2015 Top 10 Gifts of Comfort and Joy for Moms

O tidings of comfort and joy…go ahead, sing along! This gift guide has had me singing for quite a while. The items on here are specifically chosen because they provide comfort and joy to the special mom (or grandmother) in your life.  All of these gifts are suitable for any of your loved ones, but as we celebrate moms daily, we feel a little extra pampering is in order!

2015 Top 10 Gifts of Comfort and Joy for Moms

2015 Top 10 Gifts of Comfort and Joy for MomsHaflinger slippers

Haflinger is a name that’s become pretty popular when it comes to footwear, and with very good reason. The outstanding quality and workmanship are worthy of remembering. In a short amount of time, the Haflinger line has evolved to include children’s slippers, clogs, cork-bottom clogs, and sandals.

For lounging around the house, these slippers are perfect. They’re cute, cozy, and comfortable. Each slipper has an adorable applique on the toe to add to their charm. There are several different styles, but “Molly” the dairy cow and the “Coffee” styles are my favorite! They’re made of a 100% boiled wool for durability and lined with a wool-covered latex sock liner for comfort you didn’t even know existed. The outsole is extra sturdy due to double felt layers, and the padded foot bed ensures that when you take off your shoes at the end of the day, these slippers will feel like heaven for your feet!

2015 Top 10 Gifts of Comfort and Joy for MomsChoosy Chick Ladies Love It All! Luxury Bag

The mom that loves to pamper herself will absolutely love the Choosy Chick ladies Love It All Luxury Bag!  This bag is full of non-toxic, luxurious Choosy Chick products for her skin, hair and face. The quality of the products is unmatched and any mom will appreciate being able to do something nice for herself!]

The best part about this gift, however, is that your purchase helps women in Calcutta, India through Freeset, an organization that gives women an opportunity to work and provide for themselves. When you buy this luxury bag, you’re helping to support women in India who, without Freeset, would have no means of escaping poverty. It truly is like giving two gifts! This is the kind of gift that will be loved by both the recipient and the giver.

2015 Top 10 Gifts of Comfort and Joy for MomsCanon PIXMA iP8720 Crafting Printer 

For the mom that loves to take photographs, the PIXMA iP8720 Wireless Inkjet Photo Printer will help her bring those memories to the next level! Unlike other printers, this one will allows you to print stunning borderless photos up to 13″ x 19″! That’s ridiculously big for an in-home printer. Be careful giving this gift – you may be the subject of some stunningly large photos! And you know how we moms are – we don’t care if you have a huge cold zit on the end of your nose. You’re beautiful anyway.

The detail is fantastic too, thanks to a 6-color ink system and 9600 x 2400 maximum dpi color dpi. So whether mom hangs a really big picture of you with your goofy third grade grin on her wall or tucks it away in a scrapbook to show your children at some point, you’ll be able to look back on that moment in vivid detail. Smile!

2015 Top 10 Gifts of Comfort and Joy for MomsContour Living Flip Pillow

There are so many benefits to having a wedge pillow. This particular one can be used ten different ways thanks to the unique flip design. Popular methods of use include transforming it into an elevation pillow, a bed pillow, knee and leg wedge, or just for extra body support. It’s truly versatile and will bring comfort to mom’s aching body (which is the way most moms feel by the end of the holiday season especially!)

The standard size is 19″ long x 20″ wide x 18″ high, but the pillow is also available in queen and king for larger sized beds or for people who just like larger sized pillows. They’re filled with hypo-allergenic fill, so allergies won’t be an issue. You can also get pillowcases for the Contour Living Flip Pillow in 5 custom colors, so it’s sure to match any décor.

2015 Top 10 Gifts of Comfort and Joy for MomsThesis Candles

Most women love candles, and with good reason. They’re beautiful, relaxing and they’re a simple way to give ourselves a little bit of relaxation after a long day, particularly if they’re scented. Thesis candles make an especially nice gift this holiday season because they’re made with organic essential oils proven to be relaxing and calming. They’re perfect for moms with high stress lifestyles.

Thesis Eco Home products are meant to go farther than just décor and functionality. They’re designed to be lifestyle pieces – pieces that embody a safe and healthy lifestyle of sustainability and eco-mindedness. The mom in your life will really appreciate the thought that goes into such a luxurious and relaxing gift.

2015 Top 10 Gifts of Comfort and Joy for MomsPlum Deluxe Teas

It may seem stereotypical, but the word “mother” brings to mind a woman with a mug of hot tea in hand, giving some great advice or a stern warning to her children. The truth is that most moms (and grandmothers) love tea. The loose leaf, organic teas from Plum Deluxe come in a myriad of exciting flavor combinations and are sure to be well received.

