9 Must-Have Gifts for Mom (That You’ll Want for Yourself Too)

Sometimes we pick out a gift so good we wish we had it for ourselves. And this year we’re giving in to the temptation. Here, nine perfect gifts that your mom will love (and so will you). Who says there’s anything wrong with mother-daughter twinning?

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1. Aplat Culinary Wide Tote

Dual reinforced handles and organic cotton canvas make this tote for prepared food an excellent gift for the mom who’s no stranger to potlucks. And for you? Imagine carrying your signature casserole to Friendsgiving in one of these. Godsend.

Buy it ($52)

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2. Chico’s Leopard-print Trench Coat

A leopard-print jacket is one of the season’s hot-ticket items, and it’s also a useful piece that can be paired with pretty much anything. Mom will love the utility, the plush fabric and that you consider her chic enough to wear it. She’ll also love spotting it in your coat closet next time she comes over. (We can’t blame you—it’s a really good coat.)

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3. Preserved Fern Kokedama

This plant requires no upkeep, which is ideal for a gift. Kokedama is a Japanese art form that translates to “moss ball,” and this particular one includes a preserved fern. She doesn’t have to water it or put it anywhere near a window, and it’s a beautiful, pet-friendly, textured pop of green in any room. Wait a minute… That sounds kind of perfect for you too.

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4. Petite Plume ‘je T’aime’ Twill Pajamas

A cozy pair of pajamas is a surefire way to nail any gifting occasion. And because this pair is made of 100 percent cotton twill, it gets softer with every wash. The sweet French phrase embroidered across the chest pocket is a little reminder to Mom that you love her (and vice versa, assuming you snag a matching pair for yourself). 

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5. Aquis Waffle Luxe Hair Turban

Your mom taught you the first things you ever knew about beauty. Now it’s time to teach her a thing or two. Hair is susceptible to damage when it’s wet, but this towel made of a proprietary performance fabric is shaped to wrap, twist and tie wet hair into a secure turban that cuts drying time by 50 percent.

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6. Terrain Wood Essential Oil Diffuser

This diffuser feels like a charming piece of decor rather than some high-tech, scent-pumping machine. In fact, it doesn’t require heat or steam at all. Simply add a few drops of essential oils to the top and it’ll release fragrance into the air all on its own. Lift the diffuser and place the oil bottle right underneath to store it. Pretty convenient for Mom’s coffee table and your bedside table, if you ask us.

Buy it ($34)

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Serena and Lily

7. Milo Alpaca Throw

It’s made from luxurious, super-soft baby alpaca wool from Peru, which is known for its tradition of craftsmanship. Imagine how inviting it’ll look draped across her favorite chair. Better yet, imagine how good it’ll look draped across yours.

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8. Bembien Le Tote

This isn’t the flimsy straw tote you bought on a whim last summer. In fact, this woven beauty is made of leather. The braided handles provide extra shoulder comfort, and the bag itself is roomy enough to pack all the carry-on essentials needed for a weekend getaway. Choose one color for her, and a different one for you. We love Caramel and Midnight Navy.

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Great Jones

9. Great Jones The Dutchess Dutch Oven

Add a functional pop of color to her kitchen equipment with this modern cast-iron Dutch oven. The smooth enamel finish makes it easy to deglaze and clean, and the oval shape is perfect for browning and searing. In a sea of Le Creuset, she’ll be proud to show this off to all her friends with last year’s style (wink, wink).

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