2016 Holiday Gift Guide For Moms Theresa November 13, 2016 Gift Guides 83 Comments Mothers feel resourceful when they get items they need, but it’s also nice to surprise them with something special that makes them feel pampered as a woman. One shopping tip is to get one of each (a luxury item and a practical item) or possibly get items that can combine utility with indulgence. Gifts Moms Would Love When you shop for mom this holiday season, there’s always the hard decision of finding something unique that mom wants and that she’ll actually use. To help you out this year, check out these top gift ideas from Theresa’s Reviews. Jewelry For The Stylish Mom First, if you’re shopping for a sophisticated mom who loves items that look worldly, check out the Byzantine-Russian Filigree Earring Set in silver from Gallery Byzantium. These solid sterling silver earrings are gorgeous for a night out, while they would also look nice in the workplace. Gallery Byzantium Byzantine-Russian filigree earring set (small silver), $65 Not only is this earring set beautiful, but it also comes with a meaningful message that makes it ideal for the sophisticate. Whether you are shopping for a history buff, someone religious, or someone appreciative of different cultures, the earrings have a special appeal because of their background. As you can see below in the note that comes with the earrings, the design is inspired by the Czar’s hand carved wooden chair in the church of St. Nicholas-Mokry at Jaroslav, from the 17th century. Gallery Byzantium Byzantine-Russian filigree earring set (small silver), $65 For a sparkly, festive idea, give the Sterling Silver Snowflake Mini Charm on a Sterling Silver 18″ Fine Chain from Helen Ficalora. This gift is ideal for women who truly love Christmas. With the snowflake charm, you give a reminder of special holiday memories you have shared. Remind her of your favorite winter moments together, or promise her more in the future, with this beautiful necklace. Helen Ficalora sterling silver snowflake mini charm, $65, on a sterling silver 18″ fine chain, $45 Jewelry is a luxurious gift that will show mom how incredible you think she is. Whether you are looking for a sophisticated piece or a bright token of the holidays, choose meaningful jewelry to make the most of your gift. Photo Gifts For The Sentimental Mom Next, for a unique gift idea that also serves a practical purpose, buy a photo gift that doubles as home decor. One original idea would be custom printed, organic cotton photo pillow cases with the feather pillow insert from Narrative Decor. You can create beautiful reminders of a favorite vacation with a scenic view printed on a pillow. I tried this out with a photo from my summer vacation to St. Augustine, Florida. The result was even more spectacular and exquisite than I could have imagined. Each detail from the photo printed beautifully. Narrative Decor custom square canvas pillow case with feather pillow insert, $88 Another impressive photo gift would be a large glass print (or a set of several) from Fracture. With the glass prints, you get a clean, classic look. Not having a frame makes the photos stand out more and brings attention to their colors. I own three large Fracture prints of my children at their first Disney World vacation. Since I was proud to take my children on their dream vacation, the photo prints were special to me. Fracture photo print in large, $85 When you buy a photo gift, not only is it a special way to remember a moment in time, but it also serves a practical purpose in your home. Organic Meals For The Foodie If you want a special treat for a mom who is a total foodie, check out the food delivery service from Sun Basket. In your order, you get organic, non-GMO ingredients that go with incredible recipes delivered right to your door. Each week, you can try out food from different countries and master a new culinary skill. To make the service convenient for all, there are paleo, gluten-free, and vegetarian options. Sun Basket Chef’s Choice plan of three meals for four people, $103 I tried out two different week’s recipes, and I loved the style of food Sun Basket sent me. The food was appealing and it tasted good. Ordering from a food deliver service is a fun way to try new ingredients and different styles of food, while becoming a more versatile cook. Technology For Moms On The Go Working moms love technology that helps them connect with their children. Invoxia has an interesting product called Triby, a smart portable speaker with Alexa voice service. With Triby, you can call the device from outside your home, and vice versa. The device offers a way to stay connected to your child without the safety problems that cell phones have. Since the device is secure, you can only call someone in your