The 9 best women’s loafers that will become instant classics in your wardrobe

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more.

Best loafers for women 4x3
  • Loafers are a classic shoe with endless variations.
  • Below are 9 of our all-time favorite pairs, from brands like Everlane and M.Gemi.
  • For other shoe styles, check out our guides to the best flats and best white sneakers.

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky

Loafers, like a great pair of flats, are rare in their sheer versatility and practicality. You can wear them with trousers and workwear, jeans and tees, dresses, shorts, and everything in-between. And, with the right pair, your feet won’t hate you after a long day out.

From classic leather pairs that can be dressed up for work, to chunky lug-sole styles made for bolder looks, you’ll find our picks for the best women’s loafers below.

And a quick note on pricing: We think it’s worth spending a bit more money for high-quality loafers that won’t give you those horrible back-of-the-heel blisters. They are, after all, a timeless shoe, which means the extra cost won’t go wasted on a fleeting trend.

Here are 9 of the best loafers you can shop:

Everlane The Modern Loafer

Everlane Modern Loafer

Everlane recently reintroduced its Modern Loafer with an updated look and fit, and the new version is definitely better than the old. The toe is slightly more rounded so your toes have more room to wiggle, and the leather is a bit more flexible. I haven’t gotten a blister yet from wearing them, which is more than I can say for the old pair. A stacked wood heel gives them a casual vibe, and the rubberized sole prevents slipping and sliding on slick floors. 

For sizing, these come in whole and half sizes. I always order a size 8 at Everlane even though I’m often a 7.5 in other brands. If you’re usually in between sizes, go a half size up for the best fit. 

Read our full review of the Everlane Modern Loafer here.

Women’s Modern Loafer (small)
Bass Whitney Weejuns

Bass Whitney Weejuns

There are several versions of the Whitney Weejuns (a super chunky lug-sole pair, a ’90s-inspired platform pair, a croc-effect pair, the list goes on), but nothing can beat the classic version. Though they take a bit of time to break in, especially at the heel, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how comfy and supportive the insole is. Plus, the traditional penny loafer look will never go out of style. 

In terms of sizing, these come in whole and half sizes, and I recommend going true to your usual size. If you’re in between, you’ll want to size up, especially if you plan on wearing them with socks.

Whitney Weejuns’ (small)
Gucci Brixton Horsebit Convertible Loafer

Gucci Brixton Loafers

If you’ve thought long and hard, and you know that designer loafers are what your heart desires, get the Gucci Brixton Horsebit Convertible Loafers. They’re pricey, sure, but these classic loafers will last you a lifetime. Our senior style and beauty editor, Maria Del Russo, has had her pair of Brixtons for five years and says they’re the most versatile shoe she owns. She credits this to the fold-down heel that lets you wear them like mules, so you’re essentially getting two shoes in one. The workmanship is apparent the longer you wear them, too. Maria has gotten these loafers re-soled twice, but the leather and hardware have both stood the test of time.

The one drawback to the Brixtons is that after many years, the fold-down heels have turned a slightly more faded shade of black than the rest of the heel.

As for sizing, these come in whole and half sizes, but be careful to check the sizing chart since they’re usually listed in Italian sizing, which is different from European sizing. We recommend going up if you’re in between sizes. 

Brixton Convertible Loafer (small)
Birdies Heron Slippers

Birdies the Starling Black Velvet

Birdies makes indoor-outdoor loafers that are as comfy as a regular pair of slippers. Several members of our team are big fans of Birdies — our travel editor Hannah and our senior home and kitchen reporter Connie both have multiple pairs. “For each pair, I had a brief break-in period of a week or so where the back of the shoe rubbed up against my heel, but since then, it’s molded well to my feet. I prefer to wear them on cooler days because as comfortable as the cushioned insoles are, they can make my feet sweat on hot days,” Connie said. 

Both Hannah and Connie say to order a half size up for the right fit, especially if you’re usually in between sizes. 

Read our full review of the Birdies Heron Slippers here.

Heron Slippers (small)
M.Gemi The Felize

M.Gemi The Felize Suede

The M.Gemi Felize loafers are some of the most versatile and well-made shoes that our senior reporter, Mara Leighton, owns. After a year of wearing them multiple times per week, she says they’ve held up well (no wrinkles along the top, minimal wear along the underside of the toes and heel). However, she notes that sizing isn’t perfect. “I ordered my true size, and they’ve grown looser and more custom-fit as moccasins do over time. But, even so, the top is still snug; I couldn’t layer anything thicker than a light sock with my pair.” She notes that if you’re in between sizes, or if you’ve ever had to size up in shoes, you should go at least a half size up in these.

To get the right fit, these are available in whole and half sizes, but we suggest you go a half size up.

Read our full review of the M.Gemi Felize Loafer here

Felize Suede Loafer (small)
Clea Loafers

Naturalizer Clea Loafers

For a dressy loafer on a budget, Naturalizer’s Clea style is a great buy. The leather is flexible and not too stiff, so they’re comfy for long days. Plus, you can almost always find this pair on sale in various colors, but beware that sizes sell out quickly every time they get marked down. After testing the classic black leather pair, we found the size chart to be a little off for — you’ll want to go down a half size, as they tend to run a bit large. Overall, though, this is a comfortable pair with good traction that you’ll get a lot of mileage from. 

For sizing, this loafer is available in whole and half sizes with narrow, medium, and wide widths. It’s best to size down at least a half size, as they run large.

Clea Loafer Flat (small)
Rothy’s The Loafer

Rothy’s Indigo Cloud Loafers

Rothy’s is known for making sustainable shoes out of repurposed plastic water bottles, and its loafers, which come in nearly 20 colors, are no exception. Like all of Rothy’s flats, the loafers use its proprietary thread for the upper and bio-based algae for sections of its insoles. The company’s processes also help offset carbon emissions throughout its supply chain. 

The seamless knit is breathable, stays cool, and flexes comfortably with your foot while you move. The shoes are also machine washable, so don’t worry about ordering a light color that’s prone to get dirty. The material shouldn’t stretch much over time, so make sure they’re not too snug when you first receive them. If you have wide feet, we recommend sizing up.

This loafer is available in whole and half sizes, but we recommend sizing up a half size if you’re in between sizes or have wide feet. You can hear more about why we like this loafer in our review of Rothy’s flats

The Loafer (small)
M.Gemi The Sacca Donna

M.Gemi Sacca Donna Loafer

We tested these loafers in a snakeskin pattern when they first became available, but now you’ll find several suede styles that are even chicer and more versatile. The material itself is relatively thin, but that makes them buttery soft and flexible. They really do bend with the foot and they don’t cause blisters. But, it’s worth noting that the soles are thin enough that you won’t be too comfortable walking on uneven surfaces like cobblestone (so maybe don’t take these on vacation to Europe).

You can find this loafer in whole and half sizes, but we recommend sizing up a half size if you’re in between sizes. Otherwise, go true to size. 

Read our full review of the M.Gemi Sacca Donna Loafers here.

Sacca Donna (Suede) (small)
Margaux Penny Loafer

Margaux Penny Loafer

I’m a big fan of Margaux’s flats, and these loafers are just as comfortable. The suede is soft and easy to break in, and there’s a bit of cushioning on the insole that makes them comfortable for long days out. The construction is also better than most other suede loafers I’ve tried, so points to Margaux for quality! 

I wouldn’t recommend wearing them on a super long walk, but they’re otherwise comfy for work, weekends, errands, and the like. You can expect the suede to crease across the foot pretty quickly, but that’s the case for literally any loafer made from this material. You’ll see it more in the colorful pairs but it’s barely noticeable on the black pair I have.

The sizing with Margaux shoes is actually kind of hard to get right in my experience, so heed this advice: Opting for a half size down but a wider size is likely to get you the best fit, unless you have particularly narrow feet. I am usually between a 7.5 and 8 with pretty average width, but I got the 7.5 Wide pair and they fit like a glove. The 8 would have been too big, and the regular 7.5 would have been too tight. 

This loafer comes in whole and half sizes with narrow, medium, and wide fits. Margaux is also known for its extensive size range, with this pair coming in sizes 3-14.

The Penny Loafer (small)

Read the original article on Business Insider

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

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more.

Artifact Uprising Walnut Desktop Photo Calendar gift for mom
  • Show Mom your appreciation with any of these 60 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, $20.97, 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 hair dryer she’ll never want to put down

Dyson Supersonic hair dryer; gift for mom

Supersonic Hair Dryer, $399.99, available at Dyson

Don’t let the price of this hair dryer scare you away from gifting it to your mom. If she’s the type of mom who loves taking care of her hair, the Supersonic is extra speedy and quiet. She’ll appreciate that this gift makes her morning routine easy and enjoyable. We’ve also mentioned this Dyson favorite in our guide to the best hair dryers

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”, $27.21, 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.

A tablet that does it all

Fire HD 10 Tablet

Fire HD 10 tablet, starting at $124.95, available on Amazon

The Fire Tablet will be Mom’s new best friend. Choose from four different colors and 32 GB or 64 GB storage. She can spend up to 12 hours reading, browsing the web, watching videos, and listening to music before needing to recharge. It’s the perfect handheld size for switching between her emails, video calls, and shopping lists, too.

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 $29

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, $49.99, 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, $27.20, 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

masterclass serena williams

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.

A cardigan that’s a crossover of style and comfort

everlane

Everlane Texture Cotton Cardigan, $98, available at Everlane

You can never go wrong with a cardigan, especially one as comfy as this. If your mom is like mine, she has a go-to “restaurant” sweater or “movie theater” sweater. Gift her a new favorite with this minimalist ribbed design.

Read more about our favorite cardigans here.

Custom haircare products that cater to her hair goals

funciton

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

brooklinen sheets

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

otherland

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

Obama-promised-land

“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

Echo Frames

Echo Frames Smart Glasses, $174.99

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.

* Free shipping on all orders with code INSIDER at checkout. Code expires 1/31/22.

A luxurious bathrobe

classic bathrobe cotton stone 000_1440x.progressive

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

amazon echo 2020

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

UrbanStems

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

UrbanStems bouquets, available at UrbanStems, $60 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

the sill plant mom

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

tommy john

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

gifts for mom

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

Gifts for Mom Milk Bar

Check out all the goodies in Milk Bar’s Gift Shop from $24

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

Murray's Cheese

Murray’s Cheese Greatest Hits Gift Box, $95, 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

grafomap $49+

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

Margaux Slippers

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

Infospa

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

book of the month

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

amazon kindle paperwhite $130

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

SG3 beige wild strawberry plant_preview

Click & Grow Smart Garden 3 Indoor Gardening Kit, $99.95, 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

le creuset signature cast iron round dutch oven o

Le Creuset Round Dutch Oven, $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

Gifs for Mom Molly on the Range

“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

Totally Bamboo

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

61hAy5CbuQL._SL1000_

Anova Nano Sous Vide Bluetooth Precision Cooker, starting at $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

gifts for mom

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

gifts for mom

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

under $40 catbird jewelry holder

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

leesa $75

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

gifts for mom

Jo Malone English Pear & Freesia Scent Surround Room Diffuser, $83.30, 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

1

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

1

Atlas Coffee Club 3-Month Gift Subscription, $50, 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

Gifts for Mom Maho

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

gifts for mom

Leatherology Meadow Mini Camera Bag, from $150, available at Leatherology (+ $40 for hand-painted monogram)

This leather crossbody bag comes in tons of colors and is great for travel and daytime outings — for an extra $40, you can customize it with hand-painted monogram. 

A retro-inspired electric kettle

gifts for mom

SMEG 50’s Retro Style 7-Cup Electric Kettle, $159.95, 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

1 23andme $200

23andMe Health + Ancestry DNA Test, $149, 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

Philips wake-up light alarm clock sunrise

Philips Light Alarm Clock, $79.95, 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. 

