The 35 Best Christmas Gifts for Moms of 2022

Whether she likes gardening, cooking, or self-care, we’ve got gift ideas for every interest.

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Best Christmas Gifts for Moms

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Christmas is a great time to show your mom appreciation for everything that she has done for you. Considering this, buying her the perfect Christmas present might become a little stressful, which is why we’ve rounded up some of our favorite products to give you some gift-giving inspiration. 

Whether your mom is an avid gardener or jewelry lover, these holiday presents will suit a wide variety of interests. For advice on how to choose a Christmas gift for mom, we spoke to three gifting experts: Kristin Fisher, founder of Bocu, Robby Schnall, co-owner of Woods Grove, and Marissa Cedarleaf, GM of holiday and gifts at Minted.

Schnall recommends giving mom something that she wouldn’t buy herself, and one of his go-to gift ideas is products that will allow her the opportunity to unwind. “Bath and shower items like soap, bath bombs, and shower steamers are always a hit as they force the recipient to take a break and use that gift to relax,” he says.

Here are the best Christmas gifts to give your mom this holiday season.

Click & Grow The Smart Garden 3

Click and Grow Smart Garden 3

Amazon

Fresh herbs are a luxury, but this smart garden proves that you don’t necessarily need a backyard to grow them yourself. The Click and Grow Smart Garden 3 gives you the ability to grow herbs indoors, without lifting a finger. All you have to do is add one of the brand’s plant pods and water to the tank—once powered up, the machine will monitor its water and light intake as well as its nutrient levels. After a few weeks, you’ll have freshly sprouted basil, cilantro, parsley, dill, mint, or any of the 75+ different plant pods the brand sells, ready for consumption. The kit comes with three basil pods so mom can get started right away.

Price at time of publish: $78

Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer

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Revlon Salon One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer

Amazon

Busy moms will appreciate this time-saving two-in-one beauty tool. The Revlon One-Step combines a hair dryer and brush in one, giving her more control over how to style her hair. The rounded, oval brush allows her to add volume quickly and easily for almost effortless blowouts at home. The hair dryer is ceramic, meaning that it distributes heat evenly to dry hair quickly without losing too much natural moisture or shine. The hot air brush also comes with a six-foot-long cord so she has enough space to move around.

Price at time of publish: $40

Onearf Wine Decanter and Carafe

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 Onearf Wine Decanter, Iceberg Red Wine Breather Carafe

Amazon

Wine decanters aren’t just pretty pitchers, but rather vessels to enhance the flavor and aromas of wine. If your mom enjoys having a nice glass of wine at the end of the day, the Onearf Wine Decanter and Carafe is a great affordable gift idea. When we tested 14 different wine decanters in our Lab, we found this one to be the very best. It transformed the wine after just 15 minutes, with our tester noting that the wine tasted like a more expensive bottle. This pick also comes with a storage vessel, stainless steel beads for cleaning, and a breathing port for affixing a bottle of wine for the most direct pour.

Price at time of publish: $43

Few sunglasses are as iconic as Ray-Ban’s classic aviators. Even though they were originally designed for pilots in the 1930s, moms will love that these timeless shades are stylish and functional. They come in multiple sizes and plenty of unique color combinations, like green lenses with a gold frame, black lenses with a brown gradient frame, all black, and more. If you buy them from the Ray-Ban website, you can opt for polarized and prescription lenses, too.

Price at time of publish: $163

Oniva Gardener Folding Seat With Tools

Onvia Gardner Folding Seat with Tools

Amazon

Gardening can be great for your mental health, but it can also put a lot of strain on your body. Help lessen mom’s gardening fatigue by getting her this snazzy new tool kit that includes built-in seating. The stool is designed to be low to the ground, and it’s foldable, making it easy to transport from one part of the garden to the other. Plus, the tool bag, which has separate compartments for each tool, attaches to the stool so mom has everything she needs within reach.

Price at time of publish: $97

Cuisinart Grind & Brew Single-Serve Coffee Maker

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Cuisinart DGB-2 Grind & Brew Single-Serve Coffee Maker

Amazon

Level up mom’s morning coffee routine by getting her a coffee maker with a built-in grinder. Built-in grinders truly make all the difference with your coffee, as coffee beans are best served when they are freshly ground. This machine resulted in a cup of coffee that our tester described as a "smooth and silky classic drip coffee." Plus, it made a cup of coffee in under a minute and a half, which is faster than all of the other coffee makers we tested.

