13 Self-Care Mother's Day Gifts To Help Mom Slow Down (For At Least The Day)

If you pick up the phone to check in with your mom, or with any other important woman in your life, on the second Sunday of May, you're definitely not alone. Mother's Day is the No. 1 day when it comes to volume with 122 million calls made, per Town & Country magazine. The history of Mother's Day in the US dates back to the early 1900s with individual states taking a day in May to honor and celebrate mothers and the work that they do both in and out of the home. 

In 1914, President Woodrow Wilson declared the second Sunday of May an official federal holiday. His proclamation included flying flags on the day "as a public expression of our love and reverence for the mothers of our country."  Ever since its official origin, Mother's Day is now celebrated by millions across the country. According to the National Retail Foundation, 84% of Americans had Mother's Day celebration plans in 2022 and spent a total of $31.7 billion for the occasion. 

If you're looking for inspiration for what to get your mom, there are plenty of Mother's Day gifts for the women in your life who bring out your adventurous side alongside the best Mother's Day gifts for active moms. But if you want mom to be able to take a moment out of her day for some much-needed self-care, here are 13 gifts that will do just that.

Pajama set by Katie Kime to feel well-dressed even at night

Since your mom should probably get to sleep in on Mother's Day, why not do so in a matching set of pretty pajamas? These, by Katie Kime, are made from 50% modal and 50% cotton, making them super soft and comfy. They come in a range of hand-illustrated patterns so there's something for every personality. Likewise, these stylish pjs also come with shorts or pants and are available in sizes XS to 3XL. Instead of pulling on a mismatched old t-shirt and shorts, give Mom the option to feel put together, even when she's going to bed.

Pure Daily Care Diffuser for two-in-one relaxation

Mom can fill a room with the invigorating scent of peppermint or the relaxing scent of lavender with the Pure Daily Care Diffuser. It comes with 10 different essential oils that can be mixed and matched, and it can run for hours. The bonus is that it's more than just an essential oil diffuser. It also has a drawer, which can light up, containing pink Himalayan salt crystals. These crystals reportedly help purify the air and even help you sleep.

ROAM Homegrown candles provide a boost for self-care activities

With their soft lighting and pleasant smell, candles are a self-care must for a reason. Mom can take some time to herself while reading a book, taking a bath, and meditating, all enhanced by lighting a scented candle. The luxurious soy candles by ROAM Homegrown are handmade in Austin, Texas, and they use all-natural oils without any added parabens or phthalates. And, since ROAM use soy wax, they last a long time and burn more cleanly compared to paraffin. Choose from a variety of scents ideal for relaxing like Lavender + Driftwood or Jasmine + Citron.

Help Mom combat aches and pains with OOFOS shoes

If your mother spends a lot of time on her feet, as so many moms do, she may go to bed at night and wake up in the morning with sore feet and tired joints. You can help eliminate that by getting her a pair of OOFOS recovery shoes or sandals. They're designed to reduce the impact on your body that happens each time you take a step, and they can help your muscles and joints recover more quickly after stress. What mom wouldn't appreciate the gift of comfort?

Pyvot products are weighted blankets you can wear

A weighted blanket is a great addition to any self-care routine. Regular use has been shown to help reduce anxiety by lowering your heart rate and cortisol levels, as reported by SCL Health. And if you want the benefits of a weighted blanket when you're awake, Pyvot makes weighted jackets and vests. They use micro glass beads to evenly distribute the weight, which can help keep Mom feeling calm and grounded no matter how stressful her day is. Other perks when wearing Pyvot gear include getting a bit of a core workout and even improving posture.

A eucalyptus CBD bath bomb to soothe both body and mind

A long, hot bath has plenty of wellness benefits, like helping you sleep better, relaxing your muscles, lowering your blood pressure, and boosting your mood. Amp up the relaxing benefits of a bath for your mom by gifting her the Windy Hill Eucalyptus CBD Bath Bomb. With the soothing scent of eucalyptus and 50 mg of CBD, this bath bomb will leave Mom's skin smooth and her body and mind feeling calm. Or, give her some options with the bath bomb gift set that includes four different scents.

Let's Make Art will unleash your mom's creativity

Creating art allows you to be in the moment and forces you to slow down, and spending time making art has been proven to lower cortisol levels, per the Journal of the American Art Therapy Association. Even if your mother isn't an artist, the guided lessons by Let's Make Art make painting accessible to just about anyone. You choose the medium, whether it's watercolor, acrylics, or even art journaling and lettering, and then follow along with their tutorials on YouTube or sign Mom up for a subscription to get a box filled with supplies to create four unique projects each month.

Tea Forté makes luxury, loose leaf tea

If your mom likes to unwind with a nice cup of tea, she'll undoubtedly love the selection from Tea Forté. Their unique pyramid infusers are filled with high-quality, organic loose-leaf tea with over 75 different options. Let Mom decide which ones she likes best from their Presentation Box line. The boxes themselves are pretty enough to display, and they have 20 tea pyramids in five different flavors. A particularly fitting option for someone who really needs to relax and recharge is their Wellbeing Presentation Box, which boasts a mixture of green and herbal teas.

The rose quartz eye mask will help soothe tired eyes

The WTHN rose quartz eye mask will give your mom a chance to rest her eyes and quiet her mind. The mask helps in tackling tired eyes and puffiness, particularly if it's stored in the refrigerator before use. The weight and coolness of the mask can also help induce calm, and it can easily be paired with a good eye cream to help the product absorb even better. It can even assist with headaches and sinus issues. Moreover, some believe that rose quartz helps bring love and healing into your life.

Stand or lay on this acupressure mat for plenty of physical benefits

Using some of the theories behind acupressure and shiatsu massage, acupressure mats with their multiple tiny spikes work to increase circulation and relax your muscles. It can take some adjusting but once she gets comfy, your mother can reap the benefits of reduced muscle pain, an endorphin boost, and being able to fall asleep easier. Spoonk's organic hemp acupressure mat has over 6,000 points on it, and it comes with a smaller, travel-size mat complete with its own carrying case too. 

Sit back and enjoy the bubbles with this foot spa

Bring the relaxation of a pedicure home for your mom with her very own foot spa. The Homedics Shower Bliss Foot Spa will heat up the water quickly and keep it warm, while the bubbles help massage away any tension. It comes with a pumice stone to help tackle callused heels and a massage roller to soothe out any knots. Plus, it's easy to turn on and off with just the touch of a toe. Mom can also add in her favorite essential oils or bath salts for an even more luxurious experience.

Clevr Blends lattes help you wake up more naturally

If you know your mom needs extra energy — and really, what mom doesn't? — give her a natural boost with a Clevr Blends latte mix. Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, gifted some to Oprah Winfrey, after which the living legend put their starter kit on her annual gift guide twice (via StyleCaster). The lattes come in a variety of flavors, and they're all made from adaptogens, mushrooms, plant-based milk, and probiotics that will help boost your mood and wake you up without the jitters you typically get from coffee.

Everviolet's kimono robe is soft with feminine lace touches

The lightweight Calla Modal Kimono by Everviolet is made from a silky soft, breathable modal fabric, and your mom will feel like a million bucks with the lace inserts on the sleeves. Complete with pockets, it has an adjustable tie at the waist, making it easy to throw on at the end of a long day. The company is dedicated to making loungewear, underwear, and bras to make women feel beautiful in their own skin no matter what they've been through in life, and doesn't your mom deserve that more than anyone else?