Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: The 25 deals our editors have added to their carts during

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  • The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale runs from today, July 28, until August 8. On August 9, prices go up.
  • The sale includes women’s style, men’s style, beauty and grooming, home goods, and more.
  • We rounded up the top picks from our personal wishlists to help you shop the sale.

As one of the biggest department stores in the world, Nordstrom is an incredibly popular place to shop year-round, but the best time of the year to shop is right now. The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale has deals on everything from fashion and footwear to beauty and grooming products and home decor – and the prices are even better than Black Friday.

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale officially kicks off today, July 28, and will run until August 8. On August 9, you can expect prices to go back up.

As a team of professional product reviewers, we’ve been scouring through the sale since the deals were available to preview at the beginning of the month, but we’ve also been doing some shopping of our own.

To help you get an idea of what to browse first, we’ve rounded up some of the items from the Insider Reviews team’s personal wishlists. See what we’re most excited to shop from this year’s sale, below.

What the Insider Reviews team is shopping from the 2021 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale:

Riki Skinny 10X Lighted Mirror (medium)501 High Waist Straight Leg Jeans (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Set of 7 Washable Cosmetic Cloths (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Ui Mug & Warmer Set (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Jumbo Perfect Hair Day Set (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Anywhere 7-Inch Shorts (medium)Ultrasonic Aroma Diffuser (medium)City Knee High Boot (medium)Ultra Boost (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Stretch Pique Polo (medium)Feathers Bra (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Faux Leather Bomber Jacket (medium)Trinity Facial Toning Kit (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)City Buckle Bootie (medium)Jumbo Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant (medium)Breast of Both Worlds Reversible Wireless Bra (medium)Ultimate Strength Hand Salve (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Moonlight Short Pajamas (medium)40-Ounce Wide Mouth Cap Bottle (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Prime, Wave Duo & Revive Stick Massage Bundle (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)8-Inch & 10-Inch Hard Anodized Aluminum Nonstick Fry Pan Set (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Maison Blanc Mini Tin Candle Trio (medium)Carbonator III (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Sunfaded Slub Scallop Crew T-Shirt (medium)CozyChic Throw (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)

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Several of Spanx’s bestsellers are discounted right now during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, including the popular faux-leather leggings

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  • The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is officially on and runs now through August 8.
  • This year’s sale includes deals on Spanx’s most popular styles – even the Faux Leather Leggings.
  • See our favorite Spanx picks that are currently discounted for a limited time.

The 2021 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale has arrived and with it the opportunity to save on rarely-discounted top brands – like Spanx. This year, the sale runs from July 28 to August 8 and includes more than two dozen deals from the popular shapewear brand.

What makes the Anniversary Sale worth checking out is that you can find some of Spanx’s most popular styles marked down for a limited time. Along with shapewear, there are discounts to be found on the brand’s activewear, bodysuits, and bralettes. Even the cult-favorite Faux Leather Leggings, which we’ve reviewed and approved of, are currently on sale for $64.90 (originally $98).

At Insider Reviews, we’ve been testing Spanx styles for years and you can find more of our reviews on the leggings, sports bras, and more here. Or, keep reading to see which of our favorites made it into the Anniversary Sale.

If you don’t see your size available, we also suggest visiting Spanx.com where the brand is hosting a sale with many of the same styles.

The best Spanx deals from the 2021 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale:

Faux Leather Leggings (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)The Perfect Pant (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Breast of Both Worlds Reversible Wireless Bra (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Look at Me Now Seamless Leggings (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Suit Yourself Long Sleeve V-Neck Bodysuit (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Bra-llelujah! Unlined Bralette (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Faux Leather Jogger Pants (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Print Low Impact Sports Bra (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Booty Boost Active 7/8 Leggings (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)

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The 76 best deals from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale – from fashion to beauty to home

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  • Day one of Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale has officially begun, and the best deals are selling fast.
  • Below, we’ve rounded up the best deals on fashion, beauty, grooming, and home items.
  • From Dagne Dover and Spanx to Kiehl’s and NuFace, these are the deals to add to your cart now.

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If you’re a fan of big savings, today is your lucky day. The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2021 is officially on. As the company’s annual sitewide savings event, you’ll find some of the biggest discounts and deals of the entire year – and that includes Black Friday.

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2021 runs through August 8, and the event includes thousands of deals from all categories on the site. Although the sale runs for a while, the best deals won’t last until the end. To help you save time and get straight to the good stuff, we’ve rounded up all of the best deals we know about right now, including savings on fashion, beauty, kitchenware, and more. Scroll on for the best deals we’ve seen so far.

During the first day of the sale, we’ve seen some amazing deals on brands like UGG, Nike, Dagne Dover, Bonobos, NuFace, Spanx, Theragun, and more!

The best Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2021 women’s style deals:

Look at Me Now Seamless Leggings (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Suit Yourself Long Sleeve V-Neck Bodysuit (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Bra-llelujah! Unlined Bralette (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Faux Leather Jogger Pants (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Signature Classic Tote (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)2 Pack Slouchy Ribbed Crew Socks (medium)Landon Carryall (Small) (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)City Buckle Bootie (medium)Red Carpet Strapless Bra (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Cloudflow Running Shoe (medium)Moonlight Short Pajamas (medium)True Body Triangle Convertible Strap Bralette (medium)Live In Pocket Jogger Pants (medium)Cozette Genuine Shearling Slipper (medium)CozyChic Lite Circle Cardigan (medium)Carson Zip Top Crossbody Bag (medium)Faux Leather Leggings (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Feathers Bra (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Mini Alidia Ring (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Faux Leather Bomber Jacket (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Sportswear Fleece Crewneck Sweatshirt (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)51mm Square Sunglasses (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Poppy Sneaker (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Caught in the Midi High Waist Leggings (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Daphne Over the Knee Boot (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Feathers Underwire Contour Maternity/Nursing Bra (medium)

The best Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2021 men’s style deals:

Anywhere 7-Inch Shorts (medium)Sunfaded Slub Scallop Crew T-Shirt (medium)Sedona Coach’s Jacket (medium)Gold Cup Authentic Original Boat Shoe (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)ØriginalGrand Wingtip Oxford (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Smartcare Trim Fit Solid Dress Shirt (medium)Stretch Pique Polo (medium)Ultra Boxer Brief (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Short Sleeve Sweatshirt (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Junction Jacket (medium)Hooded Sweatshirt (medium)Essential Nylon Running Jacket (medium)Slim Fit Short Sleeve Button-Up Performance Shirt (medium)Scuff Slipper (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Ultra Boost (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Cloudflow (medium)Chuck 70 Ox Low (medium)Pop Quiz Backback (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)

The best Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2021 beauty deals:

