Introducing the best Christmas gifts for mom in 2021 that are both thoughtful and practical. From smart kitchen gadgets to fashion staples, there's certainly a present that'll catch her eye on this list.
Christmas allows us to thank one of the most important people in our lives: our moms. But, finding the perfect Christmas gifts for her isn't always easy—especially if they declare “you don’t have to get me anything” year after year.
Cue our guide on the best Christmas for moms (or Christmas gifts for your mother-in-law), a hub of ideas to spark inspiration. Here, we present gifts for all tastes, budgets, and interests—no matter how niche they are.
Best Christmas gifts for mom 2021
Discover our favorite Christmas gifts for every type of mom below. Be sure to check our woman&home vouchers site before you shop for the latest offers and discounts from your favorite brands—think, Robert Dyas, Next, Marks & Spencer, Boots, Hobbs, and more. Perfect if you're present hunting for your mom, sister, for Christmas gifts for your wife, and more.
Marks & Spencer Pure Cashmere Knitted Scarf
RRP: £69 | Delivery: 3-5 day shipping | Refundable?: 35-day return policy | Region: UK
The ultimate cozy hero buy is cashmere. The soft fabric is ideal against the elements when it’s all about wrapping up warm. And since it comes in a variety of colors and prints, this scarf will instantly transform any of your mom's best winter coats. Now all she needs is one of the best cashmere sweaters.
Toast Fair Wool Cotton Aran Cardigan
RRP: $290/£185 | Delivery: 2-5 day shipping | Refundable?: 28-day return policy | Region: US and UK
Who doesn’t love a plush cardigan? Available in two classic colors, this garment is made from second-skin lambswool and cotton, with compact cable stitching throughout. It's the perfect addition to her capsule wardrobe. Available in sizes S-L.
Bombas Tri-Block Marl Ankle Sock 6-Pack
RRP: $71.25/£51.49 | Delivery: 2-5 day shipping | Refundable?: Limitless return policy | Region: US
Keep her toes toasty with this luxe cotton sock bundle by Bombas. This set is teeming with six pairs of socks, each made of soft and sweat-wicking cotton. She'll enjoy a cushioned footbed and the brand's unique Honeycomb Support System, designed to cradle the arch of the foot. Available in two colorways and sizes S-L.
Wool & The Gang Blanket Knitting Kit
RRP: From $80/£58| Delivery: 5-7 day shipping | Refundable?: 21-day return policy | Region: US and UK
No longer just Christmas gift ideas for grandparents, knitting kits have soared in popularity over the course of the pandemic. This kit will help beginners jumpstart their foray into blanket knitting. Together with the "easy-peasy" garter stitch, the bold colors will create the rainbow blanket and, in turn, will brighten up any space. E
nclosed in the pack is "Shiny Happy Cotton" made from hand-picked Pima cotton from Peru—apparently this one will take 20 hours to make.
Vivienne Westwood Seymour Stainless Steel and Leather Quartz Watch
RRP: $260/£215 | Delivery: Depends on your region | Refundable? 28-day return policy | Region: US and UK
Decorated in rose gold-tone stainless steel, this Westwood watch integrates authentic leather and quartz for a luxury feel. Notable features include a durable round case, engraved dial and bezel, signature branding on the dial, and an adjustable strap. It's also waterproof.
Kate Spade Croc-Embossed Leather Wallet
RRP: $118/£105 | Delivery: 5-8 day shipping | Refundable?: 30-day return policy | Region: US and UK
This croc-embossed leather wallet is equally chic and functional, brimming with enough space to secure her cards, cash, and more. It features a bifold design with snap closure, along with six card slots, two slip pockets, and a handy zip coin pocket. Pair it with one of the best designer bags from her closet as it's available in three colors.
Tory Burch T Monogram Jacquard Travel Pouch
RRP: $298/£100 | Delivery: 3-7 day shipping | Refundable?: 30-day return policy | Region: US and UK
For those who favor practicality with a dash of style, this Jacquard Travel Pouch is an elevated carry-on with front and back compartments. Crafted in woven jacquard, this case draws inspiration from traditional Pennsylvania Dutch quilting, topped off with the classic TB logo. It's also trimmed in fine leather and lined in velvety microsuede for quality assurance.
