Gifts for Mom: The Mother Lode

Your mom’s parenting style made you who you are today. Whether you agree with the laxity or strictness of her methods, whether you appreciate her cooking or lack thereof, whether she’s a source of comfort or anxiety (likely a bit of both), you’re an adult now, so it’s time to let bygones be gone—just buy your mama something nice for the holidays.

Nordstrom gifts for Mom

Here are gift suggestions based on the realm in which your mother excels—or choose from both. Moms do it all, all the time.

The domestic front: She rules the kitchen and the living room like a duchess does her duchy. Home-cooked meals are regularly served with a side of sangfroid. And Mom tidies tirelessly; grimy bathtubs and stovetops don’t stand a chance against her scrubbing.

Help her celebrate the season with pretty gold star and orb ornaments. This 12-inch wood reindeer charms with its rustic finish and sweetly bowed head.

While she busies about the house, UGG® shearling slippers will keep her toes toasty.

A diptyque candle in one of her favorite scents can make her time spent at home more enjoyable and relaxing.

And when she’s done getting stuff done, she can curl up in this soft brushed throw with playful pompoms.

Nordstrom gift cardsThe professional front: Mom was a manager, both at home and at the office. She had your schedule so booked that you were home just in time for dinner, like her, then out the door the next morning ready to face the day.

Give her something subtle but pretty to slip on each morning and remind her of you. This dainty open cuff and long necklace with faux pearls are the sort of elegant pieces that can be worn with anything, any day of the week.

When she’s running from home to work, this beige Abbott wool fedora will protect her hair and her identity.

Staying elegant, office appropriate and comfortable can seem like a full-time job. Give Mom this asymmetrical turtleneck sweater and she’ll have all her bases covered in style.

She’s a jack of all trades, a mistress of some. Get her a gift card and she can take charge on all fronts, like she usually does.

Art direction by Elena Aryshtaeva
Gift photography by Haley Blavka
Copy by Britt Olson