We love a good meal kit. Not only will they allow mom to skip planning out meals for a few nights, but they’ll introduce her to new recipes and ingredients she may not have reached for herself. Our favorite meal kit is Home Chef, which consistently delivered high-quality ingredients, recipes, and instructions each week. Plus, they’ve recently diversified their menu to offer meat substitutes, protein packs, and even 15-minute meals.
This Bareminerals complexion set has everything your mom needs to create a beautiful base, if she's feeling like she wants a little bit of coverage. The Prime Time Original Foundation Primer helps blur pores and preps skin, while Original Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15, Mineral Veil Finishing Powder, and the Beautiful Finish Brush finish the job and give off a natural, luminous finish.
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.)
If you're in a relationship, never ever purchase "joint-use" gifts unless formerly talked about. Buying your sweetie a 50" plasma TELEVISION when you live together might send out the message that the presents is really for you. And never buy her a kitchen home appliance unless she tells you she really, no actually, desires a Cuisinart juicer, do not, I duplicate, do not purchase your loved one a home appliance for Christmas (unless you like sleeping on the sofa).
Fights are very common between a mother and her daughter as there is a wide gap between their ages. The mother always tends to treat her daughter like a kid, which the grown up daughter may not like. However, a daughter learns to be a woman from her own mother. Even after a woman becomes a mother of her own kids, her mother won’t stop pampering her. This makes the mother-daughter relationship very special.
A digital photo frame can serve as a direct link between you and your mother, letting you send new photos directly to her mantle no matter how far away she lives. Our favorite digital photo frame, the Aura Mason is easy to set up, has a sharp, vivid display, and works seamlessly on Android and iOS through a proprietary app. Simply upload your photos through the app (this makes Aura especially good for documenting Little League triumphs and other fleeting-but-important moments you’d like to share), and they’ll show up in the frame. One tip: When you receive the frame, start contributing photos so that when Mom opens the package and powers up the Aura, they’ll be ready and waiting.
In-between meetings, your mom can learn a new skill virtually with the help of Masterclass. We particularly like the session taught by makeup artist Bobbi Brown, where she shares her expertise in step-by-step tutorials. Your mom will learn how to choose the right shade of foundation, do a smoky eye, and avoid common makeup mishaps. There are also myriad other options taught by well-known A-listers like Simone Biles, Shonda Rhimes, and more.
Since she hasn't been able to get a proper salon manicure for a while, treat her to a Non-Toxic Manicure Kit from Sundays. The 11-piece set includes a buffer, nail file, hydrating base coat, topcoat, cuticle eraser, nail clipper, cuticle serum, quick-dry oil, wooden stick, a bottle of polish remover, and cotton for removing polish. All that's remaining is a cup of hot tea and a soothing soundtrack — then she would be close to the real thing.
A lot of folks see a self-heating mug, and think it's the silliest thing you could possibly own. In fact, nearly everyone at CNET who's tried an Ember Mug refuses to have anyone pry if from their hands. It's a great gift idea because it's pricey and something that people generally wouldn't buy for themselves -- and that goes double if Mom loves coffee, tea or hot chocolate. See our coverage of the latest Ember products.
Have you ever seen such an essential oil diffuser as elegant as Vitruvi's? We think not. This hand-crafted ceramic beauty comes in four colors, has a 538-feet diffusing range, and can be set on a continuous three-hour stream or in seven-hour interval settings. The coolest part? It uses ultrasonic vibrations instead of heat to keep essential oils in full integrity.
The best Mother's Day gifts are the ones that celebrate Mom's style and grace! Don’t forget to carefully select personalized Mother’s Day gifts that are specially engraved with a message from the heart. When looking to send the best Mother’s Day gifts — like birthstone jewelry and family keepsakes — remember customized presents always make mom smile!
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.
Odds are good that the mothers in your life will be spending some quality time this year out in the backyard or on the patio. Help them extend those outdoor hours well into the evening with a portable fire pit. One of our favorites is the Solo Stove Bonfire, which, when operated correctly, burns wood with almost no detectable smoke. The airflow created by the stove’s double-walled design intensifies the heat of the fire, making it more efficient and less smoky. (We wouldn’t recommend trying it on a fire escape, though—if that’s the only outdoor space she’s got, stick to a hibachi.)