Gifts for Busy Moms She’ll Love & Cherish
Like for many, being a mom has been one of the most rewarding and challenging roles of my life. Above all, what I didn’t expect, is to be so busy.
With kids, there are always multiple things to juggle.
- Do they have their lunch? Check.
- Do I need to tie shoes for the five thousandth time? Check.
- Will dinner magically appear? (Spoiler alert: that answer is no).
So, today, we’re looking at amazing gifts for busy moms. Fabulous items and products that help you and make your life easier.
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First, this post is split into multiple categories:
- Gifts for busy moms that are practical
- Best gifts for working moms
- Unique gifts for moms
- Great gifts for the mom who has everything (or doesn’t want anything)
- Meaningful gifts for mom
Epic Gifts for Moms That Are Busy
Use the list for Mother’s Day, mom’s birthday, Christmas, or any time of year!
Practical Gifts for Busy Moms
Often what moms appreciate most are useful gifts that will be helpful. So, check out these fun yet practical items below.
An On-the-Go Cup Perfect for Mom
Moms are always trying to drink more water (or coffee) on the go, so why not a fun cup? Grab the #momlife bottle above or this YETI Rambler 20 oz Tumbler is a best seller on Amazon and no-doubt a busy mom essential.
Diaper Bag Backpack
*Best gift for moms with toddlers & babies!
I’m exiting the diaper bag phase of our lives, but if I had to do it all over again, I’d get a backpack to put all of my baby’s stuff in. It saves your shoulders, plus it’s easier when you’re carrying baby in front.
Help mom stay organized! Not only will she better keep track of her devices, but she won’t have to go looking and charging the kids’ screens too.
Blue Light Blocking Glasses
Busy moms are sometimes on their phones or computers a lot. These blue light blocking glasses will help protect her eyes from fatigue, headaches, and blurry vision. The glasses are also more lightweight than ordinary plastic glasses.
A Phone & Wallet Holder
This crossbody cell phone holder comes in handy when on the go, and when mom doesn’t want to take her entire purse with her.
A Robot Vacuum
Any gift that allows mom to relax instead of clean is a CLEAR winner! The smart vacuum by Eufy syncs to your Wi-Fi and Alexa so you can do everything from your phone.
Looking for something that mops as well? This 2-1 vacuum and mop was named best value by Amazon.
An Easy Coffee Maker
Every mom I know subsists on some kind of caffeine fix, and for good reason.
Recently, I upgraded our coffee maker from an old standard one, and I will NEVER look back. The ease, quality, and joy it gives me make it worth every penny.
Therefore, every busy mom needs a good coffee maker!
The Instant Pot
If you’ve never tried it, the Instant Pot will save you tons of cooking time. Plus, because it sautees in the pan, there’s often only ONE dish to clean at the end.
A Daily Planner
A good planner is an absolute MUST-HAVE item or for gifts for busy moms!
Car Phone Mount
Allow mom to put her phone where it’s easy to see without distracting her from the road. This Aukey car phone mount has a base that’s able to rotate all the way around and uses a strong magnetic pull to keep it in place, but also grab and go when you’re done.
Key Finder – Tile
If mom is constantly forgetting where she puts things, consider the Tile Starter Pack. The finders work with your free app to make sure you never lose them again.
Quality Kitchen Products
Does mom spend a lot of time in the kitchen? Then quality products can make a big difference with getting things done efficiently.
Adidas Women’s Cloudfoam Pure Running Shoe
Busy moms don’t have much time to shop. So, make it easy with these best seller Adidas shoes. They come in lots of different colors.
Along the same lines, this cool website curates a wardrobe especially for you. If shopping is just one more thing on mom’s to-do list, this is an excellent solution to buying clothes.
And if you receive them and don’t like them? Just send it back. You only buy what you love. Check out the website HERE >>
Next, moms REALLY appreciate not having to do grocery shopping, recipe research, and food preparation.
