When it comes to getting gifts for the holidays, moms always seem to fall to the bottom of the list. Maybe it’s because we’re so busy making sure everyone has what they need that we forget to factor ourselves into the equation, too. But if you’d like to get something special this holiday season, these 10 best gifts for moms are sure to surprise and sleigh the holidays.
But if you thought that you’d find a vacuum cleaner on this list, think again. (Although appliances are awesome sometimes, too). This season, though, self-care is the biggest present of all. And that’s why you’ll find plenty of pampering products on these 10 best gifts for moms, including everything from scrubs and super soft slides, to jewelry and makeup.
So get inspired by this list of mom faves that will make her holiday as magical as a white Christmas.
If you’ve been spending more time at home lately, well, same. So outfit your feet in pure comfort with the Cushion Scout Mantra Slides ($50). Featuring the words Home and Body, the slides are built with anatomical arch support to keep your feet feeling fine every step of the way. The terry cloth upper adds extra comfort to this super comfy pair of slip-ons.
Now you can feel like you’re on the beach at Bora Bora—even if you’re just in your own bathroom. The Tahitian Vanilla Bean Shea Sugar Scrub from Tree Hut ($8.99) is filled with lots of good-for-your-skin stuff, like extra moisturizing shea nut oil and enriching vitamin C. The infusion of vanilla and Tahitian monoi oil will offer long-lasting relaxing benefits as it deeply exfoliates your skin.
Beautiful blue hues abound in this gorgeous gift set from Dr.’s REMEDY. In the Festival-of-Lights Collection ($43.50), you’ll get three knockout shades in this collection: BOUNTIFUL Blue, DEVOTED Denim, and NOBLE Navy, all of which work well for both day and evening looks. The nail polishes come in a cute linen bag that’s easy for storing and carrying around with you.
Sure, you could go to a salon—or wax the way you want at home. The Wakse Caramel Brulee Hard Wax Beans ($26) set lets you get rid of unwanted hair on your face and body. Simply heat up the wax until fully melted, apply, and then remove—no strips required. At-home waxing has never been easier—or smelled so amazing.
If you want to bring a little sunshine to your day, you’re going to love the You Are My Sunshine engraved cuff bracelet ($44.99) from Paula Deen Jewelry. The no-closure cuff is made from solid brass, and has a white rhodium finish. It’s a sweet way to show your love for your children—and to realize how important you are to them, too.
Your skin will feel supple (and you’ll feel a whole lot less stressed) with the Aethera Beauty Mini Travel Trio ($18). The set comes with 5ml of Sunrise Botanical Reboot Serum, 5ml of Everyday Botanical Brightening Concentrate, and 5ml Sunset Botanical Rejuvenating Serum. This sweet skincare set (which is non-toxic, vegan, and certified organic) can used to clean, brighten, and soothe all skin types—safely.
Up your glam game with the Artistry Made Easy Holiday Collection from Guide Beauty ($75). It includes a Guide Wand with a precision tip applicator, a Lash Wrap Mascara that’s meant to add volume without smudging, and a Brow Moment brow gel which can fill, shape, and set your brow gel beautifully. It’s everything you’ll need to wake up your makeup.
Give the gift of relaxation with the Versed The Big Chill Winter Unwind Skincare Gift Set ($16.99). Designed to help you calm down and unwind, the set has a Frozen Cooling Globe, mini Eye Mask, and mini Clarifying Serum. What it actually does: reduces puffiness, decongests your pores, allows for better blood flow, and helps to stop any holiday stress in its tracks. You’ll feel more relaxed in no time.
Whether it’s your initial or your child’s, you’re going to love wearing this Mother of Pearl Initial Necklace from Isabelle Grace. The mother of pearl initial is attached to either a sterling silver or 14kt gold or rose gold fill chain. Wear it alone or in layers for a lovely (and stylish) look.
For a scrub that’s almost good enough to eat, you’ll want to use MyChelle Refining Sugar Cleanser ($19). Made with natural sugar, it will cleanse and scrub out any impurities while working itself into a delicious foamy lather. Your skin will be kissably soft and smooth after using it. And thanks to additional peptides and plant extracts, it can also reduce fine lines and wrinkles, too.