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1.

Drinking Like Ladies, a compilation of 75 cocktail recipes from today’s leading women bartenders so you and your mom can throw one back and toast to the very cool women who came before you.

The cover: "75 modern cocktails from the world's leading femal bartender, includes toasts to extraordinary women in history"


Quarry Books

Each recipe is inspired by a badass woman of history — including several that are not well-known.

Get it from Amazon for $16.48 or from Bookshop for $22.99 (to support local bookstores).

2.

A six-in-one rose gold curling iron with interchangeable barrels to create tons and tons and tons of different curl patterns and hairstyles. They range from a tapered wand (.35-.7 inches) to a 1.25 inch clamped curling iron so she can customize her look without waiting for different tools to heat up.


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They have adjustable temperatures, and heat up in just 30 SECONDS so she can get out the door faster.

Get it from Amazon for $39.99 (also available in black).

Promising review: “New favorite curling iron. I LOVE this curling iron! Such a great value for six different irons! So far I’ve used the two biggest barrels, and they work amazingly! My hair held the curls through wind, running, and even sleep! Shipped super fast! Highly recommend this seller, and this product!!!” —Amazon

And if she already has curls or coils and is looking for a heat-free styler, check out these foam curling rods ($10.99 on Amazon) that reviewers with everything from 3a to 4c hair swear by.


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They have adjustable temperatures, and heat up in just 30 SECONDS so she can get out the door faster.

Get it from Amazon for $39.99 (also available in black).

Promising review: “New favorite curling iron. I LOVE this curling iron! Such a great value for six different irons! So far I’ve used the two biggest barrels, and they work amazingly! My hair held the curls through wind, running, and even sleep! Shipped super fast! Highly recommend this seller, and this product!!!” —Amazon

And if she already has curls or coils and is looking for a heat-free styler, check out these foam curling rods ($10.99 on Amazon) that reviewers with everything from 3a to 4c hair swear by.

3.

A macrame hanging shelf so she can display the plants she keeps getting as gifts (or her fave tchotchkes and prettiest beauty products!) in the most stylish way possible.

The wooden shelf hanging from white macrame and a tassel underneath


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Get it from Amazon for $18.99.

Promising review: “This looks as photographed and is exactly what I was looking for. I LOVE It! Sooo cool. Beats just a hanging plant. You can have a plant, stones, and a basket. It is like a cool floating shelf.” —CD125

4.

A bottle of Diptyque’s L’Ombre Dans L’eau parfum, because if you didn’t know, this is basically the perfume version of their *iconic* Baies scent your mom probably already loves.

The oval bottle of perfume


Saks 5th Ave

I’ve given this scent to my own mother (we both L O V E Baies), and it smells SO so SO so good.

Get it from Saks 5th Avenue for $188.

5.

A faux fur blanket with two sides — one fleece, one furry — so she can customize her heat level while cuddling with her favorite child (even if that’s the dog).

A reviewer's dog under the blanket, showing both sides


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Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in five sizes and 21 colors)

Promising review: “This is the softest blanket you’ll ever feel. It keeps you warm and does not overheat. It the the best throw/ accent blanket we have ever had for our living room, including our electric blankets (which can get you too warm and are not as soft). Wish we would have gotten the twin size, since everyone in the house (including the cat) like to use it. We’ll probably end up getting another one!” —Kristen Madrigal

Check out all the deets and reviews from people who can’t stop raving about this blanket in our closer look.

6.

A selection of McConnell’s ice creams (I am very partial to the “chocolate-covered strawberry” flavor) so you can treat *her* to a sweet treat for a change after all these years. You can even send some to yourself and cheers each other with spoons over FaceTime.


McConnell’s

Attention ice cream manufacturers!! Make strawberry chocolate chip ice cream!! I tried this ice cream recently (all the flavors were excellent) but the chocolate covered strawberry, aka sweet cream and strawberry preserve ice cream with flecks of chocolate, was next level. It basically tastes exactly like a choc-cov strawb, but in frozen, creamy form.

Get them from McConnell’s Ice Cream for $12 each.

McConnell’s is a third-generation family-run (over 70 years!) ice cream shop in Santa Barbara, California, making all their flavors from scratch using milk from local, grass-grazed cows. Even the mix-ins (like the above strawberry preserves) are from scratch.


McConnell’s

Attention ice cream manufacturers!! Make strawberry chocolate chip ice cream!! I tried this ice cream recently (all the flavors were excellent) but the chocolate covered strawberry, aka sweet cream and strawberry preserve ice cream with flecks of chocolate, was next level. It basically tastes exactly like a choc-cov strawb, but in frozen, creamy form.

Get them from McConnell’s Ice Cream for $12 each.

McConnell’s is a third-generation family-run (over 70 years!) ice cream shop in Santa Barbara, California, making all their flavors from scratch using milk from local, grass-grazed cows. Even the mix-ins (like the above strawberry preserves) are from scratch.

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A Bearaby weighted blanket if she loves her current one (or even if she’s just been wanting to try one at all) but wants something that won’t overheat her — and one that’s so cute, she’ll feel like an interior design genius.

The white cotton knit blanket on a sofa


Bearaby

If you’re really worried about overheating, it also comes in a cooling version made out of Tencel.

I have this in the cooling version (in the color “avocado”) and let’s just say I’ve used it quite a bit in recent times. The large knit style is super chic, and the organic cotton is breathable (and there’s nothing in it to create the weight *other* than cotton, so no uncomfy glass beads). I *love* it, and it’s actually extremely cute, looking like a regular old fancy blanket! It’s heavy, but still I take it from bed to couch and back to bed all the time as I WFH. It doesn’t overheat on the couch (thanks to the fabric and the “holes” in the large knit), but provides a pleasant weight as I watch TV or work. And when it’s layered over my duvet, it keeps me extra cozy and warm.

