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Gift Guide Part #4: Your Awesome Mom Who Reads Books of Poetry and (Still) Has a Crush on the Dad From Family Ties.

Gift Guide 2016: Moms

Two of the year’s best cookbooks: Small Victories, $21, and How to Celebrate Everything, $17.

11 Gifts for Moms

An everyday anorak, $98, for walks around town together. (I have this and LOVE it.)

11 Gifts for Moms

The Mothers, a beautiful, lyrical book about young love, friendship and how the decisions we make shape our lives forever. $16.

Gift Guide 2016: Moms

Funny bottle stopper to keep her Chardonnay fresh. $45.

Gift Guide 2016: Moms

Moondance candle, $45, with two wicks for double the ambiance.

Gift Guide 2016: Moms

An iPod shuffle, set up with podcast subscriptions that will entrance her: Fresh Air, How I Built This, The Moth, Modern Love… $60.

Gift Guide 2016: Moms

Whipped body butter, $15, to give her baby soft skin. All profits go to Feeding America, and each jar bought will provide 85 meals to people in need.

Gift Guide 2016: Moms

A spoon rest, $24, a random lifesaver for a home cook. (It’s so satisfying NOT to get tomato sauce on the counter!)

Gift Guide 2016: Moms

A heart necklace, $98, to show her how you feel. (This one is pretty, too.)

Gift Guide 2016: Moms

Chocolate penguins, $34. No explanation needed.

11 Gifts for Moms

Foot duvets, $12. The funniest name and they’re insanely, insanely soft.

P.S. Last year’s gift guide for moms, and the 2016 gift guide so far

  1. Laura says...

    The foot duvets are sold out! Anyone have a great alternate suggestion??

    • Aw man you’re right! I discovered them way too late! I see some on eBay but they are large and going for $35 :(

  2. Meghan says...

    Hi Joanna, I love the podcast subscription idea. I actually just signed up for a few myself. I think I get this great for my mom and mother-in-law since we are in LA and constantly driving :) Any ideas on how I would download the subscription onto the shuffle? I wouldn’t want to download my iTunes library but I’m not sure how to get anything on the shuffle if it’s not coming directly from my iTunes… Let me know if you have any tips! I appreciate it. Happy holiday!

  3. Katie says...

    I bought the unlined foot duvets for my dad 10 Christmases ago, and he loved them! He wore them around until the fabric wore out and he’d leave a trail of down feathers in his wake. He duct taped the worn spots and kept wearing them. They’re that cozy!

  4. Bec says...

    Loving your gift guides! Just one small polite request: it would be awesome if you featured stuff from international websites so your global readers can purchase them :)
    I inquired about those amazing pint glasses with the mountains inside from a previous post, the glass cost $45, shipping $68!

    • sarah says...

      I agree!

  5. Deanna says...

    I liked that the body butter was included and how it benefits a cause.
    Would love to see a guide full of gifts where profits benefit great charities!

  6. I just bought those foot duvets at the Restoration Hardware outlet for my husband, along with one of their robes. He’s this big macho football coach. I imagine him being extremely skeptical and thinking I’m crazy for buying these stupid slippers and then him never wanting to take them off. :)

  7. Sarah says...

    This gift guide made me cry—–I don’t know why! I think I just love my mom so much and want to buy everything for her because she is so amazing.

  8. Kate K says...

    My mom actually bought a pair of foot duvets for me a few years ago. And they are glorious and make everything nicer. Perhaps I should return the favor!

    • Anna says...

      my mother in law got me these a few years ago. soo cozy!

  9. Alexi says...

    I help my Dad buy his X-Mas gifts for my Mum… this year helped him buy a bottle of Jo Malone perfume in orange blossom. Every time we go to Nordstrom she takes a sample of it… not sure why we haven’t bought it for her before!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      that’s so sweet of you guys!

  10. Erin says...

    Yay!! I order something from your lists every year. My mom neeeeeds these slippers. Thanks Jo and team!! Xoxo

    • Erin says...

      Also- I’m going to need a pair for myself. Thanks!

  11. Whoa, I have never heard of foot duvets! Gotta check this out.

  12. We gave my mother in law those exact foot duvets a few years ago! The price is such a bargain, and they really are good quality.

  13. Foot Duvets, lol I love it! I got everyone in our family slippers this year. No one is wearing them, and why not? They’re like a hug for your feet! My toddler got mine mouse, my husband got sherpa and I think I might need to swap my minnetonka moccasin pair out for some foot duvets!! Love it!

