My Favorite Gifts for The Modern Mom
During the hustle and bustle of gifting during holidays, it’s easy to forget about yourself, momma. From fashion to fitness, this year’s gift guide for the modern mom is all about taking care of YOU. Sure, you might be running kids to and from daycare and be on day three of unwashed hair, but you’ll look good doing it in a faux fur scarf! I have several of these items on my Christmas list, too, and I think you’re going to love them!
2018 Holiday Guides
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One | Decorative Basket | Target | I love a good woven basket - they're perfect for storage and look cuter than a plastic bin. This one is great for storing blankets or even hiding toys!
Two | 2 in 1 Body Lotion Candle | UncommonGoods | I tried this candle + lotion combo at a shop in Asheville and it was so cool! The lotion goes on warm (perfect for those cooler months) and it had the best scent! This is also a great gift for a hostess or girlfriend gift exchange!
Three | Topshop Naomi Faux Fur Collar Coat | Nordstrom | I ordered this coat a couple of weeks ago and I have been wearing it non-stop. I love the feminine details + that the faux fur collar is removable. It's also on MAJOR sale right now, so don't sleep on this one!
Four | Juiliana Mule | Nordstrom | This collab from Halogen x Atlantic-Pacific is so gorgeous and I have several of their pieces on my list! I love the pearl detail on this mule and the mary-jane strap adds a sophisticated take on this classic shoe. Perfect for date nights, a girls weekend, or just dressing up your day!
Five | Sunny Health and Fitness Elliptical Trainer | Amazon | With two kids, it can be difficult (read - impossibe) to get a workout in. This elliptical is compact and can go anywhere in your home, so it totally brings the gym to you. I'm thinking about using this in the bathroom while Brody + Isla take their bath!
Six | Jumbo Porcelain Mug | Target | "Messy Bun + Getting Stuff Done" might be the best momma-mantra I've ever read. This mug would make a great "Secret Santa" gift for a momma in the office or a perfect stocking stuffer for a sweet mom friend.
Seven | Cashmere Lined Leather Gloves | Nordstrom | Another item from the Halogen x Atlantic-Pacific collab and these are to die for! I love the lavender color and the cashmere lining is super soft. These will definitely bring a little glam to your hands all winter long!
Eight | Sensationail Gel Polish Starter Kit | Amazon | My friend posted about her nail kit on Instagram Stories the other day and it made me totally want to try it! This nail kit comes with a gel polish and nail light and can give you an in-home gel manicure in under five minutes.
Nine | Skin Renewing Face Masks | UncommonGoods | Skin care doesn't have to be drab, and it definitely isn't with this mask set! You can choose between the "charcole detox" or "glow" set and then mix your own masks using the organic incredients provided.
Ten | Pajama Shirt and Shirts | H&M | Cute pj sets aren't just for your little one! This precious top + short set from H&M is 100% cotton and will keep you cool all year 'round. It comes in pink and blue - love!
Eleven | Faux Fur Stole | Nordstrom | My final wish-list item from the Halogen x Atlantic-Pacific collab and it is so luxurious. In addition to the pink, it comes in a green combo and a lavendar combo as well - honestly I'm trying to justify the need for all three of them!
Twelve | Just Living the Dream Tee | Amazon | This sweet graphic tee comes in four color options and I love the script font! You can order in women's sizing or men's/unisex for a baggier fit.
Thirteen | Lactation Tea | Mrs/ Patel's | Mrs. Patel's Lactation Teas are a favorite in the Momma Society Facebook Group! They taste great and are an easy way to help sustain or increase your milk supply without having to eat supplements. The tea is caffine and fenugreek free and you can purchase it in pre-made bags or in loose team form to use with a strainer. My favorite gift to give a new momma!
Need more ideas? Check out the items from my 2017 Favorite Gifts for the Modern Mom below!
I have to preface this post by saying it may or may not look exactly like my Christmas list this year. The only thing missing is a full night of sleep, a maid, and something to take care of these massive under the eye bags #sleepdeprivation. Since those 3 seem to be out of the running for this year, I'm rounding up the rest of my favorites gift ideas for the modern mom below.
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One: Jet Lagged Travel Pillow A vacation is on my mind! Every time we travel I wish for a travel pillow. I love that this one says jet lagged because that is the reality of most of our trips these days.
Two: Fleece Lined Socks A great gift for those chilly mornings. These socks are lined in fleece to keep you extra warm.
Three: Cafe Bowls Stylish table ware makes doing the dishes a little more fun. I love this ombre set--perfect if you have open shelving in your kitchen!
Four: Luggage I recently realized that we have been using the same suitcase for almost 10 years. With four of us now, we are long overdue for a larger suitcase. I love the vintage feel of this one.
Five: Running Shoes Chasing a toddler often requires full on sprinting. I love that this pair is chic, comfortable and practical.
Six: Pizza Stone A cute pizza stone will make me feel better about all of those nights when frozen pizza is for dinner, right?
Seven: Pom Pom Blanket In a world full of swaddle blankets, having a special one reserved just for mom feels like a luxury--especially when you're unwinding after a long day with a glass of wine.
Eight: Marble Cutting Boards I feel like I am always chopping up food into bite-sized pieces for my toddler. These miniature cutting boards are the perfect size and stylish to keep on display.
Nine: Initial Necklaces I love jewelry that reminds me of the ones I love most. These subtle initial necklaces are classic and can be worn everyday for years to come.
Ten: Only Love Today If you're a mom, you need this book. I bought it on a whim last Summer and it has been my favorite read. It reads lost like a devotional. You can open it to nearly any page when you are feeling overwhelmed with motherhood and it is an instant mood lifter.
Eleven: Gray Malin's Escape Coffee Table Book This beautiful coffee table book takes you to exotic places and relaxing spaces. I am a big fan of Gray Malin's photography and love the concept of this book.
Twelve: Blush Faux Fur Coat I am still on a serious blush kick. I love the color and shape of this jacket. It is the perfect way to spice ups casual outfit.
Thirteen: Brass Mixing Bowls These are high on my wish list! These are great for baking or to use as popcorn bowls.
Fourteen: Packing Cubes Packing cubes are one of the greatest inventions for an organizational freak like myself. This set is perfect when you are packing for multiple people in one suitcase. You'll use them for years to come. These would also be great for packing a diaper bag or hospital bag.
Fifteen: Jersey Pajama Set More often than not. I am in my pajamas until early afternoon. Cute loungeware makes me feel slightly more put together. I love the look of this set.
Sixteen:Leather Handle Market Backpack For those days when you are tired of carrying around a diaper bag, this market bag can take its place. It still has plenty of room for diapers and all of the necessities.
Seventeen: Coffee Is Magic Stoneware Mug These stoneware mugs make a great gift for your girlfriends. Coffee truly is magical when you're a mom.
Eighteen: Writing Desk I dream of the day where I will be able to sit at a beautiful desk and write. This desk is everything I would want in a desk (and it is a great price!) Gold hardware, storage drawers, white exterior--oh la la!
Nineteen: Pot Holders These make a great stocking stuffer. I love the leather detailing. Since they're from Joanna Gaines collection, that kind of makes me and her BFF's, right!?
What's on your wish list this year?