Your mother has probably sacrificed a lot for you your entire life, so the holidays are the perfect time to repay the favor by surprising her with a gift that she can love, cherish, and feel appreciated by year-round.
We've rounded up some gorgeous gifts ranging from the very inexpensive to the glamorous high-end to place under the tree (or mail home) this year. Read on to discover what we think will make your mom smile ear-to-ear this holiday season.
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When looking for a fancy treat for Mom this year, cashmere is a fantastic option that she'll likely not buy herself in the rush to take care of everyone else.
This cardigan is easy to fit so you won't need precise measurements to get it right, and three color options provide a decent range of neutrals that will please any palette. We lean toward the spicy red below to make the classic pop, but you can never go wrong with black or camel.
David Yurman's silver jewelry designs are as timeless as a mother's love itself. This understated pendant continues that tradition with its classy silhouette, but the unique black orchid stone (lavender amethyst over hematine) twists the standard diamond or birthstone gem theme on its head. It's also wonderful for layering, making it ideal for those who love the simplicity of the necklace on its own OR want a more intricate look depending on how they pair it.
Made of 100% mulberry silk, this lavish swath of designer fabric is an accessory that stands the test of time without looking stale or dated. The classic Burberry tartan is fresh as a daisy nestled between bold stripes and chain print, and the neutral color story accents nearly any fall or winter outfit without clashing harshly with printed sweaters or outerwear. Pair it with the camel or black version of the cardigan above and watch your mother's jaw drop on Christmas morning.
La Mer is the caviar of skincare, meaning you get very little for a whole lot of money but oh, is it EVER worth it.
This collection provides a wonderful smattering of products from the top-dollar brand including cleanser, moisturizer, serum, and treatment lotion that work together to combat signs of aging–not that your mom needs it, but the confidence boost of a fresh face never hurt a gal.
Caffeine is the unsung hero of reducing eye bags, and this contouring gel combines it in spades with green tea extract, probiotics, and a plethora of other helpful ingredients to attack a sleepy face from the very first use. It can be use under makeup or on its own while sleeping, meaning you'll reap the benefits all day long.
Reviews on the main page are very positive, even pointing out that you can put it in the fridge for a more cooling experience. One user raves just a tiny amount completely erases her crow's feet, which is something anyone–mom, grandma, dad, truly anyone–can appreciate.
As the skin on our lips ages, it becomes harder to wear matte formula lipsticks without it drying and seeping into little cracks and crevices. Oppositely, shiny glosses can look a bit juvenile and unflattering when gooped on in thick layers.
Lilah B. tinted lip oils provide the perfect in-between cushioning formula that gives buildable sheer to medium coverage. Ingredients like bilberry seed oil, milk thistle extract, and vitamin E moisturizes during wear, making it skincare and a colorful beauty enhancer in one.
This book was created with mother-daughter relationship in mind, aiming to honor the beauty they hold. As the synopsis states:
"Whimsical illustrations capture the poignant moments that make motherhood so special: pinning up a daughter's hair, getting messy during playtime, reading quietly side by side, and, above all, cherishing precious moments together. This lovely testament to the inimitable mother/daughter bond will delight parents and children in a celebration of a supremely meaningful relationship."
Any mother with a daughter can appreciate the sentiments shared within, and it might even bring back some invaluable memories from your childhood in the process.
Slippers are a classic Mom gift, but why get her yet another cheap pair that'll fall apart when you can spend just a little more and get something beautiful, well-made, and absurdly soft thanks to gorgeous recycled fur. She, and her feet, will thank you.
You don't have to break the bank in order to get Mom something worthy of royalty. This under $20 teacup with matching spoon arrives already packaged to gift in a satin-lined box, and the fancy details will give her a luxe experience every time she reaches for a cup of afternoon tea. Pair it with a lovely tea sampler to round out the gift.
Every lady likes a little blue box, and gifting a Christmas ornament is a great way to build a yearly tradition that makes for lasting lifetime memories. Not to mention getting anything from the prestigious retailer for under $100 is quite the steal, relatively speaking.
These McQueen shades are a masterful update on the classic Hollywood silhouette drawn straight from the mind of Breakfast At Tiffany's fanatics with just enough modern edge to make your mother feel young and beautiful. An understated arm logo offers a hint of bragging rights, but the shape itself will make her look rich already.