54 Best Gifts For Mom, According To Moms – Scary Mommy

54 Best Gifts For Mom, According To Moms – Scary Mommy

Moms are angels, OK? Don’t fight us on this, they’re literally angels. Moms are tired, overworked, never get a day off, and deserve all the things that are good in the world. If you have a mom friend, are a mom, or have a mom, then you know that when it comes to buying gifts for mothers, they deserve a million dollars in cash and a pony — maybe even more.

Of course, if cold-hard (millions of) cash isn’t feasible and a pony is out of the question, you’re in luck. Whether you’re buying for your own mother, your mother-in-law, or one of your cool-as-sh*t mom friends, any one of the 54 mom-approved products below will have you looking like the best gift-giver in the game. Yeah— you’re welcome.


What mom doesn’t want an excuse to treat her tootsies like they’re more important than her own children? She’ll appreciate your splurge and the ability to slip her toes into a toasty foot massager that can restore and relax a burnt-out mama. It’s a powerful deep-kneading massager, but it’s quiet enough for her to use while getting a full dose of her favorite reality television show. There are three different kneading preferences as well as three different air pressure levels that can easily be personalized. According to New York Magazine, reviewers credit the included remote control to making the experience deeply relaxing. Ain’t nobody got time to bend over and adjust settings manually!

$109.99 AT AMAZON

A Himalayan salt lamp will add a soft glow and an earthy vibe to any room in your mom’s home. Offering total tranquility, this lamp is the perfect excuse to bring her stress levels all the way down. The lamp releases negative ions into the air which may improve cognitive performance, according to some studies.

$44.99 AT AMAZON

Silk pillowcases are all the rage and your mom or mom-friend will be forever grateful if you gift her this natural and hypoallergenic pillow cover. Made from the highest grade of mulberry silk, SLIP pillowcases are the best possible option for your facial skin and hair. Unlike cotton cases that can scratch and tug at skin and hair, creating premature stretching, sleep creases, and that ever-feared Monday morning bedhead, silk cases reduce split ends, hydrate your facial skin, and even help make blowouts last longer. So, really, are you giving her a pillowcase, or are you gifting her something much more revered: flawless, gorgeous, and healthy skin and hair.

$85.00 AT AMAZON

Repeat after us: 8 deep tissue kneading nodes. Eight! This neck, shoulder, and back massager kneads deeply into muscles and tissue and has stressed-out mamas feeling relaxed in a matter of minutes. As if that wasn’t enticing enough, infrared heating features provide warmth to further uncoil tense muscles. Basically what we’re saying is:  buy one for the mother in your life. Then go ahead and buy one for yourself because really, this thing is amazing.

$48.95 AT AMAZON

Why choose just one gift when you can give an all-encompassing box of goodies complete with acrostic “Mother” mug, sterling silver necklace, hilarious socks, a candle, and more? Silly Obsessions boxes save you the time and effort of having to throw together a basket or box, and any mom would love the thoughtful gifts included here.

$58.95 AT AMAZON

This gift might seem a little impersonal at first, but honestly, it’s the opposite. 23andMe’s DNA testing kit reveals not only information about ancestry, but also provides accurate insight on health issues, too. All your mom has to do is send in a saliva sample and wait for her results. Usually, the results that come back are remarkable and informative. This gift will show your mom that you not only want to know more about where she (and where you!) came from, but it will also remind her that you care about her health and encourage the preventative approach to her overall wellness. You can also just go for the kit from 23andMe that’s available at a lower price point without the health analysis.

$99.00 AT AMAZON

Most moms get from one end of the day to the other thanks to two extremely helpful beverages: coffee and wine. This stainless steel mug will stylishly hold 16 entire ounces of either and promises to keep it either hot or cold for hours. That works out well on the morning end because “hours” is usually how long it takes a busy mom to finish just one cup of coffee, for the love of all that’s holy. Bonus? It comes in eight trendy colors including smoky blue and champagne gold.

$25.45 AT AMAZON


Long gone are the days when we kept our beauty and skincare products in the room-temperature cabinet above the sink. Now, we know better and things like jade rollers and certain skincare products need to be kept cool. The mom in your life will love having a designated fridge to store her serums, moisturizes, jade roller, face masks, and so much more. Other beauty fridges are priced at over $100, so you can rest easy knowing you got the best deal. Plus, with a super chic exterior look (it’s available in either millennial pink, white, or cow-print) she’ll love having all her products in one, cute, compact, and refrigerated space.


This Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer & Volumizer is the literal sh*t. Instead of using both a hairdryer and a brush to DIY a salon-quality  blowout, this Revlon tool is two-in-one. Moms with young babes will especially appreciate this gift as it can take as little as 5 to 10 minutes to blow dry hair to perfection with one tool instead of two. Give this gift and we promise you, you’ll never stop hearing the “thank you’s” for as long as you live.

$59.99 AT AMAZON

If you’ve noticed the mama in your life is totally self- and skin-care obsessed, then the Drunk Elephant Brightening Duo is undoubtedly the gift for her. There’s a reason moms are Drunk Elephant-obsessed and it’s because the Hydration Serum and C-Firma Day Serum really work. Wrinkles from frowning at misbehaving children? Gone! Purple under eye bags from lack of sleep because of babies crying? Gone! Trust us, you can’t put a price on hydrated, brightened skin.


People love love love this Aztec Indian Healing Clay mask. It’s the best-kept beauty secret, as it’s made with natural calcium bentonite clay. This is a great find for chemical-conscious mamas who only indulge in green beauty and skincare as it’s made without any additives, fragrances, or animal products. Once you gift this mask, you’ll turn the mom in your life into an Indian Healing Clay addict… She’ll have to keep buying it again and again because there’s literally no better mask on the market.

$12.00 AT AMAZON

For the mom who can’t stop applying lip balm all day, gift her with 24/7 soft lips and a super indulgent nighttime treat. These Laniege lip sleeping masks come in berry, mint choco, and sweet candy and feature antioxidants, vitamin C, and Moisture Wrap™ technology that will lock in moisture overnight so she wakes with soft lips. The set comes with all three scents, so she can try them all and decide which one she loves the most.


Want to be your mom BFF’s skincare regimen hero? Try giving her this It Cosmetics set that includes a full-size Your Skin But Better Makeup Primer+ and Je Ne Sais Quoi Lip Balm Treatment, plus travel sizes of Bye Bye Under Eye Brightening Eye Cream, Secret Sauce™ Anti-Aging Moisturizer, and Miracle Water Micellar Water Cleanser. Who needs help with eye brightening more than moms? No one, that’s who.


Know a momma trying to make it through the holiday season while looking as chic and party-ready as possible? Send her this NYX lip advent calendar full of the brand’s glosses and lipsticks, there’s a shade (or three) for literally every occasion.

$60.00 AT ULTA

Moms might be adults but there’s a little girl inside who still squeals over Hello Kitty, and OPI nail polish advent calendar is the perfect gift to satisfy the inner child in us all. The calendar features 25 teeny nail polishes in a variety of colors, one for every December day until the day. Because moms deserve to feel pampered and whimsical AF.

$49.90 AT AMAZON


She might be spending a lot of nights in these days, and that’s exactly why the moms you love will be into this stunning cocktail shaker. In a bright and on-trend gold with a weighted bottom, she will be sending the kids off to bed ASAP just so she can mix a perfect drink in this beautiful thing. The best part? It’s only $17.

$16.99 AT AMAZON

Essential oils are kind of having a moment right now, and if a stressed out mom is going to diffuse some calming scents, she should do it in style. That’s why she needs this pineapple-shaped beauty that promises to diffuse a more fine and uniform mist. It also cycles through seven soothing colors and boosts automatic shut-off, because we all know moms can’t be bothered to add “turn off the diffuser” to their never-ending list of tasks.

$34.99 AT AMAZON

The Nest Thermostat is an extra-special gift for moms who deserve something timeless that they will use every single day of their lives. The price tag is admittedly up there, but when you think about how much Nest does and how convenient it truly is, we promise you it’s worth shelling out for the special mother in your life. Case in point, the Nest thermometer auto-schedules itself, remembering the most-programmed temps and even has an energy-efficient feature, a Nest Leaf that appears when the temp gets to an energy-efficient place. The Auto-Tune feature helps homeowners automatically lower their energy bill and even has the ability to adapt to direct sunlight if it’s situated in a particularly sunny corner of the home. This is another one of those buy one for your friend, and then buy one for your own home, too, kind of gifts.

