Favorite Gift Ideas for the Overworked Mom


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 Looking for more holiday gift ideas? Here’s a list of my favorite gift ideas for the overworked mom. If you know any overworked moms or need gift ideas to make any woman’s life easier, use this list as inspiration! 

Favorite Gift Ideas for the Overworked Mom

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Favorite Gift Ideas for the Overworked Mom 

Gifts for Calm & Zen

Calm and zen moms are much nicer moms than their more harried counterparts. The first part of my list of items for the overworked mom are things that help calm and comfort.


Now Foods Ultrasonic Real Bamboo Diffuser – $39.53

I love essential oils and this diffuser is really nice. Essential oils are fabulous for calm and healing. If you don’t have a diffuser, this is a really pretty one. It’s also BPA-free and uses a high-frequency ultrasonic electrical vibrations to create an ultra-fine mist. Because it doesn’t utilize heat, the essential oil integrity and holistic properties are kept pure.

Essential Oils Blend Pack – Purifying, Sleep, Calming, Focusing and Romance – $48.95

This has 5 great blends put into one set and we include a free Carlson jute bag to store them in. Includes Peaceful Sleep, Clear the Air, Mental Focus, Peace and Harmony, and Naturally Loveable. Clear the Air purifying blend has a fresh mint aroma, Peaceful Sleep is floral citrus, Mental Focus is minty citrus with wintergreen, Peace and Harmony is minty floral herb and Naturally Loveable has a sweet floral, citrus aroma.


Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah – $16.80

Every overworked mom needs a good book to read! I heard an interview on Fresh Air with Trevor Noah and it sounds like a really great book. I never knew what an interesting man he is, but I know I enjoy his comedy on TV. I would love to read his book. 

wente vineyards

Wente Wine – price varies

Of course, wine is one of my most favorite gifts – it’s a great calming gift for the overworked mom. I recently tried out Wente Wines and really enjoyed the Southern Hills Cabernet. Head over here and order me a case. 😀 Shipping is only $9.99 if you buy 12 bottles.

Gifts for the House & Kitchen

A clean home and homemade meals make the overworked mom super happy. I can tell you that from experience. Here are a few items that make cleaning and cooking easier. 🙂

o'cedar steam mop

O-Cedar Microfiber Steam Mop – $64.99

 If you have hard floors and don’t have a steam mop, you need one – it’s great choice for all sealed hard floor surfaces including tile, wood, vinyl and laminate.. This steam mop is my sanity keeper as it kills bacteria without any cleaning chemicals (tested on E.Coli bacterium). I love how easy it is to use and what a nice job it does on my tile floors. Plus the kids enjoy using it too so that’s a win-win! And I’m giving one a way, so make sure you read to the end!

Narrow Shape Measuring Spoons for Dry and Liquid Ingredients – $8.95

A huge sanity keeper in my kitchen is my set of narrow measuring spoons. I hate it when my measure spoon won’t fit in my spice jars, and I don’t have to worry about that with these at all! Every overworked mom needs a set of measuring spoons that actually fit in the containers!!

EatSmart Precision Pro Digital Food Thermometer – $14.95

It’s always a lovely boost to my sanity when someone else cooks dinner, so how about helping your husband get right on that job with this food thermometer? It’s great for grilling and makes a perfect stocking stuffer too.


American Girl Williams Sonoma Collection – Cook Book & Pancake Making Set – prices vary

If you’ve got girls who would also like to help you in the kitchen, get this fun cookbook, pancake making set, and super cute spatulas! I’m loving these American Girl and William Sonoma gift sets. Anything that encourages someone besides me to cook at my home is amazing! My girls are huge American Girl fans and I know these sets will be a fun surprise for them. 

Fun Tech Gifts

Every overworked mom needs a little something fun to play around with. The items in this list are things I have or would love to have. Techy items aren’t just for kids and husbands. Moms like them too!