Price at time of publish: $150

Lunya Washable Silk Tee Set

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Lunya Washable Silk Tee Set

Lunya

Mom might not splurge on luxurious silk pajamas herself, but we bet she’d love to receive them as a gift. This oversized T-shirt and shorts set from Lunya is made of Mulberry silk, which is considered to be the highest quality silk on the market—yet it’s still machine-washable. We also like that these pajamas come in extended sizes, including 1X and 2X. And for an extra $20, you can get these embroidered with her initials.

Price at time of publish: $198

Quince Mongolian Cashmere Scarf

Quince Mongolian Cashmere Scarf

Quince

Affordable, chic, and sumptuously soft, Quince’s Mongolian Cashmere Scarf feels like a luxury cashmere garment without the sky-high price. Naturally breathable and thinner than other scarves, this piece won’t look or feel bulky when wrapped around the neck. This lovely scarf comes in a nice selection of neutral and earth-tone colors, including olive, oatmeal, and heather gray.

Price at time of publish: $50

West Elm Terrace Golden Glass Shadow Boxes

Glass Shadow Box

West Elm

Your mom’s prettiest jewelry deserves to be displayed. This stunning jewelry box from West Elm does exactly this while providing practical storage space for earrings, bracelets, necklaces, and more. The glass and gold lining will add a level of luxury wherever this jewelry box is placed, while the linen padding on the inside provides a protective cushion for her jewelry. Choose from two shapes and multiple sizes to accommodate collections of all sizes.

Price at time of publish: From $36

The Pasta Queen: A Just Gorgeous Cookbook by Nadia Caterina Munno

The Pasta Queen: A Just Gorgeous Cookbook by Nadia Caterina Munno

Target

TikTok star Nadia Caterina Munno has amassed millions of followers for her mouthwatering pasta recipes, Italian charm, captivating narration, and more. This is a long-awaited cookbook, as the home cook doesn’t share her recipes as freely as others (likely due to her ability to eyeball ingredients). Any mom who loves to cook will enjoy trying out the 100 recipes in this book, which include history tidbits about pasta and various cooking tips, like how to choose the best ingredients for your dishes.

 Price at time of publish: $30

Oak and Luna Inez Initial Bracelet

Oak and Luna Inez Initial Bracelet/Anklet

Oak and Luna

One of the most thoughtful gifts that you can get for mom is something personalized. With this Oak and Luna bracelet/anklet, you can select between one and four letters to personalize this piece. You can put “mom,” her initials, or the first letters of your siblings’ names. You can also choose the chain length and the material (like sterling silver, 14-karat solid gold, and various gold vermeil and gold-plated options). There’s also the option to add diamonds to the bracelet. Keep in mind that the final price is dependent on the metal, the number of letters, and whether or not you add diamonds.

Price at time of publish: From $80

Artifact Uprising Color Series Photo Book

Artifact Uprising Color Series Photo Book

Artifact Uprising

You can never go wrong with a sentimental Christmas gift for mom. Artifact Uprising allows you to make a customized photo book that you can fill with your dearest family memories, whether that be an unforgettable trip or a look back at your time together over the last year. You can choose the size of the book, the cutout style of the cover, the color of the book, and the font. The base price includes 30 photos on 30 pages, but you can pay more to go all the way up to 200 pages.

Price at time of publish: From $22

The Citizenry Aegean Cotton Bath Robe

The Citizenry Aegean Cotton Bath Robe

The Citizenry

She’ll never want to take off this super comfy robe from The Citizenry. What stands out about this robe is that it is made of organic cotton and linen, both of which are natural fabrics that are soft and absorbent. This means that she can wear the robe around the house while lounging or after a shower to dry off. This fabric combo also makes the robe lightweight and breathable, so she can wear this robe year-round without feeling overheated.

Price at time of publish: $110

Breville Bakery Chef Stand Mixer

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Breville Bakery Chef Stand Mixer

Breville 

Stand mixers are a coveted kitchen appliance, and Breville’s Bakery Chef is the best of the best, according to our Lab testing. This stand mixer beautifully blended all the recipes our tester threw at it, including whipped cream, cookie dough, and whole wheat bread. This Breville model also comes with extra features not found in other stand mixers, including two bowls (4 and 5 quarts), beaters with scrapers attached, a timer, and a built-in light for greater visibility while baking.

Price at time of publish: $400

Madewell Faux-Shearling Scuff Slippers

Madewell Scuff Slippers

Madewell

A good pair of cozy, fuzzy slippers makes all the difference, whether she’s lounging around or doing chores. These Madewell slippers are made with plush faux shearling that will keep mom’s feet both warm and comfortable. The slip-on style ensures they’re easy to take on and off, while the slightly raised heel backing means that they won’t flop off while walking around the house.

