20 Holiday Gifts For an Eternally Busy Mom

Megan Zander | Oct 26, 2018 Being a Mom
20 Holiday Gifts For an Eternally Busy Mom
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holiday gifts for busy moms

DIY holiday gifts are amazing, but not all of us are #blessed with the skills of a Pinterest pro. But when it comes to finding the perfect present for a busy mom we adore (or moms, for those who are lucky enough to be part of a mom squad) grabbing a Christmas-themed hand lotion or prepackaged gift set can seem too impersonal. But it can be hard to decide what to get for a mom who's always on the go -- someone constantly running from work, school drop off, to an appointment and then back again.

Obviously, it's the thought that counts and anything gifted with a pure intention will be met with delight and gratitude. But sometimes we want to get a gift will wow them, something they'll love that will also be super useful. 

That's where these pretty and practical holiday gift ideas for multitasking moms come to the rescue. A mom who's forever getting things done for everyone else in her life and putting her needs near the bottom of the list deserves a gift that's helpful and also tells her how appreciated and amazing we think she is. 

We've rounded up 20 gifts to help a supermom conquer the world, while also looking and feeling her best (Because she deserves it!) There's a stylish bracelet that doubles as an iPhone charging cable, to a near magical shower gel and lotion combo that will leave her moisturized and help her fall asleep at the same time. We've even added gifts to help her slay her fitness goals and find inner peace in 2019. A mom who's always on the go would be thrilled to unwrap any or all of these thoughtful presents. Check them out below and start elfing it up for an amazing mom or two ... or maybe we'll just add them to our own list for Santa.  

  • 'This Is Us' Crock-Pot Sticker


    Any mom who spends Tuesday nights crying in front of the TV will love this funny This Is Us inspired slow cooker decal. And it's practical, too, for anyone who forgets to pull that cord after dishing out the chili.

    This Is Us CrockPot Sticker ($3, PandLProjectShop/Etsy)

  • Lightning Cord Bracelet


    This stylish bracelet pulls double duty as a Lightning cord, making it easier for mom to charge her iPhone or iPad on the go. Plus, whipping out a bracelet to charge a phone? Total James Bond move. 

    Lightning Cord Cable Bracelet, ($7, Amazon)

  • Radley London Charleston Satchel


    Sometimes a diaper bag just doesn't go with the outfit. This oversize satchel has room for the supplies to handle a quick diaper change, while the crossbody strap can be removed for when she's heading out for date night. 

    Radley London Charleston Satchel ($128, Macy's)

  • Gallery Wall Frame Set


    She's been planning to get those photos off her phone and on the wall forever. These nine coordinating frames will help her have the gallery wall of her Pinterest dreams up before the New Year.

    9-Piece Gallery Wall Frame Set ($62, Target)

  • Fitbit Charge 3


    Fit moms on the go need a fitness tracker that can keep up with them. The Fitbit Charge 3 lets her read texts, track heart rate, monitor sleep, do guided breathing sessions (great for when the kids are going wild) and doesn't have to come off when she hits the shower. Plus the lavender and rose gold combo is so pretty!

    Fitbit Charge 3 ($170 preorder, Fitbit)

  • Stitch Fix


    For moms who want to bust out of the leggings-and-sweatshirt rut but don't have time to shop for themselves, a Stitch Fix box of curated clothing and accessories will help her look totally on trend.

    Stitch Fix Gift Card ($20 and up, Stitch Fix)

  • Bodum Goose Neck Electric Kettle


    Know a mom who's addicted to her afternoon cuppa? This stylish electric kettle will have her tea ready in no time, without having to turn on the stove.

    Bodum Goose Neck Electric Kettle ($35, Target)

  • Tone It Down! Hair Products


    When a busy mom finds the time to hit the salon, she wants to make sure her blond stays look more Elsa than Ariel. Help her keep those highlights popping between visits with some blond-boosting hair care products. 

    Eva NYC Tone It Down! Shampoo, Conditioner, and Hair Foam ($12 each, Ulta)

  • Mood Necklace


    This pretty mood necklace will help mom stay in the calm zone while earning her plenty of compliments. 

    Mood Necklace ($25 and up, MyLimoIsWaiting/Etsy)

  • Mini Meditation Bowl 


    Help a hectic momma find her inner Zen with a mini meditation bowl that's perfect for the practice she's dying to try, but always putting off. This gift will help push her to take the time for herself in the New Year. 

    dZi Crown Chakra Mini Meditation Bowl ($25, Yoga Outlet)

  • Nyakio Sweet Almond Cleansing Oil Balm


    After a long day, the idea of getting off the comfy couch for a multistep skin care routine can seem like it's not worth the effort. This cleansing oil balm melts off makeup and hydrates skin in a single step, giving mom a quick way to get her natural glow on. 

    Nyakio Sweet Almond Cleansing Oil Balm ($28, Ulta)

  • MultiFlask 7-in-1 Travel Beverage System


    This interchangeable drink system means moms on the go can sip whatever they want -- hot tea, smoothies, fruit-infused water, and even cold-brew coffee without having a zillion different bottles to clean and store. 

    MultiFlask 7-in-1 Travel Beverage System ($45, Amazon)

  • The Parent Planner


    A personal assistant may not be in the budget, but any mom who loves checking things off her to-do list will think this awesome family calendar meets household binder is a close second. It's got space for everyone's activities, daily tasks, meal planning pages, budget planning, and a detachable "While we are out" section to complete for the sitter. 

    2019 Parent Planner ($60, Blue Sky)

  • The Body Shop 24 Days of the Enchanted Advent Calendar


    For mama's out there, shopping is a tactical mission -- get in, grab what's on the list and get out before the kids spy the toy section. Let her remember what it was like to linger over samples with an advent calendar filled with hair and body treats to try. 

    The Body Shop 24 Days of the Enchanted Advent Calendar ($70, The Body Shop)

  • Messy Bun Shirt


    For moms who refuse to rest until every errand on the to-do list is checked off, this shirt lets everyone from the coffee line to the bank know she's on a mission.

    Messy Bun T-Shirt ($23, InspireMeBoutique/Etsy)

  • Teami Relax Tea


    This soothing tea blend helps calm tense muscles and fight off insomnia, making it a perfect gift for moms who have trouble shutting their brains off at the end of a long day. 

    Teami Relax ($30, Teami Blends)

  • Echo Auto


    Moms who love the Amazon Echo in the home will be thrilled to have their electronic helper along for the ride in the car, too. Asking for directions just got way easier. 

    Echo Auto ($50 preorder, Amazon)

  • Jewelry Tree


    Busy moms don't have time to perfectly organize their necklaces and earrings. Instead, help her make them a pretty part of the bedroom decor with a sculpted jewelry tree.

    Jewelry Tree ($30, Amazon)

  • Roomba


    Remember The Jetsons and how they had a robot maid to do all the chores for the family? The Roomba can't make dinner, but it can make the floors clean with the push of a button. Plus, unlike Rosie, it can't talk back.

    Roomba 690 ($375, Amazon)

  • Lush Sleepy Gift Set


    Running the show takes a lot out of a mom. Help her make sure she's getting enough rest with this lavender-infused duo of shower gel and lotion. She'll be dreaming before her head hits the pillow. 

    Lush Sleepy Gift Set ($15, Lush)


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