Triby network. While you can listen to the radio and ask Alexa questions, it is much safer for children than a device that has internet and app access. Triby in blue, $209 My three year old loves to call me with the device when she misses me. I like that I can send a note to the device. Even when I can’t pick up my phone, I can remind her how much I love her. Overall, Triby is a nice way for moms on the go to stay connected to their families. Handbags For Practical Moms Handbags serve many purposes. Not only can handbags be fashion statements, but they are also practical. Whether you are traveling, going to work, or waiting for your child to finish dance practice, there are many times when a large handbag is useful. Haiku Bags offers the Wisdom Work tote that is large enough to fit a laptop. Another advantage is that the tote offers multiple compartments to help you stay organized. I use this bag on the weekends when I’m waiting for my daughter to finish dance practice. With everything I need on hand, I can write and edit photos. There’s even plenty of room for magazines and books too. Haiku wisdom work tote in cactus, $110 For working moms, you can buy a tote bag with an inspiring message about their profession. One good example is the baby boat tote from Teacher Peach. Moms can feel really good about themselves to know that leaving the house to work not only benefits them, but others as well. With a genuine message about how meaningful the teaching profession is, any mom who teaches would feel special to receive this. Not only is the tote bag inspirational, but it is also spacious and durable. Teacher Peach baby boat tote, $34.95 Cozy Clothes For The Hardworking Mom If you want to recognize the hard work mom does, buy cozy clothes she can cuddle up in at the end of a long day. From sweaters to comfy stretch pants, clothes are both practical and luxurious. Mom’s who love travel will adore Happiest Tee sweatshirts that pay homage to incredible locations around the world (including Paris, Italy, New York City, Los Angeles, and more). Made with a soft, terry fabric, the Happiest in Nashville Ashton Sweatshirt is soft enough to wear as pajamas, while it represents a city that means a lot to me. This scoop neck shirt has long sleeves, also comes in blue, and is manufactured in the United States. Happiest in Nashville Ashton Sweatshirt When you buy your holiday gifts this year, remember to make moms feel special not only as mothers, but also as women. With a dash of luxury combined with utility, your gifts will be much appreciated. For in depth reviews of items featured above and a giveaway of the Helen Ficalora snowflake charm necklace, check out the following on Theresa’s Reviews. Holiday Season “Me Time” Reminder & Helen Ficalora Giveaway Remembering Walt Disney World With Fracture Photo Prints Cooking Healthy Meals With Sun Basket Fun Family Communication With Triby From Traveling To Work, Bring A Haiku Bag You Love Teach Gifts From Teacher Peach For more holiday gift ideas, follow Theresa’s Reviews on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Flipboard and Youtube. Disclosure I received a free item, but it in no way influenced my opinion! 83 Responses Dana Vento November 14, 2016 Mostly I like is stylish earrings and necklace. These are brilliant gift ideas for women. Reply Rebecca Bryant November 14, 2016 Wow I am loving this gift guide. I see a few things I would love to have. Slipping this to hubby. Reply Stephanie November 14, 2016 Thank you for this! I have the hardest time finding something for my mom! These are excellent ideas. Reply Stephanie November 14, 2016 These are some great gifts. Those earrings are so classy, and I love the picture pillow idea! Reply Christy November 14, 2016 Great ideas! I especially LOVE the tote. Moms always need a lot more room than there is in a purse. Reply Cristina November 14, 2016 My perfect gifts have to do with time. Either doing something I love together with my family (going on a bike ride to somewhere new), NOT doing something i like (a free pass on dishes for one week), or time to go do something solo. Reply Rachel Ritlop November 14, 2016 These are great! it’s always tough to shop for mom imo! Rachel | The Confused Millennial Reply Shannon November 14, 2016 Great ideas! I love the earrings the most! Reply Kristine-Bites of Flavor November 14, 2016 What a great list! These would be great for all the “moms” in my life- my mom, aunts, sisters in law, and best friends. Thanks for sharing! Reply Belle November 14, 2016 Love this list especially the snowflake charm! One Awesome Momma Reply Kristie November 14, 2016 That tote is cute! I have way too many bags as it is. The earrings are cute too. Great compilation of gifts! Reply Brittany November 14, 2016 I might not be a