Great Gifts for Mom & Dad | Rural Mom 2014 Holiday Guide

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Great Gifts for Mom & Dad | Rural Mom 2014 Holiday Guide

Most of the time, if you ask a Mom or Dad what they want for Christmas, they’ll say – 

“You don’t need to buy me anything. Save your money for something important.” 

Sound familiar?   Of course, despite what they say you want to show them how much you appreciate them, so you’re stuck trying to find something with no ideas.  Rather than purchasing another pair of slippers or the proverbial dreaded tie, try some of these gift suggestions that are terrific for even the hard-to-please parent or the one who seems to have “everything!” 


Michael Negrin Jewelry - Great Gifts for Mom & Dad | Rural Mom 2014 Holiday Guide

Michael Negrin Jewelry

One of the first items on many Moms’ wish lists this year is jewelry. Looking and feeling beautiful is important, especially for mothers, who sometimes lose their identities in their children. Jewelry is a timeless gift that is always welcome.

Michael Negrin has you covered. The Mom on your shopping list will sparkle and shine with the large selection of jewelry – the extensive line includes watches, pendants, chandelier necklaces, stud and dangly earrings, brooches, and even hair jewelry. They truly have something to fit every style.

Great Gifts for Mom & Dad | Rural Mom 2014 Holiday Guide

Vi Bella Jewelry & Handbags

When you buy a piece of jewelry or a handbag from Vi Bella, you’re not just improving the life of the woman who is fortunate enough to receive the gift on Christmas morning. The products are made by at-risk women all over the world, and every purchase goes toward helping them have a beautiful life.

The beautiful product catalog features handcrafted necklaces, earrings, bracelets, wallets, and handbags. You’re sure to find something for every Mom while supporting less fortunate women at the same time. It’s what the holidays are all about. Compassion and spirit.

Great Gifts for Mom & Dad | Rural Mom 2014 Holiday Guide

Epiphanie Camera Bags

This year, give mom something nice to store her camera in when she’s done taking pictures on Christmas morning. Epiphanie makes bags in all sizes to carry cameras and laptops in style. Mom will look great everywhere she goes, camera in tow.

Epiphanie bags make great gifts for business women and any woman who likes to combine style and functionality. If you’re not sure which one she’d love the best, you can even grab a gift card and let her pick out her own! It doesn’t get much easier than that.

Great Gifts for Mom & Dad | Rural Mom 2014 Holiday Guide

Burt’s Bee’s Natural Personal Care

Burt’s Bee’s has made gift giving for Moms a whole lot easier this year with their ready to give gift sets. Each set come with a pretty gold bow atop the package. There are several Holiday sets to choose from that are sure to please like the Honey Pot. This set has a Milk & Honey body lotion, a Honey & Grape-seed hand cream and a Honey lip balm. Everything to make Mom feel loved and pampered all wrapped up and ready to give.

There’s also the Beeswax Bounty gift set sure to please any lip balm lover on your list. This set comes with 4 all natural Burt’s Bee’s lip balms, each specially formulated to keep lips feeling and looking their best. There’s Nourishing lip balm with Mango Butter, Hydrating lip balm with Coconut and Pear and Replenishing with Pomegranate oil. A cute green coin purse is included in this set.

Great Gifts for Mom & Dad | Rural Mom 2014 Holiday Guide

Belli Skincare

Belli Skincare is a company that obsesses more than most about the purity and safety of its ingredients. That’s why Belli products would be a perfect gift choice for new or expecting Moms, or any woman who thinks about the safety of what she puts on her body as much as she does about what she puts in it,

Belli Pure & Pampered Body Wash is perfect for everyday use. It gently cleans without stripping skin of natural oils. The rich, luxurious lather feels nice on your skin while the essence of cucumber, green tea, lavender and chamomile provide a lightly scented, relaxing experience.

The Belli All-Day Moisture Body Lotion- provides deep moisturizing and comfort to your skin all day. It contains vitamin E and chamomile to soothe and the wonderful scent of lemons that uplift which is sure to please all Moms on your holiday shopping list.

Great Gifts for Mom & Dad | Rural Mom 2014 Holiday Guide

JORD Wood Watches

A watch is always a great gift idea for Dad. JORD watches are a fun alternative to the usual metal watches because they’re handcrafted of natural wood from all over the world. The wood style will suit any taste and look great with any outfit, whether it’s professional attire or sports gear. 

Each watch is unique, just like Dad. They also come with a 12 month warranty, so you can be sure that you’re getting the man in your life a quality gift he’ll get lots of use out of.

Great Gifts for Mom & Dad | Rural Mom 2014 Holiday Guide

DXG SmartCam

A perfect gift for a protective dad, the DXG SmartCam is one of the latest and greatest in home security. These wi-fi cameras will keep an eye on his family when he’s not home, and send him an alert on his phone (iOS and Android capable) if something goes awry. They even have night vision! is also plug and play, so dad can hook it up right out of the box on Christmas morning. No cables and software are required, and the peace of mind that a video monitoring system will give him is a gift that keeps on giving all year.

Great Gifts for Mom & Dad | Rural Mom 2014 Holiday Guide

Droid Turbo by Motorola 

With up to 48 hours of battery life and turbo charging ability (get an additional 8 hours of battery life with a fifteen minute charge,) the Droid Turbo by Motorola is sure to top every technology buff’s wish list this holiday season.  

