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30 Thoughtful Holiday Gifts That Are Actually Worthy of Your Mom

You kind of owe her one.

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It doesn't matter how old you get—after all these years, your mom still does so much to take care of you. So, it only makes sense that you'd want to get her the most thoughtful gift possible come the holidays. Show your mom how much you appreciate her by giving her one of these heartfelt and useful holiday gifts that also work year-round—whether it's Mother's Day, her birthday, or just because. Plus, there's a little something at every price point, so you can find something your mom will love without breaking the bank, with popular options for everything from jewelry and tech to the self-care gifts you know she deserves.

Gold Initial Necklace

A custom gold necklace featuring the initials of all her kids is exactly the kind of thoughtful gift that will make mom tear up a little.  

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Beurer Shiatsu Foot Massager
$69.00 (19% off)

For the mom who's always on her feet: this heated foot massager will help her unwind after particularly long, tiresome days. 

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parachute silk eye mask
Silk Eye Mask

ALC for Parachute



She'll sleep well with this luxe silk eye mask designed to block out excess light for better rest.

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Terrarium Candle

If she loves plants, these stunning candles give the real things a run for their money.  

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Aluminum iPhone Charging Stand

Your weekly FaceTime chat just got a little easier. Mom can prop up and charge her phone simultaneously, or use the stand to display recipes while she cooks.

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Mother's Birthstone Ring

Give her a sentimental gift, like a handmade ring with the birthstones of all her children. Just make sure you have tissues on hand for all her happy tears.

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TheraBox Self Care Subscription Box

A monthly subscription box that gives your mom everything she needs to pamper herself? What more could you ask for in a gift?

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Mom Definition Print
Serif Design Studios

This print, which defines mom as "someone who sees the best in her kids even when they driver her crazy; unconditional love; someone who does the work of twenty, for free," will show her just how much you appreciate her—pair it with a nice frame to really make it pop.  

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Personalized Family Mugs

Since your mom loves nothing more than her family, she'll appreciate these mugs that are personalized with your family name and artwork depicting each family member.

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Bedside Smartphone Vase

Instead of charging her phone in whatever outlet she can find, give mom this stylish charging stand that doubles as a vase and will bring a smile to her face on her nightstand.

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Custom Silhouette art

It's hard to go wrong with a personalized gift. This custom service converts photos into sentimental artwork, so start digging through the box of old family photos now.

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Tea Around the World Set

If your mom is a big tea drinker, she'll love this gift set of different teas from around the world—and each canister (there are 10 total) is enough to brew 6-8 cups, so it'll last her a while. 

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Eliza Monogram Cheese Board

If your mom is a fan of wine and cheese nights with her friends, this beautiful cheese board will make her get-togethers all the more chic. 

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Fire HD 8 Tablet

Whether she's always reading everywhere she goes, or she could use a tablet to video chat with friends and family, the Amazon Fire 8 tablet is a great gift for mom. Plus, this one has Alexa enabled, so she can use voice commands to navigate.  

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Coffee & A Classic Subscription Box

This monthly subscription box ($28.99 and up/month) is perfect for the mom who's always telling you about the new book she's reading. Each month, she'll be sent a classic novel and themed box full of goodies related to it, including some coffee or hot cocoa. 

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Gardener's Tool Seat

Any mom who has a green thumb will adore this thoughtful gift, which is a lightweight stool that can also be used as a tool bag and a folding chair. Genius.

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Stoneware French Press
Le Creuset

Coffee pods can't beat a freshly-brewed cup of the real stuff. Her mornings just got so much better.

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Family Recipe Tea Towel

Take a photo of one of your mom's most cherished handwritten family recipes, and this Etsy maker will transform it into a tea towel your mom will definitely appreciate.

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iPrep Foldable Tablet Stand
$12.99 (48% off)

Speaking of tablets, if your mom uses hers to display recipes while she cooks, this stand is a must-have. The stylus pen will ensure her screen stays mess-free.

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Brass Watering Can

This practical (and stunning) addition to her potting bench will help your mom keep all her plants happy in style. 

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Decorative Recipe Box
Rifle Paper Co.

The perfect place for your mom to file away all her favorite recipes: this super stylish recipe tin, complete with matching recipe cards to write them all on. 

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Tiled Margot Monogram Coaster

Your mom's always reminding everyone to use coasters, so give her the gift of coasters that are so stylish (and monogrammed!) that everyone will want to use them. 

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Knitted Hot Water Bottle Cover

She'll stay warm and cozy with this beautiful knit hot water bottle cover, which comes in two colors: Mustard, and Russet. 

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Echo Dot

It's the personal assistant she totally deserves. Even if mom's a little technology-challenged (sorry!), she'll pick up the Echo's intuitive voice commands in a snap.

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Ceramic Knitting Bowl

Knitters know the constant annoyance of getting their ball of yarn tangled up mid-project. But this bowl feeds the end through seamlessly, with holes for storing needles, too.

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Knit-Wise Subscription Box

Speaking of knitting, whether your mom is a beginner or a pro, this subscription box ($29/month) will give her the gift of a new project—and all the materials needed to complete it—to work on each month.

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Luxury Bathtub Caddy Tray
Royal Craft Wood

Make your mom's relaxation time even better with this beautiful bathtub caddy, where she can place candles or a glass of wine while she takes a bubble bath.  

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Anya Apron

If your mom's always cooking and hosting people, she'll appreciate this beautiful apron that will keep her clothes free of food splashes and look stylish in the process.

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La tourtière d'Annette Pie Plate

While mom's apple pie recipe is not to be messed with, any accomplished baker could use a dish worthy of her treats—the intricate design on this will pair well with all her lattice work. 

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Super Wine Aerator

Upgrade girls' night in with just the right tool for the job. Rabbit's Wine Aerator lets the Merlot "breathe" just seconds before Scandal comes on.

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