59 Holiday Gifts for Your Amazing, Loving, Fabulous Mom
Canvas Half-Wall Organizer
For the mom with a green thumb, this handy Christmas gift will be right up her alley. She'll love this minimalist canvas wall organizer with 20 compartments for stashing clippers, seed packets, and other gardening supplies.
To buy: $117; thefloralsociety.com.
Personal Coffee Table Books
She can preserve family memories and young artists' works—either yours or from grandchildren—in these stylish photo albums that can easily be mixed in with her current coffee table display.
Abbie Y-Choker Necklace
Gold layering necklaces are everywhere right now, and this dainty tasseled choker is a great Christmas gift for moms who want to get in on the style. This pretty necklace will elevate a simple outfit from plain to polished in no time—plus, she'll love it.
To buy: $42; baublebar.com.
Monogrammed Acrylic Catchall
The color and font options for monogramming this acrylic tray are almost as numerous as the uses your mom will have for it. A few ideas: Use it to hold mail in the foyer, her glasses or office supplies on her desk, frequently worn jewelry in the bedroom, or her favorite toiletries in the bathroom.
To buy: From $25 (plus $10 for custom monogramming); markandgraham.com.
Multicolor 5-in-1 Universal Travel Adapter
If international travel is on her agenda for the new year, this little device will be a lifesaver. With four different plugs and a USB port, she’ll be able to power up in multiple destinations. The pieces are colorful and click together, making them less likely to get lost in her bag, too.
To buy: $35; shopbop.com.
Mark and Graham Vivid Bangle With Monogram
She’ll always turn to this chic bangle to add a pop of color to whatever she’s wearing. Select her favorite shade from six versatile options, and add her initial to make it even more special. Opt for the free gift wrap for added convenience.
To buy: $49; markandgraham.com.
Bedside Alarm Clock
This elegant clock is a refreshing change from checking the time on a smartphone or digital clock all day. With its elegant design and shiny silver finish, it makes a charming accessory for her nightstand or bookshelf.
To buy: $40; crateandbarrel.com.
Birchbox Gift Subscription
What’s more fun than receiving a curated box of beauty goodies in the mail? Getting one every month courtesy of a thoughtful son or daughter. A Birchbox subscription makes a great last-minute gift for mom, because you can sign up online any time, even on your way to family Christmas dinner (we won’t tell!).
To buy: $45 for a three-month gift subscription; birchbox.com.
ELF Mini Multi-Mask Kit
After all the Christmas shopping, decorating, and celebrating, your mom will definitely appreciate a gift that inspires downtime, like this mini set of skin-pampering face masks. This kit from E.L.F. cosmetics includes five different masks: one exfoliating, mattifying, pore-clearing, hydrating, and soothing mask each. Let the self-care routine begin.
To buy: $18; elfcosmetics.com.
Candice Gold Cuff Bracelet
Mom might not splurge on this gorgeous cuff for herself, but she’s sure to love receiving it as a Christmas gift. Totally on-trend and an eye-catching accent piece for daytime or evening outfits, it comes in gold, gunmetal, rose gold, or a gold-rhodium mix.
To buy: $75; kendrascott.com.
Burt’s Bees Tips and Toes Gift Set
She takes care of everyone all year, so the perfect Christmas gift for mom is some TLC of her own. This set will pamper her hands, feet, cuticles, and lips with ingredients including rosemary extract and coconut oil. You can find it at your local Target, so it makes a great last-minute gift for Mom, too.
To buy: $12; target.com.
Red Cast Iron Fondue Set
Whether she’s old enough to remember the 70s heyday of fondue pots or not, this one will be a fun addition to her kitchen. A savory cheese fondue followed by sweet, dippable chocolate plus classic board games equals a memorable family night in.
To buy: $40; crateandbarrel.com.
Flat Pebbled Leather Card Case
Mom will appreciate a little bit of luxury in the form of this elegant leather card case. Whether she uses it to keep business cards or credit cards, it’s a pretty and practical addition to any purse she plans to tote around, day or night.
To buy: $48; neelyandchloe.com.
OXO Good Grips Cold Brew Coffee Maker
For true iced coffee lovers, dumping a hot brewed cuppa over ice just doesn’t cut it. Help Mom get her chilled caffeine fix with this popular home cold brewer. After all, it’s easier (and cheaper!) than swinging by her place with Starbucks every day.
To buy: $50; williams-sonoma.com.
Design Ideas Matte Black Magnetic Desk Set
This sleek matte black desk set will bring serious of style to her desktop. The magnetic cups are just right for holding pens, pencils, paper clips, or other small items. The tray keeps the cups anchored for an organized desktop.
