The 26 Best Christmas Gifts for Mom of 2021

Present picks she'll love

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Hunting down a Christmas gift for the moms in our life can seem like a daunting feat. We have to take into consideration their lifestyle, interests, and preferences. Sure-fire ways to get it right are to pick among items that simplify their routine, promote their self-care, allow some self-indulgence, or do all three. We may not be able to capture all of our gratitude for our moms in one gift, but we can come close with these options.

From kitchen gadgets to stylish apparel, here are the best Christmas gifts for mom. 

Amazon Fire TV Cube

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Amazon Fire TV Cube

Courtesy of Amazon

For the mom who could use an extra set of hands (read: all moms), there’s this Fire TV Cube. It allows her to do everything from turning on her favorite TV show to controlling the volume just her voice. No locating the remote necessary.

Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer

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Revlon One Step Hair Dryer & Volumizer

 Amazon

This hair hot air brush from Revlon is a game changer, plain and simple. With just this one easy-to-use tool, she gets a blowout that looks straight out of a salon. 

Tile Mate and Slim 4-Pack

Tile Mate and Slim 4-Pack

Courtesy: Amazon

Tile Mate will save her precious time searching for lost items. All she has to do is stick one of the tiles on her keys, purse, or anything else she tends to lose, and with a push of a button on her smartphone, that object will ring. She’ll thank you for this gift over and over again.

Just the size of a tube of lipstick, this portable charger will make sure she’s never without power. Bonus: It comes in fun colors like gold, silver, and pink, so it’s pretty too.

Vionic Alice Moccasin

Vionic Alice Moccasin

Courtesy: Walmart

Treat mom’s toes with these comfortable and stylish slippers from Vionic. They’re designed with orthotic support, so they’ll keep her feet in great shape too.

GoWise 5.8-Quart Digital Air Fryer

GoWISE USA 5.48 Liter 8-in-1 Air Fryer

Courtesy of Wayfair

An air fryer is a great addition to any cook’s arsenal of tools, no matter how skilled she may be. It lets her whip up healthy fare in no time flat, and cleanup is a snap.

Hamilton Beach 2-Way Brewer

Hamilton Beach 2-Way Brewer

Amazon

This coffee maker from Hamilton Beach offers options galore for the java-loving mom. She can brew either a single serving right into the cup of her choice or make a whole pot. Even better, she can wake up to it already made with programmable settings that let her load it up and set the time she wants it ready.

MZ Wallace Medium Metro Tote

MZ Wallace Medium Metro Oxford Nylon Tote

Courtesy of Nordstrom

This tote from MZ Wallace is big enough to hold everything she needs but is stylish enough to go with any outfit. It comes in colors from basic black to stripes and animal prints, and the nylon material makes it lightweight and stain-resistant. It’s perfect for the gym, as a travel carry-on bag, or just an everyday purse.

Lululemon Align Pant

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Align

Courtesy of Lululemon

Whether she ever sets foot on a yoga mat or not, every woman needs a good pair of yoga pants. With an emphasis on good, the Align Pant from Lululemon is top of the line with a superb fit and high-quality fabric that makes them last for years.

Actaki Water Bottle

Actaki Water Bottle

Amazon

Staying hydrated has never been so fun with this smart water bottle that reminds her when to drink her H2O. It holds 32 ounces and comes with a strainer, which makes creating yummy, fruit-infused concoctions a breeze.

Royal Craft Wood Luxury Bathtub Caddy Tray

ROYAL CRAFT WOOD Luxury Bathtub Caddy Tray, Bonus FREE Soap Holder (Natural BAMBOO Color)
Courtesy of Amazon.com.

Add a whole new element of relaxation and enjoyment to her bath with this wooden bathtub caddy. It has room to hold her favorite bubble bath, a book, and even a glass of wine.

No matter how green her thumb is (or isn’t), she can grow an array of fresh herbs easily with this indoor garden system. No soil is needed, just water and plant food, and she’ll always have fresh basil, parsley, dill, thyme, Thai basil, and mint on hand.

Belmint Shiatsu Foot Massager

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Shiatsu Foot Massager with Heat

Belmint 

If she’s on her feet all day, this electric foot massager can’t be beat. Rotating nodes work deep into the foot muscles to help relieve pain and tension, while infrared heat tackles inflammation and soreness.

Lulu Candles Wild Lemongrass Soy Candle

Lulu Candles Wild Lemongrass Soy Candle

Courtesy of Amazon

Fresh and lovely, this wild lemongrass candle will set a sweet mood in any room. It’s hand-poured and made of soy, so it’s eco-friendly, and the glass jar is sleek and elegant. It also comes in an array of other natural scents like pineapple, evergreen, and sugared pecans.

Veken 6 Set Packing Cubes

Veken 6 Set Packing Cubes

Amazon

Moms with wanderlust will wonder how they ever packed a suitcase without these packing cubes. Four cubes plus a laundry bag and shoe bag come in the set, and they help keep clothes and other gear organized.

Krown Cashmere Wrap Shawl

Krown Cashmere Wrap Shawl

Amazon

She’ll be warm and chic in this plush cashmere wrap. It comes in a variety of colors and patterns sure to suit any taste. It’s perfect for travel, chilly nights, and any other time she wants to pull together a cozy look.

