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.
These adorable boots from Ugg are timeless, meaning you can buy them for Mom and stop stressing about getting her something that may go out of style in a few months. They’re cozy, fur-lined, and a warm addition to her wardrobe. These boots are especially great if your mom lives in a colder climate where she’ll have to trudge through ice or snow since they have great traction.
The WeMo light switch is a great idea for Mom, especially if she lives alone because it lets her turn lights on and off from wherever she is using her smartphone. She can set the light to turn off at sunrise, or turn on at sunset, or if she’s not home she can turn on a light to make it look like someone is home. She can also set the timer to turn the lights on and off anytime she chooses.
Dry shampoo is practically magic, and if your mom is a fan, this two-piece ornament from Bumble and bumble is the perfect stocking stuffer. It comes complete with a full-size of the Tres Invisible Dry Shampoo (to instantly clean and volumize) and a sample of the Hairdresser's Invisible Oil Primer (to moisturize and defrizz). Buy one for your mom and then one to keep for yourself, too.
Mom may not be in the market for a fancy espresso maker, but she would likely love the opportunity to upgrade her current coffee maker to a more high-quality model. Our favorite drip coffee maker is the Technivorm Moccamaster, which ticks off just about every box you can think of to make the perfect coffee machine: it brews quickly, makes an incredibly delicious pot of joe, and looks good when displayed on the counter. Mom will thank you (and then you’ll thank her every time she pours you a cup).
This carryall, the Wellington XL Tote from State Bags, is practically the magic bag from Mary Poppins — it can fit so many odds and ends. Whether your mom needs a new bag for a weekend (and socially distanced) getaway or perhaps just needs a roomy tote that can fit jumbo-size hand sanitizers in every pocket, this one is the way to go. As an added bonus, this bag is made from 45 percent recycled material and can be personalized for your mama.