47 Thoughtful Gifts We Think Your Mom Will Absolutely Adore
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1. A fill-in-the-blank book ready to hold all the reasons they're the best as an affordable customized gift.
2. Or a set of letters to mom you can easily split up with your siblings for a *joint gift* because you're thoughtful like that and they're super forgetful like that.
3. A breakfast sandwich maker so YOU can make breakfast for *you both* instead of lazily dropping hints about wanting some McD's. (Besides, you can drive to get your own McD's.)
4. Family tree wall art in case your mom (like mine) is elbow deep in ancestry research and could benefit from a beautiful way to organize it.
6. An *affordable* framed photo to help capture that moment from Thanksgiving last year when everyone actually smiled and had their eyes open in one take. Oh, and it ships for FREE!
7. Or go in together for a custom gallery wall to fill up that blank wall in the foyer they keep meaning to decorate with pics from the 10 weddings you all attended last year.
8. A Versed instant resurfacing mask they'll only have to use once a week for some instantly smooth results. You know they'll never take the time to go get a facial. This is a quick and not-so-dirty (it's even cruelty-free!) fix.
9. A The New York Times Mondays crossword puzzle book so those poor peepers can get a break from screens.
10. A crochet beanie kit for the mom who says "I don't need anything." With this kit they can DIY her own gift and know that 20% of its proceeds go to charity!
11. A gift subscription to Acorn for the Anglophile mom who can't get enough British TV shows. And Australian ones, too!
13. A bath bomb set for making the guest bathroom feel like a spa. Plus the packaging means that, tbh, you don't really have to wrap it. Presentation!
14. A Fire tablet with Alexa and your online library password so they won't have to complain about how they're "running out of books to read at the library" — which is a thing my mom said. And it was the truth!
15. A customizable family cookbook to make it easier to keep up with those heirloom recipes that taste better than anything you could ever get in a restaurant.
16. Or a custom photo book you can build with images of original recipe cards and family holidays past. And because you build it online, you can make lots and lots of copies to share!
17. Plus! A custom kitchen towel with a print of a handwritten family recipe as something to constantly leave out as a nice reminder!
18. A puzzle plateau for working on a new puzzle as they pleases instead of waiting for a lull when no one's using the dining room table for a few days.
20. A *very cool* roomy tote that, yes, they can pull off while throwing most everything they could possibly need for the day. Even their current read!
21. Or a cross-body that'll fit folks with all sorts of styles, especially mom whose complained about shoulder pain ::looks in the direction of that purse packed to the gills:.
23. A custom necklace with longitude numbers representing where you and your siblings live to remind them that distance is just a number.
24. A pet odor-neutralizing candle so they won't have to buy stock in air freshener to keep the house smelling nice despite YOUR dog YOU insisted on adopting who now lives with your parents.
26. A ~tasteful~ frame that'll make that adorably awkward childhood pic of you that much more appealing because you can't time travel to tell yourself to NOT cut your bangs yourself.
27. Or a digital photo frame with ~unlimited storage~ you can help top off with family pics so she they can take it out of the box g2g.
29. A custom family portrait that'll amp up that old pic you recently dug out of a photo storage box.
30. A Clinique makeup-removing kit as a gentle intro to how easy it CAN be. After all, how many times have you lamented over the phone about thinking you got every last bit of waterproof mascara to wake up to streaks on your pillowcase. (Oh hey, and it's cheap enough to buy one for yourself!)
31. A toasty scarf to express their love for classic literature because no matter how many times you watch Colin Firth in a wet T-shirt contest together, this is (unfortunately) the closest either one of you is getting to a nuzzle from Darcy.
33. A gorgeous kettle with a cool-touch handle so they don't have to worry about tracking down an oven mitt when the water's ready for tea.
34. A tea drops sampler, aka an impressive set of loose-leaf tea molded into fun shapes that are sure to impress.
35. Personalized family mugs that'll make them feel all warm and toasty inside while you catch up on the phone.
36. And a five-pack of adorable coffee spoons they can use to stir in the good stuff to get their java to the perfect color and taste.
37. A Rosetta Stone subscription so you can both brush up on your Italian before you hit up the Amalfi coast in summer 2022.
38. A 7-in-1 Instant Pot because they've dedicated a whole Pinterest board to Instant Pot recipes (and sent you the link), so they'll finally be able to put them to use! Maybe you'll even get to savor the noms.
39. A 32-pack of Lululun moisturizing skin masks that can be used over the course of the month, or however their schedule allows! Mom, welcome to the no-rinsing mask club!
40. A Book of the Month subscription – it can keep them filled with all sorts of literary tomes they may pass on to you after they've read them so you can discuss. (Fingers crossed!)
41. A 2-in-1 folding knife with a set of replacement blades because they don't have the time to worry about buying a replacement knife.
42. A nutcracker sweatshirt because their appetite for collecting nutcrackers is insatiable but there's only so much room in the attic.
43. Blue-light-blocking glasses they'll look so good in, they'll forget they're wearing them when they're not staring at their laptop.
46. And a compact jewelry storage box they can use to organize the gifts of the past and throw in their bag, easy-peasy.
47. And to top off your gift, a sewing tin sticker as a throwback to all the times you got excited about cookies, only to open up that tin to a wave of disappointment.
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