Aha. Well now – this is a topic near and dear to my heart. What do homeschooling moms want for Christmas? What do homeschooling moms want for their birthday? It’s a good question. I’ve picked out the best gifts for homeschooling moms in 2016 based on what I would love to have, what my friends would love to have, and what my readers would love to have. Between us, we represent a whole bunch of homeschooling moms! These Christmas gifts for homeschool moms will appeal to all ages, hobbies, and styles. So let’s get shopping! (And that, my friends is another topic near and dear to my heart.)
Give your homeschool mom the gift of FREE unlimited entrance for the whole family to over 300 fun field trip locations!
Museum memberships are one of the best gifts for homeschooling moms – and I have THE best place to get a museum membership. This particular museum has reciprocity with THREE different organizations, so the homeschooling mom in your life can take her kids FREE to all three: zoos and aquariums, children’s museums, and science and technology centers!!! How cool is that? Most Museums only have reciprocity with one or two of these organizations so to find a place with ALL THREE is awesome!
Boonshoft Museum of Discovery has enough live animals to count as a zoo, enough science to count as a science and technology center, and enough fun to count as a children’s museum. Make sure you join at the FAMILY level to get the reciprocity benefits. You can see all of the reciprocity lists and find the museums, zoos, aquariums, and science centers in your area here. This gift idea is perfect for grandparents.
Jewelry is one of the best Christmas gifts for homeschool moms (or any mom for that matter!)
I have to admit, I love getting jewelry. But let’s face it – jewelry is not easy to afford. If you are looking for affordable jewelry that any homeschool mom will love, consider these beautiful and useful Essential Oil Necklaces. I have one of this brand myself and I love it. I wear it often with peppermint and citrus oils to help with my headaches! My teenage daughter also has one from The Oil Collection (same brand) and wears it often.
If, on the other hand, you are someone who should be spending more serious money on a gift for a homeschool mom, this beautiful Pandora bracelet and a few charms with special meaning added to her bracelet will make Mama happy! My husband gifted me with a beautiful bracelet from Pandora just a couple years ago and it is one of my most prized possessions!
It’s for MOM and for Homeschooling!
I am so impatient to get my hands on a Cricut Explore Air 2. These things are amazing! You can cut paper into any shape – use them to make decorations for your home, scrapbooks, or school projects! So many ways to use the Cricut and I don’t many moms who don’t want one!
Hands-down one of the best gifts for homeschool moms!
Now hear me out. Isn’t breakfast a crazy rush in homeschool families? What better way to start the day than by throwing a bunch of Kefir (good for their gut) or Greek yogurt (good to stave off hunger) and a bunch of fruit (good for fiber and vitamins and short term energy) into an AWESOME blender and making smoothies for breakfast? It will make this homeschool mom a hero! Plus, the Vitamix can be used in so many other ways, including making quick soups without heat (think fast lunch!) and yummy hummus for a mid-afternoon snack. Seriously, I wanted one of these for years – and having one only confirms how amazing they are. Hands-down one of the best gifts for homeschool moms! This is the Vitamix my husband got me for Christmas a few years ago.
Drum roll please: Best gifts for homeschoolers who LOVE books
(Ahem. Cough. Cough.)
I have my eye on this beautiful Levenger book bag. Now that’s some serious eye candy. Book bags make awesome gifts for homeschooling moms because we are always running to the library, running to co-op, or running somewhere that an awesome bag needs to come along. I carry mine everywhere and even stuff my laptop into it.
A basket for gathering books near our favorite reading spot is another wonderful gift for homeschooling moms. I have several. This particular one is extra sturdy and 20″ long. Nice.
Cuddling up to read requires a good blanket. At least my little boys think so. This Sherpa throw is extra soft and comfy according to my youngest who bought it for me last year. Mine is bright red and well-loved. In fact, to be honest, I’m kinda wanting it right now. Wish it wasn’t upstairs on my rocking chair.
Unexpectedly useful gifts for homeschool moms
Last year one of my littlest guys gave me one of the least expected and most useful gifts I have ever received. A cowbell on a stick! This fun bell is the perfect way for me to rally the troops. Whether they are in the woods behind our house ignoring my shouts, or upstairs tussling in their rooms – this little bell with a big clang gets their attention every single time! Love me my cowbell!
Go Big! Give the gift that keeps on giving – but not the way you think
One of my all-time most favorite, most used gifts for Christmas has been a set of three really heavy ceramic mixing bowls with the largest of the three being extra large. Of course, I’ve broken my set twice after getting it for Christmas a second time because I broke the first one. I’m looking forward to getting those replaced.
Give your homeschool mom the gift of free shipping all year long!
Suggestion: Get the homeschooling mom in your life a membership with Amazon Prime. Homeschool moms order a lot of books and supplies on Amazon. Having free Prime shipping on any sized order saves mom from the hassle of finding $35 worth of products to get free shipping. It also makes shipping gifts to nieces and nephews and parents free! Honestly, I don’t even know how I would do without Prime now! I save money, because I am not always randomly picking stuff to add to my cart and bump up to free shipping. And when I need that next Explode the Code book, I just order it on Prime and get it in two days or less.
Wanna know another way Amazon Prime saves me money? It saves me trips to Target!! I’m serious! If I go to Target for toilet paper, I never leave without spending at least $150 on random things. When I order toilet paper on Amazon with my Prime shipping, that’s the only thing in my cart. I asked my hubby about this gift idea. He says this is definitely not something a husband should give. So just a heads up.
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