Mother's Day gifts to buy for yourself

Redbook
Essenza Espresso Machine

(Photo:Courtesy of Nespresso)

Being a mom is tough any day of the year, so use this one to give thanks to the woman who works so hard at it: you.










Essenza Espresso Machine

We can't make getting out from under the covers painless, but this incredibly easy to use espresso maker will put some extra pep in your morning — or afternoon — step.

Essenza, $129, Nespresso.


 Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream

(Photo: Courtesy of Fresh)



Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream

Super-nourishing and chock-full of anti-agers, this moisturizer smells perfectly delicious. Slather it on daily to feel as luxe as the container looks.

Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream, $42, Fresh.


(See more: Beauty love of the week: Physician’s Formula Organic Wear Mascara)









Boden bag

(Photo: Courtesy of Boden)

Oil Cloth Shopper from Boden

Whether you're already dreaming of the beach, or need a new tote right now, this sizable shopper will hold everything you need — in stylish fashion.

Oil Cloth Shopper, $78, Boden.















Kusmi Tea Essentials

(Photo: Courtesy of Amazon)

Kusmi Tea Essentials

Go ahead, sit on the porch with the book you've been dying to read and a hot cup of tea. This selection of wellness, green and black varieties makes at least one part of the equation delightfully simple.

The Collection, $105, Kusmi Tea.












Philoskyos Perfume Oil Roll-On

(Photo: Courtesy of Diptyque)

Philoskyos Perfume Oil Roll-On

Our editors swear by this long-lasting fig scent for spring and summer. With no spills to worry about, stash it in your purse, and with every application, your mind will drift to a fruit-tree-laden forest.

Philoskyos Perfume Oil Roll-On, $55, Diptyque.










Kate Spade Wallet

(Photo: Courtesy of Kate Spade)



Kate Spade Milkas Pond Wallets

You take your wallet out too many times a day to keep looking at something that doesn't make you smile. Welcome spring with one of these colorful options that (bonus!) doubles as a key-holder.

Kate Spade Milkas Pond Wallets, $100, Amazon.com












2010 Reserve Chardonnay

(Photo: Courtesy of Rodney Strong)

2010 Reserve Chardonnay

There are tons of great budget wines out there, but sometimes you need an extra-special glass of vino. We're wild for this part toasty oak, part fruity bottle, of which only 474 cases were produced.

2010 Reserve Chardonnay, $35, Rodney Strong.














Drybar

(Photo: Courtesy of Drybar)

Treat Yourself to Drybar

If it's hard to find time to take a shower, much less make your hair look the way you'd like, head to a blow-dry only bar for no-fuss styling that will have you stealing glances in the mirror for days.

3-Pack of Blowouts, $100, Drybar.







Hand-Dipped Salt Caramels

(Photo: Elissa Wiehn)

Hand-Dipped Salt Caramels

Put down the vending machine candy bar, and reach into a box of these creamy, addictively delicious caramels from Nunu, an artisanal Brooklyn chocolatier that produces all its goodies on-site.

Hand-Dipped Salt Caramels, $40 for a box of 24, Nunu.













Alphabet Shimmer Disc Necklace

(Photo: Courtesy of Gorjana)


Alphabet Shimmer Disc Necklace

Your basic v-neck tee will be a whole lot prettier with this cubic zirconia letter pendant draped across your décolletage.

Alphabet Shimmer Disc Necklace, $38.50, Gorjana.

More from Redbook:

Lingerie For Every Budget and Body Type

The 20 Best Things You Can Do For Your Relationship

Will You Be A Good Mom?  How To Know For Sure

Sorry you didn't like this comment. Please provide a reason below.

Are you sure?
Rating failed. Try again.
Request failed. Try again.
We will promote constructive and witty comments to the top, so everyone sees them!
Sorry, we can’t load comments right now. Try again.

    Recommended for You

    • Inside Kirk Douglas' 100th Birthday Bash

      Kirk Douglas celebrated a milestone birthday in style. The actor turned 100 years old Friday and feted the occasion with members of his famous family and friends at the Beverly Hills Hotel in California. Douglas' son, Michael, and daughter-in-law Catherine Zeta-Jones, were at the glamorous affair with their children, Dylan Michael and Carys Zeta.

