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The 10 Most Clever Holiday Gifts (Ever!) for Moms

By Meredith Carroll |

Holiday gift ideas for moms

Be a hero and get her what she didn’t know she always wanted

She made you a father (or she made you, period) — it’s time you make her smile (like, really smile) when she opens up her gifts this holiday season.

There’s a lot of stuff out there for moms, but not of a lot of it screams “WE REALLY THOUGHT ABOUT YOU AND WHAT YOU’D REALLY LIKE.”

That’s about to change. Behold 10 of the most clever holiday gifts (ever!) for moms:

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The 10 Most Clever Holiday Gifts (Ever!) for Moms

A Date on the Calendar

With her girlfriends, not you. Call ahead to her favorite restaurant, make the reservation, leave a credit card, call her a round-trip cab, and act as the babysitter.
(Bonus points if you vow to get up the next morning and retrieve her favorite caffeinated beverage.)

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Meredith Carroll

Meredith C. Carroll is an award-winning columnist and writer based in Aspen, Colorado. She can be found regularly on the Op-Ed page of The Denver Post. From 2005-2012 her other column, "Meredith Pro Tem" ran in several newspapers, as well as occasionally on The Huffington Post since 2009. Read more about her (or don’t, whatever) at her website. Read bio and latest posts → Read Meredith's latest posts →

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One thought on “The 10 Most Clever Holiday Gifts (Ever!) for Moms

  1. Stoich91 says:

    This is so sweet! The last one is the best.

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