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Christmas is upon us guys– and if you’re here, you probably have NO CLUE what to get Mama. Well, no worries. I’ve consulted with my own mother and we came up with a “Top Ten” list of gifts that are either meaningful, functional, fun, or a mix of those three! Best of all, these gifts are affordable…especially if you go in halfsies with a sibling 😉
#1 Seiko Melodies in Motion Clock
My mom has been eyeing the Seiko Melodies in Motion Clock at Sam’s Club for the past couple of months, so of course it’s at the top of the list. It’s the first thing she recommended, and I kinda knew it would be 🙂 This clock is truly amazing. It moves, it plays like 50 different melodies, and it has a sensor to ensure it doesn’t play music at night. It’s beautiful, shiny features make it a WOW gift that will be enjoyed for many years. Check out the video below to see it in action.
#2 Instant Pot
Pressure cookers like the Instant Pot are making a comeback, and for good reason. They save time, they decrease the amount of dishes you have to do, and they make meals that taste like they’ve cooked all day in minutes. I actually just got one for an early birthday present (thanks Mom!) and it’s the best thing EVER. I can cook just about everything in it from spaghetti, to boiled eggs, to yogurt. I’ve even made a pot roast with carrots and potatoes that came out perfect in just 45 minutes.
If your mom doesn’t have one of these yet, my mom and I highly suggest it! Check out this one on Amazon for the best price.
#3 Deebot Self-Charging Vacuum
Give Mom (or your wife!) the gift of always having a clean floor with the Deebot Robot Vac! This little robot vacuum is powerful, affordable, smart, and even works with Alexa. One reviewer said she used to sweep the floor multiple times a day and now she only has to sweep one time a week to get the places the Deebot can’t get to. This is on my wish list…I have four kids so this would make my life sooo much easier!
#4 Birthstone Tree Pendant
This beautiful tree pendant comes with birthstones to customize! Simply add the birthstones (included!) of your mother’s children for a sweet, memorable gift she’ll treasure forever. My mom and I rate this as the best gift for under $15.
The manufacturer says: “Shiny rhinestones surface and high polish creates glamorous reflections and adds a luxurious look to this necklace. clear glass double side face locket opens to add charms of your choice. all in an elegant jewelry box, perfect for gift giving.”
#5 Personalized Name Necklace
For an even more personalized gift, try this beautiful engraved name necklace. It features a quality chain, a gorgeous key charm, and beautiful birthstones. You can add up to six engraved names of your choice! My mom thought this would be awesome to put all of her grand-kids names on. I think she’s hinting at something.
#6 Apple iPad 4 (Refurbished)
Help Mom keep entertained with a new tablet! My brother and I got our mom a refurbished Apple iPad 4 for her birthday this year and she uses it every day. When it arrived, she couldn’t even tell it was refurbished. It came in great packaging with a charger and everything. At its current price of $140, it’s not too bad for this very reputable product! My mom loves that it syncs with her iPhone, and we think your mom will love it too.
#7 Q&A Journal for Moms
Q&A A Day for Moms is my personal #1 gift choice for moms this year. This journal features writing prompts to write meaningful entries about your child/children for five whole years. So if you’re looking for a sweet, intimate gift for a mom with children still at home, this is the one. The producer says, “As the journal fills, it will become a loving record and cherished family keepsake.” This is a must have!
#8 A New Do
Let’s face it. Moms are the most unselfish, busy, and loving people there are. Many moms are so unselfish or feel too guilty to even think to take time to pamper themselves. That’s where you come in! Consider getting Mom a gift certificate to a local salon to get a fresh new haircut and color. Or, you could book a day at the spa so she can get a massage, facial, and a nice glass of wine! It’s a gift she will always remember and appreciate.
#9 Mulled Wine Cocktail Kit
Speaking of wine, is your mom an enthusiast? If so, she would probably be delighted to receive this mulled wine cocktail kit. It features seven all-natural spices to create unique flavor blends. Mulling the wine creates a fantastic aroma that brings warmth and cheer to any home. Your mom will surely enjoy this unique European tradition!
#10 Cuddly Sherpa Blanket + Book Gift Certificate
If your mom loves quiet nights at home reading by the fire, then this gift idea is for you. Surprise mom with one of the softest blankets EVER (read the reviews!) and a gift certificate to one of her favorite book stores. Or perhaps move her over to digital books with the help of a new Kindle 7, which are on sale right now for the holidays!
If you already bought your mom a gift for Christmas, let us know in the comments below!