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).
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.
I have a small, simple one-zone home, where the thermostat controls only the furnace. Last winter, I bought several different top-rated smart thermostats and installed and tested them one at a time. The Nest was the one I kept. It's a snap to set up and it delivers on the features I wanted: Scheduled temperature adjustment, appealing aesthetics, an intuitive interface and absolute control via iPhone. Add in smart speaker support, and Mom can adjust the temperature from bed during those cold winter nights. Read our Nest Learning Thermostat Third Generation review.
Look inside any bathroom cabinet and chances are you'll find at least one Cetaphil product hanging around. Your mom will appreciate the re-up of her favorite, no-nonsense products: the Daily Facial Cleanser and Moisturizing Lotion. They're both lightweight, hydrating, and non-greasy staples for those with sensitive skin, but if you deal with eczema or rosacea, you might want to check out the Best of Beauty legend, the Gentle Skin Cleanser.
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.
I’m not a mother to any humans yet, but I am a proud cat mother, and I take every opportunity I can to buy them presents—as the cat mom in your life probably does. This year, we tested the Goody Box from Chewy, which is essentially a gift box that’s filled with some of Chewy’s best cat toys and snacks. It’s the perfect gift for any proud cat-loving mom, as she’ll enjoy watching her kittens pounce around all day with their new toys.
A lot of folks see a self-heating mug, and think it's the silliest thing you could possibly own. In fact, nearly everyone at CNET who's tried an Ember Mug refuses to have anyone pry if from their hands. It's a great gift idea because it's pricey and something that people generally wouldn't buy for themselves -- and that goes double if Mom loves coffee, tea or hot chocolate. See our coverage of the latest Ember products.
Sometimes mom needs to turn down the lights, fire up the bubble bath, and light her favorite candle to unwind after a long week. We recommend this highly-rated candle by Capri Blue—the signature blue bottle is enough to capture us right away, but the Volcano blend is among our all-time favorite scents. This is a must-have for any mom who loves to relax.
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If the girl on your list currently has a solid collection of precious jewelry, get her an elegant wy to arrange it that will fit into any decor with a fashion jewelry wardrobe. For the lady on-the-go, provide her the gift of tangle-free fashion jewelry.
Now more than ever, the mom in your life deserves—nay, needs—a warm pair of slippers to take her around the house in style. Get her these lightweight, breathable wool slippers from Glerups, among the best we’ve ever tested. Made from just one piece of felt, they’re less prone to splitting or degradation than other felted wool slippers. And they’re easy to slide on and off when she doesn’t have the time to bend down and fiddle with footwear. The slippers are available in rubber-soled versions, too, so she can wear hers both inside and outside of the house.