I don’t have a single bad thing to say about my mother, except maybe that she’s been known to buy some pretty useless stuff from time to time. Come Christmas or her birthday, I’m always on the lookout for brilliant gifts for a mom who has everything, but now the “brilliant” aspect applies more than ever before. Up until she moved houses a few months ago, her shelves were absolutely loaded with knickknacks and clutter. Packing was a huge task, and she ended up getting rid of a lot of stuff. Now, if it’s not a practical and clever gift for moms, I know it’ll end up contributing to the clutter that she worked so hard to get rid of.
Maybe it’s just because I hate messes, but gift giving is all about functionality for me. Candles and glass figurines are nice, but I’d much rather give someone something that they can use rather than something that’s going to collect dust on a shelf. Whether your mom is outdoorsy, crafty, fashionable, culinarily-inclined, or just a huge fan of wine and ice cream, these genius gifts for any kind of mom (but mostly the mom who has everything else) are sure to please.
1. This Trendy Cheese Board Made From Slate
This adorable Lily's Home rustic slate cheese board lets your mom slice, label, and serve all of her appetizers on one easy board.
2. Cut Down On Her Trips To The Salon
Save her some trips to the salon with this Abody nail gel polish dryer, which dries nails in minutes and solidifies any gel polishes with the UV light.
3. Make One Bowl Of Ice Cream At A Time
If your mother’s got a sweet tooth, this Zoku ice cream maker makes a bowl of soft serve ice cream in under ten minutes with a simple churning motion.
4. These Sleek Wine Chillers
These Skybar wine chilling drops make any glass of wine cold and refreshing without diluting it like ice would, and way faster than putting it in the fridge.
5. This Luxurious Mud Mask For An At-Home Facial
This luxurious face mask helps fight acne and blackheads with clarifying dead sea mud, green tea extract, and kaolin clay. Shea butter and coconut oil help protect the skin from getting drying and tight while pore-clearing ingredients get to work.
6. For The Nature-Loving Mom
If your mom’s a nature lover, this Contempo Creatures round window bird feeder lets her watch birds right up against the window with its transparent suction-cup design.
7. It Never Hurts To Be Prepared For Anything
This MIU COLOR foldable large picnic blanket in the back of mom’s car means she’s always prepared, as it unfolds to create a convenient blanket that’s waterproof, sand-friendly, comfortable, and durable.
8. Help Her Hack Her Circadian Rhythm
This Philips wake-up light helps her get up in the morning with a gradual and natural-looking light that hacks her circadian rhythm.
9. This Functional Decoration To Hang Her Jewelry On
Let her showcase her jewelry in style with this bird nest jewelry tree, which fashionably displays everything from earrings to broaches.
10. Everything You Need To Grow Your Own Herbs
This Nature’s Blossom herb garden plant kit comes with everything she needs to grow five organic herbs any time of year, inside or out.
11. For The Mother Who Knits
If your mother’s a knitter, this cool-looking Midnight Sun Pottery yarn bowl makes for a gorgeous statement piece, as well as a convenient mechanism that prevents tangles and runaway yarn.
12. A Tri-Blade Slicer & Spaghetti Maker
This colorful spiral slicer and spaghetti maker is the stuff pasta lovers' dreams are made of. Mom can make chips, rings, and strands of pasta out of her favorite fruits and vegetables, and reviewers are saying stuff like, "This vegetable slicer makes it look like I know what I am doing in the kitchen! It is so easy to use and that is important for me since I am not only a novice cook, but incredibly accident prone."
13. This Awesome Sign For Any Occasion
For the entertainer, this LED lighted writing board lets your mom create a personalized light-up sign for any occasion with vibrant colors and several different lighting modes.
14. If Your Mom Eats Cereal (Who Doesn't?), She Needs This
If your mom starts her day with a bowl of her favorite cereal, then you really need to get her this spoon. After all, if she's got her favorite breakfast and this hilarious joke every morning, she's sure to start the day off on the right foot.
15. This Cutting Board For The Super Precise Chef
If your mom cooks, and she's a very particular chef, then this cutting board is going to be an absolute delight for her. Its angle lines and grid layout make sure every last onion and celery piece is precise, and the guided lines are burnished, too, which means they won't fade over time.
16. This Convenient Picnic Backpack
When I’m a mom, I hope my kids get me this Picnic Time insulated backpack cooler, which holds in the cold and comes with two of everything you need to have a full meal outside.
17. A Safe, Quick, And Stylish Way To Boil Water
This adorable electric ceramic tea kettle boils water (without a stove) in no time at all, and it’s way safer than anything else because it’s got an auto-off feature.
18. For The Mom Who Loves Pampering Her Skin
If your mom loves taking care of her skin, this complexion water (that combines rose and sandalwood scents) can tone and balance her skin on the go. Whether she loves makeup or doesn't wear a drop, this hydrating mist is sure to deliver much-needed moisturizing to her skin.
19. For The Mom Who Tends To Worry A Lot
If your mom worries as much as mine does, this YI Home camera is a perfect gift. It allows for real-time streaming right to your phone, so she can check to make sure that the oven’s off and the dog’s fine.
20. A Travel-Friendly Smoothie In Minutes Flat
The My Blend smoothie maker makes a delicious and nutritious smoothie in the same cup that you can take with you on the go.
21. For The Mom Who Loves To Keep Things Organized
These packing cubes compress clothing to a fraction of the size, so she can fit far more in her carry-on. Because they also keep clothes from shifting around in your bag, her clothes will look fresher and she won't spend 15 minutes searching for that shirt she packed.
22. Hitting The Supermarket In Style
Give her the gift of fashionable shopping with this Jute Burlap shopping tote. It’s strong, comfortable, eco-friendly, and great for any trip to the grocery store.
23. If Your Mom’s A Little Bit Accident-Prone
My mom ends up wearing most of her beverages, but this Contigo autoseal vacuum travel mug entirely seals up when you’re not using it, so no more spills ever again — and it holds heat for up to five hours.
24. Help Her Make Healthy Snacks At Home
This Excelvan food dehydrator is the easiest way to make healthy snacks at home, like dried fruit, nuts, and kale chips.
25. This Wireless Lifestyle Tracker
Help her track her fitness and sleep schedules with this wireless activity wristband, which is comfortable, easy to use, and syncs up to your smartphone.
26. This Waterproof Wireless Speaker For The Modern Mom
Whether your mom is sitting out by the pool, the beach, or just enjoys a shower singing sessions every now and then, this waterproof wireless speaker has her name on it. OK, not literally, but the fact that it can loop into clothes and backpacks for hikes or bike rides means it's not leaving her sight.
27. Everything She Needs For Her Yoga Practice
Whether she’s already a yogi or trying to get into it, this Aurorae yoga sling backpack has room for your mat, water bottle, cell phone, towel, and anything else you need for your practice.
28. This Aromatherapy Set For At-Home Comfort
Help her bring the spa home with this Happy Wraps herbal neck wrap and mask. It’s got a soothing lavender feel, and both can be put in the microwave or freezer.
29. For The Mom Who Has All The (Cheesy) Jokes
This hilarious card game is designed for bad joke lovers, and it's designed to not just be a way to kill time, but start funny conversations around the table. Your mom will love that her personal brand of humor will be appreciated.
30. This Desk Organizer For The Architecture Lover
Whether your mom loves architecture, smart design, or just needs a resource for her messy desk space, this bright organizer will keep about 15 pens and pencils looking sharp.
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