1. Amazon Echo Dot ($29.99)
The #1 thing on every mom's list is a little extra hands-free help. Okay, so maybe a maid, a personal chef, and an extra wife would be ideal, but Alexa can definitely help, if for nothing else than playing rock/paper/scissors with your kids for 20 minutes while she takes a shower. Free 2-day shipping for Prime members; otherwise, cutoff of 12/18 for standard shipping.
2. Easy Tiger Co. “No.” Stackable Mug ($12)
She can insinuate it with just "the look," but this mug can save her energy. What else is there to say? Nothing. Her sip of coffee will say it all. Standard shipping is 4-5 business days, so order by Monday, 12/18 to make sure you get your goods.
3. SELF Journal ($31.99)
You know she's got dreams and she's got plans, but what she doesn't got is time. Annual planning can get so overwhelming come January, so the SELF journal breaks it down to help you master new habits (and actually finish things) in just 13 weeks. It's kind of amazing. Priority shipping deadline is 12/17, or 12/18 for those on the East Coast (East Coasters can also get ground shipping through 12/18).
4. Hettie Joan Gray Perfect Pouch ($36)
The mama hustle is chaotic. Have you seen the inside of her purse? It's like a convenience store, a drugstore, and a trash bin, all in one. It's a hot mess, but you can give the gift of stylish organization with a gorgeous HJ pouch. First class shipping deadline is 12/17; Priority deadline is 12/20.
5. Freshie & Zero “Love” Necklace ($58+)
If you really want to go for the heartstrings, this is where it's at. Symbolizing the bond between a mother and child, you can get a Freshie & Zero "Love" necklace with as many tiny silver rings as she has children. I used to have one with a single child ring, but now I wear one with two – and it's my absolute favorite piece of jewelry. FREE first class shipping through 12/20 with the code HOLIDAY.
6. Evil Queen “Damn It’s Early” Candle ($18)
"Plz remind me why I got out of bed today," says the label. "Coffeecoffeecoffee," says the scent. Who says candles are just for bedtime? She's just going to pass out on the couch as soon as you start the movie anyway. Help her get her days started right with this gem (and by "right," I mean "drenched in sarcasm"). For Christmas delivery, order by December 17.
My dear friend Melissa expanded her offerings this fall with these essential oil roll-ons, and they're my new favorite things. What I love is how much thought went into their development; she mixed the oils not only based on their scents, but also based on their usefulness. The "Rest Therapy" scent is my favorite – I use it at bedtime, and I swear it's become a signal to my brain to turn off for the night. Order by Friday evening, 12/15 for regular shipping, or Monday evening, 12/18 for Priority shipping.