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40 Mother's Day Gifts She'll Actually Use Every Day

1. A faceted crystal-like water bottle — it will be a delight for her to carry around because it makes even plain tap water look beautiful.

It comes with a reusable straw, but can also be used without it!Promising review: "This pretty cup makes it MUCH easier for me to drink five of these a day than any other bottle or glass I've had before. Maybe it's that it's see-through and easy to drink out of with a straw, like some type of psychological trick, but it works! I usually have water with fresh lemon in it and carry it around with me. Highly recommend." —Jana SchuberthGet it on Amazon for $11.99+ (five colors).
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It comes with a reusable straw, but can also be used without it!

Promising review: “This pretty cup makes it MUCH easier for me to drink five of these a day than any other bottle or glass I’ve had before. Maybe it’s that it’s see-through and easy to drink out of with a straw, like some type of psychological trick, but it works! I usually have water with fresh lemon in it and carry it around with me. Highly recommend.” —Jana Schuberth

Get it on Amazon for $11.99+ (five colors).

2. An adorable magnetic key holder shaped like a cloud, so she can think of you each time she leaves, and every time she gets home.

Promising review: "One of the most useful purchases I've ever made on Amazon. I use it every single day to hang my keys. I've had it for at least half a year now. Hasn't lost any magnetism." —MakenahGet it on Amazon for $7.98.
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Promising review: “One of the most useful purchases I’ve ever made on Amazon. I use it every single day to hang my keys. I’ve had it for at least half a year now. Hasn’t lost any magnetism.” —Makenah

Get it on Amazon for $7.98.

3. A bottle of Trader Joe’s Everything Bagel Seasoning because it’ll instantly add a salty, garlicky, onion-y crunch of flavor to everything she sprinkles it over, from avocado to popcorn to roast veggies and SO much more.

Promising review: "This seasoning is 'everything' to me! It's incredible! Sprinkle it on top of a plain bagel with cream cheese for the 'everything' flavor! I use it to make homemade keto bagels. It has the perfect everything bagel taste. Absolutely love it, and love not having to drive two hours to my closest Trader Joe's!" —JamieGet it from your local Trader Joe's, or if you don't have one nearby, from Amazon for $7.24.
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Promising review: “This seasoning is ‘everything’ to me! It’s incredible! Sprinkle it on top of a plain bagel with cream cheese for the ‘everything’ flavor! I use it to make homemade keto bagels. It has the perfect everything bagel taste. Absolutely love it, and love not having to drive two hours to my closest Trader Joe’s!” —Jamie

Get it from your local Trader Joe’s, or if you don’t have one nearby, from Amazon for $7.24.

4. And some Mike’s Hot Honey for adding just the right amount of spicy sweetness to pretty much anything she cooks or eats.

Salad dressing, marinades, pizza, peanut butter toast, cheese, and even ice cream can all benefit from it's perfectly hot kick! It's also paleo-friendly and gluten-free.Promising review: "I tend to shy away from spicy foods, but I couldn’t resist the opportunity to try a new condiment to liven up snacks and recipes with. I was afraid the spice would be overpowering, but it’s actually quite mellow and smooth; just the right touch of heat. So far, I’ve enjoyed this on fruit salad (banana/strawberry/blueberry) and drizzled on the original Chick-fil-A sandwich....so delicious!" —SleepsInRainGet it on Amazon for $8.65.This is a tried and true favorite of my colleague Rebecca, who eats it on all kinds of foods and even puts it in cocktails!
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Salad dressing, marinades, pizza, peanut butter toast, cheese, and even ice cream can all benefit from it’s perfectly hot kick! It’s also paleo-friendly and gluten-free.

Promising review: “I tend to shy away from spicy foods, but I couldn’t resist the opportunity to try a new condiment to liven up snacks and recipes with. I was afraid the spice would be overpowering, but it’s actually quite mellow and smooth; just the right touch of heat. So far, I’ve enjoyed this on fruit salad (banana/strawberry/blueberry) and drizzled on the original Chick-fil-A sandwich….so delicious!” —SleepsInRain

Get it on Amazon for $8.65.

This is a tried and true favorite of my colleague Rebecca, who eats it on all kinds of foods and even puts it in cocktails!

5. A set of three incredibly moisturizing lip balms that come in tinted and un-tinted options *and* taste delicious, so she’ll feel like she’s treating herself every time she applies them.

Each one's packed with castor seed oil, beeswax, and rice bran extracts, all of which work together to hydrate lips for hours on end! There are seven different options available: Original (un-tinted + unflavored), Birthday (un-tinted shimmer + Milk Bar Birthday Cake–inspired flavor), Rose (light pink tint + sugary rose flavor), Cherry (sheer red tint), Mint (un-tinted), Coconut (un-tinted), and Mango (coral tint). Promising review: "This. Is. The. BEST! In just three days this product turned my chapped lips into soft, healthy lips. My favorite is the coconut, because the texture is different than the others. It smells AMAZING. I'm never using another balm again! I also like the mint (very refreshing) and the rose (soft and not slimy). If there's only one thing you buy from Glossier (and I hope there's not), it is the coconut Balm Dot Com. Did I mention how fun it is to use???" —iloveglossierGet them from Glossier: choose three flavors for your custom pack for $30 or opt for a single tube for $12.
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Each one’s packed with castor seed oil, beeswax, and rice bran extracts, all of which work together to hydrate lips for hours on end! There are seven different options available: Original (un-tinted + unflavored), Birthday (un-tinted shimmer + Milk Bar Birthday Cake–inspired flavor), Rose (light pink tint + sugary rose flavor), Cherry (sheer red tint), Mint (un-tinted), Coconut (un-tinted), and Mango (coral tint).

