Being a mom means your job is to care for others almost all the time. During the holidays, what any mom wants more than anything is to be pampered, whether that's with fancy soap or a new iPad — anything that will transport her away from reality and give her a moment of peace, if only for a few seconds. It's not always easy to think of the perfect present, so we're here to help you with list of things moms actually want for the holidays, and we're pretty sure your mom is going to love you even more — yes, it is possible —when she unwraps these gifts.
It took becoming a mom myself to finally understand just how much moms appreciate to be utterly pampered, even an eye mask (to upgrade from the leftover one I had been using from a flight) was enough to send me over the moon — it was the most glorious present I could have received. Even the number one mom in my life (my own), has always wanted slightly luxurious gifts she wouldn't dare buy for herself, like a pretty serving board. And my sister, also a new mom, only wants fancy skincare items.
But don't worry, buying a present for the mom in your life doesn't mean you have to shell out big bucks (although it doesn't hurt in most cases). Because the gesture of a thoughtful gift will be well-received, no matter how small.
1For The Mom Who Wants To Tune Out
2For The Beauty Buff
3For The Cozy Chick
4For The Lounge Queen
5For The Fitness Enthusiast
And while she's logging all those miles around the neighborhood, she may as well take some credit for her step count with a Fitbit! Or grandma can compete with her friends for the most steps chasing after grandchildren. Moms of all generations will enjoy how small and sleek it is.
6For The Product Junkie
If you want to know what the cool kids (er, moms) are putting on their bodies to keep them soft and healthy, head over to Glossier. This soap and lotion duo from their skincare line is a sure bet and smells divine. Actually all of their makeup is beloved too, so put together a full package of goodies — as much as your wallet can spare.
7For The Netflix Fan
Sometimes you've just got to splash out for that mama in your life. Go for a sparkly new iPad Pro so she can binge the latest season of the Marvelous Mrs. Maisel in peace, anywhere in the house, and before you know it, it'll replace her outdated laptop, too, so it's like getting two gifts in one!
8For Cozy Feet
9For The Play-Dater
Play dates just got a whole lot more stylish with this faux leather backpack. Sometimes a diaper bag is more practical, but when she can get away with it you know she's going to just throw a couple diapers and wipes into this pack to feel a little more fancy.
10For The Gardener
11For The Hostess
12For The Sleep-Deprived
I'll admit, sleep masks always looked unnecessary until I tried one. And now I can't sleep without it. It also helps tremendously when you're trying to catch up on sleep in those newborn months in the middle of the day when you just can't seem to get your room dark enough.
13For The Lipstick Queen
14For The Bird Lover
15For The Choco-holic
16For The Fixer Upper Fan
17For Skincare Obsessed
If the lucky mama in your life does not know about Tata Harper yet, it's about to be her new favorite brand. This synthetic-free brand is beloved by celebrities and skincare junkies alike, for their use of the best of the best ingredients. This three-piece set, valued at $94, includes the essentials for super soft, glowing skin: mask, cleanser (that gently exfoliates), and moisturizer.
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