2017 Top 12 Gifts of Comfort and Joy for Moms

I’m so excited to share this year’s holiday gift guide selections with you! This year we went with sort-of a “12 days of Christmas” theme and chose gifts that we think will bring comfort and joy to the rural moms in your life.  You can choose one, or have a little extra fun and surprise mom with a gift each day leading up to Christmas!

Over the years, our moms have given us so much comfort, joy, and love that it’s only fitting that we give them some back! Here are our top comfort and joy gift picks for 2017.

2017 Top 12 Gifts of Comfort and Joy for Moms

PAPYRUS Aveline Desk CollectionPAPYRUS Aveline Desk Collection 

Seems fitting for desk collection to be a favorite, doesn’t it? The thing that drew me to this product first was the simple beauty. The design is quite lovely without being over the top. It’s got sort of a “bloom where you are planted” theme, and that’s one of my favorite sentiments. You can bring a little beauty to your corner of the world, and to whoever’s desk and travel collection lands on!

There are several gift-worthy options in the collection, including notebooks, pens, wrapping paper, and even glasses cases! The prices are also very reasonable. There is truly something for everyone, but I think the collection would be perfect for coworkers, teachers, and anyone who loves florals and joyful colors. I especially love the Jeweled Push Pins, the Polka Dot Take Out Box and the gorgeous Passport holder with Luggage Tag Set. Bonus: If you gift someone a pretty box of thank you cards, you’ll likely receive a pretty card in the mail from them in return!

Ugly Christmas Sweaters UglyChristmasSweater.com 

Why Ugly Christmas Sweaters?  Because everyone needs one.  Seriously! These are no ordinary ugly sweaters either at UglyChristmasSweater.com, they are modern takes on the old classic with fun pop culture icons.  I suggest you even buy a few and then hold an annual Ugly Christmas Sweater party for even more fun.

The over-sized sweaters come in several different designs and sizes S-3XL, so you can get one for just about everyone in your family! New designs include The Grinch, Rick and Morty, and…wait for it…Harry Potter and Star Wars themed sweaters! Santa’s Storm troopers and Hogwart’s wizards are taking over Christmas! There are even several 3-D designs (in case you ever wanted to walk around wearing a stuffed moose!)

Not only are these sweaters just plain fun, they’re ridiculously comfortable, too. They’re so soft and roomy that the mom in your life will wish Christmas was year-round so she can continue to wear them! (Go ahead – your secret is safe with me!)

SodaStream Sparkling Water MakersSodaStream Sparkling Water Makers 

This is a delicious gift idea for moms who love convenience and control over drink flavor and fizz. With a simple touch of a button, mom can have a tasty alternative to just plain water any time of day or night, without leaving the house. She’ll also appreciate the health benefits of making her own water – adding sparkling water to real fruit, cucumbers, or a little juice makes a healthy beverage to enjoy right at home.

The kit comes with everything you need to get started right in the box. Along with the machine comes a CO2 canister and two reusable and eco-friendly bottles, so Mom can go right from opening presents to enjoying a tasty beverage in minutes. Optional drink mixes, water drops, and other accessories are available, as well.  Pick up a few to coordinate as stocking stuffers!

Tervis Mugs Tervis Mugs

What’s more comforting than hot chocolate on a cold winter day, right? How about some warm cider? Tervis mugs are nice gifts for the mom that loves warm drinks – hot chocolate, coffee, tea, or even a hot toddy! These customizable mugs are truly a one-of-a-kind gift, no matter what Mom is interested in. If you can’t decide on a customization, you can also go with the pre-made mugs. The winter designs are truly beautiful.

Tervis double-wall insulated drinkware is specifically designed to keep hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold. The durable and fully customizable drinkware is backed by a Lifetime Guarantee, too.  It’s our preferred drinkware for durability, I’ve already purchased several for stocking stuffers this years (but shhh…. don’t tell anyone on the Rural Mom shopping list!)  Other Tervis options include tumblers, water bottles, and even sippy cups.

Hamptons SaltHamptons Salt 

If the mom on your list is an adventurous foodie or home chef, she’ll love Hampton’s Salt.  Adding new flavors to foods can sometimes be intimidating, but when the flavor is in your gourmet salt, it’s super simple to add a dash of pizzazz to a dish – making this a wonderfully versatile gift that home chefs of every skill level will enjoy.

We highly recommend the Flavor Seeker Collection, which is the perfect gourmet salt starter set. Salt is a traditional gift meaning “May life always have flavor.” The set includes five delicious artisan sea salts – Black Truffle, Garlic, Ghost Pepper, Smoked Hickory and Rosemary. The all-natural salts allow you to infuse new flavors of joy into mealtime!

The gourmet sea salt collections are also delivered in a luxury black box with a white ribbon and gift note at no additional cost. One less gift to wrap and probable tasting rights – this set is a gift for both the giver and recipient!

Teleflora Holiday Bouquets Teleflora Holiday Bouquets 

Flowers, in my home, are always a well-received gift. They truly brighten a home, lift spirits when someone is down, and bring general joy altogether. They also make great hostess gifts – you can’t go wrong bringing flowers to holiday events! Choose from baskets, centerpieces, bouquets, and even wreaths. The mom on your holiday list is sure to love all of the above!

We really love the Teleflora holiday bouquets, like Teleflora’s new Classic Pearl Ornament (pictured.) Each bouquet is so beautifully designed and they always feature the freshest flowers. Additionally, holiday bouquets make a great last-minute option.  Need a lovely centerpiece for your holiday table?  Next day and same day delivery is available on all bouquets!

