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

    • Teen Abducted as a Newborn, in First Interview, Defends Alleged Kidnapper Who Raised Her

      ( function() {var func = function() {var iframe_form = document.getElementById('wpcom-iframe-form-bbba73581ee368ad45b1eb1c509f4cea-587f827e3ecd7');var iframe = document.getElementById('wpcom-iframe-bbba73581ee368ad45b1eb1c509f4cea-587f827e3ecd7');if ( iframe_form && iframe ) {iframe_form.submit();iframe.onload = function() {iframe.contentWindow.postMessage( {'msg_type': 'poll_size','frame_id': 'wpcom-iframe-bbba73581ee368ad45b1eb1c509f4cea-587f827e3ecd7'}, window.location.protocol + '//wpcomwidgets.com' );}}// Autosize iframevar funcSizeResponse = function( e ) {var origin = document. ...

      People
    • ‘Ice cream killer’ is so dangerous, she’s headed to a men’s prison

      A Spanish murderer dubbed the “ice cream killer” is so dangerous, she’s being moved to an all-male prison to serve out her life sentence, according to a new report. Estibaliz Carranza, 38, earned the chilling nickname after she shot her boyfriend and ex-husband to death in 2008, cut up their bodies with a chainsaw and hid them in the freezers of her ice cream store in Vienna, Austria. The Mexican-born Spanish national stored the body parts in ice cream tubs filled with concrete and disguised the smell with air fresheners. Now, she’ll spend the rest of her life in an all-male prison in Asten, Austria, because she shows an “advanced reduction of the relevant dangerousness,” according to the Mirror.

      New York Post q
    • Savannah Chrisley recovering from broken vertebrae following car accident

      Chrisley Knows Best star Savannah Chrisley is recovering after a serious car accident on Monday left her with broken vertebrae and pain throughout her body. “I can truly say that I now FULLY understand the meaning of this quote,” she penned in reference to a shared quote from Steven Furtick. According to Chrisley, the accident occurred after her floor mat got stuck behind the pedals of her car and she looked down quickly to move them.

      Entertainment Weekly
    • Woman Abducted as a Newborn Defends Her Alleged Kidnapper: 'She Will Always Be Mom'

      Eighteen years ago, Alexis Manigo was snatched from a Florida hospital as a newborn and spent her entire life being raised by a woman, Gloria Williams, who wasn't her mom. Recently, after DNA testing, Manigo, who was given the name Kamiyah Mobley at birth, discovered her true identity. Williams, 51, allegedly snatched Manigo from a hospital in Jacksonville, Florida just hours after she was born, and has been arrested and charged with the kidnapping.

      Good Morning America
    • Soulja Boy Dumps Floyd Mayweather As He Announces He's Fighting Chris Brown In March

      Soulja Boy is either really hurting for cash or he really hates Chris Brown with a burning passion. Big Draco just announced that his boxing match is no longer being promoted by Floyd Mayweather because they’re not moving quick enough to get the fight going. Soulja Boy took to Twitter and voiced his displeasure working with Money May while also revealing the big Soulja Boy vs. Chris Brown bout is going down this March.

      UPROXX
    • 'Harry Potter' actress reveals why she's distancing herself from the films

      LONDON — What happens to actors after they've appeared in a massive global franchise like Harry Potter? SEE ALSO: Luna Lovegood reveals her Patronus on Twitter, and she's not happy Obviously a lot of the adult actors in the film adaptations of J.K. Rowling's magical books series already had established careers, but many of series' main roles were filled by children who'd never appeared on screen before. Evanna Lynch, the Irish actress whose first IMDd credit is for Luna Lovegood in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, is one of these. Six years on from the release of the final Harry Potter film, though, and the close association with Luna's character seems to be taking its toll. On Tuesday,

      Mashable q
    • Toddler who died of brain injuries had ‘thug life’ written on his stomach, authorities say

      Eighteen-month-old Ares Baroz had been bleeding in his brain and had fractures on his skull, legs and shoulder area when he died the day before Thanksgiving, court records say. Last week, prosecutors revealed new information that they say could shed some light into the boy’s life at home. A picture found on his mother’s cellphone shows Ares with the words “thug life” scribbled in black Sharpie across his tiny stomach, Assistant District Attorney Susan Stinson told The Washington Post. A fake tattoo and the word “loco” can be seen on his forehead. It’s unclear when the pictures were taken or whether they were somehow connected to the boy’s injuries. But his mother, 27-year-old Miranda Rabago,

      Washington Post q
    • Rare photos of Betty White you've likely never seen (25 photos)

      Happy birthday, Betty White! Our favourite Golden Girl turns 95 on Jan. 17 — and she’s certainly come a long way. White officially holds the record for the longest TV career for any female entertainer. In honour of her birthday, click through the gallery to see some rare, vintage photos captured earlier in her career. Let us know what you think by tweeting @ YahooStyleCA!

      Yahoo Canada Style
    • Giant, dinosaur-like gator spotted in Florida

      A giant alligator is spotted taking a stroll in Florida.

