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10 Mom-Approved Mother's Day Gifts
Finding the perfect gift to thank you for the unconditional love you've given, the sleepless nights you've endured, and the knowledge you've imparted seems like an impossible task for your family to undertake; so, we've done it for them! Pick your favorite Mother's Day gifts among these 10 fabulous options and be sure to drop a few memorable hints.
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Go back in time with these retro-inspired, cat-eye glasses from BonLook, which are available in four color options: Surprise Coral, Black, Dreamy Tortoise and Diamond Tortoise. Each purchase includes anti-reflective prescription lenses with scratch-resistant and anti-glare coating and free 30-day returns and exchanges. ($99, Bonlook.com)
Our mom reviewer, Dee B., raved: "Needing a change from my current rimless glasses, these frames really stood out to me. The fit was perfect right out of the case, and I really love the hint of pink."
Forget oversized totes, clunky crossbody bags and cramped clutches, the mint-hued Irene hobo from Emilie M is the only bag you'll ever need. The ingenious Essentials box, which is available as an add-on purchase for $25, contains the following: umbrella with pouch, scarf, wallet with removable strap, cosmetics case and key ring. (Starting at $95, EmilieMShop.com)
Our mom reviewer, Siobhan M., raved: "I love the ostrich texture of this bag and am stunned at how much stuff I can fit inside. I've fooled a few girlfriends into thinking this is a $200+ leather handbag and just haven't gotten around to correcting them."
Whether you're typing up a presentation for your boss, assisting with math homework or preparing ingredients for dinner, your hands are always hard at work. Treat your palms and digits with a healthy smear of Los Poblanos Lavender Salve, which is formulated with beeswax, shea butter and a trio of jojoba, avocado and lavender oils. ($18, LosPoblanos.com)
Our mom reviewer, Kathy B., raved: "The sweet smell of this salve really did help me decompress and relax. It has worked wonders on making my hands and elbows softer after a rough winter."
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Do well for your body and for the world with every spritz of Pour le Monde Perfumes. The three 100 percent natural scents in the collection—Empower, Envision and Together—contain essential oils and natural grain alcohol, as opposed to synthetic fragrances and phthalates. Each scent benefits a different charitable cause, and 10 percent of the net sales goes back to one of three organizations. ($95, PourLeMondeParfums.com)
Our mom reviewer, Peggie M., raved: "I was pleasantly surprised that two hours after spraying Empower onto my skin I could still smell the fresh, citrus scent. This is my go-to perfume now!"
The bohemian-inspired Stella & Dot Milana Tassel Necklace, which promises two different looks by removing or replacing the 2-inch tassel extender, features mixed metals on a 32-inch strand. The antique-looking beads complement all color palettes but especially pop against neutrals. ($79, StellaDot.com)
Our mom reviewer, Cait B., raved: "This necklace is a real eye-catcher. The length is perfect, and I love the touch of bling."
You no longer have to simply imagine the perfect date night with your honey because How About We for Couples can make it a reality. Available in five major U.S. cities—New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Seattle and Los Angeles—this free-to-join date planning service arranges dates based on your interests and budget. A membership gives you exclusive access to one free date every month, can't-miss date opportunities and free concierge service. ($18, Couples.HowAboutWe.com)
Our mom reviewer, Aileen U., raved: "My husband and I felt like true VIPs on our date. We were seated with a view of the chef's kitchen, were waited on with care and were relaxed knowing that the bill was already covered (when we booked the experience)."
Although you deserve to don a tiara, this bejeweled Ban.do headband is a better fit for your daily adventures. The Crown Jewel Headband comes in three colors—pink, mermaid and neon yellow—and can instantly turn around a bad hair day. ($28, ShopBanDo.com)
Our mom reviewer, Mimi G., raved: "I was pleasantly surprised at how comfortable this headband was behind my ears. I didn't want to take it off and even wore it post-workout one day with my yoga pants and sporty tank."
Now's the time to devote to becoming a healthier and stronger version of yourself, and Jawbone's UP can help you get there. This splash-resistant fitness and lifestyle device, which is available in three sizes and five colors, tracks your movements and sleep to gather insight about your well-being. The corresponding app, which allows you to add information, such as meals and moods, displays your data in an easy-to-understand format. ($129, Jawbone.com)
Our mom reviewer, Becky H., raved: "I love that this nifty little tool can track my every move, keep up with my sleeping patterns and offer motivational tips along the way."
As a mother, you experience beautiful, funny, and at times, difficult moments daily, but often it is in recalling these moments that you are able to appreciate the true value of them. The One Line a Day: A Five-Year Memory Book offers space for 365 daily entries over the course of five years to document the little and big things that occur on your parenting journey. ($9.99, Amazon.com)
Our mom reviewer, Martina O., raved: "I often forget to update my kids' baby books, so this portable option allows me to jot down a memory or a funny line that one of them said even when I'm away from home."
You pride yourself on baking from scratch, but when you're craving something sweet, there's no time for sifting, folding and rising. Tastefully Simple's My Mug Cake set includes a dishwasher-safe mug and two irresistible cake mixes—Double Chocolate and Blueberry Streusel—that can be prepared, baked and enjoyed in less than three minutes. ($19.95, TastefullySimple.com)
Our mom reviewer, Pat C., raved: "After a long day, I decided to indulge, so I gave the Blueberry Streusel Cake a try. I didn't expect a one-minute mug cake to taste so good, but the cinnamon topping and fluffy cake wowed me."