With regular salon visits out of the question, this Olive & June box has everything your mom needs to give herself a beautiful at-home mani. Here's the low-down: you choose six shades of polish and receive an entire collection of tools, which includes a nail polish remover pot, clean-up brush, a flat-edge nail clipper, dual-grit nail file, buffer cube, top coat — as well as a The Poppy handle for an easier, more comfortable grip and Best of Beauty–winning Cuticle Serum infused with cactus water. She can go ahead and consider her afternoon booked.
Love Beauty and Planet is no stranger to Best of Beauty and Readers' Choice awards, and its Smooth and Serene Set includes a shampoo, conditioner and leave-in cream that'll leave your mom's hair looking smooth, frizz-free, and healthy, thanks to ample amounts of argan and organic coconut oil. It also leaves behind a lovely lavender scent and is vegan, cruelty-free, and safe for colored hair.
Now, you need to let your imagination run wild and think about the various gourmets items that you can buy for the gift basket. You can take ideas from the other gourmet gifts to create you own gourmet gift. Some of the easy to fins and common gourmet items include French and Canadian cheeses, along with exotic coffees. Apart from these, you can also look for some unique ingredients that you can put into the basket. You may add the colorful foil paper and tissue papers for decorating the gift baskets.
When it comes to beauty tools that make life just a little easier, we can't ignore Revlon's Salon One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer. Besides saving your arm muscles, this Best of Beauty winner's ion technology means smoother, shinier blowouts, while the nylon tips and tufted bristles detangle and round edges create volume and lift. And it's relatively affordable — this is what we call a win-win.
For any mom that loves to wake up every morning with a few sun salutations, why not treat her to a pair of pajamas that parallel that vibe? The two-piece Sunrise Long-Sleeve Sleep Set set from Printfresh is made from 100 percent cotton poplin and is also ethically made. The fabric is perfect for mommas that tend to run a little warm when they hit the hay, but if your mom is an exceptionally hot sleeper, there is also a short-sleeve set in the same pattern.
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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.
Program her you care about her sensations with a journal or high-end note pad for writing notes and even wish list. Perfect stocking stuffer for associates, siblings, and nieces.
Has Mom been crushing her fitness goals lately? She's putting in the effort, and now she can effectively track all her hard work with a Fitbit fitness tracker. She'll be able to monitor her steps and activity, plus track her calories burned, heart rate, and sleep. A little encouragement goes a long way, and she'll definitely feel it (and the burn) with this gift.
From slicers and dicers to scales and even food processors, mom can pick up a KitchenAid stand mixer accessory for just about any use. If she already owns the iconic kitchen gadget, pick up a new accessory she can attach to her mixer and use while cooking. The slicer and shredder attachment is affordable, effective, and incredibly useful, especially considering that it’s powered by the motor in your mixer, allowing mom to leverage that power for quick shredding. It’ll be her new sous chef.
2. You buy something you like, which naturally indicates she will like it [lingerie?], or 3. You quit and purchase soothing oils and such for the bath.
Think about what your mom likes best, her likes and dislikes. You can base your gift depending on this and make the day really special for her.
Odds are good that the mothers in your life will be spending some quality time this year out in the backyard or on the patio. Help them extend those outdoor hours well into the evening with a portable fire pit. One of our favorites is the Solo Stove Bonfire, which, when operated correctly, burns wood with almost no detectable smoke. The airflow created by the stove’s double-walled design intensifies the heat of the fire, making it more efficient and less smoky. (We wouldn’t recommend trying it on a fire escape, though—if that’s the only outdoor space she’s got, stick to a hibachi.)