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    29 Things That'll Impress Your Mom When She Comes To Visit

    Toilet scrubbers, pretty glassware, charming (and cheap) throw pillows, a reliable vacuum cleaner, and 27 other products to show her she raised you right.

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    1. A Pumie (pumice stone toilet scrubber) to fiiiinalllyyyy remove the caked-on stains and hard water rings that were 100% already there when you moved in.

    You definitely didn't just wait too long to clean it. No siree.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.64.

    Promising review: "Let me just start by saying, wow. I couldn't be happier with this product. The house I recently moved into had a hard water line in the toilet and it was no big deal for the first couple of months. I never really paid much attention to it. That is, until my mom said she would be coming over for a visit. Suddenly, the hard water line in the toilet was glaring at me, making me feel like a disgusting human being living in filth. I had to get rid of it. Finally, after countless hours of research and many sleepless nights, I had my answer: The Pumie. As soon as it arrived I was on my hands and knees scrubbin' that bowl. After it was done I was stood over my toilet with the same posture as a successful climber reaching the summit of Mt. Everest. I had defeated the hard water line. The satisfaction I had by accomplishing this otherwise mundane task made me realize I had truly entered adulthood. But, I did not stop there. Hard water marks around the bathroom sink drain? Gone. Hard water lines around the kitchen faucet? GTFO. The Pumie is truly a marvel to behold and I will be eternally grateful for it's help in vanquishing the hard water lines that would have made my mother disown me." —Cory Heslington

    2. A bottle of Poo-Pourri, because your mom spent enough time smelling your bowel movements over the years. She deserves a pleasant citrus-y scent now.

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99 (available in tooonssss of scents).

    Promising review: "One bathroom in an apartment just isn't enough for two adults with a healthy colon. Enter Poo-Pourri. As this was the first time trying the product, I tried the original scent. It has an amazing lemon scent. It is very fresh and not overpowering. It is not synthetic smelling. With most room sprays, you end up just smelling flowery poo. This masks the smell completely. I can walk in the bathroom 30 seconds after my boyfriend and only smell lemon." —Alison H.

    3. A bathmat to keep your tooties comfy when stepping onto cold, hard tile — and to show off a bit of your personality. Outfitting your apartment like an adult doesn't mean you can't have a little bit of fun.

    Urban Outfitters

    Get them from Urban Outfitters: the winking one for $29 and the peach one for $39.

    4. A game-changing Tilex mold and mildew remover that'll be like a bathroom remodel for your grout. Just spray and wipe away — no hard scrubbing required (not that you have time for that before she arrives, anyway!).

    Get a two-pack of bottles from Amazon for $12.99.

    Promising review: "I am almost in tears writing this review right now. For almost two years I've been dealing with mold and mildew in my bathroom, it's covering the walls, the caulk in the bathtub, and the baseboards. I've spent so much money on bleach sprays and mold killers that didn't work, I almost gave up and moved out. I can't afford to hire a professional and my landlord is a corrupt jerk so I've been stressing by myself. I bought this two-pack as a last resort and I can't believe how well it's working!!! My tub is nearly spotless and the walls are coming clean as well. Hopefully I can paint and get this nightmare over with! I've been avoiding having people over because I've been so embarrassed, but now I'm seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. I am so grateful to this brand and product." —Jessica N.

    5. A brush duo to make cleaning around your faucets and drains quick and easy, because let's be frank: Your sink is probably pretty gross. I'm looking at you, dried wad of toothpaste.,

    Get the two-brush set from Amazon for $5.99.

