If you’re anything like me, holiday shopping often means buying a few things for yourself while snagging items for family and friends. Getting a little something-something for myself is always a much-needed treat, especially this year when I’m dealing with disappointment over how the pandemic may be changing my family’s holiday plans.
For my own shopping this year, I definitely have my eye on some new items that I just might decide I need. If you’re on the hunt for some Christmas gifts for a mom in your life (even if that mom is you!), here are some of my favorite gift ideas for the best Christmas gifts for mom.
Crisscross Headbands to Hide My Unwashed Hair
I’m a wash-my-hair once a week and throw it up in a messy bun mom, but when I’m feeling extra fancy I like to add a headband (plus it helps keep my frizzy hair out of my face). These cloth crisscross headbands from Amazon come in so many fun colors and patterns and stay in place, unlike other cloth headbands I’ve tried.
They’re perfect for working out, running errands, or just lounging around the house. And because they’re cloth, I don’t worry about my toddler potentially destroying them when she inevitably grabs them off my head.
A Silk Satin Pillowcase to Rest My Weary Head
I’m all about finding luxurious items that don’t break the bank and these pillowcases will definitely make you feel fancy and budget-conscious. I’ve been eyeing silk pillowcases for months but the price point was a little high for me.
But these silk satin pillowcases from Amazon are only $10 and offer the same soft and smooth texture as silk. Because they’re made of polyester, these pillowcases are more durable and easier to clean than real silk ones. Plus, they absorb less moisture than cotton, which can help keep your skin and hair hydrated.
A Candle for When I’m Feeling Homesick
I’m a sucker for a candle. Fragrances always make me feel calm and if I close my eyes while breathing in scents, I can pretend for a few minutes that toys aren’t scattered all over the floor, I don’t have mountains of laundry to fold, or my kids aren’t fighting over toys in the next room.
It sounds cheesy, but candles honestly give me a sense of peace during moments of chaos. With names like “grandma’s kitchen” and “holiday stroll” these homesick candles are particularly delightful and can bring tranquility to your holiday season, especially if you are missing loved ones this year.
Cozy Joggers That I’m Not Actually Jogging In But That’s Fine
I was a work-from-home mom before the pandemic, so I’ve been living in comfortable activewear for a few years now. However, I did not own a pair of joggers until a few months ago when I purchased this pair on a whim. They are so soft and so comfortable that I now own two more pairs in different colors.
Whether you’re looking to treat yourself or you aren’t sure what to get a mom in your life for Christmas, these joggers are a great choice for anyone who wants to feel like they’re wearing super soft pajama bottoms that are also perfectly acceptable to wear in public.
Tile Stickers Because I’m Losing Everything Along with My Mind
Equipped with Bluetooth technology, Tile products can help you find items you’ve misplaced. Simply download the app and select the item you can’t find. The Tile will beep until you locate the item.
I’m always “losing” my car keys, so my brother got me a tile keychain a few years ago and it has been kind of life-changing. I use it so much I’m planning to get tile stickers for all the other items I seem to not be able to find as I’m heading out the door, like my wallet or sunglasses.
Hydro Flask Water Bottle Because Hydration is Hip
As far as water bottles go, the Hydro Flask is a bit of a splurge, but after my sister-in-law got me one a few years ago, I totally understand the hype. I carry mine with me everywhere and drink out of it all day long.
It keeps my beverages cold and has held up through dozens of washings and times I’ve dropped it or knocked it off the table. My kids also love it and are always stealing mine, so for Christmas they’ll be getting two of their own. This would make an especially great gift for a pregnant or breastfeeding mom trying to stay hydrated.
A Memory Book I Can Actually Remember to Do
I bought baby books for both of my kids with big dreams of updating them regularly and keeping track of every cute thing they did. Instead, the books are empty and collecting dust on a shelf somewhere. For me, filling out details in a lengthy baby book feels overwhelming, which is why I love this one-line-a-day memory book as a better option.
Taking five minutes to jot down something from the day feels a lot more feasible than digging out those baby books, and I know I’ll love having a collection of memories to look back on.
A Weighted Blanket to Hide From the World Under
Weighted blankets are all the rage now and for good reason: they’re therapeutic, soothing, and frankly, just damn helpful for when you need to hide away from the world. There are a lot of options out there, but I especially love this chunky knit version that would complement any room or living area. And if you need a more budget-friendly option, Amazon has got you covered. Literally.
From the thoughtful to the practical, I hope you don’t forget to buy the most amazing mom in your life something for Christmas this year. And yes, I’m talking about you.
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