Are you looking for practical gift ideas for busy moms (for any occasion)? Here are some great ideas that she will love!
Do you know a busy mom?
Hey, aren’t all moms busy?
I certainly am! The ones I know are too!
Treat one of the busy moms you know with one of these practical gifts for busy moms.
As a single mom, I know busy. I’m never not busy!
Here are some things that have helped me stay organized and sane (and some I would really like to receive as gifts!).
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Best Practical Gift Ideas for Busy Moms
Related: Fun, Helpful Gifts for Single Moms
Check out this list for gifts that moms really need and want:
Gifts for Moms Who Work at Home
Make a working mom’s life easier with one of these gifts for moms who work from home.
My brother recently gave me a pair of these and I can’t believe I have lived without them for so long! I use these ALL the time. Definitely an awesome gift. I would be happy with a spare pair!
2. Happy Light
Working from home can be tough, especially in the winter months. Brighten her days with one of these happy light therapy lamps.
Working moms need to keep all the things charged (for themselves and their kids!). This USB Charging Station would be very helpful.
Moms that work from home are most likely on the computer a lot. Help them prevent eye strain and get better sleep with some blue light blocking eye glasses.
I really enjoy having a diffuser. I love the fresh clean, calming scen!. My favorite oils to diffuse are orange and lavender (not together!).
PopSockets give better grip on phones and act as a kickstand. Great for moms who work from home!
A busy working mom’s life would not be complete without an awesome planner! Erin Condren planners are fabulous and this one is spiral bound for laying flat on the table.
I have this weekly planner for the fridge and it’s great! I love being able to see the important events for the week at a quick glance.
I really like my electric kettle. Heat up water fast for a quick cup of tea!
Being a working mom is hard. Remind her she’s awesome with this useful insulated tumbler!
11. Laptop Backpack
I don’t always work from home, sometimes I hit up a coffee shop. On those days, I need to take my laptop with me. Surprise her with a super cute laptop backpack like this one!
Practical Gift Ideas for Busy Moms
My favorite gifts are the most useful and practical ones! Make a busy mom’s life easier with one of these practical gifts:
12. Instant Pot
Meal planning and meal time can be such a chore! An Instant Pot can make things much easier! Get an Instant Pot cookbook to go with it.
Related: Meal Planning Made Easy
This was one of the best gifts I gave myself! I use my NutriBullet all the time to make quick smoothies or blend things. I even got rid of my blender because I use this and my food processor all the time.
14. Food Processor
Food processors are very helpful. They cut down on meal prep, as you can chop veggies and nuts quickly and easily. I have this one and it’s wonderful and super easy to clean!
15. Slow Cooker
I also have a slow cooker that I use often. Another great option to help a busy mom make meal planning easier.
16. Vitamix Blender
For a pricier, but extra special gift, look for a Vitamix blender. Much better than the average blender.
Busy moms don’t have time to vacuum! Get her a Roomba so she can automate this task. This one is also great for pet hair and hard floors.
18. Cordless Vacuum
Or, get her a cordless vacuum, which help make vacuuming by hand much easier.
19. Gift Cards
Gift cards are always a good choice. Get her a gift card to one of her favorite places to shop:
Self-Care Gift Ideas for Busy Moms
Busy moms often are tempted to go go go and not take care of themselves. Give her one of these self-care gifts and encourage her to slow down and do something for her!
One way to keep a positive attitude (and boost your mental health!) is to count your blessings. A gratitude journal can help any busy mom keep things in perspective.
These journals are like compact diaries. Just 5 lines for each day so moms can fill out the highlights and keep track.
A simple notebook where moms can keep track of all the funny and cute things their kids say (instead of on post-it notes all over – does anyone else do that?).
Cozy fleece blankets are always a treat. Surprise her with one in her favorite color!
Or, get a weighted blanket like this one!
24. Plush Robe
A nice luxurious robe is great for hanging around the house in (after a long hot bath!).
My feet are always cold, so warm, comfy slippers would be a great gift!
26. Sleep Mask
Busy moms need a good night’s sleep. Help her get rest with one of these sleep masks.
27. Foot Massager
What mom wouldn’t love a foot massage?
…or a neck or shoulder massage?
A little bit of chocolate never hurts! Gift a bit of chocolate and make her smile. These are my favorite!
30. Bath Bombs
Lovely hot baths are a great way for moms to have a little bit of self-care time. Give them some bath bombs to go with the bath.
While she’s taking a bath, she might need some great reading material. Get her a good book to read. Anything by Brene Brown is great! Like:
Self care also includes regular exercise. Help a busy mom fit exercise into her life with one of these helpful gifts:
32. Hand Weights
A simple set of hand weights makes exercising at home easier. I have a small set and it’s great for using anytime.
I have an under-desk exerciser and it’s great! Since I work from home and am often on the computer, I can exercise anytime!
Several of my work-from-home co-workers have under the desk treadmills and they rave about them! This one is easy to store.
35. Fit Bit Versa
She can track her heart rate, steps, calories burned, and more with this Fit Bit Versa. Help her reach her fitness goals!
Technology Gift Ideas for Busy Moms
These reusable notebooks save paper and you can upload your notes to several different places in the cloud (like Google Drive). A handy gift for any busy mom!
If you really want to splurge, get her a Macbook. I can’t imagine navigating all the things in my life without mine!
38. Digital Frame
Busy moms probably don’t have a lot of time to arrange printed photos in frames on the wall. Gift her a digital frame and save her time!
39. Anker Cords
Once she tries Anker charging cords she’ll never go back! These are sturdy and durable and much better than the cords provided with iPhones and laptops. I have a couple for my phone and my laptop.
Noise canceling headphones are great to have around, especially for moms who might try to work with kid’s noise in the background or who have to work from a coffee shop.
41. Echo Dot
Echo Dots are smart speakers for use with Alexa. Moms can make to-do lists, stream podcasts, control their smart home, play audiobooks, and more!
Give the gift of Amazon Prime and she can have free shipping, plus music and video streaming.
As a busy mom myself, I don’t have as much time to read as I would like. Audiobooks are great because I can listen to them while driving or doing boring chores. Give a busy mom the gift of an Audible subscription!
Other Fun Ideas
Give her the gift of a bottle of wine (or a case) or a gift card to select her own.
A fun, cute wallet to keep her purse organized.
46. Lunch bag
Get her a cute lunch bag to keep her lunch for work or for picnics with the kids.
47. Subscription Box
Subscription Boxes are so fun! There are subscription boxes for all kinds of things that might interest a busy mom!
Try one of these:
- Wickbox – Luxury candles
- Babebox – Makeup subscription box
- Faithbox – Christian subscription boxes
- Night In Box – Date Night boxes
Choose one of these practical gift ideas for busy moms and surprise her today! What other gifts ideas would you add to this list?