Fact: moms love Downton Abbey (as do their daughters, of course). Treat yours to the hit PBS series' first two seasons in all of their original UK glory, packed with extra scenes that were apparently unfit for American eyes.
downton abbey seasons 1 & 2 limited edition set - original uk version, $41.99, amazon.com
Orchids are like the Raf Simonses of the botanical world—so incredibly superior to all others in their field that it's not even funny.
emperor orchid - doritaenopsis little emperor in red metal planter, $49.95, 1888orchids.com
lean in: women, work, and the will to lead by sheryl sandberg, $13.72, amazon.com
A cool yet classic iPhone case like this one says, "Mom, you're totally down with the digital age." Nobody has to know that she still thinks an Instagram is a type of cookie.
If your mom's anything like ours, she likely thinks your mixed-print ensembles are the result of one too many late-night margaritas. Gift her the basic foundation for a pattern-happy look of her own with a vibrant scarf (alcoholic beverage entirely optional).
Moms adore buzzy anti-aging cosmetics—most aren't even shy about admitting it—and this has the added benefit of being a CC cream, i.e. the beauty industry's latest obsession. Done and done—your mom will feel like an in-the-know editor!
peter thomas roth cc cream broad spectrum spf 30 complexion corrector, $48, sephora.com
A gorgeous piece that looks loads more expensive than it is. Pick one with your mom's first initial—or your own! Either way, she'll adore it.