35 Gifts Every Mom Secretly Wants

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Having trouble thinking of what kind of gift mom will love this year? Does she really need another candle?

Look no further! I’ve complied great gift ideas for lots of different mom personality types.

Whether your mother is the type who enjoys arts and crafts or she’s gadget-obsessed, you’ll be able to find something for her here.

Baking Mom


Colorful Measuring Spoons

Get mom cute new measuring spoons like these Busy Bee Ceramic Measuring Spoons, complete with baker’s level, and she can prepare her yummiest recipes with an extra touch of color and charm! ($39.95 at Red Envelope with 7.0% Cash Back!)


Split Decision Pie Pan

What’s better than one of mom’s homemade pies? Two of them! The Split Decision Pie Pan allows her to bake two kinds of pie at once. Sounds good to me! ($17.95 at KitchenKrafts)




Cuisinart Stick Blender

The Cuisinart Smart Stick Hand Blender makes blending quick and easy. Plus it comes in five different fun colors ($34.99 at Kohl’s with 2.0% Cash Back!).


Utensil Ornaments

Give mom the perfect amount of Holiday cheer with Sur La Table’s adorable Whisk Ornament ($6). And since they’re just too cute, check out the Rolling Pin ($6), and the Copper Colander ($10).



Vintage Cakes Cookbook

This Vintage Cakes Cookbook offers a delicious collection of classic cake recipes ($13.98 at Amazon).

reative Crafter Mom


Cricut Personal Cutter

The ultimate gift for any crafty mom has to be the Cricut Expression Personal Cutter! This neat little gadget cuts out perfect and complex shapes and images that can be used for tons of different paper-based crafts ($169.88 at Amazon).



Custom Stamp Gift Box

Mom can express her creativity by designing her own stamp with this Custom Stamp Gift Box ($39.95 at Paper-Source).


Tonic Studios Paper Trimmer

All of the scrapbooking moms will appreciate how easy the Tonic Studios Paper Trimmer makes paper-cutting. Plus it’s portable and compact! ($37.34 at Amazon).


Lullubee Craft of the Month Club

Sign your mom up for the Craft of the Month Club by Lullubee. Every month she’ll receive a new craft project in the mail. This is the gift that keeps on giving! ($29.00) Also, receive 20% discount on everything on Lullubee through December 31st, 2012 when you enter coupon code FATWALLET2012 .

Martha Stewart Glitter Pack

The Martha Stewart Crafts Glitter Pack guarantees to add lots of sparkle to any project. And really, what crafter doesn’t love glitter? ($18.99 at Amazon).

itness Friendly Mom


Bhakti Yoga Bag

Both stylish and convenient, yoga moms will love the colorful print of this Bhakti Yoga Bag by PrAna ($40 at Athleta).


Nike FuelBand

Nike + FuelBand is a cool new technology that can measure the daily activity of a exercise-conscious mom and connects via Bluetooth to her iPhone or iPod Touch, giving her detailed feedback of her fitness progress throughout the day ($149.95 at Apple).



Measure Up Bowl

If your mom is all about portion control, the Measure Up Bowl will make it easier for her to measure out foods ; it has premeasured portions engraved (elegantly, I must say) on the inside of the bowl. Check them out! ($13.99-$29.99)


SPI Belt

The SPIbelt is a convenient and comfortable way for mom to keep all of her important items like her cellphone and keys close by when working out. It’s designed to not bounce or shift around once strapped to one’swaist ($19.95-29.95 at Amazon).


Zumba Exhilarate DVDs

Mom can have fun learning salsa, merengue, and other dance styles while burning calories at home with the Zumba Exhilarate DVD Set ($69.50 at Amazon).

ech- Savvy Mom


Nook HD

The 7-inch NOOK HD tablet offers access to ebooks and magazines for mom to read, movies to watch, and apps to play with (starts at $199 at Barnes&Noble).

photo printer

Wireless Smartphone Photo Printer

Now your mom can print out the pictures she snaps on her cellphone! The Wireless Smartphone Photo Printer connects wirelessly to an iPhone or Android phone and instantly prints color photographs ($219.95 at Hammacher Schlemmer).