Silk Queen Pillowcase Duo (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Glycolic Foaming Cleanser Set (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Ultimate Strength Hand Salve (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Black Rose Skin Infusion Set (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)ExfoliKate Cleanser Daily Foaming Wash (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)The Method: Cleanse for Normal to Combination Skin, Jumbo Size (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Curve 1 1/4-Inch Soft Curl Iron (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Stay All Day Eyeliner Set (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Trinity Facial Toning Kit (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Lash Enhancing Serum Duo (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Full Size The Body Wash & Body Lotion Set (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Bond Management Kit (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Clean Facial Cleansing Device (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Magic Duo Full Size Gold Lush Dry Shampoo & Dry Texturizing Spray Set (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Fit Compact Hair Dryer (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Pro Facial Steamer Set (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Resurfacing Mask Mix & Mask Set (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)

The best Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2021 home and kitchen deals:

Self-Cleaning Water Bottle (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Ménage à Quatre Set of Four Reclaimed Napkins (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)40-Ounce Wide Mouth Cap Bottle (medium)The Smart Garden 9 (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Travel Size Scent Candles Set (medium)Ultrasonic Aroma Diffuser (medium)8-Inch & 10-Inch Hard Anodized Aluminum Nonstick Fry Pan Set (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)10-Piece Stainless Steel Cookware Set (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Carbonator III (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Set of 2 Organic Olive Oil (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Monty Set of 2 Milk Latte Art Cups (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)EKG Electric Pour-Over Kettle (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Mountain Classic Camp Blanket (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Mini, Wave Solo & Revive Stick Massage Bundle (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Prime, Wave Duo & Revive Stick Massage Bundle (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)

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The 20 best Nordstrom Anniversary Sale deals under $100 – from Spanx, Diptyque, Sperry, and more

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  • The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale runs now through August 8.
  • It’s a great time to score deep discounts on top brands, including many that rarely go on sale.
  • We rounded up the best deals under $100 from this year’s sale.

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is one of the most highly anticipated shopping events of the year – and it’s happening right now. Until August 8, you can score deep discounts on top brands across men’s, women’s, kids, beauty, grooming, and home. On August 9, everything will go back to full price.

One reason for the sale’s popularity is that many of the best deals won’t cost you more than $100. This year, you’ll find bestsellers like the Wacoal Red Carpet Strapless Bra for less than $40 and a set of five Diptyque candles for just $60, among many others. But with prices this good, items don’t stay in stock for long.

To make it easier to sort through the many discounts, we put together a list of the best deals from this year’s sale that are all under $100.

The best under-$100 deals from the 2021 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale:

CozyChic Lite Circle Cardigan (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Faux Leather Leggings (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Red Carpet Strapless Bra (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Faux Leather Bomber Jacket (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Moonlight Short Pajamas (medium)Essential Nylon Running Jacket (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Sunfaded Slub Scallop Crew T-Shirt (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Gold Cup Authentic Original Boat Shoe (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Stretch Pique Polo (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)50mm Wayfarer Sunglasses (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Ultimate Strength Hand Salve (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Creme de Corps Body Moisturizer (Refill) (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Renew Pure Radiance Oil Set (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)ExfoliKate Cleanser Daily Foaming Wash (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Lash Enhancing Serum Duo (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Magic Duo Full Size Gold Lush Dry Shampoo & Dry Texturizing Spray Set (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Fit Compact Hair Dryer (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Self-Cleaning Water Bottle (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)The Smart Garden 3 (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Travel Size Scent Candles Set (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)CozyChic Throw (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)

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What our team of style, beauty, and grooming experts are buying from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale
  • The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale officially begins today and runs through August 8.
  • The sale includes deals on women’s style, men’s style, beauty and grooming, home goods, and more.
  • We rounded up our favorite picks from our personal wishlists to help you shop the sale.

As one of the biggest department stores in the world, Nordstrom is an incredibly popular place to shop year-round, but the best time of the year to shop is right now. During the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, you’ll find deals on everything from fashion and footwear to beauty and grooming products and home decor – and the prices are even better than Black Friday.

The 2021 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale officially kicks off today, July 28, and will run until August 8. On August 9, you can expect prices to go back up.

As a team of professional product reviewers, we’ve been scouring through the sale since the deals were available to preview at the beginning of the month, but we’ve also been doing some shopping of our own.

To help you get an idea of what to browse first, we’ve rounded up some of the items from the Insider Reviews team’s personal wishlists. See what we’re most excited to shop from this year’s sale, below.

What the Insider Reviews team is buying from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale:

City Knee High Boot (medium)Feathers Bra (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Faux Leather Bomber Jacket (medium)Trinity Facial Toning Kit (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)City Buckle Bootie (medium)Jumbo Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant (medium)Breast of Both Worlds Reversible Wireless Bra (medium)Moonlight Short Pajamas (medium)Oversize Quilted Cotton Coat (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Black Rose Skin Infusion Set (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)

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The best online sales and deals happening now, including Patagonia, Everlane, and Tushy

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We rounded up the best sales and deals happening online today, including discounts at Patagonia, Everlane, and Tushy.

Deals in this story are subject to change throughout the day. The prices listed reflect the deal at the time of publication. For even more deals and savings across the web, check out our roundup of the best deals from Amazon.

The best deals available right now

MX Master 3 (medium, Preferred: Staples)25022 Lawn Mower (medium, Preferred: Woot!)Switch Lite (medium, Preferred: Best Buy)Meditation App (Yearly Subscription) (medium)The Original Workout Smart Home Fitness System (medium, Preferred: Mirror)

The best sales and discounts happening right now

Get up to 50% off at Patagonia

Patagonia

Shop the Patagonia web specials sale now

Patagonia is a sustainable outdoor clothing brand that boasts a huge variety of gear for men, women, and children. To get discounted prices on jackets, pants, sweaters, and more, shopping through the web specials section will save you money on some of Patagonia’s most popular styles from last season. 

Women’s Radalie Insulated Parka (medium, Preferred: Patagonia)Men’s Organic Cotton Canvas Jacket (medium)
Get up to $50 off at Tushy

tushy bidet attached to a toilet with a beach santa riding a wave out of it

Shop the Tushy Hole-idays in July Sale now

If you’re looking to snag a new bidet, Tushy is holding a big sale featuring up to $50 off sitewide. Its toilet attachments are hygienic and eco-friendly; they can even save you the money you’d otherwise spend on toilet paper. Through July 31, you can get $15 off $100, $30 off $150, or $50 off $200+. 

Spa 3.0 (medium, Preferred: Tushy)Classic 3.0 (medium)
Get up to 60% off at Everlane

Everlane

Shop the Everlane Summer Sale now.

Looking for a chance to update your wardrobe? Everlane’s huge summer sale is as good an opportunity as any. During the event, nearly 1,000 different styles for men and women are up to 60% off, including underwear as low as $6 and t-shirts as low as $9. For shopping inspiration, check out our roundup of the best deals here.

The ReNew Sport Sandal (medium)The Perform Legging (medium)
Get up to 60% off at Athleta

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Shop the Athleta Semi-Annual sale now.

If you’ve been looking for a chance to refresh your athletic wear, Athleta’s Semi-Annual sale is as good a time as any. Right now, you can knock up to 60% off a huge array of women’s and girl’s apparel including tops, leggings, joggers, and sports bras. Sales from the brand don’t come by often, so it’s worth checking out if you’re in the market for some athleisure. 

