What to Buy Your Mom Who's Notoriously Picky
It took her almost two years to finally finish her living room makeover. She hates shopping because stores “never have anything I like.” We’ve probably witnessed her actually love a total of three presents in her entire life (and they were already picked out by her). We love our mom—yet she’s hands down the hardest person to shop for. But not this year. This year, we’ve nailed it. Presenting, 20 perfect gifts that even the pickiest of mothers will adore.
Elegant and understated—just like her.
Bea Bongiasca ($300)
Classic Cookbook Set
From Saveur: The New Classics Cookbook to What to Cook and How to Cook It by Jane Hornby, this collection has all the hits. Plus, it’ll look aesthetically pleasing when tucked into her kitchen counter.
Juniper Books ($350)
Slip Beauty Sleep Set
Consider this a long-overdue “thank-you” for all the sleepless nights she suffered during your teen years.
Soda Stream Sparkling Water Machine
Because her seltzer addiction is real, ya’ll.
Soda Stream ($100)
This heavenly candle is created in partnership with Giambattista Valli with scents of bergamot, gardenia and orange blossom to transport you to the Amalfi Coast. In other words, swoon.
Cire Trudon ($100)
Tiered Pendant Earrings
A statement piece that feels like a stud (so it won’t kill her lobes).
Ultra Light Hair Dryer
Faster, lighter and quieter than its award-winning predecessor—they don’t call it a cult-favorite for nothing.
Harry Josh ($349)
Leather Glasses Case
So she’ll never misplace them around the house again.
Tanner Goods ($75)
Tata Harper Skin-Care Set
Give her the gift of all-natural skin care with this collection of the brand’s top-selling items, like the Reparative Moisturizer and Resurfacing Mask.
Tata Harper ($75)
Double-Faced Cashmere Scarf
Lavishly plush and oversize for warmth all season long.
Saks Fifth Avenue ($66)
Le Labo Santal 33
She’s been committed to Chanel No. 5 for years now. And while you’d never ask them to break up officially, you don’t see why she can’t dabble with a few others to keep things fresh.
Le Labo ($184)
A modern take on the classic style.
Le Specs ($69)
Coravin Wine System
This genius tool allows you to drink a glass of wine without having to open the entire bottle. Um, how? Well, it inserts a tiny needle into the cork to extract the exact amount of your choosing and leaves the rest unscathed.
Leather Top-Handle Satchel
A timeless lady bag for the best lady you know.
Mansur Gavriel ($750)
Silk Neck Scarf
To add some flair to her classic white button-down and jeans ensemble. Hint: It would also look great tied to that bag above.
Blue Apron Gift Card
She’ll love whipping up adventurous recipes and trying new cuisines.
Blue Apron ($120)
With a heel just under three inches, these boots were meant for walking comfortably.
Tory Burch ($267)
Velvet Kimono Blazer
The perfect holiday party look she can wear well into the new year.
8 By Yoox ($179)
Nespresso Coffee and Espresso Maker
OK, so maybe she’s not 100 percent ready to replace her dark roast with ristretto. Find a happy medium in this machine that does both.