We tested Hunt A Killer this summer, and the first thing I did after reading the review was buy a subscription for my mother. She is obsessed with true crime, and unsurprisingly, she’s now also obsessed with Hunt A Killer. The subscription box allows players to solve a crime, with monthly “episodes” that get the person closer to solving the crime every time. If your mother is just as obsessed with true crime as mine, she’ll be ecstatic to play detective for a few months. 


Since she hasn't been able to get a proper salon manicure for a while, treat her to a Non-Toxic Manicure Kit from Sundays. The 11-piece set includes a buffer, nail file, hydrating base coat, topcoat, cuticle eraser, nail clipper, cuticle serum, quick-dry oil, wooden stick, a bottle of polish remover, and cotton for removing polish. All that's remaining is a cup of hot tea and a soothing soundtrack — then she would be close to the real thing.
The recycled glass bottle locket is earth friendly and ideal for a niece, child, or teenager on your list.
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.

No, Mom is not your maid. That's why she'll appreciate this gift, which outsources the vacuuming to this capable robot. The $600 Neato D7 vacuums up dirt, dust and messes better than any other robot vacuum in its price range. It navigates efficiently around furniture and comprehensively covers your floor plan thanks to built-in lidar laser navigation mapping. The simple, intuitive Neato app works as a remote control and can be linked to Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. Use code NEATOAFFILIATE5 through Dec. 31 for a 5% discount.


Great Smelling Candles
When purchasing for acquaintances, bosses, and associates who you are not romantically involved with or dating for a substantial time, don't purchase too luxurious a present. Buying a pricey present can send the incorrect message.
Makeup makes the best stocking stuffers, but if mom’s cosmetic lineup needs a serious upgrade, pick up a few of the bestsellers from Mented Cosmetics. This cosmetic line sells a range of lipsticks, eyeshadows, and foundations, and is regarded as one of the best makeup lines for women of color, due to its expansive range of shades. The Semi-Matte Lipsticks line has nearly 2,000 reviews and a solid 5-star rating, meaning you can rest easy knowing you’ve picked a high-quality makeup line for mom in exactly the shade she wants. 
Sometimes it seems like everyone has gone through a pickle phase at some point in their lives, all the more so in recent months. If this sounds like your mother, maybe it’s time she met The Noma Guide to Fermentation. Co-written by René Redzepi, founder of the Danish restaurant Noma and famed for his innovative pickling techniques, this book is an in-depth guide to fermenting nearly everything under the sun—from vinegars and shoyu to kimchi and kombucha.
Reed Diffusers

Whether the mom you’re buying for is stuck in the house due to the pandemic or because she’s the at-home caregiver, this little light catcher will add some much-needed magic to her day. When the sun hits the solar battery, the crystal hanging from it starts rotating, refracting sunlight all around the room and transforming it into a rainbow wonderland. To see for yourself what this rainbow maker brings to a space, check out this video.
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