Malibu Printed One Piece Swimsuit (medium)Quest Jogger (medium)
Get up to 60% at United by Blue

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Shop the United by Blue End of Season sale now

An apparel brand recommended by Insider for its mission rooted in sustainability and comfortability, United by Blue has essentials for every closet. From clothing to home goods, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Now through July 26, get up to 60% off sitewide and an additional 40% off sale items. 

Hybrid Short (medium)SoftHemp Chambray Short-Sleeve Button Down (medium)
Save with Chewy Summer Deals

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Shop Chewy’s deals now.

Chewy is known for its discounts, and right now it’s offering some solid price drops on our picks for your furry friend. From dog flea treatment to cat litter, several brands we trust are included in the sale.

Plus for Dogs (6-Pack) (medium, Preferred: Chewy)Calming Diffuser for Cats (medium, Preferred: Chewy)
Get up to 30% off The North Face at Backcountry

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Shop Backcountry’s The North Face sale now.

Backcountry is holding another great sale, this time featuring up to 30% off The North Face. The discounts include gear for every season, including tees, backpacks, jackets, and more.

Women’s Balham Down Jacket (medium)Hydra 26L Backpack (medium)
Get ready for Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale

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Preview Nordstrom’s Anniversary sale now

Nordstrom’s Anniversary sale doesn’t start until July 28 this year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t prep ahead of time. All you need to do is make or sign in to your account (free to join), preview the deals, and add them to your wishlist for quick checkout the day of. If you’re a Nordstrom credit cardholder, you can even shop the sale now. 

Faux Leather Leggings (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)51mm Square Sunglasses (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)
The best Amazon deals available

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  • Anthropologie: Get an extra 25% off sale items.
  • Bare necessities: Get up to 40% off intimates and up to 70% off swimsuits. 
  • Bed, Bath, and Beyond: Get 20% off all college essentials.
  • Cara: Get 70% off all swimsuits. 
  • HBO Max: Get $25 off an annual plan after adding the promotion to your American Express card. 
  • Headspace: Get 50% off your first year.
  • Lo and Sons: Get up to 50% off select bags through July 31.
  • Madewell: Get an extra 30% off sale items with promo code SALEONSALE
  • Mirror: Get $150 off your Mirror plus free shipping and installation with promo code JULY400 through July 31.
  • Nike: Get up to 50% off select styles through August 7.
  • Olay: Get 25% off sitewide. 
  • Plants.com: Get 20% off plants for the office with promo code OFFICE20
  • Sur la Table: Get up to 75% off kitchenware. 
  • Verishop: Get up to 70% off apparel, home, and more. 
  • Winc: Get four bottles of wine for $30. 

Read more about how the Insider Reviews team evaluates deals and why you should trust us.

The best deals and sales available now

Good Grips Garlic Press (medium, Preferred: Amazon)Duo Nova Pressure Cooker (3 Qt.) (medium, Preferred: Amazon)Echo Dot (3rd Gen) (medium, Preferred: Amazon)

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57 gifts Mom will love – from a convertible handbag to a waterproof Kindle

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Artifact Uprising Walnut Desktop Photo Calendar gift for mom
  • Show Mom your appreciation with any of these 57 thoughtful gifts.
  • From loungewear to jewelry to tech gadgets, there’s a gift for all tastes and budgets.
  • For more inspiration, check out all of the Insider Reviews gift guides.

Although mothers may be challenging to shop for – humbly resigning to the phrase “you don’t have to get me anything” – we can safely say she’ll love any of the gifts in this guide.

This list can help you find what you’re looking for or, at the very least, spark some inspiration. Whether she’s into the latest and greatest tech, loves to read, or wants to update her work-from-home wardrobe with comfortable loungewear, there’s a unique gift for Mom, below.

Here are 60 of the best gifts for Mom:

A box of fresh Georgia peaches

A big gift box of Georgia peaches from Goldbelly

Georgia Peaches Gift Box, $49, available at Goldbelly

For a gift that’s fresh and delicious, send Mom a box of Georgia peaches. She’ll be sure to love this farm-to-table gift that’s handpicked, packed, and shipped right to her doorstep through Goldbelly. The Pearson Family has been growing peaches in Georgia for over 130 years, so you can’t go wrong with this pick. 

Read our full review of Goldbelly here.

A jewelry cleaner for all of her precious pieces

An ultrasonic jewelry cleaner machine with on, off, and setting buttons

Magnasonic Professional Ultrasonic Jewelry Cleaner, $39.99, available at Amazon

Your mom’s soft spot might be jewelry, but taking care of each piece is a must. This jewelry cleaner removes dirt and grime in minutes using water only. She’ll appreciate this little machine that will take great care of her jewelry. 

A chic purse that can turn into a backpack

The Senreve Alunna convertible handbag that goes from a purse to a backpack, in a chestnut color and with flowers to the side

Alunna, $645, available at Senreve 

A purse is an obvious gift for Mom if she has an eye for handbags. You can mix things up by giving her one that’s both a purse and a backpack. The Alunna by Senreve is versatile and stylish, and it can be worn on her back, hand, over the shoulder, or across her body. Plus, it can organize all of Mom’s essentials with its two interior pockets and exterior cardholder.

A cocktail maker that mixes drinks in seconds

A small, shiny cocktail maker and various colorful cocktails around the machine

Bartesian Premium Cocktail and Margarita Machine, $349.85, available at Amazon

Summer’s here, which, for some moms, means it’s time to break out refreshing cocktails. This cocktail maker will make Mom’s life a whole lot easier, since all she has to do is pop in a cocktail capsule, choose her preferred strength, and press mix. She’ll be sipping a margarita, cosmopolitan, or gin martini in seconds.

Read our full review of the Bartesian Premium Cocktail and Margarita Machine here.  

A daily planner for the busy mom

A black and grey daily planner with the Panda Planner logo and an elastic strap

Panda Planner Daily Planner 2021, $19.97, available at Amazon 

Even the most organized mom could use the help of a trusty planner. This one from Panda Planner has monthly, weekly, and daily sections for all of her needs. She’ll have her schedule, tasks, goals, and projects all in one place. We like the layout of this planner so much that we include it in our guide to the best planners.

A digital picture frame for remembering the good times

Aura Carver Digital Picture Frame; gift for mom

Carver Digital Picture Frame, $169, available at Aura

It’s hard to find a mom who isn’t obsessed with taking photos and displaying them all around the house. But instead of buying tons of picture frames, she can show off all her family photos using this digital picture frame. You can upload an unlimited amount of pictures to the Aura app, connect the frame to Wi-Fi, and she’s all set. 

Read our full review of Aura here.

A pair of cozy slippers

Ugg Coquette Slipper; gift for mom

Coquette Slipper, $120, available at Ugg

Slippers may seem like a pedestrian gift for Mom, but they don’t have to be if you shop the right pair. The Coquette features Ugg’s signature sheepskin interior and exterior, plus a lightweight outsole that can also travel outside. You can read more about why we love this slipper in our review of our favorite Ugg slippers

A passport cover and luggage tag

Leatherology Deluxe Passport Cover + Luggage Tag Set graduation gifts for her

Deluxe Passport Cover + Luggage Tag Set, starting at $85 + monogram from $20, available at Leatherology

Mom might be planning her next trip out of town, and what better travel accessory to have than a personalized passport cover and luggage tag? She’ll be less likely to lose her passport or suitcase thanks to these colorful accessories that also sport her initials. 

