We’re really thrilled about the items on our Gifts of Comfort and Joy for Rural Moms gift guide this year! These gift selections are designed to bring you comfort and joy from head to toe and all around your home. You’re sure to find something in this guide to suit every lady in your life, whether that’s your own mom, your mother-in-law, your sister, or even yourself! Without further ado, here are our top comfort and joy gift picks for 2018.
Notion falls into the “comfort” category. It’s an oreo-sized wireless sensor designed to make your home smarter. When the sensor is triggered, you receive alerts via your smartphone. Notion senses doors and windows being opened, temperature changes, and even water leaks! The smart sensor also integrates with the Nest thermostat for an even smarter home experience.
Even when you’re not home, Notion will let you know if anything has gone awry in your house. It’s not just great for security reasons, either. You can set it up to let you know all sorts of things, including when your mail is delivered! One of the things we like the best about Notion is that it’s renter-friendly. Since there is no hard wiring or installation involved, renters can enjoy the same security as homeowners. Notion makes a great gift for anyone who would love to have a smarter home. Which is pretty much everybody!
Anyone on your list who loves wood jewelry is going to adore Statement Peace Jewelry. Sure, wood jewelry very fashionable right now. But that’s not all that Statement Peace is about. Each individual piece of jewelry hand-crafted in the South Florida design studio is meant to be a “piece of peace.” That’s why each piece comes with a wooden display stand. Even sitting on your dresser, this jewelry brings peace and joy to your life.
The folks at Statement Peace believe that energy is transferrable, and therefore each piece sold comes with nothing but good vibes and high energy. The love that is put into producing each individual piece of art is spread all over the world with each purchase. Whether you’re looking for earrings, necklaces, rings, or bracelets, you’re sure to find a gorgeous piece of jewelry that the lady in your life will absolutely love.
Moms that spend a lot of time on their feet are going to love you forever when they receive this gift! The Gel Pro Elite Floor Mat is an anti-fatigue mat made with ¾” thick Dual Comfort Core gel and energy-return foam. The mat is specifically designed for people who have hip, back, leg, and foot discomfort, but anyone who spends a lot of time on their feet will certainly appreciate the comfort!
The high quality and super comfortable mat makes standing for extended periods of time much easier on aching bones and joints. To add to the list of benefits, the world’s most comfortable floor mat is available in hundreds of beautiful color and pattern combinations, ensuring that it fits into any home’s décor.
The mats were designed when a mom making Thanksgiving dinner found herself in excruciating pain after standing for 6 hours straight. Her engineer husband designed a mat to help her out, and the company was born. The idea was a hit! (You may want to give this gift early to whomever is making the family Thanksgiving dinner or someone who bakes a lot of Christmas cookies!)
One of the biggest draws to having a real Christmas tree is the scent it adds to the home, but many people choose to have an artificial tree because of allergies or environmental concerns. Thanks to ScentSicles Scented Ornaments, now even those with artificial trees can enjoy the scents of the season! ScentSicles are sure to bring joy to the mom on your gift list!
The hanging ornaments come with hooks and discreetly blend into your Christmas tree. You can also buy the home décor table ornaments, which come in lovely colors and sit in a bowl. Want to (literally) spruce up’ your wreath? ScentSicles are available for that, too! Fragrances include O’ Christmas Tree, Spiced Pine Cones, 2 Dashes of Cinnamon, White Winter Fir, and Snow Berry. Grab a few of these while you’re at it – each scent is better than the last! (Note: ScentSicles also make a great before-Christmas gift!)
Restlessness can really drag sleep quality down the scoring scale. So can things like sleep apnea, electronic distractions, and simply lacking a relaxing routine before bed. The iSense Sleep Smart Pillow helps figure out and address sleep issues. It’s like having a personal sleep health consultant! This Smart Pillow is the bee’s knees of all pillows with technology that will totally blow your mind while it enhances your sleep.
This pillow doesn’t just track sleep, though. It tracks heart rate, respiratory rate, sleep cycles, time it takes to fall asleep, and restlessness. You end up with a comprehensive sleep score for the night, week, and month. As if that wasn’t enough, the pillow can be programmed to provide relaxing music and white noise to help you fall asleep fast. Finding out patterns and addressing them with the iSense Sleep Smart Pillow can change an average night’s sleep to a top 10! It’s a perfect comfort solution for the mom on your holiday gift list.
If you’ve given your mom a tension headache or two over the years, you can make up for it with this awesome gift. The Huggaroo Neck Wrap is designed to safely and effectively sooth away tension and aches in the neck and shoulders. The polyester cloth is filled with clay beads, natural dried herbs, and flaxseeds for a wonderful cool or warm aromatherapy experience.
The unique shape wraps around the neck and shoulders and the heavy beads allow for deep pressure therapy. Huggaroo can be used chilled in the freezer for cool therapy or alternatively microwaved for warm treatments. The versatile wrap also works well for back ache, cramps, and arthritis pain and stiffness. It literally feels like a warm (or cool) hug just where you need it. Huggaroo is also committed to the community; for every purchase made, they donate 1% to One Simple Wish, a non-profit organization benefiting children in foster care.
