Cool Gifts that Mom Won’t Expect

Cool Gifts that Mom Won’t Expect

By Visit Fairfield | December 16, 2021

One of the most difficult things about being a mom is finding time to do all the things you want. It's even more difficult when it comes to shopping for gifts for mom! We've put together this guide with some tips on where to find unique and thoughtful gifts that will make her smile, without having to go too far out of your way.


Make some memories

Start your family story keepsake with a Pandora charm bracelet available at Adela's on Main Street. Select from a host of charms that will be meaningful to her. Maybe she'll add a new charm for every special occasion or new grandchild as they come along.

Find her signature scent

Flirt on Main Street has a great selection of perfumes, colognes, and candles to choose from, so you're sure to find something that will become her go-to scent. It's the perfect way to make her feel special and unique.

Help mom find her Zen

Everyone can use a little well-being support now and then and Mom will appreciate a gift of soothing aromatherapy. Aromatherapy has countless benefits, from helping a mom relax after a busy day, to calming an anxious child. Thymely Solutions on Court Street has a variety of diffusers and oils. Stop by and let Mike and the staff help you choose something she'll love.

Give her something for the home

2 Chicks and a Bro on South Main Street has everything she'll need to make this holiday season feel like a cozy winter retreat in your own home. Find charming tableware and serve ware that will add warmth and cheer to any gathering. Choose festive pillows and throws to add a touch of luxury, or pick up one of their popular locally made candles.

And what mom wouldn't love a custom-made, hand-painted sign crafted at Hanna Banana Creations, on North B Street. These signs are perfect for adding a personal touch to any room in the house. Choose from a wide variety of designs, fonts, and colors to create a unique piece that she'll love for years to come.

Or, how about a mixing bowl like the ones used on "the Great British Baking Show"? Available at the At Home Store on North Main Street, these bowls are perfect for any baking enthusiast mom. And while you are there, you have to look over the sea of colorful yarns and knitting supplies.

Surprise her with something special

If you're looking for an extra-special gift, Overland Outfitters on the east end of town is the place to go. Wrap her up in the luxury of leather and fur with slippers and hats to sweaters and coats. You'll find everything you need to make her feel special and warm this holiday season.

Or style up her winter look with Pashmina shawls from Jamuna Crafts Collection on North Main Street. These imported, colorful shawls add warmth and color to mom's winter look without giving her "hat hair"!

Make her winter manageable and stylish

Moms love to look good but they also want to be dry and warm during the upcoming winter season. That's where Brown's Shoe Fit on the west side of town comes into play. With a variety of stylish and practical boots, shoes, and socks to choose from, they are sure to find the perfect pair of shoes to keep her looking good all winter long. Don't know her size? Consider a gift certificate and let her pick out what she loves with the expert help of Brown's staff.

We hope this guide has helped you in your search for the perfect gift for mom. We know she'll love anything that comes from our local businesses in Fairfield Iowa.




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Looking for a little escape from the hustle and bustle of city life? Fairfield is the perfect place to find your vibe. Whether you're looking for a quiet place to relax or an exciting place to explore, there's no shortage of things to see and do. So what are you waiting for? Come on over to Fairfield and find your perfect escape!