A personalized video message from her favorite celebrity

Cameo 2021

Personalized video message, starting at $1, available at Cameo

When trying to think of a unique gift for Mom, one that might not immediately come to mind is Cameo. The online service has tons of famous people she might want a personalized video message from, like her favorite actor from “The Office” or most-loved musician. Whether it’s for her birthday, Mother’s Day, or a different milestone, there’s something for everyone on Cameo, with all types of categories and price points to choose from.

Read more about Cameo and how to use Cameo

A face mask set for at-home spa days

fresh Mini Loves Mini Masks Set gift for Mom

Mini Loves Mini Masks Set, $56, available at fresh

Moms need time to themselves, too, and these face mask minis will have her and her skin feeling rejuvenated. She can kick back and relax with one of the black tea masks, the clay mask, the rose mask, or even the sugar exfoliator.

A yoga mat for the fitness enthusiast

Manduka ProLite Yoga Mat gift for mom

ProLite Yoga Mat, $95, available at Manduka

For the mom who doubles as a yogi, this mat has just the right amount of padding, is made of eco-friendly materials, and has a no-slip grip texture. It has even earned the title of best yoga mat overall in our guide to the best yoga mats.

A personalized photo calendar for her desk

Artifact Uprising Walnut Desktop Photo Calendar gift for mom

Walnut Desktop Photo Calendar, $30, available at Artifact Uprising

A desk calendar can add a decorative touch to her desk, but one that displays photos of her and her family makes for an even better gift for mom. She’ll love glancing at her calendar and being reminded of her favorite memories with you.

A coffee table book for the mom who loves photography

Women: The National Geographic Image Collection gift for Mom

“Women: The National Geographic Image Collection”, $27.05, available at Amazon

You can’t go wrong with a coffee table book gift for Mom, and this one is a true standout. The photography is sure to be top-notch, since National Geographic created this book. Moms often serve as constant sources of inspiration, so why not pass along this book of powerful women to your mom.

Popular leggings with a no-slip fit

vuori daily legging

Daily Legging, $84, available at Vuori

Vuori is well-known for its super-soft fabrics and flattering cuts, and the Daily Leggings are just another example. This style looks like a pair of joggers but fits like a pair of leggings. The high waistband and drawstring allow for a snug feel while the brand’s smoothing technology gives an airbrushed appearance.

Read more about the Daily Legging here.

A pair of sunglasses to block the sun in style

GlassesUSA sunglasses for Mom

Check out GlassesUSA’s selection of sunglasses, starting at $39

Sunglasses are spring and summer essentials and a perfect gift for Mom. GlassesUSA carries a wide variety of popular brands, including Ray-Ban, Oakley, Muse, Prada, and more. Through June 15, get 30% off your entire order for sunglasses and eyeglasses with free Rx lenses and shipping, if you enter code USA30 at checkout. Also through June 15, use code DEAL60 to save 60% off frames for sunglasses and eyeglasses with free Rx lenses and shipping. 

Read our full review of GlassesUSA here.

A voice-assisted remote for all her streaming needs

amazon fire tv stick 2020

Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote, $39.99, available at Amazon

She can access hundreds of streaming services, including HuluNetflix, Disney Plus, HBO Max, and more, with this affordable entertainment hub. Plus, Amazon Prime members get unlimited access to thousands of movies and TV episodes with Amazon Prime Video. This model supports up to 4K Ultra HD. You can read more in our guide to the best streaming devices.

A hardcover photo book for any mother figure

Artifact Uprising Hardcover Photo Book

Hardcover Photo Book, starting $69, available at Artifact Uprising

Honor any mother figure with a custom hardcover photo album that commemorates their best life moments. You can tie in her life story with a display-worthy dust jacket that puts her front and center. Choose from 11 fabric binding colors to complement her bookshelf or coffee table.

The weighted sleep mask that’s the ticket to instant sleep

weighted mask

Nodpod Weighted Eye Mask, $25.50, available at Anthropologie

Move over, weighted blankets. These eye masks have gentle weights with just the right amount of pressure to lull her to sleep. The four equally weighted pods let her rest easy no matter her sleep position. 

A year-long MasterClass membership to learn new things

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Annual Membership, $180/year, available at MasterClass

MasterClass, unlike many competitors, follows a format that feels like a one-sided conversation with your favorite icons rather than a traditional academic setting. It’s interesting — and you can go as deep (into reading materials) or shallow (listening to their insight while running errands) as you like to. An Unlimited Membership will give them access to all the site’s classes for the year.

The site hosts classes taught by well-known celebrities and industry leaders — from Neil deGrasse Tyson teaching Scientific Thinking and Communication to Malcolm Gladwell on Writing, Shonda Rhimes on Writing for Television, and Bob Iger on Business Strategy and Leadership.

Read our full review of MasterClass here.

Custom haircare products that cater to her hair goals

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Personalized 8 oz. Shampoo and Conditioner Set, $29.99, available at Function of Beauty

Function of Beauty revolutionizes haircare by creating a custom line of shampoo and conditioner that’s based on her hair type and goals. She can choose the formula’s color and fragrance as well as add personalized details like her name on the bottle.

Read our full review of Function of Beauty here.

Soft, crisp sheets and bedding

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Brooklinen Queen Classic Hardcore Sheet Bundle, from $198, available at Brooklinen

Brooklinen Queen Luxe Hardcore Sheet Bundle, $240, available at Brooklinen

Brooklinen’s luxe sheets are the ones we always recommend to friends, family, and readers, for their affordable price, sophisticated look, and comfort.

The Hardcore Sheet Bundles have everything she needs to completely makeover her bed — and stay nice and cozy all year long. Each bundle includes a flat sheet, fitted sheet, duvet cover, and four pillowcases. Brooklinen also sells comforterspillows, candles, and blankets

Read our full review of Brooklinen sheets here.

A fancy candle set

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Otherland Candles The Threesome, $89, available at Otherland

Candles make any home smell great, and this fancy candle set from Otherland will look gorgeous in any room in her house. It includes three coconut and soy wax blend candles in beautiful glass vessels. Each candle burns for 55 hours — that’s a lot of time that your mom can spend enjoying this gift.

Read our full review of Otherland candles here.

Barack Obama’s bestselling book

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“A Promised Land” by Barack Obama on Kindle, $17.99

If Mom likes to read, Barack Obama’s bestselling book ‘A Promised Land’ is probably on her reading list. Instead of risking having a hard copy arrive late, you can gift her the Kindle version. 

Alexa-enabled glasses

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Echo Frames Smart Glasses, $249.99

If your mom loves tech, she’ll think these smart glasses are from the future. Amazon’s Echo Frames allow for open-ear audio, hands-free calling, and access to thousands of Alexa’s skills.

