The Best Self-Care Gifts for Moms Who Are Always Caring for Others

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A perfect self-care gift for a mom is one that she never knew she needed—and one she'll use a lot. Giving the mom in your life a little something that is just for her can be the reminder she needs to carve out some time for herself.

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The Bouqs Co. Flower Subscription livens up any living space for three months in a row via a monthly subscription, or you can customize the flower delivery for a different date. If you prefer a non-subscription gift, we recommend the Conair Foot Spa.

Don't forget to take into account any allergies, preferences, or sensitivities when looking for a self-care gift for mom. We carefully looked over design, value, ingredients, material, and usefulness when reviewing products for this list.

Here are the best self-care gifts that can inspire mom to spend a few minutes on herself.

The Bouqs Co. Flower Subscription

Bouq Flower Subscription

The Bouqs Co. Flower Subscription ranks high on our list because having a vase of pretty flowers within sight can have surprising power to relieve stress. Beautify Mom’s living space with the monthly subscription option.

The brand's 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 occasion.

Pure Daily Care NanoSteamer 3-in-1 Nano Ionic Facial Steamer

Pure Daily Care NanoSteamer 3-in-1 Nano Ionic Facial Steamer

Amazon

Give something that will make her feel like she's at the spa every time she uses it. This steamer actually has three purposes: facial steamer, home humidifier, and towel warmer. Whether she wants to unclog her pores, put a warm towel to her face, or fix the dry air in her home, she's in control with this kit.

Conair Foot Spa

Conair Foot Spa

Courtesy: Amazon

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.

thisworks Deep Sleep Pillow Spray

thisworks Deep Sleep Pillow Spray

Courtesy: Ulta

You can give all the lovely trinkets in the world, but if a mom isn’t getting enough sleep, she will feel like she is existing in a constant haze. 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 judging by nearly 7,500 Amazon reviews (85% of them four stars and above), it seems there’s really something to this blend of lavender, vetiver, and chamomile.

Brother Vellies Cloud Sock

Brother Vellies Cloud Sock

Brother Vellies

These socks will have Mom feeling like she's walking on Cloud Nine all day long. Made from cotton, the Cloud Socks come in a variety of colors, like pink, blue, yellow, and more. And, if you buy her the lavender pair, proceeds fund this Black-owned company's mask-making and food distribution initiative in Kenya.

Wavetools Therapy The Wave Tool

Wavetools Therapy The Wave Tool

Courtesy: Amazon

If you don’t have the budget to buy 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 promotes the myofascial release. Dozens of reviews claim it’s the best thing for aching muscles short of a visit to physical therapy.

Theragun Prime Massage Gun

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Theragun Prime

Dick's Sporting Goods

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 relaxation and quiet.

What Our Editors Say

"Whether your mom is a dance cardio fiend, loves to run, or practices yoga daily, there's always a reason to use the Theragun. The powerful massage tool comes with four attachments—each will get at your sore or tense muscles in a different way. As a runner, I swear by this device. While it's a bit pricey, it still costs less than getting a handful of massages, plus you can use it daily." -Meg Lappe, Senior Commerce Editor

ENO DoubleNest Printed Hammock

DoubleNest Printed Hammock

Courtesy of DoubleNest

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.

Society6 Summer Vista Yoga Mat

Society6 Summer Vista Yoga Mat

Courtesy of SpaceFrogDesigns

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 Earbuds

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Bose QuietComfort Earbuds

Lifewire / Jason Schneider

Quiet: the one thing every mother could use more of. Give her 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, including the bathroom when she just wants to pee in peace.

Luna Cotton Weighted Blanket

Luna Cotton Weighted Blanket

Crafted from 100% hypoallergenic cotton, the Luna Weighted Blanket is incredibly soft and lightweight enough to keep you warm without overheating. The blanket features a seven-layer design filled with medical grade glass beads that are non-toxic and woven into the fibers to prevent shifting. Plus, it's safe for the washing machine on a cold water and gentle cycle. The company recommends air drying over tumble drying on low, however.

