Unless you’ve been living under a rock, Valentine’s Day is fast approaching. Oh yeah, that lovey-dovey holiday when you’re supposed to shower your partner with affection… or heart-shaped drugstore chocolates. When it comes to moms, don’t overthink it. Beyond free hugs and breakfast in bed, we’ve got the inside scoop on what they really-truly-100-percent want this February 14.
TL;DR (too long, didn’t read): Moms love useful, practical $h*t (even better if it includes chocolate, is stamped with “best mom ever,” or happens to be covered in heart motifs). Check out these 12 meaningful gifts for mom that can easily be accompanied by a funny Valentine’s Day card. While caffeinated moms will appreciate anything tea or coffee-related, selfless moms are always open to receiving fancy beauty products that they wouldn’t splurge on otherwise. But most importantly, don’t forget that it’s the thought that counts.
Winner, winner! A little flattery goes a long way (#BraggingRights) when it comes to pleasing moms everywhere. This pink marble ceramic mug will be well-used for years to come.
You glow, Mom! Attempt to turn back signs of aging with Glow Recipe’s retinol eye sleeping mask. Reap the benefits of avocado’s hydrating and nourishing properties for more awake-looking eyes by the a.m.
For the hip mom who’s a rocker at heart, Happy Socks’ latest collection documenting Linda and Johnny Ramone’s love story will be a hit. These cotton crew socks featuring arrow-stricken hearts will make her look (and feel) like a total badass. Bonus: great for the kids to borrow for “crazy sock day” at school.
For days when mom forgets (err, more like doesn’t have time) to shower, she won’t hesitate to reach for this super-absorbent dry shampoo from Drybar. The notes of jasmine, sandalwood, and Madagascar vanilla will conjure a trip to the salon in no time.
At just under $10, this pink heirloom-inspired tin containing two scrumptious truffles (sea salt caramel and Sicilian orange) is a steal. After devouring the chocolates, it can be used to store small treasures like lost teeth awaiting the Tooth Fairy.
Treat her sweet tooth with 25 of Baked by Melissa’s most epic cupcake flavors (OMG, chocolate chip pancake)—including their signature tie-dye—and a few seasonal specials like snowball. Note to Mom: You don’t have to share unless you’re feeling really generous. Bribe the kids to do their laundry, maybe? *Wink*
S’cute! Nothing says “you’re a tea-rrific mom” like heart-shaped tea bags. Warm her heart with the perfect blend. Each set contains English Breakfast, Organic Early Grey, and Organic White Berry Tea.
Every beauty maven and YouTube blogger already has a jade roller in their makeup bag—hell, even fellow mom-of-two Eva Chen swears by the Chinese self-care ritual. Need we say more? One Amazon buyer raves: “This jade roller is amazing! It helps reduce puffiness and tension in the face, and the jade feels so amazing on your skin… I bought one as a gift for my mother as well and she noticed the same improvements after just one use.”
You’re such a busy mom that you barely even have time for a vino night with the ladies. This just in: Portable wine cocktail glasses DO exist. We don’t recommend bringing it to your next PTA meeting (LOL), but it sure is perfect for a moment of freedom on the back porch. Cheers!
Hanna Andersson, we see you and your matching candy heart pajama sets. Snag your mom a pair of these super soft organic cotton long johns for 24/7 comfort… ‘cuz goodness knows she’s earned a day of rest.
S/O to gluten-free moms everywhere! These funfetti b’day truffles from Milk Bar are guaranteed to hit the spot… each bite is magically delicious.
Fact: Moms love making to-do lists (one for the grocery run, one for chores, etc.). Keep her fresh with this leatherette Kate Spade New York pencil kit boasting a playful red lip print.
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