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

    • Ancient people left a frightening message for us, and scientists just found it

      10,000 years from now (assuming humans haven't been wiped out by a plague, space rock, or our own destructive tendencies), it'll probably be fairly easy for the average person to research what life was like in 2017. For us here today, finding out what life was like in 11,000BC is much more challenging, but by studying ancient stone carvings and pairing the somewhat confusing messages with archeological data, researchers believe they've discovered concrete evidence of an apocalyptic event that may have altered the future of mankind: a comet strike. The study, performed by a team of researchers from the University of Edinburgh ( PDF ), suggests that a potentially cataclysmic comet strike rapidly and dramatically altered the Earth's climate for hundreds of years, sending humanity into a mini ice age with nearly glacial conditions. The time period when this occurred is known as the Younger Dryas, and has been well documented thanks to ample evidence of the cooling found in core samples, but its cause has been theorized and debated for a long while. Now, thanks to stone carvings left by ancient people in modern day Turkey, researchers believe that a comet was the culprit. The carvings are remarkably preserved and appear to have been created to document an apocalyptic event which devastated the land. Figures depicted in the carvings, including apparently deceased, headless human bodies and other wildlife, were made at around the time the Younger Dryas began, suggesting that the event archived in stone could have been the same one that caused the thousand-year cold snap. The carvings were found at what is considered to be one of the oldest and most important temple sites on the planet, and for the images to appear there suggests that they have enormous historical significance. The Younger Dryas is often credited with pushing ancient humans to band together out of pure necessity, forming the foundation of modern agriculture and other huge advancements in civilization. The idea that a comet may have been responsible for pushing humanity forward is an extremely interesting, and potentially frightening possibility. The findings are far from an iron clad confirmation, but the timing matches up shockingly well, and would have to be a fantastic coincidence if the two events are actually unrelated.

      BGR News
    • Here's the question a rejected job candidate emailed after her interview that eventually got her hired for another role

      My response to job rejections has always been much the same. I replay the interview in my head...

      Business Insider
    • High School Student Dies After Being Punched at Party

      An 18-year-old high school student in Illinois who was about the graduate died after police say he was hit during an incident at a party Saturday night.

      Tribune
    • Here come the ESPN firings, worse than we thought

      The mass firings can turn into a blaze. The 40 to 50 pink slips that ESPN insider Jim Miller expected to be dished out may escalate to about 70 at the Worldwide Leader, according to the Sporting News. Talent from all over — from front-facing TV personalities to online writers — is in jeopardy as parent company Disney looks to slash costs. “This could be a bloodbath,” one source said, according to the report. And the carnage is coming soon: ESPN will start its Bristol-based layoffs as soon as Wednesday, according to Sports Illustrated. The writing has been on the wall for years with the sports entertainment behemoth dealing with declining revenues as more viewers cut the cord. The first victim in

      New York Post q
    • Police Use Data Found on Slain Woman's Fitbit in Murder Case Against Husband

      Connie Dabate, 39, was found shot to death in the Ellington home she shared with her two children and husband, Richard Dabate, on December 23, 2015.

      Inside Edition
    • What War With North Korea Looks Like

      The batteries of North Korean artillery lie just on the other side of the divided peninsula’s demilitarized zone. Less than 40 miles to the south is the sprawling city of Seoul, the capital of South Korea, with a metropolitan area of 24 million inhabitants. Since his election, President Donald Trump and his foreign policy team have escalated their rhetoric about the North, insisting that U.S. patience with North Korea’s nuclear and missile program has run out.

      Newsweek
    • This is why everyone is talking about last night’s “DWTS’s” elimination

      If you missed the most recent Dancing with the Stars episode, the news of Heather and Maks’ shocking DWTS elimination will hit pretty hard. Because the…

      Hello Giggles
    • ‘Hot Mugshot Guy’ Deported From U.K.

      Between fashion weeks and magazine covers, hot felon turned model Jeremy Meeks seemed to be on a roll — that is, until he landed in London. Meeks was on his way to the British capital Monday for the release party of his first magazine cover when immigration officers turned him away, sending him back to the U.S.

      Yahoo Style
    • Scott Baio Explains Remarks on Erin Moran After Backlash

      NEW YORK (AP) — Scott Baio says he was responding to media reports when he suggested the death of his former "Happy Days" and "Joanie Loves Chachi" co-star Erin Moran may have been due to substance abuse problems.

      Associated Press
    • Thank-you notes aren't enough anymore — here's the follow-up email that will show hiring managers you're a rockstar

      When you send a thank-you email after a job interview, it's helpful to reiterate just how much...

      Business Insider
    • People
    • Inside Kellyanne Conway's New D.C. Home (9 photos)

      The 15,000-square-foot home includes eight bedrooms. From Town & Country

      Town & Country
    • Five biggest losers now that the NBA draft's early entry deadline has passed

      Jordan Bell is one of three Oregon stars who have entered the NBA draft. When the NBA’s draft’s early entry eligibility deadline passed at midnight on Sunday, it didn’t provide the same clarity it used to before testing the waters again became an option. 1. Kentucky: John Calipari’s remarkable ability to reload on the fly may be tested like it seldom has before next season.

      The Dagger
    • What Donald Trump's "joke" about Nikki Haley reveals about him

      First, we know he likes to keep the people working for him on their toes. Never being absolutely certain where you stand in the Trump orbit is one of his tried and true management techniques. He plays favorites, pits people against one another and listens to different people on different days without any seeming rhyme or reason. Witness White House chief strategist Steve Bannon's arc since he came to Washington. Bannon seemed to be Trump's closest and most trusted adviser in the earlier days of the administration -- pushing Trump successfully on the travel ban and ramping up talk of the "deconstruction of the administrative state." But then Bannon fell into disfavor, with Trump offering a public

      CNN q
    • China is sending the US a new message about North Korea

      Beijing appears to be sending fresh signals about its view on North Korea, in order to convince Trump to take less aggressive action.

      CNBC.com q
    • Pro finds his clubs destroyed after United Airlines flight

      United Airlines isn't having a great month. First there was the leggings incident.

      Golf
    • Couple Get Divorced So Their Girlfriend Doesn’t Get Jealous: EXTREME LOVE

      WHEN Cristina and Benno exchanged wedding vows, they never expected another woman would end their marriage. But 12 years later, the parents of three are getting divorced – so that their GIRLFRIEND won’t get jealous. Now either Cristina or Benno Kaiser will marry their 21-year-old lover, Sierra Kuntz, so that all three will have legal rights to their children. Videographer / director: Charles Lyle Producer: Emma Pearson, Ruby Coote Editor: James Thorne

      Barcroft TV