28 Thoughtful Gifts Your Mom Will Absolutely Adore
Gifts that show your utmost appreciation, like a smart photo frame, puzzle with a hidden message, family cookbook you can personalize, and lots more! The products in this post were updated in February 2018.
2.Or a set of letters to mom to easily split up with your siblings for a *joint gift*.
3.An ~affordable~ custom-framed photo that'll be criminally easy to handle by uploading digitally or sending in via mail. (Perf op for that vintage pic of your great grandparents, huh?)
4.A breakfast sandwich maker so YOU can make breakfast for once instead of lazily dropping hints about wanting some McD's.
5.A gift subscription to Acorn for the Anglophile mom who can't get enough British TV shows. And Australian ones, too!
6.A Fire tablet with Alexa and your online library password so she won't have to complain about how she's "running out of books to read at the library" — which is a thing my mom once said to me. And it was the truth!
7.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.
8.A puzzle plateau for working on a new puzzle as she pleases instead of waiting for a lull when she won't be using the dining room table for a few days.
9.Or a scenic puzzle with a sweet message in case she's into the idea of puzzles, but not really the 1000 piece ones.
10.A 12-cup drip coffee maker the coffee-loving mom may make her increase her daily habit because its wide-mouth carafe is sooooo easy to clean.
11.A bath subscription box packed with salts and essential oils to make the guest bathroom feel like a spa.
19.A 7-in-1 Instant Pot because she's dedicated a whole Pinterest board to Instant Pot recipes (and sent you the link), so she'll finally be able to put them to use! Maybe you'll even get to savor the noms.
20.A custom print to remind her of your special bond, even if you don't live around the block.
21.A set of family mugs so your likeness can be sipping tea with mom while you're spilling tea on the phone.
22.A tassel earring kit for the mom who adores some statement jewelry so she can build her own look to perfectly match that sweater she's going to wear next Tuesday.
23.A DNA testing kit — aka one of Oprah's favorite things this year — to open up doors to all kinds of information about your lineage.
24.Or a family tree map in case your mom (like mine) is already elbow deep in ancestry research and could benefit from a beautiful way to organize it.
26.A sassy name plaque she can park on her desk and point to when someone comes into her office asking a dumb question.
27.A toasty way to express her love for classic literature because no matter how many times you watch Colin Firth in a wet T-shirt contest together, this is the closest she's getting to a nuzzle from Darcy.
28.A custom photo fleece blanket she'll snuggle up with while watching a scary movie so it's like you're there screaming at all the jump scares together.
When you and your mom both agree that you did an excellent job on her gift this year: