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    37 Last-Minute Mother's Day Gifts That Are Actually Super Practical

    Hooray for gifts that will actually be put to use.

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    1. A Numi tea bag assortment neatly packaged into a wheel separated by mood, with eight flavors ranging from breakfast blend (ideal for when focus is crucial) and chamomile lemon (the perfect sleepy time beverage for lulling them to sleep).

    2. A Farmacy skincare set dubbed the ~Farmers Market~ which is enough reason to add to cart alone. This contains miniature versions of the brand's cult-favorite (and otherwise pricey) items: a sunflower and ginger root cleansing balm, a honey hydration mask, an oil-free gel moisturizer, and a cherry vitamin C serum.

    the skincare set

    3. Organic dryer balls made from 100% wool, because why not further enhance the bliss that is fresh laundry? These adorable hypoallergenic penguins will leave their laundry wrinkle- and static-free, plus they'll leave all clothes and linens feeling softer and fluffier than ever.

    4. A stackable mug set and holder serving major Pinterest vibes. Not only will the aesthetics run deep with every morning sip of java, but this is also *fab* for anyone with limited cabinet space.

    the white stackable cups

    5. A smartphone lens kit that provides professional camera quality without the professional camera quality price. For less than $20, they'll be snapping photos worthy of a full page in National Geographic (or at the very least, the Instagram account they just created).

    6. A premium steel W&P cheese knife that I forbid you to gift unless you present the package with this line: "Who cut the cheese?" This easily slices through Manchego and guarantees the gift of a perfect at-home charcuterie board. Perfect slices of dairy are my love language.

    the cheese knife

    7. A stand mixer for a quality dupe to the *ahem* more expensive brand name version. This bebe comes in pastel hues, is compact, and guarantees you'll be munching on all the important food groups (cake, bread, some mashed potatoes, and more cake).

    8. A solar charger for the outdoorsy mama who has the audacity to invite you on sunrise hikes and fully expects you to wake up before 6 a.m. ...willingly. This USB battery bank is compatible with most smartphones *plus* is waterproof and uber durable, which means 50,000-mile hikes won't be compromised by a drained cell.

    solar power bank with droplets of water on it and carabeener attached

    9. A stainless-steel bartender kit so they can accomplish their goal of mastering a complicated cocktail, because this contains everything they'll need on their journey to becoming a professional mixologist. And an extra perk: It comes with a bamboo stand that lets each tool sit atop their bar cart in style.

    10. A five-tier vertical planter if their pride and joy ~stems~ from the buckets of homemade pesto they make using only their garden's fresh basil. This doesn't take up a ton of real estate *plus* allows them to grow everything from strawberry plants to lavender.

    reviewer photo of the white planter

    11. A Hello Fresh subscription gift card if their quarantine year is best described as "took a sudden interest in cooking". This easy peasy delivery service is ::chef's kiss:: for any cook (from novice to expert) that wants fresh ingredients and structure when it comes to mapping out their meals for the week.

    12. A Vitruvi stone diffuser perfect for adding essential oil-inspired zen to their living room. Between the four- and eight-hour timer settings and gorgeous porcelain design, this functional piece of decor is truly worth the splurge — and definitely a gift you'll be tempted to keep for yourself.

    the white diffuser

    13. A set of colorful cable protectors because all of their cords are so. damn. frayed. and on the verge of breaking completely. And who will they turn to when their phone charger breaks? You! So prevent the impending disaster that is sharing an iPhone cable by gifting 'em this.

    14. Reusable K Cups about to save them so much cold hard cash. Not only are these practical puppies *so* much better at reducing waste, but they're also compatible with all Keurig machines and guarantee good joe every time.

    reviewer holding up the purple reusable filter

    15. A multipurpose glass kitchen board that adds a ton of style, but does *not* take up a lot of space. This functions as a trivet for hot pots and plates, makes for the ideal cutting board, and is the perfect way to display fruits, meats, and cheeses. Talk about a gouda gift, eh?

    16. Gold Eye Treatments masks packed with collagen to make evidence of last night's The Crown binge all but go poof. This brightens bags and softens fine lines, which means they'll look completely awake before they've even had that first gulp of caffeine. Plus, the gold? Talk about a present of l-u-x-u-r-y.

    buzzfeed writer with gold eye masks on

    17. An acupressure and pillow mat set for a spa experience that doesn't actually require, well, going to a spa. These are intentionally designed to target sore muscles and reduce built-up tension, very much a necessity if they spend 10+ hours a day hunched over a laptop.

    Model lies down on pink and white acupuncture mat and pillow

    18. A Lodge pre-seasoned cast-iron skillet with the uncanny ability to sauté, sear, bake, broil, braise, fry, or grill any meal to perfection. Look no further than this beauty when it comes to a solid kitchen gift, which is perfect for almost every meal they'll want to whip up — we're talking breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

    the black skillet with salmon asparagus

    19. An air pressure wine bottle opener because I am an adult, I have consumed many a $7 red, and yet — there is nothing that makes my palms sweat faster than a manual corkscrew opener. The cork breaks in half about two-thirds of the time and I just no longer have that level of patience. Give them the gift of stress-free Pinot. They'll truly thank you for it.

