happy national espresso day!

go ahead, perk up.

by liza darwin

The fact that it's Friday is enough to put most people in a good mood. But the fact that tomorrow is National Espresso Day? That's enough to perk anyone up, regardless of whether or not you've had a cup of coffee this morning already.

The occasion might fall under the National Cheeseburger Day and Chocolate Day category of not-quite-real "holidays," but hey--nobody's going to argue with espresso! 

Plus, the most awesome part is, you don't even have to be a total caffeine addict to take part. Check out the best ways to celebrate with nontraditional espresso-infused items below (like lotion, popcorn, and candles) in order to have your cup of joe and drink it, too. 

Anthropologie Espresso Candle--$16

Organix Mocha Conditioner--$15

Sugarfina Mini Bento Box Caffeine Fix--$30

Van Gogh Espresso Vodka-- $29.99

Plixi Caffeine Eye Crayons--$15

Espresso Hand Cream--$16

Espresso Art Print-- $35

Biofuel Caffeinated Popcorn--$23

Bliss Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Eye Gel-- $50