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The Best Gifts You Should Actually Give Yourself, Because You F*cking Deserve It

March 31, 2021 Updated April 13, 2021

You buy gifts for your kids (and allll their friends). You buy gifts for your spouse. You buy gifts for hardworking teachers, new retirees, and your mother-in-law (impossible as she is to please). And while you enjoy showering your loved ones with tokens of appreciation that make them smile, when’s the last time you bought a gift that’s just for you? We’re talking, something that’s purely indulgent, even a little bit frivolous — and no, a refill of your fave drugstore shampoo doesn’t count.

We’re here to say it’s okay to treat yourself every once in a while, and just in case you’re short on inspiration (lol, yeah right), we’re here to give it to you. Whether it’s luxurious skincare, cute clothes, or calming CBD products that you’re craving, we’re sharing our favorite items, from products we’ve tried to ones we’re drooling over, ourselves. So Mama, grab a glass of wine and get ready to shop for something special from the comfort of your own home. Bonus points if you ship the item as a gift and write “To: You, From: You.”


One whiff of the light citrus scent will having you saying, “oh, yeahhh.”  MO MI (short for modern minerals) Balancing Shampoo offers a deep but gentle clean — afterward, you’ll want to follow with the Strengthen & Restore Conditioner for nourishing moisturization. In addition to achieving your best hair, the icing on the cake is that you’ll also be supporting a female and Asian-American-run business.