Kate McLeod The Mama Stone

Kate McLeod The Daily Stone

Courtesy of Kate McLeod

It can be easy to put skincare on the back burner when it comes to self-care, but it’s time to make it a priority. The Mama Stone is a great self-care gift for Mom thanks to its combination of hydrating oils and raw cocoa butter.

The lotion bar melts into the skin, providing nourishment, hydration, smoothness, and softness. It’s unscented, so you don’t have to worry about strong and irritating fragrances, making it perfect for those with sensitive skin.

What Our Editors Say

"New mamas need to take time to pamper themselves, and this moisturizer stone forces you to. I have one, and it's truly a luxe experience to apply. You warm up the stone on your palm and then glide it along your body as it leaves behind a trail of hydrating oils and raw cocoa butter. This version is unscented and made for sensitive skin, so you can use it and then be around your baby without worrying about transferring chemicals onto them.” —Lauren Levinson, Editorial Director, Verywell Family

UGG Women's Coquette Slipper

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UGG Women's Coquette Slide Slippers

Courtesy of Macy's

Whether she’s lounging at home or just putting them on after a long day at work, Mom will adore these comfortable and durable UGG Coquette slippers. The shoe is made with a sheepskin sock liner, locking out moisture and keeping feet dry. The outsole provides traction and durability while the fleece footbed takes her feet to a place of softness and comfortability. 

The shoes come in different colors, including black, gray, and chestnut. Reviewers say their feet stay warm but do suggest ordering a size down since the slippers run big.

What Our Editors Say

“A new pair of solid slippers that can she slip on for midnight feedings is a must. This pair also has a sturdy sole which can accompany her to the front door to get her Amazon deliveries.

I’m still wearing the UGG slippers my husband got me a few years after my second kid. They’ve seen a fair share of spit-up and pee, but they’ve held up through it all.” —Dwyer Frame, VP of Commerce

Goop Wilding Aura Stone

Goop Wilding Aura Stone

Courtesy of Goop

Mom will enter total relaxation mode with the Goop Wilding Aura Stone that's designed to target nearly any area of the body.Gently trace the bian stone over the arms, legs, stomach, and other areas with tension and stiff muscles. The stone features three different design edges, like wavy or pointed, so mom gets to pick which sides feel best for her own body.

Nespresso Vertuo Black & Aeroccino3 Milk Frother

Nespresso Vertuo Black & Aeroccino3 Milk Frother

Courtesy of Nespresso

Mom's mornings just got a whole lot better with this coffee machine and frother combo. She can prepare hot or cold milk froth for her favorite coffee- or espresso-based recipes. It only takes 15 seconds for it to heat up, has an automatic shut-off mode, and is easy to clean.

What Our Editors Say

"As a mom, coffee is a nonnegotiable. This Nespresso machine makes a delicious coffee or espresso (moms also love having options) that I look forward to every single morning. And don't skimp—spring for the option that includes the Aeroccino milk frother. Being able to make a cappuccino exactly how I want it every morning is a small daily self-care practice that I hope I never have to give up. Plus, the single-use pods are recyclable, which means I'm also doing some self-care for the planet." —Ashleigh Morley, Health Commerce Editorial Director

Bearaby Cotton Napper

Bearaby Cotton Napper

Courtesy of Bearaby

What mom doesn't want a good night's rest? Made with organic cotton, this knitted weighted blanket comes in five different colors and four weight options. It's designed to help you sleep better and feel calm, and it's suitable for any season.

You Go Natural Champagne Sleep Bundle

YGN Champagne Sleep Bundle

Courtesy of You Go Natural

Moms can always use more sleep, so we think she'll love this Black-owned business's Champagne Sleep Bundle to help her catch some zzz's. You Go Natural, a woman-owned brand, provides mom with a champagne-colored pleated sleep turban and silk sleep kit.

