Moms aren't one thing. As a group, they include every imaginable personality and type, not to mention working moms, single moms, married moms, queer moms, stay at home moms, moms of one, moms of seven, etc, etc. Taking all of that into consideration, we've compiled a list of 36 things - from practical to funny to indulgent - that every mom deserves to own.
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The Small and Unobtrusive Clipa2 Instant Bag Hanger Gives You a Place to Hang Your Bag No Matter Where You Are
via: Amazon/CarrieThis little ring is something every woman should have. It clips around the strap of your purse or bag, and allows you to hang it on any chair, table, counter, ledge, handle, baseball fence, playground or anywhere else a mom might find herself. The Clipa2 can hold a ton of weight too. Moms deserve to hang their bags up no matter where they are.
The Linkstyle Selfie Ring Light Will Make Sure You Look Your Best in a Selfie With Your Kids
via: AmazonHow many times have you not shared a cute picture of your kids because you don't like how you look in it? Or are you just never in the pictures? This little ring light works like magic to brighten up even the most tired, make-up free face. Moms deserve to be in the photos, and to like how they look.
If a Mom Has the Opportunity to Relax, She Deserves to do it With This Bluetooth Sleeping Eye Mask With Headphones
via: AmazonAs moms, we sleep with one eye and one ear open. This eye mask has built in bluetooth speakers. Set your phone to some relaxing music, your favorite audiobook, a guided meditation or just some white noise and block out the world around you. Moms deserve some rest.
The LeFun Wifi Camera is the Cutest Home Security Camera
via: AmazonEven if I'm having a great time, if my kids are home without me a part of me is at least a tad uneasy. This little home security/nanny cam has a wide angle lens and rotating head, letting you get a full view of whatever is going on while you're not home. It also has motion detectors that can send alerts to your phone if something unusual is happening. Moms deserve peace of mind.
The Rich, Emollient L'Occitane Hand Cream Will Keep Your Hands Moisturized No Matter How Many Times a Day You Wash Them
via: AmazonA mom's hands are constantly in and out of water. Between diaper changes, random gross child gunk, food prep, constant dishes, and different random gross child gunk, we wash our hands a lot. Moms deserve a moment to rub in a luxuriously thick and creamy moisturizer before facing the next random gross child gunk.
Don't Judge a Mom's Need for Caffeine, Just Hand Over the Death Wish Coffee
via: AmazonI'm sure some moms survive on deep breaths and love alone. But I don't know any. For us mere mortals, we need the real deal. Don't mess around. Brew the best coffee at home and brew it often. Moms deserve to drink terrific coffee.
My Amazon Kindle is Easily My Most Favorite Possession
via: AmazonThere are many reasons that I love my Kindle above all other objects. One is that it's mine, all mine. I can't think of another thing (that I enjoy using) that belongs exclusively to me. Moms tend to share. We also tend to keep odd hours in the night. With my Kindle I can read in bed at whatever hour without turning on any lights and disturbing anyone. Moms deserve at least one thing they love that they don't have to share.
Haul All The Crap You Need Every Day in Style With a BAOSHA Weekender Tote Bag
via: AmazonNo need to carry a clunky, overpriced, purpose-built diaper bag. All you need are pockets and space, and you can easily achieve those without sacrificing your personal style. A great tote bag allows you to carry all the things for all the people, and it goes beyond your kids' diaper years. Moms deserve to carry a bag they like, even if it is huge and weighs 100 lbs.
These MOTINE Oversized Polarized Sunglasses Act Like an Instant Makeover
via: AmazonSure, all moms would love to look perfectly put together any time they head out the door. But that's not always (ever?) feasible. Pop on a pair of these universally flattering oversized sunglasses, and you suddenly look terrific! What dark circles? Moms deserve to hide half their face if they want to.
