We may live in different cities. We may be seasoned pros raising unruly teenagers, or freshly-minted moms with newborns. We may wear tailored suits to a corporate office, or work from home in our pajamas. But there’s one thing all working moms have in common: We could all use a treat. Especially one that makes our life easier and more comfortable.
On that note, we scoured the market for the latest gifts sure to make a mom smile. From tasty treats to stress-free tech, we’ve found something to please every woman on your holiday gift list—you too!
Gift this inspirational print to your office wife—or your own mom—as a daily reminder of how amazing she is ($20, hallmark.com).
Your fashionista BFF's precious jewels will always be displayed in the prettiest way possible with this one-of-a-kind Crystal Ring Holder ($76, etsy.com).
For the mom who’s always on the go (so, basically all of us), these high-quality, comfortable Bluetooth JBL E55BT headphones let her listen to her favorite tunes in style, and they can be used wirelessly or with an accompanying cord ($150, jbl.com).
For the mom who is your office Secret Santa, gift this skincare value set, since everyone’s skin can use some extra help during the dry, cold months. The Oasis Smooth Lip Conditioner prevents chapped lips and can be used as a primer before lipstick, while the Oasis Hydrating Treatment, a gel moisturizer, immediately hydrates the skin for up to 24 hours without leaving skin feeling greasy ($36, h2oplus.com).
Make this bauble even more special for the new mom in your life by getting her baby’s initial on it ($75, oliveandpiper.com).
giftYou is a free Christmas wish list maker that makes it easy to create and share wish lists with family and friends. This easy to use tool lets you add items from any store, and keeps track of everything in one convenient place. Add any items you like, or you can list your interests, favorite activities, clothing sizes, etc., to help make it easy for everyone to find the perfect gift.
You can also create a group so that families can easily share wish lists with each other, which really helps with gift exchanges! Perfect for holiday wish lists, birthdays, anniversaries and any gift shopping throughout the year. Help take the stress out of finding the perfect gift with giftYou! (FREE; giftyou.com)
This kitchen workhorse is a working mom's best friend: It's a pressure cooker, slow cooker and rice cooker, all at once. What's more, it can sauté too, meaning you can make your family's favorite dishes all in one pot. Yes, ONE. It's the Christmas miracle you've been looking for ($70 for 3 quarts, amazon.com).
For the mom whose alone time is only in the shower, gift this set of eight luxurious, creamy, hand-poured soaps. They won’t dry out her skin, and best of all, they come in four delicious varieties that lightly scent the skin ($124, farmhousefresh.com).
Offering five rich, mouth-watering flavors, including Coffee Hazelnut and Pistachio, this delightfully packaged box of 10 chocolates is sure to please any mom with a sweet tooth ($30, godiva.com).
This charming electric kettle heats up hot water faster than a stove, making it easier and faster for time-crunched moms to enjoy their favorite hot beverages. It even features a gauge that shows the temperature of the water inside, so they can stop the boiling process at the right time—or know when it's time to reheat ($60, amazon.com).
A mom's truest one-of-a-kind gift is her family. Give her a gift that beautifully captures that: a custom silhouette wall hanging of a loved one. Just upload a side-profile photo to Minted, and it'll be transformed into a print in the color of your choosing. Prints are also available in foil or letterpress (from $47, minted.com).
Whether it's for her cubicle or corner office, kitchen or home office, we don't know a working mom who wouldn't like a pretty, practical and priced-right Keurig 2.0 K250 Coffee Brewer. This baby can read nine brew sizes of K-Cups, including carafe—so it can make a cup or a pot. We like this one in Turquoise ($130, bedbathandbeyond.com).
Who doesn't love opening presents? This Advent Calendar gives her a surprise to look forward to for 24 days, from mini beauty indulgences like an exfoliating cleanser and the brand's top-rated lip comfort oil to gift tags (in case she wants to spread the love) and pretty charms for her key chain. We have a feeling she'll want to open everything in one shot ($125, clarinsusa.com).
