45 Christmas Gifts for Mom
Whether you're shopping for an avid cook, a frequent traveler or a homebody, these are the best Christmas gifts for mom. We found a variety of holiday-approved options to help you find a wow-worthy present.
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‘Tis the season for gifting, and chances are that mom is at the top of your shopping list. To find the most fitting item, we put together a curated list of Christmas gifts for mom.
Some mothers are charcuterie and wine fans, others are lovers of the great outdoors and some are uber talented bakers. Whichever category she falls into, we have plenty of clever ideas. All that’s left to do is choose a festive wrapping paper!
For the White Wine Lover: Crystal Chardonnay Glasses
White wine has never tasted better than in these gorgeous crystal wine glasses. High quality and affordable, they’re one of the best Christmas gifts for mom that she’ll enjoy whether she’s relaxing on a Wednesday or hosting a dinner party. And if she’s not big on white wine, the glasses are perfectly to rosés and reds, too. Cheers!
For the Tea Lover: Tea Gift Set
Give mom the gift of cozying up with a steaming mug of her favorite beverage. This Tea Forte gift set consists of 10 herbal tea infusers, so she’ll be able to try a new sip each day. There are a range of varieties in this tea gift, including assorted classics, black teas, green teas and herbal teas.
For the Charcuterie-Obsessed Mom: The Cheese Board Deck
Does mom love to entertain? Maybe it’s time she incorporates new ideas into her Friday evenings. The Cheese Board Deck includes 50 cards with ideas for building beautifully delicious cheese boards and beyond—BLT board, anyone?—to share with family and friends. It made the list as one of our favorite charcuterie board books, too.
For the Jewelry Fan: Kate Spade Gold Initial Pendant Necklace
You can’t go wrong with jewelry, especially if you’re shopping for the mom who has everything. This Kate Spade gold pendant is a stunning, classic piece, and you can choose her initial to make it even more special. Check out some more Christmas gift ideas for women here.
For the Casserole Lover: Colorful Hot Dish
Is everyone always raving about her delicious casseroles? Give her a new dish to take to the next potluck. This 13×9-inch ceramic casserole dish comes in five different colors, is dishwasher-safe and holds four quarts of that dish she’s known for. When it’s time to eat, this is a gift the whole family will be thankful for!
For the Soccer Mom: Yeti Travel Mug
For the mom who’s always on the move, make sure she can take her coffee with her. Yeti’s 30-ounce stainless steel travel mug is available in several colors and is well insulated, keeping her favorite morning drink warm for hours.
For the Foodie: Salt Set
Just when mom thinks she has everything she needs in her cooking arsenal, we have something extra special to place under the tree. This salts gift set features eight vials of different salts, including black lava salt and flower of Bali salt, to add a delicious final touch to a dish. It’s a great gift for chefs!
For the Frequent Flyer: Passport Holder
For the jetsetter, this leather passport holder makes sure she never loses the important document (and flashes it in style at the airport). You can choose from seven stunning Lilly Pulitzer designs to match mom’s personality.
For the Wine and Chocolate Lover: Chocolate & Wine Pairing Kit
There’s nothing better than a glass of wine and a bit of chocolate to end the day. This clever set of chocolate bars includes four types of chocolate, along with wine pairing suggestions. It makes for a fun evening activity amongst friends, or something mom can enjoy on her own bit by bit. Have you checked out these wine clubs?
For the Fitness Lover: Hydroflask Water Bottle
Whether she’s heading to the gym or hitting the trails, hydration is an essential part of any fitness journey. This stainless steel water bottle is incredibly durable and totally leakproof. There are 24-, 32- and 40-ounce sizes and nine colors to fit mom’s needs. It’s a great gift for teens, too.
For the Organizer: Packing Cubes
For the mom who loves to travel, packing cubes make the organization part of the trip easier. This set of six features three different sizes to keep her suitcase from looking like a total disaster. Plus, there are 24 different styles to choose from to find a color or pattern that complements her luggage.
For the Outdoors Lover: Outdoor Blanket
The next time she heads out for a hike or picnic, this puffy outdoor blanket will come in handy. The outdoor accessory is durable and packable, making it easy to fold up and bring along for unexpected adventures.
For the Homebody: Plush Robe
Cozy winter gifts make the best Christmas gifts for mom, and there’s nothing quite like a quality robe to make a night at home feel luxurious. This plush robe is made from 100% Turkish cotton, making it super soft. It’s ideal for lounging or using right out of the bath, and comes in a variety of neutral and limited-edition colors.
