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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

12 Gifts Ideas That Mom Won't Hate

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Finding the Perfect Gift


Christmas is coming and sometimes finding the perfect gift for mom can be hard and mom may end up left out on receiving gifts. We want to get her something that she likes, but we don't always know what to get her.

It happens, ya know. Mom has usually been in charge of getting all of the gifts and stocking stuffers, but sometimes we forget about mom. In some households, mom might not even receive anything except for that one gift that your child's teacher had the whole class do together in a chaotic crafting event.



Some men, just don't know what to do. I remember my dad giving us girls some money and it was up to us to pick out the perfect thing.... Girls! Not women. So we'd get my mom something from Claire's because it's what we would like or we'd get her a candle. There was always some thought put into it, but now that I think about it as an adult, my mom probably didn't care too much about that gift, but she liked it because it came from us.

Sometimes, we just don't know what to get mom, so we get her random things that we think she'll just love, and you know, she probably doesn't make it easy for you when you ask her what she wants. So the whole ordeal can be frustrating for the gift giver.

Let me tell you a secret. If you mom isn't high maintenance, like me, then we're just glad to be getting things that we need. Also, chances are, what we really want are new vacuum cleaners and  refrigerators. Things to make the house run smoothly. Seriously, my favorite things in my house are my newer appliances. At some point, I became weird and those things delighted me. Now, actually using them may be a different story.

So, I asked some moms, "What are some gifts that you wouldn't hate receiving?" The answers might surprise you because these answers also delighted them.

Related- Let Mom Experience the Holidays, too



The Winners Were-

  • Fuzzy Socks- Our toes get so cold and there is something comforting about fuzzy socks, especially those that are coated with aloe vera.
  • Blankets- Moms agreed that it didn't matter if we already had 10 fuzzy blankets, we still loved them.
  • Hot Cocoa/Coffee Mug- I don't drink coffee very much, but I love hot cocoa. If you get your mom a mug, get her some hot cocoa or her favorite coffee mix with it too!
  • Body Wash- Since I'm a mom with young kids, I don't find myself heading to Bath n Body Works often, so I don't get to try out those scented body washes except for when I'm gifted them. 
  • Bath Bombs- These are AMAZING! If you have a bath tub and mom likes taking baths to relax, these are perfect!
  • Books- I asked these moms, "Would you rather them gift you books or would you rather have a gift card?" The answers varied. Some moms said that they like to see what others would think they would like to read or they want to receive a book that means something to giver, while others said that they liked gift cards so they can pick them out.
  • Gift Cards- There may be something that mom has been wanting to get, but hasn't because the price has been high, so gift cards give them that extra push to get it and they don't have to ask for that expensive thing. You could do a generic visa so they can purchase whatever they want or you can do something more specific so you know that mom isn't just using her gift card for buying groceries.
  • Cleaning Supplies- I know that this may seem like a weird gift, but dish detergent or laundry soap is something that I often forget to pick up at the store and have to make a special trip to go back and get or it's just something that makes me happy. Some of my teacher friends said this.
  • Craft Supplies- If your mom is crafty, it's easy to be delighted in receiving ribbons or glitter. 
  • Chap Stick/Makeup- I love chapstick, especially this time of year, but mine always goes missing. I would always welcome chapstick. If you want to go the makeup route, see what your mom likes and get that brand or give her a gift card.
  • Handmade Items- We do like to receive that special potholder or ashtray/pen holder. It's a keepsake to see how you've grown and that you thought of us, even if your teacher forced you to do it. The thought really does count.
  • Laundry Baskets- This is number 1 on my list- I have a two story house with the laundry in the basement. My basket handles always break and I could always use more. The best part about this gift is that you can use it to hold any other gifts if you decide to do multiple gifts. 




I wish I could tell you that all mom's would love these gifts, but realistically, there are some out there who can get whiny about what they receive. I hope that your mom isn't that way, but for us average moms, this is what made the list from all the moms I polled.

But, let's remember that Christmas isn't just about receiving presents. It's about the birth of Jesus and spreading love and joy to those we know. So don't worry too much! Enjoy spending time with your family and friends and if you want to give your mom or the mom in your life something special and don't know what exactly to get her, try a few of these.

What is something that you always like to receive? What is something that you enjoy giving away?

Related Post- How to Let Mom Enjoy the Holidays

32 comments:

  1. These are really great gift ideas! Honestly, as a mom I would love most of these... Surprisingly, I really want some new laundry baskets!

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    1. I ask for laundry baskets every year and my mother-in-law thinks I'm crazy. lol.

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  2. What great ideas! I'm always happy with gift cards and books. I love to read! I'm always happy with anything though.

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    1. I love to read, too! I really don't mind receiving books from someone, my husband, on the other hand would rather pick out his own books.

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  3. These are great gift ideas! Nothing can go wrong with fuzzy socks!

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  4. Bath bombs, fuzzy socks and handmade items are always a winner every single year. A great list of ideas, thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks! I don't know what it is about my fuzzy socks, but after two or three times wearing them, they separate from each other and I never have the matched pair together again.

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  5. These are some really great ideas for Christmas gifts! I'm just trying to finish preparing gifts for my mum and the ones you proposed seem to be really nice! :)

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  6. These are all great ideas. Moms always need moments for their own, to relax, so anything that helps them do that, such as hot chocolate or fuzzy socks, are great gifts.

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  7. Funny... I'm pretty sure I've gotten all of these gifts at least once in my life. I prefer handmade gifts :)

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  8. I do love wicker baskets as an alternative for laundry baskets. They're also great for storage and look beautiful.

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    1. Baskets get ruined to quickly in my house right now. I always say that maybe next year, I can have nice things.

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  9. I definitely agree that these are some great gift ideas for moms. There are so many times that we could just use some help with what we need.

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  10. I find that I hold off on buying things I need because I hesitate at the cost, but end up getting them with gift cards.

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  11. So many great ideas. I always end of getting my mom something super last minute - and now I feel like I can shop for her ASAP!

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    1. Thank you! I hope you're able to find something special for your mom!

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  12. There's nothing like some comfort during the holiday season. Fuzzy socks, blankets and crafts. Sounds like the perfect gift for this homebody!

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    1. Sound like a wild night to me! Pop some popcorn and throw in a movie and it's perfect.

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  13. As a mom, I can tell you I wouldn't hate any of these! Even cleaning supplies! I can always use them :)

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  14. I always try to pick items that the individuals will like, especially gifts that they would not get themselves but want.

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    1. I like to find something special, too. These are extra ideas.

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  15. I cant believe I forgot laundry baskets! I thought it was a tiny bit wierd when you gave me a basket on my baby shower., but now I need them ALL

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    1. Lol. Someone gave me one for mone and I was like, Why? And then I knew! Haha.

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  16. Definitely such great tips and compilations for moms this coming holiday season. I am scoring most of as a present to my close friends and relatives.

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  17. These are amazing gift ideas especially for this Christmas time.

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    1. Thanks! I hope there's something for all to enjoy in here.

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