Gift Guide: What to Buy the Mom Who Has Everything
Gift Guide: What to Buy the Mom Who Has Everything
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Gift Guide: What to Buy the Mom Who Has Everything

Dec 14, 2016
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Moms: They give us everything, and they never ask for anything in return. So when it comes time to buy mom a gift, you want to make sure that you’re getting her something as unique and beautiful as she is.

This holiday season, try giving Mom one of these special gifts.

A beautiful coffee table book

Who doesn’t love a gorgeous coffee table book? And since these big, beautiful books are something most of us rarely splurge on for ourselves, you can be pretty sure you’re getting Mom something truly special.

If your mom is a home and style enthusiast, try Styling Nature: a Masterful Approach to Floral Arrangements. If she’s a lover of fine portraiture – or Annie Leibowitz – go for Vanity Fair: the Portraits.

An elegant smartwatch

Smartwatches don’t have to look like a tiny wearable computer, as several companies have proven recently. For a smartwatch with a traditional aesthetic but a typical smartwatch display, opt for the Fossil Q.

The Pebble Time Round smartwatch is a sleek, lightweight watch that offers a minimalist design and plenty of useful features.

If you want a smartwatch so well-designed it could trick people into thinking it’s a high-end, traditional watch, take a look at the Huawei Watch.

The Nixplay Iris

Mom deserves style and grace in everything she owns – even her digital picture frame. The Nixplay Iris’s sleek, silk-metal finish and three color choices (Silver, Peach Copper, and Burnished Bronze) make this digital picture frame something she’ll want to display right alongside her traditional picture frames.

The Nixplay Iris’ features include a high-resolution display, an activity sensor that tells the frame to “wake up” when someone enters the room, and WiFi connectivity, so you can send Mom pictures from anywhere, at any time. It’s a great way to stay connected with her through all of life’s little moments – even if she can’t be there with you.

A swanky cookbook

If mom loves to cook – or if she just loves flipping through all those delicious pictures of food – pick up a high-quality cookbook. For the romantic at heart, there’s Ina Garten’s Cooking for Jeffrey: a Barefoot Contessa Cookbook, which features recipes that Garten makes for her husband of 45 years, Jeffrey.

For the adventurous, fun-loving cook, try the totally unique Dirt Candy: a Cookbook. This graphic cookbook is filled not just with recipes, but with comics detailing everything from how to properly slice a zucchini to what it’s like to run a restaurant.

A subscription box for sweets

Subscription boxes are the gifts that keep on giving, and boxes that deliver a collection of delicious chocolates or candies to you every month – well, we’re hard-pressed to think of anyone who wouldn’t be thrilled to get that as a gift.

For the chocolate lover, try Chococurb’s mini box, which will send Mom a box of three personalized premium chocolate items each month.

If she’s a true chocolate connoisseur, you may want to opt for Choco Rush. This club offers a three-bar-per-month box featuring all bean to bar chocolate – in other words, chocolate from makers who perform every single step of the chocolate making process in-house.

If Mom’s more of a candy person, try Treatsie, which will ship her a collection of artisan confections from sweet makers from around the country each month.

Amazon Echo or Google Home

Whether or not Mom is particularly tech-savvy, she’ll be able to get a lot out of the Amazon Echo or Google Home, two smart home bluetooth speakers and virtual assistants that both came out in the past couple of years.

You’ll want to think long and hard about which to get Mom, as a device like this is a highly personal item – but then again, who knows her better than you do?

Happy shopping! We hope your holiday season is filled with lovely gifts, but more importantly, with making happy memories with the ones you love.