Smartphone, meet smart luggage: These suitcases can charge your phone and weigh themselves (there’s a scale in the handle). And thanks to Bluetooth technology, you can even locate the bag in case it goes missing. Made with some of the most lightweight, durable materials on the market, these are an ideal splurge for moms who travel for work (from $222, amazon.com).
These delicious, all-natural treats by Jane Bakes get an A+ for flavor, without a boatload of sugar (most cookies have less than one gram). They’re also made using 100-percent whole grain and come in mason jars that would make the perfect place for your kid’s favorite teacher to store pencils when she’s finished snacking ($10 per jar, janebakes.com).
This camera, which you can easily fit into your purse, saves you a trip to the store by allowing you to see and edit photos (via its LCD touchscreen viewfinder) before selecting them to be printed on the spot. There's even a self-timer option when it's time to take a selfie or a group shot. Super cool ($200, amazon.com).
Minimalist moms who love to make their to-do lists the old fashioned way—AKA by writing everything down—will love the simple, elegant designs of this rainbow set of notebooks, which come with either dotted or ruled paper. Twenty-five percent of profits from every sale goes to a teacher in a high-need classroom so he or she can use the money for project that promotes creativity ($75, public-supply.com).
All moms are charmers—so get a special mom in your life a bracelet to match. The Kate Spade's charm bracelet is 12-karat-gold plated and ready to dress up with sold-separately charms to show off what she loves best. And, yes, there's even a charm that says "mom" (from $38/bracelet, from $18/charm, katespade.com).
Do you have a friend who is tired of constantly keeping an eye on her kids’ digital devices? (Don't we all?) Meet Circle. The device allows parents to manage every Internet device in the home. They can set individual filters for each family member, disable access to the Internet (particularly at bed time and dinner time) and limit daily screen time for specific platforms, apps or more ($99, target.com).
Help the budding mixologist in your life build her bartending skills with a box from Shaker & Spoon. The subscription service sends all the ingredients (sans alcohol) to create several delicious, inventive cocktails ($50, shakerandspoon.com).
We all know moms can't live without their daily cup(s) of joe. This playfully designed mug honors her coffee obsession ($13, Starbucks stores).
It’s easy for Grandma to see all the latest family photos with the Skylight frame, a touch-screen digital frame that can be updated via email. All you do is send new photos to the frame’s unique email address, and it’s automatically updated ($159, skylightframe.com).
What to get your neighbor? You can never go wrong with a luxe-looking holiday gift box, especially one filled with treats from a specialty sweets purveyor like Lolli & Pops (from $39, lolliandpops.com).
As much as we may want to tune out the world from time to time, we moms have to keep an eye—and ear—on the kids at all times. With this bluetooth-enabled neckband, we can. The wireless earphones and neck-band combo allow wearers to listen to music and ambient sound at the same time ($90, amazon.com).
This serene-looking candle will brighten any mom’s day, thanks to the scent of snow-covered pine needles. When the holidays are over, simply peel off the sticker and remove any residue, and the candle becomes a dishwasher safe tumbler glass ($25, shoresoapco.com).
Remind the girlboss in your life to keep on shining with these funny and fabulous cases ($8 each, mud-pie.com).
These adorable photo coasters are perfect for any mom to use around the house or on the go. Personalize with photos of kids, pets and more for a unique, individualized gift ($20 for a set of four, shutterfly.com).
What could make the commemorative holiday family photo cuter than matching PJs? Burt's Bees Baby Family Jammies come in solid colors, a rugby stripe, a snowflake pattern and a Fair Isle-inspired bee pattern in sizes from newborn through adult, so everyone in the family can get in on the action (from $17, burtsbeesbaby.com).
Sure, there are many different smart speakers on the market, but here's what we think makes this one particularly giftable for moms: great sound quality when she blasts her favorite tunes, the ability to tell what's on her main calendar and the ability to distinguish between voices when pulling up information (so both moms and other family members can get some good use out of it). Plus, the neutral design makes it an easy fit in any room ($129, target.com).