    Promising review: "Perfect for the 'Monicas' of the world. If it's small and you want to clean it, these brushes will do the job. No issues so far with bristles breaking or spreading, but I also wouldn't use these for large areas that need excessive scrubbing. For shower walls, get a larger brush (I like the OXO Good Grips Heavy Duty Scrub Brush) and save these for those little corners you can't get with the larger brush. My first task tackled with these was the baseboards. After two years in our new home, vacuuming the baseboards wasn't cutting it anymore, but a little hot water with a drop of Dawn and these brushes got them sparkling clean without getting the walls wet. Gunk around sink fixtures? These will reach it. Grates from the gas stove have grease buildup? These will scrub every nook and cranny. Inexpensive, but a huge help for all those small spaces." —Elle

    And step up your dishwashing game with our picks for the best kitchen sponge on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    6. A minimalist entryway shelf complete with hooks so she has somewhere to hang her coat (and see that yours aren't just piled on the floor somewhere).

    Get it from Walmart for $15.21.

    7. A book-scented candle to create a pleasant and library-esque ambiance.... and cover up the stench of those sneakers you accidentally wore in the pouring rain.

    Homesick Candles

    Get it from Amazon or Homesick for $29.95.

    8. A lighweight, handheld vacuum for busting any dust bunnies lurking in even the teeniest crevices or corners. With a long and narrow "snout," this lil guy will grab 'em all!

    It's also great for detail work, like any baseboards or molding — your mom has a sharp eye, and dust can build up there quickly!

    Get it from Amazon for $40.

    Promising review: "Excellent little vacuum. Lightweight, easily handled, high power, brush attachment just flips up (no need to store parts), wall mounting bracket included, charges quickly works perfectly and all for a great price. Highly recommend." —Skipper

    9. Matching glassware made of chip-resistant material in gorgeous pastel tones to make your dining area look like an Instagrammable eatery.


    Get the set of six from Amazon for $23.80.

    Promising review: "Love these glasses! Was looking for glasses that would stack inide one another as well as be distinguishable from each other since we have a lot of people using glasses at the same time. Thick walls too so they won't chip or break easily." —Wendy BMan

    10. And an easy-pour Brita dispenser so you can offer her a glass of *actually cold* water that tastes dang good. No room temp water straight from the faucet? How ~refreshing~!

    Get it from Amazon for $26.88.

    Promising review: "Large filter, great when guests come over who think sink water is so beneath them. This with my glasses and glass water-bottles makes my apartment feel a little more fancy and makes my guests happy." —Sarah Ann

    11. A modern and elegant silverware set, because unlike the random forks you've accumulated one at a time, you need cutlery that looks cohesive.

    Get this 20-piece set from Target for $29.99.

    Promising review: "We have been using these for two years now and are going to be buying more to build our set. We love them and we always get compliments when we entertain." —MarlieMae

    12. A gallery wall–ready set of frames with the ivory mats already included, so you can arrange your mom's favorite family photos with pride (and look like you spent a lot of money doing so).

    Get the set of seven from Amazon for $40.99 (also available in black and silver).

    Promising review: "These are BEAUTIFUL frames. I get compliments on them all the time. They are great for the price. I have two sets and will probably buy more." —CynthiaOB

    13. A no-rinse wood and laminate cleaner that'll get your floors so shiny, she can check her lipstick in them. Say goodbye to spills, dust, dirt, and footprints. No streaks!

    Get it from Amazon for $10.98.

    Promising review: "This stuff smells awesome. Like almonds, kinda? Clean, fresh, not at all like chemicals!! It makes my floors look great. I use it with the O-Cedar Dual Action Microfiber Flip Mop Damp/Dry All Surface Mop and I feel like my mother could come visit my house and it would be clean enough. Seriously. Spray spray, sweep sweep. Mom visits, floor's clean. I have a ton of hair and two cats and my place looks awesome and smells great and I feel like an adult with a clean house and that is something after all these years. Woo! I'll never go back to whatever lame cleaning stuff I was using before. YAS." —Ms. Willows

    14. A couple of colorful throw pillows to make your Ikea sofa look a little more homey. And these are a no-brainer — do you know how expensive pillows are?!


    Get them from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in two sizes and five colors).

