The Scary Mommy Editor Holiday Gift Guide: 2021 Edition

The Official Scary Mommy Editors’ 2021 Holiday Gift Guide

December 11, 2020 Updated October 26, 2021

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It’s that time of year again… and we’re all trying to figure out what to get people this holiday season. What a long, strange, and horrible few years it’s been for so many. We compiled a list of gifts that you can order from the comfort of home — to hopefully spread some cheer, relax some friends, and maybe even give ourselves some good stuff we deserve, too.

Stuff For Us & The Humans We Love

Green Philosophy Succulent Pillows

Love plants, but can’t keep them alive? Consider pillows. They don’t die, and they’re better to cuddle with.

$39 ON GREEN PHILOSOPHY



Voited Slippers

Do you want to wear your slippers to walk the dog or do you want to wear them inside? Now you don’t have to decide! The Soul Slipper is an eco-conscious shoe, built to provide warmth for your feet outside or inside. “A cushy memory foam inner sole creates a naturally molded foot bed that is paired with an ultra-soft fleece inner lining for toasty-warm toes.” Yes, please!

$49 AT VOITED

Baobab Roots Bag

These durable leather bags make a statement, and that statement is, “I may be a mom but I’m still a badass.”

$310 On Baobag Roots

Women’s La Sirena Kimono

You won’t know whether you’re ready for the beach or bed when you put this on — and it’s a good thing because who even knows where we are or what day it is? This is luxury mixed with comfort and we love it.

$148 AT CALIFORNIA COWBOY



PCH Full Zip Hoodie

Throw this bad boy on and feel like a teenager again. Campfire anyone?

$148 ON CALIFORNIA COWBOY

Bainbridge Fleece Lined Chelsea Bootie

These are warm, cozy, affordable, and they also have great support. They come in a variety of colors, so they’re pretty much the perfect stocking stuffer for mom.

$25.99 AT AMAZON

Crying is Cool Sweatshirt by Christina Wolfgram

Sometime you just wanna wear your feelings on your sleeve. Or your whole upper torso. As a person who cries when she sees a really cute puppy/a clip of Grey’s Anatomy (I’ve never actually watched Grey’s Anatomy, I just get upset when I see people in hospitals even when I know it’s fake), too many unread emails, or a DM from a friend checking in on me, I have fully come to embrace the fact that I cry easily and that is OK. In fact, it is COOL.

$44.99 AT AMAZON



Duet Garden

This is the perfect teacher gift, friend gift, mom gift — or just something cute for yourself honestly. The best thing is it’s ready to go right out of the box in its own pre-planted planter.

$52 AT LULU'S GARDEN

MyChelle Skincarehell

Oh, my, god. If you’ve ever been jealous of that friend of yours who always has impeccable skin and a flawless regimen, fear not. You can be that person. MyChelle skincare makes it easy to establish a routine by giving you every step you need. The Ageless line is a dream — and Hydrate is fantastic.

$15 At MyChelle

Pure Joy Silk Set

We’ve been meaning to try out silk pillowcases forever because everyone keeps ranting about what they do for wrinkles and hair. Can’t confirm anything but that this is just pure luxury, feels good, and anyone would love to get it.

$110 AT SILKEN PURE

Get $20 off at checkout with code "JOY20"



Stainless Steel Stackable Cups, Set of 4

These rainbow stainless steel cups add some whimsy to your kitchen, and they also keep drinks cold. And don’t worry, just because they’re cool-looking doesn’t mean they’re hard to take care of. Just pop them in the dishwasher!

$56 AT AHIMSA

Chefman 6.3 Quart Digital Air Fryer

Everyone wants an air fryer this year. Everyone. Your neighbor. Your sister-in-law. Your brother who’s never put a single edible object in the oven. Your parents. YOU probably want an air fryer. And that’s because they’re awesome: They create “fried” food using way less oil, and they’re super easy to use and don’t take up too much space in the kitchen.