Read the original article on Business Insider

27 quirky gifts from Urban Outfitters, from mini playing cards to outdoor movie projector

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more.

best gifts from Urban Outfitters

There’s no better feeling than finding a gift that you just know perfectly aligns with your giftee’s tastes and personality. Searching for unique gift ideas that feel special and tailor-made for a specific person is no easy task. Thankfully, Urban Outfitters is the ultimate source for fun gifts that are quirky and unique enough to truly stand out.

Whether it’s clothing, tech, home accessories, or anything in between, Urban Outfitters gift options cover a wide spectrum so you can shop for everyone on your list. We combed through its vast selection ourselves to put together a list of our top Urban Outfitters gifts.

Here are 27 quirky and cool gifts from Urban Outfitters:

A bluetooth-enabled sleep mask

Urban Outfitters Wireless Bluetooth Music Sleep Mask; gift from Urban Outfitters

Wireless Bluetooth Music Sleep Mask, $40 

Sometimes, quality sleep is the best gift of all. They can block out the sunlight and doze off to their favorite songs, podcasts, or audiobooks with the help of this sleep mask.

A cookbook for making food and taking out emotions

"Steamed: A Catharsis Cookbook for Getting Dinner and Your Feelings On the Table" by Rachel Levin and Tara Duggan; gift from Urban Outfitters

“Steamed: A Catharsis Cookbook for Getting Dinner and Your Feelings On the Table” by Rachel Levin and Tara Duggan, $20 

A cookbook is a pretty standard gift for any foodie, but this one is different from the rest. It not only shares delicious recipes, but it also helps readers release their feelings while creating the dishes. They can make recipes like Pounded Chicken Parmesan, Feeling Sad French Onion Soup, and Tune-It-Out Tinga.

An underwater camera for fun photoshoots

Urban Outfitters Sunnylife X Rolling Stones Underwater 35mm Camera; gift from Urban Outfitters

Sunnylife X Rolling Stones Underwater 35mm Camera, $24 

Whoever you’re shopping for likely already owns a camera or has one built into their phone. But those cameras probably can’t capture photos underwater. This 35mm camera is the perfect gift for summer, allowing them to do underwater photoshoots with their loved ones.

A colorful puzzle for cat lovers

Cat Zodiac 500-Piece Puzzle; gift from Urban Outfitters

Cat Zodiac 500-Piece Puzzle, $15 

For the cat and horoscope enthusiast, they’ll have a blast with this 500-piece puzzle. While it’s challenging to put together, they’ll enjoy the end results. Cats that represent each of the twelve horoscope signs cover the puzzle, with bright colors and beautiful illustrations.

A book with creative cocktail recipes they’ve never tried

"Cocktails with a Twist: 21 Classic Recipes. 141 Great Cocktails" by Kara Newman; gift from Urban Outfitters

“Cocktails with a Twist: 21 Classic Recipes. 141 Great Cocktails” by Kara Newman, $19.95 

If the person you’re shopping for can’t seem to find exciting, new cocktail recipes, get them this book. It shares creative renditions of 21 classic drinks. They can’t get bored with these fresh takes on cocktails like the Manhattan and Negroni.

A mini card game

urban outfitters gifts uno

World’s Smallest Uno Card Game, $6

Now they can take the fun of Uno anywhere thanks to this super small set. It features all the same cards as the traditional game, but is mini enough they can even slip it in their pocket. 

An illustrated ukelele

urban outfitters gifts ukelele

Ukelele, $30

Whether they’re already a pro player or looking to start up a brand new hobby, this ukelele is a unique gift idea. It’s also as beautiful to display as it is fun to play.  

An at-home foot spa

urban outfitters gifts foot spa

HoMedics Bubble Bliss Deluxe Foot Spa, $25

Pamper their feet with this delightful at-home foot spa that offers a gentle bubble massage. It even has toe-touch control and a splash guard to ensure a mess-free indulgence.

A mini backpack for all the essentials

urban outfitters gfits mini backpack

BDG Mini Backpack, $19.99

This versatile mini backpack is large enough to fit everything they need for a weekend day out and about, while still being compact enough for easy on-the-go travel. A handy side and front pocket make accessing essentials easy, and it comes in an array of color options from classic black to an ombre-style pink and red.

A fleece blanket that will keep them warm all season long

30 best gifts from Urban Outfitters

Amped Fleece Throw Blanket, from $29

Some days, it’s just too cold to leave the couch. With plenty of color choices, this fleece throw is bound to please anyone.

A colorful camera to capture new memories

Urban Outfitters Gifts Fujifilm

Fujifilm UO Exclusive Instax Mini 11 Instant Camera, $69

This instant camera is the latest from Fujifilm, and it makes capturing memories more fun than ever. If you’re feeling especially generous, get them some film so they can start snapping right away.

A cheese board for the plant lover in your life

Urban Outfitters gifts daisy cheese board

Daisy Cheese Board, $18

If you ask me, cheese tastes better when it’s served on a daisy-shaped board. This cheese board is sure to be a hit at any happy hour, dinner party, or game night. 

Colorful roller skates

urban outfitters gifts roller skates

Roller Derby Candi Grl Quad Roller Skate, $109

They can sail around the neighborhood or work on their fancy footwork at the boardwalk. These colorful skates are both an eye-catching accessory and an easy mode of transportation. They come in green, pink, and blue.

A record player that sounds as great as it looks

Urban Outfitters gifts Crosley

Crosley UO Exclusive Cream + Rose Gold Cruiser Bluetooth Record Player, $99

A record player is a worthy investment that they’ll use for years to come. Its portability and subtle cream color make this specific version an excellent addition to any room. 

A sustainable and stylish tote

Urban Outfitters gifts Keith Haring Tote

Keith Haring Tote Bag, $24

As reusable bags become a sustainability staple, they’ve also become a means for expressing one’s personal style. This machine-washable, faded tote bag pays homage to Keith Haring.

A hoop earring set for any occasion

Urban Outfitters gifts

Hollow Hoop Earring Set, $20

A good pair of hoops goes a long way. Luckily, this set gives you three pairs in either silver or gold. 

A necklace that makes layering easier than ever

Urban Outfitters gifts chains

Chain Necklace Set, $18

This set of three gold or silver chain necklaces will allow them to mix and match however they want. They can wear all three together to take the guesswork out of layering, or they can pair each individual chain with their go-tos for a new take on their favorite look.

A mini projector for at-home movies

urban outfitters gifts movie projector

Packard Bell Home Theater Projector And Screen, $98

Turn any backyard, patio, or rooftop into the ultimate at-home movie theater with this mini projector and screen. It can be adjusted from 32 inches to 150 inches to fit just about any space and easily hooks up to a gaming system, cable, or streaming box. Pair this with some fun bean bags for an extra comfy setup. 

A gift card for those who just can’t decide

30 best gifts from Urban Outfitters

Urban Outfitters Gift Card, from $25

One of the best things about Urban Outfitters is the variety. For those who like to be open to options, a gift card is a perfect solution. 

A warm hug from a heatable plush

Urban Outfitters gifts plushie

Smoko Toasty Heatable Plushie, $36

This cozy llama is the perfect companion for a cold day. The material is both microwaveable and freezable, so this heating pad can double as an ice pack. 

A poster fit for any Baby Yoda fan

Urban Outfitters gifts Baby Yoda poster

Baby Yoda Poster, $10

The most adorable star of “The Mandalorian” can now live right in their bedroom (sort of). If you’re looking for more Baby Yoda gifts, we’ve got you covered.

A sweatshirt for anything – from sports to sleep

30 best gifts from Urban Outfitters

Champion Reverse Weave Fleece Crew Neck Sweatshirt, $54

Whether relaxing at home or getting in a workout, this sweatshirt is up for the task. Plus, it’s offered in many different colors (though neutrals are only available currently).

A cool storage space for their cosmetics

30 best gifts from Urban Outfitters

Cooluli Mini Beauty Refrigerator, $49.95

This miniature fridge is specifically designed for cosmetics that need to be kept cool, such as serums and creams. It’s the perfect gift for the beauty enthusiasts in your life. 

A pair of boots appropriate for any season

30 best gifts from Urban Outfitters

Dr. Martens Jadon Platform 8-Eye Boot, $180

Doc Martens have been a staple for years, and with good reason. These boots are ready for all seasons, outfits, and gift recipients.  

A smiling basketball for a happy athlete

30 best gifts from Urban Outfitters

Chinatown Market X Smiley UO Exclusive Smiley Basketball, $59

This basketball is bound to make anyone smile. The Chinatown Market X Smiley collaboration will be a hit on the court. 

An adorable donut toaster

Urban Outfitters gifts donut maker

Dash Mini Donut Maker, $30

This mini donut toaster packs in all of the fun and none of the frying. It cooks up to seven mini donuts at a time in less than three minutes, so their sweet tooth won’t have to wait all too long.

A light that’s almost good enough to eat

best gifts from Urban Outfitters

Smoko UO Exclusive Dumpling Light, $22

What’s cuter than a smiling dumpling? This portable light adds just the right amount of glow (and a slight dumpling craving) to dark nights. 

Read the original article on Business Insider

These 22 bridal suits are the perfect alternative to a dress for your wedding day

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more.

Best bridal suits 4x3

You should wear what you want on your wedding day, and wear it with confidence. If a cascading gown is not how you picture yourself celebrating this milestone, you’ve got options. You could turn heads in a jumpsuit, or you could go all out with a unique bridal suit.

Though they’re a bit harder to come by, bridal suits are attracting more and more wearers, because not everyone wants to wear a dress on their wedding day. Throw on a powerful pant and blazer and you’ve got yourself a stunning bridal outfit, minus the heavy skirt, long train, and tight bodice.

To give you plenty of options, we found 22 bridal suits that could fit right into your wedding day festivities, whether it’s to your actual ceremony, the rehearsal, or a different event. And with suits from brands like David’s Bridal, BHLDN, and Eloquii, you’ll be sure to find one you love.

Here are 22 bridal suits you can shop for your wedding day:

David’s Bridal Fitted Satin Shawl Lapel Plus Size Suit Jacket and David’s Bridal Single Button Relaxed Fit Suit Jacket

David's Bridal Fitted Satin Shawl Lapel Plus Size Suit Jacket and David's Bridal Single Button Relaxed Fit Suit Jacket

Satin can elevate any look, and when used in a suit, it’s hard to beat. This jacket and pant have a soft luster thanks to the material, making the two pieces look effortlessly elegant together. As shown on the model, a plain or lacey bustier could complete your outfit. 

Fitted Satin Shawl Lapel Plus Size Suit Jacket (small)Satin Waistband Fitted Plus Size Suit Pants (small)
David’s Bridal Single Button Relaxed Fit Suit Jacket and David’s Bridal Relaxed Leg Suit Pants with Satin Waistband

David's Bridal Single Button Relaxed Fit Suit Jacket and David's Bridal Relaxed Leg Suit Pants with Satin Waistband

For a longer, looser fit, these suit pieces will be sure to keep you comfy. The ivory satin has a stunning finish, but the relaxed fit is the true star here. 

Single Button Relaxed Fit Suit Jacket (small)Relaxed Leg Suit Pants with Satin Waistband (small)
Christian Siriano Silk Faille Single Button Blazer with Wide Leg Trouser Suit

Christian Siriano Silk Faille Single Button Blazer with Wide Leg Trouser Suit

Christian Siriano has just returned to the bridal scene with a stunning collection of gowns, skirts, and this suit. Its crisp cut lines and structured silhouette create an exaggerated and daring look for your wedding day. Plus, the crop of the trousers gives you just enough room to show off a pair of statement shoes. 

Silk Faille Single Button Blazer with Wide Leg Trouser Suit (small)
Express Supersoft Twill Double Breasted Novelty Button Blazer and Express High Waisted Supersoft Twill Pull-On Ankle Pant

Express Supersoft Twill Double Breasted Novelty Button Blazer and Express High Waisted Supersoft Twill Pull On Ankle Pant

If you like the details to lie in the buttons, this blazer has what you need. Unlike jackets that have typical covered buttons, this one has intricate, silver buttons that look beautiful on top of the creamy white fabric. The slimming stretch fit of the trousers is also the perfect contrast to the more relaxed blazer. 

