The 7 best Holiday gift ideas for mothers




It’s time to think about presents. For many, this can be a stressful subject. We usually have no clue what to give, how much money to spend, if it should be handmade or not etc. I know the struggle, but don’t worry. I got you covered. These gif ideas are perfect if you feel like making your mother happy during Holiday-time. Some are from the store, others are homemade – but don’t feel forced to make something just because it’s for a family and it should be special. Remember that buying something (with great thought behind of course) can be equally special, if not more – than a homemade one. (At least in my opinion!) 


  1. Nigella Christmas by Nigella Lawson 


Why: It’s perfect for X-mas baking in the kitchen – perhaps you can even make some of the recipes together with your mother during the Holiday season (to get some quality time)? This book serves you with dinners, breakfasts, lunches, cookies, cakes and wonderful alcoholic beverages♥

Where can I get it: HERE


2. “Whiskey in a Teacup” By Reese Witherspoon


Why: This book is a MUST for all women running a household! It’s filled with not only baking-recipes but also real-life stories about the actress’s childhood, beauty-hacks, and her family’s famous fried-chicken secret. 

Where can I get it: HERE


3. Jo Malone Orange Blossom Scented Home Candle


Why: It’s crucial for mothers to be in an environment that smells good, where she can enjoy her time and find peace. This one is a very special scented candle with an amazing smell of orange and other Christmas spices:) 

Where can I get it: HERE


4. Make a homemade poetry – Advent calendar 


How: Buy 24 envelopes and cards, decorate them however you like and write one beautiful poem or quote on each card. It can be your own words as well. Use your imagination. The great thing about this calendar is that it doesn’t require you to spend a lot of money buying a present for every day – nevertheless, poems and writings are much more personal and special. It can create a conversation and your mother will find it amusing to wake up every morning and read another little beautiful card, put together by her daughter/son♥


5. Recipe box 


Why: If you have a mother who’s a little bit old-fashioned and still likes to write down her recipes with pen and paper – this gift is ideal for her! 

Where can I get it: HERE


6. Cute Christmas Apron 


Why: Eveyone is always in need of an apron. They are very practical and very pretty to look at. Plus, you always get into the mood of cooking whenever you put one on. 

Where can I get it: HERE


7. Make “open-when-letters” 

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How: “Open-when-letters” is very easy and very fun to make. You just buy a bunch of little envelopes and cards, write a little message on them and put them in a box. Your mother is not supposed to open them all, only if she’s feeling a certain way, or on a special day (depending on what it says on the envelope). Inside you can write whatever you like – use your imagination and put your whole heart into this project. (WARNING: This can turn out very emotional! You MIGHT cry or make your mother cry …just saying.) Your message on each one is up to you, but here are some examples to make the process a little bit easier:

  • Open when you’re feeling happy 
  • Open when you’re sad
  • Open when you feel rejected 
  • Open when you feel lonely 
  • Open on your birthday 
  • Open when you’ve just had a fight with someone 
  • Open when you’re unable to resolve an inner conflict 
  • Open when you’re sick 
  • Open when you’re feeling hopeful about the future 
  • Open when you want to take a walk along memory lane 
  • Open when you’re losing faith 
  • Open on Christmas Eve 
  • Open on New Years 

And so on and so on … 

Hope you liked this little list of gift ideas! There will be more of these so stay tuned:) And do tell me what your opinions are on these kinds of articles. I’d love to hear what my readers think … 

Merry Christmas-shopping! 


Aftur S. Nerdrum 



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