2018 Gift Guide: The Hip Mom

Are you like me? I mean every year I get so excited for the holiday season, but then I immediately start stressing about gift choices. I love surprises, so unexpectedly cool gifts make my heart sing. That’s not just receiving, but giving as well. Giving something that is not only unique, but personal and useful is my goal each year. But I’ve realized, it is SO hard to find the perfect gift for someone without asking them a million questions about their decor taste, personal style, or wants, and that’s just annoying for both of us. It misses the surprise factor that I desire so much. While I do a lot of my shopping online, it is also where I get a lot go my great ideas. The Hip Mama in your life might be your best friend, sister, wife, or even an auntie. Heck, maybe it is you (if so, immediately forward this list to your husband). So… here is my holiday gift to you: a complete list of surprising, unique gifts for the Hip Mama!

Instagram-Worthy Drinkware

Keep the Tiny Humans Alive Coffee Mug – $5.99

Mommin’ Ain’t Easy Wine Glass – $13.49

I’m a Cool Mom Water Bottle – $18.95

Anything Rae Dunn (shop TJ Maxx, Home Goods or Marshall’s)

From coffee to wine, a good mother drinks it all. Might as well make it an Instagram moment!

Bumper Sticker Swag

Her Home State – $6

Eat Local Breastfeeding – $6

I Make This Minivan Cool – $6.99

Kids Up In This Bitch -$6

A van just wouldn’t be the same without some swag, but stick families and baby on board signs are so last season. Try these trendier options for your hip mom.

Books for Her

Girl, Wash Your Face! by Rachel Hollis – $13.78

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Talk by Adele Faber – $13.49

The Whole Brain Child by Daniel Siegel – $10.87

Grace, Not Perfection by Emily Lay – $9.86

Hope Unfolding by Becky Thompson – $10.19

Whether it’s self help or parenting, mom could use a little down time to read. Millennial Mama’s are starting to realize their intellectual need and enjoy bettering themselves by triggering the brain.

Comfy T-Shirts

Mom Culture T-Shirts – approx. $22-$34

Motherhood Tee by Shop Rebel Gray – $20

It’s a Mom Thing Tee by To: Little Arrows – $32

Mother Warrior Tee by Covered Hands – $25

Milk Maker Tee by The Little Milk Bar – $32

Graphic Tees are all the rage, and small shops make the best kinds!

Gift Cards That Aren’t Lame

Starbucks Gift Card

Hobby Lobby Gift Card

Target Gift Card

H and M Gift Card

Dick’s Sporting Goods Gift Card

Whether it’s her favorite coffee joint, home decor store, clothing shop, or sporting goods store, Mom’s almost never splurge on themselves. It’s hard to know her style or her preference for running shoes, so a gift card guarantees she gets what she likes. Just make sure to specify: Get something for YOU, mama!

Not Your Average Cookbook

Magnolia Table by Joanna Gaines – $20.99

Cravings: Hungry for More by Chrissy Teigen – $20.99

Target’s new line of exclusive home items has every mom drooling, but nothing says modern home maker like these two cookbooks. Joanna Gaines and Chrissy Teigen are two inspiring mothers who are at the forefront of

A Gold, Eco-Friendly Mop

Norwex Superior Mop Starter System – $112.99

No one wants to clean if it isn’t in style! Splurge on this Rose Gold wonder because it not only gives you streak-free floors, but the pads are reusable, it is made of recyclable materials, and no harsh chemicals are needed (only water!). Win, win, win, and win! *As a company rep, I thank you for supporting my small business.


LuluLemon Crops and Pants – approx. $59-$128

Spanx Faux Leather Moto Leggings – $110

Gym Shark Sleek Sculpture Khaki Leggings – $46

Victoria’s Secret Criss Cross Tight – $69.50

I am so partial to LuluLemon and shop their sale “we made to much” every Thursday when it updates with new inventory. There are lots of options out there for quality leggings these days. They just have a way of holding everything tight and in the right place, bonus if they are high waisted

Carpet Cleaner

Hoover Carpet Cleaner SteamVac – $110.90

Bissell ProHeat Per Carpet Cleaner – $189.99

Hoover Portable Carpet and Upholstery Spot Cleaner – $89.99

Call me a dork, but when I got a carpet cleaner for Christmas last year, I almost cried tears of happiness! I mean seriously, how generous was my sister?! The clean freak in me will thank her forever.

iPhone Photography Accessories

iPhone Light Ring – $13.99

Ubeesize iPhone Flexible Tripod – $17.99 OR Selfie Stick Tripod – $21.99

Xenvo iPhone Camera Lens – $34.99

Make mama feel like a star when she can take Photographer-Quality pictures right on her iPhone! These gadgets are sure to help snag the perfect pic of her precious babes!

Amazon’s Alexa

Amazon Echo with Alexa – $49.99

Because every mom could use an assistant. From hands-free grocery list writing to playing her favorite jams, Alexa is a win for the whole family.

I hope this post helps you pick the perfect gift for the Hip Mom in your life. For a complete picture list that I will update all season, CLICK HERE!


*This post contains affiliate links. Since I put in a lot of hard work, I should get some kickbacks, right?

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