Mother's Day gifts to buy for yourself

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Essenza Espresso Machine

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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