HP Sprocket – $129.99

Have you seen the HP Sprocket? It prints super cute 2″ x 3″ pictures right from your smart phone and best of all?? NO INK NEEDED!! This might be one of the coolest things I’ve seen in a long time.  You can buy it on Amazon!

ZINK paper for the HP Sprocket – $9.99

This paper makes printable stickers! Use this paper in your HP Sprocket, peel off the back, and your photos become instant stickers. I love these little 2×3″ pictures. 


HP 15

HP 15 – in exclusive colors from QVC.com

(QVC is a service mark of ER Marks, Inc. The QVC.com domain name is registered to QVC, Inc.)

Score a killer deal on a powered-up HP laptop during QVC’s Best Black Friday™ Sale weekend! The HP 15 Notebook comes with Windows 10 Home, 2TB hard drive, high-definition display, AMD Radeon R5 graphics, HP TrueVision HD Camera, DTS Studio sound and much more. Best of all, HP has partnered with QVC to offer two exclusive colors: minty green and soft lilac, and will feature this laptop at the lowest price of the season!

Beauty Products!

All overworked moms need something to make them feel pretty. Or, if you’re anything like me and my family, you’ve got older kids stealing your beauty products, so maybe adding a few of these items to your gift list will make your life easier too! Lately, I’ve gotten really sick of having to track down my blow dryer because my 12 year ran off with it AGAIN!


HSI Professional Ceramic Hair Dryer

The Dryonizer 2200 professional hairstyling blow dryer features a 1600 watt ionic ceramic HeatBalance® motor. It produces consistent heat and air pressure and locks in moisture as it breaks down water molecules. It’s lightweight and quiet and it dries my hair really quickly.  

Finally, how about a few organic beauty products from JUICE BEAUTY!


I just love what this company stands for. So many US cosmetic companies are shrouded in secrecy and use harmful chemicals without proper disclosure. Juice Beauty’s goal is be transparent and use certified organic ingredients. It’s a very different company motto compared to the conventional, synthetic chemical-laden beauty brands.


Since our skin can absorb up to 60% of what is placed on it, Juice Beauty takes every precaution necessary to reduce the risk that toxins from pesticides might contaminate our bodies, our children’s bodies, and ocean habitats. They purchase the majority of ingredients from local West Coast USDA Certified Organic farms to monitor the quality and limit fuel waste. An many of their products are manufactured with solar power. I’m loving their lip pencils and mascara.

And that’s it. My long list of gift ideas designed to give some peace, zen, and happiness to the overworked mom. What would you add to this list? 

Favorite Gift Ideas for the Overworked Mom

About Michelle Marine

Michelle Marine is the author of How to Raise Chickens for Meat, a long-time green-living enthusiast, and rural Iowa mom of four. She empowers families to grow and eat seasonal, local foods; to reduce their ecological footprint; and to come together through impactful travel.

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  1. I’ve always wanted a steam mop for the kitchen and bath where I don’t have carpet. But I also like that it Includes a snap-on glider to refresh my carpet. O-Cedar is a brand I trust too.

  2. I love serums and use vitamin C serum daily for my face and eye area. I’m most excited about the Antioxidant Serum from Juice Beauty, since I like the 2 oz bottle that’s easy to use and a good amount for the price.

  3. I also like the HSI Professional Curling Wand Set – Groover Kit. I love that it even has a bonus argan oil treatment. I’ve never tried HSI products before but they are rated highly.

  4. My favorite feature of the o-cedar steam mop is it Kills 99.9% of bacteria* on floors without any cleaning chemicals.

  5. I’d never heard of a steam mop before! Since I rarely feel like pulling out a bucket of water to mop, this would make my life so much easier. And it’s great that it goes from water to steam in just 20 seconds.

  6. I really like that the O-Cedar Microfiber Steam Mop kills 99.9 percent of bacteria. That is definitely a BIG plus in my book!!

