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Surprise! Gifts for your mom this Christmas

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Moms do so much for us all through the year, so it’s only fair we go all out at Christmas with the perfect present.

Read on to find eight inspiring and affordable gifts for mom this Christmas.

1. Birthstone necklace

Where to get it: Macy’s, JCPenney
Price range: $35-$250

Moms can never have too many nice jewelry items. A birthstone necklace adds a personalized touch to her collection. Attach each of yours and your sibling’s birthstones to a simple necklace she can proudly wear a token of her greatest achievement – you.

Most department stores will stock birthstone jewelry, such as Macy’s or JCPenney. There are plenty of styles to pick from, from Disney-inspired pendants to Zodiac signs and matching earring sets.

2. Personalized calendar

Where to get it: Shutterfly, Staples
Price range: $10-$40

The New Year is just around the corner, so give her a year’s worth of memories with a personalized calendar.

Add a photo of your family for every month, adding themed pictures for each big event. You could also get your siblings together for a themed photoshoot – try Halloween-inspired costumes for October and Santa hats for December.

Staples and Shutterfly give you the power to design your calendar, from the size and layout, to the images and themes. You can even mark each family member’s birthday – not that she would ever forget one.

3. Home candles

Where to get it: Yankee Candle, Bath & Body Works
Price range: $20-$30

Your mom works hard to keep her home tidy and looking good. A scented candle can be a great way to show your appreciation and help her home smell lovely.

Yankee Candles have every scent imaginable, including Clean Cotton for a fresh, cleansing mood and Lemon Lavender to help her relax on an evening. You can also order personalized jars with your chosen fragrance and photograph.

Bath & Body Works have gorgeous three-wick candles to match every room in the house, like baked goods scents for the kitchen and aromatherapy for the bathroom.

child hides christmas gift for mom behind their back

4. Exercise gear

Where to get it: Hibbett Sports, Athleta
Price range: $25-$100

Show your mom you’ve been paying attention with some sports gear tailored to her workout routine.

Whether she’s training for a marathon or practicing yoga in the living room, some high-quality exercise gear will help her pursue New Year’s goals.

Athleta specializes in women’s activewear, from yoga pants to waterproof jackets. Hibbett sells the complete look, from the sports cap down to the sneakers. With a gift card from Kroger, you won’t even need to guess her size or style.

5. Weekend away

Where to get it: Groupon,, Airbnb
Price range: $50+

Moms deserve a little TLC too. Treat her to a weekend away of her choosing. Whether that means a bonding moment with you, a girls’ weekend with her friends or something more romantic with her partner. and Airbnb both have great getaway packages, from spa hotels and five-star retreats to country cottages and city apartments. Or, let her choose her dream destination with a gift card from Groupon, with deals on events, accommodation and experiences across the country.

son gives his elderly mom a present

6. Cooking recipes

Where to get it: Barnes & Noble, Home Chef
Price range: $5-$65

If your mom takes pride in her meals or can bake a masterpiece to rival Ace of Cakes, some new recipes for her to enjoy could be the perfect Christmas gift.

Barnes and Noble have countless cookbooks, so you’re sure to find something new she can try, from famous chefs to worldwide cuisine.

If she has enough cookbooks, think outside the box with a subscription to Home Chef. This meal-delivery service can be customized for your whole household’s dietary requirements and adventure levels. Each box comes with all the ingredients you’ll need, plus handy recipe cards.

7. PJ set

Where to get it: Bloomingdale’s, Gap, Nordstrom
Price range: $40 – $80

Christmas is the time for cozying up around the tree with a mug of hot cocoa. A new pajama set, or fluffy robe is the perfect addition.

Bloomingdale’s has a wide range of designer sleepwear, from Ralph Lauren sets to double-knit robes from UGG. Choose from a stylish range of loungewear with a gift card for GAP or Nordstrom, with printed tops, soft sweaters and relaxed joggers.

Don’t forget a pair of comfy slippers to match, too.

8. Bath caddy

Where to get it: Bed Bath & Beyond, Wayfair
Price range: $20-$60

Give your mom some well deserves ‘me time’ with a bath caddy. These trays fit seamlessly over the bathtub, so your mom can read her book or watch her show in peace while she relaxes in the bath.

Both Wayfair and Bed Bath & Beyond have a great selection of bath caddies in wood, metal or bamboo. Many even include slots for a wine glass, candle and beauty products, for total relaxation.


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