(yes, there is a caution when it comes to giving ladies presents), they don't want mixers, self-help books, or blending bowls.
Smart speakers like the new Echo are great companions in the kitchen or bedroom, but the Show 8 adds a healthy 8-inch screen which can display everything from weather forecasts to streaming videos. This thoughtful gift has a full-fledged Echo smart speaker built-in, too. And yes, the camera has a manual shutter, so Mom never has to worry about being surreptitiously photographed. Read our Amazon Echo Show 8 review.
If your mom uses essential oils to take her yoga session up a notch, ease into sleep, or simply relax through aromatherapy, then she'll appreciate this wooden essential oil diffuser. She can add her favorite oil blends to the base and turn it on a 1-, 3-, 6- or 10-hour timer. The Breathe Essentials Diffuser also emits LED lights that can be brightened or dimmed depending on her mood.
If you're in a relationship, never purchase "joint-use" gifts unless formerly talked about. Purchasing your sweetheart a 50" plasma TV when you live together may send out the message that the presents is truly for you. Eye shadow and lip gloss schemes that consist of a large range of colors make wonderful gifts for ladies. For the lady on-the-go, provide her the gift of tangle-free fashion jewelry.
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Fitness-loving mamas rejoice: The new Fitbit Charge 4 is the best of all the fitness tracking devices. Mom will love watching her step count rise as she completes her morning run—and she’ll love bragging about how active she is once she starts seeing her daily stats. Just don’t be surprised if she starts calling you asking you to go on more walks over the next few weeks after gifting it.
Is it really a gift guide for your mother if there’s no jewelry? If Mom’s expecting a traditional gift, opt for the Kate Spade letter pendant from Nordstrom, which features a gold token engraved with a letter for her namesake. This is one of our readers’ favorite items to buy at Nordstrom, which isn’t surprising, since it has nearly 1,000 positive reviews on the site.
A well-received and elegant gift for girlfriends, better halves, mommies, and siblings (as in your mom).
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.
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.