Missoma Engravable Round Necklace
RRP: $136/£69 | Delivery: 2-8 day shipping | Refundable?: 60-day return policy | Region: US and UK
Delight her with Missoma's Personalized Round Necklace, one of the most timeless minimalist wardrobe essentials. Available in gold vermeil and sterling silver iterations, this pendant-style jewel can be engraved free of charge. Plus, it comes with a generous 2-year warranty.
We love this as a sentimental Christmas gift idea for friends, too.
Coach Willow Shoulder Bag In Colorblock
RRP: $350/£252.94 | Delivery: 7-15 day shipping | Refundable?: 30-day return policy | Region: US
The do-it-all bag for mom's on the go. The Willow is presented in three eye-catching colorways, from coral and brass, to muted taupe and crisp white. Polished in pebble leather, this bag brims with plenty of compartments, complemented by a turn-lock closure, and a detachable handle and strap.
Marks & Spencer Flexifit™ Underwired Full-Cup T-Shirt Bra
RRP: $22.14/£16 | Delivery: 3-5 day shipping | Refundable?: 35-day return policy | Region: UK
One of the best bras on the market in terms of practicality and comfort, this staple is made of soft, smoothing, and lightweight fabric. Albeit underwired, it's anything but restrictive—like the best leggings, this brassiere moves with you.
The T-Shirt bra spawns from the shop's all-new "Anything But Ordinary" collection, a hub of bespoke and unique styles. Available in eight colors and sizes 30-42 and A-E.
Emma Bridgewater Russell Hobbs Toast & Marmalade Kettle
RRP: $110.55/£79.95| Delivery: 3-5 day shipping | Refundable? 30-day return policy | Region: UK
Revamp her arsenal of kitchen essentials with the Toast & Marmalade Kettle, made in collaboration with leading manufacturer of household appliances, Russell Hobbs.
With convenience in mind, it automatically powers down when the kettle is empty and includes a removable (and washable!) limescale filter.
COSORI Air Fryer Max
RRP: $129.99/£119.99 | Delivery: 2-5 day shipping | Refundable?: 30-day return policy | Region: US and UK
Help mom prep delicious and healthy meals with this electric fryer. A bestseller by Cosori, this sleek appliance can air fry, roast, boil, grill, bake and reheat food with the touch of a button. It also features a touchscreen menu, where you can easily set a time and temperature in seconds. Intuitive and smart, exactly how we like our kitchen gadgets.
Neom Wellbeing Pod Essential Oil Diffuser
RRP: $100/£95 | Delivery: 5-8 day shipping | Refundable?: 90-day return policy | Region: US and UK
Allow mom to unwind and relax with this luxury diffuser and humidifier. Through pod inserts, this hybrid device emanates heavenly scents of essential oil blends. Masterminds behind one of the best candle advent calendars this year too, Neom's products will help you sleep better, de-stress and relax.
Diptyque Build Your Own Candle Gift Set
RRP: From $136/£98 | Delivery: 2-5 day shipping | Refundable?: 28-day return policy | Region: US and UK
Home of the best scented candles, Diptyque invites shoppers to curate their very own candle gift sets, available in 2-pack, 3-pack and 6-pack bundles. Choose from 49 legendary jars, like Baies, Roses and other classics.
Owlet Monitor Duo Smart Sock + Cam
RRP: $339/£279 | Delivery: 2-5 day shipping | Refundable?: 30-day return policy | Region: US and UK
New moms will appreciate the Owlet Monitor Duo Smart Sock + Cam, an award-winning baby monitor. Powered by pulse-oximetry technology, the Smart Sock is designed to track the baby's heart rate, oxygen levels, and overall health during bedtime. What's better, when it comes to Christmas gifts for parents of a newborn, than peace of mind?
Download the Owlet phone app for real-time notifications and updates.
