Now that nearly every meal is home cooked, an Instant Pot can open up all kinds of new possibilities. This beloved pressure cooker has cultivated an obsessive, cult-like fanbase of chefs who proclaim their undying love and have all but abandoned their slow cookers. It's like a pressure cooker on steroids that can quickly whip up a delicious meal. It's the perfect gift for the busy mom who likes to cook. And this model, the 6-quart Instant Pot Lux 6-in-1 V3, is versatile: It can cook slow or fast, at a low or high temperature, and it has steam and saute settings. Read our Instant Pot Lux 6-in-1 V3 review.
The Bonding Between A Mother and Daughter
If we were to list all of the wonders and benefits of the Best of Beauty–winning Dyson Supersonic Hair-Dryer, we'd be here all day. But to sum it up, this gorgeous Fuschia tool means shorter drying times, healthier hair, and sleek at-home blowouts to boot. Plus, this set comes with a round brush and detangling comb for extra styling ease. Fair warning: you might become a little jealous of your mom's hair.
Not the super sentimental type? There are also tons of useful gifts for mom, like a bespoke candle, a gravity blanket, and the most comfortable slippers (all of which work equally great if you need to buy something for a picky mom, by the way) that'll become part of her everyday routine. No matter if you're surprising your mom with a present to help her through the pandemic, giving her something in person for Christmas, or shipping her a last-minute birthday gift, all of these glorious gifts—with some picks from Oprah herself—will delight even the woman who claims she wants nothing or "has everything." After all, who could resist a present that'll make her feel cozy, inside and out?
Make Her Smell Better!
All of this free time is prime time for a facial massage, and while your mom's clean hands work just fine, why not have her enlist the help of a hexagonal Nurse Jamie Uplift Massaging Beauty Roller designed with 24 tourmaline quartz stones, which warm up as they're rubbed on the skin? It's oh-so-relaxing and might help lift and firm skin with continued use. And if your mom happens to be a Keeping Up with the Kardashians fan, this wand is Khloé Kardashian–approved. Shall we say… it's a secret from one mom to another.
During the pandemic, the opportunity for enjoying a meal cooked by someone else has been complicated but not eliminated: Outdoor dining persists, limited indoor dining has begun, and, of course, takeout remains a safe, delicious option that keeps all parties out of the kitchen. If you know your mom’s favorite restaurant, grab her a gift card from there. And if you think she’d like to try somewhere new, one idea given to us by Wirecutter editor Tracy Vence is a gift card to Black and Mobile, the first Black-owned food delivery service in the country to deliver exclusively for Black-owned restaurants in select cities (currently available in Atlanta, Detroit, and Philadelphia).