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31 Gifts for Mom She’ll Actually Love

The holidays are quickly coming so there is no better time to start picking out gifts for mom that she is going to love and adore!

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What to buy the #1 woman in your life

With Black Friday just weeks away, there isn’t a whole lot of time to figure out what you are going to buy your family and friends. Whether you are celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa, gifts for your mom should be one of your top priorities. The woman did give you the gift of life, after all, so you sort of owe her big! If you are sure what gifts to get for mom this year, we’ve got you covered. From cozy robes and sweaters to kitchen gadgets and goodies, here are 31 gifts for mom that she will actually love. Pair it with one of these 29 quotes about motherhood and you’ve got a guaranteed slam dunk.

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iRobot Roomba 675 Wi-Fi Connected Robot Vacuum Cleaner


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There are so many better things that all of us can do with our time that don’t involve pushing a huge vacuum around the house. Now, we are not assuming your mom is in charge of the vacuuming duties, but if she is, splurging on an iRobot Roomba that can be easily controlled via her smartphone will definitely free up her time to do things she actually wants to do. In case you are thinking about investing in mom’s smart home this holiday, here are 17 other gadgets you could get her.

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The Instant Pot Duo Evo Plus


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This next-level Instant Pot is the smartest, most intuitive, and user-friendly model ever. It features 48 customizable cooking programs, so mom will be able to make everything from soup and beans to rice and ribs with the touch of a button. If she doesn’t own an Instant Pot yet or is ready for an upgrade, this is a no-brainer. These are the first things you should cook for her in it.

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Ninja Foodi Grill


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This five-in-one gadget can do almost anything in the kitchen: It’s an air-fryer, a roaster, baker, dehydrator, and an indoor grill. Yes, for real. The virtually smoke-free gadget is seriously perfect for the mom who enjoys healthy eating but doesn’t have all day long to prepare meals. Here are 10 other smart kitchen gadgets she will love.

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Chicago Metallic Brownie Slice Solutions Pan


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Sure, your mom probably has baking pans. But this genius next-level kitchen tool is the perfect solution to a seriously annoying baking problem: cutting and dividing. The pan is already split up with a removable divider, perfectly sized for brownies, blondies, and lemon bars, and can create 18 perfectly sliced baked goods. Made out of heavy-weight aluminized steel for superior heat conduction and even baking, and featuring an easy release, silicone-based and non-stick coating for easy cleanup, it will make her famous Rocky Road brownies even better.


The gift of fresh scent: Kai Rose Perfume Oil


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Roses are red, violets are blue, if your mom loves smelling great, Kai’s newest perfume oil is totally for you! Malibu, California based fragrance guru Gaye Straza’s fresh and intoxicating Kai perfume oil has been slathered on the wrists and necks of celebrities including Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, and Charlize Theron, for over a decade. She recently added her second scent to her fragrance, body care, and home product collection. The subtly divine Kai Rose is quickly amassing a cult following, and rightfully so. It literally smells like a rose garden. Find out what your favorite scent says about your personality.

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Gibson Fruitwood 2-Piece Chip & Dip Serving Set


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If there is a lot of chips and dip action going down in your mom’s house, then this gorgeous serving set is a must-buy. The dip bowl is made of durable stoneware, perfect for whatever salsa, spinach dip, queso, or hummus, your family likes to whip up, while the chip/pita, cracker bowl, made out of sleek wood, is sure to get some compliments. Whip up any of these 34 dips that will satisfy any snack attack for her.


Satya Jewelry Cycle of Creativity Necklace


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Give mom a token of appreciation for all she does, while simultaneously inspiring her creative forces. This gorgeous silver bead necklace from Satya Jewelry features a delicate a gleaming 18k gold mandala, symbolizing the sacred infinite cycle, and a beveled white topaz stone that inspires individuality, creativity, and awareness. Here are more can’t miss gift ideas for the woman who is impossible to shop for.

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Dyson Pure Hot and Cool Air Purifier


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If you have one of those moms who is always too hot or cold, then look no further. This totally progressive gadget works as a heater, a fan, and even an air purifier. Even cooler (pun intended) is that she can even control it with her voice via the Amazon Echo. Here are some other great products and gadgets for people with allergies.

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Carthage Co Dadasi Serving Bowl


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This minimalist but elegant serving bowl is one of those things that mom will absolutely love, but would probably never splurge on herself. In addition to its streamlined aesthetic, it is also microwave and dishwasher safe, making it a super convenient and elegant serving bowl for her to use and clean. Need to buy something for dad? These 33 gift ideas will make you look like a hero.


Camila Morrone X NakedCashmere Kim Top


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What do you get when you make a classic long-sleeved henley out of fine cashmere? A minimal but luxurious top your mom is never going to want to take off! Perfect for wearing alone or layering for extra warmth, you will keep her warm and looking chic all winter long.

