No matter the gifting occasion, you want to wow your mom. She spent years of her life providing for you, and now you’re in a place where you can *kind of* return the favor.
While she probably won’t say no to a new high-tech vacuum or kitchen appliance (you’ll find a couple on this list), make sure not to pigeonhole your mother by looking only at stereotypical “mom gifts.” Remember, moms are actual, whole human beings outside of being your mom! Instead, consider gifts that are actually for her and don’t just have to do with weirdly gendered mom pursuits, an all-too-common issue that afflicts many a gift guide.
Your mom (or mom figure, or mom friend) should revel in her own glory with gifts that make her feel smart, sophisticated, and valued. Consider what she does when she has no one putting demands on her time — then shop for those moments. Here are over 35 ideas to get you started during this Black Friday holiday shopping season.