For the Busy Mom: Beautiful Air Fryer
Give mom the gift of getting dinner on the table fast. This air fryer from Drew Barrymore’s Beautiful brand is sure to help. It has a 5-pound food capacity and several settings to cook burgers, chicken wings and beyond—or simply reheat leftovers. It’s one of the best Christmas gifts for mom that doubles as counter decor—it’s that pretty.
For the Mug Lover: Colorful Monogram Mug
A mug is a sweet and simple gift, but it’s so useful. Make it even more personal by selecting a colorful mug with a monogram. Choose mom’s initial and pair it with her favorite coffee or tea for a lovely gift set.
For the Trendy Cook: The Always Pan
We bet mom could use an upgrade on her kitchenware, so surprise her with a pan that does it all. The Always Pan can be used for steaming, frying, boiling, sautéing and beyond. There are 12 stunning colors to find the best match for mom’s backsplash (because she won’t want to hide it in her cabinet). Read our Always Pan review for the full scoop.
For the Scent Lover: Apothecary Candle
You can never go wrong with a candle, especially if she loves a variety of different scents. These apothecary candles—with options like chamomile and fig—are poured in unique jars, making them a cozy addition to her home. Plus, once the candle has been burned, the jar can be reused as decor. Learn how to get wax out of a candle jar.
For the Cozy Mom: Ugg Fur Slippers
Designed for indoor and outdoor use, Ugg’s shearling fur slippers guarantee comfort wherever she goes. They come in the brand’s classic Chestnut color, but are also available in more neutral and bright hues. Something tells us that new moms will especially appreciate these.
For the Cheese Lover: Wooden Cheese Board
There’s never a wrong time to make a cheese board, but you need the proper wooden board to do it right. This one is 28- by 6-inches and features a dark brown finish to accommodate quite the spread. It can also be used as a cutting board for prepping and slicing ahead of time.
For the Cookie Fan: Tin of Cookies
Give your sweets-loving mama a break in the kitchen (for once!) by having a tin of freshly baked cookies sent to her. You can choose classic chocolate chip or add in other flavors for a custom variety pack. Find more Christmas cookie deliveries mom will love.
For the Chocolate Fan: Chocolate Gift Set
No matter the occasion or recipient, you can’t go wrong with a chocolatey gift. Mom will be thrilled to receive a little chocolate care package, which includes treats like a candy cane crunch truffle bar and Himalayan salt with toffee, all wrapped up in the most darling way. Talk about a great Christmas chocolate gift!
For more, take a look at our top picks for Christmas care packages.
For the Reader: Book of the Month Subscription
Keep fueling mom’s love for literature with a book subscription. With this gift for book lovers, she’ll receive a new classic each month, such as Persuasion or Anne of Green Gables. The subscription also includes an exclusively designed dust jacket and a packet of literary-themed tea or ground coffee.
For the Relaxed Mom: Lavender Bath Set
Give her everything she needs to draw a bath and relax. This gift set includes bubble bath, essential oils, bath salts, a bath bomb and more, all in a relaxing lavender scent. It’s one of the best Christmas gifts for mom that she’ll thank you for later. Find more spa gifts to help mom indulge in a little TLC.
For the Sweet Tooth: Custom Box of Treats
How do you decide on the best gift for a candy lover? Let them choose their favorites! Send a Sugarwish so mom can have fun selecting a custom mix of her favorite candies to have shipped right to her door. As one of our editors described Sugarwish, “it’s the personalized care package of our dreams.”
For the Cook: Cotton Apron
This striped apron is made from 100% cotton, making it lightweight, and comes in grey, black and blue colors for a beautiful addition to the kitchen. It’s just the fit for the mom who loves to cook—or even for the artsy mom who crafts!
For the Cool Mom: Apple AirPods
Does she need a headphone upgrade? Wireless earbuds are a useful gift for listening to music or audiobooks while on a walk or getting some deep-cleaning done. With over 24 hours of battery life, you can’t go wrong with Apple’s AirPods.
For the Coffee Lover: Keurig Mini Coffee Maker
For the mom who hates waiting for the coffee pot to finish brewing, here’s the solution. This low-profile mini Keurig doesn’t take up much countertop space, making one cup of coffee at a time in a matter of minutes.
For the Cake Baker: Stoneware Cake Stand
Got an amateur cake artist in the family? Give her something to display her treats on. This stoneware cake stand is the only way she’ll want to show off her pies, cupcakes and beyond. It’s a practical gift for both cake bakers and pie bakers.
For the Pasta Maker: Pasta Machine
Making pasta by hand can be a lot of work, but a pasta machine speeds the process along. This tool will help mom flatten sheets of pasta, and it will even cut it for spaghetti, fettuccine or lasagna varieties.
