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    32 Mother's Day Gifts To Just Give Yourself

    No offense to your kid's macaroni art, but you deserve something nice.

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    1. Coffee and a Classic — a service that sends you a classic book and a hot bevvy of your choice, whether it's coffee, tea, or hot cocoa.

    the set
    Cratejoy

    Each box will come with a novel in the genre you pick (classic literature, children's classics, or classic non-fiction), a drink of choice (coffee, tea, or hot chocolate), two bookish items, and a bookmark. Ooor, if you choose the standard box, you'll also get a snack and a mug.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $39.89+/month.

    2. A bag of low-carb, sugar-free, gluten-free, soy-free, nut-free brownie mix for an inclusive treat everyone can enjoy.

    brownies
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I'm not a fan of sugar. I'm 24 but it just doesn't agree with me. So when I visited my parents my mom started RAVING about these brownies because she's on a keto diet and has a huge sweet tooth, well....I ate three huge portions and she was mad but I'm already making more upstairs as I type this! Delicious! Wouldn't know it was sugar-free unless you told me." —meh

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    3. A desk plaque to point to the next time your kid comes at you with 101 questions.

    desk sign that says idk, google it
    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $10.45.

    4. A simple initial necklace featuring the first letter of your name (or the name of your favorite kid).

    small circular necklace with initial
    MapleLaneJewelry

    JK, you don't have a favorite! (Your secret is safe with me.)

    Get it from MapleLaneJewelry on Etsy for $18.32.

    5. Or a dainty zodiac necklace you'll be starry-eyed over.

    small zodiac sign necklaces
    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $7.98+ (available in 12 signs).

    6. A question a day journal so you can take a moment to reflect and be introspective each day. It's great for busy moms who don't have a lot of time to sit around journaling.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    You answer one question each day for the whole year. The following year, you go back and answer the questions again. After five years you can see how much has changed. See our full review of this journal.

    Promising review: "I am a busy mother of four and never have time to do anything extra. So when I found this journal, I thought maybe this could be my answer since I always want to journal, but never have the time. Because there are only a few short lines to fill in each day, I have been able to keep up with writing and it's actually been nice to spend five minutes a day, jotting down a thought. I have since bought a few more for some of my family members and they love this journal as well. It's so practical and something that anybody can find time for." —Emmy

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    7. A decadent cacao spread that's a step up from Nutella. You might have to hide this from the rest of the family.

    chocolate spread
    Amazon

    This paleo spread is made with ghee butter, but is lactose free.

    Promising review: "This stuff is a pot of gold; it’s delicious! I’m hooked on the regular ghee butters made by this company but this is nothing like them. It’s definitely more of a chocolate spread than a butter. Very sweet yet balanced. Like someone else wrote, this is sort of like Nutella and anything you’d use Nutella on this serves as an even better substitute to add that extra component we all know and love: coffee. To me, this is Nutella for adults and I’m glad I don’t have to go another day without it." —Caitlin

    Get it from Amazon for $17.14 (available in three flavors).

    8. A beautifully packaged candle from Otherland to light up your life.

    three candles with gradient design
    instagram.com

    It comes in nice light and airy scents like Ruby Root (sugarbeets, grass, ginger), Purple Petals (lilacs, hyacinth, lychee), and Extra Hour (shiso leaf, verbena, and mint).

    Get it from Otherland for $36.

    9. An Ember mug that keeps your drink at the ideal temperature, no matter how long you leave it on the table to deal with unrelenting mom duties.

    the mug
    Amazon

    This fancy mug connects to an app so you can control the temperature of your drink. It's not meant for heating but rather maintaining a hot temperature for an extended period of time.

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this cup! I play video games and watch movies on the weekend for a few hours of entertainment. And this cup delivers a perfect cup of hot coffee throughout my gaming sessions even with my fans blowing in my face. I now must have this cup for life. I love coffee, and it tastes even better in this cup because the coffee is consistently hot. It is simply fantastic!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $99.95.

    10. A subscription service that sends you a monthly shipment of international coffee so you can feel well-traveled, even if you never leave the couch.

    Atlas Coffee, Emmy Favilla

    See BuzzFeed's review of this coffee subscription service.

    You can get a half bag, single bag, or double bags every two or four weeks. Then you can decide if you want light or dark roast, ground or whole bean. Each shipment comes with a handwritten postcard from the country that made your coffee. Oh, and the coffee is DELISH.

    Get it from Atlas Coffee Club for $9+/shipment.

    11. A customized rubber stamp to ensure that all your lent-out books make it safely home.

    stamp that says from the library of claire paige
    Paper Peach Shop on Etsy

    Get it from Paper Peach Shop on Etsy for $16.19+ (available in seven stamp types).