Get it from Bearaby for $249+ (available in three weights and nine colors).

Promising review: “I love this napper a little too much. I carry it up and down stairs all day as I move between the bed and couch for crafting, reading, etc. I like to grasp onto something when I sleep (usually the edge of the pillowcase), so the loops are awesome for tucking in my fingers and toes. Unlike another weighted blanket I own, the napper is stylish so I don’t mind if it’s out in the living room, and I can wash it, a huge deal given how often it’s used. It’s a bit of a pain to dry (it took three cycles in the dryer, so next time I am going to hand dry). The weight is very comforting, and I don’t have an issue with overheating, even using it in the middle of summer in a muggy climate.” —Madeline B.

Bearaby is a woman-owned brand making weighted blankets in sustainable materials. Free shipping takes 6-10 days, and “faster” shipping takes 2-5, but if you’re running low on time, you can also get a gift card for the exact value of a blanket.

8.

A Facetory sheet mask subscription box for the gift of relaxation & a little me time *AND* wow-I-didn’t-know-my-skin-could-feel-this-good hydration.

The set of seven sheet masks


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Each kit comes with a detailed info card explaining the benefits of each mask too — so she’ll know what amazing things she’d putting on her face.

Get a curated box from Amazon. It’s available in three levels: $11.90 (includes four entry-level masks), $19.90 (includes seven premium masks and a skin care item), or $34.95 (includes two-three full-sized skin care products and three-fore sheet masks) — all with free shipping.

Promising review: “It’s fun to try out new masks that a well-reviewed by experts (I’m definitely no expert), and I love the subscription model! This weekly face mask tradition has helped banish the Sunday scaries this fall/winter.” —Emily Berglund

9.

A cozy longline hoodie (with adjustable zippers on the sides) that’s equally perfect for breezy evening Mom Walks — let’s be real who doesn’t love a good stroll — and chilling on the couch and talking about your way day was together.

A model in the lavender hoodie


Free People

Get it from Free People for $148 (available in women’s sizes XS–L and 10 colors).

10.

Double-wall insulated rocks glasses that’ll look amazing sitting out on her bar cart, keep her drink cooler (or warmer, if she uses ’em for coffee) longer, and DON’T SWEAT!

The two glasses


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That’s right, no annoying condensation. They’re made of sturdy borosilicate glass, so you can use them for hot or cold drinks, because any beverage deserves to look a little more beautiful. AND they’re scratch-resistant and microwave- and dishwasher-safe.

Get a set of two from Amazon for $22.99.

Promising review: “These were much better than I could have imagined. They feel great in the hand and don’t sweat. I use mine almost every day and they still look great after being put into the dishwasher. The size is perfect for old fashioneds as well as rum and Cokes or gin and tonics. They were shipped in a first-class box with plenty protection. These would make a great gift for connoisseur on your list.” —riovalley

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And an extra large skull ice cube mold for the ~coolest~ drink of all time (especially while watching marathons of Midsummer Murders) — and since it’s sized like a “king cube,” she’ll only need one per glass!


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Each silicone mold makes two at a time, so she and a ghoulfriend can enjoy their drinks together.

Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in black and grey).

Promising review: “I was looking just to make fun ice cubes for parties and came across this. I was a little skeptical at first but followed the directions and wow! The ice came out in skull shapes perfectly. Removal from the silicone tray was simple. These are great for parties or for everyday use as they last longer than regular ice cubes.” —RJM 73


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Each silicone mold makes two at a time, so she and a ghoulfriend can enjoy their drinks together.

Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in black and grey).

Promising review: “I was looking just to make fun ice cubes for parties and came across this. I was a little skeptical at first but followed the directions and wow! The ice came out in skull shapes perfectly. Removal from the silicone tray was simple. These are great for parties or for everyday use as they last longer than regular ice cubes.” —RJM 73

12.

An individual box (or gift subscription!) to The Sip, a subscription box of all *sparkling wines* for a little extra Mother’s Day celebration all year long. She deserves it.

The three bottles and the box


The Sip

Get individual boxes for $49.95+, or send an e-gift card for a 3, 6, or 12-box (bimonthly) subscription for $176.85+.

The subscription box comes with small bottles of three wines, plus a $75 credit towards a full bottle!

The Sip is a Black woman-owned brand founded to help people find cool new sparkling wines without spending a ton of money on bottles they don’t like.

13.

A set of jumbo fizzy aromatherapy bath bombs to moisturize any bath-lover’s skin and make her next soak a little more spa-like. Ahhhh, relaxation in a steamy tub o’ good smells. What a way to spend an evening!


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They’re each about the size of a tennis ball — and they won’t stain your tub, so you won’t have to scrub afterwards.

Get a set of 12 from Amazon for $25.97.

Promising review: “I have been using bath bombs for years. I’ve used cheap brands, drugstore brands, luxury brands (Lush, YL) and more. This box gives all bath bombs I’ve tried a run for the money! The packaging was super cute and totally giftable. I was really impressed at the quality of the bath bomb itself too (I used Heal tonight) and I love that this uses natural essential oils. During this COVID-19 outbreak, I have had a lot of stress and anxiety and have enjoyed a bath nearly every night for the past week. This bomb gave me the most serene experience and they are HUGE! At least double the size of ones I’ve used before. Comparable to the size of Lush bombs. I will definitely purchase this box again when I run out and honestly it’s a great price at a little more than $2 a piece. You really can’t beat it!” —Heather H


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They’re each about the size of a tennis ball — and they won’t stain your tub, so you won’t have to scrub afterwards.

Get a set of 12 from Amazon for $25.97.

