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).


Sitting hunched over a laptop all day can be very hard on the body, especially if your mom's not getting any breaks to get up for a walk. If she is experiencing back pain as a result of working from home, a long bath at the end of the day may help. Drop in a few scoops of the Indie Lee I-Recover Body Soak into a warm bath and the product will literally start to melt away along with (dare we say) her troubles.
Stress is a common reason for back pain, and if Mom tends to have a lot of it, it's time for a massage. A winner of our 2020 Wellness Awards, the oCuddle neck and back massager mimics a shiatsu massage, getting deep into the muscles to alleviate pressure and tension—all from the comfort of her own home. With bidirectional kneading massage heads and a heat feature for improved blood flow, she can target neck stiffness, lower back pain, and upper shoulder strain. 
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!
The relationship of a mother and son is delicate and it should always be maintained properly. A son should never take his mother’s love for granted, and at the same time the mother should also understand. Communication is an important key that should always be there in any relationship. For every son, his mother is the best secret sharer. You must ensure that you live up to his expectations so that he always looks up to you as the best person in his life to share all his secrets.
"Mama Do You Love Me" by Barbara M Joosse: In this beautiful story, there is a little girl who asks several questions till she is ensured that her mother’s love for her is unconditional. The girl realizes that even if she turns into a walrus, or a musk ox, her mother will still continue to lover her throughout her life. This is a timeless story when the child tests the limits and her mother reassures that her parent’s love is forever.

Gifting hand creams or lotions is never a bad idea, especially when they're as luxuriously-scented as this coconut-oil-infused Jo Malone Nectarine Blossom and Honey Lotion, which emits the perfect blend of fruity florals that'll linger long after application. This lotion is inspired by London's Covent Garden early morning market, so she'll feel like she's on an English vacation every time she reaches for it.
There's nothing like a stunning bright red lipstick — Armani Beauty Rouge D'Armani Matte Lipstick in Lucky Red, to be specific — to make an ordinary day feel a little more special. And if red's not your mom's calling, no sweat — there are 14 gorgeous shades to choose from. While the lipstick has a matte finish, the formula is infused with hydrating jojoba and ester oils for a creamy and comfortable wear that won't dry out her lips.
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Your mom has been there for you since day one — literally. After everything you've put her through (temper tantrums, teenage antics, and a handful of questionable life choices), it's a no-brainer that the most important woman in your life deserves to be spoiled with something far more meaningful than yet another scented candle. Before settling on a classic gift (think: basic slippers, cheap lotions, and cheesy coffee mugs), browse through this list of the best gifts for moms, which range in price, personalization, and practicality. Since no one appreciates sentiment quite like your mom, all of these gift ideas are packed with heart, some a touch more than others. Even if you're shopping for the woman who claims to have everything (or at the very least, says she doesn't want any of her sons and daughters to buy her anything), you're bound to find the perfect present that'll bring the laughs, smiles, and happy tears on Christmas morning and beyond.
If you've ever taken a trip down memory lane with your mom (i.e. gone through her jewelry box), you may have noticed that it probably needs an upgrade, especially if she's using something like an old shoebox to hold all her baubles from yesteryear. This leather and anti-tarnish microsuede option from Mejuri is perfect for a few of her favorite necklaces, earrings, and rings. To make this gift even more special, you can also pick her up something shiny from Mejuri while you're at it.
If you're in a relationship, never ever purchase "joint-use" gifts unless formerly talked about. Buying your sweetie a 50" plasma TELEVISION when you live together might send out the message that the presents is really for you. And never buy her a kitchen home appliance unless she tells you she really, no actually, desires a Cuisinart juicer, do not, I duplicate, do not purchase your loved one a home appliance for Christmas (unless you like sleeping on the sofa).
If you're in a relationship, never ever purchase "joint-use" gifts unless formerly talked about. Buying your sweetie a 50" plasma TELEVISION when you live together might send out the message that the presents is really for you. And never buy her a kitchen home appliance unless she tells you she really, no actually, desires a Cuisinart juicer, do not, I duplicate, do not purchase your loved one a home appliance for Christmas (unless you like sleeping on the sofa).

Wirecutter editor Marilyn Ong recommends the Google Nest Hub Max for moms who spend a lot of time in the kitchen—especially those who seem to have everything already. With the Max, your mom can upload family photos to use as screensavers, and she can watch TV shows or listen to music or podcasts while cooking. She can also access all of her favorite recipes—the device has a recipe-search function baked in. In our testing, we found the Max was better than the Amazon Echo Show at walking us through cooking instructions step by step. (And the Max has gesture control, so your mom won’t have to touch the screen with floury hands.)

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