Turtleneck sweater

Turtleneck sweater, $59.50. Most turtlenecks are either too clingy or too bulky, but this one’s just right. Soft and flattering, the sweater drapes beautifully and has pretty ribbed cuffs.

AHeirloom cake stand

AHeirloom cake stand, $70, to make birthday cakes, coffee cakes, donuts or even just Saturday morning banana bread feel special.

Faux fur sleep mask

Faux fur mask for shut-eye on flights when she comes to visit (and the coziest naps at home). $28.

Chocolate loaf cake

Chocolate loaf cake, $18. Made with Intelligentsia espresso, dark brown sugar and the deepest chocolate.

Wine Pearls

Wine pearls, because she’s been putting ice in her Chardonnay for thirty years, and now she can up her game. $25.

Wine pearls

A sherpa-lined robe, $145, officially a million times cozier than a regular robe. (This sold out quickly! Here is a plaid one and plush one.)

French ceramic butter keeper

Butter keeper, $35, the ingenious French dish that keeps butter soft, spreadable and unrefrigerated. (Available before Christmas here and here.)

Aesop volumizing shampoo

Aesop volumizing shampoo, $29, which makes hair silky and thick. (Aesop has a cult following for a reason.)

Food 52 Cookbooks

A stack of the year’s best cookbooks: Genius Recipes, Baking and My Kitchen Year.

Tickets to a live recording of the Mortified podcast

Two tickets to a fun excursion, like a museum, a movie or Mortified, the hilarious event (and podcast) about the embarrassing diary entries, fan letters and love notes people wrote when they were kids.


A bag that describes how you feel, $45. (All proceeds go to Every Mother Counts.)

P.S. More gifts for moms, and the 2015 gift guide so far

(Cake stand photo by Whitney Ott. Butter keeper via Bon Appetit)