10 Mother’s Day Gifts for Some Ultimate Me-Time

By Published On: May 3rd, 2022

Perfect the art of unwinding with these self-care and wellness goodies that are all about rest and relaxation.

Treat yourself this Mother’s Day … no, really! With the holiday right around the corner, you might be wondering what to give yourself or another new mom in your life. While you can’t necessarily gift wrap sleep (imagine?!), you can still carve out some much-needed personal-time with these recentering present picks and gift ideas.

Mini Garden

Any plant mama will tell you—gardening is a form of stress relief. This Jewel Garden comes in a planter gift box with succulents sourced from locally grown, family-owned nurseries. It fits right on the windowsill for a little bit of calm every day. Bonus: Every garden sold supports the nonprofit organization water.org.

Lula’s Garden Mother’s Day Jewel Garden

Soaking Essentials

Kick your tub game up a notch with the HATCH Spa Day Kit. It comes with a bath soak made from coconut milk and Himalayan sea salt, belly oil that can be used in the bath to seal in moisture, and a dry brush to scrub away the day. Add a scented candle and a bath bomb for enhanced enjoyment.

HATCH Spa Day Kit

A Comforting Read

Right now, it’s probably harder to carve out any real time to read a good book. But The Comfort Book, a collection of heartwarming short stories and life lessons by Matt Haig, is like inspo on-demand. Keep it by your bedside or nursery glider anytime you need to clear your head.

The Comfort Book

Calming Chocolate

Antioxidant-rich dark chocolate may actually lower blood pressure—that’s reason enough to make it part of a relaxation sesh. Raaka’s organic, unroasted varieties are made in small batches from single origin, transparently traded cacao and come in soothing flavors, like Rose Cardamom, Jasmine Mint and Hibiscus Cinnamon. It’s the perfect gift for moms forgoing an evening glass of wine but still want something to look forward to.

Raaka Chocolate Gift Bundle

A Night Away

Booking a night’s stay at a hotel nearby might seem like an impossible dream. But it could be exactly what you need—just a few hours to yourself to order room service and watch Bridgerton in peace. Sites like Hotels.com offer gift cards that never expire (because babies can be pretty unpredictable), so dreams of alone time will (eventually) become reality.

Hotels.com Gift Card

Art Therapy

This unique gift of eco therapy dough, handmade in Portland, Maine, is like a more fun version of a stress ball. Each is infused with essential oils—like lavender for calmness and eucalyptus for relaxation—to help you unwind as you mold.

Uncommon Goods Therapy Dough

Journaling Time

Getting out your feels is good for the soul, and Papier’s Joy Wellness Journal makes it easy to reflect with spaces to list daily intentions, monitor sleep, schedule self-care and track gratitude.

Papier Joy Wellness Journal

Pampering To-Go

Just the idea of leaving the house for a haircut, manicure or pedicure can induce stress, and understandably so. But mobile services and websites like Glamsquad.com offer at-home spa services. Or you can give your local salon a call to see if they do in-home visits. It might cost a little extra, but the convenience is well worth it.

Customizable Coffee

A good roast can transform your regular cup of Joe into a morning coffee date with yourself. We like Driftaway’s customizable coffee subscriptions that keep things interesting. Each subscription starts with an Explorer Box; then choose from whole bean, ground or cold-brew bags for future deliveries.

Driftaway Coffee Subscription

Appropriate Attire

Your DIY home spa-day deserves a fitting uniform. Quince’s waffle robe and machine-washable slippers are made with 100 percent organic Turkish cotton and are perfect for lounging. Bonus: They’re also stylish enough to wear around the house in case you get an unexpected drop-in from a relative “just popping in to say hi to the baby!”

Quince Waffle Robe; Waffle Slippers

By Diana Aydin