Warm socks... New gloves... A year-long subscription to the Bagle of the Month Club... 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.
Our advice? Stick with the classics and give mom a present she'll adore for decades. Ahead 10 years' worth of luxe finds that will accomplish that lofty goal.
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 that 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 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.
Guerlain Shalimar Perfume
Guerlain's classic scent is as timeless now as it was when it made its Jazz Age debut in 1921.
Diamond Stud Earrings
We confidiently bet that mom will put these earrings on the moment she opens the box and will refuse to remove them forever after.
Smythson 2018 Panama Agenda
She might have a smartphone just like every other mother you can name, but there’s something so much more satisfying about going analogue 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 are little changed since they debuted in the 1880s—and the classic design will keep well coiffed for decades.
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