Best Christmas gifts for mom 2021: Great gift ideas for every mom

Discover the best Christmas gifts for mom this holiday season that'll show her your love and appreciation

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Meet the best Christmas gifts for mom, from practical kitchen gadgets to luxe fashion staples.

Now's the perfect time to pamper mom with presents galore as a giant thank-you. 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. 

Where to find the best Christmas gifts for mom in the U.S.

Our pick of the best gifts for Christmas gifts for mom in the U.S.

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 & SpencerBootsHobbs, and more. Perfect if you're present hunting for your mom, sister, for Christmas gifts for your wife, and more.

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1. Apple Watch Series 7:  View at Apple

RRP: From $399 | Delivery: 5-8 day delivery | Refundable? 30-day return policy

The Apple Watch Series 7 is where ingenuity meets simplicity. Encased in lightweight aluminum, this gadget features a large retina display screen and can track your daily activity, sleep patterns, heart rhythm, blood oxygen levels, and more. You can also check your text and send text messages, unlike the Fitbit.

Plus, it comes in a variety of colors and prints for versatile styling.


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2. Kate Spade Croc-Embossed Leather Wallet: View at Kate Spade

RRP: $118 | Delivery: 5-8 day shipping | Refundable?: 30-day return policy

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.


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3. Missoma Engravable Round Necklace: View at Missoma

RRP: $136 | Delivery: 2-8 day shipping | Refundable?: 60-day return policy

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. 


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4. COSORI Air Fryer Max:  View at Amazon

RRP: $129.99 | Delivery: 2-5 day shipping | Refundable?: 30-day return policy

Help mom prep delicious and healthy meals with this electric fryer, which can air fry, roast, broil, 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.


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5. Neom Wellbeing Pod Essential Oil Diffuser: View at Selfridges

RRP: $112 | Delivery: 5-8 day shipping | Refundable?: 90-day return policy

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 creates products that'll help you sleep better, de-stress, and relax. 


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6. Diptyque Build Your Own Candle Gift Set:  View at Diptyque Paris 

RRP: From $136 | Delivery: 2-5 day shipping | Refundable?: 28-day return policy

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. 


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7. Owlet Monitor Duo Smart Sock + Cam: View at Amazon 

RRP: $299 | Delivery: 2-5 day shipping | Refundable?: 30-day return policy

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?


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8. Tile Mate 4-Pack Bundle:  View at Amazon

RRP: $70 | Delivery: 2-5 day shipping | Refundable?: 30-day return policy

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. 


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9. The Honest Company Mama's Me Moment Gift Set: View at The Honest Company

RRP: $75 | Delivery: 2-5 day shipping | Refundable?: 90-day return policy

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. 


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10. Frida Mom Adjustable Nursing Pillow: View at Target

RRP: $50 | Delivery: 2-5 day shipping | Refundable?: 90-day return policy

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. 


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11. Kiehl's Creme de Corps Body Lotion:  View at Kiehl's

RRP: From $14 | Delivery: 2-5 day shipping | Refundable?: 30-day return policy

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.


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12. Temple Spa Drift Away Aromatherapy Bath & Body Massage Oil: View at Temple Spa

RRP: $40 | Delivery: 3-7 day shipping | Refundable? 30-day return policy

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Crafted by Temple Spa, Drift Away will transform her abode into a full-grade spa, powered by a soothing blend of Mediterranean essential oils. Its secret sauce also includes Vitamin E, a hero ingredient known to replenish and strengthen skin barrier function.


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13. Instax Link Smartphone Printer: View at Apple

RRP: $99.95 | Delivery: 3-8 day shipping | Refundable: 30-day return policy

If she loves to display her favorite moments and memories, look no further—the Instax Mini Link will have her covered. With one click of a button, this gadget prints photos directly from your camera roll, connecting up to five devices via a mobile app. From there, users can create collages, bordered frames, and more.


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14. Comfier Hand Massager:  View at Amazon

RRP: $69.79 | Delivery: 2-5 day shipping | Refundable: 30-day return policy

The Comfier Hand Massager soothes knots, effectively relieves carpal tunnel, and eases finger stress. Backed by heat compression, this gadget offers three pressure modes and levels of intensity, delivering pressure from the wrist to the palms and fingers. Plus, it's portable and wireless.


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15. Aleena Soft Zippered Tote:  View at Leatherology

RRP: $195 | Delivery: 5-8 day shipping | Refundable?: 30-day return policy 

For moms, owning a Mary Poppins-sized is a rite of passage. Present her one that won't erode with continued use, like the best-selling Aleena Soft Zippered Tote. Made of full-grain leather, this bag is spacious for small and large items, with ample pockets. Plus, it can be monogrammed, handpainted, or quilted.


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16. iRobot Roomba I7: View at Best Buy

RRP: $800 | Delivery: 5-8 day shipping | Refundable?: 30-day return policy

The Roomba i7 adapts and learns the layout of your home. It tracks where and when you normally clean; and uses that information to suggest personalized schedules.

