Mother's Day Gifts That She’ll Cherish
The Nemo Stargaze Recliner Luxury Chair is a perfect gift for the outdoorsy mom. Despite its admittedly ridiculous appearance, the Stargaze Recliner—a swinging seat suspended on an aluminum frame that looks like a cross between a hammock and a recliner—is enormously comfortable. (The current redesigned version sits closer to the ground, so this should address complaints about the chair fitting only taller people.) After a long day of wrangling kids, the mom in your life deserves the best seat by the campfire.
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.
In conclusion, all of these birthday gift tips are ideal for the lady in your life! Unless naturally you purchased her every thing on this list for her previous birthday, chances are that you'll be ideal on the target when you spend lavishly for the woman of your dreams!
The newest iPad does it all even better than the previous model. The 2020 model, announced in September, delivers blazing fast performance, a beautiful display and all of the elegance of Apple's operating system. True, it's not the "value" option -- that would be the Amazon Fire -- but it remains the gold standard. Try to find it on sale, though: Last year's version frequently dropped to between $250 and $280 for the 32GB model or $330 for 128GB version, but we haven't seen the 2020 model dip below $300 yet. Read our 2020 iPad review.
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.
All Aveeno products are wonderfully soothing when it comes to treating sensitive skin, and its Best of Beauty-winning Daily Moisturizing Body Wash, Positively Radiant Brightening Daily Scrub, and Readers' Choice-winning Daily Moisturizing Lotion are no exceptions. Ingredients like itch-alleviating colloidal oatmeal and hydrating glycerin and soy extract ensure that your mom's skin will feel soft and smooth from head to toe.
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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.
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Apart from the coffee, tea mugs, another good idea for gifting personalized or cherished gifts is giving her a bracelet. You can either go for the metallic ones that come cheap, or buy the costlier ones made of gold and silver. You can also get a nice pen for your mother, with her name engraved on it.
Ever heard of a bean bag adults actually want to use? That’s what MoonPod aims to be. One of our editors tested the zero-gravity bean bag chair and discovered that it’s actually pretty comfy to sit in, especially if you love lounging while watching TV. If Mom loves playing on her computer or iPad while listening to TV in the background, the MoonPod could be a game-changing addition to her living space. Plus, you’ll get to use it too.
Who could turn down a new pair of glasses? If mom wears prescription glasses, consider getting her a stylish new pair she can wear throughout the year. When it comes to glasses retailers, we love GlassesUSA, which sells affordable and chic frames. You can opt for designer glasses, classic frames, colorful lenses, or trendy new options. Either way, mom will love showing off her new frames.
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.