When it comes to holiday shopping, chances are that one special lady always earns a spot at the top of your gift list: We're talking, of course, about moms. They do so much for us, and rarely ask for anything in return— aside from posing for some not-so-impromptu
awkward family photos — and with the holidays officially here, there's no better time to show her how much you care. (And if you're a mama yourself, then get ready for a deluge of presents — lucky you!) Well, being the modern-day elves we are, the R29 Shopping Team spent November gathering responses from scores of R29 readers' moms about the best gifts they had ever received, in addition to picking their brains about what they're adding to their 2019 holiday wish lists. And in true candid mom form, they did not hold back.) Without any further ado, we present the top gifts that moms all across the country are eyeing this year — you know, aside from "more sleep." At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission.
“The best gift I ever received was my bicycle, imported from Belgium that I received from my husband. [What I want for 2019] is a
piece of artwork
. Trinkets like coasters and picture frames are a very personal gift choice, and other than my closest BFFs, it wouldn’t be picked well for me."
– Amy, New York Yours Madly
Block Party, $, available at
"Making a bottle quickly and effortlessly was ideal for our family. This
Babybrezza Formula Pro
from my mother-in-law was perfect for us. Also, this
Pottery Barn Kids lounger
was an easy and comfortable place to put our newborn down."
– Nicole, Massachusetts Pottery Barn Kids
Gray Pin Dot Boppy Newborn Lounger, $, available at
Pottery Barn Kids More
"I'd love a new pair of
from Athleta. [I wouldn't want] anything for the kitchen or cleaning, unless it's maid service. I want to be spoiled!"
— Heather, Virginia Athleta
Pranayama Wrap, $, available at
Athleta More — PAID —
When the kids are scattered across the country (or the world), smart video calling is what will bring everyone back together again.
Portal From Facebook, $, available at
"The best gift I ever got was a coupon for a year of text replies from my son in college. As for what I'm hoping to get this year, a
is high on the list."
– Jeannette, Alaska Amazon
Kindle Paperwhite, $, available at
"I had wanted a
for years, but it was a gift I never asked for because it's on the expensive side — and my good friend already had one so I technically had access to it if I
needed something. When my husband surprised me with one for my birthday without me ever mentioning that l wanted it. It was the best!"
— Laura, Wisconsin cricut
Cricut Maker® Machine, Champagne, $, available at
"My boyfriend (now husband) gave this to me when we were dating. I love spinning necklaces because they have a secret message that I can read anytime I wear it. I absolutely loved it immediately and still wear it everyday.
— Susie, Virginia 19bis
Hidden Message Pendant Necklace- I Love You, $, available at
"I want the
Dyson hair dryer
! I have an awesome haircut, but never wear my hair down because I have no time to dry it. Hoping this does the trick. (P.S. As a mom, I am obsessed with
Dyson because it helps me keep the house clean."
– Alisa, New York Dyson
Supersonic™ Hair Dryer Gift Edition with Red Case, $, available at
"The best gift I ever received was a down coat that was
. I love anything with lightweight comfort, and the reversible design was like getting two coats in one."
— Cynthia, Minnesota BP.
Reversible Long Puffer Coat, $, available at
electric foot warmer/heating pad
— at the time, I had a job which required standing for 7.5 hours a day and when I finally had time to relax, my feet would ache. Also, it was great for those winter nights when your legs and feet get a little chilly."
— Di, Pennsylvania doneco
King Size XpressHeat Heating Pad, $, available at
"While my father was in cancer treatment, my sister went through all of our childhood photos and scanned thousands of images and made a hard drive for Christmas specific to each of us. No material item could compare to this gift, and [it was amazing] having all of our memories safely stored to share with the next generation! [This year, I'd love] an
with my daughters' birthdates/names engraved."
— Andrea, New York Western Digital
2TB Elements Portable External Hard Drive - USB 3.0, $, available at
Ballon Bleu rose gold Cartier
watch given by my family for my 60th birthday was by far the most extravagant gift I ever received. I wear it all the time and treasure it dearly. It's something I will pass down to my daughters one day. This year I just want everyone to come over for dinner."
— Sabina, New York Cartier
Ballon Bleu de Cartier 33mm 18-karat pink gold and alligator watch, $, available at
"I can't function in the morning without a cup of coffee and like to take a moment to myself in the quiet, pre-dawn hours and before my family's awake, over a hot (and not reheated!) mug. I also love carrying something around with me that reminds me of them, so this locket is on my wishlist —everything
makes is timeless and so beautiful. I also need to take better care of myself, and think that often starts by just drinking more water. This tumbler from
is a pretty reminder for me to drink up!
— Catherine, New York Nespresso
Breville Vertuo Coffee and Espresso Machine, Chrome, $, available at
"My kids gave me an
Indiana embroidered pillow by Catstudio
that I had been eyeing for quite a while. I refused to spend that much money on myself, so the kids indulged me! I loved the thought they put into it." —
Angie, Indiana Catstudio
Indiana Hand-Embroidered Pillow, $, available at
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"[The best gift I ever received] was a Louis Vuitton satchel. It was a total surprise for a first-anniversary gift from my husband many years ago and I still wear it today. For 2019, I'd love a new
David Yurman bangle
or necklace, or a
gift card for massages
Myra, New Jersey David Yurman
Cable Classics Bracelet with 18K Gold, 4mm, $, available at
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