GalTime Gift Guide: What to Splurge on for Moms

By Author and Type-A Mommy Emily Liebert for GalTime

Hand Painted Clutch Hand Painted Clutch 10 gifts mom doesn't (necessarily) need (but totally wants) for the holidays

'Tis the season to be jolly…and stressed out. After all, selecting the perfect present for everyone -- especially a mom -- on your holiday list can be daunting, not to mention time-consuming.

Blender? Boring! Gift card? Impersonal! Bathrobe? Blah! In light of this annual conundrum, we decided to do the legwork for you, with a focus on that special mom in your life. While she may not (necessarily) need these fabulous picks, we're pretty sure she'll flip for them.

Hand-painted clutch perfect for Girls Night Out

Even moms need a break from mac 'n cheese and chicken fingers. That's why we love this aptly named "Girls Night Out" evening clutch designed by Houston-based artist, Hanh Tran. Made of canvas, Hanh's purses are hand-painted and inspired by her abstract and postmodern impressionist pieces as well as nature, art, and fashion. Dress up a pair of jeans or accessorize a slinky cocktail dress. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of every bag is donated to Houston's local charitable and arts communities. Starting at $125.

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Stacking rings with just enough bling

It's hard to go wrong with a little bling! Especially this decadent set of sterling silver cocktail stacking rings with smoky quartz, amethyst, and citrine stones, available in honeycomb and rose cut facets. They're crafted by Canadian designer Shamila Jiwa, who donates 10% of her annual revenue to myriad of worthwhile causes. Doesn't every mom deserve to sparkle? $450 each.

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Fulfill her need for speed with a racecar experience

Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche…oh my! Car racing isn't just for boys. Mama wants to put her pedal to the medal too. And now she can-at the Exotic Driving Experience at Orlando's Walt Disney World Speedway, where she'll lap the course with a professional driving instructor in the passenger seat, providing coaching and feedback. It's the perfect gift for any adrenaline-junkie mommy! Starting at $169.

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SPA-ctacular, right at home

Some days it's hard enough to find time to shower, much less make it to the spa for a facial. So, why not bring the spa to mom? We love HydroPeptide's microderm peel and mask combo. The entire process takes less than 15 minutes, once a week, and will leave her with clear, youthful, and radiant skin. Oh, and make sure mom knows that while you're certain she'll love this luxurious treatment, you think she's beautiful just the way she is! Product range from $46-$68.

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Sweet, silky dreams (and maybe an extra hour in the morning to enjoy them)

Buh-bye ratty college t-shirt. See ya, hubby's boxer shorts. Say hello to these luxurious silk charmeuse pajamas from "sweet" lingerie and loungewear designer Kristian Giambi's BRULEE. We think mom will look simply dreamy in this hot pink set with contrast piping and elegant button closure. The best part: The relaxed fit leaves plenty of room after those elaborate holiday feasts. Sold separately from $176 - $216.

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Re-Kindle her love of reading (while setting screen-time limits for kids)

Calling all tech-moms! The brand new Kindle Fire HD has arrived and it's even better than it's predecessor. The 7-inch tablet features a stunning HD display, the fastest Wi-Fi, exclusive HD audio with two stereo speakers and Dolby Digital Plus, 16 or 32 GB of storage, and a powerful world-class processor-all backed by the world's top content ecosystem, cross-platform interoperability, and customer service. It also comes with Kindle FreeTime, a personalized tablet experience just for kids. Mom can set daily screen limits and give access to appropriate content for each child. Background color and fonts change to a kid-friendly design. That is, if mom wants to share. $199.

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Wrap her up in a hand-crafted scarf

This isn't your mamma's scarf. But it can be now. At Shimmer & Bliss, they've turned an everyday, classic accessory into wearable art. All of their scarves are made in Austin, Texas and carefully handcrafted with a unique dyeing process to create a lavish, high quality product. Each scarf is one-of-a-kind, just like mom. They're also versatile-- she can wear them as a top, skirt, sarong, shrug, belt, or head wrap too! $55.

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Decadent dinner delivery

Show us a mom who's not tired of cooking dinner every night. And we'll show you a five-leaf clover. Now, with Pop-Up Pantry-- a new nationwide food subscription club-three-course gourmet dinners conceived by top chefs can be delivered to your doorstep for the price of takeout. Minimal preparation is required (often just boiling water!), and the meals are sure to delight even the most discerning palate. Dishes include lemongrass salmon wrapped in banana leaf, BBQ pork shank with corn spoonbread, molten chocolate cake, and peach crisp. Dig in! Dinner for two for $45.

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Celebrate her cowgirl chic style

You don't need to live on a dude ranch to rock this "wild" style from Justin Boots, who have been in the business of western footwear for 130 years. Whether her style is down-home or just a touch of country flair, we also love the colorful, on-trend styles like this Red Stitch or Metro Boot by Country Outfitter. Not only are they fashionable and durable, but they're super comfy too-a must for any mom-on-the-go. They also come in kids' sizes so mom and her mini-me can be the most "well-heeled" cowgirls in the carpool! For $175. Most priced at $60 - $160.

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Get her a bit of denim heaven

Of course, every cowgirl also needs a hot pair of jeans! And mom can't go wrong with this Debbi Marie style from Hollywood Million Denim, founded by designer Michele Genevieve. Available in sizes 24-32, the cigarette cut is undeniably flattering and not constricting at all (The secret? 2% spandex in the fabric!). Even better: 5% of the proceeds of every sale go to each customer's favorite charity. Not to mention the unique butterfly accent is sure to make mom's heart flutter. Available for $165.

Hot mamas: What is on your wish list?

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