Promising review: “I have been using bath bombs for years. I’ve used cheap brands, drugstore brands, luxury brands (Lush, YL) and more. This box gives all bath bombs I’ve tried a run for the money! The packaging was super cute and totally giftable. I was really impressed at the quality of the bath bomb itself too (I used Heal tonight) and I love that this uses natural essential oils. During this COVID-19 outbreak, I have had a lot of stress and anxiety and have enjoyed a bath nearly every night for the past week. This bomb gave me the most serene experience and they are HUGE! At least double the size of ones I’ve used before. Comparable to the size of Lush bombs. I will definitely purchase this box again when I run out and honestly it’s a great price at a little more than $2 a piece. You really can’t beat it!” —Heather H

14.

A nonstick ceramic Always Pan (this one’s PFOA-free), that’s alllllllmost as hardworking as she is. This is designed to do the work of EIGHT pieces of regular old cookware, and comes with a lockable lid, steamer basket, pouring spout, and a nesting spatula with a built-in rest.

The pan with shrimp etoufee, with bowls of the shrimp and rice around it


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Get it from Our Place for $145 (available in six colors)

Promising review: “My always pan is going to be my new favorite cooking ware. Super versatile and absolutely beautiful. Love the functionality that it possesses and the versatility range, someone really thought about all the best way to cook with this! Safe, easy to clean, and beautiful to look at! Makes you want to cook more delicious meals all day long! Shipping took a while because I preordered, but I was happy to wait!” —Celyn V.

Our Place is a POC-owned business based in Los Angeles. All of their boxes are packaged with biodegradable and recyclable materials, and the Always Pan is made in a female-owned factory in China.

Check out an Always Pan review from one of my BuzzFeed colleagues to learn more about this pan!

15.

Music Listography, a twist on a journal that’ll encourage the woman you inherited your *excellent* taste in music from to create lists to document her favorite albums, concerts she wishes she could travel back in time to, songs she’s think are about them (big Main Character energy), and so much more.

The cover of the book


Chronicle Books

There are over 70 lists with different topics, plus illustrations that reviewers love.

Get it from Amazon for $16.84 or from Bookshop for $15.59 (to support local bookstores).

There are a ton of Listography journals available for documenting your life in all sorts of ways. Check them all out to pick the perfect one for your friend or loved one!

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An air fryer (from the makers of the INSTANT POT!!) so she can crisp up leftovers, make homemade versions of her favorite fried foods (without having to deal with hot oil), and more.


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Here’s what BuzzFeed Food writer Hannah Lowentheil has to say: “Friends of mine were raving about their new Instant Vortex Plus 6-in-1 Air Fryer, so after reading similar feedback on Amazon, I decided it looked like a winner. And it happens to be made by the same company that makes the crowd-favorite Instant Pot. I figured I would be using this appliance primarily as air air fryer, but as an added bonus, it can also roast, broil, bake, re-heat, and dehydrate food. It preheats quickly, it’s large enough to a good amount of food at once, it’s easy to clean, and it makes food taste crispy on the outside and moist on the inside without any oil. I’ve been using my air fryer to make vegetables just about every night and it makes them taste so good. If you’re cooking for kids, picky eaters, or you just don’t get so excited about eating vegetables, the air fryer could be perfect for you. If you like chicken, the air fryer might change your life, and I don’t mean that to be dramatic. The air fryer produces restaurant-quality chicken that tastes absurdly decadent, except there’s no oil involved in the cooking — just air. We also tried making sesame chicken in the air fryer using boneless skinless chicken thighs. The sesame chicken tasted almost identical to my favorite Chinese takeout, and it had nothing to do with my cooking skills. Thanks to the air fryer, the chicken gets so crispy. I couldn’t believe I made this at home!!”

Get it from Amazon for $119.99.

Check out the full review, plus some air fryer recipe suggestions for more!


Hannah Loewentheil / BuzzFeed

Here’s what BuzzFeed Food writer Hannah Lowentheil has to say: “Friends of mine were raving about their new Instant Vortex Plus 6-in-1 Air Fryer, so after reading similar feedback on Amazon, I decided it looked like a winner. And it happens to be made by the same company that makes the crowd-favorite Instant Pot. I figured I would be using this appliance primarily as air air fryer, but as an added bonus, it can also roast, broil, bake, re-heat, and dehydrate food. It preheats quickly, it’s large enough to a good amount of food at once, it’s easy to clean, and it makes food taste crispy on the outside and moist on the inside without any oil. I’ve been using my air fryer to make vegetables just about every night and it makes them taste so good. If you’re cooking for kids, picky eaters, or you just don’t get so excited about eating vegetables, the air fryer could be perfect for you. If you like chicken, the air fryer might change your life, and I don’t mean that to be dramatic. The air fryer produces restaurant-quality chicken that tastes absurdly decadent, except there’s no oil involved in the cooking — just air. We also tried making sesame chicken in the air fryer using boneless skinless chicken thighs. The sesame chicken tasted almost identical to my favorite Chinese takeout, and it had nothing to do with my cooking skills. Thanks to the air fryer, the chicken gets so crispy. I couldn’t believe I made this at home!!”

Get it from Amazon for $119.99.

Check out the full review, plus some air fryer recipe suggestions for more!

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A customized travel photo book you can fill with images from your *last* trip together — then the two of you can flip through and reminisce while you start to think about your next one.

Six example books


Artifact Uprising

You pick the size, cover color, number of pages and upload your photos right on the Artifact Uprising website.

Get it from Artifact Uprising for $69+ (available in six sizes and 11 colors).

