Essential Gifts for the Busy Mom

Written by Christal Yuen and Meaghan Clark Tiernan on November 16, 2017
Holiday Gift Guide for Busy Moms

Mom is the ultimate Wonder Woman. She does it all — from the dishes to the dirty laundry — and rarely hears a murmur of thanks. Show her how much you care this holiday season with these gifts for making mom’s life a little easier.

Smart habits for the online world: Circle

circle

The internet is a whole new world for education and exploration, but even then, kids need a little guidance on learning when to log off, what to watch, and how to pause from the world wide web. Meet Circle, the product that allows parents to manage all the devices in the house with ease. Set up BedTime or OffTime. Disable applications or set different filters for infants, kids, or teens. Moms will love how this helps the family achieve balance between the online and offline world.

Cost: $99 on meetcircle.com

Highlighting her: BECCA Glow on the Go highlighter set

BECCA Glow

Forget five-minute makeup, all mom needs is a minute in front of any mirror with this travel-friendly highlighter set. This sample size is perfect because it’s small enough to fit in her purse or the side of the diaper bag. These luminizers are versatile, too. Apply them straight on or mix with any daily moisturizer for a dewy glow. Who’s ready to watch mom roll through the school pickup line or to work looking like sunshine?

Cost: $20 on sephora.com

Helpful hydration: Hidrate Spark water bottle

Helpful hydration

For the mom who finds herself constantly on the go and drinking a cup of joe instead, this Hidrate Spark bottle is key. Because drinking water isn’t just about quenching thirst, it also helps with headaches, weight loss, and more. And with the Hidrate Spark bottle that fits in her hand, mom will be able to track her water intake easier than ever. The bottle syncs with apps, fitness trackers, and essentially mom’s mind as well — it glows to remind you to stay hydrated and meet your daily goal! Grab a bottle in her favorite color, there’s five to choose from!

Cost: From $49.95 at hidratespark.com

Cup to start the morning: Personalized prescription coffee mug

Personalized prescription coffee mug

Mom is always cheering you on — whether it’s on the field or over the phone — so give her a little reason to smile each morning. Made from white ceramic, this personalized mug is a funny gift any coffee lover will appreciate, especially as they get their second “self-prescribed” refill. Don’t worry about the print disappearing after one or two washes either — it won’t happen! This mug is easy to clean, microwave-friendly, and dishwasher safe.

Cost: $10.95 on cafepress.com

Soft-to-the-touch skin: Burt’s Bees favorites gift set

Burts Bees favorites gift set

Designed to restore skin like new, Burt’s Bees creams are a classic gesture to show mom you care about her well-being. And instead of making the difficult choice between cult classics, give them all to her with this favorites kit! From balms to cuticle creams, this travel-friendly collection has everything it takes to make her hands, lips, and feet softer than a baby’s.

Cost: $25 on burtsbees.com

Unplugged silence: KidzGear Bluetooth wireless stereo headphones

KidzGear Bluetooth wireless stereo headphones

A gift for the kids can sometimes be a gift for moms. After all, not all moms and kids see eye-to-eye on every musical genre. These wireless headphones are designed to let kids dance in front of their favorite TV show without interrupting mom’s crunch time. The high tech ability to limit volume also lets mom control how loud the sound is so that it won’t damage little ears or suddenly become a pair of loud speakers.

Cost: $29.99 on gearforkidz.com

A day off to reset: Nob Hill spa services

Nob Hill spa services

An hour at the spa can rejuvenate anyone for a week — imagine what a day could do! Help the mom in your mind unwind and relieve stress with an indulgent spa package. Nob Hill Spa in San Francisco boasts a luxurious full day of massages, facials, pedicures, and lunch! There’s something magical about entering the world of pampering — an escape every mom truly deserves.

Cost: Varies, depending on the service at nobhillspa.com. See online for more information.

Wine-not specials: Dry Farm Wines subscription

Dry Farm Wines subscription

Dinner parties, housewarming gifts, get-togethers — if the mom you’re thinking of is a social butterfly, this monthly subscription of red wines is a gift that’ll keep giving. Dry Farm Wines test each wine to make sure they’re statistically sugar or carb-free, mold- and sulfite-free, low in alcohol, and diet friendly. From the finest vineyards in the world straight to mom’s door, these natural and organic wines will bring her happiness.

Cost: $159 per month on dryfarmwines.com

Cozy winter feet: Chateau tall zip polar waterproof boots

Chateau tall zip polar waterproof boots

Nothing says, “I love you” more than these cozy, winter zip-up boots. Available in classic black, the boots are stylish enough to wear with anything, sophisticated enough to wear daily, and sturdy enough to save any mom from slipping on ice. Bonus: the contoured foot bed, which provides a comfortable cushion, also organically controls odor! 

Cost: $240 on merrell.com

Aging organically: NatureFace’s herbal skin moisturizer

NatureFace herbal skin moisturizer

Smooth skin with tremendous glow is any mom’s goal. But finding an all-natural product without hormone-disrupting chemicals is the dream. That’s where NatureFace’s moisturizer comes in. For moms who want a product approved by mother nature, this herbal moisturizer may be as close as we get. Seriously, it’s organic, vegan, and paleo-friendly, and free of GMOs, parabens, and gluten!

Cost: $24.97 on naturefaceskincare.com


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