      Good Morning America
    • That Viral Video of a Man Punching a Kangaroo Actually Has a Sad Backstory

      Video of an Australian man boxing a kangaroo to save his dog went viral last week, but there is more to the story than meets the eye. Greig Tonkins and his pals were on a boar hunting trip with their friend Kailem Barwick, a 19-year-old who was diagnosed with terminal cancer, hoping to catch an elusive "tonner"—a wild boar that weighs more than 100 kilograms (around 220 pounds), the Daily Mail reported. This Guy Punched a Kangaroo In Face to Save a Dog During the trip, one of the dogs ran into a kangaroo while chasing a scent. Tonkins quickly ran to the dog's aide and intervened, first distracting the kangaroo and causing it to release the dog from a headlock. Thankfully the dog was wearing protective

      Esquire q
    • Inside Edition
    • ‘Big Bang Theory’ Stars Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco Pay Tribute To Simon Helberg

      Simon Helberg is celebrating his 36th birthday today, and his co-stars have shared sweet messages for him on Instagram.

      International Business Times
    • Trump likely to name Exxon CEO secretary of state -source

      By Steve Holland BALTIMORE (Reuters) - U.S. President-elect Donald Trump is expected to name the chief executive of Exxon Mobil Corp as the country's top diplomat, a source familiar with the situation said on Saturday, an appointment that would put in place an official with close ties to the Russian government. News of Tillerson's possible appointment comes as U.S. intelligence analysts have concluded that Russia intervened in the 2016 election to help Trump win the White House. The choice of Tillerson further stocks Trump's cabinet and inner circle with people who favor a soft line toward Moscow.

      Reuters
    • Ask Amy: Ex-husband wants to issue STD warning

      DEAR AMY: My wife of more than 40 years and I had a mutual parting of ways five years ago. We harbor no searing animosity toward one another and we regularly talk in civil and polite tones. She thought I was going in the wrong direction, but I quickly made an effort to meet a new woman through online dating. I was successful in that venture. My ex joined many different clubs and organizations and eventually fell in with a man whose company she enjoys. Happy ending? I wish. I was happy for my ex, but women I met online told me that this guy continues to occupy a spot in the online dating scene, messaging women about his availability. It is not my business, but I’d also rather not have her contract

      MercuryNews.com q
    • South Dakota State ran the craziest trick play at the goal line and scored

      North Dakota State has won five straight FCS championships, so it’s going to take some extra effort from South Dakota State to knock the Bison off. Perhaps that was in the back of Jackrabbits’ coaches’ minds when the offense pulled off this incredible trick play on a first-and-goal early in their playoff game: Wow. From another angle in GIF form: That is some sneaky stuff right there. They basically hid a short runner who knelt behind the line, quietly waited a few seconds after the snap and let him run as the defense bit on the fake quarterback run the other way. See? I told you FCS football is awesome.

      For The Win q
    • Prices for the original iPhone keep getting more and more absurd

      If you happen to have an iPhone 2G laying around, you might be sitting on a nice little payday, especially if you somehow never bothered to take it out of the box. Prices for the original grandaddy of Apple smartphones have steadily climbed over the years, but it's starting to get a little bit crazy. Like many Apple products, pristine examples of old models are often sought for their collectors value, even if the device itself is painfully obsolete. The iPhone is no exception. In fact, it might be the best example yet of just how crazy collector's are willing to go for a boxed, sealed Apple gadget from yesteryear. Sealed in shiny glass cases and wrapped in red ribbons, the last remaining new-in-box original iPhones are selling for thousands upon thousands of dollars, with seemingly no ceiling in sight. The "cheaper" examples are typically mint condition phones in opened boxes, and sell for a few thousand dollars, but don't expect to score a still-wrapped iPhone 2G for less than about $8,000. If you want the top-of-the-line, "display worthy" examples you can plan on a total of $15,000 or more. And no, these aren't just the listed prices for the phones; these are the prices that people are actually paying for the phones, as shown by eBay's completed listings filter. What exactly a person would do with a never-opened original iPhone that they paid $15,000 or more for remains a mystery. Perhaps it looks nice above the fireplace, or maybe it's just a really fancy paperweight. Whatever the reason, people with money to burn clearly love old iPhones.