Promising review: “This. Is. The. BEST! In just three days this product turned my chapped lips into soft, healthy lips. My favorite is the coconut, because the texture is different than the others. It smells AMAZING. I’m never using another balm again! I also like the mint (very refreshing) and the rose (soft and not slimy). If there’s only one thing you buy from Glossier (and I hope there’s not), it is the coconut Balm Dot Com. Did I mention how fun it is to use???” —iloveglossier

Get them from Glossier: choose three flavors for your custom pack for $30 or opt for a single tube for $12.

6. The One Line A Day journal: each page asks her to record a little about that calendar date over the course of five years, so as she flips through each year again, she can reflect on how much has (and hasn’t!) changed.

It's undated so she can start it the first day she gets it! Promising review: "This is my second One Line A Day Five Year Memory Book. I HATE journaling, but this is totally manageable. I just write about my day. The best thing is you can easily look back on what you did on a particular day up to five years ago, and you can compare each year. Kind of cool. It's interesting to note coincidences over the years, like I happened to be sick at the same time a few years in a row — weird. And my kids saw a particular movie one year, and three years later saw the sequel, to the day, with the same friends, even though they had moved away!!" —Cleanin' MommyGet it on Amazon for $14.69 (or check out the Mom's One Line A Day, made specifically for new moms: $14.68).
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It’s undated so she can start it the first day she gets it!

Promising review: “This is my second One Line A Day Five Year Memory Book. I HATE journaling, but this is totally manageable. I just write about my day. The best thing is you can easily look back on what you did on a particular day up to five years ago, and you can compare each year. Kind of cool. It’s interesting to note coincidences over the years, like I happened to be sick at the same time a few years in a row — weird. And my kids saw a particular movie one year, and three years later saw the sequel, to the day, with the same friends, even though they had moved away!!” —Cleanin’ Mommy

Get it on Amazon for $14.69 (or check out the Mom’s One Line A Day, made specifically for new moms: $14.68).

7. Or because you know her well and suspect she’d prefer something with a prompt, a One Question A Day journal that has a similar concept — one quick thought each day, over the course of five years — but with specific queries to answer.

The questions include things like: "What qualities have your kids inherited from you?", "What is your favorite time of day, and why?", and "What big questions do you ask yourself?" Promising review: "This journal is a great way to get into your mind without writing a lot. Each page asks a single question for the day and has enough space for five short answers which each line corresponding to a year. Because of the format, you can see how your point of view changes over the course of five years. The questions don’t always lean towards your relationship with your child and how it changes over the years, but also covers questions about you as a person and how you change over the years." —K. ChanGet it on Amazon for $11.59.
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The questions include things like: “What qualities have your kids inherited from you?”, “What is your favorite time of day, and why?”, and “What big questions do you ask yourself?”

Promising review: “This journal is a great way to get into your mind without writing a lot. Each page asks a single question for the day and has enough space for five short answers which each line corresponding to a year. Because of the format, you can see how your point of view changes over the course of five years. The questions don’t always lean towards your relationship with your child and how it changes over the years, but also covers questions about you as a person and how you change over the years.” —K. Chan

Get it on Amazon for $11.59.

8. A Kindle Paperwhite — it’s waterproof and glare-free, so she can read her favorite books in the bath or on the beach without a worry.

It looks like real paper even in the brightest sun but also has an adjustable backlight for any dim conditions. It also comes with Audible, so she can listen to audiobooks using bluetooth headphones, and only needs charged every few weeks. Promising review: "I am an avid reader and adore the Paperwhite! To me, it’s the perfect reader. No light bleed through, easy to control the amount of backlight, easy to download books and simply read them. Using Overdrive on my phone, it’s easy to borrow and return books from my library. The newest update even allows you to return right from your Paperwhite. As a Prime Member, I get a free book every month. The weight's significantly less than a paperback, even with a case. I am happy with this purchase!" —Sherrie ThurmanGet it on Amazon for $129.99+ (available in 8 or 32 GB).
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It looks like real paper even in the brightest sun but also has an adjustable backlight for any dim conditions. It also comes with Audible, so she can listen to audiobooks using bluetooth headphones, and only needs charged every few weeks.

Promising review: “I am an avid reader and adore the Paperwhite! To me, it’s the perfect reader. No light bleed through, easy to control the amount of backlight, easy to download books and simply read them. Using Overdrive on my phone, it’s easy to borrow and return books from my library. The newest update even allows you to return right from your Paperwhite. As a Prime Member, I get a free book every month. The weight’s significantly less than a paperback, even with a case. I am happy with this purchase!” —Sherrie Thurman

Get it on Amazon for $129.99+ (available in 8 or 32 GB).

9. A color-coded cutting board and mats set if she loves to cook but hates cleaning up, because you only have to wash the small mats each time, not the entire board.

Well, as long as things don't get too messy. Promising review: "I absolutely love this cutting board! This board is the best of both worlds: you get a sturdy bamboo base, with interchangeable color-coded covers so you don't cross-contaminate! Plus, they even have cute little icons on them, so you never forget which color is for what kind of food product. Also makes for easier clean-up and the ability to use just one cutting board while preparing a meal, without having to repeatedly wash it between items!" —PegasusGet it on Amazon for $20.35.
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Well, as long as things don’t get too messy.

Promising review: “I absolutely love this cutting board! This board is the best of both worlds: you get a sturdy bamboo base, with interchangeable color-coded covers so you don’t cross-contaminate! Plus, they even have cute little icons on them, so you never forget which color is for what kind of food product. Also makes for easier clean-up and the ability to use just one cutting board while preparing a meal, without having to repeatedly wash it between items!” —Pegasus

Get it on Amazon for $20.35.

10. A cozy, plush robe that’s personalized with her name (or just “Mom”!) because she deserves a little time to just lay back and relax in something soft.