$243.00 AT AMAZON

Moms love this sentimental sh*t and the only way this throw pillow could get any better is if it came with another throw pillow that says, “… and dad, too.”

$15.00 AT AMAZON

Is there a mom in your life with a good sense of humor? If she’s not tired as f*ck from hearing the Baby Shark theme song — will you let her know that we admire her angel-like patience and think she’s going straight to heaven? — then she might find this Mama Shark novelty wine glass cute and actually endearing. On the other hand, if she’s losing her mind to the track on the daily, better skip this one or you might get back-handed.

$12.95 AT AMAZON

If you know a mom who is always complaining that she’s cold, it’s time to give her the gift of warmth with this heated microplush throw. It has 10-hour auto shut-off, which is nice and all, but no mom in the history of ever has been able to sleep 10 hours straight without waking. But at least this blankie’s six different heat settings will keep her comfy and toasty throughout her work day or while binge-watching Hallmark holiday movies.

$39.99 AT KOHL’S

There’s not a mom in the land who will turn her nose down at the seasonal scents of cinnamon, spice and clove bud. This holiday candle from Kohl’s comes in seasonally-themed packaging and is giftable without even wrapping it.

$9.99 AT KOHL’S

For the festive mom in your life who enjoys entertaining, try one (or many) of these vintage-y candles in the scene of oak moss, cinnamon and eucalyptus. They come in three equally adorable label styles and for $8, why not buy them all?


Everyone appreciates a super soft fleece blanket, and this one comes in a dozen colors and has a handy carrying handle. It pretty much screams “airplane blanket” and if your mom friend is visiting her in-laws this holiday season, she will surely want to stay warm en route.


Repeat after me: you love your family and after one glass of wine, whatever nonsense they’re currently doing to drive you nuts will suddenly feel a little less crazy-making. It’s the mantra of moms everywhere and now, you can remind yourself from that first sip to the last.


GIRL. If you don’t have your BFF close by to take you by the shoulders and tell you to calm the F down, allow this gorgeous candle to get the message across. The fact that it smells freaking amazing is just a bonus TBH.



Any other moms automatically skip over recipes that involve several minutes of continuous stirring? Nobody’s got time for that, and that’s why the moms in your life will extremely appreciate this automatic pan stirrer. She can set it and forget it so she can whip up that all-important holiday recipe while also cleaning that milk spill courtesy of her preschooler. Bless.


If a mom has to perform a super perfunctory adult task like sharpening knives, shouldn’t she at least be able to do it with a touch of rhino-induced whimsy? Gift her this crazy-cute rhino knife sharpener with a non-slip base. It’s BPA-free and extremely cute, so there’s really no reason all moms shouldn’t own one.

$14.80 AT AMAZON

Speaking of fun appliances every mom needs, an air fryer is pretty much the new kitchen must-have, and no wonder — this baby makes “fried” foods with 75 percent less fat than regular frying. Oh, and it can fit two pounds of french fries. Sold.

$109.99 AT AMAZON

It’s 2019 and no one’s interested in tossing more plastic into landfills. That’s why all earth-friendly moms need Brita filtrating water bottle — a single filter can replace up to 300 standard-size plastic bottled waters, and plus, it’s adorable. Who can argue with that?

$29.99 AT AMAZON

We know what you’re thinking: a toaster? REALLY?! But we promise you the SMEG Retro Toaster is a hot commodity, so much so that it’s constantly selling out on Amazon. The SMEG is a staple seen in nearly every Instagram picture of gorgeous, social media influencer kitchens, and your mom or mom friend will never get over just how chic and retro it is. With two extra-wide slots with self-centering racks, automatic slice pop-up, and a removable stainless steel crumb tray, this is less of a toaster and more of a toast-perfecting robot. It also features six browning levels and three pre-set programs: reheat, defrost, and bagel. So if the mom in your life loves bagels, waffles, or avocado toast, we’re telling you, get her a freakin’ toaster.

