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In our weekly sweep of the internet’s collective sales bins, we found lots of items that would make very nice Mother’s Day gifts — or just very nice gifts for yourself to celebrate making it through this long week (and, as always, if you want more sales coverage, sign up for our email newsletter).
Here’s a neutral ceramic lamp that would look nice on a desk or as a pair on some nightstands.
Take an extra 40 percent off already on-sale items at Anthropologie, including this two-piece lounge set that’s available in XS to 3X.
If you’ve got a nice date night scheduled, or big Mother’s Day plans, or even a few postponed weddings this summer, this under-$100 satin dress should come in handy — and it’s still available in sizes 0-16.
We like that this packable chair has two cup holders and handy side pockets on the arm rests. Plus, it’s easy to transport and sturdy enough to hold up to 800 pounds.
If you’re looking for a towel to take to the pool or beach instead of the spa, here’s a classic cabana-striped option.
If your mom wants to be more adventurous in the kitchen, or is maybe just sick of cooking every single day, this half-off air-fryer from Cuisinart can help.
Or, for the moms that are a different kind of adventurous, here are some moisture-wicking socks with extra cushioning that are particularly good for hiking long trails.
Make this actually stylish smartwatch your new wellness coach–slash–personal assistant. It has an all-day stress tracker and relaxation timer, even though it’ll buzz with text messages, calendar reminders, and more.
This sculptural unscented candle is a nice option for the mom that has too many scented ones.
It’s a little pricier than a regular frying pan, but the Always Pan from Our Place also functions as eight different pieces of cookware (including a steamer and a skillet) and looks nice enough to give as a gift, too.
This classic leather cross-body from A.P.C. is available in black, as pictured here, or brown, at a truly unbeatable price.
For anyone who’s looking to incorporate more colorful tie-dye in their life, this dreamy cotton pillow should do the trick.
And finally, there’s a very rare sale happening at Design Within Reach right now, with 15 percent off some of Herman Miller’s most classic pieces — including the Eames lounge chair and matching ottoman.
For the mom who really has it all, here’s a colorful Eames coat rack for her entryway.
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