1. A fill-in-the-blank book ready to hold all the reasons she's 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.
5. Or a DNA testing kit as a jumping off point for diving into your lineage and so many stories.
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 she keeps meaning to decorate with pics from the 10 weddings you all attended last year.
8. A The New York Times Mondays crossword puzzle book to help her peel herself from screens and put pen (OK, pencil) to paper.
9. A crochet beanie kit for the mom who says she doesn't need anything. With this kit she can DIY her own gift and know that 20% of its proceeds go to charity!
10. A gift subscription to Acorn for the Anglophile mom who can't get enough British TV shows. And Australian ones, too!
11. And a companion Midsomer Murders shirt that same mom's gonna love. Mine did!
12. A bath bomb set for making the guest bathroom feel like a spa. HER spa.
13. 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 said. And it was the truth!
14. 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.
15. 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!
16. A Jewish Christmas candle that'll remind her of your 2019 rendition of movies and Chinese food after it's long over. Or a Yellowstone-inspired candle as some inspo to recreate that childhood vacation you'd love a redo of in 2020.
17. 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.
18. Or a 750-piece scenic puzzle to give her a fresh view for her problem-solving ways.
19. A roomy tote she can throw most everything she could possibly need for the day. Even her current read!
20. A box of British chocolate you can graciously help her finish off if she needs that help.
21. A custom necklace with longitude numbers representing where you and your siblings live to remind her that distance is just a number.
22. 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.
23. A custom print to remind her of your special bond, even if you don't live around the block.
24. 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.
25. Or a digital photo frame with ~unlimited storage~ you're required to tell her was on Oprah's list of favorite things this year.
26. A Texas pride skillet your mama is gonna want to show off to everyone that steps foot in her house.
27. An Insta-worthy electric toothbrush set and a year subscription to replacement heads. You know she's been mulling over an electric toothbrush a while now but other models have felt too rich for her blood.
28. 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.
29. A loose tea subscription box as a reminder to practice a little self-care.
30. 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.
31. A tea drops sampler, aka an impressive set of loose leaf tea molded into fun shapes that are sure to impress.
32. Personalized family mugs that'll make her feel all warm and toasty inside while you catch up on the phone.
33. And adorable coffee spoon she can use to stir in the good stuff to get her java to the perfect color and taste.
34. A Rosetta Stone subscription so you can both brush up on your Italian before you hit up the Amalfi coast in summer 2020.
35. 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.
36. A chic lil' compact she can keep stashed in her purse bc who can actually keep up with which makeup container has the cleanest mirror? Not I!
37. A Book of the Month subscription – it 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!)
38. A 2-in-1 folding knife with a set of replacement blades because she doesn't have the time to worry about buying a replacement knife.
39. 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.
40. A desk name plate that'll spell it out for anyone who's unsure of her official title.
41. A custom Starbucks cup she can keep in her car so she's ready for her morning caffeine ritual.
42. And a compact jewelry storage box she can use to organize the gifts of the past and throw in her bag, easy-peasy.
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