What do you mean you haven’t bought a holiday gift for the mom in your life yet? Maybe you’re stressed, short on time, and steering towards the same-old socks or tawdry coffee mug. Don’t do it! Whatever mom you’re shopping for — your mom, the co-mom of your kids, your mother-in-law or just a mom friend — is too good for that. Besides, you got her socks and mugs in the past, didn’t you? Admit it.
Instead of going the tried-and-tired route with your holiday gifts, or (gulp) waiting until the last minute, show this mom that you really care by giving her a gift that fits her oh-so-unique personality. Whether she’s a fitness guru, a chef, an adventurer, or a bibliophile, she’s a family matriarch and that means she’s a badass. She deserves to open a present this year that will make her feel seen and adored.
Read on for our top pics for the crafty mom, the mom who has it all, and more. And if you see something on this list that you’re hoping will end up under the tree for you, well, just go ahead and “accidentally” leave your laptop open or print off this article and stick it to the fridge. When it comes to #momlife, who cares about subtlety anyway?
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A version of this story was originally published in December 2019.