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When it comes to beauty tools that make life just a little easier, we can't ignore Revlon's Salon One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer. Besides saving your arm muscles, this Best of Beauty winner's ion technology means smoother, shinier blowouts, while the nylon tips and tufted bristles detangle and round edges create volume and lift. And it's relatively affordable — this is what we call a win-win.
I've been a committed disciple of Les Mills for years, and can't recommend this membership highly enough. I used to take part in group classes at my gym, but the coronavirus put a stop to that. This spring, we signed up for a home membership, which costs just $15 per month -- or less, if you commit to longer terms -- and gives you on-demand access to hundreds of classes that range from spinning to HIIT to yoga. BodyPump -- my personal favorite -- works all of the major muscle groups using (relatively light) weights and high reps, all choreographed to music.
No, Mom is not your maid. That's why she'll appreciate this gift, which outsources the vacuuming to this capable robot. The $600 Neato D7 vacuums up dirt, dust and messes better than any other robot vacuum in its price range. It navigates efficiently around furniture and comprehensively covers your floor plan thanks to built-in lidar laser navigation mapping. The simple, intuitive Neato app works as a remote control and can be linked to Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. Use code NEATOAFFILIATE5 through Dec. 31 for a 5% discount.
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.
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!
Does mom get teary-eyed when looking at old clay pots you made her when you were younger? Go the sentimental route and find a custom-made piece of jewelry from Etsy that will have her reaching for the Kleenex when she opens it. We’re partial to this engraved necklace, which can be easily customized with your mother in mind. You can include kids’ names, birthdates, or meaningful quotes.
Throughout her life, your mother has made many sacrifices for you and has done a lot to keep you happy. Creating a scrap book is the best way in which you can appreciate all that she has done for you. You can start by describing your mother. Some of the things that this may include are:
Mothers come in all shapes and sizes and ages and attitudes. Some moms run marathons, others run companies, and still others run around town, ferrying offspring from their violin lessons to tae kwon do classes to softball practice. Some still have a house full of kids; others are now empty nesters. But these mothers all have something in common: They have at least one person (be it a child, a co-parent, or an admirer) who owes them a great big thank-you, coupled with a thoughtful gift, for everything they do. Perhaps that person is you? If so, it’s time to get on it.