Birthday Gifts for Her
Wrap mom in the same comfort she gave you when you were a child (and let’s be honest, the same comfort she gives you to this day). A weighted blanket can be great for reducing stress and anxiety, but honestly it’s just comfortable to snuggle under while laying on the couch. Our favorite weighted blanket is the Gravity Blanket. We recommend it for all moms, as they won’t get too hot while sleeping, but they’ll stay comfortable all night long.
Does your mom always have an essential oil diffuser running throughout the day? Well, then why shouldn't she have one to pack with her when it's finally time for adventures again? Campo's take-anywhere Relax travel diffuser fits perfectly into a cupholder or sits on top of a home office lap desk without taking up too much space. All she needs to do is fill it to the line with filtered water, drop in her favorite essential oil, and plug into any USB port.
For many moms, a handbag is less an accessory and more a utilitarian carryall, fitting in everything a day could possibly need: Band-Aids, sunscreen, extra hair ties, a bottle of water, sometimes even an emergency PB&J. This year, upgrade your own mom’s go-everywhere, do-everything bag to the Cuyana Classic Structured Leather Tote, one of Wirecutter’s favorite tote bags. It’s large enough to hold water bottles or a bag of string cheese while still looking chic. Take it a step further and add a Cuyana Tote Organization Insert.
I’ve tested a lot of products at Reviewed, and there’s none I’m more obsessed with than the big blanket. It’s exactly what it sounds like—a really large blanket—and yet it’s softer, cozier, and more fun than any other blanket I’ve owned. If mom loves making blanket forts, snuggling with the family, or just generally lounging around in blankets, this is a must-have.
If your Mom likes her evening tea, she'll love this Bella tea kettle. Instead of going through the hassle of putting a pot of water to boil on the stove (not to mention the loud cry it makes when ready), all Mom has to do is fill this adorably patterned tea kettle and flip the switch on the side. It'll boil water in no time with 1200 watts of power, which means she can have her chamomile quicker. P.S. our associate editor's mom uses this kettle daily, and loves the patterns!
Odds are good that the mothers in your life will be spending some quality time this year out in the backyard or on the patio. Help them extend those outdoor hours well into the evening with a portable fire pit. One of our favorites is the Solo Stove Bonfire, which, when operated correctly, burns wood with almost no detectable smoke. The airflow created by the stove’s double-walled design intensifies the heat of the fire, making it more efficient and less smoky. (We wouldn’t recommend trying it on a fire escape, though—if that’s the only outdoor space she’s got, stick to a hibachi.)