Many people consider their mom to be one of the most important people in their life. Finding the right gift is essential to ensure you feel loved and appreciated when you’re looking for something she’ll treasure. Although your mom may be hard to shop for, there are still a variety of options that appeal to most women. There are a few top gifts for Mom to consider to ensure you make the occasion special and memorable.
Backyard fire pits have been a keystone for social activity during the COVID-19 era -- and this is the best of them, hands-down. Built from durable stainless steel, and with a vented design that promotes air flow, the Solo Stove produces a beautiful and deeply warming fire with very little smoke or airborne ash. (Perhaps best of all, your clothes do not reek of smoke the morning after.) Available in three sizes and prices, this is a slam dunk holiday gift if Mom likes hanging out in the backyard when the temperatures dip.
Giving someone hand cream for the holidays can sometimes feel like a cop-out, on par with a basic, boring candle. But, hear us out on this one from Glossier: It's fast-absorbing and hydrating thanks to ingredients like meadowfoam seed oil and coconut fruit extract, it smells absolutely incredible, and the packaging looks like a chic pink lighter to boot. Your mom will be so thankful to give her hands a little TLC with all the hand-washing she's hopefully doing lately.
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.
If mom already owns and loves a weighted blanket, take it to the next level with a weighted robe, which wraps mom in a layer of comfort as soon as she steps out of the shower. We tried the Gravity Robe, made by the same company that makes our favorite weighted blanket. It only features a weighted collar that may help mom relax as she lounges around the house (so don’t worry—you’re not giving Mom a 50-pound robe she won’t be able to walk in).
There are certainly cheaper smart light options, but the Glow -- a highly portable, rechargeable battery-operated bedtime lamp -- is undeniably beautiful, easy to set up and pleasing to use. My family has two of them, and they've become an instrumental part of the bedtime routine for all four of us (the adults steal from the kids after they fall asleep).
Makeup makes the best stocking stuffers, but if mom’s cosmetic lineup needs a serious upgrade, pick up a few of the bestsellers from Mented Cosmetics. This cosmetic line sells a range of lipsticks, eyeshadows, and foundations, and is regarded as one of the best makeup lines for women of color, due to its expansive range of shades. The Semi-Matte Lipsticks line has nearly 2,000 reviews and a solid 5-star rating, meaning you can rest easy knowing you’ve picked a high-quality makeup line for mom in exactly the shade she wants.
Whether the mom you’re buying for is stuck in the house due to the pandemic or because she’s the at-home caregiver, this little light catcher will add some much-needed magic to her day. When the sun hits the solar battery, the crystal hanging from it starts rotating, refracting sunlight all around the room and transforming it into a rainbow wonderland. To see for yourself what this rainbow maker brings to a space, check out this video.
Birthdays are definitely special events to focus on and if you are a guy then they are all the more unique and significant if you have a sweetheart, fiancée, or a spouse! Many males each year are harmed in the fight of "You Forgot My Birthday!" and there are plenty of arguments to walk around. If you have ever experienced the ravings of the lady that you enjoy because her birthday in some way slipped your mind then you understand the advantage of being prepared with a gift well in advance of that special date!
These Wander Beauty Baggage Claim Gold Foil Eye Masks will make your mom feel like a rich French lady lounging around her estate, but the gold foil also serves a utilitarian purpose and helps her skin absorb the formula — made of glycerin, aloe leaf juice, hyaluronic acid, and calendula extract. Just 10 to 15 minutes with these bad boys on, and the skin around her eyes will appear brighter, less puffy, and more awake.
Ever heard of a bean bag adults actually want to use? That’s what MoonPod aims to be. One of our editors tested the zero-gravity bean bag chair and discovered that it’s actually pretty comfy to sit in, especially if you love lounging while watching TV. If Mom loves playing on her computer or iPad while listening to TV in the background, the MoonPod could be a game-changing addition to her living space. Plus, you’ll get to use it too.
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Your mom might cry tears of joy when she runs through her hair after using the three-time Readers' Choice winner Briogeo Don't Despair, Repair Deep Conditioning Mask. This intensive weekly treatment that's chock-full of rosehip, sweet almond and argan oils, as well as vitamin B5 and biotin, is that good at breathing new life into dry, damaged hair. In fact, Allure digital hair editor Jihan Forbes said that her hair "not only had a shampoo-ad worthy sheen, but it also had lots of volume" after blow-drying.
What Mom deserves this year is a weeklong stay at a fancy resort, but she’ll probably have to settle for a really nice bath (unless you can get her that spa weekend, in which case, do that!). For an elevated experience, we love Lush’s bath bombs, the very best we tested. They “explode” as soon as they hit the water, filling the tub with gorgeous, shimmering shades, long-lasting fragrance, and skin-soothing oils—which is to say that the mom in your life will have no need to emerge from the tub until she’s good and relaxed.