Fragrance can be a really difficult item to buy as a gift because it is so personal. If your mom hasn't found a signature scent yet, may we suggest this perfume flight from Hermés? The Deluxe Replica Coffret Set's beautifully packaged box comes with miniature sizes of the Dabbers in Jour d’Hermès Eau de Parfum, Eau des Merveilles Eau de Toilette, Twilly d'Hermès Eau de Parfum, and Eau De Rhubarbe Ecarlate Eau de Cologne. She can try them all out and see which is her favorite.
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Thinking outside the box is our specialty, so even if Mom hasn't dropped any hints lately, you can pick up something that's super unique. The ideas ahead are packed with editor favorites, best-selling items from cool companies, and tons more ideas that will boost her self-care routine—and it all starts at just $6! Oh, and don't forget grandma while you're at it!
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Consider the type of gift. Is a satin bathrobe truly an excellent choice for a female boss? While she might enjoy it, she most likely does not want her subordinates understanding what she uses to bed. Think about how the recipient will translate the present. Would your sister value the belief behind your choice of anti-cellulite cream or a book on how to lose weight? Or, do you desire the woman you've gone on 2 dates with to read into your gift of $3,000 diamond earrings? Lookout, she might anticipate an even larger diamond in the future!
Busy Phillips and your mom probably have something in common: they're both women who deserve a well-rounded self-care routine. Luckily, Busy has mom covered with Olay's Confident Skin Gift Set, which includes the Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Face Cream, Deep Hydration Face Serum, Deep Hydrating Eye Gel, and Sensitive Hungarian Water Essence Makeup Remover Wipes. All of these products are so deeply hydrating, thanks to ingredients like vitamin B3, hyaluronic acid, and antioxidants, and truly fit the Olay ethos of healthy skin.
Don't you miss the old days when all of your photos weren't hopefully lost and piled up in your phone's photo album? We do, and your mom probably does as well. This portable Canon Ivy Mobile Mini Photo Printer solves that problem and lets your mom print out photos via Bluetooth and the Canon mini print app in a snap. Now, she'll have memories she can physically hold on to.
Once Mom becomes an empty nester, she'll want to feel connected to the whole family more than ever. If she could, she would probably fill up the whole house with pictures of the kids and grandkids, but let's do her one better with a digital photo frame. Keeping all her favorites in one place, this pick from Aluratek has a 7-inch LCD screen, surrounded by a wooden frame to show off photos in a slideshow format for everyone to see.
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Ever wondered what life would be like if you only had one dish, not 20 cluttering your cabinets? Your mother likely has. Surprise her with the Always Pan, the magical piece of cookware that claims to be eight pans condensed into one. The pan can braise, sear, steam, strain, saute, fry, and boil, which is pretty much anything she’d need to do in the kitchen aside from actually serving food.
Mother’s day is all about celebrating the spirit of womanhood and giving gifts to a senior mom doesn’t necessarily imply that it has to be a stereo type old one. If you are mom is growing old, then you need to give her something that makes her feel special and cared for. Here are some suggestions to delight the senior mothers.
Giving someone hand cream for the holidays can sometimes feel like a cop-out, on par with a basic, boring candle. But, hear us out on this one from Glossier: It's fast-absorbing and hydrating thanks to ingredients like meadowfoam seed oil and coconut fruit extract, it smells absolutely incredible, and the packaging looks like a chic pink lighter to boot. Your mom will be so thankful to give her hands a little TLC with all the hand-washing she's hopefully doing lately.
Another great product we see selling out toward the end of the year is the Spanx faux leather leggings from Nordstrom, which many of our on-staff mothers are obsessed with. They boast more than 3,000 reviews on Nordstrom, which isn’t surprising, given that our staffers rave about them every chance they get. She can wear them with a denim jacket or throw them on with a t-shirt—no matter how she styles them, Mom will love these versatile leggings.
