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.
If mom loves being pampered as she sleeps, she would love to receive a new set of luxury pajamas, like this set from Nordstrom. More than 1,000 reviewers give the Lingerie Moonlight Pajamas set a solid 5-star rating, saying they’re soft to the touch, fit to size, and look incredible. Plus, they come in six designs and a ton of colors, so you can pick the set that best matches Mom’s style.
The ultimate indulgence at the end of a long day? These Oprah-approved, super plush slippers from Vionic. "These slippers aren’t just for shuffling around—with an orthotic footbed, they’re bound to put a spring in your step," Oprah said in 2018 when she picked them for her annual list of Favorite Things. "I slipped them on and thought I was walking on cloud fluff."
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.
Does mom get teary-eyed when looking at old clay pots you made her when you were younger? Go the sentimental route and find a custom-made piece of jewelry from Etsy that will have her reaching for the Kleenex when she opens it. We’re partial to this engraved necklace, which can be easily customized with your mother in mind. You can include kids’ names, birthdates, or meaningful quotes.
If your Mom likes her evening tea, she'll love this Bella tea kettle. Instead of going through the hassle of putting a pot of water to boil on the stove (not to mention the loud cry it makes when ready), all Mom has to do is fill this adorably patterned tea kettle and flip the switch on the side. It'll boil water in no time with 1200 watts of power, which means she can have her chamomile quicker. P.S. our associate editor's mom uses this kettle daily, and loves the patterns!
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.
Tips For Celebrating A Wonderful Mother’s Day
What better way to introduce mom to the wonders of double cleansing than with the Best of Beauty-winning Living Cleansing Balm? It's a crown jewel when it comes to removing sebum, makeup, and sunscreen, thanks to grape seed, persimmon extract, and vitamin E. It washes off completely and easily and leaves skin feeling soft and clean. The Soothing Tea Cleansing Gel acts as a follow-up to dissolve sweat and dirt with rice extracts, poly hydroxy acids (PHAs), and green tea. Since Then I Met You is based on the Korean concept of "jeong," which refers to a deep and meaningful connection, it's a perfect gift to show mom just how much she means to you.
Now more than ever, the mom in your life deserves—nay, needs—a warm pair of slippers to take her around the house in style. Get her these lightweight, breathable wool slippers from Glerups, among the best we’ve ever tested. Made from just one piece of felt, they’re less prone to splitting or degradation than other felted wool slippers. And they’re easy to slide on and off when she doesn’t have the time to bend down and fiddle with footwear. The slippers are available in rubber-soled versions, too, so she can wear hers both inside and outside of the house.