10 Mother's Day gifts she'll actually use, from Lancôme to Ninja
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Take it from someone who worked at parenting magazines for almost 20 years: Moms don't want robes for Mother's Day. (Or, for Christmas, as SNL so astutely pointed out in a hilarious relatable sketch that went viral.) You can also skip those dyed carnations that cost three times more than usual.
And most of all, we're not into an overpriced brunch at a loud, crowded restaurant. For the price of that check alone, you can splurge on a Mother's Day gift that makes us feel pampered and special year-around. What exactly do we have in mind? One of these 10 picks from HSN. Pro tip: Get $10 off your first order with code HELLO10, and check out the product videos and FlexPay options too.
Now scroll to find something on-point for every type of mom your life.
1. Ninja Specialty Coffee Maker
Whether Mom's sleep deprivation is caused by hungry babies or angsty teens, she needs coffee stat. And the Ninja Specialty Coffee Maker is like having a Starbucks right in the kitchen. Mom can be her own barista, whipping up cappuccinos, espressos and iced coffee on her timetable and in her preferred size (there are six options). A built-in milk frother is icing on the cake. HSN reviewers rave that it "keeps coffee hot until you can drink it," and is "easy to operate." One even praised the machine as "the greatest coffee maker I've ever owned." We don't doubt it.
2. Beekman 1802 Pure Goat Milk Whipped Body Cream Duo
Just a quarter-size dollop of this fluffy cream refreshes dull, dry skin. Rich in nutrients, the goat milk lotion easily absorbs into skin without leaving a greasy feeling. And it erases dry patches like a champ! Packaged beautifully, the cream is available in 11 various scents, including lavender and fig leaf. Reviewers gush about how it makes their skin feel. Says one HSN customer: "I really enjoy pampering myself with Beekman Body Cream after I shower. It immediately soaks into my skin and leaves me feeling soft and silky."
3. TruShiatsu Pro Neck & Back Massager
Sure, you could buy Mom a spa gift card, but would she find time to use it? This new device recreates the touch of a professional massage, working out the kinks in her back and neck with a choice of three levels of intensity. Moms can also decide whether or not to turn on the heat setting. It's even compact enough to fit in a suitcase.
4. Finishing Touch Flawless Cleanse Total Body Spa Brush Kit
Speaking of spa-inspired gifts, this spinning shower brush is like gifting mom a body scrub treatment. It comes with three cleansing heads — a loofah cleanser for a full body wash, a massage head to soothe sore muscles and an exfoliating head to smooth dry, rough skin. Mom can add her favorite liquid body soap into the built-in chamber. Reviewers praise the results: "It feels great to be able to easily reach those back spots you usually cannot!" said one customer. Another added, "Having a brush that I can use with interchangeable heads that exfoliates for knees and elbows with just the right pressure is great. The hook helps to hang the brush so I can reach it easily in the shower and the handle is long enough to reach my back."
5. Lancôme Hydra Zen Cream-Gel Moisturizer
Treat mom to a luxury moisturizer that will help keep her skin hydrated and looking fresh — even when she's not quite feeling that way. Made in France, this lightly scented moisturizer is a game-changer, according to HSN reviewers. "The Cream-Gel moisturizer is a keeper!" boasted one customer. "It's not sticky, oily or greasy and my skin absorbs it fast. I like that I can wear makeup over it, too!"
6. Amazon Health Halo and Fitness Tracker
Like having a personal trainer and cheerleader 24/7, this sleek band keeps tabs on movement, heart rate and sleep duration, then supplies a personalized plan for improvements. Available in three sizes and a trio of colors, the device gives users access to recipes and workouts, and even organizes a weekly menu. A monthly membership unlocks even more features. Reviewers say it's motivated them: "It compares your level of activity per week to the week before. Since I got the tracker I started walking my dog more because I did not want my points to go down!"
7. Nature Spring Gardening Kneeling Bench
Make it more comfortable for Mom to garden. This nifty tool gives her a foamy cushion to kneel on when she's planting and weeding, and has side pockets to store her tools and a water bottle within arm's reach. She can easily convert it into a bench to use for picking berries or vegetables. And when she's not using it, it folds flat for compact storage in a shed or garage.
8. WynneLayers Asymmetric Drape Dress
Exclusive to HSN, this long flowy dress with pockets will be mom's go-to for practically any occasion. She can accent it with a statement necklace if she wears it to a party or business-casual event and pair it with flip flops and a messy bun for a stroll along the beach or boardwalk. Available in four cute colors (including a summery coral) and sizes ranging from XXS to XL, this jersey knit dress is made from rayon with a smidge of spandex. "I love the draping in this dress," said one reviewer. "I am petite and the empire structure is very flattering. I cant wait to use this with a jean jacket and tennis shoes."
9. Easy Spirit Ginfer Slip-On Sneaker
With lots of cushioning and extra arch support, these stylish kicks will keep Mom's feet feeling fantastic all day (and night) long. They're as comfy when running errands as they are when she's pounding the pavement for a nighttime power-walk. In these sneakers, feet don't overheat — thanks to the lightweight, breathable mesh covering. And Mom can customize her experience. If she goes sock-less, extra cushioning at the back of the sneaker will protect her ankle. If she uses a custom orthotic, it's compatible with the sneakers. And if mom has wide feet, no worries! The sneakers come in two widths and sizes from 6 to 12.
10. Parker & Hyde Neoprene Tote with Detachable Pouch
Mom will bring this lightweight carry-all everywhere. Snaps provide the option of enlarging the tote when more space is needed — like for a trip to the beach or gym — and downsizing in a restaurant or office. Water-proof material protects the tote from the inevitable spills having a child (or grandchild) brings. A removable zippered pouch is great for storing small items, like mascara, phone or cash. Choose from five color options.
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