Are you wondering what the best gifts for homeschool moms are this year?
Check out these 15 amazing ideas to help you choose the perfect Christmas gifts for homeschool moms in 2020!
With a ten percent jump in the number of homeschool families in the U.S. over the past few months, more moms than ever are in need of an extra special holiday break!
There is no doubt about it: homeschool can be tough. And like many public school teachers, homeschool moms may already be looking forward to Christmastime this year more than ever before.
Before we jump into Christmas gifts for homeschool moms, I have to tell you about something right here at the Reluctant Homeschool Mama that can make your homeschool mom life easier!
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Christmas Gifts for Homeschool Moms
Okay, now for the Christmas gifts for homeschool moms that you came here for! They’re divided into four groups:
- Homeschool supplies
- Homeschool mom goodies
- Gift subscriptions
- Gift cards
Now I know you may be thinking, “Homeschool supplies?? As gifts??”
But let me tell you, with all the expenses for curriculum, homeschool room set up, and homeschool supplies for the kids, homeschool moms often don’t buy these nice to have items for themselves.
So that makes them great gifts!
1. Spaces Planner
If you love to be organized OR struggle to be organized, the Spaces Planner is a perfect match for you!
It is the most customizable planner I’ve ever seen. (And that is saying something, believe me!)
The creators of the Spaces Planner feel that their planner should help women celebrate life’s repeating tasks (hello, homeschool!) and that people are more important than projects. From the minute I opened this planner I felt like they understood me as a homeschool mom.
There is a monthly overview page for each month, with a weekly spread for every week. On the weekly pages, there are boxes for Personal, Errands, Health, Relationships, Housework lists and SEVEN blank boxes for you to customize as you wish.
To top it off, the planner itself is beautiful inside and out. You’ll love the inspirational quotes before each month.
Finally, it is extra durable, with solid spiral binding (so it lays flat – hooray!), reinforced corners, and heavyweight paper – just what we need with our kids at home all day.
To read more about my experience with the Spaces Planner, check out my Instagram post about it too!
3. Paper cutter
Being able to cut straight lines in a matter of seconds may not seem like that big of a deal.
But to a busy homeschool moms, it is a BIG deal.
And if you do have a laminator, a paper cutter is a MUST!
This awesome and inexpensive paper cutter comes bundled with five extra replacement blades, so you’ll be sure to have plenty of extras on hand in case a blade gets dull.
Homeschool mom goodies
These gifts here are perfect if you want to feel a little pampered on Christmas Day AND have something tangible under the Christmas tree!
4. A new watch
A beautiful new watch is a great gift for homeschool moms.
While we may not need to adhere to a strict minute-by-minute school schedule, having some sense of time is always helpful.
Being able to do it with a gorgeous watch is icing on the cake!
I absolutely love the MVMT company – all of their watches are beautiful and functional!
Not only do they offer a 24-month warranty, they believe in affordable luxury for all. And to make the deal even sweeter, you can click here to check out the MVMT website. Enter code THEJENBRADLEY15 to receive 15% off!
5. Homeschool mom t-shirts
These adorable homeschool mom t-shirts would be a perfect rolled up, tied with a bow, and put in a Christmas stocking, wouldn’t they?
Whether you’re thrilled to be a homeschool mom (or not!), you can find a cute shirt option that fits your feelings about homeschooling.
I think you’ll love how affordable each of these are too.
Click on each tee to find out prices, sizes and more.
6. Yoga mat and workout gear
As a homeschool mom, it can be like moving mountains to try and make it to the gym.
And all those gym classes that occur during school hours? Not happening anymore.
Q: So what’s a fit homeschool mom to do?
A: Workout at home, my friend!
I know this can seem like less fun or less effective because your kids may be all over the place, but it is better than nothing at all.
(By the way, I highly recommend waking up before your kids to do your workout and get some much-needed time to yourself. Start small by waking up only thirty minutes early and work your way slowly to more time if you need. Check out this post on my mom blog that’s all about how to wake up early as a mom!)
BONUS: Home workout app gift idea
If you really want to set yourself up for home workout success, I highly recommend choosing a workout out app that you can access daily!
I have tried several at home workout apps and my favorite is Les Mills On Demand! There is SO MUCH variety – everything from yoga, barre workouts, kickboxing, cardio, core workouts, dance routines, spin classes, and more. Right now you can grab a free 30-day trial for these amazing at home workouts right here!
Another great way to get motivated to workout at home is to buy some workout gear! A simple yoga mat, some resistance bands, and some cute workout clothes or new running shoes can definitely do the trick to get you started.
Click on the images below to get the details on these great home workout gifts for homeschool moms!
In 2020, 50% of all New Year’s Resolutions focused on getting more exercise! If you are part of this group, anything to make home workouts easier and more fun would be perfect for you.
7. Books for the homeschool mom
If you love to read – and want to to know more about how to homeschool with heart – these books are highly recommended!
Teaching from Rest: A Homeschooler’s Guide to Unshakeable Peace by Sarah MackenzieI’m not joking when I say this book completely changed the way I homeschool my kids. With practical, can-do tips and lots of ideas for overcoming homeschool burnout, Teaching from Rest can definitely bring peace to your heart and mind.
Homeschool Bravely: How to Squash Doubt, Trust God, and Teach Your Child with Confidence by Jamie EricksonWritten by a public educator turned homeschool mom of five, this book address those all-too-common doubts we have as homeschool moms. “What makes me think I can educate my child?” “What if I don’t teach him enough?” I think you know exactly what I mean, right mama?
