Our College Holiday Gift Guide: Stuff for Your Mom Under $25.00

Hmm…what to get the lady that gave birth to you and constantly makes sure your dirty laundry magically ends up neatly pressed and folded every time you come home for the weekend? Buying for your mom is pretty easy — after all, she still has every thing you made in art class from kindergarten on up, so picking out something nice for $25.00 or less is pretty much a no-brainer. But the PREFECT gift? Hmm…now that's a little bit tougher.

Need help coming up with a present that makes you look totally rock star in her eyes? Check out these suggestions:

For the Music Lover: Is your mom an LP junkie? Tell her to put away her record player and give these cool bowls from Uncommon Goods a spin ($24.00). Hand-crafted from real vinyl records. choose the one that best fits her favorite genre of music.

For the Gal on the Go: Have a mom who doesn't know the meaning of the word "chill?" If she's constantly running errands, planning her weekly car pool, or jetting back and forth between the home and the office,  this smart monogrammed purse organizer from RedEnevelope.com ($19.99) might be just the thing she needs to keep it all straight. Designed to slide into any purse, the helpful pockets are made to keep everything in place and end the stress of digging around for something last minute.

For the Lady That Likes to Make a Statement: You've been playing in her jewelry box for years, so adding something new to the mix might be a nice change of pace. This pretty glitter ball and thread bracelet from Banana Republic ($25.00)  looks super luxe, comes in gold or silver, AND is totally on trend for the holidays.

For the Ultimate Comfort Queen: She's a total homebody who loves nothing better than curling up on the couch with a nice glass of wine and a good book. If your mom prefers life's basic creature comforts, an adorable accessory like these floral applique slippers from the Gap ($19.99; available in Lipstick Red or Bodega Bay Blue) might be your best bet. Both cute and functional, they're sure to bring a smile to her face the next time she slips them on and settles in for the night.


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