Gifts of Comfort and Joy for Rural Moms | 2019 Holiday Gift Guide

At Rural Mom, we understand just how hard all the moms out there work 24/7 raising families, working in or away from home, and rarely taking much needed “me time.” To celebrate Rural Moms everywhere, we create a very special Gifts of Comfort and Joy for Rural Moms holiday guide chock full of gifts that pamper or energize the soul!

We’re thrilled about the items on our Gifts of Comfort and Joy for Rural Moms gift guide this year. These gift selections are designed to bring you comfort and joy from head to toe and all around your home.

You’re sure to find something in this guide to suit every hard-working mom in your life, whether that’s your own mom, your mother-in-law, your sister, or even yourself! Without further ado, here are our top comfort and joy gift picks for 2019:

Gifts of Comfort and Joy for Rural Moms | 2019 Holiday Gift Guide


Janet Mavec Jewelry

Gardening and farming are truly one of our daily joys. Why not express your love of foliage with a lovely selection of fine jewelry? Janet Mavec’s sculptural jewelry rooted in nature is perfect for all our garden-loving and outdoor enthusiast Rural Moms.

From Bluebell Bangles to Oak Leaf Earrings, each piece is plucked from nature and lovingly crafted by artist Janet Mavec. They have the class, craftsmanship and design of a quality heirloom piece for a price that’s within reasonable reach. The beautifully perfect splurge your mom deserves and will treasure always!

Le Marche Midnight Bloom Dry Oil

Have you tried dry oil before? If not, you are in for a real treat with Le Marche Midnight Bloom Dry Oil! Unlike other oils, dry oil leaves your skin soft and smooth without any oily residue.

Le Marche Midnight Bloom Dry Oil is a nourishing, light weight spray with antioxidant-rich vitamin E, Avocado, Marula and Jojoba oils. It’s fast-absorbing and delivers the hydrated refreshing feeling your skin craves. The scent is a sensual blend of vanilla musk, exotic citrus & eastern florals and the sensation is definitely one of the great gifts of comfort and joy!

Cake by Courtney Cake of the Month Club

You may think the last thing you want to ask of your mom is to spend more time in the kitchen, but in truth many of us absolutely love cooking and baking from scratch! For me, it’s my daily zen. There’s something so joyful about creating a delicious dish or baked good, especially when it turns out well.

That’s why we love the Cake by Courtney Cake of the Month Club. It takes all the shopping and guesswork out of crafting a stunning dessert. Pre-measured ingredients arrive at your door each month so you can create your own designer cakes. Tips, tricks and tools are available on the website to take you step-by-step through the process or to help enhance your skills and take you to the next cake-making level. If your loved one loves discovering new recipes and techniques, this is a fabulous holiday treat!

Tussock Jumper Wines

Looking for the perfect wine to gift? Our friends at Tussock Jumper Wines make it easy with affordable selections and a history of excellence in wine-crafting.

You’ll easily recognize Tussock Jumper bottles by the animal ambassadors who wear a red sweater. The wine may not be a varietal you’ve tried before, but the sweater is a symbol of quality, assuring you that Tussock Jumper will always pour the best of each vintage into every bottle they produce. From Chardonnay to Cabernet Sauvignon, you’re sure to find a varietal for everyone on your holiday shopping list.

World Vision Gifts

It’s always lovely to find a gift that gives back and World Vision Gifts do exactly that! By donating through the World Vision gift catalog, you provide resources to World Vision’s “Where Most Needed” fund, which helps impoverished children and families in countries around the world.

As a thank you for the donation, you can choose a beautiful handcrafted item that matches the level of your donation to keep or gift to a loved one. All of the items in the guide – including ornaments, coffee, jewelry and home decor – are handcrafted, designed with the rural home in mind, and made with quality.