Supersoft Twill Double Breasted Novelty Button Blazer (small)High Waisted Supersoft Twill Pull-On Ankle Pant (small)
NONchalant Leah Blazer and NONchalant Fabi Wide Leg Pant

NONchalant Leah Blazer and NONchalant Fabi Wide Leg Pant

For a bold, padded shoulders look, you’ll want to check out this blazer. It also has a single button closure and faux slip pockets. You might not get functional pockets up top, but the pants have side slanted ones that’ll be good for holding small belongings or simply posing for the cameras. 

Leah Blazer (small)Fabi Wide Leg Pant (small)
Asos Design Premium Sequin Suit

Asos Design Premium Sequin Suit

Shine bright on your wedding day while wearing this sequin suit. The tux suit blazer and the wide leg suit pant both have more relaxed fits, but the sparkly sequins are the center of attention here. 

Premium Sequin Suit (small)
M.M.LaFleur The Bennett Jacket and M.M.LaFleur The Mejia Pant

M.M.LaFleur The Bennett Jacket and M.M.LaFleur The Mejia Pant

M.M.LaFleur spent over a year trying to nail the fit of the jacket. The result is a thoughtful, tailored, and sophisticated garment that wears well on all shapes and sizes. The pants complement the jacket perfectly in terms of shape, too. The mid-rise waistline and straight fit that tapers at the calf give you extra long legs on your special day. 

The Bennett Jacket (small)The Mejia Pant (small)
Kasper Plus Size Faux-Double-Breasted Jacket and Kasper Plus Size Elastic-Back Pants

Kasper Plus Size Elastic Back Pants

For a more unconvential jacket design, this one from Kasper sports a notch collar, 3/4 rolled sleeves, and white buttons. The pants take on a pretty ordinary silhouette, but adjust to your body with an elasticized waistband so that you’ll feel great all day long. 

Plus Size Faux-Double-Breasted Jacket (small)Plus Size Elastic-Back Pants (small)
Calvin Klein Trendy Plus Size Notched-Lapel Blazer and Calvin Klein Trendy Plus Size Cuffed Front-Crease Pants

Calvin Klein Trendy Plus Size Cuffed Front Crease Pants

For a lighter, breezier material, you’ll want to check out this suit from Calvin Klein. The black buttons also provide a touch of contrast, while the crisp lines are something you might not expect from a linen suit. 

Trendy Plus Size Notched-Lapel Blazer (small)Trendy Plus Size Cuffed Front-Crease Pants (small)
Kasper Plus Size Textured Piqué Shawl-Collar Jacket and Kasper Plus Size Textured Pants

Kasper Plus Size Textured Pants

Many of the white suits in this guide are made of quality fabrics, but few are textured. The jacket is made of textured piqué and dons a sleek open-front silhouette. Plus, the rolled up sleeves are great for keeping cool during a summer wedding. The pants are also just as flattering and thoughtfully designed as the jacket.

Plus Size Textured Piqué Shawl-Collar Jacket (small)Plus Size Textured Pants (small)
The Tailory New York x BHLDN Westlake Suit Jacket and Suit Pant

The Tailory New York x BHLDN Westlake Suit Jacket and Suit Pant

Style this suit with a delicate bodysuit, bustier, or blouse and you’ll have the perfect modern wedding look. The double-breasted design is bold, while the matching button details offer an intricate touch. 

Westlake Suit Jacket (small)
J.Crew Tall Parke Blazer and J.Crew Cameron Slim Crop Pant

J.Crew Tall Parke Blazer and J.Crew Cameron Slim Crop Pant

If you’re searching for a more casual feel, check out these two pieces from J.Crew. They can easily go from your wedding festivities to the office thanks to their more professional-looking fits and silhouettes. 

Parke Blazer in Bi-stretch Cotton (small)Cameron Slim Crop Pant in Bi-Stretch Cotton (small)
RtA Clark Oversized Double Breasted Blazer and Lapointe Matte Crepe Pleat Front Trouser

RtA Clark Oversized Double Breasted Blazer and Lapointe Matte Crepe Pleat Front Trouser

An oversized blazer can often appear more relaxed and casual, but not with this one from RtA. Its cotton linen blend, peak lapels, white buttons, and shoulder pads take this blazer to a more sophisticated level. And the pleated trousers from Lapointe are the perfect sidekick to this crisp blazer. 

Clark Oversized Double Breasted Blazer (small)Matte Crepe Pleat Front Trouser (small)
Eloquii Long Button Detail Blazer and Eloquii Wide Leg Trouser

Eloquii Long Button Detail Blazer and Eloquii Wide Leg Trouser

For slightly more coverage, this long blazer covers a little more ground than others, while the wide leg pants give your legs extra room to breathe. You get a super tailored fit that doesn’t look stiff or restricting. Plus, the covered white button details on the blazer serve up an elegant look that’s perfect for your wedding day. 

Long Button Detail Blazer (small)Wide Leg Trouser (small)
Reiss Leah Tailored Blazer and Reiss Leah Wide Leg Tailored Pants

Reiss Leah Tailored Blazer and Reiss Leah Wide Leg Tailored Pants

This tailored blazer from Reiss is simplicity at its finest thanks to its single-button fastening and fitted design. Paired with the wide leg trousers, the completed look will keep you looking fresh and polished. You could easily slip a basic camisole under the blazer or even wear the blazer and pant alone, as seen on the model. 

Leah Tailored Blazer (small)Leah Wide Leg Tailored Pants (small)
Mango Crepe Blazer with Belt and Mango Drawstring Waist Straight Pants

Mango Crepe Blazer with Belt and Mango Drawstring Waist Straight Pants

Similar to the suit from Reiss, these pieces from Mango look relaxed, yet chic and refined. The standout feature here is the removable belt on the blazer. You can cinch in your waist with the belt or sport a looser fit without it. And the flowy pants are elasticized at the waist, so they’ll be sure to keep you comfy throughout the day. 

Crepe Blazer with Belt (small)Drawstring Waist Straight Pants (small)
Wardrobe.NYC Single-Breasted Wool Suit Jacket and Wardrobe.NYC Stirrup Merino-Wool Trousers

Wardrobe.NYC Single Breasted Wool Suit Jacket and Wardrobe.NYC Stirrup Merino Wool Trousers

If you’re searching for a variety of fabrics in your bridal suit, look no further. The many parts of this suit jacket are made of wool crepe, silk, and satin. While the pants might look quite simple, they’re actually stirrups that stretch to fasten around your feet. This luxe suit is sure to make a fashion statement on your wedding day. 

Single-Breasted Wool Suit Jacket (small)Stirrup Merino-Wool Trousers (small)
Gabriela Hearst Oslo Knotted-Lapel Linen Suit Jacket and Gabriela Hearst Vargas High-Rise Linen-Twill Suit Trousers

Gabriela Hearst Oslo Knotted Lapel Linen Suit Jacket and Gabriela Hearst Vargas High Rise Linen Twill Suit Trousers

Another more high end option is this stunning suit from Gabriela Hearst. Though both pieces may appear to have quite simple aesthetics, the knotted notch lapel on the top and the pleats on the bottoms provide fun elements of surprise. Not to mention, you can stay cool throughout all of the walking, sitting, and dancing, since both garments are made of 100% linen.

Oslo Knotted-Lapel Linen Suit Jacket (small)Vargas High-Rise Linen-Twill Suit Trousers (small)
French Connection Amato Tux Tailored Wedding Suit Jacket and French Connection Amato Bridal Tux Wedding Suit Trousers

French Connection Amato Tux Tailored Wedding Suit Jacket and French Connection Amato Bridal Tux Wedding Suit Trousers

A tie belt is the perfect way to show off a twist on the classic tux jacket. The long sash cinches your waist and the flowy trousers elongate your legs. An element that can’t be seen in the model shot is a wide paneled satin waistband, which also creates the illusion of a longer figure. While the long tux jacket might look a bit more relaxed, both pieces paired with heels, dainty jewelry, and a hair accessory could take this bridal suit to the next level. 

Amato Tux Tailored Wedding Suit Jacket (small)Amato Bridal Tux Wedding Suit Trousers (small)
Favorite Daughter Contrast Belted Blazer and Favorite Daughter High Waist Tapered Trousers

Favorite Daughter Contrast Belted Blazer and Favorite Daughter High Waist Tapered Trousers

You don’t have to go all white or ivory on your wedding day, especially not when you have this suit from Favorite Daughter. The simple, ivory blazer provides much needed contrast with the help of a thick, black waist tie. Meanwhile, the pants are all black with a flattering high waistline and tapered leg. 

Contrast Belted Blazer (small)High Waist Tapered Trousers (small)
Fendi Leather Trim Double-Breasted Tux Blazer and Fendi Pintuck Straight Leg Pants

Fendi Leather Trim Double Breasted Tux Blazer and Fendi Pintuck Straight Leg Pants

This Fendi suit might not seem like it belongs in a wedding, but it should certainly be up for consideration. The double-breasted tuxedo blazer dons a sleek leather trim along the lapels, pockets, and sleeves, providing interesting contrast and fabric choice. The blazer is striking enough on its own, making the plain, white straight leg pant the perfect complement. 

Leather Trim Double-Breasted Tux Blazer (small)Pintuck Straight Leg Pants (small)
DKNY Petite Belted Contrast-Trim Jacket and DKNY Petite Contrast-Trim Culotte

DKNY Belted Contrast Trim Blazer and DKNY Wide Leg Ankle Pants

This DKNY blazer also shows contrasting colors, but this time, in the trim of the jacket and on the waistband of the pants. If anything, these black details make the whole suit look even sharper and more striking. The short crop of the pants allows you to show off a strappy pair of heels or perhaps even loafers. 

Belted Contrast-Trim Blazer (small)Wide-Leg Ankle Pants (small)

Read the original article on Business Insider

The best yoga pants in 2021, according to a yoga instructor who’s tested dozens

  • As a yoga teacher and decades-long practitioner, I live in yoga pants.
  • I went on a proper search for the best yoga pants and the top choices on the market.
  • I’ve rounded up my favorites, including my top maternity leggings, below.

There are few clothing items as versatile as the yoga pant. They’re not only great for yoga class but also ideal for running errands-and sprints. This is why they’re a staple in so many of our wardrobes. All yoga pants aren’t created equal, though. And the difference between poorly and expertly-made leggings can determine whether your yoga practice is distracted and fidgety or calm and blissful.

As a yoga teacher and decades-long practitioner, I’ve seen the good, the bad, and the ugly of yoga pants with my fair share of ill fits and too-thin see-through fabric. These years of informal testing led me to know exactly what to look for when formally sampling the yoga-pant market. Specifically, the material’s comfort and cut are the two most important factors.

As a yogi watches their breath and tackles challenging physical postures, a nagging fold of fabric that needs to be adjusted (and readjusted) can take them right out of the peaceful moment that they were working so hard to achieve. That’s why the best yoga pants are the kind that you don’t notice you’re wearing.

The ideal material, on the other hand, can vary based on what you want your yoga pants for. For example, the ideal hot yoga pants won’t be made from the same fabric as those for a fall outdoor class. And maternity yoga pants’ material won’t compress as a performance pair might.

With these considerations in mind, we scrutinized some of the most popular and newest pants on the market. The details on our testing process are below.

How we tested

To assess how the cut and fabric felt and moved in different situations, I wore each for a diverse range of activities. I sported each pant for three yoga sessions and one non-yoga workout. Each pant was also my attire for one full day of varied activities, from running errands to watching Netflix. Each bottom was washed twice.

