Birthday Gifts for Her
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.
Sometimes it’s clear who mom’s favorite child is—and many times, it’s the dog. No shame, though, because there are lots of gifts out there perfect for dog moms and dog lovers. One of the best dog-themed subscription kits we tested this year was the KONG Box, a subscription service from cult-favorite brand KONG. It comes with toys, snacks, and more, and the best part is that it features new products each time, so you don’t have to worry about getting the same rubber KONG toy three months in a row.
It has everything one could want in a bidet -- rear and front wash nozzles, a seat heater, multiple temperature and position settings and an appealing blue nightlight. That noted, at $551, the flagship model is far too expensive and the features that are exclusive to it aren't essential. Instead, I'd recommend the OmigoSL, which includes the most vital bells and whistles.
When it’s so noisy in the house that Mom can’t hear herself think, she definitely needs noise-canceling headphones to surround herself in blissful silence. Our experts tested the best noise-cancelling headphones and found the best pair to be the Sony WH-1000XM4s, which allow users to customize the amount of noise cancelling they need. When the football game is on in the family room and Lil Nas X is blasting out of a bedroom, she'll reach for them. She won’t hear a sound when she’s wearing these headphones, so text her if you need anything.
Flowers may not be the most original gift, but the pleasure of receiving a bundle of blossoms is nearly unparalleled. We get a jolt of energy every time we walk through a room and see cut flowers in a vase. Rather than presenting Mom with merely one bouquet, though, why not give her a year’s worth of joy? Our pick for the best online flower delivery service, UrbanStems offers subscriptions of classic or seasonal arrangements that arrive weekly, twice monthly, or monthly. The first bouquet comes with a simple, clear glass vase, but you could upgrade to a hand-blown Aurora Vase from Hawkins New York; it comes in a range of shapes and colors.