The Read-Aloud Family by Sarah MackenzieIf you want to connect better with your kids during the homeschool day, reading aloud is a great method. As a big believer in starting our homeschool day with read aloud time, and a fan of Sarah MacKenzie’s other books, I’ve got this book on my wishlist too!
The Unhurried Homeschooler: A Simple, Mercifully Short Book on Homeschooling by Durenda WilsonWritten by a mom of eight kids who homeschooled for twenty years, this book is written as if you’re out having lunch with a wise friend. It’s also short on purpose – so you can get the uplift that you need in the time you have to do it!
Subscription gifts for homeschool moms
Subscription to services that will save time and money are amazing gifts for homeschool moms! Let’s face it, the last thing most homeschool moms want to do after a day of homeschooling is go to the grocery store.
8. Amazon Prime subscription
If you don’t already have an Amazon Prime subscription, being a homeschool family is definitely a good reason to sign up!
Often times I’ll realize I need a new read aloud book or supplies for a science project – and I really don’t want to make a separate trip to the store for one or two things. (And because we NEVER only buy one or two things, right? It seems to always turn out to be more!)
The fast and free shipping on thousands of items, Prime video, access to free Kindle e-books, unlimited photo storage, and millions of songs make an Amazon Prime subscription a no-brainer!
Click through here to find out how to give Amazon Prime as a gift.
9. Grocery delivery subscription
Let’s face it, the last thing most homeschool moms want to do after a day of homeschooling is go to the grocery store. Am I right?!
There are many grocery delivery services available. One of the best ways to find out what options are available in your area is to do a Google search for “grocery delivery service near me.”
Many options will likely pop up – from Walmart Free Unlimited Delivery, Instacart, and Shipt. There may even be local grocery stores that offer delivery services as well.
(My hubs gave me a grocery delivery subscription for Mother’s Day and it has been 100% amazing!)
10. Audible subscription
If you want to create opportunities for your kids to listen to great books together (and create some time for yourself to get some things done!), consider adding an Audible subscription to your wishlist!
Every Audible subscription includes:
- The Audible Plus Catalog: the all-you-can-listen catalog with thousands of audiobooks
- 1 credit a month good for any title in the app to keep forever
- Free and easy exchanges for titles purchased with a credit
Whether you’d just like to try it for a month or know that you already love it and want an annual subscription, you are covered!
There are gift subscriptions available for one month, three months, six months and twelve months.
11. Local attractions membership
Do you have a great zoo, science center, or children’s museum nearby?
If you do, looking into a yearly membership for your family would be an incredible gift for the homeschool mom!
Because it’s an instant educational field trip!
When you feel burned out, stressed, or overwhelmed with preparing lessons or you simply need a change of pace, you can put your books away for the day and head out for a field trip to a local place of interest!
12. Kindle Unlimited
If your homeschool bookshelf is filling up way to fast, you might think about a Kindle Unlimited gift subscription for Christmas!
With a Kindle Unlimited gift subscription, you’ll have unlimited access to over one million titles, as well as unlimited audiobooks.
Think of this as Audible’s big brother!
You might think you need to have an actual Kindle device to use this subscription, but that’s actually NOT needed! In fact, with the Kindle app you can use your Kindle Unlimited subscription on ANY device.
Kindle Unlimited gift subscriptions are available for six months, twelve months and twenty-four months. This is definitely the gift subscription that keeps on giving.
Gift card ideas for homeschool moms
While gift cards can seem impersonal, these gift cards are a great gift for homeschool moms because they’ll give you some much-needed “me time.”
13. Spa experience gift card
A gift card to your favorite local spa would be a welcome gift for many homeschool moms.
Depending on the spa, there will most likely be many different gift packages available.
Some may include massages, manicures and pedicures, facials, hair treatments, and manicures and pedicures. For an extra special treat, look for a package that includes lunch too!
Even if you’ve never tried a spa day before, you may find that you really enjoy the quiet time to relax and focus on your self care for a change.
Of course, an Amazon gift card is a great idea for anyone. But it’s an especially great gift for homeschool moms!
An Amazon gift card may allow you to purchase some fun or functional piece for your homeschool room. (To see my homeschool room must-have recommendations, read this article here!)
You could also use your Amazon gift card to purchase additional books or curriculum.
Or you could absolutely use that gift card on something completely non-homeschool related! (Honestly, that’s probably what I would do!)
15. Starbucks gift card
The best way to give a Starbucks gift card is to include a note that includes a certain amount of time that the receiver must SIT and relax in the store!
You may find that the hour or two with no agenda is the best part of the gift.
You can easily combine this thoughtful gift with a new book (especially any from the list in this article) or a Kindle Unlimited subscription.
Finally, you could also present the Starbucks card wrapped securely in the center of a cute rolled homeschool mom t-shirt and put them in a Christmas stocking.
Final thoughts on Christmas gifts for homeschool moms:
I hope you’ve enjoyed these ideas for gifts for homeschool moms!
If you’re a homeschool mom, be sure to pin this article or email it to your husband!
Or use it as a reference to create your own Christmas wish list on Amazon.
Wherever you are for Christmas this year, I hope you have a beautiful celebration, surrounded by the ones you love most.
(And I also hope you receive just the things you need to help you feel rejuvenated and relaxed too! Goodness knows we need it!)
Related articles about Christmas and homeschool:
–The 9 Best Homeschool Christmas Traditions for Fun and Learning
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–Dealing with Homeschool Burnout? You Need These 7 Great Tips!
–How to Keep a Toddler Busy While You Homeschool
–10 Important Secrets to Help with Homeschooling This Year