7 Gifts Your Mom Actually Wants

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My mother is the most difficult person to shop for on the entire planet. If your mother, like mine, refuses to write you up a gift list, this post has you covered. Read on for 7 gifts for mom, and rejoice! 


1. A Cozy Sweater

When work or school keeps you from being there to give her a big, warm hug this winter, this snuggly grey sweater will be a worthy surrogate. A closet staple, you really can’t go wrong!

2. Leather Slippers

Slippers that can go from the parlour to patio are a must for a mom on the move. Supple leather or suede will ensure that the shoes last year after year. And, with shearling or wool insoles, chilly toes will be a thing of the past. This budget-friendly pair ($14.99) from Target are up for the cold winter nights.

3. Monogrammed Scarf

Moms are notoriously difficult to shop for, as they tend to think of themselves last. Keep her top-of-mind in her own life when you get her an initialed scarf. Versatile and personal, it is sure to be a wardrobe staple long after the holidays. Try EllaWinston on Etsy — an on-trend blanket scarf with a monogram is less than $20!

4. A Custom Necklace

For an inexpensive, but memorable gift, get a necklace engraved with your family members’ names. It’s sure to become a family keepsake and not to mention her favorite piece of go-to jewelry.

5. Wristlet

For the past five years, my mom has been on the hunt for the perfect wallet that is ready to go whenever she is. This year, I finally found the one. A wallet with a wrist strap won’t slow her down and can be a statement in and of itself. Make sure to get one made of leather or quality canvas that can hold up through every-day wear.

6. Fuzzy Socks

Cushioned, comfy and oh-so soft, these patterned socks are a favorite of my mom’s. Why not get yours a dozen? Pair them with the leather slippers and mom will be walking through winter on cloud nine.

7. A Timeless Purse

A sturdy bag doesn’t have to be a bank drainer. Moms are known for being the queens of purse preparedness — get her one that will hold all her goodies. If you find a bag with plenty of pockets, can be worn multiple ways, and has a design that is guaranteed to withstand changing trends, you’ve found a winner.

Know of any other daughter-tested, mom-approved holiday gifts? Post in the comments!