Fun Stuff to Get This Christmas
Gift giving is great. But, deciding what to get everyone can be a challenge. I’m here to help with some ideas for the best gifts for busy moms.
Full disclosure, this list is not just for moms but it does have moms in mind. These gifts are designed to help mom at home, encourage family time and provide hostess gift ideas when you’re socializing.
Use it to inspire your gift giving this season or add it to your wish list. Who says you can’t shop for yourself at Christmas? Certainly not me! Definitely ask for what you want, but also don’t be afraid to get it for yourself.
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Gifts for Busy Moms
One of the greatest challenges of motherhood is that there’s so much to do and just not enough time. While I can’t give you any more time, I can help make the most of the time you have. Practical gifts may not be fancy or fun, but when they relieve your stress and give you more time, they’re worth it.
If you’re shopping for a busy mom in your life, what does she need? How can you help bring a smile to her face? Be giving of your time while giving her time back to her.
Moms really can do it all. How does she do it? That’s a trade secret. But I will say that moms are smart enough to use tools like the momAgenda Planners to keep things under control. The planners are simple to follow and will help keep you and your tribe organized. Get one for yourself and gift one to another mom in your life. Check Out Our Holiday Gift Guide for Savings of Up to 20% Off!
Every parent can use a time saver in the kitchen! Getting healthy meals on the table is easier when you have the right tools at your disposal. Make quick work of your prep work and dinner will come together in no time! If you’re like me and chopping veggies just isn’t your thing, the Meuller Multi-Chopper & Slicer is the gadget for you.
Sure, they may once have been considered old school, but modern day parents appreciate the ease and convenience of a slow cooker, like this 7-Quart Programmable one from Hamilton Beach. Crock pot meals require little preparation in advance before starting. By the time you get back from a busy day of work, errands or fun, you are greeted with a hot meal ready for you to tuck in. Also a great tool to use for any of the holiday potlucks you’re attending.
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The holidays put a spotlight on family. People travel to visit and spend time with loved ones, often for extended periods of time.
The cooler weather brings you indoors, creating the perfect opportunity for family time.
Game night is a great ice breaker and offers the perfect chance to earn bragging rights that will last until the next holiday. Or, just catch up around the table over some delicious fondue. These memories are sure to last for many holidays to come.
If your family is like mine, game night is time for battle! What better ice breaker for awkward family gatherings than a rousing competition. The great thing about Beat That! is that it’s great for family members ages 8+. If you’re looking for a fun way to pass the time, make lasting memories and bragging rights, this is the game for you! 160 challenges and everything you need in the box.
The team at Cratejoy call the "Kids Night In" subscription boxes, Play with a Purpose. There are themes like "Sportsmanship" and "Growth Mindset" as well as the "Unicorn Kit" and "Shark" sensory boxes. With monthly, 3, 6 and 12 month delivery options, these kits will provide your kids with free and structured play time that seamlessly marries education and imagination. They also have date night options for you!
Will fondue ever go out of style? I guess the depends on how you feel about melted cheese or melted chocolate. For me, they're always in season. As the weather gets colder, spend some time around the table with some melty goodness to keep you warm. It's nonstick and dishwasher safe for easy cleanup. Sweet or savory, this Cuisinart 3-Quart Electric Fondue Pot will be the centerpiece of a great time! (Limited 3-year warranty)
Who hasn't heard about the Nintendo Switch. It's definitely not new this holiday season, but it's still just as popular. You can play at home or on the go, one your own or with friends in family. This gaming system meets your needs while giving you hours of fun. If you want to stay relevant in your kids' eyes, add this to your family game night this year.
As you are being welcomed into people's homes this year, think of a nice way to say thanks.
Does, "don't go to someone's house empty handed" sound familiar? If not, it means that bringing a gift (wine, flowers, candy, candle) to thank your host/ hostess for inviting you into their home.
Ideally, it's nice to gift something that can be used for entertaining. Gifts cover a wide range of prices, but should thoughtfully keep the recipient in mind.
Alternatively, hostesses may give gifts (goody bags) to their guests as well. But the gifts below are intended to be given to the person inviting you into their home.
Don't you just love a charcuterie board? Not only is it delicious, it's also visually appealing. You can feel good giving this Smirly Bamboo Cheese Board and Knife Set. The bamboo trays are environmentally sound, sustainable and renewable. It's perfect for anyone who enjoys entertaining and putting on a show in the most simple, yet classy way.
These cute, decorative bowls are handcrafted and the perfect pairing for the charcuterie board. They are perfect for prepping ingredients for cooking, dipping sauces and even for holding jewelry and change. With the addition of a votive candle, they can also bring some ambiance to your evening. You have a choice of colors and styles to find just what you're looking for.
Looking for something special to gift someone in your life? These Moscow Mule Copper Mugs are pure copper. Not only are they beautiful, they will keep your drinks icy, cold and refreshing. This gift set comes complete with 4 copper mugs, 4 copper straws and a jigger and a 12-month money back guarantee! Gift them or keep them for your home bar. Either way, you can't go wrong with these mugs.
A nice bottle of wine is the perfect choice to enjoy over dinner or sip by the fire this holiday season. A case is a good choice whether you're entertaining at home or giving wine as a gift. Let the wine and the conversation warm you from the inside out with a selection from the California Wine Club. Buy a bottle for yourself and gift one to a friend as a hostess gift. They will appreciate the Buy now and save 10% on Wine Club Gifts and Gift Sets using the code WOW.
Poo-Pourri isn't new, but sure is a life saver for a pleasant, shared bathroom experience. All it takes is a couple of sprays before you go to absorb the odors. Maybe gifting this is not in the best taste, so consider reserving it for your bestie/ family rather than the head of the PTA.
Pro tip: spray some into the toilet before your guests arrive to, set the stage, if you will, for unexpected deposits. And, consider placing it in your guest bathroom for overnight visitors to put everyone at ease.
There are a variety of sizes and scents to choose from, including a travel size for when you're on the go. This limited edition bottle is wrapped in seeded wildflower paper that can be planted in your garden.
Concluding Gifts for Busy Moms
As the holidays approach, a little advanced planning can help keep the stress levels down. If you're a busy mom or just shopping for one, think about what will make their life easier or simply put a smile on their faces.
Moms like to know that their family and friends are well-cared for. When choosing gifts for busy moms in your life, consider what will make life easier, bring family together and make her feel happy. Helping her cross some of her responsibilities off her to-do list is a great place to start!
Gift her something to make things easier in the kitchen or to organize her day. Fun family activities to build warm memories are always welcomed. And, helping her with some of the gift buying for her friends takes some of the pressure on holiday planning for her. Whatever you choose, keep her in mind and you'll make the right choice.