Top Ten List of Holiday Gift Ideas for Mom
Mothers are Special People - Make Sure You Show Them
Have you started your holiday shopping yet?
Number One: Something Personal
I have never met a mother who wasn't more moved and delighted on Christmas morning by a homemade gift that took extensive thought in the gift than by a shiny and fancy gift purchased from a store.
Some great ideas when it comes to homemade gifts, consider things like gift certificates to movie night together or five dinners where she doesn't have to cook or worry about the dishes! Other ideas include digital picture frames filled with family photos, scrapbooks, poems, letters and collages.
You don't have to spend a lot of money to give gifts to those closest to you - as my own mom always told me, my presence wasn't her present!
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Number Two: For the Mom Who Loves to Cook, the Kitchaid Mixer
A classic gift that is able to keep up with new technology without losing its old-school charm, the Kitchenaid Mixer is a great gift idea for the mom who loves to cook or bake.
This years new model of the always evolving mixer is available in a plethora of different types depending on preference, price, and cooking ability.
For the cooking enthusiast who just needs a basic mixer, the Kitchenaid 4.5 quart classic is the perfect choice. The Kitchenaid Artisan mixer is ideal for the mom who bakes for every occasion, and the Kitchenaid Professional mixer is a great gift option for moms who are really serious about their cooking.
Prices for new Kitchenaid mixers range from $200 to $500 depending on the particular mixer
Number Three: The Roomba, for the Mom Who is a Clean Freak on a Time Crunch
Is your mom obsessed with having a clean home? Is your mom always running around like a chicken without a head? Odds are, you answered yes to either one or both of those questions. For these types of moms, Roombas make great gift ideas.
Roombas are powerful vacuums that run on their own, freeing up time for moms while helping out with the chores at the same time!
The iRobot Roomba is available in a variety of different models and prices range from $300 to $700 for new Roombas. The basic Roomba is designed to vacuum the home, while upgraded models are designed to target homes with pets, as well as homes with allergy sufferers
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Number Four: For the Mom Who Needs a Vacation
Who wouldn't like a free vacation? Moms are notorious for putting their family before themselves, which is way paid getaways make great gift ideas for mom when holidays come around.
Whether it is a trip for two or a solo vacation where mom can just relax and pamper herself, technology and the internet make it incredibly easy for you to book a dream vacation for someone else.
Sites like TripAdvisor make great sources for information on planning the perfect itinerary for mom, while travel booking websites like Orbitz.com and Travelocity.com allow you to purchase airfare and accomidations for mom.
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Number Five: Wine of the Month Clubs for Moms Who Love a Glass of Wine at the End of a Day
Wine of the month clubs are popular gifts around the holiday season. If you happen to have a mom who is a wine lover, these clubs are now in great supply, making it easy to find the perfect club for your mom!
Amazingclubs.com is a terrific website to use to find a wine club that fits your mom's personality. For those moms who aren't wine drinkers, Amazingclubs.com also has clubs for coffee lovers, cheese lovers, chocolate lovers, and even pizza lovers!
Number Six: Massages, Facials and More, All for the Mom Who Never Treats Herself
Many moms work night and day, putting everyone before themselves. When it comes to pampering herself, most mothers rarely can find the time in the day to set aside so she can relax.
Because of this, gifts that allow your mom to pamper herself are great options that she would never get for herself.
Some of the ways you can treat your mom to a day to herself include gift certificates for massages, facials, trips to the spa and more.
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Number Seven: For the Mom Who Loves Family Photos, a Digital Camera
Are you one of the many children who has spent countless holidays giving framed photos to your mom for the holidays? If so, switch it up this year by getting your mom a new camera so she can keep taking pictures you can use for future holiday gifts!
This years hottest digital cameras include the Sony W800 point and shoot digital camera, the Kodak Easyshare and the Nikon Coolpix L830 DSLR camera.
Number Eight: Gift Candles, for the Mom Who Has Everything
Candles containing jewelry have become a new and fun twist on the traditional candle. These "surprise" candles popped up in the passed few years, and what started as a small company is now a niche market within the candle industry.
Two of the biggest manufacturers of these candles are JewelScent and PrizeCandle. These companies make large candles that when lit, melt away to reveal a piece of jewelry ranging in value from $10 all the way to $10,000! The recepient and the buyer don't know what the value of the jewelry is until they open the small package hidden inside the candle.
Number Nine: For the Mom on the Go, a Portable Charger
Do you have a mom that is always incredibly busy, running from one place to another? For the mom always on the run, portable chargers for electronic devices make great gift ideas for the holiday season.
Whether you have a mom who is always using a phone, a tablet, or another type of electronic device, there is probably a portable charger for it. Portable chargers are great gift ideas because they are practical, and ensure that your mom is never somewhere she can't be reached.
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Did this article give you any gift ideas?
Number Ten: The Perfect Gift for Almost Any Mom, Personalized Anything
There is something about being a mother that makes them just go teary-eyed over personalized gifts. You can basically take any daily household item, and once you personalize it, it transforms from an old throw on the couch into the best gift your mom has ever received!
From personalized blankets and coffee mugs, to jewelry, art, and even electronics, almost anything can be personalized these days. With the boom in sales for these types of products, a majority of major online retailers now offer personalization for at least some of the products on their site.
© 2014 Kathleen Odenthal