Promising review: “Blown away! We had so many choices of which company to entrust the photos from our amazing Mediterranean vacation. Saw the ad on Instagram for Artifact Uprising and I’m so glad I spent the money. It was a little more expensive than others and SO worth it. We can’t stop looking at the book. I’ve been a professional graphic designer for 17 years and have handled many printing projects and I was just floored by the quality of the product. Thank you!” —David T.

These bbs are ready to ship in just three days.

18.

A Daphne Bridgerton-inspired ribbon hair clamp that made me go full 😍😍😍 when I saw it, and I know will make your mom (who 100% participated in the *previous* claw clip trend in the ’90s) do the same when she unwraps it.

A model with the oversized gold loop clip in their hair


Fibs and Fables

Get it from Fibs and Fables for $26 (available in gold and silver tones and in flat and twisted styles).

Fibs and Fables is a Black woman-owned shop based in DC inspired by mythology and fables and with the goal to create inclusive conversation about hair — and let me tell you, alllll of their hair accessories are just stunning. Each order takes up to three days to process, and two to three days to ship, so keep that in mind when you order.

19.

A Nutribullet with a full-size blender and two to-go blender cups if she loves smoothies, hummus, soup, and other blended delicacies you don’t need to make A TON of at a time — but hates using extra dishes. AKA every single person. Her old blender wishes it could.

The blender set whipping up a smoothie


Amazon

It has both a regular large blender container, plus two travel cups for one less thing to clean.

Get it from Amazon for $139.99.

Promising review: “I’ve been using my NutriBullet every day, usually multiple times a day, to make smoothies using frozen fruit, frozen veggies, fresh veggies, and other ingredients. By using frozen ingredients I don’t need ice, just cold water. This thing works great. I had an older model for years. It still worked. But I wanted one with a faster motor. Everything has been improved since the last one I bought. It is so easy to use, and it is so easy to clean. It is noisy, but it’s so efficient that you don’t need to leave it on long. I love that when I press the ‘extract’ button it goes ahead and does its thing and a minute or so later I have a smoothie. I have only positive things to say about my NutriBullet. I gave the old one away and it’s still working for the person I gave it to.” —LaurieJay

20.

A pair of long-distance touch lamps to literally light up each other’s lives — without the need to pick up the phone or say a word. They’re connected to Wi-Fi, so if one of you touches their lamp to turn it on, the other lamp will glow, no matter how far away it is.


Uncommon Goods

Get them from Uncommon Goods for $85 each or the pair for $170.

Promising review: “My daughter and I can keep in touch everyday. When she sees her lamp lit she knows I am thinking of her and vice versa. Perfect gift for those that are apart and have busy school/work schedules. You are ‘keeping in touch’ even when you don’t have time or energy for a text, phone call or email. It’s a perfect gift and a wonderful idea.” —GFD


Uncommon Goods

Get them from Uncommon Goods for $85 each or the pair for $170.

Promising review: “My daughter and I can keep in touch everyday. When she sees her lamp lit she knows I am thinking of her and vice versa. Perfect gift for those that are apart and have busy school/work schedules. You are ‘keeping in touch’ even when you don’t have time or energy for a text, phone call or email. It’s a perfect gift and a wonderful idea.” —GFD

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A stylish acrylic block and set of sleek black knives, because this’ll really dress up her kitchen — and the bonus is they actually are really great knives too!


Amazon

This bb comes with 13 knives, a pair of kitchen scissors, a peeler, and a two-stage knife sharpener.

Get them from Amazon for $49.99 (also available in a smaller, five-knife set).

Promising review: “These knives are great! They stay super sharp, they’re comfortable to hold, and I love how much counter space it leaves as opposed to a big bulky knife block. Fits perfectly in my minimalist kitchen!!! And it looks great on my counter being one of the few things that I keep on my countertop! It is the perfect amount of knives without being too many knives (I don’t like things in excess)! I have never had a cheese knife before, and this baby is my favorite one in the whole set! LOL! It slices through hard cheeses like butter! Have not tried on soft cheese, but I’m sure it’ll be great because it is super sharp! I can’t say enough about how much I love these knives!!” —Sadie Allen


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This bb comes with 13 knives, a pair of kitchen scissors, a peeler, and a two-stage knife sharpener.

Get them from Amazon for $49.99 (also available in a smaller, five-knife set).

Promising review: “These knives are great! They stay super sharp, they’re comfortable to hold, and I love how much counter space it leaves as opposed to a big bulky knife block. Fits perfectly in my minimalist kitchen!!! And it looks great on my counter being one of the few things that I keep on my countertop! It is the perfect amount of knives without being too many knives (I don’t like things in excess)! I have never had a cheese knife before, and this baby is my favorite one in the whole set! LOL! It slices through hard cheeses like butter! Have not tried on soft cheese, but I’m sure it’ll be great because it is super sharp! I can’t say enough about how much I love these knives!!” —Sadie Allen

22.

A dainty 14-karat gold-plated necklace with cubic zirconia in the shape of her zodiac sign’s constellation. Your mom and this necklace? A pairing written in the stars.

The 12 constellation shapes with their respective signs


Amazon

Get it from Amazon for $52 (available in all 12 zodiac signs).

Promising review: “Purchased as a gift. The necklace is very beautiful and nicely constructed. It was quite nicer than I was expecting, to be honest. The recipient was very pleased! I would definitely purchase again.” —Smiller

23.

An HP portable photo printer that’ll print photos on-the-go so she can easily carry around and show off that one photo of you that you HATE but she loves. Why is that always the way?


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It’s pocket-sized, works via Bluetooth and ready to go anywhere! AND she can edit photos before printing to make them *extra* artsy!

Get it from Amazon for $95.99 (available in two colors; the green may arrive after Christmas).

