The 37 Best Self-Care Gifts for Moms of 2023

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Verywell Family / Sabrina Jiang

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.

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. Monthly Flower Subscription

Bouquets of flowers

The Bouqs Co.

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.

Price at time of publication: Starting at $44/month

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

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NanoSteamer

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.

Price at time of publication: $65

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.

Price at time of publication: $33

thisworks Deep Sleep Pillow Spray

thisworks Deep Sleep Pillow Spray

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.

Price at time of publication: $52

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.

Price at time of publication: $35

Wavetools Therapy The Wave Tool

Wavetools Therapy The Wave Tool

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.

Price at time of publication: $50

Therabody Theragun Prime Massage Gun

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Therabody Theragun Prime Massage Gun

Amazon

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.

Price at time of publication: $299

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 Director of Commerce

Society6 Summer Vista Yoga Mat

Society6 Summer Vista Yoga Mat

Society6

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?

Price at time of publication: $55

Bose QuietComfort Earbuds

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Bose Headphones

Amazon

Quiet: the one thing every mother could use more of. Give her the gift of good 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.

Price at time of publication: $199

Luna Organic Cooling Cotton Weighted Blanket

Luna Cotton Weighted Blanket

Amazon

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.

Price at time of publication: $95

Kate McLeod The Mama Stone

Kate McLeod The Daily Stone

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.

Price at time of publication: $45

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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coquette-slipper

Ugg

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.

Price at time of publication: $120

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, SVP of Commerce

Goop Wilding Aura Stone

Goop Wilding Aura Stone

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.

Price at time of publication: $65

Nespresso Vertuo Black & Aeroccino3 Milk Frother

Nespresso Vertuo Black & Aeroccino3 Milk Frother

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.

Price at time of publication: $269

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, Director of Commerce

Bearaby Cotton Napper

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Bearaby Cotton Napper Weighted Blanket

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.

Price at time of publication: $199

Lagunamoon Premium Essential Oils Set

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Lagunamoon Premium Essential Oils Set

Amazon

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.

Price at time of publication: $47

Oui the People Big Mood Bath Soap

Oui the People Big Mood Bath Soap

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.

Price at time of publication: $28

David's Tea Tulsi Tranquility

David's Tea

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

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.

Price at time of publication: $55

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.

Price at time of publication: $169

Hatch Mama Calm Soothing Coconut Bath Soak

Hatch Mama Calm Soothing Coconut Bath Soak

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.

Price at time of publication: $38

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

mouth-the-chocolate-fix-gift-box

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.

Price at time of publication: $69

Slip Pure Silk Sleep Mask

Slip Pure Silk Sleep Mask

Amazon

This sleep maks is one more item in your toolbox to help you get rest when you can. It feels luxe against tired eyes thanks to high-quality mulberry silk. You may need to sleep with the monitor blasting next to your head, but at least you can block out the light.

Price at time of publication: $50

Chanel La Creme Main Texture Riche Hand Cream

Chanel La Creme Main Texture Riche Hand Cream

Ulta

Whether you're worried about school germs or washing bottles, parents tend to have dry hands. This luxurious cream will make you feel pampered everytime you use it thanks to nourishing ingredients like shea butter and May rose wax. Plus, the well-designed egg shaped container is spill-proof, so you can throw it in your diaper bag or tote.

Price at time of publication: $55

UnbuckleMe Car Seat Release Tool

Car Seat Release Tool

Amazon

For parents with long nails, unbuckling your kid's car seat is nearly impossible! This tool does the work for you, and it's also great for anyone with joint or finger pain.

Price at time of publication: $15

Canopy Waterless Diffuser

Canopy Waterless Diffuser

Nordstrom

Turn your home into a relaxing oasis or an energetic space with fragrance from this diffuser. The best part is that it works without water, so you have one less item to clean.

Price at time of publication: $90

Patchology Warm Up Best Foot Forward Softening Heel Mask

Patchology Warm Up Best Foot Forward Softening Heel Mask

Nordstrom

Force yourself to rest (laying down!) for 10 minutes by chilling out with this foot mask. Similar to a facial sheet mask, the "booties" are filled with foot serum to nourish tired soles. Simply wear them, remove them, and rub in any extra lotion to give yourself a little pampering moment.

