27 Christmas Gifts that Moms of Teens Really Want This Year (2022)

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 260,000 of our besties in the Grown and Flown Parents group what gifts they hoped their family might be shopping for.

These are also great ideas for the other influential women in your life.

Christmas gifts moms really want

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1. Orastone Rechargeable Hand Warmer

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

rechargeable hand warmer

2. AirPod Pro (2nd Gen)

Once you use AirPods, you will never know how you would have 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.” Now, AirPod Pros have a 2nd generation out — time for an upgrade?

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 daily gets pretty expensive, and there are days when you don’t have time to run into Starbucks, even if you want to. This is a money and time-saving gift! milk frother

5. We also love this Nespresso frother that heats milk too. It is a luxury gift, but you will never need to buy an expensive Starbucks again.

Nespresso frother

6. Bombas Socks

We love Bombas socks and their philanthropic approach to providing socks and more to people experiencing homelessness with each purchase made. They have a wide array of styles and colors, have pretty cute slippers, and the gift boxes are very friendly, too.

7. 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

8. Jenni Kayne 

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

9. For a less expensive option, we also love this cream cardigan from Nic + Zoe sold online only at Target. This could also be your go-to for everyday wear. Very pretty!

10. 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

11. Lululemon

The leggings 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

12. Travel Bag

This travel bag has pockets for all necessities, including a separate laptop compartment and waterproof pocket. Comes in many pretty colors.

travel bag

13. 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 drive you crazy, do this to help you de-stress.

lavender pillow

14. 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 practical gift, too.

hand cream

15. 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

16. YETI wine tumblers

Give a mom this special wine tumbler; 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

17. Phone and AirPods Charger

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

Belkin charger

18. Bearaby’s Cotton Napper

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

Bearaby Napper

19. MZ Wallace

It’s unusual to find a sale on MZ Wallace because it’s a well-made, functional bag. You can throw anything in there, and it’s easy to carry and pretty to boot.

MZ Wallace

20. Jewelry Armoire on a Stand with Full-Length Mirror

This one is portable and, when closed, also has a full-length mirror.

jewelry armoire

21. Bliss Silk Pillowcase

The gift of a better night’s sleep would be THE BEST! We love this silk pillowcase, which is available in many pretty colors.

pillow case

22. Lululemon Fleece Belt Bag

The IT bag of the season. Some colors sold out, so get this one fast. Why should our daughter be the only ones to have this trendy, perfect-sized bog?

fleece belt bag

23. Lego Orchid Set

Why should our kids have all the fun when it comes to Legos? Who knew that Lego has an entire botanical collection? This orchid plant looks fantastic.

orchid lego

24. College Gear

Fanatics is the #1 site for college logo gear, and here is where you can find your favorite college apparel and more for your alma mater and/or your teen. Over 500 colleges and lots to choose from.

UT women's pullover

25. Opal Countertop Ice Maker

With this splurge gift, having nugget ice at the ready may be one of life’s luxuries.

opal nugget ice machine

26. Roomba

Many G&F moms said they wanted a Roomba, especially the one that self-empties the collected dust. They ARE pretty amazing and provide entertainment value to you and your pets!


27. Togetherness

But, 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, and enjoying the holiday.

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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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