For the Traveler: Packable Sling Bag
This clever sling bag packs small and can be zipped into a pouch, so it doesn’t take up much luggage space. But mom doesn’t need to be jetting off for it to come in handy. The water-resistant, adjustable bag carries essentials for exploring a theme park or heading out to run errands.
For the Red Wine Fan: Cabernet Wine Glasses
A mom who isn’t a wine lover? Don’t know her. If she’s especially fond of cabernet sauvignon, these wine glasses are the ideal fit for her cabinet. They’re made of durable crystal and specifically designed for drinking a cab or merlot.
For the Gardening Mom: Floral Glove Set
If mom is always out working on her garden, her hands may need a bit of TLC. This gift set includes beautiful floral print gloves to protect her hands and skin-soothing soap for washing up after the weeding is done.
For the Baker: KitchenAid Stand Mixer
File this under deluxe Christmas gifts for mom. If she’s been eyeing a stand mixer, splurge on this limited-edition KitchenAid. It’s a gift that will keep on giving for years, thanks to the brand’s trusted durability. (Seriously, it’s the best brand on the market.) Plus, mom will think of you every time she whips up a treat! Learn more about the Blossom KitchenAid.
For the Christmas Lover: Stackable Tea Set
Treat mom to a relaxing cuppa with this stackable holiday set. It includes a teacup and teapot that nests inside, so storage is a breeze. Plus, the festive (but not overtly Christmassy) pattern means mom can use your gift all winter long.
For the On-the-Go Mom: Make It, Take It 2022
This Taste of Home cookbook compiles recipes that are easily taken and shared, making it the ultimate guide to party-perfect recipes. The Make It, Take It 2022 edition features over 300 recipes for appetizers, dips, trifles, no-bake desserts and more. With a helpful make-ahead icon, she’ll be prepared to wow guests at any gathering.
For the Taste of Home Fan: 5-Piece Cookware Set
If mom’s still using the same dingy pans she’s had since you were a kid, treat her to a cohesive Taste of Home set. This nonstick collection is Test Kitchen-approved and features a sleek design. Learn more about our cookware and bakeware collection.
For the Indulgent Mom: Chocolate-Covered Strawberries
Here’s one of the best Christmas gifts for mom that she will refuse to share—and for good reason. These chocolate-covered strawberries are the ultimate indulgence, and we love the pretty in pink drizzle. Sweet!
For the Interior Designer Mom: Decocrated Subscription
Those trips to home stores will be a little less frequent once you introduce mom to Decocrated, a seasonal home decor subscription service. Order a single box or splurge on a whole year’s worth of curated packages. One of our editors tried (and loved) Decorated, so we know mom will be a fan too. Get your hands on more subscription boxes.
For the Mom Who Falls Asleep on the Couch: Faux Fur Blanket
While a hug from you is the best gift mom could ask for, distance doesn’t always make that possible. Luckily, this throw blanket is the next best thing. She’ll love wrapping up (and staying warm!) in the extra-cozy faux fur fabric.
For the Early Morning Mom: Temperature Control Smart Mug
While you might not be able to change mom’s hectic morning routine, you can at least ensure she has a hot cup of coffee to get her through it. This temperature control mug keeps drinks at a preferred temperature, and it can be adjusted via a smartphone app. Your sister or your girlfriend would probably love this mug too. Read our Ember mug review for more information.
For the Colorful Mom: Le Creuset Dutch Oven
Available in several fun colors, this top-of-the-line Dutch oven from Le Creuset is one of the prettiest Christmas gifts for moms who love to cook. It’s an excellent vessel for chili, casseroles and mom’s chicken noodle soup. It also makes an amazing gift for foodies.
For the Hallmark Movie Fan: Flannel Pajama Set
No gift receipt will be needed with this pair of flannel pajamas. They’re designed for all of mom’s coziest activities, like watching Hallmark Christmas movies in bed. There are seven plaid colors to choose from. Want a set for the whole crew? Check out the best family Christmas pajamas and plan a pajama party.
For the Self-Care Mom: Probiotic Face Mask
Mom works hard, so opt for pampering essentials as one of the best Christmas gifts for mom this holiday season. A probiotic face mask is made with Greek yogurt, and its hydrating power will help her look and feel her best. There are plenty of benefits of Greek yogurt you can fill her in on.
For the Busy Mom: Pretty Planner
Christmas gifts for mom on-the-go? Check! Busy moms will appreciate this pretty planner. It’s perfect for keeping track of appointments, scheduling meetings or just jotting down thoughts throughout the day.
For the Baker: Embossed Rolling Pin
If your mom is always trying something new in the kitchen, add this laser-cut rolling pin to her toolbox. It features charming patterns, which will allow her to emboss cookies, pie crusts and more seasonal treats for a special touch.
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