The best yoga pants in 2021:

The best yoga pant overall

Best yoga pants   Best Overall Yoga Pant   Everlane 4x3

Everlane’s Perform Legging is comfortable for all-day wear, yoga, and other workouts. Its high quality and relatively low price distinguishes it from comparable pants.

Pros: Comfortable, ethically made, affordable

Cons: Thin material, so these aren’t great for outdoor yoga (or wear) in cold weather.

When most people think of yoga pants, Everlane isn’t among the first brands that come to mind. But since discovering this legging, I have been recommending it widely.

As a nod to their focus on ethical production, the bag that housed the leggings announced that it “is made from recycled plastic,” and the tag on the pants invited me to visit their website to learn more about the “ethical manufacturing process.” I took them up on the offer and the site took me to a factory in Sri Lanka and told their story. Yoga is more than a physical practice. It’s also a philosophy and way of life, which has a strong focus on ahimsa, or non-harming. It felt good to know that the pants’ production was aligned.

But it wasn’t just the backstory that made me fall in love with these pants. They’re thin and sleek with few seams and made from recycled nylon and elastane. The light compression from the extra-high waist, reminded me to use my ab muscles, even in simple poses like tadasana (mountain pose). And, most importantly, when I put them on, they felt so good that they made me want to get on my mat and practice yoga. Not all pants can inspire a workout.

During my yoga practice, the leggings checked all the boxes. They were flexible, so easy to move in, and they were comfortable. They lived up to the hype of being made from a “premium performance fabric from a renowned Italian mill.” 

I also appreciated that these pants have no visible logo. My yoga practice is a time to step away from the material world, and the absence of a small symbol of consumer culture was a nice touch. They’re also well below the $100+ yoga pant price point at $58 per pair, leaving more cash to fit in the cute pocket in the waistband.

The best outdoor yoga pant

Best yoga pants   Best for Outdoor Yoga   Alo 4x3

The Alo High-Waist Lounge Legging is ideal for outdoor yoga classes in cooler climates, or for indoor low-intensity yoga classes and workouts. 

Pros: Warm, soft

Cons: Not great for indoor high-intensity yoga or exercise

As the pandemic has shuttered studios, many teachers have moved classes to parks and parking lots with socially distanced mats. This has been great for those of us who need to practice with others so can’t just Zoom a class. But what do we wear? Thin yoga pants are great for feeling free and agile during practice, but they’re not great for winter walks or outdoor classes in cooler weather. 

Of all of the pants that I tested, the Alo High-Waist Lounge Legging was the only one that had a level of thickness to provide strong protection from the wind chill of cold days. They’re still flexible, though, with Alo’s signature four-way stretch. 

When I wore these outside, they were perfect, and for lounging indoors or doing light movement, like restorative yoga or stretching, they were also great. But when I wore them indoors for more intense workouts, they were too hot for my comfort. 

Overall, these pants with Alo’s “velvety” Alosoft fabric are a dream. As the name would suggest, they feel incredibly soft against your skin, and the ribbing at the waist and ankles make them even cozier and more flattering. 

The best non-legging yoga pant

Best yoga pants   Best Non Legging Yoga Pant   Sweaty Betty 4x3

The Sweaty Betty Gary Yoga Pants are a great alternative to leggings on days when you don’t want to feel constricted.

Pros: Comfortable, great for modesty

Cons: The thin material is not great for outdoor classes or colder climates

While you may be questioning your decision to ever wear skin tight jeans after months of quarantine, the question about why we wear tight pants is especially relevant in yoga. When I went to India to study with my yoga school, they warned us Americans that our idea of “yoga pants” wouldn’t be acceptable attire there. Looser pants were the norm. 

But the problem with baggy yoga pants can sometimes be that the fabric flies all around and makes movements clunkier. And in inversions, loose trousers may even succumb to gravity and fall down from your ankles to your hips. 

I love Sweaty Betty’s Gary Yoga Pant because they’ve thought of all of that. These pants are loose, comfortable, and lightweight, but they also work well for practice. They’re tapered at the ankles, so they didn’t fall when I was upside down. Plus, the polyester/elastane blend fabric was roomy and stretchy enough that I could move into deep poses carefree. As Sweaty Betty advertises, they’re “100% squat proof.”

When in-person yoga becomes the norm again, I’ll probably mostly wear traditional leggings, but on days when I want to feel less constricted, these would be my go-to pants.

The best pant for hot yoga

Best yoga pants    Best for Hot Yoga   adidas x Karlie Kloss 4x3

The adidas x Karlie Kloss Primeblue High-Waist Long Tights‘ thin and airy design make them perfect for sweaty sessions. 

Pros: Light weight, affordable price, sustainably crafted

Cons: Prominent branding, too thin and airy for cold weather, can’t be tumble dried

Even with most hot yoga studios temporarily closed, many aficionados find ways to get in a heated practice at home by blasting space heaters and shoving blankets underneath doors. For these steamy classes, the right yoga pants can make a big difference. When drenched, certain fabrics’ compression and thickness leads to too much weight and cling to be comfortable. The adidas x Karlie Kloss Primeblue High-Waist Long Tights are a great thin option that avoids those pitfalls.

The pants are great for any workout, but especially good for sweaty activities like runs and heated classes. They’re made from primeblue, a material partially made of upcycled plastic, which would have otherwise ended up in oceans. They also have elastane.

These pants were comfortable for cardio workouts and unheated yoga as well. But they were less ideal for outside wear, at least in the fall and winter. Each leg has six small holes about half way down, and there’s a thinner, ribbed fabric interspersed with the main material. These touches made the leggings ideal when my heart was pumping but less so for running errands on a windy day.

Also, the branding made these pants feel less able to switch from a workout to a dressier engagement. The branding, a small “Aeroready” on the back waist, and 10 inches of “Karlie Kloss” and the Adidas logo down the hip make it clear that these are exercise leggings.

The best high-waisted yoga pant

Best yoga pants   Best High Waisted Legging 4x3

If you love high-waisted yoga pants, the Alo High-Waist Airlift Legging is a great pick for comfort and style. 

Pros: Versatile, comfortable

Cons: Have to be hand washed separately

When I first tried on the Alo High-Waist Airlift Legging, I felt like I was getting dressed up. The double-knit Airlift fabric’s silky sheen and high waist made them feel more sophisticated than the yoga pants I had been wearing every other day. 

High waists vary. Some land below my belly button while others nearly reach the bottom of my sports bra. I appreciated that these pants were of the higher variety. Having a higher waist supports my yoga practice because the touch of pressure on my stomach nudges me to engage my core. I’m not sure if it was that engagement, the micro-performance fabric, or both, but the pants did smooth my mid-section. And with the higher high waist, I didn’t have to worry about the pants rolling down during forward-folding poses like uttanasana or paschimottanasana. 

Another advantage of these pants is that they’re thin, but not too thin. The light fabric and its four-way stretch is great for postures that call for deep stretches, like split pose, but they’re not so light that they expose what’s under them — in other words, no visible underwear lines. The front smoothing panel is great for that protection or, as Alo says, “commando comfort.” 

The best maternity yoga pant

The Best Maternity Yoga Pant - Beyond Yoga

If you’re a yogi with a bump, these pants will give you a fit that rivals those of your pre-pregnancy pants. 

Pros: Soft, comfortable and great fit

Cons: Limited duration of usability; the extra high waist is great for a bump, but with this extra fabric, they may not be ideal far beyond pregnancy

Maintaining my yoga practice during pregnancy was crucial, not only because I’ve been practicing daily for years and wanted to keep up my strength and flexibility, but also because a prenatal practice has been shown to reduce labor pain and length. As my bump grew, however, my yoga classes—and pants—had to change. Traditional vinyasa flows became too intense, and the waists of my favorite leggings kept getting lower and tighter. It was time for prenatal classes and new yoga wear. 

Of the maternity pants that I tried, the Beyond Yoga Spacedye Love The Bump Midi Maternity Legging stood out as the best. Most yoga apparel companies don’t make maternity pants, but Beyond Yoga is one of the exceptions. Their expertise in the space showed. 

These leggings are buttery soft and fit exactly like my favorite pre-pregnancy pants. The one exception, however, is the super high waist. This top portion can be worn up, reaching just below your bra, or folded down for a more traditional yoga pant look. Personally, I preferred wearing the waist up, so that during practice, the pants would stay in place perfectly.

As I sat in squats and reached my limbs into bird-dogs, the leggings’ Spacedye fabric, which delivers on its promise of an “ultra soft feel,” stretched with me like a second skin. And as my belly has expanded over the past few weeks since I first wore them, the fit has remained just as good. I’m excited to have these pants see me through the rest of my third trimester and beyond.

What else we considered:

Best yoga pants 4x3
  • Lululemon Groove Pant Flare Super HR ($98, sizes 0-14): As expected from Lululemon, these pant’s Nulu™ fabric is light and soft. They’re great for all day wear, and the high waist adds to their comfort. They weren’t a top choice, though, because their flare cut makes them less ideal for a fast-paced yoga practice. In inversions and seated forward folds, the excess fabric was a bit distracting.
  • Outdoor Voices Springs 7/8 Legging ($78, sizes XXS to XXXL): These were the only yoga pants that I got compliments on. Outdoor Voices’ signature color block design helps these leggings to stand out from competitors and is a creative way to have their pants be immediately recognizable as Outdoor Voices without needing a logo. I was comfortable in these leggings working out, running errands, and practicing yoga, and I also loved how they looked. But they didn’t make the top list, because I found the textured polyester and spandex fabric less comfortable than that of the other pants.
  • Beyond Yoga Heather Rib Jogger ($110, sizes XS to XL): These are another great option for a non-legging yoga pant. They’re very comfortable, and when I put them on I didn’t want to take them off for days. That said, they didn’t make the top choices, because they’re more fitted than I would like when I’m looking for a non-legging pant. A large part of the appeal of the non-legging pant to me is to not have a form-fitting shape, and these felt a little too close to leggings for me.
  • Seraphine Maternity Activewear & Yoga Power Leggings ($59, sizes XS to XL): At nearly half the cost of the other maternity leggings we tested, these are a great option if you want to invest less in pants that you’ll only be wearing for a couple of trimesters. Though I didn’t find the fit as ideal as that of the top maternity pic, these were comfortable and held up across activities. The pant legs are made of a sweat-wicking material, which made it feel like there’s some distance between me and the fabric. (This was nice at a time when I’m already feeling constricted enough!) And, the belly band is made of soft jersey material, which was comfortable to wear over my bump all day long.
  • HATCH Before, During, and After Legging ($98, sizes XS to XL): I loved these leggings. Made of 92% modal and 8% spandex, the fabric is super soft. Though they feel as cozy as pajamas, they don’t look like them, and can be easily dressed up with a nice top and non-athletic shoes. These aren’t explicitly yoga pants, but they worked well in maternity-style yoga classes, which exclude sweaty, vigorous sequences. What these pants lacked in yoga-pant-perfection, they made up for in their versatility.
Read the original article on Business Insider

The 7 best women’s bathrobes we tested in 2021

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky

  • The perfect robe should fit well, feel comfortable, and last for years.
  • The Parachute Classic Bathrobe has a secure, adjustable fit and it’s soft, fluffy, and absorbent.
  • We also tested robes for lounging and relaxing, like waffle weave, silk, flannel, and linen options.
  • See also: The best bath towels

Having a robe to slip on after a shower or cinch over your pajamas on a lazy weekend morning isn’t exactly a necessity, but it certainly makes daily life a little more enjoyable.

“It’s important to invest in a nice robe because it’s important to invest in yourself,” said Rosy Nuboer, the Romance Planning Manager at the Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort Spa and Casino. “It is an excellent opportunity to remind yourself to relax and have a self-care day.”

Of course, there are still specific features to consider as you shop for the best robe, including style, fabric, breathability, and durability.

A kimono-style design is the standard. “Kimono robes offer a classic tailored fit, with wrist-length sleeves, and have a streamlined flat collar,” Nuboer said. In other words, you can personalize a kimono-style robe’s measurements via its waist tie, but you’ll still have enough freedom of movement for tasks like putting on makeup, brewing coffee, or picking up the morning paper.

