11 Thoughtful Gifts For Moms Who Deserve The World

December 19, 2017 by Justine Schwartz
shefinds | beauty

If there’s anyone who deserves a great gift at Christmas, it’s mom. She works her tail bone off year round to keep everyone healthy and happy (and bathed… and fed… and diapered…) so why not go that extra mile to make sure her holiday gift is worthy of a queen? It can be tricky to find the perfect gift for any parent (anything they want, they can buy for themselves!) But, we’re here to help.

We’ve taken the guess work out of shopping for mom–behold a list of gifts that she will absolutely love and totally appreciate, bar none. They are:

1. 23andMe kit

This 23AndMe Ancestry Report ($79, down from $99) is one of the hottest gifts of the year–it made Oprah’s Favorite Things 2018, and as you know, if it’s good enough for Oprah it’s good enough for mom. Plus, you’ll get information about your own background, too, with this first at-home genetic test of its kind.

2. NYDJ’s Gift of Fit box

Since she’s better than mom jeans, gift her NYDJ’s Gift Box ($124) which allows her to find the perfect pair of jeans. It comes with a beautiful box, measuring tape and $124 gift card (the average cost of a pair of NYDJ jeans) redeemable at

3. Amazon Dot

“Mom!” “Mommy!” “Maaaaama!” Everyone is always screaming her name and needing something. Gift her the ultimate gift–someone else’s name for everyone to call–with the Echo Dot (2nd Generation) ($29.99). Sync with your Amazon Prime account, create shopping lists, get the weather, play music, and much more, on voice command.

4. Skinceuticals C E Ferulic

Dermatologists widely regard SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic ($165) as the most effective anti-aging product. This will help her skin achieve MILF status in 2018.

5. ToteSavvy Diaper Bag Insert + A Designer Bag

Don’t get the new mom in your life a frumpy diaper bag–hook her up with a handbag she actually wants, plus this Life In Play ToteSavvy Diaper Bag Insert ($72) that turns any bag into a diaper bag, thanks to endless organized compartments and pockets. For the bag, we’d suggest a Balenciaga Black Leather Arena Shopper Tote ($1,750).

6. Sugar Bear Hair Vitamins

This is a beauty gift that covers a lot of bases: it’s celebrity-approved, and actually works to make your hair, skin and nails better. Shop now: SugarBearHair Vitamins, 60 Count ($32.99).

7. Advanced Handheld Steamer 

If you don’t love mom, make her keep ironing. If you DO love her, gift her this Black + Decker Handheld Steamer ($39.96) which will shave *hours* in the morning.

8. Wine–a lot of it. 

It’s not amateur hour–don’t give her a crappy single bottle of wine, go big or go home with this Deen Brothers Red Blend 12-Bottle Set ($193.99). This old-school Italian style red is lively and beautiful–just like her.

9. Framebridge custom frames

She’s too busy to frame any of her *thousands* of iPhone photos, so do her a solid and take her most-Liked Instagram from the year and have it framed in a beautiful Framebridge custom frame ($39-$199).

10. Le Tote Membership

If she “never has anything to wear,” a monthly membership to Le Tote is absolutely the way to go. For $59/month, she’ll get unlimited personalized clothing and accessories (called “Totes”), free shipping and free professional cleaning.

11. A customized handbag

A perfect gift for the fashion-lover is Brahmin’s First Ever Customizable Handbag (from $165). It allows mom to express her individual style by customizing everything from the body to the flap and the tassel finish of this cool cross-body bag.

More ideas:

Baker’s Edge Nonstick Edge Brownie Pan ($35.95)


BigMouth Inc Ultimate Wine Bottle Glass ($17.99)


Hand Cream Bouquet ($54)


Momma Needs Sleep Cotton Tank ($42)


You Da Mom Trinket Tray ($18)

Hamilton Beach 25490A Dual Breakfast Sandwich Maker ($39.99)


Koolaburra Lezly Slipper ($60)


Burt’s Bees Hand Repair Gift Set, 3 Hand Creams plus Gloves ($12.68)

Skyblu by Victoria Wieck Apple Watch Case ($59.99)


Editorial Director

Justine Schwartz is a veteran women's lifestyle editor; she's written extensively about style & beauty tips, health advice and wedding planning for more than a decade. Her work has appeared in New York Magazine, Huffington Post and New York Weddings. Justine has been with SheFinds since 2010; you can reach her via email at [email protected]

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