Reminder to all the Moms out there: Christmas isn’t just about buying toys for the kids! You get to make a wish list too. I know you’re all busy and about 8 years overdue for a day of pampering, so here are some ideas for the perfect gifts for Moms that we ALL need in our lives.
Busy Moms are good at doing ALL THE THINGS. But one thing we could be doing better? Self care. While we may not have the time (or the babysitters) to do actual self-care, it’s all about pampering ourselves in the little ways we can manage right now. This ultra soft plush robe will make you feel like you’re at the spa when you’re actually on the couch watching Paw Patrol.
2. Instant Pot
There’s a reason this is on every gift guide you see. Moms don’t have time to stand over the stove top for an hour making dinner. The instant pot simplifies mealtime- just dump and forget it. Think crock pot, but fast instead of slow.
Once you have your Instant Pot, you’ll need some Instant Pot recipes! Here are 101 to get you started. You’ll be able to make soups, stews, chicken, beef, even dessert.
Remind those around you what you need with the Mama Needs Coffee mug. After a cup or two you’ll be something that almost resembles a human.
You know that thing where you’re already late and suddenly you can’t find your keys? Then you’re so stressed you start running around and don’t even know where to look? Eliminate that problem with this handy little gadget. Find your keys (or anything else you need help finding it- you can put it on just about anything) from now on.
We need to drink more water. I know it, you know it, everyone knows it. But it’s hard when you’re so damn busy, and water tastes so boring. Jazz it up countless ways with this handy infuser and watch 32 ounces go down like that.
6. Echo Spot
“Alexa, put my kids to bed.”
Ok so maybe she can’t do that, but she can do tons of other awesome things. And the Echo Spot is the new version of Alexa that can also show you things. She can show you the weather, your news briefings, wake you up with your favorite song, add to your grocery list, make video calls… all hands-free. Because what Mom has the use of her hands?
In case you haven’t jumped on the BB cream bandwagon yet, let me pull you over to the dark side.
Tarte BB Tinted Moisturizer is my 30 second secret to covering up the fact that I haven’t slept in 9 years. If you have no time for makeup in the morning, just slathering on some of this will do wonders for your face. It has really good coverage for a tinted moisturizer, but goes on super light unlike foundations- plus its actually good for your skin.
For those days when you have to be out and about but you just want to be at home with your blanket. It looks cute and trendy, and you get to pretend you’re snuggled in bed at home. Win-win.
I’m not someone who buys makeup all the time (because I don’t have any time) but once a year for the holidays I always ask for a really great set to get me through the year.
This set from Bare Minerals is like 24 special little Christmas gifts all on its own. It covers everything with complexion, eye, lip, and skin staples. The colors really are sumptuous and delicious!
On those rare occasions when we get to relax and put our feet up, we can’t rely on him picking up on subtle hints to bring some wine. Let the socks do the talking.
Everyone can see you’re a hot mess, so might as well own up to it. These tees are comfy and funny- they are unisex so size accordingly (I’m a women’s medium and wear a small in these).
There are plenty of nights when I don’t feel like cooking, but I’m literally ALWAYS in the mood for a cheese platter. This marble board with built-in wire cheese cutter makes me feel fancy when I scarf down cheese and crackers, and I don’t even dirty a knife.
I hope these gift ideas help you look and feel your best as a busy Mom who’s always short on personal time!
What is the number 1 item on your list for Christmas this year?
Got active kids? Don’t miss my active kids gift guide to help the little ones expend some energy and stop jumping on your couch.
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