    12. A gorgeous terra-cotta bong that totally passes as a vase so you can hide it in plain sight.

    the bong
    Alexander K. Silva / Summerland

    Get it from Summerland for $225 (available in five colors).

    13. An enormous, 5-pound bag of gummy bears, because you're financially independent and can buy your own candy. Just hide this jumbo bag from your kids.

    pile of gummy bears
    Amazon

    Listen, I'm gonna leave a short review here, but click through and read some of the dang novel-length reviews some people are leaving. People are passionate about these gummies! Maybe it's because they're softer than other brands and have 12 (!!!) flavors.

    Promising review: "As a gummy fanatic for more years than I care to admit, I have tried all sorts of brands, both popular brands and generic, domestically and internationally. In terms of taste, moisture, aroma, and variety, Albanese gummy bears are unmatched. Yes, they're pricey, but if you prioritize quality over quantity, this is the purchase for you. Treat yourself to absolute quality and go for Albanese." —trev rogers

    Get it from Amazon for $13.63.

    14. A purrfectly adorable spoon to add some whimsy to your tea-drinking time.

    spoons with cat handles
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is a great product and is super cute! The spoon holds on to the side of the cup as expected. I use it every day to stir my coffee." —Curiously curious

    Get it from Amazon for $2.49.

    15. A Baby (Yoda) on Board sticker that'll ensure everyone is super nice to you on the road.

    sticker that says baby on board with baby yoda illustrations
    amazon.com

    Get it from Amazon for $10.

    16. And a tiny Baby Yoda speaker that's small in stature but big in sound.

    small baby yoda speaker with long ears
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I just wanted a small Bluetooth speaker for bedtime audiobooks. This is louder than I expected and my son just loves it! It is easy to keep nearby because of its small size, and I am happy with this purchase!" —ray cerda

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    17. A whitening kit to make your smile even more dazzling.

    hands hold box and glowing mouthpiece
    instagram.com

    Here's what's in the kit: two LED mouthpieces that connect with a lightening, Micro-USB, or USB-C port and several tubes of whitening gel. Just add the gel to your mouthpieces, insert into your mouth, plug it into your phone, and admire your (literally) glowing smile. After five minutes of marinating your chompers, rinse and repeat for six days. The formula is vegan, cruelty-free, enamel safe, and boasts ingredients like aloe vera, mentol, and chamomile.

    Get it from Glowup for $60.

    18. A DIY miniature bookstore model so you can finally run your own (very) small business.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "This model has been such an enjoyable build. As of now, I am not completely finished. Having put around 20 hours into it, I'd say I have another eight hours more to go. The pieces are all vibrantly pre-painted, with the exception of one large base piece. The glue and tweezers it comes with are perfect for the job. The cloth I had gotten for the couch was not large enough, but I improvised by using another color cloth (that also came with the kit) for the seat. The attention to detail in this little study is just first class. I even recognized books that I have read/purchased in the past within this model! I am not experienced at all with building wooden kits and I was still able to do this one perfectly with minimal struggle. I will certainly be buying more Robotime models in the near future, the greenhouse one is next :)!" —B.R.J.G.

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99 (also available in an art studio or greenhouse).

    19. A pair of dainty heart-shaped hoops for a perfectly cute gift to give yourself. I hope your kids are taking notes.

    the heart hoops
    AstralConnection

    Get it from AstralConnection on Etsy for $18.84+ (available in silver, gold, and gold-filled).

    20. A crown-shaped cushion to turn your office chair into a throne. New lyrics for Billie Eilish: "You should see me in a crown chair."

    cushion shaped like crown
    Amazon

    Also in the listing: paw, rose, and square shapes!

    Promising review: "I love crowns so when I saw this, I had to have it. Bought it for the looks and love it now for the comfort. And off course it's pink, my favorite color." —Dixie

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99 (available in three colors).

    21. A set of linen sheets in cozy colors like forest green and lake blue so you can feel like you're staying in an English cottage every time you snuggle into bed.

    green linen sheets
    Piglet

    I have a LOT of linen sheet sets, but I think these might be my favorite! They're snuggly, easy to fold, and come in vibrant, beautiful colors. I'm always excited to jump into bed when these sheets are on. I went with the forest green option, which is even prettier in person and goes nicely with my forest aesthetic. The basic bundle comes with a duvet cover, white fitted sheet, and pillowcases.

    Get it from Piglet for $377 (available in 14 colors).

    22. A bubble tea making kit for a fun project that leads to a fun drink.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    The kit comes with Thai tea, two bags of tapioca pearls, and 100 jumbo straws.

