5 Underrated Holiday Gifts That Mom Will Adore

March 12, 2022
jason wolfe
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Shopping for moms can ultimately be a daunting task. Every holiday season that comes around it doesn’t seem to get easier either. How do you give the woman who has given you everything something of value? How do you give the woman who might already have everything something they will truly love? It’s a slippery road, but if your mom is anything like our mom, she just wants to feel valued, seen and cherished at the end of the day. She would probably be content with something homemade if it came from the heart or had some form of sentimental value from you. But if you’re looking to splurge on mom a little extra this year, and opt for something bigger than just a handwritten letter, we’ve compiled a list to accommodate all the different types of moms out there. Whether your mom is trendy, artsy, cozy, sentimental, productive, bougie, creative, or adventurous there is something out there for everyone and we are determined to help you find that perfect gift.

1. Sweet Perfume

This holiday season, a sweet perfume could be the perfect gift for your mom to elevate every outfit she has and gift her a scent she absolutely adores. Sweet perfumes are tricky in that you don’t want them to be so sugary or sweet that they give someone a headache. Even still, so many women love sweet scents, so finding a balanced sweet perfume becomes the ultimate goal. If you’re feeling stumped on what scents to look for when finding the perfect blend of sweet perfumes, look for a low-key sweet and earthy scent.  A combination of moss, woods, and fir balsam should be balanced by hints of tonka and black vanilla bean. Juniper, bergamot, fir balsam, tonka, vanilla bean, white moss, and patchouli are all scents to look for when reading the description. While you’re reading the label, try to shop for perfumes that are vegan, cruelty-free, and formulated with industry-clean standards. This will allow the perfume to be enjoyed, and you don’t have to worry about your gift containing parabens, preservatives, phthalates, or synthetic dyes inside.

2. Recipe Handwritten Cutting Board

If your mom loves to be in the kitchen, a cutting board could be the perfect gift for her. Finding a way to make that cutting board especially thoughtful will take this gift to the next level. There are lots of online Etsy shops that will actually engrave a family recipe onto a wooden cutting board slab. Many of these shops will actually copy the exact handwriting structure of a piece of paper given to them for reference. This means that you could get her mom or grandma’s family recipe imprinted on a keepsake forever in a way that is especially meaningful. If she’s active in the kitchen this will be a way to give her a piece that she treasures forever. 

3. Tell Me Your Life Story Guided Memory Journal 

There are keepsake books out there with journal prompts that allow your mom to tell her life story. Guided journaling and memory keepsake books are a beautiful way to treasure your mom's story, and show her that her life matters to you. This can create bonding opportunities and conversations you may not have had with your mom before. It also allows you to pass down the book as a keepsake for future generations. 

4. An Espresso Machine

If your mom loves her morning coffee experience, you can elevate her coffee routine by giving her the barista experience. Having a morning latte in the comfort of your own home is a luxury many people dream of, but few get the chance to experience it. Gift your mom the luxury of the preferred roast, consistency, and steamed milk that comes with an espresso machine. If she’s a coffee lover, she’ll thank you later. If an espresso machine is a bit out of your price range, a coffee bean subscription is another way to spoil your mom’s coffee addiction this holiday season.

5. Custom Jewelry 

Custom jewelry is a way to gift your mom something beautiful that also has a deeper more intentional meaning. Whether it’s getting the stone from her mother’s ring put into a new piece, engraving rings with her grandkid’s initials, finding a necklace with a special date or name, or embezzling her birthstone into a bracelet, there are so many ways to gift your mom a beautiful piece that still means something of value to her and can be worn for years.


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Trae Bodge

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