A water bottle that solves all pain points

Hydro Flask

Hydro Flask Wide Mouth Watter Bottle (32 oz), $44.95, available at Hydro Flask

Hydo Flask’s products have a cult following for a number of reasons: The double-walled vacuum seal keeps hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold for hours on end, many products come with a lifetime warranty, and the bright colors add a bit of fun to something that’s otherwise thought of as ordinary. You can hear more about why we love this water bottle, in our guide to the best travel mugs.

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A luxurious bathrobe

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Parachute Classic Bathrobe, $99, available at Parachute

A plush bathrobe will make every shower feel like a trip to the spa. Parachute’s soft Turkish cotton robe comes in four great colors: white, mineral, blush, and stone. This cozy gift for Mom will become her go-to pick. 

Read our full review of the Parachute Classic Bathrobe here.

The Amazon Echo

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Amazon Echo (4th Generation), $99.99, available at Amazon

There’s an ever-so-slight learning curve in figuring out what Amazon’s Alexa can and can’t do, but once that’s passed, the Echo can forecast the weather, read an audiobook, order a pizza, tell jokes, or any number of things moms should find charming. 

Read our full review of the Amazon Echo (4th Generation) here.

A fresh flower bouquet

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The Bouqs Co. bouquets, available at The Bouqs Co., $39 and up

UrbanStems bouquets, available at UrbanStems, $65 and up

We’ve ordered bouquets from The Bouqs Co. and UrbanStems and both offer gorgeous flower arrangements, potted plants, and even dried bouquets, and they’re delivered quickly, too. A bouquet of flowers is a classic gift for Mom that she’ll love on any given day. 

Read our full reviews of The Bouqs Co. and UrbanStems.

A cute potted plant instead of flowers

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Shop The Sill’s selection of plants from $20

The Sill is a relatively new startup that’s making the process of choosing and buying house plants much easier. This gift set is just one of many options you can choose from — you can even shop based on which plants are pet-safe. 

Read our full review of The Sill here.

The gift of comfortable loungewear

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Shop all women’s loungewear and sleepwear, available at Tommy John

Tommy John E-Gift Card, $25-$250, available at Tommy John

The Insider Reviews team is positively smitten with Tommy John’s loungewear and underwear — so much so, we named the latter one of the best women’s underwear brands in our buying guide, so you can be sure Mom will love it too.

Pearl hoop earrings

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Mejuri Pearl Hoops, $65, available at Mejuri

Get your mom a beautiful pair of earrings or a necklace with her zodiac sign that she can wear every day. Mejuri is a favorite jewelry startup of ours, so your Mom will likely enjoy this Canadian company’s delicate jewelry, too.

Read our full review of Mejuri here.

A delicious treat from Milk Bar

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Milk Bar’s treats will definitely satisfy her sweet tooth. Choose from a limited-edition Strawberry Shortcake Cake, the bestselling B’Day Truffles, and plenty more. We break down how to shop for Milk Bar online, here.

A wooden gift crate with 2 pounds of cheese inside

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Murray’s Cheese Greatest Hits Gift Box, $76, available at Murray’s Cheese

Cheese lovers will find a lot to like in this wooden gift crate (yes, crate) from Murray’s Cheese, which includes 2 pounds of English cheddar, brie, cave-aged Gruyere, and one-year-aged Manchego along with snacks to pair with each cheese: spiced cherry preserves, sea salt and olive oil crackers, and Marcona almonds. It’s a mouthwatering gift for Mom that’ll surely satisfy her cheese cravings. For more of the best from Murray’s Cheese, check out our guide to the best cheeses you can buy online.

A custom map poster

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Grafomap Custom Map Poster, from $49, available at Grafomap

Grafomap is a website that lets you design map posters of any place in the world. You can make one of your mom’s hometown, her college town, her favorite travel destination, or the place where she got engaged or married — you’re only limited by your imagination.

Read our full review of the Grafomap Custom Map Poster here.

Luxe slippers with a cozy cashmere blend

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Slippers, $158, available at Margaux

Made from a soft wool-cashmere blend and cushiony foam padding, Margaux slippers feel like stepping into a cloud. She’ll enjoy wearing any of the three styles — Slide, Ballet, or Cozy — around the house.

A heated massager to melt the day away

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InvoSpa Shiatsu Back, Neck, and Shoulder Massager, $49.97, available at Amazon

After a long day, all she wants is some true relaxation to melt away the tension that’s built up. While she can’t get a real massage every day, you can give her this at-home shiatsu massager, which can give her a quality massage for much less.

Read our full review of the InvoSpa Shiatsu Back, Neck, and Shoulder Massager here.

A ‘book of the month’ membership

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Book of the Month Monthly Membership, $49.99, available at Book of the Month

If she loves to read and isn’t ready to go 100% digital, a Book of the Month membership is the perfect gift. This gift membership gets Mom her pick of the best new books for $12.50 to $15 a month depending on the length of subscription you choose to give her (three, six, or 12 months). She can also request extra books if she reads more than one book a month. 

A waterproof Kindle Paperwhite

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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite, $129.99, available at Amazon

On the other hand, if she’s tired of lugging around heavy hardcovers, the Kindle Paperwhite is an extremely thoughtful and practical gift for Mom. The latest version is waterproof, too, which is a huge bonus.

Read our full review of the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite here.

A weighted blanket to help her sleep better

Bearaby Weighted Blanket

Bearaby 15-pound Cotton Napper, $249, available at Bearaby

Made of soft organic cotton just like her favorite T-shirt, this weighted blanket can help her fall asleep faster and its buttery softness is perfect for wrapping up in. We ranked it as the best weighted throw blanket in our guide to the best weighted blankets

An indoor herb garden that requires zero effort

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Click & Grow Smart Garden 3 Indoor Gardening Kit, $84.96, available at Click & Grow

Every chef knows that cooking with fresh ingredients like basil can make a big difference. The Click & Grow Smart Garden is a self-watering system that allows even the most amateur gardeners to quickly and effortlessly grow herbs and vegetables. We tried it and were impressed with how well it worked, and the truly effortless process. 

Read our full review of the Click & Grow Smart Garden 3 Indoor Gardening Kit here.

A Le Creuset Dutch oven

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Le Creuset Round Dutch Oven, from $160, available at Williams-Sonoma

At $160, this Le Creuset Dutch oven is the most expensive piece of cookware in my kitchen, but it is also my most used. It comes in tons of colors, so you can choose Mom’s favorite. We’ve even ranked it as the best overall in our guide to the best Dutch ovens

Read our full review of the Le Creuset Round Dutch Oven here.

A cookbook for ‘Girl Meets Farm’ fans

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“Molly on the Range: Recipes and Stories from An Unlikely Life on a Farm” by Molly Yeh, $19.54, available at Amazon

Not only does this cookbook contain more than 120 delicious recipes, you’ll also find tons of personal stories and beautiful photos of Food Network star and award-winning blogger Molly Yeh and her family.