When it comes to material, plush cotton terry allows you to skip toweling off post-shower, while less absorbent fabrics like waffle weave or silk require a pat-down first. The material also affects the warmth and breathability of a robe, as well as how it holds up over time.

To determine the best robes, we washed all of our contenders three times to evaluate durability and wore each robe while making coffee, washing dishes, reading on a couch, and working at a desk to determine overall feel and comfort. We also noted additional features like pockets and hanging loops. More on our methodology here.

A note on fit

Many of the picks on our list are designed to be unisex, but our picks from Kim + Ono and Natori follow traditional women’s sizing patterns. We believe that all bathrobes can be worn regardless of gender, but keep an eye on sizing charts when shopping to ensure you select the right size for you. You may find that bathrobes designed with traditional women’s sizing have shorter sleeves or hit higher on the leg.

Here are the best women’s bathrobes in 2021

Our testing methodology

pov shot of hand holding a kindle device while wearing a waffle robe testing for the best womens bathrobes 2021

Here’s how we tested the bathrobes over a period of six months. Knowing that this is a fairly short amount of time, we’ll continue to follow these steps in the upcoming months and note any changes. 

  1. Washed each robe three times and evaluated it for shrinkage, loose threads, color loss, and roughness. 
  2. Wore each robe and noted overall feel and comfort, breathability, length, fit of sleeves, waist ties, and any additional features like pockets or hanging loops.
  3. Wore each robe while standing, sitting, and performing regular tasks like making breakfast and working at a desk to evaluate comfort, fit, and freedom of movement. 

For sizing and fit reference, I am 5’6″ and a women’s size 8. If the robe was not one-size-fits-all, I chose a medium or medium/large. 

The best robe overall

woman standing on balcony wearing the parachute classic robe the best womens bathrobe in 2021

The Parachute Classic Turkish Cotton Robe is the quintessential cotton bathrobe, featuring a soft, fluffy, and absorbent construction that doesn’t weigh you down. We’re fans of its secure waist tie, deep pockets, and well-fitting sleeves. 

Pros: Not too heavy or light, can be worn right out of the shower, comes in multiple sizes, great fit

Cons: Sleeves are too slim to wear thick clothing underneath, shawl collar may be too thick for some people, may not be suitable for hot climates

The plush, white bathrobe is a perennial favorite for a reason. A clean and fresh style is exactly what you want to shrug on after you’ve showered away the day’s dirt and grime. Plus, who doesn’t want to feel like they’re living in a luxury hotel suite? Parachute’s iteration comes in more colors than white, but the effect still remains if you choose pink, light blue, gray: you’ll instantly feel comfortable and look put-together. 

The Parachute bathrobe is not only the softest of all the 100% cotton robes we tried, but it’s also slightly fluffy and absorbent like a towel. It’s made from long-staple Turkish cotton, which is exceptionally durable, and it has a 400 GSM (grams per square meter, a measure of fabric weight). That’s a middle-of-the-road weight — not the most lightweight and cool, but not heavy and stifling, either. And if you’re not in the mood to towel off, you can put this robe on directly after a shower and it’ll do the same job.

In a size medium, the robe falls slightly below my knees (I’m 5’6″) and the sleeves hit my wrists. The sleeves aren’t wide and they fit closely to my arms, so the overall effect isn’t sloppy or loose. The downside is that you might not be able to wear, say, a sweater underneath. The robe fits best over bare skin or light PJs. 

To make you feel extra snug and cozy, there’s a thick, fluffy shawl collar and substantial, secure waist tie. The front pockets are deep and spacious. 

Since the robe isn’t especially heavy, you’ll be able to wrap up and get ready at your bathroom sink or do small tasks without any trouble. If you stain your robe with food or makeup, it should wash off easily in the washing machine. If you live in a hot or humid climate, I wouldn’t recommend this robe because it still has some weight to it, which will feel doubly apparent on a muggy day. On an uncharacteristically warm fall day in New Jersey, I wore the robe outside on my balcony and I didn’t feel like I could wear it for hours on end. 

The best waffle robe

selfie of the coyuchi organic waffle robe the best womens waffle bathrobe in 2021

The spongy waffle weave of the Coyuchi Organic Waffle Robe feels soft and light against your skin. Sustainably produced with organic cotton, it’s an excellent choice for those who like to shop with their values. 

Pros: Lightweight, comfortable texture, made with organic cotton 

Cons: Shrinks after the first wash, pockets easily weighed down by heavy objects, wide sleeves may be impractical 

If the first thing you do after checking into a hotel is hit the spa, then this waffle robe will transport you there. First, however, you’ll want the right fit. We recommend sizing up because this robe shrinks noticeably after the first wash. If you’re normally a size small, go for the Coyuchi small/medium. A medium should choose the Coyuchi medium/large, and so on. On me, the medium/large size hits a little below the knees. 

The robe is made from 100% organic Turkish cotton that’s GOTS- and Made Safe-certified. A GOTS designation means that the fabric contains at least 95% certified organic fibers and meets environmental and social standards at every stage of processing and manufacturing, while Made Safe signifies that it’s free from harmful chemicals. 

Together, the soft organic cotton and textured weave provide airy, cool, and non-slippery coverage. Your waist tie won’t come undone and there are large front pockets to hold small, light items like lip balm. Unfortunately, they’re not thick enough to carry smartphones without being dragged down by the weight. The sleeves are wide and can get in the way of tasks, but you can cuff them.

The robe is absorbent, though not as much as our cotton terry top pick, above. For those who run hot but still want to dry off, it’s a light, attractive, and comfortable alternative to a fluffy cotton robe. 

The best flannel robe

front and back views of the llbean plaid flannel robe the best womens flannel bathrobe in 2021

The L.L.Bean Scotch Plaid Flannel Robe is surprisingly lightweight, considering its notable softness and warmth. It provides neck-to-calf coverage and is so comfortable you’ll want to wear it past the holidays. 

Pros: Cozy feel, enveloping warmth, not too bulky, comes in many sizes

Cons: Picks up lint and pet hair easily 

As dark winter mornings drag on and it becomes increasingly difficult to get out of your flannel sheets, it might be time to consider a flannel robe. It’s more than a Christmas morning standby; as long as you value warmth, softness, and coziness, a flannel robe, paired with your favorite hot drink, is appropriate. 

L.L.Bean’s is an internet favorite thanks to its classic plaid prints, long-lasting cotton flannel fabric, and a relaxed fit that lets you wrap yourself up into a cozy bundle. Insider Reviews deputy editor Malarie Gokey has owned the robe for more than a year and loves it. As someone who runs cold, she appreciates not only the warmth but the fact that the fabric isn’t stiflingly thick (a common problem with winter robes). 

The calf-length robe feels more like a long flannel shirt and it’s easy to move around in. It’s also worth noting that L.L.Bean offers a wider spectrum of sizes than the other brands in this guide, from regular and petite (both available in XS-XL) to plus (1X-3X).

It has long, wrist-length sleeves that you might need to cuff back for activities, and both interior and exterior ties to hold the robe together. The front pockets are deep and sturdy. 

Like most flannel garments, the robe, unfortunately, is a magnet for stray bits of fuzz and pet hair, so cuddle with your dog at your own risk. Lint aside, however, L.L. Bean’s robe is a comfortable, well-fitting option that will get you through many brisk winter mornings.

The best linen robe

rough linen st barts robe hanging on a shower door the best linen womens bathrobe 2021

The Rough Linen St. Barts Robe is perfect for those who want a breathable warm weather robe with a casual, lived-in appeal. 

Pros: Breathable, “dry” feeling, durable, midweight 

Cons: Not as soft as other fabrics, shows wrinkles easily

Anything made from linen — be it sheets, pants, or a dress — instantly conjures the spirit of a warm summer night. In this linen robe, it’s easy to feel like you’re enjoying an island vacation, thanks to its simple style and comfortable, breathable construction.

Keep in mind that linen isn’t as soft as cotton. It’s more textured and has a “dry” consistency that doesn’t cling to your skin. Rough Linen’s robe feels crisp and cool and is tightly woven to withstand daily wear and frequent washes. It has a substantial, mid-weight feel that’s ideal for warmer climates. 

The robe has relaxed, dropped shoulders, so you don’t feel restricted, as well as a waist tie that stays securely fastened and large, deep pockets. This was my favorite robe to wear while working and doing household tasks because it felt like the perfect middle ground — it wasn’t so luxurious that it enticed me to lay down in bed, but it wasn’t exactly something I’d wear in the outside world, either. 

On me, a size medium fell to mid-shin and the sleeves hit my wrists. The sleeves weren’t too wide and didn’t get in my way, though the brand suggests you can always cuff them if they’re bothering you. Unlike robes made from more slippery fabrics like silk, this one’s sleeves stayed put when folded back. 

Linen naturally wrinkles, and it’s especially apparent with lighter colors. If you’re not a fan of the rumpled look but still like the feel of linen, the robe is available in three darker shades (gray, navy, and black) that partially camouflage the wrinkles. It’s also best to take the robe out of the dryer while it’s still a little damp, so you can smooth out unwanted wrinkles by hand.

The best silk robe

kim + ono silk kiku kimono robe laid out on a bed the best silk womens bathrobe 2021

The Kim + Ono Silk Kiku Kimono Robe is a beautiful and comfortable handcrafted garment you’ll treasure, although it does require some special care. 

Pros: Handcrafted, one-of-a-kind artwork, lightweight, glossy feel 

Cons: Dry clean only, wrinkles easily, one-size-fits-all style

Kim + Ono, a 30-year-old family-owned shop out of San Francisco’s Chinatown, pays beautiful and thoughtful tribute to silk kimonos, which originally come from Japanese and Chinese culture. 

Each 100% silk robe from the brand features original, hand-drawn, and hand-painted artwork that is then printed onto the robe, making each piece distinct and unique. The robe I tried was a soothing jade color adorned with large orange chrysanthemum flowers, and I thought it was almost too pretty to wear. The site offers a large variety of other beautiful designs to choose from, including cherry blossoms and cranes. 

After I stopped admiring the robe to actually put it on, it felt very cool, glossy, and slippery. In addition to an exterior waist tie, there’s a thin interior waist tie to help keep everything secure. The robe only comes in one size, and on me, it fell all the way to my ankles. If you’re petite, I’d recommend buying one of Kim + Ono’s short robes instead. 

Though the robe was long, it did have side slits for ease of movement. The sleeves are short (hitting my mid-forearm), very wide, and airy. These open design features made the soft and smooth silk feel even better as I stood by a window or open door, where the breeze could move freely throughout the robe. 

The downside of owning a silk robe is that it’s more difficult to take care of than your standard cotton terry option. All of Kim + Ono’s designs are dry clean only, and the silk creases and wrinkles easily; you’ll need to steam or iron your robe on the warm setting to maintain its sleek, pristine appearance. On the plus side, if you’re wearing a silk robe you’re probably not doing anything active enough to cause too many wrinkles. I use my Kim + Ono robe purely for lounging and relaxing — and it doesn’t even have pockets, so I feel even more inspired to leave my phone behind and unplug completely. 

The best lightweight robe

mirror selfie of red natori shangrila robe the best lightweight womens bathrobe 2021

If you’re looking for a robe with a closer fit, the modal-jersey blend Natori Shangri-La Robe is light, clingy, and stretchy with a flattering drape. 

Pros: Lightweight, very soft, close fit

Cons: Draped and closely fitting fabric isn’t for everyone, belongings may fall out of side pockets 

Although several of the robes on this list — waffle, linen, and silk — happen to be lightweight, Natori’s robe is hands-down the softest and most comfortable lightweight option we tried. If you don’t like the other specialty fabrics mentioned above, chances are modal jersey will win you over; the slightly stretchy material is commonly used to make underwear and loungewear.

