There’s something special about products the whole Internet can agree on—like the Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer. This cult-favorite product has more than 75,000 reviews on Amazon, a staggering 60,000 of which are 5-star ratings. We tested the Revlon for ourselves and were as obsessed with it as the rest of the Internet was. If your mother loves her hair as much as she loves you (and saving time), she needs the Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer in her life. Bonus: The Revlon works on natural hair, too.
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.
The Fujifilm Instax Square SQ6 is an instant camera that’s fun for everyone, especially moms and kids. They can break it out at parties or bring it on weekend trips to capture those sillier moments, and who can resist the anticipation of waiting for the photos to appear? Our top pick for the best instant camera, the SQ6 cranks out photos just a little smaller than the Polaroids you may remember, producing sharp images with a wide range of tones and pleasing-looking colors. Don’t forget to include plenty of film with the camera, though—once your mom starts playing with this fun gizmo, she won’t want to stop.
There's nothing more refreshing than a lavish body wash to uplift the senses and upgrade the shower experience, especially when it's a Best of Beauty clean beauty winner. This Necessaire body wash lathers beautifully and nourishes the body with marula, cacay, and meadowfoam oils, as well as plenty of vitamins, and doesn't come with any unpopular ingredients like sulfates, parabens, phthalates, and synthetic dyes. It also comes in eucalpytus, sandalwood, and fragrance-free versions to accommodate her personal scent preferences.
That’s right, we’re recommending Crocs for your mother. Turns out Crocs are back, and they’re hotter than ever. There are a wide variety of Crocs styles you can choose from, including fur-lined options and even platforms. But there’s nothing quite as good as the original rubber clog, especially if Mom spends a lot of time outdoors or running around the garden.
Give your mom's favorite family photos new life—with the help of Minted. Simply upload 30 of her favorite images (think: pictures of her grandchildren, vintage portraits of her great-great-great grandparents, or a striking sunset from your most memorable beach vacation) and Minted will arrange them in a heart-shaped collage that your mom will treasure for years to come.
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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.
For any mom that loves to wake up every morning with a few sun salutations, why not treat her to a pair of pajamas that parallel that vibe? The two-piece Sunrise Long-Sleeve Sleep Set set from Printfresh is made from 100 percent cotton poplin and is also ethically made. The fabric is perfect for mommas that tend to run a little warm when they hit the hay, but if your mom is an exceptionally hot sleeper, there is also a short-sleeve set in the same pattern.
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.
Odds are good that the mothers in your life will be spending some quality time this year out in the backyard or on the patio. Help them extend those outdoor hours well into the evening with a portable fire pit. One of our favorites is the Solo Stove Bonfire, which, when operated correctly, burns wood with almost no detectable smoke. The airflow created by the stove’s double-walled design intensifies the heat of the fire, making it more efficient and less smoky. (We wouldn’t recommend trying it on a fire escape, though—if that’s the only outdoor space she’s got, stick to a hibachi.)