Gift Ideas, Lifestyle, Motherhood

10 Inspired Gift Ideas for Working Moms

gift ideas for working moms

Today we’re talking holiday shopping and I’ve rounded up some of my top gift ideas for working moms. To be quite honest, these would make lovely gifts for any mom, because let’s face it, being a parent IS work, regardless of how rewarding it is!

It’s so easy to get caught up with juggling career and home life that we often forget to take care of ourselves too. For that reason, when choosing a gift for my working mom friends, I love to treat them to something not just practical, but also a little indulgent.

Here are my top picks for the working mom in your life…

#1 A gorgeous planner

Between you and me, a lovely planner is definitely on my own wishlist. I’ve become such a scatterbrain since having kids that I’m in desperate need of somewhere to scribble down my ideas, appointments and reminders. And there’s just something nice and old-school about putting pen to paper, don’t you think???

#2 Some pampering toiletries

What busy mom doesn’t want to pamper herself on the rare occasion that she gets to close the bathroom door and soak in the tub or try out some new beauty products?!

#3 A cute travel mug

I recently bought a travel mug for a good friend of mine and she was thrilled… “now I can finally finish my tea (she’s British!) before it gets cold“. I’m pretty sure that any mom – working or not – would love a nice mug and the opportunity for some additional caffeine.

Looking for gifts for working moms under $25? Lexie at Mommy: Home Manager has put together a great selection – just click here.

#4 A Starbucks gift card

See my previous point about the extra caffeine 😉

#5 A beautiful work bag

I can’t think of any mom that wouldn’t appreciate a spacious and practical, yet chic work tote to haul around the MANY belongings we need. Make sure that you pick something roomy enough for all of her work gear and the kid essentials.

Need more inspiration? Why not check out The Professional Mom Project, where Nicole has shared her best gifts for working moms.

#6 A wine gift set

Because we don’t always need a glass of wine at the end of a long day, but sometimes it helps!

#7 A smartwatch

With so many beautiful options available, today’s smartwatches really do combine style with function, making it so easy to keep up with emails and appointment reminders on the go.

#8 Scented candles

There’s no better way to unwind at the end of a long work day than to relax with some nice scented candles and a bubble bath (IF we’re very lucky). This is the kind of thing that I’d rarely buy for myself but just love when I receive as a gift.

#9 Cozy slippers

So she can kick back in style after that bubble bath 🙂

#10 Some cute sunnies

A pair of nice sunglasses can do double duty. Not only do they amp up the chic factor during the morning commute, but also hide our dark circles!


So there you have it. Let’s give mom some gifts that she’ll really love!

This gift guide is in participation with a Gift Guide Blog Hop. For the full list of gifts for working moms, click here.


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  • Reply Brenda Della Casa

    Love your site and this post is spot on (for mums and non mums). Very beautiful all around.

    November 21, 2017 at 8:26 am
    • Reply Polly

      Thanks so much Brenda! And yes, these gifts would be fab for anyone 🙂

      November 21, 2017 at 2:52 pm
  • Reply Tayja

    Such great gift idea’s. Going to have to use some of these!

    November 21, 2017 at 9:34 am
    • Reply Polly

      Thanks Tayja!

      November 21, 2017 at 2:53 pm
  • Reply Samary

    I love everything on your gift guide! Sending hubby over to check it out lol

    November 21, 2017 at 10:48 am
    • Reply Polly

      Haha, that sounds like a good plan 😉

      November 21, 2017 at 2:53 pm
  • Reply Jeanny Ponce

    The smartwatch idea is the best! My favourite is the Michael Kors one, so beautiful! In fact, I like it as a gift for myself lol

    November 21, 2017 at 3:35 pm
  • Reply Helen

    These are awesome gift ideas! Thanks for sharing!

    November 22, 2017 at 1:18 am
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