Handblown Carafe

Handblown glass carafe, from $84; or this $15 cutie.

Best chocolate chip cookies by Tara O'Brady

A batch of homemade cookies, just like she taught you.

Cozy cardigan

A soft cardigan she can cuddle up in all winter, $74. (Plus, a pretty necklace.)

John Derian plate from Catbird

A lovely plate to cradle her jewelry and brighten up the bedroom, $50.

Pasta seasonal subscription

Seasonal 100% organic pasta subscription, starting at $65 for three months. They come in cool shapes, and some are flavored (like beet, porcini mushroom, even chili pepper!).

Smitten Kitchen Every Day cookbook

Two of the year’s best cookbooks: Smitten Kitchen Every Day, $21, or The Dinner Plan, $20.

Fingerprint bookmark band

Fingerprint bookmark band, $7, so she knows just where she stopped.

Mama necklace by Erica Weiner

Beautiful necklace, $85. (This is really sweet, too.)

Rifle Paper cards

Vintage blossoms card set, $16, so you can be pen pals.

Charlotte Tilbury face mask

The face mask all your friends are buzzing about, $22. It takes just 15 minutes and you’re glowing afterward. (Would be fun to do with a group!)

Emily McDowell Fight the Patriarchy Mug

A mug that she agrees with, $18.

Ilhan Omar

A donation in her name to She Should Run, a non-partisan organization helping women become political candidates. (Because we need more women like Ilhan Omar, the Minnesota legislator who last year became the first Somali-American Muslim woman to hold public office.)

P.S. The 2015 gift guide for moms, the 2016 gift guide for moms, and the 2017 gift guide so far.

(Carafe and pasta photos by Julia Gartland, Rocky Luten and Bobbi Lin for Food52. Cookie batter photo by Tara O’Brady.)