This is in a first of series of conscious gift guides to help you through this season. Of course, I fully support you giving to charity in someone's name. But if you like seeing someone unwrap a finely made, useful, and beautiful object, then turn to EcoCult for the next week. I'll be covering pretty much everyone you need to shop for. First up: Mom. This gift guide is also a useful place to look if you're shopping for your aunt, grandmother, godmother, or any other woman with classic, elegant taste.What woman doesn't love a soft, silky scarf? She'll go nuts over this, and then you can explain why alpaca is even better than cashmere. Two simple styles of kitchen tools mean they'll go in anyone's kitchen. Your mom will be proud to serve the salad at the dinner table using these spoons. And now that you're out of the house, she has a little more time to appreciate making herself some French-press coffee in this beautiful ceramic press. Show her that you think she deserves to make up for all those years raising you with lots of "me" time. These Indian-made items come together to create a ritual of self care. She'll love using this plant mister for her plants and orchids around the home, but she'll love displaying it even more! This versatile cardigan will no doubt be a staple in her wardrobe, no matter what her style. I used to make place cards for Thanksgiving, but these solid brass napkin rings will do the trick, and make Mom smile.