Gift Ideas For The Mom Who Has Everything!


I’m a March baby – I love my birthday and March is my favorite time of year! Spring is just around the corner and everything feels so hopeful! But there is one thing I don’t like very much and it comes in the form of a dreaded question …

“What do you want for your birthday?”

Ugh! I hate the question, and I can never answer it! I really feel like I don’t need anything. And that drives my husband CRAZY! It’s getting harder each year, especially as I try to be more frugal, and since I can easily come up with twenty things my boys need before I can think of even one thing for myself.

This year, in anticipation of that dreadful question I came up with this short list of gift ideas for the mom who has everything! All the options are around $30 or less. Perfect if you’re on a budget like me.

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And bonus! – all of these things are from mom-run businesses! Who doesn’t want to support another mom? We’re in this together ladies! πŸ™‚

Wall Art

Since I’m a mom of boys, we like to joke about turning our basement into a “babe cave” instead of a man cave. A feminine place where I can escape from the farts, burps, cars, trains, video games, and action movies that fill my household. A space to craft, read, blog and do yoga. Well my babe cave will need some decor!

I am so in love with this pretty Hustle sign from Ginger at Lyrically Talented Co.

hustle by lyrically talented co

Ginger specializes in artwork with fun hip hop lyrics and quotes. I love her unique style and every piece she creates makes me smile.

Everything that Ginger at Lyrically Talented does can be customized. Want a different size? Different colors? A different quote? Want her to make an idea in your head come to life? Ginger is your girl!

You can find Lyrically Talented Co on Facebook, Instragram and of course Etsy!

A Cute Tee

I am a t-shirt and jeans kind of girl! I have been forever, and as much as I love yoga pants, becoming a mom didn’t change that! Most of my shirts these days are boring – just plain colors. I am constantly seeing cute graphic tees on social media and it’s time I put one in my closet!

I love this Mama word cloud t-shirt from The Blue Envelope! Perfect for casual days chasing after my boys.

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The Blue Envelope is not just for mama’s, they have t-shirts for the whole family! There are so many cute options in their shop, especially for the little ones. At the very least you should follow them on Facebook and Instagram because they love sharing cute pictures of customers wearing their products!

A Teething Necklace

My youngest just turned one but only has four teeth so we still have a long teething road ahead of us! I never used a teething necklace with my first, but I have long admired them and favorited quite a few pretty ones on Etsy!

Check out this beauty by Nikki at the NommiesbyMommy shop. The colors are so perfect for spring.

Nommies by Mommy teething neckace

She also has bracelet and necklace sets which I love, because baby R is always interested in the watch or hair ties on my wrist. And Nikki makes “mommy and me” sets too – if you have a little girl to coordinate with! Custom options are available too.

There you go! My gift list for the mom who doesn’t know what she wants!

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Do you have any suggestions to add to my gift list?

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  1. I know how it can be when they ask that dreaded questions “what do you want for your birthday”…or Mother’s Day or Christmas. My mother used to say “peace on earth”. Now I know why she said that. My girls are grown and have their own families and don’t live in y city. I tell them, “just time together.”
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  2. Ooh the teething necklace is a great double gift! My birthday is next month and hubby keeps asking me what I want and I’m like IDK!!
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  3. Happy Birthday! I love the teething necklace, it is so cute. I also love the hustle sign. Lord knows us mother’s do that everyday! Hahaha! I love that these are all small businesses.
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  4. I hate to admit it … but I’m “That mom”. I never know what I want so when someone asks me I draw a blank! Love the shirt.. too cute!

  5. What a great list! I love the Mama t-shirt; it’s super cute.

  6. What a great gift list and idea to support Erin! I never know what to wish for I have everything I need, but these gifts are special!

  7. Anything on Etsy makes a great gift because it’s all so unique. I love the idea of a babe cave! My mom could have used one as she had five boys at home at one point!

  8. I know it is on the more expensive side, but couple of years ago I answered: “a spa day”, kind of joking answered, and my husband actually surprised me with one…. THE BEST GIFT EVERY! A totally only-for-me gift…. It is ok to splurge a little bit sometimes! ☺

    Great list!

  9. This is a genius post! I never, ever know what I want for my birthday, and my hubby gets so frustrated with me. Next time I’ll just direct him to this post! πŸ™‚
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  10. My wife is notoriously hard to present shop for. Suggestions when it comes to gift giving are always appreciated.
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  11. What a great list. It is true we are hard to shop for sometimes! I love that shirt!!
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  12. Love all these ideas. I’m especially loving that Mama t-shirt. How fabulous does it look paired with that cool necklace! Very chic!
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  13. We don’t really give each other gifts anymore on holidays because we have everything we need… But maybe we should reinstate gift giving so I can get all of these things!! Lol. Love Etsy and supporting small businesses!
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  14. Thanks for sharing these wonderful gift ideas Erin. Have a wonderful week.
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  15. Great ideas! I love that Hustle sign!

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  16. I’m just a cat momma but I LOVE that wall art! So pretty!
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    • Cat moms deserve pressies too! πŸ™‚ You totally need that Hustle sign! Or a custom design for Simply Save! πŸ˜‰

  17. Definitely great ideas for the mom who has everything. I can never think of something when asked, but I can think of home-stuff after the fact. Thanks for sharing your post at the Over the Moon Link Party.
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  18. I am so with you here, I find it very difficult to hone in on a gift for myself. I tend to go with the Practical items because then I can purchase the things that are wants and not needs. For Mother’s Day I tend to go with gardening items so that we can all benefit from the proceeds. For Christmas it’s usually towels or a kitchen appliance that I’d like to have, such as a food hydrator or a waffle iron. I am also a graphic tee girl, I love to wear them under sweatshirts or even casual jackets with jeans. Why is it so hard to choose something for ourselves?
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    • Nikki this is so funny – we actually have a tradition of going to a Garden Fair on Mother’s Day (my mom loves gardening!), and I always ask for kitchen items at Christmas time! Great minds think alike?! πŸ™‚

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