$159.95 AT AMAZON


Bring some tissues with you Christmas morning, because this fill-in-the-blank book is designed to trigger your mom’s waterworks. Honestly, seeing how much it means to her will make you feel emotional, too. Oh, and consider yourself warned: Moms get so proud about what’s written in the book that they often read the sentiments aloud. Simple prompts like, “When we are apart, it makes me happy to think about ____” and “I love your taste in ____” make it easy-breezy to jot things down. 


Mom life is f*cking hard work. Give your hard-workin’ bestie or the mother in your life the chance to unwind and de-stress with an adult coloring book. Coloring books are apparently great for calming us down, even though we’re fully-grown and don’t really play arts-and-crafts anymore (unless it’s because our toddler is making us). But rest assured, there’s no better gift you can give than the gift of relaxation. By giving the mom in your life this Snarky Adult Coloring Book, you’ll be helping her de-stress and find laughter in some of the craziest situations. (Even Mom-level bad hair days.)



Baby, it’s already cold outside, but a mom’s gotta mom, and that means playing in the snow with little ones, trips to the ice-skating rink, and trekking all over a farm in search of the perfect Christmas tree. That’s why the mom you love needs this super warm thickened down jacket. But this isn’t just any puffy coat — it’s actually fashionable. The hood is lined with artificial lamb and it features a side zipper for better ease of movement. It’s like they know we might need to chase an escaped toddler across the slushy Target parking lot.

$139.99 AT AMAZON

The Mediterranean-inspired Fouta Stripe Bathrobe by Parachute Home proves that they’re not just great at making linen sheets, but they’ve also nailed the luxurious bathrobe thing. With a minimalist line pattern, folded shawl collar, and 100% long-staple Turkish cotton material, this bathrobe is the epitome of self-indulgent. Only it’s not for you, so it’s mom-indulgent. This robe is so gorgeous and soft, it might be a little difficult to part with. Do it for the mama, but then buy one for yourself.


Moms, friends of moms, people that know moms and have moms, this stroller caddy is a serious game-changer. Especially for new moms in desperate need of help getting organized. This gorgeous coffee and cream caddy features adjustable straps, an external zippered pocket perfect for phone/wallet/keys (*Adam Sandler voice*), two bottle pockets, and a roomy middle compartment in the interior. Since spills are inevitable, your mom-friend doesn’t have to worry, as this chic caddy wipes clean easily and won’t be stopped by stains. Every time you go out with her, you’ll notice this stroller caddy strapped on and ready to go, and you’ll know that you slayed the mom-gift-giving game.

$22.50 AT AMAZON

There’s a fine line when it comes to raising a daughter. We want our little girls to be kind, but we also want them to know that they can throat-punch someone if they need to.


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Some days I show my strength by lugging the kids AND the groceries up the steps. Some days I show it by kicking ass at the gym, before kicking ass at work. And some days (aka most days), I show it by just getting out of bed and dealing with all the things, all the time.


Moms know they’re strong as hell but it never hurts to wear that reminder on your physical person all day long. Glance down at your wrist and remember what you’re made of. Everyone who loves you already knows and now you just have to believe it.



Move over, millennials; Moms can selfie, too. In fact, we all know that moms are basically the kweens of Instagram lately, with so many moms rising to Insta influencer fame for sharing their lives and experiences parenting. Make sure the Insta-famous mom in your life has the best-lit ‘gram photos of all-time by gifting her this phone case with built-in natural LED lights. Plus, with two front LED strips, it provides 90% brighter light and also has a rechargeable battery that supports up to 30 minutes of full brightness pic-taking.

$52.58 AT AMAZON

Got a mom in your life who loves skincare but has about zero free minutes per day to devote to it? Enter this amazing facial cleansing brush. In just one minute twice a day, users can expect a whole bunch of benefits including cleaner-looking skin, softer and smoother skin, and less visible pores. All of that in two minutes a day? Sign up every mom ever.

$139.00 AT AMAZON

It’s 2019 and absolutely no one enjoys answering the door to a stranger, and also, it’s cool to feel safe, especially if you’re a momma home with little ones all day. Enter the Ring Video Doorbell that every mom is sure to appreciate. Ring can be connected to Alexa and will alert those at home to visitors or any detected motion at the door. Users can also “talk” to Ring using Echo, which is perfect for when the baby’s finally napping and your mom BFF wants to tell whoever’s there to go the heck away.

$99.99 AT AMAZON

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