Natori’s modal jersey is buttery soft, a little stretchy, and drapes close to the body. But it doesn’t cling in an annoying way or make you sweat. The collar is barely noticeable since it’s not thick, but it provides comfortable coverage. 

This robe is long (about ankle-length on me), and there’s an interior waist tie to keep it together. The sleeves are flowy, but they only hit a little below my elbows, making it easy to do everyday tasks. Like L.L.Bean, Natori offers extended sizing, from XS-XXL and 1X-3X.

While the pockets are sizable, they’re located on the sides rather than the front, so bigger items like smartphones may fall out. If you stick to smaller belongings, you should be fine. 

The pockets were the only feature I disliked. Otherwise, it was the perfect robe to wear in southern California, where it’s warm and pleasant year-round. If you’re lucky enough to live in a similar climate or want to switch out your fluffy robe for something more streamlined next spring, this is the robe you’re looking for.

The best hotel robe

mirror selfie of four seasons spa robe the best hotel luxury womens bathrobe 2021

While the Four Seasons Spa Robe is a splurge, its buttery smooth microsuede exterior and incredibly plush lining make it worth the investment. This is a robe that instantly envelops you in warm, cozy comfort. 

Pros: Very warm, soft, two sets of waist tie loops for better fit, nice gift packaging 

Cons: Less flattering, prone to overheating, expensive

The Four Seasons Spa Robe stands out as the most luxurious robe of the bunch, and you can feel the difference right away. The outside is made from microsuede, which feels like real suede, while the inside is lined with ultra-soft and fine microfiber terry. Wrapping yourself in this robe will instantly warm you up on a cold day, so it’s especially suitable for fall and winter. 

This is the kind of robe you’ll want to lounge in — not only because of its opulent feel — but, practically speaking, you’ll overheat if you do anything else. I found that the Four Seasons Spa Robe was most comfortable when I was simply sitting or laying down. Wearing it while cooking or doing laundry made me start to sweat. That said, it’s the perfect robe when you want to embrace a lazy day or two and log a frighteningly low number of steps on your Fitbit. 

This robe isn’t as form-fitting as the other options above, due to its thickness and double fabric layers, but it does have a secure waist tie, along with two sets of tie loops for a customizable fit. The Standard/Large size fell to mid-shin and the cuffed sleeves hit my wrists.

Despite the high-end feel, there aren’t any special care instructions to worry about. You can just wash it in a cold cycle and tumble dry on low. 

The robe also feels like a pure treat because of its packaging. It comes in a Four Seasons box with a gift tie and it’s wrapped in tissue paper bound by a wax seal. Whether the recipient is a loved one or yourself, it’s a special and exciting gift to receive and open. 

What else we tested

frette bathrobe a womens bathrobe 2021 we tested but don't recommend

What else we recommend and why 

Brooklinen Atlantic Robe: The modal-jersey construction is similar to Natori’s, meaning it’s smooth, stretchy, and lightweight. It’s shorter and only comes in two colors, but is still a solid and slightly more affordable option for a lightweight robe. We also love that the waist tie is attached to the back of the robe, so it’s always even on both sides and never slips off. 

What we don’t recommend and why 

Ettitude Bamboo Lyocell Robe: We liked the cool, slippery feel of this waffle weave robe, but it was a bit dense, and also shrunk significantly after the first wash. We also thought the sleeves were too wide. 

Frette Shawl Collar Bathrobe: This soft and fluffy cotton bathrobe loved by luxury hotels was very comfortable, but you can get the same feel for half the price with Parachute’s robe. 

Four Seasons Bath Robe: Similarly, the Four Seasons robe was comfortable and absorbent, plus the gift packaging was beautiful. Unlike the hotel’s Spa Robe, it has a cotton terry construction throughout and other classic features like a shawl collar and double belt loops. Comparatively, it felt less sumptuous and it didn’t offer enough distinctive or special features to warrant its price.

What we’re testing next

striped linen matouk robes hanging on a branch a lightweight womens bathrobe 2021 we're testing next

Brookstone n-a-p Bathrobe: This plush robe looks very soft and promising, and the price ($50, $40 for Beyond+ members) makes it even more appealing. If it can hold up to frequent use and washes, then we’ll be impressed with its value. 

Riley Hooded Waffle Robe: Riley’s robe combines a bunch of features we like — waffle weave exterior, cotton terry interior, a hood, and stylish piping throughout. The question is whether it nails all of them. 

Matouk Mateo RobeThis sophisticated, striped robe looks like it’s made from linen, but it’s actually 100% cotton. It comes in a good range of colors and sizes. We wonder if there’s enough distinction in its comfort and feel to justify its $185 price tag. 

Check out our other bath guides

best bath towel What else we considered
Read the original article on Business Insider

REI’s annual Anniversary Sale is live with discounts up to 30% on camp gear and outdoor apparel

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more.

REI Adventure
  • Through May 31, REI’s annual Anniversary Sale gives shoppers up to 30% off on outdoor gear and apparel.
  • REI is also offering 20% off one full-price item and 20% off an REI Outlet item with code ANNIV21.
  • The best deals never last long, so interested shoppers should act quickly.

REI is a one-stop-shop for outdoor adventurers. If you need anything for hiking, yoga, climbing, camping, or cycling, REI likely has you covered.

Through May 31, the company is running its annual Anniversary Sale which has historically been its biggest event of the year – and the current sale looks to continue that trend. Buyers can score up to 30% off on outdoor equipment such as REI Co-op-branded apparel, hiking pants from Prana, Columbia Sportswear, and Mountain Hardwear, and 25% off on women’s apparel from brands like Cotopaxi and Athleta.

REI’s also offering 20% off on one full-price item and 20% off on one REI Outlet item with the code ANNIV21. This could be on gear like tents from Big Agnes, BioLite’s FirePit+ (an Insider Reviews favorite), hiking backpacks from Osprey, or water bottles for Hydro Flask.

It’s worth noting that buyers don’t have to be official REI members to take advantage of the savings. We do think that the perks of REI’s lifetime membership far outweigh its one-time $20 cost, but the 2021 Anniversary Sale is open to anyone and everyone through May 31.

Lifetime Membership (medium)

The best deals from REI’s Anniversary Sale:

FirePit+ (medium, Preferred: REI)Women’s PhD Ski Light Socks (medium)Blanket (medium)Switchback Sleeping Pad (medium)Aura AG 65 (medium)Standard-Mouth Water Bottle (medium)Liftop III Boots (medium)Outback 500 GTX Hiking Boots (medium)Breeze AT Mid GTX (medium)EcoMade Tech Hiking Socks (medium)Give-N-Go Sport Mesh Bralette (medium)

Read the original article on Business Insider

The 6 best places to shop for women’s active swimsuits in 2021

  • To surf, swim, play, or chase kids around the beach or pool, you need a swimsuit that’ll stay put.
  • Active swimsuits should hold everything in however you move, not ride up, and survive many washes.
  • These are six of our favorite brands for active bikinis, one-pieces, rash guards, and more.

There are two approaches to buying a swimsuit: worrying about tan lines and worrying about staying covered. If your main focus is looking good by the pool, check out our guide on the best women’s swimsuits. But if you’re swimming laps, surfing in the ocean, diving for volleyballs, or chasing kids around the beach, you need a bathing suit that will do more than just make you feel good – you need a top and bottom that will stay put and keep everything in.

Luckily, there are more brands than ever making cute, active swimsuits, whether you’re looking for a one-piece, a bikini, or a rashguard.

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky

Here are the best places to buy active swimsuits:

The best active swimsuit overall

Athleta Swim

Athleta’s swimwear is comfortable, stylish, and good for both curvey and athletic figures alike.

Size range: XXS-XL for swim suits, XXS-3X for sun shirts

Athleta is known for producing high-quality workout gear that is equal parts functional and stylish, so it’s no surprise its active swimsuits would hit that same sweet spot to look as good as they feel whether you’re swimming, playing beach volleyball, or turning cartwheels on the shore.

The swimsuits range from sexy to functional to high coverage in every design from bikinis to tankinis to one-piece suits to rash guards, so there’s truly something for everyone. While its designs are great for curves, unfortunately, its swimsuits only go up to an XL; however, Athleta is known for running large, so that should fit more like a traditional XXL (small consolation).

Much of the collection is made from sustainable materials like recycled nylon and many of the suits also have UPF sun protection, which protects the fabric and your skin from the sun’s rays.

Athleta’s swimwear is perfect for water sports including swimming, surfing, and paddle-boarding, thanks to the stretchy, breathable fabric that moves with you.

Athleta’s swimwear is priced on the mid-to-high end ($55-75 for a bikini top; $95-120 for a one-piece) but splurging on one well-fitting swimsuit is better than multiple ill-fitting cheaper options. 

What to buy:

Colorblock Crop Top (small)Sculpted Bikini Top (small)High Waist Jacquard Bikini Bottom (small)Colorblock One Piece (small)Cross Train One Piece (small)
The best eco-friendly active swimsuit

patagonia swim

Patagonia’s swimsuits are fair trade certified-sewn from recycled materials, they look great, and they stay in place whether you’re surfing or swimming.

Size range: XXS-XXL

Considering Patagonia is a leading brand for clothing designed to stand up to the elements and movement of the outdoors, it’s no surprise its line of women’s swimwear lives up to its reputation.

The swimsuits range from rash guards and long-sleeved one-pieces to bikinis, tankinis, and board shorts. In our opinion, the brand really excels on cute one-pieces that will stay put. In fact, when a few Insider Reviews editors tried Patagonia’s active swimsuits, they found them to be comfortable, supportive (including for DD cups), and reliable for playing in the surf.

We were all impressed by how comfortable the suits were and how well they stayed in place. Women’s swimsuits are often designed more for style than substance, so Patagonia’s collection stood out as a great choice for women who like to actually move around in the water in their swimsuits.

All the swimsuits are made of recycled nylon or polyester that has UPF sun protection and is non-slip. Patagonia also states that these suits are Fair Trade Certified-sewn, so you know you’re buying eco-friendly, ethical swimwear.

The biggest downsides are that sizing is limited (XS to XL) and the suits are pricey, around $120 to $180. — Malarie Gokey

What to buy:

Women’s Glassy Dawn One-Piece Swimsuit (small)Women’s Reversible Extended Break One-Piece Swimsuit (small)Long-Sleeved Swell Seeker One-Piece (small)Bayou Palmetto (small)Stretch Wavefarer Board Shorts (small)
The best luxe active swimsuits

sweaty betty swim

If you want a luxury feel to your sporty beach day, Sweaty Betty’s line of swimwear is very well-designed and flattering. 

Size range: XXS-XXL

Sweaty Betty is known for its high-end activewear and applies that same ethos to its swim line. The founder and creative director of SB surfs and paddleboards, and she brings this first-hand knowledge of needing to focus more on movement and less on staying covered into its designs.

The brand truly excels in its well-designed one-pieces which are made with swimming laps in mind. The one-pieces are always surprisingly cute and flattering for the category, with small details like a chest zipper or open back to elevate your basic one-piece without losing the swimming-efficient shape. They usually have chlorine-resistant fabric and are designed for performance with a high neck and supportive straps.

When it comes to its bikinis and rash guards, most pieces have 50+ UV protection as well as quick-drying properties to help avoid chafing. 

You’ll definitely pay for the silky, well-fortified fabric, but the higher quality also means the suit will last you many seasons.

What to buy:

Coral Surf Short Wetsuit (small)Medley Swimsuit (small)Harlyn Bikini Top (small)Carve Swimsuit (small)

 

The best budget swimsuits

speedo swim

Score a professional-grade one-piece for swimming laps or a bikini for secure surfing without dropping too much money from Speedo.

Size range: XS-XL, 4-42

There’s a reason Speedo has been a go-to source for professional swimmers for years. The brand makes high-quality, durable swimwear that offers both support and comfort.

