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    40 Mother's Day Gifts That Are As Beautiful As They Are Useful

    Stuff that looks good while actually doing stuff. Revolutionary.

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    1. A marble AirPods case in a range of gorgeous colors that'll also dispel the mystery of whose is whose in your household. It's really pretty. Do you agree?

    hand holding airpods case in marble print

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99 (available in 21 color combos).

    2. A geometric tray they can use to elegantly park the day's jewelry so it doesn't get lost in between walking in the door and putting away everything from the day.

    tray with rose gold accents and mirrored bottom

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (also available in gold tone).

    3. An outta-this-world paperweight to help them zero in on the right document while they're roving their desk for that *certain* stack of papers.

    solar system dome shape paperweight on stack of papers

    Get it from Amazon for $32.36.

    4. A copper string of lights for shedding some ethereal light on most anything — like that reading nook they've been trying to set up for ages. This'll make it so cozy!


    USB-powered string made of waterproof, bendable copper wire and LED lights.

    Promising review: "I bought these for myself and love them, so I've now bought several more for gifts for friends — and they love them, too. They're really long so you can go up and around window frames, bookcases, curtain rods, walls, etc. The USB plug is handy so no batteries needed (I used a USB wall outlet plug adapter that I had around). I also bought the 40-pack of tiny Command clips to secure them to my wall at different angles. I've probably had them plugged in daily for two months and turned them on every night for at least three hours since I bought them — no problems." —Dee Kaz

    Get a 33-foot string from Amazon for $11.59 (available in several colors).

    5. A luxurious candle in a gorgeous container they can reuse after they've burned through the scent. But even that will be awhile because these bbs seem to last for a very long time (or at least for me!)

    Harlem Candle Company

    Harlem Candle Company is a Black woman-owned company founded in 2014 by Teri Johnson to help embody her love of jazz music and Harlem. The soy vegetable wax blend candles are made with one-of-a-kind fragrance oils. I recently burned through a tin of the Holiday scent and it lasted SO much longer than other candle tins of that size. I'm currently on the Speakeasy candle that smells incredibly luxurious and rich. If I'm awake and in my apartment, a candle is lit. But I think I'll ration the Speakeasy beaut to keep it around even longer.

    Get the 22K Nightclub Map of Harlem Savory Luxury Candle from Harlem Candle Company for $60 and check out more scents (ShopPay, Google Pay, PayPal available). Psst, you can also shop them at Bloomingdale's.

    6. A rechargeable lighter for the candle fiend who also can't get enough gadgets (two things can be the truth at once!). Lighter fluid? I don't know her.

    BuzzFeed Editor holding the candle lighter
    Emma Lord / BuzzFeed

    My colleague Emma Lord owns and loves this lighter. I own a similar one that's less pretty but v effective. Here's what she has to say about it:

    "This also comes in other pretty colors, but I am especially partial to this one because I bought it for my parents (their kitchen is entirely pink and one of my favorite places on Earth), and this was SO EASY to use — not to mention super safe! I'm a big weenie about fire (lol, self-preservation) so I've always stuck to extended arm gas lighters, but this is much better for the environment (plus cuter), so I feel a lot better about using it."

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in five colors).

    7. And a candle wick trimmer to keep that luxury candle in tip-top shape to make it last.

    rose gold wick trimmer used on a candle

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    8. A 10-pack of leather wire wraps for the most organized person you know. Also, these are going to look sooo much more expensive than what they cost ya'.

    open notebook with the simple ties wrapped around ear bud cords

    Get them from Amazon for $6.99 (available in seven color combos).

    9. A picturesque Bundt cake pan to produce the most glam cake ready to easily satisfy any baking itch after binge-watching The Great British Baking Show together.

    top look down at a swirl bundt cake on a cake stand

    A gorgeous gift even if they do zero baking and just like to have a well-stocked kitchen for the *look* of it.

    Get it from Amazon for $32.

    10. A roll of galactic tape can help patch some holes in their life (or the universe).

    roll of tape with a galactic pattern

    Psst, there are also some very cute floral and cactus tape patterns too.

    Get it from Amazon for $5.49+ (available in several designs).

    11. Breathable pajamas with a tailored look for a gift so fancy that'll make them nervous about how much money you spent. Joke's on them!

    plus size model wearing a shorts PJ set with a drawstring waist and button-up collared shirt

    Paging all minimalist but super fancy moms!

    Get them from Amazon for $37.99 (available in sizes 16–24 and nine colors). And check out a similar set made with breathable bamboo in sizes S–XL and four colors for $32.99.

    12. A lotus incense burner they'll put to use by finally wafting their way through that bundle of incense sticks you found at that boutique for a steal.

    flower-shaped incense holder

    Get it from Amazon for $5.59.

