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Makeup makes the best stocking stuffers, but if mom’s cosmetic lineup needs a serious upgrade, pick up a few of the bestsellers from Mented Cosmetics. This cosmetic line sells a range of lipsticks, eyeshadows, and foundations, and is regarded as one of the best makeup lines for women of color, due to its expansive range of shades. The Semi-Matte Lipsticks line has nearly 2,000 reviews and a solid 5-star rating, meaning you can rest easy knowing you’ve picked a high-quality makeup line for mom in exactly the shade she wants. 
Time for your mom to bask in the glory of her radiant skin after she washes off Honest Beauty's Prime + Perfect Mask or 3-in-1 Detox Mud Mask. Depending on what her skin needs, the former is the perfect hydrating pick-me-up filled with shea butter, vitamin E, and superfruits (black currant and strawberry), while the latter does a thorough job deep-cleaning skin and minimizing the appearance of pores using a combination of Jeju volcanic ash, refined white bentonite, activated charcoal, and manuka honey for a conditioning touch. Plus, she gets a cute cactus-and-fauna-themed beauty bag to boot.
This SkinCeuticals serum basically needs no introduction, since it's a three-time Best of Beauty winner and a well-known favorite amongst top dermatologists and Allure readers. Why? It's packed with 15 percent pure vitamin C, 1 percent vitamin E, and 0.5 percent ferulic acid to "help dramatically with the improvement of fine lines, skin firmness, and overall brightening," says  Shereene Idriss, a board-certified dermatologist in New York City. 
Mother's Day Gifts That She’ll Cherish
Fitness-loving mamas rejoice: The new Fitbit Charge 4 is the best of all the fitness tracking devices. Mom will love watching her step count rise as she completes her morning run—and she’ll love bragging about how active she is once she starts seeing her daily stats. Just don’t be surprised if she starts calling you asking you to go on more walks over the next few weeks after gifting it. 

Another great product we see selling out toward the end of the year is the Spanx faux leather leggings from Nordstrom, which many of our on-staff mothers are obsessed with. They boast more than 3,000 reviews on Nordstrom, which isn’t surprising, given that our staffers rave about them every chance they get. She can wear them with a denim jacket or throw them on with a t-shirt—no matter how she styles them, Mom will love these versatile leggings. 
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All Aveeno products are wonderfully soothing when it comes to treating sensitive skin, and its Best of Beauty-winning Daily Moisturizing Body Wash, Positively Radiant Brightening Daily Scrub, and Readers' Choice-winning Daily Moisturizing Lotion are no exceptions. Ingredients like itch-alleviating colloidal oatmeal and hydrating glycerin and soy extract ensure that your mom's skin will feel soft and smooth from head to toe.

Is it really a gift guide for your mother if there’s no jewelry? If Mom’s expecting a traditional gift, opt for the Kate Spade letter pendant from Nordstrom, which features a gold token engraved with a letter for her namesake. This is one of our readers’ favorite items to buy at Nordstrom, which isn’t surprising, since it has nearly 1,000 positive reviews on the site. 
What gift ideas list would be complete without La Mer? Especially when we're talking about your mother, who gave you life? Helping relieve her dried-out skin seems like a small compromise. And you barely have to do anything. In fact, Crème de la Mer does it all — more specifically, algae extract, glycerin, lime extract, sesame seed oil, eucalyptus leaf oil, and other soothing ingredients to target dryness, redness, and the appearance of fine lines.
Silk pillowcases have long been a secret to waking up with sleek, smooth hair and soft skin (we say a resounding "no, thanks" to weird sleep creases and unnecessary skin stretching). Yes, they have to be hand-washed, but it's worth it to fall asleep on a luxurious, silky, and cool-the-touch Slip pillowcase made out of 100 percent mulberry silk. Talk about a gift that mom can use every day.
The Bonding Between Mother and Son