To buy: $35; containerstore.com.
Crocs Freesail Shorty Rain Boot
These comfy, lightweight rain boots will be Mom’s favorite for rainy days—whether she wears them on mild winter days or saves them for spring showers. The black and navy are great neutrals, but why not go for the pink or yellow for a pop of brightness on a dreary day?
To buy: $41; zappos.com.
Do One Thing Every Day That Centers You: A Mindfulness Journal
Add zen to her hectic life with this book of inspiring quotes and practical tips for learning to slow down and enjoy the beauty in everyday life. There’s also space for journaling, so she can keep track of which exercises she enjoys most.
To buy: $7; amazon.com.
Custom Family Illustration
Forget trying to get everyone in one place for a family photo, and instead, commission a custom drawing of your crew. Simply email the company a photo of each family member—they’ll create a one-of-a-kind illustration guaranteed to get a place of honor in Mom’s house.
To buy: From $60; printablewisdom.etsy.com.
After Dinner Amusements: Do You Remember?
How well do you really know Mom? Now’s your chance to find out. Gift her this set of 50 conversation-starting questions about the past, and you just may uncover some new-to-you stories.
To buy: $9; chroniclebooks.com.
The follow-up to the New York Times bestseller Beaches, Escape is another genius collection of famed photographer Gray Malin’s breathtaking work. These stunning photographs from around the world—including spots from Aspen to Bora Bora—truly transport and inspire.
To buy: $29; amazon.com.
Elaina Adjustable Chain Bracelet
The best Christmas gift for Mom: Something pretty and personalized. With a choice of more than 30 different glass beads, you can customize this bracelet to reflect her birthstone or favorite color, and the adjustable closure means she can wear it as snug or loose as she likes.
To buy: $50; kendrascott.com.
Faux Fur Slippers
At the end of a long day, she’ll be thrilled to slip her feet into these luxurious slippers. Stylish and super soft, these faux fur-trimmed slippers come in four options including alpaca (ivory) and chinchilla (brownish gray). They also make a great gift for expecting moms who can always use some extra pampering.
To buy: $40; potterybarn.com.
Stay Sharp Manicure Kit
There’s nothing a fresh manicure can't fix, and with this cute kit on hand, she’ll have everything she needs—from files to clippers to tweezers—to handle any manicure emergency that might arise.
To buy: $30; shop.nordstrom.com.
Fitness Bottle with Phone Holding Sleeve
Her “where do I keep my phone and keys while working out” dilemma is solved with this clever bottle sleeve with a zippered pocket. She can use the included water bottle or swap it out for her own favorite. Either way, her H2O will stay cold and she’ll have a handle on her stuff.
To buy: $15; uncommongoods.com.
Garden in a Can
With this set of organic basil and cilantro cans, she can still enjoy a mini kitchen garden even in the middle of winter. Mom can simply sit them on the window sill or kitchen counter and she’ll always have fresh herbs to add to her favorite dishes.
To buy: $20; worldmarket.com.
HP Sprocket Photo Printer
Chances are she snaps plenty of photos on her phone—and that’s where they stay. With this compact, portable printer, she can easily print photos from her phone, photo sharing sites, or social media accounts. It’s a bit of a splurge, so get your siblings to chip in with you.
To buy: $100; amazon.com.
Out to Lunch Tote
Treat the family’s chief lunch packer to a major upgrade for her own midday meal. Punchy polka-dots and stylish gold zipper pulls make this insulated lunch carrier a chic alternative to the plain, old brown bag. Its compact size means it can easily slip into a work tote or diaper bag.
To buy: $30; katespade.com.
Lands End Down Vest
As Mom always taught you, there’s a difference between wants and needs. This versatile vest is definitely something she needs in her closet. It’s great for layering, can span several seasons, and is available in a few neutral colors (plus hot pink for the bold!).
To buy: $60; landsend.com.
Calming Lavender Heat Pillow
This thoughtful Christmas gift for mom will warm her heart and her body. After just a minute or two in the microwave, this heated, lavender-scented pillow is perfect for soothing aches and pains or just taking away the chill on a cold winter night.
To buy: $35; uncommongoods.com.
Lollia Reed Diffuser Another Quiet Day
Pretty enough to sit out on her bedroom dresser or the bathroom counter, this reed diffuser continuously releases a calming scent—the perfect antidote to a crazy day. Vanilla, coconut, and sandalwood are among its aah-inducing ingredients.
To buy: $44; amazon.com.