    15. A farmer's choice bouquet from Bouqs to really brighten up the place. You'll get a selection of super fresh flowers grown on sustainable farms delivered to your door... and look like you shop at that expensive farmer's market on the regular.

    Get a farmer's choice bouquet from Bouqs starting at $48.

    Want flowers more often? You can subscribe to Bouqs to get flowers delivered to you as often as you'd like — prices start at $32 per shipment, and you can get them every week, two weeks, month, or every two months!

    16. Or a five-piece set of teeny bud bases to add a colorful touch to your windowsill or kitchen table. Just pop in a trimmed down stem or two rather than a whole bouquet.

    Get a set of five from Amazon for $14.99 (also available in clear).

    Promising review: "These little glass vases are definitely worth the money, and the price is very good, because they are small and delicate and look so cute on my kitchen windowsill. There is nothing in them yet, but some silk flowers are going in them later today, and when and if spring ever arrives amidst all the snow and ice we've had, real flowers will go in them. Just a few per vase as the picture shows would look nice. They are very small but very attractive and this is one purchase I'm happy I made." —S. Warfield

    17. And if you truly can't with the live flowers (pollen, changing the water, I get it), a set of potted faux succulents, because nothing says "look, I'm an adult!" like assorted greenery.

    Get a set of five from Amazon for $19.99.

    Promising review: "Love these faux succulent plants! The set comes with five pieces including the pots and the plants. Great for decorating your desks, windows, book cases, etc! You can line them up in one area or take advantage of the multiples and put them in different places around your house! Very cute!" —Dena H.

    18. A Swiffer starter set (complete with both dry AND wet cloths), because these bbs trap more dirt, dust, and grime than you even KNEW was on your floors.

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    Promising review: "My life was so dull and worthless before I purchased this product. Before I cleaned my floor with Swiffer, I cleaned the floor with two Clorox wipes on my hands and knees. The sweat would always drip into my eyes, causing them to sting. I suffered immensely on that floor. Soon I fell into a deep depression, the darkness curled over me like dirt swept roughly from the tile. It was there, that I would cry. But since using Swiffer, the tile now gleams like my smile as I gaze adoringly at my kitchen. Where once I would hear them cry, 'Clean the floor Cinderella!' I now hear applause in its place. A standing ovation for my shining floor, oh how far you've come. And me! I haven't suffered through a lull of depressive self-pity since the day I clicked Add to Cart." —IMO

    19. A distressed, antique-looking carpet that'll seriously impress her with your interior decorating skills. Little does she know it comes from hours and hours and hours of bingeing HGTV.


    Get the 8'x10' size from Amazon for $226.03.

    20. An actual trashcan, because that loose plastic bag system you're currently using is not cute.

    This Simple Human trashcan has an auto lock (aka your dog can't get into it, and if you knock it over accidentally, that lid STAYS CLOSED). And it has a step-open pedal so you can toss food scraps without having to use your messy hands.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.98 (available in four colors).

    Promising review: "It is hard to believe that a trash can could make such a difference in one's life, but then again, it is used many times throughout the day. Our old can was stainless steel, but had gotten dinged and damaged from our dog getting into the trash when we were not home. This new can is plastic, but it looks nice and I don't have to polish it like the stainless one. The foot pedal is easy to depress and the lid opens nicely and then closes slowly. My favorite part, and the reason I ordered it, is that it has a lock on the lid that does lock very securely. I was skeptical that it would be tough enough to keep out our large German Shepherd, but so far so good!" —Tammy Pugh

    21. A gorgeously grown-up chalkboard calendar to show that your life is in order, damn it!


    It also shows *exactly* how busy you are, so she understands why you simply can't make it to dinner at Aunt Linda's next Friday.

    Get it from Amazon for $59.99 (available in rose gold [pictured] and gold frames).

    22. A fancy schmancy electric toothbrush so you can show your mom you're taking care of the teeth she gave you. Plus, with five brush modes and 10X the plaque removal of a regular toothbrush, it'll make your dentist proud too.