      CNBC Videos
    • Boeing has an updated F-18 in the works — here’s how it's 'comparable' to the F-35

      President-elect Donald Trump caused a genuine uproar in the combat aviation community when he...

      Business Insider
    • Dear Abby: When my kids get loud, I lose it

      DEAR ABBY: I am a 23-year-old woman, and I know I should have a lot more patience than I do right now. I’m happily married with two beautiful children. After work when I return home, I’m fine for the first hour or so. But if my children start to get loud or keep asking me to do something, I get extremely aggravated. My children are young and I love them, but I should be in more control of my temper toward them. I feel so bad when I lose it and shout at them. What can I do to improve this? — SHORT FUSE IN GEORGIA DEAR SHORT FUSE: I’m glad you asked, because it is important that you learn to relieve your frustration without taking it out on your children. There are healthy ways of managing frustration

      Chicago Sun-Times q
    • How Long-Simmering Tensions Between Aaron Rodgers and His Brother Jordan Ended in a ‘Blow-Up’ Fight and a Family Torn Apart

      Like many brothers, Aaron and Jordan Rodgers have had a lifelong rivalry. “ have always been competitive, and they’re always trying to one-up each other,” says a source close to the Green Bay Packers quarterback. While competing on JoJo Fletcher‘s season of The Bachelorette, Jordan, 28, revealed that Aaron, 33, is estranged from the family.

      People
    • Teen abducted as newborn still loves only mom she's known

      COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — An 18-year-old woman abducted as a newborn from a hospital in Jacksonville, Florida, says she still loves the only mother she has known.

      Associated Press
    • North Korea's Kim Jong Un Is So Fat He Might Have Hurt His Ankle Again

      Kim's leg injuries have been linked to obesity in the past and recent pictures show the Korean leader appears to have put on extra weight. 

      International Business Times
    • Amazon wins patent for Treasure Truck as it makes plans to expand beyond Seattle

      If you’re thinking about building a knockoff of Amazon’s Treasure Truck, the funky delivery vehicle for flash deals ranging from cameras to candy, consider yourself warned: The design is now patented. The patent was issued today, covering the ornamental design for the heavily modified Isuzu cab-over truck. The truck is typically stocked several times a month with one or two types of discounted goodies and makes deliveries to a few locations in the Seattle area. The Treasure Truck been compared to an ice cream truck for grownups: Amazon app users can get alerts about the deals on their smartphones, but once all… Read More

      GeekWire
    • Teacher Pregnant by Student Gets 10 Years in Jail

      Alexandria Vera, 24, pleaded guilty last year to aggravated sexual assault of a child and was hoping to avoid prison and just get probation.

      Cosmopolitan
    • Donald Trump Mistakenly Tweets to the Wrong Ivanka — and Receives a Stinging Response

      The president-elect, whose inauguration is Friday, tweeted Monday night that CNN was doing a “special report on my daughter, Ivanka. In his original tweet, @drgoodspine said “@Ivanka Trump is Great a woman with real character and class.” Although Trump changed the “G” in “great” lowercase, he kept @Ivanka as is — and got a response from the unsuspecting woman with that account name. Ivanka Majic responded to the mistaken tag, “And you’re a man with great responsibilities.

      People
    • Something in space is killing off entire galaxies

      When we think about the survival of the human race we often focus on making sure our planet stays alive and habitable, but out there in the depths of space there are entire galaxies being killed off in a manner that is utterly perplexing scientists. A new paper ( PDF ) from researchers working at the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research addresses the odd and extremely troubling trend and attempts to propose an answer for what exactly is leading literally thousands of galaxies to die premature deaths. After studying a whopping 11,000 galaxies in the general vicinity of our own, scientists now believe that a process called ram-pressure stripping is leading the ailing galaxies to be purged of their gas, preventing new stars from forming and leading them to sputter out far faster than would be expected. Without adequate gas to power new star formation, the galaxies simply get cold and die. “During their lifetimes, galaxies can inhabit halos of different sizes, ranging from masses typical of our own Milky Way to halos thousands of times more massive,” Toby Brown, the PhD candidate who headed the study, explains on the organization's website. “As galaxies fall through these larger halos, the superheated intergalactic plasma between them removes their gas in a fast-acting process called ram-pressure stripping." “You can think of it like a giant cosmic broom that comes through and physically sweeps the gas from the galaxies," Brown says. “If you remove the fuel for star formation then you effectively kill the galaxy and turn it into a dead object.” It's a disturbing notion, but there's good(ish) news; the process can take tens of millions of years to actually occur, so even if you were living in a galaxy where ram-pressure stripping was occurring, you'd be long dead before it could actually affect you in any way. That's reassuring... right?

      BGR News
    • Chrissy Teigen Basically Goes Pantless

      Upon first look, it seems that Chrissy Teigen lived out everyone’s recurring worst nightmare on Monday: leaving home without any pants on. Phew, don’t scare us like that, Chrissy!

      Yahoo Style
    • Ciara Reveals Why She and Russell Wilson Abstained From Sex Before Getting Married

      The singer says she "gives credit" to her husband for first coming to the decision.

      Entertainment Tonight