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18 Best Gifts for Moms in 2021

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Looking for gift ideas for mom this year? We’ve put together the ultimate gift guide to help you decide what to get the mom in your life this year.

Gifts For Moms Who Need to Relax

Spa Gift Card 

Older woman receiving a facial treatment at a spa

Most moms would just love some time to themselves, so a gift card for a spa treatment is the perfect way to ensure she gets some alone time. Spafinder lets her choose where she wants to go and what treatment she wants, so you don’t have to worry about finding the perfect session, either. 

Theragun Prime Massage Gun

Theragun Prime Massage Gun

If you’ve ever heard mom complain about neck or back pain, the Theragun Prime massage gun will be the answer to her aches and pains. The QX65 Motor with QuietForce Technology™ makes it one of the quietest massage guns available, and it’s 16 mm amplitude makes it reach 60% deeper than most massagers on the market today. Mom can choose from five different speeds, or use the app for customizable speeds, as well as app-guided routines. 

Gifts for Moms Who Need Quiet Time

Lunarly Gift Box 

Lunarly Gift Box contents

Help mom find some moments of mindfulness throughout the year with the Lunarly Gift Box. Filled with intention-setting objects like crystals, plants, incense, essential oils, candles and journals, she will be well on her way to feeling more peaceful. 

Sony WF-1000XM4 Noise Canceling Wireless Earbuds

Sony WF-1000XM4 Noise Canceling Wireless Earbuds

Most moms need to zone out every once in a while, and a pair of wireless earbuds will make it that much easier for her to get some peace and quiet. With eight hours of battery time, and industry-leading digital noise cancellation technology, mom can take a break, sit back, and relax, without hearing the noises going on around the house. 

Related: The Most Affordable Wireless Earbuds

Streaming Subscription

Hand holding TV remote in the foreground with blurry TV in the background

Chances are, your mom is dying to watch one of the shows on HBOMax, AppleTV+, Hulu, or any of the other streaming services out there. Put her out of her misery and treat her to a subscription this holiday season so she can curl up and watch her favorite shows and movies. 

Gifts that Will Help Mom Every Day

Erin Condren Planner

Erin Condren Planner

While moms may usually keep track of the day-to-day household activities, it is also important she plans out her own week. The Erin Condren Lifeplanner is a great way for mom to stay organized for herself as well as for the family. Each month has an inspirational quote that will guide her on her way, and has mini month views, monthly notes and productivity pages, dated monthly spreads, as well as daily schedules, and more. Included are stickers for visual planning, a folder and a ruler. Perfect for setting goals, intentions, and just keeping track of day to day activities. 

Related: The Best Academic Planners for the 2021-2022 School Year

Ninja DZ201 8-Ounce Air Fryer

Ninja DZ201 8-Ounce Air Fryer

While moms love to complain about getting small kitchen appliances as gifts, an air fryer is not your typical kitchen appliance. She will be able to cut cook time in half, while making delicious and nutritious meals. The Ninja DZ201 has two separate four ounce baskets, so you can cook more than one food at the same time, cutting down cooking time even more than typical air fryers. 

Gifts for Moms Who Like to be Cozy

Bearaby Cotton Napper Weighted Blanket

Bearaby Cotton Napper Weighted Blanket

Sleep is often hard to come by for moms. Made from breathable organic cotton, the Cotton Napper from Bearaby will help mom sleep better than ever before. The weight on her body will help produce serotonin, reduce cortisol, and increase melatonin—all without having to take a pill. Available in ten, fifteen, twenty and twenty-five pound weights. 

Related: The 14 Best Cozy Gifts for Disney Fans

Heated Gloves

Heated Gloves

It can be hard to find something for mom that she wouldn’t buy herself, but these heated gloves may be just the ticket. For moms who are always cold, or always out in the cold, these gloves have an added layer of warmth with their far-infrared heating. Battery operated, there are three heat levels, plus the thumb and index finger have touchscreen tips, so she can use her phone or tablet while wearing them. Perfect for moms who hike, or are often outside in the cold. 

Heated Socks

Heated Socks

If mom’s hands are always cold, chances are that her feet are, too. Enter: Rabbitroom heated socks. Battery operated, there are three heat settings that heat up the bottom of the sock, keeping toes warm and toasty during cold winter nights. 

L.L. Bean Womens Quilted Full-Zip Sweatshirt

L.L. Bean Womens Quilted Full-Zip Sweatshirt

Coziness is key during the long winter months, so mom will love this quilted full-zip sweatshirt from L.L. Bean. The quilted body, slightly fitted, with ribbed cuffs makes it stylish without sacrificing comfort. Available in seven colors and in Regular, Petite, Plus and Tall sizes. 

Related: The 9 Best Lightweight Fall Jackets for Travelers

L.L. Bean Women’s Wicked Plush Robe

L.L. Bean Women’s Wicked Plush Robe

Just one look at this robe and you’ll want to get one for yourself as well as for the mom in your life. Made with the same fleece as L.L. Bean’s Wicked Plush Throw, this robe is so soft, and so cozy you may never see mom in anything else again. It’s pill-free, machine washable, has a sherpa-trimmed hood, and two pockets. Available in six colors and regular, petite, and plus sizes. It’s also available with a full zip instead of a tie waist. 

Best Gift for Moms Who Love Coffee

Nespresso Vertuo Next

Nespresso Vertuo Next

Nespresso machines seem to constantly be on people’s holiday lists, and it is no wonder. Treat mom to her very own cafe experience whenever she wants. The Vertuo Next makes coffee and espresso drinks, setting it apart from the more traditional Nespresso machine. She can say goodbye to her old coffee maker, and level up with this! It’s made from 54% recycled plastic, is only five and a half inches wide, and adapts the brewing depending on what type of pod is being used. 

Related: The Best Coffee Machines and Delivery Services

Hydro Flask Tumbler

Hydro Flask Tumbler

Mom is going to need something to put her coffee in, and this Hydro Flask tumbler is the perfect solution. She can take it with her no matter what her day looks like. It’s good for cold and hot beverages, has a press in lid, and fits into most cup holders. 

Best Gifts for Moms Who Love Wine

Bright Cellars Wine Subscription

Bright Cellars Wine Subscription

There is nothing better than the gift that keeps on giving, and mom will love trying out some new wines every month with a Bright Cellars subscription. She’ll start by taking a quiz that will create her “taste profile,” and then she will be sent four new wines each month that match her profile. 

Related: The 10 Best Canned Wines and Cocktails for Travel

The One Wine Glass – Set of Two

The One Wine Glass - Set of Two

The One Wine Glass may be the last wine glasses your mom needs. Designed by award-winning master sommelier Andrea Robinson, these glasses are break resistant, dishwasher safe, and are lead free. They are available for white wines and reds

Best Gifts for Moms On-The-Go

Away Luggage Carry-On

Away Luggage Carry-On

Help mom prepare for her next trip with this carry-on from Away luggage. Its polycarbonate shell is durable, yet lightweight, as the suitcase only weighs eight pounds. It has an inner compression system so she can pack more, and has super smooth wheels for easy maneuvering. For an additional twenty dollars, you can add an integrated USB charger so mom will be charged up when she’s on the go. Available in six colors. 

Related: 13 Travel Totes That Do the Most

Longchamp Large La Pliage Tote 

Longchamp Large La Pliage Tote

This may be the year to finally get mom the tote she has been eyeing for years. The La Pliage Tote from Longchamp has long been a favorite for travelers, and there is good reason for it. The nylon is waterproof, and the bag folds flat for easy storage, plus it is stylish. Available in six colors. 

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