Its classic one-pieces still hold strong with compression in all the right places and a design built for improved performance and faster recovery time. The quick-drying suits feature wide straps for added support and durability, while the smooth and soft fabric is chlorine-resistant.

Speedo also makes very cute and very functional bikinis, albeit only for the small-chested. In general, its suits run small, so the biggest downside is that these suits won’t fit the majority of American women (although Speedo does have a limited plus-size line).

However, if you are smaller and looking for functional, flattering swimsuits that won’t cost you too much, the majority of Speedo’s suits can be nabbed for $28-35 for bikinis, $50-88 for one-pieces, and $48-98 for rash guards. 

What to buy:

Solid super pro – prolt (small)Solid Tie Back Top (small)Zip Front Paddle Suit (small)Quantum Fusion Splice (small)
The best plus-size active swimsuits

swimsuits for all

Swimsuits for All crafts suits made to move with a wide range of body types — sizes 4 through 40.

Size range: 4-40

Swimsuits for All is one of our favorite swimsuit brands period, but we particularly love how well their bikinis, tankinis, one-pieces, and swim dresses stay put as your chasing after kids on the beach or popping up on a surfboard.

Swimsuits for All also has a ridiculously robust catalog of styles including collaborations with awesome body-positive advocates like Ashley Graham, and really cool offerings like chlorine-resistant lycra bike shorts and swim skirts, in case a traditional suit isn’t your jam.

Five of our editors who wear sizes 8 through 20 tried different styles from the brand and said all the styles fit shockingly well and no one reported any mid-swim malfunctions.

What to buy:

Ashley Graham CEO Lace Up One Piece (small)Halter Ruffle Swimdress (small)Gabrifresh Tie Front Bikini (small)
The best for high-movement activities

carve designs

Carve Designs was created by surfer girls and makes some of the most flattering cuts and cutest prints available for bikinis that will actually stay on.

Size range: XXS-XL with Tall options

Born out of a surf trip in Mexico, this women-owned business started out selling rash guards and boardshorts for women. As women’s style evolved in surfing to be more accepting of bikinis, the founders shifted their focus to also crafting two pieces that would actually stay put while paddling, popping, and carving — and in designs women would actually want to wear.

A decade-and-a-half later, its line features every kind of bikini cut, including more modest high-neck designs and swim skirts to fully cover your booty if that’s where you gravitate. But what we love about Carve is it also makes cheeky bottoms that make you feel empowered on the beach but won’t slip off when you go underwater. 

Also worth noting: The brand also recently launched a recycled swim line with suits made from plastic bottles collected out of the ocean.

The main downside, like many brands on this list, are that the suits don’t fit a huge range of body types or sizes. 

What to buy:

Madeline Sunsie Rashguard (small)Barbados Short (small)Melanie Bikini Top (small)Mustique Reversible Bottoms (small, Preferred: Backcountry)

Read the original article on Business Insider

70+ of the best spring sales happening now, including Overstock, Leesa, and Sonos

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more.

leesa mattress room
  • Dozens of stores are offering big discounts on outdoor goods, furniture, and spring cleaning essentials.
  • Many sales will last until June 20.

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky

Spring is here and several stores, big and small, are offering discounts in honor of the season. It’s a good chance to save on items for spring cleaning, furniture, outdoor products, grills, Father’s Day, and Memorial Day.

So whether you’re looking to refresh your wardrobe or need a gift, we’ve rounded up the best sales to help you out, below. Highlights include discounts from Overstock, Sonos, and Leesa. For this week only, you can also find a ton of exclusive discounts for our readers for Grill Week.

Best spring deals

Farmers Market Subscription (small)Play:1 (Refurbished) (medium)Elite 65t Earbuds (medium, Preferred: Best Buy)16 Swap Subscription (medium)Everywhere Balm (medium)
Insider Grill Week sales

crowd cow 4

Grill deals

Deals on grilling meat and grilling accessories

  • Casa M Spice: Use code INSIDERGRILL25 for 25% off all orders.
  • Chicago Steak CompanySave 17% with code INSIDER17.
  • Cooks VentureUse code INSIDER for 20% off your order.
  • Crowd CowSave $15 on your first order from Crowd Cow with code GRILLWEEK15.
  • Omaha SteaksGet four free top sirloins on orders $159+ when you shop through our link.
  • Pursuit FarmsUse code BUSINESS10 for 10% off your order.
  • Porter Road: Save $20 off a first order of $100 or more with code INSIDER20.
  • Rastelli’sSave $20 off your first purchase with code INSIDER.
  • Sizzlefish: Save 10% off your first purchase with code INSIDER.
  • SloFoodGroupSave 15% off sitewide with coupon code INSIDER.
  • Thrive MarketGet 25% OFF your first order and a free gift when you join Thrive Market (1 year and 1 month memberships available).

Home and kitchen sales

milk bar 4
  • Aerogarden: Get 20% off sitewide with promo code SUMMER20 through May 31.
  • Anthropologie: Get an extra 25% off sale items.
  • Artifact Uprising: Get 15% off orders of $150 or more with promo code CONFETTI through May 16. 
  • Barnes and Noble: Buy one get another book 50% off.
  • Bear Mattress: Get 25% off sitewide and a free gift set worth $250 with promo code MD25 at checkout.  
  • Casper: Save up to 30% with Casper’s Bundles.
  • The Container Store: Get up to 25% off closet organization.
  • Haven: Get 50% off foam mattresses and 30% off accessories.
  • Leesa Mattress: Get 20% off bundles and up to $500 off mattresses. 
  • Outdoor Fellow: Get 20% off all candles with promo code INSIDER20
  • Overstock: Get 70% off select items and free shipping during the Overstock Spring sale.
  • Target: Get up to 25% off furniture, lighting, bedding, and home decor.
  • UrbanStems: Get a free pack of Sugarfina Gummies ($14 value) with promo code BISENDLOVE
  • Wayfair: Save with new deals and promotions added daily.

Fashion and apparel sales

baublebar pisa bracelet and rings
  • Andrew Marc: Get an extra 30% off sitewide with promo code AMCYBER through May 17.
  • Anthropologie: Get an extra 25% off sale items.
  • Backcountry: Save up to 60% on sale items.
  • Banana Republic: Get up to 50%  off sitewide and an extra 10% off your purchase, no code needed.
  • Baublebar: Get 20% off two or more Pisa bracelets with promo code PISA20
  • Blue Nile: Get 20% off select milestone moment jewelry with promo code SHINE2021.
  • EyeBuyDirect: Buy one, get another one 15% off with promo code TWO4FUN.
  • Fossil: Get 30% sale styles and watches with promo code WARMUP through May 16.
  • Gap: Get 40% off select styles with promo code YOURS
  • GlassesUSA.com: Get 60% off select frames for eyeglasses and sunglasses with promo code DEAL60.
  • Happy Socks: Save on socks when you shop from the Happy Socks Outlet.
  • Indochino: Get $75 off luxury suits and tuxedos with promo code LUX75.
  • J.Crew: Get 25% off your order with promo code FLASH
  • L.L.Bean: Save and get free shipping with orders of $50 or more. 
  • Lands’ End: Get up to 40% off your order with promo code FAMILY
  • M.Gemi: Get 20% off Felize shoes with promo code FELIZE20 through April 30 or $100 off boots.
  • M.M. La Fleur: Get styles and accessories for under $100 during the Warehouse sale.
  • Original Penguin: Get an extra 30% off select sale styles.
  • Ralph Lauren: Get up to 40% off sale items.
  • REI: Save on sale, clearance, and outlet items.
  • Sheertex: Get free socks off your first order and 10% off your first purchase. 
  • Shopbop: Get up to 40% off during the Sale Preview.
  • Totes: Get 30% off sitewide with promo code RAIN30.
  • Yesglasses: Buy one pair of sunglasses, get another half off with promo code HALFOFF.

Makeup and skincare sales

colourpop sweet talk palette
  • Birchbox: Get a special keepsake box when you subscribe for 3 months and use promo code CLEARBOX2021 at checkout.
  • Colourpop: Save with new deals added daily.
  • Hello Bello: Get 20% off your order with promo code INSIDER20 through June 30. 
  • Kate Somerville: Get Kate’s Age Repair Minis with any $150 purchase when you use promo code MAYGWP at checkout.
  • Nars: Get 20% off sitewide with promo code FRIENDS through May 16.
  • Sephora: Save on sale items and get free shipping with promo code FREESHIP.
  • SkinStore: Get 20% off most brands with promo code NEWBIE for first-time customers. 
  • Ulta: Save with new offers and promotions added regularly.

Tech sales

Best Keyboard Logitech G413
  • Best Buy: Save with new deals added every day.
  • Sling: Get $25 off your first month of Sling TV. 
  • Sonos: Save on refurbished Sonos speakers.
  • Tile: Save on final sale Tile trackers from previous years.

Fitness and outdoor sales

UnderArmour new arrivals banner
  • Backcountry: Save up to 60% on sale items.
  • Puma: Get up to 40% off sale styles.
  • REI: Save on sale, clearance, and outlet items.
  • TRX: Save with new deals added every day. 

Sex toy sales

fun factory kit
  • Adam & Eve: Get up to 45% off one item.
  • Early to Bed: Get a free toy bag with a Fun Factory toy purchase. 
  • Ellaparadis: Get up to 85% off with promo code SPRING
  • Fun Factory: Save with a Fun Kit of sex toys or get 10% off when you subscribe to the Fun Factory newsletter.
  • LoveHoney: Get 20% off with student status verification. 
  • Verishop: Save on select vibrators in the Verishop sale section.
  • We-Vibe: Save on select vibrators and sets. 
  • Womanizer: Save on select Womanizer vibrators.
  • Zumio: Get 15% off any product for spring.

Frequently asked questions

When does spring start?

This year spring started on March 20 and will end on June 20. 

What should I buy during spring?

In the spirit of springing forward and spring cleaning, typically around this time of year, you can find the most sales for apparel, home goods, outdoor furniture, grills, outdoor gear, and cleaning supplies.

Additionally, shoppers should be on the hunt for discounted gifts to give for Easter, Mother’s Day, and Father’s Day during spring. 

Is this a better time to shop than Black Friday?

There isn’t much that can beat Black Friday pricing, and spring sales are no exception. Chances are you’ll find a better deal on things like mattresses, tech, and outdoor gear in November.

However, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are still months away, and there are still exceptional deals to be found.

Read the original article on Business Insider

66 unique gift ideas for Mom, from a custom photo book to a sunflower gardening kit

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more.

Gravity X Modernist Terrycloth Weighted Robe
  • If you’re looking for the perfect gift for mom, we rounded up many thoughtful and unique ideas.
  • 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” – I can safely say she’ll love anything from this gift guide.

As a professional product reviewer and as someone who’s gifted their mom many of these items, 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 something for her, below.

Here are 66 of the best gifts for Mom:

A tablet that does it all

Fire HD 10 Tablet

Fire HD 10 tablet, $149.99-$249.96, available on Amazon

The Fire Tablet will be Mom’s new best friend. Choose from four different colors and 32 GB or 64 GB storage. She can spend up to 12 hours reading, browsing the web, watching videos, and listening to music before needing to recharge. It’s the perfect handheld size for switching between her emails, video calls, and shopping lists, too.

Luxe slippers with a cozy cashmere blend

Margaux Slippers

Slippers, $138-$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. Margaux Fit Specialists are also available to chat about sizing questions.

Popular leggings with a no-slip fit

vuori daily legging

Daily Legging, $89, 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 voice-assisted remote for all her streaming needs

amazon fire tv stick 2020

Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote, $49.99, 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. 

A weighted bathrobe

Gravity x Modernist Terrycloth Weighted Robe

Gravity x Modernist Terrycloth Weighted Robe, $130, available at Gravity

Help your mom relax in comfort with the new terrycloth weighted robe from the Gravity x Modernist collection. It features a removable inner weight aimed to reduce stress with its deep pressure stimulation.

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.

