The Verge’s 2023 holiday gift guide for moms

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A collection of cool, calming, and creative gifts to show your appreciation for that special maternal figure in your life.

Moms are the hardest people to shop for. After all, what can you gift the person who gave you life or raised you? The best you can hope to do is gift her something thoughtful to demonstrate your gratitude for all she’s done, though that often requires the kind of time and careful consideration we don’t always have.

That’s why we’ve put together this gift guide. With the help of the rest of the Verge staff, we came up with a list of presents that’ll make your mom’s life a little easier, from a robot vacuum that makes cleaning up nearly effortless to a smart speaker that doubles as a virtual assistant. We’ve also thrown in a few sentimental gifts that are sure to touch her heart — like a digital picture frame you can update regularly with videos of her grandkids — as well as e-readers, 4K TVs, and a bounty of other useful tech that can help her unwind at the end of a long, thankless day.

No, there isn’t a gift in this world that can rival what our mothers have given us. But we think these presents will, at the very least, put a smile on her face and express your appreciation.

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