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    35 Thoughtful Gifts Your Mom Will Absolutely Adore

    Custom family cookbooks, breakfast sandwich makers, British mystery show binges, and so many more wonderful gifts she'll love almost as much as you ;).

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    1. A fill-in-the-blank book ready to hold all the reasons she's the best as an affordable customized gift.


    Promising review: "I saw this and just knew I HAD to buy it! My mom is my best friend and to get a chance to leave some really sweet and loving notes and then some really funny make her laugh out loud notes I had to buy this book! She loves this gift so much! It made her laugh, and get emotional, too! She loved the cute, creative look of it! This was the best gift I've gotten her in a while." —Sarah Smith

    Get it from Amazon for $10 (available in a variety of styles).

    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.


    Includes 12 fold-and-mail-style envelopes (10 prompted, 2 blank).

    Get them from Amazon for $6.45.

    3. 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!

    You can download the app, upload a pic, choose a frame, and have it shipped directly to your mom. I've ordered one from the app and the frame, matting, and photo quality all turned out beautifully!

    Get one from Keepsake for $25+ (available in a variety of sizes, styles, and frames).

    4. Or go in together for a custom gallery wall to fill up that blank wall in the foyer she keeps meaning to decorate with pics from the 10 weddings you all attended last year.


    Seriously, stop trying to piece together your own gallery wall. I've also tried and loved this service! It helped me finally print out a few years of vacation, wedding, and holiday photos to make my apartment feel like home. Each gallery wall shipment comes with a paper format you can tape up to the wall with spots for the included hardware. So you can install it when she's distracted with wrapping some last-minute gifts for a heartfelt reveal without making a bunch of unnecessary holes in the wall.

    Get it from Framebridge for $150+ (available in 12 styles).

    5. A breakfast sandwich maker so YOU can make breakfast for *you both* instead of lazily dropping hints about wanting some McD's.


    Makes 1 to 2 sandwiches ready in 5 minutes. Has a timer with audible tone and removable parts are dishwasher-safe.

    Promising review: "It is easy to build a great breakfast sandwich with any toppings you want, and it always comes out perfectly. I usually set the timer for four minutes because I like my yolk a little runny, but you can tweak your time as you gain experience. Make sure it is preheated to minimize the mess from the egg (it will leak if the unit is not preheated), spray lightly with cooking spray, and you're off to a great breakfast sandwich." —Rob Cooper

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    6. A handknit Peruvian alpca hat as a chic topper on those days when it's a chilly, dry-shampoo-and-go day.

    Eileen Fisher

    Get it from Eileen Fisher for $98 (available in three colors).

    7. A gift subscription to Acorn for the Anglophile mom who can't get enough British TV shows. And Australian ones, too!

    Acorn TV

    My mom and I ADORE watching British mystery shows and we just started watching Agatha Raisin (seen here), starring Ashley Jensen (who I already knew and loved from Catastrophe, which you can watch on Amazon Prime)! This will be like treating your mom to coffee once a month, but so much more satisfying.

    Get it from Amazon for $4.95 a month.

    8. A Fire HD 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 said. And it was the truth!


    This is also great for making touch-free video calls, so you can easily catch up with each other when you're far, far away. It has stereo speakers, Dolby Audio, up to 10 hours of battery life, and dual-band Wi-Fi—perfect for Full HD, widescreen entertainment. She can enjoy millions of movies, TV shows, songs, Kindle eBooks, apps, and games, and watch downloaded videos anywhere with a Prime membership, Netflix plan, or Showtime subscription.

    Get it from Amazon for $99.99 (originally $149.99).

    9. 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.

    Uncommon Goods

    Do the grunt work of filling out the recipe book from the start as an even sweeter gift!

    Get it from Amazon for $25.12 or Uncommon Goods for $35.

    10. 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!

    My uncle did this a few years ago for our family with my Grandma's prized family recipes he scanned and uploaded as pics. Now it lives with my mom's cookbooks and she refers to it for family meals. (We miss Grandma Lilly dearly and she did *not* mess around when it came to good eats and clean plates. So this is a gift she definitely would've loved.) A few years before that I made a vacation photos book for my parents through Shutterfly and they thought it was wonderful!

    Get it from Shutterfly for $9.99+ (several book making options available, so you can get as creative or as minimalist as you'd like).

    11. A book-scented candle that'll remind her of all the bookstore browsing you've done together because if you're in the vicinity of a bookstore, you're legally obligated to go!


    Get it from Amazon for $29.95 (available in 11 varieties).

    12. 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.


    Measures at 21"x29" and fits most 1000 pieces puzzles (puzzle sizes may vary).

    Get it from Amazon for $69.98. Also check out a puzzle roll.

    13. Or a 750-piece scenic puzzle to give her a fresh view for her problem-solving ways.


    Get it from Amazon for $13.51.

    14. A timeless leather tote that'll help her ~lock down~ her everyday look with enough room for her essentials. And a book!

    Dooney & Bourke

    Get it from Dooney & Bourke for $223.50+ (available in 17 colors).

    15. A bath subscription box packed with salts and essential oils for making the guest bathroom feel like a spa. HER spa.


    Get it from CrateJoy for $37.95 a month.

