41 of the Best Christmas Gifts for Mom, Because She Deserves It
This 96-page journal inspires mothers to get out from behind the camera and document memories shared with their kids. Each spread features a special photo and gives Mom space to handwrite captions and memories. With her words and photos together, this journal is sure to be treasured by the whole family as you look back through the years together.
Mama & Me Journal, $49.95, Write to Me
Enjoy long-lasting scent (up to 800 hours!) with this Bluetooth enabled diffuser. Use an app—or Alexa—to adjust timing and settings for the size of the room. This diffuser uses separate fragrance capsules and ultra-tiny scent molecules fill the space with even, livable scents.
Aera Smart Diffuser, $200, Aera
One of these small, textured vases, instantly adds sculptural elegance to any tabletop or bookshelf. This eye-catching piece is about 4 inches tall. Handcrafted by artisans in Thailand, each ceramic vase has a one-of-a-kind feel.
Mini Diva Round Vase Blue Line, $44, Houzz
Family Recipe Book
Record treasured family recipes in this soon-to-be heirloom book. Gift it to Mom and let her fill it with her favorite dishes (and maybe a few she got from her mother). There are spots for 94 recipes, so everyone can add to it! The beautiful linen hard cover and embossed title will keep it looking sharp for generations to come.
Recipes Passed Down, $44.95, Write to Me
These wedge-heel boots are so stylish your mom will never believe they’re Crocs until she slips them on. With amazing comfort, these suede-upper boots can be worn all day to work and transition perfectly to a night out on the town. Available in black and brown, the hardest part will be picking out the color.
Women's Leigh Wedge Chelsea Book, $84.99, Crocs
Want to know more stories about her life before she was “Mom”? StoryWorth will email her a question a week. Then they gather her responses and put it into a beautifully bound keepsake book at the end of the year. Throughout the process, you’ll get to see her responses each week, making for great conversation starters and deeper bonds, even if you live across the country from one another.
StoryWorth Keepsake Book, $99, StoryWorth
Freezable Wine Bag
Mom can keep her favorite chardonnay well-chilled on her way to book club with this freezable wine bag. It’s a space-saver in the freezer as it lays flat and doesn’t require extra gel packs. The roll-top design and buckle make sure the bottle is secure and won’t roll out. The hand strap extends so it can be carried over the shoulder, which comes in handy if her hands are full.
Pack It Freezable Wine Bag, $16.99, PackIt
Christmas Memories Book
Capture the magic of the holidays with a photo journal. Mom can add a photo or family Christmas card every year and write about the memories made. Over time you’ll have as much fun reminiscing as you do adding new memories to the book. With 47 double-page spreads, it will take a while to fill this book full of keepsakes, even if you use a couple of spreads each year.
Family Christmas Book, $39.95, Write to Me
Pour-Over Coffee Cone
If Mom takes her morning cup of joe seriously, this is the pour-over coffee solution for her. The beautiful stoneware coffee cone fits over almost any mug making it an easy—and stylish—addition to her morning routine. It works with a #1 or #2 coffee filter, and it’s safe to wash in the dishwasher.
Le Creuset Pour-Over Coffee Maker, $25, Le Crueset
Let her mind wander as she gets lost in this labyrinth-inspired meditation mug. Trace a finger along the stoneware pattern for a relaxing start to the day. This hand-thrown mug was made by artisans in Wisconsin.
Finger Tracing Meditation Mug, $35, Uncommon Goods
Dress up her wine bar with a charming wood coaster collection. The charming wooden storage box keeps the coasters tidy when they’re not in use. And you know Mom loves anything that reduces clutter!
Primitives by Kathy Wine Coasters, $12.58, Amazon
A black and gold finish gives this classic wine tool its luxe look. It’s also easy to use. The fixed-worm design provides additional leverage, making it a cinch to uncork bottles. Works on all sizes of wine bottles so Mom can use it with her favorite type of wine.
