The recycled glass bottle locket is earth friendly and ideal for a niece, child, or teenager on your list.
Whether your mom dreams of Olympic glory or just likes to jog around the block, you can help her make the miles pass more quickly with a pair of Poly BackBeat Fit 3150, the best running headphones we’ve found. They sound great but don’t seal out the surrounding world, so she’ll still be able to hear any nearby cars, bikers, or fellow joggers. The IP57 rating means they can withstand sweat and rain, and the flexible and textured hooks play nicely with both sunglasses and hats.
Discover unique gifts for Mom, including home decor, kitchen gadgets, and other special presents‚ because when it comes to Mom, not just any gift will do. Find a collection of ideas for birthdays, Mother’s Day, Christmas and any other time you want to surprise her with something amazing. These unique and personalized gifts are sure to make you her favorite.
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.
The newest iPad does it all even better than the previous model. The 2020 model, announced in September, delivers blazing fast performance, a beautiful display and all of the elegance of Apple's operating system. True, it's not the "value" option -- that would be the Amazon Fire -- but it remains the gold standard. Try to find it on sale, though: Last year's version frequently dropped to between $250 and $280 for the 32GB model or $330 for 128GB version, but we haven't seen the 2020 model dip below $300 yet. Read our 2020 iPad review.
Smart speakers like the new Echo are great companions in the kitchen or bedroom, but the Show 8 adds a healthy 8-inch screen which can display everything from weather forecasts to streaming videos. This thoughtful gift has a full-fledged Echo smart speaker built-in, too. And yes, the camera has a manual shutter, so Mom never has to worry about being surreptitiously photographed. Read our Amazon Echo Show 8 review.
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.
Wirecutter editor Marilyn Ong recommends the Google Nest Hub Max for moms who spend a lot of time in the kitchen—especially those who seem to have everything already. With the Max, your mom can upload family photos to use as screensavers, and she can watch TV shows or listen to music or podcasts while cooking. She can also access all of her favorite recipes—the device has a recipe-search function baked in. In our testing, we found the Max was better than the Amazon Echo Show at walking us through cooking instructions step by step. (And the Max has gesture control, so your mom won’t have to touch the screen with floury hands.)
This Bareminerals complexion set has everything your mom needs to create a beautiful base, if she's feeling like she wants a little bit of coverage. The Prime Time Original Foundation Primer helps blur pores and preps skin, while Original Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15, Mineral Veil Finishing Powder, and the Beautiful Finish Brush finish the job and give off a natural, luminous finish.
If Mom’s decor tastes are more elegant, opt for a minimalist gift that’s as touching as it is cute. She’ll think of you every time she looks at this painting of two penguins from Home Depot. It’s small enough to hang near her desk, but sweet enough to earn its own spot on the living room wall. Either way, she’ll love staring at it and thinking about her sweet child (you).
For instance, if your mom is a huge fan of traveling and loves skin care, why not get her a gorgeous travel diffuser or miniature serum set? Or, if your mom is someone who always has to have her nails done, an at-home manicure kit is an excellent idea that shows you pay attention to all the little details about her. Whatever it is that makes your mom unique, use that as your starting point and it won't steer you wrong.
Your mom might cry tears of joy when she runs through her hair after using the three-time Readers' Choice winner Briogeo Don't Despair, Repair Deep Conditioning Mask. This intensive weekly treatment that's chock-full of rosehip, sweet almond and argan oils, as well as vitamin B5 and biotin, is that good at breathing new life into dry, damaged hair. In fact, Allure digital hair editor Jihan Forbes said that her hair "not only had a shampoo-ad worthy sheen, but it also had lots of volume" after blow-drying.
“Is it chilly in here?” said your mom, every day the temperature has been below 65 degrees since you can remember. Keep her cozy at the computer with this adorable design, featuring a USB-chargeable hand warmer that slips into the plushy glove so you can move the mouse sans frozen fingertips. Even if she’s not playing Farmville, it’s always a game of cat and mouse.
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.
Can you imagine the look on your mother’s face when you tell her you got her a cooking lesson from Gordon Ramsay? You don’t have to imagine it if you get her a subscription to MasterClass, a service that offers online celebrity-taught courses on a variety of topics, from cooking to writing. Find mom’s passion (or favorite celebrity) and give her the gift of a lifetime of learning.
Not the super sentimental type? There are also tons of useful gifts for mom, like a bespoke candle, a gravity blanket, and the most comfortable slippers (all of which work equally great if you need to buy something for a picky mom, by the way) that'll become part of her everyday routine. No matter if you're surprising your mom with a present to help her through the pandemic, giving her something in person for Christmas, or shipping her a last-minute birthday gift, all of these glorious gifts—with some picks from Oprah herself—will delight even the woman who claims she wants nothing or "has everything." After all, who could resist a present that'll make her feel cozy, inside and out?
If mom already owns and loves a weighted blanket, take it to the next level with a weighted robe, which wraps mom in a layer of comfort as soon as she steps out of the shower. We tried the Gravity Robe, made by the same company that makes our favorite weighted blanket. It only features a weighted collar that may help mom relax as she lounges around the house (so don’t worry—you’re not giving Mom a 50-pound robe she won’t be able to walk in).
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In addition to the dilemma of purchasing her a birthday gift, you may not even know what she wants! Picking out a birthday gift for the women of their heart is in some cases a little unpleasant and a little challenging for some males around the world.
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.
Throughout her life, your mother has made many sacrifices for you and has done a lot to keep you happy. Creating a scrap book is the best way in which you can appreciate all that she has done for you. You can start by describing your mother. Some of the things that this may include are:
What’s better than a present you can eat? Whether mom prefers fruit or chocolate or assorted cheeses, you can find nearly every type of edible goody from Harry & David. We tried Harry & David and found that its gift baskets were chock-full of delicious foods that would make any person smile. We were partial to the Moose Munch and chocolate-covered pretzels, but if mom loves fresh fruit, you can’t get better than the classic Harry & David pears.
Mom's lips may be feeling a little underappreciated since the pandemic broke out and she's not wearing as much lipstick. If that's the case, the three-piece Dream and Wonder set from Laneige is the perfect gift for a little TLC for her pout. She can slather on the hydrating Lip Sleeping Mask in either Berry, Lemon Sorbet, or Mint Choco before hitting the hay. She'll wake up with soft, supple lips, thanks to the shea butter and vitamin C.
Grocery shopping is still one of the most time-consuming tasks Mom does week after week. But Walmart’s newest service, Walmart+, makes a great gift for mothers looking for an easy way to get groceries delivered at home. The Amazon Prime rival only costs $12.95 a month or $98 a year, so you can get mom a monthly or yearly subscription, depending on your budget. She’ll be able to get free shipping on both groceries and any number of other products she wants to buy from Walmart, which makes it the gift that just keeps on giving. Just make sure her area is eligible for delivery before ordering.
There’s no substitute for high-quality coffee. Reviewer-favorite brand BLK & Bold sells specialty teas and coffees, many of which are available on Amazon and Target. The brand also makes a strong social impact, donating 5% of its profits to supporting at-risk youths. Is there anything better than coffee that both tastes good and makes you feel good?
Our favorite is the ThermoPop, which could read temperatures accurately in just three seconds. It’s cute, it’s accurate, and it’s just $34. But if you’re looking to splurge, we highly recommend the Thermapen MK4, which was the fastest and most accurate thermometer we tested and would have been our top pick if it wasn’t so expensive. It’s more than double the price of the ThermoPop, but it’s waterproof, precise, and fast-acting.