BigMouth Inc Snow Tubes BigMouth Inc Snow Tubes 

If you want to inject a little bit of extra fun into Mom’s life, consider BigMouth Snow Tubes. The durable snow tubes are guaranteed to help her forget about her worries and be a kid again for a few minutes. Who doesn’t want to slide down a hill on a giant piece of pizza?! The company is launching 8 new designs this season – in addition to the peppermint and donut, you’ll find unicorn, flamingo, fox, owl, penguin, and reindeer designs.

Even if there’s no snow where you live, BigMouth has a fun product for Mom as well as many others on your list. Other products they sell include gifts like “sarcastic stemware”, pool floats, drinking hats, half naked garden gnomes, and cheeseburger face masks. If you’re looking for a fun and/or sarcastic gift, this is the place to find it!

My Garden Box My Garden Box 

There are so many things to love about My Garden Box! This subscription box available with a gift option allows Moms to indulge their passion for gardening year ‘round, even if there’s snow on the ground! Gardening is so relaxing and fun to do. Having the opportunity to garden mid-winter in your living room brings even more comfort and joy!

My Garden Box is like a gardening class in a box, except you get to enjoy each lesson in your own home on your own time. There’s even something to learn for those of us with a little more gardening experience. Another thing we love about My Garden Box is that there is no need to worry about not being able to find soil or plant food in the winter months – it’s all included in the box in the perfect amounts.  Receiving a surprise gift of nature on your doorstep is a wonderful holiday treat!

Metal Prints from Nations Photo Labs Metal Prints from Nations Photo Labs 

For the Mom that loves to display photos of her family and friends, Metal Prints are the perfect gift! These metal prints are a unique and stunning way to display your joyful memories. Whether she’s a photography buff or just wants to show off her family, Metal Prints will look gorgeous on any wall in her home.

Metal Prints are built to last – each piece is coated with a high-gloss UV coating to keep your image resistant to water and dust over a period of time. They’re also produced in one of the world’s only facilities to be G7 Color Certified. Metal Prints boast super vivid colors, deep and intense, blacks, and a unique luminescent finish you won’t find anywhere else.

Robin Chocolates Holiday Collection

Chances are, there’s a mom (dad, sister, brother, and so on) who loves chocolate!  It’s actually hard to find anyone who doesn’t love a good chocolate treat around the holidays but receiving a gourmet chocolate treat will really grab their attention! Robin Chocolates, the award-winning chocolatier in Longmont, Colorado has a special ​​2017 Holiday Collection to delight everyone’s tastes. The collection includes six unique chocolates: Candy Cane, Cranberry Vodka Lime, Eggnog, Figgy Pudding, Gingerbread Molasses, and Chocolate Whiskey Pecan Pie that’s made with whiskey from Black Canyon Distillery in Longmont​, Colorado.​

The Robin Chocolates Holiday Collection is available in a six-piece box or a 12-piece box. The six-piece box contains one of each flavor, and the 12-piece box contains each of the six Holiday Collection flavors, plus six of Robin Chocolates’ most popular and award-winning chocolates: Chocolate Caramel Fleur de Sel, Dulcey Blonde, Grand Marnier Caramel, Raspberry, Richardo’s Coffee Liqueur Caramel and Longs Peak.  Be sure to pick up one for yourself, too, your taste-buds will truly thank you for this luxurious indulgence!  Hurry, though, they are only available through December 31, 2017.

Personal Hero Intention CandlesPersonal Hero Intention Candles

For me, candles have always been a source of comfort and joy, especially during the holidays.  I love having the scents of the season and also enjoy keeping candles in my bathroom to create a relaxing spa experience.  Personal Hero Intention Candles are designed to celebrate the everyday people that make a difference in your life, and celebrating our moms certainly tops that list!

The candles come with messages such as Joy, Gratitude, Celebrate, Love and more! Personal Hero’s products are meant to tell someone “I see you, I appreciate you, and I love you.” They are visual messages to remind someone that they are important and a hero to someone.  Available in 4 oz. tins, 8 oz. glass tumblers, and a 3-pack of tins, each candle uses clean-burning eco-friendly soy wax and lead-free wicks, premium phthalate-free fragrance and essential oils, and are individually hand poured. The message of “when you light this candle, be reminded of your blessings and the people that are grateful for you” appears on the lids of the candle tins and on the dust cover of the glass tumblers – a message that rings true with the light of holiday spirit!

PROMiXX® Vortex MixerPROMiXX® Vortex Mixer

You may have noticed by now that we are all about celebrating health and well-being in our comfort and joy holiday guide for moms.  We also get very excited when we find something in those categories that truly innovative, too, like the PROMIXX Vortex Mixer!  If you are wondering what is top of every fitness enthusiast’s wish list this Christmas, it’s sure to be the most advanced sports bottle in the world, the stunning and powerful PROMiXX Vortex Mixer.

This is no ordinary mixer, it’s leaps and bounds above the out-dated shaker bottles (that really don’t work anyhow.)  With the press of a button, PROMiXX mixer harnesses the power of nature’s vortex to deliver a smooth supplement drinks on the go.  The latest model in the range, the PROMiXX® 2.0, has an ultra high torque motor powered by an integrated rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery. It also comes complete with an integrated supplement storage unit (the NUTRiPOD) that elegantly holds your powders, pills or keys and handy measurement indicators on the side of the bottle allow for more precise mixing.  They really thought of everything and this is certainly a gift your recipient will make good use of all year long!

Moms are our favorite people to buy gifts for. There were so many great options this year that it was really hard to choose just a few! How about you? Are any of these items on your list?

Disclosure: We often 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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