Spoiler alert: Mother’s Day is the perfect opportunity to show your appreciation for the maternal figure in your life. And you know she deserves it! She’s always been there for you when you needed her – happy to help you move or study or cook you a healthy meal. She comforts you during the hard times and cheers you on when you’re succeeding.
Moms do it all – and with a smile on their faces, at that. Sometimes it seems like the only thing they aren’t doing is something nice for themselves! That’s why, for this Mother’s Day, we’ve compiled some of the best wellness treats, activities, and products to give your mom the gift of rest and relaxation. Take a load off, moms, you deserve it!
The Perfect Mother’s Day Wellness Gifts for Any Budget and Preference
Whether you can splurge on a whole day with your mom, or you want to send her a gift from across the country, these health and wellness-focused gift ideas are sure to make the mother in your life happy.
1. Take a Healthy Cooking Class
Maybe you cooked with your mom when you lived at home, or maybe culinary skills are something you can both improve! Take a local cooking class to earn how to roll sushi, bake healthier desserts, or craft healthy pizza recipe. Not only will it be a good bonding exercise that’s fun (and tasty!), but it will leave with you with a healthy dish or two you both can prepare again and again.
2. Order Her a Nodpod: Weighted Sleep Mask (Amazon)
A weighted blanket… for your eyes? Yes! The Nodpod eye mask uses gentle pressure to naturally reduces stress, anxiety, insomnia, and eye strain to promote a deep, restful sleep. It’s filled with soothing microbeads, and contours your face for a custom fit. There’s no better gift for a tired mom than a full night of high-quality, uninterrupted sleep!
3. Make Her Life More Organized With the Perfect Tote (Lululemon)
One way to wellness is organization, which makes this gift perfect for the mom who’s constantly juggling a million things… literally. This tote bag is the perfect carry-all for the moms who never like to be without. Big enough to hold all her essentials and featuring pockets inside and out to help her stay organized, this travel-friendly tote will help your mama stay stress-free and prepared for anything, all while looking as chic as ever!
4. Gift Her an Essio Aromatherapy Shower Kit (Amazon)
If you can’t take your mother to the spa (that super expensive, way out of your price range spa), take the spa to your mother! The Essio kit comes with three essential oil blends that go on to an adjustable shower head attachment to scent your showers. It’s designed to relieve stress and soothe the body, all for a fraction of the cost of a spa.
And it’s simple to use! Just attach the arm to her shower head, insert the pod, and let the stream of water diffuse the oils into the air. It will turn her ordinary shower into a delightful spa-like retreat, any day of the week.
5. Splurge on a Hotel Wellness Package (The Shore Hotel)
Treat your mom to an seaside Mother’s Day that will nurture her mind, body, and spirit. The Shore Hotel located in the famous Santa Monica, California is running a pretty luxurious package. It includes an overnight stay for two in a King Ocean View room, a free week at YogaWorks, a LATHER beauty set, morning meditation in the hotel’s garden, and a 10-day free premium membership for Stop, Breathe & Think app. A Mother’s Day extravaganza she’s guaranteed never to forget!
6. Purchase A Package of Acupuncture Sessions
If your mom doesn’t mind needles, acupuncture might just be the wellness activity she never knew she needed. Studies show that acupuncture can benefit those with back pain, neck pain, and headaches, it can help to reduce stress, and may even help with sleep issues. Whether your mom is dealing with any of these conditions or just simply needs to unwind, acupuncture is a unique and effective gift that will bring some relaxation into her life. Check out Groupon for some great deals near you!
7. Take a Surf Lesson Together
Live close to the ocean? Turn your mom into a badass surfer chick. Many surf camps do a Mother’s Day special, like this one at St Augustine’s Surf School in Florida. It includes a 45 minute yoga class, surf lesson, and lunch. Find one in your area for a Mother’s Day full of big waves, big smiles, and seriously toned abs. If nothing else, it’s sure to be a memorable bonding experience for you both!
8. Gift Her Bath & Body Works Aromatherapy Stress Relief Candles (Amazon)
Help the woman who does everything de-stress from her motherly duties by unwinding with the smell of this eucalyptus and spearmint essential oil candle. A sweet and simple gift for the candle-obsessed mama in your life — you can’t go wrong with this one!
9. Indulge in a Luxurious Mani-Pedi
Skip your mom’s normal spot for nail maintenance and spend the afternoon getting your fingers and toes pampered at most luxurious nail salon in your town. Go ahead and add the sugar scrub and paraffin treatment to her french tips — she’ll be in nail heaven! Bonus points if you can go with her and spend some time chatting about the latest things happening in your life.