    13. A serving bowl duo your aunt who loves pottery AND chips and dip will adore.

    double bowl with room for chips, dip
    Uncommon Goods

    Hi Aunt Ellen!

    Get them from Uncommon Goods for $65.

    14. Copper utensils to help upgrade the various tools that you've grown up with but are in sorry shape. Is that can opener older than you? Possibly.

    copper tone kitchen utensils with navy handles

    Promising review: "I love them, and cook with them almost every day! They are durable and easy to cook with. They are a almost hard rubber like material so they're not stiff, but still easy to use! Buy it! You will see what I'm talking about! Great quality for the price." —Daxxsgg

    Get them from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in seven colors).

    15. A rose quartz massager and roller perfect for giving themselves a pampering face massage with their holy grail face oil.

    reviewer's hand holding both of the massagers

    Promising review: "I’ve had two other jade rollers that both cost about $15 for just the roller — and they were both garbage compared to this one. The jade rolled unevenly, the metal parts kept falling apart. I was fine with it because well, they’re cheap. I lost my last one and went to order a new roller, and this one was a set for the same price of just a roller, so I gave it a shot. Huge difference in quality! This set is amazing, the roller well-crafted, the quartz smooth and rolls well without any scraping noise. Highly recommend." —Ro R

    Get it from Amazon for $18.69.

    16. A highball glass with a cool ridge effect at the bottom to contain any tasty cocktail creations.

    high ball glasses with modern ridges at the bottom

    Plus, they're dishwasher-safe! Get 15% off orders of $75+ with our exclusive promo code BUZZFEED15 or 20% off $100+ with BUZZFEED20 through 6/8!

    Get a set of six from Crystalia for $25.45.

    17. A keyboard cover as some insurance for anyone who's always sipping coffee at the computer.

    colorful keyboard cover on a mac laptop

    Promising review: "Super cute. Way better than my last, thin, clear one that looked dirty all the time and got warped super fast. This one has awesome color, I was really surprised by the quality. It sits perfectly on my keys and ends perfectly at my touch bar. The color is super durable. I even clean all of my laptop supplies every week with alcohol pads and the keyboard skin was unfazed, it’s a great product." —haylie

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in four computer sizes and 11 styles).

    18. And a hard faux-crocodile laptop case to cover the other parts for drops and dings.

    Apple laptop with a lavender cover in a faux-crocodile finish
    Chic Geeks

    Chic Geeks is a Black woman-owned business that specializes in all sorts of computer accessories, including some super handy shortcut keyboard covers.

    Get it from Chic Geeks for $95 (available in a variety of colors).

    19. A handy headphones stand that'll cradle their fave noise-cancelling wonders while they're at ease.

    wooden and metal headphone stand with a tray at the bottom

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    20. A reinforced umbrella for making skies look blue, even when they're gray.

    black umbrella with blue sky print on the inside when you open it

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95 (available in seven colors).

    21. A mirrored bookmark that'll transform into the most gorgeous thing ever when they glimpse their own visage.

    open book with the bookmark on a page

    Get it from Areaware for $8.

    22. A jute basket large enough to help corral kids' toys or dirty clothes.

    the jute basket with dirty clothes in it

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in six styles). And check out an even larger basket.

    23. A cuticle oil can do their personal beauty counter, cuticles, and skin good.,

    Promising review: "This Cuccio milk and honey cuticle moisturizer is truly a cuticle saver. Applying one drop to each cuticle and massaging it in completely will leave your cuticles and hands feeling soft, looking great and the smell is divine. I use it on both my hands and feet and I’m comfortable showing my fingernails and toenails this summer because this product has made it so easy to feel confident knowing I won’t have crusty cuticles." —Rina C

    Get it from Amazon for $8.15+ (available in two sizes and four scents).

    24. A couple of plant watering stakes for the plant mom whose house plants are still alive. (How?!)

    container plant outside with the bird shaped globe stuck into the soil

    Plz teach me your ways.

    Get two from Amazon for $14.97.

    25. A gorgeous velvet headband as an easy accent on those days when their hair's a day too dirty but they couldn't resist the appeal of the snooze button.

    velvet headbands with knot on top, faux pearls sewn on it

    Get it from Amazon for $5.96 (available in seven colors).

    26. A trio of reusable shopping bags they actually won't forget to take to the store. They'll easily fit in a purse or car door pocket!

    model holding three various patterned reusable totes

    Get them from Amazon for $36 (also available in a single bag in a variety of patterns).

    27. Or a five-pack of washable mesh shopping totes as a très chic solution to them always having to pay for a plastic bag. I own one and can vouch that these beauts ball up into very little space but have some Mary Poppins-like capabilities.


    Seriously though, I have a beige one and fill 'er up with heavy hardback library books during weekend errands and most anything else that needs to go in there.

    Get them from Amazon for $12.98 (available in four colors).

