Giving someone hand cream for the holidays can sometimes feel like a cop-out, on par with a basic, boring candle. But, hear us out on this one from Glossier: It's fast-absorbing and hydrating thanks to ingredients like meadowfoam seed oil and coconut fruit extract, it smells absolutely incredible, and the packaging looks like a chic pink lighter to boot. Your mom will be so thankful to give her hands a little TLC with all the hand-washing she's hopefully doing lately.
Flowers only last for days, but a rosebud and peony blossom–scented candle lasts for weeks. And when you gift not one, but three, candles (of your choosing) in pretty Otherland Mother's Day packaging, we guarantee mom will have her lighter ready to go as soon as she receives the package. You can also gift an individual candle for $36, but $89 for three is a pretty great deal, if we do say so.
Now that your mom is spending more time at home, she hopefully has more time for a proper morning skin-care routine. The three-piece Ultra-Brightening Essentials set from Kiehl's includes the vitamin C-packed Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution, the Turmeric and Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Masque, and the Calendula Herbal-Extract Toner. Pair with a strong cup of coffee or matcha and she'll look and feel energized to start her day.
Mom frequently regales you with stories of your ancestors—like that you're related to Abraham Lincoln or your second cousin was a British spy—but help her discern fact from fiction by treating her to one of our favorite DNA kits, AncestryDNA. All mom needs to do is spit in a tube, ship off her DNA, and in six to eight weeks she'll unlock the mysteries of her past, allowing her to view her ancestral roots in the easy-to-use Ancestry interface and potentially find a long lost cousin.
What better way to introduce mom to the wonders of double cleansing than with the Best of Beauty-winning Living Cleansing Balm? It's a crown jewel when it comes to removing sebum, makeup, and sunscreen, thanks to grape seed, persimmon extract, and vitamin E. It washes off completely and easily and leaves skin feeling soft and clean. The Soothing Tea Cleansing Gel acts as a follow-up to dissolve sweat and dirt with rice extracts, poly hydroxy acids (PHAs), and green tea. Since Then I Met You is based on the Korean concept of "jeong," which refers to a deep and meaningful connection, it's a perfect gift to show mom just how much she means to you.
There are certainly cheaper smart light options, but the Glow -- a highly portable, rechargeable battery-operated bedtime lamp -- is undeniably beautiful, easy to set up and pleasing to use. My family has two of them, and they've become an instrumental part of the bedtime routine for all four of us (the adults steal from the kids after they fall asleep).
There are various types of gift items that you can create for your loving mom. Some of the cute hand crated gifts that you can make include Flowerpot, Twig Photo Frame, Flower Bouquet Craft, and Tissue Paper Flowers Craft. You will require a few materials in order to prepare the crafts for your mom. Some of the important items that you would require for your craft making include:
Moms can never turn down cardigans. It’s a fact. They’re sensible, comfortable, and perfect for fighting against drafty air. She can drape the popular Halogen Cardigan over a dress for a casual date-night look, or she can wear it over her loungewear for a cozy evening style. This cardigan gets the thumbs-up from hundreds of reviewers at Nordstrom who say it’s lightweight, gorgeous, and perfectly drapey.
These Wander Beauty Baggage Claim Gold Foil Eye Masks will make your mom feel like a rich French lady lounging around her estate, but the gold foil also serves a utilitarian purpose and helps her skin absorb the formula — made of glycerin, aloe leaf juice, hyaluronic acid, and calendula extract. Just 10 to 15 minutes with these bad boys on, and the skin around her eyes will appear brighter, less puffy, and more awake.
Give mom's hands a little TLC from all the constant hand-washing with this heated Patchology hand and cuticle mask. It uses insulation technology to trap her natural body heat and allow the macadamia oil, shea butter, and rosehip oil to penetrate more fully and deeply into the skin. In just 10 minutes her dry, chapped hands will emerge buttery soft and hydrated — and not to mention, it feels so relaxing.
There’s something special about products the whole Internet can agree on—like the Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer. This cult-favorite product has more than 75,000 reviews on Amazon, a staggering 60,000 of which are 5-star ratings. We tested the Revlon for ourselves and were as obsessed with it as the rest of the Internet was. If your mother loves her hair as much as she loves you (and saving time), she needs the Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer in her life. Bonus: The Revlon works on natural hair, too.
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.