Christmas is right around the corner, and many of us are searching for the perfect Christmas gifts for mom or trying to come up with a list to give our family members for ideas. Moms are notoriously hard to shop for because they often give us the line of “Oh, don’t get me anything!” We have scoured this years best trends and found Christmas gifts for mom that we love so much, we might end up getting one for ourselves, too. So whether you are looking for your own mom, your mother-in-law, or you need a list to send to your husband this is the list for you.
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18 Best Christmas Gifts for Mom (or Yourself)
How can one pair of shoes be so good at everything? Rothy’s are so comfortable, adorable, and versatile that you’d never think that they are sustainably made too. By repurposing water bottles into shoe-making material, Rothy’s has been able to give millions of them new life. It’s pure magic. Oh, they’re machine washable too.
Cariloha Bamboo Throw
Nothing makes a girl feel more loved than a snuggly blanket that they can cozy up to (especially when their service member is gone). This soft and luxurious bamboo throw blanket by Cariloha is soft, warm, and perfect for snuggling up in front of the television and watching Hallmark Christmas movies. It is lightweight yet warm, and perfect for all different types of weather (aka all different duty station climates). It is odor and allergen resistant, too, so she can even cuddle with the furry family members without worry when her service member is gone.
Trying to find the perfect gift for someone can be difficult, especially when you feel like they already have everything. EcoImagine offers simple Gift Bundle sets that you can curate on your own depending on your budget and the style of the person you are shopping for. The best part? All items are eco-friendly and made eco-consciously so you aren’t just giving a gift they will love- you are also giving a gift that is good for the environment.
EcoImagine has several different Gift Bundle options to match the style and personality of the person on your holiday shopping list. Gift Bundle ideas include: Thanks for Being Awesome, Happy Hour, The Beach Bundle, Bare Essentials, Chicks that Rock, The Commuter Bundle, BBF Birthday Bundles, and many more. You can pick and choose which gifts you want to include in your bundle or create one of your own! It is the perfect way to get gifts for the person whom you just can’t decide what to get them.
We all love ice cream but you know what is even better than ice cream? Boozy ice cream. Tipsy Scoop has some of the most delicious ice cream that is infused with liquor to give an extra bit of oomph to your holidays. They are able to deliver nationwide so you can send it to that military spouse friend that is spending the holidays without her service member or get it delivered for a holiday party or as a hostess gift. With seasonal flavors like Santas Cookies & Whiskey, Blood Orange Champagne Sparkler, Candy Cane Martini, Drunken Gingerbread Man, Holiday Spiced Eggnog, and Boozy Bananas Foster, it is a perfect gift for the holiday season.
Military life is exhausting, and for military spouses it shows. Beverly Hills MD Resurace + Restore Youth Revealing System is a two-step system that helps to give yourself that glowing look like you had back when your service member first signed up. With the deep exfoliation and skin-firming peptides, it helps to give your skin an even and refreshing look. Together the Retinol, AHA’s, and Uplevity Peptides tighten your skin, reduce wrinkles, and brighten your overall look. This holiday season you can give the gift of a spa-like experience to a military spouse friend or your own spouse without them having to leave the comfort of their home.
Comfortable yet stylish active pants are exactly what every female wants this holiday season. These bamboo joggers from Cariloha are made with a cotton-bamboo blend that is soft, luxurious, and comfortable. They are moisture wicking so they can be worn while working out or just around the house on a lazy weekend. The Cariloha joggers are also odar-resistant and thermal regulating so she can wear them for extended periods of time and in every different climate that you PCS to. They will quickly become their favorite pants to wear while doing yoga, playing with the kids, or spending time together for a little Netflix and chill session.
Moms always want their hands free, and with this Itzy Ritzy Mini you don’t have to sacrifice style for functionality. Sure, it is a diaper bag, but that doesn’t mean it has to be. It is the perfect size to take along for playdates, trips to the zoo, or hopping in and out of the car during a road trip PCS with all your essentials. It has several pockets- 4 inside and 4 outside- to ensure that you have everything organized just the way you like it.
The Itzy Ritzy Mini also has a matching changing pad (if you actually are using it as a diaper bag) and comes in a variety of colors to match your favorite mom’s personal style- rose blush, black, taupe, and grey. It is a great bag for grandmas to use when they generously offer to watch the kiddos (hint, hint) or for yourself for daily activities with your little ones.
Designed with deep admiration for the United States of America at its core, this beautiful necklace symbolizes the uniqueness of our country. The variety of American culture is symbolized in the contrasting red and white crystals, while the strength in foundation represented in the darker blue sapphires.
In a collaboration between the Collective Hearts Company and artist Caitlin Greene, this show-stopping statement piece will surely be a conversation starter. Made with sterling silver, red and white crystals and blue sapphire beads this gift is sizable, yet lightweight to wear. A percentage of every purchase through the Collective Hearts organization is donated to the Jacmel Children’s Center in Haiti. Any patriotic person in your life would get decades of memories out of this work of art! Shed a little light on patriotism this holiday season and give the gift of the red, white and blue elegance.
