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What To Gift The Senior Moms?

The holidays are going to hit differently this year. Some people will be able to see family, but many of us won’t be able to travel, making the act of gift-shopping even more stressful than usual. What do you buy for your mom during a global pandemic!? To help you find something that feels meaningful, we’ve rounded up 64 of the best Christmas gifts (and Hanukkah gifts, and nondenominational winter solstice gifts) that a mom could ask for. Whether she’s picked up a new hobby like indoor gardening during quarantine, or whether she’s just looking for a something fancy and pretty, you’ll find the perfect present on the list below.
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Want an amazing gift mom didn't even know she needed? Check out Baked by Melissa, a small cupcake bakery that quickly became one of our favorite places to order sweets online. You can order mom 25, 50, or even 100 mini cupcakes in fun flavors like red velvet, chocolate chip pancake, Oreo cheesecake, and mint chocolate chip. Just whatever you do, don't expect mom to share. 
No matter how close you are with your mother-in-law, it's always tricky finding the perfect gift that best expresses how you feel about her while still tapping into all the things she loves most. You want to show her how much she means to you and your partner, but it always seems like there are a million (boring) ways to do so. Luckily, we've rounded up a list of the most thoughtful yet affordable mother-in-law gifts for you to buy this holiday season.
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.

If the wintery weather has your mom dreaming of a tropical vacation, the four-piece Splashy Celebration Set from Sol de Janeiro comes complete with the brand's Brazilian Joia Strengthening + Smoothing Shampoo and Conditioner, Brazilian Bum Bum Cream, and Brazilian Crush Body Mist. She'll step out of the shower smelling like coconut. Also, as part of its ongoing initiatives in Brazil, Sol de Janeiro will be making a donation to the Rainforest Action Network to help protect animals at risk in the firestorms in the Amazon Rainforest.


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.
You can constantly get a set from Bath & Body Works but if you want to go the extra mile, show her you know a thing or two about luxury. The Potter & Moore- Sheer Luxury in Spiced Tuberose & Orchid 4 piece set consists of a gorgeous black leather cosmetic bag embossed with the Potter & Moore print filled with full sizes of Eau de Toilette, Bathing Milk and Triple Milled Soap duo.
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.
There cannot be anything more classic that surprising your mom with breakfast in bed. This will make your mom feel honored and wonderful. There are several ideas that you can apply to surprise and delight your mom on mother’s day. If you wish to make your mother happy using this traditional method then you can try out some really delicious and easy to cook menu that can be prepared soon and presented in an attractive manner.
In the event that you're completely clueless, choose something from this list and you'll avoid the bad present blacklist for another year. The very best part is that you can buy all of theses presents without leaving your living room.
Think about what your mom likes best, her likes and dislikes. You can base your gift depending on this and make the day really special for her.
If for any reason, you can’t be with your mother on this special day then send her flowers, chocolates and gifts to make her feel special.
Don't know how it happens every single year, but December has a way of creeping up on unsuspecting gift-givers. Not to mention, there's a special kind of panic that comes with finding the perfect gift for you mother-in-law (or almost MIL). It's not because she can be difficult (though...well, let's not go there), but because giving her a sweet and thoughtful gift can communicate exactly how you feel about being a part of her family. So, yeah, pressure.
Whether it’s her favorite vacation destination or the place where she was born, this ring dish celebrates the meaningfulness of mom’s life. Crafted from quality dishes and painted with high-quality chalk paint, this perfect trinket dish is a charming small gift for mom. Available in an array of colors, it will hold her jewelry, keys, or change and makes for a distinctive housewarming gift.
The holidays are going to hit differently this year. Some people will be able to see family, but many of us won’t be able to travel, making the act of gift-shopping even more stressful than usual. What do you buy for your mom during a global pandemic!? To help you find something that feels meaningful, we’ve rounded up 64 of the best Christmas gifts (and Hanukkah gifts, and nondenominational winter solstice gifts) that a mom could ask for. Whether she’s picked up a new hobby like indoor gardening during quarantine, or whether she’s just looking for a something fancy and pretty, you’ll find the perfect present on the list below.
Whether your mom is craving blueberry waffles or potato pancakes, this affordable mini waffle maker will take care of it. Its sleek design and trendy colors will match any kitchen décor and makes it one of the best Christmas gifts for mom. With the included recipe guide, she can create the classics with confidence. Making waffles can be a fun and sentimental activity that she can share with the kids.
Headphones make a great gift for mom, and you can’t get better than the beloved Apple AirPods Pro. These upgraded AirPods consistently ranks highly in our testing, providing active noise cancellation, a comfortable fit, and easy setup. Whether mom loves listening to her music or she loves talking to her sister on the phone for hours, these headphones will make a big difference in her daily life.  
Whether she raised you to be the person you are today (even through those rebellious teen years), has simply always given you a mother's love, or she's new to the whole parenting thing, these thoughtful, deeply meaningful, and unique gifts for mom—from a personalized portrait perfect for a mother-daughter present to a pampering foot massager that mom (and dad) are sure to enjoy, to a Meyer lemon tree delivered directly from Amazon—will show her just how much you care about her.
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.
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