This time of year, the mulling spices make the perfect gift. They’re unique, trendy, and make the holiday season just a little bit more special. Another great gift idea is the tea-of-the-month club, where you receive one to two ounces of healthy and delicious tea every month for a reasonable price.  It also comes with the occasional surprise or treat and access to exclusive discounts on extra teas and supplies. Club membership is a great gift option for someone who likes to try new teas.

2015 Top 10 Gifts of Comfort and Joy for MomsRegal Opulence Gourmet Gift Basket

Only one word is necessary here – chocolate! Really, this drool-worthy gift basket contains some indulgent treats that will make Mom really, really happy this Christmas. (Did you know that eating chocolate has been scientifically proven to increase serotonin?) Chocolate is always a favorite gift.

This gorgeous hammered silver basket is full of chocolatey treats from well-known  and well-loved chocolatiers like Ghirardelli®, Fannie May®, Feridies®, The Popcorn Factory® and more. One of the things I like the best about the basket is that it’s got the sweets as well as the savories – olives, spreadable cheese, assorted crackers and panetini. It’s a gift basket that offers a whole lot more than the traditional assorted chocolates.

2015 Top 10 Gifts of Comfort and Joy for MomsAlpaca Blankets 

What mom doesn’t want to snuggle up with the kids in a nice cozy blanket? The Alpaca blanket is hands down the best blanket you could ever snuggle up in and the minute the mom in your life sees it, the “WOW!” train will start. Here’s why this sustainable play is heating up:  If you’ve been to the Andes, you know that layers are kind of a big deal and the mountain temps vary between scorchers in the valleys to frigid at the top. Since Alpacas are native to parts of the Andes in South America, their wool is suited to many climates- cool, warm and everything in between. The same wool that protects them against cold and heat keeps them comfortable – ALWAYS. And that’s what this blanket will do for you.

Alpaca wool is also the strongest mammal fiber. No, really, the Incans used to build BRIDGES by braiding reed and cotton together with alpaca. Can you imagine a bridge partly made of fur?! They were not only sturdy but lasted FOREVER! Alpaca is much less prickly than sheep’s wool, and instead has that super soft fuzzy cashmere feel instead of the itchy wool feel you’re used to. Also, no mechanical or chemical processing is used in the production of alpaca goods, so you don’t have to worry about it irritating skin.

2015 Top 10 Gifts of Comfort and Joy for MomsSwarovski Stackable Gemstone Bangle

I’m convinced that Swarovski crystals exist simply because every woman needs a little glitz and glam in their life and in my opinion, you can never have too many Swarovski pieces! This bangle from Isabelle Grace Jewelry exemplifies that. It’s simple, yet elegantly designed with two stunning 8mm Swarovski chatons hand set into a silver or gold plated bangle. The stones total about 1.5 carats, which is just enough to be glamorous without being overpowering.

The bangles are one size fits all and fully adjustable to fit any wrist, so no awkward sizing conversations have to take place, and with 8 color/stone choices, you’re sure to find one that will suit the style of your favorite mom, grandmother, sister, and aunt as well. Go ahead. Get one for everyone. You don’t want anyone to be jealous during Christmas dinner!

2015 Top 10 Gifts of Comfort and Joy for MomsLaRitzy

Laritzy is a subscription box full of vegan and cruelty-free beauty products. Each month, a new box arrives with full size and luxury products in it like hair products, body washes, nail polishes, deodorants, and creams. Knowing that the products are vegan and have never been tested on animals is sure to fill any mom with comfort and joy!

Subscription boxes are like the gifts that keep on giving. Every month there is a new one and there are new items to pamper her. She’ll think of you every time she finds LaRitzy in her mailbox. This gift is a great option for the mom who really needs to take time for herself but often doesn’t.

Now that you’ve had a chance to look at these gift options, tell us what’s on your list. Will you be adding some of these items to your list? How about grabbing them for yourself?

PRINTABLE SHOPPING LIST
You can easily bookmark this page to retrieve using your computer or smartphone, but if you’d like a printable list to take with you to the store or to use as a checklist for your gift giving, we’ve provided one below:

Disclosure:  We receive sample products for review for our holiday guides, many of which are donated to local charities after gently testing and inspecting.  If it’s not a gift we wouldn’t love to see under our own trees or personally gift to a loved one, you will not find it in any RuralMom.com holiday guide. We do not accept payment for placement of items in our guides. If it made it to our top holiday gift pick list, it’s earned a spot based on its high quality, reasonable price point, and overall excellence.

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Barb Webb. Founder and Editor of Rural Mom, is an author and sustainable living expert nesting in Appalachian Kentucky. When she’s not chasing chickens around the farm or engaging in mock Jedi battles, she’s writing about country living and artisan culture.
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Comments

    • Rose M.
    • December 4, 2015
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    The slippers are adorable! Adding several of these to my wish list and even going to buy a few and be my own Santa! You always have such great ideas and stuff here!

    • Jennifer Salzenstein
    • December 7, 2015
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    those are the cutest slippers. totally going on my wishlist!

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