Homeschooling moms work so hard! It is great that you want to give her a little something special to make her life easier or to make her smile.
I homeschool and the gifts below are ones that I have personally gotten and/or that other homeschooling moms put at the top of their gift lists. Every single one of them is a great choice.
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Christmas Gifts for Homeschooling Moms
Essential Gifts for Homeschooling Moms
There are some things all homeschool moms need to have in their homes. They make life easier and once mom has them, she doesn’t know how she got along without them!
Our first pick is a binding machine.
Many homeschooling moms have a laminator. If they don’t, you need to get them one! (see below)
However, not very many moms have this useful tool. A binding machine can make all the difference when trying to tackle the ever growing stack of paper that she deals with. It can also make collecting special papers she wants to keep much easier.
This one is the best of the best. It is highly rated and works great.
Here are three more essentials that you don’t want a homeschooling mom to be without.
- I own the laminator shown below and it is tops. It heats up fast and never jams. One super use is to laminate printables so they can be used again and again.
- This DYMO Label Maker is easy to use, has actual keys for typing and creates labels that will help her get orgnanized. Surprisingly inexpensive!
- The trimmer shown below is both pretty and oh so useful. I have one and it works super well. What I like about it is that it is big enough to cut an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper but small enough to be portable. Plus it has a slide blade so you don’t have to worry about little fingers getting cut!
Kitchen Gifts for Homeschooling Moms
A kitchen appliance you say? Are you sure? Oh yes! I am very sure. The kitchen gifts below will save her so much time! Saving her time in the kitchen lets her spend more time with the kids.
Let me just say that Instant Pot is pure gold.
I was following along in a conversation among homeschool moms and they were all raving about the Instant Pot. This is not like grandma’s pressure cooker!
If she forgot to thaw out meat for dinner (hey, it happens) – no problem! This machine has her covered. Toss frozen meat into the cooker and in no time flat you have dinner ready to serve.
I suggest the 7-in-one as the best choice. It does everything you can imagine and even makes yogurt. Go check out this wonderful device now.
Here are three more kitchen items that will save her time and make her day. Honestly, I seriously use all of these gift choices on a very regular basis.
- The Smart Stick is so neat. It is a blender on a stick. She can use this for smoothies and other drinks, soups, batters, dressings, purees, and more. Blending right in the bowl saves time and clean-up is a cinch. Get this brand as it is highly rated and high powered.
- I got this pastry mat for Christmas one year from my parents and wow! I do not know how I rolled out cookies and made doughs without this. The mat sticks to the counter so it doesn’t slip around and nothing sticks to it. I can roll out a pie crust in no time flat and it comes off super easy. This little gem made clean-up so much easier and saved me time.
- Give her old hand mixer a rest. Look, sometimes you have to spring for a decent machine. I have the Artisan Kitchenaid Stand Mixer (which is another thing I would never be without) and since buying that I am convinced that Kitchenaid makes the best mixers ever. This hand mixer comes in many different colors and has the power needed to do the job! BTW it isn’t very expensive at all!
Homeschool T-shirts for Mom
Grab mom a homeschooling tee so she can proudly proclaim her awesome choice to homeschool her kids. Click through the pictures to see sizing and color options.
Bookish Gifts for Homeschooling Moms
It is a fact that homeschoolers love books. I guarantee homeschooling moms will love these bookish gifts!
Totes with literary and writing references are amusing and will be a hit on her next trip to the library or a homeschool meeting.
Click the pictures to go to the individual totes or use the link above to go to all of the literary tote selections. There are other neat choices such as Hamlet, children’s literature book totes and more.
- Magnetic Bookmark Arrows! Who knew? For a long time I had no idea they made these but they are super handy and all of the book lovin’ homeschoolers I know have several packages.
- Homeschoolers have books. Lots and lots of books. Keeping track of who you lent them to gets a bit easier with these wonderful old-school bookplates. Pop one in a book so everyone will know who to return it to.
- Seriously excellent book light. Not all book lights are created equal I can tell you that. You will not go wrong buying her this one. Let her catch a bit of reading before going to bed at night. This is also great for grabbing when you need to check on the kids and don’t want to turn on the overhead lights.
