There are a few times a year when children get to show their mom how much they really mean to them. Though many think of birthday or Mother's Day first, Christmas is also a great time to do this. They are much less likely to make a fuss if you spend a little more on them this day, and what you get will always be good enough, even if you feel you have missed the mark. When you worry that you won't get the right Christmas gift for mother, you should take some time to think about who she is as a person before you buy.
You may already know the personality of your mom quite well, even though you may not live with her any more. By this I mean that you probably know if she has all that she wants, and that she wouldn't dream of giving you a suggestion. That means you are on your own. Other mothers may have a few things they would really like to have, but you may have a hard time getting that information out of them. If you are lucky, you have one of the moms who will fill you in on a few things she would like without too much prodding. That means you have a head start on your Christmas gift for mother.
There are some moms who will love what you get no matter what it is, but she may end up returning many of the things she gets that she feels are not useful or needed. This type of mom is often very practical, and she probably doesn't put quite as much emotional connection to gifts as other moms. This is when you might want to think of a Christmas gift for mother that goes along the lines of something she would like to do rather than an item. You could get her a gift certificate for almost anything. Think about her hobbies and what she does with her spare time, and the perfect ideas will come to you.
Most moms also treasure things that are homemade. If you are an adult, you might not feel up to making things, or you may think you have no talent in that area. If you have children, you can have them make things for Grandma. These might be some of the best gifts most moms can get. If you are still stuck, even with some gifts from the children, snoop around bit to see if there is something that she needs. Just remember, get a Christmas gift for mother that is not practical. Don't get a blender, and don't buy a vacuum. This is one time of the year when her gift should be for her enjoyment, and not a reminder of all the work she might do all day.