I've been a committed disciple of Les Mills for years, and can't recommend this membership highly enough. I used to take part in group classes at my gym, but the coronavirus put a stop to that. This spring, we signed up for a home membership, which costs just $15 per month -- or less, if you commit to longer terms -- and gives you on-demand access to hundreds of classes that range from spinning to HIIT to yoga. BodyPump -- my personal favorite -- works all of the major muscle groups using (relatively light) weights and high reps, all choreographed to music.
If we were to list all of the wonders and benefits of the Best of Beauty–winning Dyson Supersonic Hair-Dryer, we'd be here all day. But to sum it up, this gorgeous Fuschia tool means shorter drying times, healthier hair, and sleek at-home blowouts to boot. Plus, this set comes with a round brush and detangling comb for extra styling ease. Fair warning: you might become a little jealous of your mom's hair. 
Have you ever seen such an essential oil diffuser as elegant as Vitruvi's? We think not. This hand-crafted ceramic beauty comes in four colors, has a 538-feet diffusing range, and can be set on a continuous three-hour stream or in seven-hour interval settings. The coolest part? It uses ultrasonic vibrations instead of heat to keep essential oils in full integrity. 
Mom may not be in the market for a fancy espresso maker, but she would likely love the opportunity to upgrade her current coffee maker to a more high-quality model. Our favorite drip coffee maker is the Technivorm Moccamaster, which ticks off just about every box you can think of to make the perfect coffee machine: it brews quickly, makes an incredibly delicious pot of joe, and looks good when displayed on the counter. Mom will thank you (and then you’ll thank her every time she pours you a cup). 
While there needs to be more research done on the effects of blue light on eye health, Warby Parker's blue-light-filtering glasses might help out mamas who stare at their screens all day. Whether your mom already wears glasses or not, blue-light lens offer an extra layer of protection she'll appreciate — and, not to mention, the round-lens style is super cute.
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While there needs to be more research done on the effects of blue light on eye health, Warby Parker's blue-light-filtering glasses might help out mamas who stare at their screens all day. Whether your mom already wears glasses or not, blue-light lens offer an extra layer of protection she'll appreciate — and, not to mention, the round-lens style is super cute.
Time for your mom to bask in the glory of her radiant skin after she washes off Honest Beauty's Prime + Perfect Mask or 3-in-1 Detox Mud Mask. Depending on what her skin needs, the former is the perfect hydrating pick-me-up filled with shea butter, vitamin E, and superfruits (black currant and strawberry), while the latter does a thorough job deep-cleaning skin and minimizing the appearance of pores using a combination of Jeju volcanic ash, refined white bentonite, activated charcoal, and manuka honey for a conditioning touch. Plus, she gets a cute cactus-and-fauna-themed beauty bag to boot.
Your mom will feel like royalty while and after using the Tata Harper Her Wellness Spa Set, and the results will definitely show on her glowing face and body. The Raw Honey Crystal Mask is amde with wildflower honey to moisturize and soothe both dry and dehydrated skin, and restore radiance. The Smoothing Body Scrub and Redefining Body Balm go hand-in-hand to exfoliate dull, uneven skin, and seal in long-lasting moisture with the help of a plethora of oils — we're talking shea butter, rose seed, green tea seed, sunflower seed, argan, and more.
Just in Case You Ever Wonder by Max Lucado: This is a wonderful story, which tells children that they are not only loved by their mothers by also by God. In this book, Max Lucado, the author of the book also shares his bed time promises to his kids.
Only go for practical gifts if you have a solid, best-friend-type relationship with your mom. Chances are if you look forward to spending time with your mom, she’ll know you bought her that vacuum because you know her current one is too heavy and hurts her back. But if your relationship is strained, you'll avoid more headaches if you just go with jewelry or something flashy.
Scrap books Can Make Great Gifts For Mom
That’s why we’ve done the hard work for you by pulling together a list of useful gifts for older parents for this holiday season, including a key finder when they forget and wine purifier for when they need a glass (or two). We couldn’t leave out ones that are particular to these strange times, of course — like a wireless charger and sanitizer for their phones and face mask rack so they stay organized before going out.

If you need to grab some Mother’s Day gifts from a son or daughter, Personal Creations has everything to give mom the perfect present this year. Swap out the macaroni necklace for new personalized mommy necklaces like a Mother’s Embrace Birthstone Pendant or surprise mom in the morning with a Breakfast in Bed Wood Serving Tray holding her favorite breakfast food. When looking to buy a personalized Mother’s Day present from a daughter or son, remember all of the good times you have had and choose something that will last for years to come!
These adorable boots from Ugg are timeless, meaning you can buy them for Mom and stop stressing about getting her something that may go out of style in a few months. They’re cozy, fur-lined, and a warm addition to her wardrobe. These boots are especially great if your mom lives in a colder climate where she’ll have to trudge through ice or snow since they have great traction. 
Whether the mom you’re buying for is stuck in the house due to the pandemic or because she’s the at-home caregiver, this little light catcher will add some much-needed magic to her day. When the sun hits the solar battery, the crystal hanging from it starts rotating, refracting sunlight all around the room and transforming it into a rainbow wonderland. To see for yourself what this rainbow maker brings to a space, check out this video.
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