With Blue Apron, you receive fresh ingredients delivered to your doorstep, and meals take no longer than 30 minutes to prepare.
Curious as to what else is out there? See 8 of the Best Healthy Home Delivery Food Services HERE >>
A High Quality Blender
The best healthy (and quick!) breakfast for a busy mom is a smoothie. This Nutribullet makes them extra fast and portable. I’ll even make a double batch one day and put the second half in the fridge for the next day. It does NOT get any easier than that!
Airpods With Wireless Charging Case
Moms are sometimes (ok, often) forced to multitask, so let’s make it easier to walk, talk, or listen. Stick these airpods in your ears and make dinner, do the laundry, or listen to music when you pick up the kids.
Cookbooks That Make Food Prep Easier
Cookbooks that promote health but also sanity could be very useful gifts for busy moms.
These cookbooks are great if mom is looking to cook more efficiently:
- Cook Once, Eat All Week: 26 Weeks of Gluten-Free, Affordable Meal Prep to Preserve Your Time & Sanity
- From Freezer to Cooker: Delicious Whole-Foods Meals for the Slow Cooker, Pressure Cooker, and Instant Pot
- Skinnytaste Meal Prep: Healthy Make-Ahead Meals and Freezer Recipes to Simplify Your Life
Related Post: 7 Healthy Books to Encourage Better Eating
Great Gifts for Working Moms
Now, whether mom works full-time, part-time, or is at stay at home mom, these items will make any job a little easier.
A Cozy Cardigan
When working in any place, the temperature is bound to fluctuate. So, get mom one of these SUPER soft cardigans. They are comfortable, long, and perfect for when she just needs to throw something without worrying about it.
Do Less: A Revolutionary Approach to Time & Energy Management for Women
“Do Less is a book for working women and mothers who are ready to release the culturally inherited belief that their worth is equal to their productivity, and instead create a personal and professional life that’s based on presence, meaning, and joy.” – Amazon
*Find more life-changing books for women HERE >>
Noise Cancelling Headphones
Sometimes, a mom just needs to focus on one thing!
Confession: I have used these headphones when my children were bickering and I was trying to work. They work great.
USB Hub Adapter
Make it easy for mom to keep all of her work devices charged and ready!
The Echo Dot
The Echo Dot makes it super easy for mom to control her music while working, plus other systems in the home like temperature and lights.
Happy Light for Your Desk
This smaller daylight therapy lamp is the perfect size to stick on a desk. It can enhance mood, energy, and focus through light that mimics the sun.
Office Accessories for Comfort
A Standing Desk
With so many working from home these days, an electric standing desk is a SUPER helpful piece of office equipment.
Ours has helped me alleviate shoulder pain, and alleviate my husband’s back pain. Plus, we’re just more mobile and better able to take care of our bodies.
Mom is Working Sign
For something light and funny, check out this fun “do not disturb sign.” Busy moms can appreciate a little snarky humor to get through the day.
An Item to Spruce Up the Work Environment
*Keep reading for unique gifts and ideas for a mom that’s difficult to buy for. But if you’re curious, here’s a video of my 5 favorite products as a busy mom of three.
Unique Gifts for Mom
This totally awesome shirt comes in a variety of colors and sizes.
Sometimes, you have to call it like it is.
The Boxy Momma Subscription Box
For something super unique, think of a monthly box for mom. The Boxy Momma is filled with mom support, hacks, and a little bit of fun to help mom get through even her hardest days.
The Mama Needs Subscription Box
Next, the “Mama Needs” subscription box brings self-care each month and is specifically designed to give mama the tools and inspiration to take better care of herself. No matter how busy she is!
The Art of Good Enough
*2020 Readers’ Favorite International Book Award Silver Medal Winner
This book was written by a mom for moms. It’s a breath of fresh air in a society where moms should “do it all.” It offers practical advice and solutions to when life gets out of balance, and it helps mom let go of the “perfect mindset” that leaves us all stressed and anxious.
