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Best Gifts for Mom

Updated on September 17, 2014

Mom's do so much for everyone else, make sure this Christmas that you get Mom something special

Finding just the gift for your Mom or the Mother of your children can be a tough task. Mom's do so much for the people in their lives that it warrants some extra thought to ensure that they receive a truly special present that will actually be used and enjoyed. As a Mom I know it can actually hurt a Mom's feelings if her present seems like no effort or thought was put into it. You can be sure she'll be doing plenty to make any occasion seem special. Find an extra special gift for Mom to show her how much she's appreciated this Christmas. All of these gift ideas are based off of presents I have either asked for, received and loved, or would like to receive. So read on to get some great gift ideas for Mom that are sure to make her smile.

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Beauty, Spa and Pampering Gifts for Mom

Moms spend a lot of time doing for others and typically very little time doing for themselves. It often can leave Mom exhausted and not looking or feeling her best. She may look beautiful to you but she'll notice the lines in her face and signs of her own aging. Gifts to help Mom look and feel younger, more attractive, more relaxed and pampered are sure to be a win every time.

Phototherapy Light Therapy System

A phototherapy light therapy system is like having an expensive spa treatment without the ongoing expense. These systems come with one or several different colors of light that offer different spa type treatments to Mom in the comfort and convenience of her home. They come with several lights that treat different problems of the skin including things like: wrinkles, acne, scars, spider veins, brown spots, psoriasis, eczema and more. Not only does it help with the signs of aging but it can also help with other medical issues such as seasonal affective disorder (SAD). They can boost energy, improve mood and overall sense of well being.

Clarisonic Mia Skin Cleansing Tool

The Clarisonic Mia skin cleansing tool offers many great benefits for the skin. It's been shown to reduce acne, fine lines and wrinkles, size of pores and more. It gives the skin a healthy glow and feels really nice and relaxing while you're using it. The Clarisonic Mia is available in many different colors and is a wonderful gift for Mom.

Paraffin Bath

A paraffin treatment is something that many women will get at a nail salon or spa. Let Mom treat herself at home with this personal paraffin bath. It will remove dry skin, soften skin and is a relaxing and enjoyable treatment. Plus it helps with pain relief for those Mom's that suffer from inflamed joints, arthritis or other issues on the hands, feet and elbows.

Outdoorsy Gifts for Mom

Being outdoors brings peace and quiet to the soul which is something that an often stressed Mom can desperately use. These outdoorsy gifts are thoughtful and sure to be loved by Mom.

Fountain for Mom

A fountain is not only beautiful to look at but it's relaxing to listen to the sound of the fall of the water. A fountain is a wonderful gift idea for a wife or Mom. There are fountains for inside or outside depending on where she spends her time and her decorating tastes- either one can be a great choice.

Picnic Baskets make great Christmas Gifts for Mom

Going on a picnic is idyllic whether it's on a date with Dad or as a whole family. A picnic is always fun but somehow having a beautiful basket makes it seem even more like a special occasion. The important thing to remember with this gift only works if someone is actually planning on taking Mom on a picnic. The memories and times shared will be the greatest part of the present.

Gardening Set for Mom

Whether Mom is big into gardening or just getting this 7 piece gardening set is the perfect Valentines Day gift for Mom. It's pretty in pink, convenient and has everything she'll need for her basic gardening needs.

"A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie". -Tenneva Jordan

Sentimental Special Christmas Gifts for Mom

There's nothing a Mom loves more than her children and her family. Reminders of family and their love for one another and any sort of sentimental present will be a Christmas present for Mom that she's sure to love.

Jewelry for Mom

Most women love jewelry and a gift from a child is even more loved because of who it came from. This is a classic gift but a great idea because it's something she can keep and cherish forever.

Picture Frames for Mom

This may not seem like a very original idea (because it's not) however it's one Mom will appreciate nonetheless. Women love putting up picture frames of their children and family so a picture frame is always a great gift idea for Mom.

Haven Family Tree Metal Collage Frame
Haven Family Tree Metal Collage Frame

A family tree frame is perfect because she can display everyone in a unique and special fashion.


Digital Picture Frame

If Mom doesn't already have one she'd surely love a digital picture frame. These are great because it shows so many more pictures than she could ever put in a typical frame. It's great on a desk or somewhere she spends a lot of time. She can take a trip down memory lane every time she looks at her digital picture frame.

