Gifts for a Stay At Home Mom

Finding the perfect gift can be tricky, especially for stay-at-home moms.

Do you want to get her something practical or sentimental? Should you get her something she is wanting or really needs? These are both great questions, and I am glad to help you find the perfect gift for a stay-at-home mom.

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Tips for Choosing the Perfect Gift

  • Be a problem solver, not a problem giver
  • What are their “pain points”?
  • Are they in need of relaxation or a pick me up?
  • What do they need?
  • What are they drawn to?
  • What items have they talked about wanting?

Are Practical or Sentimental Gifts Better?

This really depends on the person and occasion you are buying a gift for. One of my favorite gifts that I received was a pedicure. This gift was specifically for me to do some self-care and that meant so much to me.

Should you spend a lot of Money on a Gift for Mom?

I don’t think what you spend matters, but rather your heart. When someone buys me a gift because they thought about me or whatever the case is, my heart melts. I think we can get too caught up in the price and finding the perfect gift, that we forget why we are buying the gift to begin with.

How do I Pick the Perfect Gift for my Mom?

There can be a lot of pressure around picking the perfect gift, but I think what it boils down to is the heart behind the gift. My kids could give me a rock and I would be thrilled because they thought of me. Even as an adult, I know my mom feels the same way.

Self-Care Gifts for Stay at Home Moms

1. Facial Steamer

An at home facial? Yes please! This facial steamer is great for the stay at home mom that needs a little pampering. It also comes with some tools, which is just an added bonus.

2. Weighted Blanket

Weighted blankets are shown to improve quality of sleep drastically.. and we all know that as moms sometimes quality sleep is hard to come by. There are different weight and color options for this blanket as well.

3. Kindle

I don’t know about you, but I love reading before bed, but I don’t like the clutter of books. A Kindle is great for the book worm in your life!

Health and Fitness Stay at Home Mom Gifts

1. Tracking Water Bottle

As someone that struggles to remember to drink water throughout the day, I would love a water bottle like this. I love that it has a straw, a carrying handle and is also a half gallon!

2. Ear Buds

When I work out, I like to tune out the world and these ear buds are perfect for that. I like that these ear buds are corded so you can’t lose one. They also have a piece that goes over the ear so they don’t fall out easily.

3. FitBit

I like challenging myself to get a certain number of steps each day. I love that FitBits pair up with your phone to get notifications while working out or on the go.

4. Cute Yoga Mat

Working out is so much easier when you have a cute yoga mat. There are tons of different color and print options for these yoga mats, not to mention they are easy to clean.

Practical Stay at Home Mom Gifts

1. Echo Dot

Hey Alexa, set a timer for 10 minutes. An echo dot is wonderful to help set reminders, timers, turn on music or whatever a bust mom needs.

2. Tile

As someone who frequently misplaces various items around the house, I think gifting a tile is genius! I hate looking for my keys or purse, but this gift takes the guess work out of it!

3. Waterproof Speaker

A waterproof speaker is a perfect gift for a mom that enjoys being outside often. This speaker is great for the beach, lake, outside doing yard work and even the shower!

Amazon Gifts for Stay at Home Moms

Amazon Prime: In my house we use Amazon not only for random things that we need, but also toiletries, cleaners, paper goods.. you name it! An Amazon Prime subscription gift would be a great gift for any stay at home mom.

Audible Subscription: If the stay-at-home mom in your life loves to read but is too busy this is a wonderful gift idea! You can choose how long to buy the subscription for from 1 month to 12!

Amazon Gift Card: If you aren’t sure what to buy, an Amazon gift card is my go-to. I love that you can customize the amount of what you want to give.

Amazon Prime Music: In my house we love to play music all day long. Everyone gets a chance to pick what they want to listen to. I love the idea of a Prime music subscription as a gift!

Thoughtful Gifts for Stay at Home Moms

1. 3-D Crystal Photo

Having pictures around is a great way display your family’s journey through life, giving anyone who visits the opportunity to glimpse into your past.

This unique gift is a great way to highlight an important or touching moment for everyone to enjoy.

2. Positivity Jar

Everyone can get run down with their work. Being a stay-at-home mom is no different. This gift is a perfect way to help give someone a little boost to help them through a tough day.

3. Willow Tree Sculpture

Willow Tree sculptures add a unique twist to a house’s decor. Additionally, there is such a wide variety of options to fit any family’s home.

Relaxing Gifts for Stay at Home Moms

1. Neck Massager

Everyone knows the feeling of a twisted and tight neck. This massager is a perfect gift for a mother to take a few moments to herself and work some tension out.

2. Aroma Therapy Diffuser

This gift is a great way to introduce some natural help with a variety of ailments. Whether they are emotional or physical, these diffusers are a great way to provide some relief. They also come in many shapes, sizes, and colors to fit anyone’s house.

