If you know a homeschooling mom, you know that she is passionate about helping her children learn and will always be thrilled to receive a gift that helps her create an inspiring and enriching educational environment.
One of the primary ways to encourage a love of learning is with beauty! Would you rather learn math problems in a bare, white-walled room or an aesthetically pleasing room with several eye-catching decorations?
If there’s a special occasion coming up or you simply want to treat a wonderful homeschooling mom in your life, these gift ideas are some of the best ways to help a home educator get organized and create a joyful learning environment in her home.
1. Elegant Organizational Tools
We get it, organizing is not always a fun task, but it is a necessary one to be successful in life and especially in a homeschool family. To help your favorite homeschool mom stay on top of the meal planning, field trips, extracurricular activities, and daily chores, consider giving her a bright and fun handheld daily planner that can be toted around in a purse or backpack.
Another practical gift to make life easier for a busy mom is a custom wood-framed wall calendar. These are usually larger in size and are great for displaying pertinent information in a central location for all to see. The easier you can make life for a homeschool mom, the better!
2. Educational Wall Art
Most of us can remember the brightly colored posters that lined the walls of the elementary school classrooms we attended—many of which seemed very wordy and busy in their designs. Today, there are plenty of wall art options available that add class to the homeschool setting while keeping a minimalist vibe.
In the home classroom, beautifully framed vintage butterfly wall art can help kids feel excited to learn about nature. For historical inspiration, a homeschool mom can hang framed prints of quotes, founding documents, or maps of countries that her children are studying.
While educational wall posters and signs are useful gifts, they are also visually appealing. This makes them ideal gifts for homeschool moms who want to create a learning environment that inspires.
3. Homeschool Books
Homeschool moms LOVE books and will invariably be delighted to receive educational books that they can explore with their children, books their children can explore independently, and books on various homeschool-related topics that they can dip into as part of their own continuing education.
Homeschool families are sure to love:
- Eye-catching homeschool books that entice small hands to explore the beauty of the world around them.
- A book of famous artwork for art appreciation study. Look for books on specific time periods or zero in on a famous artist for a fun gift that is sure to inspire many art projects in the home classroom.
- Classic read-aloud books, which can be found on Kindle Unlimited. The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner, Charlotte's Web by E.B. White, and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum are some perennial favorites.
Tip: If you are low on cash, take an afternoon out and visit several second-hand shops to find a special book that’s hard to come by in regular bookstores. In particular, look for artistic books or books about a topic that would interest the homeschooling mother’s children. However large or small, modern or antique, books will always be well received by a homeschool mom!
4. Empowering Words
Sometimes, the best gifts for homeschool moms are words of encouragement. A homeschool mom is someone who loves her kids more than anything and works hard to make sure her whole family gets what they need for their education. Teaching your own kids at home is very rewarding, but it can also be challenging.
A notebook or journal with uplifting Bible verses or a "The Lord Will Guide You Always" Isaiah 58:11 wall sign to display in the home for a quick pick-me-up on a challenging day may be just what your favorite homeschool mama needs. Personalized wall signs are a personal favorite of ours and are a great way to show you care.
5. Indoor Plants
Indoor plants can bring life and greenery to a homeschool family’s learning environment, making them the perfect gift for a homeschooling mom. Consider gifting some easy-to-care-for plants, such as succulents or air plants that add beauty and oxygen to the space.
Plants are also a great gift idea for the homeschool journey because research shows that they may bring enjoyment to work. If indoor plants encourage happiness and enjoyment while dedicating oneself to a task, a plant could be one of the best gifts for homeschool moms who want to inspire their children to love learning.
6. School Supplies and Educational Tools
Did you know school supplies can be visually appealing as well as practical? One of the advantages that homeschool moms have is the freedom to design their family's workspace in a way that’s visually attractive, which is something you can capitalize on when buying a gift.
Sure, orange number 2 pencils and square pink erasers are classic stationery items, but why not branch out with creative old-time or modern gift ideas that inspire her children’s imagination? Here are some of the best gifts for homeschool moms who love practical gifts with a touch of beauty.
- For hands-on learning, a colorful wooden abacus is an interesting and highly educational tool to have in a learning space.
- Metallic pink shiny pens can make great homeschool mom gifts. There are flower pens available online that come in fun retro colors and are even scented for extra appeal.
- As a low-cost option, you could make a homemade collage on a set of file folders for a homeschool mom you know. Simply gather some prints or pictures that bring joy, cut and ModPodge them to the files in a visually appealing way, and you will have some beautiful homeschool supplies for a homeschool mom to enjoy!
7. Creative Art Station
One of the best gifts for homeschool moms—and one that also brings beauty to the homeschool classroom—is her own child's art. Setting up a designated area for creativity with plenty of art supplies is a way to encourage children to engage in hands-on learning. If you would like to give this priceless gift to a homeschool mama you know, these are some great gift ideas:
- Kids art cart
- Patterned paper
- Watercolors and paint brushes
- Markers, stencils, or stamps
In addition to these suggestions, you can find more gift ideas for busy homeschooling moms simply by visiting your local craft store.
Make a Homeschool Mama’s Day!
Homeschool moms are truly remarkable individuals who have taken on the enormous responsibility of educating their children at home. They dedicate countless hours to researching and preparing lesson plans, providing one-on-one instruction, and creating a supportive and nurturing learning environment for their children.
Homeschool moms also often serve as counselors, mentors, and role models for their children, helping them develop a strong sense of self and a love for learning. Furthermore, homeschool moms often have to balance teaching with other responsibilities, such as running a household, managing finances, and taking care of other family members.
Despite the challenges, homeschool moms continue to persevere and make great sacrifices to provide their children with a high-quality education tailored to their unique needs and interests. For all these reasons and more, homeschool moms truly deserve to be appreciated and recognized for their hard work and dedication.
If you know a homeschooling mom, or you simply want to give the perfect gift to your own mom, take the time to show her some appreciation today with any of our gift ideas, a fun homeschool mama T-shirt, or one of these 7 Easy Ways to Show Your Mom You Appreciate Her. No matter what you end up giving the homeschool mom in your life, she'll be sure to love your thoughtful gifts and use them to make her children’s learning experience a delight.