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I put together a fun gift guide on my site EarlyMama.com, specifically with the 20-something mom in mind.

But if you have any mom on your list, here are some thoughtful and useful holiday gift ideas. (Or if you happen to be a mom, just nonchalantly post this on your Facebook wall.)

And all of the gift ideas are separated into four categories: want, need, wear, and read:


  • Something You Want… 1 of 32
    Something You Want...
    20 things that a young mom wants — but won't ask for.
  • Super Mod Tree Custom Genealogy Chart, $64 2 of 32
    Super Mod Tree Custom Genealogy Chart, $64
    My Tree and Me has a bunch of modern, cooler-than-average family tree prints.
    Buy from My Tree and Me
  • Personalized Couple Pillow, $152 3 of 32
    Personalized Couple Pillow, $152
    A sweet gift for a young couple.
    Buy from Uncommon Goods
  • Colour Me Good Ryan Gosling, $14 4 of 32
    Colour Me Good Ryan Gosling, $14
    Because mama wants something to color, too.
    Buy from Urban Outfitters
  • Native Union Pop Phone Handset, $35 5 of 32
    Native Union Pop Phone Handset, $35
    Retro style, modern technology — and perhaps a little less radiation?
    Buy from Urban Outfitters
  • Printstagram Calendar, $40 6 of 32
    Printstagram Calendar, $40
    A thoughtful gift for the working mama away from her kids.
    Buy from Printstagram
  • Phone-ograph, $10 7 of 32
    Phone-ograph, $10
    This throwback-style sound amplifier might motivate you to play more tunes around the house.
    Buy from CB2
  • Kate Spade iPad Sleeve , $50 8 of 32
    Kate Spade iPad Sleeve , $50
  • Something You Need… 9 of 32
    Something You Need...
    Who says practical gifts have to be boring?
  • AquaNotes Waterproof Notepad, $7 10 of 32
    AquaNotes Waterproof Notepad, $7
    For many of us, the shower is the only place we have a little quiet time. Don't lose those brilliant ideas that pop in your head.
    Buy from AquaNotes
  • The iPhone Photo Printer, $160 11 of 32
    The iPhone Photo Printer, $160
    Because every single photo I take is stored on my iPhone.
    Buy from Hammacher Schlemmer
  • Clarisonic Mia Skin Cleansing System, $119 12 of 32
    Clarisonic Mia Skin Cleansing System, $119
    At the TOP of my wish list this year. (I've heard nothing but rave reviews.) We're not 18 years old anymore — us 20-somethings need to start taking care of our skin.
    Buy from Sephora
  • Pop-Print Measuring Spoons, $18 13 of 32
    Pop-Print Measuring Spoons, $18
    The prettiest measuring spoons I've ever seen.
    Buy from Anthropologie
  • Today is the Day Pocket Planner, $14 14 of 32
    Today is the Day Pocket Planner,  $14
    Checklists, calendars, and quotes — oh my. I think my Type-A heart just skipped a beat.
    Buy from Buy Olympia
  • Luggage Tags by Pamela Barsky, 10 for $16 15 of 32
    Luggage Tags by Pamela Barsky, 10 for $16
    We all need them; why not stand out on the conveyor belt?
    Buy from Uncommon Goods
  • Breville 800JEXL Juice Fountain Elite, $300 16 of 32
    Breville 800JEXL Juice Fountain Elite, $300
    A juicer! I've been wanting a heavy-duty juicer for awhile now, and this one seems to be a top favorite. Health! Yeah!
    Buy from Amazon
  • Something to Wear 17 of 32
    Something to Wear
    Clothes, jewelry, and fashion for the young mom.
  • Custom Initial Rings Set of Two, $30 18 of 32
    Custom Initial Rings Set of Two, $30
    Personalized initial rings, to honor the most important people in her life.
    Buy from Etsy
  • Viscid Watch, $58 19 of 32
    Viscid Watch, $58
    She needs to be on time; she might as well look good doing it.
    Buy from Anthropologie
  • Vintage Brass Ball Locket Necklace Secret, $24 20 of 32
    Vintage Brass Ball Locket Necklace Secret, $24
    A unique spin on the traditional locket.
    Buy from Etsy
  • Tieks, $195 21 of 32
    Tieks, $195
    Rather than splurge on jewelry or clothes, get her a splurge-y pair of flats. She'll be thankful for her Tieks on a weekly basis.
    Buy from Tieks
  • Madewell “The Transport Tote” $168 22 of 32
    Madewell "The Transport Tote"  $168
    A cool, functional, stylish bag that she'll A) use the crap out of, and B) pull together any outfit with.
    Buy from Madewell
  • Anthropologie apron, $23 23 of 32
    Anthropologie apron, $23
    Nothing makes a girl more excited to get in the kitchen than a pretty apron.
    Buy from Anthropologie
  • Arrested Development Bluth Company T-Shirt, $18 24 of 32
    Arrested Development Bluth Company T-Shirt, $18
    If you're going for the comfy look, you might as well be funny about it.
    Buy from Etsy
  • Something to Read… 25 of 32
    Something to Read...
    And finally some thoughtful, insightful, inspirational, enjoyable books.
  • Mom Inc.: The Essential Guide to Running a Successful Business Close to Home, $12 26 of 32
    Mom Inc.: The Essential Guide to Running a Successful Business Close to Home, $12
    Today's young moms have more options than ever to create a flexible career at home — especially those in a creative field (makers, writers, photographers, designers, etc.). This book is about getting started, staying focused, and finding balance.
    Buy from Amazon
  • Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns), $11 27 of 32
    Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns), $11
    How can you not love Mindy Kaling? I mean, honestly. The perfect lighthearted, laugh-along read.
    Buy from Barnes & Noble
  • My Prudent Advice Journal, $12 28 of 32
    My Prudent Advice Journal, $12
    If you know someone with a little girl, her new Prudent Advice Journal is the kind of "baby book" that every modern woman wants for her little girl.
    Buy from Amazon
  • Young House Love: 243 Ways to Paint, Craft, Update & Show Your Home Some Love, $16 29 of 32
    Young House Love: 243 Ways to Paint, Craft, Update & Show Your Home Some Love, $16
    This blog-turned-book has tons of simple, budget-friendly DIY ideas around the home — which is an especially great gift for a young couple with a young house.
    Buy from Amazon
  • Rattled!, $15 30 of 32
    Rattled!, $15
    Babble.com blogger Christine Coppa has become the face of single motherhood after her hit book Rattled! — which chronicles the story of a young 26-year-old magazine editor who finds herself unexpectedly pregnant, decides to keep the baby (after much insisting from her boyfriend), only to be dumped by said boyfriend in her first trimester — a man who then ran off and started a new life and a new family, and has no communication with their son. Gift this to the young single mamas in your life — because they're not alone.
    Buy from Amazon
  • Rockabye: From Wild to Child, $12 31 of 32
    Rockabye: From Wild to Child, $12
    Rebecca Woolf from Girl's Gone Child — a Top Babble Blogger — was a "wild" 23 year old who found herself unexpectedly pregnant and marrying a man she barely knew. Her memoir Rockabye is about how she reconciled a rock-&-roll lifestyle with her new roles — and it's an inspirational read for anyone who has or had an unexpected pregnancy.
    Amazon
  • The Happiness Project, $9 32 of 32
    The Happiness Project, $9
    Buy this for yourself; buy this for your friends. Change your life.
    Amazon

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