The campaign for favorite child starts...now.
Shopping for moms is generally easy because she'll love whatever you get her—it's from you! her favorite child! This season, however, push yourself to think outside of the box and go with something other than a floral bouquet or scarf set (she still has the one you gave her last Christmas). If you're not sure what exactly is on her wishlist, we've come up with 20 gift ideas that range from fancy kitchenware to at-home spa treatments. There may even be stuff on this list she hasn't thought of wanting, but desperately needs. Your siblings are about to be so jealous.
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Keurig coffee maker, $100
SHOP IT Since she's always the first one up in the mornings, she can take a little time for herself with this single-size serve coffee maker. The strong brew button increases the coffee's strength and intensity (depending on how tired she is), while the 52-ounce water reservoir means she can brew enough for the whole family before refilling. This is a necessary upgrade to the coffee pot she's been using since you were born.
Smython journal, $60
Moms lead very busy lives; help her stay focused and organized with this gold journal. She can jot down every play date, soccer game, or drama club recital coming up. Mothers are always winners in our book, so the hashtag on the front is definitely appropriate.
Slip pure silk pillowcase, $85
Even if she doesn't get eight hours of sleep every night, she can still benefit from sleeping on a silk pillowcase. This anti-aging, anti-crease, anti-bed-head pillow case by Slip is like a beauty treatment and a sleep aid in one.
Evian mineral water spray, $15
Stocking stuffer alert! If she's serious about keeping her skin moist and healthy, she'll appreciate this pack of mineral water spray. It instantly hydrates the skin and acts as a little pick me up when she's feeling tired at work.
Clare V. foldover clutch, $235
Give mom the semi-fancy clutch she’s been missing from her wardrobe. This python printed accessory has black and orange stripes right down the middle for a funky, but still functional look. She'll have a blast showing this off at the party to friends—and bragging about how her kids keep her young.
Babymoov cool mist humidifier, $80
This humidifier adds moisture to the air when she needs it the most. The multi-colored night light has seven different colors and a 22-hour run time with a silent feature. She can go through her REM cycles without being disturbed...or waking up with dry skin.
Le Labo Santal 33 & AnOther 13 set, $95
Perfume is hard to pack when she's traveling (most bottle sizes are not airport-friendly). Help her avoid this post-holiday hassle altogether with a fragrance set from Le Labo that offers mini sprays. She can even switch between the two to find her new signature scent.
Ellen Tracy cable knit slippers, $10
Protect her feet from the chilly morning air with a pair of cable knit slippers. Soft, fuzzy lining adds comfort and wooden toggle buttons add a nice design element. She'll wear these around the house with a smile on her face (thinking of you, of course).
Gala faux fur leather gloves, $50
Gloves are a must for winter, so if her old pair has gone missing, replace them with these leather ones. The gloves have blue faux fur cuffs and a sweet bow on the front—perfect for the woman who passed her girlie-girl style on to you.
Aha natural cut Himalayan salt lamp, $50
For a present that has both attractive decor qualities and health benefits, there's this Himalayan salt lamp. It's touted pros include 1) cleaning the air in your home (good for allergy sufferers), 2) boosting your mood, and 3) helping you to sleep more soundly. Should all of this turn out to be false, well at least she has a beautiful thing to display.
Eberjay pajama set, $118
Once she slips these on, she may never want to take them off. (Go ahead, Mom, stay in your PJs all day—you deserve it!) One of Eberjay's best selling pajama sets, this top and bottom duo are made of super-soft modal jersey, which feels cool to the touch. And, it reportedly survives the hundreds of washes and wears.
Anthropologie monogram cups, $8
Top off her morning coffee routine with this beautiful monogrammed mug. If you're feeling generous this season, consider getting yourself, and everyone else in your family, cups too. That way, you can all match at the breakfast table.
Mason Pearson hairbrush, $205
The "treat yourself" gift you know she'd never buy for herself. This popular hair brush is made with boar bristles and nylon tufts to detangle and style long, coarse-to-normal hair types. It's designed stimulate your scalp and promote an even distribution of oils in your hair to making it feel and look healthy.
Monica Vinader, $350
This art deco-inspired bracelet is great for layering with her other favorite pieces. It's adjustable to suit all wrist sizes and comes with a pretty geometric stone as its center piece. Make the bracelet feel extra special with an engraving.
Rodin lotion set, $90
The hand and body cream set your mom will really thank you for. She can bring this travel-size duo anywhere to combat dry, patchy skin when she's traveling. It's also enriched with healing agents and antioxidants like jasmine and lavender, the latter scent of which will have her feeling fresh and calm.
Black Lavender lounge candle, $9
This sea salt and lavender scented candle will bring your mom back to those carefree beach days with you as a child. The natural soy artisan candle is hand poured and made with phthalate-free perfumes for a burn time of 60-plus hours. Your mom will be dreaming about the beach for days.
Food52 x Staub engraved rooster essential french oven, $299
Any cooking fanatic will shed a tear upon gazing on this beautiful French oven—a collaboration between Staub and Food 52. This oven is a win-win for the whole family, as she will have fun testing out new recipes, while the rest of you reaps the delicious rewards.
Tata Harper smoothing body scrub, $79
No time for the spa? Gift her this lush micro-polishing scrub that will make her feel spa-fresh this winter. No cracked heels in her house.
Super chunky hand knit wool blanket, $75 and up
Step up your throw blanket game with this super chunky hand knit option that will be the warmest addition to her living room. Her only complaint? That she didn't knit it herself.
Cashmere luxe robe, $450
Treat her to something warm and cozy. This luxurious cardigan is appropriate for cold weather mornings or if she's running errands around town. Wear with jeans, leggings, or sweatpants—it works with everything.