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12 Great Gift Ideas for the Single Mother


Single Moms have many responsibilities from providing for their kids, having a job, doing errands, cleaning the home, preparing meals and other duties. What is the right and perfect for gift for the single mom? Well here are some gift ideas that can be used for her birthday, Christmas or any another occasion.



1. Single moms often are busy focusing on working and raising their family, that they don't always take care of themselves. A gift certificate for a Day Spa, beauty treaments or Massage are a great way for her to focus on pampering herself. You can also give gift certificate at a Hair Salon.

2. Take her to a Salon to get her Hair done, the full works- highlights, haircut, shampoo and blowdry- Some recommendations for hair salons are JCPenny Salon, Ulta Beauty Salon, Supercuts, Great Clips or other local salons in your area.

3. Give a gift for complete makeover- Single Moms deserve to look good

For the single mom who works endlessly and is busy with appointments and the children and just throws whatever makeup on from the drug stores, a complete facial makeover applied by professionally is a great gift.

Some places to consider are Sephora, Ulta, that has a variety of makeup brands like Urban Decay, Clinique, Smashbox, Bareminerals etc. Also, Macy's have a variety of makeup departments, like Mac, Lancome, Clinique. You can just call and schedule an appointment.



4. Single moms need all the help they can get. Giving a Gift card at a department store like Kohls, Walmart, Target, or at a Clothing Store like Macys, Dillards, JCPenny, Sears, or any of her favorite store will offer her tremendous help. She can buy whatever she wants and needs for herself and her family.

5. A Gift card of the supermarket where single moms do most of their grocery shopping is a great gift. When grocery prices are rising and she has to provide food for kids, this gift card is quite thoughtful.

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6. A Restaurant Gift Card is wonderful idea for the single mom to take the entire family for a great meal.



7. Gift Basket with gourmet coffee, jellies, apple butter, chocolate, teas, biscotti and many other These are always needed items for single moms and their children.


8. A Gift Set from well known brands like an Estee Lauder, Clinique, Mary Kay and other brands have a great array of women's products like a Skin Care Set, Bath Set, Makeup Set, Fragrance Set, These make excellent gifts for the single mom.



9. Services such as House Cleaning Service, Paid Nanny Services, Car Service are also wonderful gifts.

Single Moms are busy working, taking care of the kids and there is not sufficient time for herself or to clean the home. Having someone come and clean their home once or twice a month and Hiring a Babysitter or Nanny certain times or watching her kids for her helps the single mom in a great way.


10. You can give the single mom a nice pair of earrings, necklace and pendant, a bracelet are all wonderful personal gift for her. Amazon has great selection of jewelry to choose from. Take a look at the one on the right of this hub.


11. The first 10 gift ideas I have made were suggestions of certain basic things the single mom needs from my experience. But if these single moms have expressed other things they need like a new job, want to go back to school and get another degree, assistance with errands, a break, a day off, help with home repairs, father figure for their children, help with the bills, a new TV or anything else, helping in some way with whatever they need can be a great gift.

12. Inspirational Books and Music

Books that contain quotes from well known authors and people around the world is a great source of encouragement, hope, purpose, comfort, strength for life's challenges, etc. There are many inspiring books for mothers in your local bookstore, Amazon website, Walmart, Barnes and nobles, Books-a-million, etc. Inspirational Music from many artists are always an encouragement for the hard working single mom.


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Martha on October 21, 2015:

These are some awesome ideas for gifts for single moms. Thanks.

Janellegems (author) on May 01, 2013:


Sarah Carlsley from Minnesota on December 20, 2012:

Neat ideas here! Nice hub :)

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