A cutting board in the shape of the state she calls home

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Totally Bamboo State Cutting & Serving Board, $29.99, available at Amazon

Available for all 50 states as well British Columbia, Puerto Rico, Long Island, and Ontario, this uniquely shaped cutting and serving board doubles as kitchen decor. It’s a great gift for the mom who loves spending time in the kitchen. 

A sous vide for making tender, perfectly cooked meat

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Anova Nano Sous Vide Bluetooth Precision Cooker, starting at $114.99, available at Amazon and Target

The Anova sous vide is a reasonably priced investment that just might change Mom’s life for the better. Not only will it boil and poach eggs with ease, but it’ll also produce tender, perfectly cooked meat every time. You can hear more about why we love this product in our guide to the best sous vide machines

A roomy work bag with tons of pockets

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Dagne Dover Legend Tote, $149, available at Dagne Dover

Dagne Dover’s Legend Tote is a sophisticated and spacious work bag with a padded laptop sleeve, water bottle holder, and other thoughtful interior pockets that will keep her organized and always ready to go. 

An Italian leather wallet that can be monogrammed with her initials

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Cuyana Classic Zip Around Wallet, $175, available at Cuyana (+ $15 for monogram)

A sophisticated leather wallet instantly elevates a busy woman’s everyday style and keeps her organized when she’s constantly moving from place to place. You can get this Italian leather wallet from Cuyana in seven colors. We really love the Stone leather version that has a surprise red lining on the inside for a pop of color. 

A jewelry holder

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Catbird Swan Ring Holder, $32, available at Catbird

This ornate swan is a subtle jewelry holder that’ll dress up any bathroom countertop or nightstand.

A foam pillow from a popular mattress startup

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Leesa Pillow, $79, available at Leesa

Give the gift of a good night’s sleep with this luxurious and supportive pillow from one of our favorite mattress startups, Leesa. 

A room diffuser

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Jo Malone English Pear & Freesia Scent Surround Room Diffuser, $100, available at Nordstrom

A more modern alternative to potpourri, a diffuser is a grown-up way to add a subtle fragrance to her home.

A personalized T-shirt

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Known Supply Personalized Women’s Fitted Crew, $32, available at Known Supply

You can personalize this comfortable Pima cotton tee with “mom” or “mama” — or any other name that’s under nine characters — in cute, loopy cursive. 

A gift subscription to a popular coffee club

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Atlas Coffee Club 3-Month Gift Subscription, $60, available at Atlas Coffee Club

If her veins run dark roast, a coffee gift won’t go unused. We recommend a gift subscription to the Atlas Coffee Club, which curates a global selection of single-origin coffee that gets freshly roasted and shipped to your house from $9 per bag. 

Read our full review of the Atlas Coffee Club Subscription here.

A pair of sunglasses that will stay on

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Tulum No. 2 Sunglasses, $150, available at Maho Shades

If Mom loves to spend time outside but doesn’t want to sacrifice style for functionality, these shades have an extra sturdy grip that’s meant to keep them snug through more intensive activity. 

A crossbody bag with a hand-painted monogram

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Claire V. Midi Sac, from $335, avaliable at Claire V. (+ $50 for hand-painted monogram)

This leather crossbody bag comes in tons of colors and is great for travel and daytime outings — for an extra $50, you can customize it with a gold foil or hand-painted monogram. 

A retro-inspired electric kettle

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SMEG 50’s Retro Style 7-Cup Electric Kettle, $169.95, available at Williams-Sonoma

With this retro-inspired electric kettle in her kitchen, she’ll spend much less time making tea and more time enjoying a cup. It comes in 10 fun colors, like pastel green, pastel blue, and bright red. You can learn more about this kettle in our guide to the best electric and stovetop tea kettles

A DNA test kit

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23andMe Health + Ancestry DNA Test, $199, available at 23andMe

This genetic test kit from 23andMe is a unique and cool gift idea for any mom who’s interested in learning more about her family history.

An alarm clock that uses light to wake her up gently

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Philips Light Alarm Clock, $99.99, available at Amazon

Moms work hard and they often have to wake up early. Just because she has to wake up before the sun rises that doesn’t mean she has to awaken to the blaring of an obnoxious alarm clock.

Philips makes a lovely alarm clock that gradually lights up to mimic the sunrise and wake her up naturally. The light alarm clock also displays the time and has customizable sounds so she can wake up feeling rested and ready for the day. You can find out why we recommend this alarm clock in our guide to the best sunrise alarm clocks

A pendant necklace

Mother's Day Gift Guide: Set & Stones

Set & Stones Cheyenne Mama Necklace, $198, available at Nordstrom

Your mom will want to keep this pendant necklace very close to her heart. It’ll sit lightly around her neck and be a subtle reminder of her special bond with you. 

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The best shoe polishes to revitalize your leather footwear

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  • Conditioner, shoe cream, and wax polish work hand-in-hand to keep leather footwear looking its best.
  • Don’t skimp on your leather-care routine if you want your shoes and boots to last.
  • Think of these leather-care products as skincare for your shoes.

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I still vividly remember the time when a TSA agent told me I needed to shine my shoes as he watched them pass through the scanner at the airport. I was mortified. I’m notoriously hard on footwear, so keeping them looking their best is a constant battle. Thankfully, there are some great products out there to help in this Sisyphean effort.

The three product categories covered in this guide are cream polish, wax polish, and conditioner. I also spoke to Tony Pecorella, the owner of Manhattan’s Modern Leather Goods, a storied leather care and repair business that’s been around since the 1940s, who explained to me what each product is good for. Conditioner and shoe cream both moisturize the leather, but the cream polish leaves a thin layer of cream that helps blend scratches and scuffs and gives the shoe a medium shine. Wax polish is the best at covering scuffs and scratches and leaves a higher shine, Pecorella said. For more on our conversation, see the FAQ section below.

To narrow down the best shoe polishes, I did some testing at home with products that have gotten high marks from experts and customers. I used them on a single boot or shoe as a before-and-after snapshot to see what kind of coverage, shine, and conditioning power they had. Other considerations included price, ingredients, and range of colors. Note that these products are for smooth leather, not suede or nubuck.

The 5 best shoe polishes in 2021:

The Best Leather Shoe Conditioner: Saphir Renovateur

Saphir Renovateur

Saphir Renovateur revitalizes shoe leather. It comes with a premium price tag but is well worth the money. 

Sizing options: 75 ml and 250 ml 

Modern Leather Goods almost exclusively uses Saphir products and it’s not alone. Of the many guides I’ve read on shoe care by various industry professionals, nearly all of them list Saphir as the top leather product company and the brand’s Renovateur as the best conditioner. I put it to the test on a pair of old cowboy boots I’ve had for 20 years that have seen a lot of wear and tear, and much less care. The leather greedily soaked in the Renovateur and I could see the results quickly. The leather had a more regular color, a light shine, and took on a richer brown. 

According to a company rep, Saphir, a French company founded in 1920, continues to manufacture its products in the same way it did when it was first founded. The ingredient list (and the smell, which is quite pleasant) is closer to what you might find in a skincare product than what you’d expect to rub on your shoes. The list includes lanolin, beeswax, and mink oil.  

