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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This gentle, but effective Murad Ready, Radiant, Retinol Kit comes stacked with the Retinol Youth Renewal Serum, Retinol Youth Renewal Eye Serum, and Retinol Youth Renewal Night Cream to help smooth out the appearance of fine lines and to even out skin tone. Besides the common key ingredient, a time-released retinoid, each product also contains hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, and marine kelp to keep her skin soothed and plump.
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My very first recommendation would be to put aside for a few moments the tax and present cost. She has a substantial feline collection of cats statues and I get her a new one each year-- I confess cat lover gifts are simple to discover.
When it’s so noisy in the house that Mom can’t hear herself think, she definitely needs noise-canceling headphones to surround herself in blissful silence. Our experts tested the best noise-cancelling headphones and found the best pair to be the Sony WH-1000XM4s, which allow users to customize the amount of noise cancelling they need. When the football game is on in the family room and Lil Nas X is blasting out of a bedroom, she'll reach for them. She won’t hear a sound when she’s wearing these headphones, so text her if you need anything.
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.
Women love to take images. The Casio - EXILIM 7.2 MP & FUJIFILM - FinePix 7.2 MP cameras fit nicely into a bag, so she can snap away any time she wants.
What better way to top off a long, stressful day than soaking in a warm bath with dissolving Naturopathica Sweet Birch Magnesium Bath Flakes? We can't think of anything either. Sweet birch warms and re-energizes the body, while 37 percent magnesium helps relieve stiff joints, sore muscles, and even cramps — in short, it's the perfect relaxation formula for any busy mom.
A common problem that usually crops up between a mother and daughter relationship, is the communication gap. You must take care to ensure that this problem never arises between you two. A mother needs to change her outlook with time and understand her daughter, and the same applies for the daughter too.
If your mom is a fan of the royals, she will melt into the perfect curtsy over this book on the fashion evolution of the British monarchy by Elizabeth Holmes, former senior style reporter and columnist for The Wall Street Journal. For fans of Holmes's popular Instagram series, "So Many Thoughts," this book has been hotly anticipated for a long time. Bonus points if you also gift your leading lady a Kate Middleton-inspired hatband (IYKYK).
While mom's upcoming vacay plans might have been cancelled/postponed, she can still explore the world through Airbnb Online Experiences — which span cooking, dance, wellness, and entertainment, and more. Is Milano, Italy on her bucket list? She can make her own natural face and body scrubs through a Skincare and Natural Cosmetics Workshop. She can also head over to Singapore for Sound Bathe Meditation with a Singapore DJ, Memphis, Tennessee for Mindful Yoga with Olympic Pole Vaulter, or Sintra, Portugal for The Meditative Art of Forest Bathing. And if you (and the rest of the family) want to join along, you can request a private booking and specific dates. Buckle up, you're going on an adventure.
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).