24 Christmas Gifts that Moms of Teens Really Want This Year (2021)

We moms spend a lot of time looking for the perfect gift for friends and family but what about us? What do moms want for Christmas? Well, we asked 215,000 of our besties in the Grown and Flown Parents group what gifts they hoped their family might be shopping for right now.

Christmas gifts moms really want

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1. Apple Watch

This Series 7 Apple watch has amazing capabilities that make it so much more than a mere watch or fitness tracker. You can call, text, and email, stream music, podcasts, or audiobooks, measure your blood oxygen, and you can track high and low heart rate and irregular heart rhythm notifications. Select from any number of colors and straps…we think this gold mesh one is gorgeous. 

The Series 7 is pricey. If you want to get many of the same features at a more affordable price, take a look at the Apple SE watch which is half the price. apple series 7

2. AirPod Pro

Once you use AirPods you will never know how you lived without them. Perfect for listening to podcasts or talking to friends and family while we take care of all the things that need to be done. With noise-cancellation, they can truly help you find your “me time.”

air pod pros

3. AirPod Case and lanyard

Protect AirPods with this affordable case that includes a lanyard for keeping them draped around your neck when not in use. AirPods pro case

4. Milk frother

Buying a latte or cappuccino every day gets pretty expensive and there are days when you don’t have time to run into Starbucks, even if you wanted to. This is really a money and time-saving gift! milk frother

5. Tory Burch convertible handbag

This elegant quilted bag by Tory Burch is both classic and on-trend with the “rainwater” color and chevron quilting pattern. Use with or without the chain strap. You will want to find a good hiding place for this so your daughter doesn’t shop for a new bag in your closet. tory burch bag

6. iRobot Roomba

Never having to vacuum again would be a true gift and these robot devices are incredible. There are many models and different price points to choose from.

iRobot Roomba

7. Amazon Echo Dot (4th Gen)

A digital assistant that can play your favorite music, answer questions, set a timer, give the weather forecast and take down our grocery list all hands-free, sounds like our kind of gift.

Now, with compatible devices, the Amazon Echo Dot can also turn on lights, adjust thermostats, lock doors, and more. Echo Dot 4th gen

8. Aura digital frame

The family group chat is a great way to keep in touch, but here is another idea we LOVE. Have your college students or young adults send you photos from their phones, straight to a photo frame in your office, kitchen, or family room.

Photos of events at college, scenes that move them and they want to share, goofy moments that we parents so appreciate. Aura digital frame

9. Phone case 

This phone case brand is called “Smartish Gripmunk” and it gets top reviews for protecting expensive phones from costly damage due to those unfortunate drops. Plus, we love the pretty designs. phone case

10. UGG Women’s Fluff Yeah Slide Slipper

These slippers have made many a gift list for two simple reasons: They are adorable and super comfortable. Available in dozens of pretty colors. Ugg Slippers

11. Jenni Kayne 

Jenni Kayne’s sweaters will 100% become the staple of your wardrobe. A pair of jeans with one of these comfy sweaters and you are set for your daily activities and going out at night.

Jenni Kayne sweater

12. Orastone Rechargeable Hand Warmer

This clever device will keep your hands warm for three to four hours on a full charge. If your hands are warm, no matter what the temperature, you’re all set. Perfect for sitting on the sidelines at those cold soccer games. 

rechargeable hand warmer

13. Vuori

If you haven’t discovered Vuori yet-it’s time you do. Their clothes are the definition of comfortable.  The joggers are available in many pretty colors and you will never want to take them off.

vuori joggers

14. Lululemon

The yoga pants at Lululemon may be at the top of our daughters’ lists, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be on ours, too. Plus there are great jackets and accessories that we would love to receive, too. Lululemon jacket

15. Kitten heel slip-on boots

These kitten heel boots are trendy and the knitted upper gives them a sock-like feeling.

kitten heel boot

16. Heated lavender pillow

Pop this into the microwave for 1-2 minutes and treat yourself to a soothing spa-like experience as the scent of lavender is released while the pillow soothes all the muscles around your neck. Next time your teens are driving you crazy, do this to help you de-stress. 

lavender pillow

17. La Chatelaine hand cream set

Lucious smells, great hand cream and beautiful gift packaging make this set of hand creams a lovely gift for a mom. With the cold winter months in many parts of the country and frequent hand washings, this is a very practical gift, too. 

hand cream

18. Flat water bottle

Why didn’t anyone think of this before? This plastic water bottle fits inside a bag or purse, is unbreakable and leak-proof. This will keep you hydrated from home, to work, to driving your teens to all of their after-school activities. 

water bottle

19. Humor everyday coffee mug

You have to have a sense of humor when you’re the mom of a teen! We think these cute mugs pretty much sum up our feelings about this stage of life. This will help you start your day with a smile.  

Funny teen mom coffee mug

20. YETI wine tumblers

Give a mom this special wine tumbler and she will never want to use any other wine glass. Wine keeps chilled in this shatterproof mug. Available in many colors and add a monogram to make it truly hers. 

yeti wine cooler

21. Winc wine subscription

This wine subscription club might become her very favorite gift, especially now that she has a fabulous YETI tumbler. 

winc wine

22. Phone charger

One thing that our teens seem to “borrow” and never return is our phone chargers. Give her this innovative platform that will quickly charge her phone and new AirPod Pros at the same time.   

Belkin charger for 2 devices

23. Mom, you’re going to love Bearaby’s Cotton Napper this uber-popular napping weighted blanket. It’s not only smart looking, it’s so, so comfy and can help you slip away from the holiday hoopla and get some restorative sleep. 

Bearaby Napper

24. It’s unusual to find a sale on MZ Wallace because it’s such a well-made, useful bag. You can literally throw anything in there and it’s easy to carry and great looking to boot. 

MZ Wallace

But really, truly when it all comes down to it, the one thing we want most, is everyone in our family gathered around the kitchen table (happy and healthy, of course) in our very own homes laughing, talking without one single phone in sight. So get mom this Smartphone jail and relinquish your phone for the night, please. phone jail More Great Reading: Stocking Stuffers for Teens

About Grown and Flown

Mary Dell Harrington and Lisa (Endlich) Heffernan are the co-founders of Grown and Flown the #1 site for parents of teens, college students and young adults, reaching millions of parents every month. They are writers (Lisa is a New York Times bestselling author), moms, wives and friends. They started the Grown and Flown Parents Facebook Group and are co-authors of Grown and Flown: How to Support Your Teen, Stay Close as a Family, and Raise Independent Adults (Flatiron Books) now in paperback.

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