As the holidays quickly approach, you may be scrambling for gift ideas that appeal especially to homeschoolers. If you’re looking for something unique that homeschool moms and kids will love, keep reading! We compiled a list of distinctive fun Christmas gift ideas to help you choose just the right present for the homeschoolers in your life. From elementary age to tween to teen to adult, you’ll find something for everyone on your list. If you’re a homeschooler desperately in need of some good gifts from your friends, maybe you can accidentally send this their way?
Gifts for Homeschool Moms
Treat Mom to one (or more) of these well-deserved gifts for all her hard work.
Self-care Gift Guide
- Bathtub caddy tray. Do you know a mom who loves a nice long soak in the tub? She’ll love this handy tray that holds drinks, candles, and books or laptops.
- Essential oil diffuser. Just a few drops of essential oils in water will disperse calming or energizing scents into any room. Include a few bottles of oils to get Mom started. Lavender, citrus, sage, and peppermint are all good choices.
- Natural sleep tea. This is a great gift for moms who love tea—and what mom couldn’t use more sleep?
- Bath & Body Works aromatherapy pillow mist spray. This is another natural sleep aid Mom can use every night. The calming eucalyptus spearmint scent will help her relax and drift off to dreamland.
- Bed tray. Sometimes Mom needs extra pampering and lounge time in bed. A lightweight but sturdy bed tray is the perfect way to treat her to breakfast in bed.
- Respyre. This is a monthly tea subscription that sends two new teas a month in a beautiful hand-crafted box. Each month has a different wellness tea theme including Energy, Digest, Immunity, Sleep, and Detox.
- Warm and cozy gifts. Keep Mom nice and toasty during the cold winter months. Think plush robes, fluffy throw blankets, fuzzy socks, thick fleece pullovers, sheepskin slippers, flannel pajama sets, and hat and mitten sets.
- Bath and body gifts. Bath bombs, salts, bubbles, soap, and lotion are always ideal for helping Mom relax and give her skin special treatment during harsher weather.
Gift Ideas for Moms Who Like to Read
- Book light. Sometimes the only time Mom gets to read for pleasure is after the kiddos (or Dad) are tucked in bed at night. A clip-on book light will make it easier for Mom to curl up with a good book on the couch or in bed without disturbing anyone.
- Pillow Pad. This soft portable pillow is perfect for reading on a couch, chair, or bed without straining your neck. It holds a book at just the right angle for reading and even has mesh side pockets to hold items such as reading glasses, tissues, bookmarks, etc.
- Puffin hardcover classics box set. For a nostalgic re-read for Mom or first-time read for kids, give her this collection of timeless children’s classics. Not only will Mom enjoy these charming stories, but she can also pass them on to her family to cherish for years to come.
- Literary tea towel set. The ideal gift for moms who love literary quotes, poems, tea, and coffee. You’ll find plenty of options on Etsy!
- Kindle Paperwhite. An updated version of the classic e-reader, it features Paperwhite display for brighter, clearer text. It also includes a patented built-in screen light that makes it easy to read in any setting. Readers can download entire books in less than a minute and store up to 1,100 books. Six different font styles and eight different text sizes enhance any reading experience.
- Reading journal. Mom can easily keep track of authors, book titles, genres and dates with this fun journal. She can rate books from zero to five stars and write her own reviews on them. She can also catalog her favorite authors, personal library, and books she wants to read someday.
Gift Ideas for Moms Who Like Food
- Treat cheese-loving moms to a gourmet cheese platter by Murray’s The French Connection. Some of the cheeses included are goat bucheron, Roquefort, and Comte Saint Antoine. French prosciutto and specialty olives round out the platter nicely.
- For moms who love hot and spicy foods, Lao Gan Ma Spicy Chili-Crisp Sauce will hit the spot. This sauce can be added to virtually any dish, from tacos to pizza to even ice cream.
- Speaking of ice cream, Noona’s offers unique flavors for an adventurous treat. Green tea matcha, golden sesame, and turmeric honeycomb are just a few for Mom to try.
- Peanut butter enthusiasts will go nuts for Banan Macadamia Nut Honey Butter, a blend of just the right amount of sweet and salty.
- Indulge Mom’s penchant for chocolate with Tony’s Chocolonely chocolate bars, which come in a wide variety of flavors and cocoa percentages. Choose from flavors like dark milk pretzel toffee, extra dark 70% cocoa, milk caramel sea salt, and holiday ones including milk chocolate gingerbread and dark chocolate mint candy cane.
- Salt fanatics will want to put Maldon Sea Salt on all their favorite foods. Packaged in a 20-ounce tub, this salt will satisfy Mom’s salt cravings at least for a little while.
Best Gifts for Overworked Moms
- Robot vacuum. Save Mom valuable time by buying her a programmable robot vacuum. Many models are self-charging and capable of vacuuming both hard and carpet surfaces. Some are especially designed to pick up pet hair and heavy dirt.
