The countdown to Christmas is on and for many, that means it’s time to find the perfect gift for the main woman in their lives: mom. Buying for your loved one can be tricky, but luckily with this list, it doesn’t have to be. We’ve compiled 10 of the best gift ideas for every type of woman. Whether your parent is on the go, new to the parenting scene or simply seems to have everything already, we have an idea for you. The best part? Every gift idea is less than $50, meaning you can impress your mom without breaking the bank this Christmas.
The last thing a new mom wants to worry about is lugging around a purse, especially with a diaper bag in tow. Lillian Vernon has a Sholdit Signature Travel Scarf ($49.99) that is perfect for new moms. The cross-body item provides the security of keeping your phone, wallet and keys readily available while also giving you the luxury of being hands-free. The scarf, which comes in black and gray, is hand-washable and can even convert into a clutch if need be. (Note: this item must be ordered for Dec. 17 to ensure delivery by Christmas.)
Getting jewelry for the holidays is always a thrill but for the socially conscious mom, these gifts from Bird + Stone will mean so much more. The company donates 15 percent of its profits to fund training for widowed mothers in Kenya who dream of becoming female entrepreneurs. Helping a global cause and getting to wear beautiful jewelry? Talking about a win-win. We suggest their Buddah Awali Stretch Bracelet ($26), pictured above, or their newly added brass Dreambuilder Cuff ($38). (Five dollars from each Dreambuilder Cuff purchase goes directly towards Bird + Stone’s cause.)
Who says having a spa experience has to be expensive? Bath and Body Works has combined its top-rated Stress Relief products into an Ultimate Aromatherapy Gift Set. The set ($35) includes bath oil, body wash and lotion. This product is available in several scents, but we recommend Eucalyptus Spearmint.
On The Go
It’s no secret that women love their bags, but we’re doubting mom has one one quite like this! Built NY’s City Tote ($39) comes numerous patterns, is lightweight, extremely durable, and is large enough to fit every woman’s essentials. The best part about the bag? It’s made of neoprene (wetsuit material) meaning moms on the go won’t have to worry about messes or spills as it wipes clean and is machine washable. The City Tote is also great for the holiday season as it’s insulated, making it the perfect bag to transport seasonal dishes in style.
Give the gift of gratitude by presenting Uncommon Good’s Year of Gratitude ($30) to your mom this Christmas. The unique product expands on the idea that life is about more than material possessions. The product includes 52 thank you cards for gifting to loved ones, a guided journal for recording life’s experiences and a guide for writing the best letters.
What better way to enjoy a night indoors during the winter than with a big, cozy blanket? Target’s Chenille Wave Throw ($23.99) comes in four colors -- including red and green, which are perfect for Christmas! The item is machine washable and can be gift-wrapped if ordered online.
Help keep mom's necessary items in order and ready to go with Urban Outfitters’ Wood Charging Station ($50). The sleek item contains two USB outlets that can be used to charge phones and tablets. Extra storage leaves room for other items you may not want to forget while running out the door.
Allow your mom’s true beauty to shine this holiday season by gifting her BeBella's Facial Essence Stick. The 13-ounce product from BeBe & Bella's advanced skincare line helps fight the effects of aging using probitics and collagen, which can boost skin’s natural defenses, create faster cell turnover, hydrate and even out skin tone. The product, which retails for $65 but can be purchased for $50 using the code IBT, is advertised as being perfect for those on the go. It can be applied over makeup and instantly absorbs without leaving residue. The product is hypoallergenic and works with all skin types.
Get ready to change mom’s life. The Wet Brush, which classifies itself as the “best detangling brush ever,” transforms the wet-hair styling experience for all hair styles. While there are several varieties of the Wet Brush to choose from, the original, full-sized version is what we’re suggesting to gift this holiday season. Limited editions colors, available just in time for Christmas, retail for $9.99.
Mom Who Has Everything
The mom who has everything is nearly impossible to buy for, but not this year! If you’re stuck on what to purchase the main woman in your life, consider gifting her a subscription service. From Ipsy ($10 per month) to NatureBox (prices vary), there is sure to be one perfect for your mom on IBT's list.