You’ve heard of Ugly Christmas Sweaters, so why not Ugly Christmas Leggings? The same fun and whimsy that accompanies UglyChristmasSweater.com sweaters is now available for bottoms! Bonus: You don’t need to wait for a Christmas party to wear them. Ugly Christmas Leggings are appropriate for the entire season!
Candy canes, Christmas Trees, and snowflakes are among the patterns of warm and comfy leggings you’ll want to give as a gift this year. Ugly Christmas Leggings are perfect for lounging around the house, doing your Christmas shopping in comfort, and wearing under your workout clothes while trying to burn off that extra piece of pie! They’re super cute, too. This is one of those gifts that you’ll definitely want to buy for yourself as well as for the lady on your Christmas list. Why not go all out and double the fun with an Ugly Christmas Sweater, too?
There’s nothing more comforting than a luxury sheet set, right? You’ll definitely be giving the gift of comfort with the Saatva Dreams Lofton Organic Sheet Set! The sets are made with 100% long-staple organic cotton in a sateen weave for durability and comfort. The single ply thread construction ensures lightness and breathability without sacrificing comfort and luxury. The sheet set also boasts deep pockets, fitting mattresses 10”-15” high.
The luxurious sheet set is available in white, ivory, or grey, and comes with a flat sheet, a fitted sheet, and 2 pillowcases. It’s available in every size – twin, twin XL, full, queen, king, and even Cal king! You can buy one for every mom in your life, or just grab this perfect gift for yourself. It’s sure to be a hit this year. This gift of comfort is definitely one your gift recipient will remember and appreciate all year round.
Fun fact: Couples that have a date night at least once a week are 3.5 times more likely to describe their marriage as “very happy.” The Crated With Love: Date Night Subscription Box is definitely a gift of joy! The best thing about this box is that it doesn’t require you to leave the house – because as we all know, sometimes there are only a few kid-free hours in a week!
This subscription box includes a few (4 or 5) challenges and activities to inspire laughter and connection with your partner. They’re themed boxes and sure to be fun and exciting, allowing you to create date night no matter the circumstances. Who knew you could have so much fun in your pajamas in your living room after a 12-hour work day? Examples of past themed boxes include Tropical Escape, Date Night Down Under, and Game Show Date Night!
Winter can be tough on skin. When your holidays including traveling, it’s even tougher to keep up with skin care regimes. It’s a great time to discover the natural power and performance of VLB’s 3-Skin-Loving Treatments in convenient, travel-friendly sizes – a must have for the holidays and beyond.
The VictoriaLand Skin-Loving Minis set includesSkin-Loving Elixir Revitalizing Face Oil, Skin-Loving Treatment for Eyes and Lips, and Skin-Loving Moisturizer Nourishing Face and Neck Cream. At Rural Mom, we particularly love that they are all cruelty-free, GMO-free, Mineral Oil-free, Paraben-free, Non-toxic, Vegan and Synthetic Fragrance-free products. It’s skin care you can actually feel good about using and they all leave your skin looking and feeling great. A gift of glowing skin for the holidays will be a gift very well received!
Perfume makes a lovely gift or stocking stuffer for the ladies on your holiday gift list. One of Rural Mom’s favorites is Wild Spirit Perfume for Women. It’s a fresh and airy scent containing natural essential oils that revitalize the senses. Wild Spirit is sure to be a well-received gift for anyone who enjoys fresh and natural scented products. The clean and fresh scent is comprised of several different natural scents, including juicy mandarin and mint leaf, lemon blossom and water lotus, and base notes of cedarwood and soft musk.
Rural Mom loves this perfume because it’s vegan, cruelty free, and contains no dyes, no parabens, and no sulfates. Wild Spirit Perfumes are developed with the intention of combining them, so be sure to check out the rest of the collection as well. The scent diffuser bracelet makes it easy to wear one scent on your wrist and another on the bracelet for a unique scent combination.
This Book Club subscription box is sure to bring joy to the lucky recipient! Seriously one of our favorite book club ideas ever, the box includes the book of the month, a 5×7 quote print, and 3-5 gifts. Each gift corresponds to a specific part in the story. When the reader gets to that specific page of the story, they’re instructed to open the gift. This box brings the book to life!
One of the coolest things about this gift is the community aspect. Each question in the monthly box has a date next to it. You log onto Once Upon A Book Club’s Instagram page to discuss the book with other members of the community! It’s a fun way to meet new people! Of course, you can also give someone close to you a gift subscription in addition to getting your own. That way you can do it together! Christmas is about togetherness anyway! Young Adult subscriptions are also available, making this a fun gift for a teen or a mother – daughter activity, too!
Disclosure: We receive sample products for review for our holiday guides, most 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 in durability and/or functionality.
There are so many fabulous options for the moms on our lists that as usual, it was hard to choose just a few! Are any of these items already on your list this year?