This Simple Modern 30oz Tumbler Will Keep Your Hot Drink Hot While You Spend Your Days in the Car
via: AmazonMoms don't always get to sit down at a table to drink a cup of coffee or tea. Instead, we often grab a cup in the rush out the door or pick one up while we're out running errands and chauffeuring kids. These well designed tumblers will keep your drinks hot, and help you cut down on disposable cups if swinging by Starbucks is more your style. Moms deserve a hot cup of coffee.
With Poo-Pourri Toilet Spray It's Like You're Not Even Sharing a Bathroom With People Who Poop
via: AmazonMoms spend a lot of time up close and personal with other people's poop. It's just part of the gig. And that's fine. But once we're done with diapers and butt-wiping, we'd like to be done with O.P.P. altogether. Enter Poo-Pourri Toilet Spray. Moms deserve not to smell your poop.
Even if You Practically Live in Your Car, You Can Keep it Tidy With One of These Car Trunk Storage Organizers
via: AmazonThis trunk organizer clips to the sides of your truck to keep it in place. Keep your groceries from tipping over, your kids' sports equipment from rolling around, and all those just in case things you haul around everywhere neat and organized. Moms deserve a car that's not embarrassingly messy.
Look Like a Real Grown Up Lady With a Fraction of the Effort With Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Balm
via: AmazonAs a busy mom, I definitely don't always have time (or remember) to throw on some lipstick. And when I do, I sometimes feel a bit like I'm overdressed. But, a tube of Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Balm in my purse lets me quickly look more polished. The color is subtle, which is good because 90% of the time I'm applying it by feel with no mirror, and it's moisturizing. Moms deserve to add a bit of color when they want to.
With a Brimma Leak Proof Fruit Infuser Water Bottle, Staying Hydrated is Easy and Delicious
via: AmazonMoms tend to focus on everyone else's needs. This leads to us occasionally forgetting to meet our own basic needs, like drinking water. If you're the type who prefers to drink ANYTHING other than plain water, check out these fruit infuser water bottles. Moms deserve delicious hydration.
The Sunrise Alarm Clock Slowly Brightens Your Whole Room So You Wake Up Naturally Refreshed
via: AmazonAs fun as it is to wake up to a child standing 3mm from your face just staring at you, sometimes it's nice to wake up naturally. Moms don't often have the luxury of sleeping in until they're good and ready, so there's the Sunrise Alarm Clock, which allows you wake up "naturally." Moms deserve to have their first few seconds of consciousness be pleasant.
Kiss Those Dark Circles Goodbye With IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye
via: AmazonI don't know any moms who feel (or look) well rested. There's this rest deficit that starts in pregnancy and I'm not sure if we ever get out of it. But, just because you feel perpetually exhausted doesn't mean you have to look that way. IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye comes in 5 shades to match most skin tones. It lasts and lasts and lasts. Moms deserve to look refreshed no matter how they feel.
Living Proof Dry Shampoo is Seriously Different and Better
via: AmazonIf dry shampoo existed back when I had infants and toddlers, I didn't know about it. But now it's everywhere so moms in the trenches can appear clean even if a shower is a distant memory. I've tried a few and keep coming back to Living Proof Dry Shampoo. Moms deserve to have great hair days even if they don't have time to really do their hair.
A VicTsing Ultrasonic Essential Oil Diffuser Can Turn Your Home Into a Relaxing Spa, Or At Least it Can Smell Like One.
via: AmazonChildren fill a home with many things: laughter, the pitter patter of little feet, more pieces of paper than you can possibly keep up with, but mostly it's bad smells. From diaper pails to soccer cleats to that mysterious funk you can't figure out, moms have an uphill battle if they want their homes to smell pleasant. This diffuser can at least make one room a lovely oasis. Moms deserve unoffensive air.