Dad will love the sleek design and the innovative durable materials are perfect for any rugged guy.  The 21 MP camera will preserve all his favorite memories and the ultra-fast processor will help him keep up with everything and enjoy mini-breaks with favorite game apps!  

Great Gifts for Mom & Dad | Rural Mom 2014 Holiday Guide

Stanley Vacuum Coffee System French Press 

Traditionally coffee is brewed before-hand and stored in a container for on-the-go use, but Stanley’s Vacuum Coffee System French Press changes the equation by offering a thermos container that contains a French press system for making fresh coffee where-ever you roam! 

The unit includes the French press, pot for boiling the water and cup making it a fabulous handy all-in-one system for camping, backpacking, fishing, work travel and other activities. For dads that enjoy having a cup of their favorite coffee available at home and on-the-go, this is an ideal gift! 

Great Gifts for Mom & Dad | Rural Mom 2014 Holiday Guide

Working Man’s Hygiene Kit

The all-natural Working Man’s Hygiene Kit was created by a mechanic. All of the manly salves, scrubs and balms included are specially made to meet the needs of the working man.

Handmade in the USA, this kit goes beyond simple cleansers to get the job done with all the products your dad needs: Walnut Scrub, Soap for Men, Knuckle Wax, After Shower, Hand Repair, Foot Relief and XTreme Lip Balm 


Tribut Apparel

Tribut Apparel

Tribut Apparel has an awesome line of clothing for the music lovers in your life. Featuring men and women’s styles, you can find a little bit of everything for any type of music lover. My particular favorite is the “Sustainable Sounds” style – which features music as a natural resource.

Available for both men and women – jackets, long sleeve shirts, short sleeve shirts, crews, hats, and even keychains will make great holiday gifts. You could get matching T-shirts for a couple. What a cute idea!

LUGZ - Great Gifts for Mom & Dad | Rural Mom 2014 Holiday Guide

LUGZ Boots

LUGZ has a fabulous array of fashionable for men, women, and children in colors and styles to suit every fashion sensibility.  From sheepskin lined booties to quilted snow-bunny styles, you’ll find the same commonalities with every selection = Comfort, Durability and Quality Construction.

A terrific choice for dads this season is the LUGZ Empire WR, a rugged water-resistant boot with a memory foam sock liner.  It will cushion his every step while offering solid performance for outdoor activities. 

Mom will love the LUGZ Jane style, a mid-height lace up boot that will keep her feet comfy with a cushioned insole and will make a lovely match with all her winter fashions.    

JOCO Cup - Great Gifts for Mom & Dad | Rural Mom 2014 Holiday Guide


Mom or Dad have an affection for coffee shops?  Help them go “green” with JOCO Cup, a beautiful, reusable travel cup.  It’s Barista certified and comes in small and tall version, perfect for filling with their favorite coffee drinks.

A thermal sleeve keeps hands cool and the splash-proof lid keeps the liquid in where it belongs.  Great for on-the-go use, the environment and to hold home brews, too

Swissmar Indulgence 8PC Fondue Set - Great Gifts for Mom & Dad | Rural Mom 2014 Holiday Guide

Swissmar Indulgence 8PC Fondue Set

The Swissmar Indulgence Fondue Set amps up meal-time fun and is the perfect gift for any chocolate lover.

Indulgence 8 piece chocolate fondue set is a multi-functional set where you can use the components together or separately (plate with bowl and stand, plate with bowl only, or plate or bowl separately).  Pair it with some fondue chocolate and cookies and prepare to enjoy some as your gift recipient will want to test it out right away!

Escape Monthly - Great Gifts for Mom & Dad | Rural Mom 2014 Holiday Guide

Escape Monthly

Where do you dream of going?  Hawaii?  Paris?  Toyko?  Give the gift of a luxurious vacation every month of the year with a subscription to Escape Monthly.  A monthly “vacation in a box,” Escape Monthly offers a new destination each month, bringing a taste of local flavors and culture for the recipients to enjoy.

Escape Monthly delivers luxury products to help the recipient relax, indulge and enjoy things like local foods, drinks, beauty aids, specialty items, souvenirs, travel guides and more. The world will be waiting at their doorstep, month after month.  It’s a lovely way to have your holiday gift deliver sunshine and adventure all year round.


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: 

Great Gifts for Mom & Dad Rural Mom 2014 Holiday Guide by Barb Webb

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 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.

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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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    • Jenn
    • November 5, 2014

    They all look great and would make excellent gifts! I would love too try the Belli Skincare line. It looks like it would be nice and natural.

    • Frugal and Fun Mom
    • November 5, 2014

    That fondue set would be so much fun for a in home date night! I’m sure hubby and I would have a great time with trying variety of sauces and dipping items.

    • Heidi Gray
    • November 5, 2014

    This is a great gift list! I am going to have to pick up a couple of them for gifts!

    • Daisy B
    • November 5, 2014

    I have to get that Stanley Vacuum Coffee System French Press for my hubby! He’s super obsessed with roasting his own coffee and uses a French Press. That Stanley Vacuum Coffee System French Press would be the perfect gift that he didn’t even know that he wanted!

    • Katrina Gehman
    • November 6, 2014

    those are great choices. i love the bracelets and the jord watch.

    • Tough Cookie Mommy
    • November 7, 2014

    These are some great gift ideas. I think my parents would love to receive some of these for the holidays.

    • Debi
    • November 12, 2014

    These are all great gift ideas. I am always at such a loss of what to get for people.

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