Price at time of publish: $50

Outdoor Voices TechSweat 7/8 Legging

Outdoor Voices TechSweat 7/8 Legging

Outdoor Voices

If she practically lives in leggings, she’ll love a premium pair from Outdoor Voices. This pair was designed to hold up during sweaty activities like spin class and hot yoga—but the cute colors and solid fit make them a great choice for running errands and lounging around the house, too. These leggings are mid-rise, which may be a nice break for anyone tired of the high-rise styles that flood the market.   

 Price at time of publish: $88

Uncommon Goods Ferris Wheel Hummingbird Feeder

Ferris Wheel Hummingbird Feeder

Uncommon Goods

This unique hummingbird feeder will blend in beautifully with the flora and fauna of your mom’s yard. Entirely handmade, this Ferris wheel feeder has flower-shaped tubes made of recycled glass that mom can fill with nectar. And since the metal is powder-coated, there’s no need to worry about this feeder rusting or degrading over time.

Price at time of publish: $68

Rebrilliant Gardner Freestanding Bamboo Bath Caddy

Gardner Freestanding Bamboo Bath Caddy

Wayfair

This handy bamboo caddy will help her turn a normal bath into a relaxing experience. There’s a dedicated slot for a wine glass and a flat surface to place a phone or candle for aromatherapy. The center of the caddy has a water-resistant fold-up stand to prop a book or Kindle, allowing her to squeeze in some reading time while she soaks.

Price at time of publish: $70

Gorjana Baguette White Sapphire Huggies

Gorjana Baguette White Sapphire Huggies

Gorjana

No matter what type of jewelry they typically go for, everyone needs a great pair of hoops in their jewelry collection. These huggies from Gorjana are made of top-of-the-line materials, including 14-karat gold and white sapphires. Their small size makes them manageable enough to wear as everyday earrings, which means that mom could get a lot of use out of these. They’re also incredibly versatile: Mom can wear these earrings to dress up a casual outfit such as jeans and a T-shirt or wear them as a subtle accessory for more formal looks.

 Price at time of publish: $250

Longchamp Le Pliage Original Travel Bag

Longchamp Le Pliage Expandable Travel Duffel Nylon Weekender

Amazon

This versatile and chic weekend bag from Longchamp is worth the splurge for the mom who’s always traveling. The Le Pliage Original Travel Bag is durable, waterproof, and spacious. The bag’s interior is lined with a coating to protect it from spills and messes, while the gold metallic hardware and leather trimming on the outside give it the signature Le Pliage design details. We also love that this travel bag is expandable, allowing her to put more items in her carry-on, such as additional outfit options for a long weekend away.

Price at time of publish: $265

Le Creuset Enameled Cast Iron 5.5-Quart Round Dutch Oven

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Le Creuset Enameled Cast Iron 5.5-Quart Round Dutch Oven
Le Creuset

A Le Creuset Dutch Oven needs no introduction: Chefs and home cooks are obsessed with this kitchen workhorse for its versatile cooking abilities and beautiful array of colors. Dutch ovens are coveted by anyone who loves to cook, which is why they make a great splurge for the mom who loves to whip up new recipes in the kitchen. This one boasts great heat retention and even heat conduction, and it can be used to cook stews, bread, prime cuts of meat, and more. When taken care of, this piece can truly last a lifetime.

 Price at time of publish: $420

The Original Muck Boot Company Women's Muckster II Mid

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The Original Muck Boot Company Women's Muckster II Mid

The Original Muck Boot Company

If your mom is a gardener or someone who likes to dabble with DIYs, consider getting her these long-lasting work boots from The Original Muck Boot Company. When we tested gardening shoes, we found this pair to be the most versatile thanks to their adjustability and what our tester described as “extremely sturdy material.” These boots are completely waterproof, with a rubber outsole that has traction. The interior is made of a breathable mesh, but if your legs still feel too hot, you can simply roll down the shaft for increased airflow. Even the gardening expert we spoke to for the article says these shoes are a worthy investment.

Price at time of publish: $110

Cuisinart Compact Automatic Bread Maker

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Cuisinart Compact Bread Maker

Williams Sonoma

We all know that freshly made bread is way better than bread that’s been sitting on the shelf at the grocery store. But who has the time to make fresh bread? This little machine does all the breadmaking for you, including kneading, rising, and the actual baking. It can make 1-, 1.5-, or 2-pound loaves of bread, with 12 different options to choose from (including white, whole wheat, artisan dough, and gluten-free). Mom will love that she can even customize her bread to have a light, medium, or dark crust.

