13 Foolproof Gift Ideas for Your Mom


Buying holiday gifts for your mom can be tough. You want to get something nice (after all, she gave birth to you) but it can be difficult to find something that she doesn’t already own and wouldn’t think to get herself. Whether you’re on a budget or want to splurge (with a little help from your siblings!), we’ve found 13 presents she’s sure to appreciate. Scroll ahead for our top picks.

Universally Flattering Workout Leggings

Spanx Workout Leggings

Everyone looks good in these, and the high waist means they won’t roll down during a workout.

An Everyday Tote

Frye Harvest Tote

It’s real leather for under $200 — perfect for the woman who is still toting around packs of Kleenex in case you need one.

If She Likes to Cook

Williams Sonoma Olive Crate

This crate comes with olive oil, olive soap, an olive candle, and an actual olive tree — perfect for moms who like to cook or garden (or just really enjoy olives.)

Super-Cozy Slippers

Ugg Slippers

True story: I bought these for my mom last year, wore them while I was home, and ended up buying myself a pair because they’re so snuggly.

The Can’t-Go-Wrong Gift

Theory Cardigan

Because moms are always cold. And because black goes with everything.

The Less Pricey Can’t-Go-Wrong Gift

Everlane Cashmere Scarf

This is made of real cashmere and comes in a million colors.

Custom Jeans That’ll Fit Perfectly

NYDJ The Gift Of Fit

$124 for custom fit jeans is a steal, and NYDJ offers a range of silhouettes so she can get her perfect pair.

Chic Leather Loafers

Cole Haan Loafers

There’s no nicer way to avoid wearing heels.

Cool-Mom Earrings

Jennifer Fisher Hoops

These will make her feel like one of the kids. (And you can borrow them!)

Metallic Platform Sneakers

Stuart Weitzman Sneakers

For the mom who likes a little glamour in everything she wears.

Timeless Stud Earrings

David Yurman Earrings

An ideal go-in-with-your-siblings gift, these are so timeless that she’ll be wearing them forever.

A Really Nice Sweater

Vince Striped Sweater

It’s pricey, but the quality can’t be beat.

Fancy Luggage

Tumi Luggage
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Tumi Luggage

Everyone who has shopped for luggage knows that Tumi is the best out there.

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13 Foolproof Gift Ideas for Your Mom