We work hard as Waldorf homeschooling Moms! But we often neglect ourselves when it comes to spending time or money on us. Here are 10 great gift ideas for Waldorf Moms. To give ourselves the self-care and appreciation we deserve.
Do you know someone who needs suggestions for a gift for Moms? (ummm….like a husband or Mother-in-Law?)
Or are you looking for ideas for a gift to give to a homeschooling Mama friend?
Here are some great gift ideas for Waldorf Moms!
Pass this post along to anyone you think might like to see it. And if you don’t receive anything on your wish list, remember that you can use your holiday money to buy something for yourself!
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Candles always make a moment more special. In fact, Kim John Payne, author of Simplicity Parenting (a book I highly recommend, BTW), says that one way to bring reverence to important anchor points throughout our day is to add some sort of ritual. Lighting a candle is one of my top choices. To start lesson time, for mealtimes, even as a Mom to bring us fully present into the moment.
These simple yet beautiful Beeswax Candles are the perfect candles to have on hand.
Journal for Self-Exploration
If you want more me-time, journaling either first thing in the morning or right before bed can be a great outlet.
Start Where You Are: A Journal for Self-Exploration is an interactive journal designed to help readers nurture their creativity, mindfulness, and self-motivation. It helps readers navigate the confusion and chaos of daily life with a simple reminder: that by taking the time to know ourselves and what those dreams are, we can appreciate the world around us and achieve our dreams. Plus, the book is beautifully designed and full of splashes of watercolor!
Meditation can be challenging with a house full of kids and a mind full of plans and projects and lists of all sorts. For this Mama, listening to guided meditations has been the answer over the years. My favorite guided meditations are from Health Journeys. You can find meditations for healthful sleep, stress relief, and so much more.
A Gift Certificate for a Massage or to a Yoga Class. Check locally for what’s available in your area. Sometimes you can find great deals on coupon sites like Groupon.
A Healthy Moving Program
My favorite movement program for Moms is the Healthy Moving Coaching and Challenge Program. Run by my friend Jen (who’s also a Waldorf homeschooling Mom!), this online program delivers four 6-week challenges each year, plus tons of support for healthy alignment and exercises through a printables, webinars, and a private Facebook group. You can sign up monthly or annually. I’ve been part of this program for over four years now, and can honestly say it has helped me recover from an autoimmune flare and get my energy back.
A Good Book
Reading a novel is for sure a luxury for us homeschooling Moms. For years, I only allowed myself to read fiction over holiday breaks and during the summer! But honestly, reading in the evenings or on weekends is a great way to unwind and get some down time for ourselves.
Check out the Best Novels of 2018 here. If you want to read more regularly next year, check out Modern Mrs. Darcy’s book recommendations. Here is her 2019 MMD Reading Challenge. This one is a free gift you can give to yourself! Sign up and get your Reading Challenge Kit that comes with a great checklist and
When I was a kid, there was a TV commercial for Calgon bubble bath. The video was of a woman relaxing in the bathtub. And the memorable line was, “Calgon, take me away!” I remember thinking taking a bath was so frivolous even back then! But we all know, if Mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy. And finding ways to relax and improve our sleep is super important.
This is my absolute favorite bubble bath, Aromatherapy Bubble Bath. Taking a bath at night helps me to unwind and I always sleep better afterward.
An Online Class
Online courses are great for homeschooling Mamas! You can learn something new in the comfort of your home, on your own time.
If you feel at a loss for how to bring painting and drawing to your children, Waldorf Art for Beginners is the answer. This online course offers just enough instruction for you to have the confidence to bring these arts to you family. Brought to you by Robyn & Brian at Waldorfish, Waldorf Art for Beginners teaches you crayon drawing, watercolor painting, and chalkboard. And my readers get 10% off this program. Check out my review of the program here: How to Learn Waldorf Art – It’s Unique & Beautiful.
If you want help planning your lessons, come join me in Plan It Out, my 3-week online group coaching program for Waldorf homeschoolers. A great professional development gift for you, and your family will benefit as well.
And if you want a course just for you, Mom, I highly recommend Make Over Your Mornings, a 14-day online course to help you create a personal, doable morning routine that feeds YOU so that you can nurture your children.
Anything from Soul Mantras by Liz Lamoreaux jewelry, intention bundles, books, and a talisman of the month club. All beautiful, soulful, and uplifting. I recently bought myself a Five Deep Breaths Bracelet from Liz as well as her book, Inner Excavation, with my birthday money. So sweet!
A Live Event
Come to Ohio next August for the Taproot Teacher Training for Waldorf homeschoolers. Spending the weekend with other homeschoolers is the best gift you can give yourself to help you feel more confident and less alone. The weekend is full of experiential learning in all things Waldorf, plus full of lots of laughs and new friends. Ask for money toward this for the holidays to help ensure that you can swing it come summertime!
Looking for more gift ideas? Check out Gift Guides & Book Lists for Waldorf Families.
Want more Christmas Gift ideas? Check out this list from iHomeschool Network bloggers.