Between cutting the crust off sandwiches (that they’ll only take two bites of), wiping snotty noses (that just get snottier two seconds later) and reading the umpteenth bedtime story (because they just aren’t tired, mom!), you barely have time to think about yourself. So when someone asks what you want for the holidays, you might draw a blank. That’s why our contributors are sharing the splurge-worthy items they’re drooling over this holiday season. Pick one (or a few) of these to add to your wish list as a reward for all of your momtastic efforts over the past year. You deserve it!
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Since getting a new golden retriever puppy a few months back, vacuuming has turned into an activity we do multiple times per day. I’m asking for the iRobot Roomba 980 this year because it can move itself from hard floor to carpet, over thresholds, and avoids stairs. And a bonus, you can manage it right from your phone!
– Alexia Eicher
I made it my New Year’s resolution in 2017 to get back into running since having my kiddos. I actually kept this resolution and would love to hit the 2018 New Year running with a solid fitness watch. This Fitbit has continuous wrist-based heart monitoring, multi-sport tracking and GPS enabled mapping. It will help me set workout goals and see summaries of my progress to keep me motivated!
– Ann Sweeney
Let’s be real, by the time you remember to throw the food in the crockpot, you’ll have dinner at 10 pm! This 6-in-1 Instant Pot enhanced version includes a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, saute, steamer and warmer, so making dinner is as easy as pushing a button. I love that I can cook meat, soups, eggs and even cake in this sucker! And there are 10 safety mechanisms to eliminate common errors (aka: mom brain).
– Michelle Leon
I want one of these bad boys! Its SpinScrub brushes clean hard surfaces gently and efficiently and the Dual Tank Technology ensures that I’m never putting dirty water back on my floors. At the push of a button, I can also apply extra detergent to stains or spills, which will come in handy with two littles running around. It will clean my tile, lanai and all the floors in my house in no time!
– Sarah Hatch
I’m asking for one of these too! Love that you can make pod-free classic, rich or over ice brews in various sizes (hello, travel mug size!) and it’s way easier than trying to leave the house early before school drop off to sit in line at Starbucks.
– Alexia Eicher
I really, really want this! There are so many things that I want to create for people (and myself!) – and I’ll be able to do it with this wireless cutter. Its auto cutting blade slices through paper, vinyl, fabric, cardstock and other materials up to 10 feet long. I love the creative freedom it allows!
– Allie Demes
I was skeptical at first about whether these really canceled out noise, but they DO! They’re incredible. I can wear them on an airplane, at the gym or walking around Benderson Park with Kennedy. My husband took me to try them on and they’re exceptionally comfortable. I could even jump up and down and they didn’t move. I think he got the hint that these are at the top of my list this year!
– Kaye Dixon
I’d LOVE to have the new Kindle Paperwhite Oasis. I’ve had my current Paperwhite for over 6 years and it’s still going strong, but the new Oasis version is waterproof!! I love reading poolside so this is a perfect gift for me!
– Jamee Thumm