Price at time of publish: $130

Bodum Assam Glass Teapot with Stainless-Steel Filter

Bodum Assam Tea Press

Amazon

Tea lovers will be delighted by this pretty glass teapot from Bodum. The Assam Tea Press is great for moms who enjoy dabbling with loose-leaf tea. She can place the tea bag or leaves into the infuser, and once the tea is finished brewing, she won’t have to take the infuser out to stop the brewing—instead, she can simply press the plunger down. This tea press holds enough liquid to make about five cups of tea, and it’s safe to put in the dishwasher and microwave.

Price at time of publish: $32

ShopLaLa Vertical Garden Planter With White Metal Flower Pots

ShopLaLa Vertical Garden Planter With White Metal Flower Pots

Amazon

It doesn’t take long for plant lovers to run out of room for their flowers and greenery. Give your mom more space to build her plant collection by getting her this vertical wall planter for the holidays. This bundle comes with two wooden plant holders and ten white metal plant pots. Even though they’re safe for outdoor use, the planters can also be used indoors to bring a soothing, rustic atmosphere wherever you decide to place them in your home. Keep in mind that mom will need to use nails, wall anchors, and a drill to assemble these.

Price at time of publish: $80

Levain Bakery Signature Cookie Assortment Gift Box

Levain Bakery Signature Cookie Assortment Gift Box

Levain Bakery

For some, the best stocking stuffer is something you can eat. One of New York City’s most popular cookies is now available for shipping, so your mom can taste a few of the bakery’s signature thick, gooey cookies while people are opening presents. Levain’s cookie assortment contains the bakery’s most popular flavors, including chocolate chip walnut, dark chocolate chip, dark chocolate peanut butter chip, and oatmeal raisin. You can choose to get a pack of four, eight, or 12, with each package gift-wrapped for the holidays.

Price at time of publish: $29

East Fork Everyday Rainbow Set

East Fork Everyday Rainbow Set

East Fork

These brightly colored bowls will put a smile on anybody’s face during mealtime. The East Fork Everyday Rainbow Set consists of six handmade bowls designed in collaboration with Food Network star Molly Yeh, whose mission was to create bowls that would spark joy while working in the kitchen. The bowls are also dishwasher- and microwave-safe. And since East Fork is Climate Neutral Certified, this bowl set is a great option for moms who like to shop eco-friendly.

Price at time of publish: $248

Avocado Alpaca Wool Throw

Avocado Alpaca Wool Throw

Avocado

Mom will love wrapping herself in this cozy alpaca wool throw that’s warm, cozy, and deliciously soft (no itchiness here!). It’s naturally hypoallergenic, making this a great option for people with household allergies. Plus, this blanket is free of chemical dyes—in fact, all the colors you see on the blanket are a result of naturally occurring colors in alpacas. The blanket is available in six colors, including solids such as camel and natural and patterns like plaid and ombre.

Price at time of publish: $174

House of Hackney Serving Set

House of Hackney Serving Set

Anthropologie

This whimsical serving set from House of Hackney is handmade—even the nature-inspired motifs located at the base of the spoons, which depict blooming flowers and a bird on a vine. The brass material gives the product more depth, making it even more of a standout on the dinner table. These spoons are technically meant for salads, but considering their beautiful design, they can be used for serving a variety of other dishes, including pasta. Just make sure mom knows they should be hand-washed.

Price at time of publish: $64

Charlotte Stone Lenu

Charlotte Stone Lenu

Charlotte Stone

These unique shoes from Charlotte Stone are a great gift idea for the mom who loves to add pops of color to their wardrobe. Depending on the pattern you choose, the Lenu block heels have anywhere from two to nine different colors per shoe. (The Tux consists of just black and white, while the Nassau is blue and green on one shoe and purple and red on the other.) The woven leather shoes have a modest 2.5-inch heel and memory foam soles, so they’re easy and comfortable enough to wear out and about.

 Price at time of publish: $252

Knack The Herbivore Calm Experience Gift Set

Knack The Herbivore Calm Experience Gift Set

Knack

If you can’t take your mom to the spa, bring the spa to her. The Knack’s Herbivore Calm Experience Gift set contains all the tools that will put your mom in total relaxation mode. These include aromatherapy bath salts and an adorable soy wax candle, the latter of which burns for 40 hours and boasts a soothing fragrance that combines the scents of spearmint, eucalyptus, and cedar. She’ll also get a sisal body scrubber for exfoliation, a cleansing bar designed to make skin softer, and a wood soap dish made from New England wood.

