Categories

Blogger Gift Guide: Want, Need, Wear, Read

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:

nggallery template=’carousel’ id=’128268′

  • 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

See ALL gift ideas at Early Mama.

 ***

Read more of Michelle’s writing at Early Mama.

And don’t miss a post! Follow Michelle on Twitter and Facebook!

Tagged as: , ,

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, profile photo and other personal information you make public on Facebook (e.g., school, work, current city, age) will appear with your comment. Learn More.