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Top Gift Ideas for Busy Moms

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Top Gift Ideas for Busy Moms 2020

Happy December! Today, I am sharing some gift ideas for busy moms. I’ll admit that moms can be tough to shop for as we often say we don’t need or want anything. (Or we’d rather shop for ourselves…when we have time!).

I have every single of these items in this post, so I can guarantee there is something here that is sure to be a hit with your favorite busy mom. Moms do most of the holiday gift buying, so when it comes to shopping for a mom, her family struggles with ideas. A lot of times moms say that don’t want or need anything. So, I’ve got some gift ideas for your mom or maybe you are on a mom who needs some ideas to give to your family.

Time Saving Gifts for Moms

One thing moms need? More time:) If you have a busy mom in your life who wants to stay more organized and efficient, consider one of these ideas.


I asked for one of these key chain rings for my birthday last year and I love it. No more digging around in your purse for your keys. It is so easy to find this large ring in your bag.


It also doubles as a bracelet. So when, I am running a quick errand, I just keep the ring on my wrist. There are so many fun patterns and colors to choose from. These key rings are so durable and will last forever.


If you really want to wow your mom, get her an Apple Watch. I LOVE my watch. My favorite feature is answering the phone or reading texts directly from the watch. I have the data plan for the watch (an extra monthly fee), so I am able to travel without my phone and still answer calls.

Also, you can track your steps, activity levels and workouts on the watch. There are a lot of fun features with the watch and I probably don’t even use half of them yet.

For an extra treat, get this cute leopard print watch band or one of the many other patterns.


For the mom who still likes to stay organized with paper and pen (that’s me!), pick out a pretty planner and some planner stickers! This gorgeous Spaces Planner would be a dream for a busy mom!

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As a little extra gift, consider getting some planner stickers. You can really make the planner personalized ( and pretty!) with stickers.

Gifts for Health and Relaxation

Everyone mom could use a little time to recharge and relax! Here are some gift ideas for busy moms who could use a little rest and relaxation!


If you have a mom who is always cold, this heated blanket would be a great gift! My kids are always stealing my blanket, so you may need a couple of them!


It is not uncommon for busy moms to end up with a cold cup of coffee by the end of their mornings! This mug warmer would solve the cold coffee situation.

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My daughter has one of these warmers and I steal it from her all of the time. It is on my wish list this holiday!

Top Gifts for Moms 2020

This warmer can also heat candles. It is nice to be able to warm candles (and not have to light them). Your candles last FOREVER with this warmer.


For the mom who likes to read, a Kindle is a great option. Moms can throw their Kindle in their purse and read whenever they can steal a few minutes (car pool line and kids’ sports practices!).

This Kindle is waterproof, so moms can even read when they steal away for a moment of peace in the bath!


For busy moms who like to read hard cover book (instead of online books), consider a Book of the Month Subscription. There are different commitment options including 6 and 12 month subscriptions.

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Each month, the recipient will receive an e-mail to make a book selection out of a list of curated book titles.

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These books cover all different genres, so there is sure to be book options a mom would love! This gift idea is a great option for busy moms who want to read but do not have time to get to the store or library to get books!

Practical Gifts for Moms

Do you have a busy mom who prefers practical and very useful gifts?


The Dyson Stick Vacuum is one vacuum all moms can use! I got one earlier this year and it is still a favorite cleaning tool. The best part is that it is so easy and lightweight that all of my kids are able to use it. Win-win!

There are several different models out there, but at the time I ordered mine, this version had the best ratings. Fortunately, it is not the most expensive option!


Your busy mom might appreciate one of the two hottest kitchen gadgets trending this year.  The Instant Pot allows moms to prep dinner in no time. The Instant Pot is the opposite of a Crock-Pot:) It’s 4:30 in the afternoon and you don’t know what’s for dinner. Throw some frozen chicken breasts or salmon fillets in the Instant Pot and you have dinner in 20 minutes.

Most Instant Pots have multiple features, so you can even saute, slow cook and steam food all in the Pot.

Another option for mom, is an Air Fryer. This kitchen appliance is also very popular and for good reason. It allows you to cook up some of your favorite foods in a healthier way. You can make perfect french fries, crispy bacon and chicken nuggets.

You can check out this review on Air Fryer versus Instant Pot to see which one might be a better option!


Does your mom love coffee? Help her bring the coffee shop experience to home with an inexpensive Milk Frother. 

She can turn her basic coffee drink into a latte or cappacchino!


Stylish Gifts for Moms

Moms who love fashion and style deserve a clothing subscription box! These subscription boxes are perfect for busy moms because they don’t have to leave their homes to shop. The box of clothing arrives straight to her door:)

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Two of the best women’s clothing subscription boxes are Stitch Fix and Trendsend!

Sign up for Stitch Fix and get $25 off your first order (affiliate link)

Get 20% off your first order at Trendsend (affiliate link)


Are you looking for a meaningful gift for the busy mom? Iviana & Co has beautiful handmade leather and beaded jewelry.

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For every 3 earrings you purchase on the site, you will get a surprise 4th pair of earrings for free!

Use code: Jaclyn10 for a 10% discount!


This is the perfect gift idea if you are looking for something special and very pretty!

What to Get Moms for Christmas

The best Christmas gift ideas for busy moms are the ones that come with love and thought! Moms, what is on your Christmas gift this year? Share in the comments below!

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  1. Brittany Boyce on November 11, 2020 at 8:23 am

    These are all great ideas, Jaclyn! I️ have most of these too, and the ones I️ don’t have are on my list this year! 🙂

  2. Tiffany on November 11, 2020 at 6:20 pm

    These are so great, Jaclyn! I personally need the mug warmer for my coffee that gets cold every single day. The planner stickers are super fun too!

  3. Keri Snyder on November 11, 2020 at 10:22 pm

    I love these ideas! I love the idea of a milk frother.

  4. Holly Breton @ Pink Lady on November 12, 2020 at 6:42 am

    Love love love these ideas! Going to leave them laying around for my husband to “accidentally” see 😉

  5. Noah on December 3, 2020 at 1:21 am

    Amazing gift ideas. Thank you so much for sharing. I was looking for a perfect gift for my mom, and I think a mug warmer will be a great gift for her as she needs 2-3 cups of coffee every day. Hope she loves it.

    • Jaclyn on December 3, 2020 at 11:11 am

      Yes–this is the perfect gift for busy moms!! I have one on my list too.

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