Are you looking for the best Christmas gift ideas for mom friends in your life? Whether you are celebrating new moms or your oldest best friend this holiday season, keep reading for the best gifts for your mom friends this holiday season. Use these ideas as standalone gifts, fill gift baskets, or stuff a stocking with little things that make busy moms smile.
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I don’t know about you, but whenever I find the perfect lip balm, it inevitably disappears from my purse! One of my girls finds it and claims in on their own! My favorite is the EOS brand, either in the lip balm sticks or colored balls. Love these and a great way to remember your mom friends in their daily routine!
The perfect gift for your mom friend might be a coffee mug that reflects her personality! I love thinking about what my friend loves, and finding a personalized gift of a coffee mug or tumbler that matches her personality. Have a Disney lover? Try a Mickey mug. Do you love a Harry Potter fan? Choose one that represents her favorite house.
When I was teaching, keeping a hot cup of coffee warm during the school day was always a challenge. One of my favorite gifts from a family was an Ember mug! This amazing mug keeps coffee hot all day long with an app controlling the heat level and a battery that keeps your coffee hot for up to 80 minutes! What will they think of next?! Believe me, any mom can put this mug to good use!
This classic Mom mug from my kids is one of the great gifts my family has given me over the years. It’s one of my top picks at a low price point.
Combine the mug with your friend’s favorite coffee brand or tea bags, for your tea lovers! There are options, whatever their beverage love language.
One of the best Christmas gifts for your mom friend may be a gift card to her favorite place! Make a list of places she might like to celebrate a special occasion – think about her favorite restaurants, coffee shops, clothing stores, or a local spa. There are so many various categories for gift cards that you can easily find. You can find one for your own mother, a mother figure in your life, or a girlfriend. Any type of mom loves a gift card!
Add a sweet message telling her what you love about her to make this a special gift she can use at any time. If she is a mom with young kids, consider offering to watch her kids while she enjoys her favorite things. Believe me, an escape during a busy day will be much appreciated!
If you are gifting this to your best mom friend, see if you can make it a date! Hire a sitter to watch all of the kids or leave your spouses in charge. A day out with your best girlfriend always makes my list of great Christmas gift ideas!
Beautiful Candle and Essential Oils
If you are looking to gift your mom friend with something she may not purchase for herself, consider gifting a luxe candle. Think about what she loves – florals like magnolia, sweets like vanilla, or spa-like with eucalyptus. This is a simple but special gift, and she will remember you each time she lights it!
Here are a few of my favorites.
I love the fresh scent of this soy candle and it will last forever!
This evergreen and eucalyptus scent is perfect for the holidays!
If your mom friend prefers essential oils over candles, consider giving her a new essential oils diffuser. These are really practical gifts, especially when many of us like using oils to prevent illness during the winter months.
Popular brands like a Young Living diffuser and some Thieves essential oils make a great option that the whole family can benefit from this holiday season. You can find diffusers in a range of different sizes and a variety of colors to match your friend’s preferences.
Let’s face it – most moms love jewelry! Think about what your best girlfriend wears the most – silver earrings, chunky bracelets, or a delicate necklace? Consider what she has complimented in your own collection. You can find a variety of options at various price points. I really love Bauble Bar options you can find at Target!
An expectant mom might really love jewelry gifts with her baby’s birthstone. Another great option is a stainless steel necklace with her child’s initials. Get creative with it!
What mom doesn’t love chocolate? The holidays are a great opportunity to gift some delicious treats that she might not normally indulge in. Visit a local chocolate shop and find some elegant truffles! You can create a personalized box of her favorites and wrap them up with a beautiful bow. Many small businesses in your town may feature unique gifts of chocolate and treats – go out and find them and support a small business owner in your city!
Let’s face it. Most moms are always looking for the best products to maintain our youthful glow! This is especially important when we are running on less sleep! Some of my favorite eye creams have come from the suggestions of other moms in my life.
You can find various categories of eye creams, but a few of my favorites include Cerave, Roc, Olay, and L’Oreal Eye Defense. I will say this is a personal gift, so make sure your mom friend will welcome it before you gift it.
Family Portrait Framing
If you have a close mom friend that always has her family portraits taken but never quite gets them framed, think about having them framed for her! This one may require some covert operations, but connect with her spouse to get a copy of their best recent family portrait.
Around the holidays, you can often easily find discount codes or coupons for framing at craft stores like Hobby Lobby or Michael’s. You can also use online companies like Framebridge or Mixtiles to have them printed and framed easily.
Chances are, if you have been friends for along time, you and your mom friends have probably swapped beauty advice. What better idea than to gift her with few of your favorites? You have to include these in a list of the best Christmas gift ideas for mom friends.
Check out some gift guides from resources like Allure’s or Self for inspiration. Grab a fun Christmas basket or box and stock it full of your favorite beauty products! Or, you can stuff a stocking with some wrapped items.
My personal favorites include:
I hope this gives you some thoughts on the best Christmas gift ideas for your mom friends. Enjoy the holidays with your family and friends this year! Merry Christmas! Keep reading for more fantastic gift giving ideas.