18 Best Self-Care Gifts for Moms

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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."

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.

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 Noise-Cancelling 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 even more 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

Daily Harvest Gift Box

Daily Harvest Gift Box

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

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 percent reported falling asleep faster when spritzing a bit of the product on their pillow pre-bedtime. And with nearly 7,500 Amazon reviews (85 percent of them four stars and above), it seems there’s really something to this blend of lavender, vetivert, and chamomile.

UGG Coquette Slippers

UGG Coquette

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

Bouqs Flower Subscription

Bouqs Farmers' Market Trio

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.

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 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.

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.

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 rob snob and this one is my favorite." - Latifah Miles

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.

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 percent 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.

Anecdote Candles Comfort Zone

Comfort Zone Anecdote Candles

“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.

Mouth Chocolate Gift Set

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

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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