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It’s holiday time again. How did that happen so fast? If you are anything like me, you are a busy mama and you don’t exactly know where you’ll find the time to shop for everyone on your list. Well look no further! Here you will find the Best Holiday Gift Guide for the friends and family who have everything. That’s right, if special occasions stress you out, don’t fret — you can get everything you need right here without leaving your house!

This is a gift guide for you, busy Mama, where you can get everything you need for Aunt Sue, Uncle Bob, cousin Karen, your parents, your hundreds of nieces and nephews, your partner, and of course your kids — right here! They may have everything they think they could ever need, but here you will find the perfect gift!

So no need to schlep yourself and your crew to the mall, along with every other impatient shopper, only to wait in traffic and long lines and then NOT find what you are looking for…

Here you will find the best Holiday Gift Guide for the friends and family who have everything. Check off everybody on your holiday gift list!!

For your parents, aunts, & uncles:

Give the gift of an Amazon Prime membership!

Amazon Prime Membership for holiday gift guide

It’s hard to believe, but there are some folks out there who still haven’t benefitted from the amazement that is Amazon Prime. (I know, I know, it will be okay.)

Blow their minds and change their worlds by gifting them with a membership all from the comfort of your own home in your pajamas.

I don’t know about you but this is the gift that keeps on giving.

And the fact that you can get this gift with seriously minimal effort is beyond incredible.

Give the gift of an Audible membership!

Audible gift membership for holiday gift guide

Audible is the “largest seller and producer of audiobooks and other spoken-word entertainment”. It is a service through Amazon where you can stream the audible version of a book!

This is a fabulous gift for the book lover who does not have the time to sit down and read (ahem, all moms), who is having trouble seeing small print, or anyone who likes to hear stories read to them.

You are able to choose between a one-, three-, six-, and twelve-month plan for your gift recipient, so you won’t break the bank by choosing what is right for you and them!

And they can then enjoy their Audible service on any Apple, Android, Kindle, and Alexa-enabled device!

Give the gift of a treasured photo album with Blurb:


If you’ve followed along with my posts here at Real Life Mama, you know that my husband and I LOVE our family photos albums.

Every year we take our most cherished digital images and compile them together into a printed photo book from Blurb.

Blurb has an easy-to-use desktop app where you can design your photo book exactly how you’d like it, or you can have Blurb magic complete the book for you!

The quality is fabulous. Everyone who has seen our books is impressed and excited to start one for their own family.

Your parents or long distance relatives will love a photo book with your sweet family, or even just your little ones!

For your partner (or yourself!):

Give the gift of an all-new Fire HD 10 Tablet:

Our kiddos have the children’s Fire HD tablets, but gosh darn it makes me want one! Maybe if I angle it like it is for my husband…?

Give the gift of an Instant Pot:

If you have been alive in 2018 and 2019, you have heard about the Instant Pot! It is a trendy and effective version of the age-old pressure cooker.

With its internal computer system there is no guesswork. Set it and forget it! That is, until you plate it and eat it. Mmm!

Give the gift of Wireless Headphones by PowerBeats Pro (on Oprah’s Favorite Things List!):

wireless headphones as gift for holiday gift guide

There are so many wireless headphone options now, but a lot of them aren’t great, and are even faulty. My husband has gone through quite a few pairs of some other brands of wireless headphones.

These ones by PowerBeats Pro are on Oprah’s list of favorite things, and I feel like Oprah knows what she’s talking about!

Give the gift of at-home microdermabrasion!:

Why pay thousands at the spa or dermatologist when you can get the benefits of microdermabrasion at home?

Here is a compact kit that gets the job done, and takes the years off your face.

Give the gift of a Ninja Food 5-in-1 4qt air fryer, roast, bake, and dehydrate indoor grill:

With this and the Instant Pot, you will have so much extra time as the kitchen does the cooking for you!

The Instant Pot can handle many types of dishes, and this Ninja Foodi will help you make every other type of food!

