16 Gift Ideas that Don’t Conform to Gender Stereotypes for Mom

Most of our gift-giving conforms to gender stereotypes. There is nothing wrong with giving mom a new handbag, some new cookware, or some expensive perfume. It is just that not all moms are into that kind of thing. Some moms would much rather have a new power tool or some fancy new whiskey glasses. So, if your mom is the kind of mom who is not into the typical mom gift ideas, here are 16 of the best gift ideas for moms that do not conform to gender stereotypes.


Gifts for Moms Who Love Home Improvement

Forget the old gender stereotypes that say tools and home improvement gifts are for dads, and make mom’s day with one of these awesome tools.

Dewalt 20V Max Compact Cordless Drill

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The Dewalt 20V Max Lithium Ion Compact Cordless Drill kit is lightweight and compact, so it is perfect for working in tight spaces. There is no project on mom’s list that this drill cannot handle. It comes with a rechargeable ion battery and has two speed variations, so gender stereotypes aside, mom can choose the right level for whatever project she is tackling.

Leatherman Wave+ Multitool

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A multitool is a must. They are great to keep in a toolbox, a purse or backpack, or the junk drawer in your kitchen. Multitools are super handy and the Leatherman Wave+ is one of the best ones out there. It has 18 functions, including needle-nose pliers, a saw blade, wire cutters, and two screwdrivers. Oh, and it has a bottle opener too, so mom can enjoy a beverage after all her hard work.

Rexbeti Staple Gun

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Staple guns are awesome! This Rexbeti Staple Gun is heavy duty and can tackle any repair, DIY, or hobby work gender stereotypesaverse moms can throw at it. Whether you want to build a chicken coop or reupholster a chair, this staple gun has got you covered. Plus, it comes with 2,600 staples in three different varieties.

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Sun Joe SPX3000 Electric Pressure Washer

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The Sun Joe SPX3000 Electric Pressure Washer is Sun Joe’s best-selling pressure washer. It has two detergent tanks, so you can simultaneously tackle different cleaning projects. The pump has an automatic shut off when the trigger is not engaged to save energy and prolong pump life. Mom can finally clean the patio furniture, the fence, the deck, the driveway, the vinyl siding on the house, and anything else she has been wanting to hose down.

Worx ZipSnip Cutting Tool

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The Worx ZipSnip Cutting Tool is an amazing pair of electric scissors that can cut through the toughest materials with little strain on your hand. Cut through paper, plastic, cloth, cardboard, leather, canvas, carpet, wallpaper, wire net, and much more. The ZipSnip holds a charge for months and its automatic sharpening system ensures you will always make a clean, smooth cut.

Gifts for Moms Who Love a Good Drink

Let’s put aside the gender stereotypes about moms and wine and get down to the good stuff! Moms like whiskey too, you know!

Corkcicle Whiskey Wedge

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If your mom enjoys a good whiskey, the Corkcicle Whiskey Wedge is the perfect gift. The Whiskey Wedge allows you to enjoy your favorite drink perfectly chilled, but not quickly watered down. You simply freeze water in the glass with the silicone ice form inserted and the ice freezes in a wedge shape. Then, all you need to do is pour in your favorite drink and you are ready to relax.

Koviti 12-Piece Bartender Kit

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The Koviti 12-Piece Bartender Kit comes with all the bartender accessories mom needs for happy hour – 18- and 28-oz shakers, three different strainers, a measuring jigger, cocktail muddler, mixing spoon, ice tongs, two liquor pourers, and a recipe booklet. With this kit, mom will have all the essentials every home bar needs. (What gender stereotypes?)

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Ticent Ice Cube Trays

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This pair of silicone ice cube trays makes serving the perfect cocktail so easy. One tray makes gorgeous spheres that are perfect for a glass of whiskey, and the other makes large squares that pair perfectly with bourbon or scotch. The trays are non-stick so ice cubes easily unmold with just a twist.

