22 Best Self-Care Gifts for Moms

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Moms are so busy raising kids, caring for other people, holding down a job, and making sure a home and family is running smoothly that they can easily forget to take a moment for themselves. That’s where a self-care gift comes in. You can help a mom you love enjoy a little peace and quiet (even if it’s only for a few minutes) through a good self-care gift. 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 them can be the reminder they need to carve out some time for self-care.

Here, our picks for self-care gifts that can inspire mom to spend a few minutes on herself.

Our Top Picks

The Wave Tool at Amazon

"This easy-to-use hand-held tool works to loosen up trigger points and promote the myofascial release."

ENO DoubleNest Printed Hammock at rei.com

"ENO’s cozy DoubleNest version is made of breathable nylon taffeta, comes in 13 color options, and has room enough for two."

Summer Vista Yoga Mat at society6.com

"A pastel-colored yoga mat featuring a mountain sunset, putting mom in tune with nature from the comfort of the living room."

Bose QuietComfort Noise Cancelling Earbuds at Amazon

"Unlike bulky headphones, these small, portable buds can be used just about anywhere and are sweat and weather-resistant."

Kate McLeod The Mama Stone at anthropologie.com

"Hydrate and nourish mom's skin with the gift of a lotion packed with raw cocoa butter and hydrating oils. "

Daily Harvest Custom Gift Box at daily-harvest.com

"Mix and match a combo of frozen smoothies, harvest bowls, flatbreads, soups, and more—all packed with fruits and veggies."

thisworks Deep Sleep Pillow Spray at Amazon

"In a study of 100 users, 89 percent reported falling asleep faster when spritzing a bit of the product on their pillow pre-bedtime"

UGG Coquette Slippers at zappos.com

"Mom can look stylish and feel comfortable in the UGG Coquettes thanks to their fleece footbed and different color options."

Bouqs Farmer's Market Flower Subscription at bouqs.com

"The Farmer’s Market Trio package will send a lovely, seasonal bouquet to her doorstep three months in a row"

Conair Foot Pedicure Spa at Amazon

"This inexpensive version from Conair washes away the day’s wear from mom’s long-suffering feet."

TheraGun Prime Massage Gun

Theragun Prime

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

Wavetools Therapy The Wave Tool

Wavetools Therapy The Wave Tool

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.

ENO DoubleNest Printed Hammock

DoubleNest Printed Hammock

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

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

Bose QuietComfort 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, including the bathroom when she just wants to pee in peace.

Kate McLeod The Mama Stone

Kate McLeod The Daily Stone

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, leaving behind nourishment, hydration, smoothness, and softness for Mom’s skin. It’s unscented, so you don’t have to worry about strong and overpowering 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

thisworks Deep Sleep Pillow Spray

thisworks Deep Sleep Pillow Spray

You can gift all the lovely trinkets in the world, but if 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 with 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.

UGG Women's Coquette Slipper

UGG Women's Coquette Slide Slippers

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, like 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

The Bouqs Co. Flower Subscription

Bouq Flower Subscription

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 occasion.

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.

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

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

Give mom a gift that'll 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.

Nespresso Vertuo Black & Aeroccino3 Milk Frother

Nespresso Vertuo Black & Aeroccino3 Milk Frother

Mom's mornings just got a whole lot better with this coffee machine and frother combo. Mom 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

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, feel calm, and is perfect for any season.

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

Mom can relax in the bath with this bath soak that's designed to relieve tension through its detoxifying mix of calcium, magnesium, and 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.

Parachute Cloud Cotton Robe

Cloud Cotton Robe

Let mom luxuriate in the soft and fluffy fabric of Parachute’s cozy cloud robe. Made with 100 percent Turkish cotton, this knee-length robe features a waist tie and pockets, invoking 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.

What Our Editors Say

"Honestly, who doesn’t like a comfy robe to step into after a shower (or wear all day long as a new sleep-deprived mom)? This one is lightweight enough to wear throughout the year, absurdly comfy without turning you into a pool of sweat, and the colors are unique and flattering. I am a self-professed robe snob and this one is my favorite." —Latifah Miles, Commerce Editor, Verywell Family

David's Tea Tulsi Tranquility

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.

Brother Vellies Cloud Sock

Brother Vellies Cloud Sock

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 mom the lavender pair, proceeds fund this Black-owned company's mask-making and food distribution initiative in Kenya.

Mijello Mission Gold Watercolors

Mijello Mission Gold Watercolors

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.

Hatch Mama Calm Soothing Coconut Bath Soak

Hatch Mama Calm Soothing Coconut Bath Soak

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

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

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.

Gift mom a massage whenever she wants with the TheraGun Prime Massage Gun (view on Amazon). 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 (view on Amazon). 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 mom 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 (view on Amazon) or Conair Foot Pedicure Spa (view on Amazon). Both options will help mom relax and spend much-needed time on herself.

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