60+ So-Perfect Gifts for the Best Mom Ever

You graduated from macaroni necklaces long ago. Now prove it.

gifts for mom

The woman who taught you everything deserves more than a store-bought card for Christmas. These thoughtful, hand-picked finds will reminder her that she raised you right.

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best gifts for mom 2018 - custom pet portrait
Sacred Forests
Custom Pet Portrait

$40 and up


Mail off a picture of Mom's favorite family member (the dog) and this company will send back a customized portrait with Fido's face front and center.

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best gifts for mom 2018 - amazon home cleaning service
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Amazon Deep Cleaning Session

$70 and up


It’s not a sparkling diamond, but these days Mom probably appreciates a sparkling house so much more. Amazon’s crew will come ready to scrub the dirt out of every corner. They even bring their own supplies!

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Shop More Great Deals in Our Amazon Store

ICYMI: The Good Housekeeping Institute has a new Amazon store, filled to the brim with top-tested products, all hand-picked by our scientists and engineers. 

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Queenie Ke
Queenie Ke High Waisted Legging

Take it from our editors who swear by these $20 leggings: If you don't tell her they aren't from Lululemon, she won't know the difference. 

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Pet Holder Hoodie

Now she can keep the family cat close, cuddled up inside a cozy oversized pocket.

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best gifts for mom 2018 - MoKo Universal Multi-pocket Crossbody Pouch
MoKo Universal Multi-pocket Crossbody Pouch



Consider this her new go-to bag. It'll be our little secret that it only set you back $15.

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Backslash Fit Yoga Mat

If yoga is one of her favorite hobbies, she needs this smart mat. She can sync it with Alexa and listen to a Women’s Health guided flow — and the mat locks into place, so she won’t have to worry about it slipping on a hardwood floor. It also rolls itself back up and stands on its own for easy storage!

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Tile Pro Series Classic

Your mom's purse has everything, so it's no surprise that she misplaces her keys every once in a while. Help with the hassle of digging through her bag with Tile.  

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Ancestry DNA
$49 ancestry.com

Help your mom look back at her family's history and learn more about herself with an at-home DNA test. 

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The Cheeky Doormat
Cheeky Doormat

Visitors deserve fair warning. 

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Little Things by Elise
This Is Us Crock Pot Decal

A friendly reminder from your favorite This Is Us character. 

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Lightweight Crossbody Bag

This editor-beloved, go-anywhere bag proves more durable than its price tag suggests. The cloth interior includes both a zip pocket and an open pouch for her phone, lip balm, and keys. 

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best gifts for mom 2018 - personalized recipe plate
Newark & Co.
Personalized Recipe Plate



Mom loves it when you compliment her cooking, so imagine if you gave her a custom plate with her OWN RECIPE on it. This Etsy shop owner does just that!

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Name Earrings

If Mom loves a pair of quirky earrings, this dainty pair can be customized to include her name, nickname, or any other phrase.

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best gifts for mom 2018 - long distance pillow
Dove and David
Long-Distance Pillow

$38 and up


If you and your siblings are scattered across the country, this personalized pillow will remind Mom that love is coming from all over. Choose up to eight hearts to add in various locations across the map.

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Clarisonic Sonic Awakening Eye Massager

Your mom deserves all the R&R you she can get. If she's already obsessed with her Clarisonic, prepare to introduce her to the best new anti-aging attachment out there. This will massage her under eye area to smooth wrinkles and make her feel more refreshed than ever. 

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best gifts for mom 2018 - actual handwriting bracelet
Handwritten Bracelet



If anyone can recognize your handwriting, even in 2018, it's your mom. Jot down a sweet sentiment or an inside joke (or get the kids to scribble something close enough), and the IMEjewelry Etsy store will turn it into a bracelet she'll never want to take off.

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Dey Street Books;
"This Is Me: Loving the Person You Are Today" by Chrissy Metz
$14.83 (45% off)

If she's addicted to watching This Is Us, she's guaranteed to love Chrissy Metz's autobiography. It's full of life lessons, funny anecdotes, and more from the Emmy-nominated actress.

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iRobot Roomba 690 Robot Vacuum
$299.99 (20% off)

What's more thoughtful than a hands-free cleaning device? Your mom will love you and her clean home. Our Lab found that this impressive device picked up oatmeal, sugar, and more from carpet and bare floors. 

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Le Creuset
Le Creuset Honey Pot

This mini offering from Le Creuset doubles as luxe looking counter top storage. It'll be our little secret that it cost you under $50. 

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best gifts for mom 2018 - Moinca Vinader Friendship Chain Bracelet
Moinca Vinader
Monica Vinader Friendship Chain Bracelet



It comes in sterling silver, 18-karat yellow gold or 18-karat rose gold, so you can pick the precious-metal that matches her everyday jewelry.

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Erin Condren
Erin Condren LifePlanner™

Mom is always juggling a million things, but this planner can help her keep it all together. It's Good Housekeeping Institute-approved because it's so well-made, and we love the colors and inspirational quotes in each planner.

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Color Me Classic Makeup Set

Here's a makeup set she'll actually use. It includes Stila's Stay All Day waterproof liquid eye liner and liquid lipstick so she can swipe 'em on in the morning and go on with her day.

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Clever Holly Designs
"This Might Be Wine" Mug

Because it's five 'o clock somewhere, right? (Bonus: This mug can be personalized with her name handwritten on the side!)

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Quirk Books
"My Lady's Choosing: An Interactive Romance Novel" by Kitty Curran and Larissa Zageris
$10.39 (31% off)

Think of this as a "Choose Your Own Ending" book for adults. Mom is the eighteenth-century heroine who has to pick from a gaggle of eligible suitors. Will she pick Captain Angus McTaggart or perhaps Sir Benedict Granville? Only Mom knows for sure.

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Umbra Trigem Hanging Jewelry Stand
$20.00 (20% off)

This simplistic stand transforms her jewelry collection into part of her decor and the design is smart, too. The three-tier lets her hang multiple necklaces at once, even if they are different lengths.

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Drunk Elephant
Drunk Elephant Rise + Glow

Think of this duo from Drunk Elephant as vitamins for your face. The C-Firma Day Serum firms and brightens while the B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum keeps everything moisturized.

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Umbra Pendant Triangular Copper Scarf

No one can rival Mom's scarf collection. This copper pendant gives her a pretty way to keep her silks, pashminas, and knits organized.

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Kate Spade
Kate Spade Bright Idea Stud Earrings

These glittering crystals from Kate Spade give her a statement piece that isn't too crazy. For $38 you can tag team with your sister to get her a classic gold pair or an emerald set for New Year's Eve.

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Lodge Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven

Amazon reviewers are OBSESSED with Lodge’s Enameled Cast-Iron Dutch Oven and we can understand why: The $60 dutch oven's performance rivals much pricier cast irons and comes in a variety of vibrant colors. 

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Good Housekeeping Cookbook
$19.24 (45% off)

We may be biased, but Good Housekeeping's newest cookbook offering is a must-have. The fool-proof recipes (Herbed Skillet Chicken, Easy Shrimp and Grits, Easiest-Ever Spinach Lasagna) are triple-tested by our pros to ensure that they turn out perfectly, every time.

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