Every holiday season brings the same challenge: You want to gift your mama something she’ll truly love, except that she buys whatever she wants all on her own. The woman has everything she needs. Well, not quite. Here are 12 gorgeous gifts she hasn’t purchased for herself and is guaranteed to love.
1. Ballerina: Fashion’s Modern Muse by Patricia Mears
Tuck a pair of tickets to Swan Lake inside the cover of this gorgeous coffee table book for an extra-special touch.
2. Shani Darden Youthful Skin Gift Set
So she can give her skin some TLC every day of the year (or at least until she runs out). This set features a full-size Retinol Reform serum and two deluxe samples of the Daily Cleansing Serum and Daily Oil-Free Moisturizer for her brightest, most even skin tone yet. Not to mention it comes in a blush leather pouch from The Little Market (you know, Lauren Conrad’s chic fair-trade shop).
3. Chico’s Pearl Earrings and Glittering Bracelets
It’s hard to find something that sparkles as much as your mama, but these rhinestone-adorned bracelets and earrings certainly come close.
4. Anthropologie Pearlescent Vase
Arrange a bouquet of bold winter blooms in one of these stunning abstract vases for added dramatic effect.
5. Rifle Paper Co. Social Stationery Set
A cosmopolitan woman like your mother knows the value of a handwritten note, so it's never a bad idea to keep her well stocked with a set of gorgeous note cards.
6. Birdies The Lovebird Slides
True, she probably already owns a pair of house shoes, but are they made of merlot-colored satin with a matching feather trim? Yeah, we thought not.
7. Nacre Lune 8 in Gold
Cabochon pearls are much more fun to count than plain old numbers, wouldn't you agree?
8. Slip Silk Pillowcase
Queer Eye ’s Jonathan Van Ness swears by silk pillowcases for preventing frizzy locks and keeping your hair looking as smooth as, well, silk.
9. NAME GLO Custom Neon Sign
Perfect for the woman who loves a bit of unexpected art. Let her design a piece of her very own or choose from a selection of cheeky predesigned styles.
10. KAZI Goods Fringed Natural Coasters, Set of 4
Because the best houseguests don’t just use the coasters, they bring their own.
11. Lele Sadoughi Ceramic Candle
After the candle has burned down, she can repurpose this mod-inspired votive as a bud vase or mini treat jar.
12. Farmgirl Flowers Swan Lake Wreath
Flowers are always a lovely and safe bet, but a stunning wreath will last much longer (meaning she can continue to brag about her most generous daughter long after the New Year arrives).