Promising review: “I bought this for daughter-in-law and my wife had such a fit over it, I bought one for her too. She has had it three weeks now and hasn’t stopped telling me how much she loves it. Prints a very nice picture and there was nothing disappointing about the picture or the printer. We love that it has print-sensitive paper, doesn’t require an ink cartridge and works by Bluetooth so a cable isn’t necessary. What a little gem! Brilliant idea and product!” —Amazon Customer


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It’s pocket-sized, works via Bluetooth and ready to go anywhere! AND she can edit photos before printing to make them *extra* artsy!

Get it from Amazon for $95.99 (available in two colors; the green may arrive after Christmas).

Promising review: “I bought this for daughter-in-law and my wife had such a fit over it, I bought one for her too. She has had it three weeks now and hasn’t stopped telling me how much she loves it. Prints a very nice picture and there was nothing disappointing about the picture or the printer. We love that it has print-sensitive paper, doesn’t require an ink cartridge and works by Bluetooth so a cable isn’t necessary. What a little gem! Brilliant idea and product!” —Amazon Customer

24.

The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook, a volume filled with delicious dishes like treacle tart (Harry’s favorite, duh!), Kreacher’s French onion soup, and Mrs. Weasley’s mince pies — all with the scenes that inspired them. Get ready for an HP-and-related-foods marathon all weekend long, just you two.


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There’s a section with four different cake recipes inspired by the four birthday cakes sent to Harry on his 14th birthday by Hermione, Ron, Sirius, and Hagrid. Yep, I’m crying again.

Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

Promising review: “I love this book! Some of the recipes are complex and wouldn’t be great to try with smaller children — not all of them though. Other than that, each recipe refers to the book and chapter where it appears in the Harry Potter series and includes a short history about the origin of or inspiration for the recipe. The chocolate buttermilk sheet cake has become a family favorite that people request for their birthday cake (my mom calls it the Harry Potter cake). I even bought this book as a graduation present for two of my Harry Potter obsessed students.” —Jenn Pond

Editor’s Note: BuzzFeed does not support discriminatory or hateful speech in any form. We stand by the LGBTQ+ community and all fans who found a home in the Harry Potter series and will work to provide a safe space for fans. If you, like us, feel impassioned about trans rights, learn more or donate here.


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There’s a section with four different cake recipes inspired by the four birthday cakes sent to Harry on his 14th birthday by Hermione, Ron, Sirius, and Hagrid. Yep, I’m crying again.

Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

Promising review: “I love this book! Some of the recipes are complex and wouldn’t be great to try with smaller children — not all of them though. Other than that, each recipe refers to the book and chapter where it appears in the Harry Potter series and includes a short history about the origin of or inspiration for the recipe. The chocolate buttermilk sheet cake has become a family favorite that people request for their birthday cake (my mom calls it the Harry Potter cake). I even bought this book as a graduation present for two of my Harry Potter obsessed students.” —Jenn Pond

Editor’s Note: BuzzFeed does not support discriminatory or hateful speech in any form. We stand by the LGBTQ+ community and all fans who found a home in the Harry Potter series and will work to provide a safe space for fans. If you, like us, feel impassioned about trans rights, learn more or donate here.

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The entire *extended* Lord of the Rings film trilogy on a whopping 15 discs, including almost two hours of extended movie content (plus 26 hours of bonus material) whether she is the one who originally introduced you to the series, or you just want to share one of your favorite fandoms with her. You could even say watching this once a year will become a ~hobbit~.

The set of DVDs


Amazon

Get it from Amazon for $65.99.

Promising review: “A friend lent me his copy of the first movie with the making-of DVDs and I was gobsmacked, so I ordered my own set immediately. The movies are beautifully done and the behind the scenes documentaries alone are worth the purchase price. One by one I am introducing them to other members of my family. I think it is interesting to note that one of my grandsons has developed an interest in art as a result of viewing the behind the scenes documentaries. Frodo Lives!” —Trivia Queen

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A cozy mermaid tail blanket so she can live out her ~fantasy~, aka when you ask her to do something (or the classic “Mom, where’s my _______?”), she can say, “I can’t get up — does this look like the ocean to you?!”

A model in the purple tail-shaped blanket


Amazon

Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in three sizes and 16 colors).

Promising review: “Fast delivery! Beautiful, high quality product. The color and quality far exceeded my expectations, considering the reasonable price I had paid. The material is soft yet heavy, like a comfy cable-knit sweater. The blanket even comes with its own drawstring carrying bag, which will make it easy for my daughter to pack it for college. We washed it on the hand wash cycle in our washer, and it came out perfectly with no stretches or color running. At the risk of sounding like I work for their company, I believe this truly a gorgeous product that you will be very pleased with!” —LisaKay

27.

A vintagey 8-in-1 entertainment center that’ll do it all: play records, stream music from her phone via Bluetooth, record from vinyl, CD, or cassette directly to USB, AND play CDs, cassettes, aaaaand AM/FM radio. It’s all one device to make things super easy, but she still might call you to help set it up — I’m not making any promises.

The retro music system with a hinged top record player


Amazon

Get it from Amazon for $138.37+ (available in five colors).

Promising review: “We purchased this for my father-in-law, age 92, and wanted simplicity for him to be able to digitize his phonographs which is something he wanted to do. This was not only simple for him to use it also had GREAT SOUND. We were amazed. It really made the old phonographs some awesome. We thought we’d have to connect to external speakers to give it better sound (which the unit has connections for external speakers if you desire to do so)…but that was not necessary. The speakers delivered fine sound. We were very happy with this purchase. We will probably order one for ourselves. This 8 in 1 records to USB. We are very pleased.” —Janine

28.

A vegan leather ~shacket~ (aka a shirt-jacket), because she dressed you for *years* and now it’s time to return the favor. Pose for a mother-child Instagram to show everyone your fashion sense was very much hereditary.