The Wiztem Jasmine Book Stand makes a beautiful gift.
Its surface is large so it easily holds many different sizes of books, including cookbooks, picture books, music books and more.
What I personally love about it is being able to set it up with the pages you want to reference while teaching without having to struggle to keep the book open to that page. It is a great teaching helper.
It is also adjustable by both height and degree. She will love it!
One book-related gift she will absolutely love is Kindle Unlimited. Homeschoolers love their books to be unlimited!
This program gives her access to over 1 million titles, thousands of audiobooks, and current magazines too! She can read on any device (she doesn’t have to own a Kindle) with the Kindle app (which is totally free.)
This is simply a great gift for homeschooling moms. Not only can she choose from so many books and audio options for herself, she can have access to a lot of great kids books too. With this program you can give her a free month and pay ahead for her subscription as well.
Notebooks and Journals for Homeschool Moms
- For general list making and note taking everyone loves the Moleskine notebooks. They have a band that goes around so you don’t loose the important things you innevitably stick in your notebook.
- For someone who is on the go a lot, try the Field Notes pack of 3. They are made from tear and water proof paper and are just right for sticking in your purse.
- If you have a nature/outdoor homeschooling mom on your list you HAVE to get her these Rite in the Rain books. They can withstand pretty much anything you throw at them and you really can write in the rain! The kids will like to try that, I am sure.
If notebooks are not her thing, or you think they are a touch too practical, these stylish journals are sure to be a hit.
The Flashlight Every Homeschooling Mom Needs!
This little flashlight is AMAZING!
She can toss this in a tote bag, her car, her purse or keep one at home.
There is nothing better than a good flashlight. Homeschool moms use flashlights for so many things such as projects, going out for a nature walk at night, the ever important, finding lost LEGO pieces under the couch 😉 and more.
The thing is, other flashlights don’t have the features this tactical flashlight does. Click through to read all about it. (Tip – pair this with a few other ideas. She may not want to Just get a flashlight, even if it is the best flashlight ever! ;))
Here are some other colors in case she likes something other than black. (I suggest you buy several of these because once everyone sees it they are going to want their own!)
Coloring Gifts for Homeschooling Moms
I got the Super Doodle gel pens for Christmas and I have to say I am in love with them. I like to color-code things and my husband did an awesome job with this gift idea. I am sharing a couple of other top choices as well. I use them on my calendar for keeping track of upcoming events as well as doing a bit of coloring in my favorite coloring books for grown-ups (see the next section below!)
There are times in the day when a homeschooling mom needs some quiet time. Coloring is relaxing for everyone and mom needs a special book just for herself. This stress reducing activity has become very popular. Here are a few of our very favorite coloring books.
A Variety of Wonderful Animal Designs Garden Designs, Mandalas, Animals, and Paisley PatternsColoring Book for Adults: Amazing SwirlsStress Relieving PatternsThe Calm Coloring BookStress Relieving Patterns Volume 2
Capture the Memories Gift for Homeschooling Moms
If you can’t quite swing getting her a higher end camera that any homeschool mom would drool over, no worries. You can get a totally awesome and fun camera that she will really like to use.
The reason this is so great is that she will actually print out the photos instead of letting them add up on her phone. It comes in a variety of colors too. She won’t miss any shots of her homeschool life with this FujiFilm Instax Mini 8! (The kids will love it too!)
Delicious Gifts for Homeschooling Moms
Going with something extra special and delicious is the perfect gift idea for a homeschooling mom. They rarely buy themselves a treat but you can buy a delicous one for them!
Um, if you have not tried the Sanders Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Carmels you simply have to get them. Have to!
To make mom feel like you went all out, I actually would suggest you grab one or more of the gifts shown in our list above and top it off with one of these wonderful candy and/or nut selections. I picked items sure to please at a reasonable in price.
Those are our top choices for gifts for homeschooling moms.
I hope you found something that will make your homeschooling mom feel that you understand all the effort she puts into homeschooling her kids and that you want to give her something to help her do it with ease or something to make her life even more enjoyable.