    Promising review: "I was so excited to receive this product that I literally made my first cup of boba tea minutes after un-boxing! I love that the Thai Tea provided in this kit is lose leaf tea and not a powder, it smelled so good when I cut the bag open! The boba (tapioca pearls) are super easy to make, you can follow the instructions on the back of the package. They were squishy and PERFECT! So much so that I actually liked them better than many I've had in restaurants. All in all I am very pleased with this purchase!! YUM!" —Cinnamon

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    23. A brightening face mask made with 100% pure, edible fruits like lucuma, papaya, and sea buckthorn perry. It smells tropical, is packed with vitamin C, and gently exfoliates your skin. Just add water to activate.

    Golde, model wears the orange mask

    This Black-owned, Brooklyn-based company focuses on beauty and wellness products made with natural ingredients and superfoods.

    Promising review: "You get so much product with only a few drops of powder and water. I really need to get a mask brush! Love this!!!" —Taylor L.

    Get it from Golde for $34.

    24. A Selenite skyscraper for any crystal or magical interior design enthusiast.

    five-tier crystal that looks like a big building
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This is a lovely piece!! It is larger than I expected and very sturdy. Makes me wish I had more places to put one so I could buy another!" —Charity Youngblood

    Get it from Amazon for $6.49.

    25. A subscription to Book of the Month so you always have a good book waiting for you when you finally have a second to yourself.

    hand holds cardboard box that says book of the month
    Book of the Month

    This is a super fun subscription service that sends them a new or best selling hardcover book. Each month, BOTM features five awesome books, they pick one (or more), and it's sent right to their door. If they don't like any of the five recommended books, there is also a wider collection of older books to choose from, or they can skip a month. Learn more about this subscription box.

    Get it from Book of the Month for $14.99/month.

    26. A bottle of ultra-fancy olive oil for your more adult meals. This stuff is so good and the bottle is so cute, you'll never wanna return to the grocery store kind.

    matte white bottle of olive oil
    Bespoke Post

    Brightland is an Indian American-owned business that aims to make superb olive oil. This fancy elixir comes from hand-picked Coratina and Frantoio olives and is made in-house by a certified organic mill. The result? Pure heaven.

    Get it from Bespoke Post for $37.

    27. A chunky knit satin-lined winter beanie to keep your head warm while being gentle on your hair and not disrupting your style or curl pattern.

    Beautifully Warm

    Beautifully Warm is a Black-owned business that makes satin-lined hats including both winter styles like the one above, plus and cap-style hats with a scrunchie in the back designed for natural hair. They make kids' sizes as well.

    Promising review: "Finally a winter hat that I can actually wear. I’ve had it for a good part of the winter now and I’m so happy with it. Often right after I wash my hair I just put it in a silk cap while I do things around the house as it’s drying so it's not in my face. Recently if I need to go out I put my hair in my hat because it’s silk-lined, so it does the same thing and just looks like I’ve got a winter hat on. When you put it on your already styled hair, it doesn’t mess up the curl pattern at all. I don’t have a bad thing to say about it." —Aliana K.

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (available in 10 colors and packs of two) or Beautifully Warm for $24.99 (available in 11 colors, each listed separately plus a version with a faux fur pompom).

    28. A double-walled glass with an upside-down critter design. Pour yourself a drink and listen to "Upside Down," by the A*Teens to celebrate this silly find.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I have to wash this cup by hand because my daughter wants to use it for every drink. It’s lightweight — thought it was going to break easily. But it has held up very well and has been used twice a day every day." —Melissa S

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in three animals, and in sets of two).

    29. A pack of nine glitzy hair clips to add some glam to your hair.

    the clips
    amazon.com

    Get them from Amazon for $11.99.

    30. An Always Pan, which is angling to become the only pan you ever reach for when cooking. It has an ultra slippery nonstick surface, a vented top, a mesh basket for steaming, and a high quality spoon that hooks onto the handle.

    pink pan with lid
    Our Place

    I have and love this pan! It just feels really nice to hold. The nesting spoon is absolutely genius, everything cooks evenly, and food just glides right off with minimal effort. If you hate scrubbing, consider getting this!

    Our Place was founded by Shiza Shahid, along with Amir Tehrani and Zach Rosner. She's a Pakistani social entrepreneur who also co-founded the non-profit Malala Fund, which promotes education for young girls.

    Get it from Our Place for $145 (available in four colors).

    31. A rose gold mani kit in a magnetic clutch featuring everything you need for some mom time: a nail clippers, flat glass file, rounded glass file, toe nail clippers, and a cuticle pusher.

    the kit
    Orly

    Promising review: "Absolutely adore this set, everything in one place and locked in magnetically." —Connie R.

    Get it from Orly for $28.

    32. A bag of Maud's Tall, Dark, and Handsome ground coffee you'll love waking up to every morning. ;)

    bag of coffee
    instagram.com

    Promising review: "My first time I have ever bought my coffee online BEST EVER." —Edgar O.

    Get it from Maud's for $9.99.

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