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.
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.
Ever heard of a bean bag adults actually want to use? That’s what MoonPod aims to be. One of our editors tested the zero-gravity bean bag chair and discovered that it’s actually pretty comfy to sit in, especially if you love lounging while watching TV. If Mom loves playing on her computer or iPad while listening to TV in the background, the MoonPod could be a game-changing addition to her living space. Plus, you’ll get to use it too.
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 have a small, simple one-zone home, where the thermostat controls only the furnace. Last winter, I bought several different top-rated smart thermostats and installed and tested them one at a time. The Nest was the one I kept. It's a snap to set up and it delivers on the features I wanted: Scheduled temperature adjustment, appealing aesthetics, an intuitive interface and absolute control via iPhone. Add in smart speaker support, and Mom can adjust the temperature from bed during those cold winter nights. Read our Nest Learning Thermostat Third Generation review.
Raise your hand if your mom deserves a pampering at-home spa day. Is everyone's hand raised? Good. Then she'll probably want this Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Pro Facial Steamer, which opens up pores and softens the outer layer of skin, so it better absorbs skin-care products. It's basically the lightweight, portable version of, in our opinion, one of the most relaxing parts of a facial — and she'll have it at her disposal every day.
2. You buy something you like, which naturally indicates she will like it [lingerie?], or 3. You quit and purchase soothing oils and such for the bath.
If your mom needs to use her phone while on winter outings, keep her hands warm and stylish with a pair of Kent Wang Deerskin Gloves. After testing a variety of touchscreen gloves, we’ve found that many tend to look bulky and unsophisticated; if they do look good, they don’t necessarily work well on a phone’s interface. The Kent Wang gloves, however, check all the boxes, thanks to above-average touchscreen accuracy, a classic design, and a super-warm cashmere lining.
If you’ve got the money to spend, it doesn’t get better than the Peloton. This high-end exercise bike has a large fanbase of followers who swear by its fitness classes and bicycle features. One of our editors has had her Peloton for years and still loves using it. If Mom keeps not-so-subtly hinting that she wants her own Peloton, it’s time to make her wishes come true. Plus, the company recently lowered the price, so do you even have an excuse?
If you have ever experienced the ravings of the lady that you like since her birthday in some way slipped your mind then you know the advantage of being prepared with a present well in advance of that unique date!
Females enjoy candles, and it is a proper gift for practically every ladies on your list. A traditional choice: Diptyque-Limited Edition Parfumee Encens Candle.
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.
There's only one word to describe the watercolor-inspired packaging and the trio of products that make up the Tatcha Kakitsubata Brightening Set: dreamy. Following cleansing and toning, The Essence, Violet-C Brightening Serum, and Violet-C Radiance Mask will plump, brighten, and gently exfoliate skin with the help of Japanese superfoods (green tea, rice, and algae), fruits, and alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs).
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.
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This one is a pricey gift, we know, but for the mama who loves espresso drinks, it’s a gift she’ll use and enjoy for years. After more than 80 hours of research and testing, we think the Breville Bambino Plus makes the best home option: It’s easy to use but makes consistently rich shots and perfectly steamed milk. And with a sleek, compact design, it’ll look pretty in nearly every kitchen lucky enough to have it.