Moms are some of the hardest-working people in the world! They can also be among the trickiest people to shop for, something you might come to realize as you attempt to buy Christmas gifts for the busy moms in your life who seem to already have everything they need or want.
One of the best ways to surprise these women is with experiential gifts. Instead of giving them more “stuff” to put in their home, find presents that let busy moms take a break and enjoy themselves during the hectic holiday season. We’ve got the perfect gift ideas for Mom to inspire you this giving season.
Being a busy mom is stressful. A gift card to a local day spa is the perfect chance for your mom to book a much-needed massage, skin treatment, hot stone therapy, or aromatherapy session. This gift will help her relax like never before, helping Mom return to her daily responsibilities feeling happy and rejuvenated.
Manicure or Pedicure
Rarely do busy moms have time to pamper themselves with a manicure or pedicure. A gift certificate from a local nail salon could be just what she needs! Busy moms, especially those of young children, often crave more time with adults, so make the gift even more fun by buying yourself a manicure or pedicure as well. Then, you can get your nails done together!
Meal Kit Subscription
One of the biggest daily challenges of being a mom is planning, shopping for, and preparing meals. A meal kit service takes the stress out of cooking, with recipes and ingredients for the week all in one box. While customers often sign up on an ongoing basis, you can also purchase one-off gift subscriptions for Christmas. Meals come in two- to four-person boxes and include everything needed to make each meal (besides the basics like oil and salt).
Gift Card to Her Favorite Coffee or Smoothie Shop
Most busy moms can’t survive without their morning cup of coffee. Treat Mom to a gift card to her favorite coffee shop where she can splurge on lattes and frappuccinos to her heart’s content. Smoothie shops are another good option if you know your mom prefers to whip up her coffee in a French press every morning. A gift card to a smoothie shop also creates the opportunity for a free afternoon out with the kids.
Maybe your mom loves yoga, but she’s stuck trying to do Downward-Facing Dog and Warrior I poses in the living room with wild kids running around. A few weeks of yoga classes could be the perfect way to help her get the most out of her yoga mat and set aside some time for herself.
Molly Maid Gift Certificate
Let Mom take a break from cleaning the house! By giving her a Molly Maid gift certificate you aren’t just offering a clean house—you’re giving the gift of free time, something in scarce supply for busy moms. When someone else handles the cleaning, she’s free to sit back and relax, get important errands done, or spend more time with the kids.
It’s easy to order gift certificates online with any custom greeting you want to include. Once your mom receives the gift certificate, all she needs to do to redeem it is contact a local Molly Maid or call us at (888) 583-6490 to discuss details and schedule service.
If you buy something for Mom that needs to be wrapped, consider saving on gift wrap and making your own with these tips from Five Star Painting, a fellow Neighborly company.