30 Thoughtful Christmas Gift Ideas For Mom In 2021

September 24, 2021 7 min read

What are you planning to give the lady who has already given you so much this Christmas? There’s no one-size-fits-all gift for moms. Some moms love cooking; others like to drink. Some like gardening; others prefer a thoughtful personalized gift. So finding a meaningful gift for mom can be tough, especially when she never lets you know exactly what she wants, or keeps saying she already has everything—which is why we’ve included tons of awesome holiday gifts for mom that are sure to make her day.

The best part is that most of these gifts work well beyond the holiday season—whether it's her birthday, Christmas, Hanukkah, New Year, or just because. We have you covered, since whatever type of mom you have, we know she will appreciate it since it comes straight from your heart.

1. Merry Christmas Personalized Custom Sweater

Merry Christmas Personalized Custom Sweater

Who can resist a comfy Merry Christmas sweatshirt? Put on a sweater featuring a cute picture of her fur babies and mom is sure to be the life of the Christmas holiday party. It's a cozy, adorable gift that any dog lover will love.

2. Still Talk About You Personalized Canvas

Still Talk About You Personalized Canvas

The holidays are often the hardest time of year for someone grieving a loss. When mom hangs this Still Talk About You canvas on the wall during the holidays, it serves as a tribute to honor the magical bond between her and her loved ones. This great sympathy gift comes in 4 different sizes and plenty of different background options.

3. BLK & Bold Coffee Blend

BLK & Bold Coffee Blend

There’s no substitute for high-quality coffee, especially on cozy Christmas mornings. The BLK & Bold coffee blend has been roasted in small batches to maximize the flavors in each bean. Refined and complex, mom won’t get bored, that’s for sure.

4. Harry & David Christmas Gift Basket

Harry & David Christmas Gift Basket

For the mom with a sweet tooth, getting her a Christmas gift basket from Harry & David to enjoy during the holiday break will never go wrong. Whether mom prefers fruit or chocolate or gourmet snacks, there’s something she will love, each guaranteed to make this season merry.

5. This Belongs To Custom Shirt

This Belongs To Custom Shirt

Need a good holiday gift for grandma? This Christmas, take it to the next level with the This Belongs To custom shirt, which is soft and comfy. You can customize this shirt with the kids and let them surprise grandma on Christmas Eve. Her heart belongs to her grandchildren, and she won’t have it any other way. 

6. Rustic Recipe Cookbook and iPad Tablet Stand

Rustic Recipe Cookbook and iPad Tablet Stand

If mom loves cooking, this rustic recipe cookbook and iPad tablet stand is the perfect Christmas gift for her. Featuring a kickstand folding support and a cutting board style design following the recipe will be much easier, whether cooking from a book or iPad.

7. Mini Lipstick Trio

Mini Lipstick Trio

The mini lipstick trio by Pat McGrath Labs is creamy and smooth, hydrating, long-lasting, and totally scentless. The set comes in three neutral colors, which are perfect for the occasion of Christmas. Surely, it is one of the lipsticks she would not regret splurging.

8. Best Mom Ever Candle

Best Mom Ever Candle

Who needs a greeting card when you can give your beloved lady this Best Mom Ever candle? Handmade in the USA in Pittsburgh, PA, the candle can burn up to 40 hours and fill the room with an incredibly wonderful and calming scent.

9. Christmas Custom Cat Hoodie

Christmas Custom Cat Hoodie

Wholesome and silly, this Christmas custom cat hoodie is perfect for any cat mom on your list. Made of high-quality materials, this hoodie is more than just adorable—it's super cozy and comfy too. We're pretty sure your mom will live in this one well past Christmas Day.

10. Aromatherapy Shower Steamers

Aromatherapy Shower Steamers

Turn your mom’s bath time into a spa-worthy experience with these aromatherapy shower steamers, which work similarly to bath bombs. The set includes six shower melts with menthol and eucalyptus and is beautifully packed – making it a delightful Christmas gift for your mom.

11. Color Series Photo Book

Color Series Photo Book

Take Christmas as an opportunity to round up the best of the best moments of your family in this custom color series photo book. High quality and easy to make, it’s a beautiful keepsake to hold on to for years to come.

12. Side By Side Long Distance Personalized Hoodie

Side By Side Long Distance Personalized Hoodie

Snowflakes fill the air and it’s time to stay connected with your family members! This Side By Side hoodie can be customized with up to 5 home states in the patterns of your choice to prove to your mom that you may be apart in distance but never at heart.

13. Polaroid Zip Wireless Mobile Photo Printer

Polaroid Zip Wireless Mobile Photo Printer

She'll look forward to going on holiday adventures or taking photos with her beloved people with this Polaroid ZIP photo printer that connects directly to her smartphone or tablet. The design is super portable and photo editing is easy, fun, and as endless as her creativity.

14. Bring Me Some Wine Socks

Bring Me Some Wine Socks

Knit from vibrant premium yarn, these burgundy Bring Me Some Wine socks will help her get the point across this festive season. These socks can stand up to daily use and the wine enthusiast in your life will be sure to love them!