This Faux Fur Throw Blanket Might Be the Softest and Coziest Thing You've Ever Felt
via: AmazonAfter sports and homework are done, and dinner has been made, eaten, and cleared, there is nothing I like better than curling up on the couch with my kiddos and watching something on TV together before we start in with the whole bedtime fiasco. (If anyone asks, let's pretend I said 'reading together,' OK?) There is no blanket more comfortable and soft than this faux fur throw blanket. Moms deserve the snuggliest blanket ever.
The Book What the F*@# Should I Make for Dinner?: The Answers to Life's Everyday Question (in 50 F*@#ing Recipes) Might Not Be For Every Mom
via: AmazonDo not attempt to give this book to your pearl clutching PTA treasurer. But sweary moms will enjoy the humor, recipes, and irreverent intent behind What the F*@# Should I Make for Dinner? With instructions like "Cook the bacon perfectly in a sauté pan over medium heat. Do not f*ck this up..." this might be more funny reading material than practical cook book, but it does have real recipes for those nights when you just can't decide WTF to make for dinner. Moms deserve to f*cking laugh.
You Shouldn't Be Surprised to Find Harperton Nail Clipper Set on This List
via: AmazonGone are the days when a mom was in charge of only her own grooming. Now she has multiple haircuts to arrange, multiple bodies' cleanliness to keep an eye on, and so many nails to cut. The Harperton nail clippers are sharper, stronger, and built to last. Moms deserve to have the best tools for the job.
EO Hand Sanitizer Spray Smells Good, Kills Germs, and Won't Dry Out Your Hands
via: AmazonIf there's one thing we know, it's that kids are gross. Also gross are the countless things kids and moms touch (especially kids) while out and about in the world. This set of 6 little bottles of EO hand sanitizer lets you keep one in your car, one in your purse, your diaper bag, your stroller, your kid's backpack, and still have a spare. Moms and kids deserve clean hands.
This Stroller Organizer Will Help You Keep All the Gear You Need Handy
via: AmazonIt's weird, but the smaller the person, the more stuff they need with them in order to leave the house. Any mom knows that an outing with babies and toddlers means cups, snacks, wipes, changes of clothes, diapers, toys, books, lovies, blankets, etc. And that's just to go for a walk! This stroller organizer clips right onto the handles, stays out of the way, keeps everything within easy reach, and can be fully loaded with all the kid gear you need. And it has a cup holder for you. Moms deserve a little organizational help and a roomy cup holder.
The Anker Powercore Charger Belongs in Every Purse and Bag
via: AmazonIt's easy to let your phone battery run out. But it's not always easy or convenient to charge it back up when you need it. The Anker Powercore charger is compact and can fully charge your phone on the go. Moms deserve full batteries.
The LoveHandle Universal Grip For Smartphones Comes in a Bunch of Colors and Patterns and Securely Attaches to the Back of Any Phone or CaseLoveHandle affixed to the back of my phone case allows me to easily and securely carry my phone even when my hands are ridiculously full of other stuff. It's low profile, so when I do have a pocket, my phone still fits nicely. Moms deserve to carry as much as they want to and their phone. (We also deserve more pockets.)
The VIKTOR JURGEN Neck Massage Pillow Has a Car Adapter So You Can Get a Freaking Massage in the Carpool Lane
via: AmazonThis heated massage pillow fits perfectly behind your achy neck or achy lower back, or any other achy part you might have. With straps that allow you to attach it to your car's seat, you can have a massage as you cart your kids around to all their activities! It also comes with a regular plug for non-car use. Moms deserve massages.
DRIVE Natural Car Air Freshener Will Get That Funk Out of Your Car
via: AmazonBetween the kids and the dog, my car smells somewhere between swamp toad farts and gym socks. These little air purifiers are full of bamboo charcoal to absorb all the gross smells and even reduce humidity! You can use them in your car or closets or anywhere else those damp smells might linger. Moms deserve to breathe freely.