      BGR News
    • Amber Rose and Val Chmerkovskiy Hold Hands in Los Angeles

      Amber Rose and Dancing with the Stars‘s latest champ were spotted holding hands as they walked to Delilah in Los Angeles on Friday night. Rose, 33, was all smiles in a black velvet romper and knee-high boots, while the younger Chmerkovskiy brother, 30, sported an all-black ensemble.

      People
    • Stanford University band suspended after being accused of 'systemic cultural problem'

      “Nothing more will be accomplished without extreme consequences,” a Stanford Organization Conduct Board panel concluded, finding that the band has failed to reform even after a probation period of more than a year. The Stanford band has been infamous since the 1960s and has been suspended before — in 1986, for urinating on the field, and in 2006, after being accused of trashing the trailer that had been its home. In the spring of 2015, Stanford barred the band from performing at away athletic events after finding it had violated university rules on alcohol, controlled substances, hazing and sexual harassment. “We are concerned about the risk and liability to the university community, and to Stanford’s reputation, if Band’s conduct and behaviors continue,” the panel wrote.

      Los Angeles Times q
    • ESPN's ratings are suffering, but they're far from the only ones. Here's who else is on the wane

      Most big channels lost subscribers this year, but some less-expensive options have gained ground.

      CNBC
    • Horace Grant Didn't Always Need Those Goggles, But He Kept Wearing Them For The Kids

      Horace Grant is a four-time NBA champion, but the most famous thing about him might be his eyewear. On Thursday, the NBA world learned why he wore those goggles all those years. Grant, as the story went for years, was legally blind and needed them to see.

      UPROXX
    • Russia intervened to help Trump win election: intelligence officials

      By John Walcott WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. intelligence analysts have concluded that Russia intervened in the 2016 election to help President-elect Donald Trump win the White House, and not just to undermine confidence in the U.S. electoral system, a senior U.S. official said on Friday. U.S. intelligence agencies have assessed that as the 2016 presidential campaign progressed, Russian government officials devoted increasing attention to assisting Trump's effort to win the election, the U.S. official familiar with the finding told Reuters on Friday night, speaking on condition of anonymity. The president-elect's transition office released a statement that exaggerated his margin of victory and attacked the U.S. intelligence community that Trump will soon command, but did not address the analysts' conclusion.

      Reuters
    • A Projected New York Yankees Rotation for 2017

      While the top of their staff is set, the New York Yankees rotation for 2017 has several wild cards. Here are our picks for the 5 spots.

      The Cheat Sheet q 28 min ago
    • Look at South Dakota State score a playoff TD on this schoolyard trick play

      Bringing the playground to the FCS Playoffs. If South Dakota State ends up beating five-time defending national champion North Dakota State in the FCS Playoffs, this trickeration is something you can point to as a reason.Something straight out of "Little Giants"! This is how South Dakota St. just scored on NDSU...#Jackrabbits #Bison pic.twitter.com/Bl9bJPU5GP— Hobie Artigue (@HobieFOX9) December 10, 2016A 5’10 Brady Mengarelli sneaks in, giving SDSU an early lead in the Fargodome.The concept here is simple. ...

      SB Nation q
    • Colombia plane crash was 'murder': Bolivian minister

      Bolivia's defense minister said Friday a plane crash that killed 71 people traveling to Colombia aboard a Bolivian-registered charter plane was "murder," accusing the pilot of flying with insufficient fuel. What happened in Medellin was murder," Defense Minister Reymi Ferreira told journalists. Investigations are ongoing, but Colombia's civil aviation safety chief has said the plane disregarded international rules on fuel reserves.

      AFP
    • San Jose teacher booked on charges of felony sexual assault with minor

      A San Jose high school community is in shock this morning, over the arrest of one of their teachers. Police accuse her of luring a student into a sexual relationship.

      KGO – San Francisco
    • Stars Over 90, Then & Now (9 photos)

      Kirk Douglas turned 100 Friday. The iconic actor is one of the celebrities who's been navigating Hollywood for almost a century. That's a pretty incredible feat, and one worth celebrating — let's take a look at some the other stars who're still in the game at 90 and up.

      People
    • These pics of Nina Dobrev dressed in silver will finally convince you to give body suits a chance

      We’re all about trying new trends, but one that has us a little hesitant is that one-piece body suit trend. We get…

      Hello Giggles