Let's face it, if you have a mom on your holiday gift list this season, odds are she's tired. Am I right?
Well, as her gift-er this year, why not give her the gift of some much-needed z's? Aside from offering to help with a new baby overnight or to drop by and give her a nap or a break from her kids, there are some bedroom fixings that can also help mom relax into snooze-dom.
Give the special mom in your life the best gift ever, second only to her sweet little sleep-squandering rug rats. Wrap up one of these six wonderful sleep-inducing gift ideas, and make your favorite mom's holiday dreams come true.
6 Holiday Gifts for a Mom Who Needs a Good Night’s Rest
A comfy, cozy bed is the key to a good night's sleep. One of these pretty Whipstitch Wool Blankets (were $185-$265; now $148-$212) from Williams-Sonoma Home will provide extra comfy warmth in the winter time. Great looking and washable, too.
Nothing says sleep like fluffy, cozy down. The sleepy mom in your life will love pulling a soft MYSA STRÅ Comforter ($69.99) from IKEA up around her ears.
Relaxing scents like that of the Lavender Vanilla Aromatherapy Candle ($9.50) from Bath & Body Works can soothe the mind, calm feelings of stress, and prepare the body for a better night's rest.
Every sleepy mom needs a feels-good-in-your-hands cup for her sleepytime tea or a little warm milk, whatever her pleasure. One of these Sage Tea Cups ($25) from White Forest Pottery is perfect for a snooze-worthy nightcap.
A little extra warmth applied to the back of the neck or atop cold toes can bring on the nighttime relaxation in full force. This Sweater Hot Water Bottle Cover ($45; $55 with hot water bottle) from A Crooked Sixpence will do the trick.
Whether she likes podcasts of This American Life, dreamy tunes, or an audio book -- an iPod Nano ($149-$179) from Apple will help drown out the whiny kids in the next room and help mom relax into sleep. Or, for the mom who can only relax when she's unplugged, gift some plain old ear plugs ($14.50) from Amazon.
Once she's drowned out the household squeaks and giggles, time to help her drown out any extra light in the bedroom with a Checked Print Eye Mask ($17) from Naomilingerie.
Take it from a mom -- there's no better gift than some darn good sleep. If you can find a way to wrap up the dream state with string this holiday season, your gift will be a huge hit.
What would be the perfect gift, aside from an overnight sitter, to help you get some sleep?