Gift Guide: Moms
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We have rounded up some wonderful gift ideas with a busy mom in mind. Bookmark this page and pass it on to any gift-givers seeking out ideas for you!
These cookbooks are the ultimate freezer cooking resources. Over 42,000 copies sold! Not only are they beautifully photographed but they are incredibly practical and helpful.
What makes these an extra special gift is that they are autographed by Polly & Rachel. Support small business and give a gift that Mom will enjoy for years to come.
Caraway Cookware Set
We both own and love this high-quality, non-toxic, non-stick cookware set. Let Mom pick out her favorite color and then start gifting her a new piece for each holiday or birthday.
Caraway Bakeware Set
Mom will love this bakeware set that’s not only high quality and safe, but beautiful! It includes 11 pieces, all featuring a toxin-free ceramic surface, so you can get to baking goods without any of the bads. Sets include storage organizers to keep your kitchen tidy.
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Browse our through our favorite kitchen tools!
These are the kitchen gadgets we can’t live without. Many of them are under $15!
These are high on my list this year. I have many friends and family members who swear by this brand. They are lightweight, stay on your face, and don’t bounce when you run. This color choice is a bit bold but they have plenty of neutral options too!
Couples Conversation Starters
I bought these for my anniversary trip this year. The questions are original and hilarious and really get you talking. A really fun gift or stocking stuffer!
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!
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!
Not sure how I’ve made it this far in life without some touchscreen gloves, but I have. If you know someone 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!
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.
Living Essentials Dry Shampoo
Dry shampoo is the ultimate mom hack! Easily giving you back the 20 minutes plus you would have spent washing and drying your hair, just a quick spray and you are ready to walk out the door with great hair. Seriously life-changing.
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.
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.
Bag Hooks for Car
Hang purses, grocery bags, or even masks on these! Great stocking stuffer idea.
I have these exact ones and LOVE them. I like that I can wear them inside, and 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.
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.
Pom Pom Beanie Hat
This would go well with anything! Lots of different colors available but I like this cream one.
$25 – $50
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!
One of my (Rachel’s) favorite gifts last year was my non-stick, non-toxic electric griddle. My whole family uses it to make eggs, bacon/sausage, French Toast, pancakes, grilled cheese, paninis, stir-fries, and more.
Here are a few reasons I like this particular one:
- Easy to clean–fully immersible in water when heating element is removed.
- Textured ceramic non-stick surface that doesn’t have teflon on it (which can be harmful when it begins to scratch off)
- Large surface and heats up very quickly
- Easy to store with sheet pans & cutting boards (when you remove the legs, which unclip easily)
- Great price (under $50 if you apply the current coupon on Amazon)!
Personalized Stacking Rings
My husband got me a set of these a few years ago and I LOVE them.
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.
Family Picture Calendar
Create a calendar with pictures of your family! What mom wouldn’t love more pictures of their family displayed at home or in the office? Shutterfly allows you to start with any month making this a perfect gift for any time of year!
There are more photo gifts available than ever. If mom wouldn’t want a calendar, what about a mug, puzzle, canvas, or blanket with photos?
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!
While this might not be the most exciting gift, I promise this little thing is amazing! No more ironing boards, steaming takes a lot less time and energy. She never knew how much she wanted this one.
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.
Easy-carry, comfort-grip handle and a narrow base that will fit most cup holders. The double-wall vacuum insulation will keep your water cold for 9 hours and iced for 40 hours.
These tumblers are very popular so be sure to snag them when you catch them in stock!
I became 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 Bombas 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.
Use THRIVING20 for 20% off your Bombas order!
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
$50 – $100
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!
Custom Watercolor House Portrait
A watercolor house portrait created from a photo of your choice is such a unique, thoughtful gift for any age! Gift one of Rachel’s custom paintings to a first time home owner or as a way to create a lasting memory of a childhood home.
The portraits are painted with high-quality watercolors and micron ink pens on 140 lb cold press watercolor paper.
Use Thrivinghome10 when checking out for 10% off!
Note: Get your order in fast! Custom house portraits can take 2-3 weeks to create. If you place an order after the Christmas delivery cutoff date, Rachel Groff Designs has some options, though. You can order a gift certificate to be redeemed at a later date, or give a proof of purchase for the recipient to open.
Moms have 1,000 photos on their phone but usually, only a handful are 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.
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!
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.
My personal favorite flavors are Passion Fruit, English Breakfast, and Mint Green. You can read our full review here.
Sorel Out and About Boots
I got a pair of these last year and LOVE them. Every time I wear these boots, people ask where they are from or compliment them.
Bamboo Sheet Set
Use THRIVINGHOME40 for 40% off!
Bedtime bliss begins with this best-selling Bamboo Sheet Set. Features a breathable weave that keeps you at the perfect temperature and an incredibly soft sateen finish that sweeps you off your feet the second you slide into bed.
An investment that pays off after the first night, this set includes a fitted sheet, top sheet, and two pillowcases packaged in a stylish, reusable Cozy Earth tote.
One of Oprah’s Favorite Things!
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These irresistibly soft Women’s Bamboo Joggers have all the coziness of pajamas woven into a stylish silhouette you can wear just about anywhere. With their flattering fit and phone-friendly side pockets, these super soft joggers will be your softest all-season staple wardrobe whether you’re staying in or stepping out.
Barefoot Dreams Cozy Chic Robe
Barefoot Dreams is known for having the softest, most dreamiest sweaters ever, and I just discovered they make a robe! Put this on and you may never want to take it off. This is a must-have for any mom!
Ember Temperature Controlled Smart Mug
Perfect for the mom who heats her coffee up and then forgets to drink it. This smart mug keeps your drink perfectly hot for 1.5 hours! You can also customize the temperature with your smartphone.
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.
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.
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!
Lomi Home Composter
This thing is magic. Lomi turns your food waste into odorless, organic dirt… instead of sending it to landfills. I was given one to try out and I am in awe of the fact that it can turn our scraps into compost overnight. OVERNIGHT.
Many people like the idea of composting but don’t have the outdoor space to do it. It also can take months and can easily not turn out right if your ratios are off.
The best way to compost at home is to speed up the process with a Lomi. Turn your food waste into nutrient-rich dirt in a quick and odor-free way in hours. It seriously works!
Perfect for a mom who works from home!
Standing desks are a healthier alternative to sitting all day. They can help you increase your productivity levels, maintain your energy and maybe even improve longevity.
Flexispot desks are customizable, high quality, and even motorized. Mom can adjust the height of her desk by the flip of a switch. High on my wish list!
Good News of Great Joy
A simple, weekly Advent devotional that’s intended to help your family focus on the story of Jesus’ birth.
The discussion questions and wide range of fun activities are designed for children ages 2-11.
Each weekly activity focuses on a different aspect of the Christmas story.
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