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46 Christmas Gifts for Any Kind of Mom

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Most likely, your mom deserves the world. Failing that, she deserves a thoughtful gift from her offspring. But it’s hard to think of that perfect thing, especially around the holidays when you’re buying for so many people. We’ve rounded up 46 of the best gifts a mom could ask for. Whether she’s recently got into bread, fashion, plants, or Birkenstocks, we have something that will make her think, Wow, this was worth 14 hours of labor.

A Gift for the Mom Who Follows Fashion

Little Liffner Little Lady Satchel
$450 at Amazon

Little Liffner is a Scandinavian bag line with a serious following among the fashion cognoscenti. If your mom likes to know what’s hip, she’ll love this.

A Gift for the Cozy Mom

Birkenstock ‘Arizona’ Genuine Shearling Lined Sandal
$145 at Nordstrom

Nothing says, “I’m cozy, down-to-earth, and stylish as hell” like shearling-lined Birkenstocks.

A Gift for the Mom Who’s Always Prepared

La Prairie Cellular Hand Cream
$120 at Nordstrom

Perfect for keeping in her purse (and letting you borrow, of course).

A Gift for the Fancy Mom

Animal Faux Fur Coat
From $285 at Kenneth Cole

If your mom is fabulous and knows it, she needs a leopard-print faux-fur coat.
Available in sizes XS–XL.

A Gift for the Mom Who’s Always Cold

Kennebunk Bliss Plush Throw
$40 at Nordstrom

Made for cozying up on the couch during a Netflix marathon.

A Gift for the Mom Who Travels for Work

Charlotte Tilbury The Gift of Magic Skin Mini Skin Care Set
$75 at Nordstrom

With an eye cream, a moisturizer, and a night cream in TSA-approved sizes, this set from A-list makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury will make her feel fancy on her next business trip.

A Gift for the Mom Who Loves a Good Face Mask

Skin Gym Rose Quartz Crystal Facial Roller
$28 at Amazon

She can use this to de-puff her face after the holidays from the comfort of her own sofa.

A Gift for the Mom Who’s Big on Beauty Sleep

Slip Pure Silk Sleep Mask
$50 at Dermstore

This is also a great gift for anyone who does a lot of long-haul flights.

A Gift for the Mom Who Loves Turtlenecks

Bousant Sleeve Turtleneck
$89 at Donna Karan

She can wear it while watching Love Actually.
Available in sizes XXS–XL.

A Gift for the Mom Who Loves Springtime

Bottega Veneta Parco Palladiano XIV Melagrana Eau de Parfum
$300 at Saks Fifth Avenue

The fresh, floral fragrance mimics a walk in the park.

A Gift for the High-Tech Mom

Runway Gold-Tone Smartwatch
$350 at Michael Kors

She can get those steps in and answer all of your texts all at once.

A Gift for the Mom Who Loves a Night In

Iris & Ink Mairead Silk-blend Charmeuse Pajama Set
$325 at The Outnet

Pairs well with a lazy Sunday.
Available in sizes 4–14 U.K.

A Gift for the Mom Who Bought You Your First Lipstick

Cle de Peau Concealer SPF 25
$70 at Nordstrom

This best-selling concealer is a beauty classic.

A Gift for the Mom Who Needs a Nice Work Bag

Raelynn Tolkein
$415 at Brahmin

Roomy enough for everything she brings to the office but polished enough for a big meeting.

A Gift for the Mom Who Loves to Dress Up

Constellation Silk Square Scarf
$128 at Tory Burch

A silk scarf makes everything look a bit nicer.

A Gift for the Mom Who Loves Sparkles

X Earrings With Diamonds
$850 at David Yurman

Split the cost with your siblings and get her pretty every-day diamond studs.

A Gift for the Mom Who Loves Baths

“The Martini” Emotional Detox Bath Soak
$35 at Goop

She can treat herself to a nice soak after preparing that big holiday meal.

A Gift for the Drama-Queen Mom

Grandiose Extreme Mascara Set
$37 at Lancôme

A treat for the mom with a flair for drama.

A Gift for the Eco-Friendly Mom

Cashmere Silk Funnel Neck Top
$468 at Eileen Fisher

Just because she’s sustainably minded doesn’t mean she can’t enjoy cashmere.
Available in sizes S–XL.

A Gift for the Mom Who Loves Stripes

Multi-Stripe Pullover
$450 at 3.1 Phillip Lim

French-inspired stripes? Too predictable. Steer her towards something fresher like this skinny knit sweater.
Available in sizes XS–L.

A Gift for the Ray-of-Sunshine Mom

Cashmere Striped Blanket Scarf
$255 at Theory

Get her a scarf that’s as bright and warm as she is. 

A Gift for the Social-Butterfly Mom

Mana Pointy Low Pump
$89 at Marc Fisher

If she’s going to lots of parties, she definitely needs some statement shoes.