15. Crazy Dogs Custom Christmas Flag

Crazy Dogs Custom Flag

Cute and flawless, this Christmas custom flag will add a wonderful touch of personalization to her home. The great thing about this Christmas decoration is that there’s a spot to write in her own dog’s name – making a unique Christmas gift for a mom who has cherished a special bond with her dog.

16. Amazon Gift Card in a Premium Holiday Gift Box

Amazon Gift Card in a Premium Holiday Gift Box

If you really can't come up with any Christmas gift idea for her, look no further than this Amazon gift card, which can be customized with a gift message in a holiday-themed pop-up box. The gift card has no expiration date and is redeemable for millions of items storewide on Amazon.

17. Mama Bear Necklaces

Mama Bear Necklace

Capture the strong bond and precious love your mom has for you over the years with this Mama Bear necklace, which can be customized with the number of cubs in tow. It’s a unique and fun necklace that she will love to receive on Christmas Eve.

18. Assorted Tea Gift Collection

Assorted Tea Gift Collection

For the mom who is fond of tea, treat her to a pleasing cup of tea whenever she wants with this assorted tea gift collection. It comes with eight delicious tea flavors packaged in colorful tea bags. Plus, the gorgeous wooden-hinged box makes it a nice Christmas gift for a tea drinker in your family.

19. Mother and Son Personalized Mug

Mother and Son Personalized Mug

Give your mom a sentimental Christmas gift, like a mother and son personalized mug featuring the places you are living. Thankfully, this kind-of-cheesy-but-still-cute gift idea will add a daily reminder of your love to mom this holiday season.

20. Portable AM/FM Radio

Portable AM/FM Radio

Make it easy for your mom to enjoy music this Christmas with this retro portable AM/FM radio that can connect with iPod, MP3, or other digital audio players. Great to look at and highly functional, it’s ideal for anyone that loves a little bit of vintage.

21. My Life Story So Far Journal

My Life Story So Far Journal

This memory journal book is full of inspiring prompts that will help mom write down her most treasured memories of friendships, experience, and sharing, creating a lasting memento for generations. It’s a great retirement gift that mom will surely love to receive for Christmas.  

22. MZOO Sleep Eye Mask

MZOO Sleep Eye Mask

It's hard to go wrong with an MZOO sleep eye mask that can form perfectly to the eyes and seal them from any outside light. Soft and comfortable, its top-notch design will offer her a calming and rejuvenating sleep in every single position she wants this holiday.

23. Mother and Daughter Long Distance Christmas Ornament

Mother and Daughter Long Distance Christmas Ornament

This cute mother and daughter Christmas ornament features a love map of the states you both live in, with a dotted line and a heart connecting the two maps. With a sweet and sentimental message, it’s perfect for spreading some seasonal cheer this year.  

24. Ethique Body Butter Block

Ethique Body Butter Block

Dryness comes in handy in winter and this Ethique body butter block will make a great gift for mom this Christmas. Made of nourishing ingredients like cocoa butter and essential oils, it absorbs quickly while the fresh scent deeply moisturizes her skin and envelops her body with festive cheer.

25. Jade Roller and Gua Sha Set

Jade Roller and Gua Sha Set

With a jade face roller and gua sha massage tool that are excellent for improving blood circulation and reducing wrinkling, this at-home skincare package has everything your mom needs to indulge in a little me time. In other words: a thoughtful Christmas gift for tired moms.

26. Asakuki Essential Oil Diffuser

Asakuki Essential Oil Diffuser

Pair this Asakuki essential oil diffuser with mom's favorite essential oil scents for a winning Christmas gift —plus, it comes with 7 LED lights with dim and bright modes, which will lift her mood and help her de-stress after a long day at work.

27. L'Occitan Butter Hand Cream

L'Occitan Butter Hand Cream

For the mom whose hands are always dry and chapped in winters, the L'Occitan butter hand cream is formulated with hydration-boosting ingredients to soothe and soften hands for a full 24-hours regardless of the season. What more could you ask for in a Christmas gift?

28. Legend Mom Grandma Since Year Personalized Shirt

Legend Mom Grandma Since Year Personalized Shirt

The Legend Mom Grandma custom shirt can display any grandma’s nickname—Nana, Mimi, Grammy, or anything else—and the year they became one. This is the perfect Christmas gift for a new grandma or expecting grandma as it will remind her of when she began, first as a mom and now as a grandma.

29. Ice Cream Maker

Ice Cream Maker

The Christmas holiday is actually the ideal time to enjoy ice cream. With this ice cream maker, mom can make frozen yogurt, ice cream, and sorbet with no fuss and no mess for the family and friend get-togethers during the holiday break. Definitely will be a joy!

30. Kate Spade Heart of Gold Bangle

Kate Spade Heart of Gold Bangle

If you are looking for an inexpensive but high-quality Christmas gift for mom, this Kate Spade gold bangle is it. With intricate details and shiny design, it’s easy to go with any and everything she wears – making it a darling addition to her Christmas jewelry wardrobe!

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Wrapping Up

Finding the perfect Christmas gift for mom can be tough, but after all, it will be worth the try. Take this holiday as an opportunity to make it extra special to honor the woman who has always been there for you no matter what. It’s time to show her just how much you care and appreciate her for being in your life!