These Heavy Duty Lightning Cables Can Stand Up to Your Kids Using Them
via: AmazonKids are hard on your stuff. There might be nothing more irritating than a lightning cable that has sort of, intermittently, sometimes stopped working. Between the ding-dinging of the phone as you try to position it juuuust so and the frustrating finding of a flat battery after an overnight charge, weak cords are for the birds. Invest in heavy duty cables and never hear the ding-ding again. Moms deserve things that work.
Keep These Bamboo Oil Absorbing Tissues Handy and You'll Always Look Fresh Even on Those Crazy Hectic Days
via: AmazonMoms sweat. We sometimes skip a shower. And we definitely don't always get a chance to create a perfectly matte complexion in between running around after our kids. These oil absorbing papers are a perfect short cut. Especially useful on those hot summer days, you simply dab one of these on any shiny spots and you're instantly de-shined! Moms deserve a little magic.
These Microfiber Mellanni Bed Sheet Sets Are Unbelievably Soft and Easy to Care For
via: AmazonI'll admit that nothing feels better than 100% cotton sheets that have been pressed to within an inch of their lives. But I'll also admit that I haven't touched an iron in years and I've literally never ironed sheets and don't intend to. Save the high maintenance sheets for hotel stays and get yourself a set of these super soft, easy to care for microfiber sheets. They're silky smooth and cool to the touch and will make getting into bed at the end of the day that much sweeter. Moms deserve a great bed.
Everyone Should Have a Plush Fleece Bathrobe Because They Are Awesome
via: AmazonPrivacy tends to go out the window when a woman becomes a mother. Also gone is the luxury of taking all the time you need to shower and get dressed. These things are replaced with small people in your bathroom with you and no time at all to spend transitioning from dripping and naked to rendering first aid or making lunch. In all the chaos and invasion of personal space, a plush fleece bathrobe feels like a little gift to yourself every day. Moms deserve privacy and time, but they're not going to get any.
These Folding Shopping Tote Bags Are Endlessly Useful to Have on Hand
via: AmazonA quick outing to the park or library, a day out on the beach, a trip to an amusement park, a kid's sleepover - I find I'm always reaching for a nylon tote to use as a quick carry all. Not to mention how great these work as grocery bags! These machine washable totes fold up into their own attached pocket, making it easy to keep some in your car, take them with you when you travel, and basically always have around. Moms deserve convenience.
This Aztec Secret - Indian Healing Clay Has Almost 18,000 4 and 5 Star Reviews on Amazon
via: AmazonWhat's all the fuss about? This clay is apparently the very best face mask ever. Mix a little bit of the powdered clay with apple cider vinegar, slather it on and let it dry. Your skin will be baby soft, clear, and bright. Moms deserve to glow.
Easily Keep Record of Your Busy Mom-Life With the One Line a Day: A Five-Year Memory Book
via: AmazonThe beauty of the One Line a Day: A Five-Year Memory Book is that you just need to write one line per day. One thing. That's it! Each page represents the same date for five years. With hardly any effort, you'll have a treasure trove of little memories that otherwise would have been lost. Moms deserve a little sentiment and to remember that they used to say "resternaut."
Keep Snacks Fresher Longer With iTouchless Bag Sealers
via: AmazonThese clever bag sealers use heat to quickly melt plastic bags closed. I know the point is to keep the chips and cookies fresh, which they do, but for me the real beauty is that once you've melted the bag closed, you're hardly going to mindlessly stick your hand back in just once more for a couple more Doritos. It's melted closed! Reopening it isn't just a flick of a rubber band or chip clip. You need to unseal it. Moms deserve a little extra help wherever they can get it.
These Giant Balls of Wool Make Iron-Free Laundry a Real Possibility
via: AmazonWho doesn't love soft fluffy laundry straight from the dryer? I mean, I don't love it at smile-into-my-dryer-like-this-crazy-lady levels, but I still appreciate it. These wool dryer balls leave your laundry in fluffy perfection, without all the perfumes, chemicals, and waste of disposable dryer sheets. Moms deserve