A Gift for the Mom Who Walks Everywhere

Melissa Chelsea
$298 at Frye

Now that it’s cold, she’ll need some warm walking shoes. Try some well-made Chelsea boots.

A Gift for the Mom Who Loves Bling

Laura Lombardi Presa Gold-Tone Necklace
$165 at Net-a-Porter

Sure, she probably already has a gold chain. But she’ll probably also tell you there can never be enough.

A Gift for the Mom Who Makes a Big Deal Out of Her Birthday

Kendra Scott Elisa Birthstone Necklace
$50 at Nordstrom

A birthstone necklace is subtle, sparkly, and personal. Win, win, win.

A Gift for the Creative Mom

Rachel Comey Loma Drop Earrings
$130 at Need Supply Co.

Nobody with an artistic streak — not even Beyoncé — can resist Rachel Comey.

A Gift for the Vegan Mom

WelleCo Natural/Vegan Nourishing Plant Based Protein Supplement
$65 at Amazon

If your mom is always sending you articles about the newest food trends, she’ll probably enjoy this fancy vegan protein powder.

A Gift for the Mom Who Says She Doesn’t Want Anything

UGG Scuffettte II Water Resistant Slipper
$85 at Nordstrom

Everybody needs slippers.

A Gift for the Mom Embracing Head-to-Toe Red

Kate Spade New York Atalias Square Sunglasses
$50 at Nordstrom

The year’s biggest color, now in sunglasses.

A Gift for the Classic Beauty Mom

Color Intense Lipstick Duo
$49 at Beautycounter

She’s been doing a timeless makeup look since before you were born, and she likes her staples.

A Gift for the Mom Who Loves Nora Ephron Movies

Women’s Vintage Pajama Set
$95 at J. Crew

Every Ephron heroine has a crisp pair of white PJs.
Available in sizes XXS–XXXL.

A Gift for the Mom Who Wants to See Lady Gaga in Vegas

Le Phyto-Rouge Long-Lasting Hydration Lipstick
$57 at Sisley Paris

She needs an appropriately fabulous lipstick for the occasion.

A Gift for the Mom Who Loves Luxury

Sweet Alhambra Bracelet
$1,220 at Van Cleef & Arpels

If you really want to blow her mind, try this super-delicate bracelet from a fancy jewelry company.

A Gift for the Mom Who Uses Cloth Napkins

Tiffany Eau de Parfum
$76 at Nordstrom

A clean and classic fragrance that will look great on her clean and classic vanity.

A Gift for the Mom Who Loves Meghan Markle

Veja Bastille Two-Tone Leather Sneaker
$195 at Moda Operandi

These are the sneakers of the moment. Even Meghan Markle agrees.

A Gift for the High-Tech Home Chef Mom

GoWISE 5.8 Quarts 8-in-1 Electric Air Fryer XL
$82 at Amazon

A gift for yourself, really, when she makes you some guilt-free fries.

A Gift for the Corporate Mom

Karl Lagerfeld Round Collar Shirt
$525 at Karl Lagerfeld

She can never have enough crisp white blouses.
Available in sizes 2–10.

A Gift for the Outdoorsy Mom

Blundstone Unisex 578 Boot
$180 at Amazon

Blundstone boots will hold up to any terrain and are also pretty cute.

A Gift for the Mom Who Loves Life Hacks

Frywall Splatter Guard
$29 at Amazon

A frywall is a fool-proof way to keep her kitchen cleaner. This is also a good gift for a Shark Tank fan.

A Gift for the Mom Who Loves Pretty Things

Sculpted Signature Short Leather Gloves
$95 at Coach

It doesn’t get much prettier than a pale pink pair of leather gloves. But unlike many pretty things, these are also practical.

A Gift for the Busy Mom

Instant Pot 6 Quart
$90 at Amazon

Once you have an instant pot, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it. It’s great for people who just want to have a nice meal and also have leave the house for extended periods of time.

A Gift for the Mom Who Is Also a Plant Mom

Umbra Trigg Desktop Planter Vase & Geometric Container
$33 at Amazon

Get her something pretty for her other babies (her succulents).

A Gift for the Mom Who Loves the Beach

Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue
$78 at Sephora

This is the perfume ad she always shows you when you’re visiting home.

A Gift for the Mom Who Just Got Into Making Bread

Le Creuset Signature Enameled Cast-Iron French Oven
$380 at Amazon

Every chef needs Le Creuset. It’s practically a commandment.

A Gift for the Mom Who Deserves a Spa Retreat

Alexander Del Rossa Womens Fleece Solid Robe
$55 at Amazon

Users on Amazon love how soft, cozy, and incredibly comfortable this robe feels.

A Gift for the Mom Who Goes to The Nutcracker Every Year

Pink Ballerinas in Leather
$845 at Tod’s

Chances are she also appreciates pretty, well-made ballerina flats.

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46 Holiday Gifts for Any Kind Of Mom