    20. A splurge-worthy LARQ water bottle that literally *clears throat* cleans itself. Yup! An impressive UV-C LED technology purifies water and eliminates bacteria within the bottle itself, activating every two hours to prevent gross smells from forming.

    model holding blue water bottle

    21. A Takeya cold brew maker if they prefer iced caffeinated beverages and don't feel like splurging on that $5+ charge every day (NYC coffee = so damn expensive). This is cleverly designed with an airtight lid and stainless-steel filter to keep coffee fresh for up to two weeks.

    22. A sunlamp because *breathes in the same air that's been trapped in my bedroom since March* nature. This mimics sunlight to boost their mood, improve focus, and help their body create a more consistent sleep schedule. (Psst, this is especially great for night owls who prefer working late!)

    The rectangle-shaped light sitting on the counter with a pour-over coffee next to it

    23. A memory foam seat cushion to take their uncomfortable desk chair and turn it into something that they can actually sit on for eight+ hours. An ergonomic design prevents bad posture, plus a gel layer provides ultimate support.

    the u-shaped pillow on chair

    24. A SodaStream that makes it easy to DIY their own carbonated beverage. This turns flat water fizzy in just a few seconds, saving them a) *all* the money they'd typically spend on seltzer, and b) prevents them from wasting a ton of plastic. All in all, a total win.

    25. A 6-quart Instant Pot pressure cooker capable of turning meal prep into something that is *le gasp* not difficult. This handy thing can make everything from golden lentil soup and mac 'n' cheese to chocolate lava cake and French toast. (Look at them! Turning into Betty Crocker!)

    the silver and black Instant Pot

    26. A heavy duty pizza stone for dough that looks like it was flipped several times by an expert wearing a white chef's hat. This stone guarantees a delicious crust charred to perfection, which means the frozen pizza you're eating for dinner (yet again) will taste gourmet.

    A reviewer's finished pizza with five stars and text "adds so much flavor"

    27. An attachable aerator to make their less-than-$10 wine taste like it was sourced from Napa and aged for 10 centuries. "I'm getting some dry notes of expensive," they'll say.

    28. Wireless Bluetooth earbuds with 80,000+ reviews that are sweat-proof, block noise, last up to four hours on a single charge (the case itself has 14 hours of charging time), and don't cost a small fortune — aka the perfect "expensive but not really" gift.

    Reviewer image of two black earbuds next to their charging case

    29. A hand-powered chopper to save them blood, sweat, and tears... literally. Chopping onions (or veggies, fruits nuts, herbs, and more) will no longer be a sobbing affair thanks to this small-but-mighty kitchen gadget.

    30. A Wilton cooling rack for the maman who either A: has a food Insta or B: has come very close to creating one. This tiered tool is collapsible and can fit up to three dozen cookies (aka the exact amount I'd like to eat in one sitting).

    the cookies on a cooling rack

    31. Zip Top silicone containers anyone who eats or cooks needs to have, pronto. Single use plastic can't hold a candle to these must-have kitchen items: Some are designed with a flat bottom to remain open on countertops, make for easy pouring (pancake batter has met its match), and keep food fresh for a longer period of time.

    32. A six-outlet wall charger with two USB fast-charging ports *and* a night-light, because their entire apartment has a single outlet and considering all the devices that need to be charged... that simply won't suffice. Luxury is being able to juice up their phone, laptop, and earbuds at the same damn time.

    33. A Logitech wireless keyboard so they can avoid the frustration (and inevitable spelling mistakes) that come from typing out a ~professional~ email on their iPad. Autocorrect! It usually does more harm than good! Plus, this lightweight home office staple can even connect to their cell.

    34. A mug warmer that no WFH setup is complete without (at least not according to the NYC bloggers I follow on TikTok). This is perfect for slow drinkers who prefer their caffeine hot, hot, and hot, even if they poured it hours ago.

    the pink desktop heater

    35. A Sur La Table online cooking class for a gift that keeps on giving. Each interactive course starts at $29, lasts up to two hours, is lead by expert chefs, *and* means you'll be able to whip up your very own pad thai. Or dumplings. Or [insert food to make my stomach growl here].

    hands kneading dough

    36. Korean Exfoliating Bath Washcloths described by one reviewer as a solution for back-of-the-arms bumps. It's about time they retire that mesh loofah and move on to greener pastures — the pastures in this context being a green washcloth capable of revealing a smoother, softer surface with a simple few swipes. They are about to shed so much dead skin.

    37. A tank top and shorts combo that gives humidity problems the boot due to how breathable and lightweight it is. This matching set is the epitome of comfortably yet luxurious enough to provide the perfect gift.

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