Looking for the perfect gifts to give mom who works from home? With this list of 20+ Inspiring and Practical Gifts to Give Moms Who Work From Home, you’re sure to find one that will motivate her to crush her goals!
As a mom who dreams of earning a full-time working from home with my blog, I know there are a lot of things I want or need to help me stay motivated to pursue my passion and dream. I thought I’d share my list of gifts to give mom who works from home in case you are searching for the perfect inspirational gift for a work from home mom you know or want to forward it to your family with a not so subtle list of the things you want. These ideas are sure to keep mom motivated, organized and on track to make her work from home dreams a reality.
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Inspirational Gifts to Give Mom Who Works from Home
For the Mom who Wants or Needs to Get Organized:
I love to review and compare planners, I’m always reading productivity books and curating and sharing planning tips. I know that in order to achieve my goals, I need to have a well thought out plan to break my goals down into manageable pieces. Juggling 3 kids school and activity schedules, a home I can never seem to get decluttered and clean enough, my blog and my chronic illness means there are always a million things fighting for my attention.
Without a planner with enough room for my to do lists, I’d be completely lost and forget EVERYTHING. I used to buy basic planners and they were but I always felt like I was forgetting something (and often I was) because I had a gazillion other to do lists and post it lists everywhere, the basic planners were TOO basic.
But in the past 2 years, I’ve discovered that pretty planners help me stay motivated, the more I want to look at it, the more likely I am to use it and make the best use of it. Here are my 3 favorite pretty planners and I think they make terrific gifts to help a work at home mom achieve her dreams.
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1. Powersheets Intentional Goal Planner
2. Dapperdesk Daily Planner
The Dapperdesk Planner by Emily Ley is a classic, elegant and minimalist daily planner that is perfect for working moms and moms who work from home. With a simple design to help her focus on her daily tasks and a full planning page for Saturdays and Sundays, this planner is perfect for moms who want a focused and professional planner so they can achieve those work from home dreams and manage their busy home life too.
This is the planner I am currently using for my daily blog management and VA services and it’s great. Having all my work tasks and only my work tasks in this planner helps me stay focused on work while at work. The biggest struggle I have as a work from home mom is being distracted by the other home to dos while I’m supposed to be working and then being distracted by work to dos when I’m supposed to be dedicating time to my home and family. Separating my tasks into separate planners helps me be present and all in for whichever category of tasks I’m working on.
You can read my full review on the Dapperdesk here. Pair the Dapperdesk with the beautiful gold pen, sticker book and mini notebooks like mine pictured above and you have a wonderful gift idea to give the mom who works from home.
3. Daily Simplified Planner
I use the Daily Simplified Planner by Emily Ley as my personal life planner. I use it to manage my home, family and self care, basically everything except my blog/VA services. This planner encourages simplicity throughout and since my Powersheets word of the year has been to SIMPLIFY, the Daily Simplified Planner has been instrumental in helping me do that.
You can check out my full Daily Simplified Planner Review here and see lots of pictures inside to help decide if this would be the perfect gift for the hard working work at home mom in your life. Again, pair the Daily Simplified Planner with some fun accessories like the variety sticker set , mini notebooks and my favorite pens to use in them like mine pictured above and you have a wonderful gift idea to give the mom who works from home.
4. Erin Condren Planners
Erin Condren has a huge line of planners and office accessories that would make fantastic gifts to give a work from home mom. These are awesome because you can customize and personalize a planner, notebooks, or journals just for her. And there are so many different styles to choose from that you are sure to find something she will love.
I have a wide assortment of her planners and notebooks myself just so I can show you how wonderful they are. Some of my favorites are:
- The Signature Erin Condren LifePlanner (coil bound, weekly) – no picture yet but review coming soon!
- The Erin Condren LifePlanner Binder
- the Daily Petite Planners and On the Go Folio System (great for portability and with a wide variety of petite planners and journals to choose from, you can customize a complete productivity system!)
