21 Luxurious Pampering Gifts for Mom
Every year, we scramble to find the perfect gift to show the moms in our lives how much we appreciate them. This year, why not give the gift of relaxation? Below I’ve put together a guide of pampering gifts for mom that she is sure to love.
What to get a mom that needs a break
Every year for Christmas, Mothers Day, my birthday or anniversary, my husband will ask me very directly what I want. And when I really think about it, all I want is for a few hours to relax and decompress.
Because the truth is moms’ minds are occupied with never-ending to-do lists, their bodies are running around from one errand to another, and they spend more time taking care of others than they do on themselves.
So if you’re wondering what the ideal gift would be for a mom who needs a break, focus on self-care gifts that will allow her to relieve her stress and recharge her batteries.
Self-care gifts can vary on the individual, so consider your mom’s personality and how she likes to decompress to find her the perfect gift. Many moms like spa gifts, but other moms might prefer a better way to destress.
Keep reading for some great gift ideas to get you started.
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The Best Pampering Gifts for Mom
The perfect pampering gift for mom is one that allows her to relax, unwind and escape all of the daily responsibilities and stress of a long day.
Here is a list of some of the best pampering gifts that will give your mom the relaxation she deserves no matter the special occasion:
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1. A Spa Day
This is a classic stress relief gift that never goes out of style. If your mom doesn’t have the time or money to go for regular spa days, treat her to a special day at a nice salon or spa.
She can enjoy some much-needed time to herself while getting pampered with massages, facials, and any other treatment her heart desires. You can easily find a gift card for a local spa on Spafinder.
Or, for the mom who loves to be pampered at home, this shea butter spa gift set is a great option. It includes all the spa products she needs for an at-home spa day including essential oils, bath salt, hand creams, body lotion, bath bombs and much more. Add in an aromatherapy shower steamer pack to complete the set.
2. A Relaxing Getaway
Give your mom a break from everyday life with a relaxing getaway. Whether it’s a quick weekend at a bed and breakfast or a week at an all-inclusive beach resort in the Caribbean, she’ll appreciate some time to herself to relax, rejuvenate and read a good book. You can find plenty of great getaway options and packages on Groupon or Expedia.
3. Fancy Dinner
For the mom who loves to eat out, an elegant dinner at a nice restaurant is sure to please. I have a mother-in-law who is a big foodie, so gifting her dinner at a highly-rated restaurant is a huge win with her!
Make reservations at her favorite spot, or try somewhere new that you think she’ll love. If you want to make it extra special, include a nice bottle of wine or some flowers.
4. Personalized Gifts
Personalized gifts are always a hit because they show that you put thought into the present. A personalized gift like a monogrammed necklace, keychain, or mug is something your mom can keep and cherish forever.
There are plenty of online shops that offer personalized gifts, but I love Etsy because there’s such an amazing selection! You can find anything from jewelry to customized t-shirts.
There are also great finds on Amazon, like this custom-made piece of jewelry with her kids’ birthstones, or this customized robe with her name on it.
5. Essential Oils
If your mom is into natural health and relaxation, essential oils are a nice gift option. Essential oils have many benefits like relieving stress, improving sleep and even reducing headaches.
There are several brands to choose from, but I personally love doTERRA because of the quality of their products. They offer a variety of essential oils that can be used in diffusers or as part of a relaxing massage.
She can use them for aromatherapy, to make her own natural beauty products, or just to enjoy the pleasant scent. Add a diffuser and make it a gift set your mom will love!
6. Wine Subscription
A wine subscription is the perfect present for your mother if she enjoys having a glass (or two) with her meal. With this gift, she’ll be able to explore new wines from all corners of the globe. Most importantly, you can tailor the subscription to fit her particular preferences, for example if she prefers red wines or French wines. Find subscriptions for top-rated brands on Winc or Vinebox.
For the mom who could use some relief from muscle aches and lower back pains, a massager is a great gift. Especially when your mom doesn’t have time to get a manual massage, massagers are a great substitute.
You can find handheld options, like a massage gun that offers deep tissue pressure, or larger machines like a foot massager that offers heat and compression.
8. Facial Gifts
It’s so easy these days to do your own facial in the comfort of your home. She can create her own spa-like experience with a few key facial products.