A model in the black snap-front shacket


Apparis

I don’t have this style, but I do have another Apparis vegan leather coat (the white trench) and it is sooooo gorgeous and buttery. It doesn’t have that gross fake feeling of some faux leathers (you know when they’re weirdly too shiny?) — and is def worth the price.

Get it from Apparis for $185 (available in women’s sizes XXS–XL and three colors).

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And a wireless karaoke microphone that’ll bring the party wherever she goes and is a big plus for family get-togethers. It’s compatible with any smartphone or tablet and can jam for up to *10 hours* on a single charge. That’s a lot of “Total Eclipse of the Heart” on repeat.

A reviewer holding the red microphone


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It can also connect to their device via cable.

Get it from Amazon for $30.99+ (available in 11 colors).

Promising review: “Oh my gosh, I love this! I got mine in the mail yesterday and ended up playing with it for about five hours last night LOL. It connects via Bluetooth so you can connect it to your phone — the music and your singing comes out of the microphone’s speaker. It has a volume control for your voice and for the music and also an echo feature. You can put an SD card into the bottom of it and record yourself, or connect it with an audio out to record on one of those karaoke apps on your phone. Between this and being able to find just about any song on karaoke via YouTube, you could easily have your own karaoke parties at home!” —Ferretocious

Check out our closer look at this karaoke mic for more info.

30.

A mega-lengthening Vivienne Sabo mascara for the mom who taught you everything you know about makeup. But make sure to also get one for yourself, because her lashes can*not* look better than yours. Not fair.


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It’s cruelty-free, smudge-proof, and removes easily at the end of the day with water.

Get it from Amazon for $12.95.

Promising review: “I never write reviews for things, but this mascara was just so great I felt like I had to! I love lashes, and my friends are used to me wearing thick coats of mascara at all times. Despite this, I got complimented on my lashes basically every time I wore this mascara this week. Multiple people even asked if I had extensions! This mascara isn’t clumpy at all, and makes your lashes super long and defined without sticking them together. I’ve never had any problems with flaking, and although it isn’t waterproof, I’ve definitely used eyedrops, shed a tear, and gotten stuck in rain without them smudging or running down my face. All in all this is my new holy grail mascara, and I’m thrilled!!” —Sophie Johnson

Amazon offers a “this is a gift” checkbox to remove pricing from the receipt and include a (free) personalized gift message.


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It’s cruelty-free, smudge-proof, and removes easily at the end of the day with water.

Get it from Amazon for $12.95.

Promising review: “I never write reviews for things, but this mascara was just so great I felt like I had to! I love lashes, and my friends are used to me wearing thick coats of mascara at all times. Despite this, I got complimented on my lashes basically every time I wore this mascara this week. Multiple people even asked if I had extensions! This mascara isn’t clumpy at all, and makes your lashes super long and defined without sticking them together. I’ve never had any problems with flaking, and although it isn’t waterproof, I’ve definitely used eyedrops, shed a tear, and gotten stuck in rain without them smudging or running down my face. All in all this is my new holy grail mascara, and I’m thrilled!!” —Sophie Johnson

Amazon offers a “this is a gift” checkbox to remove pricing from the receipt and include a (free) personalized gift message.

31.

A Harry Styles air freshener you can customize with watermelon (*duh*) or any of 21 other scents to fill your mom’s car with deliciousness on multiple levels. Talk about treating people with kindness!

The air freshener with an illustration of Harry Styles on a watermelon background


Gifts by Ells

Get it from Gifts by Ells on Etsy for $6.68.

Gifts by Ells is an Etsy shop based in Portsmouth, U.K. specializing in air fresheners and mugs inspired by pop culture.

32.

A compact Shiatsu massager she can use on her neck, back, legs, and more to relax overworked muscles. Plus, it has an optional heat setting for even more pain relief. It’s like giving the gift of a portable spa!


Amazon

Get it from Amazon for $49.95.

Promising review: “Over the years I’ve bought and returned a few different massagers. The ones that attach to the chair are just too big. The smaller ones hurt or just vibrate. The sharper image ones are junk. So… I took a chance with this one. Wow! This really works. I like that it’s smaller so you can actually position it where you want. It turns in one direction for a little while and then it switches and goes the other way. When it turns, it really feels like a massage instead of that vibrating feeling. I really like how compact it is and how it doesn’t move too fast. It’s just a steady massage that’s hands-free. I can use it on my calfs, legs, back, shoulders and neck. If this breaks I will definitely buy another one. This is the best massager I ever had.” —cbear


Amazon

Get it from Amazon for $49.95.

Promising review: “Over the years I’ve bought and returned a few different massagers. The ones that attach to the chair are just too big. The smaller ones hurt or just vibrate. The sharper image ones are junk. So… I took a chance with this one. Wow! This really works. I like that it’s smaller so you can actually position it where you want. It turns in one direction for a little while and then it switches and goes the other way. When it turns, it really feels like a massage instead of that vibrating feeling. I really like how compact it is and how it doesn’t move too fast. It’s just a steady massage that’s hands-free. I can use it on my calfs, legs, back, shoulders and neck. If this breaks I will definitely buy another one. This is the best massager I ever had.” —cbear

33.

A Glossier gift set of their top-selling Boy Brow and Generation G lipstick for an effortless makeup-no-makeup look she can achieve in just a few swipes.

I *love* Generation G lipstick and have used Boy Brow many times — both are super great for both beauty newbies and makeup enthusiasts alike.

Get the set from Glossier for $30 (valued at $34; available in five Boy Brow shades and six Generation G shades).