Promising review: "These robes are so plush and soft; they feel wonderful on your skin. They are are warm and thicker than many hotel and spa robes. They also wash well and don't pill; the fleece retains its softness and shape. The only thing I wish it had was a hood. It's a quality item at a reasonable price." —Kellie R. Get one from Personalization Mall for $48.99 (available with either names or monograms; one size fits up to XL; four colors).
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Promising review: “These robes are so plush and soft; they feel wonderful on your skin. They are are warm and thicker than many hotel and spa robes. They also wash well and don’t pill; the fleece retains its softness and shape. The only thing I wish it had was a hood. It’s a quality item at a reasonable price.” —Kellie R.

Get one from Personalization Mall for $48.99 (available with either names or monograms; one size fits up to XL; four colors).

11. A Squatty Potty because it just might buy her back some time in her busy day. Or just because it actually works!

Promising review: "I love Squatty Potty and you will too. It works like a charm. You will wonder how you got along without it all these years. Think 'Laundry Chute!' That's the best way I can explain it. You will have more time on your hands once you own a Squatty Potty. You go into the bathroom and you are out in a few minutes, not 10; 15; or 20 minutes as in the past." —campromiseGet it on Amazon for $24.99 (or check out the more decorative teak stool for $62.57).
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Promising review: “I love Squatty Potty and you will too. It works like a charm. You will wonder how you got along without it all these years. Think ‘Laundry Chute!’ That’s the best way I can explain it. You will have more time on your hands once you own a Squatty Potty. You go into the bathroom and you are out in a few minutes, not 10; 15; or 20 minutes as in the past.” —campromise

Get it on Amazon for $24.99 (or check out the more decorative teak stool for $62.57).

12. A sturdy but lightweight purse insert so she can effortlessly swap bags every day or even twice a day, and finally carry all her favorite styles in a regular rotation.

Promising review: "I absolutely love this organizer. I got the medium red one, and it fits my Coach tote bag brilliantly. It even leaves a little room for when I want to use a larger wallet. I ordered about six other organizers from different companies. They differed in size and pockets, but this one won hands down. It is by far the best quality and well-made one out of all the ones I got. I’ll be returning all the rest, and ordering more sizes in this one!" —ShilinGet it on Amazon for $19.99+ (five colors).
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Promising review: “I absolutely love this organizer. I got the medium red one, and it fits my Coach tote bag brilliantly. It even leaves a little room for when I want to use a larger wallet. I ordered about six other organizers from different companies. They differed in size and pockets, but this one won hands down. It is by far the best quality and well-made one out of all the ones I got. I’ll be returning all the rest, and ordering more sizes in this one!” —Shilin

Get it on Amazon for $19.99+ (five colors).

13. The Makeup Eraser, which does exactly what it was designed to: instantly wipe off every last bit of makeup using *only water*.

It's big enough that she'll be able to get several uses in between washes, and yes, that means it's machine-washable! Promising review: "Works perfectly! I went in thinking this would be a total gimmick but I am seriously floored by how awesome it is. I made sure to follow the instructions to a T (put it in the washer FIRST) and it worked exactly as advertised. I don't even have to scrub hard. Just rub in circles and everything comes off. SO glad I bought this. Saving me a fortune in cotton balls!" —chrissyface618Get it from Sephora for $20 (four colors). It's also a tried-and-tested BuzzFeed Reviews pick for best makeup remover! (And if you — or she — is concerned about ocean microplastics from washing microfiber, check out the Guppyfriend Wash Bag, $29.75 at Reformation.)
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It’s big enough that she’ll be able to get several uses in between washes, and yes, that means it’s machine-washable!

Promising review: “Works perfectly! I went in thinking this would be a total gimmick but I am seriously floored by how awesome it is. I made sure to follow the instructions to a T (put it in the washer FIRST) and it worked exactly as advertised. I don’t even have to scrub hard. Just rub in circles and everything comes off. SO glad I bought this. Saving me a fortune in cotton balls!” —chrissyface618

Get it from Sephora for $20 (four colors).

It’s also a tried-and-tested BuzzFeed Reviews pick for best makeup remover! (And if you — or she — is concerned about ocean microplastics from washing microfiber, check out the Guppyfriend Wash Bag, $29.75 at Reformation.)

14. An overnight hydrating and brightening face mask that will make the perfect luxe addition to her evening skincare routine.

Promising review: "This worked wonders! When I first used it, I was really surprised by how supple my skin looked the next morning — the fine lines around my eyes dramatically reduced! I recommend using it the night before an important day as it's like a little facial in a bottle! :)" —Lexi the Skincare AddictGet it from Paula's Choice — to get this price, use this link, and you'll get 15% off site wide and free shipping! — for $30.60.
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Promising review: “This worked wonders! When I first used it, I was really surprised by how supple my skin looked the next morning — the fine lines around my eyes dramatically reduced! I recommend using it the night before an important day as it’s like a little facial in a bottle! :)” —Lexi the Skincare Addict

Get it from Paula’s Choice — to get this price, use this link, and you’ll get 15% off site wide and free shipping! — for $30.60.

15. A chic electric toothbrush because it will make this twice-daily habit feel a little fancy, too.

Besides being simply beautiful, when you buy one, the company will deliver her new brush heads and batteries (and depending on the plan you sign up for, new toothpaste) every three months. The brush itself is super quiet, powered by a single AA battery, and times a two-minute perfect brushing (pinging every 30 seconds to remind you to move to a new part of your mouth). I've had one for a few months now, and don't see myself going back to a regular toothbrush anytime soon!Get one from Quip for $25+ (eight colors; multiple packages available depending on your budget and needs).If you want even more detail about it, check out our full Quip electric toothbrush review on BuzzFeed Reviews!
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Besides being simply beautiful, when you buy one, the company will deliver her new brush heads and batteries (and depending on the plan you sign up for, new toothpaste) every three months. The brush itself is super quiet, powered by a single AA battery, and times a two-minute perfect brushing (pinging every 30 seconds to remind you to move to a new part of your mouth). I’ve had one for a few months now, and don’t see myself going back to a regular toothbrush anytime soon!