RBT Winged Corkscrew, $49, Williams Sonoma
Coffee & Chocolate Tasting Box
Surprise Mom with four hand-picked gourmet coffees from one of Seattle’s top-rated roasters which are paired with four premium chocolates to create a symphony of tastes. This is a great option to send to mom if you can’t be together during the holidays. When you order, you can add a personal note to the package for the finishing touch.
Bean Box Coffee + Chocolate Tasting Box, $38, Bean Box
Mom will love showing off her fresh garden blooms in this bright white vase with a deeply etched chevron pattern. The graceful bottle-shaped vessel has artisanal roots with a rustic hand-carved design and exposed terra-cotta lip and base. Pair it with other stoneware vases from the collection for a pulled-together look she'll adore.
Adra Vase, $49.95, Crate & Barrel
Marble Tiered Stand
For the hostess with the most-est, this polished white marble stand with an antique pewter finish will make a stunning appetizer tray. It could also be dressed up with small flower arrangements for a creative centerpiece. Mom will treasure it for years to come.
Marble & Pewter Tiered Stand, $79.50, Pottery Barn
Candle on a Stand
This is the gift that keeps on giving. Mom will love the refreshing scent of the candle and the charming glow from within the marbled ceramic vessel. After the candle runs out, the pretty container can be reused as a pencil holder or stylish catchall.
Modern Elements Candle on Stand, $34, West Elm
If the garden is Mom’s favorite place to be, treat her to new floral gloves. The long design protects her wrist and forearms against scrapes—and bug bites! These hardworking gloves are machine washable and come in three sizes for just the right fit.
Long Floral Garden Gloves, $38, Terrain
The snap-happy mom who loves to decorate with candid shots of family or recent travels will love to put together a gallery-worthy display with these sharp frames. An archival-quality mat makes sure her prints will be safely preserved. For a crisp look, go for the black, gray, or white finish with a bright white mat. For a more natural appearance, select charcoal, espresso, or the rustic wood finish with an off-white mat.
Wood Gallery Single-Opening Frames, $30-$102, Pottery Barn
The delicate look of this trinket dish makes a delightful addition to any dresser or nightstand. It has golden details and comes in a pink or light coral shade. It’s sweet and beautiful—just like Mom.
Artemis Trinket Dish, $16, Anthropologie
Gold Wire Baskets
Give Mom these matte gold-toned wire baskets with chic chevron patterns. They are modern with a touch of Art Deco influence. These versatile and stylish baskets come in two sizes and are sure to add some personality to any room.
Gold Wire Geometric Reese Baskets, $30-$40, World Market
The health-conscious mom will be thrilled with a blender that makes it fast and easy to take homemade smoothies on the go. It includes two blending containers that double as travel tumblers. Although compact, this high-powered blender can easily tackle hard-to-blend ingredients, such as kale and pineapple. Mom can also use this as a petite food processor as it can grind seeds, coffee beans, nuts, and whole spices.
Open Kitchen by Williams Sonoma Personal Blender, $69.95, Williams Sonoma
Pro Oven Thermometer
Chef Mom will love the precision of this professional oven thermometer. It has both high-temperature alarm settings and low-temperature settings for making high-heat dishes or chilled recipes. Big digits on the display and a backlight make it easy to read. It comes in a variety of colors so you’ll score bonus points when you remember her favorite.
Chef Alarm Cooking Alarm Thermometer, $64, ThermoWorks
Personalized Cheese Board
Give her a gift to treasure when you personalize this acacia wood and marble cheese board. The monogramming is laser engraved for a high-end look. For a mom who loves to entertain, what could be better?
Wood & Marble Cheese Board, $49, Mark & Graham
This is every baker’s favorite mixing bowl. Tom Cash designed this iconic bowl in 1901. Its beautiful vintage design, now sporting a new gray hue, can also stand up to the rigors of a modern kitchen. It is dishwasher and microwave safe.
