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.
All of this free time is prime time for a facial massage, and while your mom's clean hands work just fine, why not have her enlist the help of a hexagonal Nurse Jamie Uplift Massaging Beauty Roller designed with 24 tourmaline quartz stones, which warm up as they're rubbed on the skin? It's oh-so-relaxing and might help lift and firm skin with continued use. And if your mom happens to be a Keeping Up with the Kardashians fan, this wand is Khloé Kardashian–approved. Shall we say… it's a secret from one mom to another.
Tell Me a Story, Mama by Angela Johnson: In this lovely story, a young girl and her mom together remember the favorite bed times stories that the girl liked listening to as a kid.
A woman who has everything has seen it all—and therefore she has very good taste. Enter: French things. These wool-lined slippers from the French company Armor-Lux are oh-so-chic. They'll keep Mom warm and cozy this winter, whether she's putzing around home base or the beach house. (Pssst, they come in men's sizes too if you want to add a pair for Dad!)
Sometime, after the girl matures, in the twenties, the girl again feels that the friend she was searching throughput her life was actually her own mother. She again gets very close to her mother and the relationship grows stronger. This is the real relationship between a mother and her daughter, very complex, yet so simple in nature.
“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.
For the mom who’s curious about her ethnic origins or family background, a DNA testing kit makes a great, informative gift. Our favorite is AncestryDNA, which presents test results in a clearer manner than other services and places its ancestry information in a useful historical context. We do urge you to spend a few moments reading the privacy section in our guide, though, since using even the best DNA testing service involves data and privacy risks. A secondary caution: People occasionally discover dark family secrets. If that wouldn’t shatter your mom’s world, though, we think the ancestral findings are compelling enough to justify the risk.