Christmas Gifts for Single Moms

As the holidays are rapidly approaching, it’s that time where you are trying to find that perfect gift for everyone on your list. Of course you want to ensure that you get a gift that will show the recipient how much you care about them and understand them. You may be wondering what sort of gifts would be most appreciated by the single Mom in your life. Read on for some thoughtful gift ideas for single moms this holiday season.

For Her

Everyone deserves to be pampered, especially single moms! They do it all– care for their children, cook, clean, and work their paying job as well. It’s a full-time commitment, and often noted as a full-time job. She will greatly appreciate these picks to keep her relaxed and pampered.

Online Gift Cards

Single Moms often don’t have the time or energy, to go shopping in stores as much as they would like to. Especially if it involves hauling kids around with you in the grocery cart or around the mall! That’s why single Moms love gift cards that they can use for online shopping, groceries and meal delivery.

Anything that can give them a little bit of convenience or retail therapy from the comfort of their homes is greatly appreciated by single Moms. (Shop Watermark gift cards here)

Candles and Home Scents

Singe Moms sometimes are not used to treating themselves to anything – even the simple pleasures. So something small like a candle or diffuser can bring a little touch of comfort and joy to her busy home. Bringing relaxing scents into the home can also be a nice way to help her relax after a long day.

Subscription Boxes

Again, Single Moms don’t really have much time to shop. So bring the goodness to them with a subscription box membership! Often these boxes come with carefully curated items that can give her that little bit of excitement and luxury to brighten her day.

You can find subscription boxes for almost any theme these days depending on her interests – Mom boxes, health and fitness boxes, self care boxes and more.

Inspirational Items

Let’s all agree – single Moms are rockstars! But often they don’t feel this way. When you are constantly surrounded by little humans who are crying, kicking or tugging at you all day long, it’s easy to forget how awesome and appreciated you are.

Being a Mother is often a thankless job and sometimes what they need more than anything is to remember that they are amazing and they are doing God’s most important job of all!

Spa Products

Most women love a hot, relaxing bath. Give her the gift of an at home spa experience by putting together a curated box of spa products, such as bath bombs, bubble bars, body cream and luxurious Turkish towels.

Try to purchase from her favourite brands or get products that use your favourite scents, if you know these details. If not, lean towards light, fresh, spa-like scents – these are more universally popular. You can even include a bath tray or a book for her to enjoy when it is time for a bath. Throw in a bottle of wine or some decadent chocolates to accompany these, and you have a winning gift box!


For the woman who spends her waking hours running around, a massage is a luxurious gift that she might not want to shell out the money for herself. Get her a gift card to get a massage pamper herself. If she spends a lot of time on her feet, a gift card for a foot massage and pedicure may be even more appreciated and personal. A massage is a great gift idea, as she likely carries a lot of stress in her body, caused by all she has to do every day and all of her individual responsibilities.

For the Home

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Single moms are busy women, and have to take care of their homes and their children all by themselves. A gift that makes it easier to run their household may be a greatly welcomed present this Christmas, and will save her time and headaches. Plus, it will give her more time to spend with her children instead! Here are a few ideas for the single moms in your life.


An InstantPot or a Crockpot reduces cook time and basically puts meals on autopilot, freeing her up to do another task, enjoy time with her children, or simply sit down for a bit after work to relax! There are so many recipes that can be made with these appliances, and they are in no way limited to a specific type of food.

They can make everything from soups to sides– this gift will quickly become a staple in her kitchen arsenal. Combine your gift with a cookbook or some delicious ingredients for a meal she’ll love, and you’ll get extra brownie points for sure!

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Meal Service

In the same vein as the time saving appliances mentioned previously, paying for a meal service is a gift a single mom may not think to ask for, but is one that will be much appreciated. It was mentioned already but deserves to be said again.

Meal services allow you to curate your deliveries based on food preferences, allergies, cook times, and more– she will be able to personalize this to fit her lifestyle. Plus, it will save her so much time to have her food delivered instead of going to the grocery store, and to have meals and recipes already planned out for her!

Cleaning Service

Who loves to clean their house? Likely very few of us do. For a single mom, this may be one of the last things on her already very long list of to-dos. Paying for a cleaning service would be a wonderful gift to surprise her with this Christmas.

With the time she saves, she could take the kids out to do something fun, or simply allocate that time for other errands instead. If this is a bit expensive for you, you could also pay for a one-time or monthly deep clean of her house instead of paying for weekly cleaning visits.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does a single mom need for Christmas?

Especially when you do not live close by, cash or gift cards are great gift ideas for single moms. This makes it easy for her to use it on anything she needs, such as groceries, bills, or something special to treat herself to!

What do single moms really want for Christmas?

A meal or cleaning service is a great gift for the busy single mom. It helps to take one more thing off her plate. Cash is always a desired gift as well, and will ont go unappreciated.

What do you get a single person for Christmas?

Try to shop for this person according to their interests. For example, if they like to read, get them a book they can curl up and enjoy. Plus, this is the perfect solo activity!

For someone who is ready to get back out into the dating world, a retail gift card for new outfits or a gym membership could be a welcome gift this year.

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