Mason Cash Cane Batter Bowl, $40, Food52
For a bold look that’s lightweight and easy to wear, these teardrop earrings are the winner. The textured leather has consistent color from front to back. The tranquil teal is a welcome pop of color to Mom’s winter wardrobe.
Teal Ridge Leather Earrings, $27, Nickel & Suede
She will always know she’s loved when she wears this sterling silver necklace that’s been personalized with her children’s names. You can select different charm designs and the names will be stamped in lowercase letters to each charm. Don’t want to use names? No problem! Personalize it with any short message you want Mom to hold close to her heart.
Jumble of Love Necklace, $99.99, Lisa Leonard Designs
Get big style for a little price! These lightweight leather earrings are handmade in Idaho with nickel-free hooks (making them a great choice for anyone with sensitive skin). You can choose from three petal sizes and gold, silver, or rose gold finishes.
Spotted Cork Leather Petal Earrings, $14, The Leather Drop
There is a special bond between a mother and her daughter. Symbolize that love with this handmade necklace she’s sure to cherish. One circle charm is sterling silver. The other is gold filled. It’s a delicately beautiful design.
The Love Between Mother and Daughter, $42, The Vintage Pearl
Silicone Birthstone Ring
This barely-there silicone ring is a modern interpretation of a birthstone ring. The slender design makes it easy to stack if you want to create a mother’s ring with the entire family’s birth month colors. It’s also safe to wear to the gym or while working in the garden.
Halo Birthstone Silicone Ring, $29.99, Enso Rings
Travel Jewelry Case
BEST FOR TRAVEL: Make her next trip even better with this zippered travel jewelry case. It has plenty of storage for rings, earrings, and bracelets. There are even looped clips to make sure necklaces don’t get tangled. Made of high-quality vegan leather, the travel case can be personalized for a first-class feel.
Travel Jewelry Case, $99, Mark & Graham
FabFitFun Subscription Box
If Mom can be hard to shop for, let FabFitFun treat her to a variety of wonderful items all year long. From fashion accessories to beauty products to cute mugs, each box delivers something new. And you’ll be the hero for spreading out the Christmas fun into four fun shipments throughout the year.
FabFitFun Subscription Box, $49 per box, FabFitFun
If she hasn’t already fallen in love with the stylish comfort of Rothy’s, you can get her hooked now. They look amazing and with no need to “break them in,” she’ll love how they feel. Busy moms will also appreciate that they’re machine washable and made from recycled plastic water bottles. That’s a win-win for everyone!
Rothy’s Dandelion Triple Stitch, starts at $125, Rothy's
Floral Rain Boots
Whether she’s working in the yard this spring or sitting at a soggy soccer game, these pretty and practical rain boots will come in handy. She’ll appreciate the hard-wearing, natural rubber upper that keeps her toes dry. Mom will be head over heels for the beautiful blooms on her boots. It’s sure to brighten the gloomiest of days.
Joules Molly, $72.95, Zappos
Loopy Phone Case
Mom’s always got her hands full. Prevent damaging drops with a stylish leopard print phone case with a silicone loop. She’ll squeal with delight when she sees the trendy animal print design (or select one of the dozens of other looks). And the best part is, her screen will be safe from accidental drops.
Loopy Original Phone Case, $39, Loopy Cases
As the temperatures drop, mom will never be cold with this machine-washable blanket scarf. She can wrap it around her like a shawl, or use it as a lap blanket. You can’t go wrong with any of the thirteen color options. Monogramming is available for a special touch.
Plaid Blanket Scarf, $49, Mark & Graham
Elevate the style of Mom’s need-to-carry-everything purse. This tote has an of-the-moment waxed finish that is effortlessly sophisticated with an easygoing silhouette. From playdates to the office, this tote is a versatile choice for moms on the go.
Rowan Slouchy Tote Bag, $88, Anthropologie