    28. A snazzy bottle opener because you used their poor excuse for a bottle opener over the holidays and it wasn't pretty.

    bottle opener that looks like a gilded beetle

    Get it from Amazon for $13.

    29. A scratch-off world map they can use to plan their next trip and satisfyingly scratch off their bucket list countries. It'll look gorgeous now and have them reflect on trips of a lifetime.

    person scratching off map

    My friend Courtney gave me one of these a few years back and I LOVE it. I'm really looking forward to scratching off lots more countries!

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in two sizes).

    30. A botanical shower curtain because perhaps they've tried and failed at caring for bathroom-friendly plants. (Relatable.)

    floral and butterfly print shower curtain

    Get it from Amazon for $16.95+ (available in three sizes and 45 color combos).

    31. A fashionable wrist watch they'll assume was on Oprah's faves for last year because it looks *that* fancy. (Psst, it wasn't.)


    Get it from Amazon for $25.99 (available in 24 colors/styles).

    32. A scratch-off holographic notes set you two can use to leave lil' notes for each other.

    person placing tic-tac-toe on one of the notes

    Get a box of 120 notes and two styluses from Amazon for $8.99.

    33. A faux-fur throw blanket — it'll help cozy up any sitting spot, especially if Mom keeps it frigid indoors (like my mom!).

    gray faux fur blanket thrown over a side chair

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99+ (available in three colors and two sizes).

    34. Or a pretty faux-fur weighted blanket that'll look like it's just there for looks (and warmth!) when in reality it has that extra comforting embrace.

    model sitting on a bed embracing the weighted blanket
    Comma Home

    Sorry but a lot of weighted blankets are just plain ugly! Comma Home is a small biz based in Oceanside, New York that has lots of gorgeous bedding and home items.

    Promising review: "This blanket is a game changer. I was extremely suspicious of weighted blankets. I tried one several years ago and really didn’t like it. This blanket has completely changed my mind. It’s extremely high quality, evenly weighted, and is so cozy. The faux fur is very soft and my cats love snuggling in it with me. I would definitely recommend this to anyone, especially with severe anxiety like mine. I will be ordering another!" —Alaina

    Get it from Comma Home for $169 (available in two weights and two colors). Plus check out more weighted blankets.

    35. A 20-pack of on-trend hair clips can amp up a major case of bedhead or lend a hand for when those bangs they talked themselves into need to grow out.

    various style clips

    Get them from Amazon for $9.99.

    36. A trio of glitzy ballpoint pens so it'll be so much easier for them to find a pen in their purse when they need one.

    person writing with the metallic pen that has a giant fake diamond at the top

    Get them from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in two styles).

    37. A set of Jonathan Adler playing cards so they'll never have to track down exactly where a deck is next time they wanna play some gin rummy.

    the two decks of cards and some of the playing cards fanned out
    Jonathan Adler

    Get them Amazon for $30.19.

    38. An electric kettle they could even keep at their desk for a mid-afternoon cup of tea.

    person pouring water from the marble print tea kettle into a coffee mug

    It boils water faster than a microwave and is safer than on a stovetop. It has a 200-watt heating element, fully detachable 360-degree power base with cord storage, and a safe, easy to use design.

    Promising review: "I was worried about cluttering my counter. But this baby really is so easy to use, and bonus, there's no annoying whistling or forgetting to turn the stove off. And bottom's MUCH faster. By the time I've got my tea bag ready, the water's done. Plus, it looks awesome on my counter and works with my blue and white decor. It's ceramic, so it's a tad bit heavier than a plastic unit, but I don't care, it's no heavier than a full tea kettle. And pouring from the longer spout is easier to control. It's as functional as it's lovely which makes up for the little bit of heft." —pen

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99+ (available in several sizes and five styles).

    39. A snazzy tin of hemp beeswax salve will easily fit in a bag or pocket because a year of the most frequent hand-washing ever has been rough on everyone's paws.

    pocket-size round copper tin with an abstract design on the label
    Bespoke Post

    Get it from Bespoke Post for $15.

    40. A Dove x Brother Vellies limited edition set with a silk scrunchie that'll be stylish *and* gentle on their hair, along with Dove's Breakage Remedy collection.

    silk scrunchies and the bottles of product
    Dove x Brother Vellies

    If Mom isn't already in the know, Brother Vellies was founded in 2013 by NYC-based Aurora James (and the creator of the Fifteen Percent Pledge!) with the goal of keeping traditional African design practices, and techniques alive while also creating and sustaining artisanal jobs. You've definitely seen the line's luxury accessories on Insta, including drool-worthy boots I just gaze upon from time to time with hearts in my eyes.

    The limited edition set includes a silk scrunchie (hand-wash only), plus breakage-repairing shampoo, conditioner, and leave-on treatment.

    Get it from Brother Vellies for $35. Also check out the set with a pillowcase or head scarf.

    Them when they open your gift:


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