Air fry those sweet potato fries. Roast that Christmas ham. Bake those holiday treats. And make healthy dried fruits for your kiddos with the dehydrator!

Give the gift of unique jewelry:

I love the organic look of these earrings. They are a subtle yet stunning way to dress up any wardrobe.

I would be pleased to receive these from my hubby, hint hint!

Give the gift of a smart home device like the All-New Echo:

Smart homes are where it’s at these days.

Need I say more?

For your friends:

Give the gift of a custom family portrait:

How cool is this?!?!

What a special gift for one of your besties. A moment-in-time custom portrait highlighting their uniqueness. I’d be stoked to get one of these!

Give the gift of an infusion vessel to make custom spirits (from Oprah’s favorite things!):

Gift of an infusion vessel for favorite spirits

This is the coolest and chic-est way to modify and supe up your favorite spirit.

Your friends will love having this beautiful vessel to infuse vodka with orange, tequila with jalapeño, or whatever piques their interest!

Give the gift of an infinity scarf:

Is there such a thing as too many scarves? I really don’t think so.

This scarf is so lush, and an infinity scarf takes all the styling guesswork out of what to do with that pashmina hanging in your closet. Love this!

Give the gift of an Evian Facial Spray:

Such a fun and different gift for your friend.

By spritzing a fine mist of Evian water on their face prior to moisturizer and makeup, their skin will stay hydrated even in the winter air.

For your nieces, nephews, & kiddos:

Give the gift of a board game:

Video games may be all the rage, but when our kids are grown and look back on their childhood, is that what we want them to remember? Probably not.

Most of us want our kids to remember adventures and fun times in nature, as well as family traditions like playing games together.

For toddlers:

Classic Memory Game


Chutes and Ladders

For young children:


Connect Four


For older children:

Say Anything! Family Edition



Give the gift of a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) inspired gift:

Botley the Coding Robot:

Legos Classic Brick Set for Older Kids:

Duplo Set for Younger Kids:


Playz Lip Balm Science Experiments and Craft Kit:

Learning Resources Pretend and Play Calculator Cash Register:

LeapFrog My Own LeapTop:

ThinkFun Gravity Maze Falling Marble Logic Game:

National Geographic Mega Crystals Growing Lab:

Just for fun:

Cool Maker Go Glam Nail Stamper:

Art 101 142-Piece Wood Art Set:

Skip Ball (you might remember a similar item, the SkipIt)

For your kid’s teachers:

Give the gift of portable caffeine (you know they’ll need it!):

Yet tumbler gift for holiday gift guide

Give the gift of cushy slippers (on Oprah’s Favorites List!):

super soft slippers for holiday gift guide

Gift the gift of a L’Occitane Holiday Ornaments Gift Set:

Give the gift of an Amazon gift card:

Enjoy easy, from-your-couch shopping from this holiday gift guide for the friends and family who have everything!

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Christina Furnival

Christina is a mom to two wild and wonderful kiddos, a licensed psychotherapist (LPCC), the founder of her website and therapeutic motherhood blog Real Life Mama, and a children's book author of a social/emotional wellbeing series, Capable Kiddos! She and her Scottish husband are raising their family in San Diego, where they love to hike, play soccer, cook, walk around the lake, and go to the beach.

36 thoughts on “For the Busy Mom – The Best Holiday Gift Guide for the Friends and Family who have Everything!”

  1. I cannot believe they have the skipball. When I was a kid I loved my skipit! It was my favorite toy. I played it so much I broke it. I think I actually cried when that happened. I might just have to try and get the skipball for myself!

  2. Those are all such great gift ideas! I love the portrait for a friend. Such a cute idea! One of the best gifts i ever gave anyone was a photo album. there is nothing better than memories!

  3. Great list! I love Blurb! We’ve been making yearly photo journals with it since 2006. I actually just bought my mom an instapot for christmas! I love the idea of unique jewelry for myself 😉

  4. Love this list! we are always looking for new gift ideas for our nephews that are not just another toy, the games and kits are really great options.

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