It’s May, and quarantine or not, that means Mother’s Day is right around the corner. And whether you are a mother, love a mother, or both, you’re probably thinking about how to celebrate this year — especially since many of us might not be able to gather with family and friends the way we used to.
Luckily, there’s always online shopping and express delivery to see us through. We looked through the many guides to Mother’s Day gifts out there and found five items that are so perfect, we think you might just want to order them for yourself. What better time to indulge in a little self-care than during a global pandemic?
Sure, there’s always flower delivery — and who doesn’t love flowers? But if you’re looking for something more unique, and that will last a little (or a lot) longer, one of these might be just what you need to make your Mother’s Day perfect. Get one for yourself, and one for a mom in your life. They (and you) deserve it.
Scroll down for our picks for the best Mother’s Day gifts you’ll want to buy for yourself!
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When Meghan Markle started dating Prince Harry, she dropped a hint to the world by wearing a Maya Brenner necklace with the initials “MH.” And she’s not the only celeb fan of this designer: Reese Witherspoon and Jessica Alba have also been spotted wearing her pieces. So why not you? This gorgeous 14-karat gold birthstone necklace can be customized with the stone of your choice and lends a subtle touch of sparkle to any outfit. It’s simple, sophisticated, and just a little bit whimsical, too.
Where to buy: From $240, Anthropologie
Where to buy: $129, ModCloth
We may not be headed out for a fancy Mother’s Day brunch on the sunny patio of our favorite restaurant this year, but why not dress up like we are? This adorable shirtdress with its retro vibe features a subtle stripe texture, a notched bateau neckline, and a fun swingy skirt. It comes in yellow (pictured), light blue, or white. Plus, it has pockets!
Besides making your home smell great, essential oils are a wonderful way to relax — and they also have amazing anti-aging properties. Harness the power of aromatherapy with this beautiful diffuser, available in white or terra cotta stone. Its minimal vibe goes with any décor, and a touch of a button lets you set it to run continuously for three hours, or intermittently for up to seven hours, before shutting off automatically.
Where to buy: $119, Parachute
Famous as the “Soul Cycle candle” that they burn in the popular spin classes, this combo of pink grapefruit, white grapefruit rind, green vine accords, pink freesia, and passionfruit will pick you up and make you feel good even on the gloomiest days. One reviewer calls it “calming yet refreshing,” and many others attest to the long-lasting power of its dreamy scent. We’re adding to our cart right now!
Where to buy: $38, Amazon
This magical anti-aging serum is formulated with Vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, and salicylic acid to brighten and smooth even the most sensitive skin. Uneven skin texture, fine lines, and sun spots are no match for this cult favorite, which will leave you looking radiant and refreshed — something we could all use right about now!
Where to buy: $39.99, Amazon