Promising review: “Boy brow is one of my favorite products. Stays put all day and so easy to use. I don’t spend much time on my brows, just swipe this on for a little extra definition and good to go. The lipstick is also great. I love that I can put on a little for a light wash of color or really layer it on for a more opaque look. Too bad no one sees my lips under my mask!” —Injohnso

I *love* Generation G lipstick and have used Boy Brow many times — both are super great for both beauty newbies and makeup enthusiasts alike.

Get the set from Glossier for $30 (valued at $34; available in five Boy Brow shades and six Generation G shades).

Promising review: “Boy brow is one of my favorite products. Stays put all day and so easy to use. I don’t spend much time on my brows, just swipe this on for a little extra definition and good to go. The lipstick is also great. I love that I can put on a little for a light wash of color or really layer it on for a more opaque look. Too bad no one sees my lips under my mask!” —Injohnso

34.

A foldable exercise bike with all the basic features she needs if she doesn’t have space (and you don’t have the budget) for a Peloton but wants access to a quick cardio workout at home. It has a magnetic tension system to up the difficulty, and handy features on the screen so she can track her time, speed, distance, and more!

The silvery bike, with text "Men's Health editor's choice" larger seat cushion, 300 pound extended weight capacity


Amazon

Ok an exercise bike might not be *every* mom’s favorite gift, but if having an easy way to work out at home *is* on your loved one’s list, this bb is a great choice. I bought this bike a few weeks into the pandemic, and my mom quickly followed suit. She LOVES the bike and pedals away several times a week.

Get it from Amazon for $148.73.

Promising review: “The day I put a COVID-19 suspension on my gym membership, I researched affordable, maneuverable exercise bikes lest my knees get painful for lack of this daily exercise! It arrived in a large box (40 lbs) but this 70-year-old gal was able to easily drag into my house and unpack. The directions are a little hard to follow and I’m not ‘handy’ but I was able to add a little reasoning and put it together in less than an hour. Now sheltering in place for two weeks, this bike starts my day each morning. The mechanics and electronics work perfectly and help me set goals each day. It has variable tension settings, seat height options and a seat position for tall and for shorter people. I’m 5-foot-6 and selected the setting for a taller person. The seat height is on the fourth hole so you could drop for shorter biker. I have biked and binge-watched series, biked and worked off creeping anxiety as I watch the news and rolled it onto the deck on an unseasonably warm day to peddle to Led Zeppelin on my headphones. BEST purchase for the money that I’ve made in years; it’s a solid investment in both my physical and mental health!” —SG

35.

A Harry & David brunch basket, because if you can’t be together this year to give her breakfast in bed, this could be your next best option.

the brunch box


Harry & David

It comes with a four-pack of Wolferman’s English muffins (my family LOVES these muffins, they are giant an oh-so satisfying — highly recommend), a triple cheese and caramelized onion quiche, 12 ounces of Canadian bacon, a lemon poppyseed cake, and ~Marionberry~ seedless preserves — all packed in a lovely hat box.

Get it from Harry & David for $79.99 (or upgrade your box to include a bottle of pinot gris for $99.99).

Promising review: “My mom (and dad) loved this gift I had sent to my mom for Mother’s Day. She said the food was delicious. She really liked the variety of the food and I think she actually liked that there was no chocolate, since she gets a lot of that already. She also raved about the box. She kept the box and put it on one of her book shelves and she says it lookRead more about review stating My mom was thrilled!s fabulous. This one is a home run!” —Paulette

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Acrylic drop earrings for a statement look that won’t hang heavy from her lobes. They come in several hues so you can find the perfect pair for whatever color scheme her wardrobe comes in.

The earrings, with gold wire hooks and half-moon multicolor resin hanging from them


Amazon

Get them from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in eight colors).

Promising review: “Great purchase! So lightweight that I don’t even realize I’m wearing earrings! I’ve seen these around a lot and I’m so glad I found them on Amazon. Must have and great for the price. Loving the white color.” —Marisa S

37.

A trio of spicy sauces (honey, maple syrup and gochujang sriracha) she’ll want to drizzle on *everything* — think roasted veggies, pizza, and cocktail glass rims. Y U M. And when you come over for dinner YOU’ll reap all the benefits.


Bushwick Kitchen

One reviewer bought this for a Valentine’s Day gift, and their partner already requested a bottle of the Spicy Maple.

Get the set of three from Amazon for $44.99 (or the individual sauces for $10.99 each), or individually from Bushwick Kitchen.

Bushwick Kitchen is a small business hand-making delicious sauces (with locally sourced ingredients) right in Brooklyn, New York.


Bushwick Kitchen

One reviewer bought this for a Valentine’s Day gift, and their partner already requested a bottle of the Spicy Maple.

Get the set of three from Amazon for $44.99 (or the individual sauces for $10.99 each), or individually from Bushwick Kitchen.

Bushwick Kitchen is a small business hand-making delicious sauces (with locally sourced ingredients) right in Brooklyn, New York.

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A pair of super-luxe satin drawstring joggers cool enough to wear in the warm weather, silky enough to stay comfy, and fancy enough that she can match them with basically any top. And for an even nicer gift, add on the matching fringe-trim duster!

Model wearing the rust-colored pants with matching duster


Eloquii

Get them from Eloquii for $74.95 (available in women’s sizes 14–28 and in teal).

Promising review: “These pants are perfect! The red clay-like color, the fit is amazing, and they feel good on! Could wear these every day!! Ordered true to size and they were perfect length and fit for my hip and thigh! Love the thicker band at the waist with the drawstring!” —Porsche N.

39.

Paris Street Style, a coloring book filled with patterns, flat lays, outfits, hair styles, street scenes and more inspired by Paris and Parisian style that’ll make her say “Ooh la la!”