  7. I would love to try Juice’s Anti-Wrinkle Power Duo! Looking for those anti-wrinkle miracle products these days! Thanks for this offer. 🙂

  8. I love the feel of tonoer on my face after I’ve washed it, so I would love to try the blemish clearing toner pads.

  9. I love that the O-cedar steam mop is it Kills 99.9% of bacteria* on floors without any cleaning chemicals. My son has a heart transplant and now learning about this I want to use one.

  10. I like that it heats up in 20 seconds…I am bad about forgetting what I was about to do when i go do something else while I wait for it to “get ready” (Can you say empty washing machine?…SQUIRREL!)

  11. I like the 20 second time it takes for the O cedar mop to go from cold to steam. That would save a lot of time waiting around for it to be ready.

  12. I like the fact that the steam mop heats from plug-in to steam in just 20 seconds.

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  13. I would be interested in the Groover Ceramic Curling Wand please. Looks great!
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  14. I would be most interested in trying something from the Green Apple collection such as the Green Apple Peel Full Strength. Thanks for sharing your opinion. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

  15. I like that the O Cedar steam mop includes a snap-on glider to refresh carpets plus an extra microfiber pad.

  16. I would love to try the Anti Wrinkle Booster Serum. I was reading through the ingredients and reviews and it sounds great for my sensitive skin.

  17. I-actually-like-ALL_the-features-of-the-STEAM-MOP…but-my-favorite-is-that-it
    Kills 99.9% of bacteria* on floors without any cleaning chemicals. (tested on E.Coli bacterium)!

  18. I love that the O-Cedar mop kills 99.9% of bacteria on floors without any cleaning chemicals. That is amazing!

  19. I love that the O Cedar Steam Mop Kills 99.9% of bacteria* on floors without any cleaning chemicals

  20. The Glider Pink Hair Straightener would be amazing! I just got rid of dreads that I had had for 7 years nad doing my hair again is a whole new experience lol

  21. I would LOVE to try the PHYTO-PIGMENTS Flawless Serum Foundation. At 30 I’m dealing with worse acne than in my teens and am always looking for something that covers up without looking like i’ve got tons on makeup on. I love the look of t his foundation!

  22. The feature of the steam mop that I like is that it Kills 99.9% of bacteria* on floors without any cleaning chemicals. (tested on E.Coli bacterium)

  23. I like that the steam mop kills bacteria without using chemicals and I like that it is shaped to fit in corners.

  24. My favorite feature is the snap-on glider to refresh carpets. I never would have guessed you could purchase something like this. I would feel so much better knowing my carpet was cleaner when my little ones are crawling and playing on the carpet.

  25. My favorite feature of the steam mop is that it kills 99.9% of bacteria* on floors without any cleaning chemicals!

  26. I’m also interested in the Glider Professional Titanium Flat Iron. I’ve had my current flat iron for over a decade now, and it is time to replace it!

  27. I am in need of a flat iron but honestly don’t know what type would be best for my use. Their Glider Titanium Professional Flat Iron looks good. Thanks so much.

  28. I would love to try so many of their products. To start with I would get the BLEMISH CLEARING Mask and the PHYTO-PIGMENTS Luminous Lip Crayon I believe.

  29. I’d love to try any of those organic makeup products! Yay for natural and organic stuff becoming more popular.

  30. I would love to try the Professional Curling Wand Set – Groover Kit Looks like it would work on my hair and my daughters

  31. My favorite feature of the steam mop is it kills 99.9% of bacteria* on floors without any cleaning chemicals. Amazing!

  32. My favorite feature is that it cleans 99.9 percent of bacteria without even needing cleaners. I also love the snap on slider to refresh carpets…that is really an added plus.

  33. I need the Xara 2″ Infrared Flat Iron because it helps stop heat damage. I also love the wider width, which means fewer passes, which means less damage. Win-win. 🙂

  34. Thanks for the article,
    Any product of the list you have written here will be helpful to any mom.
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