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    57 Mother's Day Gifts That Are Actually Super Practical

    Things that mom will really, truly, actually use. And more than once.

    1. 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?

    2. 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

    3. 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).

    4. 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

    5. 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.

    6. The Complete Body Hero Collection, a one-stop shop for completely transforming their shower routine from blah to bam. This neroli-scented set includes a moisturizer, oil wash, a dry oil mist, *and* an exfoliating bar (more info on ze ingredient specifics below).

    the collection

    7. An off-shoulder maxi dress designed with the phrase "wardrobe staple" in mind, the kind of number they can wear to weddings and birthday dinners *or* for a stroll along a beach boardwalk.

    8. A Toucan pitcher that makes something as boring as, oh, milk seem exciting. For everything from water and OJ to fresh-squeezed lemonade, this is the perfect functional-but-fun gift they'll keep in their fridge at all times. *pours milk from Toucan pitcher over bowl of sugary cereal with similar Toucan ties*

    the yellow and blue toucan-inspired pitcher

    9. 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).

    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 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.

    12. 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

    13. An Athena Club razor kit reviewers swear by for how long each razor lasts, that ~burns~ and nicks are essentially non-existent thanks to a curve-hugging handle, and how the water-activated serum guarantees a smooth AF shave. It's even equipped with a (genuinely good) magnetic hook for shower storage.

    the pink and blue razor

    14. 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.

    15. A marble rolling pin for a chic upgrade to the current one residing on their kitchen windowsill, which they've had for about three decades and is possibly (definitely) a breeding ground for bacteria. This one's even got a wooden crate to keep it in place.

    the marble rolling pin

    16. 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.

    17. 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

    18. A lightweight and handwoven recycled cotton throw they'll definitely want to snuggle up under during their next Law & Order binge. Now that Elliott Stabler is back... all bets for not plopping their tush on the couch every night are completely off.

    Several tasseled blankets hung up on a coat rack

    19. Color-block sneaker socks with a back tab so you can pull these suckers up if they ever begin to slip (which probs won't happen in the first place due to their like-a-glove fit and cushioned sole).

    the multi-colored socks

    20. A braided storage bin shaped to look like a juicy pear, which makes this the perfect ~quirky and giftable~ item that is also genuinely useful: think of all the throw pillows and excess blankets that will finally be given a home.

    the pear shaped basket

    21. 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

    22. A bread maker so that the perfect hunk of homemade carbs can be theirs with no serious baking expertise ~kneaded~. The secret sauce is a partially closed design which allows the steam to spread evenly for a perfectly golden loaf.

    23. A swanky new phone case if they've been sporting that dreadful protector from [popular cell service name redacted] and are in dire need of an upgrade. They'll fall in love instantly with this classic print.

    the leopard print phone case

    24. 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

    25. Personalized shampoo and conditioner individually tailored to suit their hair needs — simply complete a hair quiz on their behalf before deciding on a color and fragrance. And said quiz? 'Tis legit. Prepare to bubble in quick questions about goals, structure, and scalp moisture (raise your hand if you, too, have oily roots that rival that of a New York pizza slice 🙃).

    26. 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

    27. 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

    28. A teddy faux fur trim robe reminiscent of something a McCallister parent would wear in Home Alone and I mean that in the best way possible. Delicious comfort aside, it's also currently 70% off which means *adds several cart* you're contractually obligated to purchase one for yourself as well.

    three robes in nude, white, and gray

    29. A portable radio that makes the word "darling" come to mind. Available in black and a gorgeous almond hue, this battery-operated device has AM/FM functions, a headphone jack, and a swivel antenna for clear signals.

    the almond colored radio

    30. 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.

    31. A wall-mounted basket they'll go Gwen Stefani ~bananas~ for due to how damn useful it is. Designed with three chalkboard labels, this organization tool stores everything from produce to cleaning supplies in a way that screams chic.

    reviewer photo fo the wire basket with fruits inside

    32. 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

    33. 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.

    34. Minnetonka slippers exuding some serious champagne and caviar vibes. This guarantees their hooves look (*and* feel) like they have been dipped in luxury thanks to a plush lining and cushioned footbed.

    the grey and light brown slippers

    35. 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

    36. 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

    37. An omelet maker so they can make the perfect — extreme Dexter voice — ~omelet du fromage~ from the comfort of their own kitchen. Long gone will be the days of spending $8 at the diner. They'll just have to add eggs (and their favorite ingredients) to this nonstick microwave tool.

    38. An LG stick vacuum because their can be no greater gift than a truly solid vacuum. None. The gunk caked between carpeting threads and the dirt that has accumulated under their kitchen table will be gone, and they'll lovingly think of you whenever they empty the mess-free bin and marvel at the amount of dirt that has made its way into their home.