It's officially the holiday season, and with just 24 shopping days left until Christmas 2014, finding the perfect gift for Mom may seem a bit daunting. If you're unsure what to buy the No. 1 woman in your life, or you're just looking for a unique present idea, look no further. Here are 10 original gift ideas perfect for her this holiday season, depending on the kind of mom she is:
Homebody-- What could a homebody love more than a new pair of comfy pajamas? Help Mom lounge in comfort by buying her the Sleepover Knit Pajama set from VictoriasSecret.com. This long-sleeved, button-down pant set comes in a wide variety of colors and sizes. It retails online for $39.50.
Makeup Lover-- Help your favorite makeup lover sort through their large collection of beauty essentials by gifting them the Lori Greiner Spinning Cosmetic Organizer. This piece retails for $39.99 from BedBathandBeyond.com.
Writer-- Give the writer in your life a new and exciting challenge this holiday season. The Q&A A Day 5-Year Journal from BarnesandNoble.com asks a different question each day of the year with space for the recipient to answer once per year over the course of five years. It’s a unique gimmick, and based on its reviews, it’s also the perfect gift for those who enjoying writing. This diary retails for $16.99.
Gardener-- Add some new life to your mom’s garden by gifting her the Butterfly Puddler from UncommonGoods.com. This unique product uses the natural minerals from dried-up water to attract wild butterflies. The item is made of homemade stoneware and recycled glass and retails for $40.
Athlete-- If you don’t want to shell out $100 for a FitBit, consider a more affordable option. The WeGo Elite Activity Tracker from DicksSportingGoods.com offers similar features for a noticeably smaller chunk of change at $39.99. Some of this LCD display’s items includes a 30-day memory and the ability to track calories, fat burn, distance and steps.
New Mom-- Every new mother, or any woman with oft-tangled hair, for that matter, will be forever in your debt if you gift them the Wet Brush this holiday season. This plastic miracle cuts down the hair-detangling process and also makes the experience pain-free. There are dozens of color combinations to choose from, and the best part? All brushes start at the affordable retail price of $8.99. Deck the halls with detanglers!
Person Who Has Everything-- If finding the perfect gift for your mom seems like an impossible task, give all the heavy work to the folks over at BlindSurprise.com. This service can be given as a monthly subscription (up to 6 months) or a one-time gift for $25. All you have to do for this present is type in your mother’s age range and interests (such as cooking, fashion, humor). After that, you just sit back and wait for the gift, perfectly tailored to her likes and dislikes, to arrive at her door.
World Traveler-- Where in the world is Mom? Help the woman in your life show off her world travels by getting her the Scratch Map from UncommonGoods.com. Using a coin, this color-coded map allows its recipient to show off the places they've been. The map is 23 inches high by 32 inches wide, and it retails for $20.
Reader-- Moms are constantly on the go, so why not give your mom the chance to catch up on her favorite books while she's out and about? By gifting her a membership to Audible.com, an audiobook service, she'll have access to over 150,000 titles to download to her phone, tablet, MP3 player or computer. A three-month membership costs $45.
DIY Queen-- If your mom's always glued to her DIY page on Pinterest, this might just be the perfect gift for her. WilliamsSonoma.com’s Lorran Oils Lip Balm Making Kit lets you create your own balms using ingredients such as scented oils, beeswax, almond butter and more. This kit retails for $34.95 and comes with 24 containers.
Done shopping for mom? Check out our dad/men 2014 Christmas gift guide.