    16. A custom necklace with longitude numbers representing where you and your siblings live to remind her that distance is just a number.

    White Lilie Designs / Etsy

    Get it from White Lilie Designs on Etsy for $16.15+ (available in three metals).

    17. A pet odor–neutralizing candle so she 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 her.


    Who amongst us is not guilty? Read my full review. (I'm obsessed!)

    Promising review: "I do love this candle. I like the smell and the container. I have two pets and this throws the right amount of fragrance into our kitchen and dining area where our pets often hang out. Frankly, I would buy this candle even if I did not own a pet. I have given it as a gift and the recipient also loves the smell. We have Fresh Citrus and Mandarin Sage varieties." —LMcQ

    Get it from Amazon for $21.95 (available in 23 scents).

    18. A custom print to remind her of your special bond, even if you don't live around the block.

    Emma & The Bean / Etsy

    Get it from Emma & The Bean on Etsy for $18 (available in six relationships and two map types).

    19. A blanket-knitting kit that you can *also* tell her is a beginner level, so it shouldn't be too intimidating!

    We Are Knitters

    Get it from We Are Knitters for $77 (available in several color combos).

    20. 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.


    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in four sizes and four finishes).

    21. Or a digital photo frame with ~unlimited storage~ you're required to tell her was on Oprah's list of favorite things this year.


    Works with iPhone or Android. Facial recognition software via the Aura app identifies your closet relationships and sends photos to your frame automatically. The frame works vertically or horizontally.

    Get it from Amazon for $249 (available in two colors).

    22. A toasty scarf 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 (unfortunately) the closest either one of you is getting to a nuzzle from Darcy.

    Uncommon Goods

    Get it from Uncommon Goods for $48 (available in Jane Eyre, Pride and Prejudice, Alice in Wonderland, and Sense and Sensibility).

    23. A loose tea subscription box as a reminder to practice a little self-care.


    Get it from CrateJoy for $9+ a month (available in four varieties).

    24. A gorgeous kettle with a cool-touch handle so she doesn't have to worry about tracking down an oven mitt when the water's ready for tea.


    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $31.19.

    25. Or an iced-tea maker she can sip on while she's on the go.


    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $15.99.

    26. Personalized family mugs that'll make her feel all warm and toasty inside while you catch up on the phone.

    Uncommon Goods

    Get them from Uncommon Goods for $30+.

    27. 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.


    Uses include a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, sauté, yogurt maker and warmer. Features 14 smart programs, like soup, meat/stew, bean/chili, poultry, sauté/simmer, rice, multigrain, porridge, steam, slow cook, keep warm, yogurt, manual, and pressure cook. Unconvinced? Read why one BuzzFeeder loves it.

    Promising review: "I love this machine. I got it as a Christmas gift to myself and it's the best money I've ever spent. I'm on an elimination diet for my autoimmune disease. It means that I have to cook all my food myself. I CANNOT eat out. That is a huge amount of time and prep and work. This little machine is a lifesaver. There's a bit of a learning curve figuring out how long things need to go, and how to adapt recipes from slow cookers and oven braising to work under pressure, but once you figure it out, it's such a huge time saver. Plus it does so many different things. Such a time saver, and so delicious." —CelesteEden

    Get it from Amazon for $63.99+ (available in 3-, 6-, or 8-quart sizes).

    28. A DNA testing kit to open up doors to all kinds of information about your lineage.


    The test helps you can find your origins in more than 350 regions around the world, which is 2x more geographic detail than any other DNA test. It also helps you determine migrations to see where your ancestors travelled, and even consumes you with living relatives. Plus if you order two kits right now, you'll get free shipping!

    Get it from Ancestry for $59 (originally $99).

    29. Or family tree wall art in case your mom (like mine) is already elbow deep in ancestry research and could benefit from a beautiful way to organize it.


    Get two from Amazon for $22.35.

    30. A custom family tree necklace with all the kids' birthstones inside as a piece she'll literally and metaphorically hold close to her heart.

    Eve's Addiction

    You can add up to eight birthstones!

    Get it from Eve's Addiction for $44.62.

    31. A Book of the Month subscription can keep her filled with all sorts of literary tomes she may pass on to you after she's read them so you can discuss. (Fingers crossed!)

    The recipient gets a gorgeous gift card with a custom note. Then they can pick one of five books available for each month and even skip a month if they're super busy then. So you don't have to sweat selecting the book they've love.

    Get a three-month gift subscription from Book of the Month for $44.99.

    32. A desk name plate that'll spell it out for anyone who's unsure of her official title.


    Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

    33. A gourmet French snack box to satisfy your main Francophile in the most delicious way possible.

    Bon Appetit Box

    Get the Petite Apertif Box from Bon Appetit Box for $30.

    And check out all the boxes.

    34. Blue light-blocking glasses she'll look so good in, she'll forget she's wearing them when she's not staring at her laptop.


    Get them from DIFF for $60.

    35. A gorgeous bouquet that'll be so impressive AND it's sourced from small farmers. Yay small businesses!


    Get it from Bouqs for $40+ (available in three sizes).

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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