Gifts of Comfort and Joy | 2020 Rural Mom Holiday Gift Guide

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This year has been a doozy, hasn’t it? At Rural Mom, we understand just how hard all the moms out there work 24/7 and rarely take much needed “me time.” To celebrate Rural Moms everywhere, we create a very special Gifts of Comfort and Joy holiday guide chock full of gifts that pamper and/or energize the soul!

As always, we are thrilled about the items on our Gifts of Comfort and Joy 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.

We have curated a wide range of options that will appeal to everyone from gardeners to crafters to home chefs and more. You’re sure to find something in this guide to suit every hard-working mom 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 2020 – enjoy!

Gifts of Comfort and Joy | 2020 Rural Mom Holiday Gift Guide

Crated with Love Date Night Box

My husband and I have been together for 22 years now and during that time, we’ve kept up our regular date nights. We often attribute our success as a married couple in part to our dedication to carving out time for us to communicate and enjoy time as a couple. 2020 has presented some unique challenges to having a date night as suddenly all the places we would opt to have a night out at were closed.

Crated with Love Date Night Boxes offer a clever solution for couples to have an amazing date night at home. The experience is delivered straight to your doorstep and all you need to do is schedule some time and perhaps, uncork a bottle of wine! Boxes are available as individual purchases or you can subscribe and have a new box inspire fun and romance delivered each month!

This subscription box includes a few (4 or 5) challenges and activities to encourage laughter and connection with your partner. Examples of themed boxes include You + Me in Yosemite, The Awkward Years, and Zombie Apocalypse! These exciting themed boxes allow you to create date night no matter the circumstances. Add joy to the end of the year and treat yourself and your partner with this very special gift!

SPECIAL OFFER: Use the code “DATENIGHT” at checkout for $5 off!

Gifts of Comfort and Joy | 2020 Rural Mom Holiday Gift Guide


A gift that gives back is always our favorite. Combine that lovely attribute with personal expression, serenity, and beautiful designs and you have Lokai! With a variety designs including social causes like “Environment Lokai”, Disney favorites, Star Wars, Marvel and even a Zodiac Collection. Lokai donates 10 percent of net profits from sales to charity.

They also have a Carbon Offset collection where the purchase of one Carbon Offset Lokai will offset one month’s worth of the environmental impact from your daily commute as well as the carbon emissions used to make and ship the Lokai to you. You can also choose to offset your carbon footprint on a monthly basis via subscription and receive additional carbon offset bracelets available to subscribers.

Lokai products are infused with elements from the highest and lowest points on earth – water from Mt. Everest and mud from the Dead Sea. These elements inspire us to find balance, to live our best lives while staying humble, and to realize that even when we are experiencing a low, hope is still on the horizon. They’re also waterproof, won’t break, and are 100 percent kid proof. This is a give you’ll want to purchase for your loved ones and yourself, too!

Gifts of Comfort and Joy | 2020 Rural Mom Holiday Gift Guide

Lula’s Garden

Nothing brightens your day quite like a beautiful plant, does it? When we get outside and connect with nature, the experience uplifts our spirits. In the cooler weather, when nature goes dormant, having a fresh bloom inside is truly a treat. Lula’s Garden delivers a fresh succulent straight to your doorstep to brighten your home!

Succulents help purify the air in your home, add color to your environment and are one of nature’s easiest plants to care for. There’s truly no green thumb required! They adapt to just about every climate and condition and are one of the plants that can thrive even with scarcity of watering.

Lula’s Garden eco-friendly succulent gardens arrive pre-potted in a self-sustaining gift box that is uniquely designed to serve as a planter. Plus, for every garden purchased, they make an eco-friendly donation to Special Christmas designs are available for a limited time including The Christmas Joy Garden (pictured). This is truly a lovely, memorable gift to send your loved ones this holiday season. The absolute personification of comfort and joy!

Gifts of Comfort and Joy | 2020 Rural Mom Holiday Gift Guide

Workman Publishing Calendars

Even crazy cat ladies like me have to keep track of daily activities. What better way to do so than with a “Cat Mom” calendar from Workman Publishing? Right now, it’s tough to stay on track. With so much of our lives spent at home, sometimes the days all blend. I rely on my calendar to keep things straight and believe it’s one of the best and most comforting tools we can have right now for our use.

It’s also one of the best holiday gifts you can give! Calendars are a fantastic present for absolutely everyone on your shopping list. Everyone needs to keep track of appointments, meetings, date nights, birthdays, and even garbage day. A vibrant calendar can make these mundane tasks an everyday joy. Workman Publishing creates the best designs available and each calendar is made of high quality materials that will easily last all year long.

Formats include Page-A-Day Calendars (featured in our Stocking Stuffer Guide), Engagement Calendars, Gallery Calendars, and Wall Calendars. There’s a style and topic for everyone on your gift list. From animals to fantasy to travel and trivia, you will find the perfect calendar to gift. There’s even a “365 Days of Shoes” calendar!

Gifts of Comfort and Joy | 2020 Rural Mom Holiday Gift Guide

Cornbread Hemp CBD Lotion + Menthol

At Rural Mom, you know we celebrate all things natural including one of our favorite hemp derivatives that’s currently in the limelight – CBD! CBD is a wonderful supplement and it’s also fantastic for external use, too. A natural anti-inflammatory, CBD can help bring relieve to your sore muscles and is also know to potentially help arthritis suffers. This year, we’re celebrating a product from one our favorite Kentucky companies: Cornbread Hemp CBD Lotion + Menthol.

2020 has been a stressful year, to say the least! When you are dealing with physical aches and pains on top of emotional stress, it can be completely overwhelming. Cornbread Hemp CBD Lotion + Menthol is designed for active adults who are experiencing discomfort from stiff joints or sore muscles. The menthol helps the CBD penetrate deeper into the tissue to the source of the inflammation. Combined with the terpenes of the full spectrum hemp distillate, this mentholated lotion has a pleasant fruity scent and quick absorption.

If you have sports enthusiasts, gardeners, people dealing with chronic pain, relatives with active jobs, or just someone you think would benefit from occasional sore muscle relief, Cornbread Hemp CBD Lotion + Menthol is a very loving, comforting gift to give!

PS Cornbread Hemp also offers a full line of CBD products for all your needs including CBD oils and capsules. This year they have a special Holiday CBD Survival Kit, too, that’s especially designed to enhance your comfort and joy throughout the season!

Gifts of Comfort and Joy | 2020 Rural Mom Holiday Gift Guide

Diamond Art Club

The holidays are a bit of a question mark this year as we will likely being staying in and creating a cozy Christmas at home. This is all the more reason to celebrate! Add some sparkle to your at-home holiday celebrates with a special diamond art kit from The Diamond Art Club. It’s a fantastic gift to give… and receive!

Diamond painting is a really exciting and relaxing family activity, that has become the hottest quarantine activity taking the crafting world by storm. For good reason! You have hours of creative fun and create a beautiful masterpiece in the process. A combination of cross-stitch and paint-by-numbers, Diamond painting is easy to work on and perfect for both adults and older children. Little ones can participate, too, with a little help from an adult.

The Diamond Art Club has an excellent reputation for good reason, too. The materials are high quality and the prints are stunning. Whether you like landscapes, fantasy, or holiday prints, they have a fantastic selection to choose from. This gift creates not only a memorable experience but also a valuable keepsake. Special holiday prints are currently available, but do hurry, they are limited editions!

Gifts of Comfort and Joy | 2020 Rural Mom Holiday Gift Guide

Nations Photo Lab Metal Prints

At a time when we aren’t able to visit all our loved ones, a wonderful gift to give is a personal photo. The most vibrant of all print media, contemporary Metal Prints from National Photo Lab are an unexpected way to turn your digital images into breathtaking works of art.

Transform your seasonal family photo into a stunning print that everyone will love to add to their home décor. Metal prints are created by infusing your image onto raw aluminum and the result is truly beautiful. The image quality is so clear, it seems like the people in your photo are right in the room with you. I have several metal prints in my office and craft room and they are by far, my favorite photos in our home.

Nations Photo Lab Metal Prints are available in 17 different sizes, from 4×4″ to 24×36″. Display options include a black shadow mount, an aluminum easel, a float mount hanger, and stainless steel Standoffs. They are super easy to create and can be shipped directly to your gift recipient (but of course, you’ll want to add a few to your cart to ship to your home, too!) You’ll also find traditional prints and plenty of gift items to personalize with photos, as well, including blankets, mugs, pillows, mouse pads and more. Nations Photo Lab can easily be a one-stop shop for all your holiday gifting this year!

Gifts of Comfort and Joy | 2020 Rural Mom Holiday Gift Guide

Let The Sunshine In 1,000 Piece Puzzle

Right now, puzzles are all the rage. It’s an activity that can help pass the time, create family-time moments, and is a known stress-relieving activity. As we are all seeking some comfort and joy this holiday season, “Let The Sunshine In” your gift recipient’s life with this cheerful puzzle illustrated by American artist Anisa Makhoul.

The “Let The Sunshine In” puzzle celebrates the simple and uplifting art of the everyday. With its visual challenges, like the blue patterned tabletop, it will help leave you relaxed, satisfied, and in a calm state of mind once you have placed the final piece. It’s a fantastic gift for anyone who loves a fun challenge or would enjoy a peaceful moment. Puzzles are also a terrific gift to give when you want to get a special family gift for friends or relatives.

Looking for more styles? Additional 1,000 piece puzzles are available from Workman Publishing, too, including a charming “Home Sweet Home” puzzle and fantasy print of “Boris Vallejo Fearless Rider”. Kids puzzles, 500 piece, and 750 piece styles are also options for gift giving. You’ll easily find something for everyone on your holiday shopping list!

