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There’s a reason ‘self-care’ has become such a buzzword — we’re all craving it. That’s also why it makes a great gift and why we’ve curated some of the best self-care gifts for mothers below.
Rethink the flowers and chocolate and give mom the gift of a little me-time to relax, rejuvenate, and re-center. If she’s a mother of young children, try pairing these gifts with practical help like making dinner or taking the kiddos to the park so she can actually enjoy time to self-indulge.
- $ = under $10
- $$ = $10–$30
- $$$ = $31–$50
- $$$$ = $51–$100
- $$$$$ = over $100
For the meditatively-minded and tech-savvy mom, a subscription to the Calm App could be a great self-care gift. It’s fully loaded with a huge library of meditation exercises, mindfulness sessions, calming music, guided movement (think yoga), soundscapes, stories, leadership sessions, classes, guided breathing, and sleep promotion.
When you get started with the app, they’ll ask if you have a specific goal, such as reducing stress, coping with anxiety, sleeping better, being more mindful, and so on. The free content on the app is limited, but you can get a monthly or yearly subscription for access to the full content.
Sleep is key for anyone’s mental and physical health, and moms might be some of the most undernourished in this area.
A beautiful Brooklinen Mulberry Silk Eye Mask might help mama get some more sleep by providing a soothing silk (which the company claims can help prevent eye creases) cover to block out light and enhance sound sleep.
It tops the list of our favorite sleep masks because of how effective it as blocking out light. It’s available in four core colors, but the brand also releases special edition patterns.
When moms are tired, their skin can pay the price. Indulgent skin care products may help them feel more pampered and prepared to raise a family.
Fans of this mask love how fresh and clean their skin looks when using this mask several times per week. It’s also pretty simple to apply. Massage the mask onto your skin, then rinse off after several minutes. Some people don’t love the price tag or the sticky texture, but others find this to be a sweet treat for their skin.
Know a mom you really want to splurge on? The Therabody Smart Goggles are something straight out of the future, one of the most expensive and high tech self-care gifts on our list.
These goggles are worn like a sleep mask and have built-in massage, vibration, and heat features. The goggles use biometric sensors to measure your heart rate, stress level, and muscle tension and respond accordingly to help lower your heart rate and stress level.
The product also claims to help relieve headaches and eye tension.
This coloring book merges the beauty of meditative adult coloring books with the joy of children’s coloring books.
A 2017 study found a positive correlation between adult coloring and reduced symptoms of depression or anxiety, making this a practical, affordable, and worthwhile form of self-care.
It’s designed to provide an activity for moms to work on alongside their children. The book features kid-friendly subjects and conversation prompts, with mom-friendly beautiful pictures.
We all could use a helping hand, and with the juggle of work, laundry, meals, scheduling (and on and on), moms may need that extra help more than anyone. So, don’t be surprised by the tears of gratitude that might come with this gift.
Yohana is a virtual assistant service that can connect your giftee with a real-life team of people to complete virtual to-dos such as setting up appointments, researching summer camps or vacations, booking travel, meal planning, back-to-school shopping, home repairs, and more. It’s a monthly subscription that people can cancel at any time.
With a couple of items taken off your loved one’s plate, who knows, they may just find a spare moment for themselves.
Busy moms often don’t take the time to shop for themselves. They may be busy shopping for everyone else in the family, and if they find the time, they may not want to make yet another decision — how to keep up with trends, what to wear, when to shop, what even fits me anymore, and so on.
That’s why a clothing subscription to Stitch Fix could make a great self-care gift. First, you can give mom a gift card. Then she’ll fill out a style profile, and a professional stylist will hand-pick pieces to send her in the mail. If she loves it, there’s also a subscription service available to continue with boxes monthly or quarterly.
The first sip of a hot cup of coffee is arguably one of life’s greatest simple pleasures, and this mug is pretty much the only mug mom will ever need again.
The Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug keeps beverages piping hot even if a morning meltdown diverts their attention for a while. The entire mug is essentially full of “first sips, which is why it’s Healthline’s luxury pick for the best coffee mugs.
If the mom in your life is a coffee or tea lover, this is a great way to splurge on them.
This diffuser serves a dual purpose as an aromatherapy diffuser and a humidifier for air that feels gentler on the nose, lungs, and skin.
It can smell great, create a soothing atmosphere, and improve air quality.
Running around all day, concentrating intently on screens, and being exposed to the sun and environmental elements can all take a daily toll on your face. Help the mom in your life pamper her skin and set aside some TLC with the NuFace Mini Facial Toning Device.
It’s a painless microcurrent device that works to help improve facial contour and makes an excellent addition to a soothing, regular skin care routine as part of much-deserved self-care.
Although experts need more research, microcurrent therapy seems to temporarily improve the oxygenation of cells, according to a
This water tumbler is more than just beautiful or eco-friendly. The Stanley Quencher travel tumbler is a trendy buy and something that can help mom stay super hydrated.
The large tumbler keeps drinks cold for hours, holds a whopping 40 ounces, and actually fits in most car cupholders.
With a water cup so pretty and large, drinking plenty of water is easy — and hydration is one of the best ways anyone can treat themselves, down to its benefits on skin, mood, energy, and overall health.