Lagunamoon Premium Essential Oils Set

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.

Oui the People Big Mood Bath Soap

Oui the People Big Mood Bath Soap

Courtesy of Oui the People

Mom can relax in the bath with this bath soak that's designed to relieve tension through its detoxifying mix of calcium, magnesium, potassium, aloe, and essential oil sourced straight from Italy. Created by a Black-owned company, the bath soak comes in a 16 ounce bag, and can be used for five to six baths.

David's Tea Tulsi Tranquility

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 tea with an adorable mug for a thoughtful, inexpensive gift.

Mijello Mission Gold Watercolors

Mijello Mission Gold Watercolors

Courtesy: Amazon

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 to help unleash her artistic side.

Casper Snoozewear Blanket Robe

Casper Snoozewear Blanket Robe

Casper

While Mom might have to get out of bed, this blanket robe will make her feel like she never left it in the first place. The puffy, duvet-like design provides comfort all day long while large armholes make it easy to maneuver throughout the day. Plus, it features pockets to hold a phone and any other necessities.

Hatch Mama Calm Soothing Coconut Bath Soak

Hatch Mama Calm Soothing Coconut Bath Soak

Courtesy of HATCH

Made with organic coconut milk and a Himalayan sea salt blend, this bath soak is designed to nourish the skin and relieve swollen muscles while leaving behind soft skin. Simply pour it into warm running bath water and watch as the water turns into a milky oasis.

What Our Editors Say

"Whether you're pregnant or just running after a kid, a bath soak is never a bad idea to relax the body and mind. This formula is made of coconut milk and Himalayan sea salt to help nourish skin and also tend to swollen muscles. Plus, it smells soothing!" —Lauren Levinson, Editorial Director Verywell Family

Mouth The Chocolate Fix Gift Box

The Chocolate Fix

 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

TONYMOLY Sheet Mask With Hand Cream Box Set

Amazon

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.

Final Verdict

Gift mom a massage whenever she wants with the TheraGun Prime Massage Gun. With rapid taps to tight muscles, the TheraGun stimulates blood flow and soothes muscular tension. If you're looking for a gift that's more budget-friendly, check out the David's Tea Tulsi Tranquility. Tulsi leaves, closely related to holy basil, have been used to treat stress and anxiety for generations in Ayurvedic medicine.

What to Look for in Self-Care Gifts for Mom

Sensitivities

Lots of self-care items come with fragrance or scents, which can be hard for anyone who is sensitive to scents, fragrances, or even some textures. You might think it smells amazing, but it might be harsh on her skin. Or, your mom might be squeamish when it comes to things like pressure from a massage gun. Take into account any allergies, preferences, or sensitivities when looking for a self-care gift for mom. 

Personality

You know your mom better than anyone, so consider her personality when buying her a gift. She might be someone who likes really luxurious things or someone who is more no-nonsense. A great gift is something your mom never would have bought for herself and one she ends up using all the time, so take that into account when thinking about what to buy. You’ll know you hit the jackpot when you can say those two things about a gift. 

Usefulness

Look for gifts that your recipient would actually use for self-care. Moms can be so bad about taking care of themselves—because they’re taking care of everyone else—so you’ll want to make sure that your gift will actually get used. Evaluate how she spends her time. If she’s not super into skincare, skip a facial steamer. And if she doesn’t drink coffee, pass on the coffee machine. Pay attention to any hints she’s dropping. Maybe she has been talking about picking up a new hobby. In that case, a new set of watercolors might be the gift she never knew she wanted.

Why Trust Verywell Family

Katrina Cossey has been a digital content producer and news and feature writer for more than six years. She has covered local and national news as well as writing and researching parenting topics. Katrina is a parent herself and would gift her own mom the TheraGun Prime Massage Gun or Conair Foot Pedicure Spa.

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