$105.99 AT AMAZON

Buydeem 4-Slice Toaster

Pretty much everyone I know wants a new toaster but is unwilling to buy one because theirs “works just fine, I guess.” Treat your person and get them a gorgeous new 4-slice toaster that’s professional kitchen-grade quality and looks like a mint chip dream.

$59.99 AT AMAZON



Breo Box

The BREO Box is just so freaking cool. You can choose a subscription plan or shop per box, and every box is an assortment of things that we guarantee you’d never think of. The box we received included some super cool headphones, a UV disinfecting wand, a contraption to keep your store-bought coffee hot, a mobile conference speaker… you get the picture. Cool.

$144.75 AT BREO BOX

Hawaiian Lifeguard Assoc. Watch

An amazing watch, and a percentage of the proceeds of every watch sale will be given back to the Hawaiian Lifeguard Association to support the great work done daily in the “spirit of aloha” by this outstanding organization to help ensure public safety.

$250 ON HLA WATCH

Pioneer Rayz Rally Mobile Conference Speaker

If you are working from home, let us let you in on a little secret: you can take conference calls anywhere! No one knows! Get some fresh air on a park bench while you use this mobile speaker and thanks to the clarity, no one on your call will be wiser.

$69.99 AT AMAZON



meejee Facial Cleanser

This year, my Clarisonic died (2020, go figure). I had it for about six years, so that was kinda par for the course. When I went to go buy another one, I discovered, to my horror, that Clarisonic had gone out of business (RIP). After doing some research on the what device I should try next to get similar results, the olde ye faithful search engine led me toward meejee, a sonic facial cleanser that cleanses, exfoliates, and massages your skin. It also comes in really cute colors.

$80 AT MEEJEE

meejee Facial Cleanser

This year, my Clarisonic died (2020, go figure). I had it for about six years, so that was kinda par for the course. When I went to go buy another one, I discovered, to my horror, that Clarisonic had gone out of business (RIP). After doing some research on the what device I should try next to get similar results, the olde ye faithful search engine led me toward meejee, a sonic facial cleanser that cleanses, exfoliates, and massages your skin. It also comes in really cute colors.

$80 AT MEEJEE

Hey Dewy Portable Facial Humidifier

I live in a desert, so it’s dry year-round. My skin is pretty finicky, so on top of slathering it with a layer of serum and dense moisturizer, I also have this face humidifier running at night to keep things as dewy as possible. And it really works! My skin is noticeably more hydrated in the mornings. I love how this doesn’t take up too much space and still manages to run for about eight hours. I put a few drops of essential oils as well, so that my room feels like a spa.

$39 AT HEY DEWY



I've Had Enough Waking Hours for One Day Ceramic Coffee Mug

If only I could own a mug for every time Moira said something either dramatic or  accidentally demeaning, my life would be complete. I’ll just start with this one, which sums up my day by about noon.

$18.50 AT ALWAYS FITS

Lazy Daisy Jumpsuit

Big Bud Press, a clothing and accessory boutique based out of Los Angeles, makes the best jumpsuits. And if you’re a jumpsuit person, you must own at least one Big Bud Press jumpsuit. Their fit is fantastic (no weird bunching or camel toe business) and they have so many fun prints to choose from. Jumpsuits not your thing? Big Bud also has a variety of other playful, high-quality clothing to choose from, plus fun tchotchkes, like pins, bandanas, hats, and more.

$195 AT BIG BUD PRESS

Zulay Original Milk Frother Handheld Foam Maker for Lattes

Milk frothers are perfect for a coffee-lover who’s looking to spice things up and make things a little fancier at home. The device is easy to use (just press ‘On’ and mix), and super small so it doesn’t take up any space in the kitchen. A good first step in creating your coffee accessory collection (because you’ll definitely  want more after).

$14.79 AT AMAZON



Golden Coil Planner

I didn’t know that I needed a customized planner until I got a customized planner — and let me tell you, I’ll never go back. Golden Coil lets you customize with quotes, recipe pages, reminders… they’ll even print your contacts list right into it. And they’re beautiful — so there’s that.