Just in the past year, beauty experts all over the world have begun talking about the hydrating benefits of rose water. The Beverly Hills MD Hydrating Rose Mist is made with Damask rosewater, which is one of the rarest and powerful types of rosewater. Just a simple spray of this hydrating mist will hydrate, energize, and revitalize your skin. It will help revive a dull complexion and reduce inflammation in the skin. It is a great gift for someone who already touts about the benefits of rosewater, or for beauty and skincare lovers looking for the next best thing to add to their daily routine.
What makes these 100% UV protected shades stand out? The fact that they can float in water. That’s right, Coasties and Sailors (and basically everyone else who loves the water)! Rheos shades are extremely lightweight and have a polarized and anti-scratch lens with an anti-fog coating. At only $50 per pair, and available in multiple shapes and sizes, Rheos floating sunglasses make a radiant gift for women, men, and children.
The beauty buff in your life is probably always looking for new products that can help bring their look to the next level. This Beauty on the Go Kit by Skin Research Labs will give them a fresh face during their holiday travels and create the perfect palatte for their holiday makeup look. It includes a mini neuBROW brow enhancing serum, a mini neuLASH lash enhancing serum, and a neuREFLECTION complexion polishing polish. It is a great way to give your beauty-loving friend a little bit of everything to get their skin prepped and ready for holiday parties and the start of the new year.
Being in a military family has unique challenges. With the challenges, there is matched pride. With the military branch necklaces from CharlieMadison, you can wear your pride for the Marine, Sailor, Airman, Soldier, or Coastguardsman in your life. The necklaces reflect the colors of each service, complimenting the sea, sky or land that each service is associated with. Wear the necklace daily, be reminded of the love wearing the uniform, and the military journey you are in. Let it be your everyday reminder of your hero, service, and the military community.
Malicious Women Candle Co. has the antidote to your seasonal affective disorder. You just can’t feel down while lighting a Christmas candle called Sleigh All Day. Their 100% US-made, hand-poured soy candles are made with custom fragrances and cheeky labels. This Massachusets based business knows its military humor too. We recommend you bring a few jars of Holiday Family Gatherings – Infused With “Competitiveness & Awkward Political Conversations” home. You know, to cut the tension.
Ella + Mila Nail Polish
Impress your girlfriends with a gift from the luxurious line of lacquer known as Ella+Mila. Every polish is a cruelty-free, eco-friendly product that produces new, on-trend shades every few months. Chip resistant, quick to dry and full of shine, the nail art lover in your life will be bragging on you for months. So give the gift of saying, “FINALLY! The color I’ve been looking for!” this holiday!
It’s no secret that women have quite a few makeup accessories and toiletries. For military spouses, we not only end up taking all these things with us for every holiday trip to see family but we also transport them every single time we move. This cosmetic bag by Ellis James Designs is large enough to hold all your makeup, brushes, hair care products, and more when you travel or when you PCS. It is tall enough to hold bottles standing up and the double layer design allows you to hold more with specific pockets and liners just for your makeup brushes. It is the perfect gift for the girl with a ton of beauty accessories or the military spouse who needs to move said beauty accessories.
Air travel doesn’t have to be a pain in the neck anymore! The BR2 neck pillow from Bullbird is a completely innovative sleep solution for anyone who has tried, and failed, to sleep comfortably on a plane. While the typical limp, saggy, C-shaped pillow lets your head flop back and forth, the BR2 provides complete support. Your head, neck, and spine stay in alignment, allowing you to get some quality rest. The cover is soft and comfy, yet never too hot, thanks to the ventilation built into the frame. Conveniently, the BR2 is 80% smaller than traditional neck pillows which frees up more space in your carry on. After your first flight with the BR2 you’ll never leave town without it!
Mom life is busy, and its especially crazy over the holiday season. On top of that, military spouses everywhere are often holding down the homefront which means taking care of themselves is often put on the back burner. This Compassion Set from Number 4 Hair Care is not only a nod to the self-sacrifice that military spouses do every day but it also helps take care of their hair (and get rid of that product build-up from days worth of dry shampoo. It includes Super Comb Prep & Protect, Clarifying Shampoo, and Reconstructing Masque with a Mini Darling Brush which are all designs to help heal her hair. It is a great gift for your military spouse (achem, guys) or for a military spouse friend that you love
This brand produces some of the most delicious-smelling, beautiful handmade soaps in the world. Available in a range of shapes, textures, and scents, Finchberry’s soaps offer a multi-sensory bathtime experience. Every bar and lotion that comes out of the Floridian company’s studio is meant to bring joy to an otherwise mundane daily task. The dreamy Citizen’s A-Rest features a decadent sprinkle of french lavender buds to help wash your cares away. Another treat is the black and white swirled Charcoal Tea Tree Detox which purifies and exfoliates using powerful natural ingredients. All of Finchberry’s lush offerings are vegan, cruelty-free, preservative-free, and made in the USA.
The holidays are rapidly approaching, but we can all agree that gifts like these will be a fan favorite among moms, mother-in-laws, best friends, or to put on your own list. Make holiday shopping fun and easy this holiday season with gift ideas from Daily Mom Military.
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