Your mom put up with a lot to bring you into this life – and that was just the nine months of pregnancy.
While there is no one single present that will perfectly express your gratitude to the woman who birthed you, reared you and still cooks some of the illest holiday food every year, there are plenty of purchasable ways to represent your eternal thanks.
The best kind of presents to get for your mother are the kind that will get her to think of you every time she uses them. But aside from some sentimental tchotchkes, we rounded up a few gifts with a bit of a practical purpose, too.
From baller room sprays to minimally-designed teapots, here are some gifts that she's sure to appreciate this year:
Bombki Little Rockstar Set ($90)
Christmas ornaments can be a tacky gift, but these Net-A-Porter exclusives have a bit of a rockstar edge.
Made from mouth-blown glass, this set includes a punk-inspired Union Jack guitar, a denim vest and even the classic Christmas ball adorned with David Bowie's trademark Ziggy Stardust lightning motif.
Cire Trudon Spiritus Sancti Room Spray ($190)
This room spray pretty much smells like luxury – and it looks it, too.
Notes of gold, crimson, amber and olibanum combine to form an earthy fragrance that isn't too overpowering. Plus the molded green glass bottle features gold accents to really drive home the upscale status of Cire Trudon.
Collected By The Line Agate Coasters ($75)
Your mom would never let you set drinks down on the table, but her coaster game has been in long need of an upgrade. This set of crystalline agate coasters features sliced stone that reveals a beautiful smooth surface contrasted by a shimmery rocky edge.
Hand-polished in Brazil with rubber feet to protect the underside, they're great for preserving heirloom-quality tables while holding the stiff drink that's getting you through the holidays.
Elsa Peretti Thumbprint Bowl ($400)
Iconic designer Elsa Peretti’s Thumbprint bowl upgrades any placement setting or candy bowl by a couple thousand degrees of taste.
The eye-catching cobalt blue glass is bold without being too distracting, while the thumbprint detail adds a subtle sense of ruffled elegance to this impressive centerpiece.
Engineered Garments Button Shawl ($135)
Engineered Garments' button shawls may be made with dudes in mind, but they work especially well for the ladies, too. Shawls are such a mom thing anyway, so why not give her a fashionable upgrade courtesy of designer Daiki Suzuki?
It can be worn a variety of ways, while the button placket means mom won't have to worry about it falling off or being fussy to adjust when it's cold outside.
Osamu Mita Kiryu Throw ($200)
Osamu Mita is a third-generation Japanese textile designer known for finishing techniques that result in unique patterns and textures.
This reasonably priced reversible throw is pretty much a twofer – you get two MoMA-approved patterns for the price of one.
La Mer Ultimate Sculpting Collection ($410)
La Mer is to beauty products what Bentley is to automobiles: ridiculously priced but ridiculously respected.
This kit contains a Lifting Contour Serum (0.5 fl. oz.), Créme de la Mer (1 oz.) and a Lifting and Firming Mask (1.7 oz.), which will help firm and smooth mom's skin to ensure she keeps aging gracefully.
Le Labo Santal 26 Home Diffuser ($590)
Le Labo's Santal 26 is a luxury scent so popular it has its own cult following. A favorite of celebrities and cosmopolitan cool people alike, their latest creation is a scent diffuser made from the reclaimed wood of New York water tanks.
It pulls double duty as a handsomely rugged desk light that fills the surrounding area with Le Labo's most popular scent.
Michael Kors Hayley Large Logo North-South Tote ($190)
Ok, you may not be a Michael Kors fan, but chances are your mom is.
A woman can never have enough purses, and this coated canvas logo tote is branded enough so Mom can rep for her favorite Project Runway judge, but affordable enough (especially when compared to other designer purses) that you can forgo one week of Supreme drops in order to buy it for her.
Stelton Arne Jacobsen Teapot ($244)
First designed by Arne Jacobson for Stelton in 1967, this minimal teapot is part of his critically-acclaimed Cylinda line, which helped cement Scandianavia's legacy of smart, accessible design. It's regarded so highly that this very model sits in design museums the world over.
As beautiful as it is functional, it's a foolproof upgrade to whatever Mom is currently percolating on the stovetop.