- Homeschool planner. This is an invaluable tool for moms to keep track of school schedules, assignments, events and grades. Well Planned Gal offers several different types of planners for all levels of organization.
- Babysitting service. Hire a regular babysitter or offer your own services so Mom can have some extra time to run errands, catch up on homeschool work or schedule some alone time.
- Housecleaning service. Hire a cleaning lady or offer your own services to give Mom a break from household chores. Even once a month would be a welcome reprieve!
- Homecooked meal. Volunteer to cook or buy a meal or several for a mom who’s got a lot on her plate already. Once a week is ideal, but every other week or even two would be a tremendous help. This gift doesn’t have to cost a lot of money, especially if you make a double recipe of a meal you’re already planning for your own family.
Kitchen Gift Guide for Mom
- John Boos Maple End Grain Chopping Block. This durable cutting board is large enough to chop vegetables for stir-fries and is easier on kitchen knives than other cutting boards.
- A complete set of measuring cups is essential for cooking and baking. If you know a mom missing some measuring cups, get her your favorite set or find one that matches her kitchen.
- Another must is a set of accurate measuring spoons. Find a set you know she’ll love, or find one that matches her other utensils.
- Even homeschool moms have to pack lunches sometimes. Replace her old plastic containers and brown paper lunch bags with a Bento Lunch Box, which is both practical and stylish.
Gifts for Homeschoolers
Science Gift Guide
- Build your own FM and Bluetooth radio.
- Uncle Goose Periodic Table Blocks. These colorful blocks provide a fun and creative way for kids to arrange and memorize the periodic table.
- Know a puzzle lover? The Da Vinci Code Mini Cryptex Lock Puzzle Box will keep them occupied for hours. It even contains hidden compartments!
- Aftershock Earthquake Lab. This is an ideal gift for the budding engineer or architect. Kids can design and build all kinds of structures (i.e., office, bridge, skyscraper) on a motorized quake platform. To see how well their structure can withstand an earthquake, students turn on the quake platform, which simulates earthquakes of varying magnitudes, types, and duration.
- Slime kit. What kid doesn’t want to make their own slime? Especially since these kits come in various price ranges and types, from glow-in-the-dark to glitter to beads.
- Crystal growing kit. Kids from ages six to teen will love growing their own beautiful crystals. These kits also come in a wide range of prices and some even include display cases for the crystals.
Math Gift Guide
- Mathematical Equations Wall Clock. Only math enthusiasts will appreciate this unique wall clock they can proudly hang in their bedroom, schoolroom, or office.
- Proof! Math Game. A fun way for math lovers to improve their mental math skills. The goal is to be the first player to create a math equation out of the playing cards, call it out, and show your work.
- Kitki Three Sticks. Another math game based on geometry creating designs and shapes from a limited number of sticks. Math geeks will love competing against each other in this enjoyable board game.
- Mobi Math Game. This game puts a mathematical spin on Scrabble and Bananagrams. Players must create math equations using only the tiles they’ve drawn and those on the board. The board and tiles come in a cute whale pouch, making it conveniently portable.
Reading Gift Guide
- Create Your Own Storybook kit. Know an aspiring homeschool author? Help them make their dream of publishing their own book come true with this DIY kit. Kids can write their story, add pictures, and mail it off to be professionally printed and bound in a 20-page hardcover book.
- 5 Minute Really True Stories for Bedtime. A children’s bedtime book all about sleep and nighttime. Kids will delight in learning how astronauts get ready for sleep in space, the biggest beds in the world, why we sleep, and if animals really do dream.
- Monthly book subscription. Bookroo sends books directly to people’s homes once a month. Kids will receive books that are specifically targeted for their age and reading level. Younger readers will get picture books of all kinds, while older ones can choose from chapter book options.
- Personalized book. Kids of any reading age will be thrilled to read a book in which they are the main character. Stories focus on uplifting themes that inspire kids to be a positive influence on others.
- Reading tent. Make kids’ reading time even more special by giving them their own private reading space. These cozy tents are easy to assemble and don’t take up a lot of room. Add a beanbag chair or a few poufy pillows to make it extra comfy.
- Britannica All New Kids’ Encyclopedia. For the 5–12-year-old who wants to know everything about everything, they’ll find just about everything in this encyclopedia. More than 170 topics are addressed in this beautifully-illustrated, 424-page book.
Christmas shopping will be a little easier for you this year with all these delightful gift ideas for your favorite homeschoolers. Happy shopping for a very Merry Christmas!
• • • • •Jennifer is a pastor’s wife and mom of two young girls and loves homeschooling them. During her own twelve years of being homeschooled, Jennifer developed a passion for reading and writing. She earned a bachelor’s degree in creative writing and relishes writing during her free time.
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