While expensive at more than $20 for a 75 ml jar, a little goes a long way and it doesn’t need to be applied that often, perhaps once a month. If you’ve invested a chunk of change in your leather footwear, the Renovateur is worth the cost to help keep your shoes and boots looking their best. 

Pros: Conditions beautifully, works quickly, and imparts a light shine. 

Cons:  None to speak of

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Best Wax Polish: Saphir Medaille d’Or Pate de Luxe

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Saphir Medaille d’Or Pate de Luxe instantly revives the color of your shoes and provides a high shine with little work. 

Sizing options: 50 ml and 100 ml

Saphir is a hard brand to beat and this is especially true with its wax polish, the Medaille d’Or Pate de Luxe. I used it on a pair of dress shoes I haven’t worn in a long while that were desperately in need of some TLC. The color had faded so badly I thought I might need to use shoe dye. I applied the Pate de Luxe as directed and the polish immediately revitalized the faded color, and didn’t require a large amount of product to achieve coverage. Saphir uses a higher concentration of pigment in the Pate de Luxe than other brands, and it shows. 

According to the company, you can achieve a high gloss or mirror gloss with the Pate de Luxe and can be used with the Renovateur and a cream polish. Like the Renovateur, the ingredients list mostly reads like a high-end face cream — jojoba, almond, and macadamia oils — plus beeswax, and natural solvents like turpentine oil. I was able to buff the shoe to a high shine with little effort. 

I tried it against the Leather Spa Luxury Wax Polish and found it had better coverage and didn’t require as much product to achieve similar results and costs about the same price. You can buy a 50 ml tin of the Pate de Luxe for about $12 on Amazon, depending on the color. It comes in 12 colors. 

Pros: Beautiful coverage, revitalizes faded color, achieves a high shine, several color options

Cons: None to speak of.

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Best Color Polish: Tarrago Cream Polish

Tarrago Cream Polish

Tarrago Cream Polish has a huge range of colors, provides excellent coverage, and gives a medium shine. 

Sizing options: 50 ml 

Tarrago is a Spanish brand that’s been around since 1940 and was the first company to offer water-based polishes back in the 1960s. (It’s now owned by the same parent company that owns Saphir, Alma FRC.) The brand offers a range of nearly 100 colors in the cream polish. The wax polish comes in seven color choices. 

I used the Tarrago cream polish on a pair of gray leather sneakers that were badly scuffed. The thick cream quickly soaked into the leather and easily covered the various scuff marks. After it dried, I buffed it to a medium shine. If you’re looking for a high shine for your colored shoes, your best bet is to use the Tarrago Cream Polish, followed by a neutral wax polish that can achieve a higher shine. 

The Tarrago Shoe Cream is available on Amazon for $7. Not all the colors are available on the site. For more color choices, Myshoesupplies.com also carries it for $3.05, but you’ll pay a $4.29 shipping fee for orders under $60. 

Pros: Huge range of color choices, good coverage. 

Cons: Doesn’t provide a high shine.

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Best Budget-Friendly Polish: Moneysworth & Best Shoe Cream

Moneysworth & Best Shoe Cream

Moneysworth & Best Shoe Cream provides a light shine, comes in a good range of colors, and is a great value. 

Sizing options: 1.55 ounces

Moneysworth & Best is a family-owned Canadian company that started out as a Toronto shoe repair shop in the 1980s. The Shoe Cream is made in Spain from all-natural ingredients, including lanolin, and various oils, waxes, and pigments. The product comes in more than 30 colors.  

I used this on two different pairs of beat-up vintage boots. The shoe cream had decent coverage, but it wasn’t able to hide some staining. The product has a creamy consistency and soaked into the leather quickly. After buffing, I was able to get a light shine. While it didn’t completely cover the issues on the boots, it did give the leather a more even, smoother appearance and definitely made me feel comfortable wearing the boots in public again. That said, I’d recommend this product for shoes or boots that are still in good condition and don’t require a lot of pigment. 

It’s available for $2.99 for a 1.55-ounce jar. For more colors, Amazon also carries Moneysworth & Best Shoe Cream, but be warned that the pricing varies, with some colors costing around $7 or more. 

Pros: Good coverage, better price. 

Cons: I could only achieve a light shine, won’t cover all blemishes and stains

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Best Self-Shining Polish: Tarrago Self-Shining Kit

Tarrago Self-Shining Kit

The Tarrago Self-Shining Kit is perfect for reviving your shoes in a hurry while also helping to nourish the leather. 

Sizing options: 50 ml 

Tarrago’s Self-Shining Kit provides a quick and easy way to revive your shoes with very little time or effort. It contains a sponge applicator on the top that you simply dip into the cream polish and apply to the leather. I used it on a pair of my wife’s boots that were moderately scuffed and hadn’t been shined in several months. One pass across the leather was all it took to bring them back to life. It easily covered the scuffs and scratches and produced a medium shine with no buffing. 

The product contains a high amount of carnauba wax, which provides the instant shine. The wax is derived from the leaves of a Brazilian palm tree. It’s sustainably harvested as the trees aren’t damaged during processing. 

While the Self-Shine kit doesn’t come in nearly as many colors as the company’s regular shoe cream (there are only about a dozen options), it’s a great choice for when you’re in a hurry and need to get your shoes in order. I wish I would have used this before I headed through the TSA line all those years ago. The kit is $7.99 for a 50 ml jar. 

Pros: Fast, easy, good coverage, and a medium shine. 

Cons: Not as many color choices as Tarrago’s Shoe Cream.

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Best Cream Polish: Leather Spa Cream Polish

Leather Spa Cream Polish

Leather Spa’s Cream Polish nourishes leather, ably hides the scrapes and scuffs of everyday wear, and provides a medium shine. 

Sizing options: 1.4 ounces 

Leather Spa, the famous New York City-based leather care and repair business, also makes shoe care products, including a shoe cream. Leather Spa has its origins in France and that’s where the company’s shoe cream is produced using all-natural ingredients. It doesn’t contain any silicone or petroleum products that can end up damaging leather over the long run. 

I used the cream polish on a pair of my wife’s boots. The cream very quickly soaked into the leather, giving it a nice sheen. It had very good coverage, evening out the color, and hiding the scuffs. It didn’t quite cover a small divot in the leather, but as Tony Pecorella stated, a wax polish is better at hiding those kinds of blemishes. I buffed the boots and was able to develop a medium shine. Leather Spa’s Shoe Cream is $8.95 for a 1.4-ounce jar. It comes in 34 different colors, which is a major plus for matching shades other than the typical black or brown.

Pros: Moisturizing, evens out the color, hides scuffs and small scratches, many color options. 

Cons: Can’t hide larger blemishes like divots in the leather.

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What else we considered

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Lexol Leather Conditioner

Lexol’s leather conditioner is billed as a conditioning product but imparts a nice glossy shine to leather. In a head-to-head comparison between it and the much pricier Saphir Renovateur on a pair of my father’s 1960s ankle boots, Lexol did well, except that it required a much longer drying time. The Saphir product dried in a few minutes. Lexol took several hours. For the price, around $7, it’s a great product, but not the best choice if you’re in a hurry. 