$62 AT GOLDEN COIL

Dyson Airwrap Complete

Honestly, it’s hard to talk about any Dyson products without getting weepy. Do they deserve the press they get? YES. The Airwrap Complete will do things to your hair you never thought possible. Believe the hype — it’s worth every cent.

$550 AT DYSON

Dyson Corrale™ hair straightener special gift edition

There’s literally no better straightener on the planet. It’s great for long and short styles, and thick hair too. A splurge? Yes. Worth it? Definitely.

$500 AT DYSON



Reef Home Body Slippers

Cute, comfy and totally on brand for 2020.

$50 AT REEF

Botanical C Body Oil

This is one of our favorite beauty pics of the year. It’s smells incredible, goes on smooth right after your shower, and leaves your skin feeling a-ma-zing!

$58 AT ONE LOVE ORGANICS

Homfa Tree Bookshelf, 9-Shelf Bookcase Rack

If you found yourself thinking, “Hm, I need a really awesome bookcase to hold all the books I’ve bought for the Scary Mommy book club,” we have the perfect suggestion: This tree bookcase, which holds a huge quantity of books, looks awesome, and doesn’t take up much space, so you can even have several if you want.

$65.99 AT AMAZON



NuDerma Portable Handheld High Frequency Skin Therapy Wand Machine

This thing has thousands of five star reviews — and it’s affordable. And while we haven’t been using it long enough to see if it really makes a marked improvement on fine lines and wrinkles, we may just have to trust several thousand people here. It feels cool.

$49.95 AT AMAZON

Men's Jogger Set

Up your man’s flannel PJ game by giving him this set. It’s soft as butter and looks pretty damn sexy on — so win, win!

$80 AT KYTE BABY

Hobo International Sable Wristlet

You need all your stuff on you, but you don’t need that 40 pound purse you’ve been carrying around. Trust us. Credit cards. Lipstick. Phone. Done.

$108 ON AMAZON



 

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Green Philosophy Succulent Pillows
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Voited Slippers
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Baobab Roots Bag
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Women’s La Sirena Kimono
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PCH Full Zip Hoodie
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Bainbridge Fleece Lined Chelsea Bootie
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Duet Garden
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MyChelle Skincarehell
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Home Sweet Home 1,000-Piece Puzzle
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Boxxle Box Wine Dispenser
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Pure Joy Silk Set
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Stainless Steel Stackable Cups, Set of 4
$56
Chefman 6.3 Quart Digital Air Fryer
$105.99
Buydeem 4-Slice Toaster
$59.99
Dash Holiday-Themed Mini Waffle Maker
$17.14
Breo Box
$144.75
AfterShokz Aeropex Open-Ear Wireless Bon...
$134.89
Hawaiian Lifeguard Assoc. Watch
$250
Pioneer Rayz Rally Mobile Conference Spe...
$69.99
meejee Facial Cleanser
$80
Hey Dewy Portable Facial Humidifier
$39
Cherry Cheesecake Earrings
$11
I've Had Enough Waking Hours for One Day...
$18.50
Lazy Daisy Jumpsuit
$195
Zulay Original Milk Frother Handheld Foa...
$14.79
Golden Coil Planner
$62
Rush Charge Max, Portable Micro-USB Char...
$33.00
Plum Paper Notebook
$20
Dyson Airwrap Complete
$550
Dyson Corrale™ hair straightener speci...
$500
CBD Muscle Cream
$90
Teeth Whitening Kit with LED Light
$40
Reef Home Body Slippers
$50
Haul of Fame Best of Versed Collection
$70
SideTrak Portable Monitor for Laptop
$324.99
Black Zoo Sweater
$16
Indigo Wild Y.U.M. Zum Dog Wash
$20.80
Botanical C Body Oil
$58
Homfa Tree Bookshelf, 9-Shelf Bookcase R...
$65.99
NuDerma Portable Handheld High Frequency...
$49.95
Men's Jogger Set
$80
Hobo International Sable Wristlet
$108