Micca 7-Inch Digital Photo Frame With High Resolution Widescreen LCD and Auto On/Off Timer (M707z)
Micca 7-Inch Digital Photo Frame With High Resolution Widescreen LCD and Auto On/Off Timer (M707z)

This has unbelievable picture quality, is easy to download pictures, and is energy efficient. It can even play music and videos and includes a remote control.


Electronic Christmas Gifts for Mom

Mom's are notoriously busy so we often have to get our entertainment on the go for instance in the waiting room at the doctor's office. Therefore electronic gifts that can be taken anywhere and have multiple uses make great gifts for Mom.

Tablet and/or E-Reader

If she doesn't already have a tablet or an e-reader she's sure to want one. What a great way to access all her favorite books and relax. The tablets have tons of additional features where she can enjoy internet access, games, pictures and more.

Portable Waterproof MP3 Speaker

This little speaker is such a fun gift for Mom. Not only does it have great sound but it can be used in different ways from your average MP3 player or iPhone speaker. This speaker has Bluetooth and is waterproof. So if Mom wants to listen to music while taking a bath, lounging in the pool, relaxing on the beach, camping or floating down a river the speaker and IPod or MP3 player will remain safe.

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Camera/Video Camera Combination for Mom

I don't know a single Mom who doesn't want as many pictures and videos of her children and family as humanly possible. Many Moms resort to using their cell phone as their camera and to take video because it's small and convenient. However cell phones really don't have the best quality picture so having a small, high quality camera/video camera that fits in her purse is worth its weight in gold.

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What sort of gifts does your Mom or Wife prefer?

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    • Camden1 profile image


      5 years ago

      My mom would most likely have preferred the picnic basket or a signed copy of one of her favorite books. Great suggestions!

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      bilafond lm 

      5 years ago

      Very good lens with really good recommendations. I salute your transition to higher levels of Squids/ You inspire I am sure many you visit your lens

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 

      5 years ago from United States

      I see several gifts my mother would love and a few my children could give to me :)

    • mrsclaus411 profile image


      5 years ago

      These are wonderful gift selections. Moms deserve only the best.

    • BlogsWriter profile image


      5 years ago

      Moms do so much, sacrifice their interests and hobbies to take care of us, we should at least repay them with love and gifts they will associate them with us.

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      sukkran trichy 

      6 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      great gift collection. i prefer the gardening set.

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      flowski lm 

      6 years ago

      My mom likes any thing pictures like that wonderful picture tree. Great ideas for Mothers Day in May.

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      6 years ago

      You can't ever forget about mom, and I never know what to get mine. Thanks for this lense.

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      Donnette Davis 

      6 years ago from South Africa

      What initially drew me to this lens was the stunningly beauriful intro picture Of this lens. Today is Christmas and we managed to spoil my stroke-survivor mum with so many delightful gifts. Happy holidays to you and your family. Blessed x

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      6 years ago

      I gave my mom a photo gallery when she was young. I collected the photos, cropped, clipped and gave it last night :)

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      Anthony Godinho 

      6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I sent her a cheque 'cos we both live in different countries thousands of miles away. Though, I will be seeing her and my siblings soon. Great selection of Christmas gift ideas you have here!

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      6 years ago

      Great gift ideas, love the picnic basket!

    • pretyfunky profile image


      6 years ago

      wow great ideas!

    • Cari Kay 11 profile image


      6 years ago

      My mom is super picky and just tells people what she wants but I found presents I would like :)

    • AstroGremlin profile image


      6 years ago

      I like the Flip video camera but need to save my pennies.

    • WriterJanis2 profile image


      6 years ago

      My favorite is the photo tree. You have an amazing collection of gifts here.

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      6 years ago

      My mom would love quite a few of these selections!

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 

      6 years ago from Ljubljana

      Still undecided... Now I have even more options than before!

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      rawwwwwws lm 

      6 years ago

      Great lens for mommy! :) Blessed

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      6 years ago

      Lots of great gift choices for Mom. Thanks. Just glad to still be able to buy a present for my Mom.

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      6 years ago

      Still deciding. Have a few things, but not her main gift yet. I always put a lot of thought into this one. I like the picnic basket ideas. We love getting outdoors.

    • VspaBotanicals profile image


      6 years ago

      I have a few ideas, now that I've seen your lens. Thanks you!


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