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Men, this is your year. This is the holiday when you get out of the dog house and wow the woman in your life with an awesome gift you know she’ll love.

I mean, sure, free back massage coupons are great, but we can do better.

We asked more than 800 moms what the most coveted items on their holiday wish lists were, and here are some of our top suggestions:

For the mom who likes to run or workout:

Fitbit Charge 3

Fitbit Charge 3 Fitness Activity Tracker, Rose Gold/Blue Grey, One Size (S & L Bands Included) (Renewed)

Let her know exactly how many steps she’s taking chasing after those kids and track her calorie burns during workouts.

 

For the mom who loves coffee:

Bean Box World Coffee Tour

Bean Box - World Coffee Tour

Travel the world from the comfort of your kitchen with this Bean Box of hand-picked coffee grown on the world’s finest estates and roasted by Seattle’s top coffee roasters. The Bean Box has 1.8 lbs. of freshly roasted whole bean coffee, tasting notes and brewing tips, and artisan chocolates.

 

Fancy Coffee Syrups

Upouria French Vanilla & Caramel Flavored Syrup, 100% Vegan and Gluten-Free, 750ml bottles - Set of 2 - Pumps included

Moms love coffee. Period. But taking the kids to Starbucks to grab your favorite Vanilla Latte sometimes just isn’t worth it. These fancy coffee syrups bring the coffee house to her.

 

Coffee Mug Warmer

We mentioned moms like their coffee, right? Unfortunately, they rarely get to drink it warm, and when they do heat it up, it remains in the microwave for hours on end—or naptime, whatever comes first. This electric coffee warmer can keep Mom’s favorite mug of coffee, tea or cocoa hot when you want it.

 

For the mom who multitasks:

Apple Airpods

Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case (Latest Model)

Perfect for the woman who wants to listen to a podcast while making dinner, or jam to some tunes while the kids watch Paw Patrol. 

 

 

For the mom who is over cleaning the house:

Roomba

iRobot Roomba 690 Robot Vacuum-Wi-Fi Connectivity, Works with Alexa, Good for Pet Hair, Carpets, Hard Floors, Self-Charging

Sure, a cleaning tool doesn’t sound sexy, but that may be because you’ve never had your floors vacuumed while you get to finish your coffee. No one likes to clean up pet hair and cheerios and cracker crumbs seventeen times a day. Set this robotic vacuum up once and save Mom valuable time and hassle. It’s the gift that keeps on giving.

 

iRobot Bravaa Jet Mop

iRobot Braava jet 240 Superior Robot Mop - App enabled, Precision Jet Spray, vibrating cleaning head, wet and damp mopping, dry sweeping modes

Everyone likes clean floors, but does anyone like to mop? This little gadget does the job efficiently and has a reusable pad option that’s worth the purchase.

 

For the mom who needs a little Om: 

Zen Breeze Essential Oil Diffuser

Zen Breeze Essential Oil Diffuser, 2019 Model Aromatherapy Diffuser, 14 Color Night Light, Best Wood Grain, Housewarming Gift Ideas, Wedding & Birthday Gifts EditionWhen the lady in your life is a little stressed, tell her to relax and get her zen on with an organic and natural diffuser. Oils sold separately.

 

 

Noise-Canceling Headphones

COWIN E7 PRO [Upgraded] Active Noise Cancelling Headphones Bluetooth Headphones with Microphone/Deep Bass Wireless Headphones Over Ear 30 Hours Playtime for Travel/Work/Cellphone, Black

Sometimes a mom just needs ten minutes of silence to recharge. Instead of making her hide in the closet, get her some noise-canceling headphones instead.  Great for a few minutes of listening to tunes or an audiobook while the kids watch Paw Patrol.

 

 

For the mom who likes to binge on her downtime:

Roku Streaming Stick 

Roku Streaming Stick+ | HD/4K/HDR Streaming Device with Long-range Wireless and Voice Remote with TV Power and Volume

Powerful, portable, and provides access to a bajillion shows to end the most exhausting day.

 

For the mom who likes a little bit of everything:

 

Subscription boxes

Give the mom in your life the gift of gifts every single month. Subscription boxes are a great way to try out products or get samples of products you don’t want to spend a lot of money on each month. Here is a list of our favorites!

 

For the mom who’s always on the go:

Portable Phone Charger/External BatteryPortable Charger RAVPower 16750mAh Power Bank, Time-Tested USB Battery Pack with Dual 2.0 USB Ports/Flashlight, 4.5A Max Output Cell Phone Charger Battery for iPhone/Android Devices

How many times do you hand your phone off to your child only for it to be returned at three percent? A portable phone charger can save the day.

 

Personal Safety Device

Everyone wants to feel safe. This GPS Location Tracker is small enough to fit in a purse and easy to use. It includes a GPS tracker and emergency button—just in case. *Additional service subscription required

 

For the mom who loves jewelry:

Tiny Tags Nameplate Necklace

Sterling Silver Skinny Bar NecklaceMoms love to keep their kids close and love jewelry, so how about combining the two? Necklaces from our friends at Tiny Tags can be embossed with your children’s names and are designed to last.

 

For the mom who needs a nap:

A weighted blanket

Waowoo Adult Weighted Blanket Queen Size(15lbs 60"x80") Heavy Blanket with Premium Glass Beads (Dark Grey)

Weighted blankets are proven to help you sleep better, and the women in our life tell us they love theirs! The Wa0woo blanket is a favorite.

 

For the mom trying to eat healthy:

An air fryer

 

Give her a new way to fix old favorites with a handy, easy-to-use air fryer.

 

For the mom who has everything:

What I Love About Mom Journal


Knock Knock What I Love About Mom Fill In The Love Book Fill-In-The-Blank Gift Journal, 4.5 x 3.25-Inches

 

Great gift from the kids! This little book contains fill-in-the-blank lines to describe why your mother is the best! Just complete each line and voila: you have a uniquely personal gift mom will read again and again.

Fun Novelty Socks

Who doesn’t want a little fun in their wardrobe?  And when you have no more words, say it with socks! 

 

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