LifeAround2angels Bath Bombs Gift Set

LifeAround2Angels Bath Bomb Gift Set

Courtesy: Amazon

Give the gift of relaxation with these bath bombs. There are 12 in all, and they’re filled with hydrating shea and cocoa butter to keep her skin soft.

Pottery Barn Mckenna Personalized Jewelry Box

Pottery Barn Personalized Mckenna Leather Large Jewelry Box

 Courtesy of Pottery Barn

Taking jewelry on the go can be a tangled mess, but this jewelry binder from Pottery Barn keeps everything neat and organized. There are places for rings, earrings, necklaces, and more. You can have it monogrammed too for an extra-special touch.

Eberjey Gisele Long PJ Set

eberjey-gisele-long-pj-set

Zappos

Cozy, comfy, and cute—this two-piece set checks all the important pajama boxes. The classic style comes in an array of pretty colors and features contrasting piping that pops.

iRobot Roomba 690

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iRobot Roomba 690

Amazon

A robot that cleans floors sounds almost too good to be true, but thousands swear by the iRobot. Mom can schedule it to get to work whenever she wants via an app on her phone, and it will even recharge itself when it needs a reboot.

Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug 2

Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug

Courtesy: Amazon

No more microwaving her morning coffee over and over again as it grows cold, this smart mug keeps at just the temperature she wants. A single charge will maintain the temperature for up to an hour, while a charging coaster will keep it just right all day.

Isabelle Store Multi Pocket Crossbody Bag

Cross Body Bag

Courtesy of Amazon

A great functional crossbody bag is a must-have for every woman for sightseeing, trips to the mall, and everyday errands. This one from Isabelle comes in an array of great colors, and it has several zippered compartments to help keep everything organized.

Pottery Barn Faux Fur Ruched Throw

Faux Fur Throw

Courtesy of Pottery Barn

Elegant and soft as can be, she’ll want to snuggle up with this faux fur throw from Pottery Barn whenever there’s a chill in the air. It comes in an array of colors and in two different sizes and adds a cozy touch to any space.

URPOWER 300ml Aroma Essential Oil Diffuser

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URPOWER 200ml Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser Humidifier with 7 Color LED Lights and Waterless Auto Shut-off- Wood Grain
Courtesy of Amazon.com.

While she can also use it as a humidifier, it’s as an oil diffuser that most people like this little appliance best. When diffused, essential oils are thought to be effective in treating and preventing a variety of ailments and conditions, and they smell amazing to boot. It’s small and lightweight enough to take on the go too, which is perfect for hotel rooms or if she wants to move it from room to room in the house.

Backslash Fit Smart Yoga Mat

Backslash Fit Smart Yoga Mat

Courtesy: Amazon

Add an extra bit of Zen to her yoga practice with this mat that folds up all by itself. It's 5 mm thick and is designed to lay flat without slipping and sliding around on the floor.

Orolay Thickened Down Jacket

Orolay Women's Thickened Down Jacket
Courtesy of Orolay.

No matter how cold it gets outside, she’ll be cozy and warm in this down jacket from Orolay. It’s warm, well-made, and looks as great as it feels.

Final Verdict

Keep mom's hands free with the Amazon Fire TV Cube (view at Amazon). Activated by her voice, she can switch TV shows, dim the lights, and even check the weather. And for the mom that doesn't have enough time in the morning to herself, the Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer (view at Amazon) is sure to shorten her routine and give her a salon-like mane.

What to Look for in Gifts for Mom

Purpose

Buy with intention and think about what your mom would actually use, not necessarily what you think she will use, or that you want her to use. If she’s casual, yoga pants and a water bottle are the ticket to a great present. If she’s a home cook, grab her an air fryer or an indoor gardening system. If she’s the type to relax with a long bath after a hard day, gifting her a wooden bath caddy tray makes sense. You’ll want to give her a gift she uses over and over again.

Tastes and Lifestyle

If your mom lives nearby or you speak to her often, you might know her tastes and lifestyle very well. If you don't, check in with her about what her daily routine is like. Casually find out if there's anything missing from her routine that she could really use, or anything that would make her life a little more charming or exciting.

Consider buying her something that you know aligns with her tastes, but that she’d never buy herself. While a gift alone doesn’t come close to thanking her for all that she’s done, there’s nothing more gratifying than getting the woman who does it all something that she will actually use because she truly loves the way it works and the way it looks. 

Budget

Moms do a lot of the work for the family, and often without thanks, or with minimal acknowledgment. Any gift you give your mom will be well-received, but keep your own budget in mind so she doesn’t scold you for spending more than you should, or feel guilty about accepting it. That means she will fully be able to enjoy it, and you'll be able to fully enjoy giving it to her.

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Julie Evans is a writer and editor who has worked with Microsoft, USA Today, Realtor.com, Brit + Co, CafeMom, SheKnows, and more. Evans received her master's degree in nonfiction Writing from Johns Hopkins University. Her work covers topics including health and wellness, parenting, technology, finance, real estate and pop culture.

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