Get one from Quip for $25+ (eight colors; multiple packages available depending on your budget and needs).

If you want even more detail about it, check out our full Quip electric toothbrush review on BuzzFeed Reviews!

16. A fancy French butter crock, which makes it easy to keep fresh and spreadable room-temperature butter right on the table next to the salt and pepper.

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It achieves such a feat by storing the butter ~upside down~ over a dish of water that helps create a seal, blocking any spread-spoiling air. You simply replace the water every three days, and the butter stays fresh for up to three weeks. This one’s made with bone china, so it’ll look great no matter her decor!

Promising reviews: “My mother loves the butter bell. Now she has soft real butter at her disposal. Great asset to the kitchen.” —Keith

“A quality item. This is so unique and classy. The crock is gorgeous and practical.” —Sharon

“Love it! Got one for myself and my daughter. No more rock hard butter from the fridge.” —Nancy

Get it from The Grommet for $24.95.

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It achieves such a feat by storing the butter ~upside down~ over a dish of water that helps create a seal, blocking any spread-spoiling air. You simply replace the water every three days, and the butter stays fresh for up to three weeks. This one’s made with bone china, so it’ll look great no matter her decor!

Promising reviews: “My mother loves the butter bell. Now she has soft real butter at her disposal. Great asset to the kitchen.” —Keith

“A quality item. This is so unique and classy. The crock is gorgeous and practical.” —Sharon

“Love it! Got one for myself and my daughter. No more rock hard butter from the fridge.” —Nancy

Get it from The Grommet for $24.95.

17. A breakfast sandwich maker so she can streamline her busy mornings but still enjoy a nutritious and delicious meal.

Promising review: "Worth it! I did not want another weird specialty kitchen appliances that would be used a little and then take up cabinet space. After over a month of indecision I finally bought it. It has been great for the entire family. It's about the size of a toaster and stores easily. It only takes a few minutes and it's really easy to clean up. We even prep for the week by putting one egg each in a 1 cup container with any veggies we want. Then each morning we pull out the food, pour it in the sandwich maker, set the timer and walk away. Less than minutes later we have a delicious perfectly cooked breakfast." —Amazon CustomerGet it on Amazon for $32.48.
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Promising review: “Worth it! I did not want another weird specialty kitchen appliances that would be used a little and then take up cabinet space. After over a month of indecision I finally bought it. It has been great for the entire family. It’s about the size of a toaster and stores easily. It only takes a few minutes and it’s really easy to clean up. We even prep for the week by putting one egg each in a 1 cup container with any veggies we want. Then each morning we pull out the food, pour it in the sandwich maker, set the timer and walk away. Less than minutes later we have a delicious perfectly cooked breakfast.” —Amazon Customer

Get it on Amazon for $32.48.

18. A 10-piece cookware set because you want to show how grateful you are for the many meals she made you through the years… plus it’s past time to upgrade those much-loved pots and pans.

It's oven-safe up to 450°F, dishwasher safe, and coated in a titanium-ceramic non-stick so cleanup's always easy. Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $214.99.
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It’s oven-safe up to 450°F, dishwasher safe, and coated in a titanium-ceramic non-stick so cleanup’s always easy.

Get it from BuzzFeed’s Goodful line, exclusively at Macy’s for $214.99.

19. A jewelry cleaning pen so she can instantly shine up all of her favorite silver necklaces that you’ve given her on previous Mothers Days.

All she has to do is twist to dispense a little of the liquid, then brush it over her jewelry to make everything sparkle. It works for stones, gold, and silver, but not pearls!Promising review: "Don't get me wrong — my wedding ring was gorgeous before. It did sparkle and still made me smile every day. However...after using this Diamond Dazzle Stik...*oh my goodness*! After one use my ring is absolutely breathtaking! I knew my ring got dirty now and then, simply from sweating and being outside in the elements. However, I never realized just how much dinge and schmutz marred my diamond until I cleaned it. It literally took my breath away with its fiery, dazzling brilliance!" —liltreeclimberGet it from Amazon for $5.49.
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All she has to do is twist to dispense a little of the liquid, then brush it over her jewelry to make everything sparkle. It works for stones, gold, and silver, but not pearls!

Promising review: “Don’t get me wrong — my wedding ring was gorgeous before. It did sparkle and still made me smile every day. However…after using this Diamond Dazzle Stik…*oh my goodness*! After one use my ring is absolutely breathtaking! I knew my ring got dirty now and then, simply from sweating and being outside in the elements. However, I never realized just how much dinge and schmutz marred my diamond until I cleaned it. It literally took my breath away with its fiery, dazzling brilliance!” —liltreeclimber

Get it from Amazon for $5.49.

20. An adjustable-tilt laptop desk because sometimes we *all* have to get work done, but something about doing it on the couch makes it 1000 times better.

And wouldn't you want something like that for your mom? Promising review: "This desk is exactly what I needed! There are times when I like to catch up on work while watching TV. This desk makes really helps with that. I absolutely love that the height can be adjusted, and you are not restricted to certain heights. I use different heights for different tasks (studying, working on the computer, crafting). This desk was worth every penny as far as functionality and durability go!" —Monica M.Get it on Amazon for $32.99.
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And wouldn’t you want something like that for your mom?

Promising review: “This desk is exactly what I needed! There are times when I like to catch up on work while watching TV. This desk makes really helps with that. I absolutely love that the height can be adjusted, and you are not restricted to certain heights. I use different heights for different tasks (studying, working on the computer, crafting). This desk was worth every penny as far as functionality and durability go!” —Monica M.

