It’s that time of the year again, your partner, friend or wife is celebrating her Birthday, Christmas or Mother’s Day and you don’t know what to get for her.
I get it. It’s hard to figure out what to get someone when they have all they need but giving gifts it’s not always about gifting items the other person might need. Gifting is about giving things that the other person would love to have buy they might not get for themselves.
Moms are always putting themselves first and sometimes it’s their turn to be first, especially when it comes to Mother’s Day or a Birthday celebration. That is the one day mom should be able to take off and get pampered with the things that she loves.
Figuring out what’s the right gift for that special woman in your life can be hard and this is why today I’ve come out with a list of gifts that any mom will appreciate – promise!
I actually own all of the items on this list so not only are they awesome but I know they are good quality items that will last a long time.
A quick tip: if you’re a procrastinator and run out of time to order one of these items online then make a quick certificate that says it’s valid for a certain gift that will arrive by a specific date. I rather get that than end up with some random gift that someone got just because they ran out of time to get something better. Believe me, I know I’m not the only one that feels this way!
10 Original Gift Ideas Mom Will Absolutely Love
1 – Lily Jade Diaper Bags
Let’s face it, every mom needs a diaper bag but does it actually have to look like one? No! That’s why I absolutely love these diaper bags. They’re leather bags that look like a regular purse but inside have this amazing organizer to keep all the baby items organized.
Once mom is done with the stage where she needs to carry diapers, this bag will still get lots of use because it looks like a really nice purse. The bags are very durable, I’ve had mine for over a year now and it still looks like new.
The bag is a little pricey, but not as pricey as designers bags made with the same quality. Also, keep in mind that this would be the one bag mom needs. So, instead of buying several diaper bags throughout the years, you will only need to invest in this one since the quality is so durable.
2 – Beautycounter
Beautycounter sells make-up and skin care products made with safe ingredients. The cosmetic industry is one of the dirtiest ones and it’s hard to find products that are free of toxins and dangerous chemicals like endocrine disruptors.
If the mom in your life worries about this sort of thing, you can’t go wrong with getting her Beautycounter products. Not only are they safe but they actually work! If you’re at a loss with what to get from this brand, start with the mascara. It works amazing and it’s something every woman needs.
I am a Beautycounter consultant so if you need any help figuring what to get, send me an email to hello (at) mamainstincts (dot) com.
3 – Wearable Art by Carolina Coto
Who doesn’t use jewelry, clothes, accessories? Even the mom that is always wearing yoga pants and a t-shirt (mmm….me!) loves to wear cute jewelry…and everything else! What I absolutely love about this line is that it’s not like anything you’ve seen before.
Carolina Coto is a professional artist that makes amazing art and then turns it into bracelets, necklaces and earrings. You can even find her art in other things like pillow covers, clothing, iPhone covers and many other things.
Her stuff has become my go-to gifts for all the women in my life because it is so original, beautiful and well made. Every time I use her stuff I get tons of compliments.
4 – Honey Girl Organics
If the mom in your life loves handcrafted products made with organic and safe ingredients she will love this line. They harvest their own honey to create these products and they control the entire production from start to finish. Honey Girl Organics guarantees that their products don’t contain chemical or synthetic ingredients. A quick glance at the ingredients lists will make you realize this is true.
I have been using their face and eye cream as well as face scrub for a while now and it leaves my skin feeling amazing. I have actually never felt my skin feel so soft and nourished before so if I would have to chose a couple of their products I would get these.
Mother’s Day Special: If you order over $125 in products you’ll get a FREE Mom and Baby Butter plus their Mother’s Day gift sets are 15% off right now. As if that wasn’t enough, they’re also offering 15% off to all purchases made between May 11-14.
5 – Krups coffee machines
If you have a coffee lover and budget is not an issue, get her a Krups EA84. It’s an automatic espresso maker that makes amazing coffee by pressing just a few buttons. This means you can have coffee-shop quality coffee (like cappuccinos and lattes) without leaving your home and you can make it while holding your baby.
I have had this espresso maker for over a year now and it’s the best gift I have ever gotten. Your coffee lover mom will absolutely love it.
If you’re on a budget, check out the Krups Savoy. This coffee maker brews a better tasting coffee than any other coffee maker we’ve tried. My husband is a big fan of it and uses it almost daily.
6 – Dyson Cordless Vaccum
I hesitated to add this products on the list because I don’t like receiving appliances for special occasions but this is not an appliance and it’s actually a vacuum that has made my life a lot easier. It is a cordless vacuum which means I can use anywhere in my home and it’s so lightweight I can use while holding baby in one hand and the vacuum in the other hand.
I got ours a little over 2 years ago as a deal on (affiliate link) Zulily but now that I’ve had it for so long and realize how much time it has saved me I would have gladly payed full price.
7 – Apple Watch
If she loves electronics, you must get her an Apple Watch. I was hesistant to get one and finally made the jump about 6 months ago. It is amazing! It helps me get away from my phone because I know if someone needs to get a hold of me, I can see it on my watch. Plus it tracks my workouts/steps and even has an app that reminds me to breathe every few hours. I know it sounds silly but as a mom you’re so caught up in life that getting a reminder to take a break is really great.
The Apple Watch does so many things and just makes mom life easier because you can talk to it to set up reminders, lists, book appointment and so on. You can also text and make calls without every having to use your hands. This is so useful when you’re juggling kids!
The newer model comes with extended battery life and you can swim with it so I recommend this one over the older version. I have the newer one and my husband has the older one and you can definitely see a big difference in battery life.
Keep in mind this watch comes in 2 sizes: 38mm and 42mm. I ended up getting the 42mm for myself since it’s easier to tap in a bigger screen.
8 – Amazon Echo
I thought about getting the Echo for so long before I finally made the plunge. Now that I have I couldn’t live without it. It is so convenient to ask Alexa the weather and the news but my favorite feature is that it plays music and all you have to do is ask for what you want played.
This means I don’t have to get up to connect anything or press a button, I just ask Alexa from wherever I’m sitting to put on a song or turn on/off a light. It is amazing!
I wanted to save money so I got the Echo Dot and I also got these plugs to connect our lights to but you can use them to connect any device that you want controlled by voice.
9 – Wooden organizers
Speaking of the Apple Watch and electronics… It seems that now-a-days there are cables everywhere and phones charging everywhere around the home. If you have small kids those cables can be easily misplaced so having an organizer where you can charge all your electronics and where you can keep your essentials in one place, is a must.
10 – Instant Pot
You might have heard about this already and if you don’t have you’re probably wondering what’s the fuss about. Well, let me tell you! This amazing appliance can cook meat from frozen to delicious in less than 30 minutes. I can’t tell you how many times I realized it was time to make dinner and I forgot to thaw our meat. Now I just throw a chunk of frozen meat and we have dinner in less than 30 minutes without me having to be in the kitchen.
The Instant Pot is great because you just put things in it and forget about! I have even made some of my best recipes there like this lemon butter chicken one and I have even made rice dishes in less than 5 minutes! It is worth the investment because it will make cooker so much easier.
There you have it! My list of the 10 items every mom is going to love. Maybe the mom in your life already has some or would love one more than the other but I guarantee you that she will love something from this list. Not only will she love it, but she might be surprised by it!
There are so many fun things you can get for mom but these are my favorite ones because they’re either very unique or make mom life so much easier. Plus I know they will last a long time since they’ve all been used in my own home for a long time.
If you’re a mom reading this post and would love one of these items, share this post on Facebook. Hopefully your partner will see it and get a hint!
What do you think? Would you add anything to this list?