Editor Guide: 5 Must-Have Items Under $100 From Amazon
Let’s face it, parenthood is exhausting. From nighttime feeds and diaper changes to toddler tantrums and picky eaters, raising a human is equal parts joyous and intense. To avoid burnout, it’s important to pepper your day with little self-care moments and don’t forget to reward yourself every now and then—after all, you deserve it!
Need an excuse to treat yourself? Here you have it. The Bump editors, many of whom have kids themselves, have shared the items on their Amazon wishlist. From homeware and accessories to cool tech gadgets, here are five things under $100 to treat yourself to today.
Lauren Kay, Executive Editor
Spring has sprung and summer is right around the corner. So it’s the perfect time to invest in a new pair of shades. This oversized pair by Le Specs looks great and filters out UV rays as well as harmful blue light. And at under $60, these sunnies won’t break the bank.
“A new pair of sunglasses signals sunny days ahead. This low-cost accessory is my favorite way to transition my wardrobe for warmer weather. I adore these tortoise frames which feel high-fashion and are stellar at hiding tired eyes or pulling together your playground look. They offer UV protection and are well made (read: nearly kid proof),” Lauren Kay, mom of two and executive editor at The Bump.
Jen Lee, Head of Marketing
Getting your kids up and ready every morning is pretty time consuming, leaving a brief window for Mom to get her glam on. That’s why we love the CHI Air Spin n Curl, which creates flawless curls and waves at the push of a button. It’s the perfect hair tool for parents short on time and even comes with a rich leave-in treatment that strengthens your mane and reduces frizz.
“This genius tool makes me feel like I have an extra set of hands! I’m in love with anything that helps me cut down on prep time and look like I stepped up my game. Sign me up for all of the hacks please,” Jen Lee, mom of three and head of marketing at The Bump.
Ashlee Neuman, Content Director
A new piece of jewelry is the ultimate payday treat—and this eternity ring is hard to beat. The sterling silver ring is set with moissanite gems that sparkle and catch the light. Essentially, it’s a diamond ring dupe for a fraction of the price!
“I can't get over how sparkly this moissanite ring is! It truly exceeded expectations. The sterling silver also has a nice heft to it, making it feel durable and substantial. Whether you're in the market for a diamond-alternative ring for travel, eager to test a look-alike ring before investing in the real deal or simply want some gorgeous bling at a fraction of the cost, this is a perfect option!” Ashlee Neuman, mom of two and content director at The Bump.
Lauren Barth, Associate Content Director of Lifecycle
Whether you’re in the nesting stage or are a fully-fledged mom, treat yourself to this snuggly electric blanket. Soft to the touch, it’s lined with flannel and sherpa-style material. Better yet, it’s machine-washable.
“I'm a homebody at heart, so I love a good creature comfort—and this heated blanket gives me all the cozy vibes. I'm picturing many cuddly movie nights in my near future. (I can’t wait to spread the love and share the warmth!)” Lauren Barth, mom of three and associate content director of lifecycle at The Bump.
Sasha Smith, Senior Social Media Manager
Keep your favorite beverage hot with this cool coffee mug warmer. The intuitive design is super-easy to use, simply put your mug down and tap the power button to warm it up. Worried about leaving it on all day? Don’t sweat it. The device automatically shuts off after eight hours.
“Mornings can be hectic and there’s nothing worse than making a nice warm cup of coffee but not having a chance to drink it while it’s hot. From getting everyone in the household ready, to packing lunches—by the time you return to your coffee, it’s usually cold! With this gadget, I can keep my coffee (or tea) nice and toasty until I finally get the moment to myself to indulge. It’s honestly become a self-care essential!” Sasha Smith, senior social media manager at The Bump.
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