Photo her snuggled on the couch with a good book and a soft blanket on a cold winter night. If she's your sweetheart or better half, maybe she'll even share.
When it comes to beauty tools that make life just a little easier, we can't ignore Revlon's Salon One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer. Besides saving your arm muscles, this Best of Beauty winner's ion technology means smoother, shinier blowouts, while the nylon tips and tufted bristles detangle and round edges create volume and lift. And it's relatively affordable — this is what we call a win-win.
Only go for practical gifts if you have a solid, best-friend-type relationship with your mom. Chances are if you look forward to spending time with your mom, she’ll know you bought her that vacuum because you know her current one is too heavy and hurts her back. But if your relationship is strained, you'll avoid more headaches if you just go with jewelry or something flashy.
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.
Throughout your life, your mother takes different role to help you and guide you all the way. When you are a little kid, your mother is your angel, when you become a teenager, she becomes your best pal, and when you are an adult she becomes the secret sharer. When ever you were happy, she rejoiced and danced with you. She shared your stress when you had your examinations and she is a shoulder to cry when you had a breakup. In every stage of your life, there is one person from whom you can expect to get unconditional love, and that is your momma.
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.
A lot of folks see a self-heating mug, and think it's the silliest thing you could possibly own. In fact, nearly everyone at CNET who's tried an Ember Mug refuses to have anyone pry if from their hands. It's a great gift idea because it's pricey and something that people generally wouldn't buy for themselves -- and that goes double if Mom loves coffee, tea or hot chocolate. See our coverage of the latest Ember products.
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.