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Editor Obsessions: What We're Buying Our Moms for Mother’s Day

Design: theSkimm | Photos: Shopbop, Le Creuset
April 18, 2024

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We’ll admit it: One major perk of our job as editors is that we get to try out tons of products to let you know if they’re truly worth your hard-earned money. We’re also just avid shoppers, so in the spirit of tossing gatekeeping to the curb, we’re sharing the gifts we’re buying our moms for Mother’s Day this year. Feel free to take all the credit.

For more of our favorite Mother's Day gifts, click here.


A face mask great for beginners...

My mom is newer to the world of face masks, and she's definitely never used a rubber mask before. I got her this one because it's my favorite face mask by far — I love the cryo cooling effect. It also does amazing things for my skin. After I use one, I see a huge reduction in redness and irritation. Breakouts appear smaller and less prominent. I'm excited for her to use it because I hope it helps create a little self-care moment for her. I know she struggles with carving out that time during her schedule, so any way I can help promote that I'm all for. –Alexandra Napoli ($16, Sephora)

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A bag to bring out her inner mermaid...

My mom loves the ocean, and that’s part of where I get my own love of it. I showed her this absolutely fantastic version of the cult-favorite Staud Tommy Bag with beaded synchronized ladies swimming all over, and she fell in love. I just know she’ll use this on upcoming vacations and on dinner dates with my dad, and she’ll think of our family trips to the beach growing up. Plus, this bag actually fits more than a lipstick. I had originally intended to get it for myself and decided to get it for her instead; that’s what makes a great gift, right? –Martha Upton ($295, Shopbop)

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Le Creuset

A Le Creuset braiser to help fulfill her Mother's Day wish...

For Mother's Day this year, my mom requested "to maybe have lunch or dinner with my children sometime 🤣". My plan: to give her this sweet floral braiser from Le Creuset and use it to cook a nice dinner together. It comes in five spring-y hues, but I'm leaning towards the classic white with gold hardware. And even though it's a braiser, it's made of enameled cast iron, so she can use it for just about anything. I also love that it's oven-safe up to 500 degrees. Mom, dinner is happening! –Margo Ghertner ($300, Le Creuset)

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A high-quality belt that's affordable...

If your mom has champagne taste but you have more of an Oyster Bay budget, Mango is always the answer (it is for my mom, anyway). I think their leather accessories are particularly great quality. You simply cannot go wrong with this leather belt, which is indeed made of real leather despite the under-$40 price. The rich honeyed shade will go with everything she wears, and the geometric buckle makes it feel like a piece of jewelry. –Caroline Goldstein ($39.99, Mango)

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A fabulous robe she'll want to wear all the time...

I've grown up with amazingly stylish women around me. From my mother to grandmothers, godmoms, and aunties, the women in my life found even the most subtle moments to showcase their love for fashion. I immediately added this robe to my cart to gift the mommy figure in my life because it's so fun, takes bedtime and makes it a fashion moment, and, of course, you can't go wrong with a DVF exclusive. –Sarai Thompson ($40, Target)

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A toiletry bag that's a major upgrade...

My mom and I are lucky to share a lot of things, but especially our love of travel. This Mother's Day, I wanted to help set her up for success before her upcoming trips with a stylish toiletry bag. This one from Amazon comes in so many luxe, IG-worthy colors, and the material is sleek, durable, and waterproof. It's incredibly spacious, with compartments for nearly everything in her medicine cabinet. I'm also planning to get her a matching one in a different size for her birthday later this year so she can have a matching set (that isn't a total eyesore.) –Alessandra Rey ($23.99, Amazon)

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