Valentine’s Day Gifts Moms Really Want

Swap the box of chocolates for one of these gifts.

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By: Amanda Mushro

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Presents Moms Love

Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to show mom a little extra love. After all, where would we be without the woman who keeps us all afloat, makes sure we have clean clothes and food in our bellies, and is the best at kissing boo-boos? But before you go the usual route of candy and flowers this Valentine’s Day, why not give mom something she really wants? Sure, she will “ohh” and “ahh” over homemade gifts from her kids, but she’d more than appreciate some of these.


From catching a few extra winks in the morning to sneaking off for a mid-day nap, what moms really want is glorious, uninterrupted sleep. So, grab the kids and get out of the house so mom can get a little more of the sleep she’s been missing. To help her off to dream land, gift her a new sleep mask and a jar of Melatonin Sleep Night Cream with Lavendar & Chamomile. Sweet dreams, Mama!

BUY IT: Amazon, $13

A Clean House

Having a house that is clean from top to bottom sounds dreamy. But what could make that treat even better? Someone else cleaning your house for you. So, this V-Day, grab the cleaning supplies and the vacuum to tackle all of those dust bunnies for mom. If you don’t have enough time to clean, hire a cleaning service to do the job. You can even find one on Amazon!

BUY IT: Amazon, $64

Salon or Spa Day

Instead of just handing mom a gift card to her favorite salon or spa, make the appointment for her and take care of the kids so she can go and enjoy herself. Too often moms put themselves last on the self-care list, but if you make the arrangements made for her, she can enjoy her gift now instead than putting it on hold.

A Wardrobe Upgrade

If she had time, we’re sure Mom would love to spend a few hours shopping and upgrading her current closet. But what busy mom has time for that? So, make shopping easier for her with a gift card to a subscription service like Stich Fix, Trunk Club, or Fabletics. She will love the thoughtful gift and the chance to wear something other than her usual mom clothes.

Subscribe: Stitch Fix, Trunk Club or Fabletics

Something Shiny but Useful

We love a little extra sparkle and Valentine’s Day is a great time to get mom a lovely piece of jewelry. Instead of the regular bracelets or necklaces, upgrade her gift to something cute that can help manage her busy day, like this rose gold Galaxy Smart Watch.

BUY IT: Target, $280

A Sweet Treat She Doesn’t Have to Share

We know mom is always willing to share a few bites of her food with her kids. So, this Valentine’s Day give her a decedent dessert that is all hers, like Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams Salted Peanut Butter with Chocolate Flecks.

BUY IT: Amazon, $10

Time to Relax

Help your favorite lady unwind with a little time to herself. Let her binge watch her favorite shows, catch up on a few podcasts or maybe even shower uninterrupted. Encourage her relaxation time with a great blanket that will get her feeling zen in no time.

BUY IT: Target, $67

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