Nations Photo Lab Photo Coasters

Personalized gifts are one of my favorites to give and receive. Custom Coasters featuring your favorite photos from Nations Photo Lab are a wonderful choice for everyone. It’s a practical gift that helps keep our homes neat and tidy, but also one that will be treasured for it’s continuous reminder of cherished memories.

Simply add your photos or designs to a free, downloadable Photoshop template to create the custom coasters. It’s easy to create but your gift recipient will be delighted by your thoughtfulness. To add an extra “wow” factor, pair a set of Nations Photo Lab Photo Coasters with a bottle of your loved one’s favorite beverage.

The Unofficial Downton Abbey Cookbook, Expanded Edition

We know from the over-whelming positive response to our Downton Abbey film mentions that our Rural Mom readers are huge fans! Which is why we’re truly excited to add The Unofficial Downton Abbey Cookbook, Expanded Edition to our Comfort and Joy Holiday Guide!

Inspired by food from the award-winning TV series, The Unofficial Downton Abbey Cookbook, Expanded Edition offers over 150 recipes to bring the essence of Downton Abbey to your dinner table. In addition to recipes, there are photographs and dashes of historical insight. It’s an essential must-have for any Downton fan’s collection.

Tea Bloom Gift Sets

What goes better with a Downton Abbey episode than a spot of tea? Tea Bloom has a gorgeous selection of gift sets worthy of the Queen. In fact, there’s even a Buckingham Palace teapot set!

There’s something for every tea lover at Tea Bloom. Blooming teas in gift canisters are a beautiful choice. There’s also double wall glasses, tea pitchers, travel tumblers and a wide variety of accessories available for gifting. Can’t decide which lovely gift to give? Send a Tea Bloom e-Gift Card!

Goats of Anarchy Calendar

When I’m looking for wonderful little-something to gift, want to add a little extra to a gift, or just have someone that’s a little harder to shop for on my holiday list, I find that calendars are always the perfect solution. If you are like me, you have a calendar in several rooms throughout your home. It’s fun to have one that truly engages your interests or simply makes you smile. Goats of Anarchy is both!

Based on the Webby Award-winning Instagram account, Goats of Anarchy 2020 is a 16-month romp through Leanne Lauricella’s farm for special-needs goats. Each month features furry friends, happy smiles, butting heads, and a whole lot of goat quirkiness.

Additional Gifts of Comfort and Joy for Rural Moms You’ll Love:

As always, we scour the gift offering each holiday to bring you the best of the best. To ensure we give you clever gifts of comfort and joy ideas for all ages and interests, we also found these gems to include in our annual guide.

  • Instant Pot – There’s good reason this continues to be a coveted kitchen aid, it’s truly a handy meal helper!
  • Soft Yarn Cable Knit Slippers – We have yet to meet someone who doesn’t appreciate a cozy, pampering pair of slippers.
  • Quility Weighted Blanket – Weighted blankets are growing in popularity as they are truly comforting and therapeutic.  They’re an all-around great gift for everyone on your list.
  • Planters Choice Organic Herb Growing Kit – We would be remiss if we didn’t have a gardening kit on our comfort and joy list as you well know, we are all about producing produce on Rural Mom!


We receive sample products for review for our holiday guides. Most are donated to local charities after gently testing and inspecting. If it’s not a gift we wouldn’t love to see under our own trees or personally gift to a loved one, you will not find it in any holiday guide. We do not accept payment for placement of items in our guides. If it made it to our top holiday gift pick list, it’s earned a spot based on its high quality, reasonable price point, and overall excellence in durability and/or functionality.

There are so many fabulous options for the moms on our lists. As usual, it was hard to choose just a few! Are any of the gifts of comfort and joy items already on your list this year?

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Barb Webb. Founder and Editor of Rural Mom, is an the author of "Getting Laid" and "Getting Baked". A sustainable living expert nesting in Appalachian Kentucky, when she’s not chasing chickens around the farm or engaging in mock Jedi battles, she’s making tea and writing about country living and artisan culture.
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