No matter how close you are to your mother, the pressure is on when it comes to getting her the perfect gift each holiday season. How can you possibly repay her for everything she’s done for you? While there’s nothing worse than waiting until the last minute to scramble for a present (you hope) mom is guaranteed to love, we get it: Time isn’t always on our holiday shopping side.
If your mom is a tough nut to crack (or you don’t have the time to become a private investigator overnight), the good news is, we’ve done the heavy lifting for you. We’ve rounded up our favorite gifts that are thoughtful, useful, and perfect for every mom. Take the thinking out of things, and click through the slideshow ahead.
Embroidered Silk Eye Mask by SLIP, Net-a-Porter, $45
Wouldn’t you say it’s about time you gave mom the gift of a blissful night’s sleep? Put her mind and dreams at ease once and for all with this ultra-soft eye mask that’s crafted from mulberry silk. Blocking out the haters—and unwelcome sunlight—never looked so chic.
Pulcina Espresso Maker, Alessi, $150
Created by Italian architect Michele De Lucchi, this stepped, stovetop espresso maker proves to be a revolutionary choice for any caffeine crazed mama with a design-focused kitchen. Keep with the breakfast theme by pairing this morning time present with an equally durable metallic mug.
Taxi Mittens by Kate Spade New York, Lord and Taylor, $48
While city-dwelling mothers will, of course, put these cab-catching mittens to good use, so will stylish moms who like to combat the chilly temps with bright, graphic accessories. This holiday, consider slipping this chic cold weather essential into her stocking.
Medium Dipped Belly Basket, Olli Ella, $35
Get your mom something that will help upgrade the decor in her bathroom, living room, or bedroom. A colorful, chic basket is an easy way to make a room pop—now, she can stow her towels, throw blankets, and other knickknacks away stylishly. This bright, cheerful basket is full of holiday spirit, and if you’re really looking to splurge on mom, get her a new set of towels too.
The Catalina, Lo & Sons, $120
A new weekender that is just as cool as it is organized makes for a great gift. The Catalina by Lo & Sons is one of our favorites: It even has a special bottom compartment to separate out certain items, like shoes. While this weekender is a wonderful gift in and of itself, make it a home run and give mom a surprise weekend away for just the two of you, so you can have some real bonding time.
Cool Mom Cashmere Slippers, Mini Rose, $63.19
Tell your mom how cool she is with a pair of luxurious sippers. In all seriousness, whether or not your mom actually is the coolest, these comfy slippers make for a fun and super cozy gift she’s sure to love… and laugh about.
Wonderful, Nicely Noted, $20
Sometimes, there’s nothing quite like a handwritten, heartfelt note during the holidays. Write one for your mom this holiday season to tell her just how grateful you are for her.
But instead of buying your holiday card at the store at the very last minute, try ordering a pack of super cute cards from Nicely Noted (an awesome, subscription-based card company). And if your mom loves sending handwritten notes herself, make the gift even better by buying her a subscription to Nicely Noted, so that she’ll never need to buy stationary again.
Switch Luxury Bluetooth Speaker, Native Union, $129.99
While some moms are super tech savvy, other moms aren’t—which means that sometimes, a tech gift you thought was going to upgrade her life in a major way just sits in a box in a major way. No matter how savvy your mama is with technology, a chic and portable speaker is a great gift. Now, she can listen to her audiobooks or favorite tunes on the beach, in a hotel while she’s traveling, and even in the house.
Sheet Masks Set, Peach and Lily, $15
Moms need to de-stress. Some people might think that gifts to spas are played out, but when was the last time you turned down a great massage? While it’s easy to buy your mom a massage and leave it at that, make the gift feel special by also gifting her a set of awesome face masks, a candle, and maybe even a brand new, extremely cozy robe. That way, she’ll feel like she’s at the spa relaxing, even in the comfort of her own home.