Another great product we see selling out toward the end of the year is the Spanx faux leather leggings from Nordstrom, which many of our on-staff mothers are obsessed with. They boast more than 3,000 reviews on Nordstrom, which isn’t surprising, given that our staffers rave about them every chance they get. She can wear them with a denim jacket or throw them on with a t-shirt—no matter how she styles them, Mom will love these versatile leggings.
Who could turn down a new pair of glasses? If mom wears prescription glasses, consider getting her a stylish new pair she can wear throughout the year. When it comes to glasses retailers, we love GlassesUSA, which sells affordable and chic frames. You can opt for designer glasses, classic frames, colorful lenses, or trendy new options. Either way, mom will love showing off her new frames.
Essential oil diffusers are the sustainable cousin of candles, and this wall plug-in from Diptyque is an unexpected gift moms will love. The plug cycle is three hours long, and you can fill the electric diffuser with any one of the brand's signature scents (like Baies or Figuier). Each pod will diffuse scent for up to 40 hours (or the equivalent of three months)—way longer than the burn time of most candles.
If for any reason, you can’t be with your mother on this special day then send her flowers, chocolates and gifts to make her feel special.
For any mom that loves to wake up every morning with a few sun salutations, why not treat her to a pair of pajamas that parallel that vibe? The two-piece Sunrise Long-Sleeve Sleep Set set from Printfresh is made from 100 percent cotton poplin and is also ethically made. The fabric is perfect for mommas that tend to run a little warm when they hit the hay, but if your mom is an exceptionally hot sleeper, there is also a short-sleeve set in the same pattern.
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.
When purchasing for acquaintances, bosses, and associates who you are not romantically involved with or dating for a substantial time, don't purchase too luxurious a present. Buying a pricey present can send the incorrect message.
Wirecutter editor Marilyn Ong recommends the Google Nest Hub Max for moms who spend a lot of time in the kitchen—especially those who seem to have everything already. With the Max, your mom can upload family photos to use as screensavers, and she can watch TV shows or listen to music or podcasts while cooking. She can also access all of her favorite recipes—the device has a recipe-search function baked in. In our testing, we found the Max was better than the Amazon Echo Show at walking us through cooking instructions step by step. (And the Max has gesture control, so your mom won’t have to touch the screen with floury hands.)
The more pictures you add to your scrap book, the more sentimental and interesting it would become. You can use any pictures of your mom to make the gift more special. Try adding photos of your mom when she was young, when she was pregnant, you with your mom when you were a baby, and of the years of growing up.
Estée Lauder's S.O.S. Skincare Repair + Glow Essentials Set helps transform dull-looking skin overnight with a concentrated lineup of the Night Micro Cleansing Foam, Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II, Advanced Night Repair Intense Reset Concentrate, and Advanced Night Repair Eye Supercharged Complex Synchronized Recovery. These product names are fancy talk for effective products made with hyaluronic acid and algae extract to moisturize, caffeine to improve blood circulation, and fruit extracts (watermelon and apple) to exfoliate — so your mom wakes up with refreshed, soft, and smooth skin.
This gentle, but effective Murad Ready, Radiant, Retinol Kit comes stacked with the Retinol Youth Renewal Serum, Retinol Youth Renewal Eye Serum, and Retinol Youth Renewal Night Cream to help smooth out the appearance of fine lines and to even out skin tone. Besides the common key ingredient, a time-released retinoid, each product also contains hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, and marine kelp to keep her skin soothed and plump.
Flowers may not be the most original gift, but the pleasure of receiving a bundle of blossoms is nearly unparalleled. We get a jolt of energy every time we walk through a room and see cut flowers in a vase. Rather than presenting Mom with merely one bouquet, though, why not give her a year’s worth of joy? Our pick for the best online flower delivery service, UrbanStems offers subscriptions of classic or seasonal arrangements that arrive weekly, twice monthly, or monthly. The first bouquet comes with a simple, clear glass vase, but you could upgrade to a hand-blown Aurora Vase from Hawkins New York; it comes in a range of shapes and colors.