Get it on Amazon for $32.99.

21. An incredibly soft faux-fur throw she can toss over the couch for movie marathons or spread over the bed for a sophisticated upgrade that doesn’t break the bank.

Plus it's machine washable, which she'll love when someone accidentally spills their orange juice all over it. Promising review: "This is very stylish. Just bought the queen size and fits perfectly. Washed it and tumble try low and it'll be fine with no damages done. DOES NOT SHED. Very appealing to the eye. Highly recommend getting it!!" —Amazon CustomerGet it on Amazon for $32.99+ (four sizes, eight colors).
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Plus it’s machine washable, which she’ll love when someone accidentally spills their orange juice all over it.

Promising review: “This is very stylish. Just bought the queen size and fits perfectly. Washed it and tumble try low and it’ll be fine with no damages done. DOES NOT SHED. Very appealing to the eye. Highly recommend getting it!!” —Amazon Customer

Get it on Amazon for $32.99+ (four sizes, eight colors).

22. A foaming shower gel and nourishing body cream so her morning showers can feel even more relaxing than they already do.

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Both are a floral-fruity cherry blossom scent and formulated to help give her extra soft skin.

Promising reviews: “I usually do not gravitate towards cherry-scented products, but this one smells AMAZING! The foaming gel is such a luxurious experience and feels super pampering. I will definitely be getting more, especially as gifts!” —Michy T

“I really loved the thickness of this cream, it was just right! It felt thick enough to really moisten my skin, but not so thick that it wouldn’t absorb or would make my skin greasy. The creamy-ness was perfect for my dry skin. It moisturized all over and absorbed quickly. Didn’t need to worry about putting my jeans on right away after applying the lotion. Highly recommend!” —Beth

Get them from Ulta: the shower gel for $9.50 and the moisturizing cream for $22.50.

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Both are a floral-fruity cherry blossom scent and formulated to help give her extra soft skin.

Promising reviews: “I usually do not gravitate towards cherry-scented products, but this one smells AMAZING! The foaming gel is such a luxurious experience and feels super pampering. I will definitely be getting more, especially as gifts!” —Michy T

“I really loved the thickness of this cream, it was just right! It felt thick enough to really moisten my skin, but not so thick that it wouldn’t absorb or would make my skin greasy. The creamy-ness was perfect for my dry skin. It moisturized all over and absorbed quickly. Didn’t need to worry about putting my jeans on right away after applying the lotion. Highly recommend!” —Beth

Get them from Ulta: the shower gel for $9.50 and the moisturizing cream for $22.50.

23. A pair of perfectly clear blue light–blocking glasses ideal if she happens to work at a computer all day long — they could help reduce eye strain and maybe even help her get better sleep.

Promising review: "A friend recommended these to help relieve the eye strain from sitting in front of a computer screen all day and working under florescent lights. I saw a difference immediately; a white screen looks warmer instead of having the harsh blue glare. They helped eliminate the tight, tired and strained feeling in my eyes within minutes. I no longer feel the need to blink constantly or squeeze my eyes shut every few minutes as I did before. I wear them to watch TV at home, too, and with other devices like my Kindle Fire and my cell phone." —LEGet them on Amazon for $39.95.
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Promising review: “A friend recommended these to help relieve the eye strain from sitting in front of a computer screen all day and working under florescent lights. I saw a difference immediately; a white screen looks warmer instead of having the harsh blue glare. They helped eliminate the tight, tired and strained feeling in my eyes within minutes. I no longer feel the need to blink constantly or squeeze my eyes shut every few minutes as I did before. I wear them to watch TV at home, too, and with other devices like my Kindle Fire and my cell phone.” —LE

Get them on Amazon for $39.95.

24. A broad-spectrum sunscreen that she’ll both actually wear every day and *enjoy* wearing, because it’s lightweight, oil-free, and (at least for many people!) can help calm breakouts.

The main sunscreen ingredient in it is a ~micronized~ zinc oxide, which does double-duty protection against both UVA and UVB rays without making you look pasty-white when you apply it. But the formula also contains niacinamide, an anti-inflammatory that can help with acne, and hyaluronic acid, which can help skin attract and maintain moisture. Promising review: "This is by far the best sunscreen I have ever used. No scent, not greasy, doesn't pill under makeup. The texture is really wonderful — it dries clear and doesn't feel heavy at all. I have sensitive, acne-prone skin and this doesn't make me break out or have any kind of reaction (I have had allergic reactions to way too many sunscreens!) I even got my mom to start using this and she normally loathes facial sunscreen." —Dermstore Verified PurchaserGet it from Dermstore for $35.
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The main sunscreen ingredient in it is a ~micronized~ zinc oxide, which does double-duty protection against both UVA and UVB rays without making you look pasty-white when you apply it. But the formula also contains niacinamide, an anti-inflammatory that can help with acne, and hyaluronic acid, which can help skin attract and maintain moisture.

Promising review: “This is by far the best sunscreen I have ever used. No scent, not greasy, doesn’t pill under makeup. The texture is really wonderful — it dries clear and doesn’t feel heavy at all. I have sensitive, acne-prone skin and this doesn’t make me break out or have any kind of reaction (I have had allergic reactions to way too many sunscreens!) I even got my mom to start using this and she normally loathes facial sunscreen.” —Dermstore Verified Purchaser

Get it from Dermstore for $35.

25. An Aura digital photo frame so you can keep her updated with photos from your life (as many as you want!), no matter how far away you live.

