Now that your mom is spending more time at home, she hopefully has more time for a proper morning skin-care routine. The three-piece Ultra-Brightening Essentials set from Kiehl's includes the vitamin C-packed Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution, the Turmeric and Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Masque, and the Calendula Herbal-Extract Toner. Pair with a strong cup of coffee or matcha and she'll look and feel energized to start her day.
There’s something special about products the whole Internet can agree on—like the Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer. This cult-favorite product has more than 75,000 reviews on Amazon, a staggering 60,000 of which are 5-star ratings. We tested the Revlon for ourselves and were as obsessed with it as the rest of the Internet was. If your mother loves her hair as much as she loves you (and saving time), she needs the Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer in her life. Bonus: The Revlon works on natural hair, too.
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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.
While moms may not always admit it, they love when their kids get personal when it comes to holiday presents. After all, who doesn't fancy the feeling of opening up a gift that you can clearly tell had a ton of thought and care put into it? It doesn't have to be anything expensive either: Simply think about your mom's lifestyle and her likes and dislikes, land on a budget for yourself, and go from there.
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."
There's a good chance that your mom doesn't want you to spend too much time, money, or stress picking out a great gift for her, so we made sure to include tons of affordable options that you can order at the very last minute. And if you also have your grandma, mother-in-law, or stepmom on your holiday shopping list, many of these thoughtful picks will work for her, too.
If the mom in your life has a toddler and has been yearning for the trail, help her start hiking again—now with her child. Designed specifically for carrying kids over long distances, a hiking baby carrier has a freestanding frame structure, a cockpit for a child, and storage for traditional hiking gear such as food, water, and other essentials. The lightest one we tested, the Deuter Kid Comfort Active SL is made for people who have shorter torsos, but even our 5-foot-8-inch writer said it fit her better compared with other options. It also has a kickstand and an easy-undo harness, so kids can get out for a little mid-trail exploration.
They say “time flies when you’re having fun” but when you’re a parent, it seems to go by even faster. Before you know it, you’re shopping for a Mother’s Day gift for your daughter, in addition to your wife and mother. Our Baby Acrylic Photo Block is the perfect way to celebrate your newborn grandson or granddaughter. Send a Family Circle of Love Birthstone Necklace or other piece of mom jewelry holding the names and stones of all her children. Now that your little princess has grown into a woman, let her know how proud you are of the mother she has become with one of these touching gifts.
Headphones make a great gift for mom, and you can’t get better than the beloved Apple AirPods Pro. These upgraded AirPods consistently ranks highly in our testing, providing active noise cancellation, a comfortable fit, and easy setup. Whether mom loves listening to her music or she loves talking to her sister on the phone for hours, these headphones will make a big difference in her daily life.
There's only one word to describe the watercolor-inspired packaging and the trio of products that make up the Tatcha Kakitsubata Brightening Set: dreamy. Following cleansing and toning, The Essence, Violet-C Brightening Serum, and Violet-C Radiance Mask will plump, brighten, and gently exfoliate skin with the help of Japanese superfoods (green tea, rice, and algae), fruits, and alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs).
Mothers come in all shapes and sizes and ages and attitudes. Some moms run marathons, others run companies, and still others run around town, ferrying offspring from their violin lessons to tae kwon do classes to softball practice. Some still have a house full of kids; others are now empty nesters. But these mothers all have something in common: They have at least one person (be it a child, a co-parent, or an admirer) who owes them a great big thank-you, coupled with a thoughtful gift, for everything they do. Perhaps that person is you? If so, it’s time to get on it.