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26 Not Totally Cheesy Gifts for Mom ...

By Olga

You may have known her longer than anyone else, but that doesn't make shopping for your mom any easier! That just means the pressure is on even more to please her. Here are some ideas to navigate you through the holiday season.

1 Herb Pot, Self-Watering, Chalk White

Herb Pot, Self-Watering, Chalk WhiteBy Eva Solo $45 on Amazon
This herb pot can sit by the stove for whenever she's whipping up tasty sauces. Plus, it's low maintenance since its self-watering! Basically, it's the ideal mom gift.

2 1-1/2-Liter Kettle Teapot, Glass with Tea Egg

1-1/2-Liter Kettle Teapot, Glass with Tea EggBy Menu $65 on Amazon
Remember the days when you would invite your mom to tea parties with plastic cups and apple juice? Well now, she can invite you to her grown-up tea parties and use this chic teapot!

3 Silicone 7-Piece Utensil Set

Silicone 7-Piece Utensil SetBy Le Creuset $80 on Amazon
With any luck, this utensil set will prompt her to make you some homemade cookies!

4 Lipper Large Wavy Bowl, Natural Acacia Wood

Lipper Large Wavy Bowl, Natural Acacia WoodBy Lipper International $23 on Amazon
This bowl is great for serving salads at large family gatherings, or simply as a decoration for your mom's kitchen!

5 Living Wall Planter

Living Wall PlanterBy Woolly Pocket $82 on Amazon
Sometimes there's a conflict of interest in loving gardening, but hating the outdoors. This wall planter solves that paradox!

6 1.4L Yellow Watering Can

1.4L Yellow Watering Can$19 on Amazon
What's a planter without a watering can to go with it?

7 6-Cup Classic Series Glass Coffee Maker

6-Cup Classic Series Glass Coffee MakerBy Chemex $42 on Amazon
You wouldn't believe that this glass is actually a coffee maker! Its modern design is sure to make your mom feel hip.

8 Prisma 4-Inch by 6-Inch Brass Wire Desktop Frame, Brass

Prisma 4-Inch by 6-Inch Brass Wire Desktop Frame, BrassBy Umbra $15 on Amazon
You can put a photo of you two, your parents, or your entire family in this gorgeous frame.

9 Taste Serving Set with 4 Bowls on a Bamboo Tray, 8-3/4-Inch

Taste Serving Set with 4 Bowls on a Bamboo Tray, 8-3/4-InchBy Sagaform $45 on Amazon
Is your mom a natural-born hostess? If so, she's sure to appreciate this serving set.

10 Hanging Bird Feeder, Hand Blown Glass

Hanging Bird Feeder, Hand Blown GlassBy Eva Solo $33 on Amazon
If your mom is anything like mine, nothing excites her more than pretty birds hovering outside her kitchen window!

11 Pure White Magnetic Knife Holder

Pure White Magnetic Knife HolderBy Stelton $96 on Amazon
Now that there's no little kids with little grabby hands running around the house, there's no harm having knives out in the open. She can show off her collection and have easy access while cooking with this magnetic knife holder.

12 Bon Appetit, 1 Year Auto-Renewal

Bon Appetit, 1 Year Auto-Renewal$15 on Amazon
For the mom who should have been a chef... a year's supply of Bon Appetit magazines is the ideal gift!

13 Slipper Sock

Slipper SockBy Acorn $28 on Amazon
All moms love being cozy!

14 Paddywax Apothecary Jar Candle, Chamomile and Fig

Paddywax Apothecary Jar Candle, Chamomile and FigBy Paddywax Candles $19 on Amazon
A candle like this is sure to help her relax and take time for herself.

15 Handmade Soap, Full Monty

Handmade Soap, Full MontyBy Metaphor Organic $9 on Amazon
Maybe you can get her some handmade soap to go with the candle. That way she can enjoy a nice bath by candlelight and truly unwind.

16 Sailors Knot Hinge Bangle Bracelet

Sailors Knot Hinge Bangle BraceletBy kate spade new york $78 on Amazon
I've never heard a mother complain about a bit of tasteful jewelry!

17 Silicone Bread Maker

Silicone Bread MakerBy Lekue $33 on Amazon
You and your mom can bond making and eating bread together. It might sound a little Amish, but it's really a great way to slow down and spend time together.

20 Superfood Smoothies

Superfood Smoothies$10 on Amazon
Admittedly, bread-making isn't the healthiest of hobbies. So consider getting her this smoothie recipe book, too!

21 Woodcut Notecards

Woodcut NotecardsBy Princeton Architectural Press $14 on Amazon
Just in case your mom hasn't begun taking advantage of 21st century methods of reminders and communication, these adorable notecards can make a great gift!

22 Electric Coffee and Spice Grinder

Electric Coffee and Spice GrinderBy KRUPS $18 on Amazon
Whether she loves coffee, spices, or both, this electric grinder is sure to bring a smile to her face.

23 Compact Juice Fountain

Compact Juice FountainBy Breville $95 on Amazon
The juicing craze has recently subsided, but that doesn't mean juice ceased to be amazing! Give the gift of juice and, more importantly, health to your mom this year!

24 Vaso Sake Hand Blown Crystal Decanter with 2 Shot Glasses

Vaso Sake Hand Blown Crystal Decanter with 2 Shot GlassesBy Sempli $77 on Amazon
Let's be honest though—moms don't just drink juice and smoothies all day! This sake decanter may come in handy, too!

25 Slate Coasters

Slate CoastersBy Top Shelf Living $85 on Amazon
If your mom always nagged you about leaving glasses and mugs on the table, help put her mind at rest with coasters this year.

26 Oil and Vinegar Glass Cruet

Oil and Vinegar Glass CruetBy Ceylon Teas $21 on Amazon
Balsamic vinaigrette has always been a staple in my house. If it was in yours too, this makes an awesome present.

27 Bountiful

BountifulBy Stewart, Tabori and Chang $24 on Amazon
Bring the garden into the kitchen with recipes from this book.

28 Mastering the Art of French Cooking (2 Volume Set)

Mastering the Art of French Cooking (2 Volume Set)$60 on Amazon
What kitchen is complete without Julia Child's books "Mastering the Art of French Cooking"?

At the end of the day, it doesn't matter what you get your mom, because she'll love you no matter what. But nothing compares to seeing her face light up when she opens your gift! Here's hoping you choose the right gift! What other gifts would you add to this list?

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