Tablet & E-reader stand

Isn’t it annoying when you’re trying to follow a recipe on your tablet and you get flour all over the screen? This handy little Tablet & eReader Stand from The Container Store keeps your iPad, tablet, or eReader elevated for easy viewing! ($19.99)


Urbanears Earbuds

If you buy your mom a pair of Urbanears she’ll definitely be the coolest mom on the block. You can choose from the Medis earbuds ($65) or the Plattan classics ($75). The color choices are superb!



Bamboo Laptop stand

Does your mom run an at-home business? Here’s a chic laptop stand made of organic material that’s complete with a thermal solution to cool down her notebook; the Macally ECOFANPRO Bamboo Laptop Stand is a useful and unique gift ($35.46 at Amazon).

ew To Mommyhood


Mini-Mergency Kit

Busy moms on-the-go will get a kick out of Pinch Provision’s Minimergency Kit for Moms. In the palm of her hand she’ll have access to all the “mommy must-haves” like chewing gum, bandages and hand sanitizer. All wrapped up in a cute little silver zipper-pouch! ($16)!


GIA Nursing Pillow

Brand new moms will appreciate the utilitarian design of Dr. Brown’s GIA Nursing Pillow. It offers several different sitting and propping positions for baby, making nursing a comfortable experience for both mother and child ($31.09 at Amazon).



Belabumbum Fashion Boutique

Let mommy pick out something special for herself at Belabumbum, a fashion forward boutique that offers laid back, feminine fashions (both maternity and non), with an E-gift certificate – they come in increments of $50, $100 or $250.


Reisenthel Shopper Tote

The Reisenthel Shopper Tote is perfect for a new mom because you can throw everything (and the kitchen sink) in there and still have room for more! It comes in a few different fun, bold prints ($29.95 at Amazon).



Engraved Photo Album

Make the gift more special by personalizing something for new mommy to keep for years to come, like this Baby Collage Engraved Photo Album ($25.95 at Personalization Mall).


verly Organized Mom


Show Graham Calendar

Your mom will be totally prepared to keep track of everything in 2013 with this adorable grid style Snow Graham Calendar. Doesn’t it make you smile? ($27.95 at Paper-Source)

momAgenda Kitchen Folio

This pretty planning portfolio known as the momAgenda Kitchen Folio will make your obsessive mom even more obsessive. But at least it’s pink! ($24.05 at momAgenda)


Clip-it-up zipper bags

Clip It Up Zipper Bags are probably cooler than they sound. They’re little see-through envelopes made with a sturdy snap closure that are designed to contain those random loose items that never seem to have a home. A practical gift for any mom ($9.50 for a 4 pack at Archivers Annex).

Personalized Notepad

All of those list-loving moms might like to have their own unique personalized notepad like this brown floral one from The Stationary Studio. Yes, she’s that important! ($29)


Purva Jewelry Box

Help your mom avoid clutter and keep her valuables hidden with this brightly embroidered Purva Jewery Box. Definitely a colorful addition to any dresser ($39 at Macy’s).




Keep Mom Cozy

Tiled Breeze Hat

If your mom lives in a cold-weather region, she can at least stay fashionable and warm with a Classic Toque – Tiled Breeze Hat sold at This Is J. They’re reversible – two-for-one gifts are the best! Choose from lots of different colors ($39).


Bath & Body Works Sleep Line

The Bath & Body Works Sleep Line gives a mom a good reason to pamper herself. I personally think the Honey Vanilla Dream scent sounds delicious – and with all of the FatWallet deals available, maybe I could justify buying some for myself, too? ($5-16.50)

Charity Pot Skin Softener

This gift will make mom feel good on the inside and outside. The Charity Pot Skin Softener won’t only hydrate her skin with its organic cocoa butter bas, but even better, 100% of the profits for each pot sold go to a fund to support grassroots charities around the world ($22.95 at Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics).


Tea Forte Gift Set

Let mom can enjoy tea-time for one with the Tea Forte Rejuvenation gift set ($42 at Tea Forte).


Gifts for Mom

Charter Club Robe

Cuddling up is even better when you can do it in a super soft robe like this plush Charter Club one from Macy’s. Plus Macy’s always has good deals and coupons around the Holidays, which are easy to keep track of on FatWallet ($46.99).

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