10 Indulgent Gifts Moms Absolutely Deserve

We’ve come up with the ultimate indulgent wish list for moms—aka the stuff you want but can’t muster up the courage to buy for yourself.
ByLauren Kay
Executive Editor
February 8, 2019
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You’re raising a tiny human (or growing one!)—which means you deserve all the presents. Whether you’ve been eyeing a top-of-the-line vacuum to pick up your toddler’s crumbs or a lux leather bag that hooks onto your stroller, it should—and can—be yours. If you can’t quite bring yourself to treat yo’self, just slide this list into your other half’s inbox. Because helpful hints never hurt, right?

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Sparkly Studs

Mark the birth of baby or celebrate the journey of motherhood with a classic set of diamond studs. Afterall, you’re the rock of the family, so you deserve some bling.

Buy it: Diamond Stud Earrings, starting at $200,

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Beautiful Bouquets

A posy of fresh blooms has the ability to turn even the worst day (or sleepless night) around. Imagine receiving a delivery every month for baby’s first year (monthly milestone photo props, anyone?) or even every week. Petalfox, which ships artfully arranged seasonal bouquets across the West Coast, texts its members photos of the type of arrangements they can expect that week. You then decide to get, gift or skip—all through text.

Buy it: Starting at $28 per bouquet,

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Pick-Me-Up Lipstick

A bright lip virtually erases exhaustion and makes you feel pulled together in an instant, trust us. But this tube is no drugstore pick—its sleek leather case is refillable. Best of all, it’s free of allergens, endocrine disruptors and perfume, so you can cover baby in kisses.

Buy it: La Bouche Rouge Lipstick Set, $160,

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Statement Slippers

Wait, you didn’t know you needed a pair of statement slippers? Well now you know. These velvet beauties make even spit-up stained pjs look good. Bonus: A rubber sole means you’re actually encouraged to wear them grocery shopping. #momwin.

Buy it: Birdies Songbird Slippers, $140,

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Leather Carryall

You don’t have to forgo your cool-girl style just because you’re toting around diapers these days. This très chic leather carryall can be worn as a backpack, carried as a bucket bag or hooked onto your stroller for hands-free exploring. The leather is plush and there are pockets aplenty.

Buy it: Josefina Backpack, $361,

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Smart Watch

Pay for groceries, track fitness goals and never miss a text from the babysitter. The Apple Watch Hermès will make you feel like a boss, even at the playground. Once you slip this bad boy on your wrist, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it.

Buy it: Apple Watch Hermès, starting at $1,249,

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Cordless Stick Vacuum

Impeccable suction (for carpet or hardwood) and portability make this Cheerio picker-upper a total game-changer. Does the backseat of the minivan need some love too? The V10 easily switches to a handheld for hard-to-reach spaces. It’s bagless and great for removing allergens from your home too.

Buy it: Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute Vacuum, $700,

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Luxe Luggage

Upgrade your old duffle for a stylish set of wheels. Away’s lightweight luggage comes in dozens of colors, is virtually unbreakable and comes with an ejectable battery that can charge any phone five times over—what more could a mom want? Extra credit for the partner who pairs the gift of a carry-on with plane tickets for a weekend away.

Buy it: Away Travel The Bigger Carry-On, $245,

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Charging Bracelet

Did your toddler drain your battery watching Paw Patrol? This sleek bangle can bring your phone back to life in under an hour. It’s lightweight, comes in four colors and can hold a charge for 30 days. Add your initials for an extra personal touch.

Buy it: Mark and Graham Charging Bracelet, $159,

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Portable Frosé Maker

Reach next-level playdate hostess status with this freezable cocktail maker. Pour ingredients into the carafe, pop in the freezer overnight and wake up to delicious, slushy frosé. Virtually no effort, and yet so much glory. Pair with a Winc wine subscription for epic mom antics.

Buy it: Rabbit Freezable Cocktail Maker, $40,

Published February 2019

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