I can’t believe it’s nearly here! You know what I’m talking about — the most wonderful time of the year! Ya know, Christmas hasn’t always been my favorite holiday (I’m more of a Thanksgiving gal), but having kids has changed me in that way. I absolutely love Christmas because they love it so much.

And I have to say, because of them, I’ve gotten much better at gift-giving! And even though this holiday is all about the kids, I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite items — FOR HER!

The Instant Pot.

My husband bought me an Instant Pot, which is an electric pressure cooker and slow cooker, two Christmases ago. It was an effort to make me more comfortable at cooking — and doing so quickly since we’re such a busy family.

And I absolutely LOVE it. Some of my favorite recipes are made in the Instant Pot and I’ve discovered even more through the huge IP community online.

Book of the Month Subscription.

I discovered Book of the Month last year and I haven’t turned back. I’ve had this continuous goal, year after year, to read more. But things come up; I never make it to the library; and I definitely haven’t seen the inside of a bookstore in years. BOTM makes it easy. You sign up as a member by entering your shipping information and choosing your favorite genres. The membership costs are $14.99 a month for one hardcover book, and you can add on additional books for $9.99 each.

The best part is that BOTM uses ‘judges’ who suggest books to you based on your preferences. The books I’ve received were items I probably would have passed over at the store, but I have enjoyed them so much!

You can give the gift of a subscription on their website.

Day Designer Planner.

It’s no secret that I absolutely LOVE my Day Designer daily planner — I talk about it all of the time! And what a better gift right before the New Year, right?!

The full 2018 line is out now and available in full-size and mini! I always get the full size (because my purse is basically a diaper bag these days), but the mini is the perfect size for smaller bags!

I wish I could have one in every design and style for 2018!

Essential Oil Diffuser.

We use essential oils in a multitude of ways, but my personal favorite is diffusing them. Different oils work in different ways, but we use them in the kids rooms and in our bedroom. For the kids we diffuse ‘sniffle stopper’ blends or, our personal favorite ‘calm the child‘ blend, whenever they need it. Which, let’s face it, is every night.

This diffuser also acts as a night light in several different shades (Ari’s favorite is the ‘white blue,’ which is his way of saying ‘light blue.’). But this particular diffuser is super inexpensive and works amazing! Perfect for the Mama or Wife in your life (Hello, relaxation!).

A Netflix Gift Card.

Netflix is LIFE! I mean it. Between zoning out in front of the TV for an hour after the kids go to bed, to playing the Magic School Bus for the kids for just 30 minutes of peace and quiet(ish), Netflix is seriously a sanity saver.

You don’t need to buy a subscription for the lady in your life, just buy her a Netflix gift card! You’re basically buying her sanity. Remember that.

A Meal Subscription Box.

When all else fails, make dinnertime easy for her. I’ve tried quite a few of the meal subscription boxes and I have to say that I’ve loved them all!

It takes the guesswork out of meals. The ingredients are all right there, the directions are clear, and they literally bring it to your doorstep. Sign. me. UP. There are so many different options to choose from — Blue Apron, Plated, Home Chef, Hello Fresh, Sun Basket, and more. All of them offer something that she can’t afford to lose — time!

More than anything, if she’s anything like me, she’ll appreciate some time to herself, some peace and quiet, and a nice meal with a glass of wine. Honestly. But if you want to go above and beyond, try one of these — for sure!

What item would you like to receive this holiday season?! 

{ 25 comments… read them below or add one }

Tanya November 14, 2017 at 8:40 am

Good list. I think I’d love to receive any of those. Or, of course, give them!


Courtney November 14, 2017 at 8:52 am

This is a great list! I love my diffuser! And the instant pot is on my wish list!!


Mimi November 14, 2017 at 9:46 am

Netflix gift cards for the win! But I’d love also the food subscription 🙂


Francesca November 14, 2017 at 12:27 pm

So many great ideas! I want everything lol! An instant pot is definitely on my list!


April Kitchens November 14, 2017 at 1:16 pm

You are spot on with the gift suggestions! I would love all of these, especially the meal delivery service.


Belle November 14, 2017 at 3:10 pm

Such a great list! I love all of these!

Belle | One Awesome Momma


Mary Leigh November 14, 2017 at 6:44 pm

I love the idea of a meal subscription. I have used those before and they really can be SO helpful! I just really appreciate gifts that make my life a little easier (or comfy!)


Stephanie November 14, 2017 at 8:22 pm

Love all of these! This Momma needs an InstantPot…and a book a month?! Yes, please!


Beth November 14, 2017 at 9:07 pm

I would have never thought to gift a food service like that, but you are so RIGHT. I would love not having to think about “what’s for dinner???” every. single. day.


Meghan Simonie November 15, 2017 at 9:59 am

I would have never thought of a meal subscription box!! What a great idea!! Maybe I’ll do that for my parents!!


Lyndsey November 15, 2017 at 10:17 am

this is a perfect gift guide! I want an Instapot!


Ashley November 15, 2017 at 2:55 pm

Those planners, yes and yes again! Also love Netflix and a great oil diffuser! So many great options here <3


Eryka November 15, 2017 at 6:31 pm

that slow cooker has my name on it!


Jen November 16, 2017 at 9:12 am

Great round up! I think it is time to try an instant pot so that is going on my wish list!


Sarah Althouse November 16, 2017 at 10:02 am

Oooh I love the pretty day designers!


michelle November 16, 2017 at 2:09 pm

I always get a planner in my stocking and I want the instant pot this year


Hannah November 16, 2017 at 5:41 pm

I’ll take the diffuser and the meal box please!


Caroline November 16, 2017 at 10:11 pm

These are great gifts, I’d be over the moon with any of them! Maybe I should show this guide to hubby!


Lee November 17, 2017 at 10:16 am

A friend of mine has the Instapot and swears by it! Loving your list they are all good and practical items. Especially the monthly subscriptions. I recently asked my family for the magazines I love as a present this year.


Nellwyn November 21, 2017 at 3:39 pm

A meal subscription box is a great gift idea, I love those! I would also be really happy to find a book of the month subscription under the tree.


Amanda Rosson November 22, 2017 at 3:06 am

What great gift ideas!! I love the monthly book subscription and the marble design planner has definitely caught my eye!


Natalie November 22, 2017 at 10:32 am

I’m not one to get excited about receiving kitchen items, but the instant pot I’ll take! Been wanting one for awhile now!


Caroline November 22, 2017 at 10:49 am

This is a great wishlist, I have a few people that are hard to buy for so will definitely use a few of these ideas.


Justine Y @ Little Dove November 22, 2017 at 11:24 pm

I have heard so many great things about Instant Pots! I haven’t tried one myself yet but I’m sure it would make an awesome gift! And I would love a meal subscription service, that is definitely on my list!


Emily November 25, 2017 at 1:39 pm

I have heard so much about the instant pot, maybe I need to get one!


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