12 perfect gifts to help your mom relax this Mother’s Day

Melanie Sutrathada
·5 min read
Mother's Day Gifts
Mother's Day Gifts

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Every mom I know basically wears a dozen hats at any given time. Between being a cook, chauffeur, teacher, doctor, referee and more, moms are superheroes without the capes. It only makes sense that we help to pamper them on Mother’s Day, this year and every year.

That said, these top gifts help your mom relax on her special day. Say hello to chocolate, the perfect pajamas and even a rose quartz stone — gifts that will definitely have your mom secretly telling you that you’re her favorite child (because you are, obvi).

  1. Pink Moon Bathing in Moonlight Set, $45

Credit: Pink Moon
Credit: Pink Moon

This curated limited-edition box from Pink Moon is a great way for your mom to kick back and relax at the end of a long day. It features Malaya Organics Lavender Vanilla Bath Salts, Midnight Melody Body & Hair Oil and a raw rose quartz stone. Everything smells phenomenal and will have her breathing easier in no time. The products in this box are also pregnancy-safe for any new moms-to-be you may want to surprise!

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2. Papier The Magic Is In You Wellness Journal, $32.99

Credit: Papier
Credit: Papier

Help your mom reset and refresh with one of Papier’s customizable daily wellness journals. With dedicated pages for logging intentions, wish lists and gratitude and goal check-ins, this journal makes space for 12 weeks of reflection and wellness. The pages are undated, so you (because we know you’ll want to order one, too!) and your mom can fill in the dates and start using this planner any time of the year.

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3. Winky Lux Rose Moringa Facial Oil, $24

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Credit: Winky Lux

Meet the Winky Lux Rose Moringa Facial Oil a.k.a. the oil that everyone — moms included! — should add to their cart for glowy, dewy skin. This vegan and cruelty-free oil is full of moisturizing vitamins and fatty acids that work together to seal in hydration and support your skin’s natural barrier.

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4. KORRES Renewing Body Cleanser, $18

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Credit: KORRES

If you want your mom to live her best life, KORRES’ Renewing Body Cleanser is the perfect place to start. I’m obsessed with this foaming shower gel because it not only locks in moisture, but it also helps your skin feel velvety soft. Plus it will leave you smelling like juicy guavas. What could possibly be better than that?

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5. AMATERAS Japan PJ Onesie, $82

Credit: AMATERAS Japan
Credit: AMATERAS Japan

What’s a day of relaxing without something special to slip into? These ridiculously comfortable pajamas from AMATERAS Japan will be your mom’s go-to favorite time and time again. Let’s just say that this is literally what dreams are made of.

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6. Playa Hair Essentials Set, $95

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Credit: Playa Beauty

If your mom is anything like mine, she probably has a dozen random products from different brands lining her shower. It’s easy to change that with Playa’s multi-purpose line of clean hair products. The Essentials Set features five full-size versions of their best-selling products: a shampoo, conditioner, oil, dry shampoo and texture spray. Shop this set for $95 ($142 value) from today through May 9 with code MOTHERSDAY21.

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7. Vitruvi Move Diffuser, $179

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Credit: Vitruvi

Your mom needs some well-deserved “me time,” and diffusing essential oils will definitely become one of her favorite ways to set the mood. Vitruvi’s Move Diffuser is the first-ever wireless essential oil diffuser with a charging pad, so she can bring her favorite scent to every corner of her home from the bedroom to the bathroom all sans plug. Vitruvi is also offering free expedited shipping from May 1 through May 9 to help you get your order just in time for Mother’s Day.

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8. Blue Stripes Ancient Cacao Bar, $28

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Credit: Blue Stripes

Chocolate = life. And Blue Stripes’ cacao bars have antioxidants, potassium and tons of other health benefits. Therefore, Blue Stripes = life. These almond butter cacao bars are a great sweet treat that will help your mom feel beautiful both inside and out.

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9. ORLY Magnetic Mani Kit, $28

Credit: ORLY
Credit: ORLY

If your mom has been looking to up her at-home nail care, this tool set is the key to perfect manis and pedis all without having to go to the salon. This chic kit includes a rose gold magnetic clutch that contains nail clippers, flat glass file, rounded glass file, toenail clippers and a cuticle pusher. You. Are. Welcome.

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10. Public Goods Lavender & Vanilla Scented Candle, $5.95

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Credit: Public Goods

I am currently writing this with one of these candles right next to me. It’s the fifth one I’ve been through this month. They’re that good. Treat your mom (and yourself) to one of Public Goods’ natural hand-poured soy wax candles for a calming, therapeutic blend of magic — and lavender, vanilla, eucalyptus and coconut.

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11. Bathorium BeCalm Bubble Elixir, $24

Credit: Bathorium
Credit: Bathorium

You have not lived until you’ve tried this lavender and earl grey tea-infused bubble bath oil from Bathorium. As someone who grew up exclusively taking showers (being one of four kids means you have about five minutes before someone tries to barge in), there are few things that sound more relaxing than a nice long soak in the tub. This elixir is everything you never knew you needed.

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12. Pluto Customizable Pillow,$95+

Credit: Pluto
Credit: Pluto

I’m ending this list of perfect gifts with the gift that I end my day with: the one and only customizable Pluto pillow. All you need to do is have your mom take a quick quiz and Pluto will do the rest, picking a custom pillow that’s just as special as your mom. It took me over 20 years to find the perfect pillow for me, but a good night’s sleep is the ultimate gift and definitely worth the wait.

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