Years ago my dad bought me a zoom lens to fit an X-700. It was generic and not as sharp as the best but I shot many pictures with it and still have it even though I no longer use it. He is long gone and at least he saw me use it.
Another gift was from my brother-in-law. A CertoCertix 6x9 folder which sat unused for many years. I finally loaded a roll of 120 and found, to my surprise, it takes great pictures.
A gift from your mom, even if you rarely use it, is something to appreciate. At least she knows you like photo related items.