An Easy Herb Garden
Perhaps mama has been wanting to garden, but just doesn’t have the time. Or she would appreciate fresh herbs without spending a fortune at the store.
This indoor hydroponic garden tells you when to add water, reminds you when to add plant food, and automatically turns lights on and off.
A Wearable Blanket
The Sherpa Wearable Blanket is as unique as you get. And also looks more comfortable than everything I own put together.
Personalized Coffee Mug
Finally, for unique gifts, there’s nothing more personalized than a mug with mom’s name on it. She’ll get extra joy from drinking her favorite coffee in it in the mornings.
Best Gifts for the Mom Who Doesn’t Want Anything
Now, perhaps you’re looking for (or are) the mom who has everything. These gifts are a little different, and also not something mom may already own.
The Extremely Busy Woman’s Guide to Self-Care: A Self Care Journal for Busy Moms
Most moms don’t realize how burnt out they are until it’s too late. So, gift this busy woman’s guide to Self-Care! Mom will appreciate fitting in the time BEFORE she feels run down.
- The Free Weekly Self-care Checklist
- 100 Easy Self Care Ideas When You’re Down
- The Sweetest New Mom Care Package (12 days of Self-Care)
Bath Caddy Tray for Tub
This beautiful bamboo tray is big enough for mom to hold everything she could need while relaxing in the tub. So, give her the perfect self-care at her fingertips.
Electric Wine Bottle Opener
Even if mama says she doesn’t want this electric wine bottle opener, she’ll change her mind the first time she uses it!
Give mama something she won’t expect. A good foot soak.
This spa tub has heat, vibration, and massagers to soothe and comfort her aching feet.
On that note, treat mom to more self-care with this neck, shoulder, and back massager. It includes infrared heat and deep kneading for ultimate relaxation.
A Wine Subscription
Great wine clubs and subscriptions are everywhere. If your busy mom is a big fan of wine, check out this article of the 17 Best Wine Subscriptions.
A Peloton Digital Membership
No, I’m not affiliated with Peloton.
But I have been SO impressed by how well these workouts fit into my busy mom schedule. They have tons of class options from high-quality instructors: yoga, cardio, running, cycling, etc.
Plus, they create TONS of quick 20-minute workouts ON DEMAND that you can easily do at home. Moving my body has NEVER been easier or more convenient, and it has been a HUGE boost for my mental health as a mom.
*P.S. You do not have to own their bike and treadmill to do their digital membership!
Now, even if mom doesn’t want anything now, it’s quite possible she’ll find something next week or month. So, gift cards are always appreciated to places that she shops or restaurants that she enjoys.
Meaningful Gifts for Mom
And finally, here you’ll find gifts that are personalized or bring extra meaning into mom’s daily life.
Bible Promises for Moms
This book helps moms start each day with an encouraging word from God. It’s specifically designed to support moms in their journey through motherhood.
Baby Handprint and Footprint Makers Kit
This sweet decoration is mom’s favorite keepsake. Cherish those special first moments of baby with a footprint and photos from when they are little.
A Bracelet of Child’s Initial
This sweet and simple bracelet allows mom to keep her children close to her heart and in her mind.
Personalized Necklace, Mothers Birthstone
Next, this unique gemstone necklace is personalized for each mom to have her children’s birthstones. It’s a colorful and special way for mom to feel the love.
Special Sign for Mom
And lastly, remind mom of the most impactful moments in her life (not to mention when she was unbelievably strong) with this beautiful artwork to display in the home.
To Consider With Gifts for Busy Moms
Phew, I hope you found this list helpful!
If you’re still not sure what to get the busy mom in your life, leave a comment below and I’ll help brainstorm! 😊
What are your favorite products for moms? Do you have a favorite gift idea?
Other amazing posts for moms to explore…
- Amazing Gifts for Kids That Are Not Toys – useful, meaningful, and learning options.
- Daily Affirmations for Moms – easy ways to increase your positive self-talk
- How to Become a More Playful Mom – activities that bring out the fun in you.