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20 Gifts For Moms Who Don’t Want Anything That She’ll Actually Love

None of these presents will gather dust in your mama’s closet.

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While it can be hard to shop for any family member during the holidays, your mom or mother figure might arguably be the hardest to please. It can be really hard to find meaningful and useful gift for moms, especially when they insist they don’t need anything when you ask. Of course, that doesn’t mean they don’t want anything. However, instead of giving your mama something generic that’ll be left to gather dust in the corner of a closet, you’ll want to select a cool and unique gift for the mom who doesn’t want anything that’ll make her day when she unwraps it. If you need some inspiration during the holiday season, these 20 unique mom gift ideas will help get you started.

When brainstorming holiday gift ideas for your mom, you’ll really want to think outside the box and try to think of things she’d actually use and enjoy. For some, that might mean doing away with extra clutter and instead choosing a cool experience your mom would like, such as a subscription to MasterClass, a visit to an immersive art exhibit, or a virtual baking class. The best part is that you can also join in on any of these experiences and make some great memories with your No. 1 that’ll she’ll be able to look back on over the next year.

If your mom is into tech gadgets, she might love a digital photo frame that showcases your family’s best trips or a Theragun Mini that’ll help relieve any aches and pains after a long day. For the dog and coffee lover, a personalized engraved tumbler with your pup’s face on it will be a gift your mom will use again and again.

Starting at just $20 through $199, this list of 20 gifts for moms who don’t want anything are sure to help you pick the perfect present at any price point.

01

A Digital Photo Album To Display Your Best Memories

One of Oprah’s picks for her favorite things for 2021, an Aura HD smart digital picture frame is a great way to consistently share new pictures with your mom that she can easily display at home. You can pick which photos you want to feature in an app, and the digital frame will play them. Plus, it cuts down on the number of picture frames you need around the house.

02
An Unforgettable Concert With Songs By Mom’s Favorite Artists

While buying tickets to see your mom’s favorite artists can be hard to coordinate (plus, pretty expensive), you can still gift her a unique concert experience with Candlelight Concerts, which has events in over 100 cities around the United States. A music ensemble plays covers by artists like Coldplay, Aretha Franklin, ABBA, and Taylor Swift. There’s something for every kind of genre, and the ‘Gram-worthy setting will make it an evening your mom won’t forget. Plus, tickets for the Candlelight Concerts start at just $20.

03

Cozy Pajamas That’ll Match With The Whole Family

Give your mom a pair of cute holiday pajamas that’ll match with the whole family. Made out of breathable and eco-friendly bamboo, this luxe loungewear brand comes in women’s, men’s, children, and baby versions so that everyone can get in on the twinning holiday family photos.

04

An Immersive Art Experience

If your mom is an art lover, upgrade the traditional museum visit by getting her a ticket to the immersive Van Gogh experience or another variation like Immersive Monet or Immersive Frida Kahlo.

Immersive Van Gogh is currently open in Chicago, Los Angeles, Toronto, Dallas, Phoenix, Charlotte, Houston, Las Vegas, Pittsburgh, Minneapolis, Denver, Cleveland, Detroit, Columbus, Nashville, Kansas City, Orlando, and San Antonio. New cities are consistently being added to the roster, so keep an eye out if yours isn’t already participating.

05

A MasterClass In Something Your Mom’s Interested In

While $180 might sound like a lot, it’s actually just $15 a month to give your mom unlimited access to all of the MasterClass courses. Plus, MasterClass is currently offering a BOGO deal on memberships, which means you can also enjoy one or gift the extra one to someoen else in your life.

Topics include everything from business classes taught by Vogue EIC Anna Wintour and former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz to writing, cooking, strategy, wellness, and design classes taught by some of the most well-known people in each field. Whether your mom is into wine appreciation or songwriting, she’ll have plenty to entertain her over the course of a year.

06

A Coravin For A Wine Lover

A Coravin is a must if your mom likes to sample different wines at once or wants to have a glass or two of wine each night without wasting the whole bottle. By using the Coravin Pivot device as well as a stopper when pouring a glass of wine, the company claims it keeps the rest of the bottle fresh for up to four weeks.

07

An Electric Milk Frother

Make it easier (and cheaper) for your mom to make cappuccinos and lattes at home with this affordable electric milk frother. Not only does it feature four different settings for cold foam, light warm foam, thick warm foam, and warming without foaming, but it also automatically switches off when it’s done.