You know what’s fun? Celebrating mom. You know what’s not fun? Cleaning. Help mom save her time (and sanity) by picking up the best robot vacuum on the market—the iRobot Roomba i7+. The i7+ is hands down the greatest robot vacuum we tested, outperforming all its competitors in nearly every category. It can easily map her home, be controlled from her smartphone, and empty itself, which is frankly, magical.
Even though we're all in hibernation mode right now, that doesn't mean that your mom's hair-care routine should suffer. The three-piece Merry Multi-Masking Kit from Briogeo includes the best-selling Don't Despair, Repair! Honey Moisture Deep Conditioning Mask, a travel-sized version of the four-time Allure Best of Beauty winner Don't Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask, and a travel-size of the Gentle, Be Kind Avocado and Kiwi Mega Moisture Superfood Mask.
There are few gifts better than personalized ones, especially when it comes to mom, who pretty much already has everything she wants. With services like Minted, you can upload your own photos for a calendar and arrange them on colorful backgrounds, then customize your creation for each month. Most calendars also allow you to enter birthdays and important events, so you can help mom actually remember her mother-in-law’s birthday this year.
Picking out a birthday gift for the ladies of their heart is in some cases a little unpleasant and a little difficult for some males around the world. Unless the woman that you're buying presents for doesn't have a romantic bone in her body then opportunities are that she'll appreciate the two-dozen roses that you should be getting for her on her birthday. Everyone enjoys to get present certificates on their birthday to their favorite shop and this is another "winner" in the Gifts For Her category!
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.
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.
Think about what your mom would like to get as gift. A little thinking can go a long way in delighting her on mother’s day. If she loves cosmetics, then may be getting her some nice cosmetics items or a complete spa range to pamper her would be a nice idea. Try to pop in a nicely written poem into the gift basket. She will be really touched by your act of kindness.
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.
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.
Silk pillowcases have long been a secret to waking up with sleek, smooth hair and soft skin (we say a resounding "no, thanks" to weird sleep creases and unnecessary skin stretching). Yes, they have to be hand-washed, but it's worth it to fall asleep on a luxurious, silky, and cool-the-touch Slip pillowcase made out of 100 percent mulberry silk. Talk about a gift that mom can use every day.
I've been using this beautiful Victorinox chef's knife for the past year and it's become one of my indispensable kitchen tools. The blade is fluted, so it won't stick to what you're cutting, and the elegant wooden handle gives it the perfect amount of heft. It's sharp enough to make cutting meat, fish, fruit, vegetables and cheeses an absolute pleasure.
Moms deserve wine. This subscription box to the Wine of the Month Club includes two bottles delivered right to her doorstep every month. Every shipment includes the club's 24-page newsletter. You can choose from among 10 different subscriptions, starting at $133, that feature varieties from different regions of France and California. Read more on how to get alcohol delivered to your door.
All Aveeno products are wonderfully soothing when it comes to treating sensitive skin, and its Best of Beauty-winning Daily Moisturizing Body Wash, Positively Radiant Brightening Daily Scrub, and Readers' Choice-winning Daily Moisturizing Lotion are no exceptions. Ingredients like itch-alleviating colloidal oatmeal and hydrating glycerin and soy extract ensure that your mom's skin will feel soft and smooth from head to toe.
If the mom in your life has a garden that supplies more bountiful produce than she can eat, if she’s an avid fisher or hunter, or if she just likes to DIY her snacks, she may enjoy an at-home food dehydrator. Drying food from scratch is a time-consuming endeavor, but it’ll let her control the ingredients that go into her dried foods. Of all the dehydrators we tested, the Nesco FD-1018A Gardenmaster Dehydrator was the best at drying apples, beef jerky, onions, and fruit puree evenly. If Mom could use a little drying inspiration, a great accompaniment is The Dehydrator Bible, which Lesley Stockton (staff writer and author of our food-dehydrator guide) called “a good reference for newbies and seasoned food-moisture-suckers alike.”