And even if you don't update it everyday, it still scrolls through all the other photos so she can enjoy it daily! We gave one of these to my parents two Christmases ago, and it's still working great. All four of us have the apps on our phones, and can easily add pics to it wherever we are. Promising review: "We gave this as a Christmas gift to my in-laws and they were thrilled. We got it set up in just a few minutes and even my technology-challenged father-in-law was able to easily upload photos. It will be great to be able to send photos directly to the frame from afar so they can see always see updated photos of their grandkids. Highly recommended!" —JillGet it from The Grommet or Amazon for $299.
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And even if you don’t update it everyday, it still scrolls through all the other photos so she can enjoy it daily! We gave one of these to my parents two Christmases ago, and it’s still working great. All four of us have the apps on our phones, and can easily add pics to it wherever we are.

Promising review: “We gave this as a Christmas gift to my in-laws and they were thrilled. We got it set up in just a few minutes and even my technology-challenged father-in-law was able to easily upload photos. It will be great to be able to send photos directly to the frame from afar so they can see always see updated photos of their grandkids. Highly recommended!” —Jill

Get it from The Grommet or Amazon for $299.

26. A soy wax candle especially designed to eliminate any lingering cooking or pet odors, so she can have peace of mind knowing the house always smells clean.

The soy wax and 100% cotton wick are extremely clean-burning; each candle burns for about 60 hours. Promising review: "I have multiple dogs in the house and am always concerned that it smells like that to visitors even cleaning everyday. I have used other candles add a pleasant smell to the underlying odor, but these do better. I can leave the house and when I first open the door on my return, I don't smell dog. We recently had a house full of people (many of them pet parents) over for dinner and someone actually commented: 'Your house smells really nice. How do you keep the dog smell out?' I laughed and told them I was just wondering if the candles were working. I guess I got the BEST answer." —LLL TexasGet it on Amazon for $21.95 (23 scents). Need more convincing? We know these actually work, because we've tried them! You can read one editor's full Pet House Candle review for more.
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The soy wax and 100% cotton wick are extremely clean-burning; each candle burns for about 60 hours.

Promising review: “I have multiple dogs in the house and am always concerned that it smells like that to visitors even cleaning everyday. I have used other candles add a pleasant smell to the underlying odor, but these do better. I can leave the house and when I first open the door on my return, I don’t smell dog. We recently had a house full of people (many of them pet parents) over for dinner and someone actually commented: ‘Your house smells really nice. How do you keep the dog smell out?’ I laughed and told them I was just wondering if the candles were working. I guess I got the BEST answer.” —LLL Texas

Get it on Amazon for $21.95 (23 scents).

Need more convincing? We know these actually work, because we’ve tried them! You can read one editor’s full Pet House Candle review for more.

27. An acrylic makeup organizer that will put everything at her fingertips but only require a 9×5-inch corner of counter space.

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Promising review: “This is hands down one of the best makeup and organization related purchases I have ever made. I bought this about two years ago and it is still in perfect condition. I cleaned it today so I thought I would show y’all what can fit in there (I use a shot glass for my eyeshadow brushes because it’s easier to grab them. They fit in there too though, as well as the palette).” —Cody D (And yes, the photos above are that reviewer’s photos!)

Get it on Amazon for $14.99.

And yes, this genuinely can fit tons of makeup — read more in my colleague Anamaria’s full review.

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Promising review: “This is hands down one of the best makeup and organization related purchases I have ever made. I bought this about two years ago and it is still in perfect condition. I cleaned it today so I thought I would show y’all what can fit in there (I use a shot glass for my eyeshadow brushes because it’s easier to grab them. They fit in there too though, as well as the palette).” —Cody D (And yes, the photos above are that reviewer’s photos!)

Get it on Amazon for $14.99.

And yes, this genuinely can fit tons of makeup — read more in my colleague Anamaria’s full review.

28. A teensy spatula because you know she’ll appreciate how it makes it incredibly easy to scrape up every last bit of product from tiny jars.

Promising review: "Fantastic product. I'm able to get every drop out of my very expensive face cream. It works on bottles, jars, etc. I only wish I would have bought this product years ago. Oh, the money I could have saved. Just clean with soap and water after use and store in an upright position (rubber end up) and I think you will get your money's worth out it. Already bought more as gifts." —HMSKGet it on Amazon for $6.69.
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Promising review: “Fantastic product. I’m able to get every drop out of my very expensive face cream. It works on bottles, jars, etc. I only wish I would have bought this product years ago. Oh, the money I could have saved. Just clean with soap and water after use and store in an upright position (rubber end up) and I think you will get your money’s worth out it. Already bought more as gifts.” —HMSK

Get it on Amazon for $6.69.

29. A pack of creaseless hair ties so she can minimize the amount of hair breakage while still trying out the latest half-up, half-down throwback hairstyle from her childhood.

Promising review: "I’m obsessed with these! I have thick curly hair so rubber bands and the ribbon elastics always dent my hair. Even when I straighten my hair, those type of hair ties also dent my hair. With these coils, my hair is secure whether it’s straight or curly. When I remove it, my hair is easily fixed back into place. These do stretch out after you use it for a while, but it is easily fixed. If you blow dry them, the heat will cause it to shrink back to its original size and it is as good as new!" —Stephanie S.Get a pack of four on Amazon for $6.99.
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Promising review: “I’m obsessed with these! I have thick curly hair so rubber bands and the ribbon elastics always dent my hair. Even when I straighten my hair, those type of hair ties also dent my hair. With these coils, my hair is secure whether it’s straight or curly. When I remove it, my hair is easily fixed back into place. These do stretch out after you use it for a while, but it is easily fixed. If you blow dry them, the heat will cause it to shrink back to its original size and it is as good as new!” —Stephanie S.

Get a pack of four on Amazon for $6.99.

30. Some airtight OXO pop containers because they keep food fresh for longer than the original packaging ever possibly could, all while making everything in her pantry or cabinets very straightforward to find.