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Aura Mason Frame


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Give mom the gift of memories! Aura, our favorite digital frame company, just released their most inexpensive model ever, the Mason. Just like the more expensive models, anyone in the family—whether they live down the street or in another country—can directly add photos to the frame, simply by Aura’s easy-to-use app. You can also preload the frame with lots of family photos before giving the frame to mom, so all she has to do is plug it in to enjoy thousands of photos of all of her favorite people. Here are some other smart appliances worth investing in.


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Giant Capri Blue Volcano Candle


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If your mom has ever walked into an Anthropologie store, she is probably obsessed with the subtly tropical but intoxicating scent of Capri Blue’s cult classic Volcano candle. While receiving any size, color, or glass type (because there are literally so many) will put a smile on her face, this giant, 60-ounce version is hard to pass up. Make sure she knows the right way to burn candles.

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The Company Store Cotton Weave Blanket


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Sometimes everyone just needs an extra layer of warmth on their bed. We love The Company Store’s collection of luxurious basics, now sold at Home Depot. Not only are these blankets super cozy and warm, but choosing a color is like visiting a candy store, as they are available in a whopping 22 different hues. Find out the other 14 bedroom items you should have replaced by now.


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SimpleHuman Sensor Mirror Hi-Fi Makeup Mirror


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Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest mother of them all? Make mom truly feel like a queen with the smartest and most luxurious mirror on the market. This new innovation courtesy of SimpleHuman is not just an Alexa-enabled mirror, with nifty self-lighting capabilities, it is also a wireless speaker that she can connect to her smartphone or computer via Bluetooth.


La Rochere Bee Tumbler Set


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La Rochere’s iconic bee collection goes down in history, literally. Inspired by a pattern that belonged to Napoleon, these made-in-France tumblers make for a buzz-worthy addition to her glassware collection. They are also incredibly durable and are both microwave and dishwasher safe. This would also make a sweet gift for your grandmother.


BedHead Pajamas Vintage Minnie Mouse Long Sleeve Classic PJ Set


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This darling sleepwear set from BedHead Pajamas will bring her back to childhood memories. Featuring a vintage Disney print and all the comforts of the brand’s trademark cotton/spandex jersey blend, she will feel like a kid again in comfort. Don’t miss these other magical gifts for Disney lovers.


All-New Kindle Oasis


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Sure, you could buy your mom some books for the holidays. Or, you could splurge on the all-new Kindle Oasis, which comes in a luxuriously dreamy rose gold finish. The reading gadget features a 7″ Paperwhite display with adjustable screen light that can even be scheduled for light changes. It also features an adaptive front light that automatically adjusts the brightness of your screen according to lighting conditions. Score more points by preloading it with some of our favorite reads from 2019.


Le Creuset 1.5-Cup Stoneware Petite French Press Coffee Maker


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Sure, there are a million high-tech coffee makers you can splurge on for mom, but why not get her an elegant, old school, no outlet needed French press? We love this stoneware offering from Le Creuset, available in their trademark red hue as well as endless others. You could also add a few matching coffee cups and a bag of ground beans for a clever coffee-inspired gift basket—then share with her the one ingredient she needs to add to her grounds for a perfect cup every time.

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Artifact Uprising brass and wood display box

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Artifact Uprising is one of our favorite photo-centric purveyors. Their gorgeous and thoughtful keepsake products are timeless and refined—just like mom. If your mama bear loves to keep print pictures around her house, this brass and wood display box will hold up to 50 memories. For an added and personalized touch, have some of your favorites printed out by Artifact Uprising and include them in the box. Or, if you decide to use old photos, here’s how to preserve them to keep them looking their best.


Parachute Home Cashmere Blend Robe


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Very few materials feel as soft and luxurious on the skin as cashmere. While this gorgeously tailored bathrobe is just 10 percent cashmere, it will keep her cozy, warm, and totally itch-free. It makes for the perfect weekend attire for lounging around the house with her morning cup of coffee.

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Brooklinen Mulberry Sleep Bundle

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Nothing makes mom happier than getting a good night’s sleep! This incredible luxe silk mask (to keep the light out of her eyes) and pillowcase (to ensure her hair and skin will stay totally smooth) comes in a set and is completely customizable, in three colors and two pillowcase sizes. Both sleep essentials are constructed out of the finest 100 percent Mulberry silk because only the best for mom! You should also check out the 21 sleep products on Amazon people can’t stop buying.

