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A Wellness-Inspired Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Gifts for your Mom, BFF, sister, and even YOU!

By: Dominique Michelle Astorino

Happy almost mother’s day! Whether you’re celebrating your mom, a mother figure, the mama friends and siblings in your life, or yourself, this day is full of female empowerment and gratitude. And if you’re feeling generous, we’ve got a list of fabulous finds for you and the incredible women in your life. 

Since we’re focusing on motherhood, these gifts are all about taking care of ourselves … or them taking care of themselves. So often, moms put everyone else first and leave little or no time for self-care and personal health. Let’s flip that! And remember, mamas — you can (and should!!) treat yourself. If you need extra motivation (beyond your fundamental right to feel good), remember that self-care isn’t selfish, it’s essential. With that said, let’s get to the fun part — shopping!

Gifts For Your Mom

Mariage Frères Marco Polo Tea Sachets ($44) 

A hot cup of tea is a cornerstone of an anti-stress, self-care practice, and this fruity variety is extra indulgent, coming all the way from France’s historic Mariage Frères tea house. The sachets are even made from natural cotton muslin!

Comfort Zone Sublime Skin Lift-Mask ($75) 

A soothing, plumping, hydrating facial mask — all without having to leave the house. Skincare is a bonafide health practice (the skin, after all, is the largest organ in the body!), so help your mom feel healthy and beautiful with a rich, Italian-made hyaluronic acid treatment. It’s heaven in a jar.

Hyperice Hypervolt Massage Gun ($300)

A splurge for at-home massages and recovery year-round, this targeted recovery tool might be the coolest thing in your mom’s arsenal (of exercise gear, of course). 

Merrell Moab Hiking Boots ($140)

For the mom who loves the great outdoors and a little adventure, these will keep her comfortable and supported on her treks and hikes in the sun. Cushiony, stable, and made with excellent traction, Merrell is one of the most trusted options for outdoor gear — and will keep your mama happy and healthy on her excursions.

HERLA Nourishing Lip Oil Serum With 24k Gold ($22)

 Made from botanical ingredients, vegan and cruelty-free, and formulated with GOLD — what more could you ask for in a lip oil?! This lip treatment is magic in a squeeze tube and a super luxurious gift for mom.

Gifts For Your Friends Who Are Moms

Bala Power Ring ($85-$90) 

Ten pounds of chic! This kettlebell-slash-dumbbell replacement is truly a work of art and adds versatility to any equipment collection. Plus, it looks like a toy, so it’ll blend right in with the rest of what’s scattered around the house.

Set Boundaries, Find Peace by Nedra Glover Tawwab ($15) 

Is your friend giving her all to everyone around her, but not looking out for herself? Help her fill her own cup again. Licensed counselor, relationship expert, and therapist Nedra Glover Tawwab shares advice on setting healthy boundaries at home and in the outside world so you (or your friend!) can feel healthier and more joyful each day.

Kayo Neck Sculpting Gua Sha Stone ($32)

This practice from Traditional Chinese Medicine, gua sha, has bestowed its powers upon the mainstream, making this ancient technique more accessible than ever. Using a flat stone to promote lymphatic drainage and increase blood flow, it’s like a facial massage on steroids (and with crazy cool benefits for your skin and muscles!). And this beautiful neck sculpting gua sha stone from Kayo is just too lovely to skip!

ManiMe Kiss From a Rose Stick-On Gel Manicure ($25) 

If the business of motherhood has precluded your bestie from her favorite self-care practice, help her get a little glam even when she’s short on time. This press-on gel manicure gives an extra level of chic, without having to find childcare and a salon appointment.

Athletic Greens ($97)

A 30-day supply of energizing, alkalizing supernutrients and probiotics?? It’s quite literally the gift of health, in powder form. For the friend who hasn’t been able to make her super fancy salads because she’s been busy making baby food, give her 75 vitamins, minerals, and “whole food-sourced ingredients” in a cup.

Gifts For Your Sister(s) Who Are Moms

David’s Tea “The Clean Energy Mom” Matcha Set ($55) 

This combination of vanilla matcha, blueberry matcha, a mini matcha shaker, and scoop is equal parts fun and healthy. Coming from Canadian tea powerhouse David’sTea, not only does this set simplify the morning routine (no whisk required, and the shaker is a to-go cup!), but adds some delicious variety to her go-to matcha latte.

HOKA One One All Gender Stinson ATR 6 ($160)

HOKAs are some of the most comfortable walking and running shoes out there, and these are arguably the most chic pair to date. The all-over ivory monochromatic look is très stylish and will go with just about anything, while the supportive, lightweight sole provides a cushy, cloud-like stride. 

Pranamat Eco Acupressure Mat and Pillow ($171)

The quality of this acupressure set is truly unparalleled. From the impeccable construction to the beautiful natural fibers and materials, it’s a second-to-none option for an at-home, anti-stress acupressure practice. Whether she’s breastfeeding on the couch (she can sit or lay with this behind her) or taking a few minutes to lay on the ground and catch her breath, this will provide some pressure-point release and much-needed downtime. 

365 Rose Petal Epsom Salt ($7) 

All Mamas need some me-time, so what better gift to give your sister than this delightful Rose Petal Epsom Salt? It’ll be a welcome addition to any mama’s evening wind-down routine! 

Blogilates Resistance Bands ($17) 

For the fitness-fanatic sister, refresh her fitness routine with these adorable spring colored bands. They take up virtually no space and are easy to toss into a cute basket post-workout. 

Gifts For Yourself

Joey Healy Quartz Candle ($55) 

Words cannot express how indulgent and gorgeous the fragrance of this French rose-warm amber candle is. Coupled with beautiful clear quartz for “master healing” properties, the natural soy wax will fill your space with clean fragrance while you use the crystal to set clear intentions.

Carter + Jane The Everything Oil, Neroli No.18 ($52)

Another heavenly-scented must-have, this all over oil brings the intoxicating fragrance of orange blossoms into a mixture of super soothing oils that you can use on your hair, skin, and nails. Give yourself a glow while breathing in neroli scent for some aromatherapy.

JS Health X FitOn Protein Powder ($35) 

Gift yourself an upgraded protein powder! This plant-based protein comes in two delicious flavors — Cookies & Cream and Cinnamon Roll. It’s also free of whey, soy, nuts, and added sugar. That post-workout protein shake has never looked so good! 

The Almond Cow Starter Set ($267)

Whether you’re already dairy-free or are looking to switch up your coffee creamer game, The Almond Cow Starter Set is ideal for making the most delicious dairy-free milk — no nut milk bag required! You can make creamy cashew milk, perfect for your morning coffee, or even oat, coconut, or almond milk to use in your smoothies. 

Little Seed Farm Elasticity Serum ($19.99) 

Looking for a clean skincare product that not only works but smells amazing? Look no further than Little Seed Farm’s Elasticity Serum. It’s a skincare product that is sure to upgrade your current skincare routine. You’ll wonder how you’ve done without it for so long! 

Massage or Bodywork Gift Certificate

Find a local spa or massage center to give your bod some TLC. Whether it’s assisted stretching, a hot stone massage, or acupuncture, this will carve out some downtime for your brain while doing some wonders for your body.

Happy Mother’s Day! 

Whether you’re shopping for your mom, your sister, your grandmother, your friends, or shopping for yourself, we hope this Mother’s Day is filled with love as we celebrate the moms of the world. Happy Mother’s Day!