A DIY knit sweater

Wool and the Gang Julia Sweater Kit

Julia Sweater Easy Knitting Kit, $84, available at Wool and the Gang

Gift the mom who loves crafting with an easy DIY knitting set. This kit includes a pair of knitting needles, a sweater pattern, and your pick from 29 yarn colors. She can create a hip-length sweater that’s lightweight enough for the summer or to layer under winter clothes.

A personalized watercolor pet print

Dog etsy

Custom Pet Portrait, starting at $39, available at Etsy

Does your mom have a pet she treats like her own child? Honor the family pet with this custom, hand-painted portrait. Send in a favorite photo and this Etsy store will transform it into beautiful, high-quality artwork. 

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

weighted mask

Nodpod Weighted Eye Mask, $34, 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 cardigan that’s a crossover of style and comfort

everlane

Everlane Texture Cotton Cardigan, $98, available at Everlane

You can never go wrong with a cardigan, especially one as comfy as this. If your mom is like mine, she has a go-to “restaurant” sweater or “movie theater” sweater. Gift her a new favorite with this minimalist ribbed design.

Read more about our favorite cardigans here.

Custom haircare products that cater to her hair goals

funciton

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.

Soft, crisp sheets and bedding

brooklinen sheets

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 I always recommend to friends, family, and readers who email me, 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

A fancy candle set

otherland

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 review of Otherland here.

Barack Obama’s bestselling book

Obama-promised-land

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. 

A cozy lounge kit

Gift guides Lively

The Cozy Lounge Kit, $95 (originally $123) [You save $32], available at LIVELY

If anyone deserves a relaxing day off, moms are often at the top of the list. This chic lounge set includes LIVELY’s All Day Lounge Set, “Hit Snooze” Sleep Mask, The Best Day Ever Socks, and The Cotton Duster to maximize coziness — and it comes in a gift box for easy wrapping.

A high-speed charger for her phone

Anker Fast Charger

Anker Nano 20W USB-C Charger, $16.99

The latest iPhones don’t come with a charging adaptor in the box, so if Mom is getting a new phone soon, she’ll definitely need one of these. It charges three times faster than the typical Apple charger and is physically the same size.

Alexa-enabled glasses

Echo Frames

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. 

A gift card for fun frames

Warby Parker

Gift Card, from $50, available at Warby Parker

If Mom is on the hunt for a new pair of glasses, Warby Parker is an excellent place to start. The brand’s versatility, size flexibility, and relatively reasonable prices will give Mom plenty of options to choose from, and she can try up to five pairs at home for free

Read our full review of Warby Parker’s at-home try-on service.

A luxurious bathrobe

classic bathrobe cotton stone 000_1440x.progressive

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 (pictured). 

Read our full review of Parachute’s Classic Bathrobe here.

A Disney Plus gift subscription

Originals Disney Plus 4x3

Disney Plus Gift Subscription, $79.99 for a year, available at Disney Plus

In addition to hundreds of classic Disney movies, old shows, and original programming, Disney Plus has tons of new content, including everyone’s favorite “The Mandalorian.” If Mom doesn’t already have Disney Plus, now’s the time to get it for her. Bonus points if you pair it with a Baby Yoda gift.

Here’s everything to know about Disney Plus and about its gift subscription.

A sunflower growing kit

Gifts for Mom Garden Kit

Backyard Safari Garden Grow Kit, $18.99, available at Amazon

Kickstart Mom’s gardening career or add a pop of color to her existing crops with this foolproof gardening kit. This kit includes six varieties of seeds, all within a recycled egg carton to sustainably start the growing process.

The Amazon Echo

amazon echo 2020

Amazon Echo, $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. 

A fresh flower bouquet

UrbanStems

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

UrbanStems bouquets, available at UrbanStems, $60 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 cute potted plant instead of flowers

the sill plant mom

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. 

The gift of comfortable loungewear

tommy john

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.

A personalized bracelet

Gifts for Mom coordinates bracelet

Custom Coordinates Bracelet, from $7.99, available at Etsy

The subtle engraving on this small, delicate bracelet will always remind Mom of somewhere special. You can choose from silver, gold, or rose gold to match her daily jewelry, while the coordinates will still allow this piece to stand out in her mind.

A chic convertible bag

senreve 1

Maestra Bag, $895, available at Senreve

She never has to worry about this bag going out of style — it’s three styles in one. The Maestra can switch between a shoulder bag, top-handle bag, and backpack, so she can wear it with all sorts of looks. While it’s a pricey purchase, the high-quality materials and design will last a lifetime in Mom’s wardrobe. 

A blanket that demonstrates your love

Gifts for Mom Etsy Blanket

Love Letter Blanket, from $135.15, available at Etsy

Handwritten letters are always heartwarming, and this blanket takes the sentiment to the next level. The custom text can be woven into the blanket in a pre-made font, or you can choose to emulate your own handwriting for an extra personal touch. 

Pearl hoop earrings

gifts for mom

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 I’m guessing a lot of moms will love this Canadian company’s delicate jewelry too.

A delicious treat from Milk Bar

Gifts for Mom Milk Bar

Check out all the goodies in Milk Bar’s Gift Shop from $24

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.

A wooden gift crate with 2 pounds of cheese inside

Murray's Cheese

Murray’s Cheese Greatest Hits Gift Box, $95, 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. My mouth is watering just writing this caption …  

A custom map poster

grafomap $49+

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 a full review here.

A really good mug she can take camping or into the office

Gifts for Mom Yeti

Yeti Rambler 14 oz. Mug, $29.99, available at REI

With a vacuum-insulated interior and secure top, this mug works for just about any occasion. Whether she wants to tote her hot oatmeal to the office or enjoy some chili while camping, this is what she’ll want to use. 

A skincare gift set for glowing skin every day

Fresh Mini Loves   Fresh Faves

Mini Fresh Faves Skincare Set, $35, available at Sephora

This facial gift set from Fresh is made up of a flight of travel-sized masks, so she can roll out of bed with dewy, glowing skin every day.

Check out even more great and affordable beauty gifts she’ll actually use.

A heated massager to melt the day away

Infospa

InvoSpa Shiatsu Back, Neck, and Shoulder Massager with Heat, $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.

A ‘book of the month’ membership

book of the month

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

amazon kindle paperwhite $130

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. The latest version is waterproof too! 

Read a full review here.

Comfortable, breathable slip-on shoes

Wool loungers

Allbirds Wool Loungers, $95, available at Allbirds

Cult-favorite footwear startup Allbirds is a great destination for gifts. Its Wool Loungers are ridiculously soft, breathable, and supportive — and even machine washable! We tried them and loved them, so we can safely say your mom will too. They currently come in six colors and are suitable for indoor and outdoor wear. 

A weighted blanket to help her sleep better

Bearaby Weighted Blanket

Bearaby 15-pound Cotton Napper, $169, 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.

An indoor herb garden that requires zero effort

SG3 beige wild strawberry plant_preview

Click & Grow Smart Garden 3 Indoor Gardening Kit, $99.95, 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 how truly effortless the process was.

Super comfortable, high-waist leggings

Mother's Day Gifts: Spanx Active leggings

Spanx Booty Boost Active Leggings, $98, available at Spanx

Whether or not she wears yoga pants to work out or to run errands, she’ll feel comfortable and stylish in this pair from Spanx. They’re breathable, supportive but not suffocating, and surprisingly comfortable, offering more stretch than similar compressive leggings I’ve tried that make them much easier to get into and out of. I’m not sure what witchcraft went into the design, but they also manage to create a smooth-all-over look that I love. 

Read more about Spanx’s Active Leggings here and every Spanx product we’ve ever tried here.

A bottle of lavender bubble bath

under $40 l'occitane bubble bath

L’Occitane Relaxing & Foaming Lavender Bubble Bath, $39, available at Amazon

This lavender-scented bubble bath from L’Occitane is one of the best ways to relax after a long day of work. 

A marble watch

gifts for mom

MVMT Laurel Marble Watch, $96, available at MVMT

She’ll love this unique, marble-face watch featuring gold detailing and a caramel leather band. 

A Le Creuset Dutch oven

le creuset signature cast iron round dutch oven o

Le Creuset 5 1/2-Qt. Signature Round Dutch Oven, $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. 

A cookbook for ‘Girl Meets Farm’ fans

Gifs for Mom Molly on the Range

“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 (make the Asian Scotch Eggs!), 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

Totally Bamboo

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.

A Daily Harvest gift box

Gifts for mom Daily Harvest

Daily Harvest 9-Cup Gift Box, $75, available at Daily Harvest

If she’s always trying to find new ways to prioritize her health, help her out with some Daily Harvest cups. You can prepay for nine cups, which she can redeem and pick out herself. She can choose from smoothies, oat bowls, soups, and other bowls of healthy food that are super easy to take on the go. 

A sous vide for making tender, perfectly cooked meat

61hAy5CbuQL._SL1000_

Anova Nano Sous Vide Bluetooth Precision Cooker, $129, 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. I got my mother-in-law one for Christmas a couple of years ago, and she still sends me pictures of how amazing her food comes out almost every time she uses it.

A roomy work bag with tons of pockets

gifts for mom

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. 

Read why we’ve dubbed Dagne Dover as the best work bag for women here.

A Rent The Runway Unlimited membership

rtr $99

Rent The Runway Gift Card, from $69, available at Rent The Runway

Perfect for the woman who “never has anything to wear,” Rent The Runway lets her rotate her wardrobe with the latest styles from more than 450 fashion brands, like Diane von Furstenberg, Tory, Burch, and Tibi. She’s able to rent up to 16 items at a time — and Rent The Runway takes care of all her dry cleaning, shipping, and insurance costs. We tried the membership and loved it

An Italian leather wallet that can be monogrammed with her initials

gifts for mom

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 on the go. 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

under $40 catbird jewelry holder

Catbird Swan Ring Holder, $32, available at Catbird

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

A foam pillow from a popular mattress startup

leesa $75

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. It’s so good it’s listed in our buying guide to the best pillows.

A room diffuser

gifts for mom

Jo Malone English Pear & Freesia Scent Surround Room Diffuser, $98, 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

1

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 up to nine characters — in cute, loopy cursive. 

A gift subscription to a popular coffee club

1

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. 

A pair of sunglasses that will stay on

Gifts for Mom Maho

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 meant to keep them snug through more intensive activity. 

A crossbody bag with a hand-painted monogram

gifts for mom

Leatherology Meadow Mini Camera Bag, from $110, available at Leatherology (+ $40 for hand-painted monogram)

This leather crossbody bag comes in tons of colors and is great for travel and daytime outings — for an extra $40, you can customize it with hand-painted monogram. 

A retro-inspired electric kettle

gifts for mom

SMEG 50’s Retro Style 7-Cup Electric Kettle, $159.95, 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.

A box set of loose-leaf teas

Gifts for Mom T2

T2 Tea Five Greatest Greens Assorted Tea Sampler Gift Box, $15, available at Amazon

Let her sit back and relax with this set of fragrant green teas, including China Jasmine, Sencha Peach, and Japanese Sencha. If green tea isn’t her thing, T2 also has gift boxes for black, herbal, and fruity teas. Choose the “Subscribe & Save” option and she’ll always have a stocked tea supply. 

A heart snapshot

Heart Snapshot Mix® Photo Art

Minted Filter Heart Snapshot Mix Photo Art, from $29, available at Minted

Collect some of her favorite pictures and turn them into unique photo art for as little as $29.

A DNA test kit

1 23andme $200

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.

A FabFitFun box

1

FabFitFun E-Gift Card, $49.99 -$179.99, available at FabFitFun

Sign her up for FabFitFun, a quarterly beauty subscription box that sends its members full-size products instead of those tiny samples.

An alarm clock that uses light to wake her up gently

Philips wake-up light alarm clock sunrise

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. This clock is one of the top picks in our buying guide, so you can be sure she’ll love it.

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.

Read the original article on Business Insider