Moms’ brains never turn off. Even when mothers have a moment to themselves, they’re still in mama mode thinking about their never-ending to-do list. They lead hectic lives prioritizing the needs of everyone around them oftentimes thinking that they don’t matter as much. But, that is farther from the truth. Moms are people too, and their wants and desires are valid, too.
During this holiday season, if you’re still looking for that perfect gift to make the mama in your life feel special, listen closely. Don’t rely on Google to help you determine what moms really want for Christmas. The results will return all sorts of pretty things from slippers to jewelry to handbags to kitchen gadgets. All of those things are indeed nice, and I’m sure anyone will be appreciative of all those things. I mean who doesn’t like nice stuff. But, there are a few things that Google, or that special lady in your life, won’t tell you that they actually need. Spoiler: most don’t cost a thing.
Here are 8 Things that Most Moms Really Want for Christmas
A silent night
The last time most moms had a silent night was the night before they delivered their first child. But even then, they probably tossed and turned due to how uncomfortable the last days of pregnancy are. Call around to a few local hotels or browse Airbnb for a nice and cozy spot for mom to take a solo vacation. She needs that break (and quietness) and she deserves it too.
Uninterrupted me time
Piggybacking off my last point, every mom has an interest that she’d love to devote more time to whether that’s attending a local dance class, joining the gym, or a little self-care. If you heard her say anything she “wishes” she had more uninterrupted time for, figure out what you need to do to make that thing happen.
Let her sleep in
Moms need more sleep. That’s it. That’s the explanation. No, but seriously, I don’t think a mom can ever have too much rest.
A day off from chores
Coupon books are the sweetest, most thoughtful gift that you can give someone. And it’s priceless. Consider making a few coupons that would relieve mom of chores. Take over laundry, dishes, and cleaning for a day. As a mom, I can admit that having a little extra help with daily household chores is a gift I would love especially since my love language is Acts of Service.
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A meal service
Grocery shopping, meal planning, and meal prepping are a lot of work. Then add on trying to accommodate the entire family’s tastebuds. Talk about draining. Consider making this easier for mom by signing up for a meal delivery service. All the ingredients for each meal arrive right at her doorstep, allowing for even more time for her to do the things that she loves the most.
A house cleaner
While keeping the house clean, should be a group effort, a lot of it falls on mom. Give the gift of a house cleaning service to take the stress off mom this holiday season. Her focus will be more on intentionally making memories with the family and not making sure the toilets are clean before guests arrive.
A Clean car
Have you ever been in a mom’s car? Most floors are covered with toys and the seats and/or car seats are covered in snacks. It’ll make her day to receive a car wash and detail whether you do it yourself or gift a monthly car wash subscription.
No whine, but all the wine
Drinking wine may not be every mom’s cup of tea, but for those that love to indulge, a bottle of wine is always a good option. She’ll be able to enjoy a nice glass once the kids are down for the night and make a mental note to thank you later.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all the moms out there. Your hard work doesn’t go unnoticed, and I hope you receive all the things you want and actually need this holiday season.
If you’re a mom, what’s one non-tangible item you actually want for Christmas?