- Erin Condren Notebooks and Journals which are great for meetings, goal tracking, business or personal journaling and bullet journaling. (some of those great petite planners and on the go folio system pictured below too)
5. Passion Planner
If the work from home mom you are shopping for likes to bullet journal too, the Passion Planner is my favorite weekly planner that I used in 2016 and 2017. The cover is in various colors that change every year but the minimalistic design inside is clean and simple. I love that it starts out with a Passion Roadmap where you start off with writing down your craziest wish list, the things you want to accomplish, no limits, just what drives you. Here’s what mine looked like.
Then each week, I can write down what I’m going to focus on and make a separate list for my home and work (which is my blog) to do list. I have the Classic size so there is plenty of room to write my menu plan, my weekly review, color code to keep track of how I spent my time and the tasks I completed each day. I bullet journal in my Passion Planner and keep all kinds of trackers so I can crush those goals I set in my roadmap.
6. The Living Well Planner
Another stellar planner, the Living Well Planner* is sure to be a motivating, bright and colorful spot in mom’s day. With space for goalsetting, budget and expense tracking, hourly scheduling, menu planning and project planning, this beauty has everything work from home moms need to juggle their busy lives. You can also purchase extra coordinating stickers, Do it Scared personal mission statement worksheets and other downloads to crush goals this year.
The creator of the Living Well Planner is Ruth Soukup who is a seven figure income blogger and founder of Elite Blog Academy that I am taking right now. Elite Blog Academy* is an exceptional and comprehensive blogging for business course. If Ruth created this planner to manage her blog, speaking engagements, EBA course creation, bestselling book writing and her own family, then it must be awesome!
7. Day Designer Planner
the Day Designer* is a great choice for minimalist moms with a lot to keep track of. With the gold binding and tabs, the Day Designer is classic and elegant with plenty of room to write down your tasks each day and dedicated spaces for top 3 priorities, a large to do list, things due, dinner plans, notes and hourly schedule. You can read my full review of the Day Designer planner here.
Still need help finding a great planner? Head to my Ultimate Planner Comparison to see if you can find one that’s right, lots more planners to choose from there!
Free Blog Planner
If mom is a blogger, be sure she heads over to download my FREE blog planner that she can download on Google Drive, Excel or in PDF. With over 30 customizable worksheets, she’ll be able to keep track of her goals, to dos, stats, income and progress to take her blog from a hobby to a profession.
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8. A Purse Big Enough to Carry Her Laptop and Planner
I’m not a shoe hoarder but I do have a severe weakness for pretty purses. I don’t use my purse as an accessory to match my outfit, I use the same one every day until it wears out. So it gets a lot of use carting it around.
I got this Erin Condren Tote last year and love that it’s big enough to carry my laptop, planner stash and even has a pocket for a water bottle because I sooo forget to hydrate when I’m busy working! It’s so pretty! I carried it to the pool with me so kids could swim while I worked (don’t worry I was nearby and there’s always a lifeguard on duty). I always get compliments on this beautiful bag and it holds everything I need.
Fossil purses are also one of my favorite brands of purse. The couple I have endured motherhood right along with me. This gorgeous Fossil Emma Work Tote* is big enough for mom to carry around a 15″ laptop, planner and accessories so she can work on the go.
9. Noise Canceling Headphones for When She Needs to Focus
When my Superhubby and kids are home in the evenings and weekends and I need to work, I love putting on these noise canceling headphones so I can focus better on my work. I really try not to work when they are home, but if they are playing video games or their friends are over, these headphones are a must!
10. A Lapdesk for Working Comfortably in Bed or on the Couch
If mom works from home, chances are she’s working early in the morning or late at night (or both!). These lap desks are lifesavers for mom to work comfortably even when she’s not at a desk. And work from home moms work wherever they can find space and time. In fact, I’m writing this on my lap desk right now!
For the Mom Who Can’t Take Enough Pictures
For online businesses, images are everything. High quality images draw people to your blog or business page and camera phones can look amateurish and unprofessional. Bloggers and business owners these days need a high quality camera.
I love to take pictures whether of my kids, nature or my blogging printables, books, planners and projects and as I improve my images, my blog traffic has definitely increased along with it.
