Let me state for the record that there is no better Mother's Day gift than a sincere card, anything that's handmade with love (macaroni necklaces included) and a bit of peace and quiet. However, if there ever were a holiday to treat yo' self, mama this. is. it.
364 days a year you work to make the magic. Manage schedules. Teach all the things. Wipe noses, behinds, and tears. Mother's Day is a day to celebrate and honor that hard work and frankly, you deserve a little extra. So instead of leaving things to chance, take the opportunity to gift yourself something that truly pampers you like the queen you are.
We've rounded up some of our favorite Mother's Day gifts that encourage you to take a break and indulge in some me-time, whether for five minutes or an entire afternoon. Happy day to you!
Bath bombs are great and all, but even a five-minute shower can be luxe and restorative—especially with products like this one. Like their obsession-worthy body oils, Esker's Restorative Body Wash contains a hydrating blend of essential oils including frankincense, bergamot, rosemary and ylang ylang to clean and nourish no matter how much time you do (or don't) have to luxuriate.
Rockin' a bump this Mother's Day? Congrats! You most definitely deserve all the pampering. The Mama Must Haves collection from Hatch packs all the things you need into one chic box—their cult-favorite Belly Oil, Down Girl lotion to relieve swollen legs and feet, and nourishing Nipple + Lip balm that easily pulls double duty.
I've burned an embarrassing amount of candles over the past year. So much so that I've now moved on to considering my candle accessories. I just adore the gorgeous simplicity of Skeem Design's Matches Cloche which marries form and function to sexy up your dresser, mantle or countertop. Sometimes it's the little things, you know?
If a personal masseuse isn't in your budget, the Crystal Weighted Blanket from Sunday Citizen might be just as satisfying. The outside is made from their signature cloud-soft "snug" fabric that doesn't pill and washes like a dream, but the real magic is inside. Filled with thousands of pieces of clear quartz, rose quartz and amethyst that harness natural healing energy to make you feel like a million bucks.
Every mama deserves one pair of truly luxe pjs—and Lake makes some of the best. They're made from the most delicious Pima cotton that seems to get softer with each wash while the style lets you roll out of bed and just keep going.
Warning: this pillow may cause partner jealousy. Designed to take your sleep and relaxation to the next level, the Yana Sleep Pillow can contort into a variety of positions that support and snuggle. It's awesome for pregnant mamas and can even be folded to create the ultimate WFB (that's work from bed) set up.
Stuck at home, I've become overly obsessed with all things aromatherapy. One of my new favorites are the recently launched Personal Space Mists from Mo Mi which can be used on linens, towels and even in your hair. The scents all offer a gorgeous depth, but I have to say, I'm partial to the Forest Bath. I find myself spritzing it throughout the day and taking a few seconds to pretend I'm at the spa instead of typing.
Listen, if it's good enough for Chrissy Teigen, it's good enough for me. The totally 'grammable holographic eye masks from Bliss give your under eyes the boost they need to battle 2am wake-ups, never-ending bouts of teething and general mom-funk—all for less than a fancy cup of coffee. (Which admittedly offers its own boost...)
When you do have time for a soak, the Wellness Bath Salt from Foria brings all the relaxing vibes a mama could ask for. Infused with lavender and CBD, they work to relieve discomfort, nourish the skin and treat yo' self the way you deserve.
Choosing a scent is so personal, which makes it the perfect thing to gift yourself. Byredo offers some of the most unique and intriguing perfumes on the market. It's hard to pick a favorite and since they smell different on everyone as they mix with your body chemistry, I recommend purchasing their Discovery Set which comes with a collection of their best-sellers. (They will send you a voucher code afterward to deduct that cost from a full bottle purchase.) That said, I've adopted Rose of No Man's Land for spring with its fresh floral notes that make rose feel modern and not old ladyish in the least.
Chances are, you've been perfecting your at-home coffee game all year. But if you really want a treat, the pure vanilla paste from Heilala is the key ingredient in the most amazing vanilla latte ever. Just add a tiny bit along with milk, mix with a frother and you might even delete the Starbuck's app before you finish.
Nothing makes a space feel more fresh and inviting than a bouquet of flowers. But if you're looking for something that lasts, Farmgirl flowers offers the most stunning dried arrangements that will stick around season after season.
This is the kind of product estheticians don't want you to know about. Sand & Sky's Super Bounce mask is packed with antioxidants and vitamin C courtesy of super-powered native ingredients like Emu apple (also known as native cranberries) and kakadu plum to plump, hydrate and refresh tired skin. Whether you're pulling all-nighters with a babe that won't sleep or finding that youthful glow a little more elusive lately, this has got you covered. I've only gotten a few facials in my life and I swear the effect after using this rivals any one of them.
The daintiest of dainty rings, Catbird's Sweet Nothing Ring is one you'll never take off. The tiny whisper of solid 14k gold lends a sweet sparkle whether you wear it solo or in a stack.
If DIY is your kind of self-care, you have to check out We Are Knitters. Their easy-to-follow (and seriously gorg) fiber arts kits offer everything you need to knit, crochet, or weave your way to zen. Each comes fully stocked with high-quality yarn and the accessories to create modern projects, no matter what skill level you possess. Personally, I prefer the satisfying punch needle kits which are totally forgiving of my lack of craftiness and look absolutely stunning.
From beach trips to playground adventures, Rareform's recycled billboard totes can take a beating. Each one is totally unique, so don't wait when a style catches your eye! We recommend tossing a paperback and towel inside and taking off solo for a bit of quiet time in the sun.
Five minutes a day for just six days is all you need to get those pearly whites ready to shine. Glow Up's light-powered teeth whitening kit uses natural ingredients like pomegranate, chamomile flower, aloe vera, and menthol to offer personalized, effective whitening that lasts. The LED light mouth guard plugs directly into your phone which makes it super easy to build a routine around. Fill the tray with gel, insert, surf Instagram for a few minutes and you're good to go.
"I got to sample this kit and it was a dream. My favorite was the Midnight Melody Oil. I add a little to my bath and then apply to my skin when I am out of the bath (do this when your skin is still a little wet to help with absorption). It smells so good (like, so good) and definitely helped with moisturizing. This is a great gift for moms that love baths for self-care." Diana Spalding, Health and Wellness Director at Motherly.
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