3. Shower Steamers

These shower steamers are a wonderful gift for a busy mom. They will allow her to take a relaxing moment to herself while also enjoying a nice, peaceful shower.

Gifts for the Home


1. Dyson Cordless Vacuum

The struggle of lugging a heavy vacuum around the house is all too familiar to all of us. This is a perfect gift for mom’s who spend the majority of their time lugging around one of their children all day.

2. Steam Mop

This steam mop is an amazing gift to ease the burden of cleaning the house. This gift makes removing the majority of the stuck-on grime of living much faster and easier.


1. Instant Pot

Prepping meals for the entire family isn’t the easiest task with kids running all over the house. An Instant Pot is a nice change of pace to help alleviate some of that workload. It’s dump and cook recipes all over the internet make it much easier to get dinner ready.

2. Air Fryer

Having an air fryer in the house is another way to simplify dinner time. It is a perfect appliance to make cooking dinner easy as well as relatively healthy.

3. Angry Mom/Cool Mom

Hear me out on this one…okay? One of these you fill with water, the microwave to clean it. The other one you fill with baking powder and pop in the fridge. I think these are so neat and an awesome kitchen gift!

Unique Gifts for Stay at Home Moms

1. Custom Birth Flower Sweatshirt

How cute it this birth flower sweatshirt? Perfect for a mom that loves simple fashion, while simultaneously having a pop of fun.

2. Plant Terrarium

A plant terrarium is a super unique gift and what’s even better is that it is low maintenance. This unique gift is perfect from the inexperienced to the expert gardener.

Gifts for Moms Who Don’t Want Anything

1. Air BNB Gift Card

While raising children can be a blessing and treat for a mom, it is nice to get away every now and again. Arranging a weekend away with one of these gift cards will give them the much-needed break they will inevitably want and/or need.

2. Luxury Pajamas

While not usually on everybody’s idea list of gifts, a pair of comfortable pajamas could be the perfect gift for a stay-at-home mom. They will add another level of comfort to an already hectic day, making it a little easier to unwind at bedtime.

3. 3-D Moon Lamp

While it is definitely not a usual gift, this cozy light may be just what a mom needs. The soft glow could be the perfect gentle light source for a little before bed reading while providing an interesting change to the room.

Gift Ideas for Single Moms

1. Babysitting Coupon Book

Sometimes a Mama just needs a night out. This babysitting coupon book is a perfect gift for the single mom in your life! You can easily make your own too!

2. Massage

What mom doesn’t want a massage? A gift certificate to a local massage place would be a perfect gift for a single mom.

3. Restaurant Gift Card

A gift card to a local restaurant is a very thoughtful gift for anyone, but especially single moms that just need the night off from cooking.

Cozy Gifts for Stay at Home Moms

1. Heated Blanket

I absolutely love my heated blanket for the cold winter months especially.

2. Blanket Robe

How cozy is this blanket robe? Perfect for chilly mornings or movie nights. I can’t think of someone that wouldn’t enjoy this cozy gift.

3. Cozy Slippers

Everyone needs a cozy pair of slippers, especially stay at home moms! I like that these have a hard sole in case you need to run outside to take out the trash or water the flowers.

Sentimental Gifts for Stay at Home Moms

1. Name Bracelet

This completely customizable name bracelet is perfect for any mom. I love having a little memento to look at all the time.

2. Custom Family Portrait

I love this unique family portrait and you can even include your fur babies! I think any mom would love to receive this as a gift. It is unique and completely customizable.

3. Mama Necklace

This minimalist mama necklace is absolutely precious. Perfect for all the time wear or just every now and then.

What do you get for Stay at Home Moms who have Everything?

If a stay-at-home mom has everything, you can always give her your time. Time is something that is invaluable to give because you never get it back! If she needs help around the house, you can jump in and give her a hand or if it’s been a while since she’s had time to herself you can watch the kiddos!

What is in a Stay Home Mom Survival Kit?

In a stay-at-home mom survival kit, are well working appliances and activities to keep the kids busy. I love items like the instant pot for ‘throw and go’ meals. I also love the steam mop to quickly clean up messes.

What do Stay at Home Moms need the Most?

I think this depends on the mama and her preference. As a mom, I prefer practical gifts that are functional and help make my life easier. When my life is smoother, I am naturally able to relax more.

What Gifts do New Moms Really Want?

This is a really great question. As a new mom, I loved having items that were cozy like a nice pair of pajamas, a cozy blanket, a nice robe.. things like that.

What do you get for the Really Busy Mom?

I really like items that give time back or help to remember tasks like the echo dot. The FitBit is also a great option for moms that are constantly on the go because it notifies you of messages and calls.

Stay at home moms deserve the world, but when the world is outside of your price range you have lots of other options! As a mom, some of the best gifts I’ve received are sentimental gifts and those that help give me back some time. I’d love if you would share some of the best gifts you’ve ever received. Let me know in the comments!

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