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.)
Silk pillowcases have long been a secret to waking up with sleek, smooth hair and soft skin (we say a resounding "no, thanks" to weird sleep creases and unnecessary skin stretching). Yes, they have to be hand-washed, but it's worth it to fall asleep on a luxurious, silky, and cool-the-touch Slip pillowcase made out of 100 percent mulberry silk. Talk about a gift that mom can use every day.
Many mattresses may expose you to nasty chemicals, flame retardants and potentially toxic foams. As such, the Environmental Working Group recommends mattresses that are at least 95% cotton, wool or natural latex -- like the Avocado Green, which is made from a combination of all three. Even better: This practical gift is comfortable, especially when covered by the optional plush pillow top. Sleep well, live well. See the best mattresses we've tested.
Dry shampoo is practically magic, and if your mom is a fan, this two-piece ornament from Bumble and bumble is the perfect stocking stuffer. It comes complete with a full-size of the Tres Invisible Dry Shampoo (to instantly clean and volumize) and a sample of the Hairdresser's Invisible Oil Primer (to moisturize and defrizz). Buy one for your mom and then one to keep for yourself, too.
Robes are classic mom gifts, but she’s never had a robe as incredible as the Brooklinen Waffle Robe before. Brooklinen is one of our favorite places to shop for home goods, from towels and sheets to loungewear and robes. We tested the waffle robe and found it to be one of the comfiest ones on the market, meaning mom can relax all day in a stylish, long-lasting, and extended length robe.
A daughter shares the closest bonding with her mother in the family. This is a bitter and sweet relationship that goes through several ups and downs throughout the life of a mother and daughter. Despite of all the problems, this relationship comes out as the strongest of all.
The greatest secret to coming up with Christmas present concepts for her is to think of her. What does SHE like to do in her down time? Find out the answer to that and you are well on your method to finding presents that will go over huge.
If your mom needs to use her phone while on winter outings, keep her hands warm and stylish with a pair of Kent Wang Deerskin Gloves. After testing a variety of touchscreen gloves, we’ve found that many tend to look bulky and unsophisticated; if they do look good, they don’t necessarily work well on a phone’s interface. The Kent Wang gloves, however, check all the boxes, thanks to above-average touchscreen accuracy, a classic design, and a super-warm cashmere lining.
Sometime, after the girl matures, in the twenties, the girl again feels that the friend she was searching throughput her life was actually her own mother. She again gets very close to her mother and the relationship grows stronger. This is the real relationship between a mother and her daughter, very complex, yet so simple in nature.
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).