Urban Stems The Verona
RRP: $68/£100 | Delivery: 1-5 day shipping | Refundable?: No (unless the product arrives damaged) | Region: US
Roses are red, violets are blue, you can't go wrong with flowers—why not present her with a bouquet or two? The Verona displays lush and delicate roses surrounding bright hypericum berries. Part of the brand's Classic and Breast Cancer Awareness collections. Vase sold separately.
Le Creuset Round Dutch Oven
RRP: From $230/£170 | Delivery: 2-5 day shipping | Refundable?: 45-day return policy | Region: US and UK
Whether she's a pro or amateur cook, moms need Le Creuset's top-rated Dutch Oven for meal prep. Made of enameled cast iron, the oven retains heat and locks in moisture and flavor with every use. Above all, it's ergonomic down to the granular details—from the lightweight knobs and handles to its dishwasher-safe design.
Compatible with all cooktops and oven-safe up to 500°F. Available in 19 colors and eight sizes. Comes with a lifetime warranty.
Tile Mate 4-Pack Bundle
RRP: $69.68/£68.87| Delivery: 2-5 day shipping | Refundable?: 30-day return policy | Region: US and UK
The Tile Mate Bundle is any mom's greatest companion, especially those who constantly lose their belongings. She can attach this all-purpose tracker onto keys, backpacks, and other easy-to-lose items. When attached, she can regularly monitor her possessions through the free Tile app; and when they go missing, she can tap "Find" to see their location. One for the forgetful fathers out there too, if you need some practical Christmas gift ideas for dad as well.
Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug
RRP: $129.95/£99.99 | Delivery: 2-5 day shipping | Refundable?: 30-day return policy | Region: US and UK
Inspire her inner barista with the Ember Temperature Control Mug, a smart cup that keeps drinks toasty and delectable. When she connects the mug to the Ember app, she can then set the temperature between 120°F - 145°F. From there, mom can customize presets, receive notifications, and more.
It works for up to 1.5 hours on a single charge or all day with the brand's charging coaster. Not to mention, it includes auto-sleep and a dishwasher-safe design. Available in four colors.
Personalized Moms Print
RRP: From $20.29/£15.18 | Delivery: 14-21 day shipping | Refundable?: No | Region: US and UK
A sentimental keepsake for your favorite mom duo. Printed on fine art paper, this line design is handmade and arrives carefully wrapped at your doorstep. Available in two sizes and background colors.
The Honest Company Mama's Me Moment Gift Set
RRP: $74.99/£54.21 | Delivery: 2-5 day shipping | Refundable?: 90-day return policy | Region: US
Pamper her with this relaxing and antioxidant-rich bath set. Ideal for DIY spa days, this bundle houses five of the brand's bestsellers, including the Glow On Body Oil and Me Moment Soaking Salts. Post-bath, her body will be silky-smooth and delicately fragranced, too.
Gucci Flora Gorgeous Gardenia Eau de Parfum
RRP: From $65/£55 | Delivery: Depends on your region | Refundable? 28-day return policy | Region: US and UK
The Gorgeous Gardenia fragrance is the Garden of Eden in a bottle, renowned for being one of the best flower fragrances on the market. This fragrance diffuses sweet and floral notes of pear blossom, white gardenia, jasmine, and more.
Bloom & Blossom All Night Long Calming Sleep Spray
RRP: $27/£18 | Delivery: 2-5 day shipping | Refundable?: 30-day return policy | Region: US and UK
Give the gift of a great night’s sleep with this soothing blend of frankincense, rose flower water, and linden blossom designed to help relax the body and mind. A few spritzes before bed on her pillow will take your mom to a night of uninterrupted slumber in no time.
Charlotte Tilbury The Super Nudes Makeup Look
RRP: $136/£102 | Delivery: 3-5 day shipping | Refundable?: 30-day return policy | Region: US and UK
An all-new beauty kit she'll always treasure, your mom will have creative freedom at her fingertips with this set featuring a 6-shade nude eyeshadow palette, eyeliner duo, lipstick, and lip liner of her preference. Choose among sultry, bright, and muted shades for Christmas makeup looks that will suit her style.