11. Sony A6000 Mirrorless Camera Bundle
At 24.2 mexapixels, built-in WIFI and able to shoot continuously 11 frames per second (about twice as fast as other cameras I’ve looked at), this lightweight Sony A6000 Mirrorless Digital camera* is a powerhouse.
12. Canon Rebel t6
This camera is more reasonably priced and an entry level DSLR. Still everyone I’ve talked to that has a Canon Rebel* recommends it as a great camera to start with for a DSLR. I got this one on Black Friday and I am in love!
13. Stylish DSLR Camera Bag
Already have a DSLR and a boring black bag? I bet mom would love one of these stylish DSLR Camera bags*.
14. Neewer 700w Professional Photography Lighting Kit
I got this Neewer lighting kit* and it provides amazing bright light for my blog photos, even at night (which is usually the time I remember to take them). It’s easy to pack up and put away in a small case, but we leave it out all the time because I’m always using it. Even hubby likes to use it for his Instagram account and the boys use it for stop motion animation movies they like to create. We have it sitting on this adjustable table* so I could adjust height if I needed to but I haven’t yet. It’s set up in our office ready for the new photo session.
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For the Mom Who Could Use a Break from Cleaning
15. Hire a Cleaning Service
A serious motivation for me to earn a full-time income from my blog is so I can hire a cleaning service again. I don’t like cleaning! I could use a break and I’m sure any mom would love to come home to a fresh, sparkly clean house that they didn’t have to scrub themselves!
Whether the kids do it themselves or you hire someone to do it, mom will love this!
For the Mom Who Wants to Squeeze in More Physical Activity
16. Standing Desk Converter & Anti-Fatigue Mat
Standing desks are better for your back for moms who spend a lot of time working at a desk. You could walk in place or do some light stretching while you stand to get in some extra steps or flexibility.
This nifty standing desk converter* can be placed on top of any desk to make it a standing desk. It is easily adjustable so mom can change it from a standing to sitting desk throughout the day with the pump of a lever.
Make sure to get an anti-fatigue mat* for mom to stand on to cushion her feet, these are great to put in the kitchen too where mom does dishes and near the stove. I have two like these in the kitchen!
17. FitBit Charge HR
The FitBit Charge HR* is my favorite fitness tracker. My Superhubby got me one and I scoffed at the idea since I knew with the pain in my feet from Rheumatoid Arthritis, I would not be able to walk 10,000 steps a day. But still her persisted and amazingly the FitBit helped me understand my body and chronic illness better.
Whether mom sets a goal of walking 10,000 steps a day or just wants to work to improve her overall health, the FitBit can help mom track her physical activity through her steps, calories burned, flights of stairs walked and even hours of sleep.
I have a purple one but this slate blue one is $20 cheaper right now and I do love blue!
For the Mom Who Needs Help in the Kitchen
Just because mom is working, doesn’t mean we can go out to eat everyday. I’m a big fan of cooking simple and delicious meals, it saves us a fortune and helps me stick to my diet for my Rheumatoid Arthritis which in turn helps me have the energy to keep up with our busy lives.
18. Plan to Eat Menu Planning Tool Subscription
If mom is struggling with finding time to create a menu plan and creating shopping lists, she’ll love Plan to Eat Menu Planning Tool* as much as I do. She can easily import recipes from the Web, add them to a menu plan and create a shopping list with a few clicks of the button. I’ve had a subscription for a couple years now and it has simplified my menu planning so much.
Even if I’m out and about, I can access my recipes and create a shopping list from my phone so I can grab the ingredients while I’m out. Talk about a time and sanity saver! They have always had a Black Friday sale when you can get it for 50% off too!
For the Mom Who Needs A Boost of Motivation
I love to read productivity and motivational books so of course, I have a few books to recommend in my gifts to give mom who works from home!
19. You are A Badass by Jen Sincero
If mom is like me, I can get down on myself and doubt my abilities when the tough gets going as it often will for work from home moms. You are A Badass is an irreverent and hilarious book that will have mom affirming to herself “I AM a Badass!” and have the guts and passion to pursue her dream.
