What better way to introduce mom to the wonders of double cleansing than with the Best of Beauty-winning Living Cleansing Balm? It's a crown jewel when it comes to removing sebum, makeup, and sunscreen, thanks to grape seed, persimmon extract, and vitamin E. It washes off completely and easily and leaves skin feeling soft and clean. The Soothing Tea Cleansing Gel acts as a follow-up to dissolve sweat and dirt with rice extracts, poly hydroxy acids (PHAs), and green tea. Since Then I Met You is based on the Korean concept of "jeong," which refers to a deep and meaningful connection, it's a perfect gift to show mom just how much she means to you.
The greatest secret to coming up with Christmas present concepts for her is to think of her. What does SHE like to do in her down time? Find out the answer to that and you are well on your method to finding presents that will go over huge.
This Bareminerals complexion set has everything your mom needs to create a beautiful base, if she's feeling like she wants a little bit of coverage. The Prime Time Original Foundation Primer helps blur pores and preps skin, while Original Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15, Mineral Veil Finishing Powder, and the Beautiful Finish Brush finish the job and give off a natural, luminous finish.
Mom's lips may be feeling a little underappreciated since the pandemic broke out and she's not wearing as much lipstick. If that's the case, the three-piece Dream and Wonder set from Laneige is the perfect gift for a little TLC for her pout. She can slather on the hydrating Lip Sleeping Mask in either Berry, Lemon Sorbet, or Mint Choco before hitting the hay. She'll wake up with soft, supple lips, thanks to the shea butter and vitamin C.
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Not the super sentimental type? There are also tons of useful gifts for mom, like a bespoke candle, a gravity blanket, and the most comfortable slippers (all of which work equally great if you need to buy something for a picky mom, by the way) that'll become part of her everyday routine. No matter if you're surprising your mom with a present to help her through the pandemic, giving her something in person for Christmas, or shipping her a last-minute birthday gift, all of these glorious gifts—with some picks from Oprah herself—will delight even the woman who claims she wants nothing or "has everything." After all, who could resist a present that'll make her feel cozy, inside and out?
That’s why we’ve done the hard work for you by pulling together a list of useful gifts for older parents for this holiday season, including a key finder when they forget and wine purifier for when they need a glass (or two). We couldn’t leave out ones that are particular to these strange times, of course — like a wireless charger and sanitizer for their phones and face mask rack so they stay organized before going out.
Luxurious gifts
Busy Phillips and your mom probably have something in common: they're both women who deserve a well-rounded self-care routine. Luckily, Busy has mom covered with Olay's Confident Skin Gift Set, which includes the Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Face Cream, Deep Hydration Face Serum, Deep Hydrating Eye Gel, and Sensitive Hungarian Water Essence Makeup Remover Wipes. All of these products are so deeply hydrating, thanks to ingredients like vitamin B3, hyaluronic acid, and antioxidants, and truly fit the Olay ethos of healthy skin.
Time for your mom to bask in the glory of her radiant skin after she washes off Honest Beauty's Prime + Perfect Mask or 3-in-1 Detox Mud Mask. Depending on what her skin needs, the former is the perfect hydrating pick-me-up filled with shea butter, vitamin E, and superfruits (black currant and strawberry), while the latter does a thorough job deep-cleaning skin and minimizing the appearance of pores using a combination of Jeju volcanic ash, refined white bentonite, activated charcoal, and manuka honey for a conditioning touch. Plus, she gets a cute cactus-and-fauna-themed beauty bag to boot.
For the mom who’s curious about her ethnic origins or family background, a DNA testing kit makes a great, informative gift. Our favorite is AncestryDNA, which presents test results in a clearer manner than other services and places its ancestry information in a useful historical context. We do urge you to spend a few moments reading the privacy section in our guide, though, since using even the best DNA testing service involves data and privacy risks. A secondary caution: People occasionally discover dark family secrets. If that wouldn’t shatter your mom’s world, though, we think the ancestral findings are compelling enough to justify the risk.
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