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.
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.
Busy Phillips and your mom probably have something in common: they're both women who deserve a well-rounded self-care routine. Luckily, Busy has mom covered with Olay's Confident Skin Gift Set, which includes the Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Face Cream, Deep Hydration Face Serum, Deep Hydrating Eye Gel, and Sensitive Hungarian Water Essence Makeup Remover Wipes. All of these products are so deeply hydrating, thanks to ingredients like vitamin B3, hyaluronic acid, and antioxidants, and truly fit the Olay ethos of healthy skin.
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.
Hot take: Socks make a great gift. Especially when you find comfy and colorful socks Mom’s guaranteed to love, like these ones from Happy Socks. This retailer sells all kinds of incredible socks, like taco-themed boxes, corgi-lined socks, and even a collection of Disney socks. If mom loves showing off her favorite socks, you can’t go wrong with these fun, customized pairs.
What's better than one gift? One gift per month, thanks to an Allure Beauty Box subscription. It's a win-win: she gets tons of well-deserved pampering and you, wonderful gift giver, get a few free self-care products yourself (valued at $102) from brands such as BeautyStat, Slip, Mario Badescu, and Christophe Robin (while supplies last). Time to schedule a spa-inspired Zoom date for the two of you.
If for any reason, you can’t be with your mother on this special day then send her flowers, chocolates and gifts to make her feel special.
Most of the senior mothers are very nostalgic about the old Hollywood classics. The age from Cary Grant to that of Greta Garbo, the men were well-groomed and the women were sensational. To a senior citizen, the movies of today aren’t just the same. On this Mother’s Day, gift your senior mother something that gives her delightful instant access to thousands of old movies. You can Gift her subscriptions to Netflix, which is quite easy to register for. You can train your mother how she can herself search for her favorite movies and add them to her favorites queue. If your senior mother doesn’t have the access to Internet then you can make a list of all those classics that she’d like to watch and queue them for her.
Let's get this out of the way: dental care has never been what we'd call "fun," but the Boka toothbrush, along with refreshing, mint-infused toothpaste and floss, might actually deserve the adjective. An activated charcoal head that operates at 30,000 vibrations per minute does all of the heavy lifting (aka cleaning your teeth and reducing bacteria growth) for you, while soft bristles help you avoid pressing too hard, which can lead to recessed gums. Need more to chew on? One charge atop a magnetic docking station lasts 25 days.
What Mom deserves this year is a weeklong stay at a fancy resort, but she’ll probably have to settle for a really nice bath (unless you can get her that spa weekend, in which case, do that!). For an elevated experience, we love Lush’s bath bombs, the very best we tested. They “explode” as soon as they hit the water, filling the tub with gorgeous, shimmering shades, long-lasting fragrance, and skin-soothing oils—which is to say that the mom in your life will have no need to emerge from the tub until she’s good and relaxed.
The hottest trend in house scent is reed diffusers, and the ladies on your list will appreciate your insight. The Voluspa Fragrant Oil Reed Diffuser in Santiago Huckleberry is a reliable present.
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.
A lot of females like items and quite makeup bags to keep them in, like hand painted makeup bags.
If mom already owns and loves a weighted blanket, take it to the next level with a weighted robe, which wraps mom in a layer of comfort as soon as she steps out of the shower. We tried the Gravity Robe, made by the same company that makes our favorite weighted blanket. It only features a weighted collar that may help mom relax as she lounges around the house (so don’t worry—you’re not giving Mom a 50-pound robe she won’t be able to walk in).
A well-received and elegant gift for girlfriends, better halves, mommies, and siblings (as in your mom).
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.
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.
Program her you care about her sensations with a journal or high-end note pad for writing notes and even wish list. Perfect stocking stuffer for associates, siblings, and nieces.
A common rite of adulthood involves the passing down of a well-used Le Creuset casserole dish or saucepan from parents to children who are leaving the nest. (Equally common: said children sneaking a piece or two into a moving box and claiming, “I have no idea how that got in there.”) We say it’s time to turn the tide, starting with Le Creuset’s Signature Enameled Cast-Iron Round French Oven, the upgrade pick in our guide to the best Dutch ovens. It’s large enough for soups and stews, and it makes great no-knead bread, too. Any mom who loves to cook will find herself repeatedly reaching for the Le Creuset throughout the year.