mom, but I would love some of these options! Those earrings are so beautiful and would make such a special gift! I hope y’all have a wonderful holiday season! Reply Angela Tolsma November 14, 2016 I love how you’ve categorized this. I tend to always go to the photo end of things because I know that’s what I like but I need to branch out and remember that’s not right for everyone. There’s are great ideas! Reply Neely Moldovan November 14, 2016 These are awesome gift ideas! Reply Kecia November 14, 2016 I really like practical gifts I can actually use. That tote certainly caught my eye! Reply Karlie November 15, 2016 I absolutely love the idea of giving meal plans as a gift. I’m always struggling to find healthy recipes that I actually like so this would be a huge help. And I’m sure others on my list feel that way too. Reply Shannon Peterson November 15, 2016 So many great options! I love the necklaces! Reply Reesa Lewandowski November 15, 2016 I am loving those earrings! They are right up my alley. Great ideas! Reply The ULTIMATE Holiday Round-Up 2016 - Growing Up Zee November 15, 2016 […] Sets Dishes, Laundry, and Love – Gifts for 1 and under Theresa’s Reviews – Mom Gift Guide What Moms Love – Non-Toy Gift Guide Fab Working Mom Life – Family Gift Guide Foster the […] Reply Brittany Muddamalle November 15, 2016 So many great ideas. I don’t think you could ever go wrong with jewelry. I personally love all types. I also love the sentimental gifts, the pillow gift is a great idea. Reply Ashleigh November 15, 2016 This is a great list and gift guide for those who love pretty, girlie things! I can’t wait to start buying! Thank you for sharing!! Reply Baia November 15, 2016 Triby sounds a useful gadget Reply Carolyn November 15, 2016 Great ideas. Love the pillow and the communication device. I am thinking of something like that when my boys go to our neighborhood field to play with their friends. I would love to have a way for them to contact me if they need me. Reply Charlotte November 15, 2016 Some fab gift ideas that I would definitely love! I love the photo pillows they would make great family additions! Reply Robin Rue November 15, 2016 I am loving that jewelry. Some of the best gifts are the most simple and heartfelt. It doesn’t have to be anything extravagant. It’s the thought behind it that counts for me as a mom. Reply Wendy Polisi November 15, 2016 I would love the bag and the charm necklace! It such a pleasure to recieve these kind of gift. Reply Stacey November 15, 2016 I am always a fan of jewelry! Especially earrings like the one you have shown. They would go with just about everything! Reply Terri Steffes November 15, 2016 Super cute gift ideas. I personally love the snowflake necklace. I like items that have extended use! Reply Tahnee November 15, 2016 Such a great list, can i just get them all for myself? haha Reply Jackie November 15, 2016 Love these ideas!! Reply Samantha November 15, 2016 I need that bag, it looks like it would carry all of my stuff in it! Love the color too. Reply Patricia @ Grab a Plate November 15, 2016 What a great gift guide! I looooove those earrings, and that pillow — so cool! Reply CourtneyLynne November 16, 2016 Omg so many awesome gift ideas!!! I’m in love with those earrings!!! So chic!! Reply Renee November 16, 2016 Loving this gift guide. I see a few things I would love to have. Reply Krista Nile November 16, 2016 Those earrings are gorgeous! Reply Debra November 16, 2016 These are all great ideas, I am going to have to steer my husband toward your page! Reply Tabitha Shakespeare November 16, 2016 These are some cool ideas! I would definitely love the Sun Basket subscription! So fun! Reply Debbie-jean Lemonte November 16, 2016 Thank you for the gift guide. I think I like the earrings the most for my mom. She doesn’t wear a lot of jewelry and her go to is always earrings. Reply Megan mccoig November 16, 2016 My mum always loves jewellery for Christmas. She would love the earrings and necklace. Great picks! Reply Carolina November 16, 2016 As a photographer and a mom, I love the photo-themed items in this gift guide. And the Haiku bag! Reply candy November 16, 2016 My family could start at the top with the earrings and work their way down the list. Except for the teacher bad, I’m not a teacher. Reply Kim November 16, 2016 What an amazing gift guide – those first earrings are beautiful. I may have to share with my husband. Thanks for sharing! Reply Julie November 16, 2016 I love the wisdom work tote! Sun basket sounds great, too! Thanks for the ideas. Reply Fatima Zehra November 16, 2016 Loving the earrings! Love the gift guide, will def pick something for my mom! Reply Taylor Mobley November 16, 2016 These are all perfect gifts for ANYONE. I love that they are so easily versatile and I know for a fact my mom would love every single one. She’s a sucker for photo gifts. 