Gifts of Comfort and Joy | 2020 Rural Mom Holiday Gift Guide

Loot Crate

If you’ve spent any amount of time on Rural Mom or following our social media, you will know I’m a total fan girl of many pop culture movies, shows, and icons including Star Wars, Harry Potter, and just about everything 80’s! Thank goodness for companies like Loot Crate who indulge our fandom love with awesome collections of “loot”!

Loot Crate is a curated collection box of items (like collectibles, apparel, and gear) from the best pop culture franchises, delivered to your door every month. You can buy one crate at a time or subscribe to receive loot crates regularly throughout the year. No matter what your passion is, it’s likely that Loot Crate has a subscription box you’ll love.

There’s pop culture crates, gaming crates, film and television crate, and apparel crates to choose from. There’s even special Limited Edition Crates like the “Universal Monster Mask Series,” “Pixar Series”, and even a “Brittany Spears” collection! If you are looking for extra items, you can also pick up specialty fan apparel (like tees, socks, and undies) in monthly subscription services. Bring a little fun to everyone this holiday season with Loot Crate. They will truly delight in the surprise!

Gifts of Comfort and Joy | 2020 Rural Mom Holiday Gift Guide

Organic India Tea

Looking for that last minute gift that fits your budget?  Why not give the comforting gift of ORGANIC INDIA tea?  It’s a lovely treat everyone will really warm up to!

Why do people love herbal teas? Along with exceptional flavor they also have natural remedy properties.  Mint is a well known digestive aid, chamomile is often used as a sleep aid, and lavender may calm your nerves. ORGANIC INDIA whole herb tea infusions are based on the Ayurvedic principle that the greatest benefits are found in the whole plant rather than parts. Tulsi is the foundation upon which ORGANIC INDIA teas and infusions are formulated. It’s used to aid in stress relief and uplift mood, support the immune system, and support the body’s natural detoxification process.

Sleep is something that many of us are struggling with, which makes the ORGANIC INDIA Tulsi tea one of our top favorite picks. ORGANIC INDIA’s foundational herb, adaptogenic Tulsi blends with soothing Ashwagandha to support restful sleep. No matter which variety you choose, you’ll be sure to deliver a gift that will bring much joy this year and next!

Gifts of Comfort and Joy | 2020 Rural Mom Holiday Gift Guide

The Unofficial Disney Parks Cookbook

Disney always has a way of infusing comfort and joy into our lives. It’s wonderful to celebrate our classic favorites and to relive memories of a Disney Parks visit. Hanging out at the parks has not been feasible for a good part of the year, so it’s even more special than ever to be able to bring a bit of that Walt Disney magic into your own kitchens with The Unofficial Disney Parks Cookbook!

The Unofficial Disney Parks cookbook features one hundred Disney-inspired recipes ranging from the classic Dole Whip and Mickey Pretzels to new favorites like blue milk from Star Wars land and Jack Jack’s Cookie Num Nums from Pixar Pier. It’s sure to bring joy to your kitchen and a smile to everyone’s face. For the Disney fan, this is the ultimate holiday gift this year.

The cookbook is organized by park and showcases recipes for many of the amazing foods you can find throughout. With The Unofficial Disney Parks Cookbook, you can explore every delicious nook and cranny the parks have to offer, all without leaving the comfort of your own home. One of my favorites is Gaston’s Giant Cinnamon Rolls inspired by the very same ooey-gooey delicious rolls you find in Fantasyland in Magic Kingdom. I cannot wait to make these for Christmas morning!

Give the Disney fan in your life the ultimate gift of comfort, joy, and amazing food this holiday season!

Gifts of Comfort and Joy | 2020 Rural Mom Holiday Gift Guide

FluidStance Fillup

So many times I’ve found myself engrossed in a writing assignment and reaching for my water cup only to find it is empty. Or I wake up in the middle of the night thirsty, but I’m too tired to get out of bed to find a refreshing drink of water. FluidStance has the solution with the Fillup personal water tower that helps keep you hydrated whenever you need it, wherever you are!

Did you know around 75% of Americans suffering from chronic dehydration? The 70oz FluidStance Fillup is a sleek yet constant reminder to drink water whether you’re hunkered down scrambling to complete an assignment or pulling an all-nighter before a test. After all, staying hydrated is key to staying healthy.

Fillup keeps a personal supply of water right at your fingertips. The 70-oz. size holds a full day’s supply, and Fillup’s double-walled tank keeps water cold for 24 hours. Fillup is useful everywhere: on your desk, your bedside table, in your kitchen, on your back patio, and more. Like all of the FluidStance products, Fillup’s minimalist design and premium construction uses BPA-free, eco-friendly materials. Give a gift they will love this year, one that keeps giving all year long!


We receive sample products for review for our holiday guides. Most we donate 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 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 comfort and joy on our lists. As usual, it was hard to choose just a few! Are any of the gifts of comfort and joy items already on your list this year?

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Barb Webb. Founder and Editor of Rural Mom, is an the author of "Getting Laid" and "Getting Baked". A sustainable living expert nesting in Appalachian Kentucky, wen 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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