20. Money-Making Mom or Say Goodbye to Survival Mode by Crystal Paine
I read Say Goodbye to Survival Mode* and it helped change in my life for the better to look at how I spend my time with intention. Author Crystal Paine is the successful blogger behind moneymakingmom.com and mother of 3 kids. She tells us with raw honesty what her struggles were juggling motherhood and launching a successful business. You can read my review of Say Goodbye to Survival Mode here.
I won a copy of Crystal’s second book, Money Making Mom* which is still waiting on my shelf to read but I think will help me regain momentum when I’m needing a pick me up. Crystal has a down to earth and easy to relate to writing style and she helps me keep my priorities in perspective.
21. Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
Big Magic* seems to be one of those transformative books for creative entrepreneurs. As work from home moms and bloggers, I see that we all must be creative, to think outside the box in order to stand out in a sea of other bloggers with the same dreams and goals as we have. Maybe mom needs some Big Magic to free her mind and learn to embrace the power and creativity that makes her unique.
22. Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen
If you’ve been around my blog, I recommend the book Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen a ton! I truly think it’s a life-changing book to help you think about all the information coming at you in order to filter and organize it in a way that you can look at it and know exactly what to do next. It’s a bit dry and very thorough (and very practical) but it does help you process things and get them out of your head so you can get things done.
Once I did it (and I go through the process once a year or anytime I feel overwhelmed), I realized how much of my stress was coming from the voice in my head trying to remember everything I have to do, the emails overflowing my inbox and the constant stream of papers from physical mail and kids’ school.
This would be great paired with You are a Badass, so you have both a practical and a fun, empowering book.
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For the Mom Who Needs to Spruce Up Her Office Space:
Is mom’s office space BORING? Perhaps these fun accessories, wall art and feminine office supplies will be a perfect gift to give mom to show her she’s got what it takes to make her dreams a reality.
23. Wall Organizers
This customizable wall organizer from Erin Condren is great because you can truly build the wall organizer you need with a variety of inserts such as calendar, habit tracker/chore chart, weekly schedule and in different patterns and accessories to build the home command center you need.
24. Gold or Silver Wall Art
25. Pens with Bling
26. Boss Mom Coffee Mug
Because behind every boss mom is an extra large cup of coffee, right?
27. Tervis Tumblers
Tervis tumblers are great for helping her stay hydrated and the insulated ones are great for coffee too. They come in such a huge assortment of patterns and pop culture like Wonder Woman, Friends, Harry Potter, and Star Wars tumblers too!
For the Mom Who Needs to Stress Less & Color More
28. Coloring Books
I have always loved to color to de-stress, it’s relaxing and I’m so glad that adults are allowed to color now too! Here are some fabulous coloring books and colored pencils to get mom started, lift up her mood and keep her thoughts happy.
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Other Fabulous Ideas for Gifts to Give Mom:
But wait, I’m not done. Check out these other ideas for gifts to give mom from my blogging friends and moms.
Because you don’t want to add any more clutter to the house mom is trying desperately to keep clean, these Clutter Free Gifts to Give Mom from Setting my Intention are thoughtful and appreciated.
Because every mom could use one of these Assorted Variety of Gifts to Give Mom Regardless of Her Personality from Sharing Life’s Moments.
Because moms are mostly fueled by love and coffee, here are some fantastic Coffee Gifts to Give Mom from Morgan Manages Mommyhood.
Because we want mom to remember this Mother’s Day is as special as she is, these Memorable Gifts to Give Mom from Smart Mom, Smart Ideas will help make her day unforgettable.
Because moms with chronic illness or Rheumatoid Arthritis like I have, sometimes need help managing simple tasks in their daily lives, you can find thoughtful, helpful gifts for mom in my Gift Guide for Rheumatoid Arthritis (and chronic illness) patients here.
Well I hope you’ve got lots of thoughtful and positive ideas of gifts to give mom who works from home. Mom deserves a gift she can use and love and will help her crush her work from goals! Work from home moms and bloggers, forward this to your family and tell them what you want to help support your dream to make an income working from home!
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