Put Down the Slippers and Buy These Surefire Gifts for Mom Instead

Because the queen bee of the family deserves everything and more.

Whether your mom is 40 or 80, she wants a few things for Christmas. 1: To be pampered. 2: For her life to be easier. And 3: To feel young whenever possible.

As mama to three young kids, I know this about motherhood—it’s exhausting, it’s messy, and you’re not often given time to focus on yourself. When shopping—which is something we moms rarely have time to do—I find myself gravitating to the kid’s section to replace worn-out sneakers and too-tight leggings. When getting a pedicure (another rarity), I’m checking my phone for SOS texts from the babysitter. For moms with older kids, it’s the same story with different details—checking for text alerts that practice ended early and they need a ride home, or that college is so fun they accidentally missed their flight this morning. Which isn’t to say that being a mom isn’t rewarding, believe me, it is a hundred times over, but it’s a marathon job that can be grueling at times.

So for children and husbands, Christmas is a wonderful opportunity to give mom a gift that she’ll truly appreciate, something that she wouldn’t splurge on for herself (like that eye-popping Guerlain lipstick or anti-aging face creams), that makes her day-to-day life much simpler (hello, Dyson cordless vacuum!), or that makes her feel like a kid again (let's take that beach cruiser for a spin, shall we?). We’ve hand-picked a mix of fashion, beauty, home and tech products that will have your mom squealing with excitement on Christmas morning, and looking at you like her first-born. 

THE CULT CLASSIC CREAMS

 

La Mer The Transformation Collection

BUY FROM: Nordstrom, $310

WHEN PRACTICAL MEETS LUXURY: OVER-THE-KNEE BOOTS

Stuart Weitzman Women's Lowland Over-The-Knee Boot

BUY FROM: Amazon, $478-$875

AN EYE-POPPING LIPSTICK

Guerlain Rouge G Instense Shine Lipstick

BUY FROM: Sephora, $59

BECAUSE IF SHE HAS TO VACUUM, CORDLESS IS A MUST

Dyson V8 Absolute Cord-Free Vacuum

BUY FROM: Amazon, $599

THE TO-DIE-FOR HAIRBRUSH

Mason Pearson Handy Mixed Bristle Brush

BUY FROM: Amazon, SALE $120 (Regularly $150, 20% Off!)

A GET-HER-ZEN CANDLE

Flores Lane NYC Candle

BUY FROM: Spring, $24

SOME SENTIMENTAL BLING

Covet Pave Diamond Initial Necklace

BUY FROM: Stella & Dot, $298

A SUMPTUOUS BATHROBE

Coyuchi Sateen Organic Cotton Terry Robe

BUY FROM: Amazon, $128

EVERY MAJOR MAGAZINE IN ONE APP

Texture

BUY FROM: Amazon, $10-$75

THE SUPER-HIP BEACH CRUISER

Firmstrong Urban Lady Beach Cruiser Bicycle

BUY FROM: Amazon, SALE $199.94 (Regularly $294, 32% Off!)

THE NOURISHING EXFOLIATOR (WITH STRAWBERRIES!)

Fresh Sugar Face Polish

BUY FROM: Sephora, $75

THE FANCY GAL FRAGRANCE

Oribe Côte d'Azur Eau de Parfum

BUY FROM: Birchbox, $95

WHOOP-IT-UP EARRINGS

Baublebar Crispin Drops

BUY FROM: Baublebar, $48

CLASSIC TENNIES…WITH A GIRLY SPIN

Nike Tennis Classic Sneaker

BUY FROM: Amazon, $79.99

SOFT-AS-BUTTER CASHMERE

J. Crew Italian Featherweight Cashmere Classic V-neck Sweater

BUY FROM: J. Crew, SALE $119.99-$168 (Regularly $188, 10-36% Off!)

SOPHISTICATED JAMMIES

Eberjey Women's Gisele Pajama

BUY FROM: Amazon, $120

A CRAZY-FLATTERING FLANNEL

BeachLunchLounge Sable Button Back Plaid Shirt

BUY FROM: Bloomingdales, $68

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