Additionally, this device traps dander allergens, without becoming trapped in pet hair, courtesy of dual multi-surface rubber brushes.


Where to find the best Christmas gifts for mom in the UK

Our pick of the best gifts for Christmas gifts for mom in the UK

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1. Marks & Spencer Pure Cashmere Scarf: View at Marks & Spencer

RRP: £69 | Delivery: 3-5 day shipping | Refundable?: 35-day return policy

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.


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2. Toast Fair Wool Cotton Aran Cardigan: View at Toast UK

RRP: £185 | Delivery: 2-5 day shipping | Refundable?: 28-day return policy

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.


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3. Wool & The Gang Blanket Knitting Kit: View at Wool & The Gang UK

RRP: From £58| Delivery: 5-7 day shipping | Refundable?: 21-day return policy

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. Enclosed in the pack is "Shiny Happy Cotton" made from hand-picked Pima cotton from Peru—apparently, this one will take 20 hours to make. 


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4. Apple Watch Series 7:  View at Apple UK

RRP: From £369 | Delivery: 5-8 day delivery | Refundable? 30-day return policy

Made of lightweight aluminum, this gadget features a large retina display screen and can track your daily activity, sleep patterns, heart rhythm, blood oxygen levels, and more.


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5. Missoma Engravable Round Necklace: View at Missoma UK

RRP: $136 | Delivery: 2-8 day shipping | Refundable?: 60-day return policy

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. 


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6. Marks & Spencer Flexifit™ Underwired Full-Cup T-Shirt Bra: View at Marks & Spencer

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RRP: £16 | Delivery: 3-5 day shipping | Refundable?: 35-day return policy

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.


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7. COSORI Air Fryer Max: View at Amazon UK

RRP: £119.99 | Delivery: 2-5 day shipping | Refundable?: 30-day return policy

The Cosori Max can air fry, roast, broil, 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. 


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8. Neom Wellbeing Pod Essential Oil Diffuser: View at Selfridges UK

RRP: £95 | Delivery: 5-8 day shipping | Refundable?: 90-day return policy

With pod inserts, this hybrid device imparts intoxicating scents of essential oil blends. And by design, it doubles as ultra-luxe vanity candy, too.


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9. Diptyque Build Your Own Candle Gift Set: View at Diptyque Paris UK 

RRP: From £87 | Delivery: 2-5 day shipping | Refundable?: 28-day return policy

Make your very own candle gift set, available in 2-pack, 3-pack, and 6-pack bundles. Choose from 49 legendary jars, like Baies, Roses, and other classics. 


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10. Owlet Monitor Duo Smart Sock + Cam: View at Owlet Babycare UK

RRP: £389 | Delivery: 2-5 day shipping | Refundable?: 30-day return policy

Powered by pulse-oximetry technology, the Smart Sock tracks your baby's heart rate, oxygen levels, and overall health during bedtime.


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11. Tile Mate 4-Pack Bundle: View at Amazon UK

RRP: £92 | Delivery: 2-5 day shipping | Refundable?: 30-day return policy

The Tile Mate enables users to monitor their possessions via mobile app; and when those items go missing, they can tap "Find" to see their location. 


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12. Kiehl's Creme de Corps Body Lotion: View at Kiehl's UK

RRP: From £12.50  | Delivery: 2-5 day shipping | Refundable?: 30-day return policy

Enriched with Cocoa Butter and Shea Butter, this dense cream will leave her skin feeling smooth and supple.


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13. Temple Spa Drift Away Aromatherapy Bath & Body Massage Oil: View at Temple Spa UK

RRP: £26 | Delivery: 3-7 day shipping | Refundable? 30-day return policy

Sponsored

Crafted by Temple Spa, Drift Away will transform her abode into a full-grade spa, powered by a soothing blend of Mediterranean essential oils. Its secret sauce also includes Vitamin E, a hero ingredient known to replenish and strengthen skin barrier function.


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14. Instax Link Smartphone Printer: View at Currys UK

RRP: £109 | Delivery: 3-8 day shipping | Refundable: 30-day return policy

With one click of a button, this gadget prints photos directly from your camera roll, connecting up to five devices via a mobile app. From there, users can create collages, bordered frames, and more.


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15. Aleena Soft Zippered Tote: View at Leatherology UK

RRP: £195 | Delivery: 5-8 day shipping | Refundable?: 30-day return policy 

Made of full-grain leather, this bag is spacious for small and large items, with ample pockets. Plus, it can be monogrammed, handpainted, or quilted.


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16. iRobot Roomba I7: View iRobot Roomba I7 at Amazon UK

RRP: £800 | Delivery: 5-8 day shipping | Refundable?: 30-day return policy

The Roomba i7 adapts and learns the layout of your home. It tracks where and when you normally clean; and uses that information to suggest personalized schedules.


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 that 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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