love the weekender bag and I feel the same about the key ring — super cute, but not sure if I would use it. It’s good to know that you do!

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  7. Michelle says:

    The dwell membership has me so excited. If I don’t get it for Christmas from one of the many people I’ve hinted to, I’m pretty sure I’ll get it for myself and for friends.
    Also, the neck pillow could help this twin momma!

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  8. Deb says:

    These are all awesome picks but my #1 pick is the Souper cubes, these would be great for prepping my AIP DIET #2 Roomba to be one of my servant girls!

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  9. Renee says:

    I use my Instant Pot (and cookbook), Roomba and AirPods multiple times a week. I highly recommend all three! They just make life easier as a mom 🙂

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  10. Jennifer H says:

    So many amazing things I have been wanting! Like From Freezer to Table, Mama Needs Box, and a Nespresso! also Beautycounter! Great list!

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  11. Nicky says:

    These are all fantastic ideas! Super for the hard to shop for mom friend and my own mother. Also, I know what I will be putting on my list this year – the Mama Needs Box 🙂

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  12. Pamela Thomas says:

    MUST HAVE an Instant Pot and your book! My friends have been telling me how much an Instant Pot has changed their lives. I told my husband we need one.

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  13. Lindsay Butcher says:

    Where to begin with so many good ideas! I am eyeing the wine opener/aerator for my mom and the fragrance sample set for myself!

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  14. Vanessa Merrick says:

    Oohhh!!! That back massager would be the perfect gift for both me and my husband after a long day of parenting!! That along with your cookbooks and Christmas is set!

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  15. Carrie Nespor says:

    I like #20 the Back Massager!! My back (esp shoulders and lower back) bothers me so much. What a great suggestion that I can absolutely use!!

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  16. Carol McQuade says:

    I really like the idea of the Sephora Favorites Perfume Sampler. It is so hard to know what fragrance to buy someone for Christmas because there are so many personal tastes and what you would choose for yourself may not be what someone else would choose.

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  17. Maegan says:

    I can’t pick a favorite! I have two instant pots, so I’d love the souper saver and cookbook. With six kids, a Roomba is high on my wishlist! I’d pick the perfume sampler for just a fun gift. Great finds!

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  18. Jenn says:

    The yeti coffee cup is one thing I would definitely want, I heat up my coffee like 15 times before I’m done with it, especially at home, since I work from home.

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  19. Ruthie Shaw says:

    Adding so many of these things to my list! Especially the Roomba and avocado tool! I haven’t tried the Bombas yet, but I’ve thought about it.

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  20. Jen G says:

    Definitely adding the pillow case and nail polish to y Christmas list!
    ✔️Frizzy hair
    ✔️Nail polish NEVER makes it more than 3 days.

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  21. Susan Eubank says:

    Well, this would be a hard decision to make if I could only choose one or two. I’m thinking of sending this page to all of my family. I’ve never seen the souper cube trays and I think I need them. Also the photo printer and laminator are an awesome idea.

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  22. Ann Gulshen says:

    I have all ready bought the weekender bag, the air pods, pillow case, gloves, and back massager as gifts for this year. (And I would love any of those!) But my favorite is always Bombas! This is a great company that also serves others.

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  23. Deb Houston says:

    I already purchased #1 on the Mom’s gift guide for my adult daughter – the IP and the cookbook, both! I know it’s a great choice because this mom loves them both!

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  24. Rebekah says:

    Number 4 the airpods. So good for prepping in the kitchen while kids are running around playing and you can listen to a podcast

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  25. Hilary says:

    The souper cubes and Nespresso machine are top of my list! Freezer soup in Tupperware takes up so much space in the freezer! I love a nice cup of coffee or a latte, so the nespresso looks easy to use and actually looks nice on the counter!

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  26. Karla Knight says:

    My mom has been gone for more than 20 years, but she was the one that showed me a satin pillowcase and how cool they are (literally)… and how much they can save the hair for mornings when things are rushed. Satin pillowcases make me feel
    like mom us still here-lasting memories and perfect gifts 💜

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  27. Lori Brock says:

    Love the Souper cubes!! Gifting some for Christmas! So many great gift ideas but I am most interested in the Dwell app! Wouldn’t take back the tote-wow!!

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  28. Laurie says:

    Loving the phone stand! Going to get it for my elderly Mom who keeps forgetting where she put her phone down!! Now it can always be in the same spot!!

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  29. Jenn says:

    I love love my Instant Pot! My husband got me one a few years ago and honestly I use it for everything from making a batch of hard boiled eggs to dinner! It’s an amazing! And the recipe book is a marvelous idea as well!! Great recipes for both slow cooker and Instant Pot!!

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  30. BECKY B says:

    We recently bought an intsa pot and it along with your cookbook is changing my dinner game for the better! Thanks for making cooking dinner so much easier and more delicious!

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  31. Traci says:

    I have my eyes on the touch screen gloves to use phone while walking or in the winter months to pull up directions on GPS! My mom in law walks ALL the time and would love this! 🤩

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  32. Melissa K. says:

    I mean, these are all my favorites! If I had to choose one I’d pick the photo printer. I have sooo many pics I want to print!

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