Frida Mom Adjustable Nursing Pillow
RRP: $49.99/£55 | Delivery: 2-5 day shipping | Refundable?: 90-day return policy | Region: US and UK
Help her adjust to breastfeeding (literally) with the Frida Mom Nursing Pillow, designed with three interchangeable layers. These layers can be modified so she can find the right height. Mom can also alter the cushioning from firm to soft, so she can cradle her baby safely. Plus, it's C-section friendly, thanks to its wide opening that reduces incoming pressure.
Kiehl's Creme de Corps Body Lotion
RRP: From $14/£7.95 | Delivery: 2-5 day shipping | Refundable?: 30-day return policy | Region: US and UK
Revive her dry skin with this rich, non-greasy lotion, a perfect addition to her skincare routine. This nourishing medley of Cocoa Butter and Shea Butter will leave her skin feeling smooth and supple.
La Mer The Replenishing Moisture Collection
RRP: $420/£355 | Delivery: Depends on your region | Refundable? 28-day return policy | Region: US and UK
Known for creating the best moisturizers for dry skin, La Mer has graced us with a robust hydrating collection. Enclosed you'll find a tetrad of the brand's beloved skincare heroes: The Replenishing Oil Exfoliator, The Eye Concentrate, The New Concentrate, and Crème de la Mer.
Fitbit Inspire 2
RRP: $99.95/£89.99 | Delivery: 5-7 day shipping | Refundable?: 30-day return policy | Region: US and UK
As one of the best Fitbits, the sleek Fitbit Inspire 2 is a great present for a newbie to fitness trackers. This updated model allows users to track and evaluate their heart rate, calories burned, step count, and overall fitness goals. Includes free 1-year subscription to Fitbit premium, providing mom with a range of instructor-led activities. Available in three colors and one standard size.
Motherhood: A Novel by Sheila Heti
RRP: $26.73/£26 | Delivery: 2-5 day shipping | Refundable?: 30-day return policy | Region: US and UK
In Motherhood, author Sheila Heti challenges the reader to examine "what is gained and what is lost" when a woman becomes a parent. She offers a candid portrayal of womanhood at large, spearheading taboo conversations with humor. Your mom will be enthralled as she gleans across pages, be it a hardcover book or Amazon Kindle Paperwhite.
Airbnb Gift Card
RRP: $25/£25-$500/£500 | Delivery: Immediate | Refundable? No | Region: US and UK
Sometimes, mom needs a getaway from the family. Allow her to explore with the Airbnb gift card. Airbnb is an online marketplace for vacation rentals and tourism activities, with nearly 5.6 million places to stay and thousands of experiences. You Send this gift via text or email, and it'll never expire. Bon voyage!
How to choose great gifts for mom at Christmas
A gift that mom knows has been chosen with her very much in mind is especially precious. If she tells you she doesn't need anything, consider upgrading something she already owns and uses a lot.
Luxurious fabrics like cashmere and pure wool can elevate even the simplest gift, from scarves to gloves. If you know she has a favorite designer, check out their collections. A purse or bag in a familiar print combines style with utility.
Like to see your mom kick back and relax once in a while? Reading a book ticks all the boxes, so pick a great novel or autobiography that’ll capture her interest.
If she’s keen on keeping fit and healthy she’ll appreciate handy gadgets to boost her exercise regime.
And you’ll never go wrong with fabulous beauty gifts like a deliciously rich body cream, bath foam, or dreamy scented candles.
Dominique (Dom) is a very online shopping writer at Woman & Home, where she covers products, sales/deals, and market news across categories. Before joining the team, she penned stories as an editorial fellow at Insider Reviews, the affiliate commerce team at Insider Inc./Business Insider. The bespectacled NJ transplant specializes in commerce journalism, women’s lifestyle content, and hoarding makeup—much to her mother’s dismay.
Her foray into storytelling began in the early aughts, the era in which she developed a passion for fiction writing and an aversion to math. This passion, along with many failed math exams, led her to Marist College, where she studied public relations, creative advertising, and English.
Aside from writing, she doodles in notebooks, crafts memes, and sleuths for homes out of her tax bracket on Zillow. Follow her adventures via the web:
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