    Xoxo http://www.touchofcurl.com

  14. Great gift guide, my mom absolutely loves candles so I’ll be getting one for her soon.

    Abigail Alice x

  15. Nicole S says...

    I buy a pair of foot duvets every year. Best. Slippers. Ever.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      i just ordered my first pair! lexi said they literally feel like each foot has its own tiny duvet :)

  16. Rebecca says...

    Some houseguests of ours once noticed we were lacking a spoon rest and gifted us one at the end of their stay. It was one of the most thoughtful little gifts!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      that is so observant and thoughtful!

  17. Amanda G says...

    I bought myself and my fiancée each a pair of those foot duvets from RH years ago. We still have them and love them! They are fantastic, and such a good price!

  18. Lauren says...

    I just spent an hour reading through Small Victories and it sounds like such an amazing cookbook! In fact, I think I read the author’s Grub Street Diet a while ago and also loved that. Just had to order the cookbook for myself, and maybe I’ll add a copy for my mom as well :) Thank you for sharing!

  19. deb says...

    Can you comment on the sizing for everlane clothing – does it run true to size? I don’t see reviews on the website. thanks!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      thanks for your note! i’d say everlane is generally true to size, except the coats are a little oversized.

  20. Cara says...

    Just bought the foot duvets for my SIL. I think everyone should own a pair of these bad boys!

    • I LOVE the foot duvets! I did them as a family gift one year and still have mine :)

  21. Beth says...

    I’m that mom (and grandma) who’s still crazy about Michael Gross, but the character I loved him as was Burt Gummer from Tremors. I’d love those chocolate penguins and also a new holster.

  22. haha, foot duvets :) RE: spoon rest, though… I’m really confused as to why people don’t just use a plate or other dish they have to rest their spoon. It gets washed with the rest of the dishes from the night :) At least that’s how it goes in my kitchen.

    • Same here. Buuuuuut….I have spoons whose sole purpose is to stir my tea and no one else is allowed to use them. So a spoon rest exclusively for my tea spoons would totally have my support :D

    • Jacquelyn: that is too funny! ^_^ Now I want to see a tea-stirring-spoon rest: tiniest spoon rest ever?! hehe

  23. I gave my mom foot duvets almost ten years ago and she still wears them and loves them!

  24. Brianna says...

    I love that the body butter also does some good in the world. I’d love to see a round-up of gifts that also give back to the world, like how the body butter give meals to people.

    • I’d also love a round-up of such gifts. I can’t believe how many people $15 can help!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      great idea, thank you!

  25. L says...

    Ha, my mom beat me to it with the foot duvets. She bought them for both of us years ago!

  26. My family is doing something a little different this year. Each person gets someone something they NEED, something they WANT, something they WEAR and something they READ. Just bought the adorable foot duvets for my own Michigan mom’s WEAR!

    • Kim says...

      We do this same thing with our kids’ Christmas gifts and it really makes it easier to shop for them. Plus they get fewer, but nicer gifts.

  27. Natalie T. says...

    I’m not a mother but I want all of these for myself!

  28. Callie says...

    Love, all of it! I think what truly sets your lists apart from the other gift guides is how each item is so thoughtfully personal and seems to reinforce the wonderful character of the recipient. I can picture who your mama is through each of these things and gosh, she is lovable! :)

    (I convinced my own family to forgo gifting this year and give donations instead, but now I have so many good gifting ideas–what a snafu!)

  29. Janine says...

    Foot duvets for the win!

    I’ve begun to amass a slipper collection and I’m definitely adding these for myself and every creature of comfort on my list. I love that these slippers fit both men and women, and you can’t beat the price.

    Great pick!

  30. The iPod shuffle/podcast idea is a great one. I need a good gift for my Dad who is turning 80 on the 11th–and is unfortunately getting treated for cancer. Sometimes he’s there for a few hours and something like this would make it a little better. Thanks so much!!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      that would be so sweet of you! hope he’s feeling okay today xoxo

  31. The foot duvets! This momma here could use those in her life!!!

  32. Tania says...

    This list is EVERYTHING — so many things my home cook extraordinaire, wine enthusiast, bibliophile Mum would like (the Mothers, the spoon rest, the foot duvets, the cookbooks, the bottle stopper…) I was feeling a bit uninspired about gift-giving this year, so this was just what I needed to get me in the mood!!!

  33. Megan says...

    Heck yes to the foot duvets! I have a similar pair that I got from Ikea last year (not furry lined) and I call them my pillow boots!

  34. Katherine says...

    Oh my gosh, shout OUT to the spoon rest! It is one of those weird tiny purchases that has actually made living in my apartment so much nicer. No more scraping hardened pasta sauce off the counter!

  35. Abby says...

    The heart necklace is beautiful, but it doesn’t really start at $38–that’s just the cost of a chain.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      oh thank you, abby! will fix now.