Everlane pink sweater

Sweater, $95, made of super soft alpaca that doesn’t pill. (Also, buttery socks, $10.)

Food52 cake stand

Beautiful cake stand, from $34, because, as Julia Child said, “a party without cake is just a meeting.”

Michelle Obama's memoir Becoming

Becoming, $15, Michelle Obama’s funny, brilliant new memoir that lives up to the hype.

Leesa pillow

The world’s most comfortable pillow, from $125, which I want to give to everyone I know. It has a removable layer so it can be thick or thin; and one side is always COOL TO THE TOUCH.

Neck hammock

Neck hammock, $50, which attaches to a doorknob, releases tension and feels like the best part of a massage.

Grandparent and grandchild penpal kit

Grandparent + grandchild penpal kit, $24, with eight adorable fill-in notes to make her heart sing.

honeycomb ice cream

Six pints of Van Leeuwen ice cream, $89, including their famous honeycomb (with crunchy bits!).

A lavender plant, $45, to make her home smell like a French meadow.

Keap candle

When Alex and I went to dinner a couple weeks ago, the restaurant was burning this candle in the restroom, and we couldn’t get over it. It was incredibly refreshing, like mint, cucumber and freshly cut green stems. $39.

Donation to Girls on the Run, which empowers girls to forge their own paths, through community, conversations and running.

Jean Goddard

A framed photo of the two of you, from $65. xoxo

P.S. The 2016 gift guide for moms, the 2017 gift guide for moms, and the 2018 gift guide so far.