This past year has been a long one, to say the least — especially for moms who’ve had to balance work and child care all under the same roof. But even moms whose kids are grown could use a little extra in the self-care and relaxation department. And what better time than Mother’s Day to treat her to gifts that scream TLC?
Whether you’re looking for the perfect present for your mom, a partner, or another special mama or mom figure in your life, we’ve rounded up some gifts she’ll want to use over and over again.
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 for the mom who could really use some sleep, and cards for people who have a tough time during the holiday.
All she has to do is throw on this lightweight, textured robe and she’ll feel instantly calm and cozy. It’s made of 100% Turkish cotton, comes in three colors, and is machine washable. Oh, and did we mention it has pockets? Because it does. ($119, Parachute)
And Turkish cotton hotel slippers to complete the vibe…
This super-soft pair has a waffle weave that’ll remind your mom of her favorite hotel spas around the world. (Remember international travel?) They’re machine washable, quick drying, and have a waterproof, non-slip sole. Aka they’re pretty much perfect. What more could she want? ($38, Serena & Lily)
This Olive & June kit comes with a paint bottle helper that’ll make it easy for even the shakiest of hands to paint their nails. It has all the essentials she needs for an at-home manicure: a cuticle serum, a polish remover, a cleanup brush to fix all those little mistakes, a buffer to smooth away ridges, a clipper and file, a glossy top coat, and a nail polish color of her choice. Pssst: the polishes are vegan and cruelty free. A Mother’s Day gift she’ll use again and again? Nailed it. ($50, Olive & June)
Perfect for post-shower (or post-pool time) hair. Or anyone who wants to limit their blow-dry use. The microfiber material will help speed up the air-drying process. Plus they’re easy to clean — just pop ‘em in the washing machine and lay flat to dry. A dried-and-true accessory she'll love. ($12.59, Amazon)
Aka every mom’s dream. The six-piece kit comes with a sheet mask, pedicure treatment, hand and cuticle mask, two kinds of eye gel, and a hydrating lip gel. It’s the perfect way to unwind after the kids go to bed. ($35, Bloomingdale’s)
She’ll think of you every time she lights it (which’ll be often, since it burns for 60 to 80 hours). The candle is made of natural soy with top notes of bergamot, lavender, and sage. Plus you can customize the packaging to add a thoughtful note. Burn, baby, burn. ($34+, Homesick)
This Golde superfood set comes with a turmeric blend, a cacao turmeric mix, and a matcha turmeric option. They’re all vegan and have no added sugar or sweeteners. She just has to add a packet to her daily coffee or smoothie (or even water or milk) and drink up. Plus they’re easy to travel with so they’re perfect for the person who’s always on the go. Detox city, here she comes. ($22, Verishop)
The lavender mask is designed to restore softness by exfoliating dry and calloused feet. It’s naturally formulated and made with orange, grapefruit, sage, and chamomile extracts. She just has to pop the booties on for an hour and let the peel work its magic. She’ll see the (oddly satisfying) results over the next week. It’s like bringing the best part of any pedicure directly to her bathroom. ($25, Amazon)
They’re scented with jasmine and rose, and made with jojoba and hemp seed oil to help hydrate skin. All she has to do is fill up her tub, pop the chill pill in the water, and soak, soak, soak it up. A bath bomb a day keeps the doctor away. That’s the saying, right? ($30, Amazon)
This professional tool by Dr. Dennis Gross takes roughly 10 to 15 minutes to use for optimal results. It’s designed for all skin types (especially those with dry skin and enlarged pores) and has an automatic safety shut-off. See ya never, bad skin days. ($149, Amazon)
This BPA-free bundle comes with a variety of oils that she can pop in based on her mood. It also has an adjustable mist output, seven light options, four timer settings, and a design that’ll look great in any room. Deep breath out...relaxing vibes in. ($39.95, Amazon)
These are formulated with hyaluronic acid and collagen that’ll moisturize and plump the skin under her eyes. All she has to do is wear them for up to 15 minutes at night. And it doesn’t hurt that it comes with the cutest packaging. ($24.99, Violet Grey)
Give her the gift of an ‘I could star in a hair commercial right now’ look. This mask is designed to restore moisture and leave strands looking shiny and healthy. Made from 98% naturally derived ingredients, it’s free of sulfates and harsh chemicals. Aaaaaand action. ($36, Amazon)
A portable cupholder that’ll make baths even more relaxing...
It suctions right onto the tub wall. So she can enjoy a glass of wine or an iced coffee while she unwinds. The cup also doubles as a bottle holder for shampoos and can support up to 7 pounds. Plus it’s dishwasher safe and comes in a variety of colors so you can match it to Mom’s bathroom tiles. Cheers. ($14.85, Amazon)
Made of 100% bamboo, this one has extendable handles and a non-slip pad so it won’t slide into her tub water. It’s got special slots for books, candles, wine glasses, and a phone so she can relax without getting bubbles all over her stuff. Ultimate bathtime goals. ($40.95, Amazon)
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