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.
If for any reason, you can’t be with your mother on this special day then send her flowers, chocolates and gifts to make her feel special.
Fried foods without the guilt? Sign us up. And sign mom up too. She’ll love this kitchen appliance, which our readers continue to buy year after year. Our favorite air fryer is the Philips Airfryer XXL, which was the most user-friendly model that we tested. It made fries that tasted light and crispy, producing some of the best air-frying results in our testing.
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.
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.
We love a good meal kit. Not only will they allow mom to skip planning out meals for a few nights, but they’ll introduce her to new recipes and ingredients she may not have reached for herself. Our favorite meal kit is Home Chef, which consistently delivered high-quality ingredients, recipes, and instructions each week. Plus, they’ve recently diversified their menu to offer meat substitutes, protein packs, and even 15-minute meals.
As the holidays method, we are all subjected to a discouraging phenomenon. What the heck should I get for my partner, sis, mother, daughter and so on? We each get to the response in a different way, but it generally can be found in among the list below kinds.
If your Mom likes her evening tea, she'll love this Bella tea kettle. Instead of going through the hassle of putting a pot of water to boil on the stove (not to mention the loud cry it makes when ready), all Mom has to do is fill this adorably patterned tea kettle and flip the switch on the side. It'll boil water in no time with 1200 watts of power, which means she can have her chamomile quicker. P.S. our associate editor's mom uses this kettle daily, and loves the patterns!
Have you ever seen such an essential oil diffuser as elegant as Vitruvi's? We think not. This hand-crafted ceramic beauty comes in four colors, has a 538-feet diffusing range, and can be set on a continuous three-hour stream or in seven-hour interval settings. The coolest part? It uses ultrasonic vibrations instead of heat to keep essential oils in full integrity.
Mom may not be in the market for a fancy espresso maker, but she would likely love the opportunity to upgrade her current coffee maker to a more high-quality model. Our favorite drip coffee maker is the Technivorm Moccamaster, which ticks off just about every box you can think of to make the perfect coffee machine: it brews quickly, makes an incredibly delicious pot of joe, and looks good when displayed on the counter. Mom will thank you (and then you’ll thank her every time she pours you a cup).
Stress is a common reason for back pain, and if Mom tends to have a lot of it, it's time for a massage. A winner of our 2020 Wellness Awards, the oCuddle neck and back massager mimics a shiatsu massage, getting deep into the muscles to alleviate pressure and tension—all from the comfort of her own home. With bidirectional kneading massage heads and a heat feature for improved blood flow, she can target neck stiffness, lower back pain, and upper shoulder strain.
Let's get this out of the way: dental care has never been what we'd call "fun," but the Boka toothbrush, along with refreshing, mint-infused toothpaste and floss, might actually deserve the adjective. An activated charcoal head that operates at 30,000 vibrations per minute does all of the heavy lifting (aka cleaning your teeth and reducing bacteria growth) for you, while soft bristles help you avoid pressing too hard, which can lead to recessed gums. Need more to chew on? One charge atop a magnetic docking station lasts 25 days.
The RAVA Flame Retardant car seat is not cheap, but there’s a reason—it’s one of the best and most popular options you can buy. Our readers are obsessed with buying it from Nordstrom, and it’s not hard to see why. It holds a near-perfect 5-star rating on the site, with reviewers saying it’s long-lasting, easy to install, and incredibly high quality. This is the perfect gift for the mother of a newborn who’s looking to invest in the best.
There are few pleasures on this planet better than padding around home in a soft robe on a lazy morning, cup of coffee in hand, no jeans or obligations in sight. The mom in your life deserves such a moment, and you can supply the uniform (even if you can’t guarantee the other elements). We tested dozens of robes, and one of our favorites for this task is the jersey knit Natori Shangri-La, which is lightweight, comes in a wide range of women’s sizes (from XS to 2X), and offers several color options to suit the lady in your life.