The holidays are going to hit differently this year. Some people will be able to see family, but many of us won’t be able to travel, making the act of gift-shopping even more stressful than usual. What do you buy for your mom during a global pandemic!? To help you find something that feels meaningful, we’ve rounded up 64 of the best Christmas gifts (and Hanukkah gifts, and nondenominational winter solstice gifts) that a mom could ask for. Whether she’s picked up a new hobby like indoor gardening during quarantine, or whether she’s just looking for a something fancy and pretty, you’ll find the perfect present on the list below.


Tell Me a Story, Mama by Angela Johnson: In this lovely story, a young girl and her mom together remember the favorite bed times stories that the girl liked listening to as a kid.


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If you've ever taken a trip down memory lane with your mom (i.e. gone through her jewelry box), you may have noticed that it probably needs an upgrade, especially if she's using something like an old shoebox to hold all her baubles from yesteryear. This leather and anti-tarnish microsuede option from Mejuri is perfect for a few of her favorite necklaces, earrings, and rings. To make this gift even more special, you can also pick her up something shiny from Mejuri while you're at it.

You can choose to create beautiful flower centerpieces made of paper. This can be a great craft making idea to surprise your mom. You can also make a hand crafted photo frame for her. You can frame a nice photograph of your mom in a nicely crafted frame. This would be one of the most precious gifts for your mom and she will cherish it forever. You can also make a nice locket of love, and fit it with a chain, which will hang across her neck, reminding her of your unconditional love for her.

Sometimes mom needs to turn down the lights, fire up the bubble bath, and light her favorite candle to unwind after a long week. We recommend this highly-rated candle by Capri Blue—the signature blue bottle is enough to capture us right away, but the Volcano blend is among our all-time favorite scents. This is a must-have for any mom who loves to relax.
There’s something special about products the whole Internet can agree on—like the Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer. This cult-favorite product has more than 75,000 reviews on Amazon, a staggering 60,000 of which are 5-star ratings. We tested the Revlon for ourselves and were as obsessed with it as the rest of the Internet was. If your mother loves her hair as much as she loves you (and saving time), she needs the Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer in her life. Bonus: The Revlon works on natural hair, too.  
The ultimate indulgence at the end of a long day? These Oprah-approved, super plush slippers from Vionic. "These slippers aren’t just for shuffling around—with an orthotic footbed, they’re bound to put a spring in your step," Oprah said in 2018 when she picked them for her annual list of Favorite Things. "I slipped them on and thought I was walking on cloud fluff."

If you’ve got the money to spend, it doesn’t get better than the Peloton. This high-end exercise bike has a large fanbase of followers who swear by its fitness classes and bicycle features. One of our editors has had her Peloton for years and still loves using it. If Mom keeps not-so-subtly hinting that she wants her own Peloton, it’s time to make her wishes come true. Plus, the company recently lowered the price, so do you even have an excuse?

I have a small, simple one-zone home, where the thermostat controls only the furnace. Last winter, I bought several different top-rated smart thermostats and installed and tested them one at a time. The Nest was the one I kept. It's a snap to set up and it delivers on the features I wanted: Scheduled temperature adjustment, appealing aesthetics, an intuitive interface and absolute control via iPhone. Add in smart speaker support, and Mom can adjust the temperature from bed during those cold winter nights. Read our Nest Learning Thermostat Third Generation review.


Whether she raised you to be the person you are today (even through those rebellious teen years), has simply always given you a mother's love, or she's new to the whole parenting thing, these thoughtful, deeply meaningful, and unique gifts for mom—from a personalized portrait perfect for a mother-daughter present to a pampering foot massager that mom (and dad) are sure to enjoy, to a Meyer lemon tree delivered directly from Amazon—will show her just how much you care about her.
Thinking outside the box is our specialty, so even if Mom hasn't dropped any hints lately, you can pick up something that's super unique. The ideas ahead are packed with editor favorites, best-selling items from cool companies, and tons more ideas that will boost her self-care routine—and it all starts at just $6! Oh, and don't forget grandma while you're at it!
Precious jewelry, photo frames, bath spa gift baskets, designer diamond pendants, american reveal present cards and visa gift card.
If you buy the women on your list an article of clothes (normally inadvisable), make sure you know her size. You don't want to buy something too little or too big.

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Has Mom been crushing her fitness goals lately? She's putting in the effort, and now she can effectively track all her hard work with a Fitbit fitness tracker. She'll be able to monitor her steps and activity, plus track her calories burned, heart rate, and sleep. A little encouragement goes a long way, and she'll definitely feel it (and the burn) with this gift.
You can make several slices of cinnamon toast, sprinkled liberally with a mix of cinnamon and sugar. You can also alternatively use vanilla sugar, sugar infused with flavor of vanilla beans to make the dish more special. Add this with soft boiled or hard boiled eggs, served in little attractive glasses or eggcups to make the breakfast look like a treat to the eyes. You can boil the eggs in water for about 3 to 4 minutes, and serve these cooked eggs with a small bowl of salt and pepper. A bowl of fresh fruit is a must to make the breakfast look complete. You can slice a grapefruit in a zigzag shape to add a festive touch to the occasion. Prepare a nice fruit salad and add it to the breakfast plate.
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.
What's better than one gift? One gift per month, thanks to an Allure Beauty Box subscription. It's a win-win: she gets tons of well-deserved pampering and you, wonderful gift giver, get a few free self-care products yourself (valued at $102) from brands such as BeautyStat, Slip, Mario Badescu, and Christophe Robin (while supplies last). Time to schedule a spa-inspired Zoom date for the two of you.
Calling all children of wine-loving moms: a Winc subscription makes it incredibly easy to discover new, delicious wines of all varieties — red, white, rosé, sparkling, cider, and even vegan — that are actually produced in-house by Winc. All she has to do is take a short quiz about her wine preferences and Winc will curate a few bottles for her every month to be delivered to her doorstep. As a member, she'll also get access to discounted prices, and if she orders four bottles or more, she'll get free shipping. Gift cards are available for one-, two-, and three-month subscriptions. Happy hour just got a little happier.
This Best of Beauty body-care winner is loaded with squalane, apricot kernel oil, and grapeseed oil and delivers major hydration through misting. But, and a very important but at that, the Kiehl's Creme de Corps Nourishing Dry Body Oil dries down quickly, so it never feels heavy or clingy. Your mom's skin will feel velvety smooth and smell like vanilla and almond through the day.

The holidays are going to hit differently this year. Some people will be able to see family, but many of us won’t be able to travel, making the act of gift-shopping even more stressful than usual. What do you buy for your mom during a global pandemic!? To help you find something that feels meaningful, we’ve rounded up 64 of the best Christmas gifts (and Hanukkah gifts, and nondenominational winter solstice gifts) that a mom could ask for. Whether she’s picked up a new hobby like indoor gardening during quarantine, or whether she’s just looking for a something fancy and pretty, you’ll find the perfect present on the list below.
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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