22 Thoughtful Mother's Day Gifts to Help Mom Relax
Mom loves nothing more than spending time with her kids and family, right? Sure, that's usually true. But she may also love getting away and relaxing, taking some time off to just soak up the sun or draw out some beautiful flowers, or even bake a new recipe. So instead of giving mom another picture frame or bottle of perfume, consider giving her the gift of relaxation. Here, we put together a list of ways many moms love to relax, and then picked out the perfect gift for her erlaxation style. She loves to write? There's a beautiful tote for all her journals. She spends hours in the garden? She'll need special vases for her blooming buds. These special Mother's Day gifts will tell your mom just how much you love her and let her know that you appreciate her love for (and need for) some down-time.
Mom can't wait to hit start on the washing machine, flip off the kitchen lights, sink into the sofa, and sip her way through a new bottle of wine. Keep her inventory of vino refreshed with a subscription to Winc. The wine purveyors will ask her some questions about her preferences, and they'll ship mom a collection suited to her tastes.
Mom's yoga mat has seen better days, and with the need to wipe down every surface for health and safety right now, giving her a new favorite mat is a great choice. This one features extra cushioning, which is ideal if she needs a bit of softness for her joints.
At-Home Spa Day
She might not be able to sneak away to the spa for a weekend of relaxation, but with this six-piece mask set, mom can turn on some relaxing tunes and pretend she's oceanside in Hawaii. A reviewer wrote, "Love all of these mask and being able to pick the one my skin needs on any given day and I love that they included the moisturizer this year. My favorite is the Rose!"
Time in TV Land
Mom is keeping a running list of all the shows she's trying to watch on Netflix. She's always telling you about the latest season of her new favorite series on Hulu. She even made you sign up for Disney+ so you could watch classic movies with her. If this sounds like your mother, you can help her (and her back) with a memory foam wedge pillow. It'll keep her propped up in bed, or elevate her enough if she'd rather lie down. It's certainly something she might not think to buy herself, but one Netflix binge later, and she'll be glad she has it.
Give mom's thumbs a break while she's reading with these handy wooden page holders. It may be a small gift, but it's a very thoughtful one indeed.
Mom plots her spring planting like a sports coach plots a game strategy. This seed organizer and tool holder puts everything she needs all in one handy place so she can launch right into the ground as soon as it's ready.
Mom's sweet tooth is as notorious as her baking capabilities, so give her a brand-new assortment of candies to try and delight in. These small-batch candies, like bacon peanut butter cups and rainbow bark, are both uniquely different and downright fun. She'll be sure to find new favorites.
Take a Bake
This seven-piece set of nested mixing bowls is made with a biodegradable, dishwasher safe, durable bamboo fiber, which means if a bowl slips off while she's whisking up a whipped topping, she won't suffer a broken glass mishap. And then there's the fact this set is just so fun and colorful.
On the Road
This full-grain leather travel organizer features a mesh pocket, elastic loops, and all the compartments mom could need for easy, efficient storage on her next road trip or cruise. It also fits nicely in a tote or purse as a carry-on for keeping toiletries together. Available in nine signature leather colors. You can also add personalization with a monogram.
If mom is ready for any cocktail party (even the virtual ones), get her a custom pitcher and margarita glass set that's as ready as she will be. You might also want to buy her the ingredients for her batch of famous margaritas so she can put it to use right away.
If your mom's baskets are brimming with billowing blankets and her sock drawer is overrun by plush socks, this oversized fleece sweatshirt is the perfect gift for her. She'll be cozy in her favorite new slip-on sweatshirt, and she'll feel warm and fuzzy knowing the sweatshirt is made with 100 percent recycled polyester.
Mom always told you a nap would fix all ills, and she still loves sneaking in a snooze when she can. Turn her bedroom into a private oasis with this white noise machine. It's portable, so she can take it with her on trips or overnights at your house.
If your mom's bedroom or office is filled with candles, essential oil diffusers, and other tools of relaxation, share with her this richly perfumed Paddywax candle that's hand-poured in Mississippi. With hints of salty sea, citrus, and foliage, this candle is invigorating and soothing. The frosted glass sets a beautiful mood, too.
Riddle Me This
If mom's dining room table is the de facto puzzle spot (goodness knows you haven't eaten a meal there in months), keep her puzzle supply refreshed with this 1000-piece succulent puzzle. And because succulents are calming and soothing, any stress from misfit pieces will be washed away with the puzzle's beauty. If she likes reminiscing with her puzzles, look for destination favorites like Acadia National Park.
Cool, misty mornings won't keep mom inside any longer if she has this rain jacket made especially for runners. The adjustable closures and ventilation keep her cool while she runs; the water-repellant finish will keep her dry. Nike has spared no detail. Even the hood is specifically designed for runners.
These tear- and water-resistant vinyl coated nylon tote bags are designed by Steele Canvas, a family-owned American company that has been making products in New England for more than 100 years. This tote manages to be lightweight but resistant so it can stand up to many trips to the beach, mom's favorite place to soak up sun, suds, and a bit of fresh air.
Walk It Off
When mom needs to clear her mind, she takes a walk around her favorite park or lake. Give her a new set of rosy kicks that are worthy of the runway. These canvas Keds are designed by beloved stationery company Rifle Paper Co. The cushioned soles will make every step super comfortable, and the breathable canvas will keep her feet sweat free.
The Ember Mug2 keeps your favorite warm beverage at the ideal temperature for hours. Mom can even sync the mug to her smartphone to monitor the temp. "This is the Cadillac of heated coffee mugs. It maintains a drinking temp that you set either directly on the mug or thru their phone app for at least 3 hrs," writers one reviewer.
If mom relaxes by putting pen to paper in journals, poem books, or even a laptop, keep her words corralled in this sturdy but fantastic garment-dyed cotton canvas tote. Straps are long enough for extra carrying space, and you can even have her initials sewn on the bag. It also makes a great carry-on for the airplane or road trip.
Mom's stress slips away when she slips into a hot bath. Give her skin and her nose an extra delight with soaking salts.
Mom's garden is her pride and joy (besides you of course), so give her a vase that's worthy of her award-winning blossoms. These ceramic-dipped vases come in two sizes and four colors. You can add a monogram to the stoneware containers, too.
Mom's favorite way to relax is to reconnect with her loved ones, whether that's FaceTiming her grandchildren or writing a letter to her college roommate. This specially curated gift set comes with a cloth-wrapped address book, botanical stationery, and a floral tumbler for her tea or coffee.