The pandemic hasn’t been easy for anyone. And moms have had to deal with their own set of challenges. Between balancing child care, work, and other responsibilities — or, you know, simply dealing with *gestures broadly* everything going on in the world — getting quality z’s may have taken a backseat.
So what better way to honor the moms in your life this Mother’s Day than with gifts to help them unwind and hit those sheets in peace? We found the things that’ll make her sleep experience (and her wake-up one) even better. Because a well-rested mom = a mom who can do literally anything. Sweet dreams to her.
For more Mother’s Day ideas, check out our gift guides for things that’ll make her day easier, stuff you can split with your siblings, gifts that'll make every day feel like spa day, and cards for people who have a tough time during the holiday.
This super-soft 100% silk pillowcase can help minimize split ends and dryness. The silk works to keep natural oils intact, and it’s great for regulating temps. So she won’t wake up sweating. Plus, it’s available in over a dozen colors and several sizes. It’s basically the overnight miracle worker she deserves. Hair for it. ($16.97, Amazon)
She won’t mind waking up to this. Promise. This touch controlled Hatch device has everything she could want for her nightstand alarm clock. Think: a reading light that won’t strain her eyes, sound machine, and personalized sunrise alarm so she’ll never have to be jolted awake by a blaring phone alarm ever again. All she has to do now is fall asleep. ($129.95, Amazon)
Give her these and she can watch TV from bed in peace. The glasses filter out the light that can cause things like dry eyes, headaches, and sleep disruption. These lenses have double-sided anti-glare coating and 100% UVA/UVB protection. And they come in prescription, non-prescription, and reader options. So she can wake up bright-eyed. ($145, Felix Gray)
This set, made from an organic cotton blend, will feel oh-so-good against her skin (no itching here). Plus it’s machine washable. The bottoms come in a relaxed fit so she won’t have to worry about them clinging too tightly at night. Lucky her. ($79, L.L. Bean)
Give her the gift of some extra time in bed. All she has to do is pour her favorite drink into the carafe, and 60 seconds later her bev will be chilled to perfection. (Pssst: it works for wine too.) Oh, and it’s dishwasher safe. Cheers to her. ($24.99, Amazon)
This one’s made of gel-infused memory foam and microfiber, and it’s dust-mite resistant, breathable, and machine washable. It’s orthopedically designed to make sleep comfortable and will give her bod (think: back, hips, knees, and all those pressure points) the TLC it needs. Goodbye, endless nights of tossing and turning. ($69, Amazon)
Some people say it takes three weeks to form a habit. And this kit comes with enough tea packets to turn those good sleep habits into a lifestyle. It’s got 21 sachets that’ll make her PM routine even dreamier. The relaxing teas range from cinnamon chai and lavender buttercream to jasmine and peppermint flavors. Sip, sip. ($21, David’s Tea)
This internet-famous mask from Glow Recipe is made with watermelon and hyaluronic acid. It’s designed to hydrate, smooth, and exfoliate. She can apply right before bed and wash it off in the morning for best results. Dew it right, dew it tight. ($24+, Amazon)
Upgrade her bedding with this plant-based blanket. It’s crafted from natural eucalyptus fibers rather than using tiny artificial beads found in many weighted blankets. And it’ll keep her from overheating when hitting the sheets. The blanket’s evenly distributed weight can produce a deeper sleep, with more serotonin and less cortisol. Aka more relaxing vibes and less stress. Yes, please. ($269, Bearaby)
On the mornings that are a struggle, all she has to do is apply one of these patches to the inside of her wrist. She can wear it for up to 12 hours and toss after using. They’re made with B12, caffeine, and green tea extract to help boost energy. The brand also makes ones for nighttime — filled with melatonin and valerian root to help her wind down. We’ve got you covered, Mom. ($12+, Uncommon Goods)
These imported beans from Vietnamese farms are roasted in Brooklyn weekly. You can choose to get her ground coffee or whole beans, plus there’s a subscription option if you’re feeling extra generous. Cup of joe (read: joy) coming right up. ($39+ Nguyen Coffee Supply)
This 15-ounce, heavy-duty mug is fitting for pretty much all the moms (especially new ones) out there. Because who can’t relate to being overtired and desperately wanting a nap? It’s dishwasher and microwave safe — so even if she can’t make it through her morning caffeine sesh, she can heat it up throughout the day. Drink up. ($11.99, LookHUMAN)
And stay asleep. This silk mask will help your mom find absolute darkness whenever and wherever she wants. It’s machine washable, noise-reducing, and has an elastic band so it won’t ruin her hair come the AM. Her beauty rest just got a whole lot better thanks to you. ($48, Lunya)
This machine will be her new fave appliance for quick morning meals. Aka ten extra minutes to sleep in. All she has to do is pop in her base, add in eggs (or anything else), throw on her top layer, and close the lid. Boom. She’s got a fresh pressed breakfast sandwich in less than five mins. All the removable parts are dishwasher safe and have nonstick coatings on them so it makes for easy use and cleanup. Bon appétit to her. ($24.99, Amazon)
It’s easy to maintain, so even the busiest of moms will be able to keep up with it. It leaves her enough space to jot down a single moment, memory, quote, or event from her day. And it’s got enough pages for five years of reflection. The ultimate sentimental gift that doesn’t require an hour's worth of scrapbooking in order to remember all the good times. Awwww. ($9.09, Amazon)
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