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They’re designed to be incredibly efficient with the space on their shelves, the rounded corners make for easy pouring, and pressing the button on top opens and seals the containers.

Promising review: “I bought the really big set a while ago and was hooked. No longer will my white rice/grains/rolled oats/grits go wormy ( I know…yuck), my cat’s kibble is stored in a clear container so I can see when it’s running low. (FYI: the pet food container is not included in this set, but is worth the additional purchase.) I love these containers. They are lightweight so there’s no strain on my wrists, yet heavy enough that they don’t tip over easily. The lids are easy to clean, and you could apply labels to distinguish between flours and sugars. They are expensive, but I believe you get what you pay for — quality costs extra money. If I need another set in the future, I will buy it.” —Judith A Loue

Get the five-piece set on Amazon for $49.95.

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They’re designed to be incredibly efficient with the space on their shelves, the rounded corners make for easy pouring, and pressing the button on top opens and seals the containers.

Promising review: “I bought the really big set a while ago and was hooked. No longer will my white rice/grains/rolled oats/grits go wormy ( I know…yuck), my cat’s kibble is stored in a clear container so I can see when it’s running low. (FYI: the pet food container is not included in this set, but is worth the additional purchase.) I love these containers. They are lightweight so there’s no strain on my wrists, yet heavy enough that they don’t tip over easily. The lids are easy to clean, and you could apply labels to distinguish between flours and sugars. They are expensive, but I believe you get what you pay for — quality costs extra money. If I need another set in the future, I will buy it.” —Judith A Loue

Get the five-piece set on Amazon for $49.95.

31. A gold bangle that secretly happens to be a backup phone battery, so she’s never caught without a charge.

Promising review: "This is awesome. I bought it for my sister-in-law, but ended up getting one for me too. It is so nice to have an extra 'battery' on you. Not in your purse or in the car, but actually on you." —ErinGet it from Uncommon Goods for $149.99.
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Promising review: “This is awesome. I bought it for my sister-in-law, but ended up getting one for me too. It is so nice to have an extra ‘battery’ on you. Not in your purse or in the car, but actually on you.” —Erin

Get it from Uncommon Goods for $149.99.

32. Or a compact and lightweight portable charger — it works with any outfit because it simply slips into her pocket or bag.

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From one of our readers: The 4000 mAh one is a charge and a half for an iPhone and I swear by these things. You probably won’t ever need to buy a new one, unless you want one in a different color. I’ve had mine for years now and it still works perfectly. Their other accessories are great too! —alexxb4ebf1f3c2

Get it from Target for $9.99 (11 colors).

Review from this roundup of useful products our readers love.

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From one of our readers: The 4000 mAh one is a charge and a half for an iPhone and I swear by these things. You probably won’t ever need to buy a new one, unless you want one in a different color. I’ve had mine for years now and it still works perfectly. Their other accessories are great too! —alexxb4ebf1f3c2

Get it from Target for $9.99 (11 colors).

Review from this roundup of useful products our readers love.

33. A water-resistant bluetooth speaker small enough for her to carry from the bathroom to her home office, so wherever she is in the house she can listen to her favorite music or podcasts.

I've had one of these for over a year and love it! It still holds a charge for several mornings worth of podcasts, and I think it delivers excellent sound, although I'm not a super picky audiophile. ¯_(ツ)_/¯Promising review: "Awesome product!! The sound quality excellent! It really thumps when you crank it up. I love this little speaker! I use it all the time at home, its so portable and again I stress the great battery life. It goes for quite a while between charges." —Amazon CustomerGet it on Amazon for $25.99+ (five colors).
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I’ve had one of these for over a year and love it! It still holds a charge for several mornings worth of podcasts, and I think it delivers excellent sound, although I’m not a super picky audiophile. ¯_(ツ)_/¯

Promising review: “Awesome product!! The sound quality excellent! It really thumps when you crank it up. I love this little speaker! I use it all the time at home, its so portable and again I stress the great battery life. It goes for quite a while between charges.” —Amazon Customer

Get it on Amazon for $25.99+ (five colors).

34. A set of dual-ended makeup brushes that will save space in her makeup bag because it’s like having ten brushes in one.

They're all cruelty-free and vegan! The set comes with (pictured left to right!) a double-ended eyeshadow brush, a powder brush, a double-ended eyeliner brush, a double-ended contour and highlight brush, a foundation brush, and a double-ended concealer brush.Promising review: "The perfect set! These bushes are so soft and beautiful! Between all the different brush heads you can use it for pretty much any product and style you were hoping for. Definitely would recommend them!" —Bridgette RGet them from Tarte for $39.
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They’re all cruelty-free and vegan! The set comes with (pictured left to right!) a double-ended eyeshadow brush, a powder brush, a double-ended eyeliner brush, a double-ended contour and highlight brush, a foundation brush, and a double-ended concealer brush.

Promising review: “The perfect set! These bushes are so soft and beautiful! Between all the different brush heads you can use it for pretty much any product and style you were hoping for. Definitely would recommend them!” —Bridgette R

Get them from Tarte for $39.

35. Or a faux-pearl-filled makeup brush organizer so she can feel extra glam anytime she reaches for an eyeshadow brush.

Get it on Amazon for $19.93.
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Get it on Amazon for $19.93.

36. A cold brew coffee maker that she can pop in her fridge overnight for several day’s worth of smooth iced coffee.

All you do is grind up coffee as usual, fill up the center grounds cone, then let it all sit in the fridge!Promising review: "Great cold brew system! It's is so easy to use — add your coffee of choice and water, place it in the fridge and wait for the next day. That's it!! So easy, great tasting coffee that goes far enough for both of us. It easily fits on a shelf or the door." —Jessica MGet it on Amazon for $24.69. We know this absolutely works, btw: read more in my colleague Maitland's Takeya Cold Brew Maker review.
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All you do is grind up coffee as usual, fill up the center grounds cone, then let it all sit in the fridge!

