17 Best Self-Care Holiday Gifts for Moms

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Right now, mothers are juggling the demands of their kids’ online or hybrid school, working to maintain a stable, comforting home environment, and striving to keep up with their own employment outside the home. For many women, the increased demands of this unprecedented year have meant tending to their own needs has taken a back seat. Gifting the mom in your life with a little something that is just for them can be the reminder they need to carve out consistent time for their self-care.

Whether you are finding the perfect holiday gift, Mother's Day gift, or a surprise just because gift, we've rounded up the best self-care gifts to help the mom you know to unwind and hit pause on life.

Our Top Picks

The Wave Tool

If you don’t have the funds to get mom a massage every week, consider gifting her The Wave Tool. This easy-to-use hand-held tool works to loosen up trigger points and promote the myofascial release. Dozens of reviews claim it’s the best thing for aching muscles short of a visit to physical therapy.

ENO DoubleNest Printed Hammock

Eno Hammock

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There’s no place quite like a hammock for relaxing. ENO’s cozy DoubleNest version comes in 13 color options and has room enough for two (if mom wants to share). Her relaxation doesn't have to be confined to her home as this hammock can be packed down to the size of a grapefruit for easy transporting.

Summer Vista Yoga Mat

Summer Vista Yoga Mat

Courtesy of Space Frog Designs

The head-clearing benefits of yoga are amplified with the use of a beautiful mat. This lovely, pastel-colored yoga mat features an image of a mountain sunset, putting mom in tune with nature from the comfort of the living room. Sun salutation, anyone?

Bose QuietComfort Noise Cancelling Earbuds

Quiet: the one thing every mother could use more of. Give mom the gift of blessed silence with a pair of noise-canceling earbuds. Unlike bulky headphones, these small, portable buds can be used just about anywhere (like the bathroom when she just wants to pee in peace).

Daily Harvest Custom Gift Box

Daily Harvest Gift Box

 Courtesy of Daily Harvest

For on-the-go moms who want to eat right, Daily Harvest’s custom gift box can be a lifesaver. Mix and match a combo of frozen smoothies, harvest bowls, flatbreads, soups, and more—all packed with fruits and veggies. On busy days, mom can grab one and go with next to no prep time.

thisworks Deep Sleep Pillow Spray: Natural Sleep Aid,

You can gift all the lovely trinkets in the world, but if mom isn’t getting enough sleep, nothing will seem merry and bright. Enter ThisWorks Deep Sleep pillow spray. According to the manufacturer, in a study of 100 users, 89% reported falling asleep faster when spritzing a bit of the product on their pillow pre-bedtime. And with nearly 7,500 Amazon reviews (85% of them four stars and above), it seems there’s really something to this blend of lavender, vetivert, and chamomile.

Bouqs Farmer's Market Flower Subscription

Bouqs flower subscription

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The right aesthetics—like a vase of pretty flowers within sight—can have surprising power to relieve stress. Beautify mom’s living space with the gift of flowers via a monthly subscription to Bouqs. Their Farmer’s Market Trio package will send a lovely, seasonal bouquet to her doorstep three months in a row. You can even set the date of delivery each month to align with a birthday, anniversary, or other special occasions.

Conair Foot Pedicure Spa

Bring the delights of the foot spa home with a bubbling soaking tank. This inexpensive version from Conair washes away the day’s wear from mom’s long-suffering feet. Plus, it includes a foot massage attachment for customized muscle relaxation.

Theragun Prime

Theragun

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The TheraGun Prime may not look relaxing at first glance—in fact, it looks, as its name describes, like a gun—but this percussive therapy device gets amazing results. With rapid taps to tight muscles, the TheraGun stimulates blood flow and soothes muscular tension. And unlike other previous iterations, the Prime model does so without any loud noise—perfect for moms craving peace and quiet.

Lagunamoon Premium Essential Oils Set

Essential oils have innumerable uses, from headache relief to aromatherapy. Get your favorite mama started on the oils’ endless applications with a gift set like this one from Laguna Moon. It includes a variety of 20 10 milliliter bottles, like tea tree, peppermint, sandalwood, jasmine, orange, and more.

Parachute Waffle Robe

Parachute waffle robe

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Let mom luxuriate in the softly textured fabric of Parachute’s cozy waffle robe. Made with 100% Turkish cotton, this knee-length robe invokes the spirit of a spa day right at home. Reviewers love how lightweight and soft the robe is, making it perfect for multi-seasonal use.

David's Tea Tulsi Tranquility Blend

David's Tea

 Courtesy of David's Tea

Any cup of tea can be warm and comforting, but make it a cup of tulsi tea and you’ll add the adaptogenic properties of this medicinal herb. Tulsi leaves, closely related to holy basil, have been used to treat stress and anxiety for generations in Ayurvedic medicine. Pair a box of the tea with an adorable mug for a thoughtful, inexpensive gift.

Mijello Mission Gold Watercolor Set

Creativity and self-care go hand in hand. In fact, a 2018 review found that engaging in creative expression improved at least one stress-related outcome 80% of the time. For the artistic mom, a watercolor set might just help her paint away stress. Mijello’s 34-tube set provides a whole rainbow of color options.

Comfort Zone Candle from Anecdote Candles

anecdote candles

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“Smells like the joy of missing out” reads the caption on the side of the Comfort Zone candle from Anecdote Candles. Sounds pretty restorative—but for a more literal description, this candle’s scent includes coffee and cedarwood with hints of orange and vanilla. The scent is a perfect addition to an end of day hot bubble bath.

Wicked Cozy Heated Blanket

LL Bean heated blanket

 Courtesy of L.L. Bean

After a long winter’s day, snuggling up in a heated blanket is just the thing to melt away the cares in mom’s life. A lush exterior layer conceals powerful state-of-the-art heating technology in L.L. Bean’s Wicked Cozy blanket, available in twin, queen, and king sizes. The extra-thin wires mean this blanket isn't bulky for supreme comfort.

Mouth Chocolate Gift Set

Mouth's chocolate gift set

 Courtesy of Mouth

What mom couldn’t use some good-old-fashioned chocolate therapy? Mouth’s curated chocolate gift set features a selection of dark chocolate sea salt caramels, crispy chocolate quinoa bark, and whimsical chocolate-covered animal crackers, among others. She will love having a delicious treat all to herself.

TONYMOLY Sheet Mask With Hand Cream Box Set

Treat mom to the gift of soft skin with TonyMoly’s hydrating, green tea-scented face mask and hand cream. Or, if green tea isn’t her fave, choose from scents of cherry blossom, rose, or avocado. She can use the set for her very own spa day at home or toss the hand lotion in her diaper bag for on the go moisturizing.

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