It’s November and you know what that means, right!? You guys, it’s basically Christmas tomorrow that’s what. Don’t we go through this every year? Time to start making those lists and checking them twice and what better way to kick off my Hustle+Holiday series, than with a gift guide dedicated to work at home moms.
I’ve put together a helpful list of items I love and use everyday as well as items on my own wishlist (wink wink) or that I think would be super useful/helpful as a work at home mom. So whether you’re searching ideas for a BOSS MOM in your life, or if you’re looking for ideas to add to your own wishlist- I got you covered!
(Disclaimer- The following post contains some affiliate links. If you purchase something after clicking one, I may receive a boost to my coffee, or wine fund. #coffeeislife)
1- A Daily Planner
Being a work at home mom definitely comes with many perks (conference calling in PJ’s- Yassss) but also has it’s own cons. Like staying organized. (for me anyway) I find it so hard to strike a steady work/home balance and I wouldn’t be able to appear as though I have my life together (LOL) if I didn’t write everything down. So, I believe EVERY work at home mom needs to have a bad ass planner (bonus points if it’s pretty)
Current Fave- The Day Designer.
2- Coffee Mug Inspo
Coffee. I mean, it just goes with Motherhood. There’s a pretty good chance the Mom boss you’re shopping for is heating up her coffee in the microwave as I type this. Yes, even if it’s 9pm. So really, you and I both know this gift would be loved. Just make sure whatever message is written on it, reminds her how badass she is, as she heats her coffee up for the 12th time today.
Loving this Boss Mom mug
3- Laptop Bag
Every boss mom needs a stylish laptop bag. You know, for when husband walks through the door and she gets a chance to head to a coffee shop to get some legit, uninterrupted work done. She’ll be running in style with this gorgeous bag. Hopefully she’ll remember to put the laptop in it.
4- Office Inspiration
Whether she has a home office or a kitchen table work space (my life) a little inspiration is sure to be appreciated and believe it or not, goes a long way. I love inspirational messages and daily positive reminders (have we met on instagram yet?) So find a mama some wall art or something she can put on the kitchen table 😉
5- Subscription Service
Who doesn’t love getting mail that’s not bills? Guarantee the Mom Boss on your list will LOVE you forever if you give her the gift of a monthly subscription box. You just have to narrow down what you think she’ll love the most. From makeup to groceries- there’s one suited for every type of mom. Check out my recent post top 8 subscription boxes for every mom to get some ideas
6- A Break
Not even kidding. This gift won’t cost a dime but would probably be the most loved. Give a mom a break. Offer to take the kids for a few hours, or do the school drop off/pick up run. Bring over some freezer meals, basically anything that will ease her day to day tasks and give her a few extra minutes whether to get more work done or even just to shower, she will thank you.
7- Meal Prep
Let’s face it, EVERY mom has an “oops, it’s 5 PM and the chicken is still frozen” kinda day. (I have many)
So save her some prep time with a crazy cool gadget called the instant pot. Total.Lifesaver. This nifty time saver is a mommy must have. It does everything from slow cook to pressure cook and Pinterest is loaded with some pretty sophisticated 5 minute meal ideas. She will thank you, trust me.
8- Get Techy With It
That was a cheesy title and I’m ok with it. Seriously though, If you’re looking to splurge (word to my husband) chances are she probably needs some new tools to get her Mom Boss on. A new Laptop maybe? It was worth a shot. 😉
9- Skype Yoga Classes
As a work at home mom, a lot of times I find it difficult enough just to balance work/home life and more often than not, self care gets put on the back burner for longer than it should. I know A LOT of moms who love Yoga or would love a chance to try it but just can’t seem to find the time to get to a class. Wellll that’s about to change. Give the Mom Boss in your life the gift of zen with a Skype Yoga package from Yoga With Bird. These one on one skype sessions are amazing because 1-you don’t have to leave your house and 2-you choose a time that works for YOU. It doesn’t get better or easier than that, really.
BUT just in case those two reasons weren’t enough to convince you, if you use code HUSTLEMOM30 from now until January 1st, 2018 you’ll get 30% off any class or package.
10- Gift Cards
I know some people find gift cards impersonal- but if the WAHM on your list seems to have it all (FYI- she doesn’t) or you’re really stumped, gift cards are still a good option. From Spa cards to coffee cards (Coffee is life, remember?) they really do come in handy and are a great last minute gift.
Hopefully you’re leaving this post with some solid gift ideas or at least some inspiration!
What’s on your wishlist? Let me know in the comments!
Happy Holidays! <3
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