When they’re loving allies, life is so much easier (and when they’re not, well, you can always take revenge).
If you’ve got one of the good ones — the one who hugged you and said, “I know, honey,” when you came out to her, the one who invites your significant others into her home for a meal, the one who marches beside you in the local pride parade — then we say use the holiday to show her just how much her devotion has meant in your life.
1. The Mayor Who Would Be Prez
If your mom is a Pete fan — and what mom could possibly resist “Boot Edge Edge” — she’ll want this Pete Logo Hoodie ($60) to keep her warm all winter long as she looks ahead to the 2020 election (210 days from Christmas, not that we’re counting; okay, yes, we’re counting).
2. Song of Herself
For book-loving moms, the new illustrated edition of Walt Whitman’s Live Oak, With Moss ($29.99) features a dozen of the writer’s most daring poems, accompanied by gorgeous drawings from award-winning illustrator Brian Selznick. Hint: Make sure to leave this one out on mom’s coffee table next time you bring home a serious candidate for Mr. Right.
3. Mother’s Little Helper
Think you’re the only one who enjoys an ice-cold martini or vodka tonic now and then? Stoli put out this limited-edition bottle ($35) with original artwork by Lisa Marie Thalhammer to mark the 50th anniversary of Stonewall earlier this year, and it’s still available for you to raise a glass to the woman who made you strong.
4. Hearts and Minds
The Human Rights Campaign does so much to better the lives of LGBTQ+ all over the world. Combine your support of them with a gift duo for Mom in this “Love is Love” mug ($12.95) and candle ($24) that will make her me-time cozy and meaningful.
5. Lord of the Ring
Considering this is the woman who birthed you and kept you alive, is a ring really too much to ask? We think not. Macy’s features a collection of “rainbow” pieces that range from costume ($29) to multi-sapphire and diamond ($2640), and every price point in between.