🙂 We just gave her a huge canvas print of the family at my wedding for her birthday! Reply Sarah Jean Althouse November 16, 2016 The custom pillow is my favorite! Reply Amanda @ Old House to New Home November 16, 2016 Such great gift ideas! I love the byzantine earrings! I am Orthodox so I love anything in the byzantine style! Reply Caroline November 16, 2016 Awesome gifts. My mum asked for socks (SOCKS?!) so I could use some ideas! Reply Melly C November 16, 2016 I love the bag!!! I usually think about gifts for everyone else and forget about myself. Great suggestions! Reply Ashley Freligh November 16, 2016 The Triby looks so cool! Reply Mihaela Echols November 16, 2016 I really like the healthy food idea! Some people really need a guide to help them reset and start a healthy life! Reply Rachel Catherine November 16, 2016 These are great ideas! I’m a huge fan of meal boxes so I would love that gift, but those earnings are gorgeous! Reply Sonya Kolodziejska November 16, 2016 As a fellow mum i understand this well. I buy myself what i need, but not necessarily what i’d like. As i am a single mum, i don’t buy myself much. But this year for Christmas i have bought myself some lovely goodies, because i deserve them. Reply Katrina Jean Carter November 16, 2016 Thanks for the awesome suggestions! Reply Jill Conyers November 16, 2016 A mom gift guide wouldn’t be complete without a tote. You an never have too many. Reply Melissa November 17, 2016 Sending this to my husband! Lots of gifts that I would love. How cool is that pillow? Reply Amber Myers November 17, 2016 Love the ideas! I just told my husband I want books and gift cards to Target. Reply Amanda Love November 17, 2016 I think that’s an awesome gift guide, I like the bag, it’s large enough to have everything in it! Thanks for this list, I can think of some mom friends who would like these for Christmas! Reply Mary Barham November 17, 2016 sending this to my husband! I need all of this! THEFOREVERTEACHER Reply rain November 17, 2016 i’ll take the handbag tote…thank you very much! lol. Reply Melissa November 17, 2016 Great ideas! I love the pillow case. Reply Lew Siow Chei November 17, 2016 Love the photos idea and of course who can resist a Haiku bag? Thanks for the inspiration Theresa! Reply Ellie November 17, 2016 These are such great gift ideas! I’m going to have to save this to look over for my Mum this Christmas Reply SamH Travels November 17, 2016 Great gift ideas! I always have the hardest time trying to choose something for my Mum! Reply Carol Cassara November 17, 2016 These are great suggestions. I would love the bag and the cute earrings for myself. Reply Enricoh Alfonzo November 17, 2016 Se manifique views! Love your photo journal & descriptions. My mom would love love these Reply Samantha November 17, 2016 I love how there is a story to the earrings, and the necklace is delicate and beautiful. I love them both. Reply Stephanie Jeannot November 17, 2016 These all sound like great Christmas gift ideas. Thank you for giving us different options to help us choose. Reply ohmummymia November 17, 2016 Lovely ideas especially that jewelery is beautiful Reply Kimi November 17, 2016 I love the photo pillow! Really great gift guide! Reply Amanda November 17, 2016 Great ideas! Love the handbag! Reply Ana Ojha November 17, 2016 Some great gift ideas for moms! My mom would love jewelry! Reply Bismah November 18, 2016 So many great gift ideas! One can never go wrong with jewelry. My favorite is the stylish yet simple looking work tote bag! Reply Crystal Gard November 19, 2016 Such great gifts ideas Reply Our Family World November 21, 2016 Of all these gifts, Food is the best. Even though it has a short life span. Hahaha Reply Rhewi Montemayor November 23, 2016 I have now the idea on what to give to my mom.. Thanks for sharing your awesome idea’s.. Reply Marette Flora December 1, 2016 I love photo gifts like canvases and pillows! Great way to keep memories alive. Reply Trenara December 1, 2016 I love all of these, but really love that pillow,super cute! Reply Margaret December 1, 2016 Excellent ideas! I Love big purses and bags, so I will be sure my daughter-in-love sees this…she’s the one buying ! Reply Emily December 1, 2016 These are such cute ideas! I really love the photo pillow! Reply Melanie December 1, 2016 These are great ideas!! My mom would love the jewelry😉 Reply Sheila Jo December 2, 2016 This is the first I’ve heard of the Triby. I can certainly see how it would be useful for some families. Reply Heather @Boston Girl Bakes December 3, 2016 This is great I need all the help I can get this year on the whole gift giving so thank you!! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.