If you are stressing out trying to think of the perfect gift for your single mom friend, relax. Breathe. Having been a single parent, I’m here to let you know that a single mother will appreciate any sweet gesture.
Busy moms spend so much time taking care of their children, that chances are, it’s been a long time since she has spent any money on herself.
No need to drain the bank when buying the best single mom gifts. This list of gifts provides 40 great options to put a smile on any busy single mom face. She puts in so much hard work, on a daily basis, making life as good as she can, for her littles.
Any of these meaningful gifts are perfect for best birthday gifts, Christmas gifts, Mother’s Day gifts, or for any special day.
Practical Gifts for Single Moms
There are a lot of single mom gift ideas that can’t be bought online, and some can’t even be bought in a store. If you’re looking for a thoughtful gift idea that’s out of the box, here are a few of my favorite things:
- a gift card to the grocery store or her favorite store
- child care (this can be paying for a week at her daycare, or offering free babysitting for her to have time out)
- a family photoshoot with a local photographer
- an easy-to-grow houseplant (snake plants are my personal favorite!)
- a real Christmas tree for the holidays
- offer to gift her your yard work services
- a phone call
- a handwritten letter with words of encouragement
Parenting is tough, and doing it alone is even tougher! Knowing that others care about you and want to make your life a little easier and happier is one of the best gifts possible.
Awesome Gifts for Single Moms
Here are our top picks for single mom gifts – and a few of them would be great gifts for single dads too!
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This is absolutely on the top of my list for Best Gifts for Single Mom Life!! I swear by my Instant Pot. Beef tips and veggies that taste like they have been cooking for 10 hours, will be ready in 2 hours! Tender and juicy. Cook 4 huge chicken breasts in 15 minutes! When I say an instant pot is a great idea, y’all, I mean it!
Includes 7 different functions: pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, yogurt maker, steamer, sauté pan and food warmer. This gift is a must-have!
Another really great gift idea is a personal heated foot massager. I know I’ve had one of these on my Amazon wish list more than once. This foot and leg massager uses a deep kneading Shiatsu technique to help improve blood flow, reduce inflammation, stimulate muscle recovery, or soothe pain relief. From gentle to strong, it offers 3 distinct levels of intensity and 5 different massage modes.
Trust me when I say that a massager is one of the best gifts ever. This massage chair utilizes innovative 2D/3D finger pressure shiatsu, rolling, compression, vibration and heat functions to provide a super comfortable massage that will feel like the spa. Just place this massager on any chair or sofa, and it's ready to go!
(We have a different type of massage chair, but it is incredible! It's been one of the best Christmas gifts my husband has received.)
Practical gifts are always a great idea, and this cozy robe turns practical into luxury! Made with comfort in mind, this women's bathrobe is soft and gentle on the skin while being plush enough to provide her the comfort she deserves. Package this with some face masks and a gift certificate for a spa day for the ultimate gift!
I don't own this pair of pajamas yet, but after reading the reviews it is definitely on my list! This 3-piece set of women's pajamas includes a top, shorts, and pants, all made from a super soft, silky and satiny material that she will love wearing. There is nothing more luxurious than sleeping in a set like this!
There are a few other colors that are cute options, but this deep red shade is my favorite.
Help her contain all of her cosmetics and toiletries in one place with a beautiful cosmetic bag in a pattern that fits her unique style. Features a spacious main compartment for storing full sized cosmetics and bottles, and an exterior front pocket to keep brushes and small tools separate, clean and easy to access. The perfect gift idea for the stylish and put-together woman.
Give the gift of relaxation with this aromatherapy diffuser and essential oil kit. The diffuser includes 7 ambient light modes with two intensity settings for 14 different light combinations, plus a timer setting to easily turn off. Also included are 10 high quality therapeutic grade essential oils, each contained in 10 mL amber jars. This set is a gift that will be loved and used daily.
Everyone loves to relax, that is a fact, especially after a long stressful week of hard work. A very thoughtful gift of providing her with all the items to have her very own spa day. This kit includes a bath bomb infused with soothing essential oils, a candle, scented bath soap, and a few special gifts to let her know she's loved.
If you want to make this gift even better, add a sweet note with a personal message and add in a coupon for a massage.
I've tried quite a few types of bath bombs, and these are my personal favorite. This gift set comes with 12 uniquely handcrafted bath bombs that are perfect for the women on your gift list this year who love to relax in a bath.
Made in California, these bath bombs will help soothe and moisturize her skin after a rough day at work. Even better? The dyes made to color her bath are specially formulated to not stain her bathtub!
If she loves bath products with high quality ingredients, this is the right gift for her.
There are blankets and then there are super cozy and warm sherpa fleece throw blankets like this one. Perfect for snuggling up on the couch during the holiday season, or makes a great throw on top of the bed for extra warmth at night.
(I bought this blanket for my son last year and it has been his favorite blanket ever! Super soft and great quality.)
In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites readers into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her—from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time spent at the world’s most famous address. This #1 New York Times Bestseller and Oprah's Book Club pick is a must-read.
Even a badass needs daily affirmations. We all need reminders. You don’t leap out of bed knowing you are amazing and about to have an incredible day. All of us have a lot of demands, pressures, to-dos, and responsibilities. We find ourselves rushing around, working hard to please others. Often we find ourselves at the back of our own bus, having made everyone else happy but our own damn self. Then you go and beat yourself up about it. Let’s stop that, shall we?
Enough said. These women's socks are screaming feminism, am I right? #YesAllWomenShouldBeRockingTheseSocks
Honestly, I recommend scrolling through the entire Blue Q store on Amazon. Plus, 1% of the sale of Blue Q Socks supports the humanitarian work of Doctors Without Borders, the Nobel Peace Prize-winning first responders to emergencies, epidemics, and natural disasters around the world. So that's pretty awesome.
The Deluxe Cold Brew Coffee Maker is a durable BPA-Free Tritan pitcher with an airtight lid and non-slip silicone handle. It produces 4 servings of smooth cold brew with any type of coffee grounds and is less acidic than traditional coffee brewing. Any parent would love this gift, especially a new parent running on broken sleep.