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Lodge 12 Inch Cast-Iron Skillet


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Lodge cast-iron skillets last so many years. However, it’s quite possible that your mom is ready to have her old one replaced. Sturdy, tough, and durable, this bad boy will help her sear, sauté, bake, broil, braise, fry, or grill her way to perfect meals for the whole family. In order to keep a cast-iron skillet in great shape, avoid these 13 mistakes.


Softies Women’s Ultra Soft Marshmallow Hooded Lounger with Kangaroo Pocket


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Softies Snuggle Lounger makes it onto Oprah’s Favorite Things List almost every year due to the fact that it is so incredibly comfortable. This year we are seriously crushing on their marshmallow hooded lounger. As comfy as a bathrobe and cute like a dress, she can literally throw a jean jacket over it and wear it all weekend long.


Soho Multi-Colored Bowls, Set of 6


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This fun and playful collection of porcelain bowls will liven up her kitchen prep. Uniquely decorated in six colorful patterns, they are 4.75″ in diameter making them the perfect size for small snacks or appetizers. An added bonus? They are dishwasher and microwave safe. These would also make a thoughtful hostess gift.


Corelle 18-Piece Dinnerwear Set,


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Are mom’s dishes looking a little haggard these days? If so, you should consider updating her chipped, fading, and/or incomplete current collection with Corelle’s latest Portofino collection. The super-compact 18-piece set includes six 10. 25″ dinner plates, six 6. 75″ appetizer/snack plates and six bowls—literally everything she needs. In addition to this gorgeous and classic blue and white pattern, Corelle recently released 21 others, so no matter what her style is, you can easily find something to suit her. Here’s the final word on handwashing dishes vs. sticking them in the dishwasher.


Barefoot Dreams Bouclé Knit Hooded Cardigan


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In an ideally comfy world, we would all wear blankets as sweaters, yet never have to compromise style for warmth. Well, you can make her world pretty much perfect with Barefoot Dreams’ latest hooded cardigan, made out of the same universally adored trademark knits as their cult-following blankets.


For the smoothie-loving mom: Breville Super Q Blender


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Think of this super luxury blender-slash-food processor as the Rolls Royce of its genre. The 1,800-watt beast can do anything from make the smoothest smoothies you have ever sipped and blend creamy nut butters, to mix up the tastiest frozen margaritas. You can also use it as a spice grinder, to make sauces, and even desserts. If mom is an empty nester, she doesn’t even have to use the 68-ounce jug. It also comes with an on-the-go 24-ounce cup with a lid, so she can blend up a personal smoothie and take it with her! FYI, make sure mom knows the 16 foods you should never put in a blender.


Enessa BioExfoliant


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Give mom the gift of smooth skin! This stimulating, all-natural, and anti-aging exfoliant is made out of dead sea salts and will help purify and protect her skin. The sea salts help to draw out toxins and polish away dead skin cells, while seaweed, organic ground flaxseed, and essential oils revive, smooth and soften it. Did we mention it smells amazing? Find out more crave-worthy beauty gifts she’ll love.

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Skinnytees Basic Skinny Tank Top


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Every woman, regardless of age, body type, or sense of style, is constantly searching for the perfect layering tank. Fashion industry veteran Linda Schlesinger-Wagner, started Skinytees at the age of 60, with that in mind. This tank is proof she succeeded in her mission. It is available in tons of colors, is made to flatter all figures, and is simply the perfect stocking stuffer for mom. You’ll also want to check out these 100 stocking stuffers under $10.


Tatcha The Ritual For Radiant Skin Set


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One of Meghan Markle’s favorite products, Tatcha Rice Polish Foaming Enzyme Powder, is just one of skin pampering items in this gift set featuring six of the brand’s essential products. If it’s good enough for the Duchess, then it should suffice for mom! Chances are, mom would also like one of these top subscription boxes.

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Brooklyn Bedding’s Dual Therapy Weighted Blanket

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Weighted blankets are all the rage, with scientific research supporting claims that they can help people—especially those with anxiety or insomnia—get their z’s. Brooklyn Bedding claims that their new dual therapy blanket, available in two weights, has a flippable and removable duvet cover: one side blankets you in a traditional, ultra-cozy warmth and security; the other side provides the tranquility of weight, coupled with an advanced cooling fabric. This is one of those gifts for mon that will help her get the sleep she needs to deal with you! (Kidding!) Next, read on for 101 gifts for people who are impossible to shop for.

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Leah Groth
Leah is a Philadelphia-based writer, editor, mother and product junkie. Her obsessions include old houses, home design, fashion, beauty, books and anything that makes her life — which includes working full-time and taking care of two "spirited" children and a Vizsla puppy — a little bit easier. Her work has appeared on a variety of publications and websites, including Glamour, Prevention, Business Insider, Livestrong, Mindbodygreen, Fatherly, Scary Mommy, Wonderwall and Cosmopolitan.