Price at time of publication: $20

Earth Mama Peaceful Mama Tea

Earth Mama Peaceful Mama Tea

Amazon

Rely on this USDA Organic tea to help you unwind when needed. The herbal medley features camomile, red raspberry leaf, and orange peel. The tag on each tea bag also has a little note of encouragement.

Price at time of publication: $22

Diptyque Neige/Snow Candle

Diptyque Neige/Snow Candle

Nordstrom

Create a zen, glowy corner of your home with this candle that showcases metallic stars. The candle is made-in-France and features a relaxing blend of heliotrope and white musk.

Price at time of publication: $48

P.volve P.Ball Exercise Ball

P.volve P.Ball Exercise Ball

Amazon

No matter if you're newly postpartum or gave birth years ago, it's important to take care of and stregnthen your pelvic floor. This ball mirrors those used in pelvic floor physical therapy. No matter if you try the P.volve workout (which can be done via streaming, live virtual classes, or in-person ones in various cities) or try some moves at home, strapping this piece around your thights and squeezing the ball will help you get a stronger pelvic floor.

Price at time of publication: $60

doTERRA Beginner's Trio Essential Oils

doTERRA Beginner's Trio Essential Oils

Amazon

Whether you roll these on your wrists or just inhale them when you need a pick-me-up, essential oils can help lift or relax your spirits in those early parenting days. You can also add a few drops to a diffuser to scent your home. Try the lemon to feel resfreshed in the morning, the peppermink to perk up after a sleepless night, and the lavendar to help you unwind at night. If you're breastfeeding, check with your healthcare provider before applying them on your body.

Price at time of publication: $67

Drunk Elephant Day Dream Vitamin C + Hydration Serum Duo 2.0

Drunk Elephant Day Dream Vitamin C + Hydration Serum Duo 2.0

Sephora

If pregnancy left you with meslasma and dehydrated skin, this duo will help get your skin back on track. The C-Firma serum features brightening Vitamin C and B-Hydra contains hydrating hyaluronic acid—both ingredients and formulas are safe for pregnacy and breastfeeding.

Price at time of publication: $26

Joyaria Womens Soft Bamboo Pajama Set

Joyaria Womens Soft Bamboo Pajama Set

Amazon

Why should kids get all the fun of ac pajama day? You should be allowed to don your PJs for a full day too. This soft bamboo pajama set is even more cute with the white polka dots. The button front makes nursing easy for new parents (especially ones who are nursing).

Price at time of publication: $49

HoMedics Cordless Shiatsu Talk Voice Controlled Neck & Shoulder Massager with Heat

HoMedics Cordless Shiatsu Talk Voice Controlled Neck & Shoulder Massager with Heat

Amazon

You've been holding an infant and a diaper bag all day but who has time for a massage? This cordless neck and shoulder massager with heat could be your answer. It's even controlled by your voice, leaving your hands free to read or hold a glass of wine while the machine relaxes your tired muscles.

Price at time of publication: $150

Skullcandy Indy Evo True Wireless In-Ear Earbuds

Skullcandy Indy Evo True Wireless In-Ear Earbuds

Amazon

Whether you're listening to your meditation app or rocking out to your favorite playlist, these earbuds will help you tune out the world around you. But if you have to keep one ear open, they will still work if you are only using one of the earbuds. Once charged, they have up to 30 hours of battery life and recharge in the case.

Price at time of publication: $70

Revlon One-Step Volumizer

revlon-one-step-volumizer

Courtesy of Amazon

This is the #1 best selling hair dryer/brush combo on Amazon and a social media favorite. The brush uses ionic and ceramic technology to create smooth hair. It's a time saver for busy parents who need to get ready and get out the door.

Price at time of publication: $35

Skin Gym IceCoolie Facial Roller

Skin Gym IceCoolie Facial Roller

Amazon

After a long night up with a sick kid, or working on a project, or just stressing (as parents often do) this cooling facial roller will help de-puff and de-stress. Keep it in the fridge and roll it over your face while you brew a cup of coffee or tea. You'll instantly feel more awake and ready for the day—whatever it throws at you!

Price at time of publication: $30

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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