Warm socks... new gloves... a year-long subscription to the Bagel of the Month Club... these are all gifts of desperation that you somehow still turn to year after year when you find yourself as short on holiday gifting ideas as you are on time. And sure, people tend to like these gifts, but aren't you looking for holiday gift ideas that people will absolutely love?
Our advice? When it comes to gift shopping, stick with the classics and give your mom a present she'll adore for decades. Ahead are 10 years' worth of luxe finds that will accomplish that lofty goal: a sleek card case, a mask for the most luxurious sleep of her life, a universally-flattering red lipstick, and earrings that will ensure you're the favorite child.
Silk Sleeping Mask
This mask is easy on the eyes — literally! Made of pure silk, this eye cover is extra gentle on delicate skin and lashes. Plus, it's just super cute.
Saint Laurent Card Case
You could say that mom was the original girl boss — at least in your network. A luxe card case will remind her how her work ethic inspired your own.
Cuyana Monogrammed Leather Tote
She always has Band-Aids in her wallet and three phones in her purse (two of them just for play, of course), so what better gift than a roomy monogrammable tote that will help her carry it all elegantly?
MAC Lip Duo in Ruby Woo
Your first attempt at sneaking your mother’s lipstick almost certainly ended with a look far less glamorous than the one she’ll create using MAC’s classic red set.
Montblanc Meisterstuck Classique Pen
Whether she uses it for contracts or report cards, an elegant pen like this one will let her sign on the dotted line with flair.
Nordstrom Cashmere and Silk Wrap
Without an ounce of effort, Mom has always proven that comfort doesn’t mean sacrificing style. Show her you took that lesson to heart with an ultra-light scarf that doubles as a wrap.
Tiffany & Co. Key Ring
A weighty sterling keychain will welcome her home with a jangle every time she unlocks the front door. It's a gift idea that's both practical and stylish!
Guerlain Shalimar Perfume
Guerlain's classic scent is as timeless now as it was when it made its Jazz Age debut in 1921. This is a wonderful-smelling perfume that will never go out of style.
Diamond Stud Earrings
We can confidently bet that Mom will put these earrings on the moment she opens the box and will refuse to remove them forever after.
Smythson 2019 Panama Diary with Pocket
She might have a smartphone just like every other mother you can name, but there’s something so much more satisfying about going analog with an agenda. An added advantage: Years down the road she can flip through what the two of you got up to in 2018.
Mason Pearson Brush
Mason Pearson’s hairbrushes have barely changed since they first debuted in the 1880s — and the classic design will absolutely keep one well-coiffed for decades.
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