08

A Cooking Experience That’ll Inspire Wanderlust

Sometimes all your mom wants is the gift of spending some more time together, and this online Mexican street tacos cooking class from Airbnb Experiences is a great option. Not only will it transport you to Mexico City, where the class is based, but this cooking class is a fun way to learn how to make basics like salsas and tortillas from scratch with your mom.

If cooking isn’t really your mom’s thing, you can choose from some Uncommon Goods online classes like pet portrait painting and cocktail making.

09

A Birth Month Flower Grow Kit

Brighten up your mom’s living space during the winter with a personal flower grow kit inspired by her birth month. Each of the grow kits feature seeds for that month’s flowers and come with a glass bottle, a soil-free growing base, care instructions, and information about what your flower symbolizes.

10

A Personalized Dog Coffee Mug

If your mom is a pet lover, get her a custom photo engraved tumbler with your cat or dog’s face on it. Whenever she’s out running errands, this personalized stainless steel tumbler is sure to be the first one she’ll grab for coffee or tea.

11

A Mini Theragun

If your mom has been eyeing the Theragun but you’re not trying to spend hundreds of dollars on her holiday gift, the Theragun Mini is a good option. Not only is it more compact and portable, making it easy for her to take it with her wherever she goes, but it also has the same powerful muscle treatment as the original at a much lower price point.

12

A Coffee Subscription For Moms Who Love Their Morning Brew

For moms that love coffee and travel, this monthly coffee subscription service that starts at $60 for a three month supply will give them a taste of coffee from around the world. With blends from Papua New Guinea, Peru, Tanzania, and Nicaragua, you can ensure your mom will never get bored. &ou can always opt out of the subscription and directly order certain blends if your mom is a big fan of one of them.

If your mom is more a tea drinker, there are also black tea and green tea subscriptions as well.

13

An Organized Cutting Board

If your mom is more on the practical side, she’ll love this aesthetic bamboo cutting board that comes with four organizing drawers to store all the things you just cut. An aesthetically pleasing cutting board plus no extra dirty dishes? It’s a win-win.

14
A Viral Kitchen Appliance That’s A Game-Changer

While a vegetable chopper might not sound like the most exciting holiday gift, this one has gone viral on TikTok for a reason. It’s a complete game-changer for spiralizing and slicing veggies and fruits, and it comes with a handy container underneath that collects all your cut produce.

15
A Pasta-Making Kit With All The Essentials

Bring some Italian flavor to your mom’s house for the holidays with a gift kit from Giadzy, Giada De Laurentiis’ new food company. There are many gift sets to choose from, including dessert and cheese boxes, but this Beginners Guide to Italian Cooking set includes everything you need to master a pasta dinner as well as a copy of Everyday Italian.

16
A National Parks Pass To The Great Outdoors

If your mom is hoping to get outside more in the new year, get her an America the Beautiful pass so she can visit more of the country’s national parks. While $80 might seem steep at first, it’ll actually save mom a lot of money in the long run as day admission for parks is about $30 on average.

17

A Wine Club With Picks Selected By Sommeliers

While there are plenty of wine subscription clubs out there, this wine club from SommSelect only includes artisinal wines that are chosen by sommeliers, so you know they’ll be good. The subscription service, which delivers wine once a month, starts at four bottles for $99. You can pick the theme of that month’s picks based on a certain wine region or a kind of grape, or you can have the sommelier just put together some of the best wines of that season.

18
A HydraFacial To Pamper Mom Before The New Year

There’s nothing like the gift of self-care, and HydraFacials are taking your regular facial up a notch. Not only do HydraFacials extract congestion from your pores using pain-free suction (which is incredibly satisfying to see at the end), but they can also be paired with red light therapy and other add-ons that’ll trade out dullness for glowing, hydrated skin. Check to see if any of your local wellness retailers are offering deals on the service.

19
The Viral Solawave For Your Mom Who Loves Skin Care

If your mom loves to do skin care at home but wants spa-worthy results, consider getting her the viral Solawave. The innovative beauty tool claims to lessen the appearance of fine lines, dark circles, and blemishes through light therapy and microcurrent. Plus, it’s currently on sale for buy one, get one free, so you can snag one for yourself as well.

20
A Popular Wine Advent Calendar That Consistently Sells Out

For wine lovers who enjoy some variety, this 12 Nights of Wine Advent calendar is a fun way to count down to the holidays. Each box holds 12 tubes, and comes with a virtual tasting experience from a certified sommelier. Plus, Vinebox will be having a Black Friday sale where you can score 20% off orders over $100 from Nov. 28 through Dec. 5, so you can enjoy extra savings.

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