    Get it from Amazon for $210.99 (available in five colors).

    Promising review: "A few years ago I got my first substantial Christmas bonus, so I was feeling pretty accomplished as an adult. Having felt as though I've really arrived, I knew exactly the kind of thing a responsible, successful adult like myself should buy with it: the mother of all toothbrushes. This luxurious hygiene machine makes my teeth feel like little individual CEOs of companies who fly to Bali to get massages on the beach. I mean, brushing your teeth is something that (ideally) happens everyday, multiple times. Why not make an investment and make 15 minutes of your day exponentially more enjoyable? And what's more, this thing comes with this nifty, elegant little charger that looks completely out of place in my tiny, crappy bathroom. And it also comes with the sweet traveling charger case and all of it matches. This toothbrush has improved my quality of life and probably my dental hygiene. If you would like to spend loads of money on a toothbrush because you're a successful, responsible adult who cares about your dental hygiene then you should definitely buy this toothbrush." —Samantha Willner

    Check out a BuzzFeeder's review of this toothbrush!

    23. A couple of gold wire baskets for storing extra towels, blankets, and the other miscellaneous shit that's usually scattered around.

    ::Tyra voice:: "Organization, but make it fashion."

    Get them from Amazon: the small size (left) for $25.99 and the large size (right) for $24.90.

    Promising review: "This is my third or fourth mDesign purchase. Their quality is outstanding. This wire basket is the sort of item I once purchased at my local Belk or Dellard's department store, but the prices are more reasonable. The plating, the heavy gauge wire used, the welds...everything is done with excellent craftsmanship. I bought this to hold dish towels in my cramped apartment kitchen, since we have only three small drawers, but it's sturdy enough to hold most anything you'd need to corral into a basket. The handles are a bonus. I'd recommend it to anyone." —Eden Connor

    24. A stainless steel spray and microfiber cloth bundle to clean those glaring fingerprints right off your fridge and other appliances— and help ensure those smudges reappear less frequently.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    Promising review: "This is literally the most amazing product! I’ve used it only twice in about three months and my stainless appliances have stayed smudge-free and beautifully shiny! Previously, the fridge was constantly smudged. Guests compliment and are amazed." —Kimberly

    25. A laundry hamper for storing (and sorting!) your dirty clothes — please stop piling them on The Chair.

    This one has two divided section so you can pre-sort your darks and lights, PLUS a pocket on the side you can slip your detergent bottle in for easy carrying.

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99 (available in four colors).

    26. A three-layer microfiber duster to make VERY fast work of cleaning those pesky blinds. Now your home passes the white glove test!

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    Promising review: "I got more excited about this find than is probably normal! This product is AMAZING! Everyone should own one. I've been using a Swiffer duster to clean my blinds. I have to clean one side, then the other, and there is STILL always dust left behind. This product is a game changer. You can clean both sides of two blinds at once and grip them firmly to get ALL the dust off. Plus, it comes with five covers, so no matter how dirty your blinds are you should still be able to finish the whole house! I also love that you can wash the covers, so there is no money wasted on refills. I'm buying a second one in case it gets broken and one for my mom!" —Sarah

    27. A jewelry organizer so you can display all the pretty things she has given you over the years.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (also available in nickel).

    28. A stylish set of geometric coasters to show you're taking good care of the coffee table you stole (ok, inherited) from your parents' house.

    Get a set of six from Amazon for $22.75 (available in two color sets).

    Promising review: "We wanted a stylish set of coasters for our new, modern home and we certainly found them in these! They're like little pieces of usable art in your living room. Great packaging design too. We'll enjoy using these every day and showing them off to family and friends." —Elizabeth Ketterer

    29. And a clever little mug you can fill (with wine, perhaps?) and hand to her as soon as she arrives. Surprise!


    Mother's Day came early this year.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.75.

    When your mom realizes you've finally listened to her after all these years:


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