FAQs

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What other products do I need to polish my shoes?

Besides conditioner and polish, there are a few basics you’ll need to do the job right. A horsehair dauber brush, which typically has a round head that tapers down to the handle, is good for applying saddle soap to clean the shoes before polishing. Some people also use this type of brush to apply polish. Kiwi makes a good one. 

A horse hair brush is important for buffing your shoes once you’ve applied the polish and have let it dry. The brush helps bring out the shine. Kirby Allison makes an outstanding version. 

Some people like to use a microfiber cloth for applying conditioner and polish and for a final buff for a higher shine. I personally use old cotton T-shirts cut into strips to apply polish, a trick I’ve seen professional shoe shiners use.


Do I need to clean my shoes before polishing them?

Yes. You can take a damp cloth and wipe away any visible dirt. If they’re very dirty or have stains, you can use saddle soap, like Fiebing’s, that can be applied using a slightly damp dauber brush. Rub the brush in the soap until you get a light lather and then apply on the shoes. Wipe away with a dry cloth. Now you’re ready to condition the shoes followed by shining them.


How often should you polish your shoes? 

“That’s the age old question,” Pecorella said. “It differs by person and wear. If you wear the same shoes every day, once every two to six weeks. If you alternate shoes, maybe once a month to two months. It really is based on the eye test and nobody knows your shoes better than you do.”


When should I use a wax polish versus a cream polish? 

According to a Saphir rep I spoke with, cream polish is more for nourishing and recoloring, while wax polish is for creating a high shine. It’s mainly for dress footwear where you want a high gloss.


Can wax polish damage my shoes? 

Tony Pecorella warns that wax polish, unlike cream, doesn’t moisturize the leather and can build up over time and dry the leather out. Cream polish won’t harm the leather, even if used frequently. 

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If you’re looking to snag a new bidet, Tushy is holding a big sale featuring up to $50 off sitewide. Its toilet attachments are hygienic and eco-friendly; they can even save you the money you’d otherwise spend on toilet paper. Through July 31, you can get $15 off $100, $30 off $150, or $50 off $200+. 

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Get up to 60% off at Everlane

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Shop the Everlane Summer Sale now.

Looking for a chance to update your wardrobe? Everlane’s huge summer sale is as good an opportunity as any. During the event, nearly 1,000 different styles for men and women are up to 60% off, including underwear as low as $6 and t-shirts as low as $9. For shopping inspiration, check out our roundup of the best deals here.

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Get up to 60% off at Athleta

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Shop the Athleta Semi-Annual sale now.

If you’ve been looking for a chance to refresh your athletic wear, Athleta’s Semi-Annual sale is as good a time as any. Right now, you can knock up to 60% off a huge array of women’s and girl’s apparel including tops, leggings, joggers, and sports bras. Sales from the brand don’t come by often, so it’s worth checking out if you’re in the market for some athleisure. 

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Get up to 60% at United by Blue

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Shop the United by Blue End of Season sale now

An apparel brand recommended by Insider for its mission rooted in sustainability and comfortability, United by Blue has essentials for every closet. From clothing to home goods, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Now through July 26, get up to 60% off sitewide and an additional 40% off sale items. 

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Save with Chewy Summer Deals

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Shop Chewy’s deals now.

Chewy is known for its discounts, and right now it’s offering some solid price drops on our picks for your furry friend. From dog flea treatment to cat litter, several brands we trust are included in the sale.

Plus for Dogs (6-Pack) (medium, Preferred: Chewy)Calming Diffuser for Cats (medium, Preferred: Chewy)
Get up to 30% off The North Face at Backcountry

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Shop Backcountry’s The North Face sale now.

Backcountry is holding another great sale, this time featuring up to 30% off The North Face. The discounts include gear for every season, including tees, backpacks, jackets, and more.

Women’s Balham Down Jacket (medium)Hydra 26L Backpack (medium)
Get ready for Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale

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Preview Nordstrom’s Anniversary sale now

Nordstrom’s Anniversary sale doesn’t start until July 28 this year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t prep ahead of time. All you need to do is make or sign in to your account (free to join), preview the deals, and add them to your wishlist for quick checkout the day of. If you’re a Nordstrom credit cardholder, you can even shop the sale now. 

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Get up to 50% off at Lo and Sons

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Shop the Lo and Sons Summer sale now

Lo and Sons is holding another great sale this season featuring up to 50% off select bags, including some of our favorites. The brand’s designs are durable and well worth the investment, especially with discounts this good. 

The O.G. 2 Overnight Bag (medium)The Catalina Deluxe (medium)
Get $25 back when buying HBO Max with your Amex card

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Shop the HBO Max Amex promotion now.

HBO Max is a streaming service full of blockbuster movies and original TV shows. Now through December 14, new and existing American Express cardholders can save a bit on an annual plan. Here’s how it works: add the promotion to your card, buy the annual plan, then get a $25 credit applied to your next American Express statement. Learn more about the deal here

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The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale opens to the public on Wednesday – here are the best men’s style deals to boomark now

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2021
  • Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale runs from July 28 to August 8, but cardholders can shop now.
  • Below, we rounded up some of the best men’s and masculine-style deals from top brand names.
  • Take a look now so you can plan your purchases on July 28 or shop early as a cardholder.

Nordstrom will be holding its biggest sale of the year on Wednesday, where customers can shop thousands of deals across the entire site. From July 28 to August 8, you can rack up huge savings in categories like fashion, home, and beauty at the 2021 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. On August 9, the prices will go back up. All tiers of Nordstrom Cardmembers can currently shop the sale early.

Menswear, shoes, and accessories will be some of the most-shopped categories during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale simply because the deals are that good, and there are plenty of them. You can save on dress shirts and suits for the office, lightweight chinos and shorts for summer, sportswear, fleece jackets for winter, and everything else in between.

In addition to rare deals on many of your favorite clothing brands like The North Face, Nike, Adidas, Madewell, and Bonobos, deals on accessories like backpacks, watches, sunglasses, and belts will be some of the best they’ll be all year.

Although you can’t shop just yet (unless you’re a cardholder), you can get an idea of what deals to grab because they won’t last for long. Preview the full sale here or check out our top men’s style picks below. We suggesting adding to your wishlist now, so when the sale begins all you have to do is hit “add to cart” and quickly check out.

The best Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2021 men’s style deals:

Sedona Coach’s Jacket (medium)Gold Cup Authentic Original Boat Shoe (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)ØriginalGrand Wingtip Oxford (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Smartcare Trim Fit Solid Dress Shirt (medium)Stretch Pique Polo (medium)Ultra Boxer Brief (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Short Sleeve Sweatshirt (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Junction Jacket (medium)Hooded Sweatshirt (medium)Essential Nylon Running Jacket (medium)Slim Fit Short Sleeve Button-Up Performance Shirt (medium)Scuff Slipper (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Ultra Boost (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)Cloudflow (medium)Chuck 70 Ox Low (medium)Pop Quiz Backback (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)50mm Wayfarer Sunglasses (medium, Preferred: Nordstrom)

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