Price at time of publish: $111

Swissmar Mont Brule 2-Quart Electric Fondue Set

Swissmar Mont Brule 2-Quart Electric Fondue Set

Amazon

Whether she prefers sweet or savory, mom can have all the melted cheese and chocolate she can dream of with this electric fondue set. What makes this fondue set stand out from others is that it’s flameless, so you don’t have to worry about dealing with an open flame in your home. The dishwasher-safe fondue pot, removable temperature control, and convenient splatter guard (to prevent your bubbling cheese or chocolate from making a mess on your table) make this a Christmas gift she’ll love—and actually use.

Price at time of publish: $110

Kiehl's Since 1851 Ultra Facial Overnight Hydrating Face Mask With 10.5% Squalane

Kiehl's Since 1851 Ultra Facial Overnight Hydrating Face Mask with 10.5% Squalane

Sephora

If her skin needs a little TLC, then she’ll appreciate the convenience of an overnight face mask, which gives your skin more time to absorb the impressive formula. The Kiehl’s face mask soothes and repairs dry skin thanks to the addition of squalane, an antioxidant and emollient. Although this product targets dryness, all skin types can benefit from the incredible hydration this face mask gives.

Price at time of publish: $40

A sharp pair of flats can go a long way—and Margaux’s chic ballerina flats are well-made and can complement a variety of looks. The Demi Flat, the brand’s most popular shoe, is hand-made in Spain and constructed with Italian leather, so you can expect these flats to be both durable and soft in feel. Another great part about these flats is that the bow is decorative and functional: She can tug at the string for a snugger fit. The Demi flats come in a kaleidoscope of colors, ranging from neutrals such as white and black to bright hues like gold, silver, and pink. You can also get these shoes in suede, haircalf, and woven options as well.

Price at time of publish: From $198

British Designers At Home

British Designers At Home

Amazon

Home decor and design lovers will love this book that chronicles the homes of interior designers in Britain. The book’s 320 pages reveal striking photos of more than 20 interior designers’ homes, and it includes lengthy interviews where each reveals the inspiration for their homes and more about their careers and design choices. This book will look great on mom’s coffee table and serve as inspiration for anyone who simply loves decorating their home.

Price at time of publish: $39

Questions You Might Ask

How do you choose the best Christmas gift for mom?

If you find yourself a little stressed about what to get your mom this holiday season, Fisher urges people to not overthink it. “Chances are, you know your mom best which means that you know exactly what to gift her,” she says. “Lean into their interests or a sentimental memory that you have with them and search for a gift that highlights that. For example, if they are an avid reader or a coffee lover, gift them their favorite author’s latest book or [a] monthly coffee membership.”

How much should I spend on a Christmas gift for mom?

How much you spend on a gift should be dependent on your budget, first and foremost. Other than that, the gifting experts we spoke to told us that they don’t have set guidelines on how much you should be spending on a gift, especially for mom. “Mom is priceless and you can never spend enough, so focus on the thought and don’t get caught up on the price,” says Schnall.

Even if you are on a tight budget, Cedarleaf says as long as your gift is thoughtful and from the heart, it’ll go a long way with mom. “I think any mom can attest that there is no price tag on a sentimental gift that tugs at the heartstrings. This can be achieved with an endearing message, family photograph, or personalized touch,” she says.

What is a creative Christmas gift for mom? 

Fisher says she likes to get creative by giving mom experiences instead of products. “Moms truly just want to spend time with you, so make that time extra special by gifting an experience to do together with them to create a new memory, like a cooking class, tickets to a live performance, or even an afternoon pedicure,” she says. For the mom who has everything, Schnall likes to suggest food. These can include a gift card to your mom’s favorite restaurant, a box full of goodies from her to-go bakery in town, or a subscription service to give her a break from cooking.

Take Our Word for It

This article was written by Rachel Center, a product reviews home writer for Real Simple. To write this article, she spent hours researching Christmas gift ideas for moms to make the best possible recommendations. For expert insight on choosing holiday gifts for moms, Rachel also spoke to three gifting experts: Kristin Fisher, founder of Bocu, Robby Schnall, co-owner of Woods Grove, and Marissa Cedarleaf, GM of holiday and gifts at Minted.

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