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 to 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 are our picks for self-care gifts that can inspire mom to spend a few minutes on herself.
TheraGun Prime Massage Gun
The TheraGun Prime may not look relaxing at first glance—in fact, it looks, as its name describes, as 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.
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 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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
The Bouqs Co. 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 occasions.
Conair Foot 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.