Look inside any bathroom cabinet and chances are you'll find at least one Cetaphil product hanging around. Your mom will appreciate the re-up of her favorite, no-nonsense products: the Daily Facial Cleanser and Moisturizing Lotion. They're both lightweight, hydrating, and non-greasy staples for those with sensitive skin, but if you deal with eczema or rosacea, you might want to check out the Best of Beauty legend, the Gentle Skin Cleanser. 
If your Mom likes her evening tea, she'll love this Bella tea kettle. Instead of going through the hassle of putting a pot of water to boil on the stove (not to mention the loud cry it makes when ready), all Mom has to do is fill this adorably patterned tea kettle and flip the switch on the side. It'll boil water in no time with 1200 watts of power, which means she can have her chamomile quicker. P.S. our associate editor's mom uses this kettle daily, and loves the patterns!
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. 
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.
×