My mother loves to read, she also likes to travel overseas on holidays. One of the problems she has is taking enough books for her to read when she's traveling and not adding too much weight to her luggage - my solution for her is going to be a Kindle.
The best gifts are the ones that are special to her and things that she enjoys doing. Gifts that you make yourself are usually special too and you can find some great gift ideas at DIY Gifts. An idea that a friend of mine was given one year was an edible bunch of flowers. Her children put some strawberries onto long skewers and dipped them into chocolate (they used milk chocolate on some and white chocolate on others) and then let them dry and arranged them in a vase for her......she still talks about that gift years later.
Photos are also very important to a mom, my sister in law's three sons had a professional photographer take their picture for her one year and I think that's the best gift she's ever recieved.
Talking Photo Album
This talking photo album is great because you can also add your voice to the photos - ideal if you live quite a way away from your mom.
More gift ideas tomorrow.