Shopping for mom is a tricky, tricky thing. When you ask her what she wants, the answer is always the same: "Just a phone call here and there would be nice." And while picking up your cell to say hello is well and good, she can't unwrap that when everyone is passing around gifts, now can she? For the mom who claims to want nothing more than your love, here are a few ideas should you want to spoil her with a treat or two.
Subscription at BloomsyBox, Starting at $40
Your mom knows you love her, but remind her of it every month when a gorgeous arrangement arrived. Perfect for the person whose love language is flowers.
Aicok Electric Kettle at Amazon, $40
An electric kettle is a must have for both coffee and tea lovers, and this stainless steel and powder blue version is particularly lovely.
Digital Photo Frame in Charcoal Black Trim at Aura, $399
This elegant frame is a great gift on its own, but don't forget to go the extra mile by loading it with photos of your adventures and loved ones. Plus, the handy Aura app lets you add photos from your phone (or anyone attached to the account) directly to the frame, no matter how far away from home you are.
Bellocq Herbal Chai Collection at Amazon, $79
Treat your mom to lovingly blended organic teas, and treat yourself to one less present you have to wrap, thanks to the sunny beribboned box the teas come in.
Blushing Meadow Botanist Cuff at Analog Watch Co., $59
If your mom is a hardcore gardener, casual floral designer, or passionate botanist, this magical bracelet will allow her to wear her beloved blooms year round.
Lillian Farag Circus Poppy Silk Scarf at In The Pursuit, $95
A fun and vibrant print rendered in silk is just the addition your mom's classic wardrobe has been waiting for. You'll get bonus points for spending some quality time with her styling a few outfits with this artist-made beauty.
Colorblock Knit Wool Scarf at Leif, $68
This scarf, on the other hand, is for the sportier, preppier moms who will adore the combination of kicky stripes and super-warm wool.
Gourmand Petits Voyage Trio Gift Set at Spring, $24
This oh-so-pretty (and cheap!) set is available in 6 irresistible scents, so now you just need to figure out whether you have a fluffy musk mom or a Nag Champa mom.
Hardcover Photo Book at Artifact Uprising, $69
No matter how tech-savvy someone is, there's something special about giving them an actual book of treasured family photos. Design your book now and it will ship in just 5 business days.
Hearth & Hand with Magnolia Food Scale at Target, $15
Does your mom have a shelf full of European cookbooks that give all measurements in weight? She definitely needs a food scale—and probably another cookbook to add to her collection.
Medium Wood Salad Bowl at Nordstrom, $49
A gorgeous wooden salad bowl is a must in any home and an heirloom in the making. And this one comes with free shipping!
Merino Travel Kit at Parachute, $169
If your mom is traveling to be with you for the holidays—or if she's a world traveler in general—make her journey more pleasant with this sophisticated travel set.
Mimira French Press at Anthropologie, $58
French presses needn't be metal and glass! This one is perfect for people who love coffee but have more of a tea set aesthetic. Throw in a bag of beans from your favorite roastery for good measure.
Glass Palace Arts Mom Necklace at Etsy, $37
Get it? Your mom is the bigger circle and you're the smaller circle and you're entwined? Jewelry as metaphor available in silver, gold, and rose gold!
Rotterdam Basket Knitting Kit at We Are Knitters, $55
Has your mom been threatening to take up knitting for a while? Get her started in style with this basket-making kit that you can customize in a palette that's perfect for her.
Rifle Paper Co. Spring Garden Recipe Tin at Anthropologie, $38
Family recipes are precious, and whether your mom is more of a passionate cook or a family historian, this set of recipe cards will allow her to keep passed-down dishes safe in a delightful tin.
Tassel Cuff at The Brave Collection, $95
This ultra-chic cuff is great because it can fit a variety of wrist sizes, it's available in 4 colorways, it was handmade by fair-trade artisans in Cambodia, and it comes in a sweet little pouch.
The Ritual of Sakura Relaxing Ritual 2017 at Spring, $45
Give this indulgent organic rice and cherry blossom set (shower foam, shower oil, body scrub, and body cream) to your mom with a card that says Treat Yo Self!
Tia Serving Set at Anthropologie, $32
If your mom loves to entertain and is always fumbling around for ways to serve up dinner, this wood, brass, and horn serving set was made for her.
You and Me Tea Cup Set at Francesca's, $34
Wrap this adorable set with a box or tin of your mom's favorite tea and a promise for many gossipy tea times and one-on-one tea parties to come.