BUST Gift Guide 2023 – For Tired Moms Who Need A Break

by Tara Finley

Our editors’ top gift picks of the season based on their areas of expertise

Have an exhausted mom in your life? Are *you* the exhausted mom in your life? Then you and BUST Editorial Director and Associate Publisher Tara Finley have something in common. As a mom of three kiddos ranging from five years old to nine months old, her suggestions for what to buy mom this holiday season are right on target.

Little Spoon

Subscription Gift Card, $50 – $500

Trust us, words cannot express the joy mom would feel if someone gifted her a subscription to Little Spoon’s ready-to-eat baby, toddler, and big kid meals and snacks. Packed full of hidden veggies, superfoods, and organic yumminess, the meals are healthy (far healthier than anything we could consistently make) and the snacks make morning-time lunch packing way less stressful. Whether you’re gifting a subscription or just a box full of snack time relief, the mom in your life will be so thankful to have the mental load of meal planning off her plate. Parents will recognize the familiar look of Little Spoon’s ‘90s-inspired Lunchers! We’re obsessed.

@littlespoon | littlespoon.com

Hey Dewy

Wireless Facial Humidifier, $59.95

Hello. I’m mom and I’m tired. If you wish you had more time for self care but don’t want to give up the precious little time you have for sleep, Hey Dewy has you covered. Hey Dewy’s portable humidifier gives you the freedom to not only elevate your self care while you slumber, but literally anywhere your day takes you (including the school pick-up line). Wireless and rechargeable, this tiny yet mighty skin care tool fits right on your bedside table (between the bottles and monitors of course), your cup holder, your desk…you get the idea…and allows you to hydrate your exhausted skin whenever you want. It’s a thoughtful and useful gift for someone who needs the spa brought to them. Bonus points for aesthetics!

@heydewy | heydewy.com

RDCL Superfoods

Super Cocoa, $29.99 per box

All the sugar of the season can make parenting hard. From wired kids to the after-effects of sugar on adults’ sleep-deprived bodies, a parent’s desire to keep the family healthy is often at war with our excitement for seasonal indulgence. Thankfully, RDCL Superfoods Super Cocoa saves the day as the perfect stocking stuffer. Plant-based and vitamin-packed, it contains “stealth” ingredients like pea protein, ancient grains and seeds, all while tasting like delicious, chocolatey goodness. Great for parents and children alike, it’s a yummy and easy way to get the vital nutrients you need to keep your season merry and bright.

@rdclsuperfoods | rdclsuperfoods.com


​​Tactile Breathing Coach, $199

More than just a cool name, moonbird is the coolest concept brought to life. This handy little gadget is perfect for moms who are looking for natural (and portable) ways to manage stress, anxiety and insomnia. Intuitive, simple and effective, moonbird uses scientifically proven breath work guidance along with real time biofeedback on the user’s heart rate and heart rate variability to help calm body and mind. It’s a thoughtful gift for an overworked, overtired mama in need of peace. It’s hard to quiet your mind with so many things running through it! 

@moonbird.life | moonbird.life


Monthly Subscription Box, $75

Charcuterie direct to their doorstep, curdbox is the kind of gift that will arrive on the days they need it most. An instant mood lifter, this is for those who enjoy perfect cheese pairings, but don’t want to spend a fortune or waste precious time gathering it all together. Complete with three artisan cheeses, three specialty food pairings, and fun links to listen to and learn from, curdbox feeds two for dinner or up to eight for nibbling. (Or just one hungry mom who wants to spend naptime in utter cheesy bliss without having to share.) You’ll win extra bonus points if you add in the wine-pairing option! Can you imagine a better surprise?!

@curdbox | curdbox.com

Strider Bikes

2-in-1 Rocking Bike, $249 – $299

You can’t make a holiday gift list for parents without including a cool toy for the kids. This rocking bike from Strider is a great way to keep babies, toddlers, and kids entertained (and contained) while meeting their developmental goals for movement and exploration! Small but powerful, one could say it gives the gift of time; when the kiddos are self-occupied, mama’s free to just be!

@striderbikes | striderbikes.com

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