Trying to find that perfect Christmas gift for your mom can be stressful. After all your mom has done for you, it’s important to bring your “A game”. In some families, there’s a little healthy competition among the siblings to get mom the best gift, so the pressure is really on. If you’re totally stumped for a cool gift idea, our expertly crafted gift guide is here to help. Some gifts are perfect for those on a tight budget. Others are designed to be co-purchases with other members of your clan. Whether your mom loves jewelry, handbags, gadgets, or beauty products, there’s something on our list that’s perfect for your mother. Read on to see our favorite holiday gifts for women, or check out our Gifts section for even more great ideas. Those on the hunt for a gift for their mom should visit our guide to the 101 best gifts for mom, which is packed with cool and creative gift ideas.
1. Michael Kors Pave Matchstick Bracelet
Tennis bracelets are a classic holiday gift idea, but we like this pave bracelet from Michael Kors because it has a little edge. The bracelet is made from stainless steel, in your choice of silver-tone, gold-tone, or rose gold-style finishes. The clear stones add a lot of glamour, without adding a lot to the price. The matchstick hinge, open cuff design makes this bracelet easy to put on, and easy to take off.
Looking for something a little different? You can shop more great jewelry designs here.
2. Aldo Vanwert Tote Bag
If your mom is anything like mine, then she’s always on the hunt for a new handbag. This tote from Aldo is a nice option because it holds everything she needs for a day at the office, or a day of shopping. This tote comes in a variety of patterns, so it’s easy to find a look she’ll love. Most styles are fresh and bright, providing a nice pop of color during the coldest months of the year.
Not quite the right gift for your mom? Shop more designer bags here.
3. Sony DSCHX90V/B Digital Camera with 3-Inch LCD Deluxe Bundle
Shopping for a mom who is passionate about photography? This is a nice point and shoot model for moms who are just getting serious about photography, or for moms who need a more compact camera for travel. This Sony camera bundle includes the camera body with a 30x Optical/60x Clear Image Zoom ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* Lens. You’ll also get a carrying case, memory card, and battery packs with charger.
The camera has a 18.2MP sensor, which is specially designed to take great low light images. You can take still images or video, and easily connect to smartphones to review and share your shots. The LCD screen is ideal for moms who need a big, bright screen.
If mom’s not much of a shutterbug, you can browse more cool ideas in this holiday electronics gift guide.
4. Numi Organic Tea Flowering Gift Set in Handcrafted Mahogany Bamboo Chest
Shopping for a mom who loves tea? This tea set is ideal for meditative, slow mornings. Each gift set includes a glass tea pot with six flowering tea blossoms. As the tea ball steeps, it unfolds into a delicate flower blossom. Made with organic tea and 100 percent natural ingredients, this is a great gift for any mom who appreciates the little things in life.
Not much of a tea drinker? Peruse more cool home and kitchen gifts here.
5. Kindle With 6″ Glare-Free Touchscreen
Kindle e-readers are a great gift for women who love to read. They’re the perfect size for slipping into a purse or carry-on, with a screen that’s easy to read, even in direct sun. The Kindle is as thin as a pencil, and lighter than a single paperback. If your mom needs a way to carry all her favorite books, this e-reader is a no-brainer.
6. DR. ALKAITIS Organic Travel Kit
Need a gift for a mom who’s always on the go? This travel gift set is perfect for any mom who is often traveling for work, or for a mom who is planning a trip in 2016. This organic travel gift set includes ultra-concentrated toiletries, and should last through 7-12 days of travel. Each set includes day creme, night creme, eye creme, herbal toner, a purifying cleanser, soothing gel, nourishing oil, and a face mask.
Looking for something a little different? Check out more luxury beauty gift sets here.
7. ThinOPTICS Reading Glasses Black iPhone 6/6s Case
Moms can be a little sensitive when they reach the age where they first need reading glasses. Take some of the sting out of getting older by getting her the coolest reading glasses on the market today. ThinOPTICS makes cool smartphone cases with reading glasses that can be tucked right inside the case. They look cool, and also help to ensure that mom never leaves the house without her glasses again. Glasses are available in a huge array of colors, with cases for a decent assortment of new smartphones. You can shop the whole ThinOPTICS product line here.
8. Crabtree & Evelyn Hand Therapy Sampler
Cold weather means dry skin, which is why we think luxury hand creams make the perfect Christmas gift. This sampler from Crabtree & Evelyn has six different hand creams, and each cream includes moisturizing macadamia nut oil, shea butter, and moisture-locking ceramides. The sampler includes rosewater, pomegranate, citron, and lavender scents. In addition, you also get a tube of the “gardeners” ultra-moisturizing cream, plus a tube of “La Source” ultra-moisturizing treatment.
If mom’s not prone to dry skin, consider shopping other beauty products from Crabtree & Evelyn here. You might also want to check out our post on the best gifts for your wife, which has a lot of gifts that can work for all the women on your holiday shopping list.
9. Ninja Master Prep Professional
If mom loves making smoothies for breakfast, maybe a new blender is what she needs. This Ninja blender is great for smoothies, but you can also use it to chop or puree savory items, or even create cool frozen drinks. The blender has a 450-watt motor that crushes ice with ease, along with three containers to customize your blend.
Looking for an alternative? Peruse our list of the best smoothie makers to find a blender that will work with her active lifestyle.
Price: $46.94 (33 percent off MSRP)
10. Infinuvo CleanMate QQ-2 BASIC Robotic Vacuum Cleaner
Robot vacuum cleaners are a great time-saver for moms, and they’re an especially thoughtful gift for moms with limited mobility. We’re suggesting this particular model because it costs a fraction of what you’d pay for a Roomba, but still performs admirably. There are five different cleaning patterns, allowing the vac to tackle hardwood, tile, linoleum floor and low profile carpets. There’s even a UV light built in, which means this robot vac sanitizes as it cleans.
Looking for one of the more premium robot vacs? Read up on some alternatives in our guide to the best robot vacuum cleaners.
Price: $124 (38 percent off MSRP)
Need more help finding great holiday gifts? Visit our Gifts page for thoughtfully curated gift guides, or check out our Toys page for gift ideas for your kids. You should also check out our collection of long-format gift guides: Best Gifts for Women and Best Gifts for Men, and the Heavy Christmas list.