Gift Guide: For Mama and Nonna

For me, my Mom and Nonna are two of the most important people in my life. If yours are anything like mine, both of them have spent my whole life spoiling me with love and care, and showing me what family is all about. Christmas is the perfect excuse to spoil the women who constantly give and care for you. Here is my gift guide for the perfect presents for the Mama and Nonna in your life!

1) Photo Album

 Scrapbook album from Michael's. This is similar to the one I used!

Scrapbook album from Michael's. This is similar to the one I used!

With the popularity of digital and social media, printed photos are becoming more and more of a rarity. A few years ago, I made my Nonna a scrapbook of photos of us and our family over the years. She absolutely loved it, and still keeps it on her coffee table to this day! If you don't have time to make a photo album with decorative elements (think patterned paper and pop-up stickers), you can try using sites such as Shutterfly or Snapfish to make your photo book. These sites make it super simple by just importing photos from your computer, and it ships right to your door. This is a gift that will last a lifetime and bring back memories of "the good old days."

 

2) Slippers

This might seem like a simple gift, but a nice pair of slippers are cozy and useful for those bitter winter snowstorms that are upon us here on the East Coast! These UGG Slippers from Nordstrom are the perfect slippers that will get Mama and Nonna through the winter months!

 

3) A Handbag or Clutch

This is the perfect item for the glamorous Mama or Nonna (like mine)! Not only is this clutch a perfect piece for holiday and New Years parties, but it is a timeless piece to pull out for all special occasions. Check out my full collection of clutches and handbags in The Shop (link below).

4) Keurig Coffee Maker

Both my Mama and Nonna enjoy a hot cup of coffee or two in the morning, and Keurig makes it easier than ever to brew delicious blends. Pick up some Lavazza pods as a stocking stuffer, and your gift is complete!

 

 

5) Jewelry Box

For the jewelry lover, these unique jewelry display pieces from Pottery Barn are the perfect addition to her dresser and a great way to show off her gems.

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Click item to view on PotteryBarn.com

6) A Day at the Spa

 From the Spa at the Four Seasons

From the Spa at the Four Seasons

What's more luxurious and pampering than a day at the spa? Facials, massages, and manicures - oh my!

 

7) Her Signature Fragrance

When you smell it, you automatically think of her. If your Mama or Nonna has a classic fragrance that they always wear, shop around for some packages and sets that most stores offer for the holidays. She's guaranteed to love it!

 Chanel COCO MADEMOISELLE, absolutely timeless!

Chanel COCO MADEMOISELLE, absolutely timeless!

8) Pajama Sets & Robes

Nothing is cozier than pajamas and a warm, snuggly robe. These luxurious items from Soma are perfect for lounging, lazy days.

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9) A Timepiece

A timepiece is a gift that your Mama and Nonna will wear for years to come. Choose a classic style and neutral color so that the watch goes with just about everything.

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10) A Novel Collection

My Nonna and I love to read the same books. One of our favorite authors is Adriana Trigiani, as she brings our Italian American heritage to life on the pages. If your Nonna or Mama has a favorite author too, head over to your local Barnes & Noble to purchase a few of their novels that she hasn't read yet.

I hope this list of gift ideas gets you started on your holiday shopping for your Mama and Nonna. I guarantee you that they are sure to love these items on Christmas morning!

Tanti Baci,

The Sweet Paisana

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