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.
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.
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.
For a simplified skin-care routine, this two-piece serum set from Circumference can help make things easier. The Pure Balancing Botanical Face Oil is perfect for moisturizing skin and the Vital-C Antioxidant Day Serum is great for whenever your mom's skin needs a brightening pick-me-up. Not to mention, the serums come in recyclable glass bottles that she'll definitely love.
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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.
All iterations of the Foreo Luna deep cleanse, but moms who might be a little hesitant about potentially over-exfoliating will be especially delighted with the Foreo Luna 3 for Sensitive Skin. Its silicone touchpoints are 30 percent longer and 25 percent softer than the Luna 2 and operate among 16 power levels, which deliver up to 8,000 pulsations per minute. Bonus: there's an accompanying app with various massage settings designed to firm the jawline, tighten the neckline and cheeks, and treat the eye area. A full charge adds up to a whopping 650 uses, making this one powerful skin-care tool. No wonder it's a Best of Beauty winner.
Our best Christmas gifts for Mom aren't just beautiful and fun to look at—they're practical too. We've got at-home massagers to keep her feeling good, diffusers to keep her air fresh and clean, fresh herb "growhouses" perfect as gardening gift ideas, and warm blankets galore to keep happy and warm all season long. If you are, in fact, in the mood for something a bit more fanciful (or delicious—say, a homemade food gift?) we can help you out there too. A chocolate-filled gift basket, a hot-sauce subscription, and even a wine delivery service (the perfect wine lover gift!) are just a few of the coolest "just for fun" ideas on our list. Pressed for time? You can always check out our favorite last-minute presents and DIY gifts, most of which can be ordered or made just days before Christmas. We have you covered, because whatever type of Mom you have, we know she is someone that will appreciate anything you give her just because it came from you.
All Aveeno products are wonderfully soothing when it comes to treating sensitive skin, and its Best of Beauty-winning Daily Moisturizing Body Wash, Positively Radiant Brightening Daily Scrub, and Readers' Choice-winning Daily Moisturizing Lotion are no exceptions. Ingredients like itch-alleviating colloidal oatmeal and hydrating glycerin and soy extract ensure that your mom's skin will feel soft and smooth from head to toe.
It has everything one could want in a bidet -- rear and front wash nozzles, a seat heater, multiple temperature and position settings and an appealing blue nightlight. That noted, at $551, the flagship model is far too expensive and the features that are exclusive to it aren't essential. Instead, I'd recommend the OmigoSL, which includes the most vital bells and whistles.
During the pandemic, the opportunity for enjoying a meal cooked by someone else has been complicated but not eliminated: Outdoor dining persists, limited indoor dining has begun, and, of course, takeout remains a safe, delicious option that keeps all parties out of the kitchen. If you know your mom’s favorite restaurant, grab her a gift card from there. And if you think she’d like to try somewhere new, one idea given to us by Wirecutter editor Tracy Vence is a gift card to Black and Mobile, the first Black-owned food delivery service in the country to deliver exclusively for Black-owned restaurants in select cities (currently available in Atlanta, Detroit, and Philadelphia).