I get more delight out of buying gifts for my mom than for anyone else (sorry, Dad). Part of that comes down to the challenge. What do you get someone when you’ve already exhausted every obvious gift option? She displayed my preschool scribbles on the fridge for years. I’ve sent flowers enough times. So my philosophy now is to either go for something she needs (but hasn’t gotten around to buying) or surprise her with something she would never, ever buy for herself. Sometimes I go the replacement route, like switching her torn, well-worn slippers for brand-new ones. After gifting her countless candles, I eventually found an absurdly large one that she hasn’t yet burned through, even years later. But I always need new ideas. So if you’re in the same boat, I’ve curated an assortment of the best gifts for moms, including a few that have been personally vetted and favorites of Strategist writers and editors — an admittedly picky group. I also combed our archives for unexpected items, like a mushroom-shaped, color-changing nightlight, and clicked through hundreds of Amazon pages to unearth extra-giftable versions of everyday items, like a statusy water bottle that’s legitimately pleasing to drink from, a luxurious body wash, and sinfully comfortable cashmere socks. Everything here is available at the megaretailer for quick shipping and is organized by price so you can easily stay on budget. (And if you somehow can’t find something that will make your mom smile, check out our list of over 50 gift guides that we’ve updated this holiday season for even more Strategist-vetted presents.) As of right now, everything on the list below will arrive by Christmas — but be mindful of ever-changing shipping deadlines and shop as soon as you can.