Strongwater Cocktail Bitters Sampler Gift Set

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Strongwater makes small batch, award-winning bitters that are all made from real fruit, herbs, and botanicals. This set includes Tart Cherry Bourbon Bitters, Citrus Bitters, Old Fashioned Aromatic Bitters, Rose and Sage Bitters, and Lavender Mountain Wildflower Bitters. Mom can mix them with her favorite liquor and any other favorite ingredients and she will be in heaven.

Gifts for Moms Who Love the Outdoors

If your mom loves all things outdoors, from days at the pool to tailgaiting or camping, one of these items will definitely please her. Ignore gender stereotypes – some moms love the outdoors just as much, if not more, than dads do!

Wise Owl Outfitters Hammock

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Let mom get outdoorsy with a Wise Owl Outfitters Hammock. Made from high-quality, heavy duty parachute nylon, this hammock comes in single or double sizes. Both sizes are compact and can be carried in a backpack and come with tree straps and carabiners to make set up a breeze.

Seachoice Inflatable Stand-Up Paddle Board

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The Seachoice Inflatable Stand-Up Paddle Board kit comes with inflatable paddleboard, adjustable aluminum paddle, manual dual-action pump with pressure gauge, a repair kit, a removable fin, coiled ankle cuff leash and a backpack style carrying bag. Mom will be ready to hit the lake, river or bay in no time.

Coleman RoadTrip 285 Portable Stand-Up Propane Grill

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The Coleman RoadTrip 285 Portable Stand-Up Propane Grill makes a great travel companion for camping, a picnic, or tailgaiting. The quick-fold legs and rugged wheels make the grill easy to transport and set up. Its cast iron grill grates are easily interchangeable with separately sold griddles or stove grates for more options. Plus, the two sliding side tables keep utensils and sauces handy so that cooking on this grill is just as convenient as traveling with it.

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Coleman 42-Can Soft Cooler

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It seems like people are always buying dads coolers, but forget those gender stereotypes! What about mom? That is where the Coleman 42-Can Soft Cooler comes in. It has a zippered, leak-proof main compartment to keep contents cold. There is also a front zippered pocket, two side mesh pockets, a dry pouch, and lid bungees for added storage. The telescoping handle and wheels make it perfect for camping, tailgaiting, the beach, or a day at the pool.

Gift for Moms Who Love Tech

Gender stereotypes often mean mom gets left out when it comes to cool electronic gadgets, but these cool items are sure to make Mom’s day.

Dr. J Professional Mini Projector

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Perfect for an indoor home theater experience or a backyard movie night, the Dr. J Professional Mini Projector comes with its own 100″ portable projector screen for a professional movie viewing experience. Complete with AV in/out, TF card, USB, HDMI, and VGA ports, the mini projector is compatible with flash drives, Blue Ray and DVD players, laptops, and TV sticks.

Smart Sticky Note Printer 

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This Smart Sticky Note Printer works with Alexa to help you make quick notes, hands-free. With the Sticky Note Printer, mom can use her voice to print a note the moment she thinks of something she needs to remember. The other awesome part – there is no ink needed! The thermal printer never needs ink or toner.

Dikaou LED Flame Table Lamp and Speaker

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Dikaou LED Flame Table Lamp and Speaker flickers warm yellow lights, forming a stunning flame that mimics realistic dancing flames. Connect it with your smartphone or tablet via bluetooth to listen to your favorite music. Then sit outside and have a romantic evening. Gender stereotypes aside, moms love to relax outdoors, too.


Rather than the typical gifts full of gender stereotypes, like cookware and fashion accessories, try something unique for mom. These 16 ideas that do not conform to gender stereotypes will certainly make the perfect gift for mom for any occasion. Because gender stereotypes aside, all mom wants is something special that you have put thought into and think she will love.

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Michelle Frick
Michelle Frick
Born in Massachusetts, Michelle currently lives in North Carolina. She has two teenage boys who are growing up way too fast. Besides her love of writing, she enjoys running, practicing yoga, watching hockey, and cheering on the Boston Red Sox.

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