The Bonding Between Mother and Son
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Sometimes she needs a full purse to hit the town, but others, mom just needs to carry a few things with her, so bringing a full purse is more work than it's worth. Get mom a classy wristlet for those days where she's just not in the mood for the whole shebang. You can get this bag from Coach in four colors, and it comes highly recommended by hundreds of reviewers.
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.
Nothing is more annoying than having to get out of bed to charge your phone. Save Mom the grief with the extra-durable Native Union charging cord that is 10 FEET LONG. She could plug it behind her bed or from a far away outlet and still be able to watch HGTV's Hometown on her phone without a problem. Another cool feature? The weighted knot at the end holds the cord on top of any hard surface, like a nightstand or desk, so she won't ever have to bend down to pick it up again.
Want an amazing gift mom didn't even know she needed? Check out Baked by Melissa, a small cupcake bakery that quickly became one of our favorite places to order sweets online. You can order mom 25, 50, or even 100 mini cupcakes in fun flavors like red velvet, chocolate chip pancake, Oreo cheesecake, and mint chocolate chip. Just whatever you do, don't expect mom to share.
Perfect Gifts For Mom's Day
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).
Perfume is a difficult present. Unless you understand the person
If your mom loves to entertain, give her a gift that'll ensure she's the hostess with the mostess—like this gorgeous set of melamine plates. In addition to being BPA free and fade resistant, they've also earned the ultimate seal of O-pproval. "Gayle's kitchen walls feature interior designer Sheila Bridges's Harlem Toile de Jouy motif; now it graces these dishwasher-safe, made-just-for-O plates," Oprah said when she selected the set for this year's list of Favorite Things.
Entire markets have actually been set up around males inability to consider excellent gift ideas for females. Next time you are the shopping mall, take a look at the "bubble bath" stores. While you struggle of whether to go with the peach scents or the lavender skin conservator, you need to try to keep in mind what such gifts state to her. When she opens the gift, she'll believe that you actually didn't put much thought into and respond accordingly. This, of course, means there much better be a little box somewhere under the tree consisting of an unusual precious gem or automobile keys!
Even though hair professionals advise against bleaching hair at home, your mom can still have a bit of (safe) fun with highlights with the Madison Reed Light Works Balayage Highlighting Kit. What makes this fool-proof? The wishbone-shaped applicator ensures the lightening cream creates a perfectly-spaced, natural-looking balayage effect, while the salon-grade toning glaze perfects the tone of the highlights and enhances shine. The kit also includes a Bond Building Cleansing Treatment to use post-highlighting. And did we mention it won a 2018 Best of Beauty Breakthrough Award? Case closed.
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Moms deserve wine. This subscription box to the Wine of the Month Club includes two bottles delivered right to her doorstep every month. Every shipment includes the club's 24-page newsletter. You can choose from among 10 different subscriptions, starting at $133, that feature varieties from different regions of France and California. Read more on how to get alcohol delivered to your door.
That’s right, we’re recommending Crocs for your mother. Turns out Crocs are back, and they’re hotter than ever. There are a wide variety of Crocs styles you can choose from, including fur-lined options and even platforms. But there’s nothing quite as good as the original rubber clog, especially if Mom spends a lot of time outdoors or running around the garden.
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.
Giving someone hand cream for the holidays can sometimes feel like a cop-out, on par with a basic, boring candle. But, hear us out on this one from Glossier: It's fast-absorbing and hydrating thanks to ingredients like meadowfoam seed oil and coconut fruit extract, it smells absolutely incredible, and the packaging looks like a chic pink lighter to boot. Your mom will be so thankful to give her hands a little TLC with all the hand-washing she's hopefully doing lately.
I've ridden my share of exercise bikes and this one is pretty good: You get a fully adjustable seat and handlebars, pedals compatible with shoe-clips and flats, and a good range of wheel tension. You also get a Polar heart monitor, which makes it possible for you to calibrate your personal effort to each session; it's a standout feature. And the 21.5-inch touchscreen tilts and rotates, so you can use it for a variety of other on-demand Myx classes, ranging from kettlebells to yoga.
Your mom has been there for you since day one — literally. After everything you've put her through (temper tantrums, teenage antics, and a handful of questionable life choices), it's a no-brainer that the most important woman in your life deserves to be spoiled with something far more meaningful than yet another scented candle. Before settling on a classic gift (think: basic slippers, cheap lotions, and cheesy coffee mugs), browse through this list of the best gifts for moms, which range in price, personalization, and practicality. Since no one appreciates sentiment quite like your mom, all of these gift ideas are packed with heart, some a touch more than others. Even if you're shopping for the woman who claims to have everything (or at the very least, says she doesn't want any of her sons and daughters to buy her anything), you're bound to find the perfect present that'll bring the laughs, smiles, and happy tears on Christmas morning and beyond.
Once Mom becomes an empty nester, she'll want to feel connected to the whole family more than ever. If she could, she would probably fill up the whole house with pictures of the kids and grandkids, but let's do her one better with a digital photo frame. Keeping all her favorites in one place, this pick from Aluratek has a 7-inch LCD screen, surrounded by a wooden frame to show off photos in a slideshow format for everyone to see.
Everyone likes to get present certificates on their birthday to their favorite shop and this is another "winner" in the Gifts For Her classification! Of course it takes a little creativity to come up with what the discount coupon will be for, however numerous ladies discover that tailored vouchers are a creative method to offer a gift!
Don't you miss the old days when all of your photos weren't hopefully lost and piled up in your phone's photo album? We do, and your mom probably does as well. This portable Canon Ivy Mobile Mini Photo Printer solves that problem and lets your mom print out photos via Bluetooth and the Canon mini print app in a snap. Now, she'll have memories she can physically hold on to.
A Better Way
Sometimes it seems like everyone has gone through a pickle phase at some point in their lives, all the more so in recent months. If this sounds like your mother, maybe it’s time she met The Noma Guide to Fermentation. Co-written by René Redzepi, founder of the Danish restaurant Noma and famed for his innovative pickling techniques, this book is an in-depth guide to fermenting nearly everything under the sun—from vinegars and shoyu to kimchi and kombucha.