Somehow it’s past mid-December and it doesn’t even feel like Christmas is less than a week away. So in case you’re the dad, the husband, or even the kids and need ideas for some last minute gifts for mom, here are some really thoughtful ones that also don’t scream “I forgot until yesterday!”
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Gift ideas for young & new moms
Grab a Stitch Fix gift card.
I know so many ladies who would love to get a few pieces of extra clothing, not have to go shopping to try them on, and have husbands who aren’t convinced it’s a great idea. But I am here to tell you as a women who loves to save money and who’s time is valuable to me, it’s a concept I was initially hesitant about, but now really love. (Read more about this here.)
Make custom candle art in 30 minutes!
With a white pillar candle, some sharpies, and a few other odds and ends supplies, you can whip out an awesome, yet extremely thoughtful gift in very little time.
Put together a sanity mug.
This is a great project to do for the mom of little kids. When she feels overwhelmed, bombarded by needs & comments all day long from little ones, and just feeling the weight that motherhood brings in the first few years, it’s a light-hearted approach to actually make her feel very loved.
Bake some goodies, like a chocolate pecan pie.
And it’s a gift that gives to you too, because you can lick the bowl 🙂 If you want to take it a step further, geta great plain box to decorate and customize.
Pick out the perfect kindle book.
If you don’t have Amazon prime, a local store doesn’t carry the book you want, or your looking at literally last minute, then pick out a thoughtful book for her in the Kindle Store. Even if she’s not a reader, you can find cook books and all sorts of great options.
Plan a movie night.
Again, even if you can’t get to a Redbox, Amazon isntant streaming saves the day with digital versions of movies and streaming video. You can even grab an entire TV series or season to binge watch together. Pop up some popcorn and maybe even wrap up a blanket as a sweet way os saying “Let’s cuddle and watch this together!”
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Kara is an author and advocate for positive, grace-filled parenting. She is homeschooler to her 4 children living in Boston, MA and believes in creative educational approaches to help kids dive deeper into a rich learning experience. She has her degree in Secondary Education & Adolescent Childhood Development and is passionate about connecting with and helping other parents on their journey to raise awesome kids!