Even if your mom is now a senior citizen, you don’t necessarily have to buy slippers and bathrobes for her. A person’s age is determined by how he/ she feels about themselves and not by years or looks. These days the seniors are getting out of the old norms and are redefining their golden years by filling up their retirement with activities and travel. If your mom is not physically fit to travel or enjoy the outdoor activities, may be you can gift her something that can help to better her quality of life.
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.
Robes are classic mom gifts, but she’s never had a robe as incredible as the Brooklinen Waffle Robe before. Brooklinen is one of our favorite places to shop for home goods, from towels and sheets to loungewear and robes. We tested the waffle robe and found it to be one of the comfiest ones on the market, meaning mom can relax all day in a stylish, long-lasting, and extended length robe.
Hot take: Socks make a great gift. Especially when you find comfy and colorful socks Mom’s guaranteed to love, like these ones from Happy Socks. This retailer sells all kinds of incredible socks, like taco-themed boxes, corgi-lined socks, and even a collection of Disney socks. If mom loves showing off her favorite socks, you can’t go wrong with these fun, customized pairs.
Not the super sentimental type? There are also tons of useful gifts for mom, like a bespoke candle, a gravity blanket, and the most comfortable slippers (all of which work equally great if you need to buy something for a picky mom, by the way) that'll become part of her everyday routine. No matter if you're surprising your mom with a present to help her through the pandemic, giving her something in person for Christmas, or shipping her a last-minute birthday gift, all of these glorious gifts—with some picks from Oprah herself—will delight even the woman who claims she wants nothing or "has everything." After all, who could resist a present that'll make her feel cozy, inside and out?
Whether she sits at home and reads every night or attends a monthly book club with her ladies, getting mom an e-reader is a great way to ensure she can always keep her book-of-the-month handy. The Kindle Paperwhite is a great gift for the mom who wants to get an e-reader, but doesn’t want to give up her paperbacks quite yet—it’s specifically designed to look and read like a physical book (so she won’t get screen fatigue). Plus, it’s waterproof, so she can keep bringing her books to the pool, beach, or bath.
The greatest secret to coming up with Christmas present concepts for her is to think of her. What does SHE like to do in her down time? Find out the answer to that and you are well on your method to finding presents that will go over huge.
While there needs to be more research done on the effects of blue light on eye health, Warby Parker's blue-light-filtering glasses might help out mamas who stare at their screens all day. Whether your mom already wears glasses or not, blue-light lens offer an extra layer of protection she'll appreciate — and, not to mention, the round-lens style is super cute.
What To Gift The Senior Moms?
Whether your mom dreams of Olympic glory or just likes to jog around the block, you can help her make the miles pass more quickly with a pair of Poly BackBeat Fit 3150, the best running headphones we’ve found. They sound great but don’t seal out the surrounding world, so she’ll still be able to hear any nearby cars, bikers, or fellow joggers. The IP57 rating means they can withstand sweat and rain, and the flexible and textured hooks play nicely with both sunglasses and hats.
There are few gifts better than personalized ones, especially when it comes to mom, who pretty much already has everything she wants. With services like Minted, you can upload your own photos for a calendar and arrange them on colorful backgrounds, then customize your creation for each month. Most calendars also allow you to enter birthdays and important events, so you can help mom actually remember her mother-in-law’s birthday this year.
Grocery shopping is still one of the most time-consuming tasks Mom does week after week. But Walmart’s newest service, Walmart+, makes a great gift for mothers looking for an easy way to get groceries delivered at home. The Amazon Prime rival only costs $12.95 a month or $98 a year, so you can get mom a monthly or yearly subscription, depending on your budget. She’ll be able to get free shipping on both groceries and any number of other products she wants to buy from Walmart, which makes it the gift that just keeps on giving. Just make sure her area is eligible for delivery before ordering.
Stress is a common reason for back pain, and if Mom tends to have a lot of it, it's time for a massage. A winner of our 2020 Wellness Awards, the oCuddle neck and back massager mimics a shiatsu massage, getting deep into the muscles to alleviate pressure and tension—all from the comfort of her own home. With bidirectional kneading massage heads and a heat feature for improved blood flow, she can target neck stiffness, lower back pain, and upper shoulder strain.
No matter where your mom's tastes or beauty needs lie — or if you don't know exactly what those are, because we know moms are notoriously hard to shop for — we've found a gift that'll make her go heart eyes. And we've taken your budget into consideration as well. We've got affordable (an Honest Beauty mask set), mid-range (a Winc subscription), and high-end (the Dyson hair-dryer) options for your gift-giving consideration.
This one is a pricey gift, we know, but for the mama who loves espresso drinks, it’s a gift she’ll use and enjoy for years. After more than 80 hours of research and testing, we think the Breville Bambino Plus makes the best home option: It’s easy to use but makes consistently rich shots and perfectly steamed milk. And with a sleek, compact design, it’ll look pretty in nearly every kitchen lucky enough to have it.