Mother’s Day is a holiday where we recognize moms for all the amazing things they do for others.
When we think about all the diapers changed, meals cooked, loads of laundry washed, books read and baths given, we wonder how a mom finds time to do it all in one day. And it becomes very clear that she’s given something up in order to achieve that. That “something” is usually self care.
Self care is so important, but in the struggle to reach perfect mom status, we spend more energy than we have. This leads to mental health issues, stress, anxiety, rage, insomnia and even physical pain. In other words, it IS a big deal. And there’s no better occasion than Mother’s Day to focus on mom’s needs for a change.
This year, consider these Mother’s Day gift ideas for the mom in your life who might need a little extra help getting in that self care time.
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Let Her Be Comfortable
The ultra luxurious clothing line from Shine The Light On is perfect for lounging around the house, but also great for running errands, doing school pick ups or watching soccer practice. Bonus points for helping to spread mental health awareness! Use coupon code RUNINTRIANGLES15 for 15% off your purchase!
Self care is especially important for the over touched mom who has been climbed on by kids all day long. She’s going to need some way to reset each day and a weighted blanket can help. Using a weighted blanket has been proven to reduce symptoms of anxiety, stress and insomnia.
Let Her Relax
Aromatherapy is an easy way for moms to experience healing benefits. Use a diffuser in the bedroom to induce better sleep, the office to encourage productivity, or the living room where she can go about her day and let the essential oils work their magic. And an aromatherapy diffuser that comes with a set of the most popular essential oils makes gift giving super simple.
One of the best (and only) ways for a mom to relax in a house full of children is by with some noise canceling headphones. A wireless, Bluetooth version will ensure she can go anywhere in peace and quiet. Make sure to create a playlist for her on Spotify and let her escape to a world away from snack making and diaper changing.
Let Her Pamper Herself
I will promote a spa day for every single holiday. It is, by far, one of the best gifts a woman could receive for Mother’s Day. If you want to change things up, look into thermotherapy spas instead of a traditional massage and pedicure. Try out a new place in town. Or get her a Spa Finder gift card and let her book the spa day of her dreams.
Skin care is often neglected by moms due to the cost and time associated with it. So skin care gifts can mean a lot to a mom in need of some pampering. If you’re not sure where to begin looking, then consider products that are popular and trendy such as this Anti-Aging Vitamin C Serum that has over 3,000 positive reviews on Amazon. Or, the ever popular Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay. If you’re looking for something organic, try the TOHI Skin Care Line from Rocky Mountain Oils.
Let Her Indulge
Cards are great and all but what do you do with them once you’re done reading them? How about sending her a personalized message written in delicious milk or dark chocolate instead?! You can even upload a custom picture to be included on the box. This unique gift from SendABetterLetter on Etsy definitely beats a Hallmark card and box of chocolates from the grocery store!
Or how about a variety of candy delivered right to the door every month? She doesn’t have to share it with the kids either – she can hide in her closet and eat it like all moms do. Or stash it away for one of those really bad days when she needs a sugar rush to keep her going until bedtime. The Instacandy subscription box is the ultimate indulgent Mother’s Day gift.
Let Her Get Creative
A creative outlet can come in many forms and adult coloring books are great ones. The stress-relieving properties of coloring books combined with sarcastic quotes that only moms will understand make this one my favorite. But there are so many different ones to choose from, including fashion, tattoos and some designed specifically to reduce stress.
Journaling can also be a great outlet for creativity. Bullet journals are all the rage right now and combine writing with art for a wholesome experience. A One Line A Day journal can help a busy mom keep track of her moods, memories and document exciting changes as the kids grow. It’s a great gift that would be easy to incorporate into any mom’s lifestyle.
Let Her Be Proud
A main reason why moms neglect self care is because they feel guilty. So this Mother’s Day, make sure that she feels proud to take care of herself. Get her this mama bear necklace to remind her that she is like the mama bear, who stays strong in order to take care of her babies. And that taking care of herself is one of the best ways she can take care of her family.