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Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for Mom

Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for Mom

Happy (almost) Christmas!!! Christmas is my favourite holiday and I love all the excitement leading up to the celebrations. Now that I live about a billion miles away from my family the holiday season is a welcome reminder that I will get to see them soon. Another part of the season I love but know so many people don’t is the shopping!

Over the coming weeks, I am going to be sharing gift guides with y’all that will hopefully help make your Christmas shopping less stressful. I know, I know, this is quite early but the earlier you start the easier shopping is on you and your bank account. 

This particular guide is dedicated to moms! Before we get into this guide I want to say that I know a lot of people unfortunately don’t have great relationships with their moms, so this guide isn’t exclusively for moms. These are gift ideas for step-moms, mothers-in-law, aunts, women who have adopted you as one of their own, whatever! Whatever a mom is to you, this guide is for that lucky lady!

I tried to find gifts that would appeal to different styles and budgets. This guide is broken down into gifts under $/€100, $/€50, and $/€25. I have 5 options in each category and everything is from Amazon. I find Amazon to be the easiest for holiday shopping and if you have Amazon Prime the holiday season is the best time to take advantage of those discounted prices and expedited shipping! 

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Under 100

All-New Fire HD 8 Tablet – Give your mom access to millions of movies, shows, apps, and books. Whatever she’s into, she’ll find it on here. 

UGG Robe – Super soft robe. Need I say more?

Digital Photo Frame – So she can look at a million photos of you when you aren’t around! 

Kate Spade Twirl – What lady doesn't love to receive designer perfume?

Diptyque Patchouli Candle-6.5 oz. – These candles are so bougie, isn’t your mama worth it?

 Under 50

Riedel O Wine Tumbler – She deserves some wine for putting up with your bullshit.

Kate Spade earrings – So classy and timeless! Just like your mama! 

Cheese Board & Charcuterie Platter – Maybe if you’re lucky she’ll invite you over for some cheese and wine! 

Bath Caddy – Let your mom relax, all while having a place to safely hold her wine tumbler (obvi the most important part). 

Cotton Waffle Weave Blanket – What better to snuggle into after a nice relaxing bath with her new bath caddy?

Under 25

Wine Saver – The only person I know who doesn’t finish a bottle of wine once it is open is my mom. If your mom is the same, then this is the perfect gift to make sure no wine is wasted! 

Slippers – Her new robe won’t be complete without a pair of cozy slippers! 

Himalayan Salt Lamp – I only know about these because my mom has one. She told me it keeps bad energy away and if anyone deserves to keep bad energy away from them, its moms. 

Gold Eye Treatment Mask – Pamper her like the star she is!

Aromatherapy Sticks – If your mom ever gets stressed - joke lol she’s a mom so she is probably always a little stressed, these will work wonders! 


I hope you’ve found this gift guide to be a helpful start to your holiday shopping! I will be posting more throughout the whole month of November. Thanks for reading! 

*thumbnail image not original to Candid Alexandra. Stock image from Typorama.

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