A facial steamer helps soften dry skin and opens your pores to make it easier to clean. Facial cleansing brushes and rollers are all the rage these days as well, and for good reason. They help to deeply cleanse the skin, remove dead skin cells, and reduce puffiness, giving your mom a refreshed and youthful appearance. Add a nice face mask and lip balm to a spa gift box to complete the set.
9. Gourmet Chocolates
For the mom who likes sweet treats, gourmet chocolates make a delicious and indulgent gift. You can find milk chocolates from world-renowned brands like Godiva or Lindt, or go for a more unusual option like this yummy care package: Chest of Chocolates from Harry & David.
10. Silk Pillowcases
Silk pillowcases are great for keeping hair smooth and skin wrinkle-free. They also help to prevent breakouts, making them a perfect gift for the mom who is always worrying about her skin.
11. Luxury Candles
Candles make any space feel cozier and more inviting, and luxury candles take it to the next level. They’re made with high-quality ingredients like beeswax and essential oils, and they come in a variety of tantalizing scents. You can find some great options on Amazon or at Diptyque.
12. Coffee Subscription
For the mom who can’t start her day without a cup of coffee, a coffee subscription is the perfect gift. She’ll get to try new and exciting coffees from all over the world, and you can even customize it to her specific preferences. Check out these subscriptions for popular brands like Blue Bottle Coffee or Death Wish Coffee.
13. Yoga Membership
If your mom enjoys yoga and meditation, a yoga membership is a thoughtful gift that will keep on giving. The benefits of yoga are endless: increased flexibility, improved posture and enhanced mental clarity.
She can use a yoga membership to attend classes at her local studio or take advantage of online classes and tutorials. You can sign her up for a membership to ClassPass to try out local studios or for a great virtual option, check out Alo Moves.
For the mom who loves to read, a Kindle is a perfect gift. She can carry around thousands of books with her wherever she goes, and she’ll never have to worry about running out of space. You can find a variety of Kindle models on Amazon.
15. Meal delivery services
With a meal delivery service, your mom can enjoy restaurant-quality meals in the comfort of her own home. Plus you’ll help her save time and money from grocery shopping and preparing meals. You can find services that specialize in specific cuisines, like Italian or Chinese, or go for a more general option like Home Chef or Blue Apron.
16. Fitness tracker
For the mom who is always on the go and is health-conscious, a fitness tracker is a great gift. She can use it to track her steps, calories burned, and active minutes, and she’ll even be able to see her sleep patterns. You can find a variety of fitness tracker models on Amazon.
17. Sleep gift set
What mom doesn’t love the gift of sleep? Satin and silk pajamas make a luxurious and practical gift for the mom who loves to lounge around in style. They’re comfortable, breathable, and they look great, too.
Lavender eye pillows are also powerful stress relievers and sleep aids. They have calming effects to help your mom relax and reduce headaches.
Add in a sleep machine and some melatonin gummies to the set to give her the best sleep of her life.
18. Warm slippers
Warm slippers are a must-have for chilly winter mornings, and they make a nice gift for the mom who loves to cozy up at home. These days you can find a variety of styles, from fuzzy socks to Uggs to stylish slippers.
For the mom who loves to smell good, perfume makes a great gift. You can find her favorite scent, or go for something new and exciting. Either way, she’s sure to appreciate your thoughtfulness.
20. Journals and planners
If your mom is always jotting down notes and to-do lists, consider gifting her a nice journal or planner. You can find a variety of styles, including simple notebooks, digital planners, or more elaborate planners, on Amazon or Etsy.
21. Gift cards
Give your mom a shopping day with a gift card to her favorite store. She can use it to buy whatever she wants, whether it’s a new outfit, a book, or a relaxing spa treatment.
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Last Word on Pampering Gifts for Mom
Pampering gifts for mom are a great way to show her how much you appreciate all she does. From luxurious spa days to simple things like journals and slippers, there are plenty of options to choose from. So take your pick and make your mom feel special today!
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Hi I’m Yesenia,
a working mom of two kids. I’ve experienced all of the beautiful and crazy moments of early parenthood: breastfeeding, picky eaters, toilet training, balancing work with kids, and the list continues!
I created Hard Knock Mama to help working moms navigate through their child’s early years and find a successful balance in their home, work, and life.