If you're in a relationship, never ever purchase "joint-use" gifts unless formerly talked about. Buying your sweetie a 50" plasma TELEVISION when you live together might send out the message that the presents is really for you. And never buy her a kitchen home appliance unless she tells you she really, no actually, desires a Cuisinart juicer, do not, I duplicate, do not purchase your loved one a home appliance for Christmas (unless you like sleeping on the sofa).
Dry shampoo is practically magic, and if your mom is a fan, this two-piece ornament from Bumble and bumble is the perfect stocking stuffer. It comes complete with a full-size of the Tres Invisible Dry Shampoo (to instantly clean and volumize) and a sample of the Hairdresser's Invisible Oil Primer (to moisturize and defrizz). Buy one for your mom and then one to keep for yourself, too.
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.
If your mom is a fan of the royals, she will melt into the perfect curtsy over this book on the fashion evolution of the British monarchy by Elizabeth Holmes, former senior style reporter and columnist for The Wall Street Journal. For fans of Holmes's popular Instagram series, "So Many Thoughts," this book has been hotly anticipated for a long time. Bonus points if you also gift your leading lady a Kate Middleton-inspired hatband (IYKYK).
The relationship of a mother and son is delicate and it should always be maintained properly. A son should never take his mother’s love for granted, and at the same time the mother should also understand. Communication is an important key that should always be there in any relationship. For every son, his mother is the best secret sharer. You must ensure that you live up to his expectations so that he always looks up to you as the best person in his life to share all his secrets.
Estée Lauder's S.O.S. Skincare Repair + Glow Essentials Set helps transform dull-looking skin overnight with a concentrated lineup of the Night Micro Cleansing Foam, Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II, Advanced Night Repair Intense Reset Concentrate, and Advanced Night Repair Eye Supercharged Complex Synchronized Recovery. These product names are fancy talk for effective products made with hyaluronic acid and algae extract to moisturize, caffeine to improve blood circulation, and fruit extracts (watermelon and apple) to exfoliate — so your mom wakes up with refreshed, soft, and smooth skin.
This carryall, the Wellington XL Tote from State Bags, is practically the magic bag from Mary Poppins — it can fit so many odds and ends. Whether your mom needs a new bag for a weekend (and socially distanced) getaway or perhaps just needs a roomy tote that can fit jumbo-size hand sanitizers in every pocket, this one is the way to go. As an added bonus, this bag is made from 45 percent recycled material and can be personalized for your mama.
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There's a good chance that your mom doesn't want you to spend too much time, money, or stress picking out a great gift for her, so we made sure to include tons of affordable options that you can order at the very last minute. And if you also have your grandma, mother-in-law, or stepmom on your holiday shopping list, many of these thoughtful picks will work for her, too.
Whether she sits at home and reads every night or attends a monthly book club with her ladies, getting mom an e-reader is a great way to ensure she can always keep her book-of-the-month handy. The Kindle Paperwhite is a great gift for the mom who wants to get an e-reader, but doesn’t want to give up her paperbacks quite yet—it’s specifically designed to look and read like a physical book (so she won’t get screen fatigue). Plus, it’s waterproof, so she can keep bringing her books to the pool, beach, or bath.
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.
The custom of exchanging gift is a sweet gesture to develop relationships and to demonstrate how much you care. Presents are a great medium to express those thoughts, which you could not expression in words.
There’s a reason everyone wants the KitchenAid standing mixer: It’s the best, period. If mom doesn’t own this iconic mixer yet, it’s time to get her one. She can combine baking ingredients, knead bread dough, whisk meringue, and even make her own pasta at home. Plus, there’s a wide range of useful attachments that can accompany her mixer, meaning you’ve got the next five years of gifts planned out for you.
Does your mom always have an essential oil diffuser running throughout the day? Well, then why shouldn't she have one to pack with her when it's finally time for adventures again? Campo's take-anywhere Relax travel diffuser fits perfectly into a cupholder or sits on top of a home office lap desk without taking up too much space. All she needs to do is fill it to the line with filtered water, drop in her favorite essential oil, and plug into any USB port.
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.
This one is a pricey gift, we know, but for the mama who loves espresso drinks, it’s a gift she’ll use and enjoy for years. After more than 80 hours of research and testing, we think the Breville Bambino Plus makes the best home option: It’s easy to use but makes consistently rich shots and perfectly steamed milk. And with a sleek, compact design, it’ll look pretty in nearly every kitchen lucky enough to have it.