Promising review: “Great cold brew system! It’s is so easy to use — add your coffee of choice and water, place it in the fridge and wait for the next day. That’s it!! So easy, great tasting coffee that goes far enough for both of us. It easily fits on a shelf or the door.” —Jessica M

Get it on Amazon for $24.69.

We know this absolutely works, btw: read more in my colleague Maitland’s Takeya Cold Brew Maker review.

37. A seat gap filler for her car because it’s 2019 and no one should have to dig their phone out from that abyss between the seat and the console anymore.

Promising review: "I've used these for a couple of years now, and can't count the number of times I've been grateful for them! I used to drop things between my seat and the console all the time, or not be sure where I dropped them and have to look like crazy to find them. Now I know they're not in that dark, hard-to-reach space, and they're much easier to find. I can tuck my umbrella and coupon envelope there and know they won't get spilled on. When I do spill on the Drop Stops, it wipes right up with a damp cloth or wipe. They don't show at all and always look clean." —B. GiffordGet a pack of two on Amazon for $19.99.
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Promising review: “I’ve used these for a couple of years now, and can’t count the number of times I’ve been grateful for them! I used to drop things between my seat and the console all the time, or not be sure where I dropped them and have to look like crazy to find them. Now I know they’re not in that dark, hard-to-reach space, and they’re much easier to find. I can tuck my umbrella and coupon envelope there and know they won’t get spilled on. When I do spill on the Drop Stops, it wipes right up with a damp cloth or wipe. They don’t show at all and always look clean.” —B. Gifford

Get a pack of two on Amazon for $19.99.

38. Did You Feed The Dog, a switch pad to make sure your family pups (or kitties or fish or piggies) can’t ever trick multiple humans into feeding them two breakfasts and three dinners.

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Promising review: “Awesome product! There are four of us that were working together to feed the dogs. It simplified everything because I no longer have to text to see if anyone had fed them every morning. Now I just look to see if it’s green. If not I feed them and indicate it. We all love it so much!” —Toni Deegan

Get it from Amazon for $9.94.

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Promising review: “Awesome product! There are four of us that were working together to feed the dogs. It simplified everything because I no longer have to text to see if anyone had fed them every morning. Now I just look to see if it’s green. If not I feed them and indicate it. We all love it so much!” —Toni Deegan

Get it from Amazon for $9.94.

39. A Lily England rose gold detangling brush, especially if you know she struggles with brushing out knots. It’s flexible bristles glide through tangled hair, gently and painlessly loosening strands.

Plus it has an ergonomic handle to make it easy to hold, and can help reduce breakage! Promising review: "Listen I don't know who Lily England is, but that woman is a godsend! I'm not up to the times when it comes to beauty products. Being in the military also makes me plaster my hair to my head so trying to brush out my hair at the end of the day with all the product turns into another war in itself. I have always used a normal brush and used to just brush (or rip) my hair out as if my hair took my man from me. Honestly, I don't even know why I got the brush. It was a very impulsive purchase, but oh my lawd am I so thankful for it. The first time I used it, this thing literally told my hair that everything was going to be okay. I used to make a rug on my floor with my hair and could have made a scarf with the hair that was left on my regular brush after three days. Not this bad boy!!! Just buy it — it's shiny and nice to your hair, head, and floor." —AshleyGet it on Amazon for $11.97.
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Plus it has an ergonomic handle to make it easy to hold, and can help reduce breakage!

Promising review: “Listen I don’t know who Lily England is, but that woman is a godsend! I’m not up to the times when it comes to beauty products. Being in the military also makes me plaster my hair to my head so trying to brush out my hair at the end of the day with all the product turns into another war in itself. I have always used a normal brush and used to just brush (or rip) my hair out as if my hair took my man from me. Honestly, I don’t even know why I got the brush. It was a very impulsive purchase, but oh my lawd am I so thankful for it. The first time I used it, this thing literally told my hair that everything was going to be okay. I used to make a rug on my floor with my hair and could have made a scarf with the hair that was left on my regular brush after three days. Not this bad boy!!! Just buy it — it’s shiny and nice to your hair, head, and floor.” —Ashley

Get it on Amazon for $11.97.

40. A powerful blender that will make delicious breakfast smoothies or fun tropical drinks at the press of a button.

It has four blend settings and is completely dishwasher safe! Because it has stacked blades, it's able to crush ice nice and evenly. Promising review: "They do not lie...fill it with ice cubes, run it, and you get snow! Because it has stacked blades this baby kicks out my breakfast smoothie in less than a minute. Everything is good. The poor spout stays open when pouring; I can't tell whether by magnets or magic, but it stays up and never opens when blending. The pitcher locks onto the motor effortlessly. Clean up is easy, warm water and a drop of soap, run on high for a minute and rinse. DONE!" —James RGet it on Amazon for $89.99.Want to know even more about it before you buy? Read why it's one of our picks for best kitchen blender on BuzzFeed Reviews!
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It has four blend settings and is completely dishwasher safe! Because it has stacked blades, it’s able to crush ice nice and evenly.

Promising review: “They do not lie…fill it with ice cubes, run it, and you get snow! Because it has stacked blades this baby kicks out my breakfast smoothie in less than a minute. Everything is good. The poor spout stays open when pouring; I can’t tell whether by magnets or magic, but it stays up and never opens when blending. The pitcher locks onto the motor effortlessly. Clean up is easy, warm water and a drop of soap, run on high for a minute and rinse. DONE!” —James R

Get it on Amazon for $89.99.

Want to know even more about it before you buy? Read why it’s one of our picks for best kitchen blender on BuzzFeed Reviews!

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