Classic options, like silk pillowcases and beauty subscription boxes, make an appearance in this list, but we've also included new and exciting gift ideas for the mother figure you want to surprise. Some of our favorite unexpected finds: a knit weighted blanket in a moody eggplant color, a limited-edition Champagne bottle, and gift sets where everything included is actually useful.
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.
Give mom's hands a little TLC from all the constant hand-washing with this heated Patchology hand and cuticle mask. It uses insulation technology to trap her natural body heat and allow the macadamia oil, shea butter, and rosehip oil to penetrate more fully and deeply into the skin. In just 10 minutes her dry, chapped hands will emerge buttery soft and hydrated — and not to mention, it feels so relaxing.
If the mom in your life has a garden that supplies more bountiful produce than she can eat, if she’s an avid fisher or hunter, or if she just likes to DIY her snacks, she may enjoy an at-home food dehydrator. Drying food from scratch is a time-consuming endeavor, but it’ll let her control the ingredients that go into her dried foods. Of all the dehydrators we tested, the Nesco FD-1018A Gardenmaster Dehydrator was the best at drying apples, beef jerky, onions, and fruit puree evenly. If Mom could use a little drying inspiration, a great accompaniment is The Dehydrator Bible, which Lesley Stockton (staff writer and author of our food-dehydrator guide) called “a good reference for newbies and seasoned food-moisture-suckers alike.”