10 Meaningful Gifts for Moms
Clothes and jewelry are good 'ol standbys for the holidays but if you want something that will really surprise her, consider these meaningful gifts for moms.
When it comes to holiday shopping, I think it’s safe to say most moms take the lead on finding the perfect presents for their kids, other family members, friends, teachers and other special people in our lives—despite what men may think.
In fact, according to a 2016 poll by CreditCards.com, 68 percent of women say they do all of the holiday shopping while only 30 percent of men agree.
Regardless of how you divvy up the responsibilities, you’re probably looking for a gift for a special mom in your life that she’ll treasure for years to come. Or maybe you’re hoping to give your partner some gift suggestions for you. Although clothes and jewelry are easy standbys, there are a ton of meaningful gifts for moms that are a bit more special. Here are 10.
1. PERSONALIZED RECIPE PLATE
Whether it’s a favorite family recipe or special dessert that your mom makes, why not gift her with this Personalized Recipe Plate in her own handwriting? Simply send a PDF or photo of the recipe and it will be reproduced on a beautiful, decorative, keepsake plate. $66.00.
2. AMAZON HOME SERVICE DEEP CLEANING SESSION
Whether you have little ones or big kids, your house is never clean. And even if you have someone who cleans it, the deep cleaning always falls to the wayside.
With Amazon Home Service’s Deep Cleaning Session, you’ll get those hard to reach places like the oven range hood, blinds, window sills and light fixtures sparkling clean in no time. Starting at $84.99.
3. WHAT A DIFFERENCE A DAY MAKES BURLAP PRINT
When it comes to meaninful gifts for moms, it doesn’t get better than this. Not that you could ever forget, but this What a Difference a Day Makes Burlap Print is a beautiful display of your wedding date and everyone’s birthdays. $24.99 and up.
4. PURIST COLLECTIVE BOTTLE
As moms, we’re always on the go and having a bottle of water with us keeps us hydrated and energetic. Yet sometimes you also want a cup of coffee—or another drink of choice.
Enter the Purist Collective Bottle. Thanks to their innovative technology that transforms silicon dioxide into an unbreakable and flawless glass interior, these bottles easily go from coffee to water and Kombucha to wine with an easy rinse and no aftertaste. The bottles also keep a beverage hot for 12 hours and ice cold for 24 hours and they’re guaranteed leak-proof. The company also partners with community-based organizations to empower social and environmental change, so it’s a purchase you can feel good about. $40 and up.
5. SPAFINDER GIFT CARD
Gift cards can seem so impersonal but when you’re a busy, stressed out mom, a day at the spa couldn’t be better. That’s why a SpaFinder gift card is one of the best meaningful gifts for moms. Choose from a mani-pedi, massage, haircut, blowdry, wellness retreat getaway, or something else, SpaFinder offers services at thousands of locations. $25-$500.
6. CLASSPASS GIFT CARD
Whether she’s already a gym rat or looking to get in shape in the New Year, a ClassPass gift card is one of the best meaningful gifts for moms. ClassPass is a monthly membership to more than 30,000 fitness studios worldwide where you can take advantage of everything from HIIT to Yoga, and get on-demand workouts when you want to work out from home. $9-$159/a month.
7. HOME CHEF
You choose new chef-inspired recipes each week and they deliver fresh ingredients to your door. Each meal kit is perfectly measured so you can skip the grocery store, reduce waste, and go straight to cooking a delicious meal. Plans start at $9.90 a month. Get $80 off now.
8. BAREFOOT DREAMS COZYCHIC LITE ISLAND WRAP
My husband and I received a Barefoot Dreams blanket as a wedding present over 10 years ago and it’s still hands-down, the warmest (but lightweight) and coziest blanket I’ve ever owned.
This Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Lite Island Wrap combines all of their great features in a fashion-forward cardigan that will take you from sleep to school drop off and everything in between. $110.00.
9. ROYAL CRAFT WOOD LUXURY BATHTUB CADDY TRAY
All moms need time for self-care and this Royal Craft Wood Luxury Bathtub Caddy Tray is one of the most meaningful gifts for moms. Perfect for one or two people, the tray is waterproof and has room to hold a wine glass, book or tablet, phone, candle and much more. It also comes with a bonus soap holder. $42.99.
I’ve gifted the Winc wine subscription box to my wine-loving husband in the past and he loved it. Winc is a wine-of-the-month club that sends you personalized bottle recommendations that are expertly curated and delivered to your door. Even better—rate each bottle and they’ll refine your recommendations so you get the perfect glass every time. $60 and up.