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12 Gifts Your Favorite Mom Deserves

Gifts your Mom deserves
Design: theSkimm | Photo: Motherland, Cometeer
November 8, 2023

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If you always feel stumped when it comes to the mom(s) on your holiday gift list, allow us to offer a helping hand. Whether you’re shopping for your own mom, your partner, your best mom friend, or yourself, we have some no-fail recs bound to make her feel special.

Vosges Haut-Chocolat

A truffle collection that’s as pretty as it is delicious…

You know she’s always going full-speed — so give her the gift of sitting around eating bonbons for at least an afternoon. (And when we say “at least,” we mean it — if you can give her more time to relax, please do!) With a mix of unique flavors inspired by the chef’s world travels, this 32-piece set is perfect for any chocolate lover who needs a real treat. ($98, Vosges Haut-Chocolat)

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A special breakfast delivered to her door…

If you won’t physically be in the same place for the holiday season, send her this breakfast spread to let her know you’re thinking of her. If you will be in the same place, this is still a great gift — just take it up a notch by brewing the coffee and serving up the muffins, granola, and coffee cake yourself. ($79, Goldbelly)

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An irresistible candle bundle…

Treat her to not one but three great-smelling candles from cult brand Otherland. Choose from seasonal bundles that feature scents like Velvet Persimmon, Cardamom Milk, and Silk Pajamas (a decadent blend of crystal ginger, bergamot zest, and spiced yuzu). Bonus: They come in beautiful glass tumblers that can be reused to store her makeup brushes or pens. ($55+/set of three, Otherland)

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A sweater she won’t want to take off…

Cashmere that’s (relatively) affordable? You’re welcome. This oversized cardigan comes in 11 different colors, and is perfect for relaxing at home or looking cozy but chic while out with friends. She’ll say you shouldn’t have — but really, you should. ($139.90, Quince)

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Hill House Home

A festive tartan nap dress…

If she’s already a Hill House fan, subtly check in to see if she’s already treated herself to something from this year’s holiday collection. If she’s not, she’ll be a convert after trying on this comfy, flattering classic that’s even a great choice for pregnancy. Choose from 20 beautiful colors and prints in fabrics like cotton, crepe, and taffeta. ($150+, Hill House Home)

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The gift of silence…

Or podcasts, or music, or work calls…all without the commotion of her house or office in the background. These AirPods have a noise cancellation feature that really works, without requiring her to lug around a heavy pair of headphones. ($199.99, Amazon)

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A stylish mug she won’t want to share…

This 14-ounce white porcelain mug has a striking design, and is both handmade and dishwasher-safe. The same design is available in different colors and on different pieces, too, from planters to pitchers. Psst…Franca says that many mugs are made to order, so be sure to note at checkout if you’re in a time crunch. ($45, Franca)

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A new pair of Lulu leggings…

These are classics for a reason. Soft, comfortable, and long-lasting, Aligns are great for everything from working out to working from home. Go for the ones with pockets — they’ll make her life much easier. ($128+, Lululemon)

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A pretty letter pendant that goes with every outfit…

If those dainty little initial necklaces aren’t her style, go for this bolder variation in 18-karat gold vermeil. Her initials, her kids’ initials, a letter with special meaning to her for some other reason…whatever you choose, know she’ll treasure it for years to come. ($148, Mejuri)

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Uncommon Goods

Her new favorite sweatshirt…

Surprise her with this wearable custom portrait of her favorite pet. Just upload a photo of the pet at checkout, and an embroidered version of the image will be pressed onto a crewneck sweatshirt in tan, black, blue, pink, white, or green. You can even choose to make it a double pet portrait. She’ll be obsessed. ($140+, Uncommon Goods)

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A pillowcase her hair will love…

Need a budget-friendly rec that still feels luxe? This 100% mulberry silk pillowcase comes in tons of colors and is designed to help keep skin crease-free and hair smooth. Her bedtime routine just got a major upgrade. ($19.99, Amazon)

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Coffee, coffee, coffee…

Keep her caffeinated in the new year with a bundle of frozen coffee pods from Cometeer. Choose from popular roasters like Birch, Intelligentsia, Counter Culture, Joe Coffee, and many more — or go with a curated box so she gets a good mix. If you’re feeling really generous, sponsor a full subscription. Next time her toddler gets her up at 5 am, she’ll thank you. ($84+, Cometeer)

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