The holidays are just around the corner, and if you’re anything like me, you want to find the perfect gift for the special women in your life. Whether it’s your best friend, your sister, or your mom, these women deserve something special to show them how much you care. But with so many options out there, it can be overwhelming to know where to start. That’s why I’ve put together this holiday gift guide for moms, their friends, and other women they are close to. In this guide, I’ll share some of my favorite gift ideas that are sure to bring a smile to their faces. From books that celebrate their unique stories, to special treasures that help them relax and unwind, I’ve got you covered. So grab a cup of tea, get cozy, and let’s start shopping for the perfect gifts for the women in your life!
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2. Small Mercies
by Denis LeHane
I read Small Mercies this past summer and loved the story telling! You might be familiar with Dennis Lehane’s books that have been turned into movies like Shutter Island and Mystic River. This book is perfect for anyone who loves a good mystery. It’s a gripping story that gives you a taste of Boston in the 70s.
I have had my eye on this wallpaper for a while now. This gift guide is basically my personal Christmas wish list! Removable wallpaper is perfect for anyone who loves to change up their home decor. It’s easy to apply and remove, making it a great gift for anyone who loves to redecorate.
4. Teatime Discipleship for Mothers & Daughters
by Sally Clarkson
Teatime Discipleship by Sally Clarkson: This book is perfect for anyone who wants to deepen their faith and connect with their daughters over a cup of tea. It offers practical advice and inspiration for using teatime as a way to strengthen relationships and share your faith.
This cozy hammock is perfect for relaxing with a good book. It’s big enough for two, so you can share it with a friend or loved one. We’ve had this exact one on our porch for the last year and I use it all the time!
This cute bookmark from Etsy-seller, BarbaraJeanDesign, is perfect for anyone who loves plants and books. (Doesn’t that pairing always seem to go hand-in-hand?) It features a ribbon with a plant design, making it a great gift for any book lover with a green thumb.
7. She Works His Way
by Michelle Myers & Somer Phoebus
A Practical Guide for Doing What Matters Most in a Get-Things-Done World by Michelle Myers and Somer Phoebus: This book is perfect for any mom who wants to balance work and family life. It offers practical advice and inspiration for prioritizing what matters most. As a small business owner, who works from home while raising little ones, this book really resonated with me. It is for anyone (work from home or not) who wants to focus on what matters.
8. The Read-Aloud Handbook
by Jim Trelease
After reading Sarah Mackenzie’s multiple references to The Read-Aloud Handbook in her book, The Read-Aloud Family, I decided to move on to the source of all her references. This book is perfect for any parent who wants to encourage a love of reading in their family. It offers practical advice and inspiration for reading aloud with your children.
Sarah Mackenzie has a way of taking all of Jim Trelease’s facts and studies and putting them into a personal, story format if that is something you prefer.
9. Simple Cookbook
by Yotam Ottolenghi
My family and I love to cook, and we especially love Mediterranean foods. Otolenghi’s recipes are unique and typically a little challenging, but he truly makes this “simple” in this cookbook! We have used this one for several years and it is well-loved. This cookbook is perfect for anyone who loves to cook and appreciates simple, flavorful recipes.
I know I’m not alone in my love for homemade fresh bread! I offer my thanks to my friend Mary sharing her sourdough starter with me in 2020. These stylish bread baskets, are perfect for serving fresh bread or pastries. They’re made from high-quality linen and are a great gift for any foodie or home cook. I also love Vikolino’s linen clothing and other kitchen items she has available on Etsy.
These dish towels are perfect for anyone who loves Jane Austen and has a sense of humor. They feature one of my favorite quotes from Mr. Collins in Pride and Prejudice, making them a great gift for any literature lover. Anyone else laugh out loud when you read this?
This candle is perfect for anyone who loves the classic book. It features a wooden wick and has a label with one of my favorite quotes from the books: Tomorrow with no mistakes in it yet. Find it on Etsy with a description of, “smells like sweet plum, bounded in a vanilla blanket.”
One of my favorite pieces of jewelry is this pearl necklace that has a tiny leaf on top. As a teacher, I have worn it for nearly 11 years, a symbol of my profession and the students I love to share great books with! If you have an educator in your life, this is the perfect gift for them.
14. Book of Psalms
from Alabaster Co.
This beautifully designed book features the entire Book of Psalms with stunning photography and modern typography. It’s a great gift for anyone who loves studying the Bible and appreciates beautiful design.
This cute tumbler is perfect for any book lover who also loves plants. It pairs colorful books and plants nested together on beautiful shelves, making it a great gift for anyone who loves to read and garden.
16. All My Knotted-Up Life
by Beth Moore
Which book have I referenced and recommended more than any other this year? Why, this one! A no holiday gift guide for moms would be complete without A Memoir by Beth Moore. This book is perfect for anyone who loves a good southern story. It’s a memoir that explores the author’s life and faith, and is a great read even if you’re not familiar with Beth Moore.
This puzzle is perfect for book lovers who enjoy a good challenge. I would highly recommend pairing a roll-up mat with this gift. It has become the best way to store my puzzle, so you don’t have to worry about little hands pulling it apart.
Be sure to check out the Holiday Gift Guides from previous seasons: Gift Guides