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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.

Consider the type of gift. Is a satin bathrobe truly an excellent choice for a female boss? While she might enjoy it, she most likely does not want her subordinates understanding what she uses to bed. Think about how the recipient will translate the present. Would your sister value the belief behind your choice of anti-cellulite cream or a book on how to lose weight? Or, do you desire the woman you've gone on 2 dates with to read into your gift of $3,000 diamond earrings? Lookout, she might anticipate an even larger diamond in the future!


We love a good meal kit. Not only will they allow mom to skip planning out meals for a few nights, but they’ll introduce her to new recipes and ingredients she may not have reached for herself. Our favorite meal kit is Home Chef, which consistently delivered high-quality ingredients, recipes, and instructions each week. Plus, they’ve recently diversified their menu to offer meat substitutes, protein packs, and even 15-minute meals. 
There's a good chance that your mom doesn't want you to spend too much time, money, or stress picking out a great gift for her, so we made sure to include tons of affordable options that you can order at the very last minute. And if you also have your grandma, mother-in-law, or stepmom on your holiday shopping list, many of these thoughtful picks will work for her, too.
Fried foods without the guilt? Sign us up. And sign mom up too. She’ll love this kitchen appliance, which our readers continue to buy year after year. Our favorite air fryer is the Philips Airfryer XXL, which was the most user-friendly model that we tested. It made fries that tasted light and crispy, producing some of the best air-frying results in our testing. 

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Yeah, it's pricey, but the Bartesian Premium Cocktail Machine is really, really worth it. It can be likened to the boozy version of a Nespresso machine (the capsules are recyclable), making perfectly mixed alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks with the push of a button. To set it up, pour bottles of whiskey, tequila, vodka, and your choice of either rum or gin into the glass holding containers. Pop in one of the freshness-dated, juice-filled capsules and let the machine work its magic. Your mom can become a mixologist in no time.
Gifting hand creams or lotions is never a bad idea, especially when they're as luxuriously-scented as this coconut-oil-infused Jo Malone Nectarine Blossom and Honey Lotion, which emits the perfect blend of fruity florals that'll linger long after application. This lotion is inspired by London's Covent Garden early morning market, so she'll feel like she's on an English vacation every time she reaches for it.
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When a girl is at the age of five, she looks at her mother as an idol. Her mother is her goddess and she wishes to imitate her mother in every way. She uses her mom’s cosmetics, wears her heel to feel like her. The girl does everything to look like and imitate her mother. But, as the daughter enters her teenage, she suddenly alienates herself from her mother. She feels like her mother doesn’t understand her at all, and she starts spending more time with her other friends.
Whether the mom you’re buying for is stuck in the house due to the pandemic or because she’s the at-home caregiver, this little light catcher will add some much-needed magic to her day. When the sun hits the solar battery, the crystal hanging from it starts rotating, refracting sunlight all around the room and transforming it into a rainbow wonderland. To see for yourself what this rainbow maker brings to a space, check out this video.
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