7. Instant Digital Camera: Morphing retro and digital, Polaroid and Fujifilm developed the perfect camera for the busy mom who doesn’t have time to develop photos in the store or order them online. These pocket-sized cameras allow you to shoot and develop on the spot, and they’re reasonably priced so all of your memories can quickly be printed, framed, and on display.
8. The Perfect Book Club Starter Kit: Your favorite book, a good bottle of wine, and a night alone (or with friends) can seem like an unattainable utopia for many moms, but it can also be the perfect Christmas gift. Don’t be afraid to be specific—your night of solitude with a good book and an even better bottle of wine will make memories that last a lifetime.
9. The Uniquely Mom Monthly Gift Club: In the form of cupcakes, popcorn, massages, nail polish, or anything in between, you can find the gift that keeps on giving all year with a little imagination and access to a mom-friendly search engine. Find your monthly gift club of choice and take a moment each month to indulge.
10.The Little Blue Bauble Box: Let’s be honest, when all else fails, a bauble can make even the darkest days sparkle. Tiffany’s caters to almost all budgets, and provides the most astonishing jewelry options for any woman. From the Paloma's Venezia Goldoni heart band ring ($250), to the Jean Schlumberger Daisy ring with Fancy Vivid Pink diamonds ($17,000), Tiffany understands that moms like you appreciate the finer things in life.
Whatever you choose to include on your 2012 mom Christmas list—whether it’s from this list or another gift guide, a more budget-friendly option, or a more traditional option—just remember: this is the one time each year that you can and should ask to be pampered. So, cherish your gifts—your family wants you to enjoy them and feel appreciated.