Moms are really hard to shop for: partially because they shop for themselves and partially because they seemingly already have everything. Still, it’s the holidays and you’re on the hunt to find useful gifts for your mom to show her that you care, and that you’re really thinking about what might make her life a little easier. You know, to thank her for taking care of you all of those years! Here’s to the moms who ‘don’t need anything.’
1. A New Cutting Board
Even if your mom isn’t a big cook, or a master chef, chances are she still cooks many days of the week. Master chefs and less kitchen savvy moms alike need a good cutting board, especially because cutting boards become old and damaged rather quickly with all the chopping, slicing, and dicing happening on the surface. No doubt about it, cutting boards make really useful gifts for your mom!
2. This Sweet Beeswax Candle And Honey Gift Set
If your mom is like a lot of mom’s and she’s super into bees right now (who could blame her because they are cute and need saving), check out this perfect little gift set! Founded by an awesome family of former New Yorkers, Lomar Farms has a bunch of handcrafted bee-related gifts that your mom will love. Even if she hasn’t cultivated a love for bees, some high quality honey and a candle still make really useful gifts for your mom.
3. A Beautiful New Planter
If your mom is a plant mom, new planters and pots will make really useful gifts for your mom. Plants are growing all the time (shocker) and need to be repotted when they reach a certain size. You can help your mom take care of her new babies by upgrading her to a bigger pot. Just make sure you really are sizing up so she can use it without getting a new plant. This clay pot has a gorgeous design and a neutral color, so it should work with any sort of decor. You can also get it in another size or color on the site!
4. A Microplane
This is a pretty low-cost, low-commitment gift, but at the same time, microplanes make incredibly useful gifts for your mom. Once you try one, you will never want to go back to regular graters or zesters because they just won’t hold up. If your mom already has a microplane, rest assured that they become dull after using them for long enough. This means that every once in a while you can re-gift a microplane to your mom: convenient for both of you.
5. Bath Salts
Many people love to relax in a hot bath when stressed, and many people who are stressed happen to be hardworking moms. Therefore, bath salts make thoughtful and useful gifts for your mom! Sure, grocery store bath salts are easy and reliable, but you’ll make your mom feel extra special by getting her some designer bath accoutrements like these Detox soaking salts. If one just doesn’t seem like enough, get her a few so she can try different kinds. She’ll be excited for sure, I promise.
6. A Set Of New Face Masks
Continuing with the spa theme, giving your mom a set of new face masks to try will make her feel like she’s getting the royal treatment. The Origins brand is excellent quality and all-natural, so any mom is sure to be interested in trying it if she hasn’t already. Not only are masks useful, but it’s super fun to have new skincare to try: there’s a a specific lotion and potion kind of joy that comes from spreading some new goo on your face. If you don’t know, try it!
7. A Body Care Set
Speaking of lotions and potions, this body care set has mom written all over it. Nécessaire is a brand that prides itself on making skincare that is clean and effective, and the only positive reviews prove that they are accomplishing that goal. The company is also very careful about using post-consumer waste and recycled paper for packaging, so if your mom is about sustainability, she will love the company ethos! Packed with vitamins and minerals for your skin, you’ll want to steal some of these products any time you shower at home. Rest assured, high quality body care products will always make useful gifts for your mom.
8. Breakfast Made Easy
Does your mom cook for you when you’re home? Mom’s can be sweet that way! This breakfast grab and go gift will make breakfast fast and easy for your mom, or for you, if you want to take this gift one step further by making everyone breakfast. Everyone loves eating fresh pancakes in the morning as a special treat, so Stonewall Kitchen’s most popular pancake and waffle mix is sure to be a hit. Did I mention that it’s pre-wrapped?
9. A Tea & Chocolate Tasting
Specialty food items make useful gifts for your mom because she can always feed it to your dad or a guest if she doesn’t end up liking it. With this tea and chocolate tasting, I doubt that will happen though! This gift box includes two high-quality teas that happen to be two of my favorites, and two artisan dark chocolate bars from a small business in New York state. If caffeine or chocolate isn’t your mom’s thing, they also have gift sets that are caffeine and sugar free.
10. Warm Slippers
For the mom who is always cold- possibly because she keeps the heat turned down so low in the winter- a pair of warm and fuzzy slippers will make really useful gifts. These UGG slippers from Macy’s are high-quality and a good price, so you can replace the ratty old slippers your mom has been using for your entire waking life with something that will last her just as long. There are four colors to choose from, so they’ll suit any mom’s preferences!
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What will you be giving your mom this year? Let us know what your ideas for the best and most useful gifts for your mom are below!
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