The cover of the book


Amazon

Get it from Amazon for $11.95 or from Bookshop for $14.72 (available on backorder).

40.

A pair of Beats Solo 3 wireless headphones so she can work out, get a snack, or ignore text messages from you while listening to their favorite playlist — all without being ~tied down~.

The headphones in black with text "designed for sound. tuned for emotion"


Amazon

I have these and use them just about every day at work — I like that they don’t overheat my ears, and sometimes I forget I’m in an open floor plan and just jam out with some ridiculous head-bobbing dancing.

Get them from Amazon for $125.99+ (available in nine colors).

Promising review: “These headphones are amazing! The sound is great and clear, they get loud, noise canceling when music is playing, basically noise canceling even when music isn’t playing. They are comfortable except after a few hours of constant use they start to hurt your ears but that is like any over ear headphones. The battery life also lasts soooo long, they are great headphones, I definitely recommend!” —Dixie Freeman

These also won best $$$ wireless headphones.

41.

A PhoneSoap sanitizer to kill 99.9% of germs on the toilet seat that is her phone. It fits almost all phone sizes, demolishes bacteria with UV rays, AND can charge her device at the same time.


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Yes, the photo on the right IS from a reviewer who tested the bacteria levels on their daughter’s and husband’s phones before and after use. W O W.

Get it from Amazon for $79.95 (also available in white).

Promising review: “I work in a large dental clinic with 50+ docs and even more assistants. Anyone who knows about dentistry knows that there are a lot of aerosols given out during almost every procedure. Since we don’t have a radio in the operatories, I’ve had to use my phone for music. Before phone soap I had to wipe my phone down every time with Cavicide wipes…not the best for your phone. Enter PhoneSoap! I’m able to sanitize my phone without destroying it with cavicide! We’ve even tested and swabbed the phone for cultures before and after…this sucker works! Hands-down, great investment. I’ll be buying another one for the home because this one is staying in my office.” —James


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Yes, the photo on the right IS from a reviewer who tested the bacteria levels on their daughter’s and husband’s phones before and after use. W O W.

Get it from Amazon for $79.95 (also available in white).

Promising review: “I work in a large dental clinic with 50+ docs and even more assistants. Anyone who knows about dentistry knows that there are a lot of aerosols given out during almost every procedure. Since we don’t have a radio in the operatories, I’ve had to use my phone for music. Before phone soap I had to wipe my phone down every time with Cavicide wipes…not the best for your phone. Enter PhoneSoap! I’m able to sanitize my phone without destroying it with cavicide! We’ve even tested and swabbed the phone for cultures before and after…this sucker works! Hands-down, great investment. I’ll be buying another one for the home because this one is staying in my office.” —James

42.

A subscription to Book of the Month, because she deserves to be treated to a new pick every month, selected from an array of shouldn’t-be-missed new releases.

A model holding five books: The Perfect Mother, The Mans Room, Still Lives, How To Walk Away, and Small Country


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Each month she can choose from five available titles — plus, she can always get more books or even skip a month if none of the options sound like the right fit!

Give Book of the Month for $49.99+ available in 3-, 6-, and 12-month subscriptions — and add any extra books on for $9.99 each! This also makes a perfect *very* last minute gift, thanks to their print-at-home gift card and email gift card options.

And right now, get $10 off 6 or 12-month gifts with code MOTHERSYAY.

43.

A pair of meat-shredding claws for the barbecue or rotisserie chicken aficionado in your life. Seriously tho, do you know all the great ways you can rehash chicken?

The black claw-like shredders and a piece of meat


Amazon

If you don’t we’re talking about 24 Easy Meals You Can Make With Rotisserie Chicken.

Get them from Amazon for $12.99 (available in four colors).

Promising review: “This has to be one of the best gifts for your favorite foodie. It’s excellent for so many different kitchen tasks. Makes a big shredding job easy as slicing bread. I’ve bought several of these for gifts and they were much appreciated. They come in many different colors. Easy to store and a very handy tool to have around for BBQs and Thanksgiving. Pretty much any time that you are working with a large cut of meat, beef, poultry, pork, even a melon, you name it, this is the tool you’ll want to reach for every time. Moving from pan to platter would otherwise be unmanageable and spell train wreck in many cases. Not so with these. You will not be disappointed!” —Angelonia

44.

A marble print wine holder that suctions right to any tiled wall with a *built-in* speaker for her most luxurious bath time yet.

The black marble print caddy holding a wine glass on a tile wall


Amazon

Just use plastic glassware!!

Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (also available in white).

Promising review: “I was really surprised by the sound quality on this as the speaker isn’t too large. It’s a nice simple product that I would definitely recommend. The buttons work well and Bluetooth connected seamlessly.” —Amazon Customer

45.

A chic and simple set of 15 makeup brushes in a faux leather roll to fully outfit her makeup collection in just one purchase. The stone and gold handles will look pretty on display, too.

The brushes in the roll


Colourpop

It comes with a large rounded brush, rounded cheek brush, medium powder brush, small fluff brush, precision powder brush, tapered powder brush, precision blending brush, blending fluff brush, large shader brush, small blending brush, rounded eye defining brush, detail blending brush, micro blending brush, mini shader brush, and angle eye brush.

Get it from Colour Pop for $32 (valued at $140).

Promising review: “These are my very first Colour Pop brushes and I am pleased. The synthetic hairs are really soft, great quality, and they look so pretty in person. Definitely get your hands on this set. You won’t be disappointed.” —Susu

Find the perfect gift for any occasion, from white elephant gift exchanges to gifts for teachers, housewarming gifts to birthday gifts, and even the perfect gift basket if you’re truly stumped. Plus, check out the BuzzFeed gift guide for even more incredible gifting ideas.





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